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Mar 26, 2012 | 10:47 AM EDT
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The Director's Cut version of RAPTUS has been released for the International Day for the elimination of violence against women. Find out more at

RAPTUS is an experimental INTERACTIVE FICTION that explores the concepts of Love and Death. What are you going to do with your own Guiltiness?
Can a single mistake destroy everything that you have?
How far would you go, to make up for your sins?
Love is a one-way street. Just like Death.

Mouse to bend character will.
Arrows to make him decide.
The illusion of free will.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

***************************SPOILERS READ AT YOUR OWN CAUTION******************************

It's okay, but the main character is totally unrelatable. If you want to make a story where the player connects with a main character who has made mistakes, you still want him to be somewhat appealing to the player. This character just seems like a total sleaze and slimebag with no redeeming qualities. I felt zero sympathy for him and his disillusions of love. Maybe this is what you wanted me to feel, that's fine, but it lacked a emotional bond that better art games have, in my opinion.

A game with a somewhat similar idea, Silent Hill 2 first has the player emotional bond with James before destroying the player's notion of James as a totally moral person. Now story-based flash games obviously aren't usually going to be eight hours long, but this game was so short that I ended up feeling like there were important ideas missing in the story, ideas that needed more time to be developed.

I have harped long enough on the negatives, the positives include the art itself which helps to create a depressed and out-of-time feel to the game. The music likewise aids in this goal and offers a bleak and dark tone to the game. Additionally, the writing was solid and unnerving. It certainly got beneath my skin.

Overall, it's a solid attempt, but it needs some polish, both to the story and to the player's interactions in the story. This game is essentially one decision away from being a movie, which makes it seem inferior to the 'Choose your own adventure' or 'point 'n' click' genre of games. A scripted story is fine, but when all your game is is a scripted story, it just kinda falls a bit flat as a game. I would recommend 'Thousand Dollar Soul' as a better 'story game' that discusses twisted love. Still, a solid 3/5. I may criticize it, but I'm not here to zero bomb it.

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Drama Game ;_;