Player Comments on Answer The Call

This is an excellent story. Clearly it is one of the older stories on the site, but this story really is a lot of fun. There are lots of options and choices, and with the addition of items, the possible combinations of things happening is really quite large. Since some actions appear based on having or not having items, you can’t really tell all the options without playing a very large number of times – and the story is entertaining enough that that’s what you want to do anyway!

This story is also a lot of fun because the choices you make earlier in the game have effects later in the game. The story really allows you to take all sorts of direction and you really feel like every choice you make will have a strong effect on the story—you really feel like you are directing the story here at all times.

The story is well-written and with the pacing and events that are going on, you really feel rushed to make your choices and choose options that will affect the story right away. There are times when you have to stop and think about the right choice because you know if you make the wrong choice, the story will get worse for those around you. This is a great story and a good example of doing a lot of different things with variables and items on this site as well.
-- Ogre11 on 5/21/2018 2:32:10 PM with a score of 15
It's a good story, I really liked the plot twist, but some of the options were, at least to me, a bit unclear. And also, I am not sure if I did something wrong, but one of the options at the end would not result in anything and I had to go back.
-- Abducted_by_aliens on 11/23/2019 3:09:14 PM with a score of 542
Nice Game
-- Gamer on 10/8/2019 8:22:29 PM with a score of 532
I don't like the "it was only a dream" trope, it's lazy.
-- Allison on 6/19/2018 2:49:33 PM with a score of 117
I think this had a great plot, proper grammar use and everything spelled correctly. You could use upper-cases on your links, but otherwise it was really good. 6/8
-- CYOAmaster on 6/15/2018 4:42:18 PM with a score of 307
Love it!
-- Supercaty18 on 5/23/2018 9:36:32 AM with a score of 160
This game was really interesting, and it took me awhile too figure it out. Definite recommendation!
-- Pine_Apple_Pen on 3/2/2018 9:16:01 PM with a score of 117
wow. love
-- zephurricane on 1/22/2018 2:21:15 AM with a score of 692
Top story-game. Had me really thinking of the consequences. Loved it. Really well done. Top marks from me. =\/=
-- Paul on 11/26/2017 1:55:44 AM with a score of 247
Oh wow, so in this game you have to DROP the RIGHT chip instead of USE the right chip to activate the signal jam! =D
-- TestingJest on 11/14/2017 3:40:27 AM with a score of 645
Eh.... so the bomb was the nightmare? Or did I somehow screwed up? Was the signal jammed or the bomb went off anyways?
-- TestingJest on 11/14/2017 3:25:52 AM with a score of 350
Cool puzzle. Kinda trippy.
-- crazygurl on 6/6/2017 10:51:18 PM with a score of 175
It reminds me of 24 mins., idk y

Score: 142
Rating: 10/10
-- KavtaArtz on 6/4/2017 11:42:30 PM with a score of 137
Eh. It was okay.
-- Missle0945 on 5/4/2017 4:47:32 PM with a score of 2
When the IphoneX has It's battery dies you can still use it in the inventory
-- I_am_human on 3/21/2017 12:35:35 AM with a score of 537
-- CeruleanFlare on 12/18/2016 10:16:20 AM with a score of 582
Yay! no body went boom. Fun story, there were some spelling and grammar mistakes and a couple redundant paragraphs, but otherwise a fun mystery/puzzle to solve.
-- BigRonn77 on 11/1/2016 4:14:46 PM with a score of 527
I liked the idea of an item driven game. With the envelopes, maybe you could have dropped then after they had been opened? I just prefer my inventory not so cluttered.
-- Zulutrader on 9/13/2016 12:42:06 PM with a score of 100
I like it a lot (forest gump)
-- DetroitShani313 on 9/8/2016 7:08:55 PM with a score of 201
Canot find the goood end ??
-- History on 6/15/2016 5:56:20 PM with a score of 77
I'm not sure if the game is designed to be winnable. At this point, I'm okay with a loss.
-- allencl on 5/31/2016 8:05:19 PM with a score of 297
I enjoyed the thrill if the puzzle and the time detonation made it fun and exhilarating. As my rating says, it's worth every cent.
-- MagicLover05 on 4/13/2016 8:29:31 AM with a score of 442
Cool I guess. Are there actually different endings or...?
-- celebritydreams on 12/28/2015 11:50:42 PM with a score of 650
Awesome story
-- Quinton on 11/12/2015 9:14:19 AM with a score of 15
I watched it happen and it was funny as hell knowing that my apathy and disbelief caused such an event to happen, thanks for this storygame x
-- Yusef on 10/9/2015 2:24:49 PM with a score of 20
The ending was a bit melodramatic.Looks like i got the second highest score
-- Arthe6351 on 7/30/2015 6:58:21 PM with a score of 322
I chose my choices as I would do and after reading this, I feel kinda bad. I decided to just stay away from the situation and as you would call it, "I just watched things happen"

This storygame made me realize something about myself. A flaw, a weakness and because of that, I will strive to change. Thank you for making this great (though not perfect) story.
-- Penworth on 6/15/2015 11:45:09 AM with a score of 91
I used to have a job where reception was one of my duties. I hated it, it was the worst job I ever had. After working there way too long, I quit and resolved that NEVER AGAIN WILL I ANSWER PHONES FOR OTHER PEOPLE! Even at home, when I mistakenly answer a phone call intended for another member of my family, and the person on the other end asks me to take a message, I tell them "NO! I ain't a goddamned professional message taker anymore! Call back and leave a message on the machine." (Most people don't expect that reaction and are insulted by it, but fuck 'em. I neither shine shoes nor take messages for other people anymore. And if you tell me to get my fucking shinebox or my message-taking notepad, I will stab you to death with a fucking pencil and bury you in the woods! But I digress...)
And, for the same reason, I don't even own a cell phone. I used to, but not anymore. And my life is much better without one, thank you.

Anyway, my point is, I played this game like it was real, making the same decisions I would if it was actually happening to me. And I would NEVER wittingly answer a phone call for somebody else. Not after what I've been through. And I know the call is not for me if it's not my own phone that's ringing.
And later on, when the "gloved thug" offered me the iphone, of course I didn't take it! "Who wouldn't take a new iphone?" ME, GODDAMNIT! I have no desire for ANY kind of cell phone. Not in real life, and not in this game.

So, point being, even though the story was creative and well-written, it was kind of unfair to people like me. I realize I'm not the "target demographic," so I won't be playing again.

(And yes, I understand, you could ask "Why would you play a game called 'Answer the Call' if you hate phones so much?" Well, I thought it was a reference to something like "Call of the Wild," or "Call of Nature" or "Call of Duty." I never would have guessed that it meant "Call of Telephone!")
-- Imrah on 6/3/2015 5:52:51 PM with a score of -8
I don't understand, it won't let me insert the chips.
-- Aconc on 5/13/2015 6:18:09 AM with a score of 122
I really wish it wasn't a dream, but otherwise a great story!
-- ScienceOfficerCat on 4/20/2015 10:31:13 AM with a score of 192
I hate "it was all a dream" endings. They are very cliche and can ruin an otherwise perfect game. Sadly, this is one such case.
-- jamescoker1226 on 2/28/2015 8:33:43 AM with a score of 385
It was good but I found the story hard to follow
-- Wardog_5000 on 11/30/2014 10:46:17 AM with a score of 56
I just didn't get it. I don't even know if I won or not.
-- Ygdjh on 11/27/2014 3:25:31 PM with a score of 172
I really enjoyed this! It was well written and really fun.

-- cMitchell3 on 10/23/2014 2:33:27 PM with a score of 81
Nice man,mon linear with a lot of options.7 for you
-- windchaser on 8/27/2014 12:51:12 AM with a score of 115
I ended up just going home. I loved the story, but however I was kind of confused with the different characters and the iPhone X.
-- HelloThere on 8/20/2014 10:31:39 PM with a score of 20
cool...but i didn't get some parts
-- mma on 7/22/2014 1:24:33 PM with a score of 225
I liked it. Didn't like the ending.
-- avery2405 on 7/11/2014 7:03:18 PM with a score of 482
I liked the story as it was exciting and well written. Loved it!
-- jack10345 on 9/5/2013 8:43:02 PM with a score of 192
Makes you think
-- MythicBowman on 8/19/2013 2:01:44 AM with a score of 0
That was a lot of fun! Planning on playing again.
-- ChronoStrike on 5/13/2013 1:20:39 PM with a score of 667
Awesome Approves!
Very fun with an interesting twist in the end. It took me a while to understand some points, but finding it all out made me feel great. The action and intrigue was fascinating, and I enjoyed it the whole way. The money was useless right?
-- awesomeness1242 on 3/21/2013 10:58:49 PM with a score of 256
Wow; creative use of items here, to be sure. Well done; a very enjoyable game. :)
-- MagmaArmor0 on 3/13/2013 11:17:21 AM with a score of 557
Very clever.
-- Loon on 3/9/2013 2:31:02 PM with a score of 657
Excellently Written.
-- Boerhae on 2/17/2013 7:00:19 PM with a score of 647
I don't get it. How to insert/drop/use the chip? I read the Wiki article, yet I still did not have any idea.

Anyway, it was only a
-- toni on 2/15/2013 10:48:51 PM with a score of 477
pretty fun
-- EragonMax490 on 12/11/2012 2:50:24 PM with a score of 407
I got the "What happened" ending as my first ending.
-- E.M.P on 9/5/2012 8:36:39 AM with a score of 5
Seemed a bit buggy. The countdown timer did nothing and at the end I was magically in a library. Wut.
-- Numb3red on 8/11/2012 6:30:23 AM with a score of 97
Quiet Interesting!
-- RobustSporadic on 7/1/2012 5:37:58 AM with a score of 87
Good storyline, took me quite a while to get through the game
-- Xt1000305 on 6/20/2012 12:00:53 PM with a score of 372
Cool I have the highest score so far. Also what is the money for?
-- CovElite on 4/3/2012 10:29:04 AM with a score of 747
-- CovElite on 4/3/2012 10:10:19 AM with a score of 0
Everyone always lives when I play stories.
-- CovElite on 4/2/2012 11:03:36 AM with a score of 682
Excellent game. Really fun, and well set-up
-- Ellie on 3/8/2012 7:37:38 PM with a score of 692
i liked it a lot. the whole thing was really well done.
-- SEULaw on 2/24/2012 4:41:52 AM with a score of 347
I "Watched It Happen". Nice game! The grammar was a bit out in some parts but it wasn't linear and you clearly put lots of effort into it.
-- October on 2/9/2012 8:55:09 PM with a score of 10
I just watched it happen. Yep, that sounds just like me, ha ha ha. It's been awhile since I came to this site. I'm happy to be back, but even more importantly, I'm happy to have had the pleasure of reading a well made story game. In the new section no doubt. I only hope that one day I can write one of my own. 8 out of 8.

-- Leon101 on 2/6/2012 3:44:42 AM with a score of 2
There were definitely some spelling mistakes here and there, but this is an extremely well-thought-out adventure! 7/8!
-- Doodled on 1/26/2012 7:15:22 PM with a score of 507
Really good. I loved the intensity, the spelling was great, and I loved the whole idea for the story. This is a great thriller and I hope you do a lot more of these. The only thing that I didn't quite like was that it was confusing at certain points. Maybe a walkthrough would be helpful everytime you died. Other than that, awesome!!

-- JMgskills on 1/25/2012 12:03:03 PM with a score of 32
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