Boyfriend Dungeon Assessment – Oh No, They Are Sizzling


Boyfriend Dungeon on PC

As an enormous fan of video games like Mass Impact and Dragon Age, I’ve at all times been a sucker for a recreation that may mix relationships and fight to make for an action-packed expertise. That’s precisely why I used to be so excited for Boyfriend Dungeon to launch.

Because the title dictates, Boyfriend Dungeon revolves round having gamers construct up relationships (Romantic or Platonic) with quite a few characters whereas additionally traversing harmful dungeons, that are known as Dunjs. The catch is that on this world, folks have the flexibility to show into weapons themselves, thus permitting you to wield and date your weapons.

Whereas it seems like a wierd idea, making folks into weapons is somewhat sensible, because it permits your character extra time to construct your relationship whereas additionally including in a little bit of motion. The extra you combat with weapons within the recreation, the stronger you every develop, unlocking new talents alongside the way in which. With the intention to truly expertise and develop these bonds, although, your character has to satisfy folks.

As Boyfriend Dungeon begins, your character is launched to quite a few eligible singles, every of which accommodates their very own distinctive personalities which might be typically mirrored of their weapon type. A easy instance of that is how Pocket the cat takes the type of Brass Knuckles which might be like claws. Due to this, there are a selection of various weapon variations focusing on every thing from long-ranged assaults to chain harm that incentivizes making an attempt out new characters.

The great factor is that the sport encourages you to swap out these weapons, no matter which character you could be courting. For instance, simply because I used to be fascinated with pursuing Valeria romantically, it doesn’t imply that I wanted to make use of her particularly when clearing out Dunjs.

Certain, you’re capable of degree up your relationships and unlock new dates in case you use particular characters within the Dunj, however the recreation additionally has items you could purchase utilizing cash you earn in them to extend that stat as nicely. As such, I normally ended up switching out weapons to attempt them out at any time when I unlocked new characters.

It turned fairly clear to me somewhat shortly which of them had been extra highly effective than the others, as I tended to depend on Seven and Pocket for many of my fight wants. Sadly, there isn’t actually an excessive amount of to the preventing in Boyfriend Dungeon because the recreation solely has two totally different areas with solely a handful of ranges in every.

This wouldn’t essentially be a difficulty if battles had been difficult, however Boyfriend Dungeon turns into tremendous simple as soon as your relationship standing with loads of the weapons will increase. I barely took any harm as soon as I received Seven to degree 4, as the mixture of his vary, chained lightning, and space of impact was an excessive amount of for enemies, even bosses. On account of this, it solely took a few hours earlier than I used to be capable of filter out each the Verona Mall and La Rosa Dunjs.

As the sport was marketed extra as a courting sim, I didn’t actually have too huge of a difficulty with fight being a bit extra relaxed, if I’m trustworthy. I actually wished to deal with attending to know which character I vibed with most. Fortunately, Boyfriend Dungeon has some strong decisions.

Valeria, Seven, Rowan, Issac, and Sawyer all had lovable and attention-grabbing character traits, every boasting their very own distinctive tales alongside them. Whether or not it was Seven making an attempt to determine what to do together with his profession or Issac coping together with his megalomaniac of a father, there was one thing enjoyable about nearly each character in Boyfriend Dungeon.

With that stated, I did have points with how the sport approached sure issues with reference to its characters and relationships. The most important one revolved round wanting to simply be associates with loads of the romance choices.

Whereas Boyfriend Dungeon states you could play your complete recreation platonically, that doesn’t cease it from feeling like its characters are forcing themselves upon you. One character, specifically, Sunder, was actually annoying, as he simply comes off as an general sleezebag.

On account of his character, I made a decision that I didn’t need to have something to do with romancing him however was cool with nonetheless occurring “dates” to uncover his story and see what he was about. Regardless of going about issues platonically, Sunder would nonetheless at all times hit on me, no matter what number of instances I stated no.

Finally, this results in a dialog the place you get throughout to him that no means no, however the lead-up to the state of affairs is irritating. Though I by no means wished to pursue issues with him, there have been many conditions the place I used to be solely given choices that also gave the slightest concept that I would need to give him an opportunity. It felt like I used to be backed right into a nook with Sunder up till a sure level, and I didn’t prefer it.

Even characters like Seven and Isaac felt a little bit too lovey-dovey with my character after letting them know that I simply wished to be associates, so I wasn’t an enormous fan of who the platonic aspect of issues was written. Simply the worst little bit of the sport, although, was that your complete plot hinged round you speaking to a personality that was a stalker.

From the leap, Eric’s character comes off as a creepy good man, as he over-texts, gaslights, and even insults folks near you. On account of this, I merely ignored him and went on different dates. Sadly, it’s unattainable to simply go about like he doesn’t exist. As a substitute, Boyfriend Dungeon requires you to answer his texts to progress the narrative.

Certain, you possibly can no less than be impolite to him with the responses, however it appeared like a mistake to make your complete important storyline development focus on a personality that nobody was going to need to work together with. To not point out he solely actually turns into an issue to a few of your folks after his creation actually tries to kill you.

In actuality, there ought to have been an possibility to inform him to go away the second he calls your cousin Jesse a loser. As a substitute, you need to put up with this good man all through your complete recreation. Possibly that may be a lesson in how courting is full of all these folks, however it isn’t one thing I anticipated or wished in Boyfriend Dungeon.

When all is alleged and accomplished, I used to be fairly happy with my general expertise with Boyfriend Dungeon when the tip of the summer season rolled. The writing was strong, and I ended up caring about loads of the relationships that had been fashioned. It’s only a disgrace that the considerably missing fight and points with a few the characters and conditions come up that find yourself bogging the sport down a bit.

Boyfriend Dungeon Critic Review

Reviewer: Andrew McMahon | Copy supplied by Writer.