(10-16-2010 08:38 PM)hollowleviathan Wrote: I'm curious why you think Clarence cannot make you feel as though killed.
Because in the fictionClarence is a proper part of your conscious. He cannot hit you, as the creature appears to do.
Quote:I also suggest the get out of jail free card that death by Swanson is just not canonical. The developers simply spawned a monster there with the expectation that you would not die from it, and taking mortal damage is an easter egg, of sorts. See that: everyone posting had to go back to even see if you could get hurt.
Then the fiction is flawed. It surely can be, but any attempt to make a good interpretation, i.e. 'Zombies are scientist?' is commited to rely on the assumption the fiction is not flawed. Games are like books: if something is not said, then it is either implied or indeterminate. As it is surely not indeterminate (you really die when hit), it must be implied. So I take it to imply that (1) above is not true, because otherwise what is implied in not amenable to a satisfactory explanation. For more about this, see this post