Yes it is optional. Also, a lapdance in a stripclub is the opposite of immersion breaking.
The context is irrelevant really. I rather have my Metro be all about dark tunnel crawling and great story. It's immersion breaking for me due to its forced nature (as mentioned earlier, 2033 didn't require it to be "adult") - fact remains that the devs for some reason chose to include it in the game at some point during the development process. I frankly find it annoying, and ultimately immersion breaking. Thanks for answering my question though.
I've been meaning to ask whether it's possible to skip the scene where Artyom recieves a rather (from my view) immersion-breaking lapdance-out-of-nowhere. I remember Metro 2033 had the option to skip almost all cutscenes by pressing E, is this still an option in this game and can I thus play the game the gritty, melancholic way or am I doomed to sigh at distraction tits?
EDIT: As to clarify, it's immersion breaking for me personally and I'm not saying that it should be for everyone else. I'm just asking a question.
I seem unable to flag my own thread for deletion. If mods could get this removed, as I've recieved my answer, that'd be great.
Do you fellows remember kicking other bikers into oncoming vehicles? Whacking them over the head with a baton and laughing as you saw them tumble to the ground? Speeding so fast that your eyes struggled to follow the road and getting the cops on your arse?
Did you also do this in a videogame, inevitably sparing you a jail sentence? (Man, games are awesome)
Road Redemption is currently running into its last stretch on kickstarter, and I'm considering backing it. (
for those interested). They've got some sweet looking backer rewards, and I'm personally pumped as hell from seeing the promo video. Something that's always made me a bit worried about kickstarter rewards however is the notion of precisely that - the rewards. If no one else can get a hold of a particular item after release, wouldn't that then make the game inherently imbalanced? Particularly as they plan on taking clan battles into online play, making it a rather organised deal. Have you experienced any of the sorts (imbalances, "OP" stuff etc) from playing crowdfunded projects with this setup?
You do seem to display a hoarding pattern though. If you have no desire to play games any more, I'd suggest getting some help if you can't just stop on your own. You seem in the clear enough to realize it's an issue, or at least contradictory to your wishes, and should as such mark it as something that's not healthy for you.
Don't throw everything out though. There may come that rainy spring or autumn evening, where the itch suddenly returns. I know it did for me.
Peaked Vanilla for me. BC was an amazing expansion too, albeit one that killed off Battlegrounds and made them into a stepping stone for the big bad Arenas - a grinding stepping stone.
The community has progressively gotten worse and worse, as has player skill, with the easy-as-pie instances and bullshit LFG system. The LFG system especially is guilty of the worsening of the community, as there is really no consequence what so ever to fucking your fellow players over through ninja looting or whatever. Oh the horrors.
I miss vanilla due to the difficulties, where progress actually meant and felt like progress and not some cheap slapped-on achievement, and I miss BC due to its content (Karazhan was and is by far the best raid instance Blizzard has ever deviced).