The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Full Walkthrough — Ritual
In this chapter, the player controls Fliss who just saw how the door of the hold slammed unexpectedly (see the ending of the chapter ‘’Danny’’). It does not matter whether Brad was with captain or not before this event – for most of the episode, the heroine will be completely alone.
The scene begins in the same corridor as ‘’Echo’’. After the turn, Fliss will be attacked by zombies – to get out unharmed, you should successfully pass the QTE segment. However, nothing bad will happen even if you fail the segment since it was just a vision.
If Fliss shuts the door behind her after she escapes from ghosts, the heroine will have a vision of Brad from the times of the ‘’Ghost Story’’. If she leaves the door open, Alex’ brother will need help. It is not necessary to come to the rescue – as we have already mentioned, all these events are just visions.
Following this forced encounter with ‘’Brad’’, the protagonist will find herself in a rich banquet hall which was completely unharmed by time. Nevertheless, the blood fountain and the skulls laid out on the pentagram in the left part of the room hint that something is wrong here.
Without wasting time (an invisible timer is turned on once you reach the hall), move to the room to the right of the stage and, having examined the next picture with a white frame, pull the lever. The curtain rises and you can go backstage to the coffin filled with blood.
Use the nearby door to get outside. Having cleared her lungs from the thick atmosphere of the ghost ship, Fliss will get out of her vision and see the previously rich-looking rooms in the form (spoiler: they are not in their best shape) in which they have actually survived since 1947.
Instead of the backstage, you’ll see a dilapidated part of the cargo compartment number 3. Examine a stack of wooden containers – back in 1947, a green smoke came out of them after a short circuit. Remove the cover of one of the boxes to find a secret – the leak of ‘’Manchurian gold’’ chemicals.
In the next room – the former banquette hall – you’ll find two collectible items: bare wires at the place of the blood fountain (just look at them) and a cargo ship manual on the barrel on the opposite side of the cargo compartment.
In theory, the storyline cutscene should start within minutes of you going outside. If you wait for too long, there’s a risk that delusion will return to Fliss. To avoid this, make sure to periodically peer out into the fresh air through a familiar door.
The ending of the episode and the future fate of Fliss and Brad depend on two (four) factors: first, whether Brad has a gas mask and whether Fliss got rid of delusion; second, whether any of these two characters has a weapon (wrench or knife).
We’ll analyze each of the possible outcomes separately:
Brad and Fliss recognize each other
The most favorable outcome of the chapter – the characters survive and decide to act together. To get this outcome, Brad should have a gas mask while Fliss should get rid of her visions. In the dialogue with Alex’ brother, choose the option ‘’Approving’’ (improves your relationship).
Brad and Fliss attack each other
The most dangerous of all possible endings of the episode – to get it, Brad and Fliss should stay under the influence of the ghost ship atmosphere and have weapons. To keep everyone alive, dodge (QTE) from the demon blows and do not attack. Otherwise, either Brad or Fliss may die.
Fliss attacks Brad
This final becomes possible if Fliss is delusional and has a knife while Brad is unarmed. To save the life of Alex’ brother, do not attack the demon. Otherwise, you’ll lose one of the main characters as a result of this episode.
Brad attacks Fliss
This final becomes possible if Brad did not find the gas mask but has a wrench while Fliss got rid of delusion. To save captain’s life, go through QTE segment without mistakes. Otherwise, you’ll lose one of the main characters as a result of this episode.
Brad runs away from Fliss
This final becomes possible if Brad did not find a gas mask and wrench while Fliss got rid of delusion. In this case, Alex’ brother will simply run away, frightened by the creature that appeared in place of the captain. The characters will survive but follow their own ways.
Fliss runs away from Brad
To make Fliss run away from Brad, both characters should not get rid of delusion and should not have weapons. In this case, the captain will run away, frightened by a stranger in a dark mantle. The heroes will survive but follow their own ways.
Thus, depending on the decisions you have made in the Ritual, the heroes’ team may lack one member (Fliss or Brad). If the characters decide to act together, the next chapter will be ‘’Pressure’’, if they separate, the next chapter will be ‘’Plunged’’.