By Kitty loves potpie
Better than the other game
Absolutely love this game and I love how you can play the stories over and over. Episode doesn’t do that & therefore doesn’t get my business as much. Thanks Choices!!!!
It’s fun but... 3/5
I love this game I have played episode as well and I enjoy this one more but... there are a few things that bother me. The fact that every major choice in the story can only be played if you have diamonds. Which diamonds take a while to get and when you only have two keys it takes a long time to get those twenty diamonds so I can choose which guy to be with. This bothers me because I can’t really choose obviously I wanna run after so and so and comfort them so we can form a relationship but I can’t because I don’t have the time to get 20 diamonds. This is the one thing I would change and maybe more keys because it takes forever to get more keys while trying to earn diamonds. Maybe by watching a few ads you can get keys or something.
So addictive 5/5
By Abs buffington
It'd be nice if keys and diamonds came easier, maybe via ads.
I would enjoy this a lot more if things didn’t cost so many diamonds. At least you can earn some by watching ads
Juegos como este tipo que lo hagan también en español porfavor 😔
Pretty good! But, there’s a few things you should know 3/5
I’ve only downloaded this game a week ago, and so far I’ve found myself playing every day!! The only stories I’ve currently been playing are the ones in the series The Freshman and the stories written as a continuation for sophomore and junior year in college. I’ve played exclusively this story largely in regards to the LGBT romance plot line that is offered. I can’t speak for other stories, but here are my thoughts on the ones in the series The Freshman.
Overall, it’s an interesting plot! I really enjoy the character interactions, and it’s really cool that the choices you make about your romantic life branch into paths directly involving you and your partner, and their specific interests. The plot seemingly is highly impacted by which path you take, and it feels as though the choices you make really do matter, even though they likely end up in the same or similar positions at the end. My favorite aspect of the series is the character relationships, and how you truly get a sense for everybody’s personality as you play through.
However, despite these enjoyable qualities of the game, there are some issues that I feel are significant enough to mention, both in regards to The Freshman story alone and to the game as a whole.
In the first book of The Freshman, my biggest problem with the game was the heteronormativity, and the extensive push for your character to be with Chris for such a long time. Not only was the storyline written around the focal point of trying to pair Chris with your character, but other characters- Even other potential love interests- Continued making comments about the connection between us and saying we were interested in each other romantically. Multiple times I rejected Chris, and had hoped that would be enough to deter the story from circling him, but instead it only pushed further for a relationship between our characters. I made it to chapter 8 in the story, hoping that by that point the push for my character and Chris would have stopped, especially because at every interaction with him I exclusive chose options saying I was not interested, and expressed interest only in Kaitlyn’s character. But even after 8 chapters this hadn’t stopped yet, and it felt that my choices were no longer influencing any aspect of my life. I hadn’t even yet gotten a chance to express any further interest in Caitlyn, so I finally gave up and stopped wasting keys on it. In the end, I never finished book 1, and instead played through books 3 and 4, and I am currently on the sophomore year but I have also been playing through in junior year as well. Luckily these books seem to offer more influential choices about your romantic life and the story actually reflects your decisions, but I don’t feel any desire to finish book 1 if it’s just going to be a never ending push for Chris and I to be in a relationship. Even when I tried to start book 2, it didn’t feel like things were as official as I’d have liked them to be, so I decided to skip that one as well and simply play 3 and 4. The game continually offers opportunities to have alone time with another love interest that I can only assume will lead to a potential relationship, but I have stuck with dating Kaitlyn since the start and have not chosen to go with any of them.
I feel as though book 1 should offer a beginning choice that asks the user their preference in which gender they prefer to date, or the story should offer a more equal opportunity to express interest in other romantic options. Offering a same sex relationship option doesn’t make much sense if you’re going to spend half the story writing about how Chris and I have “undeniable chemistry” and that “I’m confused on my feelings for him.” My character was even written at times in a way that seemed to appear jealous of other girls retaining his attention, which was entirely inaccurate to my own personal feelings. If I choose to show no interest in Chris, then I feel I shouldn’t have to keep being pushed into scenarios in which a relationship is again brought up and questioned.
The only other problem I find myself constantly dealing with in the game is the gem and key system. I understand the use of currency and energy for a game like this, but 2 keys every 4 hours?? And after you have 2 keys, you can’t collect any more until you’ve used one, so you can’t stack keys beyond that if you can’t go on for several hours. You can buy keys and stack them this way, but they do not automatically stack beyond a capacity of two, which proves annoying after sleeping for a night and only being able to play through two parts of a story the next morning. And as far as gems go, there are so many choices in the game that require the use of gems, and I feel that it’s a bit excessive. If you were to buy enough gems so you could choose every gem option in the game, or even in one book, you’d spend well over $100 easily, which I feel is highly unnecessary and overpriced. So many branching paths and choices that can affect relationships, approval, or the storyline in general depend on the use of gems, and without them any branching paths of extra romance with you and whoever you choose as your partner are missed because you couldn’t pay. I just feel that there should be far less choices that require gem usage and keys should stack up to five on the time based system, not to mention that requiring 2 hours between keys seems to be excessively long.
Despite these issues that I have found myself facing, I enjoyed the game so far, though I would like to see some improvement in the realm of game currency/energy and stories that better reflect a user’s preferences. One story should not have multiple parts in succession that are all dependent on the interactions of not only a Chris but with any particular love interest, especially because not everybody will like the same characters for their choice and some users would like to only date exclusively female characters. A few issues for sure, but worth a try!
Great app 5/5
By Monkey Armada
Over all I think this is a great app! Good story/poly and good characters, but I hope the writers of “The Endless Summer” creat a series with the same characters in a different setting so the people who love that series can get more out of their favorite characters!
I enjoy this game a lot but... everything is for so many diamonds! I know you r trying to earn money for the game but this is really annoying my friends and I. Thanks☀️
Money gouging but fun 3/5
By AJS TX
The app IS fun and provides good entertainment. That’s not in question. But they completely unfair with some of the execution.
To have success and make it more entertaining, you have to spend diamonds. The only way to get more than 1-2 at a time, you must spend real money. With getting 1-2 at a time, it takes a long, long time to save enough to have a moderately successful story (plan on needing 15-20 diamonds per chapter to get the good stuff). I am 13 chapters into ONE BOOK (6 chapters left) and I’ve already spent $15 on outfits and choices that really boost the story.
I think that’s horrible business practice and is very hateful to treat players that way. Give us daily rewards or other ways to eat diamonds to make it easier to be involved in the stories. I would be willing to spend a few dollars here and there, but not every time I log in.
Unfortunately, after this book, I’ll be deleting the app. I hope they enjoy my $15. I don’t feel all too bad because that’s about how much it would be to buy an actual book, but I can’t keep doing that. I wish it was more possible to complete the books, with all the best parts selected, for free or close to it.
I love choices so much! But I wish that you can get more diamonds and that u only can get two keys at a time so u can play more. AND DID I MENTION THAT I NEEEDDD DIAMONDS!!?!!?? Please consider 😬🤗😝😝😝
Come so far 5/5
I’ve had this app since there were barely any stories to play. It’s by far the best interactive game out there- from graphics, to stories, to overall mechanics. The work put into this app is absolutely incredible.
My only complaint is minor- I just wish we were able to get diamonds from replaying stories. Simply because I do like to replay stories and get different outcomes, and a girl can’t afford to drop cash every time she needs diamonds for a special choice.
Other than that, I absolutely adore this app. Each new book manages to encapsulate me in the story and I’m always surprised but what your team brings to the table.
Frustrating game app 1/5
I like the game but it’s very frustrating how long each chapter takes. It gives you 2 keys only..... ever and it takes forever to build up diamonds. Getting very annoying and may delete the app just for that reason!!!!!!!
Choices game 5/5
It's good, just don't like the fact that you have to be purchasing often.
Its good overall but... 3/5
Most of the time the stories set me back 2 or 3 chapters when I come back to the app. Its frustrating because I have to use my passes on chapters I've already read. Also, its not fair I always have a better option in the stories, but I have to pay gems.
Need a better way to get diamonds and keys!!! 2/5
This is such an excellent game but the only thing holding it back from 5 stars is the fact that you can't earn diamonds/keys easily. I think it's ridiculous to keep choice at an average of $2 per choice! That's crazy! Please fix it!! Find a way to make this game playable without having to go into bankruptcy
Directly from pixelberry studios. 1/5
I JUST got told through email by a person named Chastin that they "DO NOT have a current plan to change the cost or availability of the diamonds or optional, premium choices." That says it all. She lied about concentrating on integrity and quality stories.
Pay attention next time you play... As another reviewer stated very recently, the characters (and even ANIMALS) in the game try to shame you for not spending money on "premium choices". You will get a negative reaction if you don't spend money on these. Before a "premium choice" is about to be forced upon you, these philistines at pixelberry studios put in manipulative dialogue disguised as internal reasoning about why you NEED to BUY this "choice". They come up with their best stories and most obvious, transparent manipulation & excuses to MILK money from you. They could care less about the writing and stories... and your enjoyment.
Choices is.... 2/5
I love it, but 1 diamond here and there, as well as 1 to 2 tickets I mean really? So 1 to 2 stars it is......
THE FRESHMAN 5/5
By Trin Bee
Please stop making The Junior chapters so short!!
Cannot play without paying 1/5
You cannot play this game without spending money. You cannot “earn” enough diamonds to compete the stories. Totally worthless!
No diamonds 1/5
Too expensive for diamonds and sever lack of earning them. I haven’t picked up the game cause i would like to do the action that costs 30 Diamonds...when i already bought and spent them on previous chapters and you cannot earn any in a timely manor.
Good game I Guess 4/5
The game is good but you just have to wait for so long that it gets annoying 👍🏽👎🏼👍🏽
I am trying to get diamonds 5/5
By Gb not jb
I am trying to get diamonds
Diamond earning improved! 5/5
in the more recent updates, you can watch video ads to get diamonds. i find this really helpful when i’m saving up for a special choice in one of the books. thanks you!
Enjoyable but frustrating 3/5
Like other reviews on this app this game is greatly enjoyable but the diamond earning is an absolute joke. They are clearly another app just trying to get money out of everyone. Unless they come up with more ways to earn diamonds I will probably soon be deleting the app and finding something else. It would be a very enjoyable game if you did not have to spend money on diamonds every time you do anything.
Great app butttt 1/5
Every thing cost money! Literally every chapter it wants you to spend at least 3 bucks to unlock things. This is absolutely ridiculous! There should be better ways for us to earn diamonds cause there’s no way I’m gonna buy any just to turn around and be shamed by the in game characters for not getting a premium outfit
They keep stealing my gems 1/5
If the stories weren’t so good I would have deleted the app by now. I was saving up my gems to complete a certain task. So I had 15 gems when the app offered a gem in exchange for me to watch an ad. When I got back out of the ad, it said that I only had 14 gems and that I earned the 15th gem form the ad when it should’ve been the 16th. They also just don’t give them to me sometimes. I’ll see a message pop up saying that there was a problem connecting to a server and that the app will update and I would get my gem. I never did.
Love the game...but. 5/5
This is seriously the best storytelling game I’ve ever played I feel like I’m reading an interactive book it’s so much fun! But I wish the wait time wasn’t so long and you rarely get any diamonds and they cost so much. If they just added a wheel that you could spin every day that would give you a random amount of diamonds or lowered the prices of the diamonds it would be so much more enjoyable.
Great app but... 3/5
By Bob builder II
Look, I love this app and the stories (the freshman being my favorite right now) and I think it is an all around great app except for one thing... keys and gems. So in order to play an episode you have to use a key right? Well you only receive one free key every 2 hours and in order to get them any other way you have to pay money and buy them. Also in the chapters in order to be able to chose a premium choice you have to pay diamonds which are really hard to get so you pretty much have to spend money on diamonds to choose something you would want to.
I like this app and all but if something doesn’t change soon I won’t be using it much longer...
Choices has really good stories that just make you keep on reading. My favorite story so far is superhero. Great app. Not many ads either
Fun but 4/5
I love the stories but...it’s difficult by gems and keys are so expensive..
Favorite game 5/5
By rob ruddell
This is hands down my favorite game, it mixes everything I Chou,d ever want in a game, a bit of romance, drama and adventure, I just wish the junior book one updates would come out faster, I'm on the edge of my seat here! 😝 But I still just love this app so much! If you are in the market for a good store telling game, this is your go-to. I highly suggest the freshman books and love hacks. Thanks for countinuing to upload new content Pixelberry!
Not much choice or fun 3/5
It’s called choice but you don’t really have much of a choice. Quite often you will need diamonds to choose how the story goes. I can fully understand it costs diamonds to buy fancy clothes for the character, but I don’t see why it should cost diamonds to choose how the story goes, like when you are asked to choose whether you want to go out with the prince alone. In this way your choice is very limited. In the end it became a quiz game rather than a choice game... If users can’t choose how the story goes as they wish, the game totally misses its point and loses all the fun.
I love,but hate... 4/5
By Shelize walker
I love the game but I think that they don't need the diamonds in the game it just takes the fun away from it, but it's also is a really fun game to play tho I think you should play it too.
Good time killer and other things 3/5
Choices is a good time killer and it’s like u are reading a book but you can choose to have a happy ending or sad or you don’t have one, and also if u are upset about the diamonds you can read other people’s stories that are free and still good so I think that choices is a very good game so I gave it FIVE STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great game but needs one thing 3/5
This is a great game but they need to have more opportunities to get diamonds. They should reduce the cost for diamond adventures or you can collect more diamonds after each chapter like about 5-6 diamonds. It’s really fun game but they have to fix the diamond problem.
The story lines are good. The constant pressure to pour out money for diamonds just to make choices on the substories is not good. And the price of diamonds? Geez. Can’t we do something more than watch a 30 second video for one measly diamond?
Decent story game - destroyed by “microtransactions” 3/5
So I like the story telling of there game well enough, but the diamond cost to get any of the actual choices is ridiculous. 25 diamonds to select a new outfit, 25 diamonds to talk to a different person, etc. Each chapter has at least 3 diamond choices, with some stories having 20 chapters! At the purchase cost of diamonds, you’re looking at $100 or more just to have he story you want. It’s ridiculous.
Good game. 4/5
By Someone that plays the game.
I think the story’s are interesting and very well written, but you to make a lot of (in my opinion) good choices you have to use diamonds that most likely you don’t have a lot of.
App has potential, but the diamond system is enough to ruin the game 2/5
I love Choices. It has great art and storylines/plots that are interesting and fun. The selection of stories is huge and there is sure to be at least one or two stories that you would enjoy (High School Story is personally my favorite). Seems like a 5-star game. Right? Well, not exactly. What ruined a perfectly good game is the diamond system. Diamonds are extremely hard to obtain, come in very small amounts, and a lot of them are needed for them to be worth anything. Like I said earlier, High School Story is my favorite game, but you can barely do anything interesting in the story without at least 15 diamonds. Since it’s near impossible to get that many diamonds, you end up missing out on a lot of cool scenes, events, characters, and stories, simply because you can’t afford 100 bucks to buy 1500 diamonds, which won’t even last you a full book. I suggest loot chests, wheel spins, daily login gifts, more ad rewards, and cheaper diamonds. I’m not spending 2 dollars to make a single choice on an app called Choices which claims to be free. Overall, the app has a great idea, and is the best and most original of its kind. But until the game is actually free as it claims to be, two stars is all it’s getting.
MORE ADVENTURE 5/5
I loved the endless summer series and the crown and flame series. But I’m still waiting on hero book 2. Make it happen
Always room for improvement 4/5
I really love this app but there’s two issues I have. The first is diamonds, episode has started giving diamonds everyday now which I think is way more realistic. Only getting them from chapters is not fair to those that prefer not to spend their money. I started resorting to YouTube videos just to get more information out of the stories. I get that we don’t need to participate in all the events but basically one a month is kind’ve unfair. Second the stories are becoming more incentive driven rather than just stories now. when I read each story i feel obliged to do so and obliged to do everything right. I used to enjoy such stories so much but now I look at them and think “ok, which one is gonna be the easiest so I can enjoy it?” Please take that into consideration for your next stories because I’m sure they have great potential.
Best game ever 5/5
I think the game need shorter waiting time for the keys but other wise it’s one of the best games I have ever played me and my sister play this game non stop
Wish I could give it 0 stars! 1/5
By Kimber n
They just want your money! You don’t get enough diamonds to do anything! If you don’t want to spend your own money then you can only play for a few minutes then you have to wait to recharge! Then the book doesn’t end with the last chapter! It’s a good story...but they just want your money. Playing for free is just not very fun.
Too difficult to build up gems, and choices cost way too much. Makes even the most interesting stories boring. Not worth the time.
Buying choices 3/5
My only issue is when you have to buy choices. Like you have no other choice because you have to buy the other. Most apps give you an option to watch videos for credits or something but on here they sorta don’t. Makes the horror stories a lot harder to play because you can’t do anything without buying a choice. Like I could see some choices like outfits or something like that but that’s not the case
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Too Expensive for a mobile game 2/5
I really liked the story elements, especially when I was feeling sappy. However, in order to make certain choices you have to spend diamonds, and usually a lot. To make it worse it’s hard to earn a lot of diamonds for free (you get one after each chapter and a chance to earn one more if you watch an add at the end of the chapter). So if you spend 20 diamonds in one chapter or even 12 it take you a while to replenish. And every chapter has a choice that cost diamonds (cheapest I’ve seen is 12). So you either make the free choice or you spend a lot of real money to buy diamonds every chapter. Not worth it.
Love it 5/5
It's amazing !!!