Am i the only one who doesn't like it when choices matter?


#1

It gives me stress and it feels like I’m taking a test lol. I read episode for mindless fun not to pay attention to every detail. And I don’t like how one simple choice can alter the story so much and it derails from having a full experience. Anyone with me?


#2

Haha, sometimes I feel that. Usually if I like the story, I’ll try to read it a second time to see the different result based on different choices. But I know what you mean.


#3

I have to be in the right mood for really intense “choices matter” stories. In some stories, it’s easy to tell the good choices, but in others I seem to always make the wrong choices. I totally understand the stress it gives you!


#4

Yes, I 100% dislike stories where the choices matter. I am awful at decisions, and I agree. It’s kind of upsetting how one ‘wrong choice’ can effect the whole story.


#5

I love it, but I suppose it depends on how it’s done by the author. I like the feeling of earning something and making a mistake in stories; I find them entertaining. I like that there are potential benefits or consequences depending on what I choose because I like to see how it affects the storyline. I think it’s very interesting to see what happens and how the character’s are affected when we decide what we would do if we were in that character’s shoes.

In my opinion, it can give the story a lot of replay value; to go back and see what would happen if we picked the opposite of what we selected, especially if there is more than one, or an alternate ending.


#6

I like choices tht loosely matter(where if i wanna go to the library instead of a party i go to the library) but i dont like when every single choice affects my relationship wth the characters OR when the author gives u a passive choice(not arguing wth ppl) and u choose it and its “wrong”(the author note saying be assertive or ur relationship has went down wth this person)

But if its a fantasy story i want my choices to matter…if tht makes sense