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Heretic Pride

by laika


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(based on 5 ratings)
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Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: rxtnttjwvyvvfu

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An intimate view of the apocalypse, May 24, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)
Related reviews: phlegmatic
Time to completion: 20-30 minutes

This game reminded me strongly of porpentine's Ruinness, with its multiple protagonists and deliberate strangeness. Like porpentine's worlds, institutions are mostly faceless, cruel, unsentimental; mystic symbolism is commonplace; place details are but sketched out.

Here, you attempt to stop the end of days. There's no narrative conflict more often thrown around: after all, what bigger stakes could there be besides the end of the world?

Heretic Pride's view of the apocalypse is intimate, gentle. There is less of dramatic world-saving, more conversation. Who do you miss, one character asks. How was your childhood. Heretic Pride is a phlegmatic/melancholic read, with a focus on building a spare, gentle mood.

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