It’s been a while since I’ve written about a topic that has been so important to me, but one that I find I’m always thinking about. I’ve spent years in a variety of different environments and places around the world. While I’ve always found myself interested in new and different things, I’ve never been this interested in water.
Water is the one thing that can bring you instant comfort or peace. It is by definition, the only thing that can save you from a storm or from an attack. Water is everywhere. It flows in the rivers, flows through the oceans, flows through your bathtub and makes even that toilet water look like heaven. If you live in a city, you can walk down to the beach on a cold day and look up at the clouds on the horizon.
I’ve been thinking lately about what it would take to turn a person into a waterless ocean hunter. It might sound odd, but it would be pretty awesome. I’m thinking of a lot of different ways to make you see the ocean, a lot of different foods to keep you warm, and tons of different ways to keep you from drowning. Just a thought.
To get you imagining a waterless ocean hunter, think about all the things you hate about modern society. Maybe it’s the endless commercialism that permeates our lives, or the artificiality of our food (what’s so wrong with fresh and organic), or maybe it’s the sheer volume of information that has to be processed and distributed constantly. If you hate all the above, you can easily turn waterless ocean hunters into your own personal version of an astronaut.
This has become somewhat of a meme lately, and we agree—the more information in our lives the more we’re all drowning.
The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t do much good unless you are prepared to put in a lot of work. You might have to get out of bed at 4 a.m. to get out of your bedroom, put on a pair of shoes, and then crawl to a computer screen to get the latest news. It’s a bit like that scene in “The Matrix”.
At least until the day you can’t get out of bed.
That’s a whole lot of effort for a game with an average rating, even a 4.5. With the way I see it, you might as well go with something that makes a bit more sense. It doesn’t hurt that there’s a ton of guns and explosions in the game as well, either.
And you know what? I kinda like it. It feels like a bit of an RPG-ish FPS with a bit more stealth in it. When it comes to my own work schedule, I like games that make me feel productive. When you’re in bed you’re not actually working. You’re just working away, trying to kill off the day. I enjoy games that make me work, but I don’t enjoy games that make me kill people. That’s not a bad thing either.
Thats the point. Although the game is still a bit rough around the edges, it’s a game that you can play at any time and still have a good time. It’s not like you’re fighting orcs in a forest or something.