Without a doubt, one of the best games on TFG. Plenty of content, hilarious typos, plenty of media. I keep coming back every few updates just to try out new things that the various devs have added to the game, and it never ceases to amaze me. I've literally looked through every file for content, tried out every character interaction and quest, and I have to say that if you want a true female sim, this one is it. Granted, the setting is in Russia a little over a decade ago, but the content is still relatable and you don't really feel out of touch with Sveta's reality.
Oh, and did I mention mods? Yeah, turns out devs are busy devving, who knew, right? So, the wonderful people here at TFG have published mods for this game that greatly expand or add new fresh content. Better yet, you can make your own mods, and the game is already fairly mature content-wise, so there are many cool things just waiting to be created thanks to your amazing imagination.
Seriously, I can't praise this game enough. I hope that in the future, there will be a move to a custom engine, but QSP still works even in 2022. DPI scale support is meh, but you can adjust font sizes and certain image sizes in the game settings. It's ok for now, but eventally would be nice to have some love on the UI/UX end.
Anyway, go try it out, this game is a community love child and it needs your love NOW!
I figured I should actually write a review for this game. I've played it many times and in general have the same likes and dislikes each time I play it.
If I had to rate it overall I'd give it an 8/10. It really is a good game with a lot of work put into it. I'll try to break my review down into sections.
Note: My review covers the schoolgirl start exclusively. I've dabbled with the other starts but didn't find them to be as fun as the schoolgirl start.
Pro: Lots of content and story paths. I've played this game probably half a dozen times or more and I still find new content all the time.
Con: A lot of it is shallow. For example, you might upset Christina and become her little slave but it leads to a series of repeatable events rather than a continuing storyline. Some of the content is hard to access. For example, there is a man you can meet in the fair in the City Park who says he'll call you but in all my playthroughs he's only called me one time.
They devs are constantly updating and adding new content or deepening existing content so it's hard to truly knock them for it. This is a labor of love and it shows.
It uses real porn not art or 3d renders. This does mean that often your character looks different during sex scenes but it'd be unreasonable to expect them to have tons of scenes with the same girl. I think it's only fair to say it works as intended. In general the scenes are hot and well used for the moment they're in.
No complaints here.
This is hard to accurately review. Lots of different writers have worked on this game. Some content is, I believe, simply translated from the original Russian. Some is all new content. In general the writing is very good. When it is not it tends to stick out and I suspect most of these cases are Russian translations as opposed to original work by any of the devs.
I personally don't much care for GSP player. I find it awkward and clunky. I also don't like the dynamic theme the game defaults to because at night it can be hard for me to read the text but that can't be changed so I'm fine with that. I've also noticed that on occasion the way fonts are colored or highlighted can make them hard to read. However, having played other games with this player I must say Girl Life is by far the most useable one I've played. I also adore the cheat menu after having done many replays. I like to skip to the "good" stuff instead of grinding so can go in and tweak things to my liking.
The game is big, with a bunch of characters and features, but it has two troubles that turn a decent game into mediocrity.
The first is the protagonist's cardboard, with a transfomation start (other options looked superficially). There are no psychological breaks. It turns out like this.
On the first day - "I'm a man, only pants."
On the third day - "Oh, what a beautiful dress, it is convenient to fuck in the ass in it."
The second is magic and fights in general. They are generally not needed in this game. Absolutely alien to the general concept. Something like bicycle pedals for some reason screwed to a horse.
It was not bad game with all mods working with one another only mod I could not work well for me was Prostitution mod, the chances of getting caught were too high there no way of finding new area where "role" sveta character can't just get bad chance or good chance it was something to think on,
Or Fact of matter good thick make up percentage, to very poor thick make up its something for developer group to think on.
I had to find that older module of player meaning anyone trying to play it had use 4.2 it only thing that got video working and you may need to figure how to get video working in latest player so video, sound and picture works. Some pictures did not load.
Anyway I have admit I liked this game it made me really feel part of game with sound effects I kind wish Dance Friday night and Saturday night had different songs, they continue strange loop, there no slow songs, or cha cha song or anything and there events like people are so drunk they probably puking on dance floor. Nothing those events occur. Other event that doesn't occur is toilets are never addressed.
Toilets you do not have strange encounters either women or men which I find if Sveta was attacked on both it make her more wary to enter restroom and have team devs think about "bear" mace or "home made Mace" or chance to buy expensive regular mace. Or cheaper variety would be string confetti.
Something people think about the only tools most russian women have is karate, fist and kick why not allow some karate and nunchunks. :D
Cheap wine, or other liquor is offered at kisoks would be nice.
I feel there should more details in some those options besides age.
Nutrition I noted that be worst thing to think of what is Regular food? Is it mystery monday?
It looked most of time she ate buritoes, and it looked like junk food. Food wise is there healthy options for Sveta to eat?
Likes: fills void when you can't date can't be with anyone and is good masturbation material.
Graphics if videos were bit more entertaining more sperm gush out baby. There no booby clutchy moments I was thinking when she was making her nipples massage she didn't get spied on by stepfather which annoyed me.
Sound: makes game amazing, I can imagine if there was short spell of sound raining but not too much. If we click on weather we see movie it would be cooler. Click link of her eating hearty food it associated with making eggs, sausages. something sizzles.
I dislike there are no car sounds. just highway noise whenever you get close, Train noises?? No farm sounds. Horse sounds or pigs.
Wolves would make her fear more believable. If Sveta had car she couldn't take her family on any outings anyone find this weird? Other crazy how come boyfriend gets go to places and Sveta doesn't decide where and what they going to do?
Orgasm climax is black or white screen anyone find that weird. Or it ends too quickly??
Side quest mod request:
Horny girl expositionist? Sveta jogging in nude.
Possible only can happen in city in her main home town her mom would know, if happens in old town and suburban area would she get found out.
An amazing piece of gaming! So much content literally have to start multiple games to get everything. But with that being said it lacks a guide even with the blank wiki pages that this game has you will have trouble finding anything. Not saying that it's a bad thing but I feel really bad by skimming on through the story when something that someone worked hard to add to the game is there and you have no idea it was there in the first place. I would like to support this game but not finding a patreon account for it. Please keep up the great work with this project!!!
11/9/2018 An update from my old review. Great work to the whole team that worked on this latest version I'm just overwhelmed about the amount of detail that went into this. Found some bugs with this new version but they were already reported in the forums for this game. I'm very impressed at the rate that the team works on bug reports keep it up. Keep doing what you guys are doing because when I think this game can't get any better you guys just keep coming up with new versions that blow my mind away. Thank you for this amazing game!!