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Mar 9, 2012 | 12:16 PM EST
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dys4ia is an autobiographical game about the period in my life when i started hormone replacement therapy.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

For those who didn't bother to read the author comments, this is an interactive autobiographical game about hormone replacement therapy. It's clearly labeled for what it is, so I'm not sure exactly why at least one comment blasts it for it being "not something you should shove off on strangers." If you're uncomfortable with the concept, don't play it, and don't bother commenting, especially if you"could not give any shits."
With that out of the way, the "Wario Ware" comment is actually very accurate as you complete these simple, silly tasks to continue the story. The details of the author's struggles are what pull me into this game, and the way the author uses these images to present these struggles (the awkward tetris fit to describe feeling awkward about one's own body was my personal favorite) I thought was well done.
The game can be a bit slow-paced, and at times I had to press the arrow keys just to figure out what I was supposed to be doing (if anything), but there's really not penalty for error, so it doesn't take too much from the game.
So long as it's taken for what it is, an interactive autobiography, and not a typical game, it has a fair amount of insight for those open enough to listen.

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Rated 0 / 5 stars

My favorite part of playing games is when the author tries shoving some sappy woe is me bullshit down your throat. Oh wait, that isn't fun at all. Surprise.

I get that this game was made to deal with some personal problems, but frankly I could not give any shits. The graphics and sound were poor, though we all know that's not why people would hate this game. Playing this made me feel uncomfortable, and not in the "Oh this a different thing I can't deal with" way. It's not something I care about or want to hear about, and it's not something you should shove off on strangers.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


like wario ware but a bit weird XD


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very interesting, great game overall.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I liked the style and the sound effects. Gameplay was simple and effective at conveying your point(s) with symbolism and explicit imagery. Overall it was a good little bit of educational fun and all... however, I think it was too easy. I know this game's main objective is to simply convey your thoughts on your experience... however, if you are trying to convey that it was at all challenging for you, then the GAME itself should ALSO present some better challenges to the player... just a thought.

On a side note, one thing I was rather curious about were the references to your girlfriend. This has nothing really to do with the game, I was just wondering what your relationship with her is. I'm not saying it doesent make sense for a man to want to become a woman and maintain a relationship with another female, I can easily imagine why one would desire this for a number of reasons. It's just out of the ordinary, so-to-speak, and therefore a curious point of interest, one that could have potential to be addressed in the game if you so desired, that is.

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