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Review of Our Personal Space

SubjectOur Personal Space
ByVote: 9publicnuisance on 2021-02-24
ReviewI tend to not like games where I have to manage a characters stats and time to stave off bad things from happening but I think Our Personal Space did a good job of making it intuitive and not a chore. I also liked how the skills you choose to pursue actually can play a role in possible dialogue choices and solutions to various problems. The characters and dialogue seemed more realistic than in some visual novels and the problems they face did as well. The art was decent but not mind blowing. The music was much the same.

I played Our Personal Space on Linux. It never crashed on me. I did notice one glitch though where if I chose full screen it spanned the game across both of my monitors rather than just my primary monitor. There was also one grammar where it said “he came to my the car repair shop” where it should have just been “he came to my car repair shop”. You can manually save the game whenever you want and it has twenty save slots.

Game Engine: Ren’Py
Game Version Played: 1.8
Graphics API: OpenGL
Disk Space Used: 164 MB

CPU Usage: 2-3 %
RAM Usage: 1.5-1.8 GB

The game may not seem overly glamorous in that there aren’t any action sequences or story twists but it is refreshing to see you have to tackle every day problems and have your main goal to manage your day to day life and keep a relationship going while trying to better yourself. Our Personal Space is not only free of charge but free software as well. The code and engine are open source. If you enjoy time management sims or visual novels I wholeheartedly recommend this. I finished my first play through in two hours and forty two minutes. It felt like a good length for the game.

My Score: 9/10

My System:

Intel I7-4770 | 16GB DDR3-2133 CL9 | Intel HD 4600 1536MB | Mesa 20.0.8 | Samsung 850 Evo 250GB | Trisquel 9.0 | Mate 1.20.0 | Kernel 5.10.17-gnu