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Developer: Winter Wolves

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • Given my history of not usually being a fan of visual novels and games that are roughly in that orbit I’ll admit that Roommates surprised me a little bit. You play as a college freshman, hitting campus and staying in what I assume is a very small dorm space with a few very different characters who are both male and female. Perhaps I just didn’t get the right college experience but I can’t tell you how many things in that previous sentence make no sense at all… but we continue. I’d say that the characters in the game are pretty heavily on the predictable side, though most at least have some nuance you’ll learn to appreciate as you go, and that’s a credit to the writing. Whether it’s the nerdy shy girl, the party girl, or any of the other characters in the cast as you interact with them you do get to see more behind them which I appreciated, In terms of the overall picture and your level of agency I’ll credit the game with providing you with plenty of time management options that will affect your stats and which then will influence who you’re able to interact with and how. Whether all of that makes it worthwhile long-term I can’t say, but within this style of game I credit Roommates for putting in an honest effort.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.1]

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