Please play the Beginner's Guide.
If you don't quite like walking simulators, I don't care. To me, dismissing a game with minimal input is like dismissing a movie for not being interactive--the level of interactivity doesn't matter
so long as it's a competent story told in an engaging way.I just don't get it. If it's art, it's art. If it expresses itself ina way that works, then it works. And I feel it's very dismissive of you to revoke this game from the right of being called a "game," even when it's expressing an idea which evidence suggest might very much relate to you. Isn't it quite funny that the person who made a whole journal saying "Fuck homophobia." is now dismissing an entire genre of human beings' work just because it is a game primarily about observation, and listening?
But even if you hate movies, books, music, or any other form of entertainment which requires minimal interaction, I know
that the majority of you will be able to connect to it.
It's basically a game which holds your hand and carries you through the Source maps of the creator's friend, and tries to relate his works to things happening in his life. It may not sound thrilling
, but it's very introspective, and the end of the game left me with a very compelling feeling.
Is it fiction or nonfiction? It's hard to tell. Personally, I believe it's somewhere between the two, but that won't make much sense until you try it for yourself.
Basically, this game is a must-play unless you have no interest in the deconstruction of artistic expression and introspection.Side Note: If you have played it, please no spoiler discussion in the comments.Side Side Note: It's an hour long, so you can play through the whole game and get a refund if you didn't like it. If you did like it, however, please don't refund it you immoral bastard, unless it's because you think the work itself is immoral, which is a fair stance to take.