Player Comments on Buried
This was okay it wasn’t excellent but it wasn’t as bad as some of the trash you see on this website. The story line and the descriptive writing was really good. I liked the way you wrote and how you described everything. You obviously put a lot of effort into this and wrote a whole lot, I liked the “plot twist” but the hints where there. It was a good storyline and was great but just like everything it wasn’t perfect so here’s what was wrong with the game.
I liked how you used items and unlike most had custom sprites for them. But the one thing I did not like about the items was how many there where. I understand how there so many on purpose but at times it became overwhelming which item to use. Using a lot of items in your game is okay if you give the readers a little incentive where to and when to use them. A lot of times I had to randomly click items then go back till I used the wright one which was annoying, having that happen slightly is perfect but a lot of the time is pretty annoying.
One last thing I think is wrong with your story, which a lot of writers do so its not that bad. Is your story was a little to confidential, this one is really hard to balance out what is too coincidental and what isn’t and it varies for every type of story but there is a point where its annoying but you barely crossed the line. For the most part it wasn’t coincidental until we got to the end, where random things which all seemed to help the character out happened simultaneously. I understand you had to give the character a way to win somehow but still it was really pushing it.
But for the most part I think your story was really good the story line was good the writing was good, the only reason why I rated it so low because how annoyed I was with randomly selecting items, it might just be me, but it really is annoying. But overall good job.
on 6/2/2019 10:41:44 PM with a score of 0
I have not rated a story 7 in a long time. Since I am not a loose rater, 7 is very good and I have only ever rated one or two storygames 8.
The flaw in this game was that it was way too hard to beat and took forever. Otherwise, I'd have given it an 8. I found the good ending, but not the secret pink ending. There are also way too many methods of dying and lots of clues that mean nothing to readers, and can be understood only by the author.
It was one of the few games that could actually immerse me, giving the feeling that the author could actually write a book if they needed to. Items were used well, but some places were confusing and items could not be used when they should have been able to.
As stated above, a wonderful game. 7/8.
on 7/1/2013 12:45:59 AM with a score of 0
1. Creativity of plot- suspenseful thrillers are rare on CYS
2. Puzzles using items
3. Good balance between open freedom and restrictions
1. A few spelling errors
1. The link design needs to be redone. For example, even if I never got into the excavator, I would see the page where the excavator knocked down the fence after I got out. Also, many times there were situations where I shouldn't just see the exact same text after I did an action, since I just changed the environment, but I did
2. Character motivation a little underdeveloped
on 3/4/2012 3:47:06 AM with a score of 0
Well I killed myself with water, and it wasn't a completely oblivious choice either. Got really uninterested and decided to test my luck to see how early I could kill myself, GG.
on 12/17/2020 1:46:39 PM with a score of 0
Great, but i got to the pink ending!!
-- Perfectpuppy25 on 10/6/2020 12:53:27 PM with a score of 0
I died? On my wedding day? Because of a PRANK?!? Weow
-- Hi on 2/18/2020 2:41:11 PM with a score of 0
Eh, I got the burning spider ending, an I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. Maybe if it elaborated...otherwise a great story!
on 1/13/2020 12:31:35 PM with a score of 0
There could have been more character development, but I love the use of items.
on 12/16/2019 1:10:05 PM with a score of 0
Pretty scary honestly. If you like the item mechanic, you’ll love this.
on 10/2/2019 12:39:03 AM with a score of 0
It was impossible to get out of the box
-- Rose olympus on 9/23/2019 8:59:21 PM with a score of 0
This story was fun and really enjoyable! I kept getting stuck near the end! Make sure you get all your tools! Otherwise it was super fun- just super long if you have to reset:)
Enjoyed it a lot!
-- Nicole on 9/7/2019 2:50:09 PM with a score of 0
cool little story even if predictable, got the good ending ;)
on 6/28/2019 8:44:06 AM with a score of 0
This was a really cool puzzle type story. I really enjoyed reading it, although I do feel the ending where you save Mina is a bit abrupt.
on 4/8/2019 11:36:02 PM with a score of 0
It is short and sweet goddamn it who would've known that enemy is nearer than ever !
-- Kuro on 3/5/2019 4:00:08 PM with a score of 0
A bit tricky.
on 2/25/2019 5:12:10 AM with a score of 0
I HATED IT (NO OFENCE)
-- Amanda Moore on 4/27/2018 4:13:04 PM with a score of 0
Really good story! There could've been a better ending other than, "You made it! You're safe!" But overall I enjoyed playing. Good job! :)
on 11/24/2017 1:20:30 PM with a score of 0
"You did it. You are both safe!"
Great! I wonder what is the pink ending? ;)
on 11/6/2017 1:33:18 AM with a score of 0
This is a great game and will keep you on your toes the whole time. There is never a boring part and your are always thinking of what you should do.
-- Samantha on 7/13/2017 4:27:30 PM with a score of 0
How do you not burn yourself alive?
-- Jack Dagenhart on 4/25/2017 7:39:23 AM with a score of 0
Hell YES!!! That my friend, was awesome. I loved the way the story evolved, and absolutely adored the choices that were given. I immensely enjoyed the ending I got. I was literary screaming "F YEAH!!!" through the whole sequence. Thanks for this :) it was incredible
on 10/27/2016 12:01:47 PM with a score of 0
Very well written, not many spelling or grammatical errors. Lots choices, a nice spin on the escape a room genre. Now to try and get the other endings!
on 9/22/2016 10:25:19 AM with a score of 0
I felt pretty badass after finishing this, but I'm still NEVER getting married because of this game.
-- Ian on 8/21/2016 1:00:28 AM with a score of 0
This needs a sequel where you and Mina deal with the loose ends ;)
on 8/12/2016 7:56:05 AM with a score of 0
i honestly couldn't figure this out. at all.
-- cupcakegal on 8/4/2016 8:09:37 PM with a score of 0
man I died b4 I got above ground. Cool story though.
on 6/3/2016 1:18:45 PM with a score of 0
on 2/1/2016 7:18:19 PM with a score of 0
Pretty good use of items, although you should include items descriptions. Otherwise, its an okay story.
on 1/12/2016 4:08:56 PM with a score of 0
I keep burning
on 12/9/2015 10:48:55 AM with a score of 0
Good story, you deserve an award.
-- Juuu on 12/7/2015 5:08:08 PM with a score of 0
It took me so many times to finish this but it was worth it! I can't imagine how long this took to make!
on 11/15/2015 7:32:45 PM with a score of 0
...Are you supposed to die no matter what?
on 7/19/2015 7:56:11 PM with a score of 0
One word, Awesome!
on 7/5/2015 3:59:35 AM with a score of 0
Eh it was ok
-- Draconine on 6/24/2015 2:19:33 PM with a score of 0
I salute you sire for writing this great story. It was certainly worth every cent!
My only problem is that it was a bit too hard.
on 6/12/2015 11:08:25 AM with a score of 0
The characters seemed very real. I could relate to the relationships, and story was familiar, but not too cliche. It was a good story, that requires enough thought that you'll have to try two or three times, but it isn't difficult enough to be frustrating. I give it a 7/8.
on 6/9/2015 6:54:15 PM with a score of 0
Very good background story and tension-creating scenarios. Just the end was extremely anti-climactic. Simply saying you were both safe is not enough. A simple paragraph-long epilogue would suffice. But all-in-all, wonderful - 7/8
on 4/10/2015 8:08:40 PM with a score of 0
where's the pink ending?? :)
on 4/9/2015 3:56:49 PM with a score of 0
-- jelly on 3/26/2015 8:26:21 PM with a score of 0
whow do you beat game?
-- ayyy lmao on 3/13/2015 2:53:19 PM with a score of 0
Yay! I saved Mina before it was too late, yet it took a lot of deaths to make it there, xD.
on 2/27/2015 11:50:02 PM with a score of 0
Took me a while but I eventually beat it and got both of us out alive!! Great story and had me drawn in all the way through.
-- Jack on 1/21/2015 8:28:24 AM with a score of 0
Need epilogue..What happen to Sam and Claire ?
-- on 1/13/2015 10:59:54 AM with a score of 0
Is there a way to beat the game without getting burned?
on 12/16/2014 7:13:04 PM with a score of 0
For a short story this was good the culprits were a bit obvious though. Good grammar,decent description, and excellent backstory. Good use of items,and just difficult to be intreging but not so difficult its frustrating.
on 10/29/2014 1:41:51 AM with a score of 0
This was a good game. A nice challenging puzzle with some solid story. Well written, and although a little brief, it's detailed enough. It was fun to play through. As Katie says, the use of colours was well done.
I agree with Fazz and think that you could have written a more detailed ending. It felt a little unsatisfying when you get to what I assume is the best ending and it all finishes way too abruptly. There are still loose ends to be explained.
on 10/6/2014 3:40:50 AM with a score of 0
What a very abrupt and anti-climatic ending.
I wanted more of an epilogue.
on 10/2/2014 11:15:46 PM with a score of 0
Wow... this game was amazing and I found it pretty challenging. Brilliantly written and has a great backstory. Clever use of colours.
on 8/31/2014 9:41:52 PM with a score of 0
I was on the edge of my seat for the entire game. The usage of items felt very natural and very creative at the same time. All in all, incredibly enjoyable and well-written.
on 8/20/2014 11:05:46 PM with a score of 0
Pretty good- didnt know what to do at first but eventually got around to it. Backstory was great.
-- kai on 8/7/2014 11:40:05 PM with a score of 0
finally i did it
-- jelly on 8/3/2014 6:54:34 PM with a score of 0
Interesting. It had good grammar and good use of items and working out. I really loved the background story. I wish I could have found out the whole story at the end when I won, but it was still a pretty entertaining story.
on 7/18/2014 4:27:12 AM with a score of 0
How do you finish i can't get past the spiders
-- jelly on 7/15/2014 10:17:57 PM with a score of 0
I saved the person on my first try and didn't die
on 7/13/2014 4:22:30 AM with a score of 0
ok good i saved the girl.
on 7/6/2014 10:56:41 PM with a score of 0
Amazing! That was very well organized and written!
on 5/20/2014 4:37:22 PM with a score of 0
This was a pretty short story, but the tension was spot on. The beginning was mysterious and I didn't really understand what direction you were trying to take, but by the end it turned out really well. Besides a few grammatical errors, the writing was very descriptive too. Nice job on this story, looking forward to more!
on 4/5/2014 6:00:14 PM with a score of 0
Very well done. It was difficult, but a terrific game. 8/8
-- Will Sim on 3/17/2014 10:45:24 PM with a score of 0
This was a magnificent story! I loved every challenge and I loved the story. I actually got the best ending! The twist surprised me, but this story was better than most other story's I read.
on 1/21/2014 3:23:30 PM with a score of 0
That was amazingly tricky, in a good way. The clues were subtle but there, also it had a great flow to it. I found myself guessing as if it was a 'who dun it?' good job!
on 1/6/2014 7:33:28 PM with a score of 0
Love + Horror = Pure Love
on 1/3/2014 8:44:36 AM with a score of 0
It was pretty good, tough though.
on 10/19/2013 11:40:06 AM with a score of 0
It is pretty good albeit a bit short, can someone spoiler me crazy for the other ending?
on 10/18/2013 9:09:33 PM with a score of 0
finally! after tons of tries i get off that tarantula thing! geez. it's so hard and with no walkthrough!
-- laurentberceau on 7/24/2013 4:55:27 AM with a score of 0
I'm going to try this again and see if I can get a better ending!
on 5/19/2013 8:14:04 AM with a score of 0
-- ThunderStroke on 4/23/2013 11:39:17 AM with a score of 0
The first story I have ever read on this site and I found it really good. Clever concept and great delivery with a good mix of hard and easy. Could be a bit longer though
-- Joe on 4/21/2013 1:56:51 PM with a score of 0
This game was so fun! Excellent spelling, believable characters, and a unique plot. 100% worthy of an 8. One of my favourite story-games on here! :)
P.S. Took me forever to figure out I was meant to use the ring on the boiler window. LOL.
-- Guest on 4/8/2013 1:43:58 AM with a score of 0
too hard to figure out where to use items
-- zzz on 4/6/2013 5:53:28 PM with a score of 0
How do I rescue Mina?? I've already met Sam and Claire and knew that they were the ones behind this.
And how will the tarantulas, snakes and rats help me?? :|
on 3/21/2013 10:56:01 PM with a score of 0
Really enjoyed working this one out, it wasnt clear at a few points but I got there eventually.
on 3/21/2013 4:28:41 PM with a score of 0
Loved it. But i would have loved it even more if you had included what happed after. Like the sisters and sam's reactions n' stuff.
-- Rebey on 2/23/2013 12:57:38 PM with a score of 0
I loved it, though for all the back story, I was really disappointed in such a short good ending.
Took me for ever to figure the boiler door out at the end, but I'm glad I searched the cupboards.
Great game, excelent writing, and very few spelling mistakes.
8 out of 8 for me, and that's an honest rating.
on 2/3/2013 3:43:13 AM with a score of 0
Entertaining, oringinal, actually uses proper grammer. Very worth while.
on 1/11/2013 6:46:23 PM with a score of 0
Great job! Instantly one of my favorites. Im getting married soon and this was just awesome. I hope nothing like this happens to me though!
-- zombiedan on 1/1/2013 2:59:01 PM with a score of 0
I got the best ending on my third try. I believe it is a very well written game with an original story. I didn't see the ending coming. :P
on 12/22/2012 12:56:56 AM with a score of 0
I got the best ending on my second try! Well, i think it was the best ending. I got the one where i go into the other boiler room and rescue Mina. Great plot and story!
-- Seth on 10/27/2012 4:23:51 PM with a score of 0
Good story, but a bit confusing
on 10/20/2012 10:17:29 AM with a score of 0
Wow... just wow.
on 10/6/2012 9:12:45 AM with a score of 0
This was amazing! I did it a couple of times and it took me a while to get past that boiler window part. You're a really good writer and I encourage you to write more stories like this :3
-- Christy on 9/8/2012 6:24:14 PM with a score of 0
on 9/6/2012 1:58:22 PM with a score of 0
It's good but it's bloody hard! The spider part is soooo difficult. Lol xD
on 8/29/2012 11:32:03 AM with a score of 0
Pretty confusing all in all good i guess.
on 8/6/2012 8:01:32 PM with a score of 0
I won yes! But what happened to Sam? And the last few run it save mina choices were obvious.
on 7/29/2012 8:55:10 AM with a score of 0
I certainly enjoyed, though I would like to know what happened to Sam and that other girl (Forgot the name).
I was stuck, because I surprised the girl in the car, and didn't get the shovel. That sucked, so I think something should stop you from not getting the shovel.
Good game overall.
-- Christian on 7/24/2012 4:30:42 PM with a score of 0
Okay, how to get past the spider?
-- melkor on 7/9/2012 5:52:05 PM with a score of 0
its gay after you find the message you cant read behind the glass window you cant do anything
-- cool kid on 6/30/2012 10:17:47 AM with a score of 0
I agree with Autofire, the ending I got was very abrupt and it certainly seemed to be the 'best' one. Otherwise, it was great.
on 6/29/2012 5:32:52 PM with a score of 0
It's okay but the ending was rather plain. Could've used more zest I guess would be the right word
on 6/4/2012 5:36:49 AM with a score of 0
Good fun. Going to play it through again soon.
-- Jim on 6/3/2012 6:30:46 PM with a score of 0
on 6/3/2012 12:39:59 PM with a score of 0
Great game and writing.
on 5/22/2012 7:07:04 AM with a score of 0
This game is really well made, suspenseful, with good use of items, and a little bit of mystery. the only complaint I have is that it's very linear
on 5/10/2012 2:11:06 PM with a score of 0
It was a thrilling experience. Only part where I was stuck was the glass. Amazing game, try it!
-- Dean on 4/29/2012 3:09:57 PM with a score of 0
it was really good i got into it, i only wish the story was a little bit longer
-- Malakhi on 4/27/2012 11:44:45 PM with a score of 0
-- Jocelyn on 4/18/2012 3:09:56 PM with a score of 0
Best story ever! i figured it out!
on 4/4/2012 10:56:09 PM with a score of 0
Confusing! can anyone provide a walkthrough? that would be helpful because i'm so confused and keep dying!
on 4/4/2012 6:46:17 PM with a score of 0
on 3/31/2012 3:25:29 PM with a score of 0
I found that hard. Story still confusing.
on 3/24/2012 12:24:30 PM with a score of 0
on 3/23/2012 8:19:06 AM with a score of 0
Purdy good. And pretty easy.
on 3/19/2012 8:11:33 PM with a score of 0
Wow didn't see that coming!
on 3/17/2012 9:06:17 PM with a score of 0
really liked it
-- bud3r64 on 3/17/2012 2:06:57 AM with a score of 0
Good original story. I wanted to give it a 7/8, but I think I accidentally hit 8 lol. Either way, I liked the mechanics and the subtle(well not all too subtle) hints you gave.
on 3/14/2012 12:54:20 AM with a score of 0
on 3/9/2012 8:38:48 PM with a score of 0
on 3/9/2012 5:05:38 PM with a score of 0
This was just amazing. I loved this game. It was fast paced, had a great plot, nice spelling, and(my favorite) a plot twist! I loved the whole idea and how it developed. The links could have been better though, because it was confusing at times.
All in all, this was on of the best games I've played. Nice job.
on 3/9/2012 3:37:40 PM with a score of 0
You totally rock! Thanks for prompt responses. I replayed it and got the pink ending! Plans for future storygames? More mystery/horror, I hope, I always enjoy horror
on 3/6/2012 1:13:19 AM with a score of 0
Not a perfect game, but still a very-well-done one!
on 3/5/2012 2:50:24 AM with a score of 0
Hooked on this game. I cannot find all of the endings, but I'm trying.
-- Isaac on 3/4/2012 11:50:39 PM with a score of 0
I am glad that I got past the first few hurdles and got to the end.
Amazing first shot, I hope there are more to come.
-- Isaac on 3/4/2012 8:23:06 AM with a score of 0
My thoughts still remain the same after finishing this, totally wow! Keep 'em coming, man! Not sure if I got the best ending, or the pink one, but... "You'll never know where you got the strength, but you manage to pull her out just as the place is exploding into flame. If you don't mind, email me about the best ending, and what the pink one says, since I can't see if the ending I got is pink or not. Thanks for an awesome game!
on 3/4/2012 12:05:08 AM with a score of 0
Awesome game. It took me a several tries to complete though.
-- XXXXXX on 3/3/2012 10:09:00 PM with a score of 0
nice but I don't know how to win
on 3/3/2012 12:03:34 PM with a score of 0
why not just smash the spider instead of burning alive
on 3/3/2012 11:22:43 AM with a score of 0
excellent game. Took a lot of thinking and experimenting to get the best ending.
on 3/3/2012 4:10:38 AM with a score of 0
Wow, you've only been a member for about a month, and your first story is this good. Imagine what else he'll come up with, guys? I exploded in the fiery pits of hell, cuz I'm not sure yet how to climb up the chimney, but I look forward to trying to find all the good endings. Is the secret ending labelled as such? I'm totally blind, so won't be able to see if it's pink or not. Thanks for making a storygame of this callibre.
on 3/3/2012 1:46:09 AM with a score of 0
Nice story! Very well done =)
on 3/2/2012 11:17:24 PM with a score of 0
Very nice story, I ended up using the back button to get through the story though.
(Hint)colors for certain words thoughout the story.(Hint)
on 3/2/2012 9:01:23 PM with a score of 0
Wow I really liked this game, it was very intense and pretty hard. (Thank god for the back button!)
on 3/2/2012 6:55:02 PM with a score of 0
It was good. Nice grammar, good plot, and excellent use of items.
on 3/2/2012 6:07:34 PM with a score of 0