Everlove: Rose (free)
by: Silicon Sisters Interactive Inc. • 1.9K
Everlove caught our attention for a few reasons. Firstly, because it's been presented as a romance game. Although it's true that's not the first time we hear that, this seems the most "professional" of them. In addition, we are talking about a "romance game", not a game about bratty highschoolers. It's a story about passion, self-reliance and will, but also investigation, wittiness and, utterly, vengeance, as a Danielle Steel novel so to speak.
Artwork is beautifully drawn, in a Western style (no manga this time, youngsters!), and choices (because it's an evolved version of choice your adventure in the end) are naturally presented into the story, not only in critical moments as other games would do. Along your journey (literally speaking in more than a sense) you'll earn prowess and wits, though perhaps not in the way you'd expect: kindness is a virtue you could also boost. In your way you will have to solve puzzles and jigsaws.
We don't like the "game for women" label at all, because this game if a rare example on how to make an interesting story where player interacts and enjoys, recommended for everyone. If we had to highlight a flaw, it'd be that there are some outdated tropes here and there, cliches that may be fine for a certain target audience but can discourage others. In the end, great work of Silicon Sisters, whom we ask to make more games like this and be bolder next time. And translate them to other languages as well, because it can be pretty hard for non-native English speakers to fully enjoy the rich texts. Anyway, go ahead, enjoy the first free chapter and decide whether to upgrade to the paid version or not.
by Peter , Appszoom
Sep 12, 2013