Boyfriend Dungeon Assessment – Oh No, They Are Sizzling

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Boyfriend Dungeon on PC

As an enormous fan of video games like Mass Impact and Dragon Age, I’ve all the time been a sucker for a sport 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 referred to as Dunjs. The catch is that on this world, folks have the power to show into weapons themselves, thus permitting you to wield and date your weapons.

Whereas it seems like an odd idea, making folks into weapons is moderately good, 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 sport, the stronger you every develop, unlocking new talents alongside the best way. With a purpose 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 incorporates their very own distinctive personalities which might be typically mirrored of their weapon kind. A easy instance of that is how Pocket the cat takes the type of Brass Knuckles which might be like claws. Because of this, there are a variety of various weapon variations focusing on all the pieces from long-ranged assaults to chain injury that incentivizes attempting out new characters.

Boyfriend Dungeon

The good factor is that the sport encourages you to swap out these weapons, no matter which character you might be courting. For instance, simply because I used to be all in favour of 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 if you happen to use particular characters within the Dunj, however the sport additionally has items which you could purchase utilizing cash you earn in them to extend that stat as effectively. As such, I normally ended up switching out weapons to strive them out each time I unlocked new characters.

It turned fairly clear to me moderately shortly which of them have 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 sport solely has two totally different areas with solely a handful of ranges in every.

This wouldn’t essentially be a problem if battles have been difficult, however Boyfriend Dungeon turns into tremendous simple as soon as your relationship standing with plenty of the weapons will increase. I barely took any injury as soon as I bought 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. Resulting from this, it solely took a few hours earlier than I used to be capable of filter each the Verona Mall and La Rosa Dunjs.

As the sport was marketed extra as a courting sim, I didn’t actually have too large of a problem with fight being a bit extra relaxed, if I’m sincere. I actually needed to concentrate on attending to know which character I vibed with most. Fortunately, Boyfriend Dungeon has some stable selections.

Valeria, Seven, Rowan, Issac, and Sawyer all had lovable and fascinating character traits, every boasting their very own distinctive tales alongside them. Whether or not it was Seven attempting 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 mates with plenty of the romance choices.

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


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

Ultimately, this results in a dialog the place you get throughout to him that no means no, however the lead-up to the scenario is irritating. Despite the fact that I by no means needed 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 just a little too lovey-dovey with my character after letting them know that I simply needed to be mates, 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 the complete plot hinged round you speaking to a personality that was a stalker.

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

Certain, you may not less than be impolite to him with the responses, nevertheless it appeared like a mistake to make the complete essential 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 mates after his creation actually tries to kill you.

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

When all is alleged and carried out, I used to be fairly glad with my general expertise with Boyfriend Dungeon when the tip of the summer season rolled. The writing was stable, and I ended up caring about plenty of the relationships that have been shaped. 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.

Assessment Block

Boyfriend Dungeon

Boyfriend Dungeon Critic Review
Reviewer: Andrew McMahon | Copy offered by Writer.

Professionals

  • Stable characters, backstories, and relationships.
  • Integrating relationship ranges and scenes into fight.
  • Loads of weapon variation.

Cons

  • Solely two Dunjs and a handful of ranges makes for little or no fight.
  • Platonic friendships don’t really feel platonic in components.
  • Having a stalker play a big position within the story.
Launch Date
August 11, 2021
Developer
Kitfox Video games
Writer
Kitfox Video games
Consoles
Nintendo Swap, Xbox One, PC

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