Question, but more of a state of mind than a question, last thing that's been eating away at me about BP for years now. Maybe I can finally lay it all to rest.
Especially in light of the idea of branching endings, and with BP3 taken into account: Is the player encouraged to ally with Ken - like, is it the "good" ending to do so? Is it "justifiable" that I, as a viewer of many cutscenes and gameplay, have significant issues with teaming up with the Shivans? Is it "wrong" that I have doubts about the Vishnans intent?
Are the people who just want to fight to the bitter end rather than give in to these etherreal (cosmic horror if you ask me) typed beings - are they entirely "the bad guys"? Like, is it a "point" of the story to tell me that I should feel bad unless I hang with Shivans/Vishnans/both/whatever?
I feel like in the setting I'd just lash out at anything non-human or Vasudan. Although I guess that might go with my preference for the GTVA in this conflict. But hey.
In other just as vague words: Would I have to be a bad guy if I stuck my heels in and fought for ordinary honest to goodness humans/zods against these manipulative, our-morality-is-so-great-its-incomprehensible-too-transcendent-for-you cosmic forces? Even if it meant our "demise"?
TBH that's what I'd do.