...In Love And War

Player Rating5.65/8

"#69 overall, #12 for 2012"
based on 1220 ratings since 05/24/2012
played 19,279 times (finished 1,275)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

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.

You are a young woman whose betrothed has gone off to fight in the war. You dream of his return and pray for his safety every night. Before he left, you promised you would wait for him. But you begin to feel lonely. Now the question that eats away at you is not whether he is still alive or not, but whether you are willing to wait long enough to find out.


Note: There are three possible endings, but a few different ways to reach them. This is also my first storygame, so constructive criticism is appreciated.

Player Comments

The premise and even the outline of the story was good, but I found the execution lacking. I've been wanting to read a romance storygame that was more plot heavy and was less about one person's great love for another. I would have been interested in a proper love triangle. I felt as if the development of the woman's relationship with the brothers was not nearly developed enough to make a definitive choice. If the end choice was also meant to be a difficult decision, the story did not build up to that well. If not, than I think Tyson's courtship could have been more likeable, instead of pushy. Not having a clear idea of Issac's character did not help, either. In order for this story to work, there needed to be that emotional weight, which I could not get.

That being said, while I was not fond of the execution, the overall story was solid, made good use of conflict, and the setup was perfect and logical. The series of events that happen are reasonable and make sense. I could believe any of these scenarios could happen. While I do have some personal issues with how light of a read this was, everything you wrote was important. There wasn't anything superfluous. This story was by no means a bad one, but I wouldn't say it was one of the greats, either.
-- TaraGil on 10/2/2014 4:24:28 PM
First off- it was decently written, there was definite effort put into this story. I would certainly read more from this author. That said. . .
I didn't really like the protagonist, she was whiny and passive. Honestly, my biggest problem was that Tyson was creepy. I kept telling him no, and the story kept insisting that he loved me. I could get if the author was going for "the pressure of trying to stay faithful to your true love despite unwanted advances," but it felt like it wasn't just Tyson demanding my affection, but that the story/the author were also trying to insist that the "right" choice was to give in.
-- Sethaniel on 3/30/2014 2:02:42 PM
Continued from previous comment-

the excuse to do something like that.

Don't be mistaken though: It wasn't a bad game, especially for your first try.

Keep trying.

5/8
-- JMgskills on 5/24/2012 10:24:11 AM
so romantic
-- PrincessStarlight on 5/20/2018 7:06:58 PM
So romantic
-- PrincessStarlight on 5/3/2018 10:22:47 AM
OML end is so stinking sad
Cries. I got the one where she dies
Sobs
-- Some random person on 4/7/2018 12:09:36 AM
it was ok but there could be more options
-- millster on 4/6/2018 6:02:41 PM
It was really good!
-- Ashley Winchester on 3/11/2018 11:17:16 PM
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Elisabeth on 1/16/2018 10:05:32 PM
You should have explained the characters more. It felt really wrong to choose between them when I didn't know anything about their personality. And I didn't know why I loved Isaac.
-- Mette on 1/6/2018 10:51:31 AM
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