Dating Sim Review: Monster Hunting… for Love by DyneWulf

 
 

Monster Hunting… for Love is a cute and fun dating sim in which you speed date a bunch of monsters, ask each one a few questions from a list, then get matched and go on a date where you can then decide if you want to give them a chance or kill them.


Monster Hunting for Love promo image. Comic style art of a creepy castle with gargoyles in front of some mountains.

Official Description:

Monsters deserve to find love in the world too, right?

Sit down and have a talk with a variety of monsters that are only looking to have a good time. Play your cards right, and maybe you’ll even go home with them. Who knows what will happen after that?

Spend time with 7 different characters. Each one has their own unique quirks and personalities. There are plenty of options to explore with multiple endings to be seen. Look around and find them all!

More Info:

You can get more info and download the game here on Steam or here on itch.io!

Long Review:

This is a fairly quick, simple, cute, and fun game! You speed date a bunch of monsters, ask each one a few questions from a list, then get matched and go on a date where you can then decide if you want to give them a chance or kill them. Here are five reasons I enjoyed this:

– I love that there are some unusual and uncommon monsters included (gorgon, invisible person, blob, bigfoot), as well as some typical ones (vampire, werewolf, zombie). I always love me a sexy vampire, what can I say?

– Their answers to the questions are really fun, with some clever playfulness related to their monster lore. This isn’t a game where your choices are super important (other than which monster you want to seduce, based on how you score them), so seeing the answers to the questions is a big part of the fun.

– The monsters have cute designs, and most of them are pretty adorable in personality too. The zombie especially cracked me up.

– There’s cute art for each good ending.

– The whole idea of having the character you play as be a hunter and having the option to date or kill the characters is fun. I actually felt terrible doing the routes where I killed them, but you have to do it if you want to unlock the special ending.

– Bonus 6th reason: This game helped me discover a new interesting tree! I really like weird plants and animals, and I had not heard of the one the vampire mentioned in one of his answers.

It took me about 3.5 hours to see all the questions/answers and endings. Overall, it was a fun little game!

Short Review:

– Includes common and uncommon monsters
– Clever answers based on lore
– Cute art and character designs
– The monsters are mostly sweethearts
– Overall cute and fun!

Accessibility:

(May not include everything)
– Though partially accessible for blind / visually impaired players or screen reader users with Ren’Py self-voicing mode (press V to toggle), I would not recommend it if you cannot see the screen. Game text and menus will be read aloud, but the list of questions and the scorecard at the end of each date will not be, and I couldn’t figure out any way to navigate the scorecard with the keyboard.

 
 
 
 

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  1. Greg

    “or kill them” lol. Sounds fun! I like the unusual monsters… invisible person, BLOB??? Ha! Now we just need a will o wisp 🙂

    I was just looking at games on steam this week and saw that Monster Prom had a sequel? I can’t remember if you played thatone or not…

    1. Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight)

      2022 petition: More will o the wisps!

      Eh. I actually backed the Kickstarter lol. But I’m just not as into it. I think partly for actual game reasons, partly because it’s not accessible for me, and you can’t even stop and save partway, so I end up getting a headache and rushing through and not really enjoying it. So I’ve only played a bit and haven’t been super interested in getting back to it.

  2. Roberta R.

    “you speed date a bunch of monsters, ask each one a few questions from a list, then get matched and go on a date where you can then decide if you want to give them a chance or kill them.”
    😂

    Love the gorgon “taming” her hair in the mirror LOL.

  3. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    Games like this are great as long as I’m in the right mood for them because getting all the different endings involves a lot of repetition. It’s fun that it’s not just a dating sim you can choose to kill them instead. It’s a bit extreme but different.