Tales From The Basement

a Modern Adventure by EndMaster

Commended by EndMaster on 7/28/2019 5:35:39 AM

Player Rating5.88/8

"#61 overall, #2 for 2008"
based on 730 ratings since 06/25/2008
played 36,657 times (finished 1,145)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

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.

Because Basement Dwellers are people too!

Additional Notes:

This story is three stories in one. Your first choice will lead to a separate tale of a different “basement dweller”. Each one is mostly different in tone.

Ebay Escapist is weird and random. It’s the least verbose of the three. (Or my stories in general)

Good Girl is the longest and most descriptive of the three. There is some weirdness going on here too, but is mostly kept much more in "reality". There is a cast of characters link in the beginning to help you keep up with who’s who.

Anime Addict has a lot of offensive language and humor, so if you don't like that sort of thing you shouldn’t read this one.

In all the tales there are several endings varying in degrees of good/bad/neutral outcomes. While there are some endings better than others, these are basically just tales of basement dwellers.

Player Comments

Every now and then I read a story and think to myself that the author must have had a lot of fun writing it, and that makes me smile. Tales From The Basement is one such story.

As usual for EndMaster, the story itself was in the Cave of Time branching style. There were a few pages with multiple ways to get to them, but they were in the minority, and there was always a choice that led to a unique page in such situations.
The paths themselves are generally quite short, but there are a lot of them. So any of you faggots who actually read reviews before you read a story should be sure to play through all the branches and THEN complain about the story being too short.

The E-Bay Escapist path is very random and definitely the most ridiculous of the three stories. However, unlike what one might expect from a LOL RANDOM story, it is still actually well-written and funny. My favorite ending in that one is probably…oh, hell. I don’t have a favorite because there are so many funny ones.

The Anime Addict was by far the most disgusting of the three protagonists. That made it all the more fun to see the horrible results of Brian’s degeneracy. I’ll admit that pure, unpolluted delight in reading of a character’s self-imposed torment is very pleasurable in a non-gay way. If you are not someone to whom such humor ever appeals to, I would not recommend that path, but if you are, quit reading reviews and just click the link.
The FINAL FURSECUTION ending was my definite favorite in that path, but not because the others were lacking necessarily.

The Good Girl path is very wacky and has the best characters, I thought. The character who stood out to me the most was Moon Shadow. She is like an exaggerated version of flakes I know in real life, only it’s way funnier because I don’t have to talk to her. Uncle Ed was another favorite of mine, but all the characters in that path were highly entertaining in their own ways.
My favorite end was probably the one in which Suzy and her siblings fight the mutants together.

These stories were even better than I remembered, and if you’re still reading this, you should go check them out.

-- Cricket on 6/26/2019 9:44:17 PM
Your writing never fails to impress. I found all three paths of this story to be entertaining and amusing, as the writing never missed a beat, seriously. This story was fun to read the entire way through, and both the quality of the writing and humor remained consistent throughout each page.

I must admit that I found myself enjoying the Good Girl narrative the most. There was just so many characters that were full of life and each had their own interesting traits about them. It made for many interesting choices as to where the story could go, and where these choices went were all quite entertaining for me as the reader to experience.

How you manage to keep each path in your stories unique and fulfilling remains to be something that is rather awe-inspiring.

All in all, this was impressive storytelling as always. I enjoyed this very much, but enjoyment is something that I have come to expect from EndMaster's works.
-- TharaApples on 12/23/2016 3:07:50 AM
This story as a whole is pretty fucked up (in a good way) but that's to be expected of EndMaster, really. Props for making a game with so many different paths and endings whilst keeping every single one varied and entertaining.

Good Girl was probably my favourite main path. Each quirky member of Suzy's hilariously messed up and weird family is a brilliant character. I found that Suzy herself wasn't as interesting a character, though. I suppose it made the story better by having a relatively sane protagonist.
-- 31TeV on 9/11/2014 5:44:34 AM
I am rereading this again and this time as a kinda proper citizen of the promised land, so here's my irrelevant comment and rating! I enjoyed it, especially the part where we the furfag got executed.Thanks for this one!
-- Universe12345 on 7/10/2019 8:44:54 PM
Pretty Good!
-- Reywalker786 on 5/31/2019 2:43:39 PM
I scrolled through a list of games and when i saw that there was an anime addict option in this game i started playing this.
-- BassFountain969 on 5/25/2019 1:33:32 AM
That anime part was accurate. Great now I'm feeling depressed. I think I'm gonna go dunk my face in a toilet or something...
-- ShoujoAddict on 10/23/2018 8:41:16 AM
-- Hat on 9/7/2018 2:13:03 PM
This game made me into a proper man. From now on, every morning I kneel in front of my PC to repent and thank the author profusely for my once inexorable path of sin.

Good game enjoyed it and had a laugh 10/2
-- OneEyedCloud01 on 8/14/2018 2:50:47 PM
so uh, I would give a thoughtful rating, but unfortunately on my first run of The Good Girl narrative, I took a wrong turn and my run ended quickly. but from what I read I really enjoyed it :)
-- foxyg1rl14 on 7/8/2018 9:17:09 PM
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