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Science Girls!

Prep school never looked so exciting especially when giant aliens are attacking the school. In Science Girls, join a team of quirky and brave high school girls as they fight the alien invasion to solve the mystery of these strange beasts. Use group tactics and the girls’ individual powers to make it through waves and waves of foes. An RPG game, decisions will affect the squad of girls, their powers, and the outcome of events. Solve the mystery of the school and help the Science Club save the day.

It’s been a while since I have played an RPG game such as Science Girls. The many choices of stats for the girls and places to explore in the school were a fresh change of pace. When monsters attacked you, the fighting was that of choosing attacks and tactics in order to defeat an enemy instead of doing them yourself. I find these games to be very enjoyable as the experience points roll in and your character gets stronger, which in turn makes the game more complex and challenging. It’s an addicting cycle that RPG’s offer and makes Science Girls a fun game to play.

The gameplay from Science Girls is very smooth, moves are easy to comprehend, and the main characters are energetic high school girls out to save the world. There’s a lot to like about Science Girls, but a personal favorite was the challenge that came out of extended play of the game. It became tougher and tougher to make decisions and to keep the health of my team high as more and more aliens attacked. I liked the fact that this game is not all about girls prancing around in skirts with freakish god-like powers. It was a tactical game and that is why I give Science Girls a 4 out of 5 stars. There’s nothing wrong with girls in skirts with god-like powers, there just has to be a little more and this game has it.

Always Remember Me

This is a RPG, sim dating game full of questions needing answers. You play as Amy Fitch who was in a motorcycle accident with her fiancé Aaron Cowen. Amy was lucky and left the scene of the accident unhurt, but Aaron was rushed to the hospital and now has short term amnesia. It is up to Amy to help Aaron recover his memory and life as it was before.

Amy is a first year college student who works part time at an ice cream store, and lives with her Aunt Gwenda because her parents were killed in a tragic car accident. She must balance her life so her status like money, culture, creativity, romance, discipline, morale and energy are increased to make her health and well being good. You use the map of the town to go from one location to another performing different actions. Each action will determine if one of your status levels go up or down. When Amy goes to work at the ice cream parlor, she may have a good or bad day and make less or more money. At the shop she can talk to Lawrence and her relationship gauge will go up or down resulting from which conversation you choose. Other male acquaintances are the doctor at the hospital, Eddy, and Hugh a friend working in a clothes shop at the mall. She can have romantic relationships with any of the 4 men in her life. There are 2 different endings for each of these 4 characters. They also have distinct status for each character. Lawrence is culture, Hugh is creativity, discipline for Eddy and Aaron is romance.

You play this game day by day from morning until night and from Monday through Sunday. Some actions are determined by the time of day or day of the week. The gym is closed at night so you cannot workout there in the evening. The club has dancing only at night and Amy works in the morning shift, Monday through Friday.

The map opens up to more areas as you play further into the game. The activities and actions increase as you go along. There’s a lot to do in this visual novel sim dating game and you get drawn into the play the more you play it. You get invested in what happens to Amy and Aaron. You also want to find out who this mystery secret admirer may be who is emailing you throughout the game. Like their other visual novels Winter Wolves presented another interesting one with original soundtrack. It doesn’t have the sci-fi action thriller vibe to it like Bionic Heart or the alien fighting matches in Planet Stronghold, but romance can be entertaining. It may not be for everyone, but you should give it a try to see what you think.

Tradewinds Caravans

Take a ride on the Silk Road and claim your fortunes as the best trade caravan in the East. Tradewinds Caravan is a game that has you as a manager of a trading caravan that travels on foot across ancient cities buying, selling, and running errands to make a profit. Beware of bandits though, as your precious goods could be in danger of being robbed, unless you hire some extra muscle to fight them off. The Old World is filled with riches and dangers and your trading company is destined to obtain and conquer them.

Tradewinds Caravan is a game that has you essentially running a business in all aspects. You deal with important people such as emperors or priests that need favors from you in return for money, you have to keep a balanced budget or else the caravan goes under, and for security purposes you need to hire guys with swords or bow and arrows to defend the company’s name and stuff. It’s like becoming the manager of a business, which has to walk to cities around the lands to do business.

This is an enjoyable game. You get a lot of freedom to make as much money and status without a lot of confusion. Certain things that makes this game stand out among others is the whole managing style and the banking system. You can save money or take out a loan, all with interest, and all in ancient times. It was strange how complex a trading caravan could get but that’s also what made this game good. I give Tradewinds Caravan a 4 out of 5 stars. I need to start investing in rice and tea cause it seems like the market’s good now.