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Mobile CYOA. Do you like them? on 9/13/2017 8:56:11 AM

Agreed. Mostly stick with trying the free demos for each game.


Some are interesting and have good scenarios, just a lot of them have not enough choices for a CYOA IMO.  I just feel railroaded most of the time and what choices I make feel like window dressing, much like I felt at the end of ME3.

Hey-ho all! on 6/9/2017 7:25:19 AM

Me Gusta. wink


Looking forward to seeing some awesome puzzles from you!

Anyway, welcome and hope you enjoy in here.

Eldritch Horror Stuff on 6/8/2017 5:11:13 PM

Agreed, which is why you will pretty much never see a major motion picture that truly embraces Lovecroft. Most games are dedicated to vicarious existence in a power fantasy and Lovecroft, as you said, is a complete reversal of it. Suffice it to say, not many people would watch it or play it. Kind of reminds me of the original ending of Little Shop of Horrors where Nick Moraines gets eaten and the plants end up taking over the world and killing off humanity. Sadly, the test screenings were negative and they shot the good ending to please the mass audience.

P.S. Though, granted, I'm focusing on the Las Plagas from Resident Evil 4 who are never explained where they came from rather than the generic virus zombie or mutant created by human experimentation.

Eldritch Horror Stuff on 6/8/2017 4:53:36 PM

All except Squirrel Girl.,q_auto:good,w_600/aaeno7w8kgk5zltgmhuz/image-marvel-comics.jpg

Eldritch Horror Stuff on 6/8/2017 4:41:30 PM

Just for discussion, I would like to add Resident Evil 4 to that list.


Think about it.

1. You are sent to investigate a weird town where the populace is not as they appear.

2. The townspeople change into inhuman creatures.

3. The town is dominated by an crazed evil cult who worships tentacled aberrations.

4. Said creatures are ancient, as evidenced by the lord of the castle whose family has owned the castle for centuries, notes talking about how the previous lords sealed them away and Leon even finds one of the Las Plagas fossilized in the mine.

 5. Said creatures make the people act strangely, cooking and eating rotton food, ignoring sanitation, using human skulls as decorations etc.


Sounds like A Shadow over Innsmouth kind of shenanigans to me. wink


Hello everyone! on 6/8/2017 3:40:41 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome. And don't worry, I'll probably have a few later.yes

Oh, him? That's de facto Bond Clive Owen from the film The International. Quite the under appreciated gem IMO.

Thanks for the tip. Gonna' try cropping the image so Clive looks a little better. cheeky

Hello everyone! on 6/8/2017 1:09:18 PM

Hello, Calicovall at your service!

Ever since I was a kid, I've been a fan of choose-your-own-adventure stories from the old paperback books (My favorite one was the spy story featuring whales) to a good game of D&D. So I was randomly surfing the internet one night when I decided to look up those old books and, to my pleasant surprise, I found a few sites dedicated to choose-your-own-adventure stories like the ones I grew up with! :) 


I stared with the Necromancer story and I was really impressed with it (got the best ending [living with your lover to old age and joining her in death]) but, with my work schedule at the time, I did'nt have the time to create an account and spend more time here. Now I finally have the time and energy to really dig into this site.

Wish me luck! wink