Lost Saves – Episode 3: Be My Coffee Valentine

Welcome to episode 3 of Lost Saves, a show that is definitely still going!

It’s the week of hearts and assorted chocolates. Valentine’s Day has come and past and to celebrate (?) we decided to talk about sex and love in games. Join us as we do deep dives into falling for birds in Hatoful Boyfriend, being unsettled by making woo-hoo in The Sims, and realizing that true love is two coffees a day.

Things discussed:

  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • The uncomfortable rigidness of dating sims.
  • The even more uncomfortable control of The Sims.
  • Digital autonomy in Rimworld.
  • Stardew Valley
  • Persona 4 as the best/worse relationship sim.
  • That there is not a single game all of us have played.
  • The importance of platonic love in Animal Crossing.

You can follow me, Nate Kiernan, on Twitter and most places @MrNinjaSquirrel. You can follow Rhiannon on Instagram @ChocolateBhanBhan. You can find Liz in your local library.

Our intro and outro music is by Ben Prunty off his Chromatic T-Rex EP. You can find his work on benprunty.com and on Bandcamp.

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