Lies of P The Ergo Is Whispering – What Do ‘Your Springs are Moving’ Mean?

Wondering what 'The Ergo Is Whispering' or ‘Your Springs are Moving' mean in Lies of P? We have the information to help!
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Lies of P is a game that has confused many players with its unique mechanics and mysterious messages. Two of the most puzzling messages that players come across in the game are “Your springs are moving” and “The Ergo is whispering.” But what exactly do these mean?

Well, these messages are related to the Humanity system in Lies of P, which is a hidden stat akin to morality in a way. In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about these messages in Lies of P.

What Do ‘Your Springs are Moving’ and ‘The Ergo is Whispering’ Mean in Lies of P?

The Humanity system is a core mechanic in Lies of P. It’s a system that tracks the player’s actions and decisions throughout the game, and because of this system, it may change the ending that you get. Depending on the choices made, players might encounter messages like “Your springs are moving” and “The Ergo is whispering.” Essentially, these messages are telling you if you’re sliding more into Humanity or deeper into being a Puppet.

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These options appear after making an important choice regarding telling the truth or lying, such as the Alidoro Choice. Or even as simple as listening to a record back at Hotel Krat. After listening to the entire thing, a message will appear. You can also get these messages by using the pray emote near a statue of a saint.

However, no one, myself included, knows exactly, or even if it does alter anything apart from the ending you get. There’s no evidence to show you take or deal less damage to puppets or to humans if you’re heavily sided with Humanity or Puppet. From my experience, Soulslikes, such as Lies of P, love having hidden mechanics woven so subtly into the game that only those who deep dive will find them. We’ll have to wait and see if the community discovers anything!

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Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter is the Managing Editor at Try Hard Guides, and main guide writer. With over five years of experience in games media, including almost three years as an Assigning Editor for Pro Game Guides, and before that a Staff Writer.

His writing and game guide work has also been featured on platforms such as Metro UK and Game Rant, along with other smaller publications. He has been a devoted gamer since the days of Amiga, with a journey spanning roughly 31 years.

Mark's future goals are to grow the Try Hard Guides network as much as possible while helping gamers everywhere with gaming guide content. When not immersed in gaming, Mark enjoys delving into the worlds of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons), strumming his guitar, and indulging in a good read. His heart belongs to RPGs, the Final Fantasy series, and The Legend of Zelda. Moreover, he has a keen affection for dogs.


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