YMMV: Choice of Games


  • Anticlimax Boss: In Slammed!, Paul Prototype can be knocked out with one punch in the championship match at Ring of Valhalla.
  • Anvilicious: Depending on the Writer, the acceptance of LGBT can be rather jarring in terms of how well it fits with the narrative. Slammed! averted it, while other games can be a bit more overt about it.
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome:
    • While some games are generally better about it than others (Mecha Ace, for instance, sets gameplay-affecting stats at character creation and only shifts them in a few extraordinary circumstances afterwards), stats, particularly "opposing-poles" stats that reduce every time the player chooses the other option, both go up when the player choices of a particular type and offer a higher success rate for a higher stat. While this theoretically keeps the player "in character," making the choices consistent with a character's personality, in practice it also encourages a very uniform set of choices throughout the game, since choosing anything else could permanently gimp the character, discouraging any Character Development or changing mindsets.
    • On a less-meta level, picking the option in line with the highest "stats" is almost always the best choice, whether it's sticking to ranged combat with a high Perception in Mecha Ace or using "acrobatic" moves with high Technique in Slammed!
  • Ghost Shipping: Possible in Choice of the Vampire.
  • One True Threesome: The narration in Choice of Intrigues indicates that the player character feels threatened by Adelita, the Monarch's latest squeeze. The playerbase responded by suggesting the obvious solution.
    • In Hollywood Visionary, it's possible to end the game dating both the Actor and the Grip, although it's difficult, and bringing it up the first time will make one of them storm off; you'll only get the threesome ending if you suffer through this first failure, and then bring up the possibility again at the very end, when both are more open to the possibility.
    • This might occur at the end of Slammed! with Ecstasy and Madison, though no resolution is given.
  • The Woobie: The humiliated Samantha Withers.
    • Torres in Choice of Romance. He/she knows perfectly well that he/she is nothing but a Meal Ticket and gives a poignant speech about it.
      • Only when he loves you and sadly forgives your cheating with the king. When he calls you a whore but isn't above parasiting on your gifts, he is just a hypocrite.
    • Jerkass Woobie: From the player's point of view, Princess Juanita in Choice of Intrigues. Yes, she's rude to you and schemes to become heir at your child's expense, but given her status as The Unfavorite, can you really blame her?