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Kaichu - The Kaiju Dating Sim

Squiddershins, Top Hat Studios Inc
Sep 7, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4

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6 / 10
Digitally Downloaded
4 / 5
PSX Brasil
60 / 100
3.5 / 10
5 / 10
6 / 10
Nintendo Blast
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Kaichu - The Kaiju Dating Sim

Despite its whimsical art and wholesome message, Kaichu was unable to capture my heart. While it certainly killed some time, I feel it's time to go our separate ways.

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Kaichu – A Kaiju Dating Sim could have easily been bland, but it’s not (despite the lack of oomph to the relationships). The game is adorable, funny, and relatable on a personal level. I quite like the way the entire dating experience is framed by the reporters, it was an incredibly creative way to link the dates to each other as well as to deliver a little bit of narrative to go along with the dating experience. The dating pool is quite varied, with someone for everyone… well, hopefully. You never know with love, do you?

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Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim is inventive in its proposal, but it turns out to be a better in paper. With functional but shallow mechanics, story, and visuals, the game has very little to offer other than curiosity about the topic and runs out of steam very quickly, before we even get attached to its friendly little monsters in love.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

A modest Kickstarter success, this was never pitched to be a massive, huge game. Even still, it's not something I'd recommend to the majority of people. Unless you're really into the idea of a kaiju dating sim that is actually just a set of trial-and-error multiple choice quizzes with nice animation, there's no reason to take Gigachu on a world tour of destructive dates.

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I guess calling Kaichu a bad game wouldn’t be entirely accurate. It looks nice and performs fairly well. But it just doesn’t do enough. A single playthrough takes roughly 30 minutes and even then it starts to feel a little samey towards the end. Kaichu is simply lacks depth. Quite frankly, I even struggled to find things to write about for this review.

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6 / 10.0

Kaichu - The Kaiju Dating Sim is a dating simulation video game that makes a fun and curious good impression, which declines when you want to do all the routes.

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Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim is a dating sim parody that tries to make jokes about relationships and gender itself. However, its superficiality and little understanding of what really makes a dating sim interesting considerably compromise the experience, which ends up being worth no more than a quick playthrough.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Love is in the air in this cute, personality-quiz-filled experience that is Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim.

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