Spirited Heart is a fantasy life simulation game. Create your fantasy alter ego choosing between an apparently normal human, a cute elf and a wicked demoness. Once the game start you'll be able to run your life in a virtual fantasy world: choose a job from the 20 different ones available, raise your stats, play random event and maybe...
User reviews: Mixed (42 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011

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"Female protagonist, six female romance options available."

About This Game

Spirited Heart is a fantasy life simulation game.

Create your fantasy alter ego choosing between an apparently normal human, a cute elf and a wicked demoness: they behave differently in the various dialogue choices you'll encounter during the game.

Once the game start you'll be able to run your life in a virtual fantasy world: choose a job from the 20 different ones available, but carefully check the minimum requirements.

Each starting job will improve some of your basic character skills, giving you the possibility to unlock more advanced jobs once you have trained your character long enough.

From time to time, random events will occur and you'll also make random encounters: there are six potential partner for your character in the game, two for each one of the three races. Each partner will have his own personality and will react differently depending on which race you're playing, offering over 100 different dialogue combinations!

Can you win their hearts and maybe, one day, marry one of them?

Play with your character for 10 in-game years in which you have to do your best! The full game has 20 normal endings plus 12 special marriage endings, providing hours of gameplay and lots of replayability.

Can you see all the different endings?


  • Three different races to play, each one with different dialog options
  • Six male and female characters to date, two for each race, each one with unique personality
  • Detailed fantasy life simulation with optional dice minigame
  • Complete a special "Goddess" mission for each race and get a special ending
  • Many random events hidden in the game

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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
100 of 106 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
I had trouble with the game back when I first played it and was rudely told by the creator that "It was playtested and not broken/unbalanced!"
So, I found out I could get a Steam key and tried it again.
The game is still essentially still broken/unbalanced because the stat system is terrible.

There is really no plot to speak of and the only world building you get are little snippets here and there.

The stat raising itself is garbage. You have the option to choose random dice to add up to a number without going over OR Auto Job, which just gives you a random outcome. Honestly, you'll just want to pick Auto Job everytime as it'll give you more favorable results.

Speaking of! Of you do poor you get nothing, if you do average you get half and if you do Good you get the amount you are supposed to. Perfect I think nets you 1/3 more or something. Considering how bad the dice fail is, Average should net you the full amount with Poor netting you half as you'll be seeing POOR more often than not.

STATS! It seems stats go up randomly if you get Average-Perfect and even then it seems that the stat gains are random as well, I've gotten perfects and have had 0 stat gain.

ALSO BTW! You can have multiple events that steal your money, lower your health AND lower your stats. Stats you worked hard to raise through the crappy dice system or the meager wages you scraped up. So I'd often find myself taking 6 weeks or more just to recover from everything to Work/Train again.

ROMANCE! SO the romance is based on random chance. As other's have said, you'll randomly encounter your love and then have to pick the right choice to make the meter go up. Fail to do so and you didn't pick the right choice.. I hope you can get that character to show up again. So really you'll be switching off the boys and girls in the options to incrase your chance of an encounter, or at least eliminate choices you don't want to appear.

In the end, the game where everything is made up and points don't matter. No really the points just seem to be there to get you a second tier job and I don't think there is a third tier despite the graphics looking as if there are more tiers.

Comparing this to Princess Maker 2 and Prince Maker Braveness (MSN2), it fails to do stat sim and romance decently.
Using PM2 as an example, the marriage options were strewn throughout the game and the points were more or less used to get them. Want to marry the prince, talk to him every January and raise the Decorum, Social and such stats. Want to marry a dragon? Become a warrior and go on an adventure in the dragon ruins, thus all the combat stats go up. The prince is in the no time advancement Social menu, the dragon is on an adventure and there is yet even MORE people you can meet. There were things like talking to the character, going to town, talking to the palace people. Stuff that gave you a goal to focus on.
Spirited Heart? There is no point to the stats. At least in Long Live the Queen the stats were useful to try and maybe stay alive (though that game has issues). You could try and focus on combat to war your way through the game or dancing and such to try and swocialite your way through the game. Magical Diary? Mandatory to get through the game (Even though a lot of spells were useless). The three character stats affected if you were going to romance anyone.

There seems to be a sequel in the make, hopefully it will be better than this and actually try and emulate the games it seeks to copy from. It just seems here the person didn't 'get' what was fun about those games and thought kludging stats + romances without meshign them with a story in some way was going to work.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Personally.. I like this game, it has its flaws, but overall I enjoy it. Mostly because I got it for six dollars. The story is enjoyable (for six dollars), and it has replay value. Also, it has 3 classes the demon chick is my favorite.

The game play is based all on luck no skills require, meeting new love interest is a challenge, getting them to like you is easy. It's like finding waldo but waiting for him to find you.

I wouldn't recommend it to those tight on money looking for a mind blowing game, but to those you have no problem spending $20 on a game that should be worth $10 on its best day.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
This game has a good idea, but there is one simple game that makes this game unplayable and frustating. The way you do jobs is by rollin dice, which makes leveling up really random and slow. When you combinded that with taxes you have to pay, you will not have alot of money and find yourself grinding out jobs, not having fun.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Poor characters, bad writing, awful and tedious mechanics and overall an embarassment.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
I don't see why this is mostly negtive? Why? I mean, it's not the best, but it held my attention for 3 hours, and enjoyed it even. Yeah sure, it's a bit slow and boring, but it's fun once you get into it. Infact, I just started another playthrough myself. I'd also add the price is a bit much. I would wait for a sale for whoever wants to buy it, but it's still an enjoyable game at the most.

My personal Rating: 7.5/10- Enjoyable
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Ugh. I was hopeful for this game but it sucked. My only consoliation is I got it on sale and got some good cards to sell off. :/
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
My biggest complaint (besides the REALLY HIGH price, it's really not worth full price at all) with Spirited Heart is that I found myself cringing at all of my available romantic interests (I chose female only). Their personalities seem to range from silly to nasty to downright idiotic (save for Ria, who is alright).

That being said, I've enjoyed playing the game since I'm a fan of this sort of thing. It was challenging enough for me that I was satisfied but it was way easier than, say, Long Live the Queen. It's a good time pass with enough fun randomness to keep you going for a while, if you are willing to read.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
I hesitated a long time before recommending this game, because i am mixed about it. In fact, if you don't use the tip to cheat (check the guide section), it's almost unplayable. But if you do, it's worth playing it (but buy it at a discount price !). I eventually completed all of the 39 endings and decided to recommend the game...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
okay yes i recommend it but only on these conditions for those of u who r new to sim dates get on sale, your bored and dont feel like playing a game that requires wasd and uve run out of good point and clicks, u have patience, and u have the guide ready.
Trust me the game can be fun, but ussually under these cycumstances. I was bored when i got it and it kept me occupied until i found something else to do. So yeah it can be cool, i did like it, and it is better then some sims out there but that was only because i was interested in seeing how each romance was for each kind of female you can be. I am a completionist so i played each route and got each romance for the elf, demon , and human. It was kind of worth it because i liked the story and i could ignore the tedious parts of the game for the story. Yet even then i still got tired of it and moved on, so its up to you if you want to risk it or not. But seriously get it on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
This game is unfortunatelly just something for hard fans of daiting simulations. The reason is just that it`s quite unspectacular. It only lives from the chars and the story from them. It has really not five soundtracks, no joke. They are nice, but it`s just not well made with the balance. The grapic is not extraordinary - It hasn`t to be, it`s more important to have fun, but I just want to mention it. - , a few soundtracks, the working is based on luck and it`s boring, you don`t see much artworks, it hasn`t special things. Just the story form the chars, but they are great. So for a fan of daiting simulations it will be wonderful due to the chars, but also to the next event to progress with the story is boring. Ok, you can get girlslove and also it exist a char for every taste, so it`s worth. But it`s a big bummer, so much potential is not used.
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80 of 88 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
Spirited Heart is a difficult game to recommend. Fans of dating and life management sims will no doubt be quickly immersed, but for everyone else, I doubt the game will maintain their interest.

Although your character will always be female, you are allowed to choose three different races to choose from: human, elf, and demon. Each race has particular, inherent stats, and through the life choices you navigate, those stats are adjusted to create a custom character. I played through the game once with each race, and while I ended up with a demure elf and human, my demon was delightfully spunky. There is a full roster of individuals your character can date, including male and female options. The potential lovers are fantastically varied and interesting, but sometimes winning the affections of a particular person takes a little trial and error.

You start the game as a adult who has just moved into her first apartment, and the game will end when one of a variety of endings is reached. The experience will either end when you reach the age of 30, when you get married, or when you fulfill the goal set by the goddess of your race. At a certain point in your life, the goddess will appear with a specific job goal for you, and if you meet it before the age of 30, she will grant you a wish, and this will trigger the end of the game.

Much of the game comes down to spamming jobs. Jobs are completed by random dice rolls, and you must balance your character's work life with an appropriate amount of rest. Jobs earn you money which allow you to train skills, visit exotic locals which also increase skills, and pay taxes. The game indicates that if you have no money when it is time to pay taxes, you go to jail. Sometimes, random events such as bandit attacks will dramatically decrease your available currency, and at other times, you'll have the option to be charitable to a customer at a loss of money but with a reward of stat increases. While many of the stat increases feel arbitrary, they are actually beneficial -- depending on your career goal. If your career goal is outside of one of the stat categories, it is a good idea to ignore those options which pump unnessessary stats and focus on reaching your goal. If you are interested in a potential spouse centralized to one career path, then you will also be spamming that career to win their heart. Once your love interest confesses their attraction to you and you move in with them, you can navigate the game in such a way that you no longer have to visit that career option but still end up marrying them.

After the first playthrough or two, you'll have the hang of the game. It is a delightful experience initially, but the fun wears down with necessary stat-pumping and job-spamming. I found myself clicking through all options as quickly as possible to get to the next random encounter, where I would hopefully progress the relationship I had been fostering. There's a lot of charm and terrific artwork to Spirited Heart, but the $20 price point feels unfair. This is a $5 experience and no more, so if you are interested in the romantic notions of a charming young girl, you will be well-advised to wait for a bundle or sale.
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59 of 68 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
This is a slice of life simulation in the vein of Magical Diary or Long Live the Queen; however unilke those games which are actually worth paying for, this one sadly, is not.

While the world presented to you in the game is interesting you ultimately learn very little about it; there are three characters you can play as and many choices for each of them, but ultimately your choices are shallow and don't really matter much, as the game doesn't really differ based on what choices you make, and game play stays exactly the same whether you've mastered magic, or become a professional dominatrix.

There are ten choices for romantic interests (five male, five female); but good luck getting with the one you want. Your relationship advances through a series of random events with the characters in question and you can go whole playthroughs without ever getting a random event with the lover you want to pursue. And then the romance system is basically bunk anyway. Your relationship is a gauge consisting of five hearts and the better your relationship the more hearts are filled... in theory. I had my romantic "interest" proposing to me at two hearts, and the only reason he was even my romantic interest is because he just happened to show up more often than the guy I actually wanted to pursue; and thus our relationship progressed farther... and I got sick of not getting any sort of events with the one I wanted.

As I said; the game really isn't all that fulfilling, it's systems are pretty pointless and the only reason to gain stats is to get a better job... and the only reason to get a better job is to make money, and the only reason to make money is because the king takes a percentage of it every three months... and if you can't pay his tax you lose the game...

The story does a poor job of driving along the stat grinding (which is fairly random whether your stats will even increase or not); and ultimately the game feels hollow and pointless.

Sadly; I cannot recommend this game.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Not worth the 19.99€,
Hell, I paid 13.39€ and still isn't worth it by far...
The job sistem is boring, and it's mostly what you are going to do, because There is no way you can save money in the game,
which then you can only use to either to rest or to train stats, nothing else to buy.
almost no story, the quest that the goddess give you are quite easy and silly.

Totally not worth it.
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30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Spirited Hearts is a dispiriting life simulator with very little story. And what an awful world these Spirited Hearts inhabit!

You spend most of the time directing which job your Spirited Heart will take each week. Poor work performance means you won't get paid - and work performance is determined by randomly choosing dice. A perfect opportunity for skill-based minigames is squandered. Even adequate performance results in half pay! Furthermore, work makes the Hearts physically ill, so much so that they must take a week's vacation every three weeks. Want to save for a nice vacation? Don't bother. Every quarter of the year, the government takes about 40% of their *savings* not *income*, so there is no incentive to accumulate money. Want to buy some special, magical items for your Spirited Heart to make the work grind less tedious? There are no items to acquire.

But what about your race-specific special mission your goddess wants you to perform? Surely that must be amazing! Well, as a human wizard who had maxed out her magic skill, my goddess wanted to me to ... become a gardener. Let the adventure begin! Had I been given the option I would have selected "Laugh in her face and tell her to buzz off."

Perhaps people who like this type of game will overlook its many, many flaws - everyone else should steer clear. I do not recommend it at any price.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
Unimpressive. It's like a less complex Princess Maker, with maybe two hours of story and little replay value. The art and writing are mediocre at best and sloppy at worst. If you want to play a life simulator, you can do better than this.
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
This game is fun, but pretty shallow. There is very little story to it- essentially the game is about building your stats through training and working jobs so that you can get other jobs that pay better or raise other stats. Only recommended if you can get it for under $5 or so.
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26 of 41 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
Another edit: I've been browsing the discussion for this game and the developer and a few others explained the pricing, which I suggest anyone iffy on it checks the explanation out. It makes the $20-$16 price tag a lot more understandable. Though it's always buyer's choice if they want to accept the explanation.

Not worth this much money, I'd agree with scarletemerald and say that $5 is a better price for this. So there have been a few issues with text overlapping, and I feel like a system of scheduling a week's worth of activities at a time may have made it flow a little better (such as, choose Sun. and Sat. to rest, and put different jobs in for Monday-Friday). One of the biggest things is that you apparently can not act like a decent person as a demon. There is no warning that you have to sit here and either yell at a girl for getting scared by a bee or criticize (which ends up being yelling) her for getting scared by a bee. I would have really liked at least a warning, you noted demons are usually discriminated against but an addition there that they are usually mean would have cleared it up.

Additionally the description for the work minigame was a bit confusing, the way it was written indicated that the totalled number was the number you were trying to match and did not mention the top number.

And my last note, you've got token minority going on pretty hard here. It's great to see a game with straight and lesbian options but there's one nonwhite character out of 12. I don't expect a perfect split but it really would have given it a deeper level of diversity if there were maybe a few more.

Gotta say though the design for the demon girl is cute as hell.

Addition: I just got the Ria, Thofte, and Janimee collectable card things and I have not met these characters. The only ones I have met are Ramas, Yuza, Tmye, and Reid.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
This is a mediocre dating sim game at best and only mildly entertaining. After only playing a few hours you can easily accomplish most if not all the achievements that come with the game. The price of $20 is not a accurate price for this. I would only recommend this game when it is on sale or if money is not an issue and you're looking for a fantasy dating game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
I came into this game not expecting a lot and sadly thats what the game gave me. The game is very random and fustrating for example in order to improve your skills you have to use random dice roles and the positive or negitive effects of these roles are also random. I would often go to do a job and dispite having max healthy stat It would suddnly say I was sick, pop ups like this occur often. The story is ok however the focus is on the characters and as such there is little world building. I would give this game a 4/10.
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
So... I am a fan of roleplaying games like this with a skill system based off numbers and it works off of social aspects not combat. However, there is nothing that angers me more than a job system that implements a completely random system that takes no skill to use and if you click the wrong place results in you getting very little out of it. There is no reward to a completely random system and that makes the game poorly designed.

If you are looking for a game like this one I highly recommend you go looking elsewhere for this is simply put... a disappointment and a waste of money.
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