ralph has been known to break some internet. Most recently, he has broken the internet by getting paid to do it.
This is not the first time ralph has tried to break into the internet, and it won’t be the last. When we first announced Deathloop, we made it clear that this guy wasn’t going to be a regular part of the game, and that he would instead be a hired killer who would try to take down one of the Visionaries. We got a lot of feedback on that, but most of what we received didn’t seem to really be our fault.
We thought it was crazy that an internet-powered killer would be on a game with no internet. We thought ralph’s job was to find something that you wouldn’t see anywhere else. I think our response to that is, “We had no idea what we were doing.” We had no idea that ralph was going to be able to find an internet-powered killer in Deathloop.
The only way ralph does this is by finding someone who is connected to someone else who is connected to someone who is connected to someone who is connected to someone who is connected to something. He then has to decide whether or not he wants to take that path. He has to do that because ralph also has to make sure that all of his targets are not connected to each other, or else he is just a random walk of the universe in which he becomes the person he is.
He starts off by stealing a power-up known as a “death-bomb,” which can be used to cause massive damage to your enemies. This powers-up is quite useful because it allows you to send out a “death-chaser” to any number of people at once. However, ralph is in a bit of a pickle because if one of his prey is killed by the death-chaser, he is stuck with the rest.
ralph’s problem is that he is in a position where he can’t just stop and steal the death-chaser from one of his victims. To do that, he needs to break ties between the people he’s killing, which would take him out of the loop. So he starts by talking to the only person he can talk to, the dead enemy, who is on the same island as him.
The problem is that once ralph starts his conversation with the enemy, things get a bit weird. Remember that ralph has always been able to control the death-chaser through the use of death-chaser-specific powers. Now his abilities are tied to an enemy, so if he kills the enemy, ralph’s powers are no longer useful. That means he can’t kill the enemy, which means ralph can’t steal the death-chaser.
In the end, ralph must use the death-chaser to escape the island to the mainland. He does this by using his powers to control the island’s time loop (making it repeat) and changing the time in a way that lets him keep the death-chaser after he escapes.
The idea of ralphs powers being tied to an enemy is a little weird, but it happens in the same way that the Deathloop game mechanics work. In the original game, ralphs actions and powers were tied to the enemy. In Deathloop, they are tied to Colt. The problem is, Colt will eventually kill ralph, so ralph can no longer use his powers to kill Colt.
I was actually quite surprised to see that ralph can use his powers to keep Colt away from the island. What’s more, this seems to be a major part of a lot of the story. It’s as if we’re watching Colt and ralph’s interactions with each other slowly spiral out of control and back into each other. It’s almost as if we’re stuck in a time loop waiting for ralph to do something with his powers that makes Colt attack him.