Choose Your Own Misadventure

Player Rating4.06/8

"#401 overall, #23 for 2006"
based on 284 ratings since 07/27/2006
played 4,912 times (finished 326)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length2/8

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

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

Tags

Humor

This is not a book like any other.  If you read the paragraphs from beginning to end in numerical order it will not make any sense.  

Instead you will Choose Your Own Misadventure – in this story, YOU are the main character.  YOU decide what happens.  Each paragraph has an assigned number.  Read the paragraph and decide on your course of action – then turn to the corresponding paragraph!

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Player Comments

This could have been a very fun story. Unfortunately, the structural issues were just a bit too much for me to really enjoy it.

The writing itself isn’t bad. It starts off with the classic stay in bed vs get out of bed, and while the story is pretty much mundane morning activities of a slob, it is narrated humorously enough to not be a drag.
I like this line in particular: “Overnight the beer monkey has sandpapered your mouth with crushed sloe berries.”
The text for the choice links were often pretty funny, and I thought some of the endings were amusing as well. I liked death by kebab especially.

It is cool to see the imitation of actual CYOA books in style. Next time using a font such as Times New Roman would probably help to really bring home that effect. Also, there is a lot of space in between lines, which makes the pages seem so empty and sparse, since the paragraphs are not long. I usually like to read stuff that is a bit spread out, but this was just too much sometimes, considering so little was on the pages to begin with.


Now for story structure, where my biggest complaints lie. I do not appreciate being required to choose a choice based off what I remember my previous choices. In fact, I am quite irritated by it. I shouldn’t have the other option if my previous actions lead to only one. Some coding or a bit less reliance on rejoining of branches would have fixed that problem, but as it was, it irritated me greatly.
There was also too much re-joining of branches for my taste. I would have preferred some of the effort put into making all the different meaningless choices to go into adding more actual branching.

There were some inconsistencies too. On one page it says that I smashed my phone, even though I had not done so, and somehow I greeted the landlord and peeps in only my underwear despite it being explicitly mentioned I had gotten dressed when I answered the door.

This would have been pretty amusing, were it not for the laziness on the part of the author when it came to choices, but I cannot recommend it as it is.


-- Cricket on 6/21/2019 8:25:22 PM with a score of 0
the game is quite simple, kind of easy. i like the feeling of being able to simply make choices, and the game gives off a very wide variety of basically that. however, i didn't really like how 'i apparently ran out and locked the door behind me, locking the guests in' was not a choice.

this is one of those simple story games I really enjoy.
-- beastoftheundermine6 on 10/17/2019 6:28:56 PM with a score of 0
Worst book ever!
-- Rose on 9/24/2019 5:59:08 PM with a score of 0
It is... strange. It is nicely refreshing after really long paragraphs of lameness which most storygames are.

It is very, very short, of course, but there aren't many mistakes.
-- BgirlStories on 5/9/2019 8:54:38 PM with a score of 0
... that was different. I like it!
-- Darksonglove_4 on 10/26/2018 10:29:11 PM with a score of 0
I only read this once. I won't read it again to see how else this could have gone. But it was a really pointless story if you ask me. It was also really short.
-- Francesca1986 on 10/3/2018 5:49:50 PM with a score of 0
It’s a really good story!
-- Cam on 9/7/2018 7:55:26 AM with a score of 0
Odd... 5/8
-- ab on 7/23/2018 2:11:40 PM with a score of 0
Great game
Too short though
-- Hi on 6/26/2018 2:20:03 PM with a score of 0
"To literally just throw everything you have in your arms down on the floor like some kind of barbarian or performing ape who gives up at the first challenge that cannot be solved without the aid of abstract thought, and leave the house, go to 20.

35
The kebab has just managed to reach room temperature, the level at which its bacteria are at their most playful. You manfully guzzle down around half-a-dozen forkfuls before your stomach starts to noisily protest. The juices that last night slicked around the plate have now congealed into an ugly white scar.

You are no longer sure that this was an appropriate display of masculinity. You have approximately one-third of the kebab left.

To soldier on regardless and try to finish the damn thing, go to 15.

15
Unconsciousness is mercifully swift.
Your adventure ends here."

LoL, at first I thought this would be another boring home alone adventure game, but after reading the humor in language that is masterly written, I decide to rate it a 6! =D
-- TestingJest on 12/4/2017 3:15:47 AM with a score of 0
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