Which dystopia has the best aesthetic?

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

  1. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    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 WHO DO YOU THINK THAT IS THERE? 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. Morgan_

    Morgan_ The Fool

    Jul 3, 2020
  6. Eshanas

    Eshanas Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    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.
     
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  7. Stryker98

    Stryker98 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 16, 2020
    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)
     
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  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.
     
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  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign WHO DO YOU THINK THAT IS THERE? Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    There should be a thread where the concept art was better than the final product.
     
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  10. SilverStarApple/Epsilon7

    SilverStarApple/Epsilon7 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Oct 27, 2017
    Not this one! This dystopia's aesthetic with the brutalist gay concrete-and-glass dicks sucks.
     
  11. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    After having spent some considerable time in the field as it were, I can confirm that this dystopia has absolutely shit tier aesthetic.

    C'mon lads we can do better than this. The masks don't even look cool they're fucking gay. Least we could do would be big sci-fi gas mask respirators.
     
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  12. JunjiItosGio

    JunjiItosGio It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 29, 2020
    What I pictured from reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and There Will Come Soft Rain was pretty cool. Not the coolest, but cool. I don’t really have anything to show for it, though. None of the adaptions does it justice I think.
     
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  13. The_Time_Master

    The_Time_Master First time out of the vault

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    Jun 16, 2015
    I recommend the russian animation of it buried at
     
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  14. JunjiItosGio

    JunjiItosGio It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 29, 2020
    Do Russians take the black pill every morning or something? Christ that's eerie. Ruskies sure nail the post-nuclear atmosphere
     
  15. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    In Russia, the black pill is part of a balanced breakfast.
     
  16. Dayglow Drifter

    Dayglow Drifter Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2018
    I always felt like I could live in the Blade Runner world and still manage to be reasonably happy most of the time
     
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  17. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Recycled Ramen FTW!
     
  18. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Exceot it's based on Ray Bradbury's short story who's hardly a russkie unless there's some shocking revelations proving otherwise...
     
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010

    This was a weird one. Yes, by the guy who made Amélie, Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, and Alien: Resurrection. Good way to start off a career of making visually weird movies.
     
  20. JunjiItosGio

    JunjiItosGio It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 29, 2020
    Yes I know that, but the animation is by Ruskies. This animation is much bleaker than what I imagined