Remember Antichrist? Lars Von Trier’s genital mutilation rom com? It’s basically 500 Days of Summer, but with hyper-violent bourgeois malaise. Probably. I haven’t seen it. But I feel really comfortable even without having actually seen the movie to think that maybe it doesn’t need a videogame. Who cares what I think?! Not Videogame Town, that’s for sure. From /Film:
Eden, as the game will be called, will be a first-person thriller/adventure game that invites players to confront their fears. Willem Dafoe will reportedly reprise his role in voice-over, though the game will not replicate the film, picking up afterward instead. (Not having seen Antichrist, I can’t surmise what that means for Dafoe’s performance.) Iversen says the experience will be “strong and very personal,” “controversial” and that it “…must be your own personal hell – a bit like a nightmare version of ‘Myst’.”
According to one source, the game will include “dead babies, psychological terror, mutilated genitals, and ultra fear.” And if that didn’t all sound ambitious enough, it will apparently “download grotesque news from the Web,” manipulating game play based on real-time, real-world events.
Hahah. What? Obviously, “ultra fear” is the worst fear. But what is this “download grotesque news from the Web” nonsense? That is dumb. Unless Antichrist is about a married couple of grotesque newshounds, who go up to their cabin in the woods to take advantage of a highspeed internet connection to just download all of the grotesque news so quickly. I haven’t seen it. It might be about that. (It’s not about that.)