The Lost Realm

Player Rating7.12/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 32 ratings since 03/10/2018
played 555 times (finished 40)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

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.

On the night of your marriage, your wife is captured and you are left for dead in an alley. When you come to, your wife is missing, and your once perfect life now in tatters. What else is there to do but to kill those who have wronged you, save your wife, and restore equilibrium to your life? Before you can do this, however, you must venture through The Lost Realm...

Author's Notes: Your choices matter, so choose carefully. There are 3 epilogues to be found.

This will likely be the first story in a series of five that I'm planning, so be sure to leave feedback, and please leave any criticisms you might have. 

Special Thanks:

I'd like to give a huge shout out to Mayana for beta testing for me. This story game would have loads more mistakes without her help. Thanks to Mizal as well for her help with scripting. 

This is an entry to EndMaster's 2018 Romance Story contest

Player Comments

I debated for quite some time on whether or not to give a 7/8 or an 8/8 especially since I don't give 8's out so commonly anymore.

First, I decided to read this as a storygame instead of a contest entry. There wasn't a ton of romance to be honest.

Okay, here's what I didn't like. It felt like there was only one true victory ending. All the others were failures or death by a certain point. It would've been better if there were more paths to a (different) victory. Maybe there is, but I couldn't find another victory (after much trying).

Also, all three of the female characters that stuck out to me *Minor spoilers* wanted to have sex with the protagonist *End Spoilers*. It's not a big deal in terms of my overall impression or rating, but I find that fact somewhat odd.

Okay, onto the good. Everything was fine. It was almost annoying. I couldn't find any true flaw (other than those already expressed), but nothing was overtly spectacular or stood-out. That's the reason I suspect it won't get into the top five on the site. This storygame is like a really good banana split that is missing its cherry on the top. What is that cherry? I don't know, but I want that cherry. :)

Therefore, why am I deliberating an 8/8? I liked the flashbacks. They were a bit, well, cliche; however, I like it when a story deviates from the present into the past or future. Plus, I actually got to know who the wife was. Most of all, I enjoyed this storygame. I explored all the paths that I could find and actually took the time to read them.

I read to be entertained. I was most certainty entertained and enjoyed myself while doing so. Congrats on such a good storygame, Ebon.
-- WouldntItBeNice on 3/16/2018 12:08:22 AM with a score of 0
Very good. I love the atmospheric feel of the story. The world building is clear without spending an undue amount of words on it. The paths are varied enough to give the story some bredth. Overall, I enjoyed it.
-- Mynoris on 3/16/2018 8:54:19 PM with a score of 0
Excellent story. Great job, Ebon.
-- Chris113022 on 3/11/2018 1:59:01 PM with a score of 0
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