>>315319717 The story is great. The idea of the human being just a mind, and that we are nothing but bodies (Soma means body in latin), its really weird. Imagine if your dreams are real somewhere in another time/space period. When i finished the game, i had a dream about it, and the only thing i wanted to do was wake up. A horror game that can do that deserves credit
>>315319717 For those that have seen it, you'll know what I mean. The ending was backwards. This is a horror game, it should've been swapped. Other than that, I enjoyed the heck out of it, for the walking simulator it was.
>>315323486 >None of this is particularly new The way it's presented in this game is. The way it revealed the fact that you're a robot was pretty damn cool. >the protagonists responses make him come off as amish or something Wat? How do you figure?
>>315329584 not that anon, but I think his point is that it's such a trivial idea (unless you're brainwashed by religion or something similar to think that humans are somehow more than meatbags with the obvious centre of everything going on in your mind being the brain) that people figured it out hundreds or even thousands of years ago
>>315331051 That is spoiled very early on and goes way beyond that because your body is 90% human and you're mind is an exact replica of a human's brain. The entire story is about what constitutes humanity and living. Is inserting a copy of yourself into a virtual world avoiding extinction? What about the 'you' that is left behind? Is it more convenient to forget they existed? When you learn about the guys who killed themselves and think how stupid they were, only to see first hand the original of yourself being left behind, it puts their thoughts into perspective.
The story and characters were all very good, if not as fleshed out as they should have been. The game's weakest point were it's puzzles and actual gameplay.
>>315332809 >The story and characters were all very good, if not as fleshed out as they should have been Doesn't the game take place in less than a 24 hour period? Not everyone needs ground breaking deep changes and it actually was good that the MC remained a panicking complainer the entire time.
So I saw the first hour of so of gameplay and it seems pretty obvious to me that the main character is actually a robot who just sees himself as human. Is this true? Does the plot hinge on this fact? Did I just ruin the story for myself?
>>315332497 He came off as more retarded to me than amish or anything. Especially with the ending, you literally cover the whole 'your mind is being copied, not moved' shit a short while before the ending, yet he still turns into a complete sperglord when that twist happens.
The ending would have also been better if the order of the two sequences was reversed, the copied mind stuff playing out first and then the reality of the actual MC settling in after the credits.
Also the respawn mechanic made the gameplay shit, and ruined it for me in general.
>>315336568 ending was literally "we have to put ourselves in space but were just making a 1:1 copy of ourselves but were still gonna be in the bottom of the ocean" not worth your time, read a book or something, the gameplay isn't even fun and the story is not compelling
>Incredible future technology >Dude's mind is literally a floppy disk in a moving corpse >Can't move the data around between machines >Your pocket bitch literally does this the entire game, but tells you it's impossible
This is the biggest problem with the game. You plug her in, she gets put on the computer/device. Unplug her, take her elsewhere, plug back in, done. They had the same ability with the main character, seeing as his mind was nothing more than data, but oh no, it's not possible.
Unless they explained it and I missed the explanation, this is the biggest bullshit ending. The spooks and scares were pretty damn good though.
>>315330325 >>315330886 I haven't played one hundred percent, but if I recall, there is a "moral choice" you can make. Maybe it would have been better to make it so that if you choose a certain option, the order of the final scenes change? If I'm wrong, then so be it.
>>315337917 It was interesting and all, especially after that fucking creepy robot girl chase, but it was cheesy as fuck. It let you believe that you literally jumped bodies and left an older copy behind, like shedding skin as a snake.
>DLC where you play as the abandoned body just after the diving suit leaves >Never ever
>>315337924 >>315338148 Plug in the next body, have bitch type up her Todd Howard lies, you sit down and plug yourself in, wait all of one second, unplug self as new body. That's exactly what happened with the woman in the handheld , and they obviously had technology to copy, so moving data shouldn't be out of the question.
Because the developers of that garbage called SOMA have to pretend that their game is a horror story which is actually not true. Sci-fi part was awfully degraded adaptation of Watts and Egan's books. The game itself brings absolutely nothing from the authors' point of view because they are a bunch of dumb indie niggers.
>>315338412 No, what happened with the woman in the handheld is Simon physically removed the chip from the robot and put it in his tool. If you do it like you said, you kill yourself at the same time as you put a copy of your mind into a new body.
>>315337687 At the end the player is offered the choice that changes the future of the earth. We don't get to see that decision play out though so it doesn't matter in the context of the game. It's completely superficial.
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