I'm sorry, but this is the time of the year I get my annual Frankfurter Schule identity crisis.
Little by little the original (and rather cute) Ariane #1 graphics are being replaced by their modern equivalent, starring the new Ariane who can be seen in SITA.
I know what some of you are thinking: “How can they use art from your game in their game?
”, and the answer is I let them by offering the 10th Anniversary Edition HTML version under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution license.
And yet where there is a demand, there will be someone to fill it.
Two different “Dating Sim” apps have been put into the app store using artwork from Date Ariane.
Ariane V4 has been modeled 'trying to balance between matching the proportions of “classic” Ariane, and what actually looks good'.
Good game, especially if you use the tips and tricks. And last but not least, you can restart the only scene in which you are with recharge button (Ctrl R) ! This was the first one I ever played and it keeps getting better. Ramp up the romance slowly but surely; too fast and she`ll kick you out, too slow and she`ll get bored. Often Ariane will suggest activites (some wine would help her relax, go lower, etc).
A couple of weeks ago (see: A New Ariane) it was revealed how Ariane's features were going to be upgraded as the earlier model dated from about a decade ago.
The result was a 'new' Ariane who looked a bit like the original's older sister.
Gameplay with this version (with help options) was my favorite so far. Also, it would help to have some sort of a meter that shows whether you are doing the right things or not, else it is just wild guessing This is one very hot and sexy game, Ariane is a veritable fox.
The story was fun if a bit "hit or miss" However the back up feature aided in that annoyance. Takes a time to work out how best to negotiate your way through the choices (complex) but when you get it right it`s very rewarding. I`ve always loved this game, by far one of my favourites on the site and the update is really good.