TehAmelie: call it "early mid 1990s" and look at how many people shudder at specifying such a tiny part of a decade as an era
TehAmelie: the Simpsons are, according to Homer, an upper lower middle class family. basically the same thing
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TheMerricat: !next
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TehAmelie: ah, Control. how are y'all doing with the homework? i still need to reread the first two Southern Reach books and pay attention
TehAmelie: Annihilation is a sweet movie but that by itself is not enough to appreciate all that Control is doing
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TehAmelie: for instance there's the character called Control. he only shows up in book 2
v_nome: I briefly thought you were talking about Mortal Kombat Annihilation
djalternative: Kano Wins
TehAmelie: almost the same thing i'm sure
v_nome: I'm trying to remember if it was any good. I remember the first MK movie was fun, I think Annihilation was just goofy but it's been ages.
wildpeaks: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Talking Simulator (Cameron and Cori take a deeper look at the world of video games. Game: Control) at Tue 01:30 PM PDT (2m from now).
TehAmelie: it's really funny cause the book is set up as a spy novel on the level of Dastardly and Muttley where it makes sense the boss would have a codename like Control but then it turns out that's not a thing, he just wants people to call him Control for personal reasons
NewtyNewts: Almost time to take Control
wildpeaks: comLets
TheMerricat: Afternoon chat! Ready to assume direct control? wait... that's a different game....
v_nome: He thinks that what being a dom is. Getting people to call you Control.
TehAmelie: probably yes
v_nome: So is Dastardly and Muttley something like Get Smart?
v_nome: because I think he works for Control right?
djalternative: Dick Dastardly and his dog Muttley are from the Hanna-Barberra suite of cartoons
Juliamon: lrrSIGNAL
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ContingentCat: lrrSIGNAL
TehAmelie: imagine Get Smart if it was made by the same people who made Jetsons and Flinststone
v_nome: That sounds awesome
djalternative: lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL
corianderd laughs in a Muttley way
vouru: lrrCREEPL lrrCREEPR
Juliamon: Incidentally, I'm not getting any audio
djalternative: Dastardly and Muttley's most recent appearance was in Scoob!
vouru: ya no sound
Juliamon: Please Imagine Music
Juliamon: (this one plays often enough that it shouldn't be hard)
TehAmelie: in sweden the show was called "Catch the Pigeon", cause the messaging pigeon is the real star of the show. sort of like Road Runner but in the air
ContingentCat: it's Big Giant Circles' cover of 4'33"
v_nome: Get out your recorders and provide your own music
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corianderd: ok but I actually love 4'33"
wildpeaks: jlrrCooltunes
TehAmelie: John Cage is defintely my favorite creator out of people named Cage
ContingentCat: same, that's why I make that reference whenever there's no music.
TehAmelie: !findquote david cage
ContingentCat: !findquote cage
LRRbot: Quote #2864: "There are a lot of cards we call "Nicolas Cage" for some reason." β€”Nelson [2016-06-24]
TehAmelie: dangit, my economy
Nevermore_Painting_Studio: how about Steve Reich?
v_nome: Don't let Johnny Cage hear that. He doesn't deal with criticism very uhh... gently.
djalternative: My favorite is the cage from "despite all my rage I am still just right in a cage"
TehAmelie: oh right, Johnny Cage. and here i watched Walk the Line only today
TehAmelie: but the point is David Cage sucks
offbeatwitch: welcome to muted land
Bellpei: Uh oh. THe 4:33 continues.
ContingentCat: ah, silent version of intro
wildpeaks: the coldest Mike 5
Juliamon: Cam is also silent
JadedCynic: Mic 5?
TehAmelie: hi Cameron's face
offbeatwitch: there is zero audio
KV1NN4: mic 5?
JadedCynic: *hugs*
wildpeaks: cool technology
Nevermore_Painting_Studio: *distant scream* "Mike 5!"
ContingentCat: Hi Cam, it's ok we belive in you
Bellpei: Cam we're sorry.
juneblue58: Yeah, I'm getting no sound either.
LidofLoathing: limesLove
offbeatwitch: hasn't been any since the start of the stream sooooo muted in xsplit?
asthanius: *sigh*
asthanius: Cori is audible!
wildpeaks: *gasp*
TheAinMAP: Audio lrrSIGNAL
SirFlukesAlot: noise!
Bellpei: There we go!
Nevermore_Painting_Studio: Cori!
pixieproxy: There we go!
djalternative: there we go
JadedCynic: There we go <3
Nevermore_Painting_Studio: CAM!
ContingentCat: Hi Cori and Cam voices!
pixieproxy: Yay sound!
RandomTrivia: lrrSIGNAL !
ArdCollider: hi Cam!
vouru: lol
RandomTrivia: MIC 5
iris_of_ether: lrrSIGNAL lrrHORN
asthanius: James?
pixieproxy: PrideLove PrideLove PrideLove
Juliamon: spoilers: it was probably Windows tbh
wildpeaks: Discord Elysium
RandomTrivia: Oh right, my stream was frozen. Ignore me LUL
NewtyNewts: Sounding off!
Bellpei: Blame James.
djalternative: Someone just wanted to hurt Cam in particular
ContingentCat: Did windows update?
offbeatwitch: blaseball is now more siesta than not
JadedCynic: Oh, maybe Paul did that specifically - he 'finished' last night's Dice Friends with a silent "Pearl" peeking onto the 'offline' page. That probably explains the setting <3
TehAmelie: i like the grey hairs but for comedy purposes, am i imagining things or does Cam have a lot more of them than since we started Control?
Sarah_Serinde: JadedCynic That's from a different computer and area of the city
ContingentCat: @TehAmelie maybe but I think that's more 2021's fault than Control
JadedCynic: @Sarah_Serinde oh well, it was a hypothesis :(
NewtyNewts: And giving 'help' to his new 'assistant'
TehAmelie: mmaybe
Bellpei: Shall. We. Play. A. Game?
kusinohki: "how about a nice game of chess?"
Nevermore_Painting_Studio: I'm here for the vaguely threatening energy of Cam and Cori
djalternative: today we return to the critical path
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Juliamon: Notifier is doubled
NewtyNewts: Ooh, notifier echoed
NewtyNewts: (it's a feature, don't stress over it)
SirFlukesAlot: muney
Luminaire_p: lumina1YOWL
TheMerricat: Chat, has to answer the door and got back to Cori asking if Cam's day was going wrong... has Cam had a bad day? :(
Amentur: Source is the "money"
ashteranic: upgrade currency
TehAmelie: "nothing had gone wrong for me today, and then i started streaming" seems like a quote for our times
ContingentCat: well as far as things to go wrong that was a good way to get the bad thing quota out of the way
wildpeaks: comFy
ashteranic: well, mod currency
narset6691: oh man cat ears equipped. way too OP
Bellpei: More menu's = More Control?
ContingentCat: hmmm
TehAmelie: CAN we eradicate the mold?
LordZarano: GlitchCat
djalternative: mold quest starts in research sector. it's a main game thing
Bellpei: Having dealt with Black Mold before... no, we can not eradicate the mold.
NewtyNewts: We goin' wireless now!
Amentur: *Assistant Janitor
TheMerricat: I think they were having controller problems in Rhythm Cafe too. I wonder if LRR needs a new set of controllers?
NewtyNewts: At this point, we are now... a lady with cat ears!
djalternative: unstoppable vector machine
Invitare: can I go home too?
KidAmn: "I pet a cat."
asthanius: "Nya"
TehAmelie: mold is close to bacteria, and bacteria is by any metric a much, much more successful form of life than we are
Mordin_Solus_Sings: Okay... Cat ears make every scene better.
Laserbeaks_Fury: No one can go home, lockdown
Bellpei: Wait, we're a bunny ears lawyer now. Or Cat Ears Director.
ContingentCat: Cat ears with that suit is a great look
Juliamon: Every time we get a cutscene with Pope I'm reminded of the description of Ford Prefect having a mouth that seemed to open just a little too wide
TehAmelie: exactly how i think of her
PixelArtDragon: Is it just me, or are the characters moving their heads a lot?
asthanius: "This is on me-ow"
KV1NN4: I forgot aboutt he cat ears so glancing up to see Jesse be all dramatic and then BAM ears had a harder effect than expected XD
Bellpei: Tremors was an okay movie.
Mordin_Solus_Sings: @Juliamon All the facial animation/captures in this game feel at least 10% off somehow. I don't know if it's intentional or a weird symptom of how they mapped things
djalternative: it feels like the animation system is breaking down in real time
TehAmelie: a smile like at any point she just might suddenly bite your jugular
juneblue58: Of all people, you'd think the director would understand the importance of information gathering and planning. XD
Laserbeaks_Fury: Jessie really has issues with guilt and feelings of responsibility
Laserbeaks_Fury: BTW Down, is at the Nail
wildpeaks: float and yeet: the videogame
Laserbeaks_Fury: Not down here
Amentur: That thing maybe a head
ContingentCat: ~gameplay~
Juliamon: yeah, it's a general issue with all the character models, but for some reason it's most noticeable with Pope for me
TheMerricat: @Laserbeaks_Fury I mean she does assume that her brother got Hissed because she ran and he got caught
TehAmelie: i wonder what Saitama would do to someone who told him that "love your job" motto
Laserbeaks_Fury: No, it's good, consistent characterization
offbeatwitch: i was just thinking the facial animations are getting kind of Andromeda
NewtyNewts: Sideways goes diagonal. Don't think about where forward goes, and only face backwards
Bellpei: I guess the tramors made hole?
TheMerricat: One Punch Saitama? He'd agree. The whole point of his arc is he became a hero because it seemed like fun
Laserbeaks_Fury: Jessie resisted becoming the Director for most of the game because she's got issues with having responsibility
NewtyNewts: This house was made for me...!
kusinohki: "flip to side B"
ContingentCat: or float into the role as it may be
TehAmelie: the way i read it, he's got a case of induced depression because he's "so good" at his job nothing challenges him
Bellpei: Why isn't this Ranger in charge? He's way faster than us!
Nevermore_Painting_Studio: why is he hauling around a lewis gun of all things?
HundreydAundre: round around
RandomTrivia: Spin to win!
kusinohki: you spin me right round...
offbeatwitch: got the moves
NewtyNewts: How can she do that without lifting her other leg?
kusinohki: what happens if you try to fly while spinning like that?
iris_of_ether: I think the most recent Awkward Zombie comic discuss summoning in rangers where it's a bad idea to :D
Laserbeaks_Fury: I love how these control points down here have simple stone cairns to stabilize them, like the ones in the Bureau work less because of tech and more because they're totems
wildpeaks: well hello old friend who's totally not corrupted by the Hiss
wildpeaks: well, poop
Bellpei: There's the health bar!
TehAmelie: hee, even more Awkward Zombie Control comics
Mordin_Solus_Sings: I remember Wiggins doing this fight... It did not look fun.
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wildpeaks: mattlrHeck
kusinohki: any one want to start a prediciton on how fast cameron tilts out about this fight?
Juliamon: kusinohki I think that would have been better suited for the ball-cleaning bits
wildpeaks: Marshall can fly, but we have cat ears, so we're clearly winning here
HundreydAundre: Oh.... its this O N E. g a w d, Matt felt strongly about this boss to the end.
Amentur: Sniper, no sniping
LordZarano: It's so red, everything's so πŸŸ₯
cmdrud87: also, why are we an amine waifu?
TehAmelie: obviously we are winning, we have all the powers of the House plus cat ears
NewtyNewts: At least there's enough fodder enemies to heal up
Mordin_Solus_Sings: HR complaint incoming
TheMerricat: The ranger died while we were facing the other way, I think the bombers got him
wildpeaks: the ranger, uh, received their early retirement package
TehAmelie: i kind of want a game that's just being a worker at the Bureau's HR
HundreydAundre: @wildpeaks Oh, you mean the "walk it off" subscription.
HundreydAundre: Neat.
RandomTrivia: Oof
TehAmelie: sort of a Yes, Your Grace situation where you basically just do paperwork, but it's for the Oldest House
wildpeaks: comedic timing
NewtyNewts: Backing up towards the edge of the cliff... ain't that how it always ends.
kusinohki: forgot to call ranger friend
wildpeaks: at least you went very far on your first attempt, you got this
Bellpei: Hopefully no dark souls syndrome.
djalternative: we didn't radio for another redshirt
Amentur: Ranger exists every time you call them
TheMerricat: I keep thinking hte white bar is the boss's health bar....
NewtyNewts: Snipers so far away... why don't we get a laser scope like that.
wildpeaks: you've beaten Orstein & Smough, this is will be fine
Mordin_Solus_Sings: Yep, this feels like Wiggins run.
RandomTrivia: WTF is that...
TehAmelie: not wishing to interfere with operation of Jessie, but i wonder what happens if you lift up three thingies or as many as your power lets you and then let the power bar recharge before you launch them and then immediately launch more thingies
noSmokeFire: not knowing a lot about control, what makes this fight not fun?
UncannyJimjams: How goes the fight against the Hiss in the spoopy basement?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Just don't get feared
asthanius: I definitely wish the scene was easier to see
InkyGhoast: is this the new dlc or are we still on foundation?
wildpeaks: it's the end of Foundation
InkyGhoast: thank ye
asthanius: Let's be clear: Jessie's the one who's dying. Cameron is doing perfectly fine
TehAmelie: streaming and reading chat adds another two difficulty levels, you know
Bellpei: Wait Cam is reading chat? No, don't do that to yourself!
TehAmelie: well, he's aware of chat on some level probably
NewtyNewts: Is there a way to stop them spawning or something?
TheMerricat: Summon another ranger? They seem to have done a good job adding some disctraction for the adds....
djalternative: we can call a free ranger friend every time. that's about it
NewtyNewts: Are those doors where the enemies are coming from?
TheManaLeek: I love this game so much and hate the boss battles so much.
Laserbeaks_Fury: Was this level made on a Virtual Boy?
TehAmelie: and when you get hurt, you get even more of the same color sprayed across the screen and it doens't go away. such an elegant design
Amentur: I'm sure you very much can ask for ranger assistance again
Laserbeaks_Fury: I mean, with a name like "Control", irony?
MortifiedPenguins: control really makes you wonder if remedy really made the first two max pain games
Bellpei: Our relationship with Marshall is parasocial.
TehAmelie: Marshall is built up by the other NPCs as a tremendous person, but that's all i know about. . .i wanna say, her
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asthanius: Entropy
gualdhar: H E A D S H O T
LordZarano: Ranger friend's primary purpose seems to be as a human shield, which is... not great storywise
kanggaruu: fist slam the desk!
TheMerricat: @LoadingReadyRun so I don't know if it counts as unwanted spoilers but the suggestions for this fight indicate that if you had talked to the former instead of attacking it, you'd get some extra helper mobs added to the fight for you. Other than that it says make sure you always bring the ranger to pull fire
Laserbeaks_Fury: Marshall from the Bureau, on a routine expedition, met the greatest earthquake ever known
NewtyNewts: Blocking the bullet with your body caused internal injuries consistent with death.
accountmadeforants: The combat in Control is a Sanity DoT, yes.
accountmadeforants: Not sure about the health, though.
TehAmelie: it's technically very nice combat, but they should have taken a lesson from "can be finished in under 20 minutes without hurrying" Portal
MyOnlyAliasIsTaken: I have seen the cat ears. I have experienced joy.
asthanius: "I had my anti-crystal shield on"
SocraticMethod: I think they take 30-50% damage from fall and other hazards
asthanius: "Don't make me tell mom"
TehAmelie: i too am impervious to crystals. it's an ubiquitous condition, like antimatter allergy
Laserbeaks_Fury: Adding one or two cover crystals would have gone a long way
InkyGhoast: yeah the main game had a few questionable sections but nothing as bad as the series of bad decisions this dlc has had, which is a shame because this dlc has some cool set pieces
wildpeaks: schroedinger's marshall
SocraticMethod: I don't think that sniper was Marshall.
CururuGuasu: Marshal and her 500 friends
jmhodges: The Marshall fight is genuinely hard
NewtyNewts: Plus haze and smoke and red everywhere
Billy_Waggledaggers: Bloodborne Cam cam.
asthanius: This is why games tend to make enemies off-screen *not* hit you with powerful attacks
Mordin_Solus_Sings: Making the game difficult to percieve is pretty much always a bad idea.
HundreydAundre: @wildpeaks ScaredyCat ScaredyCat ScaredyCat jlrrFacepalm jlrrFacepalm jlrrFacepalm I get it now...
djalternative: grab another ranger, cam. you can get another one every death
Laserbeaks_Fury: Bosses really need an accessible taint
wildpeaks: @HundreydAundre sorry :D
NewtyNewts: What does a parry on hitscan weapons even look like?
HundreydAundre: Know this all of us: The cat ears do have a purpose.
Laserbeaks_Fury: A rock?
TheMerricat: According to the other suggestions on this fight, they suggest staying in the air as much as you can to avoid melee hits, but no idea how practical that acutally is.
TehAmelie: i feel like the DLC is designed around the assumption that people loved the fighting and craved more of it. really a forceful argument for abusing the assistance system imo
Laserbeaks_Fury: Hey, at least falling doesn't kill you
InkyGhoast: a whole pack of warboys
racoonius: hello all how are you all doing today 😊
SocraticMethod: Nah, they have a lunge attack with a hammer that stuns
Amentur: Well it's not like these are new versions of the enemies we've met before
asthanius: It looked like Marshall just took a huge chunk of damage out of nowhere
asthanius: While Jessie was charging a shot
racoonius: can someone explain this game it looks......weird
InkyGhoast: that's a spread
wildpeaks: oh good
SocraticMethod: 3rd phase of boss!
NewtyNewts: Don't jinx it, Cori
djalternative: @racoonius exactly
Juliamon: racoonius that about covers it
racoonius: ok good to know πŸ˜€
wildpeaks: woohoo
InkyGhoast: nice!
LordZarano: @TehAmelie It completely misses *what* people liked about the combat though. Which is doming people with furniture and lumps of concrete
kusinohki: GOOD JOB!!
Amentur: lrrGOAT There
jmhodges: Great work!
TheAinMAP: lrrHORN lrrCHKN lrrHORN
Billy_Waggledaggers: gg
TheManaLeek: I wish the boss battles in this game made me feel accomplished instead of relieved they're done
TheMerricat: Marshall did this to herself Jesse, she should have TALKED to you and WAITED for you.
wildpeaks: first try
Laserbeaks_Fury: This effectively wipes out everyone who was Trenchs inner circle
asthanius: How many Bureau heads are dead now?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Everyone but Darling is dead, and he's....elsewhere
InkyGhoast: they're mad you talked to former at all
gualdhar: why do the cat ears make me laugh so hard
vellebastet: Hello there
accountmadeforants: Maybe she's talking about you, just be ready for when the controller starts acting up MiniK
Mordin_Solus_Sings: Jesse seems pretty bad at delegating
SocraticMethod: "We hope you improve your attitude" (well fuck you too) "Yeah, sure"
vellebastet: sykLaugh
NewtyNewts: Anything in the side tunnels down here?
asthanius: Are meatball subs clips or magazines?
vellebastet: sykLaugh sykLaugh
asthanius: "Mustard is an improvement over the alternative"
Xed_Regulus: That's my aftershave
Laserbeaks_Fury: Langston is kinda married, he's got a cat
niccus: meatball subs are sabot rounds
RandomTrivia: lrrHAM
Henshini: When I first played this game and they talked about "the board", I thought "like board of directors" but then I played this dlc and they said the nail connects the board to the house and I think this is some kojima level mixed metaphores
vellebastet: The fuck did I walk into. sykLaugh sykLaugh sykLaugh
SocraticMethod: Subs are magazines since they load meatball into your mouth
kusinohki: I think Cam will love what we learn about langston in the next dlc
Amentur: The cavern with the bright light is your exit
wildpeaks: oh yeah
InkyGhoast: Langston is apparently one of the devs favorites according to the commentary on the speed run i saw
xantos69: I have never met somebody who behaves as you describe. I am glad that is the case and hope such people don't exist.
SeiichiSin: AWE?
InkyGhoast: Altered world event
SeiichiSin: Ah, okay.
asthanius: Langston sees the cat ears and immediately assumes Jessie is a weeb, just like him
TheMerricat: Altered World Events, essentially anytime something X-files like happens in the 'real' world
InquisitorGaia: Hullo i just got back from my first workout in a year n a half hows things
kusinohki: you might have to fast travel??
SeiichiSin: Oh god.
SocraticMethod: Hello former
asthanius: Please don't bring up Love Hina. I'm long past that part of my life
Amentur: Hello Former. Good bye Former
RandomTrivia: LUL
SeiichiSin: Cori going to break Cam again.
asthanius: Conglaturation
djalternative: yes
Bellpei: Victory(?)
Laserbeaks_Fury: again, the inverted pyramid
SocraticMethod: Congratulations!
ContingentCat: katesParty ?
Amentur: Congratulations *EVA clap*
wildpeaks: <congratulations director/player>
v_nome: A winner is you
RandomTrivia: Uh
NewtyNewts: Congration
lyropithic: Your winner
TehAmelie: i thought Negima outdid everything Love Hina tried to do and then went harder than anyone could have imagined. not that what it did was necessarily "good" in any way
Amentur: Well the problem was solved. Nail fixed and purged from Hiss. Time for sauna
5 raiders from DaniKitty414 have joined!
ContingentCat: we did?
wildpeaks: we nailed it
RandomTrivia: At least the cat ears look cute...
niccus: catgirlboss
RandomTrivia: Welcome raiders! lrrHEART
SocraticMethod: "The board of directors are always out to get you"
Angnor33: The Men Who Stare At Goats?
DaniKitty414: i'm so excited i get to catch you during talking sim! it's my favorite!
DaniKitty414: <3
TheManaLeek: Now I have to rewatch Burn After Reading :D
spiffinn: that reminds me of when i was reading uq holder and was hopeful that a possibly nb/trans character would be dealt with well. oh well
DaniKitty414: viking208Raid daniki7HypeHeart
NewtyNewts: Under the Warehouse
EvilBadman: Before cat ears
RandomTrivia: It makes me VERY happy that the cat ears persist into cutscenes
Orgmastron: Covered in eyeballs, like some sort of Eyeball Zone
djalternative: this was the key cards that went to the basement of the warehouse
DaniKitty414: the cat ears make this
NewtyNewts: The guy from the basement with the laser beam
TehAmelie: today i found an item in The Binding of Isaac that actually upset me. it's a needle that stitches your mouth shut, doing nothing until you take damage and need to scream in pain. then it does horrible things to your mouth. but it was still les weird than Emily Pope's mouth
offbeatwitch: wow! I can't read this!
Laserbeaks_Fury: I wonder if F is Former
Amentur: Possibly @Laserbeaks_Fury
ContingentCat: yike
NewtyNewts: I think so too @Laserbeaks_Fury
TheMerricat: @LoadingReadyRun so I missed a few sessions so I don't know how you handled meeting the Former or if you did, but if we talked to the Former instead of attacking to it, we find out some stuff about the rift between them and the Board.
SeiichiSin: Okay, that was a good lab joke.
Mordin_Solus_Sings: What did we handle?
Angnor33: A work-life balance is a balance that has both metric and english units on it so you can use it in the lab and at home.
vrulg: my lab has a work life spectrometer
EvilBadman: @TheMerricat We attacked it once and got slammed, then talked on the respawn, IIRC
asthanius: um
wildpeaks: oh good
asthanius: UM
Mordin_Solus_Sings: THAT'S NOT BETTER!
asthanius: I AM BIOLOGICAL
josh___something: UMM
divergentdave: GlitchCat
seenoham: why are we not already dead?
ContingentCat: huh
Mordin_Solus_Sings: @seenoham Maybe we are?
offbeatwitch: extreme closeup.mp4
Spacepup: She looks like she's had a wisdom tooth removed recently.
Laserbeaks_Fury: "retire"
ContingentCat: Please go into thaat
asthanius: Okay yeah they're both speaking out of the right side of their mouths
Mordin_Solus_Sings: None of this is getting any better Emily. Also can we have this chat away from the murder-field?
wildpeaks: "don't even worry about it"
mizzytastic: *panalysts voice* GOOD NEWS! I have been stabbed for the second time!
SocraticMethod: "Northmoor Containment Sarcophagus" exists for a reason
InkyGhoast: Well we uh kinda know where Northmoor is and his "retired" status
seenoham: wait is the field why their mouths are doing this?
asthanius: I think the jaws are misaligned?
Spacepup: I played the base game and I remember some of the speaking animathions being a little clunky, but Jesse especially looks really... numbed up right now.
TheMerricat: The mouth is opening too far for the sound that the VA is making, that
TheMerricat: that's part of the issue with Pope's model
rotarysorter: its like they wanted you to be able to read their lips or something
Bellpei: Jesse had a dentist appointment earlier today.
TehAmelie: some special K would make this quest much more chill, i expect
wildpeaks: Jesse has been huffing too many of those glowing mushrooms
TehAmelie: or any given quest
InquisitorGaia: na i think jessie found some uppers
SocraticMethod: If you get the second seize upgrade (big guy) you can seize hiss by the balls
josh___something: discord?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Speaking of which there's anew Harvey Birdman spin-off about Bird Girl
RandomTrivia: Was that Discord sound on stream?
TheMerricat: BTW chat, got my first anti-hiss/covid shot yesterday so excited. :)
NewtyNewts: Yup
offbeatwitch: beedledoop
RandomTrivia: Ah, good.
vellebastet: sykAds
josh___something: congrats @themerricat
Orgmastron: @TheMerricat Congrats!
TehAmelie: remember how in Armageddon the generals were opposed to the salt-of-the-earth drilling crew going to space because one of them (you know it was Bear) was using ketamine? such innocent times
TheMerricat: Thanks :) Should have gotten it a month ago but decided to fling myself down the stairs and break my foot instead. :P
SocraticMethod: @TheMerricat Congrrats! I'm so jealous, my age group is is scheduled at the end of June
TehAmelie: congrats indeed
Zaghrog: stairs can be quite evil
NewtyNewts: Dang escamalators.
NewtyNewts: Always flinging you fast downstairs.
TheMerricat: Slippery devils they are, of course they wouldn't be if I knew to vacuum htem more often to keep the carpet from being packed into a solid mass :D
TheMerricat: @SocraticMethod and here's to hoping june passes quickly and without anything of note occurring :)
TehAmelie: people my age group gets the vaccine here, if they're disabled like i am, but it has to be a disability that puts you at risk of being infected. so close
corianderd: im booked for tomorrow. v excite
ContingentCat: it's frustrating being really close to being able to get it, much sympathy
iris_of_ether: Nice!
ContingentCat: I'm tomorrow too! yay jabs
TehAmelie: jabby jams!
iris_of_ether: My work's requiring everyone to return to office beginning of July benginCry
corianderd: boooo
LordZarano: 2 days til mine
ContingentCat: yay only took like 10 islands to find a new nerd villiager I liked
gualdhar: iris your work sucks
GapFiller: have the jokes abt Adam being an absolute unit on the fam jam poster gotten old yet?
TheMerricat: It's funny, I got a lecture out of nowhere from the pharmacist responsible for jabbing me that I absolutely under no circumstances should laminate my vaccination card, apparently they've gotten a spate of people demanding new cards because they laminated them after the second shot then got worried that they'd need boosters and ...
iris_of_ether: I mean, I'm in the States, I'm vaccinated, and the CDC lifted their restrictions for like next month. But still.
NewtyNewts: They told me second shots are probably 4 months out
gualdhar: I'm also in the states, we're not going back to work until september
vellebastet: welcome back
NewtyNewts: Discord is now unmuted.
josh___something: discord MAWP
TehAmelie: how many people even have access to a lamination machine
Laserbeaks_Fury: The nearest elevator
gualdhar: Staples was doing it for free @TehAmelie
TheMerricat: @iris_of_ether Feel for you, almost glad I'm still unemployed, feeling like the first couple of months post 'restrictions lifted' are going to be hard on folk who are working.
Juliamon: TehAmelie more than you'd expect
kusinohki: I'm a security guard for an office building - one of the companies have talked about coming back just about every 3 months. like may of last year then delayed that to august which got delayed again... I forget if they are aiming for june or july now
TehAmelie: huh
Mordin_Solus_Sings: @TheMerricat I got the same
Juliamon: like, my parents had one??
SocraticMethod: Langston's runaways might be a decent palate cleanser. I think there is little to no combat
Juliamon: it didn't work very well
djalternative: mold is a sidequest thing from the main game. it does get you mold immunity though
TheMerricat: @TehAmelie there were a couple of articles early on that copier stores were offering free laminations for folk with a 'completed card' before the whole "boosters needed" thing came into play
iris_of_ether: @themerricat Yeah. :x They're going to be lifting their mask requirement, too, but I'm still fucking wearing mine
TehAmelie: we had one at work, but that's the only time i've seen one. which was many years ago
vellebastet: Yes, I've seen
AnOddSmith: ???
vellebastet: sykLaugh
josh___something: Umm
ContingentCat: ok?
asthanius: No, but they'll be sunsetting various types of bread
josh___something: The jotunn was responsible
NewtyNewts: Is it... bread-safe?
RandomTrivia: I mean, if the Xbox Fridge can be a thing, Bungie can make a toaster
Amentur: So not a Cylon?
TheManaLeek: @TehAmelie Basic home ones are about $50, it's basically two heating elements
SK__Ren: Oh a Jotunster?
Mordin_Solus_Sings: Are they going to gate this behind like 10 million runs of a particular mission?
Juliamon: also anyone who tables at artist alleyes is likely to have a laminator
Laserbeaks_Fury: Rye's Up, Guardian
RandomTrivia: Looking forward to the Checkpoint story on that one :D
SocraticMethod: The mold sidequest
TheMerricat: A bungie Sunbeam toaster would be perfect
Juliamon: uhhh *alleys
Kaorti: That would be next level
RandomTrivia: @Laserbeaks_Fury Holy shit that's good
ContingentCat: oh damn
NewtyNewts: Maybe you need to get mold immunity...
SocraticMethod: Talk to doctor something
Foxmar320: Cam for that mold you need to do a quest line to unlock the mold protection ability
xantos69: If anybody ever makes another toaster like that Sunbeam auto-toaster...I'll buy 5.
Laserbeaks_Fury: This is not the mold
InkyGhoast: i think there's an npc to start mold quest
Mordin_Solus_Sings: @Juliamon Or if you work for any medium-large company or school there's almost assuredly one in a cabinet somewhere.
SocraticMethod: Starting point is in the Research main hall
Laserbeaks_Fury: I mean it is, but not the mold you'r elooking for
Kaorti: hey chat, just getting here. What're the gang up to?
InkyGhoast: we finished foundation so were fixing some mold
TehAmelie: Aliens synths invented disparagingly calling themselves toasters, and now it's shorthand for machines advanced enough for us to anthropomorphize them. . .
asthanius: oh this was the bad place
Foxmar320: The quest to unlock mold protection starts under central research. Look for the big drop covered in mold.
asthanius: where things exploded on the wall
NewtyNewts: Ooh, and they're level 4 enemies!
RandomTrivia: Don't worry, they can use the respawning forklifts :D
Kaorti: It's now a Hypermobility aid.
TheMerricat: @Kaorti we just kicked Marshalls ass, acted as if we were sorrowful about it despite not really knowing her, then fixed the nail and revealed that we are onto the Board being bad guys too, and now we are going onto the next main 'side quest' and working on eradicating the mold
wildpeaks: these look more like hopsital wheelchairs than everyday ones
Kaorti: @TheMerricat @InkyGhoast, thanks!
tabitha0w0: Hey
ContingentCat: if it helps, I've heard those publicly available folding wheelchairs tend to really suck, so think of it as forcing them to upgrade?
tabitha0w0: Hey Camron.
InkyGhoast: wait there was an intractable in the middle
wildpeaks: lemon squeezy
lyropithic: lemon squifficult?
wildpeaks: then we just have to make exploding lemons
Laserbeaks_Fury: new York
InkyGhoast: Well no because youre in new yrok
Amentur: In the Loop reference. Nice
TheMerricat: What we didn't realize is the the Board makes their own staff...
asthanius: It can still be a percentage of the DC population
asthanius: They're numbers
NewtyNewts: Nah, it'll be the extra-DC population.
Laserbeaks_Fury: True
SocraticMethod: Considering The oldest house is pan-dimensional maybe they are pulling employees from elsewhere in the multiverse?
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Is that why DC can't vote?
InkyGhoast: the dc branch is all the people who have to meet with congress and make up bullshit about what happens in the new york office and really really hate half the new york offce
EvilBadman: that room with all the red squares had the mold IIRC
vellebastet: How did we get the cat ears, Chat?
Laserbeaks_Fury: It back where you were, theres bubble son the walls you have to shot
InkyGhoast: we found some nekos in the foundation
djalternative: oh. this is the ahti quest. we haven't even done the regular mold quest line. we should be in research.
NewtyNewts: May your blood not ooze upon the newly-cleaned carpet.
wildpeaks: uwu
Kaorti: uwu what's this? *blast doors slowly open*
SocraticMethod: Road to Langstontown
djalternative: We haven't even met Casper's friend
vellebastet: Merow
wildpeaks: nimlotHunting
SocraticMethod: If you hear the tango it means you are close to ahti sidequest
EvilBadman: Ok, this area has /all the mold/ it is deviously hidden
niccus: the mold is stored in the balls
RandomTrivia: If only regular mold was that easy to clean up
wildpeaks: r/moldpopping
NewtyNewts: Shoot balls out of mold...? Eh, okay.
TheManaLeek: Mold is stored in the balls?
SocraticMethod: @TheManaLeek they are called "Spore Sacks", thank you very much
Laserbeaks_Fury: oh this is how the Spike got out
RandomTrivia: lrrFINE
Gulleko: shoot... everything... in the balls eogNote
josh___something: O.O
Kaorti: balls are the enemy
LordZarano: Faceburster seems worse
Kaorti: ahah
seenoham: is amoldballs like amazeballs?
josh___something: Faceburster seems explicitly horrific
quatoria: that one in specific had me stuck for almost an hour
asthanius: from the window to the balls
Kaorti: ball bustin
asthanius: freeballin
RandomTrivia: Progress meter suggests 2 more balls
NewtyNewts: You'll be... balled?
niccus: 2021: ball free
asthanius: live free or die ball
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wildpeaks: how ball of you to assume
7gorobei: the walls have balls
SocraticMethod: We have, it's called "charge"
Laserbeaks_Fury: bust down that wall
NewtyNewts: They did kind of, you just don't have it.
Laserbeaks_Fury: with the picture
EvilBadman: @corianderd Nade launcher you say.
SerGarretCameron: punch the poster?
Kaorti: huh, I never found this.
Wolfstrike_NL: ^
RandomTrivia: Good thing this place isn't built with load-bearing posters
SocraticMethod: I know there are those picture in the executive. I wonder if there is a secret wall behind it?
Laserbeaks_Fury: It's near wher e you came in, looking up
asthanius: The last ball was inside you the entire time
RandomTrivia: "the Director has been busting my balls all day about this" lrrBEEJ
Saulens181: I might have seen a ball on the roof near the cleaning supply cart?
NerdsHome: what about that first blocked door?
iris_of_ether: TFW you just write an email to explain "if you don't give us these specific access rights back, here's how much work your team is taking on itself" :p
asthanius: "Remember Gamers, to smash that Ball"
josh___something: Gamers can't look up
Laserbeaks_Fury: The Traffic Light is in the Panopticon while you're here
djalternative: @LoadingReadyRun Old Growth is the name of the main mold quest if you want to do that
Mushbie: @asthanius like, share, and smash that ball
seenoham: so this is a game about being a very oddly equipped janitor?
TehAmelie: maybe the falcon cursing the world makes the rules https://i.imgur.com/3Vo7a6k.png
SocraticMethod: Oh gods, I just got how on the nose "Underhill is"
quatoria: No, A very oddly equipped janitor's assistant.
LordZarano: I need an Old Growth and a Young Growth
quatoria: The job is Janitor's Assistant.
asthanius: "Ah, you're awake"
Laserbeaks_Fury: Were Underhills one of the Hobbit clans?
SocraticMethod: Look for the mold on the bottom floor, that leads to the entrance
Mordin_Solus_Sings: @Laserbeaks_Fury It was Frodo's disguise name.
Laserbeaks_Fury: gotcha
kusinohki: didn't Gandalf suggest the name underhill?
seenoham: iirc Gandalf did
TehAmelie: i gave the protagonist's childhood village in my novel the name Underhill River. is this hubris?
Mordin_Solus_Sings: Podcast?
Angnor33: Yes!
Laserbeaks_Fury: Re-Read Podacst
Mordin_Solus_Sings: Awwww
Angnor33: Read to us Cam! :P
seenoham: Hobbit at least is fun to reread. Easy to do over a weekend
niccus: if it was a podcast it'd be like six summers song
SerGarretCameron: so we've confirmed the friend is not Matt Wiggins.
RandomTrivia: But everyone at LRR has to do a Re-watch podcast with Matt!
DoktorNik: I am half way through my first Wheel of Time Read through
TheOtherTrevor: Currently in progress re-reading it myself
Spluuga: I always fell asleep trying to read Silmarillion..
Sarah_Serinde: Chat let Cameron have some time not dedicated to producing content :P
NewtyNewts: There's the office part.
Mordin_Solus_Sings: @niccus Don't threaten me with a good time
kusinohki: don't think I have the courage to read the cliff notes of the Simirillian...
seenoham: I have nieces and I need to practice the voices, so I reread the hobbit recently
DaSunao: Did you just Mr Smith a Ringwraith?
wildpeaks: chyrCube
EvilBadman: lol
TehAmelie: i want to think Hugo Weaving is continually psyched about the fact he was in both LotR and The Matrix
ashteranic: definitely go in
asthanius: OH RIGHT this quest!
EvilBadman: time for this oblivious friend.
DoktorNik: Hugo Weeving will forever be burned into my mind as the Cop from The Dressmaker
Invitare: "you people"
Mordin_Solus_Sings: @TehAmelie And V for Vendetta. Dude hit basically all the peak Nerd roles for 99-05
wildpeaks: I wonder what it tastes like
Favre_the_Undead: the cat ears killed me
SocraticMethod: I like her rubber oversuit and sleeves
accountmadeforants: They have no respect for the cat ears
djalternative: cat ears were worth every second
asthanius: Get the keys!
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: I like how everyone has a problem that "could spell the end for the bureau", and they're all convinced the other problems are unimportant
Laserbeaks_Fury: I'm wearing cat ears, clearly I'm the Director
Tplayne: love the ears
niccus: and they're all right
Favre_the_Undead: I didn't notice them until now
Tplayne: the mouth movement is.... uncanny
Mordin_Solus_Sings: Maybe she's the mold
seenoham: all the way to the molar
wildpeaks: she throws all the shade
Orgmastron: lrrCREEPL lrrCREEPR
KenKopin: Are the cat ears just cosmetic, or are they an Item of Power?
djalternative: because she's brittish. everyone knows the brittish have more teeth than humans
BusTed: Haha.
DaSunao: The mouth is just slightly too wide
Tplayne: mouth smiles, eyes DO NOT
Saulens181: @KenKopin yes
BusTed: StinkyCheese
ContingentCat: um
TheMerricat: @KenKopin both?
KenKopin: @Saulens181 OIC
SocraticMethod: Is it just me or has lipsync gone worse?
HundreydAundre: So.... you're not an Umbridge. But, you are the least friendliest associate within the Bureau....
TheMerricat: So chat, just a reminder this isn't DLC, this was part of the main game, so it's not 'gotten worse' the DLC 'improved.
RandomTrivia: Wow, Underhill. That was painful wasn't it
SocraticMethod: Oh, btw, if you go here before finishing the main story the dialog is different
ContingentCat: is there a low fuzzy sound or is that me?
asthanius: "Our" Oldest House?
asthanius: Is there another?
RandomTrivia: @ContingentCat There's a little background rumble
Player1DFB: You always have a say in your own comings Underhill
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: @asthanius Probably? Who knows what the former's up to
HundreydAundre: Our condolences to those two guards...
kusinohki: I just wish there was a line like "Dr. Underhill, if you please." "great, call me THE DIRECTOR"
NewtyNewts: There may be even more staircases if you proceed onward
ContingentCat: they're still staircases, now they're just not osha compliant
EvilBadman: They're all in the area beyond her
HundreydAundre: Remember them, Director!
wildpeaks: mood, I grow near televisions too
SocraticMethod: Every sample is beyond the door in at the top of the staircase I think
djalternative: you've gotta be in the threshhold
Luminaire_p: A corpse AND a toilet? That's two molds
MortifiedPenguins: I bet cameron can't wait for another dumb boss fight at the end of this quest
djalternative: up those stairs and through the door
ContingentCat: oh no
Kaorti: nope, none here
Laserbeaks_Fury: Nope, you need to proceed deeper
SocraticMethod: The samples look like bunch of glowing balls, like one in the lab
InkyGhoast: make way for piss
EvilBadman: I spent 20m in this bathroom looking for the mold. (sigh)
wildpeaks: building shift ?
LordZarano: I guess she already got the nearby samples?
BusTed: Delicious.
EvilBadman: Yeah. The vagueness of the quest doesn't help when you know you just saw stalls
josh___something: Jesse... why do you wanna lick the mold
InkyGhoast: we'll find out why she wants to eat the mold
NewtyNewts: Trigger happy every day~
Kaorti: remember the posters. Do not eat the mold.
wildpeaks: gamers can't look up
SocraticMethod: 30%, other guy did 50%
ashteranic: yeah these things are brutal
Kaorti: effing mold snipers
TheMerricat: This is where Paul almost rage quit several times Cam, just to be aware.
TheAinMAP: benginRip
DaSunao: katesRip
asthanius: i see why
BusTed: aw beans
josh___something: Is this why?
ContingentCat: damn
SocraticMethod: Red balls are are explosives, you can launch them
Kaorti: eh, it's a short walk back from here
TehAmelie: "mold snipers" sounds like something Major Kusanagi would regret having to deal with
asthanius: we can delegate this
RaklarLS: this quest made me stop playing the game. got so bored
SocraticMethod: Cam, if you go to the lab you can see an example of the mold sample
Laserbeaks_Fury: I will say, you should be able to take them out with a strong triple throw
Laserbeaks_Fury: *with one
TheMerricat: snipes
Luminaire_p: unarmeOkay
Kaorti: mold walkers do extreme damage up close too.
thesurfaceofthemoon: snippy snipes
TheMerricat: Eventually you'll get the power to ignore the floor but yes floor is lava down there
offbeatwitch: what's the point of health upgrades if everything just eats 99% of your health
Kaorti: yeah, that's true. Mold guys are bad even by comparison.
SerGarretCameron: mold spore lava, as well. the bottom of that room is painful for now.
Laserbeaks_Fury: Near
TheMerricat: Consider what this level was like for Paul who didn't have max health
NewtyNewts: Mold immunity not yet acquired.
Laserbeaks_Fury: *Grover footsteps*
Laserbeaks_Fury: Far
HundreydAundre: has protection from 'high ground': ScaredyCat NotLikeThis ScaredyCat NotLikeThis
josh___something: I don't wanna find out how annoying this is WITHOUT max health
SocraticMethod: mold people have "melee" attack which is actually them spitting at you. That eats your healt real fast
SocraticMethod: which is what killed you last 2 times
SocraticMethod: So to deal with mod stay afar, snipe and launch
HundreydAundre: Wut?
HundreydAundre: WUT?
wildpeaks: I think we're shooting our cover ?
Kaorti: I think the game's designers made a lot of assumptions about how you'd build your character, which were'nt as universal as they expected.
RandomTrivia: Excuse?
SocraticMethod: Elliptical hitboxes ftw!
RandomTrivia: Control pls
HundreydAundre: Paul, send help....???
thesurfaceofthemoon: Cover is not actually a property of physical objects, but rather an impediment of all things physical moving through a certain space.
ashteranic: there are times when i really dislike third person shooters, and this kind of thing is the reason why
empyreon: that dumpster's hit box is WHAT?!
BusTed: seabatHITBOX
SocraticMethod: @empyreon an invisible elliple, pay attention please
RandomTrivia: Some design decisions were certainly made here.
NewtyNewts: Big bad snipers.
wildpeaks: all the things
empyreon: sorry, was blinded by the invisible ellipse LUL
TBJohnDoe: a fun guy is shooting at you
LordZarano: It's Alex's favourite game: "Where Am I Being Shot From"
SocraticMethod: Copyrighted music, sorry cam
thesurfaceofthemoon: "Favourite" may be out of place there
RandomTrivia: Makes a change from 99% like usual, I guess
SocraticMethod: So if you didn't notice, sniper shots curve towards you
TheMerricat: it wouldn't be so bad if they would at least drop as much health as they took
NewtyNewts: Proximity is key
Kaorti: gameplay!
Luminaire_p: unarmeGameplay
thesurfaceofthemoon: I feel like the principle of "timing!" is also at play here
thesurfaceofthemoon: They're an undergrowth actually
BusTed: Going to need a very specialized plumber.
RandomTrivia: If only we had a janitor to help keep the place clean... hmmmm...
RaklarLS: this whole place feels like "we need like an extra hour in this game"
Kaorti: I always thought toilets reproduced trhough parthenogenesis.
djalternative: in a factory down toooooown
NewtyNewts: All it takes is retro-comp.
SK__Ren: What, no embedded Oregon Trail game?
offbeatwitch: copy that floppy
RandomTrivia: Note to game designers: Sucker punches are not difficulty, they're a cheap way to punish players for playing the game.
Kaorti: props for the props team, credit for the credit throne
CAKHost: They've gone all out on not putting staircases in this level
josh___something: Was there an interactable point near the staircase of the control point?
InkyGhoast: I thought i saw a sample over by the staircase
Kaorti: I think there's one more exit from the control point area too
RaklarLS: just imagine playing this area without all the floaty upgrades.
SK__Ren: Lab 6 got breaks?
RandomTrivia: Do the staircases have to lead to anywhere? What, conceptually, constitutes a staircase?
asthanius: "Which one's the party lab?"
TehAmelie: toilets reproduce mainly by people building houses. i know this is somewhat arcane lore because housing shortages have become an international necessity to keep housing corporations profitable
InkyGhoast: i thought I saw an intractable near the bottom of the stairs, but that could just be bonus stuff
TheMerricat: That is not a TV.
djalternative: yeah. the tv one is a real SoB to find if I remember correctly
Laserbeaks_Fury: Lots of cigarette machines in a workplace where smoking is banned
RandomTrivia: *dry ice creeps closer* "We get it, you vape!"
TheMerricat: So the TV's are a bit hidden, do you want a hint about their location?
TehAmelie: i want a machine that produces smokes. i don't smoke but i could use that prison currency
NewtyNewts: They're fungus, maybe they regenerate?
wildpeaks: I ask myself the same everyday
DrVentureSr: i ask myself that all the time
EvilBadman: @TehAmelie are...are you in prison
SocraticMethod: @Laserbeaks_Fury look, when the otherworldly Genius Loci asks for 60's aesthetic, you got to commit to it
TehAmelie: depending on definitions
RaklarLS: dark souls projectiles
Kaorti: gamers might get bored if level and encounter design were poor
SK__Ren: I mean, mold regrows...
TBJohnDoe: funny how enemies spawn were u have to go
RandomTrivia: Oh hey, they put James McAvoy in this game lrrBEEJ
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Laserbeaks_Fury: If you go back to the toilets and continure onward
SocraticMethod: Control points restore health
TheMerricat: Yep TV's are past the toliets
asthanius: Great life advice
InkyGhoast: if you want a hint: the television are past the toilets
wildpeaks: "tv will rot your brain"
ieva_art: oh!! you got the cat ears!
asthanius: "This is your brain on television"
RaklarLS: yeah, fun.
Luminaire_p: Fun!
RandomTrivia: Control pls
NerdsHome: apparently they ALL respawn after a certain time
wildpeaks: watch out, Fun incoming
TehAmelie: my TV does still receive broadcast signals through a cable going into the wall. haven't used that functionality in like ten years. maybe i could throw it out and rethink my furniture arrangement
TheMerricat: Hey! You know what would be fun? if we set the snipers on a respawn timer so they would pop back up right on top of you!
NerdsHome: for, ya know, GAMEPLAY
Laserbeaks_Fury: And you're overpowered for this area
RaklarLS: and don't trigger the fight ost
RandomTrivia: This game has a GodMode right?
ashteranic: dark souls designers, that's who :S
NewtyNewts: Here be poops.
7gorobei: we learned it from you Fromsoft
Kaorti: hey! a reward!
wildpeaks: weeeee \o/
RandomTrivia: UH
ashteranic: it was alllllll worth it
RaklarLS: FUN
RandomTrivia: EXCUSE YOU
asthanius: I'm WATCHING TV
EvilBadman: i'm watching my shows!
TheAinMAP: Pardon?
empyreon: GAMEPLAY
TehAmelie: if more TV was like Threshold Kids i'd definitely watch it
Laserbeaks_Fury: No wonder Dylan got messed up
TheMerricat: And now you know why Paul hated this part of the game.
RandomTrivia: We need the soundbite of Adam saying "THIS GAME STINKS"
BlindProphet32: No wonder Trench quit
ieva_art: is this the dlc or the main game?
EvilBadman: Main game
asthanius: Thanks Uncle Mr. Bones!
GamesAndInk: Anyone remember the Entirely Necessary Bioshock Boss Fight? I'm reminded of that every time a developer inserts GAMEPLAY.
Laserbeaks_Fury: "cutting edge technology"
NewtyNewts: Headcanon: Mr Bones = Northmoor
TheMerricat: Is that the face of the other little girl doll on Mr. Bones now? I didn't notice that before.....
EvilBadman: @GamesAndInk Which one (hold for laughteR)
TehAmelie: Threshold Kids reminds me of nothing so much as David Lynch's youtube show Rabbits
NewtyNewts: Nah, that's much too polite of them.
RandomTrivia: When do you think the last time was that there was an actual child inside the Oldest House?
GamesAndInk: Wasn't that calming?
wildpeaks: a nice bedtime story
TehAmelie: when our brother was young
ieva_art: dylan was the only child right
accountmadeforants: RandomTrivia Well, the protagonist's brother was a kid when he was kidnapped
asthanius: Control is an otome game when you think about it
SocraticMethod: I love Topher havin panic attack in the background while the director shand-in explains building shifts
RandomTrivia: Just watch Yuru Camp and feel all your worries melt away
TehAmelie: the supplemental material makes clear Dr Darling created the whole show with Dylan as the intended audience
TheMerricat: BTW chat, though it only talks about the puppets since she doesn't work with Remedy any more - here's a podcast with the puppeteer who handled the Threshold Kids show - https://www.fanbyte.com/podcasts/control-threshold-kids/
accountmadeforants: But yes, presumably kids do not do well here. Or rather, people in general do not do well here, but we'd feel worse about it if they were kids.
Spluuga: oh I was thinking more like 86.. no wait..
LordZarano: Sound like a prion disease
RandomTrivia: So the instructional videos made in the style of a cartoon for toddlers are made for the employees? :D
SocraticMethod: @TehAmelie, nah that was 2-3 bureau employees with a class in community college in puppeteering and zero budget
EvilBadman: and now, through the completely miss-able quest, you can go into areas with the purple haze! :D
djalternative: congrats. we have mold immunity
TehAmelie: well i mean Darling conceptualized it. right?
DaSunao: jlrrPit
SocraticMethod: Nah, darling had nothing to do witch that
Orgmastron: jlrrPit
wildpeaks: they didn't all respawn
TheAinMAP: jlrrPit
Kaorti: @TehAmelie I thin it was proposed by a couple agents
RandomTrivia: sergeFall
GapFiller: jlrrPit
NewtyNewts: Cannonball!
CAKHost: This pit was made for us?
Laserbeaks_Fury: James did punch this chunkj, didn't he
TehAmelie: weird
7gorobei: jlrrPit
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: @Laserbeaks_Fury I hear mold is part of the new update
jmhodges: There’s a control center I missed deep in this right before [REDACTED] and it made things Hard. Keep an eye out!
GamesAndInk: Maybe some makeup marker to have puppet mouth lines?
Kaorti: hey, a part for a new gun
NewtyNewts: That crash test dummy got absorbed into the wall!
GamesAndInk: Have you ever just excavated solid rock only to find a manikin in it?
InkyGhoast: someone tell james stephanie sterling about all this crash dummies merch
accountmadeforants: Oh yeah, Captain Yajima is fantastic
SocraticMethod: Yep!
NewtyNewts: Yup.
Kaorti: it is!
spellotape: wait, this game has cat ears? LUL
accountmadeforants: (And for anyone who's not seen Captain Yajima: https://youtu.be/l-TJm7HkzkQ )
Laserbeaks_Fury: You DO NOT want blast radius
Kaorti: that seems safe :D
TemporallyAwry: Ah, one of those fun weapons that has bigger AoE than it does Range PrideLaugh
djalternative: the thresh-mold?!?!
djalternative: boo
accountmadeforants: Tasty tasty mold
asthanius: Boss time!
accountmadeforants: Dead Space time!
ContingentCat: oh my
InkyGhoast: that is a one hell of a jellyfish hydra beast
RandomTrivia: Oh that's horrifying
DaSunao: Ooh, Phyrexian Hydra
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: That's a freaking amazing boss aesthetic
SocraticMethod: Yellow-red spores
TheMerricat: So the mold took Paul several sessions to get through, it goes to show how useful over powering yourself can be.
TehAmelie: you know they developed a handheld nuclear missile with a blast radius about half of its firing range, in the real world, for serious
TehAmelie: i mean twice
asthanius: The Davy Crockett
Kaorti: @TehAmelie Good ol' Davey Crockett
NewtyNewts: Ah, the 'Well Fuck You Too' gun.
DaSunao: @TehAmelie Nuclear mortar
Kaorti: They even did it on purposs
accountmadeforants: Oh, I think they've improved the save spots? I remember Paul having to take a walk to get back to the boss.
djalternative: on pourpose?
adamjford: Ah, so this mold is a newly-made Exo?
Kaorti: @djalternative, yeah thanks
InkyGhoast: Cori why did you say htat
NerdsHome: that was fun
NewtyNewts: It rained explosives upon you, and you held them close
SocraticMethod: Okay so projectiles track and one of the attacks is to drop all the red "mines" down
SerGarretCameron: so, the mold bombs was a good strat, it did a lot of damage really fast.
TehAmelie: almost makes you feel like the Jar-Jar Binks tongue lollipops were justified. almost
djalternative: @Kaorti why would they make a handheld nuke on dolphins
RandomTrivia: This feels like the kind of boss fight you make when you've given up and just want "I dunno, something really hard I guess"
NewtyNewts: The cover appears to be platforms, perhaps a refuge from the AOE?
SocraticMethod: When it does the AOE you need to go up to the platforms
Kaorti: @djalternative I think the espionage dolphins were something else. spelling is hard ok?
djalternative: @Kaorti I was just trying to make a pun, not call out spelling
josh___something: Wow... that's not a fair fight
vellebastet: sykAds
SerGarretCameron: that's an even less fair fight if you do it early.
Kaorti: @Kaorti sorry, no offense taken. I misspelled, then misread your joke.
SocraticMethod: Control has two kinds of fights: where Jessie bust Hiss' balls (main story) and where bosses bust Jessie's balls (optional fights)
TheMerricat: The funny thing is if you are kitted out right, you can waste Mold 1 in like a minute. But you need the right mods and guns. Otherwise you have to slog it out.
RandomTrivia: From skim-reading that guide, it looks like this is less a conventional boss fight and more like a boshi-style "there is one safe space at any given time and if you're not in it you die"
josh___something: The article seems confident that this is the hardest fight
accountmadeforants: Honestly, they're still melting the boss. It's just also melting them.
TheMerricat: There's a unique mod for the grip that you can get via an easter egg in the furnace room that gives you effectively infinite ammo, called Hellfire. That plus maxed out launch can just eliminate the mold before it gets a chance to spam attack the first time.
kusinohki: wandersong on rythem cafe?? I think I suggested that to them a year ago...
djalternative: yeah. Eternal Fire is one interesting puzzle
Juliamon: kusinohki Ian was against it but Heather *really* wanted to play it
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: @kusinohki yeah, Heather's at the helm iirc
TehAmelie: wow imagine having infinite ammo when we were fighting all those regenerating spheres
Kaorti: @TheMerricat The furnace quest isn't particularly fun though. It's just more of the same bring thing a to spot b scavenger hunting.
TheMerricat: @Kaorti ah I wasn't suggesting they go get it, more of "man these boss fights really want you to be kitted out a specific way" complaint.
djalternative: I do enjoy the Eternal Fire scavenger hunt specifically though
Kaorti: ah, yeah. That's true.
Kaorti: The whole game expects you to grind a bunch, but doesn't give you much payoff for it.
TehAmelie: TIL butterflies love blood. they can't sting you like mosquitos, but if they happen to find some blood they'll drink it up. so that's a nice morbid thing you can do for your summer friends
adamjford: @TehAmelie I didn't know I needed to know this, but I'm glad I do now
InkyGhoast: i thought that was only one type of butterfly
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vellebastet: Hellooo
TehAmelie: that's possible
TheMerricat: To be fair it's not as if they know it's blood as much as they are geared toward finding proteins in muddy pools with rotting materials in them and blood just happens to match the same profile of "wet with nutrients in it"
accountmadeforants: @kusinohki Oh, wow, that's great! Probably one of my favourite games in recent years!
SocraticMethod: rememeber +explosive radius? yeah, that
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TheMerricat: If you pop the weakpoints you get jelly beans but it's hard
SocraticMethod: notifier is double, btw
asddsa28: this boss is hard
RandomTrivia: This boss is absurd
RandomTrivia: The fact that if it touches you once you spend the rest of the fight with a red border around the screen certainly isn't helping
RandomTrivia: wow this boss can get in the sea
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wildpeaks: on the positive side, "the rest of the fight" was short
Masslost: is there some high ground to use that might make it a little easier
TheMerricat: @Masslost problem is if we poke our head out, it slams us to death
InkyGhoast: does the game want us to shield this
TheMerricat: ^ @LoadingReadyRun I forgot to mention that they did say shielding helps a bit in this
RandomTrivia: That literally came out of nowhere... ugh...
NerdsHome: that gas is kinda BS.
josh___something: The game wants you to shield the barrage attack in that final phase I guess?
wildpeaks: I think the floor also becomes lava near the end
InkyGhoast: this game wanted to make a from software boss and did it bad
MortifiedPenguins: just turn on invincability
TehAmelie: hey, it's 1 am and not particularly dark here. yay summer
TheMerricat: Yes final phase makes the bottom level unlivable
Xeveriaxitus: This fight IS hard. Took me some time. I made it only because I got so impatient I just fired everything and with a bit of luck...
josh___something: HUH... the tentacle attack looked like it could be shielded?
InkyGhoast: i think a big sin in this game is that regen health is an accessibility setting only and not a skill you can also get because jelly beans can be real flood or famine
RandomTrivia: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
TheMerricat: Sorry Cam we should have told you to just go do the Alan Wake AWE stuff. Mold sucks
SocraticMethod: DId you hear the roar it makes before slam attack?
djalternative: wait. we can just turn on regen health?!!?!?!
blip2004: this fight is miserable. I don't understand why all the late game bosses are just damage races
djalternative: holy crap. Cam. Let's just turn on regen health
InkyGhoast: cam at this point isn't turning those settings on so
Xeveriaxitus: Ah yes, there is healthregen, god mode and so on in the options
InkyGhoast: i should get back to my playthrough at some point. i did turn on the settings, but only did damage reduction to like 30% because tommasi was some bullshit and i kept it on because it's still hard but im not dying every second hit
Xeveriaxitus: Tommasi was a b...ee
djalternative: I mean, at this point, we know we aren't happy with the combat so why not make it easier
DandyGeek: This has some real "soloing Vorgeth" vibes to the way this fight just keeps giving players a swirly
InkyGhoast: and keep in mind im a rogue like player, ramming into a brick wall for a bit is my jam, but i need to have some feedback that i am ramming the wall correctly. control just said "lol nope die"
josh___something: Shielding only for the big tentacle attack could be a better option. The barrage seems easy enough to dodge while being able to deal damage. At least for the first phase?
InkyGhoast: taht was a good run
Xeveriaxitus: That was a solid try
accountmadeforants: You got some great hits in
TehAmelie: at this stage i'm thinking rougelike is what this game needs to keep all this combat interesting. imagine if you were able to become immune to explosions for instance
asthanius: It's not cheating if it's an accident
TehAmelie: go by From rules: if it works it's not cheating
blip2004: @TehAmelie i think thats is why the Jukebox was added.
TheMerricat: It's not cheating if you win. :P
SocraticMethod: I think it's instantly moving to stagged anuimation because you are hitting the damage threshold
SocraticMethod: stagger*
wildpeaks: being on a controller probably isn't helping either, harder to aim
Invitare: who gave that tentacle heat-seeking missiles?
djalternative: this was designed for ps4 though
asthanius: Doesn't mean it's better than using a mouse
Xeveriaxitus: I cant aim with controler for the life of me. I have to use mouse and keyboard for shooty games
wildpeaks: we all float down here (except Jesse)
InkyGhoast: and you don't seem to mantle either which is garbagre
josh___something: Does it just want you to stand and shield in that final phase?
InkyGhoast: im starting to think it wants us to zerg rush
SocraticMethod: Nah, it wants to play "floor is lava"
TehAmelie: the cat ears makes Jessie the most visually amazing videogame character to ever zap through the air wielding a handgun and a suit, so at least there is that
Narcogen: I think it is expecting the gas to be avoided by standing on the pillars rather than trying to float around the arena, possibly
blip2004: @josh___something it wants you to stand on the pillars the whole fight and just dodge/shield things while you dps race
RandomTrivia: @josh___something I *really* hope not. That would be the single most foolish intended boss strategy every made
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SocraticMethod: float between platforms and dodge when necessary
Xeveriaxitus: <3
RandomTrivia: Hey there hexy_lexy! lrrHEART
vellebastet: @hexy_lexy You as well!! lrrHEART
TehAmelie: i doubt even Calico would offer cat girls of this caliber (forced plug for Pika's cat cafe game)
SocraticMethod: On the last phase
RandomTrivia: Standing on the platforms just gets you insta-killed out of nowhere
Laserbeaks_Fury: I don't if I can avoid it
EvilBadman: Years of practice, yeah
TemporallyAwry: This feels like a "multi-stage boss fight" except they hit shuffle on the modes.
GamesAndInk: Practice and aim assist
SerGarretCameron: me? I totally cannot.
accountmadeforants: Controllers are terrible for FPS, but too many people have been taught wrong as a joke to stop now.
InkyGhoast: turns out RKOs out of nowhere are only good in wrestling
josh___something: Healthy amounts of aim assist
Laserbeaks_Fury: I could not play this with a controller without cranking up the auto aim
Lightningbro: "How do you FPS on controllers" Auto-aim, mostly.
EvilBadman: I can swap between controller aiming and KBAM pretty fluidly, so I may just be a gamer
InkyGhoast: well it turns out most aren't as bullshit as this game. I didn't have this much trouble in overwatch
SocraticMethod: Nah, it's a multi-stage just that stages are not signposted
Mysticman89: I crank up the sensitivty to gross amounts to try to get back the speed of aiming I havve with a mouse, but thats unusual
TehAmelie: it's been my experience this game just isn't made for shooting guns
Xeveriaxitus: Huuuiii
SocraticMethod: 1st stage has single tentacle slam, 2 stage has multi-slam and the grenade spam, etc
RaklarLS: this game wants you to point at tiny things from time to time; it feels a lot better for mouse control
Laserbeaks_Fury: It's kinda like orstien and smough
wildpeaks: boop'd
Xeveriaxitus: So close
SocraticMethod: Gas killed you
RandomTrivia: Wat
TehAmelie: hmm but can we summon Solaire?
InkyGhoast: what?
RandomTrivia: Oh the gas
RaklarLS: bad breath killed you
Xeveriaxitus: Maybe there was gas?
josh___something: The gas spawned
corianderd: looked like gas
JonnyGlitch: Hey Cam! Hey Runners and Cam Fam!
JonnyGlitch: Hey Flower!
Foxmar320: It was gas, it does that if it can't see you I think
wildpeaks: reminds me of the tentacles in Half Life 1
SocraticMethod: @Foxmar320 He was at last 3rd of health
RandomTrivia: Huh?!
mycosect: Vindictive Golgari Wurm >.<
JonnyGlitch: Explody-Bulbs have been placed on every ceiling for your convenience
adamjford: cool game
Foxmar320: SocraticMethod i know ive been watching
RaklarLS: must extract more fun out of the player
JonnyGlitch: Oh also hello Cori! Didn't hear ya there!
JonnyGlitch: that tracking shot ruined me too
wildpeaks: grenading ourselves, a classic
josh___something: Game pls
SocraticMethod: If this boss is so miserable maybe skip it? Forcing to play is bad for everyone
Xeveriaxitus: But that throw did do damage
JonnyGlitch: always make sure your target is within 1.5 meters
wildpeaks: it is an optional quest
JonnyGlitch: Fly, you fool!
Xeveriaxitus: Controls pls!
JonnyGlitch: you were so close, you got him this time
Mysticman89: thats a metaphor for life
Xeveriaxitus: You got this Cam!
JonnyGlitch: failure to launch? I feel personally attacked by this game
josh___something: Can the tentacle slam pierce through the shield?
JonnyGlitch: I'm pretty sure I figured out a way to cheese this boss and left this fight without my dignity
SocraticMethod: gas phase
JonnyGlitch: so beautiful
mycosect: πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
SK__Ren: Smooth
TheMerricat: WOOT!
SocraticMethod: Nice!
RandomTrivia: lrrHORN ?
JonnyGlitch: lrrHORN lrrHORN lrrHORN lrrHORN
Blessings_from_the_Void: WOOOOO
RandomTrivia: Huh.
TemporallyAwry: DPS rush successful lrrHORN
josh___something: Perfect run?
GamesAndInk: Got it in one?
JonnyGlitch: elegantly done!
Juliamon: Sure. OK.
SocraticMethod: FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
NerdsHome: yay?
JonnyGlitch: that stinks
Xeveriaxitus: Wow and NOW I have to sneeze and dont see the end of this fight? :o
asthanius: iirc there's something here
DaSunao: Waits patiently for the random bullshit gank
TheBearBee: FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
josh___something: Don't engage with the bully's mechanics... I guess
Xeveriaxitus: You did it!
RandomTrivia: Thank you, Cameron, for suffering for our entertainment. lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
adamjford: FBtouchdown
vellebastet: sykHypers sykHypers sykHypers
TheMerricat: lrrHORN lrrHORN
vellebastet: unarmeHeart unarmeHeart unarmeHeart
empyreon: lrrHEART LuvHearts lrrHEART
Rhynerd: Congratulations on beating that really annoying boss!
RandomTrivia: FBtouchdown
Mysticman89: we have witnessed tthe struggle of an artist
accountmadeforants: seabatNogood FBtouchdown
asthanius: I think there's a room at the edge?
RaklarLS: admire the gas
Foxmar320: There is a control point in the back
JonnyGlitch: you ever smelt mouldy fungus? you can feel the years falling off your lifespan with every breath
natedesuka: You live here now
wildpeaks: we live here now
juneblue58: You should get something nice for yourself after the stream, Cam, you deserve it after all that.
asthanius: There we go
JonnyGlitch: "This room is clear!"
GamesAndInk: Imagine if you had tried to go through that exit after the fight at low health and DIED...
SocraticMethod: I think you killed the boss so fast that it skipped "clear gas" trigger
wildpeaks: Ramsey: "finally some good food"
JonnyGlitch: Oh I love when games will just shiv you in the back after a tough fight
JonnyGlitch: It's why I love A.D.O.M so much
LordZarano: Yeah that seemed like a glitch
NerdsHome: well JonnyGlitch that's GAMEPLAY
SquareDotCube: a little bit bugged
LordZarano: seems
SquareDotCube: but the result should fix that
TheMerricat: Remember though Cam. You said all it's sins were forgiven because of the floppy drive, so you can't be upset now :P
accountmadeforants: I think it's still trying to do the gas thing, yeah
Blessings_from_the_Void: Yes
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djalternative: active threshhold, yes
RaklarLS: hold on, was this mold just a reference to the Ringworld root thing? It makes you want to eat it, it changes you, it kills...
TheMerricat: yes
JonnyGlitch: @RaklarLS Ringworld from what? I mean if we want to refrence eating things changing you there's the Lotus Eaters from The Oddessy
RaklarLS: @JonnyGlitch Tree-Of-Life root
JonnyGlitch: benevolent sociopath
djalternative: yeah. underhill can F right off
DaSunao: Fuck you Underhill. Fuck you.
corianderd: @JonnyGlitch The Ringworld. Larry Niven
empyreon: Throw her in the pit.
TheMerricat: Why do I feel as if Underhill is going to be permanently be assigned down here with limited staff.
juneblue58: Wow. Should have sent her down to attempt to collect samples.
JonnyGlitch: That doctor is exactly where she should be
asthanius: New spawns
DaSunao: @corianderd A different scifi thing I'm reading refers to Niven rings. I should look up the original
Invitare: thanks Steve
djalternative: @TheMerricat because that's our decision so we can do just that
JonnyGlitch: @corianderd well this is embarrasing
blip2004: "help" is a bit of a strong word there underhill
TheMerricat: @TheMerricat Yep :D
NerdsHome: what a B
JonnyGlitch: I'm about to get my Sci-Fi Nerd Card revoked
adamjford: Thanks, subs!
TemporallyAwry: Did she just correct "you"? Are you supposed to refer to all doctors in the third person? Have I been doing that wrong?
SocraticMethod: I think she corrected "Raya"
TehAmelie: i just had to live through the image of Batman reading Rorschach's journal so suddenly the game doesn't seem very bad
JonnyGlitch: I need to go read me some Larry Niven. Can't believe this author just completely missed me. Thank you @RaklarLS and @corianderd !
JonnyGlitch: Oh the best of the worst
Xeveriaxitus: Ah yes the pinnacle of RE
JonnyGlitch: very well made bad game
RandomTrivia: It's the only one bad enough to be good
JonnyGlitch: Quality A Grade F Grade
RandomTrivia: Oh yeah, Worms WMD on CTS! HYPE
DaSunao: Have y'all seen the Lady Dimitrescu Thomas the tank engine mod?
iris_of_ether: Oooh
JonnyGlitch: Do we know which Worms?
TehAmelie: Worms r gud
djalternative: @JonnyGlitch his name backwards is referenced in MtG too. Niv's disk is a ref to ringworld
Xeveriaxitus: Worms is good memory
ContingentCat: oo good bunch
DeM0nFiRe: That sounds like a fun stream!
djalternative: Which worms? WMD?
Rhynerd: @dasunao the headswap or did they make one where Thomas replaces the whole body?
ContingentCat: !secret
LRRbot: Is it secret? Is it safe!?
RandomTrivia: Thanks for the stream, Cam and Cori! lrrHEART lrrHEART
DaSunao: @Rhynerd The headswap. Its so cursed
EvilBadman: The Gameplay is a lot
RaklarLS: yeah, it's not amazing. Story is fun though
RandomTrivia: Your suffering for our entertainment is appreciated, but not mandatory
vellebastet: Thanks for the stream!!
JonnyGlitch: @djalternative I'm sure I'll be seeing Niven's influence in a lot of stuff soon
SocraticMethod: I think you are missing the best part i.e. the lore
vellebastet: lrrHEART
DeM0nFiRe: Yeah just based on watching you guys play, there looks like a lot of interesting aspects of the game, but the combat looks painful lol
EvilBadman: AWE is a lore dump which is delicious
Xeveriaxitus: Control LORE stream, yes!
ContingentCat: yeah reading time!
djalternative: I'm fine with that
juneblue58: That would be fun.
DeM0nFiRe: I'd watch that stream lol
TehAmelie: in my opinion it's best to fine tune the difficulty until it becomes not tedious to play
TheMerricat: Would not complain :)
NewtyNewts: I'm up for that
JonnyGlitch: It's easy to cheese the base game. Not so much the DLC
RandomTrivia: Sounds great!
niccus: 3 hours of threshold kids
SocraticMethod: Also it expects to engage with the mod system more than you have done so far
djalternative: Also, the hotline scenes would be nice too
Rhynerd: I mean, that does seem to be a common opinion of this game. Good lore, iffy to bad gaemplay.
josh___something: I'm definitely all for that
Rhynerd: Also, heck yeah for lore!
RobotInProgress: that sounds pleasant
ContingentCat: Yes, threshold kids and story time
Trashweazel: that sounds incredible
blip2004: there is also a video in the AWE you should watch
Trashweazel: story time!
juneblue58: Alternative option, if the combat gets tilting then take a break and read some lore.
JonnyGlitch: Oh yes we need to have a Threshold Kid marathon!
TehAmelie: and the gathering of crafting materials. . .
JonnyGlitch: I can play games like this, but if I'm watching sometimes have to look away for a bit
TheMerricat: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP8oSCobo-oxgABjxSoChayL6XObYO-Gc - Threshold Kids Playlist on Youtube
ContingentCat: it has it's moments
juneblue58: I have a personal rule that if I fail a fight in a game three times I take a break, then come back to it later.
RaklarLS: also if you just want to progress the story, you get hit with high level enemies
RaklarLS: and you need to grind
SocraticMethod: Not really sure about that, its has some ideas with Former and the anchor
Foxmar320: Not really it was a much slower game
DrVentureSr: questionable design choices but great atmosphere and story
EvilBadman: their boss fights are "shoot it more"
JonnyGlitch: I feel more like this game is about the "atmosphere"
TheMerricat: @LoadingReadyRun to be fair, max payne boss fights were a lot like this, I think Remedy is just a company that likes that kind of boss fight
JonnyGlitch: the combat is thematic rather than tactical
niccus: max payne walking sim?
RaklarLS: Alan Wake is all about getting to the next story beat, this one wants you to waste time with collectibles
DrVentureSr: Also, janitor MVP
DaSunao: I am not surprised that the High Priest of UWU likes cat ears.
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART
TehAmelie: so much of the gameplay seems tacked on without much thought to how it fits together, like the optional missions
vellebastet: lrrHEART
RandomTrivia: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
jessieimproved: lrrHEART
Xeveriaxitus: <3
RaklarLS: bye!
JonnyGlitch: I find myself bopping to the rhythm of the fights sometimes
RandomTrivia: *be-boop*
Vyous: Discord noises?
JonnyGlitch: bye! thanks for the show!
RaklarLS: call has ended
DeM0nFiRe: gdqRobotBody beep boop
SK__Ren: *checking discord* wait...
JonnyGlitch: More Noises please!
ContingentCat: lrrHEART thanks Cam and Cori
RandomTrivia: L O U D Discord noises
TwitchingPokki: but my discord is closed
JonnyGlitch: Now make the Skype Call noise!
TheMerricat: The main savior of Max Payne boss fights was the bullet time and ability to do 'john woo' style movements to avoid being hit.
Rhynerd: Thanks for the stream!
SigiledScryfish: Let's Nope waiting room time!
SocraticMethod: I think Remedy went "we want a metroidvania, what are the ingrediants" and not considered the holistic aspects
TheMerricat: Chat do I want to roll the dice on UberEats and get a White Castle Crave Clutch or be safe and order Pizza from Dominos?
SigiledScryfish: @TheMerricat White Castle for sure and it's not remotely close
TehAmelie: a marvellous story weighed down by some insatiable game dev need to produce challenging gameplay
TheMerricat: @SigiledScryfish that's sorta how I'm leaning too. thanks for pushing me over the edge :D
jessieimproved: @TheMerricat But how reliable is UberEats where you are? Can you get White Castle before it mushes?
SocraticMethod: And it feels extremely rushed, especially the last part with the projector. Just a tons of enemies and nominal "power levels go up", not really a climax
SigiledScryfish: @TheMerricat Always gonna vouch for slider lrrHEART
TheMerricat: @jessieimproved for me it's will I actually get the food or not. I've been having horrible luck only getting half an order from a lot of 3rd party delivery services these days
TehAmelie: if the game was a movie, it would be like, The Matrix but with fifty thousand jokes forced in to make it funnier
jessieimproved: Yeah that's a big problem with food delivery, it's a reason pizza has gotten so big, it's pretty reliable
SocraticMethod: I get a feeling that tons of effort was spent on the ashtray maze and then whoops, have to finish this somehow.
TehAmelie: does it need to be funny? does being funny improve it in any way? who cares, the focus groups say we need more content
jessieimproved: It's been hypothesized that the pandemic will simplify the USA palate even more, with easily deliverable foods
ContingentCat: !advice
LRRbot: Bacon is not like gum.
jessieimproved: I'll chew on bacon if I wanna
SocraticMethod: Also, it really expects to the player to pay attention to see what was changed instead of signposting. That time Cam was stuck in the astral plane between two towers and only hint there was that the platform rises up once both towers are claimed
SocraticMethod: Map is incidental at best, better pay attention to the signs and know where you have been and what has been yet to be explored.
DeM0nFiRe: Neat so I just found out today that my work is making all Fridays be half days for the summer, which means I should get to watch all of famjam!
TheMerricat: WOOT @DeM0nFiRe :)
JonnyGlitch: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Let's Nope (Ben and Adam play horror games until they find the key that will bring them true happiness. Game: Resident Evil 6) at Tue 05:00 PM PDT (17m from now).