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AI CharFriend Review: 2024’s Best Roleplay App or Overhyped?

AI CharFriend is getting more popular by the day. But is it actually a solid AI roleplay app, or just an overpriced chatbot?
AI CharFriend Review
AI Charfriend
AI CharFriend Review
Editors Rating: 4.6 /5
4.6/5
Our quick AI Charfriend review

What We Like About it:

What We Don't Like About it:

Bottom Line:

AI CharFriend is definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re into creative and fantasy roleplays. Its Story Book feature stands out, offering characters from a wide range of series and games. While it’s not the top choice for AI sexting, its diverse roleplaying scenarios and group roleplay options make it a solid pick. Plus, its affordable pricing and a free trial make it an attractive option for those looking to take a dip into AI-driven storytelling without breaking the bank.
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Soooo you want to know whether AI CharFriend is a big fat yes or an epic pass huh? 

I get it.

AI roleplay chatbots are popping up faster than pimples on my forehead whenever I look at a chocolate bar. 

Worst thing of all? 99% Are straight-up:

  • Trash. 
  • Garbage. 
  • A complete waste of money.

I’ve blown a good $500 on AI chatbots that sounded like a customer support bot.

That’s why I decided to buy this new app called AI CharFriend which so many people are raving about.

In this epic AI CharFriend review, I am going to tell you precisely what’s great and what’s not so great about it.

Top things I look for when reviewing An
AI Roleplay App

Character DiversityThere needs to be a vast selection of AI girlfriends 💋
ConversationMessages need to sound human and have emotional depth 💬 
AI Image GeneratorImages need to look lifelike and indistinguishable from real 📸
PricingPremium subscription needs to be worth it 💰

What is aI Charfriend?

AI CharFriend is a chatbot application that offers interactive, AI-powered conversations. Users can engage in diverse roleplay scenarios, utilize an AI image generator, and participate in group roleplays. The app is designed for entertainment and storytelling, allowing users to interact with various AI characters and create custom narrative experiences.

Who Created AI CharFriend?

It is unclear who the founder of AI CharFriend is. In the discord community, there’s the following message in the “Who Are We?” channel.

AI CharFriend announcement "who we are" in the Discord Community

It clearly says that the founder is Ethan but if we go to the website and check the “News” section, there’s a press release that states the founder and CEO is Michael Chan.

“AI CharFriend was founded by Michael Chan. Michael has studied computer science and founded AI CharFriend in 2022 intending to establish a platform where users can create their custom AI characters.”

I guess that Michael is indeed the founder and CEO. Ethan is just an alias because the founder wants to stay anonymous.

Pros

  • Variety of role play characters
  • Group roleplay option
  • Free trial
  • Reasonable subscription prices
  • Includes image generator

Cons

  • Limited NSFW focus
  • No voice messages
  • Basic image generator for roleplay

AI CharFriend Is Made For…

Everyone. End of this section.

Just kidding – if you recognize yourself in one of the following categories then giving AI CharFriend a spin is a no-brainer.

Roleplay Fanatics

If you are someone like me and can spend hours thinking about some made-up fantasy scenario or that you are the protagonist in a movie you recently saw, AI CharFriend is going to be your holy bible.

It’s specifically built for role-playing fantasy scenarios.

Anime Fans

  • Naruto? Check.
  • Dragon Ball Z? Of course.
  • Jujutsu Kaisen? Hell yeah!
You are one of the BIGGEST otaku on the planet and can’t get enough of anime. 
Herman Carter
AI Dating Expert | Menprovement
Jujutsu kaisen protagonist

If this sounds like you then AI CharFriend will knock your socks off. It’s got a vast library of anime characters allowing you to become the protagonist in your favorite anime.

It’s got popular characters like Rem (Re: Zero) and Nagatoro (Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro).

AI CharFriend Is Not Made For…

You can not always throw a six. If you belong to one of the following categories, you might want to check out something else…

Intimacy Seekers

AI CharFriend really shines in roleplaying but it is (and will be) an AI chatbot. 

If you are looking for virtual intimacy you might want to consider a dedicated AI girlfriend app like Candy AI, DreamGF AI, or Muah AI.

This allows you to build your own custom girlfriend from scratch, generate pictures, and get down to business (if you know what I mean). 🔥

Boomers

Hey man, I get it! Technology is evolving FAST. Twenty years ago, sending a text was a real hassle.

I had to press the “1” button three times just to type a “C,” and it would take me five minutes to text a simple “cool” to a friend. 😂
Herman Carter
AI Dating Expert | Menprovement

Nowadays, we can chat with AI chatbots that reply with hyper-realistic messages almost instantly.

It’s not for everyone…

Best Features of AI CharFriend 

I remember when I started reviewing AI chatbots 6 months ago. Besides Character AI there weren’t many flavors to pick from.

Not to mention every AI chatbot had exactly the same features.

AI CharFriend is nothing like that. It has some pretty unique features that I have never seen before, such as:

  • AI group roleplay
  • A storybook with characters from videogames
  • An AI image generator

I know an Image generator doesn’t sound super fancy but most AI chatbots don’t have this functionality so I think it’s cool that CharFriend does. 

Let me break it down for you:

Diversity of the AI Characters

If you hop over to the website you’ll see this big purple button that says “Start a free chat!”.

AI Charfriend homepage

If you click on it you’ll land on the discovery page, a gigant hub with all sorts of AI characters. I like how you don’t get hit with the hardcore NSFW images. 

I had this one time when I was checking out Crushon AI at my parent’s place. My mother walked past and the first thing she saw was this image:

Emily - your tenant, a character on Crushon AI

Not exactly family-friendly, right?

CharFriend has this button at the top so all the NSFW content is hidden by default.

Super handy for whenever you are in public.

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Regular Characters

There aren’t THAT many AI characters compared to other AI chatbot apps like Yodayo, C.ai, Girlfriend GPT, and Crushon AI.

Fact:

CharFriend only has 108 SFW characters while the apps I just mentioned have hundreds if not thousands.

BUTT I am looking at character diversity and not quantity and in terms of diversity CharFriend hits a grand slam.

They’ve added both realistic characters like Pokimane, a famous Twitch streamer, anime, fantasy, and even video game characters.

I think it is safe to say that AI CharFriend has at least one AI roleplay scenario for every person – no matter what you are interested in.

AI CharFriend also offers fun text adventure games. In these games, you’re not just chatting with a character. Instead, the AI takes you on an exciting journey where your choices affect what happens in your story. 

It’s a cool way to experience different adventures.

ReZero Adventure

Moving on to the 18+ department..

NSFW Characters

A lot of people think that ‘not safe for work’ is everything that has to do with sex and porn. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

NSFW material also covers topics such as:

  • Acts of violence
  • Criminal behavior
  • Sexual scenes and nudity
  • Harsh or offensive language
  • Drug and substance misuse
  • Shocking or unsettling images

Not the average stuff you talk about in kindergarden that’s for sure. 😂

Anyway, that’s why you’ll see a lot of characters like Alice, someone who looks normal at first glimpse but when you roleplay with her you discover that she’s actually a ruthless serial killer.

Alice The serial killer, a character on AI CharFriend

I think this is so much better than most AI chatbots that only focus on sexual content.

The Conversation

You: That’s all great Herman, but how good is the actual convo?

Good question.

Roleplay

To test out the roleplay I am going to chat with Alice the bully.

Her bio says: 

A bully girl in your school.

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First message of Alice the bully
Watch where you are going.
You can’t tell me what to do, worm!
(Alice pushes you so hard that you fall off your feet to the ground.)
What is your problem?
(She grabs your shirt.)
My problem…? How about yours!?
Nothing!
Oh really!? Nothing wrong here!? Then explain this.
(She smacks you across the face with full force.)

That escalated quickly. 😂

I really like how they give more depth to the conversation (by putting information between brackets).

Overall, I would say the AI roleplay experience of CharFriend is good. Very good. 

Also, I haven’t tweaked any settings yet…

There’s this button on top of each chat that supposedly improves the responses if you turn it on. But here’s the catch – it costs diamonds, and those diamonds mean spending actual money.

Let’s try it.

Settings for better roleplay output
(I smack you back) 
Don’t touch me you brat!
Brat? Who’s the brat now, loser? If you don’t want a taste of my fist again, get lost. And stay lost! 
(She narrows her eyes and points threateningly at you.)
OK, I’ll go. 
(I say as I slowly walk away)
Good riddance… 
(She turns around, satisfied for now but always on the lookout for new targets to torment.)

Andddd I noticed absolutely zero difference between the regular model and the expensive ones.

Group Roleplay

This is one of the unique features of AI CharFriend – AI group roleplay! 

If we click on the “Create” button you’ll see this option:

Group chat button on AI CharFriend

Let’s click on “Create a Group Chat”.

Keep in mind that AI group role-playing will cost you extra diamonds.

The way this works is that you can either:

  • Create your own characters
  • Roleplay with existing characters

I am going to choose the second option.

AI Group Chat Settings - AI CharFriend

(you and Five never got along, constantly arguing and bickering. You’re not surprised to see him having coffee this late at night. With a deep breath you stride into the kitchen, hoping to pass without him noticing)

What are you doing here?
(Five asks, raising an eyebrow, His green eyes piercing into yours.)
Just chilling. Surprised?
No need to get aggressive. And it’s 3am, go to bed.”
(The way he says “no need to get aggressive” sounds so much more like a command than a statement of fact.)
You are younger than me lol
I am tired of these questions! I may be young physically compared to you, but my mental age is higher! So, shut up! I have been alive longer than all humans you know. I am strong enough to destroy everything on this planet if it pisses me off, so stop asking!

I think the group roleplay is super fun. It kicks off in a random scenario and every now and then a new character jumps in.

However, it isn’t flawless. When I said: “You are younger than me lol” I was talking to Five and Sonic replied.

Nevertheless, it’s still an epic function. 🔥

AI Sexting

There are these categories on AI CharFriend that have a 🔥 icon behind it so I assume these are the AI characters that allow you to have some sexy sexy time.

Naturally, I need to check this out.

Stop you’re under arrest!
Under arrest for being to sexy?
Latina in a blue suit with purple shirt smiling. Her name is Amy Santiago
(blushing)
No, that’s not why you’re under arrest. Please don’t flirt with me while I’m trying to do my job.
I don’t have money to pay a fine.. maybe we can resolve it in other ways. 😏
(shocked and slightly embarrassed)
Captain Holt would not approve of such a suggestion! Plus, it goes against every rule I’ve ever learned in the Police Academy. We’ll take care of this the proper way – with a trip to the holding cell until a judge can determine an appropriate punishment.

I was afraid this would happen… AI CharFriend is great at roleplaying but whenever you want to take the sexting train it’s kind of a disappointment.

What do I mean by this?

Well, whenever you are on Crushon or GirlfriendGPT and select a sexual AI character – you immediately notice that the AI is steering the conversation in that direction.

AI CharFriend is nothing like this.

AI Image Generator

As I mentioned, most AI chatbots do not have a built-in image generator. You’ll need to switch to a dedicated AI girlfriend app like Candy AI, Kupid AI, or some other alternative to enjoy these features.

So it’s unique that CharFriend has this function.

The way it works is that whenever you are in a roleplay chat, you just hit the image icon and type in whatever image you want to generate.

AI image generator on AI CharFriend

Although this is a nice touch, I don’t see what value this adds to the roleplay scenario. The AI will just describe the image, nothing more and nothing less.

It would be much cooler if you could generate images that actually have to do with whatever roleplay scenario you have. 

So for example, if you are roleplaying that you are in jail planning your escape you could generate an image of you digging a hole behind the toilet or something.
Herman Carter
AI Dating Expert | Menprovement

That would be a great addition to the roleplay, unlike this…

Story Book

Story Book an AI Charfriend

Another unique feature of CharFriend AI is its Storybook. This is a vast collection of characters from famous movies and games.

There are more than a hundred Story Books, and each Story Book contains a dozen AI characters.

I have better things to do with my life than listing them all below so here are some of the ones that stood out to me:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Naruto
  • Super Mario
  • Fortnite
  • NBA 24
  • Call of Duty

Communities & Social Media

I always check how active a company is on social media before I buy it.

If there’s a lot of engagement it often indicates that the company is listening to their clients, and lowers the risk of me wasting money or getting scammed.

CharFriend AI is active on

  • Discord
  • X (Formerly Twitter)
  • Reddit
  • TikTok
  • YouTube

Discord

The Discord community for this app has more than 500 members.1 It’s not as bustling as communities for other AI companion apps, like Muah AI.

Although I might be comparing a small plane to a huge boeing 747.

Still, it’s noticeable that users are actively providing feedback and suggesting new features. What’s really encouraging is seeing the developers respond and engage with these user requests.

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Reddit

The Reddit community has the same purpose as the Discord Channel – it’s a hub where users ask questions and the developers make announcements.2

Most threads in the community are from users reporting bugs.

Social Media

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The company isn’t very big on social media, they just have a couple of dozen followers on each platform.

I also notice that they haven’t posted in some time.

What do Customers Say About AI CharFriend?

Overall, customers are raving about AI CharFriend. Some in the Discord Community even call it the “best AI chatbot of all time”.

I did find a couple of negative feedbacks though. 👇🏼

Most of them are about the NSFW option, specifically adult chats. I noticed this as well that it isn’t the best AI sexting app on the planet.

I also found one or two bug reports. 👇🏼

In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with technical issues, as long as the developers respond to it ASAP, which AI CharFriend did.

AI CharFriend Pricing

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AI CharFriend offers two subscription options: $14.99 per month or a reduced rate of $10.66 per month if you pay every three months. 

Both plans include a set number of Diamonds, which are essential for accessing extra features like image generation and group chats.

If you need more Diamonds, here are the additional purchase options:

  • 100 Diamonds for $1.99
  • 300 Diamonds for $7.99
  • 1000 Diamonds for $20.00
  • 2000 Diamonds for $29.99

In my opinion, the cost is quite reasonable, especially considering the value you get.

It’s more affordable compared to its main competitor, Crushon AI, which charges a whopping $49.99 per month for unlimited messaging.

AI CharFriend Review: My Final Verdict

Editor’s Rating

Overall Rating

0out of 5
  • Wide range of roleplay options, including characters from popular series and games.
  • Unique group roleplay feature for interactive multi-character stories.
  • Reasonable pricing with a free trial option to test before you subscribe.

AI CharFriend earns 4.6/5 for its creative roleplays, group feature, and storybooks, but the image generator and NSFW content need improvement.

Here's a detailed breakdown of my AI CharFriend review:

Character Diversity

CharFriend doesn’t have that many AI characters compared to its main competitors (Character AI, Crushon AI, and Pephop AI).

However, the characters they do have are extremely diverse.

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From AI characters from your favorite video game, all the way to movie stars.

They even have a Storybook with collections of every character from specific series like The Walking Dead.

The Conversation

The conversation on AI CharFriend feels genuine and deep.

The AI chatbot uses (brackets) to give more context to the conversation.

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Like an onion, giving an extra layer of emotional depth.

On the flip side, the sexting is wack. It felt extremely forced and some AI characters weren’t even able to sext at all. 

This is definitely something the developers should work on if they want to get more customers that are specifically looking for NSFW chatbots.

AI Image Generator

The AI image generator performs well, producing images without any odd errors like extra limbs.

But, it doesn't really add much to the roleplaying aspect.

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Picture this: you're deep in a roleplay, fighting a dragon, and you send a sword image. 

The AI's response is basic, like 

"a grey sword with a gem in the handle." 

It's not very immersive.

It would be mega dope if CharFriend could integrate the image generator to enhance the roleplay experience. For instance, in the sword scenario, it would be cool if it said something like, 

"Wow, did you have that sword all along? Now we can defeat the dragon”

I’ve done an article about Erotic AI tools recently, some of those AI tools can pull it off so the technology exists.

Pricing

At $10.66/month the price is an absolute no-brainer.

Getting unlimited messages at that price point? If I hadn’t bought it myself I would almost say that it’s too good to be true.

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CharFriend AI has some flaws here and there but the price definitely makes up for it.

AI CharFriend Alternatives

In case you are still tinkering and wondering whether AI CharFriend is a smash or a pass - you might want to consider some of its competitors.

#1 GirlfriendGPT

I’ve been in contact with the guys from GirlfriendGPT and I must say their AI tool is amazing. The name says it all - it’s an AI chatbot specifically designed to be a virtual girlfriend/sex bot.

And boy can you notice that. Whenever things start to heat up the depth of the sexual responses will knock your socks off.

It also has an AI image generator which allows you to generate images of the character you are roleplaying with.

At $15/month, its cheapest plan is slightly more expensive than AI CharFriend but the quality makes up for it.

#2 Candy AI

Now let's talk about Candy AI, which is like the top AI girlfriend app out there. 

If we compare AI chatbots to chocolates, AI CharFriend is like M&M's - really good and addictive, but pretty standard. 

Candy AI, on the other hand, is like those fancy French BonBons – it's a treat every time, and it just makes you feel great.

The pictures Candy AI creates are so lifelike, that you'd almost think they were real. And for roleplay and sexting, it's top-notch. 

You can even get sexy voice messages that sound just like a real person.

Comparison table

Features AI CharFriend GirlfriendGPT Candy AI
Cheapest Monthly Cost
Roleplay Fantasy roleplay focus Sexual roleplay focus AI girlfriend focus
Image Generator Yes Yes Yes
NSFW Content Limited, more roleplay Extensive, sexual focus Superior NSFW focus with various sexual functionalities
Voice Messages  No No Yes, realistic
Unique Selling Point Group roleplay, diverse characters Detailed sexual roleplay Hyper-realistic AI girlfriend image generator

Conclusion: Should You Buy AI CharFriend?

To put it short: yes, you should buy AI CharFriend. It isn’t the best AI sexting app by a landslide, but if you love fantasy roleplay it is your holy grail.

It’s Story Book is something that really stood out to me - I haven’t seen any other AI chatbot app that added characters from an entire series, movie or videogame.

And if you are still unsure whether or not CharFriend is a good fit, just try it. The cheapest plan is only $10 and you’ll get unlimited messages.

Not to mention there’s a free trial so you’ve got nothing to lose!

Also Read >>> Best AI Girlfriend Apps of 2024.

FAQs

Yes, AI CharFriend offers a free trial for users to explore its features before committing to a subscription.

AI CharFriend does include NSFW content, but it's more focused on roleplay rather than explicit material.

Yes, in AI CharFriend, you can customize your AI character's avatar and its speaking and behavioral patterns. However, there are no options for altering other visual aspects.

Yes, one of AI CharFriend's unique features is the ability to engage in AI group roleplays.

Sources

  1. CharFriend AI. Discord Channel. ↩︎
  2. CharFriend AI. Reddit Community. ↩︎

EDITORIAL PROCESS

Our evaluations are conducted by a group of specialists based on actual experiences before they are penned down. To learn more read our Editorial Methodology.

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