Cape

by Bruno Dias profile

2015

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
"Review-Man" Sighted in Yeats Island, June 19, 2019

Cape is a story about the making of a superhero, rising from petty crime to be the scourge of a corrupt city. A thief down on his luck finds power from an unexpected source and becomes a vigilante. A familiar tale, but slickly executed and told. The quality of writing is obvious, and you get drawn in by the details pretty quickly, until the story itself draws to an all-too-soon conclusion that leaves you wanting more.

The only thing dragging it down, in my opinion, is a lack of actual choice and interactivity - the only things essentially up to you are your powers and your cruelty, which in most circumstances would suffice, but I think perhaps it should have been expanded on further. I did explore all possible choices, and while there are slight variations there's not much other than flavour. It's up to you whether you go back for further readthroughs, though I do think it is worth it.

Nonetheless, it was a great read from beginning to end, and I only wish there was more of it. Four balaclavas.


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Already Over?!, August 26, 2018

It was just starting to get from amazing to spectacular and I get hit with an ending.
What a shame that the story does not continue from there.
Either way, absolutely loved the experience.

Now I'm off to find another ending.


- Wanderlust, July 30, 2017

- TheAncientOne, January 28, 2017

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Super hero Stand Up!, January 5, 2017
by Dhary
Related reviews: superhero

Loved the game, very simple and complex at the same time! Well made!


- gapaot, December 17, 2016

- hoopla, October 9, 2016

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A morally challenging superhero tale, September 20, 2016

Definitely worth playing unless you know you don't like the superhero theme. Took me about 2 hours for one playthrough.

I haven't encountered this format before and really liked it. It's choice-based instead of the parser-based stuff I'm used to. I appreciate the fact that it's clear what you can examine and can do, so you don't encounter situations where there's a disconnect between what you want to do and the parser's ability to interpret it.

At the same time, there's still a disconnect at times between what you want to do and what the story will allow you to do. You are roleplaying as someone rather than as yourself. As such, some of the decisions in this game feel less like a question of "what do YOU think is the right thing to do" and more of "what do you want to happen next?". I think I came to this with slightly the wrong assumption, thinking the decisions are about providing a simulation with which to test my decision making ability. After playing, I think I realize more that it's about exploring the consequences of a particular line of thinking (it's a "game" in the sense of being something that lets you play with an idea, rather than being something that you win or lose). Overall, though, I think the main character's mind is pretty made-up with regards to what he's going to do with his newfound powers. I would've appreciated being able to do something else.

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because I like to leave a little room at the top for something absolutely mindblowingly amazing, and this wasn't that (though it was very enjoyable). I don't know if the limitations inherent in a choice-based IF would ever allow for something to achieve the level of 5 stars, for me.


- Aselia, September 1, 2016

- The Xenographer, August 12, 2016

- Witchy W, August 10, 2016

- Denk, July 20, 2016

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent writing but rather linear, July 12, 2016

The best part of this CYOA game is its dark superhero story. The prose is evocative and tense. The second person writing is strengthened by the possibility to customize it: Some words are clickable and clicking them adds additional details. Sometimes you can choose a part of the text, for example a name or an action without impact on the further story. This really draws you in.

However, true choices are rare in Cape and often their impact feels weak. I have only played through the game once, but from what happened in that playthrough there seem to be only one or two handful of truly meaningful choices.

Still, superhero fans should find Cape to their liking.


- sirjiles, June 4, 2016

- kybrsmith, May 12, 2016

- E. W. B., February 23, 2016


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