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 they control us. 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.
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. It’s implied that Colt used to be the head of security for these Visionaries, but something bad clearly happened for him to be trying to murder them all.
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 okay though because someone has left him vague messages in the sky about what to do. Our goal in Deathloop is to take out eight Visionaries, intelligent party-lovers whove locked an island into one repeating day so they can piss about for eternity.
This game was originally slated to be a part of the Halo game series. However, the developer, Infinity Ward, decided that it was too much of a distraction to continue working on and instead turned it into a separate game. Deathloop is a stealth game where you play a character in a time loop trying to stop a deadly virus. While the original game was all about the story, in Deathloop the story is the gameplay, so you’ll see some of the same characters in the story.
I love this sort of game because it brings back some of the old-school action games that used to be so fun. It also allows me to enjoy the game without having to know anything about the plot.
The game’s story is essentially a story of a man trying to stop a deadly virus from spreading until a friend saves him from the virus. It’s an interesting way to tell the story, and it’s very much in keeping with how games like Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Human Revolution used the world’s major players to tell the story of the story. As well, it’s a pretty good game because it’s so light on the exposition.
The only thing I don’t like about it is the game’s default mode. The default mode is almost reminiscent of a horror film in that it is a “survival horror” game. It has a great story, but it has all of the same “game over” moments with a guy who has to fight the virus that he’s infected with. Its all pretty standard for survival horror games.
The default mode is almost all about fighting the virus, trying to survive as long as possible. If the default mode was set up like a typical horror film, it would be pretty much a horror film. Instead it’s just a survival horror game with giant robots running around and killing each other. If you can stomach that, you should be able to handle Deus Ex Human Revolution’s story.
The whole thing about the game being a survival horror game is pretty much the only thing that’s different. Not a lot, but a lot. The game is also much more realistic at this time, because its set in the present day.