Considering how popular the vampire genre is these days (Twilight anyone?), I think Choice of Games was smart to develop a Kindle gamebook that features a vampire as its main character. It is called Choice of the Vampire, and your character is a new vampire who is just getting the hang of his new life. Choice of Games is also the creator of Choice of Broadsides, Affairs of the Court and more. All of them are full of plot twists and turn that provide a lot of fun and entertainment.
The setting is 1815 New Orleans, so the major historical event of the time was the War of 1812. You control your vampire’s relationships, and personality. How much will your vampire traits take over your human traits, and what is your relationship with your fellow vampires?
Graphics wise, Choice of the Vampire is set up the same way as the other game books made by this company. You start out by setting up your character’s traits. Then, you can read through the story and select different paths to take with the Kindle’s toggle button. The navigation is pretty straightforward. I wish the text was bigger, but more can fit on the page with the smaller font size.
One aspect of Choice of the Vampire that I really like is that you can choose between romance, redemption, or power. There is an option for all preferences that way. Not everyone likes cheesy love stories!
Out of all of the Choice of Games books, I like this one the best. All of the books are historical, but I like the extra twist of putting a vampire into historical context.
“I have enjoyed all of the ‘choice of’ games, and this is an excellent one. Full of twists, complex characters, and the general aura of mysery and danger that surrounds vampires. I would not reccomend this game for anyone under the age of 12 though. ”
“I purchased this because I love the vampire genre. This is a fun book/game to read. I want to stress that this is more like a book than a game. As you read through the page, you are given options as to how your “character” will continue. I love being able to make the story go in the direction I want, I hate reading a book and thinking, “they shouldn’t have done that!”. In this case, you are almost an author of your own story, and no two stories will be the same. “