Please sign in or sign up!
  • Forget your password?
  • Want to sign up?
  •       ...blogs for gamers

    Find a GameLog
    ... by game ... by platform
    advanced search  advanced search ]
    mwhitmer's GameLog for Thomas Was Alone (PC)

    Monday 16 January, 2017

    Played through scenarios 4-8 today. Yup, the cloud was bad news. It was a real roller coaster over these five scenarios. The creator's pretty good at adding the human dimension to his characters, funny considering they're all artificial intelligences. I suppose that's one of the questions that these sorts of games dredge up. Is artificial intelligence entitled to the same rights as humans? If you say it depends on how smart they are, where is that line, anyways?

    But yeah, if the first few chapters were questioning what kinds of interactions bring human beings together, I suppose themes explored in scenarios 4 and 5 were what brings friends apart. When does someone decide to split from another person? It was pretty fun to play through. Plus, with the characters fluctuating more the puzzles got more challenging. The levels change up enough that it never gets repetitive.

    Favorite character so far showed up in Chapter 7. James. His gravity's inversed. I thought I was so clever when I figured out that if you jump just right you can have two characters walk on one anothers' feet (I know they don't have feet. Whatever.) and effectively fly. Felt clever until it was necessary the very next level.

    There were some pretty memorable quotes. "James liked being alone. No one to insult him, or question his unique disregard for Newtonian laws..." Pretty fun. I'm having a lot of fun with this game in general, which I guess is what's most important. (is it?) Well, it's fun, and it's making me think a lot. Big plot twists in Chapters 7 and 8, so get excited for that if you play the game. Plus the party gets their mojo back together. And then of course everything shifts again.

    Looking forward to the last three chapters, probably'll do them tomorrow some time.


    How do you think the cooperation between the Thomas and his friends added to their characterization? Does this change your ethical perspective of Thomas as "artificial?" Why or why not?

    Wednesday 25 January, 2017 by Jeff_Nay
    write a comment      back to log


    games - logs - members - about - help - recent updates

    Copyright 2004-2014