Was browsing the Android Market when I saw that My Forged Wedding is out on Android. Since I like the theme and I was on the lookout for a short game, I bought one of the characters… impression, chara intro and mini-review to follow.
First thing first… whoa, crash-fest. This game crashed very often for me, which got me into the habit of saving every so often. After a dozen of so of the crash, I started to expect them to happen… so they were less annoying compared to when it happened the first time around (and by then you’d have gotten into the habit of saving often anyway). At one stage, the game always crashed when it reached the same chapter so I was forced to reinstall the game. More on that below. Note, the crash seems to happen more often if you’re skipping the dialogue. I managed to get past some chapters which usually crashed for me, by not skipping the dialogues and just tapping on the screen to get the dialogue going until the end of the chapter.
Secondly, DAT LOADING TIME. It’s the first game on Android that I’ve ever gotten where the loading time… inspired me to go do other stuff. Like making tea, cleaning my room etc while waiting for the loading to finish. Can anyone tell me if the Pirates in Love is as bad as this one for loading time?
The game’s FAQ said that if you continuously had a problem where the game would crash/freeze on you, to please reinstall the game. …except that when you do that your save data is lost so you have to start again from the beginning. When you add the loading time on that equation… yea, there were times when I thought to stop playing and to try again a few months down the track when the issues would (hopefully) be fixed. Really wished that reinstallations wouldn’t wipe out the save data…
Brief chara intro below… to play the prologue is free, and each character’s story would cost you U$4.
- Heroine: Came from Kyushu to Tokyo, in the hope that her uncle would be able to help her find a job.
- Yamato: Teacher. First meeting with the heroine didn’t leave a good impression, with him saying any man who married her would be an unfortunate man (since she failed to recognise that fenugreek is a herb)…
- Saeki: Scriptwriter. Definitely a ladies’ man, and seems to have a hobby of teasing others.
- Ren: Researcher. Doesn’t talk much, although it’s rather easy to tell whether or not he liked something from the reaction on his face. Less words, more actions.
- Takao: Lawyer. Very polite and friendly, and seems to be the voice of reason and maturity in the group.
- Yuta: Comedian. Cheerful and lively. Story’s not available yet.
- Kunihiko: Company CEO/pub owner. The heroine’s uncle (more of a distant relative, actually). Looking at him you wouldn’t think he’s the CEO of a successful company… Story’s not available yet.
Rivi has screenshots of the available character profiles in-game. I found the other characters’ comment about Ren… to be somewhat spot-on. Oddly, after playing the prologue I actually quite like all of the characters. …except for Kunihiko, although I’m more bothered about his goatee than I am about the fact that he’s the heroine’s relative.
I bought Ren randomly (couldn’t decide between the others), and I’ve just finished playing his story. There was around 16 chapters in the story, and Ren’s… was very entertaining (and I found myself going “squeeee” from time to time), although the ending at the end left me rather ” (.__. ) ……that’s it???” …felt like the story’s just getting to the best part when it suddenly ended (…that might had been the pervert in me talking, to be honest… best part = make out session). …for U$4, I think the price is rather steep… considering the length of the story… somewhere around U$2-2.50 per character probably feels about right, considering the technical issues you have to contend with.
Each character has 2 endings, Happy Ending and Super Happy Ending. I think the options are quite easy, considering I didn’t play with a guide and got the Super Happy Ending on my first try. And speaking of the system… the game said that if you put in your email address, the character will sometimes send you an email after you finish a chapter. …it doesn’t work. Replayed the game several times (due to reinstallations) and finished the game… and still no email in sight. Why offer a feature that doesn’t work…? It boggles the mind…
I intend to buy the other characters, but that will most likely be in a few months… hoping that in the meantime they’ll improve the loading time, fix the crashes and get the email system to work. Then at least the U$4 price tag wouldn’t seem so intimidating…