One Chance

rated 4.13 / 5 stars
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Dec 2, 2010 | 10:51 AM EST

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Arrow keys to control.
Space Bar to interact.

One Chance is a game about choices and dealing with them.

Scientist John Pilgrim and his team have accidently created a pathogen that is killing all living cells on Earth.

In the last 6 remaining in-game days on Earth, the player must make choices about how to spend his last moments. Will he spend time with his family, work on a cure or go nuts?



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very Nice

I found a glitch, though. On the second day, after going to the roof, if you go back to the left instead of going to the right, you walk through the door and offscreen. You can keep walking that way for a long time. Also, this may not be a "glitch" but if you feel like you're going to lose and do want to try again, if you reset the game before the end of the last day, the game starts over.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

To replay it...

Right click the game, choose "settings" and drag the arrow all the way to the left. Then click ok and refresh the page.

As for the game, I thought it was an interesting idea. Very nice atmosphere, the music fits the game perfectly. One thing though... I ended up working all the time and finding a cure but I'm completely not sure if my daughter is supposed to be dead or alive. It should be a bit more obvious.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Simple Yet Depressing

At first I thought this was just going to purely be a menu-driven experience, where you'd just click what action to do (basically like the later choice of park or work), but it certainly wasn't. There's just something about simply moving John left and right that makes it immersive. The primitive graphic design demands simple controls and it's exactly what it got. The slow transition between days and the constant reminder of what's to come makes you unsure if the decision you just made was the right one.

The only problems I came across were the lack of options and freedom. I think there should have been small yet meaningful options like hugging Molly before going work, or on the last day on Earth helping someone with their broken down car. I guess towards the last days, you could even decide what colour shirt to wear.

Another big problem was the actual ending. In my playthrough, John went to work, sat down, closed his eyes...and that was it. The music looped but nothing else happened. I was expecting this just to be a tense moment of rest before the red cross on the thing turned to a green tick, but nothing. I spammed the left and right arrows, space bar and clicked on everything. I guess he died, but sitting the way John did, I'm unsure.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I hate how mine ended.

My choices were all over the place. Everyone died, and it was really sad to watch it happen, day by day.

Of course there's no "reset button." It's called One Chance..


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I Win

The name of the daughter hit close to home, so obviously I spent all my time working to try and save her. In the end we were alive but no one else seemed to be... I win.

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