July Feature-Love Live the Queen

Long Live the Queen by Hanako Games is my next game. LLtQ is a point and click adventure that is mostly text. I think some people call it an interactive novel. You can find a demo on the Hanako website. Or you can buy the game on Steam.

HanakoI kind of knew what to expect going into the game, but I guess I thought that it would be done better? Maybe not better, but in this day and age, if you’re going to make a game that’s so simple, something about it has to excel. LLtQ had a mediocre storyline with repetitive game play that was addictive for all the wrong reasons. Nothing ever changed in following play throughs and, if you want to get down to it, the little girl was fucking annoying.

I understand you play a 14-year-old little girl but the naïve way the princess reacts towards everything…is that how I acted when I was a little girl? Because that’s just gross. What kind of princess doesn’t know what a hospital is?

There is SO MUCH READING about shit that doesn’t even pertain to the story. Shouldn’t there be a ‘less bullshit’ lever? That sounds like a great addition to any game. I also feel like I failed every test at first. Which is kind of depressing in real life. Why are all the games I got on the Steam Summer Sale making me sad?

The one thing that this game did get right was your inability to make this teenage girl happy. No matter what I did, there was always something wrong with her. She wouldn’t study, she was angry, she was lonely, she got killed going to a birthday party. Remind me never to have kids.

The game play is simple – as any interactive novel would be. This chick’s mom died, her father ignores her, and she has no friends. Your whole goal is to polish the little girl into the perfect queen. What I don’t understand is why her father who is the KING wouldn’t be making these decisions. The little girl shouldn’t be polishing herself to be a queen, the father should be whoring himself to find a new queen – and that’s a game I would pay for.

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Other shiz on my July Feature.

 

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