^ For anyone who's heard about how awesome OFF apparantly is, but doesn't like horror games or finds it too hard to play themselves!
It's such a relief to find this, I tried playing the game and I unjustly hated it simply because it set off my mental illness symptoms and sent me into a panic attack. I doubt it was designed to do that, but it means I can't play it without getting all freaked and nigh suicidal, and I certainly can't enjoy the game for any of the reasons its supposed to be enjoyed. I can't even experience it, I go into droning brain overload with an oppressive headache and can hardly register anything I'm seeing. Which isn't very useful when the game is already surreal and hard to understand!
But seriously I dunno what's wrong with this game that it makes my head go YOU ARE IN IMMINANT DANGER OF DEATH. It's something about the combination of the music and the art and having to focus on logic puzzles. Straining my eyes with bright incomprehensible black-white-and-neon nonsense that may or may not be a human face, and meanwhile some heartbeat-esque track is beating out of sync over and over and over constantly for hours and then its suddenly silent and... aaaa! Making me try and focus to solve puzzles just makes it all clash cos its impossible for me with my particular mental oddness to be able to block out all the strange visuals and noise. Not to mention the dialogue and plot.. it's hard to tell what's nonsense and what's important and OH GOD WHY DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING AT ONCE
So its much easier to just read it in screenshot form sans the strobing bitty animations and music. The parts that really serve no purpose except to distract me so I can't even feel scared let alone interested.
OFF is actually fairly interesting once you get down to it. i still think its mostly nonsense for the sake of nonsense and it doesn't deserve such a reputation for being "deep", but it isn't bad at all.
And I've only got a little way into the LP but I'm getting more and more suspicious that my theory is correct and The Batter is actually a bad guy and Dedan is nice And you killed him
And I am not theorizing this purely because Dedan's character design is really adorable to me~
Or because he's Dead Dan and coincidentally that's my name XD Man I'm lucky I didn't notice that while I was in panic mode or I might have completely flipped my lid
Anyway Dedan is cute and I wanna rescue him from such a depressing game. Its really bleak even if it isn't bad. I prefer non cynical stories... non cynical stories about crazy monster face people having happy time with pets and small children and everyone eats icecream!!
I dunno, Dedan looks like a happy grandpa to me. A happy grandpa mayoral inspector army guy who controls clocks that attack people, and likes to rip his shirt open for no reason. TEH BEST GRANDPA EVER
He is SO GRUMPY
GRUMPY FAAACE! *pokes his lil cheeks*
I bet he has a secret heart of gold.
Okay I've gone totally offtopic into dedan fandom
OMG! Someone else had the same idea, and it's number two rated as the most popular Dedan fanart on DA! I'm so proud!
Happy creepy monsters being nice is the nicest thing~