I play both Surviving High School and Cause of Death, however, recently I’ve started to loose intereset for various reasons.
Survivng High School: I like the game, but I’m starting to loose interest because of the lack of ability to play the charactor you created. (Remember that guy? the veeeerrrryyyyy first game it lets you play? yeah, that one.) While it’s fun to be able to play as different people, I think that it would have been more fun if you had more playing time as your charactor. Too me, it feels too structured. I do like how you get to meet new people, while at the same time you get a sense of most of the charactors. The charactors also seem realilistic, which is good.
Cause of Death: I really like the mystery and the detective work that they player has to do. It’s a lot of fun. I’m probably not going to play it anymore, though. WARNING! CONTIANS SPOILERS! IF ANYONE HASN’T COMPLETED THE LATEST EPISODE (BROKEN HEARTS PART 1) AND PLANS TO, SKIP TO THE NEXT PARAGRAPH!. That being said, really? Really?! I’m sorry, but a bad guy targeting the two FBI trained( and backed), just-took-down-the-maskmaker-and-revealed-major-scandel cops? REALLY?!? After what happened at the end of the last “season”, it is just too much. Ahem. Anyways…
Although I enjoy (more or less) SHS and CD, personally I’d take and Choice of __ over them any day. While the graphics of SHS and CD are appealing, the player has much less control over what happens. I’ve found in a few instances where my first reaction wasn’t the “right choice”. Choice of __ gives the player much more control over the story, plot, and charactors, and doesn’t force the player down one pre-destined path.
Sorry guys. I didn’t mean for this to become a bash SHS and CD rant. I do enjoy them, but they definentally have flaws, in my opinion. They’re fun for a little while, but Choice of __ has much more substance. (and after the events of the last episode of CD, I needed to get that out.)
@ Laytonia- Actually, the game is much newer than that. I started playing SHS around when it first came out last year (sometime. It may have been 2009, I don’t exactly remember).