Homo Perfectus 4

Player Rating7.06/8

"#26 overall, #6 for 2011"
based on 305 ratings since 09/09/2012
played 4,838 times (finished 232)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

Due to a large number of requests, I have decided to make a fourth Homo Perfectus storygame (despite my claims of Homo Perfectus 3 being the final one).

-If you haven't read the previous ones, this one contains MASSIVE spoilers-

A month has passed since the events of Homo Perfectus 3, and Eve has embraced her new role as Shade, but has detached from society as much as she possibly can. However, more genetically altered beings are being brought into this world as Michael Thorne, a former collegue of Meckard's, tries to take steps towards human perfection.

Player Comments

Homo Perfectus 4 is the best one I've read so far, and I have high hopes for the next four of the Homo Perfectus series. As I continue to read, it only reinforces my opinion that this is the best series on the site. I'm happy that the third Homo Perfectus wasn't the last. I believe that it is amazing that the author considered the opinion of his readers and continued the story, despite stating that Homo Perfectus 3 would be the end of the series. I hope to see another one in the future, but i can imagine that it must be hard to keep coming up with different and original ideas for a new storygame.

Despite the challenges the author faces made by the language barrier, he still manages to portray the writing in a mostly smooth and complex manner, letting the story progress nicely. It could be improved but it is sufficient enough to keep the reader entertained and focused on the events of the story as they progress.

As usual, the author is very accomplished progressing the story at a timely manner with scenes of action and violence. The story evolves as the plot line continues, rising and falling with fights, puzzles, and decision making moments.

I'm sure it is well known by now that descriptive writing and paying attention to detailed information in a story has been a problem with the series, but it has slightly improved since Homo Perfectus. I still think that it should be better, and would greatly improve the story idea and the writing.

Throughout the series, we've been able to connect well with characters’ thoughts, emotions, and actions. Some characters are a bit shoved into the story, others nicely introduced as to not disrupt the mood set by the author.

Spelling and grammar are still big problems, so proofreading is very important and should be done thoroughly.

7/8
-- Nyctophilia on 2/24/2017 1:36:58 PM with a score of 125
Although the powers were slightly awkward to control, the story itself was wonderful. The chracters were well developed and instead of skimming dialogue, which is something I tend to do in many stories, I read each individual character conversation and find myself finding a lot of amusement from them. The plot was nice and fun.
Well done, I didn't know how this story would turn out when the characters I've grown fond of in the other Homo Perfectus stories changed so drastically.
8/8
-- AndraWu on 1/4/2013 12:36:28 AM with a score of 2044
I'll start with the criticism, to get it out of the way: 'Powers' system was originally streamlined, intuitive and quick to use. The new one is fiddly and time consuming. At no point did I have to use a combination of powers, so the possiblilty of using them in concert is utterly redundant. The sheer faff of using the new system made me want to quit on more than one occasion.

Thankfully, the good outweighs this (Barely); it's yet another excellent Homo Perfectus story, and I really enjoyed playing it.
-- Forge on 3/31/2012 7:49:39 AM with a score of 2040
great book
-- yoavkedem1 on 6/2/2017 4:48:50 AM with a score of 2038
Awesome story!!!! Eve's powers were a little tough to allocate, redundant pages with new system.100 percent effort though
-- stephenboyd0187 on 4/27/2017 1:49:19 PM with a score of 2034
i loved this, it's the superhero type story that almost anyone would want
-- swordmarine on 7/9/2016 12:14:22 PM with a score of 2023
The new powers use is a little extraneous but other than that just as good if not better then the first trilogy.
-- BigRonn77 on 6/9/2016 11:38:12 AM with a score of 2036
Super, but I kinda like the item thing better, instead of going to a page to adjust your powers.
Wait, HOW did Adam die?
-- katgirl22 on 6/7/2016 4:42:19 AM with a score of 2048
reminds me a little of the resident evil series. umbrella corp did pretty much the same experiments.
-- reader73 on 2/25/2016 2:48:49 PM with a score of 2046
Storyline is perfect! A few grammar errors here and there though. One more thing, I dislike the power system. It originally was much more efficient.
-- Timeless_Sakura on 2/20/2016 4:59:27 AM with a score of 2039
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