Monster Loves You!

Monster Loves You!

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

Pros
  • High quality graphics keep experience engaging for everyone
  • Clever mini-stories to customize your monsterling
  • Appropriate for all ages, sharp enough for adults
Cons
  • HTML formatting shows through on occasion
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Expert's Review
8.4
Great

"Be you the BFG or just an SOB?"

Reviewed by / Mar 12, 2014

Raise a customizable monsterling to adulthood in this interactive story

We can laud the power of text-based adventures to inspire imagination all we want, but their chief problem remains: on the whole, they are not fun to look at. The tangible effect of paper in Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books seems to allow them to fall in a different category; interacting with digital text remained steadfastly in the realm of the Übernerd for ages. Radial Games Corp.'s Monster Loves You! solves this sticking point, cleverly, ferociously, and kindly.

What am I on about? Simple: Monster Loves You! is little more than a (very well-made) text-based adventure dressed up to head out on the town. But my god, what a sense of style! The bubbly-cute backdrops and animations are unflinchingly professional, matching the gleeful, bouncing storyline tit-for-tat. Raise a monster all the way from ooze to Elder, cultivating personality for it by racking up points in each of five characteristics (Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, Kindness). Earn coveted Respect points by impressing your fellow beasties with your decisions.

It's all up to you - will you attempt to be a well-rounded creature, or would you rather max out your Ferocity by devouring everything in sight? Every decision has its consequences, and only the Elders can rain down judgement as to whether or not you've made something of your life worth Ascension.

The copy is whip-smart, appropriate for all ages yet engaging enough for, ahem, discerning adults.

Small complaint: the formatting is off with the text on occasion, and the code leaks through into the display. It doesn't impede gameplay, but should be tidied up.

If you're intrigued by the burgeoning possibilities of gamebooks, or you just love goofball stories, definitely try Radial Games Corp.'s Monster Loves You! You're going to love it right back.

Developer's original description available here
Devour Hansel and Gretel. Save Little Red Riding Hood. Eat the Three Little Pigs.

Monster Loves You! is an interactive story where you live the life of a Monster, making decisions about what to eat and how to steer the future of Monsterkind.

BE A MONSTERLING
What do you do when three angry bears discover a child in their cabin? Or when you spy a wolf hunting down a young woman? As a Monsterling, your choices are simple ones. Do you chase those poor little mice (+1 Ferocity) or protect them from the dogs (+1 Kindness)? These early choices determine your personality.

LEAD THE MONSTERS
But all youngins must grow up and make tougher decisions. When Monster/Human relations are on the line, do you help lost children find their way home (+1 Cleverness)? Or do you fatten them up for Human foie gras and share them with your village (+1 Respect)?

KEY FEATURES
* Balance Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, Kindness, and Respect to wield political power.
* Over 900 choices to make. Devour Little Red Riding Hood. Gobble up Hansel and Gretel. Eat the Three Little Pigs.
* Encounter different adventures each time you play, with a dozen or so possible endings.
* Bonus: Become a Neurosurgeon without having to attend medical school. That's value!

MLY is the first collaboration between Radial Games (best known for Steambirds) and Dejobaan Games (best known for AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration)).

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Comments and ratings for Monster Loves You!
  • (64)

    by Fam Feign on 26/12/2013

    Awsome

  • (64)

    by James Lavender on 25/12/2013

    Great

  • (64)

    by Theo Korstanje on 25/12/2013

    When I turn on the game I see a loading screen for a second and then it disappears and sends me back to my home page! I am on a kobo arc 7 HD someone help please.

  • (64)

    by Intello85 on 22/12/2013

    I just open the game, and it s still on the page "Please Wait..." for 10minutes, even more! I don't know if it's normal or not, but if this is a bug, please fix it :) Thanks for reading. EDIT: I ve left the game on for 5hours... Still on the same page.. Really disappointed...

  • (64)

    by Michael Humkey on 22/12/2013

    Excellent game. My only gripe would be that sometimes the text displays itself as inline code instead of plain text.

  • (64)

    by clinton yeung on 21/12/2013

    Hey guys! I have this game on steam and now i have it here. Review, if you like choose your own adventure then this for you. Grow up as a monster and see the world in their eyes or eye. The world lure is cute and rich. Only problem with the Android version is text bugs and scaling but it's a fantastic game for fans of text rich games. Since I did get it twice!

  • (64)

    by Nathan Duffy on 19/12/2013

    Should be longer