First off, happy cake day, @Schliemannsghost !
So happy to see the demo is here already! Took me long enough to play enough of it to put together a comment though , but it was definitely worth the wait!
Re: New ROs — I told you so!! You guys said I was crazy but I knew all along that there was such romantic potential with The Amazonian
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Heh. That’s exactly 60 years before I was born. I’m sure there’s some deep numerological significance to that.
I actually had so much difficulty choosing what my strongest stats were, all I recall is being terrible at everything
I LOL’d so hard at enabling spider mode XD I’m almost disappointed now that my Spillane didn’t fall into the pit (she definitely has become more competent in the sequel). I would almost be concerned that she’s not the same character anymore, except that five seconds later she got her friend killed. Ah, that’s my old Spillane!
Looooooool Petty Spillane is the best Spillane. XD
The “Documents” function sounds intriguing. I like having an inventory in the stats screen, reminds me of classic games.
Sam’s right, that butler is suspicious as hell
£500 in 1930s money! I could buy me a new Ford with that! Screw this treasure-hunting thing, just take the expenses money and run
Sooo apparently going to London where the mafia is after us wasn’t a great idea. Who’d have known?
Okay, so I wasn’t expecting to love the cathedral puzzle, but the fact that’s basically a crossword actually won me over really fast.
Kidnapped twice in two days. What rotten luck Spillane has.
Well, if it isn’t the venerable sugar in the gas tank legend! It’s been years since I last heard that one, hahaha. Then again, I can’t imagine that the FBI’s old jalopy needed much help to break down in the first place XD.
Anyway, just like I expected I loved the demo , and I can’t wait to see what adventures await our intrepid protagonists in their next destination.
From reading the comments here, I can see I’m going to have to replay this again just to see what it’s like to have Zhu as a companion (My Spillane did end up with him in the previous book because the guy shows up at her room in the middle of the night and goes “I’m a monster, boo-hoo, I killed my last boyfriend, I’m such a horrible human being, boo-hoo” and well, what was I supposed to do? But in this game I decided to make as if that’d never happened. And of course, now I’m too curious to see how he’s changed so I’m going to be forced to undo that decision).