Infinite Sadness

Player Rating3.92/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 67 ratings since 06/08/2014
played 905 times (finished 73)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

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.

The tale is about a man standing outside a diner, looking in, watching a woman who he used to know…

NOTE: STORY CONTAINS STRONG SEXUAL REFERENCES AND VIOLENCE.

Author's note: This is my first story. It's a bit on the short side, but I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.

Player Comments

I tried for all the endings, but I stopped when I realized almost all of them were dieing alone or suicide.

This storygame was illogical to no bounds. *Spoiler* Apparently, if you don't talk to the girl when you're six years old, you then see her in the diner like, twenty/thirty years later, and realize "oh, I made a mistake," and divorce your wife and never talk to your kids again.
What the hell? That's a horrible ending, and it makes no sense. You can't see a six year old and then somehow magically know who they are all that time later. Their looks could have changed, or you would have forgotten.

The linearity was massive. Basically, it tells the reader that the protagonist loves Sarah, and gives little explanation as to why he actually does, and the memories barely pass as detailed.

The protagonist is given completely illogical choices half the time. The choices are usually not even close to related to the events, and the lack of detail made for a rather poor story.

The storygame also had a few grammatical errors.

1/8, try harder please.
-- MinnieKing on 5/17/2017 11:05:33 AM
Although the initial plot was good, I can't say I really liked this story.

The writing was great, actually. Pretty well written, with little/no grammatical errors. However, like someone said below me, I also felt as though the character creation wasn't as good as it should be. This kind of caused an inability to feel any pain for the characters/protoganist. Other than that, the writing was good.

The story itself is another thing. If you picked all the choices leading to the "good" path, the plot is the same as if you picked any of the other choices: Jimmy dies, you become heavily depressed, and in time, you and Sam/Sarah split. Or maybe you never get together at all. But I disliked the "good" ending specially. If the protaganist was approached by a woman, regardless that he knows or not, WHY would Sarah get so mad at him and break up with him?

That didn't make sense at all. So, what, the protaganist can't talk or socialize to any girls outside of Sarah at all, or she'll get so jealous she'll break up? What the heck? >.>

*instert Overally Attached Girlfriend meme here*

Sometimes it seemed like the choices you pick didn't affect the storygameplay at all. As an example, at the party, anything you do will ultimately bring up the fact that Jimmy died. And, like I said above, you get heavily depressed and you and Sam/Sarah don't work out.

I guess I can see why this is called "Infinite Sadness". It seems more sort of like a sob story than a romance/dating game, primarily because there is no good ending as far as I can see. I played this for 30-35 minutes.

However, this story holds a lot of potential and, if the author were to edit/revise/add onto th initial plot, I'm sure it would be a lot better.

5/8.
-- Fazz on 8/5/2014 4:32:52 AM
I didn't care for it too much. The story had a lot of potential, but I felt that it fell flat. The writing could have been better, but I think the plot itself just wasn't well fleshed out. There was a lack of character development, which made it extremely difficult to care one way or the other what happens to the protagonist or to any of the characters we meet.

I've seen worse, and the story does have a lot of potential. I'd have liked to see it go deeper, explore this characters love of this woman. There was room to make this a complex plot, with a lot of emotional attachment, but it fell short of that. It wasn't a *horrible* story by any means, I'm just disappointed that such potential was not met.
-- LoneSilverWolf on 6/9/2014 11:21:19 PM
This seemed unnecessarily depressing. Nearly every ending involves you killing yourself. Because of...what? Because this woman you liked forgot who you were, 35 years later? It didn't really make sense.

I preferred the Forever Alone ending myself. I don't think I've seen this before, where the best ending is being forever alone. Maybe there's another hidden ending on the grounds of Accidental Almost-Happiness which I didn't come across.
-- Saika on 3/22/2017 11:11:16 AM
Loved it!! Very dark!!! Not for the fey-hearted.
-- Quorrah on 1/23/2017 5:49:49 PM
Depressing.
-- Walker. on 4/5/2016 9:42:22 PM
Not bad. I liked it.

It was a touching short story that teaches everyone a lesson about life.
-- Penworth on 6/16/2015 2:32:04 AM
What a dark ending
-- Dmanxbox on 5/19/2015 9:53:00 AM
Wow...
-- Jolt on 1/31/2015 8:22:46 PM
The story is pretty well written. Not too long, but some of the choices seem to not affect the story at all. 5/8
-- insanebutvain on 6/16/2014 10:25:17 PM
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