Wow. There really isn’t a review for To Love & Protect besides the app store pages and my Maxwell scribbles? Time to download all those routes I bought during the $.99 sale and get to work!
I’m back. Dang. Voltage USA’s writers certainly have improved over the past couple of years. That was rough.
Basic Premise: The MC discovers she’s the president’s daughter and must now be protected from his enemies.
Okay, I have to get a few things out of my system before I talk about any individual routes.
- The art style, proportions, and some of the backgrounds are off-putting enough that I eventually put an index card over the picture portion. They’re pretty bad.
- Even if the proportions were perfect and the backgrounds always matched, I would still cover it up. The photo-realistic art style clashes with the escapist, slightly goofy tone the story needs the reader to feel to buy into the less believable parts of the story.
- And there ARE some less believable parts in every route. It’s all in service of the plot, but good grief. The game is set in modern America. The Secret Service and NSA has technology and resources; how are y’all so bad at protecting individuals under your care?
- I loathe the prolog. The main character’s kidnapped and then hears from the United States President that he’s her father. And he claims he couldn’t find her or her mother. But can he still get to be her dad and everything’s okay, right? And the MC accepts it and is cool with everything. Excuse me? He’s the ******* President and “he couldn’t find her” in the same city until she was in danger? With all those resources? Yeah. Sure, dude. And he wants an easy relationship without any proper explanation or effort. Wouldn’t want her to embarrass you, now would we? >:-/
- All this makes me wish the game had been set sixty years ago. It would make the laxer security and inability to gather information more believable. 😦
Anyone still here after that lengthy vent session? 😀 I actually DO like a To Love & Protect route.
Headline News Impressions and Reviews
Brad: Not recommended. Full review found here.
Chadwick: Recommended. Full review found here.
Edgar: Not recommended. I gave up after three chapters. The two leads manage to be both inconsistent yet infuriating.
Ellis: Not recommended. Again, I gave up after three chapters. He could not be more unprofessional, and she could not be more inconsistent and pushy.
Felix: Not recommended. Good grief, this entire thing is so STUPID. I made it to the end though.
Marc: Wait for a sale. Full review found here.
Maxwell: Not recommended. Full review found here.