What are you playing?

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Franka
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Re: What are you playing?

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I gave it a shot. Not as positive as you, but some parts were good. Great main character, though I'd be happy if they dropped the supernatural stuff. I'd rather have romanced Riley, but that's just me. :)

There were parts that I would have gladly cut out (the way too long LARP session, zzz, and the family flashback sequence was unnecessary, I read all of that between the lines), but there were also parts of original LiS that I would have cut.

I was actively annoyed at one of the twists.
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The dad dying in the mines.
I know now there's a foreshadowing in game explanation if you explore enough early on, but I really felt that part was completely unnecessary. We didn't need additional reason for hating the bad guy, and we didn't need that story line to have such a "neat" Hollywood closure.

Also, hippie commune vs. the evil mining corporation? Give me a break with the stereotypes...

I did enjoy most of the character interactions though, which I guess is what matters most for this type of game.
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Yes the LARP was too long for me too. The "final battle" was good, but the whole thing was dragging too long.
But glad we agree to the main character. She's the best of the entire series hands down :)
Riley is supercute but a bit too "standard" for my tastes. Steph has a face shape and lips/eyes which makes her very attractive and at same time "fresh" (as much as it can be obviously) for 3d art style.
I liked the family flashback personally since help character development. About the dad thing I'm ambivalent.
I think the supernatural stuff is somewhat necessary in a AAA title, because without it... would be a visual novel :lol: I don't think you can have success with just a romance based game and no other stuff in the mainstream market (but I'd be glad to be proven wrong).
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Steph just reminded me too much of Chloe, with the beanie.

I've forgotten, was there any supernatural stuff in Before the Storm?
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No, even if on the net there are a lot of conspiracies about Rachel having superpowers and starting the fire etc etc
But in that game the "superpower" was Chloe ability to speech her way out/into anything. I liked it because of that.
But Alex gift is cool, in practice reading other people's mind. Remembers me of a character of my games... :D
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I didn't like it, it felt like an excuse to just hand out information instead of letting us discover things naturally. Also, "fixing" people by magically reading them is cheap and convenient. It did lead to some good scenes, I'm just bummed about the way we got there.

So yeah, I'm happy/not happy with the game, but at least I finished it, which is more than I can say about the last two. :)
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Haha! Thing is, it's very hard to find AAA games with good romance stories (and let's not even talk about lesbian/LGBT ones). Probably that's why I liked this so much. The kiss scene was really awww (I know most male player maybe are looking into something more hot, but I like girls kissing, what can I say? :lol:)
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