Suzy's Strange Saga

Player Rating7.05/8

"#23 overall, #2 for 2015"
based on 396 ratings since 04/24/2015
played 22,080 times (finished 623)

Story Difficulty8/8

"mosie through a minefield"

Play Length8/8

"Even light has to break at the rest stop"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

Things would be so much easier if your name was Mary Sue

Additional notes:

This story is a fully self contained one and can easily be read on its own, however it also acts as:

A direct sequel to the "Good Girl" short story in Tales From The Basement.

A semi sequel to the other TFTB short stories, Repression, TRASH, Love SICK and Geek.

A semi prequel to Ground Zero.

As with any of my writings, the story comes before the game. However while there isn't a complex inventory and all of that, you can still "win" by getting one of the epilogues.

There are 16 epilogues total.

Player Comments

Interesting to say the very least, surprising also, and as always well written. And I think I would still recommend it even if some would find the material, subject matter or the story progression/choices available objectionable. That doesn’t take away from how well developed it is as a story as an experience, even if it was quite shocking or oddly paced and outright absurd to begin with, it is more than makes up for any possible shortcomings in its progression by being radically engaging and deeply emotive by the end where all characters are beginning to draw you in no matter their affiliation and how you’ve felt about them in the earlier stages.

Also and oddly enough, it seems there’s a pattern developing, for me at least, that with the choices I seem to take as most common in my perception of things, I always seem to end up with the Epilogue 12 as my first outcome...
Anyway,
Thanks EM for all your work, glad to see you’re still in the bard’s business


Apologies for any run on sentences, it’s my all time crippling flaw...
-- Almaz on 6/28/2018 10:31:19 AM with a score of 0
This was fucking epic. Epilogue 16 just left me feeling completely baffled - but I can't state why without revealing spoilers. I'm normally not really into these kind of 'wacky' stories but this was definitely an exception. I managed to spot a few grammatical errors but that ultimately didn't detract from the story. My only complaint is that in some instances, instead of organised paragraphs, I had to read through giant walls of text which wasn't really pleasant on the eyes - but again, that wasn't really a major issue. I also loved the references to many of your other stories and how smartly integrated they were.

I gave this a 7/8. Great work.
-- Xiro on 4/30/2015 8:48:25 AM with a score of 0
Ye have truly outdone yourself this time, My Friend! Without a doubt this is better than both Ground Zero & The Order of the Midnight Sun combined (that's saying quite a lot considering those are two of the best storygames on here as far as i'm concerned)!

To name a few of the good points (though there's far too many to name):

Descriptions & Background are very impressive & help the reader to relate to the characters & helps the reader fully feel like the they are the main character.

Storyline & Plot are greatly done & all while reading through, it became just like "a great book ye become captivated by & don't want to put down" & had me hungry for more with each page I read!

The Length was also very well done- not too long & progressed quickly enough to make it feel more like reality itself than just a story.

The ONLY bad point I saw (which is hilarious since it is so tiny):
Only one misspelled word in the entire storygame- ye spelled the word glorious as glourius (which most i'm sure either didn't catch or didn't worry about).

I rated it an 8 (I would rate higher if it were possible to do so).

Overall: Ye have a truly amazing & awe-inspiring storygame here that could easily become a legend! It is inconceivable how ye could ever make a storygame to be better than this one, if even just to rival its greatness! Keep up the incredible work, My Friend!
-- bearclaw01234 on 4/29/2015 3:16:18 PM with a score of 0
Finally a good ending :')
-- rijalmuzikers on 10/14/2018 1:07:58 PM with a score of 0
Love SICK Too AND Eternal Mother? You're killing me with all these references. Hey, at least I know Eternal is related to GZ and all the other ones you have here
-- MegaUltraChicken on 10/2/2018 9:31:40 PM with a score of 0
I've already played a few of your stories but this is the first one I leave a comment on (I don't know why).

I got Epilogue 16 and, as I imagine nobody wants spoilers, I'll just say that I began to notice some of the context clues in the last page and was really hoping it would end the way it did (who am I kidding, I can't not talk about the spoilers but I'll put them under a warning at the end of the comment).

There are some grammar errors but the thing is that if a story and its plot are compelling enough you barely notice the typos, and that's your case.
What stands out, as always, is the way your stories have of describing reality without any filter, save from a coat of dark humor. I don't care if this style is for pure shock value or if you really believe in the morals of your works, as long as it keeps producing these original twisted tales it's good enough for me. I don't mean that they are perfect, someone else may write better sentences or make less typos, but at the end of the day what keeps drawing readers in is the actual storyline, and few here have your ability to create interesting and alluring plots (and characters). Now then, to the


-SPOILERS-





A thing that piqued my interest in the last page was when Suzy said that the only ways to behave over there were "Beg, Die or Struggle" and at first I associated it with the type of choices that you usually offer on your storiegames (yeah, I didn't catch the "Eternal" reference just then).
When I read the term "the Empire" I started to remember Eternal but I thought you could just have used that same title to remain generic. Then the svelk appeared and that's when I started to hope for the ending that eventually came. I just want to add that Mistress (Semra) was one of my favourite characters in Eternal so I was happy to read some words about her again (or at least I think it was her).
By the time there was the mention of combat training for orphans, I was practically sure/very hopeful of what was to come.

Then after the final reveal ("Francis" though? Lol) I went to re-read the beginning of Eternal and sure enough, as Suzy said, the first choice of that game was "Beg, Die or Struggle".

Also, Jack is too pure a soul to be one of your characters while I liked the idea of Suzy's surprising coldness in the face of murder.

8/8 for the splitten kitten.
-- undr on 9/17/2018 10:15:40 PM with a score of 0
Definitely an interesting read, much more licentious than most long stories that Endmaster actually puts some effort in, but as it's part of the lovesick universe, I shouldn't be surprised.
The level of detail that he put on this may be somewhat lacking on the description of the scenes, but the characters he placed on the story more than make up for it.
Overall I think the story was perfectly sized by not being a homerous tale or a pint-sized story, and nicely paced, the added replay factor was good, but not exactly encouraging like Eternal, but the best thing has to be Suzy's dichotomy in the bobby path was hilarious.
8/8 - Would fuck grandma Morningstar
-- Chips on 8/31/2018 10:00:06 AM with a score of 0
Pretty funny name for THE Eternal.
-- Nazhfa on 8/28/2018 5:51:24 AM with a score of 0
And as always, your work has given me chills. I have been impressed enough to actually leave a comment.8/8 just because of Epilogue 16. Great game though overall.
-- Imboredletstalk on 7/19/2018 5:19:14 AM with a score of 0
10/10 perfect amount of gay
-- Ellie on 6/20/2018 12:19:35 AM with a score of 0
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