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#1 Post by chronoluminaire » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:56 am

A friend sent me a link to this game (I didn't write it). It's a short Ren'Py visual novel with lots of choices and three endings. I'd be interested to see what LSF people make of it.

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#2 Post by CaesMRaenes » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:56 pm

Huh. This was interesting, even though it was short. I liked how the theme was pixelated and, well, limited color. Very charming and well done. I enjoyed this overall.
But goodness, the girl was creepy. First thing I did was dump her on the spot. XD What I really, really enjoyed was the fact that her image was flickering depending on what choices was picked. It brought me to believe that she must be a figment of his imagination. Oooooo~ <3
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#3 Post by Scout » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:08 pm

I really can't decide if this is a game about mental illness, abusive relationships, or literary criticism, but it's definitely some sort of brilliant.

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#4 Post by Blue Lemma » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:27 am

CaesMRaenes wrote:
What I really, really enjoyed was the fact that her image was flickering depending on what choices was picked. It brought me to believe that she must be a figment of his imagination. Oooooo~ <3
Huh, that would explain the
flickering and nurse/semi-attempted suicide ending. If he tries to get closer to his imaginary girlfriend/mental illness, things would definitely go downhill.
Weird, but cool game.
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#5 Post by ludeshka » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:14 am

My theory is that it's about
drugs
. Think about it. She
attaches herself to his arm, she can have him end up in a hospital...
But perhaps the creator intended something completely different XDDD

I think this game was really creepy, and really well done.
I really enjoy the fact that it leaves itself open to more than one interpretation. :D

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#6 Post by Blue Lemma » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:00 pm

That makes sense too. So many possibilities!

Or maybe it's all just literal :lol:
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#7 Post by JinzouTamashii » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:53 pm

It took my mind off my current problems, and I actually saw this one from Game-Set-Watch with the Indie Shout-Outs and I was surprised when I belatedly read the ReadMe and noticed it was made with Ren'Py and came over here.

I really like the retro pixelated look... I like the girl and the
flickering took me by surprise and I thought she was a hologram at that point. She's also really clingy... and it seems that I missed an ending, so I'm going to try to get that one. When you dump her, she also has an evil expression that made me nervous but I went through with it.
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#8 Post by Der Tor » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:17 pm

Okay... i played it several times now and enjoyed it and got different endings but i still don't know
WHAT in the world is she????
Please somebody tell me?????
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#9 Post by Der Tor » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:58 pm

I thought about it some more and even though i still couldn't figure out who she is, it's definitely made very clear that
whatever she is, she isn't the cute girl she appears to be... I love how this game turns the romance and the "pursue girl get happy ending" in Visual Novels upside down... here you have to dump her if you wanna live... it also has that kind of message of "don't judge by appearances". Looks can be deceiving and in this case she looks like a cute girl and it looks hard and cruel to break away from her, but in this case it is the right thing to do... i agree with ludeshka... it's about addiction... the girl isn't real and symbolizes his addiction. She attaches to his arm and stays attached to his arm for years and years and doesn't let go and she doesn't let him go anywhere without her, influences his decisions, makes him stay away from outside friends, and is always nice and smiling except that she is an illusion and also the moment you want to take control over your live her illusory smile changes into an evil grin, and while she is nice to you as long as you stay with here and while you think everything is fine and nice - from an outside perspective she is seriously harming your health and putting your life in jeopardy and you even thank her for that and the flickering makes clear that she isn't human. It's full of symbolism and it's clearly about addictions... now... how can i get obsessed WoW players to play this? :mrgreen:
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#10 Post by Coren » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:52 am

I think that
The girl definitely represents a type of drug. She attached to his left arm, which could symbolize him performing the injection of the drug. And also, the doc talks about how he "missed veins and arteries", and in the best ending it took a month for her to be out of his life, and it could represent him getting over his addiction.

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#11 Post by curry nochi rice » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:05 am

Kirroha wrote:I think that
The girl definitely represents a type of drug. She attached to his left arm, which could symbolize him performing the injection of the drug. And also, the doc talks about how he "missed veins and arteries", and in the best ending it took a month for her to be out of his life, and it could represent him getting over his addiction.
you mean:
She's a drug induced-illusion in our (players) brain or a drug addiction -induced illusion????
or
The plot was in the ream-like state where he goes with the personification of his addiction???
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#12 Post by Nanashiko » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:24 pm

Pretty cool. The girl was really creepy, I got chills at times. I think it's one of those games where it doesn't have a clear this is what it is about. It is up for multiple interpretations kind of like Yume Nikki.

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#13 Post by luminarious » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:57 pm

Kirroha wrote:I think that
The girl definitely represents a type of drug. She attached to his left arm, which could symbolize him performing the injection of the drug. And also, the doc talks about how he "missed veins and arteries", and in the best ending it took a month for her to be out of his life, and it could represent him getting over his addiction.
Incredibly enough, that sounds like to most logical explanation.

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#14 Post by Kyomarou » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:53 pm

Wow, that was great. Visually nifty and a short and sweet story.

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#15 Post by Lucifiel » Mon May 17, 2010 1:08 pm

Interesting... I finished this yesterday and I thought that the girl was really dysfunctional in a sense. That was when I realized there was something really odd going on.

And not to mention the protagonist's attachment to her... which was kinda unhealthy.

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