Bought this game with my Nintendo points and that was still too expensive. Game has terrible game design, terrible sound design, but worst of all it has terrible, awful, ATROCIOUS narrative design. It is a **** narrative game with "point and click elements" (barely) that cannot for its life tell a story. It literally makes me angry.
It is set up to move you through a few short "horror"Bought this game with my Nintendo points and that was still too expensive. Game has terrible game design, terrible sound design, but worst of all it has terrible, awful, ATROCIOUS narrative design. It is a **** narrative game with "point and click elements" (barely) that cannot for its life tell a story. It literally makes me angry.
It is set up to move you through a few short "horror" (not at all) stories, where someone is always in trouble, and someone is not. Then you go through a series of conversations that make absolutely no sense, in any of the stories. You walk around and click on things in order to find things. in a whole total of 2 (wow!) scenarios it was actual decent point and click game design, in all other it was click on random **** and hope for the best or click on the shiny thing in the middle of the screen. After finding random amount of things you listen to another random rant about some ghoul (or whatever they are supposed to depict) tell you how sad their life is, and that they are bad, but maybe not and also help them, but maybe not. Every story.
And i am sorry but i have to go deeper into how awful this game is. Spoiler alert (which should matter to absolutely no one, ye gods, just don't buy this game).
My favorite part is when you in front of Boyfriend show a torturer a picture from her first date with said boyfriend. Her boyfriend that she currently has nailed up alive on the wall in the sewers. Picture makes her teary eyed in nostalgia which O b v i o u s l y immediately makes the tortured boyfriend - who I might add, up until this very point continuously said "WE MUST KILL HER. LURE HER DOWN AND LETS LIGHT HER ON FIRE" suddenly turn a 180 and go "i forgive you, i waited a long time to say that"...
Wow, did you now? THEN WHY DID I PICK UP THIS OIL FOR YOU, HUH?
ye gods, seriously. And this is not the worst example of storytelling in this game.
Another great one is when you walk up some stairs to talk to a dead-ish lady. "I think everyone deserves a second chance" says my character. Dead lady shows her dead baby still hanging out of her from its umbilical chord. "WE WERE IN A CAR ACCIDENT, DO YOU ALSO THINK MY BABY DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE?!" says the dead lady. "Uhm, yes", says my character. "NO YOU DON'T" says the dead lady.
yes. It actually ended there, the whole game. I also want to point out that under no point did I have any saying in what my character was going to respond, so i guess it just made sense to the writer. Babies don't deserve a second chance. Especially babies in accidents. Deep **** Sure to make the player think
I honestly could go on forever, there are more things wrong with this "game" than there are things right. The creator needs to take one class in how to narrative and one in how to design.… Expand