The Last Will
Developed/Created by Nasran Salleh
Reviewed by Carl Marajay (TheWorldOfCM)
"A short story interactive visual novel game that touches my heart, from the reality of life." ~ cm
The Last Will is a game that focuses on the effectiveness of storytelling and storywriting in an interactive medium. It is more of a visual novel to me, and I think it has its own charm. It gave me an honest chill from inside that reminded me of being human, an emotional feeling. I love the flow of the story, the pacing is good. I love that the dev. tried to introduce the characters in a bits of ways. It wasn't slow and that's what I like about it.
The music is just right for the scenes. The dev. knows what he is doing. The twinkling guide is good because it does not waste the player's time finding where to go next. Yes it is a linear narrative, but it gives more advantage in telling a heartwarming and sad story effectively, atleast for me. It kind of a chill, good story game that can be played in a short playthrough, just to get away from life, yet the game is about life...ironic.
To the dev. Nasran, I'm happy for you. I knew that you have potential to be a good game dev./storyteller and it shows in this game. The story is not that unique but it's true, it is real. I hope you improve it more specially the graphics part. It can be done. Maybe add more backstories aside from the park scene?...to really make the characters grow to the player. I was emmersed playing it though. The topic is somewhat familiar to my life years ago, that is the reason why the game can bring emotional triggers to the player, most players can relate to it. Players who has the same situation in life can connect to the game, and that is a plus. Connection between players and a game is best done in a story driven and character driven games, because once in our lives we are that character, we felt the pain and sadness or happiness if positivity can be found. All in all, I love this short playthrough about life. Continue making more story games or visual novels. Thank you and congrats! Thumbs Up for me.
p.s. Thanks for the ending credit. My English is still improving... :p