Wennipeg's list of regrets

Player Rating4.37/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 20 ratings since 12/04/2017
played 168 times (finished 22)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

Wennipeg was a man who made all the wrong choices in life. Now he was stuck with nothing but a burden of regret. That is, until he was given a second chance.

Player Comments

Well, that was much better than I was expecting. The choices presented are very meaningful and have a clear impact upon each scenario. The first time I played this, I made the wrong choice every single time. It was very depressing. Replaying this for the better paths made it feel much more rewarding.

The puzzle at the party was probably the hardest to work out, I found (literally always tell the truth, no matter what), and I was a bit confused why combing your hair would cause you to fail the interview.

However, when I thought about this again, it seems that the entire storygame revolves about how the protagonist *feels* about his choices. It makes sense. It's about how much he wants to enjoy his life, because he'd made such a mess of it in the first place.

That's why the best choices are the ones which seem to depend on him having a good moral compass: always telling the truth at the party, doing his best at the interview whilst also choosing not to change himself. There some exceptions, like deliberately making a bigger mess with your friend rather than choosing to help him. But on the whole, he has to choose morally "better" decisions at later parts of his life.

It's quite subtle in that respect, I found. This is a definite improvement on your previous stories and worth the time to read.
-- Saika on 12/5/2017 8:42:46 AM with a score of 0
Nice job on this, it's much more substantial and all in all a big improvement on the other stories you've posted so far.

There's a spot on the first page where it switches to second person for a moment, and a few other small technical issues, but nothing to detract from the story.

It was nice helping this gross shut-in better himself, although a couple of the scenarios, the job interview in particular seemed a little overly finicky. I never did figure out how to avoid wrecking the car, either.

The only thing that might be missing is a little more explanation of the origin of the voice that caused this whole scenario in the first place. Lacking anything else, I'm going with either God, or an angel in a wizard hat.
-- mizal on 12/4/2017 6:14:55 PM with a score of 0
I too made all the wrong choices the first time I played it through. It took so trying on replaying to find the correct choices. On reflection, some of them did make sense if you thought of things the way someone like Wennipeg likely would. Some others I still don't quite understand why they were correct. But it was still enjoyable working it out.
I enjoyed the narrative style here very much. Wennipeg truly did come across to me as a loser who wants to improve his life, yet still remain true to himself.
-- DavidG on 12/14/2017 8:16:38 AM with a score of 0
-- nightbreeze on 12/8/2017 11:37:44 PM with a score of 0
Good story!!
-- EZunmaker on 12/8/2017 9:27:22 PM with a score of 0
This is actually well-written, and I enjoyed it. Nicely done, and I'll be looking forward to more of your works.
-- DiniTheWizard on 12/6/2017 7:13:44 PM with a score of 0
I had a lot of fun, even though I managed to get the worst ending first try. I'll definitely come back and replay once I find the time.
-- T4R4F13D on 12/6/2017 8:27:22 AM with a score of 0
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