With a name like Thirsty Suitors, you’d be forgiven for thinking Outerloop Games’ next title is a dating sim. But while dating (and romance) is a part of the game’s story, Thirsty Suitors is largely about repairing broken relationships and coming to terms with the aftermath of a bad break-up. It’s also a chance for Outerloop Games to tell a story about Southeast Asian culture.
Thirsty Suitors sees you play as Jala, who is returning home after her most recent ex broke up with her. It’s not an easy homecoming, as Jala must face the demands of her overbearing parents, find a way of peacefully reconciling with the numerous ex-boyfriends, girlfriends, and partners she’s left behind, and prepare for her sister’s wedding.
Such a story translates into an action-adventure game with turn-based combat that revolves around countering people’s emotions and desires with arguments, wordplay, and flirty remarks–all encapsulated as over-the-top fighting moves. Beyond combat, Jala can get around via her skateboard and parkour moves, and try to impress her judgemental mom in action-packed cooking segments.
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