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...
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Release Date: Sep 1, 2011

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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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    • 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
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153 of 170 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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99 of 114 people (87%) 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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77 of 89 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.6 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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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2015
I can't recommend this game. I usually ignore reviews, ignore what people say/think and try the game myself, but this just left me disappointed.

You can chose one of three different "characters" with different advantages and disadvantages. Outside of that, leveling is by "Dice rolls" so it's random and a lot of times poor. It feels as if it's a clicking simulator that offers no depth. I hope things change, the game seemed to have some potential. Even the random "love" interests and encounters is boring. Nothing that drives me to keep trying (outside of achievements)
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
This game had a lot of potential. I loved the idea of choosing a character based on different stats and I have no problem with a stat raising VN. My issue with this game is the character interactions. One of the goals in this game is to find a potential romance. There are a lot of different characters to choose from, male and female, all of which have distinct personalties and spend their time in different areas. You raise your stats and interact with them to gain their affection, eventually leading to engagement and marriage. All of that sounds good, in theory, but the dialogue between the romancable characters is incredibly boring. A VN is just that, a novel. There should be a good amount of character building and interactions that make you feel something for the characters. There was none of that in this game. You barely speak to these characters, therefore making it nearly impossible to care about them at all. Once you're engaged, you speak to them even less (basically not at all). And, once you're married, the game ends. That's it.

This game is a pretty bad example of visual novels and I'd highly recommend not wasting your money on it. It's possibly worth it, if it were on sale, but it would have to be a really big sale. All in all, don't waste your money or time. There are a lot of better VN's you can play for that price or even cheaper.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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30 of 45 people (67%) 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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Captain Vegetable
1.9 hrs
Posted: May 7
RNG element for skills is ridiculous and takes far too long to do anything due to slow skill changes. Very frustrating!
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19.8 hrs
Posted: April 28
Great game! Could use a little more variety for replay value, but it's absolutely charming, witty, and a lot of fun. Well worth the time spent. Traditional RPG training and power up meet visual novel dating sim story. Definitely worth the time, it would have been nice to simply have more ;)

6/10 get on sale, but def. worth the play.
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5.6 hrs
Posted: April 27
First off, I know it says I haven't played a lot on this game, but I have done a lot of offline time too.

I like dating Sim games. Just in general. I have a very varying taste of games and this can give me everything I want in a casual gaming setting. It takes time and it has different endings depending on what you level up and go for. This game is one of the better ones I have done and it never gets old.

Various endings
A big variety of characters
Being able to pick your character and their stats
Being able to do Yuri options too
Very tactical

The graphics kind of suck in my opinion
It is time consuming
If you don't know what you're doing you'll fail so it will take two or three play throughs
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10.2 hrs
Posted: December 16, 2015
Recommended, but with strong reservations. I wish there was a choice between "yes" and "no". I've played through twice, once as a download, once through Steam.

* It's a Princess Maker-alike raising sim, and there aren't enough of them.
* Art is nice and clean, in an anime influenced Western style.
* Lots of stats to raise
* As many same-sex romantic endings as opposite sex
* I enjoy the intital stats-setting quiz

* The work dice game is frankly horrible,
* It doesn't provide the challenge of a good raising sim. Romantic endings are incredibly easy to achieve, and so are Goddess endings, even if you've spent the game up to that point chasing completely different stats
* The Goddess eandings bear no relationship to what you've done in the game. My character was a builder, a smith, a dancer and a priestess, with teh title of Merchat--what in all that suggests that her true wish was to be a nature goddess?
* Not enough achievements and, as far as I can see, endings.
* Why does my noble born elf use such sloppy grammar? Why does she say she's just moved into town when she's lived there three years?

So, if you like riainsg sims, this is an attractive looking one and has the built in compulsiveness. I just wish there was more challenge, and more sense of controlling the PC's destiny. And oh, I loathe that dice game.
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6.5 hrs
Posted: December 3, 2015
First of all I recommend it for BEGINNERS to discover what a dating-simulation game is, technically speaking and to easily satisfied primal love relationships.

There are good definitions of the lexicon, various skills as a good basis for a next game.

At the start it’s cool, choose your race, social background and whatever it is you fall in the social ladder.
You must work on raising stats on abilities to work better and have more income.
You have dumb leisures on week-ends and better ones when you can afford it.

You can flirt with someone or try to romance until the wedding.

Very repetitive game play (boring dice to each task), the endings are composed of a few common sentences like “they came to live together, the woman works with her lover”. I'ts disappointing to see 2-3 screenshots as an ending.

Having bought male romances, here I got female for free but I’m not interested in doing them.

There’s no music so you feel like just clicking and reading some here and there.

The dev did much better games then for sure ;)
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2.1 hrs
Posted: November 29, 2015
I thought I was gonna like this game.... and I guess I kinda do, but still.... TEH GRINDING. WTF.

I wish Steam would let me pick a neutral rating b/c I have enjoyed parts of it.... so thumbs up there. But it's also been a pedantic, pain in the ars.e to play too. So thumbs down at the same time. Hence my neutral feels.

I will mark it negative for now I guess.... ;___; Sorry WW....I like your other games tho.

But yeah... some of the characters are really endearing, but most are just annoying asf. Reid? (Makes me think of bug spray LOL) she was really hawt, yah, but her personally really sucked. Same with the hawt demon tailor chick. She had potential. I guess the dev was goin for dominatrix vibez with her? She was just a c.u.nt. Pardon my French... Yana was the only character I felt for, and even then, it was difficult to progress beyond more than 1 heart for her....mostly due to LACK OF RANDOM ENCOUNTERS. Protip: Easy Mode is still brutal. Cannot fathom playing Normal mode unless there's something I am missing here regarding game mechanics (??)

Guy-wise, the only dude who I sorta kinda liked was Frebo, but it was frustrating b/c I wanted to talk to him more and the damn game wouldn't let me. I kept doing the Schoolgirl job route...to try to talk to him.....but I never got random encounters with him, just tons with that annoying demon girl Hade (how in the frack do you pronounce that name anyway? Hay-dee? Hay-day? @_@;;) She was the flattest character ever... at least from my brief interaction. Emphasis on brief.

tl;dr Game seems more focused on stat building than relationship building. If you're an accountant, you may get a massive number-boner from this game. Otherwise... meh.

PS: I did notice a minor flaw in the programming of this game.... I met the male demon character in the bar when I was working as a waitress, and then I saw him a 2nd time working as a maid, and on my 2nd encounter, the game had no idea I already met him once before, so it was the same kinda introduction-y stuff all over again. Would suggest somehow making it trigger something once you meet a character so you don't re-introduce.... but IDK how hard that is to do, code-wise. Just a suggestion/honest feedback!!

PPS: Minor gripe here but wish we could change the MC's hair color/eye color/outfit/etc. My elf girl looked like she was living in the '80s in a bad way for most of this game, LOL. :-P
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3.5 hrs
Posted: November 24, 2015
I played this without reading any of the reviews, and I initially liked the RPG elements of the game. But after 3.5 hours I eventually gave up, as the grind was long and the enjoyment wore off. I never finished the game, and don't recommend it. Avoid.
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12.4 hrs
Posted: June 26, 2015
Based on the poor reviews, I was expecting Spirited Heart: Deluxe to be utterly unplayable. I was pleasantly surprised to find that, though not without several problems, it's not nearly that bad. While not the best raising sim I've ever played, it's certainly not the worst, and it even does some interesting things with the format. I'd say its biggest flaw is that it's very old, and thus, obviously the work of a young developer. It lacks polish, but it's got some heart.


  • I played through a few of the romance paths and for the most part they were really quite sweet, if a little rushed toward the end
  • Each player character has her own personality that alters the available dialogue options and reactions of NPCs; the human is sort of the girl next door, the elf is kind and sensitive, the demoness is snarky and kind of mean. It's a pretty nifty feature, even if the characterizations aren't super original.
  • In a similar vein, you can select your character's background and shape her skills through a short set of questions (think like Fallout: New Vegas' ink blot tests and vigor tester.)
  • Your character's goals are randomized every time you play, which means you get a new experience with every game.
  • You have the option to toggle love interests on or off by gender, so if you want to play your character as a particular sexual orientation, you can
  • With several marriage and career endings to attain, it's got quite a bit of replayability


  • The art style is all over the place. Some of it is pretty good, some of it is...not, and the differences are quite jarring. An update to make things more consistent would be lovely.
  • Stats are raised using a mini-game that's basically Black Jack but with dice instead of cards, and a randomized goal number rather than 21. If you're good at balancing odds in your head, this isn't a problem; if you're not, it's going to get old fast. There's an exploit, though, that allows you to fix each poor result: scrolling back with your mouse wheel reverses time in-game, so if you're dedicated, you can get a perfect score each time.
  • Randomized events that are unavoidable can sometimes occur, draining some of your hard earned stat points. Some have dialogue options that may allow for a good result, but many don't and this can be frustrating.
  • The writing isn't fantastic, but it's mostly pretty inoffensive and serves its purpose. The game would definitely benefit from a rewrite to make some of the dialogue feel more natural/less stilted.


  • A couple of the relationships available have unhealthy undertones that bother me a bit. Your character can get slapped around by one of the potential love interests when she's upset with you, and that...does not make me want to romance her, to be quite honest. Another love interest may sexually harass you, depending on your dialogue choices, and still another may threaten your life and hold you at knife point, which is also annoying.
  • There are two difficulty modes, normal and easy, but these labels are not accurate. Easy is fairly challenging, normal is extremely difficult.
  • Stat points that you earn through jobs or classes are determined randomly. You may get +3, +1, +5 or +0, depending on your luck. The same is true of your character's salary, though that depends on how your dice mini-game goes.
  • The price is too high. $19.99 for Spirited Heart, as-is, is far too steep. HOWEVER, if it got a rewrite and better art, I'd say that was fair.

All that said: I grabbed this game on sale for half price, and I don't regret that, though I can see why somebody else might feel differently. If you're unsure, there's a demo floating around, so give that a look before buying it. It's an okay game, with good bones, that just doesn't quite live up to its potential. I look forward to seeing how its sequel will improve on the less-than-stellar bits.

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2.0 hrs
Posted: June 15, 2015
very nice gameplay, lots of options on skills etc.
lack of options for answering questions, could be better graphic and race, etc.
hopefully to see more.
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