New Game: My Sweet Bodyguard by Voltage (Paid Version) – First Impression!
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GAME!!! Well I guess it wasn’t long… probably a period of 2 months but indeed it felt like an eternity! When I found out that It was released I wasted no time in downloading it. I’ve been playing the GREE version of the game for about 3 weeks, and was completely frustrated with the gameplay. I never really got far in the story because of the number of missions, and love passes I had to do/use. I concluded that doing all that work all day just to get a tiny bit further in the story without having to pay a ridiculous amount of money was not worth it at all. I also feel the same for the GREE version of Be My Princess. So I stopped playing and waited patiently like many others, in agony for this version to come out.
So here’s what I’ve figured out so far. Like all other Voltage Paid games, the initial download of the APP from the AppStore is free. You can play the prologue for free to meet the characters, get a first impression of them as well as get an idea of the premise of the story. In order to go further in the story you have to pick a character and each characters story (like in all other Paid Voltage apps) are $3.99 CAD or USD.
In Summary the story is similar to the GREE version of the game but not exactly the same (at least from what I remember). You are a normal college girl in Japan whose mother and father has passed away some time ago. Suddenly while you are minding your own business some guy pulls a gun on you and tries to kidnap you! You get save by these eccentric group of bodyguards and they whisk you away to the Prime Minister’s residence. As if you weren’t going through enough craziness in one day, you find out that your father in reality was not dead but has been searching for you since you were young – that man who is your father is the PRIME MINISTER!!! And because you are his daughter there are people trying to kidnap you to use you as bait to get your newly found father to resign. So in order to keep you safe you have to choose a bodyguard to watch you 24/7. Now who will it be?
So far you can play 3 characters in the game Sora, Kaiji, and Subaru. The other stories for Mizuki and Katsuragi are not available yet. Goto in the GREE version are not even there on the character selection screen. It’s disappointing because I was playing Goto in the GREE version. As I’ve gone along in Kaiji’s story (whom I picked first) in this game, they didn’t mention or show Goto at all, so I’m guessing he might not even be in this version.
There are BIG changes in the Layout in this game compared to all the other Voltage Games I’ve played. Everything looks different. The Main Menu, Character Selection Screen, even the game play subtitles are different. The graphics are much smoother and sharper than any other Voltage game up to date (you don’t get that rugged white outline on the sprites that is very noticeable in some games). The subtitle text does not block out so much of the screen as it used to in the older Voltage games, and you can choose to darken the text background if you want to see the subs better. One thing that was definitely BIG improvement in my opinion – You can Switch screens to other apps etc without the game crashing and you having to load the game again! I found that really annoying especially when I would be playing and people would call me and I haven’t saved for a while. The game also automatically saves itself without you having to physically click on a save button.
There are a few downsides to the new layout though. The way it is set up, and the fact that it automatically saves, makes it so that you can only play one character at a time. This means it will delete the progress you’ve done with a previous character if you haven’t finished the story. I guess I can get over that, because Shall we date: Ninja Love was like that as well. Also, for the life of me, I have no clue where I go to see the Gallery of Reward Pictures!! After like 15 minutes of clicking on things I still can’t figure it out! If anyone knows please Comment and tell me? It’s probably right under my nose somewhere… but if there is no option I will be REALLY sad, I loved taking those pictures and putting them on my phone backgrounds and fangirling every time I unlock my phone.
So far I’ve done 3/4 of the way through my route with Kaiji and I’m enjoying the storyline so far. I will update with a Walkthrough & Review for his route tomorrow. So far, other than the fact that Goto has disappeared and the fact that I cannot find the gallery to download the pictures, I’m pretty happy with this paid version of My Sweet BodyGuard. I will most likely play and play every single update there is out there because it is definitely a lot better in my opinion than the GREE version.