You sound unsure.
Don’t make me send a fully armed battalion to remind you of my love.
We are meant to be a colony that runs independently.
Hey…I can’t say the next verse
I usually modify it to sitting.
KRISTEN. I know you haven’t been on lately, figured this may or may not get your attention, idk, especially since I can’t find the ‘Oy, Kristen’ thread (as I recall there being… Maybe there never was…). Anyway, I know that you don’t have a TON of spare time, and also only own LoZ on Switch, so I’m just recommending something you might possibly like.
It’s on sale right now on the eshop, and I don’t know how much longer it will be since it’s been on sale awhile, but it’s called Oxenfree. It’s a visual story, basically, in which your decisions have an impact on the narrative. It’s normally $20 (I believe) but it’s on sale for $5 right now, and from what I can tell it’s a pretty good steal. Anyway, the reason I think you’d like it is, not only is it cheap right now, it is very… Supernaturally. I’m not exactly sure what’s happening right now, since I just kinda started, but it’s definitely a supernaturally horrory suspense tale. It’s quite interesting. If it’s something you’d be interested in though, I’d say give it a shot. The sale certainly won’t let forever!… It’s not, like, super scary, definitely probably not to you, but I was just playing this at almost midnight in the dark by myself, and I exited in the middle of a sequence because I freaked… Alright, return to your regularly scheduled foruming…
From the Wikipedia article about the game, it seems like a game that the YouTube channel Extra Credits would talk about for its ambitious game design…actually, they did on their “Games You Might Not Have Tried #9. Kristen would probably like the game.
*I missed the quotation marks after the #9; my apologies.
Yeah, I heard this was an indie gem that went under a lot of people’s radars, so I decided to give it a shot, especially since it was so cheap.
I’ll check it out!! I am not sure if I’ll buy it now, but I’ll look into it. I have been working a lot, and will be working more and more until the end of April
(Thank you potato for sending this to me)
*ahem* IT’S KRIIIIIIIIISSSSTEEEEEEEN!!!!
Kristen is working 39-60 hours a week.
I played one runthrough of Oxenfree (not the true ending though), and my main gripe is that it makes me feel stressed.
Not the horror…the dialogue.
The dialogue in the game caused me the most stress and anxiety.
Oxenfree is a very dialogue-heavy game, but it doesn’t let you go at your own pace. No, instead there are voice actors that keep on talking, whether or not you want them to either go faster or slower. And if you want to get a word in edgewise, you gotta be fast and interrupt them. Three choices, four if you count silence, and barely a few seconds to process what you’re going to say and how the NPCs are going to react.
Personally, if there’s a lot of dialogue, I would prefer silence. This gives the players a chance to give characters their own voice, rather than having one already there. It’s a game, trying to figure out what “voice” will fit them, or if they’re quick readers they can scan through the dialogue quickly.
If you enjoy voices already in the game, and the thrill of having real-time conversation with people in a game, you have come to the right place. If you prefer controlling the speed of the conversation, Oxenfree may not be for you.
Don’t get me wrong, I found Oxenfree interesting. Perhaps the fact I was at the end of a game-a-thon and I had gotten up at 1 am with like four hours of sleep, and I started Oxenfree at like 2 pm with limited food and no liquids (#poorlifedecisions), made my experience that much worse and my judgement harsher.
Mason, what did you think of the dialogue choices?
Well, as I said, I’m only a little bit through my first play through, and I can certainly agree with you. I do wish Alex (that’s her name, right? Lol…) would wait to talk after choosing a dialogue option, but I know that if she does interrupt them then what that character was saying was just filler anyway, and unimportant. I personally kind of enjoy that high anxiety, quick reaction choosing, because knowing that one wrong word can cause the game to shift makes me think, and adds to the dread I feel while playing. Did I make the right choice? Does this affect my future? And you’re right, it does feel like a live conversation. You have to be ready. It adds to the realism of the game imo, as well. Making split second impulse decisions. It’s definitely something you have to give your undivided attention to lol. So, I totally see where you’re coming from, and how that can definitely ruin an experience for someone. I can follow this up after I beat my first run through though!
I heard about it some time ago. Its something that’s interested me but hasn’t been a high buy priority
After beating it the first time, I would definitely say it’s worth $5… I’m not sure if I got the good ending though… I’m definitely doing some more runs though… Great experience up to the very end… And I mean VERY end…
It’s certainly more of an… ‘experience’ than it is a game… But I don’t really see that as a bad thing. Pacing is a little off, but other than that I liked it…
(Jibberish for KRISTEN!!!)
Happy tax season!
Office will be closed Easter Sunday (it’s never closed easter sunday…so I actually get that off this year)
Well, I’m gonna disappear for….hopefully not 4 months. But that’s when tax season ends. After that I will try to be on more.
If you need me, message me on Facebook.
If something epic is happening….someone please message me on fb though I won’t have time to listen to episodes
Feel free to change your mind and come back sooner, Kristen! Don’t worry though; we’ll keep the Not-Forum going strong while you’re away. 😀
Indeed we shall.
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