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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.]]
17th Jan '16 12:11:24 AM DesignatedNPC
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* 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? And for the same reason, 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 family to fund her elopement with Lonnie. So... romantic love is worth sacrificing your morals and sabotaging your family's financial state? And for the same reason, Not to mention Sam abandoning her literary scholarship -- a gateway to her dream career -- for the same reasons.]]
5th Jan '16 8:55:12 PM FF32
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* CriticalDissonance: Some people disagree with the reviews it's gotten. Overall, though, this is subverted when you look at reviews from people who actually bought or played it; for instance, its Metacritic score (83%) is close to its Steam user-review average (roughly 7/10).

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* CriticalDissonance: Some people disagree with Reviewers have given it almost universally glowing reviews, but the reviews it's gotten. Overall, though, this reaction among players has been considerably more mixed. This is subverted when you look at reviews from people who actually bought or played it; primarily due to the price point ($20 for instance, its Metacritic score (83%) is close to its Steam user-review average (roughly 7/10).at most 3 hours of gameplay), the heavy focus on story-telling over gameplay, and the [[spoiler: disputed quality of the romantic subplot]].
5th Dec '15 9:47:40 PM NordRonnoc
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** [[spoiler: Do Terry and Jan disapprove of Sam and Lonnie's relationship because they see her lesbianism as ''wrong'', or are they just unsure what to do about the situation? After all, Sam ''is'' a HormoneAddledTeenager who was apparently acting rebellious since the move - it's not implausible that they've got more justification than we hear from Sam herself to think of her lesbianism as a "phase."]]
** [[spoiler: For that matter, are their actions motivated by their difficulty with the subject of lesbianism (as Sam's account of her talk with them indicates) or more because they're afraid Lonnie is a bad influence on her (as their letter to her indicates)? If the latter, they not only become much more sympathetic, they're categorically ''right'', since Sam ''does'' steal everything she can pawn before running off with Lonnie in the ending.]]
** [[spoiler:Of course, if you figured out what was going on with Uncle Oscar, Terry's disapproval of homosexuality does take on an uncomfortable new dimension. And it means that Oscar's managed to (indirectly) wreck the lives of three generations of his own family.]]
4th Dec '15 10:53:31 AM Berrenta
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* InternetBacklash: Quite a bit for an indie game. Points of contention include: its very high reviews and whether or not it deserves them, its fairly short length for a comparatively high price and whether or not its story-based nature makes up for them, its [[spoiler:sudden and very jarring GenreShift into a same-sex love story and whether or not it tells said story well]].



1st Sep '15 3:21:21 PM SpectralTime
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** The plot in general can be widely interpreted in completely different ways, depending on how cynically one views which characters involved. Some of them are extremely unflattering, particularly given the OpenEnding.

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** The plot in general can be widely interpreted in completely different ways, depending on how cynically one views which characters involved. Some of them are extremely unflattering, particularly given the OpenEnding.AmbiguousEnding.
1st Sep '15 3:20:21 PM SpectralTime
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** [[spoiler: Do Terry and Jan disapprove of Sam and Lonnie's relationship because they see her lesbianism as ''wrong'', or are they just unsure what to do about the situation. After all, Sam ''is'' a HormoneAddledTeenager who was apparently acting rebellious since the move - it's not implausible that they've got more justification than we here to think of Sam's lesbianism as a "phase."]]

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** [[spoiler: Do Terry and Jan disapprove of Sam and Lonnie's relationship because they see her lesbianism as ''wrong'', or are they just unsure what to do about the situation. situation? After all, Sam ''is'' a HormoneAddledTeenager who was apparently acting rebellious since the move - it's not implausible that they've got more justification than we here hear from Sam herself to think of Sam's her lesbianism as a "phase."]]



** The plot in general can be widely interpreted in completely different ways, depending on how cynically one views the characters involved.

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** The plot in general can be widely interpreted in completely different ways, depending on how cynically one views the which characters involved.involved. Some of them are extremely unflattering, particularly given the OpenEnding.
15th Jun '15 2:17:00 PM Aquillion
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* ItsShortSoItSucks: Two to three hours tops if you explore everything. One person on [[Website/FourChan /v/]] notoriously beat it in less time than it took to make a ''Hot Pocket''.

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* ItsShortSoItSucks: Two to three hours tops if you explore everything. One person on [[Website/FourChan /v/]] notoriously beat it in less time than it took to make a ''Hot Pocket''.
15th Jun '15 2:10:53 PM Aquillion
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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 Some people disagree with the reaction among players has been considerably more mixed. This reviews it's gotten. Overall, though, this is primarily due to the price point ($20 subverted when you look at reviews from people who actually bought or played it; for at most 3 hours of gameplay), the heavy focus on story-telling over gameplay, and the [[spoiler: disputed quality of the romantic subplot]].instance, its Metacritic score (83%) is close to its Steam user-review average (roughly 7/10).
14th Jun '15 8:57:40 AM SpectralTime
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* ClicheStorm: The harshest criticisms to the game describe its major subplot in this light. 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. See FamilyUnfriendlyAesop below).]]

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* ClicheStorm: The harshest criticisms to the game critics describe its major subplot the main plot in this light. 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. See FamilyUnfriendlyAesop below).18, and robbing your own family to do it).]]
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