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    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Just a note about the Depth casting call: Spoiler below! Golaski's 13-year-old daughter is apparently " in love with her father". I wonder if that means we'll see some one-sided incestuous...
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 08-10-2014, 06:17 PM
    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

I hope the player won't need Depth to understand the story. I guess the film will work like Amnesia's "Remember" text supplement, which adds a bunch of back-story to Amnesia's thinly sketched setting...
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 07-16-2014, 08:29 AM
    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

What if SOMA takes place years after the asteroid hit?
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 07-13-2014, 11:43 AM
    Thread: Amnesia's Victorian years
Post: RE: Amnesia's Victorian years

Apparently Amnesia was meant to take place several centuries earlier than the 1800s. Alexander being an alien from a futuristic world would explain the seemingly inconsistent levels of technology see...
Alardem General Discussion 10 9,087 07-06-2014, 06:40 AM
    Thread: Should Soma be more like Penumbra or The Walking Dead?
Post: RE: Should Soma be more like Penumbra or The Walki...

I'd actually be inclined to agree. Besides the idea of giving the player an actual body (which Outlast has done, and far older games have also implemented), it would also be good if the flashbacks in...
Alardem General Discussion 63 53,709 06-28-2014, 05:54 AM
    Thread: What do you hope to see and not see in SOMA?
Post: RE: What do you hope to see and not see in SOMA?

Trespasser is an infamous example of where the ambition to intricately simulate the movement of the body outdid the technology available at the time. It ended up being like QWOP, if the player only h...
Alardem General Discussion 125 74,739 06-20-2014, 08:51 AM
    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(06-19-2014, 02:14 AM)Chris Deveaux Wrote: It looks great but to me I think that the whole medieval theme that "The dark descent" brought us is far more scarier than futuristic/modern themes. So ple...
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 06-20-2014, 08:46 AM
    Thread: The Problem of the "Kaernk"
Post: RE: The Problem of the "Kaernk"

The ending could have been slightly improved if there was far more pressure. Perhaps the player would only have a handful of seconds, or had actual monsters running after them. It'd be disregarding ...
Alardem General Discussion 12 15,109 06-16-2014, 06:22 AM
    Thread: The Problem of the "Kaernk"
Post: RE: The Problem of the "Kaernk"

(06-14-2014, 03:39 PM)MrWhitticus Wrote: Towards the end of the game Frictional seemed to start focusing on the story more than the horror element, but I think that if they'd just had a lot of unfin...
Alardem General Discussion 12 15,109 06-15-2014, 04:47 PM
    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

With the revelation about the underwater setting and the asteroid apocalypse on the surface, I'm excited to see this story be more about a futuristic take on Lovecraft rather than a standard robot hor...
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 06-15-2014, 04:38 PM
    Thread: What do you hope to see and not see in SOMA?
Post: RE: What do you hope to see and not see in SOMA?

Unfortunately gameplay footage so far has pointed to your player once again being another non-entity. Considering that we've already had Outlast as a recent example of how helpful having a visible bo...
Alardem General Discussion 125 74,739 06-15-2014, 04:26 PM
    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

I have the impression that the undersea laboratory was already built by Omicron (or whatever organization the researchers work for) prior to the asteroid/alien attack. Afterwards, contact was lost be...
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 05-27-2014, 01:35 PM
    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

This could be another reason for the protagonists being isolated - there is no homebase to contact. I wonder if the "meteor strike" is related to the aliens.
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 05-26-2014, 10:52 AM
    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

A near-future setting would explain why the human technology displayed in SOMA isn't ridiculously implausible.
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 05-25-2014, 06:57 PM
    Thread: A Machine For Pigs, As It Should Have Been
Post: RE: A Machine For Pigs, As It Should Have Been

(05-22-2014, 02:59 PM)i3670 Wrote: (05-22-2014, 01:15 PM)Alardem Wrote: Spoiler below! Quizerno... That sounds very modern, and American. With a dash of racism. All the Aztec motifs ...
Alardem General Discussion 28 36,102 05-22-2014, 03:41 PM
    Thread: A Machine For Pigs, As It Should Have Been
Post: RE: A Machine For Pigs, As It Should Have Been

Quizerno... That sounds very modern, and American. With a dash of racism. All the Aztec motifs in Amnesia 2 are meant to be distorted by a demented white colonizer, a wealthy man disgusted by the h...
Alardem General Discussion 28 36,102 05-22-2014, 01:15 PM
    Thread: Things you like and hate in Horror Games.
Post: RE: Things you like and hate in Horror Games.

(05-19-2014, 07:29 AM)Tesbull Wrote: (05-18-2014, 07:33 PM)AGP Wrote: (05-18-2014, 06:37 PM)Tesbull Wrote: (05-16-2014, 09:44 AM)Alex Ros Wrote: I agree totally. Spoiler below! I thi...
Alardem Off-Topic 62 35,339 05-21-2014, 07:18 PM
    Thread: Things you like and hate in Horror Games.
Post: RE: Things you like and hate in Horror Games.

(05-16-2014, 09:09 AM)Alex Ros Wrote: I've been playing the Betrayer for some hours. And while playing I've been thinking about one parasitic thing in all (or most of) horror games. There's no trans...
Alardem Off-Topic 62 35,339 05-18-2014, 06:27 PM
    Thread: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Post: RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(05-17-2014, 06:38 PM)Googolplex Wrote: Soma is a town in turkey. Soma is a Castlevania character.
Alardem General Discussion 4,377 2,016,929 05-17-2014, 06:41 PM
    Thread: Things you like and hate in Horror Games.
Post: RE: Things you like and hate in Horror Games.

On the topic of fictional children (or characters) being killed: I think it works when an actual emotional connection is made to the character through making it clear that the person is an individual...
Alardem Off-Topic 62 35,339 05-15-2014, 10:04 AM