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Monster Loves You! for Nintendo Switch

Monster Loves You! is a text adventure/simulation game for the Nintendo Switch in which you create a monster through the choices you select. Yes, there are pictures in the game but they are not as important as the dialogue and descriptions. There are no animations in Monster Loves You at all. Monster Loves You! is a different kind of game for the Nintendo Switch…but is it a good one?

Monster Loves You! is not like any game I’ve played on the Switch. The only game that I can think of thats similar is Star Story: The Horizon Escape. However that game had turn-based combat and some animated movement. Monster Loves You has neither.

There are some kid friendly drawings in this game for the monster headquarters, such as caves and towns. And these pictures will change whenever your monster goes to a new place. Unfortunately, these new places are covered up by big description/dialogue boxes and so you never get to see what they totally look like. The upper and lower part of the picture are the only things visiable. At least until you get back to the monster headquarters of the moment.

Its too bad that the boxes are so big. I understand wanting them to be readable because all of the action takes place in those boxes but why they even bothered changing backgrounds is a mystery.

I do wish this game had some kind of animated combat or at least the boxes were above the characters instead of just hanging in the air. Monster Loves You! is so boring visually.

Although, the game doesn’t get much more interesting with the dialogue or descriptions. Some of the choices you make in this game are sort of interesting and some of them are not. There is a lot of choices to be made, with different outcomes and endings. You could replay this game a lot if you want, though Monster Loves You is a very short game each time.

I’m not sure why you’d want to replay this game though. I wouldn’t say that Monster Loves You! is the worst game I’ve ever played. It looks like a lot of work went into the text adventure portion of the game and if you like text adventures and monsters, you may find something to like. I just found Monster Loves You to be very boring. There are a lot of missed opportunities here.

With some animation or at least dialogue boxes that came out of characters and drawings we could actually see, Monster Loves You! might have been a good game, not a great one though.

Another important thing to note is that I’m not sure who Monster Loves You is aimed at. The drawings would make you think its kids game but there are some choices to be made that don’t seem too kid friendly. The game is rated T for Teen. I don’t think teenagers would be interested in this game though!

Monster Loves You! gets a 5.0 out of 10. If you’re bored and like text adventures a lot, you might find something to like here. I can’t promise it though.

A digital code was provided for this review. Monster Loves You! is currently available on the Nintendo Switch eshop.


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Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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