Examples of the Hero’s Journey in PDS: (feel free to help me out) Use this as a reference:
-Ordinary World: Edge at the excavation site, contemplating something greater. Edge is stuck in a repetative, mundane, life and dreams of something greater. This is his ordinary world/life
-Call to Adventure: Craymen attacks the site and Edge has to act setting him off on his adventure.
-Refusal of the Call: None. Edge leaves immediately.
-Meeting the Mentor: Edge meets Gash and learns about the will of the Ancients and for a time, Craymen imparts vital details about the world before ultimately dying. I think Craymen was really the actual mentor in this story though.
-Crossing the Threshold: After first meeting the dragon Edge sets off from his ordinary life.
-Tests, Allies, Enemies: Edge, meets the Seekers, Peat, Azel, and Craymen. All help out on his journey. Some enemies turning into comrades.
-Approach: Fighting the Empire, and shutting down the Tower network.
-Ordeal: Edge fights Sestren but ultimately dies in the end or is erased from existence! The same thing happened to Neo at the end of the Matrix Trilogy. Sometimes the Hero’s Journey formula can end here, but doesn’t always make for an all around complete conclusion.
-Reward: The Sestren Network is shut down and the people are free from the will of the Ancients. Although Edge doesn’t actually return with anything.
-The Road Back: None
-Resurrection Hero: Edge is resurrected right at the beginning of the game.
-Return with Elixir: None
Also, the Heroes’ Journey formula can have two resurrections:
The Ordeal and the Resurrection stages respectfully. Although a few stages of the HJ formula in PDS are out of order like the “Crossing the Threshold” and “Resurrection” Stages…