You are playing as Alma. A young girl living in a castle somewhere in England. Alma's father don't like Alma and do what ever it takes to punish her if things don't turn out the way he want. Everything went even more downhill when Alma's mother left their family. You wake up in a prison cell and have a feeling you have been there before. Its like the time have been turned backwards and you have to live through a horrible part of your life again. Alma is a psychiatric story about feelings and seeing the world through the eyes of a young girl with special needs. This CS focus a lot on the story itself, so please don't rush, explore and read notes carefully. Justine patch required Credits: Chad Pain - voice acting (steamcommunity.com/id/ChadPain)
- Good level design, huge maps
- Fine and unpredictable story
- was scary moments sometimes¨
- mostly unpredictable monster spawns
- few maps was abit repetetive
- no jumpscares? what about that naked flying guy? :P (he really got me though)
- some words in letter and voice acting i dont think they used in the 1800s or whenever this story was set in, words like "Awesome" and the manner of speaking sounds abit modern but thats not a biggie for me just saying :).
No quests or challenges
Conlusion: Nice story Markus especially since this was your first one well done! Of course it has flaws and that but the story was well driven and you were excited to see what the next note says becuase you begin to feel sympathetic for the main protagonist. (Which i guess was the point). You said it was supposed to be non-horrorish so i didnt put a negative mark on the lack of scary atmosphere. It did scare sometimes and thats cool. The story was original to and decently written so kudos to that aswell. I would rate this your second best story behind Dark Case.
8.5/10 Well Done again
It was interesting run. I liked the story.
IMO you "locked" the player controls too many times.
The demon sounds horrible, I am guessing you had 1 normal track and 1 with effect and play them at the same time, making it hard to understand (no it doesn't sound cool). I guess thats why you added the notes.
In last stage you say go deeper, however deeper is about 1 or 2 trees and then invisible wall.
There was some issues with spelling but I am going to assume English may not be the user's first language(?) & that maybe why there was some spelling issues.
I liked the way the user gave a bit of an insight into Alma's character through the use of notes. It made me feel a bit more "connected" to the character.
The story was good & easy to follow/understand.
I really liked the adding of the character "Soul Protector". The only issue I have with Soul Protector is that many people wouldn't expect a demonic being to be so caring & nice. Kind of goes against what we traditionally think when we hear that a "demon" is in a story. However, that braking of the mold is a good thing. It challenges what we expect when we hear of a demonic being in a story/game.
Overall I thought the user's CS was great. The only real issue I had was that of spelling but as I said; I can't give them a hard time for it if it isn't their native language.
8/10. I recommend other's give this CS a shot!