Julkaistu 22. kesäkuu, 2014.
I usually pride myself on being quite tolerant when it comes to games. That is to say, I enjoy a wide variety of them and rarely have trouble finding something to like even in a game that doesn't appeal to me. Yet, this game is, quite simply, so boring that it nearly put me to sleep almost as soon as I started playing. Unfortunately, the situation didn't improve any as I tried to keep playing on. Finally, after a short time that felt like far longer, I did ultimately give up and quit. If I had actually bought it rather than getting it in a bundle, I'd be kicking myself right now. But, I understand that my opinion alone isn't all that helpful. So, some info on the game:
The gameplay - This game is incredibly simple to play, but that is a big part of what makes it almost unbearable for me to play. The description makes it sound as though your actions and directions, as the player, ultimately create and shape the story. This is true, but in the weakest way possible. Basically, it goes like this: the characters on the screen have speech bubbles pop up for you to read and/or click through, and after several of these, one or more "cues" (little labelled pictures) will show up at the top of the screen for you to select one of in order to cue the next action, usually with little to no indication of the relevance or role of most of them, after which you get another series of speech bubbles followed by another set of cues. Rinse and repeat, and that's about it. To make it worse, many of them are in a loop of sorts, so you basically get routed back to the same choices until you make the "right" one to continue the story, after reading more speech bubbles each time, of course. Also, if you make a true "wrong" choice and hit an "ending," you just un-cue your choice and choose something else. It quickly becomes tedious, and it doesn't take long to just stop caring.
The story - As it says in the description, you're a witch that opens a yarn store. Beyond that, the characters and storyline are mostly quite shallow and unengaging. I didn't care about any of them, beyond wanting to take tape and seal their mouths shut, as they talk way too much. I did come to a couple early "endings" that apparently happen if you choose the "wrong" cues, but they didn't really make a whole lot of sense in terms of the sequence of events, so while I cannot comment on the longer storyline that (hopefully) is to be found if you stick with it and choose the right options, I don't hold out much hope for it. In any case, my lack of playing time means I can't comment on the story much.
The really sad thing is, I truly did want to like this, as it sounded interesting and unique. I don't even mind "reading" games if the story and gameplay elements are interesting and fun. But, this was a disappontment on every count. If you really want to play it, I highly recommend watching for a bundle, or at least a really good sale. That way, at least the loss is minimal.