A lot of the characters in this game are dressed weird, or wearing giant suits of armor in K's case, but Dio's outfit struck me as the most ridiculous.
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Pretty much everyone else is either dressed normally, normally for their said profession, or you could look at them and just think...well maybe they just don't know how to dress themselves. When I saw Dio I was immediately thinking, what is he a ringmaster at a circus and if he was captured does that mean he dresses like ALL THE TIME? Was he trying to look like a ringmaster?
It's funny that with all the things this game talks about, all the twists, transferring your mind through time and to other time-lines, robots, terrorists, cryo freezing, murder, a plague, being on the moon, the puzzles you solve, the deaths, trust, betrayal, cybernetic bodies, cloning, suicide, cults, terrorists, the apocalypse, crazy talking rabbit AI, a person locked in a robot suit, why the project was created, why its important that we solve puzzles, the reason why the moons gravity doesn't seem to be effecting us, how in the world is that line about root beer being better than having a mother actually part of a touching story, etc. When it's all said and done the only thing I really have questions about is Dio's outfit.
Early in the game he actually does say that he is a ringmaster and leads a circus, it was very surprising that he had a reason for wearing that. I thought that we had settled that but later in the game you find out that he is the leader of a cult/terrorists and that his job was to sneak into the facility to disrupt the nonary game you are all a part of, kill the project creator, plant four bombs, escape, and blow the place up. So, this is what he chose to wear in order to accomplish his "divine" mission? Did he need a cover so stupid that no one would question it? Does the entire cult he leads, who are all just clones of each other and living in a pretty much post apocalyptic world, all find and dress in ringmaster clothes? He wore that outfit while going into space to get to the moon? How was their terrorist group not found in the past if this is their members casual wear? Where did he hide the bombs in that outfit (maybe in his hat)?
Is it possible this games timeline is connected to the Assassins Creed universe, and Dio represents the future of the Assassins. If that is the case, their skills have improved, he certainly does a better job blending in than Connor or Desmend.
That aside, like I said in my last blog I really enjoyed this game, a lot more than I did Halo 4 or Assassins Creed 3. The genres I've always stayed away from have been sports, racing, and puzzle games but with 999 and Zero Escape maybe my mind can be changed about avoiding all puzzle games.