The Troubles

Player Rating3.52/8

"#608 overall, #69 for 2015"
based on 75 ratings since 06/04/2015
played 667 times (finished 84)

Story Difficulty8/8

"mosie through a minefield"

Play Length1/8

"Make sure not to blink"

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.

Beginning August 12, 1969, the player needs to stop the civil war in Northern Ireland (or at least avoid too many casualties).

Player Comments

Well then...

It was very linear, and I didn't enjoy it very much because it seemed to be written very quickly and I feel like that subtracted from both length and quality.

The length wasn't that great, but I suppose it was drawn out fine considering plot and setting.

The grammar was very good, and I spotted almost no errors in the spelling or the grammar. I think that this is very impressive and you proofread it well.

The branching was small, but quality. I had fun reading through all the pages and paths.

I felt like the storygame was quite illogical at some points, and the situations didn't make a lot of sense because of the linear writing, but it was ok overall.

-- MinnieKing on 3/21/2017 8:55:24 PM with a score of 0
This story misrepresents quite a lot of the period, which is something I had to learn extensively as an Irish History Student. I'm unsure as to whom I'm even playing as, other than a completely fictitious group of Nationalists and Loyalists, which is itself in an insult to the whole situation as its like saying a mixed-race group dictating the police response to MLK's Selma March. The entire issue was a lack of Catholic and Nationalist representation, they'd have had no power whatsoever.

The issues of Northern Ireland were and still remain serious. The game takes really simplistic approaches to everything, like an option to "Evacuate citizens to the Republic", which just wouldn't happen, as the Catholics couldn't possibly do so. The entire game seems like a huge misunderstanding of the situation.

Still, the grammar's good, the mechanics are well done, and other than the actual facts, its a well done story.
-- Steve24833 on 10/13/2016 6:40:39 PM with a score of 0
That was pretty good.

I do have to wonder who I am to be able to dictate all these decisions to the Irish and the UK but I think the problems in Ireland started long before 1969, 1916 might be a better time to begin this story. We've reached a state of calmness now but it was not as easy as this story makes out.

As an English guy I don't personally think the English should be in Northern Ireland if the population don't want us there, they should be allowed a vote to decide on independence as Scotland was. I think this story oversimplifies things somewhat and also I'm pretty sure there's not a street in Dublin called "Bogside" :)

Overall a pretty interesting story though :D
-- Will11 on 6/3/2015 10:15:08 PM with a score of 0
Too short. Maybe put in more details, which would be more interesting?
-- crazygurl on 6/17/2017 6:55:01 PM with a score of 0
Yeah, people hate the goverment, not each other. This is called a win win.
-- Dmanxbox on 12/16/2015 5:04:02 PM with a score of 0
I liked this a lot, I tried several different methods. It's short but I think it's amusing.
-- corgi213 on 6/28/2015 10:52:33 AM with a score of 0
Pretty good, actually. I wish there were more games like this... about historical events that I actually know something about!
-- Imrah on 6/4/2015 1:09:45 AM with a score of 0
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