Love SICK

Player Rating5.54/8

"#111 overall, #5 for 2008"
based on 660 ratings since 07/24/2008
played 32,164 times (finished 1,042)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

Underneath the sickness there's love...

Additional Notes:

WARNING!

This story contains a lot of graphic content, if you are offended by ultra violence, explicit sexual descriptions, tons of swearing, blasphemy, inappropriate dark humor, and brutal misanthropy in general then DO NOT read this story!

Of course now that I’ve mentioned all the things it contains, you’ll probably read it anyway, you sick little monkey.

Well don’t complain if you get offended, I did warn you and keep in mind it IS only a story.

This also isn't really a "win/lose" type story. While there are some endings better than others, this is basically just a tale about a very twisted man and his very twisted lifestyle.

Player Comments

Love SICK works because it's an experiment meant to explore what the outside boundary of high volume and bad taste is in this format; its goal is to plant a flag and say "I'm going to write this story exactly as foul as I want. Other sites would not be cool with this. Here it is. You can respond by laughing and saying "ew" -or- by getting offended and angry and feeling as if something should be done about it.
And that seems to be the real purpose of Love SICK. It's a winnower. If you respond the former way, CYS may be appropriate for you. If not, CYS is very much not for you.

Is it a good storygame as a storygame? No, I don't think so per se, especially compared to his other stories. I think it's much less interesting to read than his previous stories, by a long shot. But that's not the purpose of it.
This story is trying to do is shock. It's not about the prose or even the narrative (it's way too short for that) but about trying to figure out how to write this thing at the highest possible volume. That many of the choices actually end with exclamation points makes this literal. It wants to, as quickly as possible, show you incest, cannibalism, blasphemy, murder-porn, mutilation, molestation, etc. etc., very very fast, as if to say, how about THAT!? The choices offer you choices about whether you want a little story about torture or cannibalism, for example. There's no branching away from this grand guignol, regardless of how other reviewer note that amazing branching--it's just what theme you want your gore to be.

Do I *recommend* it? That's completely beside the point. I can read something gross and shake my head and read something else without getting all offended. Honestly, I am way more offended by (lack of) proper comma use. Does it serve an important role on the site? I think it probably does.
-- Gower on 9/29/2019 10:37:28 AM with a score of 0
This story is just masterful. It is a sick tale that is a perfect example of how you can take the most vile subject, revolting subjects, and turn them into a story that the people of cys can use to introduce noobies on the site to. There are many aspects that make this story special, way too many to list here, but let me go over the main ones.

Subject matter: This is something that will turn away a whole ton of people, and is why it has over 200 ones. Though this is also the biggest selling point of the story. The whole point is that it is supposed to be the most disgusting story you can imagine, and yet there are things that it does just to make sure it doesn’t cross the fine line it is so elegantly dancing one. This story has so much thought out into it that it astonishes me. This is how you write an edgy murder story. As mizal said it how are all these people failing when they have this as an example!

Branching: The branching of this story is amazing as well. In typical EndMaster fashion there is two choices on every page, and when there isn’t there is a end game link. Now why is this style ingenious? Because it makes every read through different from each other. There can be an overarching plot, but there is not going to be very many if any major plot points that every branch hits. An added bonus is that every read through is about the same length too.

Conclusion: This story is amazing for all the reason mentioned above, and then some. If you don’t mind the subject matter then it is then is definitely worth your time, as is any EndMaster story

6/8

-- MicroPen on 9/16/2019 8:39:44 PM with a score of 0
I have read Love SICK in whole or in part a few times over the years, but never did I rate and review it. After all this time, I finally sit down and write a review for the best romance story I know.

Now, this is one of those stories that has me laughing throughout the entire thing. The combination of the narration and the absurdly brutal events in the story is absolutely perfect.
Take this line that I think is a very good representative, “You take the vagina off your face and begin to do the “Mexican Hat Dance” around the body (that’s surprisingly still standing) as the blood squirts all over you. You my friend are one sick fuck!”
The events are so over-the-top that it stops even feeling wrong to laugh at them, and the frequent dissonance of Leslie’s happy thoughts with the tormented screams of his victims is hilarious.

There is no re-branching, and every choice leads to a new and wonderful path. Every path is worth a read, but it shouldn’t take too long to go through them all if you don’t have a whole lot of time. My personal favorite path is probably the one in which he has them all sing (well, all but one.)

Not only is Love SICK entertaining, but there are a lot of lessons to be gleaned from it.
“Sometimes sacrificing one’s own pleasure is necessary to appease the ones we love,” is a wise lesson on love and one worth learning early. After all, do you truly LOVE someone if you can only insist on having your way all the time?
If you think this bit on moral lessons was annoying, think of how annoying it’ll be for the literature students of the future and rejoice that you are not them.

There were a few places where words got switched out of order or something, but that was not too noticeable and never made the story hard to read.
There. That was my one complaint about the whole story.

If you hate dark humor, maybe this story is not for you. If you are still in elementary school, maybe this story isn’t for you. If you don’t like horror, that doesn’t matter; Love SICK is not scary in the least, and this story still might be for you.
Pretty much, don’t freak out and be a faggot if you ignored the warning in the description.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: Love SICK is likely the greatest romance of the modern age and will be considered a classic of the twenty-first century, and you faggots reading this review best go read it now before the English professors get their hands on it and ruin the fun through excessive analyzation.
-- Cricket on 6/16/2019 3:22:12 PM with a score of 0
There was no story, the only humor was shock humor. It wasn’t even good at that part.
-- Grace on 12/19/2019 11:59:53 AM with a score of 0
This isn't one of my favorite Endmaster games, but it definitely generates the best comments and the most legendary memes.

I want to thank the Anonymous Mormon for the new material for the Interesting Comments thread. With so many trolls performance artists running around around it's hard to get genuine faggotry in such a pure and concentrated form anymore, but I'm looking right at a Utah IP and this just made my morning lol.
-- mizal on 12/2/2019 10:55:52 AM with a score of 0
This is absolutely terrible. I HATE this story. First, it was downright creepy. Second, too much swearing. Third, too much weird sexual stuff. Fourth, and this is the biggest one, WHY THE CRAP DID YOU MAKE FUN OF A RELIGION?!?! IT'S ONE OF THE RUDEST THINGS A PERSON CAN DO! Fifth, it's The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Not Mormon. We don't worship Mormon. Some think that, so now everyone has to refer to its full name. Thank you for looking at this. Please don't do this in the future.
-- Anonymous on 12/2/2019 12:44:04 AM with a score of 0
Wow. I have no more word
-- KillerSans on 11/25/2019 8:56:42 PM with a score of 0
I achieved elightment through this game.
-- SpaghettiMan on 10/2/2019 4:17:03 PM with a score of 0
what the fuck.
-- u r mental on 9/17/2019 9:27:03 PM with a score of 0
I have a review forum don't let me post
-- poison_mara on 9/17/2019 9:54:43 AM with a score of 0
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