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Mar 11, 2009 | 8:23 PM EDT
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Hey Newgrounds! This is my first flash game and first submission here - it's been on Kongregate for the last week.

Don't Look Back is a game about fantasy. Just to warn you, it can be quite tricky in places... I hope you enjoy it!

Reviews


armyguy117armyguy117

Rated 0 / 5 stars

nice game and also i was walking away from the grave and i looked back BWAH!



theicychameleontheicychameleon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Can't think of how this could be improved. Nice little story, I love the Orphaeus/Euridice that was going on.



KiralaitKiralait

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I dont understood the ending,like it was his fantsy or something,but the game is good.It would be perfect if it has some chalenge.Beat it in 15 min or even less.



AlexalmoAlexalmo

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game, and challenging. I already heard about the Greek tale about Orpheus and Eurydice, but didn't remember the names (thanks allah225 for remembering it to me). I just though it was strange to use a pistol instead of a lyre, like in the tale.

I know you were based in the story that allah225 told, because there are lots of coincidences. First, Orpheus is crying for Eurydice's death, so he decides to bring her back. So he goes to the Underworld and beats Cerbero (guardian of the Underworld, who is a dog with three heads... where are the other two, by the way?), the he starts killing demons from the hell, until he reaches Hades (the final boss), but there is a condition: after he returns her girlfriend back he mustn't look at her until they both reach the upper world. So, as Orpheus, you must resist that tentation (which is really complicated, with all those obstacles...) and don't look at her until they reach the grave. I don't understand why do they dissapear at the end, that just doesn't look like the Greek tale I heard :S



allah225allah225

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The protagonist just needs a lyre and the Orpheus and Eurydice theme would be complete.

For those who don't know of Orpheus and Eurydice, here's an expert from Wikipedia:

" Orpheus travelled to the underworld and by his music softened the hearts of Hades and Persephone (he was the only person ever to do so), who agreed to allow Eurydice to return with him to earth on one condition: he should walk in front of her and not look back until they both had reached the upper world. He set off with Eurydice following, and, in his anxiety, as soon as he reached the upper world, he turned to look at her, forgetting that both needed to be in the upper world, and she vanished for the second time, but now forever."

I think this game is a retelling of Orpheus's decent to the Underworld, hence why the girl vanishes when you look back at her.


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