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    dkirschner's The Beginner's Guide (PC)

    [September 4, 2023 04:00:50 PM]
    I had no idea what I was in for with this one, but I really can't say anything because I'll spoil it. I guess I'll just say that...I allowed myself to be misled, which colored how I thought of the narrator, until I build up such dissonance that the game sort of broke for me. The game's concept is extremely creative, and it's an impressive narrative execution. The themes are intriguing and thought-provoking. Your distance may vary depending on how much of yourself you see in the narrator or in Coda. Neither of them resonated too much with me overall, although the parts when Coda basically describes burnout made me reflect on my own work. That was probably the only time the game made me turn inward and reflect, but my work isn't art, and it's not "creative" in the way that making games is, although I do put my whole self into it. I don't feel the same about visibility or scrutiny or performance though, so as soon as I did see myself here, I didn't.

    Anyway, I'm sure the more I write, the more I'll think, and there are other themes worth exploring, but I don't want to ramble here. Definitely worth a couple hours for a unique experience.
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    dkirschner's The Beginner's Guide (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Monday 4 September, 2023

    GameLog closed on: Monday 4 September, 2023

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Creative concept, interesting, thought-provoking.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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