Choice of the Deathless
Choice of the Deathless is a choose your own adventure type text-based adventure. As the store page mentions, you can choose your gender and sexuality without this affecting anything in the storyline, and thus you start your journey working at a “law firm” dealing with demons and other beings that exist in this world.
Quickly you have to get used to your new work environment, and choose how you budget your expenses (Live downtown but pay high rent? Give yourself less pocket money?) These choices don’t affect the story at all as far as I can tell, maybe unless you either go broke or completely pay off your student loans, none of which I’ve done yet (I went for a neutral path moneywise).
You get to meet a variety of characters, some colleagues, some superiors, some clients, human, demon, and others. What you choose to say and how much time you choose to hang out with them affects your friendships and possible romance with them, which is pretty interesting - socializing matters! And if you’re an ♥♥♥ people remember… So I’d say this aspect is pretty interesting and where the game actually branches.
Scenario wise, I think you usually get the same most major scenarios to progress the story, and the choices you make in between aren’t able to cancel a future major event happening. It will just affect what options you can choose to do in the scenarios. For example if the major scenario in year 3 is happening and you have some allies by spending time/ helping them in the first few years they may help you out. Or if you became enemies they might mess you up.
Storywise I found it quite entertaining, the writing style is alright, I’d say 7/10 in terms of smoothness and clearness. Would have liked some more details in how their world with humans and demons and other forms of life work, but how the author paints is it interesting and vivid enough on a small scale.
Overall I really enjoyed the 1.5 hours it took to finish this story, and there are way more paths I could choose. As mentioned though major scenarios are mostly the same, what makes variety is your relationships with other characters. Just like a real life workplace! (Minus the necromancy of course) :p