In all honesty, I know that you will disagree with me. I would take this as a personal challenge if I were you. However, I’m not in danger of losing my job, my relationship, my family or my sanity because of it.
Please give us a break. We’re living in an exciting video game world where time-looping is a core gameplay loop which we’ve been playing for years. So I don’t think we should be so quick to judge other game designers (or even ourselves) for not having a similar loop.
I’d like to offer this as a personal challenge to you, as well. I’m sure you’ll come up with a similar loop, but I suspect that you know the answer already.
It’s true that your loop may not be similar to Deathloop’s. You’ll find that you will be playing the same way, even if you’ve never played the other game and that you will be able to work around it. But this is a new challenge for you, and you should take it seriously. I want you to think about the loop you have in mind and find a way to work around it that makes it interesting to you.
Like you, I’m sure, I have a loop in mind, and I want to work around it. I’m hoping that we’ll be able to come up with a new loop, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
If you’re still stuck, you can always play this game as if you were the one with the loop, and the game will still work. But if you’re playing the other game, and it was your loop, then you’ll have to think about how to create a new loop that you can work around.
I agree with the others. If you go into a loop, it is almost impossible to go back out, so you would probably have to think quite a little hard to come up with a new loop that you can work around.
I wish we could say this was the last time you would ever have to go through your loop. I agree we all have loops of our own, and I think it would be best if we all took the time to explore and create new ones.
If you think you are locked into a loop, you are probably right. We all find ourselves in loops, and we all need to be aware when we are in our own loops. When we are on autopilot, we probably don’t even realize we’re in loops.
I think it would be best if we had to create new loops. I’m not saying we should start creating new loops, I’m saying we should take the time to create new ones. We don’t even need to look back. The past is just a memory that we can never escape. You’re in a loop already, so why not create a loop that leads you to find and create the new loop.