I don't know if you still check reviews for this game or not as this game is going to be 11 years old this year. But i'm making a review on this game that i played a lot when i was little.
The story was great, it could have some more work explaining certain aspects (Why is the main character so obsessed with her own brother? What happened to Ruth?) I could have missed something, but it is a story that makes you sit in the corner and think "What the hell happened?" I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't played, otherwise i would be writing about every single part of it.
The quality of photos and images are obviously low due to the flash file size. Even through it wasn't intentional, it gives the feel in this game, it makes you feel like you are playing with Eve with a headache like it says in her diary (She was the most affected by the headache). Yes, there was parts that i felt blind, like in the end, but it is like i'm pretty much playing someone's dream. The music that plays both in Eve and her parents house, and in the countryside is memorable. It's just so great to listen to and now so nostalgic (fsr even the collector's notes sound effect is quite nostalgic for me too).
I got lost in the game a lot. the parents house is quite difficult to get around and even when you got it, it feels confusing to navigate. I like the house's design, and the amount of interactions. its great that the freeroam and interactions makes the game not linear like another game i have played in newgrounds.
I really like this game. i come around here every once in a while to feel nostalgic and just to play something that i enjoy. Even through it is a confusion to move around and have some laughable ghosts (i'm not going to lie, i actually laughed a lot of the ghosts in the mirror cutscene) i enjoy this as much as my first time playing this. it is also a nice time machine to just go back and feel how 2006 was again (i'm quite obssesive with the 2000's, so....) Also, Eve is kinda cute. idk who it is but reading the other reviews, i think its probably the author of Nocturnal letters. good job creating this good little flash game.
Thank you! So cool that this game is actually nostalgic for some people! I check in here from time to time :)
Haha, yeah, the scares don't really hold up. Not then and definately not now. The eerie, confusing atmosphere is something I'm proud of though. I love that you write "it is like I'm pretty much playing someone's dream".
This review makes me want to once again create an atmospheric game ^^
I really enjoyed it. It was really creepy and unsettling to me. The choice of music also helped in giving me the chills. The story is good too, the idea of 'not knowing anything that's happening' is really scary.
I feel a main problem I had was trying to find objects, but perhaps that's just me (I had to use the tab trick most of the time).
All in all, I enjoyed it. I hope your aspirations of becoming a game designer are realized.
Thank you for the kind review!
Well, the graphics are pretty muddy and it's very unclear what you can interact with and not, so I agree 100%.
Yes, in fact I'm working my first game design job! <3
Hi. I only signed up here today to say that this has been one of my favorite games for ages now. I first discovered it around 10 years ago?.. And I keep coming back to it, even today. It stayed with me for some reason, I haven't played it for so long, but I remember every little bit. Love the music you chose, the pictures are eerie and fit so well, and I like the strange quality, which gives the game its dreamy sleepy atmosphere. Love it.
Thank you so much! I'm so happy to hear your praise!
I come back to newgrounds once in a while, to check if anyone has contacted me or reviewed the game. I made it such a long time ago..but still I know it has some qualities that hold up. I see it as a proof that if you create something personal, using your instincts, people may love it no matter how simple the creation is.
I'm aspiring to be a game designer, and I've studied it for many years. There's ups and downs, so I'm happy to have my confidence boosted.
So thank you!
Oh, thank you so much, what a great compliment! :)
Retsupurae did a video on this game. It was great.
Plot makes no sense and the compression kills it. I know Newgrounds will love it though.
Suspiciously I think most of the 5 star reviews come from "OMG A GURL XD" reviewers.
I can definately understand your criticism.. I made this game a long time ago, and I should have put more time and thought into it.
But it still has good qualities, and gets some points across as intended.
I am however wondering what you mean with "Suspiciously I think most of the 5 star reviews come from "OMG A GURL XD" reviewers"
I hope you're not saying that good reviews aren't worth anything if they come from a certain type of people... That some peoples' opinions are less worth than others?
Because I really resent that sort of thinking.
OR are you suggesting that people give more favorable reviews just because I'm a woman?
In that case, I really, really hope you're kidding.
Perhaps some people judge my game a bit more nicely because I've been pretty personal through the entire process (in my creator's notes, responses etc...) That's more about being a human being that a woman, in my opinion.
Anyway, please DO NOT disrespect my fans through comments like that.
Haha, sorry about the long reply. If you still have something you want to say or discuss, please feel free to email me.