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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?
wow guys when u chose the right way at the ending its just you and your duagther
Kinda makes you think, doesn't it?
(I'm going to be assuming people who are reading this have already played through the game, so expect spoilers)
I think there's also another, possibly unintended message here aside from the obvious "You only have one life, so live it to the fullest" sort of thing. When I first completed the game, I got what seemed to be one of the most common endings for people to reach: discovering the cure, but the only survivors at that point were the main character and his daughter.
Disappointed in seeing his wife commit suicide and thinking maybe there was a way to cure her as well, I figured out one of the ways to play the game again. This only led to me finding that, when I did things differently, everything turned out even worse. To me, this comes off as a message about having regrets, and how pointless it is. Horrible things will happen... and a lot of the time, there really IS nothing you can do about it.
That being said, I only have two major issues:
1) I'm a little uncertain about how I feel about the attempt at removing replayability. I say "attempt" because it is easily circumvented using any of multiple methods. I understand it's there to help further convey your message, but you're only delaying the inevitable. Anyone who so desperately wants to see the endings (such as myself) can pretty easily find one of these methods. Regardless, I'd personally find it flattering if people were so desperate to find a way to replay a game I created, so take that as a silver lining to the fact that we're ignoring the "only one chance" message to an extent, if you like.
2) The choices, when you look at it, were really pretty limited, mostly just being to either stay at home with the family, work, or ditch with your coworker... though I suppose the limited options might be part of the message you're trying to convey?
There's also a minor glitch on Day 2 when you go to the roof to watch the man suicide. If you try to head back downstairs before talking to him, you'll instead just walk off the edge of the screen.
A number of people seem unhappy about the slow walk speed, but I think it's fine as is and really adds to the atmosphere. It really gives you time to think and reflect on your choices. The final day especially... The words changed from "You have one chance," to "You had one chance." With movement speed practically being a crawl, the significance of those words had the right amount of time to really sink in by the time I was faced with the decision of going to work or the park. I really felt like giving up and spending the last day with Molly in the park. It was a really nice shift in tone that added to the mood of hopelessness.
Long story short, while a little short and more of an interactive life lesson than a fully fleshed out game, it's definitely work taking for a spin. It only takes a few minutes to play, and you don't have to worry about it turning into a huge time waster. Unless you go out of your way to break the anti-replay system... You only have one chance.
Well I finally found the cure... But at what cost? What cost?!
Awesome game though. It's rare for a game to get an emotional response out of me. Even rarer for a flash game to do so. Good job.
beat the game on other sites
I want to give it a 10 but the choices are so limited which makes me frustrated the first time I played. And yes I beat the game on other sites so I'll share some spoilers:
-You can replay it as much as you want as long as the game did not exceed the 6th day (obvious)
-Crimson-NUTZ wants to "bang more girls" so I'll tell you this in case you wants to do the same thing, on the day that your colleague visited your house, go to work, that girl will ask you to skip work with her, you'll be having sex with her in your car.
-To find the cure, on the first day, visit everyone in your family, & ignore the girl who ask you to go out with her and go to work. You MUST visit everyone in your family & go to work EVERYDAY and you will find the cure on the last day. Many people said just to go to work, I did that and I end up dead, so visit everyone in your family & interact to your colleague, do this and you & your daughter will be the only people survived on the planet.
I quite liked it
However, the game never end, i did miss my hance and now i'm just set in the park and i can't try again the game... too bad ^^ there is no alternative action too, it could have been better than you can hug your little girl and things like that ^^
There is no game. Trust me. DO NOT PLAY!
A bonus episode of an anime-inspired series about an otaku turned dooms day survivor!
Time to find this Wizard of OZ.
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