Atmospheric Perfection. Beautifully Paced.
You would think that a game that doesn't give you an objective right from the beginning isn't gonna be that interesting... however...
With this game... you are more intrigued about the world you are suddenly presented with. What does this long legged girl have to do with Apples? What exactly is the world she's in like? It makes you want to explore. Makes you almost curious.
Then as you explore this unsettling and psychedelic landscape, you interact with a wide range of characters from the usual friendly greeters to the strange man on the roof who tells you of the strange things he's seem through his telescope. The hypnotic music also lulls you into a strange state of mind.
This game is ridiculously immersive and hauntingly sublime. You actions actually do have some sort of consequence and the good things you do make you wonder whether if it's worth doing them at all.
Oh but the game continues to surprise and entertain with the 4 dreaming mini-games with fantastic music selections and a sense of fun, humor and strangeness that dreams should have.
I'm still wondering about the full meaning of the apples to the Long Legged girl and the "towns people." But it's that kind of opened endedness that stays with you and man is it so well executed here.
Roman Dirge, Jhonen Vasquez, and Tim Burton are definite influences I can tell but you've used your influence to enhance the game's "creepy" design to make the game entirely your own.
As much as I had a bit of trouble adjusting to the "physics" of this game and the controls, that didn't do anything to chip away from the amount of excitement and wonder I had when I played this game.
Congratulations on this beautiful piece of interactive flash gaming.
I hope you continue to put as much passion, effort, and sweat into your works because the pay off is astounding.
(PS: Is my username appearing in the credits purely coincidental? o_o)
That was a very clever way to present your awesome drawings.
it's definitely something that should be included in your portfolio. (You probably already did but just sayin')
I also liked your commentary on a lot of the pages. :)
Your sketchbook of awesome drawings make me envious of your quick illustration skills and colors skills... (and your grasp of the human figure and its proportions) It also reminds me to draw a lot more in my own sketchbook.
Great job. :D
this is the first game that I actually had fun with...
this game is awesome!
the graphics, the gory-ness and uh... the moves that the character does... everything was incredibly good...
newgrounds need more games like this one
I only got to level 10...
its so close to the actual game
I've played the original game and man!
it's so close to the game!
like the bosses and the enemy planes and items(excpt for the star)
but the bosses were too easy to defeat.
anyway, I've never been to the end of the original game.
I couldn't go any further than that airplane boss on level five.
is that how the game actually ends?
Kindof... except obviously, the animated sequences were just the normal birds-eye view of the jet going from/into space. Thanks for the review!
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