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Avatar Of The Wolf

by Bendi Barrett

Fantasy
2017

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(based on 5 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

Hunt down the killer who murdered the Wolf god! As Wolf's last avatar before his assassination, will you revive your god, take revenge on his killer, or destroy the pantheon and bring about a new order?

"Avatar of the Wolf" is a 135,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Bendi Barrett. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

In a savage land where the gods manipulate mortals like pawns on a chess board, Wolf's divine power controlled you and protected you. But since Wolf's death, the eyes of Hawk, Spider, Bear, Gazelle, and Eel are upon you. The embers of Wolf's power still burn within you; your remnants of divinity threaten to topple the pantheon.

Forsake the gods and join the Rising Sun, a heretical sect that defies divine rule. Embrace the anarchic, self-serving ethos of Spider and her seductive avatar. Obey Wolf's feral impulses and slaughter your enemies as head of the last Wolf enclave, or forge a lasting peace without spilling a drop of blood.

The gods are fading. Will you hasten their demise or harness their divine power?

Play as male, female, or agender, straight, gay, bi, or asexual.
Discover the secret behind the disappearance of Wolf, your patron god
Take up the mantle of your savage missing god, or strike out on your own path
Receive the blessings of the Spider, Bear, and Eel gods... by force, if necessary
Ally with the followers of Wolf or join up with god-hating Rising Sun
Convince the head of the Wolf enclave to recognize your superior power or lead alongside them
Choose to survive peaceably in this brutal world, without taking a single life
Impress the pantheon of animal gods, reject their rule, or usurp them altogether


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: June 22, 2017
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial
Development System: ChoiceScript
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 2opeam0xsg6cmx6

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Determine the fate of animalistic deities, March 15, 2021
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This is a shorter Choicescript game from 2017. In it, you play as the avatar of the recently-dead god Wolf, in a pantheon shared with Spider, Gazelle, Eel, and Bear.

The game draws on mythology from several different cultures. It is fairly quick, but has several replay options.

Most of the game feels like a spiritual journey, like an ancient Odyssey. You constantly run into the avatars of the other gods, and you are essentially judged on which God you become the most like.

Simultaneously, you can choose to ally with a group of anti-God soldiers.

There are actually quite a few Choicescript games where you play as a powerful champion of the Gods and must decide whether serve them or destroy them (the most well-known being the aptly-named Champion of the Gods). I have to admit, it's a genre I'm a big fan of.

The stats in this game are communicated fairly well, although it can be hard to know when a stat is tested vs changed. There were some story threads I feel could have been deeper, but I feel that Avatar of the Wolf succeeded for me both as a story and as a game. It has the single-mindedness and simplicity that made me like Sword of the Slayer.


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