I wanna be the Dieary

Creator: azure

Average Rating
6.7 / 10
Average Difficulty
69.5 / 100
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Adventure (3) Needle (5) Trap (3) Gimmick (3) Puzzle (2) Trigger (1)

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12 Reviews:

Xplayerlol
Rating includes extra.
A really weird, but enjoyable adventure game. It starts with you being killed by a boss, and then you're teleported to a room where you must do some weird things, like jump inside the TV after going under you bed, to play some Arkanoid with two cherries. Once you beat the Arkanoid mini-game, a portal shaped like a door will be unlocked, and that is where the real game begins.
There are 6 worlds that you can beat in any order. The worlds are mostly basic platforming: Some tight maneuvering, traps here and there, some slightly precise needle jumps. There are a couple saves where you'll need weird platforming tricks to avoid some triggers. There's also a puzzle world, and a WTF world that I still don't fully understand how it works. Most of the platforming wasn't really interesting to me, but it wasn't bad either. The weird trick segments, however, reminded me a lot of other of Azure's games, Eternal, and these really got my attention. It's always good to learn new platforming tricks, no matter how weird are they (Actually, the weirder, the better). Also, the WTF world is something whose existence I'd rather forget.
The secrets are quite harder than the normal platforming. There are four of them (One of them isn't at any of the 6 worlds), so don't bother on looking for more. There's a normal platforming segment, a mini-game of targets, a infinite jumping section with lots of RNG and a beatmania secret boss. They are mostly easy to find, but very hard to get. Neither of the secrets was exactly unfair, although I would certainly appreciate less sniping cherries at the beatmania boss.
The bosses are fairly easy when compared to the platforming. They're somewhat interesting, using gimmicks and concepts that aren't seen at many fangames. I didn't really enjoy beating most of them, but they're certainly not bad.
One thing that I really liked and disliked at the same time is how you can teleport to the room at the beginning by pressing "O". I liked it because it's very useful when you're getting a secret after beatng the stage's boss. And I disliked it because the game doesn't tell you that, so you'll have to find it out by yourself after defeating your first boss (There's no warp for you after you beat the boss, so pressing "O" is the only way to go back).
What I really liked in this game (Probably made me give it a rating 2 points higher than it should be) is the extra stage. There are tons of unusual and very precise needle jumps scattered through two screens. There's one save for each jump for the most part, but some jumps are just so hard to figure out that it's still a very hard stage. Along with Eternal, this is one of the best ways to introduce needle players to Azure's harder needle games (A.K.A. Loner and Goner, and similar fangames from other makers), and I believe it's something definitely worth getting the secrets for (If you like needle games, of course). The extra boss is also quite difficult compared to the other bosses, being a tough RNG wall, regardless of how short its fight is.
Most of the platforming is quite uninteresting, but the extra is a real gem. Highly recommended to needle players with experience on adventure platforming (And beatmania), but I wouldn't really recommend it to adventure players, since the normal platforming isn't that great.

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Trap Gimmick Puzzle
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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 75 75
Jul 4, 2015
Wolfiexe
Dieary is another one of Azure's adventure-fests, with a whole variety of platforming and bosses dispersed across a number of stages. Here, you can choose the order in which you go through the 6 stages in this game. A number of these feature triggers and traps which may turn some players away, but they're usually very satisfying to pull off in their design, and whilst I'm not a fan of instagib flying spike traps, they somehow never really bothered me here. Gimmicks are also involved such as shooting spikes to move them, explosive cherries to bypass obstacles and some race-against-time segments.

There are also a number of bosses, and whilst I find them all pretty fun, a couple can be pretty tough on the RNG-side of things, such as Azusa (the boss of the pink portal) which can feel too overwhelming to be reasonable on some occasions. Special mention goes to the wolf/panda boss with a very hype song and simple but fun mechanics.

Once all 6 portals are completed and 4 secrets are collected (most of which are fairly obvious in their placement), the basic ending can be acquired, with the option of continuing into an couple of extra needle screens followed by an additional boss afterwards for the true end.

Dieary is overall a pretty fun adventure game, and despite the rough visuals in places and simplicity that it has, it ends up being interesting enough in design to make it a well varied and enjoyable fangame. Would recommend.

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Gimmick
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Rating: 7.5 75       Difficulty: 65 65
Jul 20, 2017
sonicdv
The first bit of the game is pretty fun overall minus a pretty annoying secret. The final area though, decided to drink too much alcohol, went to bed, puked all over itself, and fell back asleep without cleaning itself or the bed. The difficulty would be much lower and the rating would be around a 7 without this area.

EDIT: Slightly lowered the rating because the final boss is also awful, complete with unfair RNG, and a shitty dick move at the end of the fight

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Rating: 4.0 40       Difficulty: 80 80
Jan 18, 2019
theTics
Fangame inspired by Yume nikki. It has interesting concept that the guy is trying to clear 6 rooms and commit suicide. Also unusual platforming, creative bosses with secret make the game even more fun. However it has some flaws. You can stuck on the platform if you attach too much from the wall while saving. Also, I could see Azure trying to fill the difficulty gap between saves by many traps, which is far from fun. Final boss is the easier than any other boss in the game, as well as than the last needle platforming.
Despite these flaws, I still had fun and I think it's worth playing.

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Trap
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Rating: 7.9 79       Difficulty: 70 70
Dec 4, 2018
Gogibestyeah
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Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 60 60
May 5, 2017