Which dystopia has the best aesthetic?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Atomic Postman, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Fossil

    Mar 16, 2013
    Nah I really can't see any possible advantage. Especially since the Replicants are physically stronger and more durable than humans. Roy and K do some serious damage and take some serious damage. I remember the scene from 2049 where Deckard and K are running to get to their car, Deckard has to stop and unlock/open the door and K literally just runs through the wall without flinching.
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    That's kinda the point of the movie, really.
  3. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    I haven't seen it since it came out in the 90's.
    Life Experience vs programming, I dunno.
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign BUY CONSUME SLEEP/10 Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Well one has a soul which is debatable for sure but it's the only thing that I can think of. The idea would be human beings carry experience from previous incarnations but they don't have total access to the memories due to them being stored off site. Actually everyone knows when a robot dies the Robo Devil comes to take their wireless programming off to Robot Hell so I guess they have a soul too.
  5. Meko

    Meko First time out of the vault

    Jul 3, 2020
  6. Eshanas

    Eshanas A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 6, 2016
    Deus Ex works for me, the New Games. They were just so pretty; even if the plots sucked and the gameplay suffered for it. It was like, 'yea, this is basically our future', a mix of sharp and curved, neo-Renaissance, gold and black.

    I walk, work, live near places that look like this now in Williamsburg, Manhattan, the like. It feels so close.

    Nothing stuck out to me as too improbable; save Hengsha, though it has to be remembered that by this time they're an alternate history that's around 10, 20 years ahead of us with cybernetics and material technology, but that's fine.

    It's a shame they wrote themselves into a corner. Mankind Divide's rather small, local plot should had been the size of the scope in Human Revolution, and Human Revolution's big, global plot should had been an escalation for the second game. Now the Deus Ex series is dead again and it'll take a while for either a spiritual successor, reboot, or new sequel to come into play.

    The First game should had basically stood in the US of the 2030s, with Detroit and NY and LA and maybe Seattle for the tech city making rounds; dealing with the extrapolation of conspiracies of the 10s such as FEMA. Seattle allows you to meet the NSF. THEN you get to Mankind Divided and it takes you to Hengsha and some other cities (rather than the big iron dispenser in the arctic or Montreal - maybe Rio, maybe Lagos or Accra, Dubai, something like that). And remove the big weird focus on Cyborgs taknDErjwebs, focus on corruption and the like.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
  7. Stryker98

    Stryker98 First time out of the vault

    This is what Half-Life 2 Could've looked like:
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    (most of this concept art was transformed into levels and can actually be played in the beta, albeit in rough quality)
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I love that kinda neo/cyber-renaissance look they went for in DX:HR.