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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.

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nacriticonacritico

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 13, 2012

*THIS COMMENT IS PROLLY GOING TO BE FULL OF SPOILERS, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED*
TCOM = The Company of Myself
FXT = Fixation

General:

My hopes were quite low for this game, I was sure it was going to be one lousy prequel to a somehow over-estimated game... don't get me wrong, TCOM is beautiful, but people over-estimate it.

I'm glad to see I was wrong.

Even without being a prequel to TCOM, FXT has merits of it's own.
The idea of using tabbaco-smoke to get over your mental-problems was great. I've to agree with some other reviewers that the mechanics were kind of sloppy from time to time, but I like the idea.
It has great graphics and good music.

Last but not least, the more "realistic tone" of this game makes it actually more coherent than TCOM. This game is not a dream nor reality, is something in the middle, and being on the twilight is awesome. Makes the experience even more deeper.

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Gameplay:

It was good, most complains I've about gameplay have been addressed by other people (like the requirement to explain things).

I've to say I LOVED the meadow chapter gameplay-wise. You get a great the feeling of "cooperation" from it, which makes the connections with TCOM greater. (it shows Katherine feels the same way towards Jim as Jim describes in TCOM).

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Plot:

I usually have a saying: "no matter how CRAPPY an story is, the MOST important thing is the story-telling", and use as example things I love but have crappy stories like "Dragon Ball Z" or "Kingdom Hearts".

For most of the part, you follow that rule. You tell a very simple story (girl meets boy, boy makes her feel special, she falls in love, shrink dies), but it turns out to be GREATLY interesting.

What you really, REALLY need to work on is the ending.
"TCOM had a great ending (story-wise) but the story-telling was awful, making it uncanny.
You should have smoothed a little the translation between "crazy-land" and "reality". It feels really ass-pulled.
FXT not only had a crappy ending (you didn't explain HOW Katherine died, which is important considering SHE was the main character), but the whole ending feels unsatisfactory (you don't even explain how Jack received the news... he is just there, with convenient amnesia).
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All and all good game, you kept me more than 1 hour in a row playing a Flash Game, something that never happens.

4/5


FreeAsANerd responds:

There's a little more to the ending than what you've described, but I can't really say whether or not that's what made it unsatisfying for you. Glad you enjoyed most of the other parts, though, and thanks a bunch for such an in-depth review!


DiGreatDestroyerDiGreatDestroyer

Rated 4 / 5 stars April 13, 2012

i really wanted to end the game to review, but it hink im gonna break my screen before i finish level 4-1
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great game, great story, great music, like i said i didnt ended it, and i can see im far from the end, but i can see how the story is gonna develop

8/10 4/5

pd: im using arrow keys, my broken mouse, and my notebook pad to try and pass the level, im gonna have to buy 2 more mouses, and hire 3 friends to help do this

dont take this very seriusly im speaking out of anger right know ;)


FreeAsANerd responds:

Haha, that sounds like a pretty ridiculous setup. Maybe you'll get past that level some dayĆ¢EU"thanks for the review!


KirbySnakeKirbySnake

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 13, 2012

Just like the original it was greta. It was challenging and made you think of a strategy to get through this game. But the new graphics were a treat. Great job!


FreeAsANerd responds:

Thanks a bunch!


Sporeling1Sporeling1

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 13, 2012

I'm usually not a fan of theze artsy games, but i loved this one. It was very touching.


FreeAsANerd responds:

Thanks for sticking around, then!


PennyoceanPennyocean

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 13, 2012

I loved company of myself , wished i cpuld play the prequel all i see is the ciggerette loading screen and i'm pretty sure my computer isn't bad and is up to date


FreeAsANerd responds:

Try a different browser, maybe that'll do it.