Tastes Like Chicken

Player Rating4.69/8

"#259 overall, #11 for 2006"
based on 243 ratings since 03/22/2006
played 2,026 times (finished 288)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level2/8

"choking hazard for children under 4"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 6. To compare to the movie rating system, this would be G.

A king with a taste for the unusual has sent you, the Royal Hunter, out to find the newest taste he seeks to try... firebird!

Go forth and help satisfy the king's palate!

Player Comments

This was really a lot of fun. I really liked the lighthearted tone of the entire story, and the whole story was just fun. The first few times through I picked the obviously wrong answers and was pleasantly surprised at the different places I could go and the different turns that the story took. I even married a queen, and me nothing but a simple huntsman!

I liked how the text actually gave some hints and ideas as well, as to which option might be the better option in some cases – it wasn’t just guessing and selecting random links. I also liked that the bows has limited used and did different things when used in different places. I managed to get a chipmunk, poison ivy, and dead. It really was a lot of fun, even if I never did actually catch that darn firebird! Thank you for sharing this story with the site!
-- Ogre11 on 7/3/2018 4:39:50 PM with a score of 0
This was quite enjoyable. The story flowed quite well, and the humor was genuinely funny and well written. While this was short, the choices were done rather well and made this storygame quite enjoyable to play through more than once.

This is definitely a good read to kill some time. Well done ^_^
-- TharaApples on 12/6/2016 9:52:06 PM with a score of 0
This story legitimately made me laugh. I didn't even realize until I read this how much I missed this kind of wry satire when the vast majority of humor on this site falls into the category of random stupidity, which is far easier to write.

This story was grammar and spelling perfect with a very minimalist style of storytelling that kept the plot moving always at a brisk pace. I enjoyed going back and finding all of the paths our bedraggled Royal Hunter could walk. To be honest, when I first selected to choice to turn down the quest, I was 90% certain that it would send me to a dead end where I had to either restart or hit the back button, but to my surprise, the story went on! I was very impressed how almost every individual path feels like a self-contained story with the same overarching sense of dry humor that makes the read so enjoyable.

Normally, for games that are only 3/8 in length, I find them too short to be enjoyable and reduce the rating I give them accordingly. However, I found this game to be just the right length with no need for extension - it was a little bright spot in my afternoon and put a smile on my face and a craving for KFC in my stomach.

Thank you for writing this!
-- the_quiller on 8/12/2014 7:01:33 PM with a score of 0
I came to a choice and I didn’t know what to pick, but the I remembered: Tastes Like Chicken!
-- ArtsyGirl38 on 10/25/2019 2:13:01 PM with a score of 0
This was a very funny game, short an sweet. I liked it!
-- Anastasia on 6/15/2019 4:51:09 PM with a score of 0
Forgot to add two things in my last review:

I like the fact that choosing the obviously "wrong" path still leads you somewhere. Many storygames just try to funnel you to a certain path. There's nothing wrong with that, and in fact sometimes that leads to a better story, but going the other way has its merit as well.

The other thing I forgot to add is the hilarity of shooting your bow when there is nothing to shoot. Instead of "You can't use that item here," you get to be made to feel like a jackass with the message of something like "you fire your bow at nothing, idiot." A nice touch.

Anyway, if I could edit a review I'd append this to my previous one. Oh well.
-- Fluxion on 6/15/2019 12:08:17 AM with a score of 0
Goddammit I hate firebirds. Well, this story was pretty humorous. If you're looking for some epic fantasy tale, this isn't for you. It's short on visual description or drama, but it has a lot of slap stick humor.

It has an anachronistic vibe to it. On one branch, you can quit your job as huntsman, and then go to a job interview for a new position. You'll fill out an application, and then answer questions, but of course you will have the opportunity to give wonderfully Mad Hatter like answers.

It's rather nutty, but it's not completely bonkers. There is a bit of sense in it, as some of the text kind of guides you along, rather than just giving you completely batshit random links to follow.

This kind of story obviously doesn't have a whole lot of in depth background, or emotional pull. Part of me feels an urge to punish a story for that, because I feel it takes much more work to flesh out characters and settings in a way that doesn't rely on the scaffolding of whimsicality (which affords the author the ability to make up rules to their universe without much careful thought), but on the other hand, every once in a while you need a mindless story that just makes you laugh.

And ultimately, that's what this thing is. The humor took some thought, so don't get me wrong. But you're not going to find any deep answers to the meaning of life here (unless the answer is that there is no meaning...). You'll find some shallow humor, some exaggerated characters, some hilarious cliches, but also a little bit of order and sense.


You say, don't read this story looking for something deeper. You're not going to find it. Then again, you just might find something better: a firebird.
-- Fluxion on 6/15/2019 12:02:39 AM with a score of 0
This was quite a good game. I enjoyed it more and more each time I played. Great Job!
-- MusicalNerd7 on 5/29/2018 10:54:59 AM with a score of 0
"I wouldn't mind going to the ends of the earth for someone of your radiant beauty
"I wouldn't mind going to the ends of the earth for someone of your radiant beauty," you say.

She is obviously flattered. "Well, aren't you the gentleman!" she exclaims. "You are hired! You start tomorrow!"

You are glad to be back to work. Eventually, you and the Queen fall in love and marry, making you the King of the land!

Rather a step up from Royal Hunter, wouldn't you say?"

Then again if you are great in skills of charms as well as your skills in cooking... ;D
-- TestingJest on 12/8/2017 1:28:20 AM with a score of 0
"Bamf!
The feather teleports you away.

You look around you. It appears you are in a beautiful island paradise.

You build yourself a nice little hut, and find lots of fruit to eat.

The rest of your life is enjoyable and tranquil.
End Game and Leave Comments"

Psss... using the firebird feather brings a better ending than serving the king Chicken... <wink wink> ;D
-- TestingJest on 12/8/2017 1:26:04 AM with a score of 0
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