Ten Minutes and I deleted it.
Ok, lets have some instructions. This is a complicated game,with some odd bits of quotes of wisdom thrown in every time you pass a level.
We are running around is this lady's dream, and apparently there are outfits you can buy, but was never sure how you got the points to buy them. I spent five minutes in the trolley car trying to figure out just how to get a ticket to get to the introduction of the game. Did I mention no instructions except to tell you to use head phones for a better experience. Not sure a better experience is possible if we had downloaded an entire orchestra to go with it..... Oh and it offered to turn off the subtitles and that would make for an even better experience too. So I took it one step further and just turned off the game.
July 2, 2013
Two negatives and a positive
Based on the demo:
First of all, this is new. The gameplay is way too easy, but at least it isn't something I've seen a million times before. I like the mini-battles, although they too are too easy.
Now for the negative. The loading screens show up every time my character takes a single step, and they last for ages. It breaks gameplay, and although I don't have the best computer, this is just ridiculous!
Second: I'm female. This game is very clearly not meant for me. Although you have a female main character, her only mission is to be sexy for the menfolk out there. (Don't believe me? If you spend enough games, you can make her walk around in nothing but a g-sting.) When the first client, who incidentally is also female, ends up naked within the first five minutes, I understand that I'm not this game's intended player. If there had been clothes options besides kinky, kinkier and naked, I wouldn't mind one or two kinky options, but when sexy dresses is all that's allowed, I'm out.
So that's money lost from me, not only for this game, but from later releases from this company.
July 18, 2013
Boring, Simplistic, and Repetitive
This game is definitely not for me. The gameplay is a bit confusing at the very beginning because there are no explicit instructions, just sparkles. However, once you catch on it become exceedingly easy. The music and dialogue were just plan annoying. I finished working with the cop and two and half patients before it told me I had finished the demo. With only five patients mentioned I don't think there was more than half the game left. It took me 40 minutes to do the demo, so I expect the rest of the game shouldn't be more than an hour. The final clincher was the constant phobias battles, which were incredibly boring and popped up every couple minutes. Even then, I might have bought the game had the story been sufficient to draw me in, but I just couldn't get into it. I definitely do not recommend anyone purchase this game, at least, not at the $6.99 price.
July 3, 2013
Hmm - a fun game about mental illness!
Not a good start - a game about people's mental illness represented by annoying obnoxious gremlin-type figures which you have to fight.....
Copyright issues anyone - an einstein figure who looks remarkably like Einstein, a Grace Jones cop character(ditto) a Richard Branson bum (ditto) and a strange punk-style girl who might look like someone but I don't recognise her. These are the figues you meet in the demo - oh nearly forgot, how could I?, the buxom young doctor who hypnotises people at the drop of a hat. Then you enter their subconscious and discover their fears and phobias. and fight them (you can skip the fights which are quite challenging but you miss out on jewels if you do).
This game could have been good if it went for a totally fun setting ('unwell mel' springs to mind) but treats the subject in too serious a manner to be fun but dismisses the problems in an offhand manner that makes you wonder who made this game and why?
The outfits that you can buy by collecting gems in the dream world (subconscious) are not sexist at all.... oh yes they are! The last one looks like it could be a totally revealing costume....hmmm why put them in?
The game starts in a streetcar which is flying through the clouds with your long-lost boyfriend piloting the vessel but it's (like Dallas) all a dream but you have to perform some tasks to get off the streetcar - that's achieved by jumping into space.......Then you discover that your ex-BF (who is a psychiatrist also) has disappeared and that his patients (the afore-mentioned characters plus others) are going insane....
Sorry - game deleted - cannot recommend
July 4, 2013
This is a weird game, I had to stop after 15 min. Not for me.
July 3, 2013
My...those are some very buxom women!
Well....this must have been developed by lonely men; it's juvenile, the females are nubile and the game is plain vile. Could they have come up with a creepier premise to start with? Not every woman fears she will turn up in public naked....and what is with fighting that goofy phobia guy? Mental illness is not a game, phobias are not funny little things that can be killed, and owning a book of Freud quotes does not make a game developer a philosopher! Not only does the premise stink, but the game play itself is boring and slow....marching from place to place, not encountering very much, then having to listen to the stilted dialogue...blechh. I'll give it a big miss!
July 2, 2013
Once Upon a Time
There was a little game with no instructions, you had to buy hints, with crystals you had to earn....did I say no instructions?
This is an adult game, not PG, not T. The main character goes into people's minds clueless.
It's not even worth getting with an expiring free game coupon.
I would suggest that whoever came up with this game so see a real shrink.
July 2, 2013
I did NOT like this game
This is, like so many "games", more like an interactive movie than a game. I think there are probably people who really enjoy this, but I am not one of them.
I also really wanted to like the interface: it isn't what you see in most games, and it seems like it has the potential to be interesting and fun. In practice, though, it was clunky to use and frustrating (takes multiple tries to pick up an item, attempts to move result in the inventory opening and vice versa). If it could be fixed, it might make for interesting other games, but an innovative interface is NOT a substitute for actual content. Game players, at least this one, like to have something to do other than click through dialog.
I vehemently disliked both battling phobias (skippable) and clicking through endless dialog "choices" which affect nothing and cannot be skipped.
Add to that the fact that apparently the main character is using her cleavage to hypnotize the patients, whose problems are stereotypical, easily solved, and in some cases (native american woman) verging on offensive, and there was just nothing here for me.
November 1, 2013
I had no idea what to do and wasVERY annoyed that no tutorial. I have never played this type of game and expected to have some kind of guide.
July 2, 2013
tired, Ol, and ill informed
WOW. This is a bizarrely misogynist and ponderous game that seems ten years old in technology and about a hundred years old in theory. The game play is clunky. The story line is absurd and the mixture of problem solving and arcade style game play is awkward and annoying. It was frustrating and insulting.
Guess what I recommend?
July 25, 2013