I was hoping for a more direct and satisfying conclusion, but I do appreciate what I've been shown. Persistent and mysterious, I was drawn in by the story but found the overall experience ultimately frustrating and perplexing. But I remain hopeful for a follow-up. My favorite aspect of the game is the huge amount of attention to detail in the art direction. Every environment is beautifully realized, with artisans intent on faithfully re-creating old environments with meticulous attention to detail. You'll also be interested in the story, which unfolds naturally and with subtlety. Resources could use a little work. The puzzles are quite simple but tend to be long... and there's only one ending. Do yourself a favor and look online for solutions. I'm not sure I'd recommend this to anyone with a weak stomach, or a problem with patience. But if you're willing to put up with some discomfort and procedural design, this is an excellent experience. The game is beautifully designed, and though it doesn't possess one of the most visually compelling games available for the Nintendo DS, I found every moment worthwhile and memorable.
It was quite a simple process until I got to the last phase! After raising my arm in a gesture that would basically bring peace, time stopped and that was it! I'm not sure how to describe the atmosphere but you wouldn't choose to be around at the game's end for any length of time I'm afraid!
So the opening was a little odd. Not one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had. That said, this is a competent DSiWare title. However, my biggest gripe is the game does not tell you if you've completed it. I really had no idea how to proceed in the latter phase.
There is a thing similar to this that I was wondering who had played it. A game where you got to write a story with some vague events (maybe "a man in black" or a "woman in red") and you'd play a role/control a character that would have to try to solve the mystery in a given time period. It's not the "story of your life" type thing but it tries to give you an illusion of doing things like that if you watch enough movies. d2c66b5586