You are a dead, failed video game character wandering through the recesses of the Random Access Memory, trying to find peace in the final moments of your existence before being deleted forever......but forget that. The real story is that Continue?
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“It probably takes a certain kind of player to really appreciate how cerebral it is, but for those who can, it’s astounding. I have never had a game evoke the thoughts and feelings that Jason Oda pulled out of me in my time with Continue?9876543210.”
A – Gamertell

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You are a dead, failed video game character wandering through the recesses of the Random Access Memory, trying to find peace in the final moments of your existence before being deleted forever...

...but forget that. The real story is that Continue? is an existential metaphor that explores the finite nature of existence and the beauty and tyranny of our desires within it.

From the developer:

For fans of cerebral games such as Gone Home, The Novelist, and Papers Please.

This is one of those love it or hate it experimental art games. Regardless of whether you like it or not, I ensure you that it is like nothing you've ever played before. It's less about action and strategy and more about taking an emotional and philosophical journey that allows the player to explore his or her own sense of mortality. You will be very, very confused along the way, but your interpretation of this confusion is what the game is all about. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is not looking for something very weird and different. Continue? is for the type of person that appreciates odd, poetic word play, interpretation of the abstract, and existential philosophy.

Some games we play to kill time on a long commute, some we play at home to blow off steam after a hard day’s work, and some games are about escaping into a world more magical than our own. Continue? is meant to be played late at night with some wine or weed, when you're feeling quiet and contemplative.

Everything in Continue? has a deeper meaning behind it. All of the strange places you go to, people you talk to, and scenarios you go through are part of a greater idea that I hope you spend a second or two trying to figure out and interpret...or not. You can also just play the damn thing.

What happens to dead video game characters?

In the garbage dump of the Random Access Memory, you travel from town to town, meeting people who offer you their lightning and their prayer. Lightning clears the way for you to move forward and prayer builds shelters in a distant town where you must frequently hide to avoid being deleted into nothingness by the garbage collector. Along the way, you are thrust into many battle challenges, the outcome of which affects your shelters. There is ultimately, no way to escape the garbage collector, but running from it buys you time to think, wander, contemplate, and hopefully be at peace with the inevitability of your deletion.

Each game randomly assigns you 1 of the 6 characters and 6 of the 11 areas. There is no set order to the stages of the game.

Development

Continue? was inspired by existential road trips into nowhere, Peruvian jungle drugs, and a brush with death while lost in the mountains of New Mexico. It is a quest for wonder, contemplation, and peace.

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Continue?9876543210 was independently developed by Jason Oda in 2013. Past projects of notoriety include The Perfect Strangers game (nothingsgonnastopmenow.com) and Skrillex Quest (skrillexquest.com).

システム要件

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    最低:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • プロセッサー: 2.0 GHz
    • メモリー: 2 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: 512 MB of memory
    • ストレージ: 250 MB 利用可能
    最低:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5
    • プロセッサー: 2.0 GHz RAM
    • メモリー: 2 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: 512 MB of memory
    • ストレージ: 250 MB 利用可能
    最低:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 10.10
    • プロセッサー: 2.0 GHz RAM
    • メモリー: 2 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: 512 MB of memory
    • ストレージ: 250 MB 利用可能
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賛否両論 (163 件のレビュー)
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Stamos
( 記録時間: 0.8 時間 )
投稿日: 3月23日
I don't really know what this game is about. I feel like the message underneath the game is a serious one, and certainly existential at that, but it's honestly lost on me. I want to like it for being different and interesting, but I'm having a hard time doing just that in the face of obscurity.

At the end of the day...I like it? I guess?
Miiverse Roleplay
( 記録時間: 2.8 時間 )
投稿日: 3月14日
Far from being worth 10 dollar obviously, but not a bad game / experience AT ALL! (imo)

I got it for a small price on humble so i am happy i have this game.

Maybe i'd be ♥♥♥♥♥♥ if i did pay 10 bucks tho...
Narushima
( 記録時間: 0.2 時間 )
投稿日: 2月28日
The usual pretentious ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t that aims for depth but hasn't got the substance to do so. Incredibly boring.
Shadz
( 記録時間: 12.3 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年12月7日
This game is not for the "average" game player. I love this game, however!!!
=(eG)= toxiclaw_
( 記録時間: 0.8 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年11月28日
A very thought provoking game. Even better if you know about computers. A little sad.
Dangerous Beans
( 記録時間: 0.6 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年11月6日
Controls could stand to be a lot tighter.

If you're too ♥♥♥♥ing stupid to realize that this is an artistic expression rather than a game then don't buy it.
theglasskat
( 記録時間: 0.8 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年9月9日
Fantastic. Love it.
contrivable
( 記録時間: 7.0 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年8月19日
Continue?9876543210 is an interesting game with some potential for frustration. It's somewhat mysterious and pretty good at creating tension while aiming to bring about its philosophical conclusion. We see deliberately low-poly 3D graphics which nevertheless are easily translated into "the world".
The game expects the player to go for several, slightly changing run-throughs, not all of which let the player get to the end. The player is mostly playing on limited time but can sort of recover in mostly unskippable cut-scenes. Will you find the strength to go on or will you find the strength to rest?

+ Nice low-poly design
+ Good music and good atmosphere
+ Special exits
+ Live stories
+ Restarting areas
0 "On the clock"
0 A tad short
- Bad restart method - "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"
- Camera is sort far-sighted
- Fade-ins waste time and make it harder to react
- Controls somewhat lacking
- Incomplete menu with and ambiguous option

The game features a number of modes. There is investigation mode where you run around an area or level, talk to people and gather knowledge which is needed to find an exit from the area and build up shelters, all within a time limit (except for the first level which has slightly different rules). That mode already shows how the camera is sort of far-sighted when giving a perspective view. Enemies will randomly and with increasing ferocity and frequency spawn around you. While the perspective view shows enemies or people in the background pretty well, it's hard to see things in the foreground. This is coupled with the foreground also often going down. So it is possible that you run the avatar towards the foreground/player, run over an edge, be in the air and without control over the avatar while unknowingly steering into an enemy. You have a sword to fight of enemies but to use it effectively you still need to know where enemies are.

Running into an enemy brings you into an action mode of always the same type where you have to fight of a number of enemies approaching you from the air while you play in a 2D brawler fashion, think minimalistic smash brothers. Those fights are easy but time-consuming at first but grow challenging and fast over the levels/investigation areas.
Hint: When jumping and attacking in the air go into the direction the avatar is not looking to make an overhead swing.

Each investigation areas also features up to three other action modes where you are thrown in one of a number of, let's say, mini-games. There are some where you have to find an exit, there are some where you have kill objectives and there is even one where you simply go right.
Action modes mostly offer treasure and performance-based rewards, but failing them results in harsh consequences.

The third mode is a shelter mode where you need to hide from impending doom. It's paramount to have gathered enough shelters or this is where the avatar gets GC'ed.

While cut-scenes offer time for recovery and breaks - they prompt the player before continuing - they are mostly unskippable and it may take you upwards from 30 seconds to get into an investigative area. This is unnerving in connection with the restart feature. You can restart the current investigative area if you feel like you didn't get enough out of it - the game autosaves at the beginning of an investigative area. While the game tells you restarting is an option it doesn't tell you how to realise that option. Instead of clicking the button "Start Over" in the menu and confirming the reset you have to kill the application and restart it, then you are loaded back into the area.
The reset instead means starting the whole run over and losing all progress, not just that of the last area. Imagine my happiness when I found out.

Apart from the "far-sighted camera" problem there is another one with visuals. While investigating you are required to enter houses. When you subsequently leave them the main area fades in, i.e. the world is turned back on before you can see clearly. While you can remember positions of enemies or people and interact with them blindly you are more likely to run into a problematic situation all while running out of time.

Action modes have a number of control problems. First off, navigation is sometimes hard because you don't always know which things you can pass over and which things present an obstacle.
Then, I often felt like I couldn't turn fast enough with incoming enemies. When trying to stab enemies you sometimes only hit when your sword is at or near full extension. So despite facing the enemy and presenting good points they will hit you anyway, reduce your performance and hinder progress in the meta-game.
Specifically the last and fix action mode where you need to turn and jump had me failing jumps multiple times because "up" is somehow not available when being pressed while changing directions. And yes, I specifically bought a keyboard where ghosting doesn't happen when only two keys are pressed.

I found the gathering of knowledge surprisingly fun, the random life stories are effective towards the game's philosophical goal and I enjoyed the special exits you can find. Even though I played through the game with "full points" I have yet to see some parts of the game.
If you're not immediately put off by its graphical style, I'd say give this a go. With all the little short-comings listed above, I, maybe not highly but securely, recommend Continue?9876543210. Even with its relative shortness of six captivating hours its price tag compares well against the average movie.

"Oh little town
shelter me"
MisterPretentious
( 記録時間: 0.6 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年7月16日
It's not fun to play and it's frankly pretentious.
Deppresso
( 記録時間: 0.4 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年7月10日
This game is over ambitious very confusing and over all a mess of ideas.
The main puzzle element of the game is delivered through on screen unvoiced dialogue, the font choice is so terrible that it strains the player to read it.
The spacing between the words on screen is so tight that is almost dizzyingly bad.
The gameplay isn't very strong if it's even there at all it's probalby one of the worst games I've ever played, purely form a gameplay,writing,presentation and story telling point of view.

The game trys to be meta and place a game within a game and break the 4th wall of what it means to be a videogame protagonist and it fails in every respect.
KeinScheisse
( 記録時間: 0.5 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年5月26日
Although I think the game resembles an artsy movie more than a game, its music and some of the ambiance it generates are nice and relaxing, if not mostly nonsense... I feel like the game may have been better suited simply as a movie / short film, but for what it's worth, if you're into these conceptual, retro kind of games, I think you'll find it an interesting experience. Can't say it's "thrilling" or "action-packed" but I find it enjoyable. The music is probably the standout feature to me.

QETC™Crimson
( 記録時間: 5.9 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年5月23日
I don't know why people haven't tagged it this way, but its obvious that this game is a roguelike/lite behind the messages and themes that it contains. Jason Oda covers the whole story aspect pretty well in the about section of the store page, so I will focus my review on the game beneath the facade.

The game mentions that you take on 6 out of 11 levels each playthrough, but these 11 levels appear to be split into two different types where there arent any major differences other than the graphics/map layout for levels of the same type. The first type being a tag/hide and seek with npcs and the second, more frequent kind, is an open town where you talk with the npcs and try to gather keys,resources, and information. This repetition would be boring if it wasn't for the short minigames in between.

There are at least 5 different types of minigames ranging from platforming to Galaga to zelda dungeons and these different types can come in varying difficulties. If you succeed at the minigames, there is much to gain, especially if you play them perfectly, but they can also be rather dangerous

First off of the roguelike checklist, randomness. Random characters, random levels, random npcs, random minigames, randumb... The first two don't really make a difference, but the random npcs are what make the game. You'll have to get clues and keys from these npcs, but not all are to be trusted. The npcs never seem to lie about information, so aside from getting some nonsense one liner that wastes your time talking to the npc, the worst they will do is sell you a trapped room. However, since you can get free, safe rooms from the rounds, the npcs really are the least of your problems. The information from the npcs will make otherwise random choices definite, but if you are really desperate for time or resources you can guess questions, although you don't really need to do that to beat the game.

The worst of all randomness is the lightning. The first kind of lightning is used to pave the way to an exit, but there are several exits and its possible that your lightning will hit an empty space, so it is easy for the lighting to be spread out and still not have an exit. These rolls will make or break your runs, they are the difference between having to focus all of your resources just to make it to the next level and being able to safely farm resources with impunity. Then there is the matter of having to find shelter in the storms. The randomness here has the potential to be more punishing when you have few buildings. Some buildings can take 1 or 2 lightning bolts and still stand for the next storm, but too few buildings and these tankier buildings are likelier to be destroyed. Despite all of the possible ways you can get ♥♥♥♥ed by the dice, you do have a decent bit of leeway to messup. Even if you get a few bad dice rolls, you should be able to make those up with resources from playing the minigames well.

Then there is the matter of death. You can use your various resources to get second chances once you 'die', but when you run out of those, you must start from the beginning. Additionally, the penalty when using buildings to revive gets increasingly severe, while using money to revive, while a static cost, will prevent you from getting more buildings/lightning.

What do you get for replaying this game? Mostly you just get to see different specs of story/dialogue; however, actually seeking out the in game diaries will be detrimental to progressing to the end, but I suppose that's just part of the message with this kind of game. You'll see the different level art styles and see some different minigames, but thats about it. Some roguelikes require you to play the game over and over to get direct benefits or crucial knowledge, but any useful knowledge is rerolled with each new game aside from knowing how to play a specific minigame.

In the end, its not close to being the hardest game of the genre since you dont need a truly perfect run to beat the game, but it isn't too simple either. Players have the option of playing the way the developer would, but you could also speedrun it too if you wanted to. I recommend both playing to win and playing to explore in order to get the most out of this game. Finally, for your own sanity, do not play this game in full screen mode unless you want to make it even harder, perhaps impossible.
Sovrim Terraquian
( 記録時間: 1.3 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年5月19日
Sometimes in this game, you know the game over on the next screen is inevitable no matter what you do. And that's pretty much the point.
Novibear
( 記録時間: 0.4 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年5月14日
Not sure what I was doing in the first run. I think i understand now though in gaining door entry you need my prayers for safety later on but my lightning to clear the obstacle at hand.

I think it's neat although a bit loose knit.

Maybe get it on sale?
pEpinko
( 記録時間: 1.5 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年5月9日
Honestly, I don’t get it. My prayer? My lightning? Wtf? Chasing fading silhouettes? Talking to same strange inmates in unidentified prison? Using shelters to avoid garbage collector? Of course shelters are built by prayers…

Game is filled with all that nonsense. Actually call it a game is bit exaggerated. Easiest combat ever with no real interaction, just pressing one button.
Seneschul
( 記録時間: 0.2 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年4月25日
Interesting concept.
Not bad storyboard for the concept.

Video effects can cause nausea.
Nax_o
( 記録時間: 4.5 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年4月15日
For starters i must state i like Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP so trying out this game was something i looked forward to despite negative reviews.

These two games share a lot in their way of telling the narrative - or not telling. It is much to the player to figure out things yourself. Just fine with that - there are not that many games on Steam that are 'artsy' like this and are yet able to provide a experience without becoming some kind of weird ego trip for the dev.

Unfortunately Continue?9876543210 goes for a more action oriented road despite having a somewhat more undrestandable universe where events take place (inside a computer). This is this game downfall since after the early interest goes away all that is left is a frantic action game where you try to mass enough shelters to survive data purge and enough lighting strikes to open a exit path. You also better learn the ropes with the action scenes quick since you cannot survive long if you need to start paying foo (money) or car parts (continues) to go on.

I found the lore interesting. No gods to pray to, just fading memories and void in the computer ram when the purge comes to eliminate the survivors. Too bad this marvelous setting gets lost under the frantic action.

This game has got all the components for a cult classic. unfortunately it will not be so. Designed differently 'my lightning, my prayer' could be almost as well known saying as 'the cake is a lie'.

edit: last line was lost. To conclude: i still recommend the game since this is a unique experience and despite the miss on the action design this game makes you think. For that i like it and i recommend you try it. It is quite reasonably priced in the store also.
Kikouille Master
( 記録時間: 7.1 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年3月22日
A story about life, death, and acceptance.
The combat gameplay isn't very good, but the character development and story are.
It is very psychological-oriented, so you may not like it as much as I did.
Drumbilical
( 記録時間: 0.6 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年3月11日
I decided to try this game because I was interested in artsy exploration games like AntiChamber. I knew this game wouldn't be quite the same, but hoped to get the same kind of feeling from playing it. I thought the game would explore death more seriously, or make you feel like you were in the presence of something profound. It did not.

At first, I was drawn to the atmosphere. It captures this sad sensation, something a little bit alien, but doesn't fill you with dread that you'd think a death would. And the pacing is very, very slow. When you die, you see a white screen that takes about 15 seconds to refresh. When you run out of time, you have to watch, very slowly, as your buildings are destroyed. This wouldn't be so bad if the visuals were more stimulating, but they are not. It gets boring fast.

In the game, you're asked random questions and can answer in 2 different ways. You figure out that there are right ways and wrong ways to answer based on what people in town say. But the questions are very random, disorienting, and devoid of meaning. And a meaning, or at least some presence of a purpose, is what this game lacks.
dardenfall
( 記録時間: 20.5 時間 )
投稿日: 2015年3月5日
Occasionally I wonder, how many times have I died in this life? How many Marios have I plunged down bottomless pits? How many chosen nobodies of Tamriel have I gotten run through? Alas, the video game lives that have served me, I have not served well in return. Sometimes in the throes of drink or the in darkness of despair I wonder what has become of those unfortunate sprites, those amalgamated polygons with their illusions of agency.

Continue?987654321 tells the story of one such departed and the game begins with her dying moments. The machinations of digital afterlife play out before us as we witness the software of souls. Shortly thereafter, we're given control of our fallen warrior in a run-down corner of the afterlife. "Where are we," our spirit character asks another. "Well..." he replies tilting his rectantangle head up to ours, "I suppose on a line of code, on a sliver of light, floating aimlessly through the random access memory." Unwilling to fade peacefully into the digital night, our heroine strikes out to escape the inescapable.

The game unfolds as we move from town to town, one step ahead of oblivion. Each vignette is a small area to explore and escape. The player has several minutes of game time in blocky planescapes to find the folks that can grant them lighting or prayers. Some are vendors, some are quest givers and some are simple well wishers. There are few ne'er do wells in this well of souls; everyone is facing the same dissolution. Their bestowed lightning can destroy barriers to level exits, their prayers raise buildings in the one place where our heroine can shelter against the wrath of the Garbage Collector.

At set intervals the player is thrown into minigames. Some involve zelda-like dungeons, some are hacks and slashes and some involve a bit of platforming. All in all, they're quick diversions enabling the player to get more precious foo and ram. Foo buys you lightning, prayers, extra time and second chances. Ram is your resistance to the Garbage Collector's pursuing minions. Run out of ram too soon or fail to escape a level and watch your shelters blasted into smithereens and know that next time you run for shelter, there may be none left.

If the game seems disjointed, it is. But it works mostly because the minigames are challenging, diverse and fun. And through each disjoint, the unifying metaphor is ever present. Death is not something that many of us choose to think about. Perhaps it is a Western mindset, or perhaps it is even gamings' own emphasis on not dying that encourages the avoidance of the inevitable. Continue?987654321 takes a more Eastern approach.

It is zen-like and Buddha-ful experience, though a bit heavy handed at times. In the squalor of the /apps/Ghangees level, we encounter a npc and her dead grandmother whose foot has been stolen by a stray dog. But while often grim, it is touching at times and refreshingly self aware: during a dream the player may approach and ask questions of the great Garbage Collector like 'What is the metaphor?' For which it has no answer. Between one level and another we're asked to do a short meditation remembering our dearest departed pet.

When games go all philosophy they usually go all pretentious too. Not so with Continue. Many of the levels are ponderous locales, but in their pixel precise portrayal of squalor and the evocative conversation of their denizens, there is a comfort in despair. Perhaps the comfort is in acceptance, but either way at the end of the game, based on how long she lasted, the player is told how their avatar met her inevitable death. Did she escape long enough to come to grips with its mortality? Or was she ripped from digitalia with wailing and gnashing of teeth?

Continue brings to mind a book I'm fond of named "The Beginning Place" by Ursula LeGuin. At its most basic level, it is the story of two people who run from their lives and find each other in a broken fantasy world. When read at that level, the story is a bit uneven and the conclusion unsatisfying. But when read as the allegory it is intended to be, it's a journey that offers the reader new insight every time through. Continue?987654321 is not unlike that novel. If one sits at their keyboard expecting metroid or its latest manifestation, one might walk away slightly underwhelmed. But when experienced as the metaphor it is meant to be, Continue is far greater than the sum of its mini games, its foo and its ram. It is a sober reminder of the priceless now, a virtual wise man on the mountain offering wisdom where so many other games merely offer escape, a life lesson to be learned over and over.

Go and wander to lovely, awesome and mysterious places.
Think and feel
Sit quietly and contemplate the precious silence.
Take in the wonder of existence
And then want nothing else from it
Only then will you be ready
- Celia, Continue?987654321
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投稿日: 2014年3月9日
主人公は既にゲーム内で死亡し、コンテニューされなかった「主人公」。その「主人公」は本来システムから消される運命にあるものの、その運命から必死に逃れようとする物語。
発売当初から気になっていたのですが、ようやく手を出せました(ぉ
メタスコアが63とそれほど高くない(?)ですが、個人的にはこういう感じのゲームは凄く好きです。
やる前は単なるアクションRPG的な感じかなぁとか勝手に想像してましたが、何か全然違いました。とりあえずアクションゲームですが、ストーリー重視の雰囲気ゲーっぽい感じになってます。

主人公はシステムのGC(ガーベジコレクション)から逃げるために、色々な場所を徘徊していきます。
その場所の人達と会話をしたり、お祈りしたり、時には敵と戦ったりして先に進んでいきます。が、そのマップも主人公同様消される運命にあり、一定周期でデータがどんどん消されていきます。(周期や回数はマップにより異なる)マップが完全に消去される前に脱出し、次のマップへ移るのが最初の目標になります。
ちなみにゲームを進めるうえで「My Lightning」と「My Prayer」というワードが頻繁に出てきますが結構重要で、「My Lightning」は障害物を破壊して次のマップへの逃げ道の確保、「My Prayer」は町に建物を建てることができます。
2つのマップを通過する毎に建物を建てた町でGCの嵐をしのぐことになるのですが、この事前に建てた建物がシェルター代わりになります。途中のマップでどんなに死んでも、また脱出失敗してもプレイヤーが「消去」されることはありませんが、この町でGCをしのげなければプレイヤーが「消去」されてしまいます。(ただ、死んだり脱出失敗するともちろん痛いペナルティはありますが。)
ちなみにこのゲームにセーブやロードはありません。「消去」されたら終了です。必然的に1回のプレイ時間がちょっと長くなっちゃうので、ちょこちょこやりたいという人にはあまり向かないかもしれません。あとゲーム自体の難易度も意外と高め・・・かもしれません。

ストーリーもちょっと暗めですが、音楽もなかなか雰囲気出してます。見て聞いてるだけでも何となく世界観を味わえると思います。
ゲームを進めるうえで英語力はそこまで必要ないとは思いますが、記憶力はいるかもしれません。マップで建物(GCしのぐ町じゃないですよ)に入ると、たまに質問されたり、神殿で捧げるものを選んだりすることがあるのですが、その答えを町の人の会話から入手しないといけないので・・・まぁ重要そうなキーワードをメモ帳とかに書いておくと大丈夫なんですけど!
あとやっぱりイベントでは会話はちょっと多めなので、こればっかりは苦手な人は我慢することに・・・

不満といえば、操作性が微妙かなぁと感じた所はありました。剣を敵に当てるのが難しかったり、地形の凸凹に引っかかったりと気になったところはありましたが、まぁ慣れればそこまで問題ないと思います。。。

見た目よりもちょっと複雑なゲームでしたが、雰囲気ゲーとしては普通に楽しめるし、よく出来てるんじゃないかなぁと思いました。メタスコアは気にせずに、興味ある人や雰囲気ゲーが好きな人はどうでしょうか。
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記録時間: 1.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年9月24日
ちょっと良く分からないゲー
クリアはしたつもりだがループしてる感はある
BGMは悪くないので雰囲気ゲーとしてはよし
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記録時間: 2.3 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月3日
Before we continue we must ask ourselves: what is an experience? Not what is a game, because that is almost too broad to bother trying to put into words. But what is an experience? What is something you enjoy experiencing?

I cannot define this for all of you. An experience changes for each person- it is a variable that makes each person who they are.

Continue?9876543210 (wow that was fun to type out on the keyboard, I slid my finger down the number keys like some sort of badass) is definitely an experience. Whether it is a good one or a bad one is up to you. I personally felt like it made me think a lot about my life and what I take out of it, but I personally do not feel that much of the game other than the thought it provokes lives up to the price I paid for it, even at this discounted price of 8 dollars I paid for it. I personally think thinking should be free. What should be paid for is how the developer makes you think- either through visuals or audio or even story and gameplay.

The gameplay in this game is very basic. You run around and talk to people who usually just jabber on about strange things, but sometimes they open doors for you, and sometimes they sell you things. You are able to choose "lightning" or "prayer" when you enter these doors, and what these mean are up to the player to interpet, but what they do is either randomly spawn lightning to clear the path ahead or spawn a house in a town that is crucial to survive the later stages of the game. After 45 seconds to a minute though, garbage collection or something similar runs and takes you down to play a combat based minigame. After too many of these though, your game ends- but progressing to the next area resets this. So you are in a battle against time to progress to each area.

This gameplay sounds fine, but it is very repetitive. I was about to quit and take a break after the third one of these, but then I realized that there is no save feature in the game- the point is to play the game in one sitting it seems. And so I druged on (and how fitting to relate to the plot of the game), hoping the game wouldn't be TOO much of this. While the gameplay is unique and quirky, after the 3rd or 4th time through, it just gets old.

The music and the graphics are fitting to the theme of the game, but leave much to be desired. I found the graphics and music just plain boring to look at and listen to, and while there are some flashy scenes and very well done graphical choices during cutscenes, the levels look somewhat all the same in exception to a few that look amazing (the level where you're chasing down your reflections in the sea comes to mind) and in the end I just grew tired of it all very quickly.

It's very ironic that a game where you have to find peace with yourself grows harder and harder to get through. I found myself getting very bored with this game very quickly. But it's not about the game right? It's about the experience!

Well that my friends, I do not think is worth my 8 dollars. While it made me begin to think, I feel the game ITSELF did not make me think but rather the themes of it did. I apologize if that may be a mouthful, but it is hard to describe a game like this into words. In simpler terms, I feel like I could have just poked around the website of continue9876543210.com and gotten the same feelings I did instead of playing the game. And for that, I do not give it my personal reccomendation.

But experiences change for everyone. Who knows? Maybe you will enjoy it more than I did.
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投稿日: 2014年1月3日
A rich experience focused on the inevitable. You follow your main character's journey on the acceptance of his deletion by traveling and consulting with the inhabitants of other locales moments before their Garbage Collection. You have two primary options when speaking with the villagers, lightning or prayers. Lightning will help you escape the current level, or access secret areas that will aid you achieve your closure. Prayers will create a shelter based in your own town, which will protect the player from the deletion storm - literally lightning that deletes objects. Your ultimate goal is to survive long enough so the main character accepts his fate. The attitude at the time of their deletion depends on which villages you have been to, how many, and any "secret" areas you have been to which includes objects from your past and present.

The combat is fairly varied, but not overly complex. It does require skill, and this is certainly not a game you can skate by on without thinking what you are doing. To receive lightning or prayers from certain people, you might need to remember a fact about the town said by another villager. The combat can vary from side-scrolling challenges, to zelda-esque dungeon crawling, to arena "kill-house" style challenges. Depending how well you do can give you bonus lightning or keys which open doors in the villages, which allow you to speak to more villagers. I would advise against those who think the combat itself is the only reason to get the game- you will be dissapointed.

In addition to the combat and memorization, the skill of time-management is needed as well. Each village only has a certain amount of time before it's expiration. You have to prioritize what you need done. This is indicated by a countdown timer in the upper-right, once it hits zero there is a "stage" of degradation (Which varies how many there are by village). You will then enter a random combat scenario. Upon completion, you will return to the village which will have become slightly more hostile. Deletion monsters will roam the village which will delay you in your quest for shelter and closure.

It's an emotional ride that is open to your own interpretation. It does a grim subject matter well and was emotionally captivating enough to tug me along. And for that I am thankful.

Edit: Just would like to clarify on something some reviewers seem to have missed (Even though it's in the instructions). This game does have an auto-save feature each time you load a new area.
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記録時間: 3.0 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月16日
Continue?9876543210 is a remarkable milestone in the history of gaming: the videogame equivalent of Vogon poetry.
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記録時間: 1.3 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月4日
I'm a sucker for the TRON-like digital afterlife concept. So I went into C?9-0 eagerly expecting a deep, affecting experience. And for the first five or ten minutes, it seemed like it just might deliver on that...

Sadly, it very quickly descends into a qurky, poorly designed pile of...bits. Instead of feeling like a solid, well-thought out game, it feels more like an overly ambitious Digipen student project. The biggest problem is, you're thrust into a bizarre, abstract world without any sort of guidance.

"DEAREST FRIEND, YOU WILL BE CONFUSED AT FIRST, BUT BE BRAVE, IN TIME YOU WILL UNDERSTAND.", the game assures in a large, ubiquitous, fatiguing-to-read typeface. Part of me wonders if this line was a lampshade put in at the 11th hour of development to assuage confused newcomers.

I've spent more time than I'd care asking myself "what the hell is going on?!". Given the concept, this MAY be a conscious choice by the developer, since you're no longer in a 'game' and you're figuring it out as you go along just like the main character, Maggie. But as a player here in meatspace, I still need some sort of graceful introduction to the concepts.

Like, what the hell is 'Foo'? Apparently it's money. It says 0/5 RAM on the status bar. What does that mean? Oh, now I'm suddenly sucked into a Zelda-like overhead persective and attacking chattering teeth? Whoa, now I'm in a platform section where I have unexpectedly acquired a jump key, slaying more chattering teeth. Aaaand now I'm back to the Indian trailer park, talking to Juggalos.

Seriously.

To be fair, there IS a clumsy, minimal in-game manual to ham-fistedly explain some of this stuff, if you deicde to "spoil the mystery". And the more you bang your head against the wall, things begin to slowly connect together.

Unfortunately once you begin to weave together a vague notion of what's going on, you begin to realize that the core gameplay is not nearly as complex or interesting as you'd hoped. As an outsider, this has been an incredibly frustrating, confusing experience. Abstract concepts are great, but they need a clean and well-thought out game design to prop it up, more than most.

It's clear from other reviews that some players got a lot more out of this game, and I'm sure if I magically "got it" from the outset like they apparently did, I'd probably like it more, too. But as it currently stands, I'm confused as hell, and -- the bigger tragedy -- I feel no overwhelming desire to invest more time into understanding it further. In some ways, that's a worse failure than my benchmark for bitter mediocrity, "Thirty Flights of Loving". At least I was compelled to finish THAT, such as it was. But also, like that game, reviewers attributed to it a great weight of intellectual complexity that, frankly, I had a hard time giving it credit for.

Save your rupees, gang, and simply enjoy the lovely developer-provided screenshots. Imagine a great game built around those images and know that the game you have imagined probably DOES exist somwhere, out there, in-between the bytes of your computer's RAM.
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記録時間: 3.6 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月3日
Despite the big thumbs up, I wouldn't recommend the game at its full price. It's good but you can get a lot more with $10 on Steam.

As for the content itself, its atmosphere sort of reminds me of a 3D Sword & Sworcery. However, I found Sword & Sworcery to be little more than a collection of pixel art and mysterious but ultimately meaningless dialogue whereas I found Continue to have genuine meaning that you can connect to your own life. The gameplay is not the focus in either game, but it is at least entertaining in Continue. Where it really excels is in its metaphorical meaning,

It is more art than game, designed to make you think as you race against time to build up what resistance you can to a fate you ultimately cannot escape. There is little replayability; you will discover most of what the game has to offer in a few short playthroughs. But I wouldn't call that a fault considering the goal of the game is to explore a theme, not to provide hours of entertainment. If that doesn't appeal to you, then avoid the game; otherwise, it's something to look into.
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記録時間: 4.3 時間
投稿日: 2014年9月30日
Wow, where do I start with this one?! Ok, Continue? is definitely an acquired taste. It begins with a beautifully drawn-out introduction on the death of a videogame character. Yet, he doesn't want to die. He escapes deletion for a while, and it's your job to keep him alive. While that sounds like an interesting premise for a game, Continue? doesn't stop there. Oh no. You quickly realise that the developer is trying to tell you something, and it soon turns into a reflection on life, on death, on childhood, love, freedom, knowledge and the inevitable. Each scenario that you play through is meant to be a prayer, not necessarily in an overtly religious sense (in fact, the game never comes across as preachy) but more in a sense of inner prayer, inner discovery for who you are, and what the important things in life are. It's not surprising that the developer made this game following a near-death experience. It does make you wonder whether there are better things to be doing with your life than playing a game, but that's beside the point!

Yes, there is a game here, but it's a long, drawn-out game full of interludes and reflection. Let me warn you, if you're not the kind of person who can sit through 5 minute long dreamy interludes, this game is probably not for you. Even the introduction, beautiful though it is, is completely unskippable each and every time you begin a new "life". When you eventually reach the gameplay, you're in a for a shock: it's hectic! You need to dash around looking for characters to speak to. Each will give you a clue, or a cryptic message, or open a door to a building. Getting information and opening doors is essential, because it's here that you can choose to either destroy sections of barriers that impede your exit from the level, or construct more buildings in your sanctuary town (more on that shortly). There's a strict time limit here, and you're also being chased around by chompers (servants of the garbage collector trying to delete you) that will drag you away to mini games if they touch you. Mini games happen every 45 to 60 seconds, and are either 2d riffs on simple arcade games, or 3d exploration / combat games. None last long, yet if you fail you will suffer the consequences! Each failure usually leads to the destruction of buildings in your sanctuary, and this is fatal if you aren't careful. Every two levels you will be taken to your sanctuary to survive a garbage collection "storm". Several buildings will be destroyed, and you need buildings to shelter from the storm. Run out of buildings, and you get deleted. This is how you die in the game, for real.

This gets really frustrating when you're having a run of bad luck. Finding characters, talking to them and making "prayers" to build your sanctuary or "lightning" to destroy exit barriers is very random; sometimes you might run around like a headless chicken for 20 seconds without finding anyone to speak to (and when the time limit for each deletion attempt is 45 seconds, that's a long time!), sometimes the lightning hits the same piece of ground over, and over, and you "waste" valuable time trying to escape the level, sometimes the price you pay for making a mini-game error is the deletion of 80% of your sanctuary buildings (other times you get off lightly). It feels unfair at times, yet when it's going your way it feels wonderful. It's as though the developer is telling you that life sometimes sucks!

Yet despite all this, I love the game. I really shouldn't, it does all these things that annoy me, and yet it's... it's just compelling, somehow magical, relaxing even if you're in the right frame of mind for it. If you're not, expect to rage quit! (it's CTRL+Q btw). I wouldn't blame you.
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記録時間: 3.2 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月6日
Somewhere, in the depths of a gamer’s RAM, you are a dead video game character who must come to terms with your imminent deletion. You know that you cannot escape deletion, only that you may delay it. Continue?987654321 aims to be an “experience” more than it does a traditional game, drawing an obvious metaphor and resting on the hope that we can identify with or be moved by it. For most, it will not be enough to justify the purchase but, if you’re still interested by the time you finish reading, it may be for you.

Your quest in Continue is to survive long enough to make peace by staying one step ahead of the garbage collection program, which will clear you from the RAM, bringing your existence, and your game, to an end. To accomplish this, you must travel to six villages in each playthrough—chosen at random from a pool of eleven—spawning shelters back in a main hub. After every two villages, you will be forced to ride out an intense lightning storm in this hub and, if you do not have enough shelters in place to survive the destruction, you will be deleted and it’s game over.

Each village you travel to is comprised of citizens, locked houses and multiple blocked exits. By speaking with villagers outside, you can learn important keywords and secrets, receive items and stat bonuses or pay to unlock houses. Within houses are shrines or more citizens, which grant you either lightning (partially clears exit paths) or prayer (spawns shelter back in the main hub) for returning the proper item or answering questions correctly. In rare instances, villagers may sell you entrance into trapped houses that will destroy shelters you have built, but other villagers will also warn you about them.

Time in each village is valuable as you only have two to three minutes to spawn as many shelters as possible, while also clearing an exit to escape. The difficulty is unforgiving and leaves little room for error. The game intends to give you no feeling of respite at any time. At regular intervals there will be a glitch, forcing you to play a brief minigame that opens up additional houses in the village based upon your success. Minigames usually involve combat where it’s also possible to die, in which case you can only revive by having a particular item, enough money, or by sacrificing some of your shelters.

For a game that tries to connect with the player on an emotional level, the dialogue is too often cheesy and nonsensical; the only thing the game managed to make me feel was nervous and hurried. Continue is a good example of a game where it's possible to get just as much out of it by watching someone else play. I can only recommend it to those looking to experience something truly unlike other games they have played, for better or worse, and who can accept that experience might not actually be fun.
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記録時間: 0.9 時間
投稿日: 2014年5月8日
Continue?9876543210 is a surrealistic adventure game that is somewhat stylized like an old RPG game. Or something like that. Continue is a very strange game; The basic idea is that you play as a video game character who is at the end of his life. The classic, 'Continue?' screen of arcade games of old has passed, and no quarters were inserted. And so, you have 'died', and enter into a realm where all data from a previous game goes to be erased, wiped clean for the world to start anew again for the new player, and New Game option. In this desolate space, data is assimilated into bytes and data, and you having not made your peace yet struggle to survive in a climate made to delete you.

In the game, you start on a level that is representative of some gameplay trope, IE town, field, ruins, etc. There are a variety of NPCs and locked doors. You can talk to the people, who will either try to sell you something, give you a hint of some sort in the level you're currently in, say something about the story of the game, or say some rather useless blabber. NPCs phase in and out of existence, however. There's also monsters that spawn on the level, and wander around. Touching them triggers a battle scene, that transitions to a different scene like an RPG game. However, the battles aren't turn-based, but real-time, and work more similarly to a Zelda game. However, what they exactly are changes per encounter. Some are top-down, some are side-scrolling, some make you defend something, or you just have to fight all-out. Winning battles or doing things around the level usually get you a key, which you can use to unlock one of the various locked structures around the level. Inside the structure you'll either find a shop, something to push the story, some sort of side-quest, or a person who will either build structures or cast lightning.

Now building structures and casting lightning is important. The game has a sort of time limit, both in levels and the overall game. The levels you go to are randomized, and each has differences to each other. However, you have a certain number of 'rounds' that will pass before the whole level is eliminated. If you're in a level when it's eliminated, it's game over and you get a bad ending. There is a time period you have to do stuff in the level, and then the round ends and you face some kind of challenge. This can be like a tricky level, a boss fight, some kind of puzzle, etc. They're random. If you win, you get a big benefit to your cause of survival, but if you lose you miss your chance for some aid. Aid for what? To exit the level, you need to get people you encounter to cast lightning, as casting lightning will destroy some of the blocks randomly blocking one of the several exits out of a level. However, you also need to build structures. After every two levels or so, you'll be in a sort of 'storm' you need to survive, or else its game-over. In the storms, you're in a town that is formed of the buildings you have made people build in the normal stages for you. A storm hits, and the buildings are stricken by lightning. You have to hide in a building and wait for the storm to pass, though if your building is hit and destroyed you have a certain time limit to quickly scamper around the town to another building. If there are no other buildings or you run out of time, it's game-over.

You will always be given a choice of either Lightning or Building Structures. Lightning will clear a path to the next level after a few lightning strikes, while building structures will create buildings to hide in during these 'storm' sections.

Basically the game is all about time management and succeeding in the various challenges that both the monsters, NPCs, and Round End's bring, for doing these allows you to gain chances at either Lightning or Structure Building, to make it past the individual level in time and to build structures for the storms that happen every two levels or so. You'll either like the game or not, it's a bit complicated to understand at first, and won't be fun for everyone.

Also there are side-quests you can do that effect your story. The game has multiple endings, possible level paths, and more... What you do in levels, what level path you take, and the like effects the ending you work towards. The game is kind of made to be played multiple times, as its not very long and you won't go to many of the levels or see the whole game in a single playthrough.

And the game gets weird. The story is told in a very indirect way, and some of the events that can happen are just absolutely bizarre. Honestly the story feels most similar to something that David Lynch might of concocted up if he were to make a video game about video games. Depending on who you are, that might either be a good or bad thing.

The game's oddness is supplemented perfectly by its audio department. The game has a haunting soundtrack, interesting but odd sound design, but it all fits the weird atmosphere of the game perfectly.

And there isn't really much to say. The game is deceptively complicated, but actually rather simple when you get down to it. It strikes me as a huge love it/hate it type of game, and something that'll divide people's opinions on whenever it's good or not.

My stance is that it's interesting. The game itself is okay, but the atmosphere and some of the surreal elements I enjoyed. Of course, if you're less fond of such things, there will probably be less to enjoy in the game for yourself. Basically said, while there is a game here, the game is more about the experience. And depending on who you are, that experience will either be worth taking, or it won't be.

Continue may be worth it if you like experience-based games with a surreal and strange edge that are open to interpretation. If you don't like that, you probably won't like the game. Like the game itself, it all seems so complicated but it's so simple, really.
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記録時間: 4.5 時間
投稿日: 2015年4月15日
For starters i must state i like Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP so trying out this game was something i looked forward to despite negative reviews.

These two games share a lot in their way of telling the narrative - or not telling. It is much to the player to figure out things yourself. Just fine with that - there are not that many games on Steam that are 'artsy' like this and are yet able to provide a experience without becoming some kind of weird ego trip for the dev.

Unfortunately Continue?9876543210 goes for a more action oriented road despite having a somewhat more undrestandable universe where events take place (inside a computer). This is this game downfall since after the early interest goes away all that is left is a frantic action game where you try to mass enough shelters to survive data purge and enough lighting strikes to open a exit path. You also better learn the ropes with the action scenes quick since you cannot survive long if you need to start paying foo (money) or car parts (continues) to go on.

I found the lore interesting. No gods to pray to, just fading memories and void in the computer ram when the purge comes to eliminate the survivors. Too bad this marvelous setting gets lost under the frantic action.

This game has got all the components for a cult classic. unfortunately it will not be so. Designed differently 'my lightning, my prayer' could be almost as well known saying as 'the cake is a lie'.

edit: last line was lost. To conclude: i still recommend the game since this is a unique experience and despite the miss on the action design this game makes you think. For that i like it and i recommend you try it. It is quite reasonably priced in the store also.
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記録時間: 1.3 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月4日
Not worthwhile. As much as I like strange "artsy" games like To The Moon, Antichamber, etc., I found myself struggling to like this one. I was really interested by the initial idea of Continue?9876543210, but in the end it delivers nothing but a load of horribly vague, cryptic, "2deep4u" nonsense with an absolutely bizarre excuse for a playable game. Very few things are explained or made to make sense.

The idea of "shelters" being the worst as far as the gameplay goes. How many of those freaking things do you need? I "died" from having 4. Okay, then I'll just go for more. But having over 14 shelters didn't save me from getting zapped. And then I had to sit through the agonisingly long cutscene yet again, to start at the beginning again. To do what differently, exactly?

This is far too "contemporary art" for me to think that it'll be enjoyable for most people. Whatever this is, the artist has picked a bad medium for it. If you want to tell a story that can turn out differently or have different meaning, tell it in a different way. A multi-choice visual novel would have been a far better medium, for example. Not a game that punishes the player for their expected failure by giving them an absolute waste of time of a story/experience.
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16 人中 13 人 (81%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 5.7 時間
投稿日: 2014年6月26日
Emogame and Emogame 2 were staples of my adolescent experience. They turned me on to a slew of music that I wouldn't have appreciated otherwise and managed to be both hilarious and thoughtful throughout. When I saw that the creator of those flash games, Jason Oda, had developed this odd-looking title, I was intrigued. So, I'll lay out the negatives first: unskippable intro (that you will have to sit through many many times), boring and awkward combat, unintuitive gameplay mechanics. With that in mind, the game is a remarkably beautiful meditation on mortality explored by proxy through slain video game characters facing deletion and finally oblivion. If you go into this expecting a hack and slash dungeon crawl, you will be sorely disappointed. This is more of an interactive poem than a game, and it excels in that respect.
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16 人中 12 人 (75%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 7.5 時間
投稿日: 2014年12月14日
Not everyone is going to like this game. I can guarantee you this much. I, for one, love this game very much, it's a very metaphorical experience. Take note, this game has a bit of an arcade style to it. You play until you die, then start again from the beginning.

Yes, the game saves, automatically at the beginning of every level.

Yes, you can skip the introductory cutscene, you have to click somewhere and a box appears in the top-right corner saying "SKIP->"

Some people will not take appreciation of the metaphor used in this game. Others might, but will not enjoy the gameplay for some reason or another.
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16 人中 12 人 (75%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 5.9 時間
投稿日: 2015年5月23日
I don't know why people haven't tagged it this way, but its obvious that this game is a roguelike/lite behind the messages and themes that it contains. Jason Oda covers the whole story aspect pretty well in the about section of the store page, so I will focus my review on the game beneath the facade.

The game mentions that you take on 6 out of 11 levels each playthrough, but these 11 levels appear to be split into two different types where there arent any major differences other than the graphics/map layout for levels of the same type. The first type being a tag/hide and seek with npcs and the second, more frequent kind, is an open town where you talk with the npcs and try to gather keys,resources, and information. This repetition would be boring if it wasn't for the short minigames in between.

There are at least 5 different types of minigames ranging from platforming to Galaga to zelda dungeons and these different types can come in varying difficulties. If you succeed at the minigames, there is much to gain, especially if you play them perfectly, but they can also be rather dangerous

First off of the roguelike checklist, randomness. Random characters, random levels, random npcs, random minigames, randumb... The first two don't really make a difference, but the random npcs are what make the game. You'll have to get clues and keys from these npcs, but not all are to be trusted. The npcs never seem to lie about information, so aside from getting some nonsense one liner that wastes your time talking to the npc, the worst they will do is sell you a trapped room. However, since you can get free, safe rooms from the rounds, the npcs really are the least of your problems. The information from the npcs will make otherwise random choices definite, but if you are really desperate for time or resources you can guess questions, although you don't really need to do that to beat the game.

The worst of all randomness is the lightning. The first kind of lightning is used to pave the way to an exit, but there are several exits and its possible that your lightning will hit an empty space, so it is easy for the lighting to be spread out and still not have an exit. These rolls will make or break your runs, they are the difference between having to focus all of your resources just to make it to the next level and being able to safely farm resources with impunity. Then there is the matter of having to find shelter in the storms. The randomness here has the potential to be more punishing when you have few buildings. Some buildings can take 1 or 2 lightning bolts and still stand for the next storm, but too few buildings and these tankier buildings are likelier to be destroyed. Despite all of the possible ways you can get ♥♥♥♥ed by the dice, you do have a decent bit of leeway to messup. Even if you get a few bad dice rolls, you should be able to make those up with resources from playing the minigames well.

Then there is the matter of death. You can use your various resources to get second chances once you 'die', but when you run out of those, you must start from the beginning. Additionally, the penalty when using buildings to revive gets increasingly severe, while using money to revive, while a static cost, will prevent you from getting more buildings/lightning.

What do you get for replaying this game? Mostly you just get to see different specs of story/dialogue; however, actually seeking out the in game diaries will be detrimental to progressing to the end, but I suppose that's just part of the message with this kind of game. You'll see the different level art styles and see some different minigames, but thats about it. Some roguelikes require you to play the game over and over to get direct benefits or crucial knowledge, but any useful knowledge is rerolled with each new game aside from knowing how to play a specific minigame.

In the end, its not close to being the hardest game of the genre since you dont need a truly perfect run to beat the game, but it isn't too simple either. Players have the option of playing the way the developer would, but you could also speedrun it too if you wanted to. I recommend both playing to win and playing to explore in order to get the most out of this game. Finally, for your own sanity, do not play this game in full screen mode unless you want to make it even harder, perhaps impossible.
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記録時間: 0.5 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月4日
I bought this game hoping for a trip through the existential quandries in my mind (from the description it seemed it would be just that). The problem is, the timing is so forced, and the game is so disjointed and random that the message can be totally lost. I really, really want to like it, but there's just nothing in it that leads you down the path I was hoping to find myself on, and that's a really unfortunate let down...
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記録時間: 3.0 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月6日
This is one of the most confusing games I have ever played (From what I read on the store page it's supposed to be a philosophical, emotional & artsy game but to be honest I'm still confused as ♥♥♥♥ on what I just played), So from what I experienced from playing the game your a dead videogame character who is trying to escape permanent deletion a.k.a The Garbage Collector but I personally believe it's kinda like a survival mode with a story added in so anyways as your slaying some of The Garbage Collector's minions you have to talk to people, gain lightning or prayers (The lightning is for clearing unreachable exits and the prayers are for building shelters so you can escape deletion later on), Solve questions/Return property & all sorts of other ♥♥♥♥ you have to do as a dead videogame character. (Bear with me I'll try my best to explain the game)

Pros:

1. I love the idea of playing as a dead videogame character so you can learn his or her experience with death

2. There is a few references to classic games like space invaders for ex. (Continue?9876543210 also reminds me of The Legend Of Zelda kinda)

3. Some people might like the idea of how confusing the game is so they can solve it's fogged mystery

4. Easy Controls

5. Good Pixel Art

6. Decent Music

Cons:

1. There is one level in the game that I strongly disagree with and I don't understand the dev's vision of making it (Anita Sarkeesian is a hypocritical & hateful ♥♥♥♥ but MundaneMatt made a vid about the subject so I suggest you watch his vid & if any future game devs are reading this please don't mention Anita in any of your levels because in my opinion she makes herself look like an ♥♥♥ all the god damn time) http://continue9876543210.com/princess/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KU4Gapr-OE

2. I hate the timed levels because I value exploring & solving puzzles at my own pace but that's just a minor complaint

3. The game gets really repetitive around the 3rd or 4th time playing the game

4. I don't recommend paying the full price of the game since the game is confusing for most people & I just want to warn you that it's very foggy on the story side

5. The game doesn't have a save button or a load button (It has autosave but you still start at the beginning anyways which is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t)

Overall I have mixed opinions on the game & this game isn't for everyone but this game just ♥♥♥♥ing sucks ♥♥♥ because it was executed quite horribly but maybe someone else might like this game. (I give some credit to the dev for making this game even though it has one of the laziest game titles I have ever read & before I go the escape button is CTRL+Q in case you want to escape this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game)
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記録時間: 3.4 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月3日
This is a tough game to describe in a review, it's not really like anything I have played before; But in a good way. This is the type of game you have to experience for yourself to truly understand it and even then it takes some time. At first I was lost, the game just kind of throws you into the world and asks you to figure it out on your own. It took me a good 30-45 mins of playing to start to understand that a lot of the things shouldn't be taken quite at face value and most things seem to have a deeper meaning than at first glance.

It's not an easy game, but it's not a hard game. It's a game that require's player mastery through experience. You won't "complete" this game on your first go at it, and likely not your second or third either. The subject matter keeps you interested and often times will make you think. It's really a journey for the player character to make peace with the fact that their death is inevitable.

This certainly isn't a game for everybody, but I say if the game's premise intrigues you; then give it a go!
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記録時間: 1.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月3日
http://youtu.be/RkR19GOH_hs

A quirky, weird, and very unique game. Continue?9876543210 has a very nice art style paired with an awesome soundtrack. The gameplay is a bit too simple in my opinion however.

The concept of the game is what really drew me in. Playing as a failed video game character who must come to terms with their fate is something new that I hadn't experienced before and Continue?9876543210 executed it well.

I picked up this game about a week ago on the Humble Store's Winter Sale event so I've had a good bit time to play with it before it launched on Steam.
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記録時間: 3.5 時間
投稿日: 2014年6月30日
The intro is the best part of this game. The gameplay itself is fairly repetitive, and when I had reached the point of repeating levels or scenes, many of the sequences cannot be skipped even when I had seen them a number of times. I really like the concept which is why I bought it despite the poor reviews. I do not really care for the execution and was quickly bored with the title.

Additionally the Linux port is not very good. No resolution/fullscreen configuration without finding the config file and editing it, unlike the Windows launcher. It also does not handle widescreen aspect ratios unlike the Windows version.
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