True Grit Tin Star boasts a rough, unforgiving setting and a spectacular amount of choice, featuring some of the most player freedom in the market. The attention to detail is exquisite, the usage of skills and stats is masterfully integrated with the story and choice system. And greatest of all is the utterly fluid plot structure, with a pacing that is completely natural. Sadly, holding Tin Star back from being a classic, are the relatively dry and simplistic characters, who lack the same level of detail as the rest.
A decent western tale The story is fairly well written and features an almost staggering attention to detail. The characters were a little bland and the romances could have been deeper. That being said the pay off at the end was a bit lackluster ( lots of build up, fairly tame send off) and I feel like I achieved the best ending on my first play through and so don't really have the motivation to play again. Overall, pretty good and deserves props for keeping me invested but not enough to want to replay
I feel bad giving this less than 5 stars because there was clearly a lot of effort put into it. I spent a long time playing this, I got to chapter 6 before quitting. There are a lot of detailed descriptions, but I feel like they are too detailed at times. For example, I don't need to read a detailed description of Hamlet while the character watches the play. I also feel like the general premise of the story is a little unrealistic from the start as stated in a previous review. I just didn't really feel pulled in or connected to the characters at chapter 6, so I decided to stop. It looks like a lot of people enjoyed this, so you might enjoy it as well. As I stated, there was definitely a lot of effort put into it.
It's an interesting western story with a few memorable and fun characters. But it's ending is lackluster and has WAAAAY too many epilogues, It could have gone into more character interactions or development for the conspiracy. But it was still fun and has some replayability.
This is such a well crafted story, it far surpasses all others in its depth, choices, and skillful prose... I mean, it's REALLY good. I wish it could go on forever but it is actually very long and lengthy and your choices actually have great impact on the story itself and the many colorful characters you meet. Buy it! You won't regret your "choice" for a moment! :^)
I am thoroughly impressed by the vast amount of choices and how they changed the story, it was all just perfect. Tin Star is so well accomplished as a whole: engrossing characters, thrilling story and seamless interactivity. That being said, it is hard to even imagine the effort and hours put into this game. Kudos! Anyone who appreciates a high quality CYOA should get this gem - even if westerns aren't usually your cup of tea. Absolutely one of the best CYOAs I have played (on par with Choice of Robots).
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