Player Rating5.54/8

"#104 overall, #5 for 2008"
based on 765 ratings since 07/24/2008
played 37,253 times (finished 1,143)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

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.

Underneath the sickness there's love...

Additional Notes:


This story contains a lot of graphic content, if you are offended by ultra violence, explicit sexual descriptions, tons of swearing, blasphemy, inappropriate dark humor, and brutal misanthropy in general then DO NOT read this story!

Of course now that I’ve mentioned all the things it contains, you’ll probably read it anyway, you sick little monkey.

Well don’t complain if you get offended, I did warn you and keep in mind it IS only a story.

This also isn't really a "win/lose" type story. While there are some endings better than others, this is basically just a tale about a very twisted man and his very twisted lifestyle.

Player Comments

My recommendation for before playing this game:

First -- Put on a Nordic Heavy Metal song on loop. I recommend If I had a Heart -- the Vikings theme song. You can most likely play a "Cyberpunk" wannabe song too ... those are soon to be the rage.

Second -- Read Gower's enlightened comments. They are a good primer to the game. He does get lost in his critique of comma usage... but that type of feedback is expected from tenured University professors, they love red-lining the details.

Third -- Click the gateway to start the game ... gotta start sometime don't ya?

Once I began the game and I read the first few paragraphs, my initial thought was: Holy shit! I found the inspiration Sam used to write his MMM story ... I mean a love for a sister, an appreciation of kidnapping and torture. It all makes sense now.

I think if this project was to be pursued, a bit of work on the brother-sister date at Lover's Point would really work... there is so much to the date left out, so many possibilities involved. It is a shame, the sister's PoV could not be seen as well as the brothers via choice.

That is it... a sequel is needed; all feelings and ideas should be explored, not just a few.

I'll agree with Gower that this story's purpose is one of exploration and fit.

It should be required reading for the site to judge a person's ability to provide actionable and relevant feedback. God knows we need people that can actually help a writer read the stories more, not just silent leeches.

The trigger warnings were quite a lot -- I suggest both a short version: "anything goes" All material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18 and a shorter version: Every story event is designed to offend someone -- Enjoy!

-- Eiwynn on 2/22/2020 3:06:52 AM with a score of 0
Love SICK works because it's an experiment meant to explore what the outside boundary of high volume and bad taste is in this format; its goal is to plant a flag and say "I'm going to write this story exactly as foul as I want. Other sites would not be cool with this. Here it is. You can respond by laughing and saying "ew" -or- by getting offended and angry and feeling as if something should be done about it.
And that seems to be the real purpose of Love SICK. It's a winnower. If you respond the former way, CYS may be appropriate for you. If not, CYS is very much not for you.

Is it a good storygame as a storygame? No, I don't think so per se, especially compared to his other stories. I think it's much less interesting to read than his previous stories, by a long shot. But that's not the purpose of it.
This story is trying to do is shock. It's not about the prose or even the narrative (it's way too short for that) but about trying to figure out how to write this thing at the highest possible volume. That many of the choices actually end with exclamation points makes this literal. It wants to, as quickly as possible, show you incest, cannibalism, blasphemy, murder-porn, mutilation, molestation, etc. etc., very very fast, as if to say, how about THAT!? The choices offer you choices about whether you want a little story about torture or cannibalism, for example. There's no branching away from this grand guignol, regardless of how other reviewer note that amazing branching--it's just what theme you want your gore to be.

Do I *recommend* it? That's completely beside the point. I can read something gross and shake my head and read something else without getting all offended. Honestly, I am way more offended by (lack of) proper comma use. Does it serve an important role on the site? I think it probably does.
-- Gower on 9/29/2019 10:37:28 AM with a score of 0
I have read Love SICK in whole or in part a few times over the years, but never did I rate and review it. After all this time, I finally sit down and write a review for the best romance story I know.

Now, this is one of those stories that has me laughing throughout the entire thing. The combination of the narration and the absurdly brutal events in the story is absolutely perfect.
Take this line that I think is a very good representative, “You take the vagina off your face and begin to do the “Mexican Hat Dance” around the body (that’s surprisingly still standing) as the blood squirts all over you. You my friend are one sick fuck!”
The events are so over-the-top that it stops even feeling wrong to laugh at them, and the frequent dissonance of Leslie’s happy thoughts with the tormented screams of his victims is hilarious.

There is no re-branching, and every choice leads to a new and wonderful path. Every path is worth a read, but it shouldn’t take too long to go through them all if you don’t have a whole lot of time. My personal favorite path is probably the one in which he has them all sing (well, all but one.)

Not only is Love SICK entertaining, but there are a lot of lessons to be gleaned from it.
“Sometimes sacrificing one’s own pleasure is necessary to appease the ones we love,” is a wise lesson on love and one worth learning early. After all, do you truly LOVE someone if you can only insist on having your way all the time?
If you think this bit on moral lessons was annoying, think of how annoying it’ll be for the literature students of the future and rejoice that you are not them.

There were a few places where words got switched out of order or something, but that was not too noticeable and never made the story hard to read.
There. That was my one complaint about the whole story.

If you hate dark humor, maybe this story is not for you. If you are still in elementary school, maybe this story isn’t for you. If you don’t like horror, that doesn’t matter; Love SICK is not scary in the least, and this story still might be for you.
Pretty much, don’t freak out and be a faggot if you ignored the warning in the description.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: Love SICK is likely the greatest romance of the modern age and will be considered a classic of the twenty-first century, and you faggots reading this review best go read it now before the English professors get their hands on it and ruin the fun through excessive analyzation.
-- Cricket on 6/16/2019 3:22:12 PM with a score of 0
A little too much LOVE in here.
-- JOHN WICK#7303 on 1/16/2021 9:07:02 AM with a score of 0
pReTty nAuGhTy aNd gUd
-- EnzanX on 11/29/2020 6:38:57 PM with a score of 0
Oh. My. Fuck. Holy shit this was good. I need a sequel.
-- Dakota on 11/4/2020 9:18:47 AM with a score of 0
oh wow
-- Kytty on 6/8/2020 10:45:25 PM with a score of 0
Short,amazing,if you care you lose,if you laugh you lose.
A masterpiece.
-- barlin on 5/19/2020 7:08:40 AM with a score of 0
Like i need more erotic
-- alex on 3/7/2020 10:16:58 AM with a score of 0
-- Sam West on 1/27/2020 1:19:04 AM with a score of 0
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