I’d say yes. Lovelink is a good game, and I enjoy it (when my matches actually return). The characters are likeable (apart from that one character), the stories are well written (apart from that one story), and the art is excellent. It has a lot of potential, but some of Ludia’s actions/decisions hinder Lovelink from transitioning from good to great.
Here are some of these reasons why I think that:
- Communication is Key: When a player base has issues with a game, they’ll tell the devs, and the devs will respond, letting the player base know that they hear them and they’re working to improve the game. But that’s not the case with Ludia. It feels like everything we say falls on deaf ears with them, Remember that survey a while back; nothing much seemingly came from that.
- Bugs Fixes: As far as I’m aware, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but some people still can’t match with Franz/Ingrid, Fei and Gabe. Also, there’s a bug that makes the wrong picture appear, and while there is a workaround for the second one, it isn’t a good look if a dev cannot fix a few minor issues that I imagine have an easy fix.
- Missing Features: There’s probably a few, but one big one is the ability to switch counterparts. I’ve seen people on this forum and social media asking for this feature, yet radio silence.
- Release Schedule: For the 6+ months after launch, updates were scarce, and while the amount of updates has gone up in the past few months, which in itself is a good thing, the updates situation still isn’t ideal. The inconstancy is insane, not knowing who’s coming back. Even when the same characters return from week to week, they’re continuously released on different days, adding to the confusion. Some constancy would be greatly appreciated. And a roadmap would be great too.
- No Love for the Ladies: The size of the player base that matches solely with females maybe be a small one, but we’re still a part of the community, and if Ludia continues to overlook us in the way they’re doing now, they’re going to end up pushing us away. And while that may not seem significant in the short term, it could be in the long term. It’ll be fair for everyone if Ludia had a balanced release schedule, two guys and two ladies, simple.
But what do you think?