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Apr 8, 2012 | 12:14 PM EDT
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This is a dialogue-heavy puzzle game about people and their habits. It might not be for everyone. Explore strange locales, meet strange people, solve strange puzzles.

Reviews


MonakoMonako

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Alright lets get down to business this took me a couple hours to beat so I want to be able to properly review it.

Good Points
1. Gorgeous graphics and beautiful pictures. One of the things that really kept me playing was the amazing storyline and how the drawings synced with the gameplay was elegant.

2. Realistic and believable characters. The characters were wonderful. Their personalities complimented each other and the aspect of real problems added a lot of depth. Someone obsessed with gaming and fantasy, A drug addict, Smoking issues and not being able to get out of a bad relationship. It brought a sense of peace and I really felt like I grew to know them.

3. Twists and surprises, I was not expecting what happened to happen to the old man and had grown very attached to him myself not to mention the main character...it was beautiful, sad...painful a wonderful story.

Bad points:
1. The level where you have no control over the jump button until your in mid air. I had issues with the smoke circles yes but THIS level was the most painful for me. You had the yellow circle behind a pipe which made it almost impossible to properly hit while multitasking by jumping in mid air and pressing the the mouse button at the correct time. This caused me a lot of heartache and I spent and extremely long time JUST on that level.

SPOILER ALERT!
2. In some ways the ending was gorgeous..where it showed how our main character passing. Because I had played the first game I understood. Although the way it showed Jack afterward still left me slightly puzzled. I understand he had issues with drugs but I really wanted him to see the realization of what happened.

All in all I think you deserve almost a perfect five. The issue I had may of been frustrating but it may be my issue alone and wasn't nearly enough to ruin the wonderful experience.

P.S
Personally if you made a graphic novel or even a short story I'd read it first thing. Since you really have a way with plot. Thank you for the game, art, music, life lesson and time killer.


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ArchitectoftheVoidArchitectoftheVoid

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love that many artists are starting to realize that flash games can still elicit emotions, and this is a beautiful example. The dialogue, music, graphics and gameplay all contribute to the overall tone of the story. The smoke is a very unique and and visually appealing gameplay element, while still very easy to use, although the smoke ring timing could get slightly annoying on time based puzzles. Overall, this game is a work of art, with an excellent concept and execution.

Oh and if you want the music click on thedavidcarney's profile link.


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FreeAsANerd responds:

Thanks so much!

You can also find David's BandCamp page by clicking on his name in the Credits page of the main menu.


crazymeriocrazymerio

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Truly an epic in indie gaming. This is a masterpiece. Thank you for making this beautiful game.


FreeAsANerd responds:

Thanks for such kind words!


PMKPMK

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Gorgeous. I loved every bit of it. Ignore all the people complaining about game mechanics, they are wrong. Everything fit great including the difficulty of the puzzles. Stupendous work!

Also, I would love to be able to listen to that music playing during the last chapter when you're working together with Jack the entire time. If you could direct me to a place where I may procure that music, I would love you. :)


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FreeAsANerd responds:

Thanks!

You can find David's music (including the full extended soundtrack for this game) by clicking his name on the Credits screen.


BoilingPencilBoilingPencil

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent game, only at 2-2, since I can't get the timing for the smoke rings, I wish you were able to go back a level. :C


FreeAsANerd responds:

Thanks for writing!

If you want to go back to a previous level, you can pause (P or Esc) and return to the main menu to access the level select screen.