Comments for Don't Look Back

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MPots

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) First thing I did when I got the gun? Went back and shot the snake that I failed to jump over three times.

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bananana12345678

Dec. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i've noticed how many philisophical games are pixel

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FilFire

Nov. 15, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) In the Greek Version, Orpheus was a beautiful singer and lyre player. When his love, the nymph Eurydice, died, he went to Hades (underworld) to convince Hades (the God of the underworld) to give Eurydice back. Hades couldn't resist the music. He promised Orpheus Eurydice back, but only if he could walk all the way back without looking back once. He managed to get back to the gates of the underworld, but just before going trough, he wanted to make sure she was still following him, and looked back... and she was lost. He tried to go back for her, but this time Cerberus didn't forsake the gate and didn't let him through. Without Eurydice, Orpheus didn't want to go on living The Maenaden, female followers of Dionysos, loved his music and when he didn't play music anymore, they ripped him into pieces. His soul went to the underworld, and he was together with Eurydice again in the afterlive.

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Toope00

Dec. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) First thing i did, looked back.

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Rebel86

Aug. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) These dogs are remarkably resistant to bullets.

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miko_rpg

May. 14, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) tip for the last boss, if you fire a little bit after u fall of the previous screen you hit him on the way down, then you can jump up when the upper platform is about to dissapear and hit him twice asap, if there is two spiders on the ground you have to stay on the platforms, hope this helps so you all get to see the ending

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spyser

Jun. 14, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) so I suppose the "dog" is cerberus?

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david_radu

Aug. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) When i saw the title,my first thinking was..."omg,not another screamer thing..." then i played it...completed it and said..."omg,not another beautiful game,im gonna cry"

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N1ghtshade3

Apr. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thank god Eurydice is a spirit. This game would be twice as hard if we had to prevent her from being damaged as well...

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Jacoblikesmetal

Feb. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The dog has an Achilles bottom...

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NixterT

Feb. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I think he died at the very start. I mean, look, he was mourning, fell down a long, long way, was in blackness, (Like a transaction to hell) and now he went to hell. Who gets me? That's what I think what happened. He couldn't take the hurt of the loss of his loved one. :'(

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Errodrell

Mar. 29, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Kudos to whomever did the sound effect for the whenever the shade disappears; it's crazy eerie.

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acote

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Can't I moonwalk backwards or something?

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nezumi_yhoko

May. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) *sniff* so sad... 5 Stars + fav. That's one of the greates flash games I've ever played, and the reference to Orpheus only makes it better. Thank you for creating this game, Mr. TerryCavanagh! Thank you!

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SnackKing

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "If you are going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

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infernaldemise

Mar. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome. Loved the story and retro feel. The first time I beat the final boss, I got killed by a falling spike while being mesmerized by the boss exploding. I had to fight him again. it sucked.

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Arthurdent838

Jan. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Now I'm afraid to hit the right arrow key.

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CadyB1

Jun. 13, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Orpheus was a skilled minstrel who was to marry Eurydice when she suddenly died. So he traveled into the underworld and convinced Hades with his music to let her go. Hades agreed on the condition that Orpheus could never look at Eurydice-who would follow behind him-until he was out of the underworld. Orpheus and Eurydice began their travel above, but Orpheus began to fear that he was tricked. So when they were close, he looked behind him and saw his love before she returned to the underworld - hope that clarifies the story a bit ^-^

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OzymanD

Feb. 2, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) 5/5 Loved the old school timing style of gaming, a few screens took alot of trial and error, but was fun in the process. Great story, really makes you think.

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gasman86

Jun. 18, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Ok. An hour thinking brought me to this conclusion. The whole thing was an illusion. He never went to the underworld, as it was his thoughts of this epic adventure to save his loved one. The whole dream ends when he realizes that he is still there. I think the reason that he also disappears with his loved one's soul is because in fact his soul died too from losing her. Sad if you really think about it.

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IAmSilod

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Yeah. This is NOT a medium badge.

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Hipsters

Oct. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) ♦ Remarkable. I absolutely adore Greek and Roman mythology, especially this myth. Twisted, and beautiful. The game itself was simple, yet difficult. And well, just don't look back.

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Darkwolven

Jan. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Most infuriating game EVERRRRRR. But I beat it so it's doable and beautiful =)

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cdave0

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Fighting the dog feels like fighting Super Mario as a goomba.

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anddapickles

Apr. 17, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) You, sir, are wonderful.

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darnkittydotcom

Apr. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Very nice. But every time I looked back and that spirit made that creepy noise and vanished, I got chills.

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RegiLeo

Nov. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Whenever I play games like this, I always look at the comments, hoping someone to post something to make me understand. And THERE it is!

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chocobofan

Sep. 10, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) anyone else think they were being attacked by moving 2s in the beginning of the game?

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Vinciogear

Mar. 19, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful. I see this game strongly resembles Another World! It lets me feel the same gloomy, yet intriguing atmosphere of that old graphic adventure...

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NAOMI_AKATSUKI

Jan. 19, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) The last breath in the game scared me D:

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BlizzardOfHades

Jun. 16, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) i dont understand the low rating , and yes i called 4 stars a low rating. this game is beautifully planned, the soundtrack is enthralling , the use of Greek mythology is a great way to make you learn something (wow i sound like a teacher) and the 8-bit idea is genius ! I wish they made more of this style of game *sigh* 5 stars

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buster3535

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "These dogs are remarkably resistant to bullets." --- luckily their bungholes are not!

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dishwasher94

Dec. 17, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Its a terrific game, it also shows how good graphics don't make the game, content does... This should be categorized with other games just like it, there are plenty of other games like this one to put in its own group. 5/5 fantastic game. Truly worthy of 5/5. Rate up if you believe so too.

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IAmSilod

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Oh, man, this game blew my mind. I didn't understand why it was called "Don't Look Back" until I defeated the big boss and realized it was the tale of Orpheus. Smooth gameplay, awesome pixel graphics, haunting ending, and a really satisfyingly hard challenge, to boot.

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lerjj

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) All that hard work ended in only a medium badge!? :(

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Mommy_Flaw

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Man. That was unexpected and depressing.

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SrRickles

Apr. 19, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) for anyone looking for other deep games that make you think and stuff, "Loved" is a really good one....

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SuperCritic42

Jun. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The bosses are perhaps a bit too difficult. (Philosophical games can't be appreciated as well if their difficulty scares away half the audience before they can see the whole story.) But the game is otherwise brilliant. 4/5

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coolghost

Jan. 3, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Simultaneously challenging, terrifying, and deeply moving, this game is special. 5 stars.

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Bubba06

Mar. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Beautifully done. Games that make you think and aren’t mind numbingly boring are far and few, but this is definitely one of them.

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blackoops

Apr. 20, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) awesome game and good idea for using greek mythology and NOW i get it why its called don't look back. .

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DiaglaPalkia

Nov. 12, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) AHHH SO SCARY!!!! i even uhh i forgot

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supreis

Apr. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) If you need to go to the deepest depths of hell to get your loved one back, you should consider why they're there in the first place.

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Jgamer7897

Jul. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Getting real tired of your shit, floating lake orb.

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pandadander911

Jul. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i love this game but it is way too hard

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greg

Mar. 4, 2009

Under rating threshold (show) I love this game for reasons that can't be fully explained. I couldn't stop playing until I completed it.

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maw5019

Jun. 15, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) we rarely ever get a sad story and when we do it is not really sad.but this one is sad even if you hate it this story almost brings tears to your eyes.

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NickL13

Jun. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Holy shit. The ending blew my mind. 5/5

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Kenarchist

Jun. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) People are saying that this game is all philosophical; giving their own interpretations and everything. But it's not open for interpretation really...it's the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

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SoundEngineer

Apr. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) To kill hades (and actually for most puzzles) it seems that the longer you wait, the lower your chance of survival. So if you get to Hades, try and kill him as fast as you can. I think it helps to not touch the ground if possible, but I'll let you figure out that part ;) I didn't particularly like the controls as I found the character's 'response' a little frustrating. I enjoyed the music and I quite liked Cerebus :p Most of all I like that you can't really "die" (but I also won't spoil the ending for new players). But, the multi-limbed creature was slightly annoying until I understood how it worked. I think persistence in finishing the game actually helped me enjoy it a bit more than I would have if I gave up - I do like a manageable challenge ;p Overall, a lovely game, so thank you (:

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