This was not much of a 'game', but thought-provoking nevertheless. Good job, Galejade :)
I didn't think it was a very good take on Death of a Salesman to be honest. The grammar was off, and the endings weren't specific as to what the final outcome of each ending was (unless the player has read Death of a Salesman before, and even then, the story endings are lacklustre and almost random). I like the idea of playing the life of Linda, but it just didn't pan out well in this game.
Very short to play once, yet oddly intricate. I wish one story was focused on, but I still loved typing in random verbs and seeing the outcome, as well as hearing the various stories about Clare and Rome.
I had problems, since some of the commands were unclear to me at first, however, this was still a fascinating game. Very intriguing.
Personally, I thought the game was a bit cheesy. I liked the part at the end with the wife asking Dad to "hold (her) hand" like the daughter asked him originally. However, due to the lack of foreshadowing to Chloe having cancer, and the noticeable spelling errors in the text, I found the story seemed rushed, as if it were begging for an emotional response from the audience by incorporating the cancer bit at the end. If the story had been longer, and if there were more ways to interact with the wife, I personally believe the story could have been a lot more immersive and interesting to the reader. Not bad, and has potential, but I feel that some character development and more choices, foreshadowing to the cancer-related ending, and interaction with the Mom before the cancer part (as well as some spell checking) could have really brought this story to the next level. Not bad, but in my humble opinion, could have used some more details. Good job regardless!!
Adorbs... Hard to be miserable after this <3
Relateable as hell. Good work, man; that's all I can really say that hasn't already been said.
Very interesting... I enjoyed the witty dialogue, and I also like how the game wasn't laced with gay male stereotypes (gay men all liking rainbows, gay accent, being prissy, etc) like a lot of gay-related and 'gay supportive' media seems to portray. I usually find "coming out" stories cheesy, but this one was engaging and on a certain level, relateable, even though I'm not gay or bisexual. Nicely done :P
I think that the game has a good message behind it, however, I wish that there was some subtlety or care or build up in it. I mean, some of the points seemed a bit cliche (such as when he's rambling about how she's never good enough while he's drunk), and makes the story sound like it's trying to hard to get the message across. Although the message is clear, I think there could have been some more build up (showing how the relationship gradually became abusive, as opposed to just jumping into the boy being abusive, in order to show how to pick up the early signs of an abusive person, and to fully show the player what it's like to experience this type of relationship). Overall, not bad, but the written component could use some improvement in my humble opinion.
Obviously, it's not very intricate, but it made me laugh :)
Very well done. Not really a text based game, but still, I enjoyed it.
Amazing! I just love the idea behind it.
I honestly loved this game. It had some moments which made me laugh, and many instances (such as when the shower rod breaks when trying to hang yourself, the electrocution attempt, etc) that can show the realistic possible outcomes of trying to kill yourself, and that suicide sometimes isn't successful. Also, the story had many choices and endings to offer (both lethal and non lethal), although it would have been able to find some way to incorporate more story line on the prom girl protagonist, since the whole prom thing wasn't explained in relation to her attempting suicide very well, in my humble opinion. Also, you should mention at the beginning that you are able to use a gun and rope, or at least mention them if your character tries to examine the room, or look around, or something. However, I still liked the blend of seriousness, with a few moments that made me chuckle (like trying to drink toilet water). Very well thought out.
I found this story very fascinating. It shows how in the end, people (whether as a collective society, or as individuals) always seem to eventually destroy the beauty in life, whether they initially intended to, or not. I enjoyed this short romp of a story.
I absolutely love this text based game! It perfectly blends an intriguing plot, with interesting characters, and original takes on exploring the human mind. I loved it :D