A first-person account of a (male) Private Eye who gradually learns how to 'ride' in other creatures' minds, (see through their eyes, experience what they experience etc.) This opens a fair range of possibilities, and I have tried to leave the game as open as possible so players can explore the aspects of the game that interest them most.
There are a few variables that the player has to balance to advance through the story. There may be more than one way to move the variables one way or the other.
Fixed a lot of bugs and broken images (Thanks to those who reported them.)
Buying or wearing clothes no longer influences your sexuality (wearing or not wearing certain items of clothing still influences the way some people react to you.)
Fixed problems in the Laboratory
Added a new way into the Base
Georgette now reacts to certain 'achievements' in game (concerning the plot), if you check in with her.
You can now use the drugs in your home, no matter which ones you found.
You can now pay the hospital bill, even when your favourite nurse is on another shift.
Check the forum post for the Changelog, or the tab within the game.
The parallel plot devices are
1. The private eye is contracted to hunt for an elusive woman.
2. The private eye meets a psychic and learns to use his psychic powers (the story of how he came upon these abilities, and how they changed him.)
There are several side encounters, red-herrings, a couple of easter eggs, but the gameplay refers to the above storylines.
The way to 'finish' is to find the woman and finish the last encounter, but there are some side events and one other 'boss' involved depending on the path you take.
You - The (male) Private Eye who gradually develops his psychic abilities through dreams.
Conrad - The 'suit' who represents the corporate interest who hire you to find Dianne.
The Psychic - A gypsy woman who helps you deveop your dream powers, for reasons of her own...
Dianne - The 'mark' who I am contracted to find and deliver to the corporation represented by Conrad.
Fred - A corrupt policeman who sometimes helps me ... for a price.
Georgette - ?
Joe - An associate (informant) who has gone missing
The Ferret - An associate (informant) who has gone missing
William - An associate (informant) who has gone missing
Various other incidental characters.
Some basic tips include:
The entire game is a kind of juggling act, trying to keep everything balanced as you progress through the story.
You brain is affected by use of psychic power, a brain burnout can result in 'death' (Game Over).
Narc (narcotic) use calms the brain, but overuse of narcs can lead to helpless addiction (Game Over).
Some kinds of foods and drinks can help offset these, but you can only eat/drink so much.
Everything costs money, and you have limited cash from the initial contract (if you take it) so, unless you are incredibly frugal, you may need to suppliment income by selling on the blackmarket.
Every time you walk the streets there is a chance of being mugged. Several possible outcomes, including death. (Game Over)
Any use of the Blackmarket has a chance of attracting police attention, and possible jail time (Game Over).
Progression often depends on develping your powers and revisiting old haunts when you reach a new level of power may unveil a new possibility.
There are a couple of 'Easter Egg' style asides just for fun, but you would be lucky to find them on the first playthrough.
Some endings allow you to continue to play on, if you have not completed the Dianne storyline.
This is a great game with a lot of perfectly chosen erotic imagery and an interesting psychic mechanic. I found myself eager to explore every nook and cranny.
A few comments (NOTE: these are for 0.79, so some may be fixed, and there are spoilers here):
i'm trying to play the 0.79 but there is a moment when i go to sleep and when he wake up doesn't appear any option to continue
I like this game pretty much, yet I was a little disappointed, that you can't actually do more with the animals - I mean... if being a girl changes your body, I would like to see changing to an animal eventually have transformative effects to you as well - maybe partial, if you would not stop, then full bad end. And I would definitelly like to see more animals included.
I have played the game a few times now, and at some point the game comes to a dead end, where I dream, get breasts and suddenly there is no way to continue, missing any links - is this just the end of content, or a bug?
Good game and very promising in its development.
Last updates resolved many issues reported earlier.
There is a lot of potential in this game, however, the mechanics can at times feel like a chore.
I have updated this review as it was unfair to the game since there is a bug with the 0.73 that makes you unable to progress.