Fans of choose-your-own-undead-adventures and sepia-tinged drawings rejoice! Hyptosis has come out with another installment of humorous horror with Riverside. Taking place in the same continuity of his popular Sagittarian series of games, but with protagonists quite far away from Sage, Anna, and Dusty, both in terms of locale and of general competence, players will thrill as their choices help a group of overwhelmed city slickers live, die, or undie in a world plagued with zombies.
As in previous installments, gameplay takes the form of an interactive comic book. At various points you will click the choice you wish to make and advance through the story. There are four total endings where you do not become zombie chow... and many more where you do. If the Sagittarian series was a bit more of a light-hearted take on the apocalypse than what we usually see, then Riverside heads straight into parody, and self-parody at that. Expect death to be frequent with only a few storyline paths taking off into any sort of depth. Still the action is madcap and replaying is easy. While there's not much to attract who are cold on Choose Your Own Adventure style games, Hyptosis' art is as beautiful as always and fans of the genre or his other games will love this goofy side story.