The Proposal

a Love & Dating by alexp

Commended by BerkaZerka on 9/21/2019 9:17:13 AM

Player Rating6.36/8

"#29 overall, #1 for 2005"
based on 3546 ratings since 12/20/2005
played 79,932 times (finished 2,929)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level2/8

"choking hazard for children under 4"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 6. To compare to the movie rating system, this would be G.

The RingYou play as my girlfriend (Katrina T) and find out what it's like to be proposed to by your boyfriend of five years. This is actually a true story and really happened. Don't worry, there's no way to lose and all paths lead to the same place. But it's a fun story no less.

Er, hey Dan Videc, you're in my game!

Player Comments

I begin this review with a prayer that the Overgod smites me not for my upcoming blasphemy.
I would like to applaud Alexp for coming up with this ridiculously elaborate proposal and his girlfriend (hopefully current wife) for being a good sport and going along with it.

Now on for the review. The puzzle part would probably be fun to those who like that sort of thing. It was still easy enough not to be frustrating while requiring some figuring out. I do think a lot of the items, such as the cell phone, could have just been things that you were assumed to have picked up when they were mentioned or things that the story mentions you picking up though. Having so many unnecessary items really added to the feeling of most clicking being pointless.

While I am on pointless clicking, many of the choices were completely pointless. It was not as if there were pages upon pages of dialogue that needed to be broken up, and the pointless dialogue choices and choices about whether to watch a movie or go on the Internet harmed the story rather than helped it. Choosing what random every-day thing to do is not the best use of the reader’s time.
Additionally, some choices it made no sense that I had the option to choose at all. If I am playing as a set character, especially one based off a real-life person, why should I be able to choose, say, how heavy of a sleeper I am? Even if this wasn’t about a real person, such a choice would be dumb unless it was stat-determining.

Also, LET HER IGNORE THE PHONE, DAMMIT. Have Dan stop by unexpectedly rather than have the phone ring for what would be hours in real life as I click the ignore option repeatedly. Then it has me go through the same dialogue option infinitely in an attempt to railroad me. Unfortunately, this story has been railroading far longer than I have been reading story-games, and after two minutes of rebellion against the plans of the author, I gave in. It would have been much better to have made Katrina give into Alex with some reasoning if she didn’t want Dan stopping over and thus remove the endless loops from the story.

The grammar was decent, and I did like sing the big picture of the statue thing and the shiny diamond, but overall, I think this story suffers heavily from rating inflation. I don’t know whether that’s out of fear of the Overgod, a reflection of a different time in site history, or both, but it is true.

-- Cricket on 6/13/2019 11:03:31 PM with a score of 0
It was like re-living the whole event over again. I am soooo happy and thankful that I am with the most amazing guy in the world. Thank you for all the hard work you did (and your friends of course)....this is truly something I will remember for the rest of my life. I love you!!
-- Katrina T. on 12/20/2005 8:24:51 PM with a score of 0
It was pretty good. I just was confused on some parts, though
-- FireFox1100 on 11/12/2020 2:58:37 PM with a score of 0
Such a sweet story that made me want to know what was next every second. I love the ending too!
-- Terahdactyl on 9/13/2020 12:16:06 PM with a score of 0
was gud
-- mariya on 6/11/2020 9:02:13 PM with a score of 0
i really enjoyed this it was a adventure the whole way
-- Brianna on 6/8/2020 8:47:57 AM with a score of 0
I love this game I was on edge thinking there would be a jump scare with was fun. I didn't really get the overall plot but it was fun to play.
-- Anne Ruble on 6/3/2020 12:59:36 AM with a score of 0
-- Destinie Helms on 4/23/2020 7:56:13 PM with a score of 0
Nice work!
-- EvelynMoose on 2/11/2020 9:25:59 PM with a score of 0
-- jstn4ever on 10/1/2019 1:28:53 AM with a score of 0
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