Player Rating6.67/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 18 ratings since 01/07/2018
played 205 times (finished 21)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length6/8

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

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.

A historical fiction based upon Alexander the Great and his rise to the throne. 

Note that not everything in this story is factually correct, but there is one path based upon true history.

Note: Nearly every choice has an effect on something, so make your choices carefully. There are four epilogues to be found. 

Criticism is very welcome.

This is an entry for Bucky's 2017 December Story Contest


Player Comments

Well, finally got around to playing this on my run through the competition. I can't honestly say I know a great deal about Alexander the Great. He's certainly an interested character to focus on. The writing was certainly very impressive, a far step above most of the other contest entries. It was certainly one of the best stories to come out of this whole thing, and certainly a cool story.

There were a few flaws with it, though, as with everything. It was annoyingly difficult when I didn't think it needed to be, at least for me, as I felt like in order to avoid being killed by the Theban King, I had to slog through a few things that I didn't really see as all that important to the life of the a huge king, and the actual severity of such simple choices didn't really make sense. Like, I'll never be a great King if I don't try to convince my babysitter I shouldn't go to class? Hell, even just doing history and philosophy in that class means you don't become a Great King. I don't know, this part was pretty frustrating, and funnily enough, I actually didn't think any of these choices really should've mattered compared to other choices, even though choices mattering is a huge thing with CYOAs.

Another thing was, I'm not exactly sure why we focused on this point of Alexander's life. Like, for someone who did so much amazing shit in his life, we focused on perhaps the most boring part of it. Most of the story is just doing pretty mundane things. Like, the choices of note are wondering if you should talk to your babysitter about doing class, answering two questions in class and then picking what to do for a day. It feels we focused on a lot of pretty boring stuff that didn't really matter. The only important things was the taming of the horse, and the battle at the end, but besides that, it was a lot of stuff that didn't seem to matter. Like, there wasn't really a coherent plot going on until towards the end. It felt more like the beginning of an epic rather than a full story. Which, I mean, I suppose it was just the beginning of an epic, but I don't know why we focused on the beginning of a story rather than the main bit, seeing as pretty much everything covered here could've been glossed over in a few pages or just skipped entirely.

So yeah, good game, only a few flaws, a bit boring at parts, but definitely an impressive thing to put out in such a short amount of time. It'll be tough work trying to beat you in the contest, so at least I'll have a fair bit of competition in this thing. Seeing as your quality stands by itself, I feel there's not much more that needs to be said, other than best of luck with the contest.
-- Steve24833 on 1/10/2018 10:25:18 PM with a score of 0
Like I said kick-ass game. Great Plot, Great Grammar, Great Length. Everything is awesome. Father's such a prick. 8/8
-- Noob_Master on 1/8/2018 2:48:20 PM with a score of 0
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