Metropolitan Blues - Released

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#31 Post by Dre » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:04 pm

Just got a play of this and I really liked it. The story kept me interested and the ghost references were pretty on key! I got ending 2 for my first run and was a happy camper for it! Great game!

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#32 Post by Icekiss » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:25 am

Sorry to come in again once again with a technical problem.
I just got ending 6 (got one other beforehand), and the game crashes for me in the ending sequence:
Pygame Parachute Traceback:
File "/home/martin/downloads/games/renpy/Metropolitan Blues/renpy/display/core.py", line 702, in event_wait
Fatal Python error: (pygame parachute) Segmentation Fault
File "run_game.py", line 69, in main
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PS: I did set up timidity correctly, so I am playing with sound.
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#33 Post by clubanimon » Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:44 pm

;___; man so far i've only found one 'happy' ending ...

and that path that ends in double banishent is mean! mean i say!!

the games great so far, i think i've gotten around 6 endings.
The music is lovely and sets the mood for everything, I creidit it with putting me enough into the storyto get me tear up.

A very deep story and a rather cyncal look at human existance.

I'm still looking for those omakes >.<
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#34 Post by Taleweaver » Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:55 pm

Ending 8 (which contains the omake) IS a little tough to find, but definitely possible if you understand how the game works. Keep trying, keep thinking and you'll make it and see what it REALLY is about :)
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#35 Post by ShiraiJunichi » Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:30 pm

I must've sat there for about an hour trying to systematically iterate through all the possibilites before I found the true ending >_<;;; By that time I was too worn out to really enjoy/understand it T_T. I mean, I understood and everything, but not as much as I probably would have had I not skipped past the parts I had already read.
I liked the game quite a bit. Really nice job-

One question though- why is the typewriter background not always a filtered image? (I'll feel really dumb if it was something really obvious that I missed O_o)

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#36 Post by Taleweaver » Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:03 am

The typewriter background is NEVER a filtered image as the room with the typewriter is the most central and most essential place in the game. In a sense, it's much more "real" than all the other places. You should understand the importance if you've seen ending 8.
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#37 Post by Gavotte » Sat Jul 16, 2005 7:55 pm

Heh, i'm new here but I just finished this game the other day. i'll have to say, it... is... AWESOME!
i've nearly found all 8 endings but i'm having trouble on ending 3...

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#38 Post by Taleweaver » Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:28 am

Ending 3? You have _troubles_ with a Normal Ending? Do the same thing you did for Ending 2, only make a different choice during your second decision :)
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#39 Post by bookie » Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:24 am

I got ending 1 the first time around T_T and I couldn't figure out exactly what I did to get it, because MB is such a different game compared to games where choices make a more direct - or obvious rather - effect on the storyline. But after I played through a few times I got to understand the concept of the game and it became much more enjoyable. I've only gotten one good ending though. The rest were all depressing, and I keep getting banished over and over again. XD

I don't like systematically playing renai games, because I think it ruins the fun of experiencing the story and letting the choices you make have real weight, so I probably won't play past the three or four endings I managed to get. However, I think this was still a great game to play, because it was one of those things were the journey was more fun than the destination. I liked the story and dialogue a lot, as well as all the other production aspects, direction, art, music, etc... It was a little depressing, but not that much so.

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#40 Post by ShiraiJunichi » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:28 pm

TaleWeaver wrote:The typewriter background is NEVER a filtered image as the room with the typewriter is the most central and most essential place in the game. In a sense, it's much more "real" than all the other places. You should understand the importance if you've seen ending 8.
Oh really? I swore that my first time through I saw it as a filtered image that then transitioned to an unfiltered image... Could be wrong though- it was a while ago...

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#41 Post by rioka » Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:25 pm

Yes, that happens for the first time you see the typewriter background. After that, it doesn't happen again.

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#42 Post by mikey » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:29 am

ShiraiJunichi wrote: Oh really? I swore that my first time through I saw it as a filtered image that then transitioned to an unfiltered image... Could be wrong though- it was a while ago...
This is why I asked about the image in the first place. It's confusing at first but with time it makes more and more sense. Perhaps if that filtered image would stay there for just a touch longer, that would feel more intentional.

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#43 Post by Taleweaver » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:32 am

As the "director" of MetBlues, Kikered will be happy to hear there's actually constructive criticism of his work. It's the first time he had to do this work, y'know.
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#44 Post by mikey » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:21 pm

And so far, that's the only point anyone has had. It's a job more than well done. But you know what? MB would perhaps not be MB without this thing. You said yourself you liked it more than the original typewriter-only proposal, so it makes sense. And there'll always be people who will dislike this or that. Bottom line?
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#45 Post by Taleweaver » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:48 am

Speaking of fun, while I'm currently in Frankfurt working and having only little time to think about what to do in my spare time, I really think it was a good decision to give the entire directing into the hands of someone else. Foxtaile has actual stage directions, but I think I'll give EsperKnight the lease to not care about them if he feels something else works better. After all, I'm a writer and not necessarily good with graphics. I have images in my head when I'm writing, but bringing these onscreen would require both the teams of Industrial Light and Magic and WETA. ^_^
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