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Title: Feelings
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on February 27, 2009, 02:38:32 PM
I know I never commented on this project before, but I'll do it now.

I played Do You Remember My Lullaby when it was released.  And this may sound stupid, but I cried.  Reives knows I did.  XD

Did anybody else feel like crying with this story?
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on March 01, 2009, 02:07:36 PM
It all depends on personal experiences.  You may associate what happens with something about your life.  Memories of your childhood, for example.

It also depends on your current emotional state.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: xAvaRenx on March 01, 2009, 08:53:41 PM
I cried a little. Poor mom.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: KRoP on March 01, 2009, 09:52:19 PM
  I didn't cry, but that might have been due to the extreme amount of lag while I watched it (it took an hour and a half to finish).
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on March 02, 2009, 02:30:53 AM
Aye, I think things like this has a lot to do with each person's past experiences and the like.

Personally, I didn't find it to be the crying-type of sad, but rather the reflective-type of sad. Like Path, it just kind of makes me give sympathy to the hardships my parents went through raising me. Taking away that divorced drama aspect of the story, I was hoping to also just show how something simple like baking a cake can strike some emotional attachment.

I think every kid has had that moment where the parents went through things to get/do something for the him/her, and in the end he/she didn't want it or broke/dropped it or whatnot. While on the surface it never seems like that big of a deal to the child (and probably the parents wouldn't show anything neither), there always were stories in the backstage that the parents went through to get that to the child, and it always hurts a little. Most don't realize that until they grow up to be in those shoes themselves, but that's perfectly normal and natural.

P.S. KRoP: Cheesus that's like 3 times the time of a normal play.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on March 02, 2009, 06:28:59 PM
I was also somewhat depressed that night, Reives, like you know.  :x
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: KRoP on March 03, 2009, 09:34:11 AM
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P.S. KRoP: Cheesus that's like 3 times the time of a normal play.
I know. That lag really sucked. :l
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Vasha on March 05, 2009, 06:07:09 PM
yeah, i wouldn't call it cry-worthy (no offense to those who DID cry), but it WAS sad... (< I really like ellipses)
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: soranokira on March 06, 2009, 09:26:17 AM
@Muffin: I didn't get it either, oh well. and, so what if those are excuses >_> you're a boy and you cried! [I'm using the stereotype on purpose, if you didn't know.]
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on March 06, 2009, 10:46:59 AM
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I was also somewhat depressed that night, Reives, like you know.  :x
*cough* excuses *cough*

 :nairstare:
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Muffin on March 07, 2009, 05:19:19 AM
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I was also somewhat depressed that night, Reives, like you know.  :x
*cough* excuses *cough*

 :nairstare:
:0...
DON'T STARE AT ME!!  :'(
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: abigailian on March 08, 2009, 08:48:58 PM
Oh... sorry to totally rain on anyone's parade, but I found it a wee bit cheesy. Like seriously, they totally planned a party without calling the mom? And why did the random employee totally let the mom use the oven? There were also some distracting typo-y things, but it definitely could be REALLY REALLY good! All that stuff would be super easy to fix, I think. Sorry, Reives, but on the bright side, everybody else liked it!
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Legacyblade on March 09, 2009, 06:24:17 PM
^ I sorta agree, though I've actually seen things like that happen. (when I was the one planning a surprise, then no one showed up because they decided to do something else last minute :( ) I don' think it's too cheesy, but maybe put an extra line of dialog that explains why they don't call the mom.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Green Dragon on March 19, 2009, 02:28:22 PM
Just felt like I had to post now. It indeed made me cry. I guess that the melody alone is enough in my case.It reminds me of my late grandfather, and how I never really told him my goodbye. He was very sick back then, and when I heard it, I couldn't believe that he was dead. I really miss him. He was a good man. Always friendly and calm, even to the last.Just writing this brings back the tears, as I am listeining to the melody, too. But still, I can only look back, and be glad about the time which I spend with him. He was always loved, and I will never forget him.

That is what it brings to me. Sorrow and regret, but also happiness and strong memories.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on March 20, 2009, 07:09:27 PM
Oh... sorry to totally rain on anyone's parade, but I found it a wee bit cheesy. Like seriously, they totally planned a party without calling the mom? And why did the random employee totally let the mom use the oven? There were also some distracting typo-y things, but it definitely could be REALLY REALLY good! All that stuff would be super easy to fix, I think. Sorry, Reives, but on the bright side, everybody else liked it!

Perhaps you didn't understand what happened very well.

This is what happened (correct me if I am wrong, Reives):

Spoiler: show
The boy's parents are separated.  The girl he goes out with is his sister, and the house they go to is their father's.  It's the boy's birthday, and the past year his mom had promised him a cake, but due to their situation, she couldn't make it.  But this year, she would do everything she could to make that cake for her son.
So, while the boy was playing carelessly with his sister at their father's home, the mom started preparing the cake.  It may be a small town, and the small business owners may well know her (as it usually happens in small towns, where everybody knows who is who), and since they trust her, they let her use their instruments for the occasion.  Especially knowing her condition.  What's wrong with solidarity?
Anyway, the boy is with his father and sister (and step-mother?), and suddenly it's decided that they'll make the boy a birthday party.  Because the father's condition allows, he can get him the best cake, and the best party, unlike the mother.  So the boy decides to stay and celebrate the birthday with his father that year, possibly forgetting his mother's promise of a cake at home due to the excitement of having a real birthday party.
Meanwhile, after going through all that sacrifice to make the cake for her son, the mother finally finishes, and all that is left now is to wait for the boy to come back home, and celebrate together.  But the boy doesn't come.  And all that work, all that love, is wasted away.


I don't find that cheesy, simply because I can understand the mother and the son.  My parents divorced when I was still like 3 years old (maybe less), and in complicated circumstances that affected my childhood and marked me forever; so it was always like this.  I had no choice but to decide every year where and with whom to be.  It always felt as if I had to divide my own self in two equal parts, but I couldn't do that.  I had to be in one place at a time.  Either with mom, or with dad.
As for the mother, I imagine all the sacrifices that my own mom has made for my brother and myself ever since we were born.  Being a mother and father, basically.  Because most of the time, our fathers weren't there for us, and it was mom who did everything.  And I thank her and love her for that.  She's a great woman, a hard-worker, and a wonderful mother.

As children, we tend to be careless, and don't realize all the things that our parents do for us.  And sometimes, without knowing, we hurt their feelings.  Because only they know what they've been through, just to make us happy and give us what we need.  And as teenagers, we are ungrateful, selfish, and again, careless.  So once again, we hurt our parents with words and mistakes that may well cost them all that sacrifice.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Forgotten_Bard on March 23, 2009, 04:00:39 PM
Oh... sorry to totally rain on anyone's parade, but I found it a wee bit cheesy. Like seriously, they totally planned a party without calling the mom? And why did the random employee totally let the mom use the oven? There were also some distracting typo-y things, but it definitely could be REALLY REALLY good! All that stuff would be super easy to fix, I think. Sorry, Reives, but on the bright side, everybody else liked it!

Perhaps you didn't understand what happened very well.

This is what happened (correct me if I am wrong, Reives):

Spoiler: show
The boy's parents are separated.  The girl he goes out with is his sister, and the house they go to is their father's.  It's the boy's birthday, and the past year his mom had promised him a cake, but due to their situation, she couldn't make it.  But this year, she would do everything she could to make that cake for her son.
So, while the boy was playing carelessly with his sister at their father's home, the mom started preparing the cake.  It may be a small town, and the small business owners may well know her (as it usually happens in small towns, where everybody knows who is who), and since they trust her, they let her use their instruments for the occasion.  Especially knowing her condition.  What's wrong with solidarity?
Anyway, the boy is with his father and sister (and step-mother?), and suddenly it's decided that they'll make the boy a birthday party.  Because the father's condition allows, he can get him the best cake, and the best party, unlike the mother.  So the boy decides to stay and celebrate the birthday with his father that year, possibly forgetting his mother's promise of a cake at home due to the excitement of having a real birthday party.
Meanwhile, after going through all that sacrifice to make the cake for her son, the mother finally finishes, and all that is left now is to wait for the boy to come back home, and celebrate together.  But the boy doesn't come.  And all that work, all that love, is wasted away.


I don't find that cheesy, simply because I can understand the mother and the son.  My parents divorced when I was still like 3 years old (maybe less), and in complicated circumstances that affected my childhood and marked me forever; so it was always like this.  I had no choice but to decide every year where and with whom to be.  It always felt as if I had to divide my own self in two equal parts, but I couldn't do that.  I had to be in one place at a time.  Either with mom, or with dad.
As for the mother, I imagine all the sacrifices that my own mom has made for my brother and myself ever since we were born.  Being a mother and father, basically.  Because most of the time, our fathers weren't there for us, and it was mom who did everything.  And I thank her and love her for that.  She's a great woman, a hard-worker, and a wonderful mother.

As children, we tend to be careless, and don't realize all the things that our parents do for us.  And sometimes, without knowing, we hurt their feelings.  Because only they know what they've been through, just to make us happy and give us what we need.  And as teenagers, we are ungrateful, selfish, and again, careless.  So once again, we hurt our parents with words and mistakes that may well cost them all that sacrifice.

Well said...

I guess you either have to know others in that situation or be in that situation yourself to understand the depth of the story...
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: abigailian on March 23, 2009, 05:57:00 PM
Crap, my response didn't go through earlier.

My problem is not the story. The story in and of itself isn't cheesy, I just thought it could have been done a little more effectively. For instance, the employee at the bakery is one of the few people the mom comes in contact with who DOESN'T seem to know her. Had there been a hint of recognition, it would have made a lot more sense. Furthermore, I'm really easily bothered by grammar/spelling errors, so that took my enjoyment down a couple notches. But yeah, I definitely understood the story, and even though I can't relate very well, I do think it's very moving, it's just there were a couple of things that detracted from my enjoyment.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on March 23, 2009, 06:25:56 PM
As been said, divorced parents in many cases aren't exactly "at peace" per se.

The grammar and spelling errors weren't in part the badly attempted kiddie accent right? o: Speaking of which, I should probably take those off anyway since it's been getting plenty of criticisms on its own.

I actually did give a nod to that baker in the commentary;
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The baker's portrayed as one of the nicer/merrier parts of this story - as there are many great people around who lend a helping hand; I wanted to at least put in some cheerful characters here or it'd get way too under.
In this case I don't really see why it's strange for a stranger to help out another stranger at no cost of their own - I mean I know that this story isn't filled with the most helpful people around, but there can still exist nice people, right? All the baker has to do is to place the pot in the oven, which as she mentioned, is on all day anyway. Even I myself have helped strangers with way more hassle-some tasks than that.

(Don't get me wrong though, I'm certain that there are many things in this that doesn't come through as properly as it should. Just addressing the specific points brought up.)

Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Forgotten_Bard on March 23, 2009, 06:33:35 PM
Also... isn't it Christmas time or something?
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: abigailian on March 23, 2009, 07:05:57 PM
In this case I don't really see why it's strange for a stranger to help out another stranger at no cost of their own - I mean I know that this story isn't filled with the most helpful people around, but there can still exist nice people, right? All the baker has to do is to place the pot in the oven, which as she mentioned, is on all day anyway. Even I myself have helped strangers with way more hassle-some tasks than that.

(Don't get me wrong though, I'm certain that there are many things in this that doesn't come through as properly as it should. Just addressing the specific points brought up.)

Well, part of it, too was for some reason the baker didn't strike me as THE baker, more like an employee. So I thought it was wierd that they didn't at least go ask the owner, since it wasn't their bakery. Yeah, I'm all for random acts of kindness, but something didn't quite click in that interaction, especially since so many other people are greeting the mom and asking about her son and obviously know her and seem to want to help, without the opportunity.

If I watched it again, I could probably point out some of the grammar issues, because some of them were obviously intentional for the children or colloquialisms, but some of them weren't. And yeah, I accept that the mom being unaware of her son's prolonged stay is an important part of the plot, but... I don't know, the way it plays out doesn't quite make sense to me.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on March 23, 2009, 07:18:18 PM
Eh, no one asked the mom about her son at all? There were a total of 3 interactions between the mom and in-store/shop NPCs;

1. Cashier:
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\p[1]"Mornin'! \.\.Up to some Christmas shopping?"
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"Oh, \.really?\.\. What a date for it,\. huh?"
[Implied surprise when the mother tells him that her son's birthday is around Christmas.]

2. Restaurant:
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"Merr' Christmas, ma'am! \.\.What would you like?"
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\p[3]"Oh, \.\.that. . . \.\.That won't be enough, \.ma'am."
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\p[3]"Wait. . . \.\.Isn't that some more in your bag?"
(Implication of the mother telling him that the rest is reserved for the son's birthday present.)
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\p[3]"Ooh,\.\. I see.\.\.\.\.Well,\. best wishes to him from me!"

3. Baker:
Never brings up the son.


No one really deliberately asks to help her, but are all merely greeting with cheery/enthusiastic tones/attitudes - as I thought is pretty common during Christmas seasons (around here, at least).

Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Forgotten_Bard on March 23, 2009, 07:26:12 PM
what I have come to note is there is always a worldly view and personal view on everything you play or make.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: abigailian on March 23, 2009, 07:47:50 PM
Yes, I think Reives proved I took my impressions regarding the other characters for facts.

Tell you what, I think I shall replay it, take screenies of the typos and stuff, and then tell you what I think.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Forgotten_Bard on March 23, 2009, 07:53:20 PM
never hurts to do a second look.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on March 23, 2009, 10:35:32 PM
Sure, thanks Abi. :~
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Delphinus on April 12, 2009, 02:30:10 AM
I'm not person who likes to cry   :-\ But it makes me very sad
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: koon no kami on May 23, 2009, 02:31:11 AM
didn't exactly made me cry but it sure was a depressing storyline. ; )
mmh if you should watch " a little princess sara " ( one of my fav. anime ) and make a sara VGA, it would mostly have the same feel i guess. just be way longer and even a lot moar more painful XD
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Legacyblade on June 01, 2009, 03:10:36 AM
It was a depressing storyline, but it did not make me cry. I watched it just after a similar thing had happened to me though. Twas not a happy day.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: ThoSha on June 01, 2009, 10:45:03 AM
Oh boy, that was really touching.  :'(
I was in the same situation either, and watching this made me understand my mother a lot better.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: LunaStar on June 14, 2009, 05:08:44 PM
I think this was a very touching story. I mean, it was obvious how the story was going to end from around the middle part, while the mom was baking the cake in town, but it was still very sad to see it played out.

What I want to see is part 2: the next day because honestly, how would a mother respond to that kind of treatment from her child? She can't scold him too much or he'll just go live with dad and if she acts like nothing happened, she'll probably drive herself insane. But I think it would be very comical to see her screaming at her son for his irresponsibility.  ;D 
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Candide on June 15, 2009, 04:58:38 AM
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But I think it would be very comical to see her screaming at her son for his irresponsibility.  ;D 
D: Whyyyy.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Tomo2000 on June 15, 2009, 06:06:58 AM
It made me nearly cry  :'( . I still don't get the end bit. Is it all a dream?
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: mepwnn on June 15, 2009, 02:34:41 PM
Nope, it was all real... I think...
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Berkeley on June 15, 2009, 03:38:54 PM
I'm almost sure it was the harsh reality..
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on June 15, 2009, 03:54:04 PM
Yep, it wasn't a dream or anything. The freeze-ups of each scene near the end might have been confusing, they were a tad on the superficial side.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Tomo2000 on June 16, 2009, 02:07:23 AM
Ok. Thanks for clearing that up guys.  :gothat!:
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Chris on June 22, 2009, 11:58:53 PM
I was touched too. I think everyone can be associated with the scene. How we have family(especially elderly people) that we take for granted and we only visit them once a year. The woman reminded me of my grandma. It was so painfully touching,
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Lotus on June 30, 2009, 12:35:59 AM
For some reason I thought the woman really was the boy's grandma... until the credit roll. >_<
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Just Lance on June 30, 2009, 04:57:32 PM
Well. This weekend I finaly ('-_-) downloaded and played this... I don't know how to describe feeling of sadnes what Do You Remember My Lullaby woked in me... It's a strong nice and sad story.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: tameely on July 04, 2009, 10:55:50 AM
Yes, I did play Lulaby... and it made me think: Where in the world does Reives get such sad stories? I had a great lump of sadness in my throat when I realized that the kid simply forgot about the birthday cake his mom made for him... and just plain angry that there are people that do have this kind of situation in the world.
good one, but please for the sake of my poor heart... don't tear us apart like this Reives, please :'(
Sandy
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Stardale on July 11, 2009, 05:00:12 AM
For every sad/tragic plot, the audience can always think of imagine of a happy ending. In fact, this one actually happens around the world. Since many people are really suffering in poverty, that they always want to have something which would make them happy, while you can have it with hardwork, and not by asking another person who is richer and has an ability to buy things.

That's my point of view.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: AttacioDiSqualo on August 09, 2009, 11:10:56 AM
I kinda think that its ...sad.
Though why the mother doesn't just pop by the father's house is beyond me...
I mean, she divorced the (insert vulgarity here) and ends up living like a beggar, husband remarries and keeps...one daughter? He's also ridiculously rich.
And then ITS SUPER SADDDDD
OKay i'm rambling.
One thing's for sure, people...i'm going to connect my laptop to the TV somehow and FORCE MY FAMILY TO WATCH THE WHOLE THING!!! HLAHLAHLA
and then maybe i'll force them to watch me play the PacVikon game...HLAHLAHLA.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Iceaac on September 05, 2009, 10:46:09 AM
yea ay i think its sad too
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Vasha on September 05, 2009, 03:48:01 PM
One thing's for sure, people...i'm going to connect my laptop to the TV somehow and FORCE MY FAMILY TO WATCH THE WHOLE THING!!! HLAHLAHLA
and then maybe i'll force them to watch me play the PacVikon game...HLAHLAHLA.

you should totally do that! :gothat!:
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: mepwnn on September 05, 2009, 04:27:05 PM
._o Evil...
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Kirroha on September 06, 2009, 01:16:16 AM
Onion's mother: TELL ME WHAT *Insert my name here* HAS DONE TO YOUR BRAIN!!!
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: AttacioDiSqualo on September 06, 2009, 05:36:56 AM
m'dear kirro-chan, she already knows. She already knows.
You guys should do the same on christmas too. ^^
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Kirroha on September 06, 2009, 03:33:16 PM
>D
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Chiefie on September 11, 2009, 04:04:00 AM
My family will probably walk out of the room before it's over. XP
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Iceaac on September 13, 2009, 02:23:48 AM
hahaha ay very funny
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: mepwnn on September 14, 2009, 01:24:36 AM
Already showed them >_>
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Ruben on September 17, 2009, 01:44:11 PM
I wanted to replay Do You Remember My Lullaby for a long time, but I think the story has the strongest impact in the winter (pre-christmas atmosphere). It's not such a long time anymore. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of snowy winters in Germany these days. It's a pity...
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Weaslex on September 18, 2009, 01:27:37 AM
I loved it, though, I was kinda hoping the kid would go home to his mom for his birthday cake. I mean, that was kinda sad. Usually I don't get hung up on story Games, still, this kept me wanting to find out what would happen next. Even at the end I kinda wanted to know what happened the next day.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Kirroha on September 18, 2009, 09:14:33 AM
@Squall: Well, don't take it for granted. Singapore has absolutely no seasons, it's all-year-extra-hot-Sahara-Desert-summer.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Mafuane on September 20, 2009, 05:15:16 PM
Ok... small review:

Problems:

-The reality of the game, I mean that woman would in no way be allowed to have custody of her child if she was that poor that she couldn't afford a birthday cake/living in those conditions (a toliet in the same room as a bed) if the husband was so rich.
-What was with the talking? Yesh? I mean come on...

What I liked:

good morale :D, everybody forgets the real meaning of christmas in favour of materialism. The huge sacrifices of others are forgotten in order that we get what we want, no matter what.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on September 28, 2009, 11:25:41 PM
Thanks for the comment Mafuane! (Sorry for the late response, I missed this.) That first point came to me too, although I think that it only holds true for the legal system in most developed countries. Many of the developing countries have a grand wealth gap as of now, and relatively unrefined legal systems that may allow that to happen.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Legacyblade on September 29, 2009, 02:25:24 AM
I agree with Reives, it's actually very common for such wealth differences. Also, it seemed more like there was joint custody to me, or a personal settlement between husband and wife as to how it would work out.

Though I'm not sure why you complained about the talking. This is essentially a birds eye view visual novel. That's like complaining about all the naked people in porn.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on September 29, 2009, 11:44:30 PM
I think when he meant talking, he meant the child's exaggerated "accents", e.g. "yesh" "wah yo' w'ont" and the like, which did go overboard at parts. :P
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Legacyblade on September 30, 2009, 01:13:56 AM
Oh. aye. You do go overbored with children's accents. ("numbah twoh") Ignore my statement in that regards, lol.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on October 15, 2009, 11:18:38 PM
Oh. aye. You do go overbored with children's accents. ("numbah twoh") Ignore my statement in that regards, lol.

I think that in the girl's case (Quintessence), this is more because she has a speaking problem.

Anyway, Reives:

I was thinking that, if you had the time, you could consider a re-release of this story this Christmas, with an added extra, like an alternative happy ending scene?  Just thinking, because it would be nice to have the choice of watching a happy ending for this story, too.  ... Or maybe not?  XD
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on October 15, 2009, 11:25:21 PM
You just gave me an idea. . . I just might. c: If there is time.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Vasha on October 16, 2009, 08:15:26 PM
That sounds like a neat idea, arwym! I'm glad I you thought of it!
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Thunderbird on November 07, 2009, 09:17:35 AM
Am I the only one that think those kind of stories are boring?
Although I feel sorry for the mom and indeed get a sad feeling, those stories bores me as well.

But I really liked the secret, I expected some secret happy ending or something like that and was just going "wtf!?". I like to be surprised by those things ^^
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Reives on November 07, 2009, 12:36:58 PM
Naw, I'm pretty sure you aren't the only one. :P Glad ya liked the bonus game though!
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Wolf on November 16, 2009, 10:01:47 AM
I cried....
Poor Mother...
*hugs my mom after played that game*
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Allec on March 18, 2010, 02:35:33 AM
DAMN IT, REIVES! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT SO SAD?

I loved it (and I loved The Mirror Lied), but damn it, man. I could totally relate and I was just so happy before I watched that... abomination!

 -cuss-
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Just Lance on March 26, 2010, 04:54:37 AM
Not every part of your lives are happy. One must suffer. Like there is no light without shadow and no warm without sun, so there is no happy without sadness.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: firestalker on April 19, 2011, 07:19:06 PM
I know this old, but I JUST watched this and I have to say that it made me sad and sympathetic to the mother.  My parents were divorced, so that portion was nostalgic a bit.  I kept hoping for a happy ending and the whole time knowing it wasn't going to end like I hoped.

Extremely sad and very well written...  Despite the lack of dialogue.  Extremely well done!  Good job!
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Joe_GLory on November 25, 2011, 05:09:56 AM
I just played this tonight and is my first freebird game.

I view the little girl as the step sister. I see this because the girl never even acknowledges the mom or goes inside the house. The little girl is only there to pick up the brother, and that is it. Also, the sister only wants the brother to stay with her. She never mentions the mother at all.

A part which makes me wonder is the letter. What was in the letter? Possibly the mother asking for some money for the sons cake? However, that money would have gotten to her too late, meaning maybe it was just asking for money or something else.

I too have had to grow up with divorced parents. Neither one was in poverty, but still the feeling of having to tear yourself in two is there. The father wants the son to stay, yet the mother wants the son as well. Every Christmas and major holiday was always this decision on who to stay it with.

Such a beautiful piece of art though. I am most definitely checking out your other games Sir Rieve.

And TC, I did almost cry, lol.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Just Lance on November 25, 2011, 06:41:25 AM
I know what you mean
The background is somewhat of similar to me to but only with difference that my old man rarely cares for me after divorce... So it's somehow really painfull to see that young lad to be... Well in my eyes tricked into belive that his fater really cares for him more that his mom.... Well This was a long time ago... But still.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Crusism on December 28, 2011, 07:38:45 AM
It's stories like these that make me hate volunteering for foster care.
It's sad as it is beautiful artistic game from Reives and Freebird Games. Bravo!

I especially liked the secret.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Variable Rush on March 23, 2012, 10:39:03 PM
I loved this story, and yes, I did cry.

I think the thing that would have made me cry more is if the mother sold the music box, the one thing she owned that brought her joy, just so she could afford a cake. But she didn't, and for that I'm happy.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: prism on April 22, 2012, 10:43:23 AM
I loved this story, and yes, I did cry.

I think the thing that would have made me cry more is if the mother sold the music box, the one thing she owned that brought her joy, just so she could afford a cake. But she didn't, and for that I'm happy.

Seeing it from this perspective made me feel somewhat happy too. =]  I did not cry, but watched with a heavy heart throughout.  When i realised the mother was opening and shutting the music box,  I felt really helpless.  I wish the father had the decency to at least send her a message to let her know their son is staying the night with him.  Nevertheless, thank you, Freebird Games, for this lovely albeit sad little story.  I enjoyed it and really love your graphics and the music!  :seraismile:
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Andri on May 11, 2012, 10:08:36 AM
It's very touching. I like the part where the mom saves the money in that small jar for his son's birthday. As for other people who thinks that this game is unrealistic, I think that that games or movies or books doesn't have to be realistic as they are only tools "to tell a story". Reives did a great job telling the story through the music, limited dialogues, and the scenes.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: AnKun on July 30, 2012, 12:44:00 PM
Just "palayed" this... *sob sob*  :'( :'(

Somehow, when I see someone doing something for their loved ones in vain, that is just the saddest. Brings memories from my childhood.

Thank you Reives, you 've reminded me how much I love my mom. Gotta give her a call, right now  :'(
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: kikikai on August 27, 2012, 05:57:04 AM
Just finished this...and oh my God...I...I... :-[...my mum's the best for taking care of me and my bros all these years. Enough said.  :'(
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Eve J on January 09, 2013, 08:07:49 AM
This didn't take away any emotional impact the story had on me (things like that give me heart-punch), but I'm the tiniest bit confused on one thing. Please tell me which one is right, and if neither are right....please explain. :P

a) The birthday boy was the lady's grandson, and he was staying home with his parents? That doesn't sound right to me, but ugh.

b) The birthday boy was the lady's SON, and she used to be married to the man at the other house, but he had possibly remarried to the red-haired woman? And I guess the little girl was her daughter....

Now I feel like I'm just spouting nonsense.  :facepalm:         
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Blue on January 12, 2013, 03:02:37 PM
Wow, just wow. This was actually the first one i played. I've still yet to play the others (lol what i decision to play this first). Anyway, i think this game was really brilliant. Kinda bummed about the ending. But i have to admit i didn't cry ( i know i'm ashamed.) nonetheless i really do feel for the poor mother.

What's true is that there is no one to blame at all. There is no bad guy, which i think is quite extraordinary. Its exactly, what it says a 'slice of life'.

I feel so bad for the mother, at the same time i want to blame the kid for being reckless and the dad for being so inconsiderate. But he's five, and he's just lost his dad. And as for the dad he's just trying to make sure his son doesn't feel insecure. It was just so unlucky what happened.  :'(
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Gogobrasil8 on January 23, 2013, 07:03:23 PM
Oh a bit sad, but i didnt cry.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: SteventheSlayer on January 28, 2013, 02:12:51 PM
Finally got around to playing this.
It was definitely sad, though I'm not the crying type. I can definitely relate to the situation though. I have seen stuff like that happen before, and let me tell you, it's just as sad in real life.
I'm amazed at how Kan is able to bring up emotions and thoughts in people that wouldn't have happened otherwise.

Btw, I liked the exaggerated accents, for this reason. When I see it written like that, I can HEAR the person talking like that. You can hear the kids talking, and the shop owners with thier accents. It just makes it more real for me. Just my opinion.

One last thing, is it a coincidence that the man and woman looked almost exactly like River and Johnny?  Just wondering...
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: DantesGearbox on April 19, 2013, 02:46:18 AM
Hey there. The name's Danthe. I just made a showcasing of Do You Remember My Lullaby?, and I hope you guys will enjoy it. It's made a bit like a TV series, where every episode is around 7 minutes long. In the start of every episode I've also made a little recap of the previous episode. I hope you'll enjoy it, since this game/visual novel is very dear to me, but if you don't, don't be afraid of telling me what you think. I prefer negative response rather than no response at all, since that is how one can improve.
Have a nice day.

-Danthe.

My channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCro1U2hQwN3dBqpOyDWkRWg (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCro1U2hQwN3dBqpOyDWkRWg)
Episode one: Do You Remember My Lullaby? - EP 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLtTSOe1lxI#ws)
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Dev J Chand on May 17, 2013, 03:30:17 AM
I somehow felt that the story was incomplete. Like, yes there was some setting up and it built tension in the part where the mother was waiting, but is that really the end? I thought there would be some sort of resolution in the end. Atleast, he could have shown
Spoiler: show
the son coming back, and apologizing or something of that sort.
. It felt a bit too abrupt for me.
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on August 18, 2013, 09:20:54 AM
I really liked DYRML, I thought it was very sad, but I didn't cry. I never really cry, I didn't even cry when I played TtM.

The scene I really liked was when she was thinking about her son coming through the door, then the rabbit ran past her house, deciving her. I don't know why but I liked that scene a lot, maybe that was the sadest part in the game for me....  :deepstuff:
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Raxus on August 19, 2013, 01:35:30 AM
Yeah, DYRML is pretty awesome. :)
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: Mobbstar on September 13, 2016, 01:59:49 PM
It's the kind of sad that doesn't make me cry, but instead think: "Oh no, am I the boy in a real life situation?"

What I want to see is part 2: the next day because honestly, how would a mother respond to that kind of treatment from her child?

I don't think there is a "next day"... DYRML ends with Her giving up, blowing the lights out...
Title: Re: Feelings
Post by: KeterLordFR on March 06, 2017, 06:26:15 PM
I cried, but mainly because it made me think of my own childhood : My mother had to raise both my older brother and I by herself, after my father left her. Even though she never finished her studies, and so didn't have much chance to find a job, she would do everything to raise us properly and make us happy. She taught us how to respect everyone, no matter who they are. She taught us how we don't need a lot of useless things that I see a lot of youngsters my have get. Sometimes, when we didn't have a lot of money left, she'd still buy us food but skip her own meal. Luckily, our grand-parents lived in a building not far from ours, but my mother is the one who raised us the most. And I am ever so grateful to her. So yeah, DYRML made me think of this, of those moments that I never saw as what they really were until I was old enough to understand them, and they were already gone... It made me feel a bit of nostalgia, and also seeing how the kid decides to let his mother alone was heart-breaking.