The Price of Freedom: Innocence Lost

Player Rating0/8

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based on ratings since 04/10/2014
played 56,993 times (finished 5,387)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

Maturity Level6/8

"i'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

You are 10 years old when you first feel the weight of shackles around your wrists. In a matter of hours, your whole world is turned upside down as you are dragged away from your home in Greece to work as a slave in the Roman Empire.
Now you must struggle for survival. Every decision you make will affect your future. Will you make friends or enemies? Will you submit to your masters or fight your every command? Will you sell your soul to earn your freedom, or sacrifice everything for the people you love? Will you even survive long enough to see the sun rise?

Player Comments

I thought this story was really good and well thought out. I had a lot of fun replaying it, trying to get the ending I wanted. It even distracted me from TWD! The only critique I have is extremely minor in that I wish that, for believability, that more of Lula's dialogue was more choppy and used simpler words if she learned it from other slaves, as is my guess, or even still if she learned it in Ethiopia. Becuause some of the words she remembers would are more complex than the ones she does not. But again, this is still a very minor critique. For something I'd like added, it would have to be maybe some more dialogue options that could better define Andreas's personality and to justify himself more such as when Andreas kills the bleeding out boy, I wish I could've explained to Alexius and Brasus, and even Gerda why I had done it. Also, PLEASE FOR ALL THAT IS RAINBOW add a gay romance option. I know that could be hard to do if you yourself haven't been in a gay relationship, and maybe don't know how, so if you feel uncomfortable with that or don't think you can do it justice, that's fine. I understand, I just feel at this point Ceacilla has been written as Andreas love interest, so I'd just like alternatives, even if that is only just turning her down. Sorry for the long comment, but I when I like something I talk a lot about it, so, yeah. I'll be looking forward to the next part of this amazing story that was so well written I jumped right into it. Thanks. I hope you keep up the good work!
-- Meta on 3/27/2016 10:24:46 PM with a score of 0
What I love about this story, is how it flawlessly illustrates both the youth gladiators of Rome and how they were treated as slaves from foreign lands as I am constantly reminded that people from all over the world are being packed into these ships and sent off to an unknown land. It paints the image of hopelessness, being trapped, and not knowing if I am even going to make it through the journey. Even making the choice of who gets a piece of bread carries its weight of the uncertainty if this will be my last meal.

The characters all had their own personality to them that just jumps right out of the page simply through the way I can hear them talk. However, some of them still have some room for development since the only ones that I can relate to is my brother and the first girl I meet. This doesn't take away from the story, but it makes me question why I should care about whether or not anybody else but my brother and I live. This includes the instructor, since the interactions that I have with her doesn't give me any incentive to make me care for her. Considering that I haven't known her for too long, it makes me wonder why she already seems to care for me and the others like we're all a family.

Overall, this is a great beginning to a story and I am sure that I'll enjoy the next one just as much if not more. That is why I give The Price of Freedom: Innocence Lost a 7/8.
-- Danaos on 4/25/2014 9:34:33 PM with a score of 0
This was a very fascinating story. It reminds me a lot of Hunger Games, only instead it takes place during times of the Romans mixed in with Greek Mythology. The main characters were very believable, the plot had me on the edge of my seat, and the choices involved were some of the deepest yet. I truly felt immersed into the world of Andreas and really felt like I was facing his pain, troubles, and sense of isolation in a new and unfamiliar world. One perfect example of this is the scene when he hugs his mother as the slave owner drags him away. That had me in tears. Lula and Andreas were, by far, the strongest characters in the entire story. That being said, I did have some gripes. For being a story that's rated on Length 7/8, it sure was short. Also, I felt like Rhode's character softened a little too early for me. It would also be nice if we had more backstories on characters like Gerda, Zeru, or even Brausis. I'm not expecting it to all come out at the same time, but to be revealed along the way. Of all the stories I've read on this site so far, I have to say, this one was very well written. I am highly anticipating the next chapter and hope it comes out soon.
-- AppDude27 on 4/11/2014 12:28:23 AM with a score of 0
This story was amazing!! I just wish it was longer, I looked forward to seeing a time skip of sorts where the main characters were older and more hardened and maybe a new conflict arises, idk but keep up the good work!! I hope there's a sequel!!
-- mike on 1/19/2017 7:00:49 AM with a score of 0
A damn good story, left me hungry for more.
-- TyrannosaurusRex on 1/16/2017 7:05:23 PM with a score of 0
i loved it a lot, but i wish there was a way to check on your relation ships with every one
-- Adam on 1/15/2017 7:07:40 AM with a score of 0
Good, solid gameplay here. The story is also well written. It's just that I expected more. Guess that means you did something right! :)

Can't wait for the other chapters.
-- Vector on 1/14/2017 11:25:42 AM with a score of 0
Far better than I thought it would be! I really enjoyed this but I would have liked a summary of my status at the end. Also, will the character carry on to the next episode?
-- HM000 on 1/12/2017 4:13:00 AM with a score of 0
I know it might be kind of weird, but I've always liked gladiator stories -- especially when they're still in "school." My mind usually wandered off and created a part of the story that never existed, what would happen or who he would become if he chose differently. What I really like about this is the fact that it doesn't have to be imaginary anymore!

Although I don't know you, and you don't me; Thank you!
-- MissMastertrucker on 1/9/2017 2:36:55 AM with a score of 0
This was an amazing choose-your-own-story! By the end I was crying for the young ones. I wish that these things hadn't happened back then, no one deserved it. I hope to see more of your beautiful works in the future!
-- Kaitlyn on 1/7/2017 11:58:32 PM with a score of 0
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