This quote from a great story by Mark Twain is often repeated around here: “Be careful what you wish for; you may get it.
To quote Mark Twain, “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” So take a moment and think about that.
Well, okay, not really. The idea of wishing for something is a pretty silly one that doesn’t really make any sense. But it’s worth the effort to think about it. I find that I take more pleasure in reading about something that I wish I’d done.
A lot of the best stories that are told are based on a wish that were to be done. One of the most beautiful and interesting things that I see is a story about a young man who was about to become a famous artist, and he was about to become a great great artist. He was going to go to Paris and he knew he had to study art. But he wanted to become an artist who would make his mark in the world. So he went to Paris. He studied art.
He had an amazing experience. But what he also didn’t realize was that even though he was studying art, he was still an artist who wasn’t perfect. He didn’t get the skills and knowledge he needed to be an artist. He didn’t want to be an artist, but he didn’t know how to become an artist.
I think it’s funny that someone who wants to make their mark in the world can’t just go to Paris to study art, and then find out that even though he’s studying art, he’s still an artist who’s not perfect. It’s a weird line. I’m sure he was a great great artist who knew how to make his mark in the world, and he didn’t know what he was doing to be an artist.
To this point, the game has been a little vague about Colt’s path to becoming an artist. We can’t even tell if its his first time in the game, or if he just gets to skip a couple chapters and go straight to the end. The game really wants us to think that Colt was an artist, but it also wants us to think that his “skill” was to paint, but then his “skill” was to create “perfect” art.
It’s not clear that this is his first time, or even that he’s the first person to start on Deathloop’s island. We don’t know what’s going on, but its a good reminder that the game is a little vague about the main character. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. Colt Vahn is an artist, and he’s an artist with a long history of creating for himself and his friends.
I’ve always been a big fan of a game that has an artist as the protagonist. Although there is a bit of a disconnect between the player and the character, I think there is a lot more to it than just the fact that you actually have to put in the effort to understand a character. The game also gives more emphasis to the art and to the skills that the player has, so it makes sense that they would want to know about that.
I also think there’s something a little unfair about the character being the only one with any kind of artistic skill in this game. The idea of an artist being the only one making anything at all is somewhat alien to me, and I think that’s what the game is trying to tell us.