I remember when this was a mod for the original ETO. Now it's is own beast and it's a total makeover. As somebody else said I'l come back every few updates and see what's new and what has changed. From it's humble origins it has grown into is own and you're doing great work.
So boring, I feel like this game should be redone the people working on it might be new to this but I dunno seems like it with how this is going.
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.