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While many adventure game books offer a medium length reading experience - one that’ll take you an afternoon or so to delve through -Champion of the Gods really throws itself in. It’s a 217,000 word epic, and one that will not only last you a long time but offer you multiple ways of progressing. Where Champion of the Gods lacks any fancy visuals or sound effects, it makes up for with a memorable interactive novel.
Based amongst Greek mythology, you play a young hero attempting to save your people, while also learning a little more about yourself. Champion of the Gods offers an impressive amount of depth, meaning you can really personalize your character. You can be either gender, pick your sexuality, your temperament and personality, and watch as the story adjusts accordingly.
While some adventure game books corral you into certain choices or end the story abruptly when you go in a direction it doesn’t like, Champion of the Gods carries on forever more. It lacks a mapping function but that’s mostly because you get the feeling any diagram demonstrating what unfolds would be intimidatingly huge. Mostly every decision involves making one choice from many, and the story arc can change quite dramatically from where you begin.
That’s what work so well for Champion of the Gods. It won’t appeal to those wanting a more action packed experience, but those after a more compelling read than most will savor feeling in charge of their destiny. When you eventually reach a conclusion, you can easily dive straight back into things, roleplaying a different character and seeing an entirely new experience.
Soon enough, you’ll be romancing different characters and making bolder decisions when it comes to appeasing or annoying the Gods. For that reason, Champion of the Gods feels like great value for money for the avid reader and would-be adventurer.