- "But we have to know what's there! And we need dexterity and adaptability to setup operations to start mining its resources!"
- "Send robots instead."
- "But won't it be sad to learn humans as a species haven't conquered even a single other planet."
- "Send robots instead."
- "But aliens will be laughing at us if they ever learn this!"
- "The aliens are all robots. Send robots instead."
- "But we don't have the technology!"
- "BECAUSE YOU WASTED DECADES AND TRILLIONS ON STUPID THINGS INSTEAD!"
Alternatively, the Contact (1997) version of this:
- "Let's go to Mars!"
- "Does Mars believe in God?"
- "Lets find out what's on Mars!"
- "God isn't on Mars."
- "Let's mine Mars!"
- "The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights."
- "Let's meet aliens!"
- "Do the aliens believe in God?"
I'm glad we have bigger things to worry about nowadays than "We don't even know if these aliens believe in God". That's a genuine line from the movie. What a shame, why can't we have a nice movie about a stoner being entrusted to meet aliens.
@lynne you know that achievement in HL2:EP2 where you need to carry a gnome using gravity gun through the entire game, and then pit it inside a rocket?
@wolf480pl Yes. I liked that one.
But I hate the "Get some grub" more. Where the hell are the last few grubs I'm always missing?
@lynne was the gnome achievement efficient? Did it make sense? Or did it take a disproportionately large amount of effort just for the sake of challenge and ticking a box?
@wolf480pl Actually no. The only had part was figuring out how to store it in the car, and picking it up if it fell. It was mostly just tedious.
No satisfaction from watching the popup indicate its done. Especially not since you get it at the end of the game rather than when you put the Gnome in.
On the other hand the single bullet achievement on Hard in EP1 was something else.
@lynne wow, the single bullet one is impressive indeed.
And even better an example of doing something in an inefficient way for the sake of a challenge.
I haven't tried it myself, but as far as I understand, it changes the gameplay completely, requiring you to learn new skills, and is a pretty inefficient way to complete the game, but you still do it for the challenge, right?
I think putting humans on Mars is a similar type of challenge.
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