devtesla

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devtesla wrote

the download server crashed at launch so basically

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devtesla wrote

the reviews are insanely good, there's apparently a problem with the pc port tho so I'm waiting

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devtesla wrote

rating the levels

S Tier:
Compton's Cookoff - fantastic concept, and so good at illustrating its themes that it makes about half of the other levels redundant, at least in part
The Motherlobe/Quarry/The Questionable Area - just dicking around in these areas are very fun, as it should be. lots of great optional dialog

A Tier:
Hollis' Classroom/ Hollis' Hot Streak - the structure of this part of the game, including the casino part, rules. depressing that they don't try for something this cool again until the very end, and it's not as good.
Strike City/ Cruller's Correspondence/ Ford's Follicles/ Tomb of the Sharkophogus - I've seen some people angry about the amount of Ford in the game but I thought this all tied together very well, and the levels all had cool gimmicks. Really felt bad each time I put a piece back together.
Cassie's Collection - very funny all the way through, and while it is yet another old Psychonaut (yaoP) it's actually about new things. still a little stale structurally, but that's an overall game problem and not its fault

B Tier:
Lucrecia's Lament/ Fatherland Follies - this section was probably supposed to be as cool as the Hollis part but they had to cut it down, still good stuff, overall satisfying ending.
Bob's Bottles - lot to love about this, but it would have been way better if it wasn't yaoP and if you didn't immediately cure his Alcoholism. if it was close to the same thing but a side character it's A or S teir: well written, looks good, plays interestingly
Loboto's Labyrinth - A fun opening, though I really thought Loboto would be more integral after all that

C Tier:
PSI King's Sensorium - I'm being meaner than I should be because it's just not an aesthetic that I like. I do feel like it should play weirder than it is, if it's gonna look that trippy, but it's pretty normal. Also angry that it hides that it's yaoP until it gets going.
Green Needle Gulch - It's fine, I miss running around the rest of the map tho

That's it, nothing worse than a C

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devtesla wrote

vaccine passports are a band aid solution to the fact that so many people in the country who should be vaccinated aren't. if healthcare in the country was remotely decent, the issue not insanely politicized, and people reliably knew they could get the time off to take em we wouldn't need passports at all.

if we do them they should be a physical thing, for the reasons you state. but yeah in this country there's millions who the people charge are perfectly fine just falling through the cracks, which they've made clear over and over again

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devtesla wrote

yeah it's the kind of thing where it wouldn't work if it wasn't really good

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devtesla wrote

These are incredibly good. I don't have anything as good but here is one: a cooler with some drinks in it is sitting on the beach, under an umbrella, and the ice cubes inside it are looking content, caption "just chillin"

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devtesla wrote (edited )

edit: putting a tw suicide, rape on this

spoilers for WEP:

the protagonist of the show starts out recovering from the suicide of a girl she had romantic tension with, and it's strongly suggested that it's related to a possibly abusive relationship with a male teacher. this is 100% a red herring, despite the teacher being kind of a creep you're supposed to like him by episode 12 (???). and the show kind of goes "well I guess you might not actually ever know why your friend killed herself"

episode 13 reveals that her friend is a serial false rape accuser. she threatened a different male teacher with a rape accusation to the point where he kills himself. her death was because she was trying to do the same to the teacher from the first episode, then she slipped and fell.

absolutely next level bullshit, holy crap. I was expecting a like, little more down to earth madoka, like a dark but cute gay time and it's like, actually about how sometimes a creepy guy is actually aright? false bill of goods