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13th Apr '17 7:27:02 PM Joylock
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* CriticalDissonance: Reviewers have given it almost universally glowing reviews, but the reaction among players has been considerably more mixed. This is primarily due to the price point ($20 for at most 3 hours of gameplay), the heavy focus on story-telling over gameplay, and the [[spoiler: disputed quality of the romantic subplot]].

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* CriticalDissonance: Reviewers have given it almost universally glowing reviews, but the reaction among players has been considerably more mixed. This is primarily due to the price point ($20 for at most 3 hours of gameplay), the heavy focus on story-telling over gameplay, and the [[spoiler: disputed quality of the romantic subplot]]. Many also puzzled at the comparative implication that in 2013 it was a better game than the likes of ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'', ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', or ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''.
31st Jan '17 6:09:54 PM BigKlingy
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* ItWasHisSled: The [[spoiler:gay romance plotline]] is intended as a surprise, but the game's fame and infamy have made it fairly well-known to many players. Overlaps with AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame, as it's the one thing the game is known for in popular culture.

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* ItWasHisSled: The [[spoiler:gay romance plotline]] is intended as a surprise, but the game's fame and infamy have made it fairly well-known to many players. Overlaps with AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame, as it's the one main thing the game is known for in popular culture.culture and often the first thing people find out about the game.
31st Jan '17 6:09:18 PM BigKlingy
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* ItWasHisSled: The [[spoiler:gay romance plotline]] is intended as a surprise, but the game's fame and infamy have made it fairly well-known to many players.

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* ItWasHisSled: The [[spoiler:gay romance plotline]] is intended as a surprise, but the game's fame and infamy have made it fairly well-known to many players. Overlaps with AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame, as it's the one thing the game is known for in popular culture.
12th Nov '16 3:32:13 PM Dravencour
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* TearJerker: There are a number of them:
** Sam's reaction to her parents' "talk" about her and Lonnie, and how it didn't feel like they respected her.
** Sam's reaction to Lonnie going away to join the military, especially the final night up in the attic.
** Sam's father and his publishing career, and how it shows that he's been drinking to deal with it.
27th Sep '16 4:34:36 AM alnair20aug93
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* {{Squick}}: Make sure you have your BrainBleach ready for Sam's creative WorldWarTwo piece about the menstrual cycle.
26th Aug '16 12:46:49 AM CapitaineSchizo
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** Of course, if that had been the case, then [[spoiler:there wouldn't have been any legitimate need for the teens to run away to be together without the parents ever knowing what was happening. So it's sort of an apples and oranges complaint.]]
14th Aug '16 2:00:32 PM theoddkoala
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** Of course, if that had been the case, then [[spoiler:there wouldn't have been any legitimate need for the teens to run away to be together without the parents ever knowing what was happening. So it's sort of an apples and oranges complaint.]]
30th Jul '16 11:06:36 AM SpectralTime
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** Of course, if that had been the case, then [[spoiler:there wouldn't have been any need for the teens to run away to be together without the parents ever knowing what was happening, period. So it's sort of an apples and oranges complaint.]]
29th Jul '16 8:41:54 PM theoddkoala
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** Of course, if that had been the case, then [[spoiler:there wouldn't have been any need for the teens to run away to be together without the parents ever knowing what was happening, period. So it's sort of an apples and oranges complaint.]]
6th Feb '16 3:27:49 AM DesignatedNPC
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* ClicheStorm: The harshest critics describe the main plot in this way. Many argue that [[spoiler:if they had flipped the gender of one of the characters, but left everything else intact, the game would have been bashed as a generic teenager love story with an unhealthy message (running away with your loved one when you're only 18, and robbing your own family to do it).]]

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* ClicheStorm: The harshest critics describe the main plot in this way. Many argue that [[spoiler:if they had flipped the gender of one of the characters, characters but left everything else intact, the game would have been bashed as a generic teenager love story with an unhealthy message (running message: Run away with your loved one for love when you're only 18, and robbing rob your own family to do it).it.]]



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Sam [[spoiler: steals ''a lot'' of stuff from her well-meaning-but-clueless family to fund her elopement with Lonnie. So... romantic love is worth sacrificing your morals and sabotaging your family's financial state? Not to mention Sam abandoning her literary scholarship -- a gateway to her dream career -- for the same reasons.]]

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Sam [[spoiler: steals ''a lot'' of stuff from her well-meaning-but-clueless clueless-but-well-meaning family to fund her elopement with Lonnie.Lonnie, much of which is ''on loan'' for her father's job. So... romantic love is worth sacrificing your morals and sabotaging your family's financial state? finances? Not to mention Sam abandoning her literary scholarship -- a gateway to her dream career -- for the same reasons.]]



* {{Glurge}}: [[spoiler:Lonnie's initial coming onto Sam is reciprocated, but still uncomfortable for Sam. The ending is more severe though, with Lonnie and Sam running away to be together, but not before Sam steals all the electronics in the house. It's worth noting Sam hadn't graduated yet either and ran away from her creative writing course that she was excited to be in, all to pursue a teenage romance that could be just as prone to burning out after a time of fiery passion as straight teenage romances are.]]

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* {{Glurge}}: [[spoiler:Lonnie's initial coming onto Sam is reciprocated, but still uncomfortable for Sam. The ending is more severe though, severe, with Lonnie and Sam running away to be together, together but not before Sam steals all the electronics in the house. It's worth noting Sam hadn't graduated yet either and ran away from her creative writing course course, that she was excited to be in, all to pursue a teenage romance that could be just as prone to burning out after a time of fiery passion as straight teenage romances are.]]
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