Needy Streamer Overload
|a game by
|xemono, and WSS playground
|10/10, based on 1 review
|9.3/10 - 3 votes
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|Anime Games, Visual Novel, Manga Games, Cute Games
I was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster that Needy Streamer Overload took me on. I will admit, I did not do my research and I came into this game thinking it was going to be poking fun at the current streamer girl culture we have going on these days. While it does have a bit of that, at its core this is a disturbing psychological horror style of game about mental illness that will make you question pretty much every decision you make, especially on your second play through of the game.
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Our main character in the game is a chick who is a bit of a mess called, Ame. In Needy Streamer Overload, we play as Ame’s lover and we are “helping” her with her goal of becoming a very popular streamer. The thing is it is not really Ame that is on the screen. She has this alter ego called OMGkawaiiAnge who is perky, friendly, and an “internet angel” that people seem to love! The thing is, it is all fake and the weight of this is very hard for her to take. Let me tell you, this is brilliantly written and brutal to experience!
The Stream Of Life
The gameplay of Needy Streamer Overload is pretty much that of a visual novel where you get to make various choices. We get to experience the life of these two on stream by being in charge of monitoring her messages and so on. However, we also have private messages and we can do stuff outside of the stream like go on dates and help her relieve stress in some less than healthy ways. You have different stats for her which are stress, mental darkness, affection, and followers. With one of those stats being mental darkness, you know the kind of places this game can go!
The Bright And Dark
When you look at some screenshots or a trailer for Needy Streamer Online, it all looks very bright, colorful, friendly, and happy and to a degree it is. However, the very clever thing about this game is that it is all a front. It is about pulling back the curtain and letting us see the real people behind these “fake” always happy internet personas and the toll that it has on their soul. I like how the graphics are kind of pixelated and it also has a soundtrack that is very fitting too.
Prepare For The Worst And Embrace The Best
I have to end this by warning you that Needy Streamer Online is a brutal game to play. Not because it is bad, but dealing with stuff like depression, self-harm and abuse can really leave a mark on you. Especially when you are somewhat in control of what is happening. By the time my first playthrough came to an end, I was kind of in shock at what I had done and witnessed and it made me much more careful and understanding during my second playthrough. I cannot think of another visual novel style of game that had this kind of effect on me!
While the subject matter in Needy Streamer Online is certainly not going to make this a must play for everyone. I was well and truly enthralled by what I experienced here. It is such a well made game with some very smart writing that gets its hooks into you really deep and makes you not just feel for the character, but also makes you question things about yourself too. If you want a deep, engaging experience that is going to stick with you for days, play this game!
- The writing is some of the best I have experienced in a game
- You have different endings to experience
- The way it deals with brutally hard real life topics is incredible
- I liked the visual style of the game
- The subject matter here may be hard for some people to deal with
- It might make you question certain things about yourself