The Aether: Life as a God App Reviews

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Dubious omnipotence

Your race's traits never seen to affect ANYTHING. Progressives advance at the same rate as fundies. Cooperative worlds have just as much predation and conflict as violent worlds. Events remain constant no matter what prior decisions have been made. Killing gods has no real influence beyond essence boosts, which doesn't matter... SPOILERS . . . Because all your energy will be used in the final conflict, no matter how much you have, only for you to be saved by a literal deus ex machina. Appropriate in a god game, perhaps, but... . . . END SPOILERS My relationship with other gods didn't matter. If I killed them or befriended them, it made no difference. Politics were essentially nonexistent. Nor were there tradeoffs: complying with Calabius's request and backstabbing him garnered essentially the same amount of essence. Ylen was too dim to realize I was lying about the demon book having made its getaway. Asos gave me the exact same amount of energy whether or not he liked my changes. I could go on. But I think I've made my point. It's a pity, because I enjoyed the premise and want to give it more stars. I can't justify it, however. I DO hope, however, that the author produces more games. This was a promising first effort, and it would be great to see it expanded into a more detailed game.

Far too short

Like previous reviews this game is really short. It could be really good but there isn’t really enough content to merit the price tag.

Beyond words

This game is absolutely amazing. The number of ways you can go with the story is impressive considering the lackluster qualities of some text-based games I’ve played. Worth every cent, definitely a must-play. You will not be disappointed.

Great story

No words can explain how good this app was this is a must for people who like to role play Zane

Great Game, Needs Additions

I enjoy this game so much, well written story that changes smoothly with each different decision. My only dissatisfaction is with the length of the story, the devs definitely need to keep going with this adding new content and functionality to the game and it would be a masterpiece, as this is the only game of its kind(that I know of) and it has immense potential. Please devs, please!!! Add more content!!!

Poorly Written

Whoever wrote this, while capable enough in terms of imagination, is not very smart; they should’ve teamed up with at least one traditionally intelligent person to clean up all the grammatical errors and flawed passages. Quite often during my playthrough, I would let out a sigh and consider deleting the game. Ultimately, it managed to maintain just enough interest for me to reach a disappointing ending. I would only recommend this game to someone who doesn’t think too deeply.

Why was it so short???

Okay, this was fun, but I finished a play through within twenty minutes. I know that my reading speed is pretty high, but that’s a little unfortunate since it was fun. I am now on a third play through and this will probably be my last. I just wish that they would make it longer because it ends right when it starts to get exciting.....

Fun ride!

I absolutely enjoyed this game from beginning to finish! I’ve already recommended it to two other people! Addicting!

Not great

I didn’t find this very entertaining or lengthy. It was rather short and not great replay value.

Buggy!

The game doesn’t do a very good job remembering a lot of the choices I had made. For that reason, I can’t recommend this game in its current state.

Possible Bug

Really good game. I believe there is a bug though. I chose to slay the other court gods but they were all alive after the defeat of the Titan. Just wanted to let someone know and I am not sure the correct process for reporting these types of errors.

A must play

I’d agree that the game was slightly short but other than that this game really just envelopes you in a different universe and the goings of it. It’s a game you really can’t stop playing once you start. Makes you feel kind of attached and also some what melancholy at the world we live in now. If you are looking for some insight to our own universe and some feels then this is the universe to play with :)

Bug riddled and no payoff

As a long time player of Choice Games, this one is by far the most buggy. The update fixed nothing and instead created another crash in the game. I've used Choicescript before and these crashes should have easily been caught with automated testing. Docking points heavily for that. The second thing is that ruling a planet has no payoff in this game, it's clearly meant for a sequel hook because your race serves absolutely no purpose but to drain and give you energy. Truly disappointing.

Very enjoyable text based RPG

There was only one thing I didn’t like so I’ll start with that first. I disliked how short it seemed but I also played it fast. Now for the good, I really enjoyed the story and I am hoping for a second one that’s longer and another planet to rule. I couldn’t seem to put this down, every chance I got I was playing. The feeling of creating a race and planet and manipulating their way of existence is more fun I think than killing gods. All-in-all this was well worth the money.

Almost great.

It’s a very cool idea and even has some great moments. The one horrible thing is once this game starts getting interesting it ends. Way too short for a payed game.

Good, but not Great

Rather simple compared to other Choose-your-owns out there, but still an entertaining read. Worth it at it's price.

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