90 Minute Storygame: Prepare To Die

Player Rating4.04/8

"#427 overall, #33 for 2014"
based on 355 ratings since 08/31/2014
played 3,210 times (finished 381)

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
Way too short
-- Jake on 9/4/2020 12:43:17 PM with a score of 0
Yay, I killed the Drug! This is still a 3/8 story though.
-- 325boy on 8/24/2020 5:13:01 PM with a score of 0
Spoilers might be in the comment so please read the storygame before reading this comment.

I am not familiar with the exact rules for the writing jam, but I get from other comments and context that this game was written within 90 minutes. For that I will judge it by that.

For a game of only 90 minutes of writing with play-testing and proofreading involved it is a very solid work. Using items instead of links to proceed does impress me a bit. I do not know how complicated it is to implement items in a game, since I never done that. I find the idea of that very clever though.

The plot was clearly understandable. Your a soldier you are in a war. Basically you had to judge the situation and use the right weapon in the right moment that is a good idea for mass combat.

The character overall and also the plot was indeed a bit shallow, but given the time limit I get that it was not easy.

The story was quite short and we did not get much background information about the war itself. Why are they even fighting a war? Is it for territory or riches?
It was sadly to short to be really captivating and also the descriptions lacked detail, which took away from the immersion quite a bit.

Taking all into consideration I can only give you a 3/8. For the harsh time limit it is a great story, but I think a higher score would be too much.
-- LJacko on 5/13/2020 4:00:10 AM with a score of 0
I got the kill the Drug ending- nice!
-- Ayana on 12/31/2019 11:59:24 AM 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
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