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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Sunday 08 February 2015
I chose The Novelist (2013) for today’s AGSotD because it has a lot in common with yesterday’s Façade. It’s your job to steer a family (husband, wife, child) in the right or wrong direction. Dan is a writer with a writer’s block, his wife wants to be a painter, and their child is lonely and has learning probems. You’re a more or less invisible ghost in their summer house and you can hear their thoughts, enter their memories, and whisper at night in Dan’s ear what he should do the next morning. Some of your decisions may not work out as you thought, but hey! that’s life for you.
I wanted to like this game, it sounded great when I first read about it, but I lost interest after a while. It involves a lot of reading, every day there’s new stuff, like letters and diary entries. Roaming the seven rooms in search of memories and things to read became repetitive and boring for me. The writing is okay, I guess, but I didn’t really feel a bond with any of the three characters.
Anybody with a more positive experience? It’s not like this game has been discussed ad nauseam in the forums…
Er… Devils? Dragons? Dinosaurs?
Monsters of any kind?
From another topic:
Too bad he doesn’t read this thread anymore…
He reads the thread, he has to. He keeps the statistics about guesses & scores.
He’ll be back.
P.S. Give my regards to the bearded guy.
The human race is doomed to progress.
You’re being very mysterious, aren’t you. Have fun!
PS: Of course we know you’re still reading the thread.
Karlok, are the game’s graphic 2d animated or 3D?
The character’s design in the center seems like 2d drawn, but the surrounding objects in the room look like early 3D…
ugly basic graphics are 3D. Two more things the game has in common with Facade. The characters are flat most of the time, yes.
Here is a trailer. I forgot to mention that a large part of the game is in black-and-white.
I’d totally forgotten about this game. This sounded so amazingly interesting based on the premise.
A pity it appears to not live up to its potential.
Last played: Marvel’s Spider-Man - 4.5/5 | Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell - 3/5 | There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (CPT) - 4/5 | There Is No Game (replay) - 4/5 | Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (replay) - 3/5 | Lighthouse: The Dark Being (CPT) - 2.5/5 | Anna’s Quest (CPT) - 4.5/5 | Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe - 4/5 | Florence - 4/5 | Alice Trapped in Wonderland - 1/5 | The Hunt for the Lost Ship - 1.5/5 | The Talos Principle - 4/5 | Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum - 3/5 | Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 3/5 | Simon the Sorcerer (replay) - 4/5 | Portal 2 - 4/5 | Murder By Numbers - 3.5/5 | Heavy Rain - 3.5/5 | Disco Elysium - 4.5/5 | Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse - 3/5