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Jan 24, 2013 | 3:43 AM EST

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*Please note that this game could be intense for emotionally sensitive individuals.

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**Please note that this is a visual novel game. It's mostly just reading a story.**

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**Please note: The materials used in this game were purchased from DL Site and I have the license to use these royalty free for commercial purposes.

About: A woman in modern Japan finds herself terrified of leaving the house as she struggles with her less than favorable past. When she finds a stranger staring into her living room window, she begins to struggle even more as she realizes that nowhere is safe.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow, this game is just so intense!

redpandagames responds:

Thanks so much for your comment and voting. I hope you enjoy the sequel as well.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


redpandagames responds:

Haha. Thanks for playing the second game as well.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

I really enjoy playing this one!
And although I play games with a really good and deep background story rather than those with a simple one, the story was too dominant in this one I think. You seem to be quite into the topic, so of course there's the great motivation behind the game to make it complex, deep and informative; it was just a bit too much. Sometimes a little less can have a greater influence, and can actually help making the story and thus the game more authentic and interesting, while too many information can make the story seem too heavy and stuffed with all the linked knowledge.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the game and the story very much.
One thing that bothered me though, was always the sudden insight of the main character, as she tells us that she doesn't know why she e.g. can't go into the park - and then continues with: "except... there was this one thing". It happens quite some times during the storyline.
If she had this phobia for some years, it's likely that she spend quite some time thinking about it, and thinking about the causes. So when she now seems to have the insight into parts of her behaviour, that doesn't really appear too realistic to me.

All in all a great game, loved the concept and drawings, as well as the story and its characters; a game that's different than others.
I will definitely look into the 2nd part... :)
Keep up the good work!

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redpandagames responds:

Thanks for your comment! I hope you enjoy playing the second game.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

that ending made me jump please make share that you don't do that again OK but anther wise
I like it

redpandagames responds:

LOL! That's funny. Thanks for leaving a comment. I hope that you consider playing the second game as well.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

A nice story well written, but unfortunately there's not much more to this than that. There is no meaningful visual movement with characters, a LOT of text (with no voiceovers) and virtually no choices to make. Even once you accept those things, scene changes seem to take a long time to happen, and too often re-use the same images, where it could have been relatively simple to insert more still images to make it more interesting. This game seemed to miss every potential opportunity to spice things up.

As a visual novel I've rated this 3 stars, but were I to compare this to the average game on newsgrounds, with the amount of work that goes into them, I would rate this lower. The inflated ratings other people are giving this game just gave me unrealistic expectations and added to my disappointment. If you rate something 5 stars, then you play another game (for example, the sequel to this game) and you think it's better, you can only give it an equal rating, and doesn't reward the author for any improvements, or provide a useful guide for gamers.

If this were a book, and I had the pleasantly simple accompanying music in the background, I would enjoy it. Or if the game was a little more developed to justify having it as a visual novel, I would enjoy it, but with it as it is the potential for improvement is massive, and I have to reflect that in a fair rating.

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redpandagames responds:

Thanks for reviewing the game. I tried to improve on a number of things in the sequel, so you could play through once and let me know what you think.