The Raven

Player Rating6.09/8

"#112 overall, #14 for 2015"
based on 100 ratings since 12/17/2015
played 1,110 times (finished 101)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

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.

Inspired by the famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven' tells the sad and dreadful tale of a man torn apart by his love for his lost love. However, the past does not rest easily and the arrival of a shadowy messenger unlocks memories the heart desperately tries to forget.


Player Comments

Though not as good as the original, this is a worthy tribute to Poe's masterpiece.
There are a few spelling/grammar mistakes, and the imagery can get a little repetitive. Overall, though, it's interesting to see such an excellent poem expanded into a piece of prose in which the reader steps into the shoes of the grief-stricken narrator. You even included a bit of backstory for how all of this came about; however, I admit that I would have preferred a more specific flashback.
The description of the creaking raven's voice is amazing!
-- JeffreyJabs on 8/14/2017 4:57:58 PM with a score of 0
Fantastic: you have caught the tone of the poem really well and the writing flows wonderfully making the story seem just like a troubled dream or a nightmare. I often think Edgar Allen Poe was a guy who literally lived his nightmares and to try and get rid of them he'd write them onto paper or try to drink them away, this story captures the dark and mysterious tone of unavoidable and inexplicable sorrow really well...
please write more :D
-- Will11 on 12/19/2015 1:10:39 AM with a score of 0
A story, shrouded in mystery. A tale that may never again be told.
This is what true storygames are. Choices, well detailed, but not too over the top. A step into the protagonist's shoes, makes it forever more interesting. It was great. And I'm glad to have read it :)
-- Shadowulf on 12/18/2015 2:19:27 PM with a score of 0
It was amazing and it also made me look within.
-- Landen on 10/6/2017 9:18:48 AM with a score of 0
Good writing, but the game's playable length is too short.
-- TestingJest on 8/14/2017 9:52:13 PM with a score of 0
It's beautiful, a man trying to struggle through his mind. I loved the elpilouge where Leanore told you to let her go.
-- Chickdove on 5/14/2017 8:12:25 PM with a score of 0
A little depressing, but well written. All in all, a really enjoyable story.
-- lejama88 on 11/1/2016 6:16:18 AM with a score of 0
Very well written, catches the tone and spirit of the original poem. only a couple of grammar mistakes mostly the wrong pronoun used or words out of place. you descriptions were excellent I could easily visualize it in my mind. Keep up this type of work.
-- BigRonn77 on 10/5/2016 2:32:59 PM with a score of 0
This was fantastic! It conveyed the feelings of the original poem very well. Excellent usage of quotes from the poem. I loved it.
-- ThatOneAuthorGirl on 5/9/2016 3:34:40 PM with a score of 0
So... good. There were a few parts that said "my" instead of "your".
-- TheBossWriter on 1/18/2016 12:03:12 AM with a score of 0
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