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Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 4, 2020
PlayStation 4Sep 1, 2020
PCFeb 12, 2014
Xbox OneSep 2, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Winter Wolves

Publishers: Ratalaika Games, Winter Wolves

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Simulation, Interactive Story

Play as either rock god Max or book smart Anne as they make their way through the first year of their college experience. Between bitter tenured professors and a ridiculously distracting student body, it's going to take everything they've got just to make it to year two. They'll share their dorm life with four other tenants as they pick their class load, pick their jobs, and maybe even pick someone to have a little extra curricular fun with. Features: * Play as Anne and romance Dominic, Rakesh, Max and Isabella * Play as Max and romance Sally, Anne, Isabella and Rakesh * Hilarious light comedy writing guaranteed to make you laugh * Life simulation gameplay with full scheduler and stats raising * Original soundtrack by Leetstreet Boys including the main theme "My Name In Lights"

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Roommates is a fun dating sim with interesting characters and a decent amount of strategy thrown in. Be prepared to pour hours into this game.

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While the stat-raising portion was sometimes frustrating, and the background music did occasionally become annoying, I found Roommates an enjoyable experience on the whole. I’m looking forward to replaying the game and hopefully reaching the ideal ending with every character. The progressive stories are fun to follow and the characters are oddly compelling. I’m not sure I’d have paid £20 for it, but at the time of writing it’s on sale, so I’d still recommend giving it a go if you’re a fan of the visual novel/simulation genre!

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In general, it is difficult to recommend Roommates. On the one hand, the work is quite engaging as a slice of life filled with humor. On the other hand, the gameplay choices and the use of stereotypes and prejudices can be quite unpleasant. Even though I had a lot of fun with the game and found it a reasonable example of the genre, there are better examples of visual novels and simulators on the Switch.

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Welcome to the halls of Latin House – the dorm where you’ll be living for your first year of college in Roommates, a college dating sim from Winter Wolves. Whether you’re playing as shy nerdy girl Anne or as confident rockstar Max, it’s time to pull out all of the stops and make the most of your education far away from home. No matter which protagonist you choose to play as, the other will be one of your roommates, as will the chaotic artist Rakesh, the energetic campaigner Sally, the alluring and promiscuous Isabella, and the rule-abiding Dominic. You’ll have the opportunity to choose your classes, seek employment, participate in various special events with your roommates, and maybe even find love as the year progresses.

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