Choices: Stories You Play

App review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Cheesy stories require players to choose between options.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 64 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 34 reviews

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age 18+

Toxic relationships

I am a clinical psychologist and this game perpetuates the love myths and toxic relationships and abuse. Please don't allow your children play these kind of games

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 18+

Highly EXPENSIVE and sexual content

Great stories for adults but this is a toss up between 2 or 3 stars due to the fact that you get almost no diamonds or keys for the money. I have spent over $10 for 1 book, and that was not using diamonds for at least 3/4 of it. If you want to use the interactive choices get ready to easily spend a minimum of $30+ per book which is ridiculous. I will just go back to purchasing regular books as the makers of this game are very greedy. Surely the ads plus the reader spend are more than enough where you could give a reasonable amount of diamonds or not ask for large amounts in every single chapter. If you spend $5 and use them they are gone after 2 chapters. And they push unfaithful relationship choices. You make choices to show you are interested in marrying a particular male character or that is the idea of the game such as marry the prince but they will push cheating throughout. Even if you say not interested in the other sex. And there are several sex books offerings as well. This game pushes exploring gay straight or bi relationships as a societal normal, which I think is ridiculous. If a person is straight society now requires them to consider if they may be gay. If a person is gay the same, now they are expected to explore straight? This causes more confusion in adults and breakdowns and pain in committed relationships. And something children shouldnt have to think about at all or choose! They should be themselves and not fall pressure to a degrading oversexed society. And they certainly shouldnt be playing this game. Adults only.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

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