App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 9.5/109.5/10
- Gameplay - 8/108/10
- Replay Value - 7.5/107.5/10
- Originality - 10/1010/10
This Is Not a Test is a post apocalyptic graphic novel gamebook that pits your survival skills against the mayhem of doomsday as a strange death gas threatens humanity. Like a Choose Your Own Adventure, each panel of this RPG gamebook poses you choices that move the story forward. Create your fate by choosing your own path through the doomsday simulation — the choices you make will unlock new paths in your quest for survival — that is, if they don’t leave you dead in the chemical wasteland. Your selection of skills, the items you scavenge, and the survivors you bring will unlock possibilities and set you racing to survive the mayhem of doomsday! A gamebook by definition, This Is Not a Test mixes RPG elements with a post apocalyptic, Choose Your Own Adventure styled graphic novel. Choosing skills, scavenging items, and bringing companions will affect your quest for survival. All scenes and all of the user-interface is hand-illustrated by amazing comic artist Jeff Edwards, in a gritty, post apocalyptic style. The writing is blunt, pulpy, and cruel, hurling you into the skin of a victim racing for survival in the mayhem of the final moments of humanity. As a gamebook, it is shorter and punchier than its long-winded rivals, with a focus on the amazing art. As graphic novel RPG, its mechanics are streamlined, and won’t have you drowning in numbers. As a survival game, it pushes you ruthlessly toward your eventual demise in the death gas — unless you do something about it. The End of The World: Explosions are heard in the distant skies and a terrible death gas looms over the population. An emergency broadcast announces a MANDATORY EVACUATION to the mountain shelter of Fort Eisenhower. Doomsday is at hand! Mayhem is immanent! The way is treacherous, and the quest for survival will be difficult. What will you do? Your Decisions Decide Your Fate : Your actions in this survival gamebook will unlock choices in your quest for survival amidst the death gas. This is Not A Test is a complex puzzle with a maze of different outcomes, like a Choose Your Own Adventure graphic novel. Choose Your Skills: Like a classic RPG, skills will be crucial on your quest for survival. Your skills will decide the progress of this graphic novel gamebook! Stash Gear For Later: Survival won’t be easy: scavenge items to help you survive the doomsday event! Like a classic RPG, you’ll gather an inventory in our graphic novel gamebook. Bring Others With You: Talk to other characters for more detail, or convince them to join you against the amazing death gas! Like a classic RPG, in our post apocalyptic graphic novel gamebook you’ll form a party. Do Good or Evil : Become a pillar of good, or help society crumble! In our graphic novel gamebook, you have the power to decide! Amazing! Contribute to the evolving game Our players will shape the future of the comic. Suggest new choices. Demand more story! Use the transmission button in-game to send ideas, typos, and find us on twitter! The writing is blunt, pulpy, and cruel, hurling you into the skin of a victim racing for survival in the final moments of humanity. Here’s what else will captivate you about the game:
- Choose Your Own Adventure Style: “This is Not A Test” is a complex puzzle with a maze of different outcomes depending on your actions.
- Choose Your Skills: Like a classic RPG, skills will be crucial on your quest for survival and will decide your future outcome.
- Stash Gear For Later: Scavenge items to help you survive the doomsday event and gather an inventory.
- Bring Others With You: Talk to other characters for details or convince them to join you against the mysterious death gas!
- Do Good or Evil: Become a pillar of good, or help society crumble — it’s your choice to do right or wrong.
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