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31 Days: Day 2 - Dont Cry for Me Tonight


Today’s Entry comes from Night Cry, a spiritual successor to the clock tower series.

Normally I would include a soundtrack but upon review the whole thing was scrubbed off youtube rendering my original link useless. 

The real horror in Night Cry is how poorly the game turned out. Looking back on it rather recently its worse than I remember it being, which is a shame because conceptually there is a pretty good game in there. Unfortunately the game is bogged down with nonsense dialog, bad controls/collision, and obtuse puzzles. In addition to that the playable characters save their common sense (cents) for cash registers, have all the stamina of a dead fish, and all the dexterity of the QWOP guy.

The game also presents players with an abundance of items to examine and interact with but most of them do nothing and the observations are almost always at odds with the current situation. For example in the second act you take control of Leonard Cosgrove:

He is looking for help on an island and finds a poster of a model, remarks on her beauty and wonders if she’s still acting. Meanwhile the ship is stained with the blood of numerous dead passengers, one who was killed by a vending machine

just look at those glorious animations.

 and countless others hacked up by the scissor walker. Oh there is also a phone charger out in the middle of this near deserted island. I know that’s the way you save the game but it just doesn’t fit the location. I didn’t even see any generators or anything that could provide power. This is just a fraction of the nonsense that is Night Cry. This is a real shame because the Scissorwalker is actually a pretty cool reimagining of the scissor man. Its just stuck in a very mediocre game. Maybe somewhere donw the line someone will give Night Cry another chance.

In the mean time I would suggest giving the soundtrack a listen. Unlike the rest of the game it actually isn't all that bad, unfortunatly you would need to buy the game to get the OST off of steam as youtube has removed them. Why not donate that money to charity instead. A better use of both your time and money this October. 


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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

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I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

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