Got an email from Digital Manga in my Inbox, and the content was quite curious… read ahead only if you’re interested in otome games from iTunes.
Copying the description from the email, the game sounds very interesting, since I like pirates.
Arrrr, the English version of the Japanese hit mobile game “Pirates in Love” has come! For fans of visual novels and dating simulation games, this game will really be a treat. By accident you’ll end up on a pirate ship, and will be given the choice to shack up with the handsome pirate you desire. You’ll join the pirates and travel the high seas, all while discovering love. Each pirate has his own enthralling, unique storyline.
Looking at the iTunes store, it doesn’t seem to have a complete list of the available characters (compared to the email), so for the benefit of people who aren’t subscribed to Digital Manga:
- Captain Morgan is the charismatic, womanizing leader of the Sirius Pirates.
- Chef Nathan is quiet and boorish.
- Doctor Christopher is kind, but a little spacey.
- Swordsman Russell is hotheaded and passionate.
- First mate Eduardo is cold-blooded and twisted.
- Apprentice Thomas is determined and friendly.
The art looks very nice. The part I found to be very interesting is this:
“Pirates in Love” is now available for the iPhone and can be purchased through the Apple App Store. Each pirate’s 16-chapter story will cost $3.99.
…so 6 characters at ~$4 each in addition to the free prologue, which brings it to ~$24 for all the characters… and seems like it’ll only work on iPhone 4. I don’t use iPhone or iTunes, so I’m not sure if it’s considered cheap/expensive for iTunes games…?
Also, has anyone tried it, and is it worth it…? A part of me wishes this will be available on Android…