YouTuber Freako likes to mess around with The Last Of Us, putting Ellie’s shirt on Joel, or deleting characters. In this case though, the results are a whole lot spookier, accidentally turning TLOU into something like Beyond: Two Souls.
I’ve resorted to just violently kicking in every single door in The Evil Within, even if there might be enemies behind it, because the normal door-opening animation is aggravatingly slow, and then he just stands there in the doorway like a dumbass for what feels like 10min before the game lets you move or do anything. He’s a trained cop; you’d think a game would give you the option of quietly peeking through the door and then deciding whether to open it all the way, kick it in, or close it again. Or at least make “door-opening speed” an upgradable thing. But no.
This isn’t the worst game I’ve played… but in so many ways, it’s not making itself worthy of my patience.
“Time there seemed to pass differently. When you are shut off from the world, every day is exactly the same as the one before. This sameness has a way of wearing down your soul until you become nothing but a breathing, toiling, consuming thing that awakes to the sun and sleeps at the dawning of the dark. The emptiness runs deep, deeper with each slowing day, and you become increasingly invisible and inconsequential. That’s how I felt at times, a tiny insect circling itself, only to continue, and continue. There, in that relentless vacuum, nothing moved.”—
Without You, There is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea’s Elite
I will never cease to be amazed by books. Seriously. Just think about it: thousands of people read the same book but in each one’s mind the characters look different and the setting changes and we’re all reading the same thing but it’s so unique to each of us. That is insanely cool.