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    Published: 2013-11-18, by Peter Warrior.

    3rd in the series of gamebook adventures

    7.7
    • Great port of the classic books
    • No lite or trial version
    • The app may be more expensive than the real book in a street market

    "Believe me, Rema is a better place in Summer."

    Gamebook adventures were a popular series of well, you know, books, back in the eighties and nineties, that combined choice-your-adventure mechanics with dice and a character sheet (a simplified version of those "true" role playing games use). It was just a matter of time that someone bring them back from oblivion and updates them. This review applies to all the GA series, as there are no relevant differences regarding interface of playability between them.

    We won't discuss here the quality of the content, as they are all awesome under thirty years ago standards, but the update is at the same time something great and a missed chance. Great because there are a bunch of lovely little details such as the die rolling on the table and little animations to give the game some pace and intensity. A missed chance because there could have been a lot of customization options we would have liked to really create our own character, and the sections are so word by word the same as then that if you played them as a child you will still remember which options are better. There have been a few gameplay tweaks, though, but nothing able to break the already existing (un)balance.

    Anyway, this more than acceptable update on those books we loved so much has to be welcomed and praised because of its professionalism and user-oriented thinking.

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    Nov 18, 2013

    Description

    Third in the series of critically acclaimed interactive fantasy gamebooks in which you, the reader, control the direction of the story! You do not need to have played any previous Gamebook Adventures titles in order to play this.

    Cruelly taken from your homeland of Orlandes, you find yourself in a far off land at the mercy of a gladiatorial arena. Somehow trying to find a way to escape overseas, can you also unravel a potentially dangerous mystery that puts two nations on the brink of war?

    "Slaves of Rema is epic in scope, but doesn't lose sight of the plight of your character. It brings the twists and turns at a satisfying pace, and all of this is supported by the wonderful art we have come to expect from Tin Man Games." - Touch Gaming Magazine

    "I can't help but feel a certain nostalgia for these four interactive books. Without noticing it, I got sucked into the first one over the Christmas holiday and went back to the previous pages and cheat reading different plots." - App Freak

    

What is a Gamebook Adventure?

    Gamebook Adventures is brought together through the efforts of passionate and avid gamebook enthusiasts. If you are familiar with the Fighting Fantasy, Sorcery, Lone Wolf or Grail Quest series then Gamebook Adventures will really appeal to you. Our aim is to give those nostalgic readers of old something new and fresh, and bring a new exciting experience to those unfamiliar with gamebooks. If you enjoy fantasy RPGs or adventure games then this is for you!

    At their core, all of our gamebooks are compelling adventure stories where you get to choose how the adventure unfolds. Every section of the narrative concludes with choices that you have to make. The choices you make will alter the story, taking you down new paths and giving you new choices.

    Occasionally you will be presented with a situation that needs to be resolved with some dice rolling. The gamebook engine lets you throw 3D physics based dice that roll and bounce as if you were tossing them on a tabletop. Roll the dice to resolve combat by pitting your character against a myriad of enemies. Roll the dice to see if you were able to leap the gaping chasm, or pick the shopkeep’s pockets. Roll the dice to see if you won a bet, or caught the plague!

    Did you take a wrong turn? Or make some bad dice rolls? Then hopefully you put in a bookmark so that you can go back and try again!

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    Users comments for GA3: Slaves of Rema

    Nathan Tims

    by Nathan Tims

    Oct 04, 2015  |  "Good"

    Can't rate it any higher. This was my first Tin Man book and will probably be my last. It's not that it was bad, it just wasn't great. Story was REALLY short and just when the story could have taken off...it ends...glad I bought it discount but I recommend just buying an actual book instead...

    Jeffrey Dean

    by Jeffrey Dean

    Feb 17, 2014  |  "Good"

    As always, Tinmangames' engine is flawless, but this book is not only a bit shorter than their normal fare, but you can literally make the book unwinnable within the first 2-3 choices. You'll go on unknowing you've already doomed yourself for hours and get to a choke point where only 2 items will save you that you can only get by making the perfect choices at the beginning. Poorly designed.

    Zed Karkar

    by Zed Karkar

    Feb 09, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    Lovely book, fun choices and gameplay. If all their books were priced at 1-2 dollars a book I would buy them all. Only fault is that the books are a bit on the short side for me to justify 5 dollars on some.

    Austin Elmore

    by Austin Elmore

    Feb 08, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    A fun little adventure book. Imagine a mix between a choose your own adventure novel and a d&d lite session for one. Bought it on sale for 99 cents on sale. A bargain for that price. Saw the other titles were notably more.

    Mike Biggs

    by Mike Biggs

    Jan 29, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    Was woundering if u guys have ever thought of a option to roll the dice with the accelerometor? That would be cool : ) Samsung galaxy captivate SGX 540 GPU

    João Reis

    by João Reis

    Jan 29, 2014  |  "Great"

    It's a but unpleasant to start all over again to discover where we missed that specific item. An option to take some notes would be very appreciated! other than that it's a nice return to my 15 yrs.