Been playing this and reading the comments for a few days now, and I really like it. Which is saying something considering that this isn’t usually my genre of choice AT ALL. In fact, I only tried it because someone on the forums for another game I play mentioned the quiz and I was intrigued, but I’m glad I did.
I admit it was not what I was expecting reading the disclaimer. I assumed that being the genre that it is some of us in the van were going to die, but I did not expect things to go down so quickly after arriving or for the whole family to be in on it. (Sigh, I had hoped that picking that I thought both David and Sam J were cute would’ve lead to a poly arrangement especially after finding out that they were into each other too )
And any attraction June felt for Sean vanished after things hit the fan. In retrospect, I do agree with the others who’ve said that catching him in a lie isn’t necessarily cause to fear for your life even if he was holding a weapon–they were camping after all and he might have been about to go hunting or target practicing…but I was a little unnerved by the facts that this is a horror game, I’m playing it at night in the dark, and coincidentally I actually did grown up in a small town called Decatur (wrong state, but still kinda freaky) haha. Anyway, being a horror game I knew instinctively that if I called him on it that I was going to die, and if it offers a chance to run from someone with a weapon I should take it. But at this point I thought it was just Sean who was after me, and tried to “save” Sonya as I ran,so they keys I stole turned out to be useless. Well she got her minute back, and I had to find out what happens next.
I told myself that it was getting late, and I was only going to play until I died (which apparently happens early and often to a lot of people on this forum I’ve noticed) and then play again tomorrow…but I never died?! Am I the only one to survive their first play through all the way to the end of what’s written so far? The only thing special other than stealing the keys I did was not choose any of the answers I knew would provoke somebody. I did have a couple of scares though…Like right before the quiz, I’m not sure if it was my browser’s fault or the game’s fault, but the game froze for a few seconds and when I clicked next nothing happened so I clicked it a second time. Then it registered both clicks at the same time and skipped past the text before I got to read it automatically choosing the highlighted answer. And I was like shit what did that just have me say to them?! But it turns out I just opted in to answering the quiz questions luckiest accidental skip ever.
The other scare was the decision about what to do with Gary. I saved right before I made my decision because I didn’t want to do it, but I had the sneaking suspicion that the game was going to make me do it or else I’d die. But surprisingly, although it did lower everybody’s opinion a few points, they didn’t kill me on the spot for refusing to kill him. Now after reading through the comments and finding out it’s possible to not be able to even if you try, I wonder if June would’ve if I had picked that option. Even more surprisingly, it was Sean that talked them out of killing me even though he had a low opinion of me. I’m definitely most scared of him because now he says I owe him and his opinion of me is 33% which I’ve gathered is almost low enough for him to try to kill me . I’m also pretty scared of McCready because he’s also at 33% and is always rather violent and creepy. But Jack has a soft spot for me, and Sonya likes me too. So far April and Gran seem on the fence, so maybe I’ll continue to survive for a while yet.