Review: Mon Amour

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* Smooch * * * * Smack Slurp *

I have a fascination with Yoshiro Kimura. I have often trumpeted my love for Chulip on this site, and I had the privilege of reviewing Moon with CJ Andriessen over a year ago. The thing is; I’m not always in love with Yoshiro Kimura’s games, but they scratch a very peculiar itch that I have. Every time someone asks me “what kind of games do you play?” “My response is to turn my nose and say,” the games that I haven’t played. Onion Games does these. Good, mediocre, or bad, they’re something I’ve never experienced.

my love don’t fall far from that tree. If you ask me to describe it, I would say it is Chulip mix with Flappy Bird. This is by far the least substantial game I’ve played from Onion Games – I finished it within hours of starting it – but I certainly don’t mean that as damnation.

My love I don't know how to explain this

my love (Nintendo Switch, PC [reviewed])
Developer: Onion Games
Editor: Onion Games
Released: October 14, 2021
MSRP: $ 8.99

Like the story, you are a guy whose marriage is crushed by witches. The bride-to-be is transformed into a mouse and stroll along with the rest of the wedding guests. Your job is to save all the guests by giving them a kiss. But would your rampantly approach to negotiating promiscuous hostages throwing a wrench into the inner workings of your marriage?

Don’t think that now … Oooops, you’re dead. You have to press a button on the flap. You did not activate it. You are dead.

The objective of my love is easy to transmit. You have to pass your elegant gentleman through the screen and crush the lady (?) On the other side. It’s very simple! However, if you want to climb the rankings and save the princess, you’ll have to learn the little things.

My love a lot of fire

To begin with, don’t touch the buildings. The city is starting to encroach from the top and bottom of the screen, and these are the main obstacles in your quest to chapped your lips. You can keep them at bay with fruit and exploding hearts that are vomited every time you give mouth-to-mouth.

The fruit is pretty self-explanatory. Different varieties have different shock wave magnitudes, but musk melon gives you a shield. Don’t just pick them up willy-nilly, you might need them in an emergency like in the last level of each section where you face a random obstacle.

Hearts, on the other hand, need culture. Love, if you will. When two squeeze them together, they turn into a bigger heart. Once they get big enough, they’ll explode when you hit them, again to help you clear snow from obstacles. The big ones also give you more points, while the little ones don’t even bother to pick up. Learning to navigate where your momentary lover squirts their heart can help you rack up a lot of points and demolish the scenery.

My love kissing at home

The ultimate goal of my love is to find and hug all the characters, then complete level 50. This can be a bit frustrating as some of the characters show up randomly. Fortunately, you don’t have to play the entire game over and over to get another shot at these lip goals. You can select an unfortunate kiss victim from a bestiary of them, then from this level.

The released libertines count as health, thus strike a blow deduce a conga line of your kissing. Losing a lover lose your top-level bonus, and moreover, they are not counted in the 64 needed to complete the game. You should definitely get everyone safely so that their heads are counted, which can be a challenge.

Human Centipede

That’s the lot. As I said, my love is a simple game. It’s a one-button title that requires a lot of repetition to get the most specialized mechanics. It’s fine if the right spin is put on things, but my love doesn’t seem to wear the usual love onion games to go off script.

Much of my disappointment doesn’t come from the fact that there is very little gameplay depth. It is very good. Dungeon Dandy was pretty basic when you summed it up, but it sucked me in and kept me hooked for hours. In addition, it was well written and constantly surprising. my love is not like that. It’s a straightforward game, and while the typical Onion Games personality isn’t entirely absent, there’s no opportunity to shine.

The straightforward gameplay made me believe there would be some kind of twist somewhere. It never happened. Maybe some flaw in my expectations, but it’s hard to defend the game.

Kiss Me

I don’t regret having played my love. I feel obligated to continue the full Yoshiro Kimura discography, and I can’t have a hole in it. It has the weird aesthetic and the original soundtrack I would expect, I just don’t think it’s required reading. It can, however, teach us about love itself. It is rather brief. It will probably kill you. You must prioritize quantity over quality.

my love, as seen on the box, it’s fine. It even has that annoying sometimes “one more turn” addict. It doesn’t last long, and underneath there’s nothing to sink your teeth into. This is the taco bell of onion games. It tastes like food, it’s harmless, but once you dig, you won’t find real meat.

[This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the publisher.]

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