Okay so Lerianis is slightly wrong when it comes to marriage, children, etc, but she is right when we say we dont give a flying fuck about your political opinion. You arent bad, and I do agree people should not sleep around too much before marriage but then again, everyone has the right to do with their body as they please more or less. So if you want to sleep around, cool. If you dont want to, cool. And no actually, children raised in single family homes tend to be more pre-disposed to crime, jail, etc because they were raised in a home without the second parent, or at least a step parent. It shows both in low income and high income. Look up the stastics, or better yet look at white upper-class homes with single parents, or parents who are barely there. Most often there will be either cocaine, heroin, opiod, or marijuana usage. I dont care if you use those drugs, everyone has the right to self destruction with the exception of pot being a self destructive narcotic. Anyway, in those types of homes you will most often see where the heroin and opiod usage amongst the white community is located at, mainly because of single or barely there parent or parents. Sorry if I seem like a hypocrite, again I wanted to set the record straight and not go off on this stupid SJW kill-the-family type of crap because societies need familes with both parents if they ever want to maintain the culture and country.
Aside from politics heres the bottom line. Your content is love-hate, we dont care about your political opinion, we are here to play good games, and for those of us in this section, masturbate. Thats it.
Blauz's games are a love-hate relationship for me and while I do like some of them, there are others I can only play once and that's it.
This is one of those later games as of this version. And that's taking into account all of the warnings and advance notice Blauz has given.
It's really heavy-handed with the virtue line and the sudden throw back to in time caught me off-guard given the initial choices, but that wasn't too bad. What really started to aggravate me was the crude MS Paint drawings (Is it a joke? A Take That at past reviewer comments since they rarely include photos now? I couldn't say...) and number of game-ending traps you could stumble on that would cut off almost all the multiple endings without you even realizing it.
There are game definitions that you'll see while making choices (HCO? FTO?) that you may not figure out without a lot of trial and error (or perhaps without going into the forum to see what someone else discovered). You'll run into early code errors that prevent certain choices from being made, which might railroad you into a game-ending trap. You'll click on things that you think are descriptions of a character only to discover that they were a game choice due to an odd loop code bug and find yourself railroaded yet again.
But at the heart of it there is a coherent story here, if a malicious one regardless of how virtuous you play your avatar. Characters you meet are one-dimensional (with the odd commentary cursing their situation to give them some backstory with more MS Paint work if you're lucky), situations that seem mostly reasonable if you think outside the box often end up not and you suffer for it.
I don't mind a torture game. I don't mind one where everything is trying to kill you or failure stalks you at every corner and you damn well know it but have slim odds of being able to get out of it (SCP: Containment Breach anyone?).
But when it's not even got the writing to back it up so I can even get a rough gauge on whether or not an NPC is going to brutalize my avatar? Sorry, that's a deal breaker and it's the reason why the forum now has a multi-page thread about what people hate in a game.
I'll check on this again later in development, but as it is right now I can't recommend it. If you're personally interested in a challenging game where brutal failure stalks you at every turn when you least suspect it maybe this is for you.
Blauz is one of those game developers that you either love their games or hate them. I personally loved them until he started on this 'anti-sex outside of marriage' schtick in the latest games.
He is great at writing Twine games that actually work (no bugs for the most part) however his social commentary gets real old, real fast.
Sorry Blauz: Marriage is NOT a stable form of life in the real world and hieing yourself to a person for a lifetime is stupid. Life is too changeable and chaotic to do that in the real world, children or not, and there is no evidence that children in marriages compared to those raised by single parents do better WHEN YOU COMPARE INCOME LEVEL TO SAME INCOME LEVEL!
It is not about the marriage: It is about income level and that is something we need to work on since work is work is work is work. All are worthy of a living wage in the real world.
The author shows the same commitment to quality and storytelling as they have with all their other games: none whatsoever.
One of the worst games I've played in a long time. The writing is terrible, the "art" is atrocious MS Paint garbage mixed with the occasional weird banners the author is known for. The story is pointless and unimaginative, and the transformation content is just a single boring gender swap.
No redeeming qualities whosoever. Complete waste of time.