Since both dating sims and pet sims can be a little light in overall gameplay the concept of combining them makes quite a bit of sense. The pets help make things a bit more cute and provide ongoing distractions and mini games, and the dating aspect helps to make the experience more engaging as you encounter a variety of different people and get to know both them and their stories. Probably the greatest strength Best Friend Forever has is that personality, and the fact that the people you’re meeting are definitely the most diverse and likely the most “real” I’ve ever run into. Rather than it being a bunch of archetypal one-dimensional personalities wrapped in the bodies of supermodels the people you meet here are quirky, have their flaws, and exhibit a wide variety of body types which really helps them feel more like people. Now, granted, the day to day tasks and care for your pup get to be a grind that doesn’t feel rewarding as you go on but hey, of your pup is a great ice breaker and helps you meet people and have an occasional excuse as you interact with them they at least play the part of your wingman (or woman) well.
Justin Nation, Score: