Damned: A Randomized Online Horror Game - What is Damned? Damned is a randomized online horror game for up to 5 players (4 survivors and 1 monster). You’ll be able to play as one of four people trapped in different haunted places (hotels, hospitals, etc).
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Data di rilascio: 6 ott 2014

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"it's still rough around the edges, but Damned proves multiplayer survival horror can work."

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5 dicembre

Update Version 2.0 RC6 [NEW MAP]

Changelog

Stage

- New stage add: Black Lake Woods
• New Traps
• New Music

- Balanced the number of batteries per map

Monsters

- Mary rebalanced
• Increased speed from 0.64 to 1.2
• Increased random teleport rate in 2 times
• Decreased recharge power when near the survivors to half
• Increased the distance for power recharge from survivors in 1 meter(3.2 feets)
• Increased traps activation when teleport in 1 meter(3.2 feets)

- Phantom
• Number of traps activated from 20% to 25%

Interface
- Add individual control for the music

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26 novembre

Update Version 2.0 RC5 [++Optimization][+Preview]

Changelog

Performance
- Disable shadow casting for multiple objects (some shadows were unnecessarily being calculated for small, unimportant objects) [big performance gain]
- Disabled GPU buffer flusher [big performance gain on certain GPUs]

Bugs
- The range to trigger traps was hardcoded to 2, now it’s correctly set to 6.

Graphics
- Tweaked and fixed transparency shaders (mainly for glass windows) to properly treat z-order.

Stages
- Fixed small details at Bondom Hotel and others.

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“...in Damned if things are happening then it’s because whomever is in control of the monster is right there in the room...That’s a really smart idea...”
RockPaperShotgun.com

“What sounds really cool...is the stuff you can do while playing the monster.”
Kotaku.com

“...Damned has a unique premise...”
Eurogamer.com

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Damned: A Randomized Online Horror Game

- What is Damned?

Damned is a randomized online horror game for up to 5 players (4 survivors and 1 monster).
You’ll be able to play as one of four people trapped in different haunted places (hotels, hospitals, etc).
As a survivor your main objective will be finding your way out, as well as helping your friends get out too. You’ll often find yourself on the edge, hearing and seeing ghostly things, trying to find keys and items to help in your escape. And sometimes you’ll find yourself running desperately from a monster, who’s there only to find and kill you and your friends.
You’ll also be able to play as the monster. The game will feature different monsters, each one unique in its gameplay and hunting style.

- What kind of horror game is Damned?

Damned explores the sense of being defenseless against a powerful supernatural force. The survivors can’t directly affect the monster in any way. When it’s there to get you, your only chance is to run and hide.
This perception of being defenseless is very strong, primal and terrifying, it builds up anxiety and makes you really scared, fearing any unexplained noise or movement.
This is how Damned creates horror in a multiplayer game session, and we believe it to be super effective! (tested and approved!)

- Why is Damned a randomized game?

Every stage in Damned is randomized:
  • Almost all the objects in a stage may or may not appear;
  • The item system is fully random too, randomizing which item will appear in the game, and where it'll be;
  • The way to win a match as a survivor is also randomized;
  • Even the stage may trigger random events to scare the survivors inside.

- Why is Damned a competitive and cooperative game?

Because in a full game, with 4 survivors and 1 monster, there’ll be a survivor “team” cooperating to try and escape together, and at the same time they’ll be competing against a monster, trying to flee from him and deny each one of its attempt to hunt and kill a survivor.

- How to play as a survivor?

As a survivor you’ll be cooperating with your friends (up to 4 survivors in a single game session):
You and your friends will be searching the level for keys and items to help in your escape;
Each survivor will have a flashlight that can be turned on and off, helping you see your surroundings, but at the same time letting the monster know where you are;
The survivors will be able to manipulate objects throughout the hotel, like drawers, doors, safes, cabinets, wardrobes;
Challenge yourself to find the exit and get out alive.

- How to play as the monster?

As the monster, your game will be all about competing alone against the survivors team.
The game will feature different monsters, each one unique in its play style. It's up to you to play a few rounds with each monster and decide which one works best for you.
How are you going to hunt and kill the survivors?

- Why is Damned worth buying?

Because it’s fun!
It’s really scary, you’ll find yourself on the edge a lot of times, trying to evade the monster or trying to pay closer attention because you don’t know if the sound you just heard is some random noise or if it is the monster haunting you.
It’s a real horror game, it explores deeply the feeling of being completely defenseless against a powerful force that can finish you easily. Your only choice is to run and hide!
And also because it’s really fun to play as the monster as well. You’ll keep haunting and building up anxiety in people, making them terribly scared of you. We really put you in the skin of a terrifying monster.

- Links and contact:

Got any questions and/or suggestions? We want to hear your opinion, please contact us: contact@9heads.com

Damned: www.damned-game.com
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Requisiti di sistema

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz (quad core recommended);
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2000+, nVidia GeForce FX 6 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0+ GHz (quad core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 4850, GeForce GT 645M
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
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53 persone su 58 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
12.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 dicembre
I'm writing this now, still a little stressed and in the throws of an adrenaline high caused by my friends. First and foremost, play this game with a group of friends who are bad at the game along side you and can get better with you. Playing with randoms online will not help you learn in this HIGH stress environment and the current how-to guides online are only so helpful.

Here's what you get:
You're one of the survivors in the haunted hotel/asylum/hospital, and your on a scavenger hunt for keys to open the various locked doors on the map. As you creep around, you deal with randomly generated hauntings that do aweful things like make the dark screen darker, mysterious spooky noises play in your ear, or keyboard keys can even be disabled. All temporary.
And thats all before your friend takes control of one of three monsters and attempts to murder you before you get the silver key and escape.

The keys and tools are all hidden in obscure places, anything from in drawers of desks to the garbage can in the woods. But never somewhere completly random like the middle of the floor of a ball room. They are hidden well, but not unfairly at all. The rest of the challenge is finding what doors they unlock. Eventually leading out.

The Three Monsters:
As of now there are only three creatures to threaten you and they all garner a different approach to avoid. Here's the long/short;
Lurker sets traps to try to pinpoint your location and materializes in a blink for a few seconds at a time. You pretty much just run from him like an old monster movie. Bracing doors and sobbing until he's gone.

The phantom is 'blind' and only sees players who make a lot of noise. People complain about him being Overpowered but thats mostly because they run around and get slapped instantly. You need to be sneaking when this ghoul roams the halls.

Then there's mary. She randomly teleports around the map, and if she fills up her spooky-meter she frenzies and can run at you rather than her usual trundle. Think the Witch from Left 4 Dead, popping and locking through the dining room looking for victims.

The Good:
-Very different kind of game play. If you have a group of friends you dont mind never wanting to talk to again, team up and go scavenger hunting.
-This is a HORROR game, not an FPS. When you see the monster you run. There are no guns, just a flashlight. This might sound like a negative, but it really helps amp up the FEAR
-Atmosphere. This might be a little generic, but they really do try to use your less obvious senses to pick up on the creepy factor. You get trained to listen for traps and musical queues, little details, that when you finally do see something. It hits hard and helps you scare.

The Bad
-Crashes. There seems to be a lot of crashes between my friends and I. Hardware capability dont seem to be the issue, and if someone drops midgame, they wont be able to get back in. They'll only be able to spectate.
-Genuine stress level. It might not be a problem to everyone, but I get genuinly stressed out. Legs tight. Hands sweating. Worrying about ever little step. This is why you play with friends. Let the strange monster creeping on you be your pal. Not some mook on teh interwebs.

Final Verdict:
Love it. Go in on a 4 pack with your friends. Maybe hope it winds up on a sale. Hopefully the crashes get patched out and new features like new monsters and different playable characters get added. But this is not a game I can compare to any other experience very well.

If players could jump back in if they were kicked and the crashes were resolved I would say full price is worth it. As it stands now, $19.99 is a little steep for what feels like early access material. However I still love the experience. And few things are as satisfying as hearing your friends fill their diapers over skype as you pop out around the corner.
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37 persone su 52 (71%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
14.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 novembre
REALLY fun and addicting. Friend told me about this game and I picked it up on sale. First session was 5 hours straight, (other than the game crashes). It is crazy buggy, though. Feels less stable than most Early Access games I've played, but still, even with the bugs and crashes, this game is worth playing.

Very fun, scary, and hilarious laughing at eachother after a good jump.
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31 persone su 43 (72%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre
I can understand the positive reviews. There is the promise of a good game here, which promises to be a lot of fun with friends. It's just not that playable at the moment. The game should not have been released in its current state, since it is glitchy to the point of being impossible to play. Your game will crash, your voice chat will not work, you will be unable to connect, you won't be able to perform certain actions, etc. (At one point, I asked if it was still in beta, because it's absolutely unacceptable as a final version.) Even if those glitches were fixed, there are some serious design flaws. The stages are extremely dark and murky, which may create an atmosphere but makes it hard to see the tiny items that the survivors need. This decision might be okay if the game wasn't already so imbalanced. The survivors don't have enough options to get away from or defend themselves from the ghost, who has a one-hit kill. They also aren't given any indications about what keys open what doors, so it becomes an exercise in trying every key in every door. Worst of all, the ghost and the survivors are in the same voice chat, which makes it impossible to coordinate with the other survivors without the ghost hearing all your plans and knowing where you will be. So, in its current form, I cannot recommend it to others.
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18 persone su 23 (78%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
18.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 dicembre
Amensia: The Dark Decent + Coop/Versus-gameplay. So much fear, so much fun, so much potential for improvements. So many bugs (unfortunately): From the ♥♥♥♥ed up server browser to random crashes. Still: recommended!
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11 persone su 13 (85%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
22.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 dicembre
One of my all time favourite horror games! I highly reccomend this if you are into Co-op versus!
The gameplay is solid, being the monster is fun, and it's always nice hearing your friends scream of terror as they run out of stamina :3
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11 persone su 15 (73%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 novembre
OK so far, this is great, get some close friends on Sklype or Teamspeak and have fun playing a screwed up game of tag or keep away depending on what character you're playing! Also it's fun when you can sing "one two mary's coming for you " to play with your teammates minds :)
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11 persone su 16 (69%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
13.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 novembre
If you looking for a little treasure in the horror genere, here it is.

The atmosphere and the sounds will help you to feel your heart beating and you never know how the monster will find you. Maybe in the next second, maybe never.

Small bugs but nothing for disable the fun, so..... i like and love the game =)
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6 persone su 8 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 dicembre
I do recommend this game. BUT BEFORE YOU BUY IT do yourself a favor and DO NOT BUY THIS GAME RIGHT NOW. Its filled with bugs, you will crash A LOT. Its almost unplayable and for some of you it will be a waste of money because you will not get to play due to a bug in the game that no one knows the solution to (as well as the devs) which will have you at the main menu with a message "servers are down for maintenance" even though the servers are up. Devs will tell you its your fire wall/anti-virus well don't bother messing with those cause I can tell you thats not the problem. I have a friend that just bought this game and he cannot play it now because of this bug and we have checked EVERYTHING and the game just will not allow him to play. Not saying its a bad game, but for the price its not worth buying due to how broken this game is. Wait for few more updates and then buy the game, but for now don't.
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7 persone su 10 (70%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
21.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 novembre
After having played a fair few games of this, I can pretty easily say two things about this.
ONE: Do not let my thumbs up fool you, this is not a game I recommend for the weak of heart and mind. This game was released majorly unfinished, and is still very clearly meant to be in a testing phase. Frequent crashes, a command prompt opened up upon play, and frequent glitches plague this game.
TWO: Do not let one fool you either, by no means is this a bad game, and has a pretty excellent concept behind it with a fair enough execution.

As far as I am concerned, the largest two issues with this game are this:
-Lack of lots of testing and polishing that allow this game to truly shine.
-Lack of content to add variation, such as a larger list of monsters to truly vary up the gamplay.

This game is very rough as it is, and could certainly do with some well-needed polish, which, thankfully, the devs are providing. However, I feel the most necessary implementation (after polish, of course) would be Steam Workshop support, allowing the devs to iron out kinks while the community works to try and make some monsters, levels, and even seperate game modes themselves.

However, I still enjoy the game, and I feel that anyone with enough friends willing to play it (three at the very least, don't play public games) would find amount of enjoyment in this clever little horror game.
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8 persone su 12 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre
You have 1 new item in your inventory: Soiled Underpants
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3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 dicembre
RUUUNNN! OH MY GOD!!!! RUUUUUNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4 persone su 6 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 dicembre
This game is still early access, so this review is subject to change/additions

Damned is basically what it says on the Tin. A survival horror game for 5 players (Maximum) where four play scavenger hunt Point A to point D item findings, and one player plays one of (Currently 3) monsters to murder your friends. Fun for everyone, especially if you have friends who enjoy screaming very loudly at your music-cue arrival. Lets get down to it.

Gamplay involves item-based problem solving. Simple stuff. Find key, key goes to Locker, locker goes to safe, safe goes to kitchen, kitchen goes to crowbar, crowbar goes to wood over door, escape through door. Not always that simple, but basically always that formula. You have to find keys, unlock doors and safes, and escape out of the final door while eluding the monster player. Not always so easy.

The Monster player has 3 monsters to choose from (At the time of this review) being Lurker, Phantom, and Mary. Lurker is your tall and gruesome skinless hulkbeast who spends a majority of the game in "Phase mode" which is where the player will move around quickly, phasing through doors (Cause you cant see them) and players (Who you also cant see) and setting traps. Since you can't see players, you need to use the traps to figure out their locations. Once they set one off, and it lets you phase in, you pop in and slice them to ribbons.

The phantom is like a satanic stevie wonder. A floating torso who is completely blind to anyone unless they make a lot of sound. This means running, and clicking your flashlight. And getting too close. Make too much noise, and you'll show up in his vision as a white life-form that he can go maul. It's a fairly simple system, and I've nearly had it gotten around when I played him.

Mary is your near-typical japanese-horror esque girl. Similar in design to popular ones like the Ring, or grudge. For a majority of the game she moves slower than a 95 year old man walking through hot tar. She also randomly teleports as a way to balance and make your life easier. You might teleport in the same room as the players, might not. You can also manually teleport, but we'll get to that in a second.

Mary has the ability to enter a /frenzy/ mode when her meter (Which you dont see) fills. Stare at the players enough, and you can activate frenzy mode. a 10-15 second burst of quadrupled speed in which she screams violently, goes all scary faced and comes bullrushing you. You can also exchange a bit of the frenzy meter for another teleport, if you dont wanna wait for the freebie random one.

There are about 12+ stages right now, with the most recent (At the time of this review) being a forest/camping area. The game does have some flaws, like optimization issues, data leaks, and minor coding bugs. Updates are also somewhat slow, but when they come around they are very nice. Running on my toaster I get about 25-30 frames in a map. Apparently a high-end gets about the same, due to optimization issues. It happens.

I can't really rate it with a number right now, but I am giving it a yes. It's a nice game, for a beta.
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5 persone su 8 (63%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 dicembre
10/10 would die with a scream in my throat, insanity-blurred vision, and pee running down my leg again.

Alternatively,

10/10 would whisper creepy nonsense to the scurrying humans while hunting them through an asylum again.

Really though, it could still use some polish. Getting everyone loaded into lobbies properly needs a bit of work, the mechanic for opening doors is often frustrating (though that adds to the tension) and there's really no hand holding, but after 2 hours of play with some friends I was getting the hand of both sides and it had my pulse racing like no other game in recent memory.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre
I like the concept of this game, one player can choose one of the 3 available monsters and he needs to hunt down the other 4 players through a creepy environment.

Still, I think there's so many improvements that need to be done.
Sometimes I can't click on the game menus and need to force close the game.
Players can get stuck or fall off the map, the monsters are way too slow and easy to evade.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre
So very recommended. It feels like a horror b movie with you and your online buddis starring in it!
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre
Ohh my God, this game is absolutely flipping amazing. Buy this game if you have friends who play it (or are willing to play), as this would probably be a lonely experience single-player. In the Lobby, you can choose to be either a Monster or its potential Victim. Right now there are only three Monsters to choose from, so I hope that will change. Of the Monsters available I've played as Mary and the Lurker. Mary is your typical ghost girl, slow-moving, but get close to potential Victims and you can enter a Frenzy mode in which to attack. As the Lurker, you can activate objects within the level that will set off traps/cues if your potential victims walk near or activate the items themselves. Victims are invisible while you are in "normal mode," but you can manifest physically and hunt your victims down.

A lot of the fun of this game will likely come from playing with friends and using the voice-chat. The buddies I game with all use TeamSpeak, and whenever I played as Monster I either groaned or spoke in a sing-song voice, and my friends were screaming like young girls.

One thing I don't understand is whether a potential Victim can actually survive. There seems to be no way for potential Victims to defend themselves against Monsters, so it's down to hunting for the right keys as quickly as possible. It also seems that, once a Monster closes in, it's a one-click attack and you go from potential Victim to actual Victim.

I would request that a third-person mode be made available, because what's the point of being a Monster when you can't enjoy the look?

In all, I really got into the role of Monster and actually felt a little anxious as I ran around as a potential Victim when it was my friends' turns to hunt. This has all the qualities of a good "scary story by the campfire." It may not be a "true" horror game like the Silent Hill franchise, but it's still a pretty damn neat idea.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 dicembre
My friend bought a 4-pack of this game and gave a copy to me and some other friends, and I honestly feel terribly sorry for him.

Before we could even get a game going, it took us about 20 minutes of trying to wrestle with the game to change the graphics and controls. Two of us crashed trying to change the options, and I even crashed myself just trying to register an account so I could play the game. After we got ingame, it became quickly apparent that this game was made purely for youtube "Let's Players." In terms of gameplay, the controls are very simplistic. You move around, use objects with left click, and right click activates your flashlight. The map design tries its hardest to be scary, though its ruined by the objects that are left lying about (i.e. the jack-o-lanterns). Character design looks mediocre and the movement looks very stiff. As per usual in all of these types of games, you can only sprint for 3-5 seconds, and the battery in your flashlight is limited. This forces players to try to progress through the map to try and even see anything. This leads to the next problem: The maps are incredibly confusing. You basically wander around aimlessly grabbing keys or objects hidden in sometimes VERY difficult to find locations. Most of the time these keys only open up 1 or 2 of the ~10-20 locked doors throughout the map. Your ultimate goal is to try and escape, but I don't see how thats really possible given the nature of the game.

That brings me to my next point, which is the fact that the entire game hinges on the monster. The monster has the ability to kill pretty much any player at any time if he feels like it. You will almost NEVER win a game unless the monster lets you. Mary for example, can teleport around the map and moves very slowly until players get near her. When they are near her, she charges up and can then dash at incredible speed and instantly kill players. As the phantom, he can only "see" noise. The thing is, everything makes noise except for standing still, which leads to players just freezing up and the phantom wandering around aimlessly and occasionally accidentally killing someone. The lurker places down traps that make noise when players get near them, and then spawns himself nearby for 15 seconds. Players do have a chance to escape the lurker, though this again depends on the monster being merciful. Nothing is stopping him for respawning himself almost immediately after he disappears and chasing you down until he inevitably kills you.

The game has promise, but its ruined by the fact that its poorly optimized and the gameplay is ruined in many aspects. The game crashes a LOT, and you get pitiful framerates no matter what your system specs are. The actual gameplay boils down to wandering around aimlessly finding keys and hoping to god that it actually opens up the ONE door you need to progress through the map.

Can this game be fun? Sure. Can you actually win as a survivor? Sure. Can this game be scary? Sure. The odds of any of those things happening though are very slim.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 dicembre
I was the black guy of the group. Everyone died except me. Ran upstairs and the only door was locked. Mary came into view. I tried blinding her by flickering my flashlight. She left. Realized my chance to escape. Took one step and everything went dark. She started running. Im dead now.

4/5.

The game is rough to start from constant freezing to having a black screen during game. Once you get past that after constantly restarting steam it is a great frightening game.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre
OMG much scarier than I thought i playd with 1 friend just running around figguring out what to do. The actual fear I had wasen't alo't say 2 silent hill or Amnesia but defently scary
worth your time
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 dicembre
10/10

Would flashlight again.
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