Tratel64 is a geme HEAVILY inspired by Killer7, however knowledge of said game is not required.
The concept was very interesting.
A man who adds a number to his name every time he kills somebody is VERY Suda51
(although the fact he became an assasin because being an artist isn't very well paid and extremely competative i felt was a bit too self referential)
The characters were interesting and well designed and the humour had me laughing quite regularly.
However, the gameplay was kinda a letdown:
overall the game is just too slow.
Dialogue is automated and is not manually advancable meaning I was staring at dialogue I had already read for a few seconds,
I understand that most dialogue is in video format so this can't be easily rectified but a lot was rendered in-engine so I think at least some of it could be fixed.
The walking speed also needs to be upped and yes, I know that's part of the gag thanks to the "run" button but when the jokes start interfering with the game you get frog fractions 2
also, I feel more gameplay is needed, even if it's just really lazy shooting yellow blocks moddeled in 5 seconds from your front at those dancing sillohettes for enemies.
Something more than just walking and driving would be appreciated.
I also managed to get stuck behind the parade float after killing my first guy, meaning I had to restart the game and sit through tons of unskippable dialogue.
More continue points are needed incase of stuff like this!
(The game also randomly quit when i pressed E to not die from the bullet being fired at me, not sure if it was my fault though)
The puzzle and twist at the end was pretty cool, not going to spoil, play it yourself.
I really enjoyed all the original music, the royalty free stuff was ear grating however due to the millions of times i've heard them before
I also enjoyed how uwilmod packed cool extras into the zip the game came in, that's attention to detail you don't get with most developers.
Despite all the negatives, Tratel64 is genuinely funny at times and I still played through the entire thing.
What is the game referencing when the background turns black, the font turns pixellated and the music and images become bitcrushed?
My first instincts would say UNDERTALE but I assume that's not uwilmod's style so my second guess would be Shin Megami Tensei with the image size and dialogue formatting.
(My third guess would be twilight syndrome, another Suda51 title)