Just Ignore Them: Brea’s Story Tape 1 is a pretty neat pixel art role playing game. You play as Brea Tena, a washed out journalist in a sleepy town where there is no news to be found. Brea’s boyfriend (and camera man) Jason finds Brea a possible big ticket news item, a murder in the sleepy town of Ash Pines.
You and Jason head off immediately for Ash Pines and book a motel and meet up with Jason’s informant, one Maggie Winters. Maggie is asking for your help in uncovering the truth of a murder that happened twenty five years ago. Maggie is desperate as she believes her father was wrongly convicted and that the true culprit is still out there.
As you investigate the quiet town of Ash Pines, you quickly find that not all is at it seems and something more sinister is afoot.
The story of Just Ignore Them is pretty interesting in my opinion. It’s definitely a slow build up and I found the dialogue to be a little cringey at parts but the overall story and pacing really caught my attention.
The game play is pretty similar to a point and click adventure. You don’t use the mouse at all but you walk around and look at items and interact with items much like a point and click adventure game. There are relatively few puzzles and they are mostly easy so the bulk of the game is made up of exploration and talking to people.
Overall, Just Ignore Them: Brea’s Story Tape 1 is a solid narrative adventure. The art style looks great. It’s a retro pixel art style that looks pretty pleasing and reminded me of games like Earthbound. The game is light on game play but the narrative more than makes up for it. It is quite a short game however, and I managed to complete it in about ninety minutes on my first playthrough.