This Is a Rant! – Inside Secret Ending Explained

August 30, 2016 Written by Chandler Wood

Inside harbors a crazy secret. Within just three hours of gaming it delivers a powerful and poignant message, something that’s good for everyone to think about, even if there is nothing we can really do about it. Our review of the game was glowing, handing it a 9/10 and an Editor’s Choice award from our Editor-in-Chief. And I attempted to provide a spoiler-free analysis of what Inside all means — a text full of the themes and messages without explaining how they relate directly to events in the game. 

Of course, that’s wasn’t quite enough for me, and I had to do get my thoughts out there, spoilers and all. What better way to rant about Inside’s secret ending than to do it in video form: This Is a Rant! The last time we saw This Is a Rant, I was talking about comparisons between Destiny and The Division, and I thought it was high time the fledgling series make a return to talk about the intricacies of [REDACTED] and the bizarre [REDACTED], and that secret ending where [REDACTED].

Warning, spoilers are inbound if you watch the video. We show and talk about things at the end of the game, things I promise you won’t be able to unsee, and theories you won’t be able to unhear. Have you played Inside? Click play on my video and get a taste of what I think Playdead is trying to say with their Limbo follow up. 

What do you think? Do you agree with my analysis of the ending? I know I missed plenty of additional points and theories, but this is just my overarching theory on the game’s theme. Feel free to share your own theories below, and if you want to rile me up for more rants, email me, tweet me, or just continue to comment on PlayStation LifeStyle. I’m sure I can find something new to rant about.

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