Looks Like A Lever is a blog dedicated to posting amusingly asinine or inappropriately nonchalant observations made by protagonists in survival-horror games. For example: “Just some newspaper on the floor. Useless,” when the newspaper is covered in blood and there is some mangled abomination on the floor right next to it. You get the picture. Feel free to submit. I have no idea at this point how often I will update this.

 

Ecstatica (PC, 1994).
Screenshot courtesy of PC Gamer.

Ecstatica (PC, 1994).

Screenshot courtesy of PC Gamer.

Sometimes I’m not sure the voice actors were told the context for the things they were supposed to say. These lines are being read like a dad who got turned around while taking a tour of a school that he is considering sending his daughter to.

Yeah it’s probably not worth it to take water with me. It’s not like I’ve been sprinting around a decently sized town fighting monsters or anything.

What’s this? Hydrochloric acid. Yeah maybe I’ll need this to melt a statue of an old man’s hand later or something. Better take it.

I don’t really understand the logistics of this plan, Harry, but okay.

I don’t really understand the logistics of this plan, Harry, but okay.