The Maize Runner

Player Rating4.09/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 12 ratings since 12/24/2018
played 72 times (finished 15)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

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.

The Maze Runner but an AU in which the Maze is Maize. Also, you get to control the main character, Thomas.

Spoilers for the 1st Maze Runner film, or book. I have only watched the film; I don't know how the book is different. But I assume they cover approximately the same events.

*The pun "The Maize Runner" is in no way original. Probably over 100,000 people have thought of it before. Many people already parodied it in videos or fanfiction. This however will be the first storygame "The Maize Runner".

Player Comments

The grammar is alright and so is the style. The problem is the lack of effort and engagement that can practically be breathed in throughout the story. It had some parts that seemed to prompt a comical fanfiction but you never got around to develop them, and you played the dumb-character card once too many times for my liking. The fact that it was rather barren as far as actual choices go certainly didn't help.

You have the skills, you just have to put them to good use.
-- undr on 12/26/2018 12:15:03 PM with a score of 0
This wasn't bad, but it also wasn't great either. I've never watched the movies this is based off of, but it feels more like an unfunny parody than actual fanfiction.

The protagonist lacks any defining voice. There is never any emotion or much internal thought. I never felt any attachment to the character. There were very lackluster descriptions if any throughout the story and the entire scenario felt a little ridiculous. From what I remember of the commercials for the movie, it was a series of deadly and creative mazes/traps to navigate through. None of that was in this story from what I could see. Just a corn maze, with apparently deadly farmers and magical corn that grows enough to be edible overnight.

That being said, the story was to the point and kept a decent flow to it. It had a some of choices and two endings.Unfortunately a lot fo the choices felt empty because they all lead to the same path that then branches into one of two endings. This would have been forgiveable if not for the unremarkable characters and dialogue.

I would really like to see the author write something else on their own time that isn't a fanfiction. I feel like given more time and their own idea to work with, this author has potential to make something better than this. Just try to focus more on descriptions, emotions, and making the reader feel attached to the protagonist next time.

All in all, I give it a 3/8
-- simplesabley on 12/26/2018 10:44:02 AM with a score of 0
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