Andy Church’s “Kill or Love” is a psychological horror visual novel (you can place the game somewhere between “Misery” and “My Neighbour is a Yandere”) and tells the story of Jack Friday, a surly loner with no memory of his past – and a serious stalking problem.
Whilst working in a hardware store, a young woman called Anna appears claiming to know Jack, which soon leads to more frequent unwanted visits.
Meanwhile, Grace (a fellow employee) starts to bring Jack out of his shell, and soon the two start talking properly and eventually dating much to the consternation of Anna (who slowly starts building up a plan to get rid of Grace, and to make Jack knows that he should only have his eyes on her…).
There are a few other characters in the story, of which only one (a completely disinterested doctor) has any real significance, as the story revolves around the manage-a-trios between Jack, Grace, and Anna.
And speaking of characters, the game’s characters are very nicely drawn and animate well. The backgrounds are suitably dark and chaotic and give a bit of a look into Jack’s world.
The story itself is fairly short and is pretty dark the whole way through (it’s certainly not a comedy!). The game’s story is very well-written though. So it’s a real shame that the story wasn’t a bit longer.
Nevertheless, “Kill or love” is a very good-looking visual novel that offers an interesting (although possibly obvious) twist near the end. So if you’re into horror-themed visual novels, then you should give “Kill or love” a fair chance for sure.
+ Very nice graphics.
+ Music is appropriately sober.
+ Free or pay as you like.
+ Well-written dialogs.
+ Cute and interesting girls.
– This game might not be suitable for everyone.
– There are very few choices to pick from.
Sound and music: 3/5
Replay value: 3/5
“Kill or Love” is a dark visual novel that will certainly leave its players with an impression at the end. Especially so since there’s a great build up from the very start to the very end.
The game also offers an interesting story, characters, great visuals and appropriately moody music. Simply put, if you like horror and visual novel games, then “Kill or Love” might just be the game for you.
Title: Kill or Love
Developer: Andy Church
Genre: Psychological horror visual novel
Release date: 2016-17-08
Spent time: + 2 hours (game complete)
Average grade internationally: N/A
PEGI age rating: 15+
Price: Name your own price via Itch.io
Robin Ek – Editor
The Gaming Ground
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