I haven’t played all of these games on the list, but the of the ones I have, it is a very tough choice between Way Walkers and Life of a Wizard.
For the record, Way Walkers IS just the beginning of a series, so it will feel a bit “unfinished” even though it does have a very obvious climax and resolution to the story. It only follows your first semester at the University, and the second part is due to be released in HOPEFULLY a few months! WayWalkerLeigh just recently finished the writing for the second part and it is in beta testing. It is a very detailed world, and it is a great story! I liked having all the gods and goddesses in it! I always enjoy reading about fictional deities, however, so that part of the game was right up my alley! I understand that a lot of people don’t like that though. I found the peppy Angel Guide very enjoyable! Also, the University only just touches on the world of Way Walkers. Leigh is also writing novels about that world. The first is going to be released in January, I believe. Anyway, I’m done sales-pitching about that! LOL! It is a great game with a lot of different choices, and I think the multitude of gods and goddesses only effects the playing if you choose to go through and try to grind a certain stat up.
Life of a Wizard is also a great game, but there is almost no variability in the actual story. Yes, some things will change, but you cannot change the course that is set. That said, I don’t think that really makes this game any worse! It is amazing! The first day I bought it- incidentally the first day it came out- I was home sick and I spent literally all day playing that game as many times as I could trying to find everything that can happen! I still have not gotten all the achievements for that game, and it is so fun to play it over and over! I do, however, think that if I ever stop reading it and just click the options I want, it will be nowhere near as fun. I do force myself to read every word on the page every single time or else it just becomes a grind and it is not fun. It might not affect you in the same way, but if you don’t want to read a lot of the same material over and over on your way to the achievements, I don’t think you’ll enjoy this as much as some of the others. It is also a very unique game, like the others have said. No other game is quite like this D&D-type adventure!
I have played Slammed! and despite what you may think, you do not have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy it. I LOVED it, but in real life, I absolutely hate sports, wrestling especially. I wasn’t even sure why I bought the game when I did since I fully expected to hate every page of it, but I am so glad I did!! It was tremendous fun to read it, and I found that knowing absolutely nothing about wrestling and hating it as a sport did not get in the way at all when reading this! I wouldn’t say it is as good as the other two above, but it is definitely a close one!
I played the demos of the other three, but they didn’t engage me nearly as much, and I wasn’t particularly enjoying them as much as any of the other Choice of Games I have played, so I didn’t make the purchases. To the City of the Clouds got horrible reviews though, as far as I know. It is targeted at a very specific audience, and I don’t fix the intended demographic. The people who it did appeal to liked it a lot though, I think.
I didn’t even make it all the way through the demo of Kung Fu. It’s just a genre that as a whole does not appeal to me, so I have no opinion on it. Same with Lady Luck. The whole thing with the aliens and stuff doesn’t appeal to me, so I didn’t even try it. I have no opinion on that one either.