Okay, let me tell you about Deemo.
My poor feels.
Deemo is a rhythm game for the Android in the theme of a piano. This game incorporates a very deep and dark story, and more of it is revealed the further you play the game with each song you unlock. While the game’s English is a bit off with their dialogues, the music makes up for it by a long shot. As you tap around the home screen (the center room, the room to the right, and the room to the left), you may discover hidden songs. These are also part of the story. All the songs bought in the store, however, are not.
Now let me tell you about the story.
The first few songs are about Deemo, a Slender Man-like figure (who’s much kinder), all alone by himself until a little girl fell through a window in the ceiling. She has no memories of herself. Deemo soon realizes that the tree in the center of the room grows every time he plays the piano, and decides to help the little girl go back home using this method. Throughout the game, you play songs to make the tree grow.
But what would Deemo do when he gets comfortable with the companionship he has never had before?
What if the little girl couldn’t deal with the truth when her seemingly lost memories regained?
In the cutscene, the little girl falls gently on her back and is caught by Deemo, but in the song Nine Point Eight (the rate of acceleration of gravity), she is seen falling head first.
In the song it mentions flowers:
”Calla lily, carnation, daisy
Silently chase away your worries
Become your shield whenever you fall asleep”
Calla lilies mean “beauty,” carnations mean “I’ll always be there for you,” “My heart aches for you,” and “pure love,” daisies mean “loyal love,” chrysanthemums means “love” and “truth,” and kalanchoes means “lasting affection.”
With the next line singing:
”I cried out
Please don’t leave me behind, leave me behind
So you held me tight
And said I will be just fine, I will be just fine, I will be just fine”
It indicated that the person she loved left her to somewhere while the next line implied that the person she loved died:
"Petals dance for our valediction
And synchronize to your frozen pulsation
Take me to where your soul may live in peace
And in the end, she is seen committing suicide:
”Zipped my mouth
I just keep climbing up, keep climbing up
Justify our vows
I know you are right above, you are right above, you are right above
I’m on the top of your world, top of your world
Here I come, I yell
And take a leap to Hell”
In the room to the left, there is a number that shows up when you tap on the bookshelf: 121.518549
In the room to the right, there is a number that shows up when you tap under the table: 25.040854
These are the latitude and longitude of Taiwan’s National Hospital, and if you tap on the window in the right room, you’ll eventually hear a heart monitor.
So it turns out, this story is of a comatose girl. There is a song titled Undo a little after Nine Point Eight, then a song titled Utopiasphere with a line that sung, “Tick, tock, time doesn’t stop.” Right after Utopiasphere, the song’s Reverse - Parallel Universe’s art background is shown with clocks as well (another time reference). Then comes the song titled, “I Hate to Tell You.”
Sometimes, on the home screen, when you tap the little girl, she may say, “Deemo, let’s play! You be the doctor, I be the patient,” and if Deemo is the doctor, he is trying to reverse her dying condition.
All the songs after I Hate to Tell You is from her imagination in her comatose state.
And when you grow your tree to a max of 20m, you unlock the song Magnolia. Magnolias are represented as life force, and with the way the song went, I couldn’t help but think she died:
"Wind whines through broken tips
as our memories die off.
Hopefully you’ll get used to my
hugs - meaning good-bye.”
Yet, in the final cutscene, it says, “To be continued.”
I recommend this game for everyone who loves music and games and a deep story.
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