Player Rating5.91/8

"#74 overall, #5 for 2008"
based on 370 ratings since 06/25/2008
played 9,007 times (finished 402)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a Snickers®"

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.

This one's for the kids, no really!

Additional Notes:

This story has clear cut win/lose endings. There is nothing excessively unusual about this story, it's just a simple "children's story".

(Yes, you can still die in it)

Player Comments

This story reminded me very much of the classic CYOA books I used to read when I was younger.
I felt engaged throughout the story and there was a clear aim of what I should be trying to do, which I rather enjoyed as it gave a sort of ‘direction’ to my choices instead of me just randomly going ‘Well, that seems cool, I might as well choose that’. Having a goal of trying to get back home and away from the Nightmare Tyrant meant that my choices were all centred around that core goal and I think this was one of the parts of the story that made it so enjoyable. It was also a good aspect to have for a children’s story
I thought the idea around this story was very clever and unique. The Shadows were an obvious villain without being too cliché, which is exactly what is needed in a children’s story game.
One thing I did find a little annoying was that I kept dying, but this isn’t really an issue, just a personal preference of mine as I wasn’t expecting the deaths to be that frequent in a children’s game.
I also found that there was a lot of exclamation points. Although not taking any value away from the story, this was a little bit annoying to read as the voice in my head would go upwards every time as I read them (hope that makes sense!).
It goes without saying that the writing was great. The pacing of it was good, and I never felt disengaged from the story.
Humour was also integrated into the story very well, ‘You try to scare the little purple people much like you’ve ran after pigeons in the park’ got a little chuckle from me as well as other clever language techniques that were used.

I played through most of the branches and enjoyed the variety of endings. The good ones were very sweet while the bad ones were daunting and left a lot to the readers own imagination- which I think was the ideal way to do it. Having clear cut win/lose endings also added to the satisfaction of the story.
-- ghost11 on 3/11/2019 2:28:24 AM
I finally got around to reading this one today, and I am not disappointed. I did not enjoy it as much as I did many of EndMaster's other stories, but I am not the target audience anyway. As a story, it is good, but when viewed as the children's story it is, it becomes great.
The plot was simple but entertaining and sometimes humorous (the pink beard part especially made me laugh). I enjoyed seeing the Gray Building and Johnny from Repression make appearances too.
It genuinely is kid-friendly, but not in a lame way. Think of it as that one show that you can safely watch with your protective sister's children while still being entertained yourself.
Imagination accomplishes its purpose perfectly.
-- Cricket on 3/4/2019 12:48:06 PM
Awwww... That was sweet! Apparently writing for children is a real challenge. Way to knock it out of the ball park, yet again, End :)
-- Starky on 4/22/2015 6:13:36 PM
A very interesting take upon Imagination and how will power could theoretically be wielded as a physical weapon against entities that are seemingly impervious to damage. Also, is there going to be a continuation of this where one can meet/defeat/make peace with the big bad boss? cause I would be interested in playing that.

ps: Master of Ends, I plead for you to take mercy upon my soul.
-- White_Rose on 8/12/2019 10:17:58 AM
This game stands out amongst End's other stories. It's lighter and see free for one. It's also pretty compact. I found it to be well-paced . Nothing went "wrong" with it either.
-- 3iguy on 8/4/2019 6:45:26 PM
-- Subtopewds on 1/30/2019 1:36:24 PM
It's a little long for a story, but otherwise, very good. Thank you!
-- Calvin on 10/29/2018 10:31:12 PM
but shadows gots to sqare up
-- salil on 8/17/2018 11:53:19 AM
i love roblox then reading :} :) :> :]
-- geust 666 on 8/17/2018 11:45:09 AM
wow this is cool i loved it so much i like wen you fight them
-- james on 8/17/2018 11:38:58 AM
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