|Platforms||Android 4.0.3 and up|
Visual novels are one of the genres of gaming that are becoming extremely popular these days. It is generally characterized by simplicity due to the lack of hardcore actions but despite of it, visual novels can offer you with highly compelling plots with multiple endings depending on how you interact with the story. Choices: Stories You Play by PixelBerry will not just share you one but a portal of various stories to explore. Whether it is a romantic drama, a fantasy or a mysterious crime-solving story, this game will have them all for you. Being a visual novel, the main goal in playing Choices: Stories You Play is to play the main character on your chosen story and explore every possibilities until you have reached the conclusion you want to achieve.
The mechanics are absolutely simple and easily manageable. It basically captures the classic point and clicks gameplay that we used to enjoy while adding some noteworthy features on it to make the game even more engaging. As soon as the game begins, you will be asked to select your preferred genre. There will be three options to choose from which will vary from time to time. After selecting your preferred genre, you will be prompted right away to the story. Choices: Stories You Play is generally a text-based game so it definitely requires a lot of reading.
Everything in this game is tap-based. As the story progresses, you will encounter a lot of decision-making phase. This is where the challenge comes in. As what the title of the game suggests, the game is all about choices. It captures the classic element of visual novels where decisions often affect the relationship with other characters. If you are lucky enough, you can always end up with a happy ending but if you are not satisfied with the result, you can always restart the chapter and see what happens if you picked a different path.
Diamonds and Keys
One of the most important elements of Choices: Stories You Play are the diamonds and keys. Diamonds are considered as the main viurtual currency that you use to unlock certain options for special questions that you encounter from time to time. These special answers often lead to special storyline. In addition to that, diamonds can also be used to buy certain outfits for your character. Keys on the other hand are used to unlock new chapters or new stories. You only have a maximum of two keys and after consuming one, you’ll get another key for free after two hours. Therefore, if you consumed both keys, you have to wait for another four hours to get them back.
Both Diamonds and Keys are purchasable via in game shop. You can buy them in bundles using real money. Interestingly, you can also earn diamonds by watching ads and also through daily bonus. Another way to earn Diamonds is to finish an entire chapter. Players will be rewarded with diamonds after completing a chapter, however, the prize is not really generous as you can only earn a single or two per chapter. The ungenerous reward system is one of the notable downsides of Choices: Stories You Play.
Huge Library of Stories
One of the best parts of Choices: Stories You Play is the huge collection of stories you can explore. You can browse among hundreds of different stories and series of different genres. The game allows you to create your own library. “My Books” section allows you to archive your favorite books and also displays all the books you have completed. The “Featured” section will showcase all the featured contents including the newly released chapter, monthly featured stories and other recommended stories catered for you. Under the “Browse” section, you can search for a particular series based on their respective categories. You also get a heads up about the upcoming releases.
Choices: Stories You Play is indeed a great addition to your mobile game list. It feels like reading pocketbooks where you take control of your own story. To top it all, the game is adorned with wonderful western-inspired illustrations which make the game a lot more appealing.You can download the game on both Android and iOS devices. Have fun!