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Later Daters

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 16, 2020
PCApr 16, 2020

Developer: Bloom Digital Media

Publisher: Bloom Digital

Genres: RPG, Simulation

You’re the newest resident at Ye OLDE retirement community, where you’ll meet a cast of sexy seniors who are all dying (not literally) to meet you. It’s a lot like summer camp, but with orthopedic shoes, bridge clubs, and more jell-o. It’s an adjustment as you settle in, but who knows: maybe these will turn out to be the best years of your life! Adventure, passion, and transformation are not experiences reserved for the young. Later Daters makes challenging ageism sexy and teaches poignant lessons about our capacity for love. Gameplay Features: Play as a sexy senior! Customize your look, name, romance history, and gender. Have some intimate adventures that deal with mortality, vulnerability, and getting some action. Enjoy LGBTQ inclusive romance and poly relationship options. Pick your favorite companion creature : A cat, a dog... Or a robot? Date and flirt with eight fetching residents of Ye OLDE... Part One Ep 1 - Welcome to Ye OLDE New Home Moving into Ye OLDE retirement community is a huge change -- it’s full of strangers, the walls are thin, and privacy seems impossible. Even if you want to meet people, getting out there is daunting. But when your faithful pet escapes, you have no choice! Ep 2 - Join the Club On your second day at Ye OLDE, it’s time to join a social club! If clubs aren’t your thing and you refuse to join, you’ll discover how hard it is to get alone time at Ye OLDE. And if social clubs do interest you, you’ll have a chance to develop some special connections. Ep 3 - Movie Night! Tonight’s film is a sci-fi classic starring Ye OLDE’s resident rockstar, Jax Argo! But who you’re going to the movie with turns out to be a bigger issue than you thought. The rules of dating are different in your golden years. Are you ready for the dating scene at Ye OLDE?

Later Daters Critic Reviews

Aside from watching events play out and roughly moulding the story to suit your goals, there’s little else to do in Later Daters, and we feel the experience might have been greatly enhanced with some mini-games to flesh out the overall length. Nevertheless, it’s a cute little tale with likeable characters, pleasant visuals, and an excellent, catchy title theme song.

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Later Daters reinforces the natural desire for companionship, even at an older age. The game is just silly enough at times that it makes for a funny dating sim, without making its characters out to be a joke. There is a ton of media that focuses on trying to normalize elderly relationships, and I think Later Daters is highly effective—and most importantly fun.

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With a colorful cast, incredibly high replay value, and diversity for miles, Later Daters is a surprisingly deep dating sim that unfolds over time. I personally feel it could do with a bit of better marketing in terms of communicating that this is, in fact, a partially finished game; additionally, with LGBTQ+ representation featured more prominently than most games that offer such narratives, the trailer and descriptions could stand to present just how much this aspect of diversity takes the driver’s seat (and they’d certainly benefit from it as it’s a selling point). Nevertheless, Later Daters is a total catch that serves as an important reminder that love knows no age.

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