Project Haruhi

Bakacast Bonus – Don’t Take It Personally


"Woah!" I can hear you thinking. Don't ask how I can hear thoughts. That's not important. "Another Bakacast already? Is Dustin suddenly getting productive?"

The answer is no, sadly. This is not a normal episode of Bakacast. Megan and I have talked about how much we like Christine Love's games multiple times, so we finally decided to just dedicate an entire bonus podcast to talking about one of them.

Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story is, I think, Love's best-written game so far. Since this podcast contains spoilers for pretty much the whole game, I highly suggest playing through it at least once if you're at all interested in it. It's free, takes only a few hours to read through and doesn't have any puzzles like Digital and Analogue do, so it's arguably her most accessible game, too.

About Dustin

Dustin (aka Stilts) enjoys playing and yelling at video games, especially RPGs. He also likes super robot shows... the more outrageous the plot, the better!
  • diz1776

    Having went thought this VN after analogue it seemed to me the precursor, worked in its way subtle themes of familial and personal relationships that would be the meat and bones of the story of Analogue.

    It’s funny really seeing where the expectation of privacy doesn’t exist is infact in Canada. The setup seemed a bit too long in some places for a fairly obvious reveal.

  • Dayriff

    I played the game tonight, so I’m finally going to listen to this podcast and comment on it.

  • Dayriff

    Great podcast! I’m been struggling to come up with something to add, but most of my thoughts are most complex than I want to try and type out in these comments.

    One note that I found by searching for posts on the game after playing. It is explicitly impossible to get with middle name that is the password to access the raunchy pics within the game itself. Doing a search and finding the password on Christine Love’s blog (or a post where someone got the answer from her blog) is the _only_ way to get it. Which means that she’s making a point that if you go after the pics it’s not John Rook the character being a voyeur. It’s the player, going completely outside the game to find the answer. Which is pretty interesting.