90 Minute Storygame: Prepare To Die

Player Rating4.11/8

"#311 overall, #21 for 2014"
based on 308 ratings since 08/31/2014
played 2,591 times (finished 332)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

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
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
My experience was not actually that long. On the 8th link, I died. But other then that, this was awesome! It was focused on war, which I really liked. 8 out of 8!
-- WildBoar on 4/18/2018 8:52:41 PM with a score of 0
Well,I survived and won,what a surprise!!I kept the sword....
Ok,fine I think
-- CamelliaDreamer on 12/28/2017 10:24:15 AM with a score of 0
"You are told everything later on. Apparently that man was known as the Drug. His sword sucks the life and power out of it's victims and transfers it to the person who is using the sword. This gives them a huge but temporary boost of power. It becomes addictive and soon the person is consumed forever in a vicious cycle, preventing them from choosing a side in a battle. They will kill anyone they can to gain the mysterious high. When you killed that man with your own sword, the power was unable to shift to anyone, meaning it was just released to the air. You saved yourself and everyone else."

Seriously, 90 minute story game? Do you mean it took you 90 minutes to write this game? Because the game play can be finished in less than 9 minutes, so either it was meant as a joke or it took you THAT long to write it? ;)
-- TestingJest on 12/3/2017 11:45:10 PM with a score of 0
There was some variety to the combat, which is not something I've seen much of in the few stories I've read. Good job.
-- Fluxion on 11/30/2017 7:56:33 AM with a score of 0
Started well. Liked choice of weapons. Finished too quickly whether winning or losing.
-- Michael & Keira on 10/23/2017 3:14:41 PM with a score of 0
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