Where the HELL am I???? : Chapter One

Player Rating4.02/8

"#288 overall, #22 for 2014"
based on 100 ratings since 05/25/2014
played 1,148 times (finished 114)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

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.

This is an interactive story about trying to deceive a demon in order to save your own life. Will you survive?

Player Comments

It seems kind of promising at first, but I would recommend having someone proof it for grammatical errors.

You also should have spent more time describing and creating the world. There was a lot of wasted opportunity in terms of direction. What resulted was a rather linear game with next to no sense of agency. Instead of having to to where the demon kills you for picking any wrong choices, including running off into Hell, you could have seized that opportunity. Make it so that traveling with the demon is in fact he safest path although he's willing to allow you to choose something different. Then left to fend for yourself, your character would explore the hellish landscape you created. Instead we have "Follow the yellow brick road" until chapter 2. I was left asking myself "Where is the rest of this game? Did it get turned into DLC?" There's just so much it could have been that wasn't even attempted. There isn't much background info, but I imagine that was meant to build interest and will be revealed as your series continues. The problem is without much story or plot after, this doesn't feel mysterious. It just feels lazy.

-- Tyrannosaurusrex on 9/13/2017 7:19:49 PM
I really like how the story began, and it was very interesting. It caught my attention and I wanted to keep reading, which is essential in a storygame. The writing is descriptive and clear, but it could still use some work. There is plenty of short sentences that could be combined with others to give the storygame a more smooth and structured feel. As of right now, the writing is very choppy.

There is a nice amount of choices with each page, and they are thoughtful and realistic (for the most part). I'd say maybe adding another main storyline to branch off and this could be a very nice storygame. I'd also recommend trying a different title as well, but that's 100% up to you. :)

The writing flow got a bit better near the end, so maybe a revision of the beginning writing would help. Each choice made sense, though a few could have had better outcomes to improve the storyline and background for the characters.

5/8
-- Nyctophilia on 3/30/2017 5:02:37 PM
The afterlife as a series of tests is an interesting setting, and there was a nice overall tone of hopelessness and inevitability. Overall spelling and grammar was decent with only a few possibly intentional flubs with the punctuation here and there.

However, the story is very linear, with most choices resulting in either progression or death. It also isn't finished, but since the story was linear, I guess I'll just go play the second game without any worries about continuity.
-- the_quiller on 2/26/2016 2:59:12 AM
im playing this is class ; )
-- mki1 on 10/17/2017 11:20:46 AM
Ooooooo.......i cant wait for ch. 2
-- Ravendash on 10/17/2017 9:54:07 AM
Promising, but it could use a bit of work. I was excited by the concept in the beginning, but it quickly turned into a story with no real options, because if you picked anything other than passive obedience, you died. Also, the writing was a little choppy and some grammar work is needed. But I did enjoy it, and will be hoping for improvements and follow ups.
-- Livgg on 10/12/2017 7:53:52 PM
A few things....

Way too linear, reader needs options in a CYOA.

Grammar and spelling

Demon is wicked pushy lol
-- corgi213 on 10/9/2017 8:13:45 PM
Interesting premise, looking forward to the sequel
-- jake19 on 6/1/2017 5:56:31 AM
Couldn't describe it better than 'Not the best, but definitely not the worst!'. Was quite an entertaining short story!
-- PizzaNugget on 1/24/2017 5:23:20 PM
Yay
-- magicchess29 on 11/24/2016 1:14:39 AM
Show All Comments