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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


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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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Godamnit, this was great. It makes me think of that game Pandemic. The whole time I was laughing as I slowly destroyed Earth, but I never thought about how the humans would act.
I guess it would be kind of like this...
As for no replay, well, suckish, but it's no reason to throw a temper-tantrum. As anyone can see, there are tons of ways to replay the game. And the music fit so perfectly, after playing for 2 "days" I was almost crying.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very interesting

I liked the whole story and what not and it is cool and gay at the same time that i can't redo it. I wanted to play again so i could have the bad outcome

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like it,

And respect for making such a game. Its kinda depressing but i guess thats somewhat the point. I liked the game. So, Good Job keep coming ^^


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Feels familliar....

This game seems like you just took elements from other media and compiled it into a game.

Cancer treatment killing everyone with one scientist trying to find cure = the movie "I am Legend"

The scenery and landscape of the game = near identical to the online game "Everyday the Same Dream"

No replay button = the online game "You Only Live Once"

Besides that, the emotional element of the game is really lost because of the limited choices you can make. it boils down to family or work, with one choice to have fun. the little scene after choosing are always basically stills and really don't add much emotion to the game. In the end, it was a good idea, but more options and some more originality would have really put it as a great game.

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