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I have one aquarium with a very large fish in it. I didn’t expect him to get so big… Or live so long. Sheeshh. (50g Brackish - Violet Goby.)


JUNE REPORT!

Haha I’ve added 11 games from the steam sale onto my backlog, I’m now at 299 games. I forgot the summer sale was a thing and I was completely blindsided!!! ahhh more stuff to do. ;w;

Half-Life 2
Pretty enjoyable. Some achievements were headaches though. Also there were a few bugs.

Flower

9/10
6.1 hours
14 of 14 achievements

Flower is a relaxing and peaceful experience in which you play as the wind. You collect petals and bring beauty into an otherwise bleak and grey world. Playtime ranges from 2–6 hours and there are some bugs to be noted but nothing game-breaking.

Bugs:
When entering another dream (level.) Sound may be unavailable. This is fixed with a simple restart. Sometimes when you are flying you get stuck after interacting with things, this can be fixed by accelerating or changing directions.

All in all this is a very wholesome and tranquil game and I do recommend it.

Half-Life 2
The English translation was terrible! You could still understand it though.

Our world has not decayed

8/10
3.1 hours
no achievements

“Our world has not decayed” Is a surprisingly wholesome game that’s very bittersweet. You are Coru! An Adventurer who somehow survived the end of the world. While looking for more people and trying to figure out what happened exactly to make the world end, you find Nasu instead! She has amnesia! She is also a zombie! Both of you set off together to find more people and bring Nasu home!

Having Chinese voice acting instead of Japanese is a bit unusual for me but it quickly grew on me. This VN is more like a story than anything, seeing as you only really have 2-3 choices in the entire game. This story can be finished in 2.5-5 hours.

Warning:
The English translation is truly terrible! However, if you are a native English speaker or you feel confident in your skills, it’s not really any trouble. Some confusion here or there but you have a general understanding of what’s going on.

Half-Life 2
Haha WOW is it dark in here! Really though, where is the lightswitch? At the end? ok!

The Orchard of Stray Sheep

10/10
4.4 hours
no achievements

You play as the protagonist Ichirou! You are hired as a teacher to teach at an amazing Island academy with only 4 students! You work with the beautiful principle Matsuri and two other teachers, Liang and Tsuji, to keep the students happy at all costs!
The four students are Peeler, Mincer, Oros zester and your own assigned student, Casserole! It is your duty to make sure that Casserole is ready for her ‘graduation’ from the academy! Will you really be able to do it, though?

The Orchard of Stray Sheep is a surprisingly dark and yet incredibly interesting kinetic novel. I say Kinetic, but there are only 3 choices that lead to 3 endings, 2 bad endings and 1 true ending, and it’s kind of obvious what the bad choices are. The art style is phenomenal and the music is just exceptional! The only downside is that there is no sequel!

Half-Life 2
The only good thing in here is Mori and Ruri. MC is very creepy. Run, Mori! RUUNN!

Fox Hime Zero

2/10
5.7 hours
8 of 8 achievements

Fox Hime Zero is the story of a boy named Yan who is sent into the forest to live there for a year and collect data and specimens on the flora and fauna in the mountain. On his first week, he finds and rescues a fox who has fallen into the river. Later the fox returns, but instead of being a fox she has transformed into a beautiful and mysterious girl named Mori!

As lovely as the art is, I can’t really recommend it. It’s cute, but there is no real plot, no story, and the MC Yan is kind of creepy. He keeps “accidently” touching her and he kisses her on accident which leads to an incredibly uncomfortable make out session. As the story goes on, he get’s incredibly obsessive of her and abandons his work to be with her.

No story, no plot, just two cute characters and a creepy MC. I recommend you skip.

My May report~
Finished one of my biggest games in my backlog, which i’m pretty pleased with myself about. I need to reorganize what games I need to do next though because I looked at my list and quite frankly I kinda feel overwhelmed.

Half-Life 2

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

10/10
382.5 hours
93 of 93 achievements

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one of the longest games I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. Plenty of things to do, an interactive storyline, choices matter, and just in general a lot of fun.

You are Kassandra The Eagle Bearer! Travel around the Ancient Greece world with your best friend Ikaros and discover your legacy!

Half-Life 2

Paperbark

7/10
2.1 hours
25 of 25 achievements

Paperbark is a lovely point and click adventure that takes you through 5 Chapters. Enjoy Australian flora and fauna in a short 1 to 2 hour watercolor adventure.

As cute as it is though, it’s only fun when you’re not looking for all the achievements. At the bare minimum, you need to replay this three times for the three endings, (doghouse, house, and basket.) and one of those endings needs to be a 18 min speed run. (took me 16 min.) Also, I want to note I’ve had issues where I was looking for cicadas and just because I was near something the wombat would automatically start interacting with it, even if I’ve tried to avoid it. This is especially annoying when you’re trying to speed run and you get stuck eating flowers or something.
Regardless, it’s very cute and I do recommend it.

Welp, I say I did pretty bad this April. Added a bunch of fun looking games to my game list (rip, backlog?) and only finished 2.
I did managed to edit that massive fanfic though I mentioned in my previous post. Pleased to announce I kept a log of all my edits that I made, and it turned out to be 31 pages long. and took me a month. Nailed it.

ANYWAY, here is the thing you came to read!

Crystalline

11.2 hours, no achievements
Only one romanceable character and she is a major airhead. Lovely story though. The ending(s) ruined everything.

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Crystalline is a beautiful and wonderful VN that has stunning scenes, memorable music, and interesting characters! Also features full voice-overs, multiple endings, and an engaging storyline!
You, the protagonist finds himself transported to a fantastical fantasy world called Terra, a parallel world to Earth, that features Magic and Spirits! You quickly make friends with Leanna, Amelia, Zack, Kara, and most importantly – Pango!

While I did enjoy the VN, how funny it was and how long it took me to finish everything, (11 hours!) I was disappointed with a few things. First of all, the only romanceable character is Leanna, and personally she was a bit too… slow… for my tastes. Regarding that, the endings left much to be desired. I wont spoil anything, but the “True Ending” was a solid 3/10 and was incredibly vague and its implications are pretty disappointing.
Another ending was being in a platonic relationship with her, and quite frankly going back to Earth despite how awesome Terra was is likely the better option, which sucks for reasons I’m not going to spoil.
All in all, it’s a great VN with some pretty undesirable and vague endings.

If I had to rate this? 6/10.
(Also, what the heck? They have hover trains, guns, magic, a universal currency, multiple countries, treaties with said countries, but no way of communicating long distances aside from couriers?? Why???)


Freud Gate

2 hours, 10 of 10 achievements
Some puzzles are confusing. I figured it out and made the first horrible English guide though.

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Freud Gate’s theme is depression, and follows Sigmund Freud’s model of the psyche, the Id, Ego, and Super Ego. Freud Gate shows you how there may be people around you that are depressed, and shows you it’s not as obvious as “being sad.” You follow and help a young girl as she finds another road.

Freud Gate is a lovely walking sim with a few puzzles and interactions. The music goes well with the scenes and the ending was beautiful and satisfying. There were a few problems though I found as I was playing.

The controls of the game gave me a slight motion sickness, this may vary with individuals but I think that should be fixed. The second issue I discovered was at the very last scene, you could run through some of the rocks as if they were not there, and if you run along the walls there are very obvious gaps, places you can see through the rocks, and places you can fall off the map.

Overall, I had an enjoyable experience! Thank you!


Thanks to the quarantine i’ve gotten a bit more done before the end of the month, look at me; being productive. Also somehow I ended up agreeing to edit a 125,000 word fanfic. 3 chapters down, 41 to go.

The Shrouded Isle

11.7 hours, 16 of 16 achievements
Pretty fun and morbid, but has a really steep learning curve.

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I hesitantly recommend this game.
The Shrouded Isle has an incredibly steep learning curve, when you first start; you start with all the DLC’s which makes the game difficult and frustrating. (To make it easier and shorter right click the game > properties > BETAS > original. Doing this locks you out of getting two achievements, but you can always revert back to NONE. Reduces 5yrs to 3yrs, and eliminates sickness and the Awoken Ones.)

Once you get past and you play a bit and you start to understand what to do - and it gets pretty fun!!! -you can play through all the endings pretty quickly, you need to find the 12 (6 in BETA) sinners and sacrifice them before the 5 years are up, but you need to juggle the moods of the houses and not kill two people from the same house in a row while managing your village.


Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

14.3 hours, 14 of 14 achievements
Very fun and very difficult to finish. I ended up needing to take a lot of breaks because this game lives up to its genre - Psychological horror.

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a brilliant work of art that is heavily influenced by real and accurately portrayed mental disorders. You follow Senua, a young woman suffering from severe psychosis as she journeys into Helheim to find and recover the lost soul of her lover, Dillion.

This incredibly emotional psychological horror game has an amazing and fluid combat system that’s easy to pick up and play with, not to mention how engaging the storyline is! The graphics are exceptional and many times I felt as if I was watching a movie. Brilliant!


Sakura Gamer

3.3 hours, 8 of 8 achievements
The main character was cuter than all the targets, can't date yourself. ):

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Sakura Gamer is a very engaging VN, and I was surprised on how excellent the writing was when compared to previous games! The art is cute as usual and the music is pretty upbeat.

The protagonist is Sayo, otherwise known as Nekohime! You follow along with her and her friends on the grand adventure of making a visual novel! There are four routes you can take, Suki’s route, Chika’s route, a harem route and a solo route!

Took me on average 3 hours to finish one route, skipping all the additional text you can finish this game within 4 hours!


A Short Hike

5.3 hours, 8 of 8 achievements
The most wholesome game I have played this month, hands down. Had WAY more fun than I thought I would!!!

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A Short Hike has overwhelmingly positive reviews, and as someone who finished this 100%, I can say it's much deserved. This short (3-6 hr) relaxing game is a 3D pixelated masterpiece! It’s easy to play and is very enjoyable and satisfying.

You play as Claire, a young bird from a big city looking for a cellphone reception out in the middle of nowhere. There are lots of things to explore, fun characters to meet, and treasure to find! This gem also features one of my favorite things to do in a game – Flying!


Eliza

8.6 hours, 1 of 1 achievements
It was pretty ok for a VN, would only recommend buying on a really good sale though.

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Eliza is a unique VN about an AI therapy program and its relationship with its creator, Evelyn. This game features multiple endings, hand painted backgrounds and characters, and is fully voiced. Eliza has a noticeably strong philosophical theme that features mental illnesses and its effects on individuals.

I will note that while this game is interesting, I didn’t really have that much fun with it. Eliza is very linear and may have multiple endings yes, but some of those endings are not “ideal” which narrows things down quite a bit. I ended up picking Rainer’s route and the ending was a bit baffling to me. Both Rainer and Evelyn had a personality change and things went very “culty” very fast when there was no indication it would be so in any of the previous dialog.

I hesitantly recommend this game because it is beautiful and well written, but the ending I experienced left much to be desired.


Been 6 months since I posted something, here is just some stuff I finished in the meantime. Click on the boxes for the review, thank you and have a good day!

One Small Fire At A Time

2.7 hours, 21 of 21 achievements

One small fire at a time is definitely a hidden gem. You can tell a ton of work has been put into it, all the Beautiful picturesque characters, backgrounds and designs. It goes on sale more often than not and it’s worth a read. (3-7 hours)
Janis is 13 years old and lives in a madhouse. This place is where society sends those with mental disorders, such as Schizophrenia, depression, personality disorders, and in Janis’s case, a lack of magic in a magical society. This story has multiple endings with one true ending, leading to its prequel An Octave Higher.


Old Man's Journey

2.6 hours, no achievements

Old Man's Journey is a pleasant wordless point and click adventure in which you assist an old man journeying across islands, you are given the power to bring hills and roads closer together to speed and assist him on his adventure.

This game is very short, it can be finished in an hour and a half. Old Man’s Journey features colorful and well-drawn scenes and memorable music, I highly recommend it.


The Amazing Shinsengumi: Heroes in Love

2.9 hours, 18 of 18 achievements

All I wanted was to enjoy a peaceful VN and take a break from some bigger games. That’s all I wanted. Purchased in 2017, downloaded in 2020, I was aware that this was an adaptation to Hakuoki. I’ve already finished that series and I was excited to play a short alternate version of it, and like I typically do, I start from the character tropes I like least to most. Starting with Heisuke; the “childish” one.

Chapter one and two, a little strange but overall no problem. The MC is notably pathetic and helpless, however. Chapter three is when I pulled all the breaks. “What? No. That’s disgusting. This can’t be right.” His entire route is the stuff of nightmares. The only thing Heisuke wants to do is ♥♥♥♥ the MC whether she wants to or not, no matter how many times you reject his advances or push him away, he always continues as if you agreed to this. This route is rapey, nauseating, rude, crude, and sexist. If not were for the fact I am a completionist I would have uninstalled and deleted this VN from my library.

I did not pay much attention to any of the chapters after Heisuke. I went back and checked out the reviews and decided that this is a revolting game not worth reading. Fast forwarding through the other playthroughs, it looks like no matter the decisions you make the endings, good or bad, are all incredibly similar. Choices don’t seem to matter except for the achievements and cutscenes, and quite frankly, spending any amount of time on this VN is a waste.


1bitHeart

7.2 hours, 60 of 60 achievements

Going to start off I’m already a huge fan of △○□×, the first game of theirs I ever played was LiEat, then right on to Alicemare and I’ve been hooked ever since.

1BitHeart is a wonderful and yet sad story of a genius shut-in who goes on a quest to learn to love himself and to make as many friends as he can. There are many interesting characters for you to meet and it has a notably strong detective theme. The gameplay is very interactive and you can easily spend 10 hours finishing this up. Every area you wander to has a theme and different types of music playing and it’s an incredibly fun and cute experience. I very much recommend this game.


Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel

19.1 hours, no achievements

This is not a happy game. If you want something warm and fuzzy, then Bokuten – Why I became an Angel is definitely not it.

When I first got this game, I assumed it would be one of those warm and fuzzy VN’s (I try not to research anything so I don’t stumble upon spoilers.) but as I reached the third chapter, I quickly realized that I was very, very wrong. This game will make you sad, you will feel angry, tired, and you might even be a bit disturbed. There are no happy endings. Only bittersweet.

Regardless, it is a very beautiful and unique game.


Why Am I Dead At Sea

5.8 hours, 27 of 27 achievements

Why am I dead at sea is a fantastic murder mystery that is heavily focused on the story aspect. You don’t know who you are, you don’t know why you are here, all you know is that you were killed by someone on the ship and you need to find them before the journey ends and they escape and everyone disappears. This story has multiple endings.

The controls are deceptively simple, you just use the “Z” “X” “C” keys and WSAD or the arrow keys to move around, “Z” to interact with people or things, “X” to possess or inhabit someone’s body, and “C” to use that individuals special skill, such as looking through pockets and peeking through doors.

This game does have some negative aspects though, during my playthroughs twice I got stuck with the stairs. Once I moved right instead of left and got stuck outside the barrier on the stairs, and the second time I moved left far too quickly and broke through the barrier on the other side, so I could walk around in the dark parts of the screen. Needless to say, please save your game often unless you are in the 4th chapter to get all endings.
Another negative aspect was the endings. Once you find out who the killer is you get a cutscene where everyone is outside the ship all thankful to be alive, but there is no info on what happens to you. No fading away into the afterlife, no goodbyes to the few you actually manage to communicate with, no nothing. You don’t show up anymore and credits roll. No idea what happens to everyone else or you, it’s pretty disappointing.

All and all I hesitantly recommend this game because of the abrupt and unsatisfying endings, If I could give it a “Meh” option I would.


InnerSpace

18.0 hours, 14 of 14 achievements

Warning: If you get motion sickness easily, like me, it may not be best to play. However, there is a ship, “The Hopper.” Which can come to a complete stop in mid air and it helps you get your bearings or if you need a moment to just stop.

Negatives:

  • Controls are weird, It took me a couple hours to get used to it. You can change the keys but I don’t recommend it.
  • When you first start out is the worst, the further you go along and collect artifacts the more stable you fly.
  • Nothing telling you what to do and where to go, which is also a positive.

Positives:

  • Wonderful story
  • Lovely music
  • Multiple ships to suit playstyles.
  • You can re-color your ship as many times as you want, and there are some cute options.
  • The graphics, while are not the best, definitely do a better job than what I’ve seen in most games.
  • The further you get along in the game, the easier it is to play.

Overall, I had a lot of fun playing it, some things were confusing and frustrating at first but once I got to the second area things became much, much easier. There is a collectable guide on YouTube as well as a full walkthrough if you get stuck.


I somehow got Sunrider Academy in 2016. I don’t know where and I don’t know why. I set it on the backburner until my group picked the game out for me to play it. When I realized most the game was garbage it was too late for me to toss it, and since I’ve already gotten most of the achievements my pride as a completionist could not let me set it aside.
Before we begin, I would like to mention this game has cheats, such as achievement.grant(“X”). If you plan on getting all the achievements, I recommend you use this command to skip one of the routes. I wish I did. This game also features an 18+ patch for steam should you choose to do so.
I picked my routes based on how much of a first impression I had of the characters; saving the best for last. Asaga > Ava > Sola > Chigara.

Asaga – A huge perverted moron, who somehow against all odds, never managed to get kicked out of school. There was nothing remarkable or anything even worth mentioning about her route other than in the beginning it was a bit enjoyable, and snowballed down from there. Her route, without spoiling the story, was incredibly annoying to finish and at the end I was thanking a god I don’t believe in that it was over. I would like to mention that she has an exhibitionist streak a mile wide and the entire time I was very uncomfortable.

Ava – At first your opinion of the Student Council president is very high and she is very much likeable, until the very. Moment. You. Start. Her. Route. The entire time she is very frigid toward you and hostile. She treats everyone like slave labor and eight months in you still feel like nothing has changed at all. She is very bullheaded and difficult to work with, and I ended up hating her more than Asaga. She goes out of her way to ruin everyone’s mood and to run them into the ground. (including herself because on top of being a gigantic *** she has huge self-esteem issues.) She is incredibly Bipolar and I am most certain that she is a closet sadist.
I would also like to mention that this route has family violence, which FOR SOME REASON, the developers just brushed off. This is 100% not ok. Ava’s father ties her up (literally.) and it is strongly implied that he beats her regularly. And at the end of the game, I kid you not, the MC says “I guess he wasn’t a bad guy after all!” I STRONGLY suggest skipping Ava’s route.

Sola – Her route was strangely unremarkable. While there were some interesting factors that made it more fun playing (compared to the last two.) I couldn’t help but feel like it was incomplete. Most of her route was shadowing what happened in the original game (Sunrider Liberation Day; SR Academy is a spinoff.) and it felt like I was encouraged mostly into trying that game, rather than playing her route. In short – it felt like an advertisement.

Chigara – The best route in the game. I can say with 100% confidence that not only did her route have the most content, it was also the most rewarding playthrough in the entire game. While she is unusually shy, her reactions were relatively normal and sane compared to the last three routes. While it did get a bit bumpy around month 7-8, It was much more fulfilling than all the previous endings combined.

Ending thoughts: I would not recommend this game. Compared to other visual novels out there this one is garbage. It’s insensitive and in some cases, extreme. Only one route was worth playing out of the four available, and while this is a spinoff of the original game, is very disappointing. I do intend to play the original game but using this as an experience, I have a feeling it will not be enjoyable.
This is my first post all year and I will try to be more active on BLAEO. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.

  • Sunrider Academy

    30 hours playtime

    20 of 20 achievements

So it’s been two months since my last post. Black Desert kinda took up a lot of my time. Just a bit.

Anyway lets get on with the show.

1.) TACOMA

A very lovely story. In this novel, you walk around and interact with objects and recover various pieces of information from desktops and from data left behind. Find out what happened to the Tacoma crew, and it’s AI, Odin.

I really enjoyed the whole story. It takes around 2 hours to complete, and you can get all the achievements in one run. The characters were interesting, and I am very, very happy on how it ended. You should seriously play it.

By the way, the intro song is “Find me” by Szjerdene. Your welcome.

“5/5”
“Rather magnificent”

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2.) Sparkle 3:Genesis

This game is absolute garbage.
If your just playing for whatever and not achievements, go for it. It takes about 20 minutes to finish the game. 8 - 12 hours for all achievements. Achievement hunters - Beware.

1.) You can kill the leviathan from day 1 without upgrading. Upgrading your status does not make you faster, stronger, increase absorption range or speed. The only reason you would waste your time putting points in is for the four achievements. They literally do nothing.

2.) I have actively tried to kill myself. You cannot die in this game, at all. This makes all fights pointless.

3.) The tutorial is annoying. For some achievements, you need to make a completely red, blue or green sparkle. Problem is, you may need to repeat the tutorial 10 times to get 3 of the same colors. I often ended up with 2/2/2.

4.) You cannot make this game completely mute from in-game. You can set the volume to 0% and it still makes noise, you need to minimize the game and go to your volume settings to mute it.

5.) the music is mediocre, forgettable, and non-existent. I suggest muting it and using a playlist.

6.) When you go through a vortex to go to the next area, you need to fight with it because even when you use the wheel to move down a level, it may move up one so your in this annoying back and forth war every level.

7.) once you complete a quest, you cannot re-do it. This means for the absorption competition you need to completely restart the game to get the like a boss achievement. On the bar it should tell you the percentages so you can end the game early instead of completely resetting it and re-starting with a new character.

8.) the labyrinths are annoying. They are not fun, just annoying and stressful and when you need to repeat them constantly to get a chance at the absorption competition it’s just migraine inducing.

9.) The sparkles get WAY TOO BIG. Once they hit max level they literally take up half the screen. Good luck trying to get through a labyrinth or looking at your mini-map. It should be set so when you level you zoom out or something.

10.) While green is the easiest to move in the labyrinths, have fun trying to kill the leviathan with it. It’s too slow and doesn’t have the range to get the orbs on the tail-end of it. I gave up after 13 minutes. On a side note… blue is absolutely the way to go if you want to beat the leviathan in less than 2 minutes.

EDIT: I completely forgot to mention that I’m looking for people to add to my WL on Steamgifts. If you actually play the games you win and not a card idler.

  • Tacoma

    8 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

  • Sparkle 3 Genesis

    21 hours playtime

    32 of 32 achievements

1.) fault - milestone one
This, this was pretty good. The intro was nice and everything was just really well done. The characters had their own personality, and they were likable and intriguing. The story is pretty good and interesting, the music was wonderful. It took me about 3 hours to finish up, but it was fun.

2.) fault - milestone two side:above
This was hands down the best visual novel I have played. The beginning got me so EXCITED, as it showed me the best, and I do mean the BEST, “breaking the fourth wall moment” I thought possible. I didn’t even know a game could DO that, and I was just really excited. There are supposedly two more novels coming out to finish up the series, “Silence the Pendant” and “Fault: Side Below” and I am eager to get my hands on them. I also liked the second novel for the same reasons as the first.

3.) Silence
Oh my god, this game is absolutely stunning. The art, is BEYOND lovely, and I enjoyed most of the characters as well. The story was pretty dang good, and It was a enjoyable experience. The only faults I have with it are a few things. One, you cant save. If you need to restart, you need to redo the entire chapter. I did this and it broke the game for me, as two chapters went together in the same scene and it was a huge confusing mess and I ended up deleting that file. Second, the achievements. I don’t know how on earth people got three particular achievements, but I just cannot get them, period. One you need to play through the entire game without skipping a text, which I’m pretty sure I did, twice. and the other two are to not use the hint tool, which I’m also certain I did, twice. and the other is to skip every mini game, in which I cannot for the life of me find the skip button. I even watched others play for a walk through, and I see the skip button show up on their screen, but I cant find it on mine on the exact same scenes. So I finished the game three times, but I cannot get those last three achievements, which breaks my heart as I still feel it’s incomplete. Apparently you can go into the save file whatever that means and get the achievements that way, but I haven’t ever done that before and I have no idea where to do that. (If you know how to do it please tell me.)
Other than that, it was a great game. But please, please follow a guide unless you want to replay the game four times.

finishes three games. Adds three games to my library. Screams internally.

  • fault - milestone one

    3 hours playtime

    12 of 12 achievements

    • fault - milestone two side:above

      4 hours playtime

      9 of 9 achievements

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      • Silence

        12 hours playtime

        43 of 46 achievements

I was skeptical at first about this game, first few seconds of the video looked so boring I almost skipped over it. The overwhelmingly positive reviews changed my mind. It was on sale, so I thought, Why not.

This was surprisingly enjoyable. You are a customs agent of sorts, you deny or grant people entry to your country depending on their papers, or if you just feel like it. There are 20 endings to the game, and I played through most of them. You can join an organization dedicated to eliminating evils and corruption, help a friend with their drug trade, or be a good citizen and do your job. I also liked all the small story’s you could find. There are a wide variety of people you would meet, and I quite enjoyed them. My favorite one is the guy who gives you the blue note. I usually let him pass. I liked Jorji Costava a lot, I think him and Sergiu were my favorites.

Anyway, it’s a fun little game, and you should seriously consider playing it. I’m really glad I bought it.

Glory to Arstotzka!

  • Papers, Please

    25 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

1.) WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.01

This one was ok. The first one focused more around the storyline and the characters, and the ending made me want to throw my coffee machine out the window. Do not play this if you have no intention of playing 1, 2, and 3. WEE basically explains the stock market, a bunch of technical terms and i kinda skipped through most of it because my math is crap. Words cannot really explain how I feel about this VN, but numbers can. 6/10

2.)WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.02

This one was more enjoyable for the first, because it finally focused more on the characters and their character growth than the storyline. I’m annoyed they changed some of the characters names from the first one, but whatever. Still skipped a bunch past technical terms and more stock market talk, as staring at the explanation for 5 minutes didn’t help me at all. The ending left me with question marks over my head. 6.5/10

3.)WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.03

Oh boy do I have words for this one. I liked this one, the ending was wrapped up in a pretty bow, and most of the loose ends were tied up. The things that I didn’t understand about the ending in 2 were explained in the beginning of 3, and some other things came to light. Story was well written, and it was a good ending to the series. I didn’t really like Hal’s choice of romantic partner at the end, but that’s a story for another time. 7/10

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Another time: FIRST OF ALL WHAT EVEN. Hal chose HAGANA over EVERYONE? for ** SAKE SHE HAD PRACTICALLY NO INVOLVEMENT OUTSIDE THE FIRST EPISODE. she just kinda shows up at the end to remind people that she still exists. He had like two other chicks that has more emotional depth than her. Take Chris for example, shes ADORABLE. Yeah, she loves money a little too much, but honestly who doesn’t? She grew up so much and unlike Hagana, who has the emotional depth of a toaster, Chris actually never ran away and stayed next to Hal for a little over 5 or something years. and how can Hal still be crushing on Hagana anyway? It’s been 8 years! He never really tried to find her! He gave up looking for her in 2 in favor of money making schemes, and suddenly she shows up in 3 and hes like “ I NEVER STOPPED LOOKING FOR YOU! I NEVER FORGOT YOU!” like give it a REST dude! Even blond whats her face was sweeter! and the ending credits showed Hagana and Hal getting married like “yeah, that happened.” Honestly there is another huge reason I hate her, (and I do mean HUGE. ) but i’m not even going to mention it as that would ruin the whole series, but DROP HER. SHES NUTS. Honestly the whole rating would have gone up if Hal found out she died or something while on Earth, because that “romantic ending” was *****!!

  • WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.01

    9 hours playtime

    no achievements

    • WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.02

      6 hours playtime

      no achievements

      • WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.03

        10 hours playtime

        no achievements

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