I’ll say that I would never spend one second on an auto-generated story, both because I think it would suck and because I find that kind of repulsive. There are a lot of amazing authors here who might leap at the chance to write something specifically for this format, or who might (under certain circumstances) allow some of their published work to be adapted.
Also, I feel like a parser game feel to such a thing would be more successful than a choice-based feel. So picking an “A” or “B” option is not very appealing to me. Saying “Examine the dead body” or “Go to the living room” would interest me, although obviously that’s probably way harder to do.
Yes, I agree with both of you It’s nice to have that backed up by data! There actually are things out there that ONLY do auto-generated stories, like AI Dungeon, which to me just feel like they’re not even trying to make the story good. They’re ONLY trying to be novel in how you interact.
You’re right - I did mean the former, but perhaps I should have worded that more clearly. I wasn’t meaning ‘would it be your primary way of playing games’, but you wouldn’t be multi-tasking while you did it.