Petra's Choices

Player Rating3.34/8

"#706 overall, #85 for 2014"
based on 155 ratings since 07/22/2014
played 4,909 times (finished 241)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

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.

In this game, you'll be playing as Petra Rosenfeld. You live an ordinary life, kind of. Your father is in prison and you don't know why. It doesn't bother you because you've never met him. You have a boyfriend, Kyle, and you've been dating for three years. You also have one friend, Olivia, whom you've known since kindergarten. Depending on your choices, you can live, die, be alone, or married. Like in real life, your choices dictate everything.

Player Comments

Note: this comment is one third actual review of the story, one third review of my old featured comment, and one third "I am fucking idiot" remarks. You've been warned.

Ah, Petra's Choices. I remember when this was first published it was call Demon in Disguise. Still think that title was way too dramatic, but Petra's Choices is just boring. Like, we're named Petra and we make Choices, it gives nothing away about the game aside from the character's name and the staple of interactive fiction.

I have no clue how I gave this a 7, because this is definitely not worthy of that. The writing is pretty lackluster with no real flair or punch to it, the story is just as boring, and the characters are bland and uninteresting and just fit into generic stereotypes. Like, really 11 year old me, you gave THIS a 7? You had really shit taste in fiction, but I guess something like this must've been mind blowing to your dumbass, because wow, it's a story that had actual effort put into it!

At the very least, there was some decent branching to the story. I can tell there was actual effort put into this, but effort doesn't always equal good; I bet a lot of members back in the MAG days put effort into their stories, and they were still hot messes. I'd say I put effort into my stories and they were still shit too but nah, those were effortless trash shoveled out for points.

Overall, I give this story a 3/8, and my old review of it a 1/8. In fact I rate 11 year old me overall a 1/8, he was fucking stupid.
-- Chris113022 on 8/26/2019 12:57:43 PM with a score of 0
The idea of your story is good and it has much potential, but it is a shame that your story itself feels... lacking. The general events, etc. are good and well thought through, in my opinion, but the lack of real descriptive text (like a description of surroundings, motivations or persons) makes it hard for the reader to really engage with your story.

Furthermore, because there is not much text on each page, the pacing of the story seems very fast. In less than five minutes of read-time you jump from waking up through different short scenes to an end-game-screen.

Like I said before I really like the idea of your story and if you'd manage to flesh it out some more by, for example, writing some more text on the pages or adding some more pages in general, I'm sure that it would rank into the higher scores of its category. Unfortunately, at the moment I've rated it a 4/8, because of the things listed above.
-- Romulus on 8/4/2014 9:52:42 AM with a score of 0
Well, that was an interesting read. While being short it was good, and it had interesting characters (Even though there are only four characters that talk). I do think that the title is a little over-dramatic about the events in the game, but I still think it was fitting.

The grammar was good, but it wouldn't hurt to have a little more than a paragraph on each page. There are no spelling mistakes (Though there was a moment where you accidentaly spelled 'mean while' instead of 'meanwhile'). None of the characters have a colorful personality, but that wouldn't add much to the story.

Overall, this is a good game and is interesting. Demon in Disguise gets a 7/8. It porbably equals to Reese's cups, it's nowhere near better, but rather equal.
-- 11302 on 7/22/2014 7:16:31 PM with a score of 0
I love this game. I hate dying in love games, but I like this one. Kyle is a freak,bitch and asshole. Thank you old man for shooting him, if that old man wasn't there I would of probably still grab a gun myself and shoot him, self defense I love this game you have to make another like this, the readers will love it too. CONGRATS! If you don't like it your a zombie or crazy
-- Lizzie on 3/23/2019 9:28:08 AM with a score of 0
The old man saved my life and Klye dyed my life is complete
-- Herbaderbado on 1/31/2018 9:00:38 PM with a score of 0
It was pretty good.
-- Iquarius on 4/3/2017 3:00:28 PM with a score of 0
If it was longer, I'd rate it higher. I like the merging of different categories.
-- Quorrah on 3/5/2017 4:18:30 PM with a score of 0
Rewarding a vet with pie every week for killing my psychotic boyfriend. Well that's just pleasant.
-- MrMustachio on 2/18/2017 9:53:42 AM with a score of 0
what I just read
Needs to improve, if you only make more plot and a little bit more of content, plus putting some kind of love that is not nonsensical (don't take it wrong please), I think it would work. I mean, a little bit longer and it would be a great history.
-- Hella_Jude on 4/27/2016 10:42:12 AM with a score of 0
I gave it a 2. Some of the things didnt make sense. It wasent that good at all. So if we know Kyle wants to murder me, Why Would I pick him in the new choice? Ohhhhh!
-- Mandy on 8/25/2015 2:51:37 AM with a score of 0
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