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Ep21: Hunt: Showdown is a late 1800s horror-shooter that simulates normal life in Maryland

Ep21: Hunt: Showdown is a late 1800s horror-shooter that simulates normal life in Maryland

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To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to enjoy Hunt: Showdown. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the combat loop will go over a typical player’s head. There's also the story’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the gameworld - the game’s philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of this gameplay, to realize that it’s not just fun - it says something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Hunt: Showdown truly ARE idiots - of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in The Cryptkeeper’s existential catchphrase "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Crytek's genius unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools... how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have a Hunt: Showdown tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only - And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.

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