Player Comments on Propheteering
I started off this game ingesting all the drugs I could find for no apparent reason, then had my jaw removed and an axe comically shoved down my gullet by paladins, which I relate here as a tl;dr for future readers to indicate whether this game is for them.
There's an interesting tonal balancing act at work here, with all the gratuitous torture and gore mixed with a long winded conversational style, funny observations and the introduction of occasional absurd details: Stitching up a portal to hell with glue and string, a bored paladin chewing on your severed finger "like a toothpick" while watching the others cleanse you of heresy, and so on. Sometimes it works, sometimes (the paladin being added to the crown comes to mind) it just seems like a long torture scene for its own sake without any other layers to it.
I only found a small handful of typos, which is impressive considering this was published at (literally) the very last minute for the deadline.
It felt like there was a good amount of branching for the length, although all centered around the same event when I would have liked, for one, the church and what he was doing with it defined a little more (the only clear explanation is in the description rather than the story proper), and to see more than just the end of Urga's career.
Also, for a guy that's supposedly milking the faithful for so much gold, the temple sure is run down and falling apart, and seems to take place in an utterly impoverished third world shithole. For all these people too poor to even afford doors on their houses, being murder-raped by a swarm of demons honestly seems like it might be a step up, and so I would question how successful he truly was.
on 9/14/2021 3:26:51 PM with a score of 0
I can say with complete confidence that this is the most socially important game of the year.
Man, that was a lot of well written absurdist torture. Some of it might've been better replaced with a little more backstory, but maybe not, considering caring about Urga's character could only end badly for the reader lol. I think you pretty much achieved the sort of story you were going for. Definitely could be over the top for someone more sensitive, so take heed of the content warning.
on 9/18/2021 5:58:23 PM with a score of 0
You know, your game left me cackling in various parts. It's unbelievably funny at times, especially when you have this half sarcastic twat of an Urga relyaing info while a huge gore fest was happening on the next page. Everything is so over the top that it leans towards camp and I loved every second of it. Flesh, blood organs and also metal, count me in!
This may sound like an insult, but it isn't. Take this as a compliment as you left me wanting for more.
on 9/12/2021 4:26:55 PM with a score of 0
Okay, so, to start things off... What an intriguing concept. The entire idea of this dude just absolutely abusing people's need for religion is kinda amazing and something that I haven't seen on here a lot. This made it so there was not a single moment where I even felt the hint of boredom. As someone who gets distracted very easily, congrats. You kept my attention for more than five whole seconds.
I'll follow this by my first little gripe. Even though it is kinda a compliment. I wish I could've seen more. I know that this was a contest and you were out of time but I just really, really want more. Ugra is a character that I found amusing to be inside their head and am pseudo-begging you to continue this game somehow, whether it be in a sequel or just taking this down to edit it. Every story I have read of yours has so much potential that sometimes I feel like you don't see. Please, keep writing. Give me a reason to keep coming right on back to your profile!
Overall, well done. Thank you for providing us with a unique story.
on 9/8/2021 1:36:08 AM with a score of 0
Really good story! I like that only one choice in the beginning went through to multiple choices, almost like steering to the right conclusion!
— Kelly on 9/7/2021 6:33:23 PM with a score of 0