I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin' Good Dating Simulator Image
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  • Summary: I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin' Good Dating Simulator follows you, a promising culinary student, as you try to date your classmate, Colonel Sanders. Throughout your journey, you'll be faced with life-changing decisions that will affect your chances of friendship and love. ButI Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin' Good Dating Simulator follows you, a promising culinary student, as you try to date your classmate, Colonel Sanders. Throughout your journey, you'll be faced with life-changing decisions that will affect your chances of friendship and love. But be careful! Your choices have real consequences with real animated characters' feelings at stake.

    Do you have what it takes to survive culinary school? Will Colonel Sanders choose you to be his business partner? Or maybe even so much more? Find out in the most finger lickin' good dating simulator ever createda game that KFC actually made.

    Features:
    - 9 lovable characters
    - Multiple hours of play-through
    - Dateable Colonel Sanders
    - A secret ending! Shh!
    - Secret recipes! Double Shh!
    - Cooking battles
    - Battle battles
    - Earn a degree from a fictional culinary school
    - 11 Herbs and Spices
    - Cute miniature food
    - Officially created by KFC. No, really
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Sep 27, 2019
    80
    A short, devoid of any really serious game changing choices, or any long term progression. It is, however, a gorgeously constructed distraction.
  2. Oct 4, 2019
    50
    I Love You Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator is fun for a free laugh, but will bore visual novel veterans with its one-note supporting cast. Stay for the art style, but feel free to grab your chicken to go if you’re in a hurry for something else.
  3. Sep 30, 2019
    40
    The idea of dating the figurehead of KFC is a novel one, but I Love You, Colonel Sanders! is a joke with no punchline. Dipping into the absurd is fine, but the lack of follow-through makes this visual novel drier than the fast food chain’s biscuits.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    30
    What could you really expect from a fast food advertisement in the form of a visual novel? For what it is, you’ll get about an hour of humorous — but not hilarious — story to experience. You may learn a little bit about KFC’s founder as well. But more than anything else, the game’s detailed artwork of KFC menu items may make you want to go to the fast food establishment. By that metric, the game is a success. But as a visual novel, you’d easily be able to play something much better than I Love You, Colonel Sanders for free or just a few dollars.
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  1. Sep 24, 2019
    I came away from I Love You, Colonel Sanders confused more than anything. It’s not actively hostile to the genre, but also doesn’t take the genre seriously enough to be funny to fans of it.
  2. Sep 24, 2019
    KFC and developer Psyop are using the dating sim purely for the “what the f.ck” factor of dating a fast food mascot, which feels acceptable in what’s sometimes considered a “wacky” genre anyway, at least, at times, in mainstream coverage. It plays into a “weird thing from Japan” trope, which is something the developers call on — though not explicitly — to explain away the many unearned weird things that happen in I Love You, Colonel Sanders!, like a spork monster and the culinary student that’s literally a kitchen appliance.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Oct 20, 2019
    10
    A masterpiece on the dating sim genre, this game will make you have some intense feelings and I want to eat KFC now.
  2. Sep 24, 2019
    10
    i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. ii really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. i really want KFC now. Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2020
    10
    I never knew I wanted this so badly. It ain't homo if its the Colonel right? I'd totally eat the five dollar fill up with the many herbs andI never knew I wanted this so badly. It ain't homo if its the Colonel right? I'd totally eat the five dollar fill up with the many herbs and spices.

    This game is good due to it being an absolute trainwreck. A good kind though. Think of the best, most fun party you've been to, multiply that by a thousand, then send it to school and you've got Colonel Sanders.

    Its an Otome themed visual novel where you romance either the Colonel or a couple of other routes. Even if for the lulz, GET THIS GAME! IT IS FREE!
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  4. Apr 13, 2020
    10
    You all were too blind to see the power this game truly has, and now it is left in the dust.
  5. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    It is a KFC dating game full of references and the sexy Colonel Sanders, what more do you want?
  6. Mar 30, 2020
    8
    This game was much better than I expected.

    It actually has a plot and would make sense if it wasn't about KFC at all and was just a parody
    This game was much better than I expected.

    It actually has a plot and would make sense if it wasn't about KFC at all and was just a parody of cooking animes and absurd dating sims. It is also much longer than you would think a game meant to advertise a restaurant would be and you do have to put in effort to get the best ending.

    The message, "Food that is simple but well done is better than fancy food you can't actually eat", was also good and actually unique - honestly it is a message I could scream at the folks on baking shows that make cakes that shoot fire and are mostly fondant and icing that nobody could actually stomach.

    But it isn't perfect. The options are often limited or really obvious, except for one 'boss fight' where the 'right' combination that is needed for the best ending is borderline random. The game also tries a little too hard at the 'lol random' humor.

    But at the end of the day, it DID make me want to eat some KFC. This was surprisingly effective as an advertisement as well as as a game so it did its job.
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  7. Feb 8, 2021
    1
    For a game with a concept that involves dating Colonel Sanders it's incredibly boring and not really as funny as you would think it would be.For a game with a concept that involves dating Colonel Sanders it's incredibly boring and not really as funny as you would think it would be. It doesn't feel like a funny dating simulator it feels like a lazy KFC advertisement pandering towards weebs. Expand

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