Valerie Rutherford (fireflys_locket) wrote,
Valerie Rutherford

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October 2020 Favorites

Happy Halloween! 🎃 It's the end of the month. Again. How are there only two months left in 2020? To be honest, I wasn't sure I'd be able to write a favorites post for this month. I've been dealing with a lot of anxiety and health problems, and mostly just continuing on with my Spelunky 2 obsession. But I had to give a shoutout to the other game I was obsessed with this month!

Exit/Corners: So, a few months ago, I mentioned watching a Let's Play of Virtue's Last Reward, a horror visual novel/puzzle game. The main reason I didn't play VLR is that I am not very good at solving puzzles. But I really enjoyed that game's story, and when similar games came up in conversation with a friend, I was recommended Exit/Corners. This game has a similar set-up to the Zero Escape games, including (to my initial frustration) puzzles. At first, I wasn't sure if it would live up to the Zero Escape inspiration. Or if my brain could withstand the puzzle stress. But by the time I got to the end and saw the way everything came together, I realized how much I had enjoyed the game. The story felt surprisingly personal to me in parts of the ending I received, and I appreciated all the subtle foreshadowing details (even if I missed most of the actual clues while playing). I continued thinking about the story over a week after finishing the game, and I actually started playing again to absorb the foreshadowing more closely and raise my standings with some of the characters to see how that changes the story. If you like Zero Escape, Danganronpa, or any other horror/thriller visual novels, please consider giving this one a try. It's a free browser game! (Play it here!)

*Slightly spoilery trigger warning: Blood and loss of limb. But nothing explicitly gory. Message me if you have any questions or concerns.*
Tags: fandom, monthly favorites, video games

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