While I may be prone to complaining when titles put me to sleep with their droning stories and dry lore, when the quality of writing is top-notch I’m completely there for it. Whatever misgivings you could have with the “game” side of its implementation, the rich and challenging choose-your-own-adventure style storytelling absolutely shines and makes it a standout on the system. Be prepared to make some pretty awful decisions and doom your adventure more than once, it’s a staple of this style, but when the prose is so imaginatively worded it’s hard to really complain and instead just try to grit it out in the hopes you can turn things around. The game’s combat, which is pretty essential to at least get reasonably skilled at, takes some getting used to and is passable but also forgettable… but aside from disappointments in how it can throw a wrench in your adventure it does at least add a little more “active” flavor to the mix and helps break things up a bit. If you’re a fan of narrative high adventure, and don’t mind regularly needing to regroup and tackle making better decisions on your next run, this is absolutely one of the top games in this style to enjoy on the system.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.8]