Secret Santa Story

Player Rating4.77/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 55 ratings since 12/18/2016
played 351 times (finished 58)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

This is my 2016 December Ballad Contest entry

Note: Any items are in the girl's inventory.

Also, this entry is quite short, but there are several endings.

Beware some of the things in here as they're quite... unfriendly.

Player Comments

This was far better then I was expecting. I can't believe I haven't written a comment for this yet.

I really liked the flow of this storygame, not just because of the clever rhyming, but the words just went well together and sounded smooth in my opinion, as if I were reading a poem from a professional author.

I didn't think it was too short, because I can understand that the plot you used sorta has a limit. I enjoyed finding all the endings and reading throth the multiple paths.

I didn't actually notice very much wrong with this, because it's creative, different, descriptive, fun, entertaining, etc.

I was a bit confused at some points as to what was going on, but overall, I found this to be quite incredible.

The plot and setting made it all the better, because the way you wrote gave me a very clear idea of what all this was like :D

6/8. Nice work!
-- MinnieKing on 3/19/2017 8:55:37 PM with a score of 0
Amazing, you did quite well in making this ballad quite entertaining. You also used the Advanced Editor in a pretty clever way, and while this was short, it wasn't linear.

I found it pretty cool that this ballad had multiple endings and not just one destination for the story to reach. This had a bit of everything that I usually enjoy from a CYOA ballad, rhymes, a interesting story, and multiple paths that the story/poem could take.

This was very enjoyable, so great job, Crescent.
-- TharaApples on 12/18/2016 4:55:04 PM with a score of 0
Honestly, the story was one of my favorites, and I loved the actual immense and tremendous impact that the choices made. One of my favorite stories of all time. You should definitely make a sequel to this, or at least something similar. 8/8
-- Snowflame on 1/7/2017 5:42:56 PM with a score of 0
Good enough, I guess, but definitely potential for a lot more than the 3 ending there are right now.
-- The Ghost on 1/6/2017 4:56:43 AM with a score of 0
I actually thought this was cute with the ending I got but I'm sure there is a worse one. Gonna go find it.
-- Boringchick123 on 12/30/2016 10:25:16 AM with a score of 0
Wow. This was impressive, and fulfilled my wish for a Christmas CYS. It was a great story, although it was definitely more story than game. Maybe a little linear, although it's forgivable because of the story and the clever rhyming.
-- Sharkworld78 on 12/23/2016 8:44:57 AM with a score of 0
very nice, a good ballad story for the modern age.
-- BigRonn77 on 12/21/2016 2:44:22 PM with a score of 0
Half of the time I wasn't able to choose between two options, only one. The story it self was pretty fun, and one I could relate with, but I would appreciate if there were more options.
-- EmberFowler on 12/20/2016 8:41:05 PM with a score of 0
I very much enjoyed it and it really shows how much your small actions can change someone's entire life.
-- Orange on 12/18/2016 8:03:22 PM with a score of 0
-- Mage on 12/18/2016 6:32:08 PM with a score of 0
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