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Gameplay is pretty much the only thing these stories have in common. (left to right: Dave from Most Wanted, Kenna from The Crown and the Flame, Chris from The Freshman)
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Choices: Stories You Play is a collection of Visual Novel Choose Your Own Adventure games released by Pixelberry Studios for iOS and Android. Pixelberry also created the games High School Story and Hollywood U Rising Stars. Additionally, the game shares some of the creators of Cause of Death and Surviving High School. The game was released on August 17, 2016 and is still releasing content to this day.

The game itself is really just an interface from which you can access the stories. Two forms of in-app currency purchasable through Microtransactions (or even larger transactions if you're really invested) exist; these are Diamonds and Keys, and your balance for both are shared among all of the stories in the collection. Each story requires you to give up a Key to play a chapter, and in each story some special choices will require you to pay Diamonds to make them. Keys refill over time at one key every two hours, but you cannot hold more than two keys obtained for free at once. You'll get two diamonds when you complete a chapter for the first time. Replays don't automatically give you free diamonds; however, users can earn one additional diamond by watching an ad after playing a chapter (even a previously played one), though this feature is still somewhat buggy. You can play through a whole story without paying anything, but on top of having very few Diamonds with which to access special choices that offer lots of depth and backstory, you'll also only be able to play through at most two chapters at a time, so you won't be able to blaze through a story quickly. This business model qualifies as both an Allegedly Free Game, and Freemium.

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Every game in Choices is a Visual Novel. Each game is divided into volumes known as "books" (and some games span multiple books), and each book is divided into chapters. One of Choices most defining aspects is the fact that it is a Genre Roulette at its heart; although the gameplay remains pretty much the same, the story, setting and theme change entirely from story to story (and some stories have different art styles than others), allowing each game to tell something different. For books that are currently updating, new chapters are released weekly (the day of release depends on the title).

The game was originally released with three titles: The Freshman, Most Wanted and The Crown and The Flame, and many more have been added since.

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Completed and ongoing games:

  • The Freshman. The largest story and sub-franchise in Choices, The Freshman contains four books in its main story arc, three bonus books, and three special character-central books which require diamonds to play. The story is Exactly What It Says on the Tin: you're a college freshman meeting all new people and you have to deal with the challenges of school life as you choose from multiple Love Interests while helping your friends with their problems. The Freshman is a spiritual sequel to Surviving High School. (completed with 4 books plus three holiday special mini-books and three premium mini-books)
    • The Sophomore (tropes listed under the page for The Freshman). Set in the same continuity for an all-new year at school. (completed with 2 books plus one holiday special mini-book)
    • The Junior follows the Main Character's third year of college, and features a central plot revolving around a fratority and a campus prankster with malicious intent. (completed with 1 book)
    • The Senior follows the Main Character's final year at Hartfeld. (completed with 1 book)
  • Most Wanted. Currently only has one book but a second is supposedly in the works. The game is a contemporary murder mystery serial revolving around a laid-back By-the-Book Cop in LA teaming up with a no-nonsense Cowboy Cop from Texas to hunt down a dangerous Ax-Crazy fugitive. Most Wanted is a spiritual sequel to Cause of Death. (Book 1 completed, Book 2 TBA)
  • The Crown & the Flame. Drops the realism of the previous two books and is set in a Fantasy land. Your kingdom is under attack, and you must win it back. (completed with 3 books)
  • Rules of Engagement. You and your family are are on a cruise and have to complete specific tasks from your grandmother's will in order to get your inheritance, which is worth $100 million per cousin. (completed with 3 books plus the short epilogue book Newlyweds)
  • Endless Summer. You and your college friends have won an all-expense paid trip to a lovely resort island... but it's not long before you realize that things are terribly wrong. (completed with 3 books)
  • #LoveHacks. With a new city, new jobs and new friends, can you handle the dating world? (completed with 2 books)
  • The Haunting of Braidwood Manor. Do you dare spend the night in Braidwood Manor? (completed with 1 book)
  • The Royal Romance. You're an ordinary waitress invited to a faraway kingdom as a potential suitor for the Crown Prince. (completed with 3 books, Spinoff TBA)
  • Hero. Take to the skies! Make friends, find love and save the city in this action-packed adventure! (Book 1 completed, Book 2 TBA)
  • High School Story. Retool/Sequel of Pixelberry's app game High School Story. You are the new kid in school trying to make new friends and enjoy school activities while dealing with rivals, bullies, and an evil administrator. (completed with 3 books)
    • High School Story: Class Act.: Friendship, fun, and romance await you in Berry High's theater class... if you can make it through your first day! A sequel/Soft Reboot of the main series. (Book 1 completed, Book 2 ongoing)
  • It Lives. PB's horror series. Split into two games, tropes for both listed under the It Lives page:
    • It Lives In The Woods: Something old and powerful lives in the woods surrounding the small town of Westchester... something that knows your name. (completed)
    • It Lives Beneath: Start your new life in the beautiful town of Pine Springs! Just be sure that all doors and windows are securely locked after dark... (completed)
    • It Lives 3: TBA
  • Home For The Holidays. Welcome to Winter Haven! Who will you kiss under the mistletoe... your workaholic boss, your high school sweetheart, or your childhood friend? (completed with 1 book)
  • Red Carpet Diaries. You've just arrived in Hollywood. Fame, fortune, and romance await! And... is that superstar Chris Winters over by the pool? A Spiritual Successor to Pixelberry's app game Hollywood U Rising Stars. (2 books completed, Book 3 coming Summer 2019)
  • Perfect Match. An exclusive matchmaking service guarantees that they can find your perfect match. But is true love too good to be true? (Completed with 2 books)
  • Bloodbound. You're applying for a job with brilliant CEO billionaire Adrian Raines... but there's more to him than it seems. Urban fantasy meets romance in this sexy vampire thriller. (Book 1 completed, Book 2 this Spring)
  • Veil of Secrets. Your best friend vanished without a trace on the day of her wedding! Search the beautiful seaside town of Birchport to solve the mystery, but be careful... everyone has a secret. (completed with 1 book)
  • America's Most Eligible. Battle it out in a reality TV show to determine who is most eligible! Create alliances, make enemies, even fall in love... the choice is up to you! (Book 1 completed, Book 2 ongoing)
  • Desire & Decorum. It's court or be courted when you learn you're one of the most eligible heiresses in England! Does true love await you at the grand Edgewater Estate? (Book 1 completed, Book 2 ongoing)
  • Across The Void. You're the new captain of a luxury space liner, and it's your job to make sure your passengers cross the galaxy safely - in the middle of a galactic civil war! This romantic space opera is like nothing you've experienced! (Book 1 ongoing)
  • Big Sky Country. When your car breaks down in rural Montana, you're stranded on the roadside... until a certain cowboy comes riding up. (Book 1 completed, Book 2 coming Summer 2019)
  • The Elementalists. Magick. Mystery. Mayhem. Your adventure at Penderghast College is about to begin. (Book 1 completed, Book 2 ongoing)
  • A Courtesan of Rome. Make your debut as a courtesan in Ancient Rome and plot your vengeance against Julius Caesar for his conquest of your homeland. (Book 1 on hiatus)
  • The Heist: Monaco. As the leader of a crew of thieves, your next job may get you the payday of a lifetime, payback on your enemies...and the crown jewels of Monaco! (Completed with 1 book)
  • Ride Or Die A Bad Boy Romance. Logan isn't the type of boy you can bring home to Dad... Not when Dad's the detective tasked with taking down Logan's illegal street racing crew. (Book 1 ongoing)
  • Open Heart. You're the newest medical resident at Edenbrook Hospital, working under the brilliant and demanding Dr. Ethan Ramsey. Can you make the cut? (Book 1 ongoing)
  • Passport to Romance. You've just landed an opportunity to travel to Europe! What will be awaiting you there? (Book 1 ongoing)

Upcoming games:

  • Nightbound (Werewolf-themed spinoff to Bloodbound) (coming Spring 2019)
  • Wishful Thinking (Intrepid Reporter with mind reading powers) (TBA)
  • Sunkissed (Beach-themed story) (TBA)
  • Platinum (Musical themed story) (TBA)

Current Rotation:

  • Monday:
    • Desire and Decorum (Book 2)
    • High School Story: Class Act (Book 2)
    • Across The Void
  • Wednesday:
    • America's Most Eligible (Book 2)
    • Passport to Romance
  • Friday:
    • Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance
    • Open Heart
    • The Elementalists (Book 2)


Tropes that apply either to multiple stories, or that apply to the game itself:

  • Allegedly Free Game: Each game has special choices you'll need some in-game currency (shared among all Choices games in the form of Diamonds) to choose. Some important scenes and your capacity to get certain endings are dependent on those.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The characters' backgrounds during their lines match their emotions. Blue or gray is neutral, green or light blue is happy, orange is surprised, red is angry, and gray or black is sad.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • So far, the It Lives franchise is the darkest books Pixelberry has released - they definitely deserve the content warning you see at the beginning. On top of having realistic graphics (compared to the cartoonish graphics some other books have), these books deal with and explicitly depicts some very serious real world issues as well as their Anyone Can Die nature.
      • The first book It Lives In the Woods has high-school bullying (which is depicted explicitly and frequently in the beginning of the game), mental health issues (namely PTSD), the death of a child, and a supernatural entity terrorizing a town. There are several moments in the game where corpses are explicitly shown in CG art, and there are other very freaky images such as the face of a demon in the very opening scene.
      • The second book It Lives Beneath has the Player Character's parents brutally murdered in the opening scene while having them and their half-brother struggling with their grief. The later chapters feature more disturbing and graphically-described deaths of various likable characters and a deadly cult implied to be worshiping the monster in the lake.
    • While no where near as dark as It Lives, Endless Summer, Perfect Match, Bloodbound and Veil of Secrets have much darker content for their categories. Just compare the sheer number of death from those books with the other books in the same category.
    • A Courtesan of Rome focuses on several mature themes such as violence, slavery, mistreatment of women, and animal sacrifices due to the time period.
  • Fictional Counterpart: Throughout the stories, there are products that are basically this trope.
  • Fictional Country: Cordonia is the main setting of The Royal Romance. It is also visited in Rules of Engagement and Red Carpet Diaries, and receives verbal mentions in High School Story and Desire & Decorum.
  • Freemium: Each game will offer you some choices that you need to pay up Diamonds to use. Keys are also needed to play chapters. You have a finite number of maximum diamonds/keys you can be holding at one time for free... and those diamonds only arrive with time.
  • Game-Favored Gender/Purely Aesthetic Gender: In some of the games you can choose your gender, but the degree to which that matters (and therefore which trope that game would fall under) is variable.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Some choices have diamond requirements which make little sense in the context of the story. One prominent example is when a story forces you to spend diamonds in order to wear an outfit that your character supposedly already owns.
  • Gay Option: Most stories provide at least one. In stories where the main character's gender can be either male or female, all love interests can be romanced by both genders.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Characters whose gender is customizable always have an androgynous name as the default choice (Taylor in Endless Summer, Jordan in High School Story, Alex in Hero, Kai and Hayden in Perfect Match, Devon in It Lives in the Woods, Jesse in Veil of Secrets, Jamie in America's Most Eligible, Nova in Across the Void, Morgan in Big Sky Country, Bailey, Casey, and Rory in High School Story: Class Act, Harper in It Lives Beneath, Lee in The Heist: Monaco, Casey in Open Heart, and Charlie in Passport to Romance). Eli from The Elementalists is a more unusual example; while the name Eli is typically thought of as masculine (short for Elijah), it can technically be short for Elizabeth as well.
  • Genre Roulette: Perhaps the most defining trait of Choices as a whole. There are so many different genres that the books cover since all of them tell different stories despite sharing the same gameplay.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Most stories allow you to choose the main character's first name (the only exceptions are Dom and Kenna in The Crown and the Flame and Dave and Sam in Most Wanted). The Royal Romance, High School Story, Desire & Decorum, The Senior, High School Story: Class Act, The Elementalists, Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, and Open Heart also allow you to choose their last name.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Readers who have purchased Premium Sex Scenes have noticed that over time, the writing for these scenes has progressively become more detailed, leaving few details to the imagination. Prominent examples include a very graphic and detailed sex scene with Damien in Perfect Match, a threesome between Amy, Lily and Jax in Bloodbound, and a bondage scene with the player's chosen love interest in America's Most Eligible.
  • Just Friends: Premium choices that allow you to be alone with any of the romance options do have friendlier options if you're not planning on romancing them.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The stories tend to be very ambiguous about the presence of magic in the setting, with the events of The Crown and the Flame being said to be wildly exaggerated compared to the historical In-Universe event. It Lives In the Woods is the first book to confirm that magic is indeed present in the universe. This is especially notable since sci-fi elements have been present as early as Endless Summer.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: Ads for the game are incredibly inaccurate to the final product, with characters not from the same books appearing in scenes that never happened in any of the stories and with relationships and personalities out of context. This page compiles many of them.
  • One-Word Title: The main title is "Choices", referring to the choice-based nature of the game. The subtitle is "Stories You Play".
  • Only One Name: Most of the main characters have only their first names mentioned. The exceptions are Kenna and Dom in The Crown and the Flame, Dave and Sam in Most Wanted, and the main characters of The Royal Romance, High School Story, Home for the Holidays, Perfect Match, Desire & Decorum, The Senior, High School Story: Class Act, It Lives Beneath, The Elementalists, Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, and Open Heart.
  • Out of Focus: In many stories, at least one love interest (usually female) has the fewest screen time as a result of Story Branch Favoritism towards one love interest (usually male)
    • The Freshman and its sequels: Kaitlyn Liao isn't revealed to be a love interest until the middle part of Book 1. In later books, James Ashton appears less because of his temporary work in L.A. and graduating earlier than the rest of the cast.
    • The Crown & The Flame: Tevan Drammir for Kenna, as he's the only love interest who can die in the first chapter. Rose Blake for Dom, who disappears after Book 1. Will Jackson zigzags this trope in that while he is still an important character in the narrative, he showed no attraction to Dom until the penultimate chapter in Book 3, so he is severely Out of Focus as a Love Interest but not as a character.
    • Endless Summer: Estela Montoya in Book 1, though she appears more in the following two books while Sean Gayle has the lowest plot relevance and character development.
    • #LoveHacks: Leah Myers
    • The Haunting of Braidwood Manor: Victor, who only has about 3 non-Premium scene.
    • The Royal Romance: Hana Lee.
    • Hero: Eva, who isn't properly introduced until the last third of Book 1
    • High School Story: Aiden Zhou, unless Jordan's in the band
    • High School Story: Class Act: Skye Crandall, especially in Book 2.
    • It Lives in the Woods: Connor Green, as he didn't encounter Redfield as a child
    • Home for the Holidays: Holly Wright
    • Red Carpet Diaries: Victoria Fontaine, especially in Book 2
    • Perfect Match: Sloane Washington in the first half of Book 1. Thankfully, she became more prominent once her role as an Eros employee is revealed.
    • Bloodbound: Kamilah Sayeed, who is notable in that she is the only Love Interest who only plays a supporting role in another love interest's (Adrian) storyline rather than having her own storyline.
    • Veil of Secrets: Grant Emerson, who mostly stays on the sidelines while Flynn and Naomi take active roles in the investigation. There's also Kate O'Malley, who doesn't become a love interest until the very end of the book, but then again, the entire story does revolve around her.
    • Big Sky Country: Asha Roanhorse, who lives in Sweetridge instead of the ranches
    • The Elementalists: Aster D'Yew, who is the only Love Interest who doesn't attend Penderghast University until her enrollment at the end of Book 1.
    • A Courtesan of Rome: Sabina
    • The Heist: Monaco: Sonia Alves, who is the only Love Interest not in the crew due to being Ansel's employee.
    • Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance: Mona
  • Rainbow Speak: Sometimes, highlighted words appear in order to indicate important things that help players achieve a goal.
  • Sadistic Choice: Good choices requiring diamonds is standard fare for the game. There are, however, special cases of this trope, such as saving Prince Tevan's life in The Crown & The Flame and Nikolai Petrov's in Veil of Secrets.
  • Shared Universe: The stories all appear to be set in the same universe. They can all be tied together through cameo appearances, shared relationships or settings, or verbal references to events in other books. (In particular, common recurring elements include Hartfeld University, Cordonia, and Dopey Cat.)
    • Hartfeld University is the main setting of The Freshman. Most of the cast of Endless Summer also attends school there, as well as Claire Pierce from Rules of Engagement (who would eventually join the cast of The Freshman), Hannah from The Haunting of Braidwood Manor, and Eli from The Elementalists. Charlie from Passport to Romance is a graduate of Hartfeld, and Isa from High School Story is a former employee.
    • Madison, Edgar, and Tripp from The Freshman are guests on the same ship in Rules of Engagement. Additionally, Edgar has made cameo appearances in #LoveHacks and America's Most Eligible.
    • Blaire Hall from Rules of Engagement is the mother of Grace Hall, a character in Endless Summer.
    • Leo from Rules of Engagement is the brother of Liam from The Royal Romance.
    • Princess Zenobia Nevrakis from The Crown and the Flame is an ancestor of Olivia Nevrakis from The Royal Romance.
    • Abbie and Tyler from The Freshman are fans of The Crown and the Flame, which is presented as a TV show in game.
    • Hero reveals that Silas Prescott and his wife did plenty of exploration in La Huerta, the setting of Endless Summer, along with helping Everett Rourke set up the Celestial.
    • Ryan, Cassandra, and Alyssa from Most Wanted have cameo appearances in both The Freshman and Rules of Engagement.
    • Officer Rebecca McKenzie of Most Wanted is the sister of Jake from Endless Summer. She’s also appeared in The Freshman and having been transferred to Cedar Cove, the setting of High School Story.
    • Donnie Brine and Ana De Luca from Most Wanted show up as tabloid reporters in The Royal Romance. Donnie Brine would appear again in Red Carpet Diaries as a paparazzo, along with Stacy De Luca, Ana's twin sister.
    • Principal Isa from High School Story is revealed to have worked for Clickit from #LoveHacks, Mansingh Transglobal from Rules of Engagement, and at Hartfeld University before working at Oliver M. Berry High.
    • In High School Story, Brian invites Myra to see Rosethorne Park, an in-universe movie from The Freshman.
    • In High School Story, Emma at one point refers to "that girl who became princess of Cordonia", referring to the events of The Royal Romance (described in-universe as "royal gossip").
    • Raj's ember vision in Book 3 of Endless Summer shows him receiving a phone call from Chris Winters from Red Carpet Diaries.
    • Diego's ember vision in Book 3 of Endless Summer has a student in his class bring up The Warmest Winter, an in-universe movie in Red Carpet Diaries.
    • Matt Rodriguez from Red Carpet Diaries is friends with Ryan Summers from Most Wanted. Meanwhile, Cassandra Leigh and Victoria Fontaine are co-stars in a movie titled The Warmest Winter.
    • Brock Sullivan from #LoveHacks appears in Perfect Match as a self-defense instructor if you choose the premium option to take self-defense classes.
    • In Bloodbound, a premium scene shows that Matt Rodriguez starred in a horrible zombie movie that was mercifully cancelled before production was completed.
    • In Veil of Secrets, Jesse and Kate were both students at Hartfeld, and the former interviewed a man who believed that New York is run by a cabal of vampires, referring to the vampire council in Bloodbound. Bloodbound is referenced again in the bonus epilogue when Grant considers running for Adam Vega's vacated Senate seat.
    • Even Desire & Decorum (which is set in 19th century England) gets in on the act when the Dowager Countess reveals that she is originally from Cordonia, the fictional nation which serves as the setting for The Royal Romance, and which was first mentioned in Rules of Engagement.
    • Book 2 of Red Carpet Diaries has Thomas Hunt's period drama being shot in Cordonia.
    • In Big Sky Country, if Morgan wants to become a writer, Sawyer suggests that they work for Clickit from #LoveHacks. At the State Fair, one of the prizes that can be won is Dopey Cat, also from #LoveHacks.
    • In Chapter 6 of The Senior, Samantha Winters from Veil of Secrets is the judge presiding over Becca's mock trial. Later in the same chapter, at a gaming convention, a poster can be seen featuring Dopey Cat from #LoveHacks.
    • Leila and Arjun from The Freshman series become interns at Eros in Book 2 of Perfect Match.
    • A premium scene in Perfect Match Book 2 Chapter 10 features cameos of Ryan Summers, Cassandra Leigh, and Alyssa Griffin of Most Wanted, Carson Stewart of America's Most Eligible, and Josh Morello of Red Carpet Diaries.
    • The first chapter of The Heist: Monaco features two references to #LoveHacks: Aiden (the stoned clubgoer) appears as a belligerent bar patron, while in another scene, Anton is seen playing Dopey Cat on his computer. The finale contains numerous potential cameos (depending on who the player chose for their crew, and which endings were unlocked), including Alana Kusuma from Perfect Match, Teppei, Mona, and Salazar from Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Chaz from Rules of Engagement, Tommy Phelps from Red Carpet Diaries, and Carson Stewart from America's Most Eligible.
  • Show Within a Show: The Crown and the Flame is a multimedia franchise on the same line as Game of Thrones with novels and a TV series. In Book 3 of The Freshman, Emily not only has a chance to be an extra on the show, but get autographs from the actors playing Kenna and Dominic. Also, a Crown and the Flame poster can be seen in High School Story on Jordan's bedroom wall.
  • Sliding Scale of Realistic Versus Fantastic: Almost a meta-trope given this game's Genre Roulette nature, see Genre Roulette above. Series like The Freshman, Most Wanted, Veil of Secrets and High School Story are all grounded in realism; but there are fantasy/magic series that aren't, like Bloodbound, It Lives In The Woods, and Across the Void.
  • Spin-Off: The Royal Romance is a spin-off of Rules Of Engagement.
  • Stock Footage: Many of the same backgrounds get reused over many books.
  • Story Branch Favoritism: While the writers did a good job of avoiding this trope in main storylines, the same cannot be said for love interests. Some of them have more screen time, are more relevant to their respective book's main plot and have more Premium (or even free) interactions than the others. Examples include:
    • Book 1 of The Freshman strongly steers the player toward Chris, to the point that the narrative treats you as if you're in relationship with him even if you have no interest in dating him at all. However, the book does eventually start giving the other love interests some focus and things do become more balanced overall.
    • Dom Hunter/Kenna Rys from The Crown and the Flame, with both of them being protagonists. However, this is downplayed, as the other love interests have major roles in the story with completely free character arcs and interactions, with two of them (Raydan and Val) being playable for several chapters for free.
      • Non-love interest wise, the story clearly favors killing off Marco since it is not only locked behind a Prestige requirement, you have extra scenes with other characters (most notably Luther, Zenobia and Diavolos) discussing his death and the decision to spare him has virtually no impact on the plot.
    • Dave Reyes from Most Wanted, because he's the co-protagonist and because his developing relationship with Sam is vital to the main plot.
    • Mark Collins from Love Hacks Book 1, being the protagonist's long time friend and playable character; the other love interests, Ben and Leah, do not officially join the core group until Book 2.
    • Kenji/Talos from Hero, with Grayson being Locked Out of the Loop and Eva/Minuet being a Sixth Ranger.
    • Zig-zagged with Hayden Young from Perfect Match. He/She has the most free romantic interaction and scenes with Kai compared to Sloane and Damien, but has less plot relevance than Damien until Hayden's Robotic Reveal.
    • Adrian Raines from Bloodbound. Not only does he have the most screen time and free romantic interaction with Amy, he also plays a role in the other love interests' (Jax and Lily) storylines (except for Kamilah, who is a supporting character in his storyline instead).
    • Endless Summer: It is far easier to build a relationship with Jake than the other love interests purely due to the large number of choices affecting your status with him.
      • Non-love interest-wise, the ending where you merge with Vaanu is generally considered to be the "correct" ending, as while it is certainly bittersweet, it provides the most logical and narratively appropriate resolution to the events of the story; the ending where you allow Rourke to win seems artificially constructed to be as harsh as possible (in addition to retconning the events of the story out of existence), and the ending where you and your friends stay on the island while the rest of the world is destroyed feels unsatisfying and hollow.
    • High School Story Book 1 gives you a lot of time with Emma and Caleb in the beginning, though they are quickly reduced to almost background characters while Michael and Maria start carrying more of the plot and in the later books. Aiden is completely Out of Focus if you do not join the band.
      • Non-love interests-wise, the football team gets special attention in Book 1 because the plot focuses on getting ready for the Homecoming match against Hearst after Brian's transfer to said school left the Berry team without a quarterback.
    • Eleanor Waverley from The Haunting Of Braidwood Manor, with the other love interest Victor barely having any screen time that isn't a Premium choice.
    • Red Carpet Diaries: Matt gets considerably more focus and screen time than the other love interests. This is especially notable in Book 2 because he is the only Love Interest that is in the production of your new movie. Also in Book 2, Seth and Teja's roles are limited to a minor subplot, while Victoria has no role in the story at all apart from brief scenes of emotional support. By the last third of Book 2, Thomas Hunt receives the lion's share of screen time as soon as he is Promoted to Love Interest.
    • Veil of Secrets strongly favors Flynn by giving him a personal stake in the story (he's Kate's brother) and essentially making him your partner/sidekick in the investigation of Kate's disappearance even if you insist on him staying out of your way.
    • Non-love interest-wise, It Lives In The Woods clearly favors the decision to let Noah take over as Redfield since it requires Noah to have high Nerve score, and because the ending where you make a Heroic Sacrifice draws very little reaction from the other characters. The sequel gives Tom three extra nerve points if you made the favored decision. The next chapter after that gives Tom +5 if Devon is alive and -5 if Noah is alive.
    • Prince (later King) Liam from The Royal Romance, who is the entire reason you entered the plot in the first place. He is also the only character who is in love with you regardless of your choice for a Love Interest.
    • America's Most Eligible favors Adam over the other love interests because he's the easiest one to build up a relationship with, both in terms of having more chances in general to interact with him as well as there being a wider variety of dialogue options which earn you points with him. Additionally, paying the premium option to read his diary reveals that he is deeply in love with you.
    • Big Sky Country focuses on Sawyer Oakley more than the other three love interests because you live on his ranch and get to know him fairly well for free while the others force you to pay diamonds to get to know them better.
    • High School Story: Class Act favors Rory over Ajay and Skye because Bailey is hinted to have a crush on Rory since childhood, not to mention the excessive amount of Character Shilling that Rory gets.
    • Downplayed with Tom Sato in It Lives Beneath because while the other love interests have significant amounts of screen time and plot relevance, he has a slight upper hand because he is an Ensemble Dark Horse from It Lives In The Woods.
    • The Elementalists forces Beckett on the player at most opportunities, even if the player took the option not to romance men.
    • A Courtesan Of Rome initially forces Syphax on the player and much of the plot revolves around the relationship between himself and Arin, having similar backgrounds as non-Romans forced into Rome's service, being her bodyguard for eight years, and fully supporting her vendetta against those responsible for destroying her village and selling her into slavery. The dialogue also implies that the two of them have been intimate even if the player isn't romancing him. Later chapters shift the focus to Cassius Longinus and Marc Antony because they're both important figures in Republican Roman politics. Sabina, on the other hand, is Out of Focus for most of the time, and her scenes tend to be heavily paywalled.
    • Home for the Holidays favors Nick Peralta, whom Scarlett accompanies throughout his stay in Winter Haven, over Wyatt Hart and Holly Wright.
    • Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance forces Logan on the player, because he introduces Ellie to the world of Street Racing. A lot of characters assume they are in a relationship and he is the only love interest with premium scenes for the first five chapters.
    • Downplayed with Ernest Sinclaire in Desire & Decorum. While all love interests have significant amounts of free screen time and relevance to the story, Ernest stands out the most because he's the only one who already starts with a personal grudge against Duke Richards and is the kind of suitor Regency society would approve for Clara (male, white, British, high society).
  • Video Game Perversity Potential: Anything that allows you to input text can be abused, especially nicknames. The baseball bat from It Lives in the Woods, the beverage from High School Story, your customizable wedding vows from The Royal Romance, and so on.
  • Visual Novel: All of the games.
  • You Look Familiar: Many books tend to reuse the same character models and faces. Those that are recognized withh be listed under each book's Trivia section. If they're the actual character from that book, then they fall under The Cameo.
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