90 Minute Storygame: Prepare To Die

Player Rating4.12/8

"#377 overall, #26 for 2014"
based on 328 ratings since 08/31/2014
played 2,821 times (finished 356)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

Tags

War

This is a storygame written for Morgan_R's 90 Minute Storygame Jam. 

You are a soldier in a final battle to win back the land your king owns. The enemy have many more soldiers, but you have long distance weapons and are better prepared to fight. You have the upper hand... or do you? The enemy have a secret weapon, and only the best soldier can outsmart this final battle.

Player Comments

-My comments have small spoilers for those who have not read, and intend on reading, “90 Minute Storygame: Prepare To Die”.-
The short story itself was edited nicely, and I found it rather easy to make sense of the situations and choices presented. I knew when to use the bow and sword because of how well you had written your work. The little dialog and descriptive narration within the writing was not disappointing, but clear. Through this, I was able to understand what each character was saying, and how it held weight within the game. There was also a clear setting, meaning, I knew where I was within the story, and I understood the clear dangers and obstacles that were thrown at me. Even though you had written the game within ninety minutes, it flowed well. The story did not go off on a tangent or randomly deviate from the set course you were trying to reach.
With that said, I was left with some complaints and concerns about the reading itself. I do wish you had put more of an effort into the beginning of the game to properly expound upon the protagonist’s history. For example: who is this person, and why should I feel anything for him or her? Clarifying how he or she had gotten into the situation would have done well in adding to, and revealing this history. It would have also been wise to include the crucial events that lead up to the war, which would also help explain the reason for beginning the Battle. You also could have described the field itself, perhaps adding to the setting in a positive way while simultaneously painting a better image for the reader.
Unfortunately, because of the lack of details given, I found the story to be too short with a lot left to be desired. This also means that there is just as much room for improvement if you choose to continue writing and expanding on the universe this story was written in.
The ending I was able to reach was also well crafted, and helped explain an interesting turn within the battle itself. Even though it was short, I was able to clearly see the climax the story had reached as well as the falling action that shortly followed. Story wise, you have a good concept. I sincerely wish there was more to read, but I recommend changing the title of the game, it is quite deceptive.
-- EvilSmile on 1/15/2017 4:02:42 PM with a score of 0
good but to short
-- ImmortalWarlock on 11/7/2019 1:55:33 PM with a score of 0
Good, but too short.
-- WIL on 11/6/2019 9:26:16 PM with a score of 0
Although super short the few minutes i did spend were quite exciting.good plot twist i died the first time trying to give he guy an honorable death.
-- Eli on 11/3/2019 4:02:20 AM with a score of 0
That was actually really fun. Pointless but fun nontheless. 7/8
-- Fun_Gacha on 8/25/2019 7:37:36 PM with a score of 0
Really love this
I don't know what else to say other than, maybe make it longer...oh wait...90 seconds...nvm
-- IceBurstYT on 8/7/2019 11:37:37 PM with a score of 0
too short but I like it
-- xxkoofxx on 2/5/2019 12:15:11 PM with a score of 0
Way too short and anticlimactic
-- L0garithmSt0rys on 1/26/2019 4:23:06 AM with a score of 0
i mean, good story, i wish it was a bit longer and a bit harder as well, i like a challenge
-- DaLichKing on 11/12/2018 11:16:55 AM with a score of 0
I beat this game in like 2 minutes?!
-- Demetrio on 9/25/2018 6:42:07 PM with a score of 0
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