Bad video game misbehaved. I really did not enjoy it whatsoever. I see what Konami attempted to do there (produce a woman’s variation of Tokimeki Remembrance, which they eventually managed with the Lady’s Side series), however Meine Liebe simply pulls.
You play a lady in a high-school in the imaginary nation of Kuchen around 1937. The time setting is meaningless due to the fact that you don’t do anything you wouldn’t perform in a game set in 2015. Same with the pseudo-European setting.
Gameplay coincides school-going stat-raising stuff from the Tokimemo video games, simply seriously dumbed down so your stats go up in jumps and also bounds and also you’re over 200 in every little thing by the end of the game.
On weekends you call men as well as your girl close friends to ask them to socialize. Your gamer character has a frustrating ambiguous method of asking guys out– instead of merely saying “Hey, allow’s go to the woods” she’ll resemble “I have actually constantly intended to stroll with the woodland, however it’s as well unsafe for a delicate girl like me * hint hint *” Rrgh, no surprise she obtains declined 90 % of the moment. Point is, your friends/love interests don’t want to go out with you unless they like you, yet they won’t like you unless they go out with you, so it’s PARADOX. You basically have to ask and beg and call repeatedly once again and also hope you get fortunate. Plus any sort of affection you develop decreases extremely promptly so you have to keep dating the very same individuals and also ladies really frequently to maintain them satisfied, etc etc. Argh, so aggravating.
Your woman friends are particularly annoying since you obtain all these cutscenes as well as occasions where you men act all buddy-buddy, however you fail to associate them a few weeks straight and they begin spreading unsightly reports regarding you to all the miscellaneous (and also not just as soon as per video game yet every single time you make them crazy). Your love passion’s devotion for you will go down like a stone, months of job will be reversed as well as still your so-called “friends” will certainly pretend you individuals are besties permanently and ever before. It’s so … high school.
Sadly just straight up overlooking the females is not an alternative because a lot of individuals have some requirement where you have to stabilize the devotion levels in between male and female pals in order to get their charming ending, as revealed by the blue-pink bar in the screenshot here.
I chose not to trouble with all that nonsense and resigned myself to being forever alone, yet by some fluke of possibility I got Ludwig by obtaining him to like me and the rest women not to completely dislike my digestive tracts. In this supposedly ‘enchanting’ finishing, Ludwig refuses to claim he loves MC as well as it’s likely he will dispose her right away if it’s ever before politically prudent, but Konami states that’s enchanting so that am I to say?
Oh btw, merely FYI, Meine Liebe is practically a dating sim, as well as it does have huge amounts of dates in it, but that does not suggest the dates are any type of fun at all. Sure there are some good day places and also fascinating seasonal occasions, however the date conversations are terribly inadequate. The personalities don’t directly address anything you state to them, they simply have stock feedbacks instead along the lines of “I agree” “I differ” and also “What a horribly foolish point to claim” that they make use of for all circumstances. It doesn’t matter exactly what unique location you go to or just what witty feedback, they’re always visiting say the very same point and also respond in the exact very same method. I quit checking out eventually tbh.
Meine Liebe is an actually crappy game. Stat-raising is a joke, your female friends are unfriendly two-faced bovines, the individuals have absolutely nothing intriguing to say and aren’t that handsome, the dates aren’t fun to take place, if there’s an overarching story I don’t know exactly what it is, the terrific setup is wasted, etc etc. Unsatisfactory experience. Offer it a miss.