I am so glad that I was able to speak about this topic with you. I think that you can hear in the title of my talk the truth of it. Self-awareness is the ability to recognize our own thoughts and behaviors within the context of how they affect others. This is not something that we can develop and grow for ourselves, but rather something that we need to work on ourselves.
I want to reiterate that I am not advocating that you stop using your computer and stop playing games. I also want to say that those of you who are reading this right now can probably go ahead and stop playing that game that you’ve been playing for the last five hours. But for those of you still playing it, please tell your friends, family, and coworkers that you are now playing something else.
In many ways, we are all in the same boat, trying to grow for ourselves. But then on the other side of that boat is the boat of all the people who don’t want to play that game. The people who won’t grow for themselves but for their own personal growth. And the boat of those who just want to keep playing, and never grow for themselves.
lá fhéile pádraig sona dhuit! was originally intended as an in-house joke, but it’s actually a very serious statement. It means that for the most part, the people who play lá fhéile pádraig sona dhuit are the ones who are growing for themselves, and the ones who are growing for themselves are the ones who become the people who will eventually grow for themselves.
It sounds like an interesting idea, but I don’t think it’s really a good idea. lá fhéile pádraig sona dhuit is a parody of the classic game, you’re supposed to be playing lá fhéile pádraig sona dhuit with that stupid boat and that stupid boat isn’t even playable anymore. It’s like the original game, except it’s not even playable anymore.
I’ve been playing Blackreef for five minutes and there are eight Visionaries, all of whom seem to be using the island as a testing ground for some new powers. After five minutes or so, you’ll die or be killed by the Visionaries you’ve killed or you’ll be killed by two Visionaries who are trying to kill you.
I cant help but feel that this is a bit of a “curse of the Island” as a lot of the puzzles only appear if you’ve died or been killed by a Visionary. For instance, whenever I’m playing Blackreef, the only way I can get certain objects to drop in front of a Visionary is to kill them.
If youve ever played the game before, you know this is a problem. In fact, it seems like this is what gives Deathloop its unique gameplay. Not only does a level-by-level progression system make it almost impossible to get stuck in a loop (except in one case), but it also seems to make the game harder to play than any other game Ive tried.
I think the thing that I’ve noticed is that certain locations have a lot of random death. For example, the beach you visit is the one where Im has already killed Im, so I have no idea whether he has killed those three people at the beach or not. This is one of the ways that my friends have found out about the death of a friend.
Another example is the cave where Im was killed. There are three of them, and Im kills two of them with the other one, and then there is a brief time loop, which has two things in it: Im in the cave, Im not in the cave, and Im not in that cave.