Lovestruck Choose Your Romance

0.24
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Grinding -
0 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 8 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.45

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 1 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
0 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.24

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 3,419 votes.
Google Play:  (4.43) with 24,909 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Oct 30, 2020
Collect "puzzle pieces" on a schedule
Advertisements reported on Oct 30, 2020
Upcoming stories page embeds external ads
Premium Currency reported on Oct 30, 2020
Hearts
Artificial Scarcity reported on Oct 30, 2020
"Special offers" regularly appear
Wait To Play reported on Oct 30, 2020
Two tickets storage max, stories released in three-ticket increments
Pay to Skip reported on Oct 30, 2020
Buying tickets
Complete the Collection reported on Oct 30, 2020
Puzzle pieces collection, some of them limited time for collection
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Oct 30, 2020
Promotions are teasered by showcasing the love interests


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Screenshot Lovestruck is your portal to the greatest interactive romance stories!

Choose your ideal romance and enjoy the love you’ve always wanted to in this unique visual romance novel game! Find a story that captures your heart and decide who you want to fall in love with from a selection of over 70 unique characters!

Currently available series are:

SIN WITH ME: Fall into a world of danger, pleasure, and vice with the Seven Deadly Sins. Discover your passionate romance lurking in the shadows.

QUEEN OF THIEVES: Being a starving artist isn’t so romantic, until you're swept up in a heist by the Gilded Poppy: the world's most infamous thieves!

SWEET ENCHANTMENTS: Desserts are just the icing on the cake when you stumble upon a magical cafe and fall in love with a magician!

HAVENFALL IS FOR LOVERS: Vampires, Werewolves, and Demons, oh my! Find your Supernatural Soulmate in this mysterious and exciting story!

GANGSTERS IN LOVE: The most dangerous and sexy gang in Los Angeles is after you… and your heart!

LOVE & LEGENDS: Destiny takes you from your everyday life to a world of swords and sorcery! Now you must tie your fate to one of seven fantasy heroes.

STARSHIP PROMISE: Explore the universe and discover a galaxy of love in this exciting spacefaring romance set far in the future!

ASTORIA: FATE’S KISS: The fate of the world will change with just one kiss! Fall in love with the Gods and Monsters of Greek Mythology!

ASTORIA: LOST KISSES: Experience the magic of romancing Greek Gods and Monsters once again! Your favorite characters are back for a new spin-off that takes place right after Season 1 of Astoria: Fate's Kiss!

VILLAINOUS NIGHTS: In a world of super-powered humans, you find yourself with a group of powerful Super Villains and discover that love can bloom even in the darkest of nights.

CASTAWAY! LOVE’S ADVENTURE: A pleasure cruise gone wrong leaves you stranded on a remote island with 5 Sexy Strangers!

TO LOVE & PROTECT: One minute you are a normal college student, the next, you are the secret love child of the President of the United States!

SPEAKEASY TONIGHT: Enjoy the glamorous but dangerous world of a speakeasy filled with illegal booze, hot jazz, and even hotter romance!