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    Thread: Mikael Persson's Soma animation reel
Post: RE: Mikael Persson's Soma animation reel

One thing I find really cool about this is that we finally get to see a clear model of the creature from the 2013 trailer. I always wondered what it looked like! We also get animations and breakdowns ...
Lazoriss General Discussion 5 4,171 01-30-2016, 06:01 AM
    Thread: [SPOILERS]Does anyone know what happened to the survivors of the Curie?
Post: RE: [SPOILERS]Does anyone know what happened to th...

Spoiler below! I think it was mentioned on Frictional's website that the Curie was between Carthage and PATHOS II when the asteroid struck. After the Impact Event, the Curie went exploring ...
Lazoriss General Discussion 6 5,393 01-29-2016, 11:54 PM
    Thread: Mikael Persson's Soma animation reel
Post: Mikael Persson's Soma animation reel

This recently went up on Frictional's FB. Sorry if someone has already posted this on the forums. Must've missed it. [Video: http://<a href="https://www.youtube.com/...c0d5PY</a>] Noic...
Lazoriss General Discussion 5 4,171 01-29-2016, 11:44 PM
    Thread: Title screen
Post: RE: Title screen

Different voice actors, tho. Catherine is not the WAU. She was a PATHOS-II worker who created the ARK project. The WAU was't even developed at PATHOS II, but was designed (and likely constructed) at ...
Lazoriss General Discussion 5 4,042 01-18-2016, 12:18 AM
    Thread: Outlast 2 teaser
Post: RE: Outlast 2 teaser

This forum is the only one I actually participate in. I guess it's the sense of community and size. Massive forums are tough to moderate, but this one is kept in pretty tight order. I also guessed Goo...
Lazoriss Off-Topic 67 46,088 01-16-2016, 05:22 AM
    Thread: The whole game explained *Spoilers*
Post: RE: The whole game explained *Spoilers*

Dang, man. That's quite the overview. My biggest question with this game is exactly where, when, and how the twins died. The journal entries really throw me off. There's so much emphasis on the twins...
Lazoriss General Discussion 5 9,914 01-15-2016, 04:53 AM
    Thread: New Game Design/Gameplay needed for dealing with Enemies in future games
Post: RE: New Game Design/Gameplay needed for dealing wi...

Frictional would certainly still be an indie company. More employees also means those same employees need to be payed, and they're not large enough of a company to focus on more than one project at a ...
Lazoriss General Discussion 46 29,720 01-15-2016, 03:09 AM
    Thread: New Game Design/Gameplay needed for dealing with Enemies in future games
Post: RE: New Game Design/Gameplay needed for dealing wi...

A sneaky monster would be difficult to program because you'd have to spend a lot of time balancing the encounter. It'd be too easy for it to end up frustrating or tedious, especially if you end up dyi...
Lazoriss General Discussion 46 29,720 01-14-2016, 11:37 PM
    Thread: New Game Design/Gameplay needed for dealing with Enemies in future games
Post: RE: New Game Design/Gameplay needed for dealing wi...

Since the monsters in SOMA are victims of the WAU, it would have made a lot more sense for them to be passive entirely. Like... you're supposed to feel sorry for them, but at the same time, they're tr...
Lazoriss General Discussion 46 29,720 01-14-2016, 02:57 AM
    Thread: That far in the future and they forget the "Cut" and "Paste" commands
Post: RE: That far in the future and they forget the "C...

I've been thinking about this today. About how there was so much variance in the "enemies" you encounter in the game. I feel like Ross definitely was the one who booted Simon 2. He has a lot of cohere...
Lazoriss General Discussion 15 8,428 12-31-2015, 01:10 AM
    Thread: Outlast 2 teaser
Post: RE: Outlast 2 teaser

I actually really like Outlast and its DLC, and am pretty hyped over there being a sequel. A lot of people compare Outlast to the Amnesia games due to the no combat / pursuit based gameplay, but they'...
Lazoriss Off-Topic 67 46,088 12-30-2015, 05:24 AM
    Thread: That far in the future and they forget the "Cut" and "Paste" commands
Post: RE: That far in the future and they forget the "C...

omg this link is a gold mine. 8U So with a hypothetical Pathos II running on dual active servers, you could theoretically have multiple "persons" with a shared experience? For example, when Simon 3 ...
Lazoriss General Discussion 15 8,428 12-29-2015, 11:46 PM
    Thread: That far in the future and they forget the "Cut" and "Paste" commands
Post: RE: That far in the future and they forget the "C...

There's also the structure gel, which consists of millions or billions of nano bots running through Simon's body, and are collectively hooked up to his cortex chip. Because of the WAU's focus on prese...
Lazoriss General Discussion 15 8,428 12-27-2015, 11:45 PM
    Thread: That far in the future and they forget the "Cut" and "Paste" commands
Post: RE: That far in the future and they forget the "C...

Guess that would be why they're brain scans, and not files from the start. Each brain scan stored on a computer is based off a template of a physical brain. The seat would scan the brain, and a comput...
Lazoriss General Discussion 15 8,428 12-27-2015, 10:53 PM
    Thread: That far in the future and they forget the "Cut" and "Paste" commands
Post: RE: That far in the future and they forget the "C...

This is actually touched upon heavily in-game, especially at Theta. People were committing suicide right after their ARK scan in the hopes of having a single stream of consciousnesses that continued ...
Lazoriss General Discussion 15 8,428 12-25-2015, 07:41 PM
    Thread: So what is the purpose of the machine ?
Post: RE: So what is the purpose of the machine ?

The machine was possessed by some ancient bloodthirsty Mayan God from the Orb Oswald brought back from Mexico. (It also gets merged with some of Mandus' own personality at some point or something idk)...
Lazoriss General Discussion 9 9,473 12-25-2015, 01:12 AM
    Thread: What if SOMA really was all in Simon's dying head?
Post: RE: What if SOMA really was all in Simon's dying h...

It was more of a response to TheTieMan. OP made it pretty clear that they didn't consider their theory canon, and was just fleshing out the concept for fun. I kind of have a soft spot for silly and/o...
Lazoriss General Discussion 11 8,589 12-12-2015, 04:43 AM
    Thread: SOMA and the ingredients of persuasion
Post: SOMA and the ingredients of persuasion

PATHOS II consists of series of science and research facilities deep beneath the ocean. After the impact of the comet Telos, all terrestrial life is destroyed. As the remaining human population in PAT...
Lazoriss General Discussion 1 1,975 12-10-2015, 11:31 PM
    Thread: What if SOMA really was all in Simon's dying head?
Post: RE: What if SOMA really was all in Simon's dying h...

I think everyone already knew it wasn't a dream. Just fun theories for the sake of fun theories. :P And I would expect there being DLC content eventually. Soma's universe has a lot of potential, an...
Lazoriss General Discussion 11 8,589 12-10-2015, 12:01 AM
    Thread: What if SOMA really was all in Simon's dying head?
Post: RE: What if SOMA really was all in Simon's dying h...

The "it was all in your head!" theory is a very cliche one. But I never quite get tired to reading them. So it's still an interesting theory to read, and props for fleshing so much of it out! You've o...
Lazoriss General Discussion 11 8,589 12-09-2015, 10:28 PM