Lucy Got Problems
Gameplay 8
Graphics 9
Sound 8

Gameplay: It is a visual novel, so gameplay is rather limited, but the story and characters are great.

Graphics: Great character designs and the art is really good.

Sound: The soundtrack is great, but the game lacks voice acting.

The market is flooded by adult visual novels that places style over substance. Lucy Got Problems avoids this trend by delivering a game that not only looks great, but which also has a laugh out loud story that is worth your time. If you can appreciate a story that isn’t afraid to indulge in fanservice and humor, then Lucy Got Problems deserves a spot in your library. It is still a very ecchi title, even in its “censored” format, but if you are a fan of the genre, then you will definitely have a blast

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Lucy Got Problems

Developer: Flat Chest Dev | Publisher: Flat Chest Dev | Release Date: 2018 | Genre: Visual Novel / Casual / Indie | Patreon: Official Patreon | Purchase: Steam

Everyone has them, but when it comes to problems, poor Lucia Taura Libertina Donna Ida Margherita an-Horn Ferr takes the cake. She is a succubus demon who is sent on a spying mission into the elven forest, but her preoccupation with what type of underwear her superior, Priestess Tiamat, wears has resulted in her forgetting what exactly her mission is. Failure to complete her mission might result in an untimely demise involving astral squids, but this is just the start of her problems. In addition to figuring out what exactly she has to do, Lucy must also overcome the deadly hazards that are hidden in the depths of the forest. These range from homicidal squirrels and suspiciously shaped fish to things far, far worse. Lucky for Lucy, she has her handy stealth suit, a flamethrower and good looks to help her with her mission.

Lucy Got Problems is a yuri themed visual novel from Flat Chest Dev that manages to stand out from the pack thanks to its great sense of humor and attractive artwork. Too many games in this genre tend to focus on only the visuals, while neglecting the story, which results in a shallow experience. Flat Chest Dev has managed to avoid this by coming up with a genuinely interesting story for all the compromising situations that Lucy ends up in. It is not often that a visual novel has had us laughing out loud, but Lucy managed this quite a few times in its short runtime.

The game makes use of the Ren’Py engine and, like most visual novels, it couldn’t be simpler to play. One thing that Lucy does a little different from other visual novels is the fact that you can choose from three different difficulty levels. Selecting the easiest, ensures that you won’t run into any dead-ends and while it includes the point-n-click scenes, these can be skipped. Choosing “Daring Donut” adds the dead-ends, but removes the point-n-click scenes while “Champion Cheesecake” throws everything the game has at you. You can also enable or disable the timed choices in the game depending on how much pressure you want to be under. Don’t worry about making mistakes because even if you do end up dying you have the option to jump back to the last choice you made and try a different path. This is definitely recommended as Lucy Got Problems actually has a lot of choices and most of them can cause the plot to branch in different directions. The game tells you what percentage of the story you have uncovered and there’s plenty of reasons to go back and see what you have missed after completing a run. According to the developers, it will take about three to five hours to see everything the game has to offer, which is really not bad considering the low price.

Visually, Lucy Got Problems is a good looking game and while the cast of characters is not that big, they are all very distinct. Seeing as this is a yuri game the entire cast is female and, contrary to what the name of the development team might suggest, most of them are quite well endowed in terms of bust sizes. Even though the Steam version is a lot tamer than the version of the game that is available from JAST USA, it still features some suggestive scenes, partial nudity, and plenty of fanservice. The developers are also planning on releasing the 18+ DLC for free on Steam, but in the meantime it is easy enough to download and install the patch yourself.

In addition to the great character designs Lucy Got Problems also features some very nice backgrounds. The game doesn’t have a huge amount of locations, but the scenes that are set in the forest, swamp, cave and other areas look great. The game also has partial sprite and background animations to make things look even better. Of course, like any self respecting visual novel, Lucy Got Problems also has a gallery mode where you can admire the artwork that you have uncovered in the game.

The soundtrack for Lucy Got Problems was handled by Sei Mutsuki, and the tunes are all a perfect match for the visuals and story. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t feature any voice acting, which is a pity as all of the characters, especially Lucy, has got great lines. As with most visual novels, this game can be played using only your mouse, apart from one funny scene that requires you to press “L” on your keyboard. You can also hold down “Ctrl” to skip text that you have already read, which speeds up things when replaying the game in order to discover other branches and endings.

Overall, Lucy Got Problems is a very enjoyable title that features a likable lead character and a story with a strong emphasis on comedy. The game is somewhat on the short side, but this can be forgiven considering the low price and amount of replay value that it has. The story is pretty self-contained, but it does feel like it is the first episode of a story that could possibly span multiple titles. As with all yuri visual novels, it is a rather niche title, but hopefully it finds a large enough audience to ensure that we see more of Lucy and her problems in the future.

Lucy Got Problems is available on both Steam and from the JAST USA website, but if this review is not enough to convince you that it is worth your time, then you may want to check out the free demo that is available and decide for yourself.

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • OS: OSX Leopard 10.5.8 or later
  • Processor: 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4)
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 (4X AGP)
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • OS: SteamOS
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 800 MB available space

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