Thursday, 14 July 2011
Doki Doki Majou Shinpan! - A Quick Look
This game has been out quite a while now but only just managed to getting around to buying a copy of it on eBay the other day.
I actually kinda wanted to avoid this series, due to the lolicon nature of it, but since i managed to get it fairly cheap and it has SNKP stamped on it i thought i'd add it to my collection/shelf.
Just thought i'd share my initial impressions of it.
First things first is that this game is incredibly text heavy, having a poor understanding of Japanese i have pretty much just been mashing the button to get to the next set of text and occasionally i tap the screen with the stylus.
If you've ever played any other Japanese dating/ero games on the PC, then you'll have a fair good idea of how this game plays. Lots of text and the occasional 'event'.
Suprisingly given the notorious 'witch touching' aspect of the game, after spending about 30 minutes with it i have yet to 'touch' any character yet, which is kinda dissapointing...I had assumed that's pretty much 90% of the game would be, but instead i've just been sitting through walls of text.
I'd imagine if you could understand what's going on it might be an interesting game (considering it's spawned another two games in the series), but given the text heavy nature of it i probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't understand a lot of Japanese.
The one game i do want to play in the series though is Doki Majou Plus. As it features a shmup called Star Radish which started out as an April Fools joke but then made it into DMPlus as a mini game.
I doubt i'll put much more time into this game, as i'm a bit backlogged with other DS games, but enjoy some of the photos from the instruction manual below. (Unfortunately blogspot seems to have uploaded them sideways.... =_= )
[Edit]: Also check out these comic strips from Penny Arcade and Dueling Analogs.
Posted by King Of Fighters [UK] at 23:03