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I’ve reviewed recently the idle dating sim Crush Crush. And the developers gave us an update of the game on Kongrate.

But first they had a big announcement, they are releasing the game on steam. Since it’s a Idle game I’m not so sure how the idling work if you close the game, I’ll guess we have to wait until the 13 of may to find out. It’s going to be free to play like the version in your browser.

On the update

They added a save feature, that will allow you to save the game and reload it in the steam game

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A new girl joins your already respected harem, to manage your billion dollars enterprise and help you make some sound investments. I’m not sure have she show up, but it seems that you need at least a billion in the bank to get her.

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If you haven’t played for awhile they added Bearverly in the previous update, a sexy female bear that has crush you, I meant that she has ‘a’ crush on you.

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They didn’t fix the atrocious time that it’s take to get those hobbies unfortunatly. I’ve left running my game for a month and still don’t have any lv 40 hobbies.

Hope you like it. The game is supposed to go live on steam on the 13 of may.

You guys seem to like dating sim after the success of my how to get the hidden girl in honey pop post.

I’ve found Crush Crush, a Idle game that goes in that vein, no match 3 and no saucy NSFW stuff though.

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One bright sunny day, you were out doing your grocery, minding you own business you know. You were distracted by a bird and crashed in to a girl. The poor thing was taken to the hospital. You now have to pay here bill and win out her heart.

In Crush Crush you meet all the girl in disastrous way, hence the crush but you get crush by their beauty so you engage a great journey to amend your wrong and win their heart.

How to play

“If you could just drool a little less, you might actually be pleasant company” -Cassie

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You clumsy thing, you managed to crush into 7 girls in an awkward and unsexy way. From beating her high score on her favorite game, to running into her or making her fall with all her cake mix all over the floor (and her 🙂 ), you really don’t know how to get make a good presentation do you.

You need to atone your wrong doing and make them like you, to do that you need to meet the requirement to go to the next level of the relationship. Requirement depend on each girl, they range from affection (heart), have cash in the bank, gift, having a certain expertise in a hobbies, going on a particular date with her or having a particular job.

“Player one used seduction. Result super effective. Mio Fainted.” -Mio

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Affection (Heart) is the easiest to obtain, you can atone (which change name depending on the relationship level with the girl), just click on her (it’s give + 1 each time), give a gift or go on date with here. If your have a good level of her favorite hobby she will grow in affection naturally.

Getting cash

Just take it !

Cash is actually pretty easy for the requirement they have. First you need a job, you can have multiple job and each job level up over time, becoming more lucrative. Job are unlock by meeting a certain hobbies requirement and they use a designated time slot. With cash you pay for gift and date 🙂

Hobbies

Hobbies appear usually when you get a girl to a certain level of affection and she either have a hobby level requirement or she want you to be a certain job that have a hobby you don’t have yet. Each hobbies need to use 3 time slot for you to practice them and level them up. They are actually the pain in this game because they take forever to level up.

Time slot

You time is devised in time slot which you can either use to practice hobby, work or go on date.

They are unlock when you get achievement, when you get the girls to their next affection level or by spending diamonds.

Diamond

Are obtain by getting the girls to their next affection level and getting achievement. You can use diamond to accelerate various thing, like skipping 30 min, a day, getting more time slot buying gift.

Restarting

You start at the normal x1 time but you can restart to play at a faster time which depends on how many achievements you have. You keep all your time slot and diamond and get an extra boost in time. Really useful when those hobbies start to take days.

The speed upgrade applies to everything, job, hobbies, date time, atone/flirt cool down, etc.

“I remain in constant anticipation that you will want to perform explorative research on me” -Fumi

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My take

The game is fun but the waiting get annoying real fast, luckily you can pay for a speed boost or restart with a bonus speed multiplier. With all that, the hobbies take forever to get to a high level. Just so you know getting the wizard job will take like a trillion years even with the best stuff. Still I recommend trying it out and since it’s still in development they will probably fix that issues at some point.

So hot stuff! What are you waiting for give crush crush some love and try it out.

Play Crush Crush NOW !

Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II, or CK2 for the fan, is a medieval political intrigue simulation. Like galactic civilization from my previous post, it’s a 4x (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate), but instead of managing a space civilization, you’re a noble from the middle age, you can chose to be the lowly noble or the King of France. The beauty of it is that when you die you play the heir of your primary title. Which mean that even if you get killed in combat or assassinated you get to play your heir and can revenge your father or make amends and marry his oldest daughter then assassinate his only son so your heir gets their kingdom.

The game is a sandbox which means there no specific goal but there an underlying one, is to increase your dynasty influence. Your goal can be start a lowly count in Ireland and become the said king of Ireland or play the Byzantine empire and plot the reestablish the Roman Empire.

Like I said before the death of your character doesn’t mean its game over, you get to play your heir (as long its from your House) which can be your eldest son, an elected heir by your vassal or the eldest relative depending on your succession law.

The depth of the game come from all the scheming that can goes unnoticed and then blew right under your nose. A powerful duke married his son to the only daughter of another duke, which you only realized when he died and his grandson has both duchy with 80% of your troops and he doesn’t like you. You are at war with a lowly count only to find out he married his daughter to a prince of the holy roman empire and now there 30k on the shore of whales. You can assassinate that imbecile son so your genius son might get the throne.

The historical period and character are reproduced astonishingly well. From the important historical character like Offa or William and the name and place of counties and duchy or the bubonic plague of the Late Middle Ages, as you can see the immersion is total.

There so much to say about the game the play style, the way each religion and region can be played differently, the mod (there an excellent Game of throne and elder scroll one).

The game might be a little expensive with all the mod but grab it on sale on steam and you should be fine.

More info:

CK2 Official Site

I wasn’t really active gaming wise in 2015, having a kids take a bit of a toll on everything. But I manage to play some new games, most of them came out before 2015 but I want to showcase them for you anyway.

Galactic civilization II

Galactic civilization II

GC II is a space strategy game set in the 23rd century, when multiple alien civilizations, including Terrans, scramble to conquer the galaxy, planet by planet, by force, diplomacy, influence (culture), or technology.

GC2 is an old game from 2006 but I bought it for next to nothing in a steam sale in 2014 when Galactic civilization 3 came out. I love those kind of simulate the world kind of game like Civilization, Romance of three kingdoms (the SNES one), Master of Orion.

This game looked like a good knock off master of Orion, a game I played awhile ago that really liked.

The game is notable for its artificial intelligence, which is challenging without being given resources and abilities not available to the player, as is common in the majority of strategy games. The game like civ and other game of that genre, you build your galactic civilization from the instant it’s got the engine to do interstellar travel and you build it from there. There 4 primary axis to build around, military, economic, science and culture.

From there you try to create alliance and exchange resources, technologies with other civ or threaten them with your mighty military power. They are multiple way to win the game like a military victory is when all other nations are wiped out, a science victory is when you got to a specific tech that makes you win the game. A cultural victory is when your influence in the galaxy is more than 75% for a certain time, there are other mean that you can win to like by ascending to be a divine being (not sure) or by a diplomatic victory. 

With 35 hours played, which is about 2-3 play through depending of the size of the map and the difficulty. I did all the most of the way to win, It’s pretty cool when you’re building huge ship to attack other planet.

Hearthstone

That game need no presentation but allow me to tell my how I jumped in the bandwagon. I joined late on this one, but some of my old friends I used to play magic with convinced me to give it a try. And I was actually quite surprised by it. It’s seem well balanced enough if you have enough cards, it seems well designed enough that old card from the first editions are still playable.

The quest mechanic allows players to gain gold and buy pack or adventure even if they don’t have money, making it possible to rise even if you don’t spend a dime. In the Arena you just need to pay 100 gold or 1.99 and from there only luck and your deck building skill will allow you to progress since you build the card from what they give you and not all card are equal.

The brawl is another great way to get card, they sometime give you a deck and you play on equal terms against other players. The first win in brawl will give you a free pack.

However it’s get frustrating quickly if you don’t have all the card or at least not a lot of rare one. You get hit the face by the god damns $%*@ Dr.Boom every time, talk about op or you get one shot by a rogue because they got that rare card that cost 0 and reduce the cost of another spell.

And like on all ladder once you rank high enough it seem that you only win 50% of your game.

Ironclad Tactic

Ironclad Tactic

The game takes place in an alternate history at the onset of the American Civil War where robot-like "ironclad" machines are used alongside human troops by both sides in the war. The game incorporates elements of collectible card games, whereby the player constructs a deck of cards earned from previous matches for the deployment, outfitting, and tactics of human and ironclad tropes to achieve specific victory conditions. The game features single player and co-operative multiplayer campaign modes as well as skirmishes between two players.

Another steam sale with my money well spent, I haven’t played that much this one but I really like the concept. The alternate history where you have mech in the civil war it’s actually pretty neat. The collectible part is well balance has well. The way the story is told is through a comic style between each battle. This game is definitely worth a try.



And my favorite game I’ve played in 2015 was … see the answer in next post.

                                                                 FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper

. . . there was a kingdom. Its glory was measured in magic and art,and above all else, stories.

The records of the Great Chronicle are the foundation of all order and balance.

To preserve these stories, the record keepers used powerful magic to bind them in paintings of great beauty.

The Opera House, Midgar, Zanarkand . . .

All these records of stories past were kept safe within the Royal Archives.

Until one day a dark force clouds the magical tapestries and you are tasked with entering the tapestries to reenact historical events from the various Final Fantasy games.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper is an iOS/Android game where you must replay the event of the game (only the battle actually) with characters from old final fantasy games. You build your team from all the characters you recruited and  equip them to either venture in the dungeon of each Final Fantasy or do the daily event (ginding) to get extra exp, gold, orbs and sometime your can do special event, that give big reward like new characters, lv break, rare equipment and ability.

The combat system is the old school ATB where your character can attack when the ATB gauge is filled.

Your Team

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Building your team is the fun part, You get to create a party of your liking from your favorite characters and have them fight against enemies from different games. However getting equipment and abilities can be tedious at best.

Equipment is found either in dungeon (cheap equipment) or in relic draw, where your spend your precious mithril to get the real stuff.  Abilities are created and honed via the orbs you find while doing battle and event. Less frustrating than equipment to get but higher level orb are so rare and you need so much that it seems to take forever to have a decent 4 time level 5 ability.

Each character have different level of ability they can use, character from actual Final Fantasy game tend to be better than generic class. For example, my Lulu at level 36 at more magic power than a level 50 black mage.

Grinding in dungeons and event with your precious stamina

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The game use the same social game gimmicky stamina systems, where you need to come back later when your stamina is empty. You can increase stamina by doing regular and elite dungeons. On the other hand, Event will get you character, equipment, orbs and material.

FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper battle

My personal impression

I’m actually hook because of the nostalgia, but the game get really tedious quickly. Honestly if it’s wasn’t Final Fantasy I would have drop it awhile ago. It’s require so much grinding, and the only way to obtain go items is by using the relic draw with mithril or gem (paid currency). I actually was able to have a decent character by getting Red XII ultimate weapon with the trine soul break. He was in every team until I manage to build other characters.

Verdict

For FF fanboy/girl: Play it

Others: Stay away…

FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper almost dead

Link

FFRK Wiki

I’m a little late in the new (Axiom was out on may 14th & HoL was out on the 26) But I though I should do a follow up on those game since I’ve wrote about it in the past

Axiom Verge

I’ve did a quick post on Axiom Verge back in 2012, I didn’t had much info at the time except that it’s looks like Billy from “Contrat” knocked up Samus from “Metroid” and 2 years later we have “Axiom Verge”. The game look amazing and if you a fan of one of the classic plateformer you will love that one.

“Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge.”

News

Axiom Verge – A hit Action and Exploration Platformer coming to Steam May 14th! – Indieretronews.com

Steam Page – Steam

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Heroes of Loot

Another game I’ve talked in the past albeit more recently. Back in January 2014, Heroes of loot was released on mobile device and had the great pleasure to play the free version on my phone. Heroes of loot is a dungeon crawler that look a lot like like the classic Gauntlet. Even the heroes are the same, the good old tank warrior, the wizard, the sexy Valkyrie and the long range elvish Archer (or Ranger) but you can unlock new characters by playing.

If beating up monster to death in a endless dungeon is your thing, Heroes of Loot should hit the mark for you.

News:

Dungeon Crawling Priorities: Heroes of Loot – Indiegames.com

Steam page – Steam

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I’m happy to learn that Final Fantasy IV sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, will be released on steam on May 12th.

Personally Final Fantasy IV, one of the most cherished game of my childhood. I loved the game so much that sometime at school I would plan in my notebook I would rise my level to beat those mad ogres to get that elixir chest sooner, even though I wouldn’t use that elixir before the final battle. So I’m happy it’s coming to steam but if you are following my channel you know that it’s already available on mobile.

The After Years follows the original cast 17 year after Final Fantasy IV ended. There are with some additional characters that are introduced including Cecil and Rosa son. It received the same 3D remake that Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV received on the Nintendo DS & iOS.

If you’re a fan of the first and you want to play it on your PC, this game is a definitive grab.

Related:

Final Fantasy V & IV The After Years: back on tablet and mobile

I’m a big Futurama fan and I came across two retro futurama game on indies retro news, both a work in progress hopefully a playable version soon. Here are our two contenders:

Futurama – The Adventure Game

 

The title is not the official one and the game is being Developed by Arjon van Dam on the MS-DOS group, with backdrops and no actual game play as of yet. Will be very similar to games such as Kings Quest and Space Quest but with text speech in a style of Lucasarts. So far many of the images are backdrop try outs, with many of the rooms being created from the TV series, such as the Planet Express Headquarters.

Source & more screenshot at indieretronews

Futurama Professor Vetus I presume

Futurama Professor Vetus I presume have maniac mansion, king quest look from the 90s, The game will be free with around 100 playable rooms, open world with space travels, enemies, playable characters such as Fry and much more. It could well be the ultimate fan based adventure for Futurama fans across the globe. The game is currently being developed in Spanish but according to the dev blog it will be translated in English too.

Source & more screenshot/Vid at indieretronews

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How to get Kyu

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Kyu is the sexy sex fairy that guide you through the game. After seeing you getting it on with other girl she want some piece of the action. Here how to get her.

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To unlock Kyu you have to get five hearts on one girl and complete the sex mini-game on said girl unlocking their sex scenes. After this you will wake-up the next day and instead of being greeted by the person you’ve gotten’ laid with you will be greeted by Kyu, she will tell you that she wants to date you as well.

How to get Momo

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Momo is a sweet cat girl that super playful, she ask all questions about cat and how to take care of them but where does she hide ? Turn out Momo is quite esoterical to get.

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You need to buy the bag of goldfish from the gift store and when you’re at the park or beach, just throw it to the trash. When you leave to see another girl, Momo will appear, and ask if you want the fish. After a few dialogue options, say “I’d love to bring you home.” and she will be added to the huniebee. You can also pick one of the other choices, as the plot in this game is entirely railroaded.

How to get Celeste

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Celeste is a celestial being (thus the name Celeste) who just want to hook up on earth, she all blue and like to talk about space. She actually the one I had the hardest time to get because it’s not really intuitive to found her.

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First you need to get a weird device, you get the device when giving Kyu your porn magazine. Once you got the weird device, Give it to a girl on the beach at night and she’ll refuse it. Once you try to leave, Celeste will appear.

How to get the goddess of love Venus

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The goddess of love herself have noticed you and want to see what all the fuss is about. To get Venus to consider even showing up to meet you, you need to take each of the main girls home at least once, and she’ll automatically appear in your bedroom. She’ll then tell you that she is your “Final Challenge” and that you must prove yourself worthy of dating her (which no human has ever accomplished).

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The kickstarter success Hunnie pop, is an adult game in which the objective is for your character to date and eventually bed up to ten (not counting hidden characters, Momo, Celest and the godly hot Venus) female anime-style women. There is some nudity and NSFW part (even in the steam version). If you have issue with that style of game or NSFW stuff, you should probably avoid it.

Ok so lets get to it ! Hunnie pop is a what happen when a puzzle game meet a dating sim with a pinch of RPG & NSFW element.

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The plot yeah, they’re not much but here it is.

Your character start in a hotel bar during the night, when suddenly you are interrupted by Kyu "The love fairy". In short she explains that you’re pretty useless at picking up chicks and offers to help. The game has two part to it, the dating part, where you go out and meet girl, ask question about themselves, give them gif,  buy them food & drink. The other part happens when you ask the girls to go on a date, you are taken to a new scenery where how well you perform on your date is determine how you play a Candy crush/bejeweled style puzzle game.

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It’s a typical match 3 where you to make rows of 3 or more "tokens" each of these have a different value depending on what girl you "out on a date" with. You can get special item that you use during the date to help you. Each successful date will increase the difficulty of the next puzzle that you are given. As you complete more and more dates the "Females" will send you random pictures of their daily routine, pretty normal stuff at first but those picture wills get more steamy after each successful date. Enjoy cute pictures with imaginative pose of them to picture of in the shower doing "naughty" things.

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Your enjoyment of this game will ultimately boil down to how much you like games like Bejeweled since that’s really the main thrust of the game (no pun intended). The dating sim aspects are somewhat weak and mostly there to string together the various game levels for each girl and give you power ups. The story is probably the weakest part of the game, you don’t go much into knowing the girl except than filling a category in their profile. They are hidden character and yes you can bang the fairy.

Note that this game is one of the  "first game" that was funded via Kickstarter (It was Kickstarted back in November 2013) .  I was happily surprise of this game, and liked it’s adorable part, great art, and fantastic soundtrack and voice acting was worth the $10 I paid for it. Give it a try.