Desperate Heart

Player Rating5.15/8

"#167 overall, #7 for 2008"
based on 3383 ratings since 07/18/2008
played 56,590 times (finished 3,076)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.
A boy and a girl in a shattered land.

In this world, there can be no chance for happy endings.


Player Comments

Not bad :)

This storygame was really good in many ways, and while i'm not usually too fond of Love & Dating stories (usually because they're almost always short with hardly any branching and similar endings), I found this one to have plenty of effort put into it.

It was longer than I expected from the 4/8 length rating, but it might only feel longer than it is due to it having many pages and choices, but few words in general.

The pages in this game are either a nicely written, detailed groups of paragraphs, while others just contain a sentence or two. Please work on keeping a constant quality streak while writing so the quality doesn't spread thin in some areas.

The fact that you can easily feel emotion while reading this and understand the characters feels due to the descriptions given proves that you're no doubt talented in fleshing out the character development and emotion.

Some of the choices (notably the first ones) lead to the same place, but nonetheless, the branching was rather impressive in my opinion.

I'll say 5/8, there's room for improvement.
-- MinnieKing on 6/19/2017 1:17:05 AM with a score of 0
I found this story entertaining--not a whole lot of details, but this is a Choose Your Own Adventure thing and not a huge novel, so I can forgive that. Because of that, I don't mind the lack of development between Kei and Kite--and I'm sure much of it happened off-screen that just didn't get shown. But, regardless, I liked the story, loved the ending I got--twisted and I was okay with the maturity, but it was really sweet. My only REAL nitpick is the lack of back-story; I would've enjoyed more of that, but I can forgive it.
-- Tsukaiz on 4/19/2012 11:55:04 PM with a score of 0
A little too brief and short for my liking, but the writing is expressive and the length probably suited to people who only want to read a quick, short story. Feels like a summarized version of a much longer story, maybe of another game, perhaps? The options provided carried compelling emotional consequence, and the resulting description of the characters' state of mind was believable. Some parts of the writing could still use a better choice of words, i.e. there is still room for improvement. But then that could be said for just about all writing (regardless of author) and the quality here is still quite good and much better than most of the works on this site. Keep it up, would love to see more work from this author.
-- WanderingPlayer on 7/17/2011 7:50:14 PM with a score of 0
oh mah god
-- oh mah gosh on 2/1/2021 12:49:14 PM with a score of 0
I personally liked the story, but that's just my preference. I would recommend it as a quick read, and my fave character is obviously Kite.
-- SPorky on 1/16/2021 4:07:19 PM with a score of 0
everything here was way too unexpected. way too sudden. didn't like it. nothing led up to anything. no choices we made mattered because they lead to the same ending choices.
-- Art3mis on 12/7/2020 10:35:00 AM with a score of 0
I wish it was a little longer and you could see what happens
-- Xearianna Rice on 9/7/2020 6:58:00 PM with a score of 0
Extremely short, but also extremely interesting. This could've been a novel.
-- Doyle Anderson on 9/27/2019 8:16:02 AM with a score of 0
This game is really good!
-- Caio on 8/16/2019 12:19:00 PM with a score of 0
i don't know what's happening anymore but this was GOOD
-- categorycam on 6/2/2019 3:28:53 PM with a score of 0
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