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Mission X: Hidden Island

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Choose your path in this OK, creepy adventure story.

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This choose-your-path story will likely be an interesting adventure for teens and adults who like fiction with suspense and mild horror themes, but the writing could be better. The images in Mission X: Hidden Island's background change as the written story progresses, which keeps the visuals interesting. However, some of the cheesy language (e.g., "Sometimes you have to be ruthless" and "Her hair is as black as the darkness in your heart") bogs down the story; expect some reader eye-rolls. Players get awards, such as the Fair Play Award, for good choices. If a player makes a story-ending choice, the app suggests re-choosing ("You don't want to drown. Go back and find other decisions!"). The story is quite long (depending on how many times your character makes a wrong choice and must backtrack) and may require many players multiple play sessions, which makes it last a bit longer.

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