- Publisher: Kitfox Games
- Release Date: Aug 11, 2021
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Romance your swords:
- Date up to nine weapons, from dancing swords to heart-piercing daggers - Generated action-combat dunj and challenges! Stay sharp! - Various combat styles. For example, hit hard and dodge quickly with the dagger, or take on crowds with Lasersaber - Inclusive,Romance your swords:
- Date up to nine weapons, from dancing swords to heart-piercing daggers
- Generated action-combat dunj and challenges! Stay sharp!
- Various combat styles. For example, hit hard and dodge quickly with the dagger, or take on crowds with Lasersaber
- Inclusive, tasteful approach to gender and sexuality - male, female, and non-binary romance
- Let's get to the point: take your weapon-babes on romantic outings, such as to the club or the beach
For your summer job, you’re tasked with clearing the creatures in “the dunj”. Soon you discover weapons you find transform into cuties… and they’re SINGLE! (What a craaazy coincidence because you also happen to be up for grabs yourself.)
Spend the cash you earn on romantic outings to forge precious moments with your lovers and work together to clear the rampant monster infestations, because after all, a couple that slays together, stays together.
- Developer: Kitfox Games
- Genre(s): Role-Playing, Action RPG
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Positive: 8 out of 17
Mixed: 9 out of 17
Negative: 0 out of 17
Sep 14, 2021Boyfriend Dungeon is not only an enjoyable and inclusive dating sim dungeon crawler, but it’s also a thoughtful game on relationships. I had a nice time getting to know the variety of bladed partners, and I’m sure dating sim fans will enjoy it too. The Dunj delving might lack variety, but getting to know the characters is worth the effort. Whether you’re new to dating sims or a regular romancer, you’ll have a fun time in the dunj with your new fling.
Aug 24, 2021Bouncing between comical yet often heartfelt dating segments and double-entendre-laden dungeon crawling combat makes for a good genre fusion that stays enjoyable for the 5-10 hours it takes to complete. The action might not hold up to scrutiny and some aspects of the dating sim might not land well for you, but the sum of Boyfriend Dungeon’s parts is greater than its pieces. The elevator pitch of dating your weapons is still as silly and goofy now as it was when the game was first revealed.
Aug 31, 2021Boyfriend Dungeon‘s unlikely mix of dating sim and dungeon crawler charms more than it irks, letting you romance your way through many a dungeon. Is it over too quickly? Yes, but this heartfelt summer vacation is fun while it lasts.
Aug 16, 2021Boyfriend Dungeon is satisfying and very good at making you care about its weapon-people (and cat). The gameplay loop is among the most addictive I’ve seen, especially since it is constantly rewarding you with more scenes with its characters and opportunities to get stronger. Which does put a damper on the elements that aren’t quite perfect. Jesse and Olivia could have been handled better as NPCs, only having two dungeons right away makes it feels like things end too quickly, and I hated having to be the bigger person and keep dealing with an antagonist. That said, when the heavily teased additional characters and dungeon come out, I absolutely can’t wait to return to Verona Beach.
Dec 9, 2021I was addicted to Boyfriend Dungeon for the two days I played it. While the game is not without flaws, I do wish that it had been longer. While having multiple flings in Verona Beach was a delightful romp, it always felt like there should have been more content than there was. However, I had so much fun playing this game, even when it became uncomfortable I still felt compelled to see where the story would go and how the characters would develop. Boyfriend Dungeon is the right kind of weird that keeps you wanting just one more dungeon run, even when it stalls out on you way too early.
Aug 23, 2021Even if you end up missing the absent depth, the laid-back pace is a rewarding compensation. If only one-half of this mashup premise appeals to you, what you’re looking for may lie elsewhere. But if you’re looking to blend hacking, slashing, and smooching, Boyfriend Dungeon will be a perfect match.
Aug 16, 2021Why so many unsolicited relations and dialogues in this dating game? We are warned at the beginning, but obviously Boyfriend Dungeon is not interesting and logical to tolerate it.
Positive: 4 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 2 out of 6
Sep 6, 2022At a time where roguelites are becoming increasingly tiresome due to their inherent lack of design, it's fair to say that the best roguelitesAt a time where roguelites are becoming increasingly tiresome due to their inherent lack of design, it's fair to say that the best roguelites are the ones that circumvent that shortcoming, commonly by injecting another genre into the formula. As rhythm games, card games and Metroidvanias have become almost overused, one clever developer thought of a genius idea: a dating game.
Inclusivity is certainly the name of the game with Boyfriend Dungeon, allowing for relationships to be as intimate as you'd like. Some characters are non-binary, and the game allows you to date as you want to; polyamory is totally allowed, but you don't have to. Gameplay bounces between two simple ideas, one where the player goes on dates, and one where the player dives into simple combat in simple dungeons. While both ideas are perfectly fine in their own right, it's the combination of the two that makes Boyfriend Dungeon work so well, with dates unlocking new abilities for weapons in combat, and combat unlocking dates.
While there isn't a massive amount of content, I feel Boyfriend Dungeon has the perfect amount for a playthrough and then some. It was totally worth it for me just to experience all the characters in the way I wanted to.… Expand
Aug 18, 2021This is one of my favorite games this year. I'm also a proud backer of it on Kickstarter.
The characters are fun and decently developed,This is one of my favorite games this year. I'm also a proud backer of it on Kickstarter.
The characters are fun and decently developed, the dungeon gameplay is a lot of fun (similar-ish to Hades'), and the story is good enough to rely on fun character interactions. It also fills a niche that doesn't really exist - a bisexual dating sim.
The game is short though and I wish there were more than 2 dungeons, because I enjoyed playing them so much.
I see no downside with paying $20 for it. If you have it on Game Pass without an extra cost, there is no downside. Go play it!… Expand
Aug 28, 2021The game is very short and the gameplay is rather limited but Boyfriend Dungeon knocks the character writing out of the park. All romanceableThe game is very short and the gameplay is rather limited but Boyfriend Dungeon knocks the character writing out of the park. All romanceable characters feel human and relatable, even the cat??? Even The Cat. The gameplay is really easy for a longtime gamer, but in that sense it is also accessible to a wider audience, which is phenomenal, because as a transgender woman that does trans psychology research it is deeply gratifying to see nonbinary characters done this well in a video game for the first time. Hell, in any narrative altogether!
The only downer in the narrative is that while you can be polyamarous, it is rarely a thing that is brought up between lovers. You'd expect them to have more to say, or to interact with each other!
In summation, the game could be longer and have more mechanical depth, but if you come for the dating sim, it is succinct and incredible.… Expand
Dec 17, 2021Elevator pitch time… so what if the goal was to make a game that fully embraces and meshes together intense slashing roguelike combat and… aElevator pitch time… so what if the goal was to make a game that fully embraces and meshes together intense slashing roguelike combat and… a dating sim?!? Yeah, I know, right… these things just seem to naturally belong together, for sure. Despite the clash in styles, and though not without some flaws, I have to throw my hat off to the folks at Kitfox Games for putting earnest effort into getting both right in parallel, not obviously neglecting the quality of one for the other and making their genre-bending only a half-hearted effort. The definite risk is that while it does a good job on both ends of the spectrum it wouldn’t necessarily stand up to the best in the genre on either side. Particularly on the roguelike action side since the combat, though decent, isn’t as fluid and varied per weapon to the level that other games in the eShop have set the bar to, but it’s certainly enough to keep you entertained. The only other criticism I would have is that conceptually wanting to have the best weapon for you in dungeons can put you on a very different path from who you want to get to work with romantically, so when this is in conflict it can make things a bit weird, even if the dialogue generally allows you to keep the tone and mood under control to a degree. It’s a weird one, for sure, but it works surprisingly well on the whole.
Sep 16, 2021I played this game with an open mind, but by trying to make this game inclusive, it has segregated probably the most popular player base,I played this game with an open mind, but by trying to make this game inclusive, it has segregated probably the most popular player base, which are heterosexual males. I am all for inclusivity, but not belonging to a different group, the dialogue was terrible and many times made me feel uncomfortable. There was no ability to just play the game and get past the constant "inclusiveness" being shoved down your throat that may actually isolate the player.
The gameplay itself is very basic roguelite gameplay that brings nothing new or exciting to the table. At this time I can I wouldn't recommend this game. There are much better out there for the same price. I gave it a 3 because its not worth playing, but it's also not glitchy or a cash grab or anything that makes it unplayable.… Expand
Aug 16, 2021This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is very short and the love interests don't feel all that great, the best story is with the cat and Rowan. There are only two dungeons, which is terrible if you want to level up all your weapons. One of the love interests also dumps you, no matter what you do. The poster boy won't even fall in love which I think is poor writing. I appreciate them being inclusive with pronouns and a variety of cast but the Glaive is the most annoying child I've ever had to talk to not to mention the bad guy is pathetic, he's a stalker that you have to interact with and he has no backbone at all. Nothing about him is scary and then in the boss fight you have to encourage him. I'm all for second chances but that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The boss fight is also one hit ko which isn't fun and just frustrating, it feels like they gave up on this game at the end.… Expand