Hana Feels Review/Analysis

Review:

Excellent piece that provides perspective on interactions between those who need help and others trying to provide help. Dialogue presentations places the reader into the situation and you may gain a sense of empathy with the main character. Slick presentation, well-written dialogue, and smoothly presented. Five stars.

Analysis:

Hana challenges our assumptions regarding empathy by putting us in the shoes of several people, namely, Hana, a young women with mental health troubles, and Will, a helpline counselor. Dialogue decisions impact Hana’s mental state, but her reactions to your choices may not be entirely grateful; despite your attempts to help, she may only be annoyed by your questions. These interactions force the player to ask–what is it that those with problems need? Solutions, or simply comfort? Through this dialogue experience the user can gain insight into how to answer these questions.

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