Are you good parent? Try to be perfect dad of 10-years old daughter. But it is not very funny.
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Ciel Fledge is a conceptually great game that suffers from overwhelming tedium knocking down an enjoyable story.
When I first saw ads of Ciel Fledge, I didn’t think much of its story. Instead, I was too focused on the game’s very interesting premise of raising a daughter. What I didn’t realize was that this game has a beautifully fleshed out story that really grounds your and Ciel’s relationship in this dystopian world full of mysteries.
A daughter raising simulator set in a post apocalyptic future is an idea I would have gotten behind if it had been competently executed. Unfortunately repetitive gameplay and narratively inconsistent plot left me wanting to abandon my daughter on the desolate surface of the earth.
Ciel Fledge could have been more robust... indeed, it really should have been. There's just not enough substance to go with the charming presentation and concept. However, it's still one of those things that's difficult to put down, not least because its gameplay loops and feedback are tight and engaging.
Ciel Fledge is bursting at the seams with ideas, many of them good, but with so little room for them to breathe, they end up stripped down to their most basic and least satisfying forms.
A gruelling and protracted stat-management simulation, with paltry interactions and stilted dialogue that's entirely removed from the actual process of parenting.
Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator is one of the best indie games that I’ve played in quite some time, and was some of the most fun that I’ve had with a simulator like this since I played Long Live the Queen. Sure, it’s not perfect. It’s probably a little too long for its own good, and I could see people getting tired of its repetitiveness if they don’t know what they’re in for. But all of those things are fairly trivial; they don’t really matter in the long run because they’re so small. What does matter is that this game is fun. Plain and simple. If you’re in the mood for a quality simulator, then you need not look further than this one.
Ciel Fledge has an interesting concept. It keeps you motivated to play one ingame week after another for quite a few hours. However, it fails to deliver the surprises that you're expecting. What remains is an interesting setting and many good stories but major parts of the gameplay, like the combat, remain dull.
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Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator has some great ideas. But the moment-to-moment gameplay is, for the most part, dull and not all that engaging.
An unusual concept for a game with a mixed execution. The monotony of scheduling your daughter's life unfortunately overshadows the interesting story and fantastic art direction
Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator breaks new ground with its combination of game systems, but hiding critical information from the player is a real drag on a long game.
Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator is the epitome of simulators with its detailed micromanagement and deep gameplay mechanics. Sure, the game has a few rough edges and would benefit from a few updates to the Switch version in order to make it more console-friendly, but there’s nothing game-breaking. Raising a child is no easy task, Ciel Fledge perfectly emulates this with the constant demands and its high-learning curve of what parenting is actually like. With a constantly evolving child, alongside a constantly evolving world, Ciel Fledge is a game that requires you to adapt to the situation based upon how you want your child to grow.