compared with other great interactive fiction series, such as Lifeline, Horror In or Zarya-1; the adds in Hyuga are atrocious. Your given absolutely no chance to try before you buy. Instead being bombarded with intrusive advertisements from pg. 1. I therefore wasn't surprised to discover Hyuga cost the most, and offered the lowest quality, of all the similar titles in the genre. Do yourself a favour and avoid this. Instead, try out any of the other three titles I mentioned. All free to try. All without obnoxious adds.
Part two, Part two PLEASE!!! So it didn't start out well for me, the character had my name,sure but I felt like I was just a kid along for The journey, and not as though I were a part of it .But it could be that; that wandering ronin is frustrating and not a default main character. They were their own character . I came for the romance and got a cool story with no romance really, but I look forward to book two and more romance thrown in.
A good read, kind of obvious the author is a weeb though. I can only read "baka!" so many times before I start to cringe.
A very impressive tale. Playing as "Yuko" the perverted demon swordsman was nothing short of hilarious. The dialogue is lovely, with a very believable tone taken to the time period.
Incredibly well written and I honestly have nothing to complain about it. Easily one of the few best purchase I had on Play Store. Gonna buy book 2 as soon as I got the money!
I absolutely loved this and this is the best thing I've read I think in a long time!! The ending though ripped my insides out with that cliffhanger and I absolutely can't wait to read the next book and hopefully a whole series. Again, best interactive novel ever so far!
Linear but I prefer one solid good plot than 4 bad ones. Personality system is more nuanced than most games, which is very welcome. Played the second one too and I am in love! Can't wait for the third book to be released.
Great but I think I lost. I'm very sad right now. I think I've even learned something through the process of the story. I'll definitely be doing another after getting my emotions under control.
This is the same story as Rounin Kenshin a japanese manga. It is clear plagiarism down to the opium maker and everything. Wish it was an original story especially since I paid for it.
This story was entertaining the whole way through. The price is a little high, but I paid it gladly for the quality I received. Worst part about this series is waiting for the next book to come out.
This cyoa game is very well written. I love that the stats are personality traits instead of skills. It's refreshingly different. However, the girl who I am supposed to protect is so so annoying!! A little spoiled brat; I'm just so sick of this girl, which upsets me as a female reader. Also around the 8th chapter, the story just got boring, which is disappointing for a cyoa novel. I don't think I'm going to finish the game.
It was a good story but what I disliked is that I payed 3.99 to read a story that was almost finished and if I didn't like the choice I had made I had to start over and for 9chapters that's a very steep price I buy books with 100s if not over a thousand pages for $8 I enjoy reading but it's not worth it for a book I can finish in a couple of hours the replay value for it is low because it's very linear so all choices made result in the same action with a changed paragraph at the top of the new page mostly. PS I did like the reference to Ruroni Kenshin<type in as your name and you get "oro" at the top
Clearly a game for weebs. There was some thought and research done into the actual culture of ancient Japan but it comes off as superficial. Nothing in depth and it just comes off as just plain bad in certain instances.
I really loved it! The game brings back the new and old way of reading a book and unlocking stories in most simulated dating games. But what I cab appreciate the most is that you don't need an internet when you are reading which is really REALLY convenient!
This is an excellent CoG, although I have a few qualms that drop it down to a four star rating. I paused at every choice the story presented to me and held back laughter of glee when scenes became tense, and I became engrossed in my character's story almost immediately. However, the structure of the chapters makes me feel like the author doesn't know what a chapter is. I understand they'd like to make money, but it's a cheap move when the final free chapter is maybe three screens before they remind me I have to pay for the rest as going into a fight somehow means it's time for a new chapter. Despite this, I still very much enjoy this CoG and very much look forward to the rest of the story.
Hook you in with a free trial, promises an epic adventure pay up and find you get 1/16th of the story. Will admit that the story was compelling but I am now completely adverse to trying any more unless I know exactly how much I'm getting
My only gripe is that FRICKEN ending!! What the HELL!!? But it's not enough to make me knock off points. My only hope is that you don't kill Masami off like that, I was really enjoying her and felt like there was more to her back story than She was telling. But this is your story and can't wait for a sequel(if there is one).
I played through this story several times and absolutely loved every minute of it. The plot is great and addictive and the characters are really interesting. I have already gone through book 2 and I want book 3. I can't wait to see the drama expand.
I've read a lot of these short story, choose your own adventure type apps now, but this is the only one I've purchased and I loved it! I neeeeed the second part to come out; the cliffhanger killed me.
I finally decided to buy it and I got to say this is really good. It reminds me a lot of a book called The immortals rules by Julie Kagawa. The only thing I'm worried about for this story is how much is this gonna cost in total? This only took out one of the enemies that the king wanted gone and the price for it is quite a bit much, especially the next book. Though it still is a good book don't get me wrong, just it'll be cool if you can at least lower the price for the next one or get it on sale.
This book has been a ride. The story is not exactly original but the idea is very welcome, especially on a platform like this and presented like so. The writing style was fetching. It resembled the amateurish writing styles of a budding writer except it was well-written and polished. The characters are very lovable, but that cliffhanger really got me. I hope with all my soul that it going well for our Ronin, because there's just really no way. I'm in suspense. And sweating through my eyes.
Samurai of Hyuga is a surprisingly decent CoG that features some splendid descriptive writing, and fairly enjoyable encounters handled with a mixture of guile and intrigue. It's a shame that the thematic nature of the plot opts for the cliche, far more often than the consistent. As remaining grounded without gratuitous Anime tropes and DEMONS, might have made for a brilliant, traditional samurai game. Yet this CoG lacks the confidence to really develop the story beyond the crutch of a shoe-in shounen manga.
You can choose a lethal or nonlethal path, to be stoic or snarky, you can even be noticed for having picked Kenshin a name (Oro?), but every choice leads down the same paths, just with slightly differing results. Your story just feels like it's not yours as it's tailored for the Robin whose story is laid out for you. I'd move on to the second book, but this one just felt too short to justify the cost.
I liked the story so far but the cliff hangers are irritating. Not sure how many characters are romance options is annoying too. Some of the characters seems to be based on characters from Rurouni Kenshin, especially Hatch who resembles Sagara Sanosuke and Momoko who resembles Takani Megumi, I also see traces of Himura Kenshin in the protagonist. Overall the the story and characters fit well together and is an enjoyable read, just wondering how long the thing actually is
I really enjoyed the story, completely immersed in it just that... it isn't freeeeeee. If possible, could you please do it like you guys did doomsday? Read a few chapters, then wait some time to continue. If so I'd be hugely grateful because I love this story.
This was a wonderful story, full of action and choices. You only get the first 5 chapters and full story has to be bought, which is saddening to me because I'm broke and I can't afford it. Can you please make it free by implementing the same time system as "Creatures such as we"? thanks!
If you like choose your own adventure books, you'll like this game. The plot and pacing of the story are riveting and the choices you make will be challenging. I literally could not put it down. That being said this app is only the first part of a much longer story (and has a devious cliff hanger at the end). You may also want to be aware of the fact that only the first 5 chapters are free. You'll need to purchase the remaining chapters 6 - 14. Still worth it in my opinion.
Incredibly well written, exciting, witty, and amazing at creating real Characters with real pictures in great detail and breath taking fun. Would do anything to finish book by watching ads but cannot as you do have to pay money to get past cliff hanger. Never read a book with such engaging people in it and dialogue, it was as genuine and real that I was there as if in real life. One of the greatest experiences of my life, wishing it would last forever as this story speaks to me on a deep real level.
Very story driven. Has it's ups and downs during the story. But is easy to follow and entertaining if you are into the Japanese Culture type of "off brand"? Pro: The personality choices is amazingly done. Each personality is unique to some parts of the plot line and if you better in one area most likely you will fail in choices with the other personalities. Pro: It will keep you begging for more at times. Con: decisions are not drastically significant to the plot line as it serves a linear purpose.
I haven't played that much yet but i love it so far, I mean its like kenshin ;) one of my favourite animes. I mean the doctor with the opium, where have i seen that before =P i love it. The one thing is why has the street fighter not picked a fight with me before becoming my friend XD
Update: still upset that I paid for this. Its not incredibly short, but its also not worth the amount of money I paid for it. That being said, this adventure rivals Zombie Exodus with its tendency to display these made up characters as humans. You not only feel the emotions that they feel, but you also live it. 7/10 would recommend to friends. I paid on iOS and android for zombie exodus several times, but wouldn't do so for this game.
By far my favorite ''choose your own adventure" book. This story was entertaining the whole way through. The price is a little high, but I paid it gladly for the quality I received. Worst part about this series is waiting for the next book to come out.
Usually I find the more linear types of these games to be the worst, but the writing quality and charm of the protagonist push this game to the top. Its much more story and character driven which an interesting mechanic that has you establish your character in the first half of the game and rewards you based on how consistent you stay to that character in the second half. It lends itself to good role-playing and narrative quality. The characters are likable and the setting was fun. I felt pride in crafting my Kenji as the Perverted, mouthy, yet loyal and sharp-minded samurai. Recommended.
This is written like a really good book, I fell in love with the characters and I care about what happens to all of them. The character you play as is so relatable and of course you can tailor it to be more like you, which is what I love about these games! I never know what's going to happen and I'm dying for the sequel to come out! I hope it's soon >~<
The story was so filled with humor, deep ideas and, of course, japanese samurai (or rather, ronin) action! This is the greatest choice game i've ever played, equal only to Creatures such as We. Way to kill meh with a cliffhanger though :(( give meh the book two NOW!! The suspense is killing meh... remember to fix the texts on the stats bars in this game pls
The story was so engrossing. The fact that the demo was lengthy made me purchse the story to see where it led. The ending left me emotional, but, it was fitting. I hope for book two there won't be continued payments. Same as the future books to be created. If it's unavoidable, maybe even a discount if you've already purchased previous voulmes? The point is, the story was fantastic. I don't think I wasted a purchase. Thanks Choice. Keep up the great work.
The best story based game I've played so far. The story is absolutely enthralling, clearly written by a skilled author/s, it could sit just as well in the books section. The gameplay feels like it genuinely affects your character and his/her interactions, attitude, relationships witthout feeling hammed in or forced. This is the new golden standard (for both story games and interactive novels). Dont bother demoing, Buy it, enjoy. Cheers.
It's the first action packed Choose-your-own-adventure book that actually made me want to keep going. Of course, there may be other books within Choice of games' books that may be considered better than Samurai of Hyuga but I wouldn't deny the fact that this one is definitely one of the most interesting read. My only complain: Where is the second part? I need it asap
I love the choice games you make, very few games, or even books make me feel for the characters as much as Choice games. The only problem I have is the CLIFFHANGAR FOR THE DEMO!!!! I just walked out of the palace, and there's guards armed to the teeth, so I chose the option to say 'No one needs to die here' and BAM! STRAIGHT TO TRYING TO BUYING THIS FREACKING GAME! Other than that, its amazing. Until I actually buy the full game, only four stars
Love the story!!