Hey! I’ve FINALLY found time to play the update. Or updates, since I believe I’ve “missed” the previous one - well, not really missed, but didn’t have time to play it in the meantime.
As usual, a couple of things I’ve noticed while playing:
Chapter 2, Marjorie:
Just a thing I thought about when replaying. At the end of the scene with Marjorie, the narration says: “Beckett follows the directive, giving a wide berth to the old woman as he steps around her like a radioactive road block, so you do too.”
It does seem a bit out of character or like a continuity error in my playthrough, since my MC has been very caring and tried to talk with her and understand what’s going on (the “be attentive and gentle” answer). I feel like if the MC did honestly talk with her etc, maybe the text should be a bit different here, with them just walking inside by passing next to her?
I can’t remember if I had reported that before, but I do remember the issue being there last time I played, so I’ll just put it here. If I DID mention it before and you simply didn’t fix it yet, then disregard!
It’s just that there is no commas or line breaks in the inventory. For example:
“Inventory: Car keys Cellphone Grandfather’s keys Walkie talkie”
"Dream" in chapter 3:
I’ve noticed in the menu it says “Role: Beloved Son of the Clanton’s” - but wouldn’t it be “of the Clantons” (or whatever is the surname of the MC) in this case?
During the newest chapter, I realized… Milton is the guy the MC and Beckett met at the very start, the one who was posing as a cop? The narrations presents is as if it was obvious, but I don’t recall anything stating it clearly?
Unless I’ve missed it somehow on each replay? I’m a bit confused.
That aside, I had a lot of fun as always. The story is getting creepier and creepier, and I’m really curious as to what’s going on. The contents of the journal seem to lead towards an idea I had before, but at the same time, I think there’s more to it, so yeah, I have ideas but I’m also confused.
One thing that came to my mind this time, aside of my general ideas about the plot is hmm… the writing style. The way things are presented by the narration itself are really similar to like… a play? As in, a theater play. Add to that the fact everyone, MC included, has a “role” on the Stat Screen, and some page breaks and other stuff talking about playing… The more I think about it the more I believe the way the story is narrated (with things like “something is being done” etc) is not just a stylistic choice but actually relevant to the plot in some way.
On a lighter note…
I find it extremely funny that I created my MC without knowing which RO I’ll choose and what they look like, and well, I ended up going for J (James in my case), and you see… both my MC and him have black hair and green eyes (but not the same hues), and my MC’s name is Jay Clanton (I always select names from the list), which means both are J.C. - what were the chances?
I’m sure they looked like brothers when they were kids.
But I’m so sad there is STILL no “flirt option” with him at any point
Sure, some choices add “romance points”, but there is no actual in-dialogue flirt option.
This is not a true complaint, don’t worry
Also, the MC and Beckett becoming excited at the idea of a puppy, during the cabin exploration, made me smile so much. I just love how the train of thought can be derailed from the serious situation because doggo.
Hmm because of that inconsequencial choice about the contents of the journal, I have decided my MC bakes. I didn’t really think about that before, honestly. It felt like it made the most sense for him though.
Does he collect anything though?.. Hmm I think he collects books, you know? I don’t think he’d entirely leave that old bookstore behind - it probably left a mark on him, and I guess it influenced that. Like, I’d say he likes to read books generally speaking, but I’m talking about collecting old, rare or curious books rather than the mere fact of liking to read them.
If he somehow stays in Fernweh, he’d probably want to re-open the bookstore. But on the other hands, the things that are going on are so creepy, I’m not sure he’d actually want to stay there, or if it’ll even be possible without it being a very bad ending.
On a side note!
Will we get the opportunity to have a scene where the MC “breaks down” because of the accumulated stress and everything? I feel like my MC is wearing himself thin, and like he’s bottling up a lot of suffering and sadness and anguish. I can perfectly picture him breaking down in sobs at some point, not being able to keep it in any longer.
And I think that’s all I have to say this time around! Well, that was a lot already, anyway.