Live the life of a Monster, from birth to elderhood and beyond, making decisions that affect the world of Monsters and Humans. You live in the village of Omen, and your favorite snack is the fingers of small children.
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Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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Live the life of a Monster, from birth to elderhood and beyond, making decisions that affect the world of Monsters and Humans.

You live in the village of Omen, and your favorite snack is the fingers of small children. As a Monster, you pop up in the most interesting places — what do you do when three angry bears discover a young child in their cabin? Or when you spy a wolf hunting down that woman with the red cloak?

As a Monsterling, your choices are simple ones. Do you chase those poor little mice (+1 Ferocity) or protect them from the dogs (+1 Kindness)? Do you come clean about that fungus your friends ate (+1 Honesty) or cover for them (+1 Bravery)? As a youth, your choices determine your personality.

But all youngins must grow up. Monsters and Humans have been at odds for centuries, and there are Human villages on the other side of the enchanted woods. When Human children get lost in those dark and winding thickets, do you terrorize them for fun (+1 Ferocity)? Do you help return them to Human civilization to prove that not all Monsters are to be feared and hated (+1 Kindness)? Or do you fatten them up for Human foie gras — a Monster delicacy? All this, to the backdrop of increasing tensions between Monster- and Humankind.

Key features:

  • Balance Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, Kindness, and Respect to wield political power.
  • Over 900 choices to make. Devour Little Red Riding Hood. Gobble up Hansel and Gretel. Eat the Three Little Pigs.
  • Encounter different adventures each time you play, with a dozen or so possible endings.
  • Bonus: Become a Neurosurgeon without having to attend medical school. That's value!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c capable
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: Sound card
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: Sound card
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB
    • Sound: Sound card
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Juldans
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
If you think it was difficult growing up as a human, just consider how it would have been growing up as a monster. Your life starts in a tank of slime and while growing up you gain different amounts of personality traits (bravery, cleverness, ferocity, honesty, and kindness) and the respect from other monsters based on the desicions you make as monsterling, adolescent and fully grown monster. If you are sufficiently respected you may continue your monster career as an elder, or you get recycled in the tank. You may even go on to achieve great accomplishments in the diplomatic interactions between monsters and men. You can write monster history!

Monster Loves You! is a cute little game, or rather a cute little interactive story, where the choices you make matters. It is very nice in small doses, but after a couple of lifetimes the little adventures you experience starts getting a bit repetitive. The same can be said about the music. It is interesting that the way some choices influence the personality are not immediately obvious, but that they start to make sense after a while when more is learnt about monster life. The storyline is inventive and clever and the monsters are cute to look at. Monster Loves You! offers a relaxed escape from the human reality.
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Videogamevegas
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Holy Wow! Monster Loves You is an amazing game! Way more deep than I first expected. Decisions matter, so what kind of monster will you be? Got it on a sale, but way worth the price of admission!
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Cipolla
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Ok, the game isn't BAD.
But it's SO short!

The art is good and the writing is witty and fun...

But really... £6+???

If the game were to be like £2.99 or so, I'd have nothing to complain about!
So, overall, it's a well-designed and fun little game, that is WAY over-priced!
If you find it on discount grab it, otherwise I'd suggest you give it a skip.
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Ryst
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
What a surprising little game. You're a monster making choices throughout stages in your life. You can be brave, or not. Honest, or clever. Maybe you'll become and elder, or perhaps you'll fail miserably. Will humans and mosnter co-exist peacefully? Will you eat the human race? I can't even begin to tell you how great it is to have such an entertaining, story-based, quick to play game like this that doesn't bore you to death.
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f r a n k
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
A cute game. I've played (and fully completed) the mobile app, and loved it. There are some proof-reading errors that could be tended to, and the game is a little bit lengthy for those who've played it before. It would be a perfect little game to get on sale but, in my opinion, loses its replay value quickly and thus isn't worth the full $10.

Still, for a fan of visual novels or choose-your-own type games, Monster Loves You! is a decent find.
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HOTSHOT
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
There is something special about Monster Loves You!

Simple, but deceptively replayable. It's a choose-your-own-adventure type of game, starting you as a monsterling that was just born. With multiple stats (initially at zero), your actions will lead to the community respecting you (or not) and increasing statistical values about your personality (bravery, cleverness, etc.).

This is simple but, again, rather adictive. After 6 hours and about 8 (?) playthroughs I'm still getting newer and newer stories as I go along, which adds the replay value of the game (besides the fact that it possesses 14(!!) ending, to my knowledge).

Graphically it's just multiple backgrounds with no real animations (unless you click your monster avatar, which will make him jump and say weird ♥♥♥♥ xD), so to review graphics, I'd really review one thing:

UI (INTERFACE)

Nothing short of great. Buttons are clear, with something indicating what the story behind each clickable button may consist of. A scared monster face may lead to a story about investigating a human house, for example. Nothing more to say, really, informative, simple and slick, the UI excells in this adventure game unlike for of its genre.

AUDIO

With no voice acting, that leads the music which is kind of a few tracks that repeat themselves. They are pretty good and chilling, suiting the happy and cute atmosphere the game transmits.

STORY

Barely got anything to say about it:

You start -> You're born.
Game ends -> You shifted the course of the world, creating an endless war between monsters and humans, or united them into one civilization filled with compassion and honor between eachother. OR you simply died, recognized for the trait you leveled up the most (braveness for example).

This allows for alot of replayability considering you like the style and the atmosphere of the game. Since it's pretty much YOUR story, relatability to the main character resides in you and only you. It's well done and the cuteness of your activities, monster reactions, UI design and drawing give the game a MASSIVE boom of charm and interest to the player. This is precisely where you'll find the best part of the game. The juxtaposition of the charming style and the story make the game worth, in my opinion a purchase at any price equal or below its base one (9,99€).

The emoticons are expensive as ♥♥♥♥, tho. Anyway, I digress. Game's fully worth it for it's uniqueness among the genre. A solid 8/10 for me!

P.S: Kinda weird steam updated it's review system and forgot the much asked "meh button", the score system introduction and all that...

The game is amazing and has nothing to do with said "Meh" button, but still... this review system still feels rather barebones and Valve sure has the potential to make this a great environment for a complex but useful review system (since any idiot can hop on Metacritic for example and bash a game they don't like, like Call of Duty (and that does happens to CoD, we all know it!)).

Anyway, just my 2 cents...
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Rchl
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
It is just reading, I found it to be boring.
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billvamva
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I've had this game in my game library for a while. As I like multiple endings games I thought I'd give it a shot. This game is clearly a children's game and will not appeal to gamers who are more than 10 years old.
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John
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Monster Loves You is a game about monsters growing up and living in a monstrous world. You could think of it as a visual novel or gamebook; in structure, it actually has a lot in common with Choice of Games games, although there are illustrations and music. The text and artwork quite charmingly evoke the world of the Monsters and their childlike view of things. The music is also quite catchy.
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chloetilgner
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Hello! I just wanted to say, i love this game! Its actually really cool! My friend gave me a 20$ steam wallet code, i used it to get this, and one other game! I have the brave legacy so far and i wanna try and get all of the legacys! So if you hadn't played it yet and are considering buying it, go for it! Its worth your time! Remember to play the game before a fandom forms and it goes straight to hell! But hey, everything has a good side! Bye! This is tiglilly, out! :)
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gmorel1916
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Fun, simple game that's good for one play through. Worth about a buck.
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here comes dat boi
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
A short game but with multiple (optional) playthroughs that are all different in there own way but not by a massive amount.

Since you cant really write a long review for a short game il just give you the TL;DR version.

+Fitting Soundtrack
+Every Playthough Is Unique And Can Determine You Fate (And Others)
+Dozens Of Seperate Adventures
+Memorable Characters With Personality

-Very Short Game
-Not Much Too Do Other Than Read.

Overall Score 70/10

-If there was a sequal it should have much more options and a longer character lifespan.
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aw yisss
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Its a super cute game, Im always tagging games of this kind on steam as "cute", with great soundtrack (thats what really matters, when you playing in visual novel), and sort of RPG, can even tell "story rich', but it's your decision, on what manner it would be. You decide wich monster you would be - you can eat hoomans and still be the kindest monster in the world, wich is pretty cool. I really love this game, after unlocking all achievement I cant forget it, I even let all my siblings play in it. Fascinating game, 10\10 would play again.
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kchcloc
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
I like its theme of you picking your side humans or monsters or both
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andrew330
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Looked great from the preview, but they forgot to mention that there are no actual gameplay elements. You make decisions (usually between 2-3 options) and they rather predictably raise or lower one of five metrics (honesty, ferocity, bravery, kindness, respect). Some decisions lead to chance outcomes, influenced by your metric in those categories. I played through the entire game in about ten minutes. It's boring. Easy to "win" and not particularly engaging.
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Eli
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Did you ever read one of those choose-your-own adventure books as a child? This is essentially that, but as a videogame, with a visible character for you to be. You evolve with your actions, leveling your personality and form depending on your choices. It is a highly fun game, with plenty of replay value--though I do warn you should always click on whatever new adventure you have possible to avoid repetition. It's definitely more akin to a book then a game, so don't hop in expecting a average 'point and click adventure'. Another slight warning; This game is very child-friendly from what I've played so far, but does depict death and the 'natural cycle of life'. I feel as if it covered the topic wonderfully (Especially if you choose to 'delay' near the end, and talk with the monsterling.), which may actually be a plus for parent's who aren't quite sure how to explain such complicated matters to children. An average playthrough is roughly one-hour long, but the game is definitely replayable for at least two more times (possibly not in the same day, however.) In the end, I highly reccomend it for both it's nostalgic feeling, and general entertainment.
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theinfinitegoof
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
This game is too adorable for words, but I'll try.

10/10, great value at 10 dollars. Excellent soundtrack, and very well written. Multiple endings, with a good deal of enjoyable replayability! I highly recommend it to the visual novel crowd.

IMAGINE. You are a monsterling, fresh from the spawning vats. You will explore a world of monsterly delights. Will you live a life of kindness, sharing benevolence and healing with your fellow monsters? Are you an honest creature, to be trusted by your friends and elders by always telling the truth? Are you a nasty little monster, known by your fellows for intellect, for you tricks, your clever ideas, and wit? Or will you perhaps be known for you bravery, or your rage and ferocity, trusting in luck and skill to survive the harsh world outside of your monster village?

Whichever you choose, if you earn the respect of your fellow monsters and ascend to venerable Elder status, your life could even influence Human/Monster relations!

Be nasty, cruel, helpful or kind; it's your choice!

The world - and your monster - are what you make of it.
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Schareazar
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
5/10

I have very mixed feelings about this game. I liked the idea, chilled and had fun while playing BUT the gameplay is only 40 minutes long with 0 replay value. I mean, you can replay the game for the sake of getting different ending (achievements), but basically you'll be facing exact same choices all over again and giving a different answer each time.
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honored cur
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
This is an odd one for me, it is not bad, but I don't know if I think its worth the price. I got it on sale, and it wasn't what I was expecting. The monsters look silly, but I guess that's kind of the thing with this. I do wish I could customize my creature, or move around more. It's one of those I wish it was different in certain ways but I don't dislike it for those.
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lucipurrgamer
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Simple, point and click game. Great for children. :) Not a lot of other interaction other than pointing and clicking so that was kind of dissapointing, but all in all it was a well made PAC
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
There is something special about Monster Loves You!

Simple, but deceptively replayable. It's a choose-your-own-adventure type of game, starting you as a monsterling that was just born. With multiple stats (initially at zero), your actions will lead to the community respecting you (or not) and increasing statistical values about your personality (bravery, cleverness, etc.).

This is simple but, again, rather adictive. After 6 hours and about 8 (?) playthroughs I'm still getting newer and newer stories as I go along, which adds the replay value of the game (besides the fact that it possesses 14(!!) ending, to my knowledge).

Graphically it's just multiple backgrounds with no real animations (unless you click your monster avatar, which will make him jump and say weird ♥♥♥♥ xD), so to review graphics, I'd really review one thing:

UI (INTERFACE)

Nothing short of great. Buttons are clear, with something indicating what the story behind each clickable button may consist of. A scared monster face may lead to a story about investigating a human house, for example. Nothing more to say, really, informative, simple and slick, the UI excells in this adventure game unlike for of its genre.

AUDIO

With no voice acting, that leads the music which is kind of a few tracks that repeat themselves. They are pretty good and chilling, suiting the happy and cute atmosphere the game transmits.

STORY

Barely got anything to say about it:

You start -> You're born.
Game ends -> You shifted the course of the world, creating an endless war between monsters and humans, or united them into one civilization filled with compassion and honor between eachother. OR you simply died, recognized for the trait you leveled up the most (braveness for example).

This allows for alot of replayability considering you like the style and the atmosphere of the game. Since it's pretty much YOUR story, relatability to the main character resides in you and only you. It's well done and the cuteness of your activities, monster reactions, UI design and drawing give the game a MASSIVE boom of charm and interest to the player. This is precisely where you'll find the best part of the game. The juxtaposition of the charming style and the story make the game worth, in my opinion a purchase at any price equal or below its base one (9,99€).

The emoticons are expensive as ♥♥♥♥, tho. Anyway, I digress. Game's fully worth it for it's uniqueness among the genre. A solid 8/10 for me!

P.S: Kinda weird steam updated it's review system and forgot the much asked "meh button", the score system introduction and all that...

The game is amazing and has nothing to do with said "Meh" button, but still... this review system still feels rather barebones and Valve sure has the potential to make this a great environment for a complex but useful review system (since any idiot can hop on Metacritic for example and bash a game they don't like, like Call of Duty (and that does happens to CoD, we all know it!)).

Anyway, just my 2 cents...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
A cute game. I've played (and fully completed) the mobile app, and loved it. There are some proof-reading errors that could be tended to, and the game is a little bit lengthy for those who've played it before. It would be a perfect little game to get on sale but, in my opinion, loses its replay value quickly and thus isn't worth the full $10.

Still, for a fan of visual novels or choose-your-own type games, Monster Loves You! is a decent find.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
What a surprising little game. You're a monster making choices throughout stages in your life. You can be brave, or not. Honest, or clever. Maybe you'll become and elder, or perhaps you'll fail miserably. Will humans and mosnter co-exist peacefully? Will you eat the human race? I can't even begin to tell you how great it is to have such an entertaining, story-based, quick to play game like this that doesn't bore you to death.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Ok, the game isn't BAD.
But it's SO short!

The art is good and the writing is witty and fun...

But really... £6+???

If the game were to be like £2.99 or so, I'd have nothing to complain about!
So, overall, it's a well-designed and fun little game, that is WAY over-priced!
If you find it on discount grab it, otherwise I'd suggest you give it a skip.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I purchased this game as a result of a discount coupon from crafting badges. My initial thoughts for this game were boring, repetative, and tedious; however the more I got into the game the more I began to appreciate it for what it was, an education tool to promote reading. Yes, reading. This game is suited to teach children the idea of "action and consiquence." with a fun twist.

I would highly recommend this game to parents who would want to improve the literacy skills of their kids.

TLDR: The game is geared for a young audience to improve the proficiency of their reading; but can be enjoyed by anyone who seeks a light-hearted adventure.

Score:
(5/5) for an Educational Game
(3/5) for an Indie Casual Game
(2/5) for Achievement Hunters
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Its a super cute game, Im always tagging games of this kind on steam as "cute", with great soundtrack (thats what really matters, when you playing in visual novel), and sort of RPG, can even tell "story rich', but it's your decision, on what manner it would be. You decide wich monster you would be - you can eat hoomans and still be the kindest monster in the world, wich is pretty cool. I really love this game, after unlocking all achievement I cant forget it, I even let all my siblings play in it. Fascinating game, 10\10 would play again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Hello! I just wanted to say, i love this game! Its actually really cool! My friend gave me a 20$ steam wallet code, i used it to get this, and one other game! I have the brave legacy so far and i wanna try and get all of the legacys! So if you hadn't played it yet and are considering buying it, go for it! Its worth your time! Remember to play the game before a fandom forms and it goes straight to hell! But hey, everything has a good side! Bye! This is tiglilly, out! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Monster Loves You is a game about monsters growing up and living in a monstrous world. You could think of it as a visual novel or gamebook; in structure, it actually has a lot in common with Choice of Games games, although there are illustrations and music. The text and artwork quite charmingly evoke the world of the Monsters and their childlike view of things. The music is also quite catchy.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
This game is too adorable for words, but I'll try.

10/10, great value at 10 dollars. Excellent soundtrack, and very well written. Multiple endings, with a good deal of enjoyable replayability! I highly recommend it to the visual novel crowd.

IMAGINE. You are a monsterling, fresh from the spawning vats. You will explore a world of monsterly delights. Will you live a life of kindness, sharing benevolence and healing with your fellow monsters? Are you an honest creature, to be trusted by your friends and elders by always telling the truth? Are you a nasty little monster, known by your fellows for intellect, for you tricks, your clever ideas, and wit? Or will you perhaps be known for you bravery, or your rage and ferocity, trusting in luck and skill to survive the harsh world outside of your monster village?

Whichever you choose, if you earn the respect of your fellow monsters and ascend to venerable Elder status, your life could even influence Human/Monster relations!

Be nasty, cruel, helpful or kind; it's your choice!

The world - and your monster - are what you make of it.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
This is a very cute text style game where your choices determine what sort of monster you'll grow into and what influence you'll have on your peers. I like the writing and the story; with cute and comedic dialogue as well as interesting options. It has definite replay value and a pleasant atmosphere. The adventures you take will not remain the same every time. Each time you leave the spawning vat will likely be a new experience.

If you have kids I think it would be something enjoyable to play with them because it's a lot like an interactive story and seems very innocent.
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130 of 143 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
I think i should write at least a short thing about this game, because it truly deserves it =)

Its a kind of "Build your Adventure" story game in which you raise your own monsterling from birth to adulthood. It involves quite some good reading and humor. The game gives you lots of choices, like "save the monsterling - or eat it", which in progress develop your character and the storyline.

Besides the many small story bits, its not overly complex, but its very entertaining.

The Achievements are fun to hunt down and you will need to play through the game several times to get them all. Generally the game has plenty of replayability with its varied small stories, so that is not too much of an issue. I played it several times over and still find new ones. A playthrough shouldn't take more than an hour i guess, maybe less.

If i had to criticize something, then its probably that its not very long, but i guess that's the way the game was designed, its not meant to be a complex long thing, more something easy to play in between.

And i would have loved to be able to design the looks my own monsterling, sadly the game doesn't give that option, i think its random how your monster will look like.

Technically the game is solid, no bugs or anything that i would have to mention.
Also i totally dig the artstyle, but thats personal preference =)

It also has the best emoticons, so thanks for that.
( :hee::ooh::hmm::blech::grr: - they dont work in this Review post )

Conclusion: This is a very fun small charming game worth to be played =)
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91 of 103 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
"Monster loves you" is a text based game, an interactive story both for adults who enjoy reading children's books and kids. It's a wonderful storyline with nice music and great humor (btw English here is quite difficult for those who have it as a second language). Monsters are odd and incredibly cute, they will melt your heart and make you smile during the whole game. You can play as one and choose your character, behavior and destiny. Welcome to the cutest monster-world ever! And remember - monster loves you!
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49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Monster Loves You! is a nicely created game with cute monster artwork. You create your own story by making choices in the game. You're born as a monster and the choices you ultimately decide generates what personality and appearance that you will develop as you go along with situations that happen in the game. ♥
You can choose to be friendly or ferocious, honest and kind, or clever, you could be a brave monster or afraid of anything that moves! ♥
The gameplay can be repetitive, but nice if you enjoy collecting stories or replaying for different outcomes.
Overall I thought this was a charming game to play to relax and has a lot of amusing text to read as you create your own outcomes and story. ♥
If you like cartoons and decision making platform games that are not too complicated and you enjoy creating your own story outcomes, you will love Monster Loves You! and Monster Loves You! will Love You! too. :] ♥
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63 of 75 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
It was fun! ...For the first run or two.


Well that was upsetting. Monster Loves You! is a text, choose-your-own-adventure game where you start your life out as a newborn baby monster and you live your life up until your return to the slime vat pool or until you finish the game as an elder who transcended above death to decide what ulitimately happens between the humans and monsters when the inevitable conflict happens.

You have 5 personality traits, Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, and Kindness. You gain and use your traits to your advantage in situations that require them. This would be awesome if there was actually more situations that required that. Because more or less everything you do it a sure thing. It's pretty obvious if you're going to lose something or gain something from most interactions. I'll continue that shortly.

You use these personality traits to your advantage to gain respect from other elders and monsters so you may be respected enough as an individual to transcend into becoming an elder on the day you are supposed to die. Then once you are an Elder, you must work to either build or sabotage human and monster relations in the coming days before the conflict of humans and monsters. It is this point I believe the story ends with the effort you put into this before the conflict.

Everything about this game was really cool except that this game doesn't vary or switch up the story at all. By my second playthrough I already knew pathes and things I needed to say to reap the most (xyz) out of that "adventure" So I could get my stats high or close to maxed out as possible while getting tons of respect from the elders. I was hoping that after each death it'd be like a new life with new characters and new adventures. But I kept seeing the same thing over and over again already and it got really tedious and simply not fun. It immediately became apparent that i'd just start grinding to get medals for achievements. I don't care so much about the medals. It's nice to see new endings. But that's not the point of a game like Monster Love You! or at least shouldn't be circled around what the ending is going to be. The meat and soul of the game which is the time spent in each life stage is where you're spending most and pretty much all over your time as opposed to the scripted age-transistion stages. It was like I had a really amazing, fan-friggin-tastic sandwich, and in two playthroughs I felt like I was eating the same sandwich for months. I was so sick of it.

Contining on that point is that you get really familiar with each adventure pretty easily, they're very distinct and memorable most of them. And the options listed make it very obvious which choice is going to get you the most points and the good stuff.
I was investing in honesty and kindness to achieve renown for honesty and kindness in the game, but I knew the choices in the game so well and understood where I could get off chalk-free in two playthroughs I already knew where I could build ferocity without consequence. I had kindness and cleverness maxed, I had honesty about 86% up there and I had roughly 69% ferocity. I shouldn't be able to get my ferocity stat so high while striving to get honesty and kindness. Cleverness was just so easy to pick up. It made it super-easy to bend the end game to my will because I had such high stats overall I could make the story anything I wanted it to be. Therefore there was really no reason to keep playing the game. Because in two playthroughs I could understand the routes I need to take to get the most (xyz) and how to get the medals and other things.

It as a really fun game my first two runs. After that, it just simply wasn't fun. Definitely wasn't worth the money I paid for it, I expected much more out of it after reading such nice reviews.

Also continuing, from what i've heard in the game, sounds like the game has only 3 soundtracks in it. And that's just a big no-no. The art directive is okay. They could've worked harder in a lot of areas, but whatever. The humor in this game is great. But it's not funny after you read it the first time.


Regardless, Monster Loves You! is a nice and funny and enjoyable game. But after the second playthrough or third, you realize you're just doing the same thing again and it's not fun. I was really hoping that my deaths in the game would have an influence on my next life (which I read this in a review, this was a lie or a fabrication of their beliefs of what's going on in the game) But it doesn't and that's when I realized I was going to just be doing the same thing over and over again.

Overall, this game wasn't worth the money I paid for it, I bought it for about 4 dollars and I personally just wouldn't really recommend it at all to be honest. As I said, it's fun and it's nice. But I personally think you should keep that money for something nicer that pops up on the steam store or in a steam sale that you'd rather grab.


Anyway, thank you for reading my review. I hope it helped you in your decision to purchase this game or not, have a good day.
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41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
I'm 37 and loved it, and I think this game is great for people of all ages who enjoy stories and making choices. The only things that could be better are the background music (gets tiresome over time) and it would be great if more languages were available, so more people could play the game.
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2015
Cute, simplistic, and casual. A good game to unwind with!

Monster Loves You! is a short choose-your-own-adventure game. Each achievement here are the different endings possible in the game. The story is easy to follow and guess since the choices and stat system are simple, at best. The story was written in good jest, so don't expect anything heavy or deep. Afterall, you're naught but a monster.

PS: This is great to play with with children. My nieces enjoyed it with my lively storybook-telling voice on top of the cute pictures.
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45 of 51 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
One silly choose-your-own-adventure game, with some nice, if repetitive music, great cartoony artwork, lots of choices, and which doesn't take ages to play. Kids 7+ will love it, and I had some fun myself, even though I'm 65+.
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31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
'Monster Loves You!' falls into a very unique category; It's essentially a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' game--an interactive book.

It is entirely meditative: you direct the flow of your monster through various events and stages of life and enjoy the colourful illustrations and caricatures. The prompts and narratives have a sense of humour all their own and it makes for a delightful read. My only complaint might be that there are so few pieces of music in the game and they feel droning after a few plays.

On the whole, though, it does well with a morning cup of coffee and a friend in chat. Go on, give it a try. At the very least, it's a refreshing new take on what games can be.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
It's a nice charming game you can play with your kid or your niece or nephew... that's kind of cool. If you like cute choose your own adventure storybooks with some sim aspects you might enjoy this sans the kids as well.

Game grows on you before it wears out its welcome and it's cheap. Get if it you like it's type.
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47 of 58 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
Monster Loves You! is a unique text-based game where you take control of a monster in the forest of Waelmist. The actions you take will affect your monster in many ways (Cleverness, Ferocity, Kindness, Bravery, Respect, etc.). After your adulthood, you can either choose to dissolve in the "Spawning Vat" and allow your greatest trait to carry on in the next generation of monster or ascend to the status of Elder monster. When you play as an Elder, you get to decide the fate of humans and monsters by taking more actions (talking with your fellow monsters or traveling to the human city), which I enjoyed. There are 14 endings to discover so you'll be playing this for hours.

8/10
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