Don't Chat With Strangers PC game

Don’t Chat With Strangers – PC Game Review + Walkthrough (Guide)

What is Don’t Chat With Strangers

DCWS is a „short“ point-and-click horror adventure, which can break down your patience and lower your self-esteem. Everything takes place mainly in protagonist’s bedroom. Shortly what’s going on in this game. You are playing as a male protagonist and a strange girl is chatting with you. Well, it seems that you had some relationship with her, but you don’t remember. Strange things start happening to you. Precisely you start dying at every corner. And your goal is to find out, what does Lucy want from you.

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Don’t Chat With Strangers: One of the endings. (1/2)

There’s not much to explain

The developers have chosen pixel graphic style and they’re probably not too experienced in programming yet. DCWS is made in Java and is missing some basic options. For example – to exit the game you have to use ALT + F4 shortcut on your keyboard and if you die, nothing tells you that it’s over and you have to start again. You have to manually press ESC of ENTER to get to the main menu. The game is also pretty bugged or poorly programmed, I would say. I managed to die twice in one game (a car from the ceiling have fallen on me and Lucy killed me with a knife a second after – unfortunately I was so busy to solve the game that I forgot to make a screenshot). The other time my protagonist was still answering the phone while Lucy have already crucified him.

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Don’t Chat With Strangers: One of the endings. (2/2)

My opinion

The concept isn’t bad at all, but if I had to pay a full price of 5$/€ – hell no. I would rather buy myself a huge pizza and got fatter. I managed to almost solve it several times. (Update 8th Jan 2017 4 pm: I WON on Tom’s account! See pictures.) I tried, believe me. I was patient, but PLEASE this is torture! I tortured my self-esteem for 4 freaking hours. I tried “millions” of combinations and manage to get only 14 of 17 achievements. Overall it isn’t a bad gaming experience. What Don’t Chat With Strangers definitely needs is bug fixing, an exit button and slightly lower purchase price.

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Don’t Chat With Strangers: Playing Buttons versus Lucy1.

Pros

  • creepy, well chosen sound effects
  • spooky atmosphere (wasn’t really scared cuz it’s in pixel graphic – but hey, effort counts)
  • achievements to collect
  • addictive for a while (if you like challenges and beating puzzles)

Cons

  • literally everything kills you – can get annoying really fast
  • overpriced (compared to the gameplay length)
  • full of buggs
  • once the mystery is solved, DCWS become dull

Score: 55/100

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Don’t Chat With Strangers: Travel map.

*SPOILER ALERT*

There are more ways to succeed! This is what I know…

The goal is to make Lucy like you so much that she will not kill you (until you make a mistake) and will play on the piano for you.

How to beat Don’t Chat With Strangers – Buttons:

  • Open the chat icon.
  • Lucy: Hai / Hi / Good evening / Hi boi etc.
  • You: Hi Cute
  • L: What’s up?
  • Y: It’s fine.
  • L: Wanna play “Buttons”?
  • Y: Sure
  • L: Invite me
  • Minimize the chat and click the “Buttons” game next to it.
  • Click “VS mode” and “Lucy1”
  • Wait until she join the game and let it be a draw. (What I have learnt that the numbers of pressing is randomly between 16 to 21)
  • Minimize Buttons and open the chat.
  • L: Lol. Same score!
  • Y: Amusing!
  • L: C’mon. Let’s try again.
  • Y: Sure!
  • L: Invite me
  • BE AWARE! AROUND THE SECOND PLAY YOU WILL HEAR GASS LEAKING (DEPENDS ON HOW FAST YOU ANSWERED LUCY ON THE CHAT – THAT INDICATES THAT LUCY WILL APPEAR SOON. THE FIRST TIME SHE WILL JUST KISS YOU, BUT YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO MOVE THE MOUSE CURSOR. SO LEAVE THE CURSOR IN THE AREA OF YOUR BUTTON, IN CASE SHE WILL APPEAR DURING THE GAME AGAINS LUCY – THUS YOU STILL WILL BE ABLE TO CLICK THE BUTTON.
  • Play draw again twice. (3 draws in total or 2 draws 1 loss)
  • NOW BE QUICK
  • L: Want to hear me play? – Will last only a second. Your mouse cursor should be prepared on the left answer choice – “YES”
  • L: Tune in now.
  • Then turn the radio on. And go to bed. Wait until Lucy start playing piano.
  • Leave through window. Get into the car. Choose between waterfalls, forest hut and train station and travel there. You have to find Lucy’s corpse.
  • When you find her. Click on her and start digging the hole. You shouldn’t dig too fast.
  • PIANO MUSIC PLAYING – YOU’RE GOOD.
  • PIANO MUSIC STOPS PLAYING before she’s already covered with soil – YOU’RE DEAD.
  • Press SPACEBAR in the rhythm of the piano. WHAT HELPS – CLOSE YOUR EYES or JUST DON’T LOOK AT DIGING AND CONCENTRATE ON THE RHYTHM.
  • WINNER
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Don’t Chat With Strangers: Poor Lucy.
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Don’t Chat With Strangers: Another ending. (Almost there)

How to beat Don’t Chat With Strangers – Mech VS Fruits:

  • Turn the light on.
  • Choose “Hi” – “Do I know you?” – “I remember you!” – “Christmas giveaway”
  • She should continue with “I am so full” then choose “Same” OR “What’s your favourite color?” – “Yellow”
  • L: “Um I wonder how does your voice sound” “Could you call me?”
  • Choose “Why not”
  • Restart the computer. During the restart – gas will start leaking!
  • After restart – if the phone starts ringing – take it and hang it up with the button next to the screen on the left.
  • Lucy should appear around this time – she will just kiss you for now.
  • Open “Error log” and remember the phone number. Call it.
  • Be on the phone as long as the new message is received. Don’t quit sooner nor later. Listen to the sound – I think it indicates Lucy’s location (water = waterfall, wind = forest hut, train = train station), but I’m not sure.
  • Open chat. Choose “Playing video games” – “Yes” – “Now?” – “OK”
  • If gas is leaking – click the door to repair it.
  • Play Mech VS Fruits and beat it to the level 6. She will message you again. If the gas is leaking during the game (cuz beating Mech VS Fruits takes too long), just click the door and get back to playing.
  • L: “Want to hear me play?” – “Yes” – L: “Tune in now”
  • Turn the light off. Turn the radio on. Go to bed.
  • While the piano is playing – leave through window – use the car – travel to the destination with the Lucy’s corpse.
  • When you find her. Click on her and start digging the hole. You shouldn’t dig too fast.
  • PIANO MUSIC PLAYING – YOU’RE GOOD.
  • PIANO MUSIC STOPS PLAYING before she’s already covered with soil – YOU’RE DEAD.
  • Press SPACEBAR in the rhythm of the piano. WHAT HELPS – CLOSE YOUR EYES or JUST DON’T LOOK AT DIGING AND CONCENTRATE ON THE RHYTHM.
  • WINNER
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Don’t Chat With Strangers: Winner screen
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Don’t Chat With Strangers: Deny’s personal profile
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Don’t Chat With Strangers: Tom’s personal profile
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Aggregate Rating
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Software Name
Don't Chat With Strangers
Operating System
Windows XP
Software Category
Game
Price
EUR 4,99
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