Funny alarm names are just that. It’s just a name. It has no meaning, but I can make it mean something meaningful to me. It also doesn’t matter what this name is, but the person who would use it is the one who wouldn’t be able to live without this sound.
In the game, the sound from the alarm is meant to trigger the alarm and wake up the characters, but I personally find it to be annoying. I cant help but think of the “I’m a vampire, and I need to eat your brains.” thing which I just used to get myself into a terrible situation.
The sound from the alarm is quite important in Deathloop, as it alerts the characters to the fact that they are in dire danger. If they don’t respond in time, then that means they are dead and the game ends. There is also the ‘other voice’ from the alarm, which is the alarm person itself.
The alarm is a part of the game’s mechanics, so I feel that it has to be as obvious as possible. Just call the alarm, and then call the characters. If they don’t answer, then that means someone is dead. If they don’t respond, then that means they are alive and the game ends.
Now, I dont know about you guys but I sometimes find it hard to see the obvious. Maybe its because I’m still just a beginner at this whole computer stuff. I mean, I know the game is all about time and I know how the alarm gets called, and I know the characters respond to it, and I know the characters will die if they dont respond. But I just never see the obvious.
I dont think I could ever understand that. I have no idea what happens after an alarm goes off. Thats why I like the game so much. I have a feeling that once I try it I will understand it a little better.
Most of the time the alarm is actually a reminder of the game’s ending. Most games have some sort of sound or music playing that sends a signal to the game, and then it passes it back to the player and the game will play the alarm again. The game only works if the alarm is actually played, so if the alarm goes off in some other way, you’re probably pretty much forced to listen to the game for some time and then you’re back to playing it.
I like this idea more than the last trailer, but it probably gets in the way of the story, and it probably isn’t a good idea.