Finished the game. Well, it wasn't aliens, unless the sixth game proceeds to pull a complete Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and reveal that the Azrans were extraterrestrials. Which would not surprise me. I mean, MoM already turned into an awesome Indiana Jones movie in the sixth chapter, where it suddenly transformed into a dungeon crawler with you running away from boulders and fighting off mummies with a shovel. While wearing an awesome 'fro which sadly never featured in any Indiana Jones movie.
Anyway, I now need to spew all my feels before my brain implodes, so here we go.
Randall's death scene. Dear god. I knew it was coming, I'd seen bits of it in the trailers, but still... it wasn't actually so much the death as the scene immediately there after with young Layton finding the treasure all alone and breaking down in tears in front of it, saying that it wasn't worth Randall's life and he didn't want it.
It was bad enough the moment halfway through the preceeding dungeon crawl where I realized that by solving the puzzles, I was leading Randall to his untimely death. GAAAAAAAAGH.
And Randall being the Masked Gentleman... again, called it, knew it was coming, but it was still really quite painful to see the happy, enthusiastic young man that I'd come to know and love in the flashbacks transformed into such a bitter, damaged man.
...WHO TRIED TO SPLAT LUKE. That kid walks a fine line between being adorable and incredibly annoying (Just the latter if we're talking about Lina Minelli's abomination of an accent) but I got quite frightened for him when that happened.
Then the Professor utilized his BA in BadAssery and all was well. I loved the swordfighting flashbacks, too. SO AWESOME.
The reveal about Henry was the biggest surprise. Throughout the game, you were subtly conditioned to be suspicious of him- his mannerisms, the weird way Angela was acting, his character design right down to that weird little beard... you were intended to dislike him. And then suddenly it turns out he is THE WORLD'S MOST ULTIMATE BRO. He turned over a whole CITY JUST LIKE THAT. And wow, talk about bros before hos... SUDDENLY I LOVE YOU HENRY.
I was sad that the good Professor didn't get another swordfight with Descole, though. That's always awesome.
And speaking of Descole HOLY COW THIS IS ACTUALLY ALL A CONNECTED THING WITH SPECTRE'S CALL AND THE ETERNAL DIVA. I actually felt kinda sorry for Descole at the end when he was utterly PWNed by the douche in the sunglasses. I'm looking forward to the third-game teamup of the Professor with the disguised-mechanical-genius-recurring-villain. Descole is significantly more awesome than Don Paolo. Also sexier.
...Kinda wondering what's going to happen to Emmy, too, since she's nowhere to be seen at all in the next two games...
Okay, I think that's all the feels. That game was second only to Unwound Future in how much it made me cry. Roll on the sixth! I can't wait to see all those plot threads come together...