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And hot damn, this game has a steep learning curve. I went in expecting a souls-like game set in Feudal Japan, but the mechanics are completely different. It's very much based on twitch reflexes and snap-second decisions, with a good mix of stealth. I got so salty about its difficulty that I was regretting buying it instead of pirating it, but since I couldn't return a digital game I got drunk, gave it another go, and steamrolled 4 bosses in a row without dying.
It turns out this game is much easier to play while drunk because it slows things down enough that you have time to think instead of panicking.
I definitely recommend this game to anyone who liked the Souls games. It's very different, but somehow feels like it fits with them.
I'm a fan of Robert Eggers' movies. The Lighthouse is a magical, disturbing watch. It can be many different kinds of stories viewed through different lenses. It can be the story of two lighthouse keepers who are haunted by the sirens that live around their island, hell-bent on driving them mad and luring them to their deaths. Or it could be the story of how one of those lighthouse keepers went mad and started making shit up. Or it could just be a metaphor for the battle between sanity and sanity that goes on within people.
Or all of the above.
The soundtrack is excellent, the cinematography is great, and it's just plain disturbing the entire time. I'd classify it more as a psychological horror film than supernatural, but I like those more anyway.
This article demonstrates how the Capitalist class uses empty. platitudes to keep the people it exploits placid, while continuing to fuck them over. A hand-written thank you note, the designation of "hero"? That's all people get for vital work that increases their risk of contracting a deadly virus, work without which our situation would be even worse? Of course, because the Capitalist is sooner parted from his head than his workers' money.
These people deserve much higher wages. Calling them heroes doesn't help their material conditions.