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31 Days: Day 11 - All ye out come in free!

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For those of you who may not know I’m not a fan of ghosts or entities like them in film and most games. Many attempts to make them scary often fall flat because they lack any motive for doing what they do, or its super cliché like a haunting or revenge with little substance. Sometimes it’s both which is a real turn off for me. Thankfully Oxenfree avoids this

 

Cleanslate: Oxenfree

The whole of the soundtrack is good, so I chose the one I liked the most. The title cleanslate is actually rather fitting considering all the different themes within the game. Oxenfree is a 2D mystery game with supernatural elements, namely “ghosts”. While I typically don’t enjoy ghosts Oxenfree was well written and executed, so much so that it won me over. The game is very heavy in the narrative department but offers meaningful choices and interactions to go with it. Choices that actually affect the outcome of the game in a profound way. The specters of this game aren’t your typical malevolent baddies for the sake of being evil. While met with tragedy their encounters and methods are deliberate and calculated, something I can get behind. It could just be my luck but it seems every ghost film I’ve seen has to do with some vengeful spirit that kills off mostly unrelated people because they died a terrible death and they’re upset. To find a game where the “spirits” that be aren’t really vengeful, or even inherently evil while still being antagonistic is refreshing.

I really don’t want to spoil anything else because I think even after all this time it’s a game worth playing [Steam: HAXCH-T6T9Z-EYP6K]. I do hope you end up enjoying it as much as I eventually did.

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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.



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A Few things about me
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- 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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My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango
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This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece



Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

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:



You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:
https://www.destructoid.com/?a=141057&name=Alphadeus&chaos=ok&start=0

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).