By Choose Multiple LLC
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What if you could live your life over again?
In this text-based interactive fiction, you choose what happens next. It's in the style of pick-a-path gamebooks, but with over a thousand multiple-choice questions, it's much longer and deeper than traditional gamebooks. Alter Ego starts at birth and ends at death, including two substantially different versions, depending on whether you choose to be male or female.
Will you grow up to be confident and happy? Will you fight with bullies, or befriend them? Will you find a date to the senior prom? Will you marry and have kids, or start your own business and become a millionaire? The choice is yours.
This game will change your life.
What's New in Version 1.2.1
Additional fixes for getting married and having a baby.
A little more, and it is perfect.
I played the computer version first and loved it. I have played the app version four times and it really is great. Definitely worth the price. However, a few things could use a little polishing.
1. Same sex partners
- the game would be much more interesting if I could spice up the affairs with both men or women. It would be interesting to take the necessary actions in order to prefer the same sex.
2. Baby making
No matter how many times I tried, I could NOT have a baby. I was in great standings with my wife and work and all of my stats, but that baby was not going to happen. I had to settle for adoption. If I could actually produce a baby, the game would be more fun because of dealing with pregnancy.
3. Divorce / death / what happened?
Once I am an elder, no matter the play-through I do, I cannot interact with my spouse. 'None of these experiences are available to you right now' is the message I'm given. Even though I can have an affair, divorce, and get remarried, I cannot interact with my spouse. Also, sometimes I would try to interact with my spouse, and it would tell me I wasn't married. I got no message of death or divorce. So my question is, what happened?
Once issues like these are straightened out, I am sure the game will be even more enjoyable. It really is great, and I give big thanks to the creators for how smooth it already is. Just a few adjustments would make it even better.
In short: This app has proved to be a very worthwhile buy, and I couldn't be happier that I stumbled upon it. To me, it's very addicting, and I highly suggest playing to my friends and family.
There are so many things I love about this app that I don't know where to start! The realistic scenarios and events are outstanding, and I love the many options and user friendly game play. The graphics are simple yet sleek, and the witty remarks I do enjoy.
I really want to draw attention to the fact that, although cliche, I did find this app very eye-opening. In the short while I've had this game, sure I may've released there's death and bad things can happen and work is much more than play, but this has, in a small, yet key way, prepared me for the future. So thank you for that.
And although my compliments are much, there are a few things that I'd like to suggest. The relationship or dating icon in general isn't my favorite icon because it seems a little much for what is offered. Each area has the same partners listed with the same personality traits. Also, I'd love it if more events with your children were possible, because kids are a huge part in any parent's life and I'd really like to incorporate that aspect into the app.
But, as I said, LOVE THIS APP. BUY IT. It's totally worth it.
Best $5 I've ever spent!
Alter Ego is an amazing game with incredible replay value. I find myself playing until 1 in the morning! Extremely interactive, user friendly, and the witty narrator is hilarious! My only qualms: It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to have a baby, forcing me to adopt 99% of the time. I also believe the sections of life are too short, I really wish it would let me play through all the icons before sending me on, or give me the option to advance when I feel I'm ready. Other than that, 10/10 game.
TL;DR Buy it. Buy it now!