Beautiful and compelling story. I love the use of the in-game videogame as a metaphor for the endings in the actual text based game. I got very invested in my chosen character path, and I love the options you're given. Nearly made me cry.
I don't understand all the comments raving over this. I wasn't that engaged in the actual story, though the video game within the game was pretty interesting. I liked that, as well as the psychological aspects of the ending of the game within the game. But in the actual game, my motivations for wanting to help certain characters didn't mean I wanted the character to be romantically interested in them, and suddenly the game thinks I'm wanting to make a love connection with a character I find pretty annoying.
What an engaging adventure! It's fantastic to have so many opportunities to flesh out your character while exploring such an immersive environment. I definitely had the feeling of playing a game within a game, and I honestly felt like the themes the character was grappling with would come into play in your own choices - I was not disappointed! Overall, a wonderfully thoughtful and moving story, and I look forward to playing it all over again.
Ok I have something to get off my chest. I have never felt more attached in a game. Your ending pissed me off at first. Now I couldn't have loved it more. You are much more then a developer or writer. Your an artist. Trully someone special. A creator. And I hate you for making me love ren then only letting me be with her at the end. The kind of imagination it takes to do what you did. I don't understand how you could be so talented its really not even fair... Anyway ranting through hurry up with the next game. Before I die of boredom. Nothing I have played lives up to this standard now.
This game is definitely one of the best text-based games I've ever played. I've just gotten to lunch time and have to wait a little bit longer, so I'm writing my review. So far, I really like the story and the humanity of the characters - this is what I would imagine it to be like in the moon-base in the future!
I also like how you have the option to buy - although constricting, it gives the whole thing a professional air.
Anyway, I am loving this and can't wait to finish it!