Loved the setting, fun interface, Zak's art is cool. Gameplay was mostly meaningless or opaque, ending was pointlessly annoying hard. Story was like a stream of surreal poetics through a messaging app. Expected a bit better. Especially after such a long hiatus, but I'm glad they're back in the business of making stuff, and for the price of a coffee and a short afternoon of my time I'm happy to support em.
The gameplay, story, writing, UI design, art, just the basic overall idea of telling a story through a chat app - all 5 stars. The game app itself is very heavy on battery, however, and it's fullscreen, so it's not easy to see the battery on your actual phone. My phone shut off while playing as a result, causing some kind of corruption in my save file, requiring me to restart the game from the first chapter. I'm replaying now - the game is worth it - but the app's stability and performance need work. I also played the Mage game and loved both that and this - definitely make more games like this in these universes!
It was nice, until last chapter, which turns to be long (about 10 real time minutes) with a lot of choices in dialogs... and all of them leads to death except one. In every dialog. Then replay huge NPC monolog and try again. The most irritating is that in the end all choices (I'd checked every in this chapter) leads to death (for this I gave 3 stars). Won't replay from the beginning, because it may turn the same in the end.
The game started out enjoyable, and I was even considering buying the other mage game. However the recent update wiped my save file, and I was nearly complete. Unfortunately I can't recommend buying a game that resets saves whenever there's an update.
It was ok. Zak's overly wrought dialogue was very much a reflection of his personal style, and not as much the game. I felt at the end I was playing in Zak's world , not White Wolf's... It's fun for a moment, but becomes stale and tedious after a while.
I love this game. Gets some nice VtM lore in there, the plot is interesting, characters are good, art and sound great. It's a simple pick your own adventure type thing, just expect that and enjoy the story! Update has fixed the Seattle story bug, made the arc better. You get a couple of replays out of it and hopefully further updates will add more :)