Monster Loves You!
by: Radial Games Corp. • 904
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.
by Janel , Appszoom
Mar 12, 2014
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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)?
* 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)).