That's an odd game
It's hard to tell what to make of this game, because it was hard to even get ahead. What struck me as the weirdest was how I opened up a present and then didn't know how to advance. I at least managed to get another one by clicking on the envelope. I clicked everywhere but there was nothing that advanced me to the next day. I guess I can at least give you credit for having a fairly well designed game. I like how it's mostly black and white.
Judging from the title, I would think this would be a remake of "It's A Wonderful Life". It apparently didn't really have anything to do with that. The music is pretty good and sets me in the Christmas spirit. I am glad to announce that my father already has all the ornaments and decorations put up. I hope you have a great Christmas season.
It IS pretty lame when the highlight of your year is joining newgrounds
I guess it could have been worse... I could have joined Facebook. XD
this is a good game, but the grficas could be better
i will come back later XD
This is a Grinch game? I believe Christmas...
...doesn't serve as a cutoff for gifts. I think at some point in my life there must have been a gift or card that slipped under the tree or into somebody else's pile. When the day after Christmas came I wasn't told that I "missed the cutoff."
I feel that the restriction on the big gift (only on Christmas) that reviewers have grumbled about below completely kills any possible enjoyment of this game.
If you truly put a lot of work into this and wanted people to enjoy it I would suggest not making completing it have such a draconian cut-off. I mean, you told someone they didn't make the cut because it was "12:50 Newgrounds time." But it could still have been Christmas in his timezone. Seemed like a pretty dick move.
The result is that this is pretty much impossible to fully enjoy for anybody who a) discovered the game after Christmas, b) did not remember to check the game because they were enjoying Christmas, and c) expected the prize to be available after Christmas.
The rest of the gameplay is neat for what it is and the little homages to Newgrounds faves are appreciated. However the lack of main gift basically kills any motivation of collecting presents. I don't like playing games that are impossible to finish.
Sorry you missed the cut off, but that's the game. I don't mean to be the Grinch but that's the fun of it, i enjoyed Christmas with my family but for those of us who like NG so much that they were even here a little while on Christmas day there was a little extra treat. The game is ridiculously specific about only getting the medal and opening the big present on Christmas... i can't give anyone the medal, but i can give people who make the nice list the presents. the people who just missed it last night all got there presents after I read there posts. However voting a game lower for doing what it should do grants you a spot on the naughty list. I don't care if you vote a one for my games as long as you give a good reason but I don't like getting lower votes because the game worked correctly...