Adventure Game · Anime · Branching Plot · City Building · Dating Sim · Decisions Matter · Featured · Game Review · Handheld or Portable Gaming · Kawaii Cute · Life Sim · Monster Taming · Multiple Endings · Mystery · Raising Sim · Retro Game · Review · RPG · Simulation · Slice of Life · Sony · Videogame · Virtual Pet Title: Azure Dreams Publisher: Konami Release Date: 1997 Platforms: Playstation 1, and Gameboy Color.Note that the Gameboy Color version is widely different and not as good as the PS1 version, for example the Gameboy version removed all of the dating sim elements from the game.I really recommend playing the original PS1 version.
But outside of the dungeon is where the game really shines.
You can invest into rebuilding the town and as you do so, new characters, new shops, and new mini games will open up to you.
You can buy new buildings, or furniture, or decorations for the buildings as well.
It’s an addictive game with very high replay value because it offers a lot of choice to the player in how they want to focus their time within the game.
And because it’s procedurally generated, it also offers a wide variety in terms of level design and challenges to the player as well.
Gameplay: 10/10 The main gameplay elements focus on entering the “Monster Tower” to search for treasure.
Within the tower, you can also find Monster Eggs which you can bring home to hatch into familiars which you can train and take with you the next time you enter the dungeon.
I wish Konami would release this game on the Playstation Store.
I’d buy it in an instant even though I still have my PS1 disc. (plus I greatly prefer digital distribution anyways).