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Nocturnal Letters (sized)

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rated 2.95 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Adventure - Point 'n Click
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scary
story
mystery
psychological

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Nov 9, 2006 | 10:31 AM EST

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A scary/creepy point-and-click adventure game. Very plot-driven. You can almost call it an interactive movie.

Ivy lives with her family in a big house in the forest. Things have been rather strange lately. Help Ivy find out what is wrong, and uncover the awful secret.

SPOILER ahead:
Walkthrough:
After waking up, look around the house. [Press the cardboard boxes on the first screen, then the umbrella, and the small table next to the door for the first second and third Creator's Notes. A sound will tell you when you've got them]. Exit.

When you get to the second house, pick up the FLASHLIGHT from the ironing board. Enter the kitchen, talk to Ruth and you will get the JUG.
[You will find some Creator's Notes: *Press the bird cage in the kitchen *Press the black-covered mirror in the room next to the kitchen *Press the fire extinguisher next to the stairs *Upstairs, press the stuff you find next to the closet door. *Press the glass of coke on the table in the TV- room *Press the windows in the TV-room]
Now you can exit the house.

Go to the river [press the trailer when you first see it] and use the JUG on the water. Watch, then return to the house.

Talk to Eve for the KEY TO EVE'S ROOM. Go there, [turn around and press the small note stuck on her door] then press the mirror. Watch

When back in your own house, press the boxes to get BATTERIES [press the blanket in your bed] , then exit.

Go to the kitchen, take the KEY TO THE FOOD CELLAR from the kitchen drawers.

Go to the backyard, pick up the CD- ROM [and press the bench], then enter the food cellar.

[Press the orange object in the background], pick up the MAGNET, pick up LETTER 1. Read it, then watch.

Return to the kitchen, talk to Ben to get the TRAILER KEY.

Enter the trailer, [press the round sticker on the wall], pick up the KNITTING NEEDLES from the drawers, pick up LETTER 2. Read.

Return to the house, go upstairs and use the KNITTING NEEDLES on the door to the computer room. Inside, [turn around and press the lowest painting on the wall], use the CD-ROM on the computer. Read.

Go to Eve's room. Talk to her to get LETTER 3. Read, then watch.

The last thing you do... when you're in your house again, find the shiny thing between the floorboards (when standing next to the bed and overlooking the room). Use the MAGNET, and then just watch and enjoy! Thanks for playing!

Reviews


whatever990whatever990

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I don't know if you still check reviews for this game or not as this game is going to be 11 years old this year. But i'm making a review on this game that i played a lot when i was little.

The story was great, it could have some more work explaining certain aspects (Why is the main character so obsessed with her own brother? What happened to Ruth?) I could have missed something, but it is a story that makes you sit in the corner and think "What the hell happened?" I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't played, otherwise i would be writing about every single part of it.

The quality of photos and images are obviously low due to the flash file size. Even through it wasn't intentional, it gives the feel in this game, it makes you feel like you are playing with Eve with a headache like it says in her diary (She was the most affected by the headache). Yes, there was parts that i felt blind, like in the end, but it is like i'm pretty much playing someone's dream. The music that plays both in Eve and her parents house, and in the countryside is memorable. It's just so great to listen to and now so nostalgic (fsr even the collector's notes sound effect is quite nostalgic for me too).

I got lost in the game a lot. the parents house is quite difficult to get around and even when you got it, it feels confusing to navigate. I like the house's design, and the amount of interactions. its great that the freeroam and interactions makes the game not linear like another game i have played in newgrounds.

I really like this game. i come around here every once in a while to feel nostalgic and just to play something that i enjoy. Even through it is a confusion to move around and have some laughable ghosts (i'm not going to lie, i actually laughed a lot of the ghosts in the mirror cutscene) i enjoy this as much as my first time playing this. it is also a nice time machine to just go back and feel how 2006 was again (i'm quite obssesive with the 2000's, so....) Also, Eve is kinda cute. idk who it is but reading the other reviews, i think its probably the author of Nocturnal letters. good job creating this good little flash game.


Ms-Bowser responds:

Thank you! So cool that this game is actually nostalgic for some people! I check in here from time to time :)
Haha, yeah, the scares don't really hold up. Not then and definately not now. The eerie, confusing atmosphere is something I'm proud of though. I love that you write "it is like I'm pretty much playing someone's dream".
This review makes me want to once again create an atmospheric game ^^


leanrllleanrll

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really enjoyed it. It was really creepy and unsettling to me. The choice of music also helped in giving me the chills. The story is good too, the idea of 'not knowing anything that's happening' is really scary.
I feel a main problem I had was trying to find objects, but perhaps that's just me (I had to use the tab trick most of the time).
All in all, I enjoyed it. I hope your aspirations of becoming a game designer are realized.


Ms-Bowser responds:

Thank you for the kind review!
Well, the graphics are pretty muddy and it's very unclear what you can interact with and not, so I agree 100%.

Yes, in fact I'm working my first game design job! <3


saltwaterbluesaltwaterblue

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hi. I only signed up here today to say that this has been one of my favorite games for ages now. I first discovered it around 10 years ago?.. And I keep coming back to it, even today. It stayed with me for some reason, I haven't played it for so long, but I remember every little bit. Love the music you chose, the pictures are eerie and fit so well, and I like the strange quality, which gives the game its dreamy sleepy atmosphere. Love it.


Ms-Bowser responds:

Thank you so much! I'm so happy to hear your praise!

I come back to newgrounds once in a while, to check if anyone has contacted me or reviewed the game. I made it such a long time ago..but still I know it has some qualities that hold up. I see it as a proof that if you create something personal, using your instincts, people may love it no matter how simple the creation is.

I'm aspiring to be a game designer, and I've studied it for many years. There's ups and downs, so I'm happy to have my confidence boosted.
So thank you!


AgonizedCandleAgonizedCandle

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very Lynchian.


Ms-Bowser responds:

Oh, thank you so much, what a great compliment! :)


Wizard-LockWizard-Lock

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Retsupurae did a video on this game. It was great.

Plot makes no sense and the compression kills it. I know Newgrounds will love it though.

Suspiciously I think most of the 5 star reviews come from "OMG A GURL XD" reviewers.


Ms-Bowser responds:

I can definately understand your criticism.. I made this game a long time ago, and I should have put more time and thought into it.
But it still has good qualities, and gets some points across as intended.

I am however wondering what you mean with "Suspiciously I think most of the 5 star reviews come from "OMG A GURL XD" reviewers"
I hope you're not saying that good reviews aren't worth anything if they come from a certain type of people... That some peoples' opinions are less worth than others?
Because I really resent that sort of thinking.

OR are you suggesting that people give more favorable reviews just because I'm a woman?
In that case, I really, really hope you're kidding.

Perhaps some people judge my game a bit more nicely because I've been pretty personal through the entire process (in my creator's notes, responses etc...) That's more about being a human being that a woman, in my opinion.

Anyway, please DO NOT disrespect my fans through comments like that.

Haha, sorry about the long reply. If you still have something you want to say or discuss, please feel free to email me.