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Unravel Your Destiny
Jordan, G. R.
December 20, 2019 (Hardback)
December 20, 2019 (Paperback)
1912153513 / 9781912153510
1912153556 / 9781912153558 (Hardback)
489 sections |
Unravel Your Destiny: Darkness on a Foreign Shore by G R Jordan is a unique piece of interactive fiction in that it forgoes the typical gamebook setting of either fantasy or science fiction and instead roots itself deep within a historical context, this being World War II. The reader takes on the part of a female spy working for the allies who must infiltrate occupied France and perform several varied missions to support the war effort.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book, and some of that is due to the use of a setting not typical amongst gamebooks. The book is devoid of any type of combat system, focusing instead on choice-making and note-taking. There are some portions of the book that rely on a timer recorded in the back of the book. There are opportunities for death and capture aplenty in this adventure, and while some readers might be put off by the almost constant threat of instant failure, I believe this enhances the tense feeling that spies and resistance members must have felt during the war; one mistake and it can be all over. With this in mind, the author makes sure several different paths can be taken towards success, making the book very replayable if you're searching for that 'optimal' way. The stories are also exciting and well written, so reading the book a second time will remain a welcome diversion.
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I highly recommend this book for anybody who doesn't mind not having any dice to roll during their gamebook. The encounters are tense and exciting, and you're always kept on your toes. And the setting is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
|Errata:||Section 141: Option "161" > 181.|
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