IS THIS FROG FRACTIONS 2?!
October 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm
Thank you for playing through this. The comments on this video on YouTube are a disaster, so I wanted to come somewhere nice and quiet to say thank you. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s grateful you guys posted this, and just wanted to play a little part in showing appreciation for this, as I’m sure many other viewers will. I’m sure i was left with as many questions as you guys by the end, but I am by no means disappointed you played this. I’m more than grateful. This is something I will show every one of my friends, because as you discussed, not enough people talk about this subject matter. So thank you.
October 15, 2015 at 9:38 pm
Fuck those youtube comments, seriously.
October 15, 2015 at 11:18 pm
I literally just made an account for this site now because of this, love these guys so much
October 15, 2015 at 9:03 pm
I’m not entirely sure what to think of this one. It’s certainly an interesting experience, but it feels a bit to personal. Not just because this is supposed to be about two people’s feelings about themselves and eachother but also because I can relate to some of those feelings. To be honest I disagree with Woolie on how I feel about Coda being real or not. I hope he isn’t and don’t think he is. I say this because making this game and putting it out there as a means to reach out to a friend is somewhat understandable, but charging people for it is NOT ok in my book. Wouldn’t making it free make it easier for your friend to get to it? But if he isn’t real and this is just Davey expressing himself, I’m actually ok with it. If nothing else, it’s interesting.
As for the alleged shitstorm brewing in the comment section of the youtubes. I read a couple of comments and all I can say is: Woolie and Liam, I love you both, the video was great and I don’t think it’s weird to see it coming from you guys at all. Man, this game makes you all mushy inside…I’m gonna lie down now…
October 15, 2015 at 9:22 pm
Coda was Kojima, it’s time to stop playing metal gear.
October 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm
Clearly Davey doesn’t watch Jojo, or he’d know Coda learned Japanese, became a musician, and sang the second intro.
October 15, 2015 at 11:03 pm
“I feel like I failed him and I don’t understand why.”
Because you don’t fix people with social anxiety or any other mental illness. You can only try to help them cope with it, and you really only should if they LET you. Trying to brute-force it without their permission and when you really don’t know what you’re doing, when you’re doing what makes YOU feel good without any thought to how THEY would feel? Of course you’re pushing them further away. If you really want to help THEM, don’t focus on YOU.
…Also holy shit this interactive apology hits far too close to home in so many ways…I almost feel like I know what the inside of my head looks like now.
I’m an introvert with social anxiety. My best friend for years was an extrovert who just did. Not. Get it. Mutual affection for certain pieces of pop culture wasn’t enough to keep us together after a certain point. Eventually our relationship grew more and more toxic to the point where we haven’t spoken in three years and I find myself not really missing that person all that much. I feel like something similar happened here, in this probably fictional story that I’m pretty fucking sure is a huge, beautiful work.
Whether it is or it isn’t, this emotionally affected me more than anything on this channel aside from Mary’s letter. I have absolutely no idea how to put my appreciation for this video into words so I’m just going to rip that off right now:
Woolie and Liam…You made me happy.
October 15, 2015 at 11:05 pm
I feel like this is fiction. The presentation of realism draws you in and becomes far much more about the narrator than the character of Coda. Got some serious fucking chills at the end of the tower and I just can’t help but think and also hope this is about someone who can’t do the right thing.
October 15, 2015 at 11:55 pm
I thought it was a presentation of projection and over analyzing
October 16, 2015 at 1:14 am
Its a love letter. This game is a shameless confession.
Its way too emotionally charged from both parties. He is way too into Coda’s doodles. He is way too concerned about Coda and understanding Coda. He keeps calling Coda a “He”. After all this, he shamelessly puts it on Steam for 8,99€, leaves his email address and goes on a break. This is a confession. A love letter made from love letters.
Even if this is a ruse, I’ve arrived on the intended answer and solved the insanity.
Also, the game refers Coda as “She”/”Her”/”Ma’am”/”Queen”. Not to mention that the first “game” is fully voice acted by grill, so no homo.
October 16, 2015 at 2:03 am
C.ompliments O.f D.umb A.ssholes. He is Coda. He’s trying to make people think about what it’s like to be a digital entertainer and have everyone stare into your soul through your work.
October 16, 2015 at 2:02 am
https://www.reddit.com/r/beginnersguide/comments/3ougm3/i_know_who_coda_is/ – Apparently there was a point in Davey’s life where he asked himself why what he was making games for: The answer? C.ompliments O.f D.umb A.ssholes….
October 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm
Video broke 13 sec. before ending.
probanly the best way for it to end…
October 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm
I love Woolie’s little crisis about whether or not it’s okay to post this if Coda turns out to be real. I’m assuming he’s not, because it would be both incredibly shitty and probably illegal to duct tape all his personal work together and then charge money for it, not to mention the narrator suddenly making it all about himself under the guise of “reaching out”. It’s pretty awful if taken at face value.
Not really something I’d play myself, but interesting, some of those segments really nailed the feeling of social anxiety, they could even stand on their own without the meta thing going on.
October 16, 2015 at 3:26 pm
How is it not incredibly obvious to anyone with a pulse that the narrative is fictional?
October 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm
I decided to register to tell you guys how awesome you are and that I’m so happy you played this. I wanted to say it here because the YouTube comments section has become a completely filled pool of gross.
As for whether or not the story is true, from what I’ve been able to figure out is that it kinda is but not really. Coda is a fictional character but the game(s) was/were created as a means to sorta vent about how Davey became depressed when The Stanley Parable turned into a huge success.
October 17, 2015 at 1:07 am
http://www.slantmagazine.com/games/review/the-beginners-guide Slant Magazine claims that Wreden is simply contemptuous of gamers in general and both this game and “The Stanley Parable” is a outgrowth of this. Is Wreden’s work a critique of game player’s in general?
October 17, 2015 at 2:11 am
I love it when you guys play indie games. Thank you Zaibatsu!
October 17, 2015 at 2:45 am
Super interesting, thank you so much for doing this video, I never would have experienced this game otherwise.
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