A screenshot of Cry$tal Warrior Ke$ha, featuring a picture of the player's character and some narrative text, including a link the player can click on.

Cry$tal Warrior Ke$ha Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Porpentine
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, and OSX)

Cry$tal Warrior Ke$ha is an interactive fiction Twine game where the player controls popular musician Ke$ha during one of her concerts and the aftermath.

Cry$tal Warrior Ke$ha is a linear adventure where the player is able to choose various options during the game to accomplish various goals. The player cannot lose the game except by closing the browser window, in which case the game ends prematurely.

The game uses descriptions of the various actions the player is able to undertake in order to contextualize the player’s choices and suggest the possible courses of action. The game also offers various optional asides that the player can investigate to acquire more information about the situation.

The soundtrack of Cry$tal Warrior Ke$ha is the song “Warrior” by Ke$ha, looped until the player finishes the game and potentially longer, should the player choose to allow the music to continue to play. Depending on the player’s reading speed and how fast the player makes decisions, various parts of the song will synchronize with various parts of the game. The graphics consist of colored text, sparkles, and six pictures, some of them of the player’s character Ke$ha. The predominant colors are pink and aquamarine. Often glitter and sparkles are featured.

Cry$tal Warrior Ke$ha features a number of violent situations, a vehicular chase sequence, and a climactic showdown.  The tone of the optional asides contained within the narrative is more contemplative and less immediate than that of the main narrative text, and the text in the optional asides is also italicized.

This is a score for an objective game review.