So about two weeks or so ago I stumbled upon a little gem of an app called Regency Love. After a while of self debate, I decided to give it a go for a few reasons. First, I always love a Regency romance. I had played another game called Matches & Matrimony, inspired from the works of Jane Austen, that captured my heart but in comparison now seems a bit formulaic. Also, I figured I could use something easy to play during breaks at work and in the waiting room for appointments. Little did I know the game would end up occupying so much more of my time, because it is just that delightful. So much so, I’ve decided to make it my first review and real post here at the new blog.
In Regency Love, you play the role of a young lady coming to terms with life after her father’s passing and perhaps finding marriage to secure your future. To start, you are given the chance to name your protagonist or you can go with the default offering which was Catherine Fairchild, nicknamed Kitty. Coming up with names for my characters in games has always been my biggest struggle, so in an attempt to not put off starting the story any longer I stuck with Miss Fairchild. I was immediately struck by the beautiful art – especially considering I play this on my tiny iPhone screen, and soothing music. But my favorite part of the game has to be the rich assortment characters. The charming town of Darlington hosts a number of citizens, each with their own fun personality and story. I found myself eager to talk with everyone – even poor Mr. Digby, stressed as it seemed to make him. There is your concerned but well meaning mother, your longtime best friend and confidant Miss Earlwood, the meddling and melodramatic Mrs. Norris, the town’s bickering champions Mr. Winslow and Miss Ingram, the fragile and sweet Miss Ashcroft and finally but more importantly Lord Fat Cat himself, of whom I will speak no further to not spoil his enigmatic role.