Jack in, jack off!
You're a beta-tester for the super-popular MMO game Powerful Order Online (yeah, POO). After failing to find a place in a decent end-game guild with your shadow-stalking dagger-wielding elf, you start to worry about the future of your job. But thankfully, you're invited to test the brand-spanking-new expansion of POO, MEGAREAL! Of course, because this is a work-in-progress, there may be some fairly serious glitches...
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WARNiNG: If you didn't restart with v0.4A then you will have to start a new game or there will be strange bugs and broken scenes. Sorry!
The game contains 13,687 dialogue blocks, containing 118,427 words and 638,317 characters, for an average of 8.7 words and 47 characters per block. The game contains 139 menus, 127 images, and 25 screens.
Upon taking up the opportunity to join the brand-spanking-new expansion to the super-popular MMORPG Powerful Order Online as a beta-tester, you find yourself locked into the very odd (and apparently exclusive?) class of Healslut. Just how will you handle the power... and consequences?
If you go into the alleyway with Rudedood and get at least two gold (of a total possible three by deciding to leave and then accepting his offer) then you'll be able to afford the wrap-dress outfit and buy Wejit armaments later on. Otherwise, you can only pick the tribal outfit if you want to gear-up Wejit.
If you want to get to know Lel better, you have to bring her up in the conversation with Kayden about sharing rooms. As of 0.1d there are no scenes for this, but they will be included soon.
This update contains content addition for the 'free-use' route that Sparkle can agree to while serving as 'loot puppy' and therefore will only appeal to those interested in those paths and activities. But worry not, the next big update will include more comprehensive content for the various dominant and submissive paths!
Notice: This is a '(hopefully) fun little sidequest' update and does not contain any sexytimes. If you're in it solely for the spank, you may want to wait for the next one to play through!
Renpy Visual Novels tend to get convoluted and lose scope of all the possible routes they want to implement but only lead to their authors abandoning their project due to sheer size. However, this is not such a VN.
Game length / structure:
Instead Healslut tells a linear story with dozens upon dozens of different nuances, outcomes and flavours.
Think Telltale story telling but with much more facets and choices that actually influence stuff in an authentic way.
I've counted about 80-ish decisions in 0.4a, about two dozen that have deeper implications and about a handful with real meat. Depending on your previous decisions larger chunks can be missed though it may never feel as if something's missing. To give some perspective: After some 5 runs of the game in an attempt to view all the dialogue new small scenes still pop up. In terms of player choices it clearly bests Telltale.
You can be done with a single run in a few hours but you'll most likely miss out on quite a few great scenes.
In 0.4a the bulk of the story and character work focuses on the MMO group although there is a (as of yet) inconclusive mystery main plot and an underdeveloped real-life side plot.
The group hierarchy and dynamic between the MMO characters makes the bulk of the story so far, all of which are well written, quirky and likeable. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing bottom girl get all bossy - though all of that depends on your previous choices.
There's real quality here with great dialogue, characters and player choice. The linear format of this story gives me great hope Healslut will eventually lead to a satisfying finish and it's clear DavieZwei knows what they're doing. A+ rated game as far as I'm concerned.
Whaa! This is really well made. And very complex for a story where you can choose different paths! Thank you for working on this game, it's one of the best TF game thingies that I've played. I love the different personalities and the choices and the outcomes. It ticks all the right boxes.
I want to give it 10 out of 10 ⭐'s as a game in progress.
Though it's really a story more then a game, it is incredibly fun to go through. The character dialog and banter is very clever and witty. Sometime's it makes you laugh and a few times you get get dark insight to an even darker world.
All in all i would like to say i hate this, but "that loophole is now closed". So, I must say, I am thoroughly enjoying it.
It is written very well with the characters each uniquely portrayed. It certainly is a fun little wonder you have here
Amazing game! I can't remember the last time I came across a game with this feeling of quality and sexyness! Can't wait for the next updates!
This is a high quality game. Good UI. Good characters. Good choices. Very funny. The only thing it needs is more of the same.