Warning:This article may contain spoilers and the content inappropriate for children…or may not contain.But get the children away from the screen just in case.
Good morning! Or is it already evening? Meh, as if it matters…cellar, where I’m chained and writing my articles is pitch-dark 24 hours per day. So, today we’ll learn how to make friends, control the undead and have a happy dream ( with some experimental drugs involved).Now then, shall we get started?
here goes our first title, made by
the author of Alice Mare and LiEat series. 1bitHeart
is an adventure
game, where your goal is to make as many friends as possible . Game plays similar to Ace Attorney series, but with some
QTE-scenes, while setting and atmosphere is kinda similar to TWEWY.You can make
49 friends in total, all of them have unique appearance and
personality. Plot of the game is pretty good, dialogues are well-written and sometimes
hilarious. Besides, every dialogue has it’s own mood supported by stylish
well-chosen music track and quality voice acting. Additionaly I want to
praise 1bitHeart’s presentation, since both artwork and sprites are extremely beautiful .
2. The Boogie Man
And here comes the Boogeyman, the Boogeyman comes for me. Here comes the Boogyeman, he’s gonna take me in my sleep…Nah, actually not. Here comes the latest installement in our favourite the Strange Men Series. This time with the fully voiced in-game cutscenes (and skippable as bonus). The Boogie Man stays true to series and plays like classical horror-adventure with action cut-ins. At some point of the game you can even play as our old friends -David and Sophie, but new protagonist Keith is quite notable too (he’s my personal fav to be honest).Overall the game makes very good impression, the story is interesting and dialogues are bright and entertaining (with many references to previous games).
3. END ROLL
not the sensitive type, but even I was
kinda hesitant to play this game at first, since it has waaay too many
suggestive content, supported by quite a lot of graphic violence.But after
beating it I can state that this game is totally drugtastic. END ROLL plays
like quality role-playing game and somewhat reminds the wild mix of the Gray
Garden and Re:Kinder, but with better story-writing and gameplay I believe.
Game has plenty of unique dungeons (all of them has some plot-related meaning behind it) as well as tons of
optional content, which along with well-designed and interesting
characters make END ROLL very enjoyable.
4. Guuzen ~ Ningyou no ito
What? Don’t tell me you’ve never heard about the rite named “doll’s prayer” .You’ll forget all of your worries and path to the Heaven will open before you. But the place, our heroines’ve found themselves in, can be hardly called Heaven. I wasn’t expecting much from this game, but it turned to be quality horror with beautiful character designs, memorable soundtrack, logical puzzles and surprisingly mature story. The game reminds us that we’re often starting to value something only when it’s already lost.Sadly, right now Ningyou no ito is only available in chinese, japanese and russian.
5. Liar Jeannie in Crucifix Kingdom
Yet another full-fledged role-playing game
has made it to my list.And kinda tough, I must say. Imagine what if Dark Souls
was the turn-based RPG with cute nun as protagonist and you’ll get Liar Jeannie… more or less.Unlike
many RPGs, this one doesn’t have any
levels, and your stats and basic skills fully depend on your current equipment (by the way, every item in this game can be equipped). A special mention is deserved for game’s bosses - there’s a few main bosses and a lot of
optional ones -all of them have their own battle tactics and require some thinking
before acting ( especially Pleiades Knights-you want to defeat them, trust
me).Also, if things during the fight will become real ugly, you can always
summon expendable monsters as your allies (or living shields,heh).
6. At the Tale End
Here we have a game, which looks like a regular fantasy-adventure, but only at first. Plot includes our standard party of heroes (fighter,mage,priest and thief), cursed princess and battle with the local dark lord.But each of these elements plays very different from your typical fantasy stories.At the Tale’s End is definetely a unique experience, a role-playing game in it’s original meaning, without countless random battles, but with a certain weight of responsibility for your actions within a narrative.Also this game has detailed and interesting world as well as quality animated cut-scenes.
7. Pocket Mirror
A long-awaited Pocket Mirror has been finally released this year. And I’m amazed with enormous amount of work made by the team of developers.When it comes to game’s graphic, Pocket Mirror is stunning. Beautiful artwork and memorable soundtrack help to create this mysterious, unique atmosphere of dark fairy tale. And with that Pocket Mirror has some gameplay issues. You see, while some puzzles are interesting, most of them is quite uninspiring, some of the locations are pitch-dark and hard to navigate.And with that plot of the game is quite complicated,but doesn’t make much sense,if you don’t pay close attention to numerous in-game notes and letters.This game is definetely not bad,but still leaves some feeling of unpolishness.
8. The Maid of Fairewell Heights
Despite the fact that story of the Maid takes place at the haunted apartment complex, this game has no horror elements. Maid feels more like comedy anime straight from ‘90s. Gameplay (along with main character’s outfits) varies depending on the room your’re currently exploring. Starting with regular cleaning you can end up playing detective or running the shop. Game has bright illustrations, good humour and overall is pretty good.
I’m sure everyone knows that beside translating games vgperson also makes their own, and Libretta is one of them..This game definetely gives an interesting experience. While playing similar to Ib, Libretta has it’s own unique atmosphere and somewhat complicated plot, where everyone can find something for themselves (or so I think). Libretta has memorable soundtrack and interesting puzzles, requiring some thinking from the player Also playing shirigories between chapters is kinda fun.
10. Imaginary Friends
Imaginary Friends is a classical rpg-horror-game with quality visuals, well-thought puzzles and some minor chasing scenes. While story lacks originality, it’s still interesting to follow, since charactrers are nice and game has several endings. Game is about 3 hours long and leaves mostly positive impression. So, if you like old-school rpg-horrors-be my guest.
11. Red Trees
While havingsome minor horror elements, Red Trees stays warm and relaxing adventure game with humorous and ironic view on horror genre and quite unexpected ending in a way. Graphic style of the game and whole atmosphere of a local town is somewhat reminiscent of Mother series.Gameplay is quite simple and consist from few “find-and-bring-to-the- right-person” puzzles, which can be easily solved in 30 minutes or so.
12. The Stairway
Like Red Trees this game is also recommended for players, who’ve already tired from jumpscares, explinct content and overthinking bizarre puzzles. This game has simple yet nice story, unique visuals and some easy logical puzzles.So, if you want to neatly spend 30-40 minutes of your time, try and climb The Stairway to see what’s awiting you at the very end.
The most fitting description for Friendship would be “horror for the beginners”, since it can surprise or startle you only if you haven’t played any other rpg-horrors before. In fact Friendship doesn’t stand out much compared with better quality school horrors ( like Misao or Amayado Bus Stop ).But it doesn’t mean that the game is bad-Friendship is a good way to spend 30 minutes seeing how strong attachment to a friend can turn simple game into yandere-horror.
14. By Ourselves
And here comes our closing title about two former classmates, who’ve found themeselves trapped in the room. Game is only 10 minutes long and basically is one big locked door puzzle. You find the first hint and then successively exploring the room for the way out. Game has two endings determined by how much attention you’re paying to your comrade in distress.
I used to hallucinate/hear voices at night when I was around 4, they used to say shit like “is he asleep yet? no he’s just pretending” then I’d hear footsteps running to my room and sometimes actually shit myself and they’d laugh. that’s when I wasnt actually getting beaten up by them in a dream. it was just my parents and I at the house, and it wasn’t my parents. I called them the bad boys in the kitchen. I’m 39 now and my son who’s 6 now once told me that his friend ben said, he used to make me poop my pants when I was little. I laughed it off but my son gave me accurate details of the house etc and mentioned “the bad boys in the kitchen” and how they used to beat me up, which disturbed him because i’m his hero and no one can beat up dad. i literally froze and felt like I was 4 again, I asked who Ben was and he said it was his imaginary friend. I told him Ben is a liar and was just jealous and not to worry about it.
My son from the age of three always tells me about the “creeper man” who lives in my mom and dads bedroom. He brings it up after he visits them. I made the mistake once of asking what he looks like. My son said “Oh, he doesn’t have a face.”
When my daughter was three she had an imaginary friend named Kelly who lived in her closet. Kelly sat in a little rocking chair while she slept, played with her, etc. Typical imaginary friend shit. Anyway, fast forward two years later, the wife and I are watching the new Amityville (the one with Ryan Renolds) and our daughter walks out right when dead girl goes all black eyed. Far from being disturbed she said “That looks like Kelly.” “Kelly who?” we say “You know the dead girl that lived in my closet.”
A parent of one of my students told us in a meeting that she was concerned because her son (7 years old) talked about an invisible ghost who would talk to him and play with him in his room. He said the ghost was called The Captain and was an old white guy with a beard. The kid would tell his mom that The Captain told him when he grows up his job will be to kill people, and The Captain would tell him who needed to be killed. The kid would cry and say he doesn’t want to kill when he grows up, but The Captain tells him he doesn’t have a choice and he’ll get used to killing after a while.
When I was 16, I babysat twins who were in the third grade at the time. They always spoke of a man in an Easter Bunny costume, and they were terrified of him. One day I was babysitting, and one twin was in the shower. His brother and I were sitting downstairs watching television when all of the sudden, he said, “you need to go check on Matt.” Seconds later, Matt yelled, “He’s in here!!! He’s in here!!!” I ran upstairs, and I had to check every room before he would calm down. I’m not sure which part of the experience freaked me out the most.
Random shots from the game. Wanted to play with the Finnegan family and to see how the Consort grow mod and aging mod would look. Runs great in this save but I don’t know if it’s borking with the “no vampire glow” mod. Not an issue, honestly but I prefer the vampires not glowing. Magnus’s imaginary friend doll decided to come to life (they do it in my other saves-just not this one until now). Peanut was fairly pretty, I did pop her into CAS to fix a few things but otherwise, not too bad. She seems very attached to Magnus….a little too attached, if you know what I mean. I decided to have Magnus work on a “cure” for his doll to turn her real. His love interest from school isn’t so sure about it and either are his parents. They all give him the, “Yep, you are nuts” look. It’s all kind of demented but amusing. His mother really likes Ashleigh and actually hogs up most of her time when she comes over. Peanut tries to hog up Magnus’s time when Ashleigh is visiting so…it’s a bit difficult at times but I find it interesting. Peanut is obsessed, it would seem with her real boy. I don’t want to cheat on this (I tried using Nraas….the game did not like it and crashed) so I will do it the long way. That’s okay, either way it will happen and I will choose the one that won’t crash the game. ;-).
Goo Goo Ga Ga from Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (voiced by Grey DeLisle)
Goo is a vary hyper-imaginative talkative girl who’s parents allowed her to name herself, hence her full name. When she first appeared in the series, she constantly created imaginary friends because she didn’t have any real friends of her own, due to her odd behavior. She then learns to get to know the friends she’s created and only creates more either on accident or to help out in situations. She also enjoys playing games like checkers or truth or dare, even though she doesn’t really know how to play them. Only Mac notices.