The plot sounds interesting however I couldn't figure out how to unlock locations. The only places I had unlocked were the ones unlocked with the map. I mean there has to be more then a park, pub, library, mall, flowershop, and a shop. No explore button no nothing. oh and the second day I was raped in the shower at the apartment????? I mean I understand the bus stop, the park, an alleyway, but seriously in the shower in the middle of the day in the apartment building? I mean in 30 minutes of playtime all I have come across is working a boring job and getting raped. Maybe if there was a guide or better hints then I would give it another go otherwise I am going to have to pass
I tried to like this game. I really wanted to like this game. There's so much about this game that I should like. But it's all destroyed -- and I mean razed to the ground in flaming ashes -- by a progression system that turns the whole thing into a grind. Oh and not just a grind, but a completely pointless and useless grind because no matter what you do you (or at least no matter what I've done in six very different playthroughs) all the grinding in the world just briefly staves off a bad end.
In order to salvage this wreck and make it something worth playing, the jobs need to A) pay a lot more, B) provide actual progression that can keep up with spiraling rents, and C) allow you to work a regular job and get a side gig. Otherwise it's as brutal and pointless as any game I've ever played in any genre.
There are a lot of good points. The whole thing is potentially interesting, and it potentially has potential, if that makes sense. But there's no excuse for a 0.8.8.31-stage game to be this fundamentally broken. I'll check it out again if and when dramatic - DRAMATIC -- adjustments are made to the difficulty level, or a liberal cheat system is enacted. but until then I'd rather whack myself in the face with a board than have this thing on my hard drive.
Literally can't find anything good. Too much you gotta do, too expensive. A complete boring grind where the jobs suck and once you finally make it to the good scenes you get a bad end. At least add a cheat engine so we can skip ahead, this is one grind I'll gladly skip lmao
I like this game very much. I am looking forward to the sequel and know that there is a new version on Patreon. But it is a pity that the author has stopped appearing on the TF forum.
I want to wish him a) return to TF b) collect rather 2000 dollars, which he collects for a multilingual game. and c) translate the game in Twine 2
Generally an above average game, but a little grindy at the start. However, the biggest thing that caused me to stop playing were:
1) Money is too tight on "normal". Maybe this is intentional game design, but with money being so tight there wasn't really anything to do early on other than go to work which is kind of boring.
2) It is incredibly frustrating to get "promoted" in a job past what your current skill levels are, which means that you then cannot work. It just doesn't make any sense. Instead, promotions should only become available when your skill levels reach a certain requirement. This happened to me three times in a row and I just gave up on playing. It's honestly the biggest game design turn offf in this game.