Recent Monster Girl Game Roundup
So I haven’t done one of these in awhile…
First, if you haven’t already seen, Rogue already translated the demo for Monster Girl Quest 3. The full game is still scheduled for the first half of 2013, but it won’t be soon.
Aomidori’s latest Lv1 game; I’ve just been calling it Level 1 Hero. If you enjoy a lot of the more hardcore aspects of MGQ and VH, you’ll really like this one. At times it can be pretty cringe-worthy, but there are lots of sexy monster girls and scenes. There isn’t a whole lot of game to it, but you’ll probably be glad for that because the interactive elements are somewhat annoying, especially if you aren’t fluent in Japanese. There’s nothing that will stop you from completing the game though. Relatively good art and lots of voice acting. The hero is extremely feminine (his dad wanted a girl…), but he does transform into various monsters and takes a dominant role in some scenes.
If there was any game I’d like to attempt translating, it’s this one, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. The game uses the Livemaker engine, which has apparently been around for 10+ years with no translation tools available. I’ve poked around with the engine, a sample game for it, and Lv1 Hero’s files, and it looks like this would be a huge hacking project that is way beyond me. Short of Aomidori sending someone the game’s project source files for translation, this one’s stuck in Japanese.
I had high hopes for this game, but it ultimately disappointed me. The art is great and it’s fully voice acted, including the protagonist. It’s even in wide-screen, which is pretty rare for H-games. The problem is that all the scenes are male dominant, and the “monster girls” may as well be humans in cosplay. Half the scenes are just the protagonist having consensual sex with the girls who’ve reverted to human form, and in the monster scenes, almost all of them do that “male off screen so you just see a silhouette of a penis” thing I hate. There’s no interesting monster-on-human sex whatsoever, which completely misses the point of a monster girl game imo. Even Vanadis does a better job than this.
The game itself is a dungeon crawling puzzle game, which may be annoying to play in Japanese. I only mention it at all because the game has high production quality.
Half rape-on-lose and half rape-on-win, Desire Dungeon has some nice monster girl scenes, despite the lack of voice acting and mediocre art. The game is a dungeon crawler, except not really because you can only walk forward and backwards. It’s kind of a joke gameplay-wise and also requires a lot of grinding.
Anthemoessa at Hongfire has been working on translating the interface, and Rogue has done a few of the scenes, although I don’t believe anything has been released. I also don’t know if Rogue plans on doing any more on it. It’ll certainly be worth checking out if it gets translated. It desperately needs a scene replayer too, which they’ve promised in patches, but I don’t think has been added yet.
4. Dieselmine’s latest game Total Male Slave
Not a monster girl game unfortunately, but it is about a pair of vampire sisters (and your childhood friend) dominating the protagonist. If you’re really into BDSM, you’ll probably like this, otherwise it’s kind of bleh. It’s also just a visual novel with a few choices of where to spend your day/night in order to “court” the right woman. After getting all three of their endings, you can play again and get a 4th gangbang ending and extra scene.
5. Tsukinomizu’s Lilium Union
A succubus game that hasn’t actually been released yet, but probably will be in a few weeks. It’s made in RPGMaker, but their previous title, Naedoko Dungeon Chronicle, was one of the only good RPGMaker games ever made. Habisain from Hongfire translated the demo already if you want to check it out. The demo isn’t great, but I have higher hopes for the finished product.
There have been a couple other monster/succubus RPGMaker games released in the last few months that I don’t think are even worth mentioning.