Does anyone feel like this game was slightly mis-sold?
Everything the devs produced, both in their description on their website and the videos on steam suggested a "life sim", "tamagotchi-like", "virtual pet" when, in reality, this is a choose-your-own adventure with pictures.
Don't get me wrong; the game is alright. It's certainly not the worst game I've played and for a choose your own adventure game, it does okay. However, there are better and far more complex games available completely free through the twine community. Had this been advertised as being exactly what it is, a choose your own adventure, I would have been fine with paying for this.
I'm struggling to find the 'virtual pet' or even the touted 'life sim' aspects of the game and I really feel that this is missing a lot. The game devs have admitted that the visual of your monster should be changing, perhaps based on your decisions (yet to be seen, seeing as this isn't implemented yet), but this alone doesn't turn the game into a life-sim, nor a virtual pet.
One of the devs previously compared the concept to the sims 2 "Without all the effort". I can see where they were coming from, as this game consists entirely of the sections where your sims come home and you're told "Your co-worker is skimming off the top, what do you do?" however, by 'removing the effot' they've also removed much of the game aspects which make it a life-sim or 'virtual pet' style game
A full review will be written once the game is working as it's 'supposed' to and I've finished it, but currently, this feels lacking at best and mis-sold at worst.