One Chance

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rated 4.14 / 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?

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CrowTheGuyCrowTheGuy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Honestly, I'm replaying this for the 7th time (several new computers, don't ask) and it's still perfect. The animation and art leave a lot to the imagination, and that's one of the best things about it. The realism of this game is insane, if a pathogen like that was airborne, then everything would go to shit rather quickly. The story is incredibly somber and gives a peek into a possible future of humanity. The fact of there is only one chance puts exactly the same amount of pressure on you which you'd actually feel in this situation. The music sets the theme wonderfully, as well as the fact of no voice acting. I only see a single major flaw, and that's with the story. I don't think anyone would be stupid enough to make a cell destroying formula airborne. If it's a gas and it's doing that, it sounds like it would be more of a murder weapon than a cure for cancer. It's a lot more likely that the formula will be applied in a form of liquid. Just pointing that out, either way this game is amazing.


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derrickrockderrickrock

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

very nice game

its a great game but I accidently pressed space on the that chick at work and skipped work, i didnt realize that it was honestly ONLY one chance, i thought that was just some clever name. I guess not. But not to despair, all you have to do is right click on the game, go to settings, and decrease the allowed storage to none. yay free replays!


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HumDogHumDog

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Once you have more chances, it's a great game!

I found the way to erase the data and get more chances. i thought this time was more interesting, even though the guy killed my family and tried to kill me.



badlustersoldierbadlustersoldier

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Respected.

Well I must say this is one beautiful game you have made here, that 'One Chance' is VERY synonymous to life and really drives the point home that "YOU ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE! DON'T SCREW UP!" When I finished the game, (and OBVIOUSLY got a bad ending.) I tried to play again... only to get a persistent screen of the Main character dying at work... saddened me very much (And this is one of the VERY RARE games to make me feel a significant HINT of sadness.) However...
I PLAY TO WIN! And of course cheated (destroying the whole point of the game with it, sorry.) and got most of the endings. (I refuse to cheat on the wife.) However, after playing all those endings... I realize that, surviving may not have been the best ending in hindsight. Yes, you do survive, but what's the point, the world around you is dying and you are alive just watching it all. There are presumably no humans left and everything else is dead and/or dying. And from what I see it's too late to administer the cure to anyone who had survived. You would be left in a barren world with just you (*SPOILER!* and your daughter.) and you all are going to die anyway. Yes, it's a happy ending FOR THE GAME! (See what I did there?), but when Fridge Logic kicks in... not so happy now, huh? (*SPOILER AGAIN!* And NO ONE MENTION THE SQUICK FACTOR OF THEM BEING THE ONLY TWO LEFT! I'm NOT having it, don't think about it too much.)
All in all, this was a very interesting game. Music, was PERFECT for the setting, (although the first day should have been a bit more cheerful, THEN drop the main theme the next day, when the bad news (UNDERSTATEMENT) abounds. Gameplay was pretty linear (Gee thanks captain obvious. -.-) but it is okay for this game. We all know how the storyline goes, simple, sweet, heartrending. A bit bland though but I can overlook that.
All in all, I'm giving this a nine because I enjoyed the storyline and the game got me hooked finding a way to end it on a good note (so I can be able to sleep well tonight.)
Also, I think if you get the good ending you should have special music, something like "This is your Life." By Switchfoot, but meh, that's just me.

And now time to end this quite lengthy review (My longest one ever.) with... IMHO!


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LegitWaldoLegitWaldo

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

One of the most amazingly depressing games ever

The music, Amazing.
The message, Amazing.
The art, Amazing although simplistic. I think that if the art was any better it would detract from the game.
I want to play again but sadly I can not clear the save because my Mac hates me.
Again Amazingness. This game is absolutely fantastic.