Friday Night

Player Rating3.61/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 70 ratings since 11/11/2013
played 924 times (finished 60)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

Tags

You're a teen. A shitty angsty teenaged boy in a Canadian suburb. You're filled with such angst, boredom, and cynicism. Will you be able to be your typical teen self or will other things influence you somehow maybe? 

Player Comments

It felt like one of those super cheesy, cliche sitcoms centered around nothing but edgy teenagers.

But I did enjoy it, and I found there to be more then a few links on each page and quite a lot of detail and writing, and that made my rating rise quite a bit.

There is more character development then I normally see in storygames, which was really refreshing. I was glad to find characters who I can actually feel emotion and sympathy for.

I found there to be not a lot of branching, but definitely some. There were multiple endings, and I enjoyed getting all of them.

I think the storygame had more chances to be better fleshed out, because dark situations like the ones I can tell the characters had been through were important. More backstory really would have been great for this storygame :)

Honestly, I find this storygame very underrated. I'm impressed. 5/8.
-- MinnieKing on 3/19/2017 1:46:59 AM
This entire thing felt like a small snippet out of a much bigger storygame, even if it is a good one. On its own, it feels like it's missing a good chunk of the pages and branches. It doesn't help that there are very little meaningful choices because they all lead up to the same result, or the game tries to take you there.

But it definitely is decent writing with plenty of description. It's clear that you've thought about your characters, it's just a shame that we got to see very little of it at all.
-- 31TeV on 11/16/2016 2:52:45 PM
Er... this was... interesting... I've never played as a punk, stereotyped teen before :P

Like some have said below me, that whole idea of you being a punky teenager on a bored Friday night didn't much appeal to me. The story could have been better if the author put in some extra detail, of how you could actually solved your boredom, but it was too short and somewhat too, well, "punk-stereotyped" for my liking. I'm not really sure exactly how to put it, but if you play the game you may see where I'm coming from.

For example, this is how the description marks you: "You're filled with such angst, boredom, and cynicism." (Like a stereotype punk teen.) That's not really me, and I just can't relate to that.

The writing was good, at least. No grammar mistakes, and the detailing was spiffed as far as I could see.

Like Swift had said below me, I spent a little more than half an hour playing the game, and I can say it was, in fact, a lost cause from the beginning. I just can't relate to, or actually like being a punk kid (I'm sorry if I keep using the term "punk", but that's pratically the only thing that could describe the whole feel of the story, as well as the way the main protaganist and his friends are described, through their actions and dialouge, as well as the main protaganist's choices).

The story was kind of linear-ish and boring because it was short and a lost cause, but in retrospect, it was also interesting, because, well, I've never lived the punky lifestyle before.

All I can say is, this might appeal to a different audience than that of mine. Also, it could be a bit longer.

3/8.
-- Fazz on 8/13/2014 3:48:20 AM
Wow. Depressing much? The writing was good. Needed more "oomph".
-- Quorrah on 1/23/2017 4:39:27 PM
It could have done with more choices and story branches as it seems it's pushing you down one route at times. This has the basis of a decent story
-- Jordi P on 9/29/2016 12:13:15 PM
When I first did it I did everything to not end up with Shauna but ended up with her anyway. Only two endings also, so kinda meh. The writings pretty ok though so, I'll give it a 3.
-- SoupLover on 2/24/2016 1:20:22 PM
I assume Dave dies, if not, that's a shame. I think this is a pretty good little story you got here.
-- DeathIncarnate on 8/31/2015 12:42:07 AM
Not my taste.
-- dehandima on 11/29/2014 3:27:17 AM
HATE THIS GAME
-- KillerQueen15 on 7/25/2014 12:18:24 PM
This was just terrible. Just terrible. Terrible.
-- Bad Dude on 12/13/2013 7:35:22 PM
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