Adventures With Raven
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Played 5,410 times (finished 268)
"Trek through the forest"
"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"
"Appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.
You are Raven, Trickster/Creator God of the Northwestern tribes, particularly the Inuits of Alaska and Canada areas. You are walking on the earth, going here and there, doing this and that. Encounters are not always dangerous, and not always fun, but you make the best of you time on Earth, after all, you created it as a joke :-)
Instantly liked the concept of the story. I love all kinds of mythology surrounding Gods, and while I’m familiar with a lot of Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythology, Inuit mythology is something I know nothing about, so I was very excited to learn some.The fact that it involves a trickster God was definitely a bonus. Those are the best kind!
Definitely wasn't disappointed. This story certainly makes me want to learn more about Inuit mythology. The game was almost dream like in it's execution, a bit like Alice in Wonderland where nothing really makes sense, nor is it supposed to make any sense.
Pretty happy with the story in general but the main problem I noticed is quite a lot of links to earlier parts of the story that really shouldn’t be there. For instance, in the middle of the game you have an opportunity to ask certain birds where the Fog Man is. After you’ve asked them, you go in search of the Fog Man, and yet several times after this, you once again get the opportunity to ask the birds where the Fog Man is. Accidentally missing links out is an easy mistake to make, but how the author managed to accidentally include links that shouldn’t have been there, I have no clue.
That aside, I'd say it was a very enjoyable read. ^_^
on 3/24/2021 2:36:38 PM with a score of 0
This is a fun one. The writing makes for easy reading, not to mention that Native American Myth is incredibly rich, diverse, and underappreciated. I hadn't come across this one before today.
The difficulty in this genre is that to be true to the myth the author often has to sacrifice player freedom. As is true of most stories from this era of CYS, early MAG specifically, there is only one ending, and essentially only one way to get to it. We as readers are presented only with the illusion of choice, which would be more disappointing if this weren't a short enjoyable edutainment story, and a well edited one at that.
I can see where the author took most if not all dialogue directly from the myth. It might have been nice if it had been, "interpreted" rather than translated word for word.
It might have also been nice if we had gotten to see more of Raven's adventures, or even if the writer had flexed some creative muscles and come up with alternate endings.
I expect this character lacks recorded instances of complex interactions with other figures. He never appears to be in any danger, and nothing is at stake, except for maybe loosing his stick, which on my first playthrough went totally unused, as its only function, besides providing an excuse for end game links, was in the optional side story.
That's probably the most disappointing thing about the story. The richness of the myth and character is not fully realized by any stretch.
on 5/19/2018 11:10:50 AM with a score of 0
I liked it, it was certainly an original premise told in an original voice, though the difficulty of turning a myth into a story-game is apparent by the circles readers will often turn in, though I suppose they are necessary unless you feel like creating alternative myths to explain natural phenomena? I am sure it would be very enjoyable to see you write a similar treatment of figures like the Norse trickster god Loki (he who made The Mask for Jim Carey)or even the Greek Gods who certainly did various interesting things in their free time.
on 11/11/2014 9:35:23 PM with a score of 0
I learned a few things about Raven, so I consider this time well spent.
— Nutty on 10/18/2017 5:55:06 PM with a score of 0
Amazing! I always have loved trickster tales! Could you do one on Kokopeli and/or Coyote?
— Logan Gamble on 6/21/2017 12:06:14 AM with a score of 0
— Michael on 2/16/2017 4:59:12 PM with a score of 0
on 2/15/2017 3:27:19 AM with a score of 0
It was really fun
— kaitlyn on 1/23/2017 6:19:22 PM with a score of 0
Hey :-). Great game! I can't wait to play your next creation! Well done. I can tell it took a lot of work to compose this story, and that you put a lot of thought into it. :-).
— Rahila on 1/18/2017 6:16:53 PM with a score of 0
Well I learned a little about native american folklore and I liked it! well written, not too many mistakes in spelling or grammar.
on 10/5/2016 3:38:12 PM with a score of 0
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