Life In The Fast Lane
Commended by TharaApples on 3/8/2021 1:43:17 AM
"Too few ratings to be ranked"
Played 35 times (finished 4)
"No possible way to lose"
"A nice jog down the driveway"
"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably be between PG-13 and R.
A getaway driver goes on a quest for revenge.
This story really feels noir-like in execution. It's dark and seedy, written well and concise, with one objective for the reader to achieve. Of course that objective turns out being dishing out revenge, and throughout the writing, I felt like this story-game had a very atmospheric way in which it was told.
For a story-game that isn't too long in length, the world and the things that occurred in it, made it feel quite lively. Chris does an incredible job in not keeping the reader wanting in any ability to make choices, or start interacting with the worlds he creates. It's for that reason that I seem to find his stories to be ones that can be enjoyed in different ways, because there isn't just one way that the story that is present here can be approached. There are branches, and with these branches, different scenarios can play out that makes one experience quite different from the other.
Life In The Fast Lane is an enjoyable game, and it's not one that one has to wait long for things to pick and ramp up. With the character whose shoes you find yourself being in, being that of an experienced getaway driver's, I feel that aspect of the story is rather apt, all things considered.
In the end, this is another stellar work by Chris. There's some gun action, and of course some vehicular action as well. I was not disappointed in any manner after reaching several different conclusions that this story offers.
Check this one out. Once more, this is fine work, Chris.
on 3/7/2021 10:17:18 PM with a score of 0
This is really good! Chris has a way of making music with words.
I think a lot of authors lose themselves in choices (not to say this story doesn't have choices, and high-stake ones at that!) and quantity and forget the very basic thing that makes a story worthwhile to read, and that's rhythm and style. It's so obvious when an author enjoys what he's writing, and it makes it enjoyable for the reader too.
This entire story reads like a quick-paced episode from an action/noir show. And I'm not even a particular fan of action nor noir shows or stories, and definitely not the nitty-gritty and bloody, but I read every word of this one.
It's a lot of fun and would transfer very nicely to a visual medium! Or maybe I'm just particularly imaginative. . .
on 2/5/2021 8:20:59 PM with a score of 0
I am a unredeemed fan of Chris's writing, and Chris=8. I hope everybody heeds my words. Eight.
But in spite of the fact that I came here to give Chris an undeserved-but-well-warranted eight, this story was actually really good *also*.
"He fires, hot steel tearing through the back of your seat like a knife through butter and lodging right into your back." This is a writer who uses cliche because he's writing in genre, not because he's a lazy sonofa. Chris has the voice down, and he's able to write sentences that just *get there* without meandering around for half a dozen sentences.
When Chris asks you whether you speed up or drive slow, you know you better speed up, because driving slow gets a fool shot.
Better--when Chris asks you if you want to just shoot them, you know there's going to be a bloody and satisfying resolution. And indeed there was, with--I want to say, loving attention paid to the places I shoot. Neither the "ass" nor the "pecker" were neglected.
Honestly, I laughed and laughed, but I was also impressed by the plotting and forking here. There's a decent amount for a short game. I read every word.
on 2/4/2021 7:10:37 PM with a score of 0
Pretty cool. Definitely some inspiration from sin city
on 4/22/2021 7:38:42 PM with a score of 0
The writing does really well at creating a sense of action and tension.
on 3/2/2021 2:12:11 PM with a score of 0
pretty good I enjoyed it keep up the good work ill read more stories but it a good first read
— oh no on 2/8/2021 3:50:19 PM with a score of 0
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