Big Frozen genderbend dump part 2 ^————-^
and quite possible the last for now, I’m tired lol
Part 1 here
I think, after seeing a few comments, that’s valid to add I do this only for fun, and curiosity. I don’t think this version is better than the original
A selection of the veterinary-related cakes from 19 Scientifically Accurate Cakes That Will Put You Off Your Lunch on Buzzfeed.com
I have to say, the sheep Fasciola hepatica cake gave me the giggles! It even has little Lymnaea snail intermediate hosts (damn parasitology)!
What’s harder than being a princess? Apparently, nothing. Released on Steam, the game Long Live the Queen puts the player in the shoes of Elodie, the future queen who will be crowned on her 15th birthday. Of course, the biggest obstacle is getting there alive.
The complexity of the game lies in both choosing what skills to invest time into and Elodie’s mood. If she’s too depressed, she can’t learn things like economics really well. Navigating the world isn’t easy either. Between assassins and uppity nobles, it’s hard staying alive. The game is great in that it’s a complex puzzle game with no clear puzzle. Forget to put anything in athletics or weaponry, and Elodie will soon end up with a sword in her gut. Or forget to study medicine and soon she’s killed by bandits. Or, so far the worst for me, don’t study magic at all and end up getting your country ravaged by war, your father the king killed, and you killed to boot.
While the player can learn things such as music and how to decorate, it pays to be well-rounded. The game is constantly checking your abilities and there’s nothing worse than your animals level being too low and eating poisoned chocolate as a result.
The graphics are limited, with most of the game being static except for text changing. But what is seen is absolutely adorable. When Elodie gains enough skills in one category, she gets a new costume that can boost that stat. The characters are unique and colorful, no one is one dimensional or a caricature. After all, the guy who challenges you to a magic duel used to be a musician before becoming a king by marrying the right woman. He only shows up for five minutes max and he only shows up in one of the possible endings.
The feminism in this game is strong. There are just as many female characters as male characters, people who have their own goals and those don’t always align with what you may want. While Elodie, the main character, is a few months away from turning fifteen, she’s asked for her opinion and judgement on punishment, taxes, marriage and war. Her agency is really strong and she’s easy to connect to as the main character.
While some of the costumes are silly (like the Lumen magic girl costume), they’re never sexualizing of the main character. In fact, no one in the game is sexualized. All of the costumes match the skill set, like an adorable catsuit for intrigue or a priestess robe for faith. While I’ve only played for a few hours, it’s easily one of my favorite games of all time. There’s nothing like taking a break from studying to try to get to that crown without dying.
The game is $10 on Steam and system requirements are below the cut.