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The Role of Music in Your Life

by Five Dials

2016

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(based on 9 ratings)
4 reviews

About the Story

What is it? It's a questionnaire. But don't ask too many questions. The subject is music. That's about all you need to know.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 9, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
IFID: Unknown
TUID: i16cljrxsikrf1l9

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
An anxious mother seeks a piano teacher, April 19, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)

The Role of Music in Your Life is, on first glance, an odd thing: a questionnaire? Seriously? Is this really IF?

The Role of Music in Your Life expands out into a dialogue-driven, minimal story about an anxious mother and her kid. The character development is handled deftly, especially when the kid in question speaks up, forming a good foil to his mother's perspective. Telling this story through just dialogue raised the possibility of an unreliable narrator, which gave a sinister edge to the mother's lines.

I was disappointed to find that, despite the choices, the story doesn't actually branch. It would have been satisfying, or at least fun, to see how different answers to the personality quiz-type questions affected how the mother treated the PC. Nonetheless, this minimal piece of CYOA has some very clever writing and a delicious use of unreliable narrator. I enjoyed it.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A survey game with a hook about childhood, August 1, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game starts out with you answering several survey questions about music and its role in your life.

Then it has a major shift, and ends up employing some interesting narrative techniques and text styling tricks to make some unusual points.

I like the trick, but I found it hard to pick choices that reflected the persona I wanted to put off.


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Surprising, July 3, 2017

Had I not played this through to the end, I might have given it a two.

I got through it and from a technical standpoint I'd at best give it a three.

But given how it left me feeling afterward, it definitely gets a 4. Well done.


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