The reasons why i wouldnt recommend this game outweigh why i would recommend it unfortunately. Now, the game is a good concept, but there were so many problems with it i just couldnt wait to finish the game. I dont like to just stop playing something because of whatever is wrong with it, so i pushed through because i also wanted to know what the whole story was etc. and give it a chance.
*atmosphere was ok, it wasn't scary but i still didn't feel "safe"
*nice art but hard to enjoy with a skitzo framerate
*gameplay was slow and laggy, choppy framerate. when i finished the game it seems to freeze at the main menu so it didnt register my progress or anything--had to restart my computer and try again, still freezed.
*puzzles were extremely fustrating. i like a challenge but these were no fun whatsoever. However when i DID figure them out i felt like a freakin genius lol
*with the bad framerate, the walking around, limping at the beginning was just as irritating. i tried fiddling with my settings but some of that didnt even work.
*the music/sound affects were a bit annoying but no big deal. not as annoying as the lightning and rain
*letters/notes whatever were oft times hard to read
All in all, my biggest dislike is the puzzles because most of the time i had no idea how to work them, it didn't even seem to register when i did use them but i got through the game nonetheless thanks to the option to turn 1 puzzle in particular off. Anyway, i got this game during the 75% off sale if i remember correctly, so for 2 bucks, i cant complain. though if i got it for the original price -,- yeeeeaaa i'd likely bust my computer with a hammer and cry for the waste of money. So i'm in between recommending and not doing so...give it a try if you'd like but there's no proper guides for this game, and it is very long and complicated if you dont know what to do.