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Neighbourhood Necromancer

by Gavin Inglis profile

Horror
2014

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(based on 2 ratings)
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About the Story

Command the undead to take revenge on the suburbs! Oh, everyone at school laughed at you, but no one will laugh when your minions seize control of critical local infrastructure. Perhaps you’ll start by taking over a convenience store.

"Neighbourhood Necromancer" is a hilarious interactive horror novel where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Will you rule suburbia openly or skulk in the shadows? Will your necromancing impress the cool kids at school? Will you use your dark powers to destroy your home town, or save it from the secret industrial/military operatives who have come to destroy you? The choice is yours.

• Become a teenage small-town necromancer.
• Play as male or female, gay or straight.
• Manage an unruly squad of walking corpses.
• Exact brutal vengeance, or struggle to maintain your humanity.
• Entertain unexpected house guests from beyond the grave.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 16, 2014
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial
Development System: ChoiceScript
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 3zytr0mpfkgvj56q

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A (purposely) ridiculous game about commanding a horde of zombies, August 23, 2020
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This is a game I went back and forth on for a score (between 4 and 5) for a while.

It's different than most other Choicescript games, but, in common with Gavin's other game, For Rent: Haunted House, it has a very, very small number of stats. There seems to be very few ways to tell what, if anything, your stats are used for and what effects them. There is one point in the game where you can actually ask a banshee what the stats do, but that is only one option out of many, and I didn't try it as I had others I was more interested in.

Most of this game involves you commanding a group of zombies and skeletons (the numbers of which are tracked and change), and basically creating a ton of gore. A lot of intestines and decapitations and devouring.

The game is completely self-aware, and includes outrageous characters (like an romantic option who urges you to complete destruction, or a vampire). The opening is very different from the rest of the game and I would definitely recommend pushing past it.

'Winning' is hard; my run (and most people's I saw online) ended in arrest. Strategizing is difficult in a way that's not entirely fun, and that's probably the biggest reason I'm going for a 4 instead of 5.

Strongly recommended for people that like parodies of horror movies, and there may be some overlap with fans of this game and fans of Robb Sherwinn games.

I received a review copy of this game.


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