A Magical Tale
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"Trek through the forest"
"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"
"Must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.
You are in a magical world, choosing who to trust and who not to trust. Will you succeed?
The pages were very short and not all to descriptive. I never felt really captivated by the story or the world around me.
I also never felt any connection to my character because there was no real build up. For my sister I also never had a emotional connection that told me "I need to free her" other than the fact she is my sister.
Everything from now on contains spoilers so be warned.
At the cabin you are told a witch comes to you and she asks you to trust her. Is there any reason why I should? I mean she is with the witches that captured me after all.
The fairy is a trickster I get that. I mean I even get told I can't trust her by the witch. But her riddle makes no sense at all. Any of those three things could kill you. Why would one be the right way when the others aren't?
The goblins are quite nice I guess. Maybe feel sympathy with you, as long as you speak the truth. But how would they know? Why would they trust a stranger you did nothing to prove you're telling the truth.
The king and the whole ceremony at the end also feel quite rushed, but again every page is like 2-3 lines of text.
It was rather boring in my taste. No way to get really into the story. Also found some mistakes in grammar (which is new since I'm no pro at that as a non native speaker).
All in all a cute little story that could be one of those small children picture books but nothing I would deem the work of a great writer.
3/8 from me
on 2/26/2020 7:27:27 AM with a score of 0
Nice start – I like that it started out with action, things moving, and excitement. And in this case the single option on the first page makes sense because it is going to lead from the current scene to another place. My only minor quibble on this page is that the way it is written, I can’t tell if the cloaked figure took my sister. It just says he is holding her, then he jumped into the portal. It might work better if it was more clear that he grabbed and took her, or if he let her go and escaped.
Minor typo on the second page, I believe “vert” should be “very.” I like the arrival in the strange area, it would have been even better if it had much more description of the forest here. This could involve all the senses: what else do I see? What do I smell? Is there a wind blowing? Are there other sounds from the forest or animals in the forest? I do like that the different options actually take different directions in the story.
This was really a fun little story. There appeared to be a lot of different options that take the reader in different directions. I’m not sure why “tigers” was the right answer to the riddle, but that’s fine. I like how the story developed in different directions with the witches and goblins as well. While many of the paths rejoined one another, I really did feel like I had control of the story and what happened in the story – a key part of CYOA stories! Other authors can learn from this – despite the story being quite short, it does have excellent use of the CYOA paths. It would be even better with more expanded descriptions and details throughout, I would think.
on 6/25/2018 12:25:17 PM with a score of 0
— Abriell on 6/6/2022 2:19:43 PM with a score of 0
— lolo on 5/30/2022 11:47:40 PM with a score of 0
love it! :3
— Bliss on 4/4/2022 11:23:29 PM with a score of 0
— lf on 1/12/2022 12:39:49 PM with a score of 0
I didn't love the story but it wasn't bad either. The setting is nice because it's familiar as it is used in many stories/fairytales. But the problem in the story is pretty basic which makes it a bit less entertaining and it is also very easy to predict what'll happen next. Overall, it's a nice story I wouldn't read it voluntarily but if I had to I wouldn't mind.
— Lilia Zouiten on 1/10/2022 6:27:38 PM with a score of 0
The settings itself was good. But the game missed a little something. let me explain, You know that little thing that you want to continue the story, well it wasn't there. So think about making it a little much exciting but its a great start
— Raphael on 1/10/2022 5:28:48 PM with a score of 0
its a very good history. this is nice
— Abbie on 1/10/2022 3:36:57 PM with a score of 0
Nice game but its missing a little something that make it entertaining.
— Raphael on 1/10/2022 3:16:35 PM with a score of 0
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