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 1.3.0
Redesigned for iOS 8, iPhone 6.
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On one hand, this game is very clever and fun. It's basically a person's life categorized into different sections in which you attend to different events or aspects of that person's life. On the other hand, it's extremely difficult to play if you're not an adult and it's a bit creepy. If you choose two of three options on one question, you die. These situations are tragically real and this game interprets people so well it's scary. Another thing is the person's friends and boyfriends/girlfriends. All of them, to me, seem like jerks. Your best friend tries to get you in trouble, your friend tries to make you uncomfortable, they throw you out to the wolves, your partner's not reliable...several issues. That's the only unrealistic thing. There are bad aspects of friends, but I haven't seen a single positive trait in a friend besides the overweight outcast girl and the foreign exchange student. One situation that really angered and confused me was when the boyfriend kissed the person's best friend on New Year's. After I got angry, the creator questioned why I made a big deal out of it. 😟 Umm...what was I supposed to do?? Anyways, things like spanking and cheating being seen as acceptable in this game gets under my skin. It's brilliant yet frustrating at the same time. Play at your own risk.
This game is pretty fun and interesting, but it has ONE MAJOR FLAW: not being able to do all of the icons in a life stage. When you first play this game, you are in your first life stage when suddenly, 2/3 of the way in, you progress to the next life stage. This is a problem for multiple reasons: 1, if you are doing the icons in order, you miss the last part of the life stage. 2, you are not able to get all of the unique experiences (often times the last ones, as mentioned) 3, once you do figure out you have limited icons to choose, you have to strategically plan out which ones you want to do, which is an unrealistic representation of real life. (Also, it isn't that fun.) once this issue is fixed, this will be a 5 star app.
I genuinely enjoyed this app.
After reading some reviews, I was concerned that this app wouldn't be very good. Some said that they had only bad choices, and were upset. I however find those people to be very wrong. I throughly enjoyed this app, especially because if you do something that is kind and good hearted, you are rewarded. I believe that the people who gave bad reviews made bad decisions. I think this app teaches that good people who are kind to others are more successful in life than those who aren't. I want to make sure that this app isn't falsely reviewed. I took off one star because of the price.