April 2010 eroge releases

It’s time again to usurp supplement Micchi’s monthly eroge preview, just like last month with m3rry. 2010 has been a pretty mediocre year for eroge so far. Let’s see if April can save it.

Akatsuki no Goei ~Tsumibukaki Shuumatsuron~

Website: 暁の護衛 ~罪深き終末論~ (foreign access blocked)
Company: しゃんぐりら
Release date: April 22, 2010

This is a continuation of their Akatsuki no Goei series, and now the subheroines have leveled up to  heroines.

The story is about some forbidden zone in a city where the people inside aren’t recognized as humans. One day, police surround the place to execute a plan to capture and deport all of them. The protagonist and his friends live in that forbidden zone, and they’re trying to fight for their lives or something.

The story description is kinda vague, so I don’t really know what to expect, but it doesn’t look too bad. The story sounds different enough and could be interesting. The art is decent and the characters seem sorta interesting.

We start this month off with some hope! Someone who played the previous game(s) can tell me what to expect.

DEARDROPS

Website: DEARDROPS
Company: OVERDRIVE
Release date: April 23, 2010

It’s OVERDRIVE’s newest game. Their previous game, Kira Kira was pretty good, so I’m looking forward to this.

The protagonist, Suganuma Shouichi was a promising violinist in a foreign orchestra until he had to quit one day for a certain reason. His parents got angry with him for leaving the orchestra and disown him. Shouichi ends up working at a live house, meets some people, and learns about the awesomeness of rock and roll.

Since OVERDRIVE has a decent track record, I have some hopes. The story isn’t anything special. It reminds me of Kira Kira a lot, but that was a game where the journey was more important than the originality of the story. Also, I want Riho.

This makes two promising games in a row. How long will the streak continue?

And was I the only one who kept reading the title as DeadDrops?

Kotori Love Ex P

Website: ことり Love Ex P
Company: CIRCUS
Release date: April 23, 2010

Do I really need to comment on this? This is yet another game from CIRCUS based in the DC world. You know by now whether you want this or not.

Even though I like Kotori, enough is enough. Make something new already, CIRCUS.

The streak was broken for me on the third game. Too bad.

Aichi Muite Koi

Website: アッチむいて恋
Company: ASa Project
Release date: April 23, 2010

The protagonist moves from the city to the countryside and transfers to the school there. However, they screwed up his housing and now he can’t find anywhere to live. So guess what the only place with a vacant room is?

WAIT FOR IT.

The girls’ dorm. Yes. This is another crossdressing game. However, since the protag has already registered in the school as a boy, he must be dressed as a boy there but as a girl while in the dorm. Omg so exciting~~~~

I don’t even have the words to describe how generic and boring this game seems to be. I could be playing this and someone could switch the game on me in the middle and I probably wouldn’t notice.

At least there’s an imouto for Micchi.

Kokoro no Sumika

Website: ココロの住処
Company: Yatagarasu
Release date: April 23, 2010

The protag lives with his older sister and imouto. There’s some complicated love triangle sort of thing between them. Their parents are never home, but one day, a package arrives at their house. It’s full of weird stuff and the protag ignores it. But then one day his father goes to his house and brings a freaking sex doll android to their house. The sex doll android is also apparently made by his parents.

Since the protag lacks the skills to sex his sisters, his parents apparently thought he needed a different form of relief.

What can I say? Another game with a robot you can fuck. Nothing new here. Move on.

Noblesse Oblige


Website: ノーブレスオブリージュ
Company: CLOCKUP
Release date: April 23, 2010

One day, a woman shows up in front of the protag and says she’s becoming his maid. Apparently his fetish-filled grandmother sent her. Other maids show up shortly after. Now the protag wants to find out why these sex slaves maids were sent to him.

Ugh. Maids. Boring. Pass.

Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi


Website: 星空へ架かる橋
Company: feng
Release date: April 23, 2010

Since Micchi already summarized the mind-numbingly boring plot in February, I won’t bother doing it again.

This game will probably blend in with all the other generic games coming out. You’ll probably forget about it once you scroll down to the next game. The only positive thing I can say is the art isn’t horrible.

Ikusa Megami VERITA


Website:
戦女神VERITA
Company: エウシュリー
Release date: April 23, 2010

Another game in the Ikusa Megami series. Again, you probably know if you want to play this or not already. I’m too lazy to romanize the names in this thing to give a summary. Hemi already talked about the trial.

I haven’t given any of the other games in the series a try, but maybe I’ll finally start with this one.

Makai Tenshi Djibril 4

Website: 魔界天使ジブリール4
Company: Frontwing
Release date: April 23, 2010

So a group of osananajimi are in school one day when two girls arrive with a tentacle monster that used to be their classmate. The protag, Kento, gets stabbed in the chest by a tentacle cause tentacles don’t like guys, obviously. Some loli called Love shows up and gives them the ability to transform into super magic fighting girls and saves them.

BUT THERE’S A CATCH!

Apparently that super transforming power requires constant HAWT SEXING to replenish their power. And now it’s their duty to defend shit. So they must have sex. Kento is somehow alive and gets to be the center of this forced sexing harem. Lucky him.

This game is so ridiculous I might give it a try.

PARA-SOL

Website: PARA-SOL
Company: ROOT
Release date: April 24, 2010

So I read the story outline of this game and don’t understand what the hell it’s about. Apparently it takes place in some sci-fi world where fantasy shit like dragons and werewolves suddenly started appearing. Some random girl texts some unknown person to save her ship (why not just tweet?).

DID YOU REMEMBER ALL OF THAT?

Good. Well, forget it even existed.

Because we suddenly shift to a story about two sisters who lost their parents. Some random guy appears at their door one day and they supposedly let him in. He’s some weirdo that always holds an umbrella. So the natural thing to do it BECOME A FAMILY WITH HIM. This seems like a setup for a rapefest or something.

Anyway, since I don’t understand anything about the story, I’ll have to judge the game by other merits. First of all, all the guys look bishounen. The girls look absolutely boring. Too many girls with short hair. Rejected.

Choujikuu Bakuren Monogatari ~door☆pi☆chu~


Website:
超時空爆恋物語 ~door☆pi☆chu~
Company: プリムローズ
Release date: April 28, 2010

So the protag Yoshitsune lives with his osananajimi  cause his parents are crazy adventurers and left him alone. His osananajimi happen to be two sisters, one who’s a CRAZY black magic user who creates some magic time bending drug. Of course being the super nice guy eroge protag that he is, Yoshitsune becomes the test subject for this black magic.

He ends up summoning a bunch of people from Japanese history into his world. Of course I have no idea who these people are or whether they’re famous cause I don’t give a shit about Japanese history.

BUT.

All these people he summoned happened to be, you guessed it, HAWT BISHOUJO. And apparently he can’t send them back, though I don’t know why he would. So now he’s stuck living with a bunch of sexable bishoujo historical figures.

History class would have been so much more interesting if they taught it like this.

Iro ni Ide ni Keri Waga Koi wa: my deep love shows in the blush on my face.


Website: 色に出でにけり わが恋は
Company: ういんどみる
Release date: April 29, 2010

Another title from Windmill.

The school that the protag of this game, Yuuto,  goes to merges with a noble all girls school to create a trite plot for an eroge for some  reason. I’m sure you all know where this is going.

For some reason Yuuto gets involved in a duel to determine the successor within a noble house, and he ends up living with one of the girls. Blah blah blah, you can guess the rest. There’s nothing original about this game. The characters are as generic as you can get. There’s a rich, proud bishoujo, a quiet bishoujo, a cheerful osananajimi, a maid, and a genki loli (who looks pretty much exactly the same as Ina from W.L.O.).

The art isn’t bad, but I think I’d rather stare at my screensaver than play this game. It’d probably have more unexpected events. By the way, my screensaver is a clock.

Neko Koi! ~Neko Kami-sama to Nekomimi no Tatari~

Website: ねこ☆こい! ~猫神さまとネコミミのたたり~
Company: Whirlpool
Release date: April 30, 2010

Furries. Rejected.

Petapeta: linking little fingers to confirm a promise


Website:
ぺたぺた
Company: Lime
Release date: April 30,2010

Tooru, the protag, is part of a family that’s well known in the financial world. However, his grandfather chooses his sister Miki as the heir to the company cause Tooru is a worthless child that can’t do anything. His sister has too much work to do so she makes Tooru sometimes act as her body double cause they apparently look so much alike. Maybe the people in their world are freaking blind or something cause they look nothing alike.

Miki

Tooru

Yeah, they’re almost fucking twins.

So anyway, Miki looks awesome. I want to play this game just because of her. She better be sexable. The story seems completely forgettable.

Custard Cream Taiyaki


Website: カスタードクリームたい焼き
Company: アクシス
Release date: April 30, 2010

On his way back from school, the protag, Raikou, encounters someone fighting. Who does it happen to be? His osananajimi Aira who he hasn’t seen in forever. The reason Aira came back is cause she doesn’t want to get into a political marriage, so she’s here to fulfill their promise from long ago. At least she’s straightforward about their childhood promises unlike other osananajimi who hide them until the end.

She transfers to his school and crazy people show up. The end.

The art in this game is ugly. The characters appear to be stereotypical. With a cover like that, I don’t expect much of a story. Why would I ever give this a chance?

Shu ni Majiwareba Akaku Naru

Website: 主に交われば朱くなる
Company: ぐみそふと
Release date: April 30, 2010

Hajime, the protag, is transferred to a school for rich families. *sigh* Where have we seen this before?

For some reason that can only be attributed to the fact that this is an eroge, Hajime must become a servant to one of the female students in the school.

Again, we have a cast of generic characters that you can find in pretty much any game. There’s the cold and strong girl, the super kind girl, the selfish girl, and the quiet, expressionless girl.

I have to admit the art is decent, but nothing else pulls me in. I’ll probably be too busy playing the more interesting stuff to remember this exists.

My top 3 for the month:

  1. DEARDROPS
  2. Akatsuki no Goei~Tsumibukaki Shuumatsuron~
  3. Petapeta

Holy shit. There are games I would play this month. Nothing too great, but still a welcome development.

And Micchi, I admire your dedication to doing these every month. This takes so much freaking time.

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5 Responses to April 2010 eroge releases

  1. Asceai says:

    If you’re going to post about upcoming games, why not at least do some simple research on each one? Talk about the scenario writers, draw comparisons to past works etc. We can essentially get all of the information you provide by pulling up the getchu list for the month and scanning the synopses. While I don’t have any real objections to anything you’ve said this time (since the only games I care about are Akatsuki no Goei and PARA-SOL, with VERITA and Dear Drops being ‘maybe later’s) if you post something silly and dismissive about a title that turns out to be really good it’s going to be very awkward later. While official site descriptions and synopses are important, they are by no means the most effective way you have to determine if an eroge will be worth the entry fee. The abilities of the people working on the game are usually more important as few eroge are ‘high concept’ enough to be effectively described in a couple of paragraphs.

  2. Reikon says:

    One reason I don’t talk about the people behind it is because I don’t really care. It’s probably largely because I don’t remember names, but also because I don’t believe knowing the people behind it gives a good indication of quality. I did briefly comment on the companies behind them when I had experience with them, and that may give a very rough idea of what to expect, but again, it can vary significantly from product to product.

    I only really posted the summary to be more thorough and to put people on the same page as me. I’d much rather just write comments about the games, like I did in m3rry’s post last month. The comments aren’t supposed to be in-depth analyses. The game isn’t out. How am I supposed to do more than a superficial analysis of it? The only opinion I think is valid is a first impression. The best you can do is play the trial, but even that’s really not enough. I’d rather comment on a game based on what I actually know rather than extrapolating based on previous experiences with the people behind it.

  3. m3rryweather says:

    Miki looks hot but I have no idea if she can be pursued. Well we can hope right? But what kind of title is “Petapeta?”

  4. Newprimus says:

    Aichi Muite Koi is nowhere near as boring as reikon makes it out to be. I’ve played the trial and the girl at dorm, boy at school dynamic works much better than expected. The girls’ antics at dorm are humorously funky, and for once the dude starts from zero in terms of relationship towards the girls and has to actually work for their attention, unlike most males who somehow draw women to them like black holes.

  5. Algester says:

    if indeed neko koi happens in the same world as ina koi and both deal with a curse one being a motemote curse neko koi now eals with a nekomimi curse…. i wonder how will that work i mean the motemote curse from ina koi was amusing enough but this…. i wonder

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