Neon Genesis Evangelion: You Can (Not) Wait

Player Rating4.73/8

"#323 overall, #25 for 2012"
based on 66 ratings since 07/08/2016
played 684 times (finished 26)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.



Everyone knows that art imitates life...but what will become of us when life struggles to imitate art?

All in-story links lead to tracks from the series on Youtube. If you find one, you can right-click it and open it in a new window or tab. Most pictures are either from the series as well, or random shots of places from Google. Now that that's out of the way...

This adventure isn't serious at all (so please don't take all the 'deep' stuff to heart). In fact, at first it doesn't even seem to be all that much about Neon Genesis Evangelion. You simply play as somebody who can't wait for the latest Evangelion film to come out.

Obviously this adventure is based on the aforementioned mind-bending, philosophical series, but you don't have to know anything about Evangelion to start reading except that the series is really weird...because this adventure tries to avoid spoilers and doesn't require prior knowledge of the series, even though it helps. Just know that this is a lot less cerebral than Evangelion itself.

There are 11 wildly different possible endings. Can you find them all!?

July 2016 Edits: Fixed broken images, titled all used Youtube videos in case their links break, fixed around two typos. It's been four years since I wrote this, and while some of my writing decisions are killing me inside...I refuse to edit those... If you stay calm and you treat your mother right, the results will be amazing.

Player Comments

I gave it a 5 because I have to factor in how much I enjoyed the plot, etc. I've never seen the show and I don't care much for the genre but I will say that you write well and you clearly did your research and knew what you were talking about.

In addition, your use of the advanced editor was superb and everything flowed very well. However, I think you should always refrain from insulting your reader (which you do at least once) and you should also stop breaking the fourth wall in your links as I feel like it wrecks immersion.

So basically, if you took your knowledge of the advanced editor and your skill with language (though I'd like to see your tone mature a little), and fixed a few small problems and then ported it over to a plot I enjoyed more, I would love to play it. As it is, the storyline just wasn't for me.
-- JJJ-thebanisher on 7/23/2012 8:57:12 PM with a score of 0
I'm not familiar with the anime, but it’s obvious that you put a huge amount of effort into this game. It has some really good things in it and a decent amount of scripting. I did find some of the narrative hard to read, due to the long screen names of the characters involved, but think they fit the theme, so I won’t rate based on that. For Fan Fiction, I think this has to be the best offering yet, so I’m giving it the highest mark, based on that and the behind the scenes work that I know went into this game =)
-- BerkaZerka on 7/23/2012 12:52:39 PM with a score of 1000
Love the rage ending
-- TestingJest on 8/30/2016 11:20:27 PM with a score of 5000
Thought it was a cool idea to throw in the item of a record player and linking it to youtube videos (linking it to real life?) ;)
-- TestingJest on 8/19/2016 4:49:27 AM with a score of 0
at the area of "Preparations", none of the text would show up...
-- allencl on 5/17/2016 10:52:53 AM with a score of 0
I'm not sure whether I find the premise interesting or just... ... like, an overload of you. xD
-- Kiel_Farren on 5/8/2013 1:27:21 AM with a score of -5000
I was laughing my ass off, and I've never even seen Evangelion. The weird/unorthodox humor, therefore, is the strongest point of the game; although the scripting here is nothing to sneeze at either.

However, it was a bit annoying having to highlight the item text to read it during the battle sequence. You might have set it to covertly replace the items with lighter-text versions when entering said part of the story. It's a minor concern though.

I think it deserves a 7. Damn good for a first story.
-- Loon on 1/4/2013 7:01:55 PM with a score of 1000
Great writing and storyline.
-- Xt1000305 on 8/2/2012 5:00:06 AM with a score of 1
I think I used <body bgcolor="#------"> for regular backgrounds. For backgrounds that change colors I used <body background="image url"> to put in a simple animated gif. And to make THOSE there's a bunch of sites like that can help you make them.
-- Trish on 7/30/2012 5:46:35 PM with a score of -5000
How did you do the background colours?
-- Swiftstryker on 7/30/2012 4:41:06 PM with a score of 1000
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