The Quest for Pegasus
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Played 4,796 times (finished 342)
"Trek through the forest"
"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"
"Must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.
In this adventure, you are the legendary warrior Bellerophon - rider of Pegasus, favored supplicant of Athena and hero.
Or are you?
How you choose will seal your fate - do you obtain the famed Pegasus to aid you in your quest? Or do you fail, and face death at the hands of King Iobates of Lycia, whose son-in-law is jealous of his wife's admiration for you?
Choose wisely, choose well. Your destiny awaits!
This is not a story game. It is completely linear. The writer made no effort to conceal this, as nearly every page has two links. One leads to a restart link, or is an actual restart link placed there for no apparently good reason, and the other progresses the classic Myth along its time honored rails.
The only exception is your being allowed to be a little tempted at one point, or object totally. Either way, it makes no difference- but if the wrong choices there hadn't outright ended the story, well, more on that later.
What this is, is a "slightly" interactive summary of the myth. It is very well executed in terms of writer's voice, grammar, punctuation, accuracy etc. It accomplishes its simple aim of telling the story. Small ambitions, modest achievement.
Two or three alternate endings in addition to a "True Legend" ending would have launched this game to a completely different level, well probably from a 4 to a 5 or 6 from me. So for example: (Spoilers ahead)
In He is seduced but the secret is kept and we have a few pages and choices with some solid drama, maybe overthrowing the king or wild escapades trying to keep the affair a secret.
Or perhaps another where he opens the letter. Then he quite wisely flees the area and gets wrapped up in something outlandish while on the run. Etc.
It would have added tremendously to the story, but would likely add no further educational value, unless the author also took the time to interject bits of culture into the events, or worked them into the narrative.
I liked that we had an epilogue. That was a nice touch.
on 5/19/2018 11:58:53 PM with a score of 0
This is pretty good! I like the different choices
on 3/11/2021 2:11:49 PM with a score of 0
Basically a linear story with links to reset the game.
on 1/17/2021 1:22:52 PM with a score of 0
A big draw back is that the game is so linear that it's practically just a short story. Pretty much every decision either continues the main story or goes, "Oops, you fucked up. Now you're dead."
Still, you get bonus points strictly because I'm a sucker for Greek Myths. ^_^
on 10/27/2020 11:28:06 AM with a score of 0
I can tell you tried, but the problem with this is that as long as you know how the legend goes, it is not hard at all.
on 1/10/2020 1:36:42 PM with a score of 0
The choices were quite obvious, and so was the story. Overall, it was a good story, but improvements can be made.
— Fimredylu on 12/28/2017 11:07:46 PM with a score of 0
IT WAS REALLY GOOD!
— Mia on 1/6/2017 2:50:20 PM with a score of 0
Nice! Very true and even has some not so common knowledge about Athena and Pegasus(Sorry peeps I'm not gonna spoil that knowledge. You gotta read it yourselves.) Very good read but it is a bit short, and does not have any alternative paths but it works because, this is a mythology based story.
on 11/4/2016 12:45:13 PM with a score of 0
It's definitely a work of art. You had to know some Greek mythology to write this. Very fun and entertaining. I highly recommend playing!
on 10/20/2016 8:06:52 AM with a score of 0
It was awesome , never seen anything like it.
— Maddie on 8/24/2016 10:19:53 AM with a score of 0
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