Spirited Heart PC

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  • Summary: Spirited Heart is a fantasy life sim game. You'll be able to create your alter ego choosing from 3 races: Human, Elf and Demon. Each race has different starting attributes, and unique dialogues and events, so if you play with a different race you'll see different in-game situations.

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    Spirited Heart is a fantasy life sim game. You'll be able to create your alter ego choosing from 3 races: Human, Elf and Demon. Each race has different starting attributes, and unique dialogues and events, so if you play with a different race you'll see different in-game situations.

    After you have named your character, you'll have to decide her starting location between: Farmer, Artist, General and Noble. Each location has unique advantages and disadvantages, but most importantly the character creation will be based on lots of different events, each one with multiple choices. Each choice will influence your character skills.
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  1. Jul 2, 2013
    4
    I play a lot of dating sim games but I didn't really like this one. There is very little freedom. All you can do is work or rest, so you justI play a lot of dating sim games but I didn't really like this one. There is very little freedom. All you can do is work or rest, so you just spam work and rest when your character refuses to work. You can't buy anything or explore anywhere. You train your primary skills in basic jobs until you can enter advanced jobs. You meet characters as random events while you work, but it's a little bit inflexible. For example, to meet the person I romanced, I had to work a particular job until I met him 3 times, but then to meet him more you have to start doing an advanced job that has completely different skills than the basic job taught you. And it's not really something you'd know unless you looked it up.

    There are non-romantic random events too. Most of them were negative and took away some stats/money from me, but some of the in-job events were fun and depended on which option you pick.

    Though, about a third of the way through a game a person told me I would get one wish if I became an expert in a completely different skill than I had trained. When I finished it, the game ended by itself and I didn't get an ending with the romance I picked, and I was pretty annoyed.

    The art is pretty nice, but the game is very simple and while I liked the romances they were very short (I think I got 8 events to complete my romance, then you just spam to spend time with them until the 'bar' is full...

    It is an expensive game (£12.99+ without the expansion pack) so I definitely would not recommend it.
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  2. Oct 9, 2014
    2
    I remember playing the demo and liking it, deciding to get the full game. I have no idea what happened between the demo and the fullI remember playing the demo and liking it, deciding to get the full game. I have no idea what happened between the demo and the full version... In the demo, the game was better paced and it felt like I had some degree of control over my character's fate. I never felt rushed to romance a guy or be forever doomed to spinsterhood. The tax system was much better implemented -- while it did fluctuate, it never felt unfair. With jobs and learning skills, I recall a minigame being implemented: you select some dice and if you didn't go over a certain number you got some money or skill points depending on the number. Of course, you could lose some as well. The backgrounds felt like they had more impact on character creation.

    The full version, for whatever reason, lacked all of this. Or rather, it did have some of these, albeit they were utterly butchered. Skills would be gained and lost for little to no reason. Taxes went from reasonable (with some fluctuation) to taking nearly half of your money. The game rushed me to find someone with perhaps less time than in the demo, yet I HAD to spend a lot of time getting skills and working a job since I had to deal with the taxes. I had no control over learning skills or earning more money, and in three different playthroughs it felt like the game was against me with losing skills or making barely enough money to scrape by only to have it taken away. What's the point of the dating mechanic if I have the game working against me to get to the dating part?

    If you're looking for a romance game, I would pass on Spirited Heart. There are better otome games out there worth your time that won't make you feel like it utterly hates you. I would also recommend the demo instead. It may cut off at a point, but it's far superior to the final product.
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