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Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden - Ascend or Resurrect? The Perils of Palingenesis

Step into the haunting world of Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, where you'll face a crucial decision that will shape the fate of Red and the deceased A...

Andrew Zhou

Feb 12, 2024

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden - Ascend or Resurrect? The Perils of Palingenesis

Step into the haunting world of Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, where you'll face a crucial decision that will shape the fate of Red and the deceased Antea. Prepare yourself for a journey filled with challenging choices, dark rituals, and a hint of wicked humor.

At the beginning of your adventure, you'll encounter the spirit of Antea and be tasked with swearing an oath. Will you help her ascend peacefully into the afterlife or embark on the treacherous path of resurrecting her? The game hints at the consequences but leaves you wondering about the true extent of each choice. Fear not, for we're here to shed some light on this enigmatic dilemma.

Choosing to aid Antea in her ascent means that you'll eventually return to her lifeless body in the meetinghouse. As Red, you'll grant her the serenity to move on peacefully—an undoubtedly simpler option compared to what lies ahead.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden offers a plethora of optional side quests known as Haunting Cases. At the conclusion of each case, you must decide the fate of those involved—an often bewildering combination of a living settler and a ghost. To facilitate Antea's ascension, you can forcefully banish the ghost to oblivion if you believe they are at fault, or perform a release ritual to help them ascend. Either choice contributes to Antea's journey, but you cannot blame the living settler.

Resurrecting Antea, on the other hand, demands a more macabre commitment. Firstly, you must complete all the optional Haunting Cases before concluding the game. Secondly, in each case, the outcome must be the sacrifice of a living settler. Yes, you heard that right—maximum carnage is required for the Lesser Palingenesis ritual to succeed.

Failing to sacrifice the maximum number of settlers will lead to a grim ending. Therefore, you must solve every Haunting Case, ensuring that in each one, a living settler meets their untimely demise. It's a dark road to tread, but the rewards await those who dare to venture into the abyss.

By choosing to resurrect Antea, you gain greater freedom in how you approach the game and its myriad of side content. However, this path isn't the best for Red and Antea themselves, nor does it offer the most satisfying ending. The decision to resurrect comes with a weighty price—numerous acts of murder that will torment the pair's conscience. Moreover, completing every Haunting Case becomes a necessity, adding over 10 hours to the already substantial playtime of 30 hours, give or take. It's a selfish option, but one that aligns with the future desires of our passionate Banishers.

Prepare yourself for a twisted journey filled with moral quandaries, dark rituals, and unexpected twists. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden challenges your notions of right and wrong, forcing you to make decisions that will forever shape the destiny of its characters.

Before you embark on this haunting adventure, don't forget to check out our guides on banishing creeping shadows and navigating treacherous terrain. And should you stumble upon any news or have questions, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. We're here to guide you through the eerie world of Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden.

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