Monster Loves You!

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Monster Loves You!

MSRP: $9.99 / $0.99 on mobile platforms

Platforms: Win, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Release: 3/8/13


Monster Loves You! is a text adventure with rather adorable (if mostly static) graphics with some replayability, but only if you make the effort to create a different type of monster.  You make all the decisions for your monster through four life stages – two which focus on building your personality, two of which have you use the personality you’ve build to influence the world around you.

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The game play consists of choosing an “adventure” icon out of a group of icons, then reading through the text and making decisions. You do that for a set amount of days, and then you proceed to the next life stage. That’s it. And that’s where my biggest gripe with Monster Loves You! comes in.

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This is not a $10 game.  Even if you take your time and really consider your decisions, a single game MIGHT take you 30 minutes.  It’s amusing, but when you put it next to other indie games of a similar price point (consider FTL or Long Live the Queen), you’re just not getting what you paid for.

I’d recommend Monster Loves You! without reservation at the mobile price point – there’s nothing in the game that would translate poorly on a mobile device – but if you really want it for PC, Mac, or Linux, wait for a sale.

 

 

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