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Wizard's Choice Volume 1

3.9 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews



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Fortune and glory or death? Your decisions make the difference in Wizard's Choice, a text-based adventure for Kindle.

Stay alive, manage your spell power, find treasure, and smite evil. Wizard's Choice is an adventure that will engross you in a storyline while allowing you to make the decisions that will determine your fate. Decisions you make early in the game will affect what happens to you and the choices you get to make later in the game.

Wizards Choice will track your health, manna, gold, and morale, so you should take care to manage each well. Your score and rank will be shown at the end, and you can replay as many times as you like to try and improve your rank and score.

So what will it be? Glory? Fortune? Death? (two out of three, perhaps?) Try making the Wizard's Choice today!

Product Details

  • Version: 1.1
  • Release Date: February 15, 2012
  • File Size: 609 kB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sam Landstrom
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • ASIN: B006JCDR6W
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,757 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a enjoyable tale that calls back to classic text based games and choose your own adventure novels. The addition of statistics to track makes it more involved than a simple branching book, but it's simpler than its peers that add game mechanics like die rolls (such as the Fighting Fantasy Adventures). Some clever small touches and details give a nice sense of atmosphere and keeps the main character from being completely a cipher.

A little short but more than worth the current price ($0.99).

The end leads directly to the second volume. Looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here.
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OK, this is not a normal book, it's actually a Kindle game in book form. It's pretty similar to Choose Your Own Adventure books but there are some key improvements.

First, it's aimed at an older crowd. I imagine most younger folks would enjoy it, but there's some kinda graphic violence so I'm not sure it's something to read to your four-year old before bed. The writing and storyline is accessible and fun, but sophisticated enough to keep older readers interested too. There's even a little humor sprinkled around.

Second, there's a points system that tracks vitals like health, spell power (manna), gold, and morale. Health is the most important because if you run out of that, you're dead. I like the scoring because it gives you something to work for and it allows you to make bad decisions here and there without instantly dying.

Third, it's part of a series (three so far), so it's shaping up to be an epic story. There's an exciting cliffhanger at the end of this one and I can't wait to read the next! Also, you get one of six ranks at the end depending on how well you did. It's fun to play through a few times to try and get a higher rank.

My only issue is that it's a little short, but for 99 cents, I'm holding at five stars. I can safely say this is worth a LOT more than a McDonald's cheeseburger... And I really like those cheeseburgers!
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Fun for 99 cents. A short few hour read to finish with a few endings and it leads into the second book that's 99 cents. there is also a third for 99 cents at least when I purchased them. Its the right price for them IMO.
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I realize the price is cheap but I still expect a newly purchased item to work. I chatted with customer support and after restarting and the program still didn't work, I was asked to deregister my Kindle...which I wasn't going to do. I felt that approach was overkill for an Active Content non-working game when the five other Active Content programs that I got the same day worked just fine. I asked for a return of my money which the representative cheerfully did. I realize that seems like a lot to go through for .99 but if I could get people to pay for a cleverly designed cover that had nothing to it, perhaps not too many people would ask for their money back since the hassle doesn't seem worth it and I could bring in some spending money. Now, perhaps the program will work on your Kindle, then you can leave a real review of the content. If it doesn't work, chat with customer service and get your .99 returned.
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I have been playing these interactive novels for a few months now, and this one is by far the worst one I have downloaded for my Kindle Touch. It started off where you couldn't even choose a gender, so you had to be a male wizard. Plus it's so easy to die in the story, and so you have to keep playing over and over again to choose the right sequence of events. I won't be downloading books two or three, and I'm glad I didn't pay anymore than $.99 for this.
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This very basic choose your own adventure tale covered standard fantasy fare: wizards, goblins, dark magic, etc. The writing was basic, maybe high school level and the story was quite short- I finished within an hour. I also tried alternate choices but found there was very little original content, all choices led to the same path, only with slightly more or less gold. I wouldn't recommend it, there are some much better choose your own adventure stories out there for the same price, like the amazing Heavy Metal Thunder which I just finished two days ago.
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It would be nice to have the wizard be able to be female, but whatever, I thought--might as well try. Pokemon Yellow wasn't any less fun because it was guy-only, am I right? (For those of you who played it)

It's pretty intensive and chucks you RIGHT INTO THE ACTION. You and a buddy are off on some adventure. It's a typical thing that WoW people will recognize. You are the wizard, a "squishy" (read: soft 'armor') who has with him a "tank" (read: big muscular dude who can take a lot of damage). And it just goes from there, it's quite interesting. :)
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I find these games interesting, and a good way to burn a few minutes while waiting for a show to start, or when the TV goes to commercials, but like the other two I reviewed, these games are also disappointing due to their natures.

This story has you as a male wizard who ends up exploring a ruined castle. Your choices cna result in you using up magic, or taking damage. The game continues util you die, or you reach the one ending where you survive all the way through.

That's it.

And once you figure out what the results are for each action, you can try to match the top score the game offers.

It's interesting, but remains very linear in its play. There are no brances to the story unless you take enough damage to kill you, in which case the story ends immediately.

For the price, this isn't a terrible purchase, but I expect a bit higher level of choice and endings in this kind of interactive story/game.
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