Player Comments on Prisoners of Pain
I have to agree with what's already been said by other members, positive and negative.
It really was starting out well, and I was grateful that you were able to pick gender, and that there were a few secrets, like the password. But it felt like it ended as soon as it started in all honesty.
One complaint I have is that you don't even have to actually play any of the real game to get an End Game link. You can just go to the password page and click any of the links, which are mostly End Game links. I imagine a lot of people have played this storygame and just thought of it as nothing more then a free point because they weren't actually required to really read anything.
There were multiple grammar and spelling mistakes throughout the storygame, and it's already been said, but some of the link names didn't really make sense.
And a lot of the End Game links really didn't have much of an explanation for why the game ended.
It honestly feels like it was written in a day or two, maybe less. There's no rush to hit the publish button, because overall this felt rushed. Especially since it was starting out rather well.
on 7/20/2017 5:30:04 AM
I liked it in the beginning. I had a lot of options to choose from and the choices that I made actually shaped out my character. Also, I liked the different amount of characters and that each was unique in his/her own way. At first, it was very choose your story kind of game. But then it kind of fell off. I didn't have choices when I fought people, you just decided that for me. Also, I didn't have any impact on the ending.
So in the end, it wasn't that much of a fun game for me.
on 4/8/2012 8:45:18 PM
It seems like the reader had little input in the story like most of the others on this site, but this may be unfair grounds to compare on, however, the actual story itself seems to be quite familiar to that films, Death race, where prisoners are asked to partake in a competition and are offered a pardon if they win. Also in the story line involving the magician a few things are not explained. Such as exactly what is "The magic wand" and how he knew what the second opponents child's voice sounded like. Could have been longer.
on 8/13/2011 7:59:37 AM
too few choices
on 10/26/2017 10:27:40 PM
I choose a character, and then they go off on me, and I can't choose anything for them?
on 6/5/2017 10:22:59 PM
The game was over in three clicks. The characters are introduced - and bow out - on the same page that you end the game on. Literally.
I skimmed through it the first time and when I blinked, the game was over. I don't know why I bothered picking a gender, really. It really does need a lot more content, because it looked like it was starting out alright.
on 3/13/2017 1:10:31 PM
The end was too abrupt. I'm waiting for more story...
on 1/26/2017 6:27:25 PM
It was far too short. Good story content, I wish there was more description of the cafeteria, what they wore, what they ate, what the place looked like.
on 10/26/2016 12:58:58 PM
I'd at least like to choose how I fight the prisoner.
on 9/10/2016 9:16:07 PM
No no no maybe it is just me but this game made no sense and was all but a single page ???
on 2/28/2016 7:07:15 AM
The story is'nt even finished.
on 5/21/2014 5:15:10 PM
Interesting premise. However, the point of a CYOA game is to be able to choose the actions of a character. I didn't really see that here.
on 12/27/2013 9:48:32 PM
-- dude on 12/12/2013 12:03:57 PM
sounded like a great premise... then it ended
on 5/15/2013 9:01:34 PM
on 11/17/2012 8:01:11 PM
... I appreciate the premise here, but your spelling needs work and your link names stopped making sense after the first few choices. Also, if you name a character in a background story? You should actually stick to the name you give them unless plot demands otherwise. I have no idea why the hell the assistant's name was "Herriate" on one page and "Ginger" on the next. And worse, I don't care.
on 8/26/2012 1:56:20 PM
Ok writing, not many choices to make though
on 6/1/2012 7:44:45 AM
there is nothing too this one
on 10/23/2011 11:35:43 PM
on 6/14/2011 3:42:21 PM
shit, not a storygame. a story, and a BAD one at that
on 6/16/2010 12:20:25 PM
on 4/10/2009 12:40:06 PM
boooooooooooooooooring.... it could be more longer
on 12/7/2008 6:09:44 AM
interesting but I would like it if you could chose different actions for each fight. It just seems I picked a person and then it gave me his or her story.
on 1/7/2008 4:11:47 PM
Didn't like this as much.
on 5/21/2007 7:00:55 PM
too wordy, and this is a storygame site.
on 3/30/2007 7:07:35 AM
Some interesting writing, but felt a bit short.
on 12/26/2006 6:34:38 PM
The writing was sort of hard to understand, because I didn't get what happend at the end. Still, nice story.
on 11/8/2006 7:45:43 AM
A good story, but not really much of a choose-your-own-adventure.
on 10/27/2006 11:12:49 PM
Great writing- How many different characters are there?
on 10/23/2006 8:40:58 AM
Well, I agree this is not a "game," which I have nothing against. The story is well written and I liked it. However, considering I only got to choose my sex and name, then read a couple paragraphs, I was a little let down. The writing was good enough that I would have liked to also have choices interspersed throughout.
on 8/6/2006 11:36:20 PM
That was too fast. I took my time to read everything and it was good, but it was just too fast for a game.
-- GodsSlayer on 4/10/2006 6:10:38 PM
Very Interesting! I love the last long page and how it tells you everything. The fights were well done, if only it was more of a game, haha. 5/8, maybe with a little more work, you could go Round Robin.
-- TheAssasin on 1/12/2006 11:07:32 AM
TOO LONG, MAN, TOO LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, who narrarates battles?
--da Ravemaster (Im dissappointed \_/)
-- da Ravemaster on 11/18/2005 1:25:37 PM
This is definitely more story than game. But, that's not really a bad thing at all, especially considering that the writing is good and descriptive.
IF you're looking for long + gameplay, go somewhere else. I would clasify this as more of a "Choose Your Own Adventure" Short Story.
-- alexp on 10/24/2005 11:11:35 PM
It was more of a story then a game.
-- JJJ-Littlesis on 7/7/2005 12:49:20 AM
Uhhhh, so I just picked somebody and won, thats boring 3/10 next time, not so linear.
-- JJJ on 6/2/2005 11:22:37 AM
Good idea, but... why didn't I get to do anything?!
-- Badger on 4/22/2005 4:52:01 PM
Leggs is sexy!
-- REDSTORM on 3/19/2005 12:31:17 AM
TOO much readin! Need more excitement.
-- REDSTORM on 3/19/2005 12:28:40 AM
This is a great story game, very well done, the stories and fights are lengthy and enjoable to read all the way through. I love the password system you have, when I play all of the stories I'll check out my passwords.
-- leon101 on 3/16/2005 2:06:02 PM