Those that don’t know, My Candy Love (or Sweet Crush in the UK version/ Amour Sucré in the original French version) is an online otome game which you can play by logging on the website everyday to get Action Points and Money in order to proceed. It’s divided into “episodes” and your choices are consequential episode by episode as the story goes on. There are also around 6 main love interests (up to now; and I’m not counting the guys that you can flirt with only in one episode like Jade/Dajan or Alexy…for…obvious reasons for those that know him… though I’m not sure where Chinomiko, the author, is trying to go with him yet. Who knows..hahah ). The heroine is also completely customizable with hair, eye color and clothes.
Currently it reached to episode 29 and it’s still ongoing.
I was into this game a long time ago, mostly during my highschool years and I recently got back to it and I saw how many people still have difficulty dealing with the guys of this otome game…By that I definitely do not mean that I’ve mastered the ways to deal with each and every one of them, but I do consider myself to have a certain type of “feeling” when it comes to it and I would like to help you, if possible, to get through the game faster without going off the route of the guy that you like or loose any event with him/them (? when pertinent XD).
My main reason for coming back to it after 2 years is that My Candy Love‘s guys are quite unique. You can still put them in some archetype category, like Castiel – the bad boy/Nathaniel – the nice guy, but Castiel is not only a bad boy and Nathaniel is definitely not always the nice guy, so the options aren’t always obvious, on the contrary. Unfortunately, My Candy Love is kind of underrated by the otome game community.
Firstly, because it’s online and you need patience to be able to go through it.
Secondly, because the art of it is not exactly “typical” or one when a person would be able to say “oh this is an otome game”. They’re definitely not bad though, I personally love them! But it’s not something that catches the eye. (Or it might just be me, personally I thought it was a webtoon when i first saw it, rofl).
Thirdly, by some people it’s considered to be quite childish. This is again a personal experience, but I’ve been told off by a bunch of 14 years old playing the game, that they are horrified and I must have no life for playing My Candy Love at 20 (now 22) years old. I never understood the “You’re too old to do this, you’re too old to do that” type of mentality. While it’s true that My Candy Love is directed to 12-16 years old girls and it is indeed quite juvenile on certain aspects, me being too old to play it was one of the last things on my mind. I have no shame to leave my age in full view on the website, nor to scream it out to the world that YES, I LOVE PLAYING MY CANDY LOVE. And YES, I DO actually impatiently wait every Sunday for the new episode of The Adventures of Ladybug and Chat Noir ! Don’t judge me! But I digress…It’s ALL WORTH IT!
Going back to the announcement, the walkthrough series will start after I complete the walkthroughs for Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya and Hatoful Boyfriend. There’s not much left to do, so I think I’ll be done by half March! Till then, you can go check out the game HERE (USA version) (or get re-directed to the websites hosting the game for different languages. They have it in French, Italian, Spanish, English (UK), Romanian, Brazilian, Japanese, German, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian and Swedish).
Lastly, please feel free to add me as a Candy-Love friend! You can find me:
- My Candy Love (USA version) – MaiMew
- Sweet Crush (UK version) – Nekocchii
- Dolce Flirt (Italian version) – MaiMew and Nekochan (this second one is my oldest)
- Sweet Flirt (Romanian version) – Nekochiin
(Yes, I have more accounts on more languages for convenience reasons while doing the walkthroughs so I don’t have to make 10 e-emails or switch account depending of what guy I’m going for, all the time.)