Nicole is thrilled that she managed to get into her first choice school and is looking forward to experiencing college life there. However, as soon as she moves into the university dorms, she finds out that there’s been a series of mysterious disappearances going on around the campus!
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Mixed (79 reviews) - 67% of the 79 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

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Nicole is thrilled that she managed to get into her first choice school and is looking forward to experiencing college life there. However, as soon as she moves into the university dorms, she finds out that there’s been a series of mysterious disappearances going on around the campus! So far, three girls have already gone missing and Nicole could be next if she’s not too careful – not quite the ideal college experience Nicole had in mind.

Nicole is a dating sim that revolves around your day-to-day life as a college student. You can take up part-time jobs to earn money, explore various locations, do recreational and extra-curricular activities, and meet intriguing characters like Darren, Kurt, Jeff and Ted. You might even get to date the culprit!

Choose which actions to perform each day with a simple and intuitive interface. Improve Nicole's skills and keep her morale and energy well balanced, otherwise she won't be able to perform well in her daily activities.

The game features four male romance options and an additional four female romance options which will be released in a separate game version within a few months. You may focus solely on dating, or gather enough clues and solve the mystery to unlock an extra ending for each of the datable characters!

You can use items that can be bought from the in-game online shop or visit various locations within the game to perform certain actions, which can improve your stats and your relationship with the characters. At the end of the day, you’ll get a summary of your progress.

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GAME FEATURES


  • Four different boys to date: Jeff, Ted, Darren & Kurt with 10 different endings
  • Discover the true identity of the culprit. Careful, you could be dating him!
  • Life simulation gameplay with several places to visit and activities to choose from
  • Deluxe version with wallpapers, chibi and full game soundtrack in mp3
  • Classic dating sim with several statistics and items to buy

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Eventhough the game has it's charms, the game mechanics and timing ruin it. I, like many others who have played this game, have followed the games directions of:

1.Romance the person to 100%
2. Get the character trait that corresponds with that romance up to 999
3.Get your clue bar to 999.

However, even if you do all three, if you don't do them in a specific order at certain times you will not get the good endings. It is infuriating to put in so much work and get none of the rewards. If the developers would fix this I would reccommend playing it, but since it is a common problem with all of their games I will go ahead and say save your money and buy a well constructed dating sim.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Main flaw about most Winterwolves games, is the stat building to get to the route you want, and the time schedule. Basically, you'd have to know which stats you need to get what route, and where to go on which day exactly, to get a scene with the person whose route you want in order to build up points with them. It's the same in 'Always Remember Me', and in 'Roommates' as well.

For me this really draws away from the story, which is a shame because the stories in these games aren't half bad. I got almost all Winterwolves visual novels in several bundles once (Except the flower shop ones, which aren't any different apparently), and I know most of them are aimed towards a female audience, but that doesn't really matter to me if a story is good in a game, I enjoy it, such as 'Amnesia'. But this game, just like the others I've mentioned, is too focused on stat building, and it causes me to not be able to really get into it. The game becomes more of a chore.

Now if you look at a game such as 'Gakao Love 100 days', that one does it right when it comes down to managing stats. It doesn't draw away from the immersion. Naturally, you CAN get a bad ending, and if you wanted to get to every route you'd have to most likely resort to guides, but point is, in all the other non WinterWolves novels I've played, in those even a bad ending doesn't leave you empty handed and unsatisfied.. A bad ending in those, is still a route. But it's not, in WinterWolves games. it leaves you with a sense of not having achieved anything at all, and just having wasted a whole lot of time.

Also, I can play those other games, without a guide, going with personal choices, that appeal the most to me (That's always how I do a first playthrough of visual novels) and see where that gets me. It's the most fun, but I feel that in a game such as this one, I really can't. I can't go meet up with a character by choice, whose route I want to play, I have to run into them by going to the right place, at the right time.. That's just.. Not cool.

If you're into visual novels that you have to play with basically a guide to get anywhere, then I'd say this game isn't too bad, but I personally find it a flaw that really doesn't make this worth playing. I quit almost all of their games halfway through due to this. The only one that I can truly recommend from WinterWolves is: Loren, the Amazon Princess. That one's pretty awesome. I really think WinterWolves isn't bad at the stories they present in their games, I just wish they executed it differently.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
If you like otome games this is a solid addition to your collection.

The art is good, the romances are (mostly) believable, and the heroine has a likable personality. The writing is cheesy, but in a fun way. The stat raising becomes really tedious on subsequent playthroughs, which is my only real complaint.

I enjoyed it enough to unlock all the achievements (with a lot of text skipping along the way…)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This VN was so bad, oh god. Not only you have to raise status (clues + status related to the character you wanna romance up to 999), but the story was bad and the characters were also bad. Like other Winter Wolves games, this one fails because it gives more importance to status raising than story and character development. Having a nice art style, BGs and decent BGM is for naught if the characters are empty shells and if the gameplay is annoying instead of being fun. This game was really boring in my opinion, and I don’t recommend this even for free.

Also, after you raise the clues + status related to the character you wanna date up to 999, there’s NOTHING else to do on the VN. You simply gotta wait for the limit date to watch the ending. Argh.

1/10.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Do. Not. Buy. This. Game.
I paid 20 dollars for this game expecting a fun dating sim where you controlled a girl who could date one of 4 guys, solve a mystery, and even possibly end up dating the wrong guy and be in for an interesting plot twist. I got none of that. Every cent I spent on this game was money wasted. Not a cent of fun was found.

What I got was annoying task-managing, boring as heck characters with choices, and even the kidnapper is obvious. There's no mystery to it, he's only the kidnapper to add shock value and intrigue to his character. The endings are all pretty much drivel. You even at one point end up having a romantic route with the kidnapper, who by early on you should have ditched, making it a romance in the league of that of Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey, to say creepy and shallow.

The other characters are bland, and even the "bad" endings aren't even bad, just disappointing. You're wondering what horrible things might happen to Nicole if she dates the kidnapper or is kidnapped, but in reality, there's nothing much to it.

All this game consists of are clicking and doing tasks, and occassionally making text choices to get the right guy. And here's the thing, if you don't reaaaally work on getting the stats he likes /and/ say ALL the right things to him, you don't get the guy. It's literally an entire semester's worth of busy-work and clicking.

FINAL VERDICT; 1/10. Worst 20 bucks I ever spent in my life. You're better off playing freaking Sakura Clicker, at least that garbage at least gives you half naked women to gawk at while you do stupid fetchquests forever.
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