If it’s digital, does that make it Love Email?
Yeah, if you stop reading after that terrible pun, I understand. But I don’t apologise for it :p
A while ago I did a review on a whole bunch of different Love Letter games. To date, my favourite non-extended/premium version is still Batman Love Letter, but as I said in the review you can add the guard rule pretty easily to any version.
Going through a few bits and pieces of news info from when I was away, I found this little trailer quietly sitting in my notifications on YouTube:
It looks pretty, and the pricing doesn’t seem to bad at USD$7 for the Steam version which is the most expensive.
My initial thought on a digital version was “That’s cute. I don’t think I really want it though”. Then I thought about it a little more.
I play things like Onirim and The Game on my phone fairly regularly – so regularly I don’t even think of them as games anymore, just something I do. And Love Letter is even quicker than both of these games.
There is a solo mode against AI opponents and online play which would also widen the potential player pool and help get more games played.
Technically there is also a pass and play mode, but except for trying the ‘cheap’ digital version to see if you like a game I can’t see why you would do this. It’s just a personal choice – if there are people I want to play a game with, I would rather sit around a table than a phone.
The art of the video definitely captures the feel of the original art, but as shown in my review there are also a lot of popular variants as well. Maybe these will come as expansions in the future?
If you are interested in having a look for yourself, links and prices are shown below:
It’s cheap enough on the phone, but I might see if there is a sale on the Steam version before buying – unless I really want another game on my phone.
Until next time,