VERSUS: The Elite Trials

by Zachary Sergi

Episode 2 of Versus
Superhero
2016

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Worldbuilding, building a world, and a huge personality test, March 14, 2021
by MathBrush
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This game highlights Sergi's unique approach to choicescript mechanics.

This is book 2 in a series. You are in an alien competition among the most powerful beings in the universe, and you have to pass three intense trials to see if you can join a powerful faction.

Unlike most successful choicescript games, there is definitely a right and wrong answer to every question (based on your past choices). But what Sergi does is constantly give you feedback about your stats so you are at all times aware of your strengths and of what your possible strategies are.

Each choicescript game is both story and game, and this feedback makes the game part significantly more engaging.

There is a lot of worldbuilding in this game, including literal worldbuilding. As the description states:
-Create a planet and culture in your own image

This is a big chunk of the game (at least 15-25%), and is pretty fun.

Another big chunk of the game is being sorted into different personality tests, essentially like horoscopes or Meyer-Briggs or Harry Potter houses, but with bigger consequences. There are at least 3 or 4 major sortings that happen. I found it pretty fun.

Overall, I look forward to the finale, but I enjoyed this game by itself.

I received a review copy of this game.