Do you believe that you make your own luck or do you prefer leaving your fate up to the RNG gods? Wish Us Luck takes that question a step further by letting you play through the lives of three seemingly unrelated individuals through the course of a single event-filled day, but will this "Choose Your Own Adventure"-esque narrative game help you appreciate your own circumstances, or will it simply be a tedious romp through the misfortunes of real life?Table of contents:
As expected from its genre, the game is incredibly well-written, with a punchy narrative voice and colourful dialogue that's as colourful as the NPCs themselves. The choices you'll need to make are also pretty sound, so much so that it's really hard to tell which options are the so-called "correct" ones. There are no right answers in real life, I'm afraid, and the game emphasises that cold, harsh truth at every narrative turn.
You'll alternate between the three protagonists in every chapter, and each almost always ends in a cliffhanger. Eventually, you'll come across a new twist where the lives of the three will intersect, and when Lady Luck favours one, there'll be dire consequences for another. This really raises the stakes for each choice you make, as it's easy to feel attached to the likeable characters to the point that you'll want to root for them and hope they can catch a break.
The characters are so well-written I genuinely wanted to know what happened next, but it was such a slog to trudge through just to see how events played out. Also, while the game is designed with replayability in mind, each playthrough is so long I didn't feel the need to restart from the very beginning just to see how things might end up differently if I made an alternate choice.
Still, it's a good title to pick up in short bursts, as it's nothing too hardcore. You'll simply have to tap and hold to pick a choice, then read through the story in convenient portrait mode, making it ideal for gamers on the go. I can't say the story resonated with me deeply enough, but it's a unique experience that will make you rethink how you see luck in all its messy glory.