Hey, first game attempt with RAGS, so please take it easy on me.
This is more of an linear interactive visual story than an actual game with almost no branching, but it should provide a few hours of fun. English is not my native tongue, so I hope it's not too poorly written. Anyway I have tried to compensate this with visual material.
One tip: If an event has started go with the flow - don't go out of the rooms. If you try to break the game you may possibly do it. Save often and have fun!
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UPDATE3 2018.01.18: Version 1.50 is available for download. Old savegames won't work!
Huge thanx to DavinaDoubleD, JenJen1989, WonnaBeYoung for helping me out
The storyline is still not finished, so one more update will follow!
You are teenage boy housekeeping a mansion during summer break, when you stumble upon an exciting adventure. A promise of a huge prize lays at the end of the quest, if you manage to go all the way through
- If you don't know something, try asking Google
- When an event has started go with the flow, don't exit the room group unless the event requires you to. This is important, so that you don't break the game :)
- If you dash through the written part, you may get stuck not knowing what to do next.
WOW! Thats a pretty big update! Once again I am reviewing this game before I have even finished the current content. The Goldrush has an involved, easy to progress through story and a great amount of content that I am hoping goes on and on! The plot revolves around a contrived, but plausible set of events and the character's motivations are clear. Up to this point, there have been no impossible puzzles to figure out or dead ends. Like an earlier reviewer said, even though this game hasn't focused on my favorite fetishes yet (I ♥ B.E. & other Curves) it has been a wonderful ride! Physical transformations do occur later in the game, and at a very slow pace. This means that the author either has a very long story arc planned (fingers crossed), or that that the physical changes might not be too extreme. This game has a TON of scene appropriate photos that accurately represent what is happening in the story, yet the story does NOT seem like it was written specifically so that these particular images can be used. Well written & nicely done.
As the game progresses there is a distinct shift in the kinkyness of the situations our protagonist finds himself in. What starts as a few simple tasks, evolves into some very XXX material that is heavy into D/s, feminization, forced behaviour and a few other delicious kinks.
(Slight Spoiler) The only suggestions I could make to the author to improve the game would be...
a) allow the MC to develop a deeper relationships with some of the NPC's. This is starting to happen, and it gives the game more depth.
b) it might be a lot of work, but, if possible, allow the MC to have a little more control of his outfits. The clothing options provided are very nice, but each is one complete unit that can't be 'broken up' into shoes, lingerie, top, etc.
Goldrush is easily one of my TOP 3 RAGS games on the site & one of my TOP 10 games overall, and I've still not finished it. It is an excellent example of what can be done with a good story and game design. 9.3/10 so far!!!
One of the bast game.
I'm stuck at the scene where you after you said you choose to be Nicollete where Sylvia ask you to meet her at the alley. The name Sylvia is there but is there anything else to do first in order to click on her? Great game though :)
Similar to Perverted Education in quality and content.
It's pretty much linear, but you're still left with a feeling of choice (and you do have some to make). The story is interesting, the scenes are hot, and there is plenty of content even though it's not finished yet. Once the story is complete and it's a bit more polished, it will definitively be a masterpiece, nonetheless it's quite enjoyable as is now.
It would be amazing however if it had a little more of world building, you know, some random or repetitive side-story events, hidden photos or a diary of an old owner of the mansion, etc. The potential is there, is this good of a story.
As for bugs, there aren't many but I found 3:
Well, all in all a pretty good game. That's if you're more interested in story than gameplay, since it's pretty much linear.
**Spiler**: Maybe to deepthroat 4 dildos at once and the vagina face were too much, but who am I to complain.
The Gold Rush is a game I recommend to anyone that has a desire for the content tags listed. It's a pretty long game. If you take your time, I'd estimate (I did not time myself) that you will spend at least 4 hours in a playthrough. If you want more details, or are a new player and want some help, read on.
While I do consider it a true game, it walks a fine line with a CYOA style story. In many cases you are making the only choice possible. However, due to the nature of the game layout, it feels more like a game. It's certainly hard to explain in a review.
I think part of the game feel also comes from the game engine. There are many complaints about RAGS. I suppose it may be very hard for loraxd to program because of RAGS. However, the unique style of the compass Rose, the multiple windows laid out for various adventure information, and the copious use of images combine to make not only a true game, but a great one.
Speaking of images, I really love the effort that must have went into using so many great ones. Sometimes I think I'd like to take a crack at writing a game, but I am daunted by the idea of the amount of time and effort it must take just to assemble and correctly attach the images required. It should be obvious why so many games here don't use images, or use them very sparingly.
A couple of pointers for new (or old exasperated) players: take your time and don't get in a hurry. Yes, it can be frustrating not knowing what to do next. The answer is there. Sometimes, you have to repeat an action you've already made, which is why you didn't find it because you thought you already used that action. Sometimes you have to be in a certain place to do something. This is usually contextual. For example, especially early in the game, if you are having trouble wearing something then it almost certainly either because you just haven't got to that point, or you have to have the item in your inventory and be in the right place to use it.
Also, from my experience it is vital that you install RAGS 2.4.16 and use it for this game. Here is a direct link to the download. I've had -zero- issue running the game while using this install. http://www.ragsgame.com/downloads/RagsSetup.2.4.16.exe If you are new to RAGS, simply install RAGS. Download and save the game file wherever you want it. Run RAGS. At top left of screen, use drop down to Open A New Game. Browse to the game file you downloaded. RAGS will now open that game and you're off to the races. Note that any game saves go in the same file extension that you placed the game file.