Not too long ago, I downloaded a game. I believe it was called "Façade," and it was an interactive drama. I heard that it had bad graphics but was pretty revolutionary because of the specific genre of interactive drama, so I decided to try it out.
For those who don't know, Façade is basically a game where you have to help this couple, Trip and Grace, through their marital issues. Many people basically try to get kicked out several different ways, one being just saying the word "melon." Just thought I'd clear that up.
Anyways, after about an hour of waiting for it to install, I launched it and saw the red curtain loading screen. When that went away, and I saw a black screen while hearing a voice say "Hey, it's Trip." I didn't want to really hear this, so I just skipped over it. Then came the title screen with Trip and Grace in their apartment, followed by the name selection screen. I just went with Walter, just because. When the game came up, I could hear Trip and Grace arguing through their door. I walked up to it and knocked, which was followed by a friendly Trip opening the door and greeting me.
Things started to get really weird after this. Trip said he'd go get Grace, then he walked down the hallway into the kitchen. I walked around their apartment for about 20 seconds while hearing Trip and Grace argue again. When I turned to look towards the hallway, I heard a knife being grabbed, followed by Grace screaming. I started towards the hallway to see what had happened.
Trip walked out of the hallway saying "Oh, it seems Grace left not too long ago. How could I have forgotten this?" and then he continued to offer me a drink. I've heard that he normally just offers you either a martini or a glass of wine, but this time he offered me, in a rather dark voice, a bloody mary. He put quite the emphasis on bloody.
I started to back away from Trip as he asked, "Walter, what's wrong? Are you looking for something?" in his usual voice. I quickly ran into the kitchen where I saw Grace, just standing there, facing away from me. The kitchen was covered in blood. Grace didn't say a word to me, and she just stood still. I walked over to see Grace's face, and there was nothing. The entire front half of Grace was missing, and the mess left behind was about as graphic as Half Life. I slowly backed out of the kitchen only to hit Trip.
In the same dark voice as before, Trip said "So, you found out Grace is dead. I'll have to make sure there are no witnesses." The phone then rang and Trip walked off, saying he'll answer it in his usual voice. I ran out of the kitchen and towards the front door, when I was suddenly grabbed by an angry Trip.
"Walter, I'm afraid you'll never leave here," Trip said in the dark voice again. He pushed me down the hallway and into the grey door at the end of the hallway.