So, the story follows her in her time in Belgium. Gameplay and game mechanics To me the game play was one of the better aspects of the game. I really enjoyed the math type problem solving that the mini games provided. There is an option to turn it off if you do not like it. There were other aspects of the game play that wasn't as strong. I am not a big fan of the stats in this game.
It seemed very redundant and something I'd seen before. But that aside the rest of it was fine. Look and sound In all honesty it's your typical Winter Wolves game. The soundtrack I honestly wasn't paying enough attention to this time, it might be a step up from Nicole's elevator music might not. Either way I don't know. The art however, is nice, I love the character designs.
They again don't give you a whole lot of CGs but its more acceptable with the cute chibis. I loved the art in this game! Even the details on the character sprites is pretty. So, I love the art, it's beautiful look at It!
I just want some more CGs. Side note though, Melissa, our MC is just adorable! Plot Each boys story followed the same premise as the others with only slight changes as in their endings and cut scenes. Some of the endings are similar as well. Like at the end of all the routes Melissa ends up home and the boys visiting.
Like the only thing that really changes is the time it takes to get there. In that sense Joan's route is more unique but they are still not stretching too far from replete dialogue. Even so Joan is not my favorite and the others are odly charming. I will say there is a lot of anthropology references and terminology which they define so if your not a fan it can seem really dry in parts.
Characters So character wise C14 Dating is pretty good. The characters are all unique. In the start my favorite was gamer boy Shoji but that changed almost instantly.
Melissa Flores, MC She's a very hard-working archaeological student and she sweet. She's an optimist that signed up for a new experience and an opportunity to learn through socializing. Anthropology Obsessed Kyler Stat: Study Honestly his character is super cute, winter wolf does a good job with its tsunderes. He's another shy boy tsundere but there were moments in his route that were just beautiful.
One of the strongest scenes was when he dances with the MC. Rugby Playing Deandre Stat: Catch Deandre would be forgettable if he weren't so sweet.
A boy that lets you cry on him is just adorable. I was reluctant to play his route but when I did I was happy! Gaming His route was actually one of the more laxed in terms of plot but still Shoji was still so nice. I loved his character. It was neet how MC and Shoji could connect over games and his little crush was juhst precious.
Rock Puns Hendrick Stat: Inquire Hendrick is just hilarious! I love my sweet boy. He's so much more then rock puns, he's also a teacher and he tries his best for student but when he talks about his rocks he lights up like a little kid. His inspiration to do his job is absolutely precious. He's just a huge goof but he's easy to talk to. Non-English Speaker Joan Stat: Socialize Poor Joan is the only girl and MC just really wanted some friends but things clearly don't go as planned.
Joan is precious and beautiful and artistic. You need a lot of help from Chantal in her route being as there is a bit of a communication barrier. Side character, there are lovely 4 character; Augustin, Sherri, Chantal, and Rosemarie. Augustin, Sherri, and Rosemarie are instructors. The side characters are okay, at least this one has them. Rosemarie is helpful in Hendricks route in a similar way Chantal is in Joans.
Real smooth letting it slip Henrick is an "Ace Geologist": I will say the game is lacking in actual plot. The game developers got too cough up in impressing others with their anthropology knowledge that they some how forgot to add story!
It is impressive they did the research and it has a legit dictionary in the game but it wasn't presented in a particularlly interesting way to me. Still I did enjoy the game. And all the puns were just brilliant!! I mean there is a fine line between cheese and funny but it was kind of both?!
Seriously the title is even a pun! C14 is an radiocarbon used in carbon dating hence the title C14 Dating! It's a fine game don't get me wrong but it was constantly teetering between "just another otome" and "pretty good"!!
In the end I decided its really not that memorable. Which is really a shame because it really had so much potential that it ultimately squanders.