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Find true love and family with a pirate crew at the ends of the universe, where aliens, ghosts, and portals open the space between worlds...and your heart. You are a Navigator, one who creates and guards portals from one dimension to another, wary of the liminal sea between them.
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To put it simply, I felt bullied and abused in this game.
You discover that the few people you thought you had something special with (your sister, your partners) all know each other and have deep relationships and you were the only one out of the loop. On top of that, you're attacked and threatened by the ghost queen for no fault of your own, and your partner who's supposed to be your only support merely makes heart eyes at her after a lackluster attempt at diffusing the situation. And then you're trapped, having to spend days in a realm where your attacker is God over, with strangers who love and support each other. A distinct power imbalance.
Furthermore, the only way to further romance with anyone in this game is to be immediately forgiving of all the things they've done to you. It's either "I forgive you and love you and all happy feels eee!" or nothing. There's no "I want there to be something more, but I'm overwhelmed and scared from being surrounded by strangers who I thought I knew. Strangers who are already unquestionably loyal to each other, leaving me lonely and in danger should I ever stand up for myself against even one of you". It's blunt and clunky. There's no nuance at all in romance and relationships despite this being a heartschoice (romance focused) game. There's no slow burn, there's barely any time for burn at all.
I wouldn't've minded the severe angst had it been represented properly. But as it is, it's obvious the author was completely blind to this perspective.
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