My parents are not good with computers. When I showed them my videogame over the holiday break, they had problems. I've complained about this before, but when my parents have computer problems, their first response is to give up and ask someone else to do it for them. I prefer to play around with new computer programs for a while, before asking for help.
In this particular instance, my parents couldn't figure out how to progress in the game. It's kind of embarrassing that they got stuck here, because the solution is "click the mouse to move to the next screen". It's just like PowerPoint! Also, there's a "next" button that you can click on. I honestly believe my parents could have figured it out on their own, if they tried. "Click to interact with the game" is pretty standard for computer games.
The game starts with a parody of Japanese dating sims. My parents haven't played any of those, so they were super confused. Once they got into the main game, they made fun of my artwork. "Is that a man?" "It looks like a man in a wig." In fact, I think that'd be their review: "Nice try, but it looks stupid." Thanks, Mom and Dad.
My parents got stuck again, when the game reached the first choice menu. My parents immediately stopped, because this was something new. Again, I think it's semi-obvious that you select the option you want, by clicking on it. Maybe my next game needs a tutorial? I'm not sure. I think the interface is simple enough, but it might be confusing to someone who's never played a visual novel before.
The good news is that my parents were really impressed by the "pick one of three choices" thing. They thought it was a new and exciting videogame feature I thought up. I didn't have the heart to tell them that dialogue options are pretty standard in videogames.
My parents stopped playing My Nigerian Prince, right before the news report about the Nigerian prince. That's sort of like turning off Back to the Future, right before Marty time-travels. You're missing the main part! That should be somewhat obvious, based on the title!