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Review of Twists of My Life

SubjectTwists of My Life
ByVote: 7.5publicnuisance on 2020-11-16
ReviewAt first glance Twists of My Life may just look like a visual novel that is geared towards sex but there is a decent plot to it if you choose to explore it. You start as a student who transfers to a new law school after getting expelled from their previous school. You can meet a variety of characters that can impact your new life in different ways. There are a good amount of choices that branch the story off in various ways. The graphics are better than many visual novels out there, not perfect or AAA quality but very much above average. There are animations as well which work well for the game. There is no sound at all but I didn’t really mind that. I’ll take no voice acting over bad voice acting just as I will take no soundtrack over a bad soundtrack. There a few spelling and grammar errors but it was literally three issues in total so it’s not a deal breaker or a huge problem. One issue I had was that several scenes repeat over and over such as having breakfest and a shower each day is almost always the exact same scene and wording. Several sex scenes repeat as well. One issue this did create was continuity issues. For instance the scene of arriving at class each day was usually the same which meant that a characters clothes could change from scene to scene due to the copy/paste of scenes even though only a few seconds had passed in the story. It didn’t harm my enjoyment much but more variety would have been better.

I played Twists of My Life on Linux. It never crashed on me at all. Alt-Tab didn’t work. The game supported manual saves and had 27 save slots. The game opened on the wrong monitor and had to be manually moved over to my primary. This is an issue with the Ren’Py engine and not specifically with the game. During gameplay my GPU usage was 0.83-10%; my VRAM usage was 585MB-815MB; my CPU usage was 1-2%; and my system RAM usage was 2.4GB-3GB. I played version 1.1.0A which used version of Ren’Py.

Overall I came away impressed with Twists of My Life. I enjoyed the story and the characters. There is something for everyone. If you just want a bunch of sex scenes they are there but if you want more than that you will find something as well. It has a few warts but nothing major. I finished my first playthorugh in 2 hours and 49 minutes but could spend a lot more time if I wanted to see each possible ending. I paid $3.39 CAD for the game and can say it is easily worth that, I would have happily paid $15 for it.

My Score: 7.5/10

My System:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X | 16GB DDR4-3000 CL15 | MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X | Mesa 19.3.2 | Samsung 850 Evo 250GB | Manjaro 18.1.5 | Mate 1.22.2 | Kernel 5.4.14-2-MANJARO