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Dec 16, 2011 | 7:46 PM EST

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Oíche Mhaith (pronouced "Ee-ha why") is a short game by Increpare and I.

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nate1324nate1324

Rated 5 / 5 stars

... I had an inner struggle to decide how I was going to rate this and what I would write... After the initial part and what happened, I was filled with such a seething rage that I damn near picked up my laptop, smashed it into my TV for putting that kind of stuff through my mind.

On the one side, there was the absolute hatred I felt for each of them. I have seen what abusive families can do and what happens... but this is just... GRAAAHHH!!! And because of that, I almost stopped playing altogether and said "Good!, I'm glad the pricks are f**king dead! Didn't have to shoot the dog though!" and it ALMOST became a 0/5...

But then I decided to grit my teeth and continue playing till I found the right combo... Seeing how each of the characters reacted with each other's personality... Mom's guilt, Dad's slowly slipping sanity, Dog's feelings of missing the deceased brother... Of course they are still deeper than that, but I will spare my full thoughts...

However, I did have an issue with the ending that didn't quite make sense... Yes, it all turned out to be a dream, but I do have 1 issue. When the parents were apologizing and saying that they didn't show enough care and that they were sorry, why did the mom say "Our family is finally whole again" when the daughter is still alive? I understand what was meant to be portrayed there, but it came out just a wee bit wrong. All in all, it is a game I would recommend to those that could handle something like this.. or completely naive people.

P.S.- My original review was just going to say "Who else stopped playing after the pricks died?", but that would've made me sound like a douche...


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32bitExplosion32bitExplosion

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I can't really describe how I'm feeling right now.
This game made me think, even after playing it. It's message is obvious, and watching this story is like getting the message hammered into your head with a sledgehammer. The music fits the scenes very nicely, the only thing I can complain about is the annoying sound effect you hear while changing the room.

I could say a thousand words about what I like and what I don't like about this game, but let me reduce it to this:
Thank you. This game was beautiful in a horrible way.


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ClaringClaring

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Definitely one of the best games I have played. Not only for the interactivity, but also for the music, story, and message it gives. Truly a work of art.


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sigmazeussigmazeus

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This should have been rated Mature, not Adult. That aside, I beat the game. I cried after playing this. This game reminds me on how an ex of mine grew up/ Back in our senior year of high school, the stress of it all drove her to kill herself. I'm not gonna say more after that. How badly that girl was treated by her mom and dad just reminded me of what an ex went through



gadogrygadogry

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh... man...

Despite how "simple" this game appears to be, I find that it is actually very polished. It felt that every little detail in the game was instrumentally designed to add something, right down to the "thump" sound effect during room changes, and managing to depict porn on her dad's 24-pixel computer screen.

And so much was packed in the dialogue. From how the loving girl imitates her dad and calls her doll names (probably not really knowing what whose words mean), to how her parents deliver that ultimate slap in her face by declaring that "our family is whole again" as soon as they find her brother and leave her behind (again). Just so heavy.

Beautiful guitar music too. Now the nice peaceful ending song is looping, but I don't think I can listen to it much longer, as the song is now forever associated with my tearful moment of finishing the game.

I almost wish that this game is really a clever prank by the developers. "Okay, let's make the most depressing game ever, have it rated as adult, so it'd hit the horndogs looking for pron like a train." If instead it really came from personal experience of you or your loved ones... I'm sorry.


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