General Hamberger is a German term for the general category of people that are not fully aware of their own reality. We all seem to be stuck at one level or another which has to do with how we deal with the world. It can be as simple as an overactive imagination and a lack of self-awareness. The good news is that we all have the ability to overcome. The bad news is that we don’t really know how to do that.
So in the case of the people we call General Hamberger, we tend to be able to make them aware of the fact that they are out of step. This is because we can look at the world in a way that allows us to see it in a new way. For example, our brains can be trained to deal with things in a certain way so that we begin to see them in a new way.
The good news is that a guy who is an experienced developer can get a pretty good understanding of what the game is about. The bad news is that we can’t. For us to be able to use this knowledge, we need to have some sort of self-awareness.
The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
The problem is when we’re on autopilot for so long that we forget we’re on autopilot. Because when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them they control us.
The problem is when we’re on autopilot for so long that we forget we are on autopilot. Because when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them. Whereas a person with self-awareness is able to exercise a little meta-cognition and say, “Hmm… every time my sister calls me and asks for money, I end up drinking a lot of vodkas.
The problem is when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them. Whereas a person with self-awareness just hits the bottle and doesn’t look back.
In many ways, Deathloop is a perfect example of this. In many ways, we’re stuck in a time loop ourselves, watching main character Colt slay his way through semi-familiar areas in new ways. We’re so invested in the game that we fail to notice where we are and what is happening around us. It’s so easy to get caught up in the meta-cognition that we can’t see the bigger picture.
For people who don’t have a strong enough sense of self-awareness, that meta-cognition can be a real problem. In Deathloop’s case, we see that our actions and reactions are the result of all the things that happened over the course of the game. We are, in other words, in a time loop. It’s really no wonder that people don’t like games like this.
There is something to be said for people who do recognize when they are in time. In Deathloops case, even though we might be in a time loop, we can still make choices and do things that will help us get out of it. It just requires a little more meta-cognition. If we know that we are in a time loop, we can do something to get out of it.