I already played these:
Choice of Robots (outstanding, liked it a lot)
Choice of Kung Fu (a little bit subpar compared to Robots, disappointed in the simplicity of its ending)
Choice of the Rock Star (okayish, had a feeling the outcomes were forced upon me with not much to do in order to change them)
Mecha Ace (great writing, too bad I couldnt restart from the last chapter to get different endings)
The Sea Eternal (excellent but short, neverthless very good dynamics between the factions, perhaps too much of the gender issues)
I already played these:
I know this belongs in another topic but I can’t find the correct one so I’ll leave that to another -
There are a couple I’d recommend looking into (based on your listing above)
Choice of Alexander is a game by the same author that wrote Choice of Robots
Swords of Infinity and Guns of Infinity are by the same author as MechaAce
The Lost Heir of Daria (1 and 2) is like these mentioned so far.
Tin Star, Showdown at Willowcreek are both awesome.
and on and on.
If you go to the game pages linked at the top of the site you can get samples of each offering… that would help you decide.
You know, I keep thinking the “What should I play next” question could be a sticky (although I know sticky space is VERY limited)
Perhaps a better idea would be to create “select your next game” tab on the main website page to help customers navigate titles as the CoG and HG libraries grow larger and larger. Maybe it could have a drop down menu with author names and more importantly, genres. It could even auto populate suggested purchases based on the customer entering that they liked a certain title. Anything to decrease friction and help customers pick out a new title to purchase!
@jasonstevanhill do you think this would help guide customers or is this sort of thing premature?
try Diabolical, unnatural, metahuman, or the Heroes Rise series through and through
Tin Star is a fun one
I feel like Alter Ego kind of got lost in the midst of other games, idk if this is still relevant, but I like it still
I like Champion of the Gods
Like someone else said, Choice of Alexandria just came out today so it’s on sale and it’s really fun
And I know you didn’t ask for WIPS but I still have to recommend Guenevere. It has good replayability imo.
Nothing’s quite like Choice of Robots for depth and and breadth, alas.
I’ll echo the recommendation for Sabres & Guns of Infinity (Hosted Games).
I’ve also really enjoyed some of the comic games: Choice of the Star Captain, For Rent: Haunted House, and Neighbourhood Necromancer. And if you enjoy the free demos for Orpheus Ruse, Choice of the Deathless, Choice of the Petal Throne, and Psy High, you might find them good value.
Edit: oh yeah, and Community College Hero!
Community College Hero, Pendragon Rising, Choice of the Pirate, Life of a Wizard, Samurai of Hyuga, Lords of Aswick are good one’s to try aswell
I’d just like some recommendations for good choice of/hosted games I might have not picked up, or interactive fiction elsewhere.
You should say what kind of stories/genre you like
I’m open to most things if it’s quality. Only thing I’d say I’m strictly not interested in is pure romanace and I prefer stories with at least one element that isn’t or isn’t currently possible in the real world.
Fallen Hero, CCH, Hero Unmasked!, Aetherfall
for superhero stuff
if you like wrestling
Study In Steampunk
if you like Sherlock Holmes and Steampunk
For … weird
for cyberpunk sorta
(you can’t blame me for not posting here initially, especially considering it’s 2 years old and I didn’t see it)
Already played and enjoyed Study in Steampunk and MetaHuman. I’m not sure why I haven’t already picked up Silverworld. I’ll look through those superhero games as well.
Choice of Robots, because it simply a masterpiece. Sci-Fi
Zombie Exodus, because it have many possibilities and very well written. Apocalypse
Tin Star, because it very long and also well written, you can expect a wild and long adventure with this one. Wild west
I think Choice of Robots is tied with Choice of Magics and the Lost Heir series as the best IF I’ve ever played. I think Zombie Exodus 1 and 2 were among the first choice of games I played. I remember it being pretty damn hard. Is the story finished? I don’t think I remember reaching an ending. As for Tin Star, that one’s gone under the radar for me because wild west doesn’t interest me very much as I established earier. How hard would you vouch for it?
CCH is kind of a daft premise for me and Aetherfall looks a little silly too. I’ve picked up fallen hero though and I’m on the fence about Hero Unmasked and Heroes Rise (which I know you haven’t said but it gets thrown around a lot)
A wild-west Marshall that deals with local gangsters and build/destroy relationship with Indians, drinks green tea from a travelling Chinese merchant, make a deal with the “town mayor,” and management mini-game your sheriff office. Oh, and wears cowboy hat while dueling with said gangster and hunting bear for its skin.
If that doesn’t move you, I don’t know what will.
I highly recommend Choice of Rebels : Uprising, it is objectively one of the best COGs ever written. Tally Ho is another one of my favorites, though romance does play quite a part in the story you can simply play it as an adventure story (it is extremely well-written). Lucid’s other games like Life of a Mobster and Life of a Wizard are really good as well.
I mean honestly those ideas on their own don’t particularly move me but if the writing itself is phenomenal then I’d still probably give it a try. I might check out a demo if there is one.
Already played and loved choice of rebels, life of a wizard was good too. The theme of life of a mobster doesn’t particularly interest me. I’d like to hear more about ‘Tally Ho’ though.