OK, so interactive fiction and I don’t have a great relationship, though I’ve run into some over the time since the Switch has launched that have inspired a change of heart. “Visual novels” though? Where there’s no interactivity or choice and I’m simply scrolling through an endless stream of text? Ooof, yeah, that’s a tough sell. In the case of The Language of Love I’d say it’s worse since at the painfully slow rate the art for the text changes I literally may as well be reading a book, there’s nothing that really enhances the story unless you consider a dull and looping soundtrack in the background to be sufficient to get you hooked in. Worse than that? Wow does this take forever just to get to the point you’ve met the main character you’re interested in and the extended interaction with her daughter actually feels a bit creepy in some regards. Very hard to recommend to anyone.
Justin Nation, Score: