The Devil's Fire

Player Rating0/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on ratings since 08/06/2014
played 7,658 times (finished 210)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

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.

EDITS: unpublished for a moment to fix some missing pages.

The Devil's Act - an event in history carried out by one man that obliterated three entire states. Bana-Jxo has been leading a rather undercover life after what he'd done, but when the government starts sending out his own kind to kill him, he gets into a crux that uncovers just when all went wrong. Now, Bana must figure out the secrets of the Zempaph people, and protect newly found comrades in the process... 

"The first rule to remember, Julian, is that pain is a gift to lead to a better tommorrow... A bittersweet gift, but still a gift."

Player Comments

If I understand correctly, this storygame needed re-doing so the author unpublished it, but it was so good that it was re-published by the mods. Even without taking into account that it's incomplete, The Devil's Fire is a fantastic storygame, and on of the best on the website.

The writing is really good, and only hampered a little by some typos. The third person narrative is refreshing on this website, and Ashen_Snake has made great use of this perspective. The explanation at the end only made me appreciate it even more. You wouldn't expect it, but not using first or second person has actually really helped to give insight into the mind of a very disturbed protagonist. It also allowed for a very interesting prologue as well as other moments that happened away from Bana-Jxo.

I felt like the different coloured fonts were distracting at first, buy you soon grow used to it and there are some pretty clever uses for it later on. It's also nice when it's clear who's talking.

The fights played pretty nicely and smoothly, providing the player with a challenge without being frustrating. They were pleasant to play through and were kept few and far between, allowing the story to take precedence over the game, which is a good thing.

An engaging tale of the inner struggles and horrors that the main character went through. Bana-Jxo/Julian and Tokio were without a doubt my favourite. There are a host of rich characters, although I must admit some didn't jump out of the page as much. Mainly, these were the villains, who I felt were lacking in development. I don't know what else could have been done. Perhaps find a way for Julian to interact with them rather than jumping straight into a fight?

Looking at the number of ratings and comments, this amazing game hasn't been played enough. Play, it people! You won't regret it.

8/8
-- 31TeV on 10/16/2014 7:28:21 AM with a score of 0
Reese's cups don't even compare. I never thought I'd say that about something other than food or quantum mechanics.
-- apsoy on 10/21/2016 12:23:17 AM with a score of 0
YAY the best ending. That was really good.
-- lejama88 on 8/12/2016 1:35:36 AM with a score of 0
A well written story, I bit linear, with little choice in the options, but otherwise a good story.
-- BigRonn77 on 7/8/2016 12:53:38 PM with a score of 0
This story was..... Completely amazing. Even more so because a child herself wrote it. Please, Ms. Ashen_Snake, finish some novels, or short stories, or comics, or SOMETHING. Then get them published. You're such a very, very talented writer.
-- Hateface on 6/17/2016 10:36:20 PM with a score of 0
I don't know where to even begin. I know I'll have to go back and find all of the secrets and hidden stuff, but even from just one play-through, it was excellent. I wanted to try to give this a harsher rating, but even with the errors I found, which were only simple spelling and grammar errors. This story had me hooked from beginning to end and despite length, I will have to go back and find anything I missed. I especially liked the pacifist actions that could be taken with some of the opponents. Overall, great game.
-- Jase_of_Fire on 6/2/2016 9:37:27 PM with a score of 0
Fun story game with good writing. I liked that the author linked to the ability to sav .
-- CuriousCricket on 5/4/2016 1:48:47 AM with a score of 0
Very good game. Got the best ending, The final ending. This game really makes myself glad that I am a reader 8/8
-- Jimmysutton on 2/19/2016 10:02:42 AM with a score of 0
The final few(image based) pages are missing...could you upload them in text format pls....thanks


Wonderful story... please let us know if you publish a book (you can self publish in amazon)
-- Usernamer on 2/11/2016 5:28:33 PM with a score of 0
I didn't fully understand why uses of some powers were limited; what is the in-game explanation? Does the mutant gene fade away after overuse?
-- MagmaArmor0 on 1/26/2016 1:08:42 PM with a score of 0
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