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    Published: 2014-03-12, by .

    Raise a customizable monsterling to adulthood in this interactive story

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

    "Be you the BFG or just an SOB?"

    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.

    Janel Appszoom logo

    by Janel , Appszoom

    Mar 12, 2014

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    Pete Pires

    by Pete Pires

    Jun 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Enjoyable experience, some HTTP errors in the game text is bothersome but overall a fun game.

    Paul Easter

    by Paul Easter

    Apr 06, 2017  |  "Great"

    A great game for fans of storytelling and choose your own adventure games. HTML bugs still present, but while frustrating do not impact gameplay that much. Still, people would appreciate their fixing.

    Mitchell Hind

    by Mitchell Hind

    Feb 22, 2017  |  "Good"

    I like the game but it has a few bugs. Some of my text options include the code within it. And I just started the game up just now and I can't do anything, it is stuck and not possible to progress into adulthood. This is as far as I've played on my first playthrough. Still a great game, but pointing out some bugs that need fixing.

    Jesse Bellefeuille

    by Jesse Bellefeuille

    Feb 17, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great game except that font size commands keep popping up in answer boxes and pushing the answers apart

    Jeff Yorke

    by Jeff Yorke

    Feb 16, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great game but there are some script errors when making your decisions that need to be fixed. Would definitely recommend this to friends.

    Nive Lembit

    by Nive Lembit

    Apr 09, 2016  |  "Good"

    I downloaded this app after playing it on a friend's phone and got a good 4 days of enjoyment out of it before it stopped working. When i clicked the play button, it moved to the spawning vat scene, but never came up with a dialogue box. I searched around to find someone i could contact to fix this but couldn't find anyone.