|a game by||Perfect Garbage|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||RPGs, Dating Simulator, Cyberpunk Games, Games Where Choices Matter|
Visual novels are a fan favorite the world over, but many of them can fall into the repetition of telling the same story in the same way. Love Shore breaks away from the same old grind and brings a fresh new look to the world of visual novels with its striking visuals and engaging plotline.
Love Shore is a striking, diverse Cyberpunk novel that explores queer relationships with a new angle. By making everyone in a world queer to begin with, it frees them to discuss their relationships without that aspect of them being a character twist. Through normalcy, it allows these characters to grow.
Of course, there’s much more to Love Shore than merely this one part. This Cyberpunk tale focuses on two characters with a very serious problem—they’re “S. Humans.” After a fertility crisis for natural humans, cyborgs were invented so that these people could still have children.
These cyborgs were periodically upgraded to mimic growth, and to think and act just like humans. Unfortunately, they were largely shunned and segregated after adulthood because they were not, in fact, human. In terms of the dating aspects, it seems to be a cyber punk version of When The Night Comes, with the same ultra-diverse cast.
True variety in dates
Although this visual novel has a rich backstory, it also has a dating aspect. The options for who you can date are extremely diverse, including an older woman, a cis man, a trans-woman, and more. Just as there is a wide variety of people to date, there’s also a wide range of storylines that follow them.
It’s refreshing to see a dating sim/romance novel where there is more to life than one particular type of relationship. The game also showcases people of color, which is a refreshing change for an often white-washed genre.
Detailed city changes as time progresses
The city you find yourself in is specifically for S. Humans. It’s beautifully detailed, and changes depending on whether it is night or day. As you roam the city, you’ll be given choices that will change the plot. You can run from your past or seize your future. Blend in with the city or destroy it.
The writers made an effort to make as many ‘good’ decisions as bad ones, so that the plot is less a single overarching narrative and more a variety of choices. Live how you want to live and see what happens.
Love Shore has not been released yet, so it is difficult to determine if there are any glitches or problems with the game. From what we can see through demos, interviews, and released content it appears to be a character rich visual novel, with little known about the plot line.
With so much focus on the characters over the plot, it’s hard to tell whether this will be as exciting as it appears, but we can hope that it is a solid game with a story as rich as the diversity.
- Beautiful Graphics
- Catchy music
- Diverse characters
Download Love Shore
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP