Originally Posted by noodler
I think even the people who completely disagree with it (or even feel it makes a good argument but is ultimately overly-optimistic) would say you should watch it first.
Some of the video is really well put together, yes. Other bits essentially do what the game would have done if it was indoctrination (such as flashing back to things that were said at the right moment to make it look like indoctrination) but the game didn't do that so it's kind of bullshi
t. There are also big segments of it where he does nothing but engage in pure speculation and states it as though it were obvious fact (his whole "this piece of dialogue is actually a metaphor for resisting indoctrination even though there is no reason to believe that" really pissed me off).
Also, something that I don't think I've said before: Even if the entire theory is true, I still think it is terrible, because using such obtuse storytelling, with the different choices being unintuitive metaphors for how you interact with indoctrination, would be a really stupid way to resolve the issue.