The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
The problem is when we’re on autopilot for so long that we forget we’re on autopilot. Because when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them. Whereas a person with self-awareness is able to exercise a little meta-cognition and say, “Hmm… every time my sister calls me and asks for money, I end up drinking a lot of vodkas.
As it turns out, Colt Vahn is an amnesiac who seems to have woken up on a beach with no memory of why he’s on Deathloop’s party island, Blackreef. That’s alright though because something bad clearly happened for him to be trying to murder them all. Our goal in Deathloop is to take out eight Visionaries, intelligent party-lovers who’ve locked an island into one repeating day so they can piss about for eternity.
A lot to like about this game, including the fact that its a time-looping stealthy platformer. But the game’s biggest flaw is in its ending. The developers did a good job of creating a fairly tragic ending for the game’s protagonist but then did absolutely nothing to make it feel positive. You can play it that way, but I think that’s exactly the point.
Yeah, but it’s still a good game. It has the feel of a good movie with a good storyline, great graphics, and a solid story and characters. And the ending is a good one. At least we were able to take out eight Visionaries for a good cause. I think that’s how it should be done.
To be fair, I think death is a pretty negative thing. I mean I’m not going to be the kind of person who thinks that the person who dies in a horror movie is going to go through a happy ending. But there was also something about the character’s situation and the ending that just left me unsatisfied. I found it a bit too abrupt and left me feeling like I was reading a bad book.
It is a good thing that we were able to rescue them, but it left me feeling a bit bad. I don’t mean to sound like I’m being overly dramatic, but it just left me thinking how awful the characters had been. I also thought that I might be getting a bit spoiled for the series. I’m glad we got to see how they really are and maybe that will prevent the next ones from being so bad.
I know that some of you are probably thinking the same thing as me. You’re probably thinking this is the way that you want things to end.
Well, the good news is that the series has only just begun. As you get to know Kim and her friends, you’ll find that no matter what is going on, there are always ways to get what you want. And even if things go downhill, you’ll know that you can always turn to her. Like always, everything is possible.