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About the StoryHave you ever been nervous before a big date? Like really nervous? So nervous it could kill you?
Marvin doesn't think you have.
He's a young guy, courting the affections of a woman named Jessica. There's something troubling about her though, can't quite place... and yes, beyond the interest she's shown in our buddy Marvin. You'll learn that this guy, man -- he just can't catch a break.
Second Date is a romantic thriller, a text-based puzzle game, where... you escape.
Contains strong language including descriptions of graphic violence.
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I got totally engrossed in the story and must say its an really well written piece of fiction. This game really got me thinking into which link i should click next, i was continually matching my thoughts with the actions the game was asking for.
There's a bit of a slang here and there, but then it makes the story all the more real. There was a point where i started feeling like the protagonist in the game and its quite commendable that the author achieved this with twine.
Enjoyable pulpy thriller with a nice number of branches, June 10, 2015
The writing is mostly good: it is conveyed in quick, sharp passages which keep the energy and tension up, and make the characters, which are a bit stereotypical, nonetheless feel alive. I also liked the way the internal dialogue of the protagonist was written like a real dialogue between people. Unfortunately, I found that the game tried to maintain the high energy all the time, instead of modulating it, which made it feel sometimes like it was trying too hard. On a similar note, I felt like the characters were sometimes starting "big, important tirades" for no reason; it didn't really work to build character, if that's the effect that was intended, and it was pretty transparent and thus didn't work. (One particular tirade, on campus, left me very confused: I still don't know if that was character-building of a minor character, or the author trying to insert his personal beliefs in the game.)
I was pleaseantly surprised at the amount of branches and endings; some of them are rather big and deep, and clearly the author put quite a bit of work into them; I replayed the game three times to explore more and found different endings. Conveniently, the game offers the possibility at the end to rewind to a few crucial points, which was very welcome. Total play time was a bit more than half an hour, and I feel you can fully explore it in an hour, maybe more.
Overall, Second Date is an enjoyable horror-thriller game with good replayability and a nice atmosphere, although the writing could be more controlled and the characters feel a bit like stereotypes.
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