Homo Perfectus 5

Player Rating6.91/8

"#55 overall, #10 for 2012"
based on 125 ratings since 09/09/2012
played 3,787 times (finished 107)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length8/8

"Even light has to break at the rest stop"

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.

A fifth installment to the Homo Perfectus series. Two years have passed since the forming of the Imperfects and Thorne's defeat at the hands of Eve. But as soon as everything appears to be returning to normal, the Imperfects discover an entirely new threat. Could it be that Meckard's legacy still survives after all this time?

This time, you play as all the Imperfects. Eve, Baryon, Freakshow, Haste and Brute, but not at the same time. Namely, when an ending is reached, you will unlock a new character to play, unless the ending involves your death, in which case, that character becomes locked again until unlocked by someone else's ending. Also, if you die at some point, you might want to consider not using the go back button (unless that character was your only unlocked character, and try playing someone else from the perspective that one of the Imperfects dies. That brings me to another thing: your actions as one character will incorporate into your other playthroughs.

By the way, there is a secret character that can join the Imperfects. That character will not be playable, but it is a character you may have seen on previous Homo Perfectus stories.

Player Comments

First of all, please change the power system back to the original. It is very awkward to use and is very confusing and inefficient. With the original separate powers, actions are more simple and appealing, rather than having to work multiple powers at once.

I enjoyed being able to play as the other characters, but it was a bit repetitive and insignificant, but I do like that you incorporated it and I think that it should also be an option in the future. The amount of work put into this is impressive and I love the amazing things you're accomplishing with the advanced editor. The length of the storygame was impressive, so I applaud you on that.

There was a lot more story and background behind this, and you were great at informing the reader of the different events and situations faced. I hope to see more of this, because it was a very nice change. The writing was complex, structured, and advanced, twisting like an elegant dragon circling in the air.

I love how the author brings in different scenarios that are unique and challenging. Each scene flows smoothly into the next, without a dramatic increase in action or a decrease. Everything edges along slowly and builds up over time, until the final battle with the final boss (which a bit generic)

As usual, the characters in this series are portrayed in a way that allows the readers to connect with them emotionally. This has been enhanced now that more characters can be used and understood even more.

The one thing that I didn't enjoy was the amount of choices we were given. I pretty much played through Chapter 2 by pressing the only link available, and some of the other links led to the exact same scenario as if I had chosen a different link. Combined with the amount of spelling and grammar mistakes that riddle this storygame, it stopped me from giving you and 8/8

7/8
-- Nyctophilia on 2/24/2017 4:50:31 PM with a score of 100
The new system of power usage has it pros but the clunkiness of having to back through the menu multiple times to just pick which power to use out weighs them. i liked the ability to see the story through other characters eyes but it got a bit repetitious pouring over pages of the same dialog over and over.
-- BigRonn77 on 6/20/2016 3:44:45 PM with a score of 400
I actually quite like the new system, but it would be nice if the 'previous page' link after you adjust a power took us back to the game instead of back to the skills adjustment page.
-- the_quiller on 3/9/2016 5:01:24 AM with a score of 100
Loved the system. I assume Zach's happy ending is among the best?
-- aartbastiaan on 1/5/2016 6:10:20 AM with a score of 1100
Nice game.
-- Political on 12/13/2015 11:25:18 PM with a score of 500
It was really great to be able to experience the story from each of the character's own perspectives. Each play-through was unique and flavorful.
-- klarkiscool on 7/17/2015 5:06:59 AM with a score of 600
I just finally managed to play through Haste mode!

This is probably either my favourite, or second favourite of the series.
-- Piomega on 11/14/2014 2:43:54 PM with a score of 500
Very good.
-- Silverflame on 10/25/2014 8:06:10 PM with a score of 400
Such a long story, and I love every minute of it. Love the way you incorporated a playthrough with the Imperfects. Off to #5 :)
-- Archangel48 on 9/26/2014 3:25:44 PM with a score of 800
The power system on the first ~ third are better and if someone can tell me how to unlock Baryon's story that'll be great :)
-- Tridentluv on 7/4/2014 4:32:41 AM with a score of 400
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