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Arrow keys or WSAD to move.

Please note the game was previously stolen and submitted by someone else, if you liked it before I hope you will like it again! Many thanks to shadow6nothing9 for the music and the newgrounds community for its support!

Reviews


GreenIceGreenIce

Rated 3 / 5 stars August 11, 2011

i done but i don't feel like i'm complete

i to was let down by the story or lack there of
it is clear a lot of it is left for the player to decide but of the few things that were given were very sad and painful,
i mean at the end of the game i truely felt like i had lost all the time and effort i put into it, i understand if that was the point but after such a long grind of a game i would have liked a little more whether it be bad or good
but as for the game play the movment was smooth and even if the controls were simple i never found myself unable to get to the place i wanted to, but the map it self was very nice and the colour mechanic worked very well
so in the end it has good points and bad points


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Dazz316Dazz316

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars August 11, 2011

Great story.

Am I right in thinking he died and is collecting things to brighten up her life? When he does she is able to let him go(symbolised by the dove). He is able to let himself go after he put colour back into her world.
Unfortunatley the gameplay was a bit boring and the charecters could be a bit more detailed or less blocky


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SeefuSefirosuSeefuSefirosu

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 11, 2011

I wanted to dislike this, and in the end couldn't.

Grey Story is, really, on its surface, another pixellated artsy game that wants to make the player think the author is some really smart guy who had a huge, deep, mind-bending thought.

It succeeds at none of these things.

What it does succeed at is a connection with a small audience which I can only assume was the target caucus: Any guy who has given a lot up for a woman or girl, only to have it all wasted, because she just couldn't see what was right there.

Kevin, you hit the mark on that one. I've never played a game where it emotionally hurt even to move the character. I knew what was coming, and in real life, you always do, somewhere in your head. You know it's going to happen, but you keep plodding along, hoping that maybe, just maybe, it'll turn out differently.

It didn't. The guy faded away, and the girl released the dove just in time to realize that the guy, who'd given her everything she'd asked for, was now gone, spent, utterly destroyed.

The gameplay was weak; jumping was a problem at times, but not overly so, and sometimes there was a lag in command entry to execution. It happens.

Even through this small oversight, the story, which barely exists except through the players' interpretation, was grand, regardless of how you saw it; although I saw it as described above, reading through the other reviews will give you other thoughts on the matter that I find very insightful; I never thought of the guy as a spirit and the woman as depressive over his death.

In Grey Story, you play as a male character, assumedly human, who sees a woman and attempts to get her attention. Failing to achieve such, you start to bring her back items, like a teddy bear, a balloon, a necklace, a bow, a clover, and so on. With the return of each item, the man appears more transparent, or more gray. More gray trails appear, lending the title of Grey Story, as your character, at the end, slowly leaks gray out of himself and eventually disappears.

This was a fine entry.

As a fellow musician, let me just give a shoutout to silent6nothing9. Your piano piece was absolutely stunning, and lent a whole new facet to the game. Yes, the player knew from the music bad things were afoot, but the composition was extremely skilled.

Best of luck to both of you.

- Seefu


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ManoCornutoManoCornuto

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars August 11, 2011

oh boy....

that was boring...

honestly though, the least thing I demand of an artgame is to be creative.
However the whole theme of black/white=>coloured world has been done to death. it's been done in the most charming way by Colour my World and has been copied hundreds of times.
Same goes for the music. Honestly it sounds exactly like every other piano piece every used in an art game.

The 5 stars are mostly for the ok controls and the nice art, but please please be more creative when it comes to this type of games. I'm honestly sick of playing the same game every two weeks.



frederikpedersenfrederikpedersen

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 11, 2011

This game is inspiring

This game really got my attention. It's about the quest of a man, who constantly tries to please a selfish woman. He gives her the first clover of the spring, he litturely paints the sky pink for her, he gives her the prettiest blue marble bracelet the world has ever seen, yet it's never enough for the woman. In the end, he has become nothing but a shadow of his former self, thriving to please the ego sentrick woman, and finally she let's him go of his missury by giving up the bird. A sad, sad story, yet, as i said, inspiring. Good job man :3


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