I want to lock myself in the loony bin If you knew my mind I know you would understand I’ll be the Joker, if you be my Batman Because it is you that drove me to The asylum in my head
(So drive me crazy, I will never be the same again)
As I feel the medicine Take you away again I know it’s alright Because you are just a voice in my head I know it is just another of my delusions But I like to think that you will one day Come visit me again
(So drive me crazy, you will never come my way again)
Since I locked myself inside I never dared to look to the sky Scared you might be there with shadowed wings So instead I will look to the stars above my head But as they danced around They turned into your face instead
(You drive me crazy, you drive me crazy, you drive me crazy)
I locked myself in the loony bin You are always in my head So I will never be the same again I will never blame you Even though you were the one to drive me insane So drive me crazy
I thought I would take a look at what other game teams had been working on as a bit of semi-professional interest (semi because I also wanted to seduce hot 2-D men), I took a gander at the demo for a little dating sim called Always Remember Me.
This is the description I found before playing the demo:
Amy is desperate! Her boyfriend Aaron doesn't remember her anymore after a car accident!
Will you be able to make him remember again? Or perhaps it's time to move on. Maybe Amy will fall in love with someone else?
It's up to you to decide. Play this life simulation game with dating sim elements and shape Amy's destiny.
When I first started the game I noticed right away the mary-sue factors that would bother me throughout game play. The main character is NOT named Amy, her name is Amarantha, everyone just calls her Amy...which brought up my first question. Why not just call her Amy? Why give her a name no average person would ever have, making her instantly no longer a proper reader identification character? It is just such a forced name that it hurts, but it is at least a good thing you never have to see it unless you read it at the top of all of her dialogue. Other extremely forced names are involved such as Osher and Abagail, as well as stereotypical names like Lawrence for the shy glasses guy.
But don't get me wrong, I played through the demo twice to try and figure out why it was so addicting. The game play is different from an average dating sim, you actually have to go through day to day life like traveling from location to location and have bars for skill points, energy and morale. You have to earn money at your job to buy items to unlock certain events or to boost certain stats. At first this made me mad, why would you do that to a dating sim? But then I got into the routine, go to work, chat with this guy, go to the library and boost this stat, go home...you just got so zoned into it and I realized it was a dating sim combined with one of the simple living-your life games my little sister would play. Of course the system is not perfect, but I found myself thinking of contacting the group that made this right away with my own ideas for games using their system.
The guys themselves are simple so far, but you can't get too great a look into their deep stories in a small demo. I found myself really wanting to unlock each of their plot lines, which is odd for me and a dating sim, because there normally is one guy that I just hate. I have to give the writers credit for that.
Sometimes the audio is not the best, as it does not feature too many tracks (again, maybe it is just the demo) and I just personally do not enjoy random. voice acting from my main characters (Amy says something whenever she succeeds or fails at doing something), though I quickly got used to it.
The art is pretty good overall, the only things that ever really bothered me was Amy's work uniform's design and the little chibi of her on the side bar.
Overall I found myself debating on buying the game or not, which I would if I were not short on funds at the moment, and I would recommend anyone to try out the demo for themselves.
Some flowers from my cabin. I caught them after the rain and they looked beautiful.
My little sister tried on this dress on a shopping trip we took to the states. We ended up not buying it due to the fact she had nowhere to wear it to, but I found it a really interesting design and pattern. I found the problem with it though was that it attracts all the attention from her cute face.
Another picture from when I went to the states. We went to a Mexican place (which is something I only ever have done when in the states, we are at a shortage in Canada, but to be honest I am not a big fan of Mexican food). The place we went to was called Paradisio, and my little sister picked this out. It looked all sweet and innocent but inside was a filling so rich I could only manage a single bite.