Hi everyone, I’ve finally moved my blog to my own hosting and a real domain. You can find me at https://dargoth.com/
My blog here was apparently flagged by WordPress’s automated anti-spam controls (right…). They were quick to review and reinstate the blog, but that was especially bad timing since I wanted to put up a patch yesterday (which I did on the new site). At any rate, I had been meaning to move off wordpress.com for years so it was a good opportunity.
So after my last lament that there hadn’t been any good monster girl content in a long time, we’ve gotten a total bonanza over the last 6 or so weeks. Here’s my attempt to recap and provide some links to ones you might have missed.
1. Monster Girl Quest anime OVAs! http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE192468.html http://www.dlsite.com/maniax/announce/=/product_id/RJ193759.html
These could be better, but they’re all right. The lack of monster girl hentai anime is crazy given how popular they are in games and manga so it’s nice to at least get these. Watch Luka after he saves the world in MGQ continue doing what he does best. According to Torotoro, the anime plots are actually canon so there may be some Paradox tie-ins as well. Second episode comes out this Thursday, I believe.
I actually subtitled the first episode, but I do want to keep this blog piracy free. You can find the subtitled video in the 4chan monster girl games general in /vg/. Apparently some other group released a subtitled video of their own after me that spells Luka as Luca. No offense to them, but I’m guessing you don’t want to watch that one.
2. Succubus Prison http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE174492.html
The latest game from Tokinokogiri, who did the MGQ Delicious vore scenarios and the Succubus Kindergarten game. Succubus Prison is nothing short of amazing, and I really hope someone picks it up to translate because it’s a tough game to play even knowing Japanese. The art is great and uses vectors for animation (I think?) so it’s a step above static images. The only knock against it is the lack of voice acting.
3. Tokyo Tenma Devil Prison http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE185990.html
The original Tokyo Tenma came out 3.5 years ago and was pretty solid. It even had a mobile game based on it that I never checked out. Not sure if it still exists… Anyway, the original promised a sequel that I had given up on, but it actually just came out. I haven’t played it yet, but it promises a huge number of girls. Definitely worth a look.
4. Echidna Wars DX http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE187640.html
For the vore lovers among you, camel (guy who made the Cecil scenarios for MGQ) released an updated version of the classic Echidna Wars. The platforming action gameplay is solid and the pixel animations are wonderful. As a bonus, it’s 100% playable in English too.
5. Eroico Revision http://www.kyrieru.com/p/eroico.html
Speaking of updated versions of old classics, if you never played Eroico, you should check it out. If you bought it back when it was new, the updated version is free to download for you too.
6. FOBS updates http://zell999.blog.fc2.com/
Zell keeps updating FOBS with new content. More great pixel art.
7. Level Drain 3 http://www.dlsite.com/maniax/work/=/product_id/RJ174698.html
Level Drain 3 is actually from last summer, but I had overlooked it for my last update. The first Level Drain game is forgettable, the second is halfway decent albeit unremarkable, but the third really surpassed expectations. It’s succubus focused (hence the title) but throws in a few monsters like a lamia and a slime. Lots of great scenes for every MG-related fetish, plus a good number of pegging scenes and a vore monster illustrated by Setouchi. The gameplay itself is stock RPGMaker and really not worth playing, but thankfully you can enter the code 2546 at the window of the brothel in the first town to become level 100 and access the scene replay room.
The selling point of this game is that all scenes are voiced, and the actresses do a great job. The writing is also excellent, although it throws some crazy walls of text at you describing scenes that really should have had accompanying illustration. This doesn’t do you a lot of good if you don’t speak Japanese, unfortunately. Also, almost every scene is essentially consensual (you’re paying for sex at brothels with your levels) so the writing and scenes are geared more towards pleasing the protagonist rather than humiliating or torturing him a la MGQ, Violated Hero, etc.
If you read to the bottom and are wondering where the hell the next Paradox patch is… Valentine’s Day, maybe?
Minor patch to fix a few bugs and issues with the text. There are a lot of the latter left, but hopefully none of the former.
- Raise no longer crashes the game if cast on a living party member
- You can battle Justice Kaiser now
- Papi’s Smithy is once again functional after getting to crystal equipment
I missed the bug where the game crashes if you use Puff Puff with a flat chested character. So don’t do that. Luka, Sylph, any of the lolis I assume, etc.
Happy Halloween! This patch is still missing translations in a few random places that really should be done by now, but it’s in a state I’d consider playable. We’ll continue to fill in missing parts, revise what’s already there, and crank out translations for the H-scenes and other content that’s been a lower priority lately. Sorry for all the delays….
If you want to check specifically for what events are done, look at the spreadsheet on bitbucket. https://bitbucket.org/dargothtranslations/paradox/raw/f9ecd0bdb4af23cd05d51a4e86f393798e5c949f/progress.xlsx
I should also have an actual readme or patch instructions by now, but I think it’s fairly self-explanatory. Put patch files in the game directory, run patch.exe, cross fingers.
Sorry guys, no patch tonight. I had planned to just release whatever I had, but at this point I don’t like the idea of releasing a patch that’s 95% “playable” when I could delay a bit and get that number to 100%. It’s been a long road to this point, and we’re still only halfway through all the text in the game so thanks for bearing with me for so long….
Since finding monster girl games that are actually released and worth playing has proven impossible, let me suggest a few that are still in development!
Quest Failed – https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3084036
A visual novel in English with monster girls! And voice acting (that’s actually good)! There’s a demo available on the Patreon page and the full version will probably be out soon. The demo is fairly light-hearted, but that doesn’t mean the story won’t go in other directions. I’ve been backing this one on Patreon since it was announced since I’d love to see more monster girl stuff being made outside of Japan.
Monster Girl Island – https://www.patreon.com/monstergirlisland
Another English monster girl entry, but this one is a 3D game. The models and animations on the sex scenes are pretty good, which is what counts. The rest of the game is still in early development and very raw. I’m not sure it’ll ever be a good “game” but I’m happy to support it on Patreon just to see more 3D monster girl sex. There are demos available to download and check out. It even has VR support if you’ve got a headset, which is probably incredible.
Zell’s game FOBS – http://zell999.blog.fc2.com/
Unlike the other two recommendations, this one is Japanese and practically text free. It’s a side-scrolling action game with great pixel sex animations and is regularly updated with new monster girls. The game itself keeps improving, but it’s still fairly bare-bones in terms of actual gameplay and things to do. There should be an update relatively soon if you want to hold off playing it. Links to the game and passwords are located here: http://forest.x.fc2.com/download.html
I’m hoping these three games in development eventually turn out great because despite the good number of monster girl game releases, most of them are really bad. The ones with redeeming qualities are hard to recommend to anyone that doesn’t speak Japanese. Here’s a short list of releases this year that weren’t 100% terrible at least:
もんむす!逆レイプ学園 Another Dieselmine release, but this time a VN. Good art as always, but stale and boring.
犯されヒーロー～みんながボクの精液を狙ってる…!?～ If you aren’t tired of Violated Hero games.
魔立ロリサキュバス妖魔園 Monster Girl Kindergarten. Obviously loli. Made by the guy that did the MGQ Delicious! vore titles, although this game is light on vore. Playable with a walkthrough I guess.
モンスター娘百覧Vol.1 If you don’t follow Torotoro, maybe you missed Hyakuran coming out. Short stories in VN format. It mostly sucks.
堕落乙女異聞―堕ちたる勇者と真実の魔剣― Fallen Maidens Monster Girl Encyclopedia game. RPGMaker walking simulator with pixel sex. Incredibly disappointing. The pixel art is heavily censored. Pixellated pixels. Thanks Japan.
迷宮踏破 MonsterGirls If you remember Desire Dungeon, this game is Desire Dungeon meets Etrian Odyssey. The gameplay is all right, but if you want gameplay, just go play an Etrian Odyssey game or any of the dozens of great dungeon crawlers. H-content is mediocre.
Usual procedure applies. Unzip to a completely fresh copy of the game directory for version 1.21, run patch.exe, click patch. If you get an error, you have the wrong version of the game. Sorry for the shitty backup site but it appears that anonfiles is defunct.
So yeah, it’s been 3 months and the translation project hasn’t exactly made huge strides. Since the last patch, this patch does let you talk to all the monsters in battle on the Ilias Continent, but the seduction events aren’t done. A couple of the early BFs are translated, too. I said before that this is mostly a clean-up patch, but it doesn’t even finish all of that. The next patch should put the game in a playable state start to finish. Hopefully that won’t take another 3 months, but yeah…. I realize how hilariously bad 6% progress in 3 months is. On the “bright” side, Paradox part 2 is confirmed to not be this year.
P.S. I’ll update later this week with some other monster girl games you should be paying attention to.