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About the StoryYou wake, a pounding headache loud in your inner ear, the back of your head itching and tingling, your mouth full of cotton. The pain drives away your dreams, weird visions of alien landscapes...
Ecdysis is based on an entry in H.P. Lovecraft's Commonplace Book.
You play an average husband who wakes up in the middle of the night in a cloud of weird visions and physical pain. As the short, linear narrative plays out you will be gradually transformed into something Other. It's genuinely creepy to guide your character's figurative and literal descent, although one might wish for a bit more interactivity to go with the solid writing.
-- Jimmy Maher
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Ecdysis is fairly linear up until the late stages of the game. I found that the first release of the game had some awkward moments, but the later release is smoother and easier to play. Puzzles are mostly a matter of figuring out the one next thing you can do, and are not too hard -- but all the same this does make some good use of its interactivity. Worth a look.
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