Quick run down on my thoughts.
This game is the opposite of everything I could ever want in a game.
I'm going to preface this by saying that I am a raging ♥♥♥♥♥♥. So I thought, hey, at least on some primal level this game should appeal to me right?
And hey, I love reading, and I've heard this game as a ♥♥♥♥ tonne of it, so it should be even better.
Well, as a fast reading, ♥♥♥♥ hungry, bored man does I bought the game, and thank god did I buy it during the summer sale at like, 90% off or whatever the discount was.
It took exactly, 69 minutes, from opening the application, to taking in every leaflet and note, to completing the game. Off discount remember, this game costs £15. One hours playtime, for £15. With a replayability factor of 0.
As much as I pretend to, and on some level, actually do hate the current hyper liberal, "m..muh faygits" state of game journalism, I held out that the journalism on this game was actually accurate, and the backlash against it portraying the game as some mindnumbing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ was just some bigoted backlash about a game having g..g..gay characters. But no unfortunately, the backlash was completely justified, and judging by my 69 "huehue" minutes playtime, I'm part of that backlash too.
Story: No depth. Focusing on "current issues" or current issues that's relatable to a story set in the 90's is okay, as long as you, you knopw, actually explore that story.
How can I word this. Name dropping things like "The don't ask don't tell policy" will, for people who get enraged by a person just stating something that is bad, elicit an emotional response, which is what you want to do to your audience if a game is designed to make them think. But most normal, thinking people in the world aren't like this, most people aren't going to burst into tears and cry "depth!" "Story!" for a person simply saying the word holocaust for example, none of these things to the average person will elicit any emotional response whatsoever, they have no substanse at all if you don't expand on them or weave them into your story. And that's what I found the entire game to be. Bland. And without substance.
All in all this is a ♥♥♥♥ game, It isn't worth £15, don't buy it.
And don't let it idle for 500 hours like I'm about to let it do because it'll be funny to have it at the top of my most played games :^)
Editat ultima dată de Caj
27 iun. @ 6:23am