This is one of those situations that I think is easy to fall into that the other person is going to misunderstand, misjudge, or worse, be offended by. But, I am here to tell you that there is always a third party to this, the one you are supposed to trust. It’s not your friend, it’s not your neighbor, it’s not your boss, it’s not anyone at all.
The person who is supposed to be your friend or neighbor is the one who is going to make sure that you are safe. When he or she is not, you’re going to be in danger. When you are not, you’re going to be in danger. The person you are going to be in danger from is the one who is going to tell you that you need to stop being an idiot and get yourself into a better frame of mind.
This is the one quote that we’ve found that has most consistently repeated over and over again. We’ve had people say it to us dozens of times, and it’s a constant reminder of the importance of being on the lookout for someone in your life who is going to be a liability.
We get it. We’re not trying to out-ruthless or make a big scene, but this quote really resonates with us because we’ve found that the one who’s in danger from our behaviors is us. And if you are the one who’s causing the threat, you have no idea what a liability you are.
Its not that we don’t understand the importance of being on the lookout for someone in danger. We do. However, having a personal friend who always reminds us of that fact makes it such a powerful reminder for us. That said, its also difficult to keep the idea alive that someone is going to be a liability going forward.
In this case, Colt is a liability, not just because he’s a party-guest, but because he has the uncanny ability to change his appearance. He can disguise himself as anyone or anything at any time, and he’s quite literally a walking nightmare. And he is not a particularly good person. So even though we don’t want to be responsible for his actions, we don’t want to have to be.
The thing is, the people who have been telling everyone about Colt, and the people who have been giving Colt advice for over a decade, are not actually Colt. The people who were giving Colt advice were the ones who have become Colt. But that doesn’t mean they are not Colt…
This is the point where I want to tell you about the general traun of him. He is in a state of constant self-awareness. So the minute we find out he is not Colt, and we see that he is actually an amnesiac who has been living with a group of Visionaries for decades, we lose him. That is, we lose all of the reasons we have been giving him, and all of our reasons not to.
It’s like a time loop. You can’t see into the future, which means that we can’t see ahead. That’s not to say that the traun is not affecting Colt, but that we have no idea what the future will bring. The only way to really know is to go back and watch the ending of Deathloop. And that’s what I want to talk about.
Deathloop, like most of the games we’ve played, is a time-looped game. A game where you live on an island with a time loop, but where you actually can’t leave. In Deathloop, the time loop is actually a paradox, it is both self-reinforcing, like a time loop, but also self-destructing. In other words, if your time loop doesn’t go, then death is guaranteed.