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From RPG Maker Game Reviews:


Score: 89/100

  

Concept

You start Burden RPG with a beating heart in your inventory. Your son is either missing or dead, until he shows up through the world in your basement. And he wants to play…

  

The Score

Story: 10/10

I actually played through to the end of this game. It was that engaging! There’s plenty of mystery, and the story comes to a satisfying end. There’s a part near the end in which you can make a decision. It’s worth it to save and reload so that you can see what happens with each story path.

  

Characters: 5/10

There isn’t much characterization in this game. You have Dad, Mom, and a host of creepy kids. But none of them show much personality. The game relies more on the general storyline and the puzzles.

 

Writing: 10/10

The writing in Burden RPG is excellent. It’s clear, moves the story along, and is interesting, with no errors.

  

Mapping: 8/10

The maps are fairly simple. At the same time, they’re varied in appearance, and the dev has used them to create a sort of maze. so I won’t complain about them too much. The flickering lights are a nice touch.

 

Art: 10/10

I appreciate the custom character art. The style fits well with the theme of a young family.

 

Creative Game Design: 10/10

Most of the game is built around exploring and solving puzzles, which, along with the horror aspect of the game, was a nice change of pace from many other RPG Maker games I’ve played.

 

Gameplay: 7/10

There is a section of the game in which you have to solve a series of puzzles to progress. Each puzzle is given by a different person. The puzzles are fun and challenging, but I wish there was a way to remember who gave me which puzzle, or to remind me what the puzzles were. In other words, it would have been nice if all the NPCs repeated themselves until I completed each of their quests.

 

There are also a couple of puzzles that give you no clue as to how to solve them, such as a moveable rock and a hole in a wall. The only way to find them is to walk into the walls.

 

Other than that, gameplay was smooth and enjoyable.

 

Technical: 9/10

Burden RPG runs well with no glitches. I’m not familiar enough with the VX system to recognize any changes the dev made. I did notice that there’s a place for a portrait in a lot of the text boxes that were left blank when no one in particular was talking, such as when the system narrates for you what you’re looking at. It’s probably VX default to keep that blank box there, but it would have been a nice touch if the dev could have found a way to get rid of that portrait box when it wasn’t being used.

 

Music: 10/10

The music is deliciously creepy, suspenseful, and well-composed.

 

Sound: 10/10

Most of the sound effects are very realistic. They’re well-placed and give the game a deeper sense of immersion.

 

Recommendation

If you don’t mind horror, love a good story, and want to exercise your brain a little, play through Burden RPG!

 

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Thank you for the in-depth review! I'm glad you decided to play to the end, it makes the review that much more helpful

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Awesome game! Really love the art style and tense atmosphere of the music. Hope to see more great things come from you in the future :).

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Wow thanks a ton, glad you liked it! I'm working on another project now so stay tuned :)

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Awesome game! I really enjoyed puzzles and world you created with this. If you'd like to check out my playthrough, feel free to below!

Thank you so much for playing! I love seeing live reactions. I'm enjoying the watch and I totally subscribed.

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really..great....horror/pshyhologic..game...

Thank you so much for playing! I'm glad you liked it

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Yes! Finally it is!!

What has you so excited? :)

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I got deep into your game and I have feeling I did not discovered all, so I keep follow your profile, to compare what I discovered with you published. :)

Awesome :)

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I did not play that much, but I have to admit, I like the portrait of that girl in 14:01 :)

Thank you! Her name is Gabi, she is one of the ghost children. :)

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Tell me one thing if I may, plot is based on story from your life, or you just was inspired by movie "What Dreams May Come"? (I know only this movie similar to your game)

I just made up the story while thinking of game plots and characters. Just my imagination.

But you're right it is similar to "What Dreams May Come", that's a very great movie.

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True. I love this movie, but in my case... I use some more... abstract pictures :>

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I'm in the area with the text lock and I have been typing words for about 20 minutes. Mayhaps I can receive a hint for this lock?

There was a word written in chalk on the wall in another area. Also the answer should be in all caps or else the program won't recognize it as correct </3

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Ah that was the first word I tried but it was lowercase. Thank you so much.

Glad you asked! Have fun with the rest of the game :)