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Subverse Getting Major Story Improvements, Gameplay Changes

March 22, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Studio FOW's adult RPG Subverse has announced a number of improvements coming to the game, including the introduction of new "Devotion Quests."

The product of a highly-successful KickstarterSubverse launched in Steam Early Access over a year ago. To the surprise of pretty much no one, the combination of good gameplay and alluring waifus rocketed the game to #2 on the Steam sales charts. That's not to say that the game doesn't have its issues -- and now, the developers have announced what they're going to do to smooth out some of the rough edges.

 

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How Subverse Aims to Change for the Better

While Subverse has more than its fair share of fans, there are still some problems with the game. Studio FOW has heard the complaints and announced a comprehensive plan to address some of these concerns in a new developer blog.

 
 

First and foremost, Studio FOW is going to flesh out the romance and adult scenes more, adding more buildup on both fronts. Additionally, these aspects of the game will be improved with a riff on Mass Effect's loyalty missions called "Devotion Quests" where you'll help a party member with a task. Devotion Quests for DEMI and Lily are currently in the works.

The devs also note that things seem a bit disjointed right now -- there's a lack of "glue" that ties all of the various characters and parts of the story together. One suggestion that they're "totally going to steal" is the introduction of a reputation system based on your combat with the various factions in the game. Another addition will be more interaction between the waifus, rather than just solely interacting with the captain.

 
 

Aside from these improvements, Studio FOW took a bit of time to set some expectations about the finished product. It noted that this will not be a sex simulator akin to Honey Select or KoikatsuSubverse is intended to be and will be a "[story-driven] narrative RPG with sex." They capped off this latest devlog with a short statement acknowledging the game's issues and plainly laying out how they expect things to go over the next several months.

"We understand the game is not in an acceptable state for many of you currently," the dev log concluded. "Quite frankly, Subverse (in its current state) is so far away from our personal standards that it’s not even funny, so there is a lot of hands-on work to be done here. This is a long marathon process and it will take time. We are not promising every single thing listed above will make it in. Subverse has a lot riding on it so we have to test every design decision internally. A lot of people are looking up to the game and we have to make sure we are delivering the absolute best product we can. Thank you to the fans for sticking with us and for reading!"

As the devs have said, it will take quite some time to get all of these changes made. There's still plenty of fun to be had in the game right now, though -- you can buy Subverse for PC via Steam [NSFW] for $29.99 or your regional equivalent.