Hey just a few lil bug reports, it's not a big deal for me because I've found other ways to progress and the rest of the sequence seems to be ok.
Oh right also spoiler warnings to people reading this comment, because I dont know if i can use spoiler tag markdown on itch and if so how. I'll try be as vague as possible whilst still describing the bug, but maybe give it a skip.
So I found Milton and i helped him escape, spoke to jack and we are bffs everything is ok. I went back to where milton was originally and he was there again and the sequence played out as first time so thats the first lil niggle. Then i accidentally walked into the fence and died because i was a bit clumsy with my input. So i went to vist jack and milton and there they both were, ok fine, cool. Wiz's fence hole however now isn't working? it won't kill me but i can't pass through it, it's like a wall now. But fine, I know another two ways to get in, I walked back to where i dropped milton off before and he escaped again to go find jack (even though i had died, and visted him in jacks house, between picking him up the second time and dropping him off a second time)
Like I say not a big deal for me, I am still progressing, but i thought it would be good manners to let you know!
Also I just wanted to say thanks, This game is really fun and ive been really enjoying it, i like all the different ways you can solve getting into the mansion, and the secret tunnels you can find and all the people you can befriend, and all the puzzles for beating monseters it's just so intricate and lovely. I've been having a wonderful time with it so honestly GOOD JOB. and i really appreciate that you gave it away for free when all this kicked off, it has helped me have a much nicer time. to anyone considering it, I would genuinely say it is well worth the dollar it currently is at, way way more even, I'll admit i wouldnt have even found it if it hadn't been free but i'm so glad i did and if i wasn't struggling right now i'd love to donate.
Couple extra things i wanted to mention, I've noticed the randomly generated 'gentlemen and ladies' all also seem to have random aesthetics, but quite often i've seen npc's called gentleman with drills or twintails or dresses and it has tickled me. I'm trans so I have also decided that this is representation hahah. yeah i find that amusing, I don't think its a problem in anyway, just something that really makes me smile.
Also a couple other things i've been doing as i play the game that im not necessarily sure are the intended experience, but I've kept doing because I guess i'm enjoying them. The first is I've been rapidly advancing through all the npcs plots and friendships and 'give me a lil bit and come back later' by just leaving and immediately rentering a zone, and i can see thats how youve decided to advance the statemachine based on area transitions, but i just wanted you to know that i have no shame in exploiting that.
**big spoiler part**
The other thing is I got into the building but got stuck, maybe i hadnt picked up a curiosity or just couldnt solve a puzzle, but when i died i decided to see what would happen if i said no to a respawn. I came straight back as madeline (I had died ALOT up til this point), I just wanna say as a quick aside that I adore how full of (entirely righteous and valid) rage she is that all the rocks just bail, i love her and her extreme power, angry waifu best waifu. I accidentally lost that save and started over and have since learnt the order of disapperances if you keep who you are match the order of player character cycling if you don't (both of these are super super super amazing and cool features by the way, it really gives weight to dying and also choosing what to do when you do). but because once they disappear you dont then play as them next time i've become paranoid that they are dying as well... and because i really want to keep everyone alive i'll admit i have been save scumming... now that's not your fault as a creator, you've created a wonderful and compelling system, but because ive made friends with all the characters and care about them i keep finding myself bypassing it... which obviously is non ideal... can you rescue people who have disappeared?
Anyway once again amazing game