yeah, the title gives the theme of this thread, so let me start,
at one point, it was said that the characters acknowledge that they're in the playstation world,
that, as i've said before, is an idea i can get aboard on,
let's bring another thing,
we don't know the full concrete reasons in why the rivals are like this (except for sackboy and big daddy)
one of the reasons that has been circulating around is that the reason why nariko and dante are rivals is because they're both ninja theory,
another reason for a rivalry is that kratos and sweet tooth, other than both having a high toll murder count, are both created by jaffe
now, do you think the characters know about all this?
do you think the characters would know that they're 'not real'?