Faudraline
Elif Özkılıç   Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
 
 
:Longship:Bookworm, house cat, music hoarder and caffeine addict;
:Longship:Gamer, game mistress and storyteller;
:Longship:Aspiring author and reviewer, dedicated review reader.

:pony: I'm in it for stories: always more to learn, always more to tell... :pony:
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...A Little bit of Something about Me...
:coocoo:Hello, beautiful Steam community! Here, I'll rant a bit about myself to warn you and advise your own discretion before adding me as your friend. Normally, I hate these kind of prerequisites declared on any social media platform, but been bugged more than your casual amount for the last month, so here we go:

:approved:Yes, I play games.
:approved:Yes, I am female.
:approved:Yes, I am friendly and would like to chat, exchange tips on games, take recommendations and criticism on my reviews. I'm interested in any good stories; including books, games, movies and many other things. So feel free to pester me with a recommendation on anyone of them! :corncan:

:denied:No, It is not okay to add me before telling at least "hello" like anyone with manners. Also, I'll be hesitant to add people below at least lvl 5 or/and with private profiles, since they ended up being shadier than I can handle in the past.
:denied:No, I am not interested in trolls, biggots, self absorbed jerks and CERTAINLY not any kind of relationship other than the one I actually have! :goldring:

:bdrosa:I play adventure, RPG, horror, HOG, some RTS, some rare action games with good stories and some casual games. I don't prefer FPS or MOBA at all, so please stop inviting me to CS: GO or BF. It is also probably futile to get me started on LoL or DotA. If you'd like to talk about any other genre that I am interested in, I'd love to chat. :eden_sigil:

When I choose what to play, games with mythological, medieval or fantasy settings are almost always a priority for me! :AOEShield:

:HappyElica:Oh, and yes, I started playing VNs and Otomes again recently, many years after my attendance to high school. I realized that girls gonna be girls, and I've been missing this lovely nonsense of a genre. Please stay away if you are only here to discharge your hate for the genre.

Thank you, and Good Gaming to us all! :pint:

:LIS_star:Here is my SteamGifts [www.steamgifts.com] account if you'd like to check for my giveaways!
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"Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love" *


A thrilling, powerful yet dreadful business love is, when its whole content and capability is considered. It gives birth to all kind of miracles like affection, sympathy, passion, anger and even redemption. Yet I'm not penning this review to inform you about the package love may drop on any sane person to portray a new psyche. I just wished to take a moment and celebrate the creator of this visual novel for her in-depth and through understanding of the concept, with all its bliss and dread all the same. It is not love letters, bright sunshine and butterflies all the time. It grows, it consumes, it hurts... and that lecherous winged Roman god, Cupid would keep smiling all the same.

In 1600s France, we are invited to follow Rosa, a beautiful yet troubled young orphan, led by the sound of her mother in her head. She'll soon discover the whole content there to be for love, gain a family, lose a friend and decide the fate of the one she loves/hates the most. Any more specific storyline description would present complete spoilers, thus, I'll avoid telling you more of the story. It should suffice to warn you that this game is most assuredly +18, dealing with both explicit and gruesome topics like abuse, self-mutilation, mental instability, suggested incest and detailed sexual narrative once or twice. If you feel like you might be offended or this might simply not be your cup of tea, pick something else.

Cupid is an astonishing visual novel in both its thematic choice and narrative, which surprises me even more that it’s a freeware. The concept is slightly influenced by Roman mythology, with a darker approach to the subject compared to Renaissance idealism. There is a certain elegance in its narrative display, a hint of literary education and eloquence, and a philosophical undertone for the concept of love and human nature itself. There are sharp twists in the story masterfully presented that will keep you on your toes: from light-hearted to shocking, from fleetingly beautiful to despicably banal without a warning. All characters involved are presented with genuine depth and they harbor many facets of the human soul. They are anything but one dimensional or stereotypical. All five different endings of the visual novel rely on another concept that might born out of love; most gruesome, some heartbreaking... all bitter as the end of any love.

Display is more than appealing, with lots of beautiful CGs, elegant character designs and fitting artwork. The soundtrack brought together from a wide selection - from classic to romantic baroque, from Mediterranean to dark wave - is another proof that labor was put into this work. The game bears many choice option which may alter the ending and takes 7-8 hours if you are to go for all ending.

Take one evening, and let your heart whimper under the brilliant narrative. Take the crushing role of Rosa's mother - the voice within her head - to either lead her into wild retribution or mending compassion. You'll be astonished by the end.

*Lyrics by Leonard Cohen - Dance Me to the End of Love

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khrys Jul 12 @ 3:27pm 
MrL0G1C Jul 1 @ 10:57pm 
Hi, added because of games you like and cool profile.
khrys Jun 30 @ 5:47am 
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lovenliberty Jun 18 @ 3:40am 
Hello, Faudraline! I really enjoy your reviews :successchip: Thank you for writing them!
SMYRN1A Jun 15 @ 8:05am 
Selam Elif, bence kesinlikle Twitch, YouTube ya da Steam canlı yayını yapmalısın. (tabii yeterli zamanın varsa). Ya da en azından oyun videoları çekip YouTube kanalında yayınlamalısın. Screenshotların, yorumların ve incelemelerin bu kadar başarılıyken, canlı yayın ne kadar güzel olur düşünemiyorum! :steamhappy: :heart: