The Blackwood Chronicles: Heist

Player Rating5.29/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 64 ratings since
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Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

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.

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It was supposed to be a peaceful afternoon at the library.

How did it come to be that by the end of the day he would be shot at, nearly blown up, and involved in a dangerous game of cat and mouse?

Sometimes, life just isn't fair.

 

Note:

The picture I use for the main character is not mine. It belongs to a guy named silvair on deviantART.com. He was very kind in letting me use it and you should check out his page. Here is a link: http://silvair.deviantart.com/

He's got some great pictures.

 

Enjoy!

Player Comments

I'm a stickler for immersiveness in a storygame, so I found this hard to dig because of certain things that were entirely unrealistic (eg. the police not arriving at the bank for over an hour, Shades entrusting the most important part of his plan to a "mindless" henchman etc.). You also switched into past tense a few times during the story (nothing huge, just the odd sentence here and there).

I particularly liked your present-tense style of writing and the Home Alone-style plans enacted by Bryce. I wasn't bored by this storygame but its lack of realism stifled my enjoyment.
-- October on 8/24/2012 11:00:29 AM with a score of 0
I loved this story! I was a bit confused, since I hadn't read the other Blackwood Chronicles book. I was a bit annoyed that you kept saying "BANG!" on virtually every page, just wouldn't have done that, and you would have a 7/8 story!
-- GentleWinterBreeze on 2/20/2014 1:51:10 PM with a score of 0
i love the hero. that is all that a hero needs is just to be home.
-- yonkon on 2/17/2014 3:09:56 AM with a score of 0
Awesome Approves!
Great job. I just now got to leaving a comment. Sadly, this isn't what I'd like to call your best work, but trust me, it's still pretty darn good. I like the Cat-and-Mouse gameplay, and it kept me on my toes (not literally; that'd be too much work) and ready to run. The creative use of items made the story a lot more interesting. The downside was what kept it from being perfect. Yes, we had a bit of dialogue in the story, but I think Bryce didn't get to say anything at all. That leaves us wondering; Who is Bryce? Ed and Shades at least seem to have something interesting going on. Why can't we help them? I think that giving us more insight and dialogue (comedic or not) with the characters would be a huge bump up. Good work, as always.
5/8
-- awesomeness1242 on 9/25/2013 7:11:21 PM with a score of 0
Good one!

-- Il_Maestro on 9/16/2013 11:02:13 PM with a score of 0
Great game. I wish it was less linear but still a great job.
-- Adam on 4/11/2013 9:44:19 PM with a score of 0
Nice story. 6/8. Could easily be a serie. Keep it up!
-- Tgetruegamer on 2/7/2013 9:42:32 AM with a score of 0
Interesting story, decently written, and a nice length and difficulty. All in all, I enjoyed it. 6/8.
-- Mercedes on 12/28/2012 1:12:22 AM with a score of 0
Better than 'Abduction'!
-- RobustSporadic on 6/27/2012 5:27:53 AM with a score of 0
Very good game, as good as the aquarium one
-- Xt1000305 on 5/22/2012 6:11:32 AM with a score of 0
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