Indie Interactive Graphic Novel King of the Cul-de-Sac Review

Comic books are a gateway to another world for readers. They take readers on trips to world’s that have a deeper meaning to life as well as giving your city a different view visually. Comic Books give readers of all ages the continued imagination they want to bask in for all eternity. So with that question, we are used to holding a book in our hand to read. Now, with technology evolving, we have an opportunity to be part of a comic book.

You have the opportunity to give the choices for the lead character to strive and participate in the story. This interactive comic book has elements of a video game sequence but with a proper comic story line. The King of the Cul-de-Sac is a fun story where you decide what happens throughout each chapter. You are the character Karah that is wanting to get a crown to be king. She has to take a journey in order to get that crown from her friend. You guide her throughout the interactive comic to gain that crown as well as conquer some fears.

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Pro:

  • The Choices:
    • I decided to not say yes to the first choice that was offered in the game. I wanted to see the full experience of the game and boy did I! I enjoyed how the comic had a go back and go forward button to understand the surroundings and cast of characters in the story. You learned about the NASCAR deer or that scary mask that is trying to convince you to put it on. Even if you didn’t pick them, you were able to interact with them and maybe see something different in the story you may have not seen previously.
  • Fun Story:
    • The story is fun, simple as that. You are Karah that wants to get the crown and be King of the Cul-De-Sac. She will go through everything in order to get the crown and destroy Rosa of course. You encounter strange villains, funny friends and of course a child’s imagination emerge as you try to solve certain puzzles and understand certain sequences.
  • Interactive:
    • I enjoyed the element of being interactive as you are the one to solve the puzzles or even join in fights. I like how Karah fought Bram’s dad’s minions in the interactive comic. You had to figure out a spot to hit him that didn’t involve that disgusting scabs lol. I think this is very different as your choices matter throughout the game.

Con:

  • Music:
    • I know I’m going to get a lot of jabs since I’m a huge heavy metal fan. I think the direction for the music should go another way. Maybe include other elements of music throughout the comic, I know this is still the first Interactive issue , but I think the music could have been different.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

September 24th, 2020 is the official release date of King of the Cul-de-Sac, the interactive graphic novel available for FREE on Steam, Google Play, Kindle Store, and itch.io!