There Swings a Skull: Grim Tidings

There Swings a Skull: Grim Tidings

released on Sep 15, 2022

There Swings a Skull: Grim Tidings

released on Sep 15, 2022

Enter the doomed town of Pareildas. Watch as the flames turn bone and stone to ash. Like joined wicks, we'll all burn together.


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Anatoli's route has more of a traditional RPG maker horror game feel to it, but I like how short and to the point it is. Pyotr's route is... weird! I wasn't expecting things to go in that direction after the somewhat grim-realistic endings on the first, but I can appreciate the more surreal tone things took. I think I got the best ending or at least one of the good ones, and aside from some tonal whiplash at the very end I'm pretty satisfied with how things went.
Overall, nice message about how the people in power will literally let others burn to achieve their senseless goals, and how feelings of duty and regret fare into it. I wish there were more save slots and a faster walking speed option so I could hunt for the other endings (I heard there's even joke endings but I have no idea how to find them), but I had a nice time with it.

Would kill/fuck the sun for Anatoli and Pyotr tbvh