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Rance – Hikari o Motomete –

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Rance – Hikari o Motomete – is a game that was released in Japan for various computer based systems in 1989. The game has not been localized, but in 2008 it was officially re-released as freeware, which was then fan translated, so you can play it in English for free (legally). This game is an RPG, but with detective elements. The premise of the game is about a perverted young man who’s basically a mercenary getting hired to find a girl by the name of Hikari, the one the one mentioned in the game title, for a large sum of money. You also need to help a bartender find his daughter too.
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The game is on the short side (only a few hours to beat it) and has a handful of places to explore. The games real game play is in just figuring out what the hell to do and where to go. You’ll have to navigate the different areas, repeatedly check on things or do repeated actions, and really have to think on what to do, almost none of it is hinted to you. These parts are detective like and can be tricky at times but are fun. There’s of course battles but they’re very easy and not very in-depth, I basically just kept clicking which killed the monsters (that are either monster girls, doodles, or warriors) then spawned more, then I healed if needed.

ALCG0005The main character, Rance, is pretty funny because of how much of an ass he is. He does really uncalled for dick moves, only does stuff if he gets paid or laid, and other things. Which leads me to my next point, this game is full of hentai. Lots of the time its because the MC (main character) just thinks he deserves it, to get information, or just for the hell of it. The way you can learn new spells is that you have relations with your friend, Sill, who looks like a big ball of cotton candy. Different order of the actions leads to different results, or no results at all. The sex scenes are mostly like the one I pictured, breasts exposed but the actual penetration is off-screen.

This is a pretty cool game and is interesting for not only its age but the content and large amount of non-battle based detective-like gameplay thrown in the mix. The game’s dialogue isn’t bad either, with lots of comedic stuff added in and unexpected elements and twists.

Some other things of interest
• The game has some glitches, but there’s a .txt file in the download that explains how to fix them. The bugs are all visual, most commonly the graphics turning mostly red.
• You can get a lot of money early on, its recommended you buy good equipment with it.
• You can only have one skill learned at a time, I went with heal
• Be careful! The characters love stealing your money. They’ll lock you in screens where you must buy something, unexpectedly charge for items, and even charge you for not buying something. Thankfully though its very easy to get more money.
• You need to go to a store to level up. Its free and just costs experience points but you do need to go there to level up, don’t forget to do this because some monsters will still some non-redeemed experience points.
• The girl on the cover is not in the game
• Alternate titles include:
– Rance: Quest for Hikari
– ランス -光をもとめて-

And of course,
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/a5m0f81w9dic28v/Rance_01_translated.rar

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a PS Vita game that was originally released in Japan in 2013 then got localized in 2015. Since this game has been localized its available in English. The genre for this game is JRPG and its a very fun one.

The plot of this game is that you’re a new employee in Hell’s prison. Your job is to lead seven girls who died before they could repent their sins through reformation, which involves going through the different layers of hell fighting enemies and bosses along the way.

What catches people’s eye the most with this game is how the girls learn new skills. To learn new moves the girls need to be “motivated” which involves spanking them among other similar things while they’re in lewd poses, farther you go the more skin they show. Each set of new moves has a different outfit too which makes it even more fun, especially if its something that pertains to your interests. Sadly though, in the localization the game has been censored. There’s pink fog covering certain spots, usually their vagina region, and the voices have been removed. Despite this the game is very fun, but would be better uncensored.

This game’s battle system is rather unique. You first of all can have all the girls with you, and they all level pretty evenly. You can switch them out in battle as many times as you want. The way the moves are chosen are that your girls suggest them. Each time its your turn you get four choices chosen by the girls then you pick what you think is the best choice for your strategy. Some girls can learn joint moves where they attack together.

My waifu picks for this game are:

                                                              Shin <–
12321368_1781648432122000_3572278921165085921_nShin is my favorite girl from the game and one of my favorite girls in general. She’s a super cutie and I like her personality. She always wants to be the leader and is serious. There is a level in the game where you get to see the backstories of all the girls and learn more about them and how they got into Hell. I related with Shin’s backstory a lot which made me like her even more. Her attacks often include the other characters and some spells. She also attacks with cards which is adorable~

 

 

Alice –>
AliceAlice is visually more my type and she’s a super cutie too. I love lolis, especially ones that are curvy, seriously look at the hips on that girl~! She’s so small and cute. Her personality is very soft spoken and shy. She’s a very quiet girl, except for when she senses a spirit in need of help. She is synced to the spirit realm. Despite her appearance and extremely weak normal attack she can actually be the strongest character if used right and she always played a major part in my boss fight strategies. Her ultimate moves are crazy strong, especially if used on enemies weak against ice.

Some other things of interest

• If you plan on getting the platinum in the game you will need to knight every girl and see each ending. There will be a time when you can knight a girl, you can only do this with one girl. So when you get to this point make a save file for every girl so you can easily get all the trophies, or you will have to replay most of the game.
The game has multiple post-games, these are necessary to complete for the platinum.
• Sometimes you can trigger desired move suggestions by sending out the character that has the move. So if you aren’t getting a move you want return the character then send them back out. Or plan this ahead.
• Most of the trophies are from knighting and the different endings. Nothing is glitched when you only get a few trophies for most of the game.