張貼於：12 月 23 日
Bientôt l'été ("Nearly summer") takes me back to University and film appreciation courses. This is as existential as a game could possibly be. It makes "Dinner Date" look like Minecraft.
This is a walk on the beach simulator, diddling with a chess board simulator, yearning conversation with a ghost simulator. I think there were cigarettes and wine to be had, too.
While I'm generally down with the whole "this-is-not-a-game" concept, I would have enjoyed Bientôt l'été more if it didn't take an age to walk anywhere, and if it adhered to standard norms for controlling your in-game avatar. You have to close your eyes before you can open a door? What is that all about? I spent a lot more time looking at the control scheme than I should have needed to.
Also, the game apparently needs other people playing at the same time so you can be paired up male/female for weepy, maudlin conversation where you take turns selecting phrases from a list of approved phrases. Presumably you are holiday-fling soulmate lovers, by the tone of the conversation. If nobody else is present, you get have this conversation with a ghost, but the ghost just chooses random phrases, which isn't very satisfying. My point is, it's essentially a multiplayer game, but multiplayer doesn't work because nobody is "playing" this "game."
Having said that, I still give Bientôt l'été a thumbs-up. Because, you know, well, ...boobs.