Magellan 4: Search for Original Ideas

Player Rating5.81/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 34 ratings since 04/29/2016
played 350 times (finished 37)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length6/8

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

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.

Betrayed by your Queen and hunted by her allies the situation looks bleak for you and your small band of allies. But opposition to tyranny takes many forms and from small beginnings and a few great ideas is it possible you could gain the weapons you need to defeat your enemies while simultaneously protecting your defenseless allies from the vengeance of your foes? Requiring all your ingenuity you are about to embark on the greatest fight of your career!

Author's Note: This fourth installment of the series is a bit longer and more difficult than its predecessors but it ties up quite a few loose threads ready for a big finish in Magellan 5. Thanks for everyone's feedback and support so far! Please be aware teenage readers and those of a low maturity this story is a bit more X Rated than earlier stories in the series as the relationship between Leo and Naomi is... improving :). Homophobes should probably steer clear of this story too :)

Player Comments

Well. I haven't been much of a reviewer lately unless it's concerned telling someone about site rules, but we're four games into this marvelous series and it's about time that I say something:

Will, thank you for your persistence in creating good, quality games. I really quite like the world and cast that you've shown us. I do have a bit of a soft spot for Leo as my name was, naturally, derived from a young sailor with a knack for leadership and passion for exploration. (And skirt chasing, but that's irrelevant here.)

The writing is obviously the main draw, as it should be, and it's quite good, (barring the rare typo that is not enough to detract from my enjoyment) and God knows we can always use more good writing here. All the tricks and glitter in the world that you can use to make a game look nice are worth precisely nothing if you cannot write, so all of you folks that think slapping a few pretty pictures on a crappy game fixes it, please take note.

(As a tiny critique, a "previous page" link would not have been amiss on the page containing the cast list. Partly because my phone hates being told to use the go back option for some reason. Also, I love your cast lists.)

The ending was very satisfying and well worth the effort. The final page was also, without spoiling much, delightfully ominous. I look forward to seeing the next installment.

I highly encourage anyone who hasn't played this series yet to get off your butt (or get on it, whichever is required) and start reading.
-- Kiel_Farren on 5/6/2016 3:14:34 AM with a score of 1
I'm surprised the length on this one is a 6/8, same as the first, because there really does seem to be a lot more to it. Really been enjoying how the plot has been ramping up and getting more involved as the series goes along. This is a fantastic series and there's a lot going on here.

I'm hoping to revisit this one to give it a more detailed review--honestly I've been wanting to binge through all of them from the beginning again and really turn them inside out with multiple playthroughs trying all the options, but I saw this one languishing here and thought it was really in need of some love, like right now. :P

It really is a shame there aren't more reviews yet, but it's possible being the fourth in a series is keeping new readers who haven't read the rest away...you know we're all lazy bitches here who would rather spend five seconds blindly clicking through some terrible 2 length thing by a nine year old. Reading good stories takes time, and thinking and stuff, ugh.
-- mizal on 5/3/2016 10:45:56 AM with a score of 1
Another fantastic entry in the series. It's a lot meatier than the other stories. I thought it'd end with the capture of Golden Shores, but it went on for a fair bit after with a lot of good gameplay. This game combined great gameplay with a fantastic plot and really interesting and fleshed out characters. The entry is the very best of the series, which the strongest plot without sacrificing gameplay. The only flaw would be the queen's escape, which ended up being a ridiculous kind of Villain escape against all odds when I should've just killed her. Other than that, it was an incredible game and I can't wait for the finale of the series. Well done, amazing work.
-- Steve24833 on 4/30/2016 7:28:00 PM with a score of 1
It was really long, but really good. I hated the start over thing though, it made this story about five times longer, having to restart five times. Personally, I don't like all the sailing, because there was a lot of sailing, but I guess you can't satisfy everyone. This had hard work and time put into this, and I respect that. But also, there seems to be only a couple of ways this story can end without having to start over, and there are some loops involved, but it was a good story.
6/8
-- RedofPalletTown on 5/6/2016 6:00:50 PM with a score of 1
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