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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. it's a story about me, and is certainly not meant to represent the experience of every trans person.

music by LIZ RYERSON

SOUNDTRACK available at http://ellaguro.bandcamp.
com/album/dys4ia-soundtra ck



Rated 0 / 5 stars March 11, 2012

This game is just stupid and boring, period. I'm not being an idiot, this game just has NO APPEAL - grafx, music/sfx, story, "game"play, challenge (If you lose, you still pass etc) , it's just terrible. Nothing new or innovative. I don't even know how this got top front.

I say, much people are giving this high ratings, but this is purely EMOTIONAL, not a fair judgement, for there are people who actually spend much more on making games (real games, with effects, saves and actual characters) and are outranked by these submissions, since there are people who put 5 stars to try and make some friends, half of them probably don't even know the half stars yet

I can't be unfair with true game developers, who actually invest time and effort instead of using their own privacy to promote themselves.

Also: you have submissions in NG so you are inexcusable XD



Rated 0 / 5 stars April 3, 2012

Now, I have played some, uh, interesting I guess you could say games on newgrounds before and have told myself that it would be a waste of time for me. However I saw this one and said, ok why not? So During the course of this game I was actually thinking to myself, "Is this even considered a game?" Now don't get me wrong Im sure that you put a lot of effort into it, but I just don't think this is "game quality" and should have been made a flash video instead. On another note I couldn't really get the feel for the sense that you were trying to tell us something, if thats why you put it on here to tell us a little about your life, I have to say you kind of missed it. But it could have been for another reason to which I can not grasp, but I got the whole gender role of it and that you felt like a Lady instead of a sir, but maybe a flash of your life and the more detailed twist's and turns may have been a bit better. But hey, thats just my opinion.


Rated 0 / 5 stars October 4, 2012

This is the most awful and pretentious piece of shit thing I have ever seen. This looks like the sort of thing an art student would whip up in a cartoon or movie made by Mike Judge. That this is not ironic nor satirical in nature astounds me entirely. I was raised by a gay couple and even they would find this to be pretentious and awful on multiple levels. That anybody gave this a good review is a testament to human stupidity.

This awful "Art" game needs to disappear or at least be remembered as an example of what not to do.

Content wise it is also quite awful. Calling this a "Game" is a cruel joke. There is no difficulty, no challenge, there is no fun nor entertaining aspect to the game perhaps save for it's Atari stylings. Even these fail to do anything as the underlying 'plot' to the game is terrible and pretentious anyways. Whether you are okay with or horrified by transexuality, common sense should tell you that this deserves no praise.


Rated 0 / 5 stars March 14, 2012

I cannot rate this as a game. Going by the criteria which I judge other games, this simply cannot be applied. I personally find it baffling that this got daily feature for a game. If anything, this is closer to an interactive story than an actual game.

Reasons it is not a game:
1. No goal
2. No opposition/conflict
3. No choices. You either directly do the action or don't do it. There is no process which leads to something being done. Essentially, your choice is play the game to completion or don't, which is not choice enough to consider this a game.

Going by standards for say, an animation, I would rate this higher, probably about a 2 for sub-par humor, on-par music, mediocre storytelling, and unimpressive graphics.

This easily could have been a very entertaining game if you had applied more creativity and effort to it. Take for example another game on Newgrounds, "Don't Catch the Herp" submitted by Ir0nh0rse. Though based on a real event, the author depicted it in an exaggerated and creative way which provided for a game that was fun to play and even was pretty decently animated. Simply because it's a real experience doesn't mean it has to be completely real. People don't play games so they can hear about other people's lives, they play games because they want to feel like what they are doing is THEIR life. You have no hook, no incentive within the actual game itself for the player to play. Because the player isn't *experiencing* anything, you are simply *telling* the player what is happening. You want to try and get the player to feel like this is happening to them. Part of the problem here is that they have no real permanent or definitive avatar they can connect to, so they have no extension of themselves that they can connect any of the events to.

I hope this review helps you in your future games.


Rated 0 / 5 stars March 31, 2012

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.