So, I had an interesting thought. What if the end cutscene of "Eddie" and Samantha playing wasn't actually the end. Yeah, all of the zombie maps we know so far has been apparenty all just a game in the mind of a child, but what if something was still really going on. Hear me out. Maxis and Richtofen were once close because they were scientists together. What if Eddie was Richtofen's son, or "Edward Jr". People are saying the characters we know are all made up, but Maxis was real, we hear him call out to Samantha when the sirens go off. What if the sirens were to warn of a zombie attack. Think about it, those children would have to have an extremely vivid imagination to come up with everything. Maybe Samantha overheard her dad speaking of element 115 and some of his "research". She would have had to, because no child I know is gonna put that much deep thought into a game they are playinag just on their own. So maybe in the "real" world we see with Sam and Eddie, in the background there Maxis and Richtofen are still hard at it with their research, and that "Origins" (where it all started) wasn't referring to the map being where it all started, but the siren sounding, and Maxis calling out to Samantha was the "Origins". BO1 left us with a cliffhanger on Moon, maybe Treyarch just did the same thing here with Origins. Maybe in their next game, we see what was really going on and not just what Samantha imagined in a game, from the bits and pieces she overheard from her father...would be interesting to say the least. It would give Treyarch a chance to clean the slate so to speak with all the stories plot holes. Say, it was all in a child's head because she didn't know all the details of what was going on, and here is what was REALLY going on in the background. Just a thought. What are your thoughts? Am I over thinking things? Am I wrong? Opinions please, because I think this could very well be possible, and if this is the case, then the ending, in my opinion would go from crappy, to pretty d@mn genius!!
I'm afraid it may be too late for most of us. We cannot unsee what has been seen... Let's put it this way... you only get one shot at a first impression, and I haven't heard anyone say that when they saw the ending for the first time that they were excited or happy about it. Even if we are looking at it wrong... it still came off as a turd in the punch bowl to everyone who saw it versus being a Baby Ruth in the punch bowl.
I found the ending quite interesting, made me exited for perhaps a future storyline(if treyarc and activision are nice)...Now you've heard someone say it.
interesting theory, if that was true, why are we playing the zombies from her imagination when Maxis and Richtofen are actually a part of 935 or something sinister in 'the real world'.
To be honest i think Treyarch kept adding and adding to the storyline without realising that they would have to end it eventually and this is their annoying exuse for an ending... but none of it was real, dun dun dun!
Although I think you are right about Maxis being up to something, Samantha of Eddie (i cant remember which) mentioned Maxis having a plan.
That's what throws me off. Everything seems to be all an "imaginary game", but at the end with the sirens and Maxis calling for Samantha as if there is a problem, and Samantha saying her dad has a plan. Makes me think maybe SOME of the story we know IS true because I don't believe a little child Samantha could come up with all this on her own. Maybe she's overheard some of what her dad has said about his "work"....
Think for a second, if it was actually just a child game, what kind of crazy girl is Samantha then? Getting Richtofen to take away her father's brain and put it inside a drone? REALLY? That would really make no sense, the theory about the sirens and shit is most likely true, or else Samantha really hates her father ALOT
I honestly thought the SAME EXACT thing. The sirens go off as if to warn the city of incoming attackers. Zombies? Germans? Nazi Zombies?..... If Maxis is alive in the real world, I can bet that you're right on the money with that theory. I would very much like to see something of that fashion happen....
I also disagree with the above poster saying that we've seen it as a turd so it is what it is... That's your opinion, which you are very much entitled to. I on the other hand, think that would be the best thing to ever happen to the story.
If that's the case, and Samantha is playing out what SHE thinks is really going on, it would open up a huge opportunity for Treyarch to not only change a lot of how the game plays, guns, perks etc. it would also open up a world of possibilities with the story as well. They could say, here's what Sam THOUGHT was going on, and now here is the true story...if that's what we are looking at here, the ending is not crap, it's epic!! But, with that being said, I won't get my hopes up and I am still gonna say its all over and it was all a game, until Treyarch gives us reason to believe otherwise with truthful proof. It's either one or the other, I've seen some pretty wild theories, but I think this is what they meant for us to "get". Why put in the sirens and the quote about "my daddy"....makes you wonder
New theory: there are zombies in the 'real world' and Maxis' plan is to blow up earth from the moon like we have seen. Samantha wants her characters to be real because they are the heroes she wish existed in 'the real world'