Great story, adorable characters, great gameplay, great music, great art, lots of choices to make, multiple endings, innovative weapon leveling mechanic, cross-platform, free, just an overall excellent game.
I haven't played it for a while, but I can't remember anything negative to say about it, except maybe that it gets pretty hard at the end, especially if you go to "hell".
Of all the GNU/Linux games that have been coming out lately, I almost regret that this one is free, since it's easily one of the most worth paying for!
This game remains one of the best action/platformers I have ever played. The graphics are simple, but coherent and beautiful. The level design is superb, giving you expansive areas to explore and rediscover once you have new abilities later in the game. The characters are unique and endearing. Each one will leave their own impression and many people may find themselves really caring for them, however strange they are. The story makes great use of this, tugging at the player's emotions in many key moments of the game. The music is well-made and matches the style of the game, being suitably retro. Controls and gameplay are absolutely perfect for a game of this type. The character moves smoothly and all of his actions are responsive. The best part of this game is that most people will need to play it two or three times to truly appreciate it. I highly recommend playing blind the first time and using a guide the second.
Just finished this and wow... WOW I am amazed by this, I don't know if I want another game which this is totally open for or not, as it will be completely different characters. I think I'm going to play through it again soon just to catch all the little stuff you find out about.
And thoughts after finishing the game, it took me about 4 hours to finish and I feel it was totally worth the asking price others may not agree, with the 1 hour demo that leaves you with only 3 hours first playthrough for the not even 12.50 on desura, but I found the 3rd act to be great and one of the highlights of the game, and with the way it's set up you're going backwards through his memories so you'll see stuff that may not make sense then but will later on and that's always good for a second playthrough. They call it an Adventure game but it's not a traditional one with a ton of puzzles and inventory and the like, if you ever played Puzzle Agent it's kind of like that, with even less puzzles, it's more of what I would call an interactive story. It being so out of the box makes it hard for me to say if you like whatever game pick this up, but I can say there is a one hour demo that you can try, it looks like when you buy the game you just enter a code so you keep that progress. The music is fantastic, the story pulls you in, and it's just a great experience I really recommend you check this out even if it's only trying the demo to find out you don't like it if after the hour or so you don't feel into the story or the like then don't buy it as this is a very story driven game, but I do recommend trying it, and also checking out the soundtrack which is fantastic and gives parts of it's profits to charity.
Sorry for the rambling and all but I just finished the game and am not proofreading right now.
TL:DR Fantastic Experience, Not for Everyone, Try the Demo, Buy the Soundtrack
This is one of my favorite games. There is an amazing variety of enemies and weapons, and it's just plain fun to play. The control takes a little getting used to at first (it's a bit floaty), but you'll get used it it quickly. I recommend everyone giving this a shot. Make sure you play it for at least 20 minutes, at you'll be hooked.
This game is a good game. Most likely the "BEST" Half-Life 2 modification ever. I am currently playing it. I admit, I jumped a couple of times. I rate this game at a 10/10. It has about 3-4 Hours of game play to it. To everyone that didn't try Nightmare House 2 yet, try it out! It will give you some scares. The graphics are amazing! I would recommend this to all of my friends.
I am trying to think of a way to sum this up that doesn't result in spoilers, but also doesn't make it sound pretentious and wanky. I can think of ways to avoid them, but no way to avoid both at the same time :(
It's short though (an hour is more than enough to experience everything) so if you like narrative experiments like Dear Esther or the Radiator series you have to check this out.