GOG adds 4 more anime-style games to its DRM-free library with courtesy of NekoNyan and Yuzusoft.
It seems as if the Polish company caters more and more to the niche genre, one that might not be for everyone. But there’s apparently a market for these types of games that feature scantily clad anime girls in visual novels that dabble in different genres.
Starting with Café Stella and the Reaper’s Butterflies, this is a pretty strange title about college student Takamine Kousei who dies and meets the death goddess with her talking cat.
He obviously has to open a café with her to get his life back, helped by an assemble of cute waitresses. If this isn’t a strange premise, then I don’t know what is. Of course there’s an unrated patch.
Next up is Sabbat of the Witch, a game about a high school with a supernatural twist, i.e. students have magical powers. In the center of it, there’s Hoshina Shuuji who can read the emotions of others, and he finds a perfect target or friend in his classmate Ayachi Nene who feels strongly aroused without having any control over it.
Yes, that’s an even weirder cast of characters and will probably put a lot of people off (which is why there’s an unrated patch, too).
The third addition, Senren * Banka, is another example of smutty romance, although all characters depicted in this game are 18 years of age or older. Still, it might again be a bit uncomfortable for some people with the setting of rural village Horii, which seems to have hot springs just for the female characters to bathe in.
There’s obviously more to the story, as the main protagonist Masaoimi accidentally breaks a divine sword and has to marry the village’s shrine maiden, only to find out that there’s a curse over Horii… and probably lots of other mature girls waiting for him that might reveal more with the unrated patch.
Last but not least, Riddle Joker deals with secret agent Arihara Satoru who works for an organization that uses astral abilities (or psychic abilities). It’s no surprise that he has to infiltrate an academy for these so-called Astrals people with his sister.
What follows certainly doesn’t need any other examples besides showing female students in compromising positions, even without the unrated patch, but where’s the gratuitous fun in that?
While writing about these four games I’ve been wondering where this blog is going and if it’s a direction I want it to go. It’s certainly great to cover as many genres as possible, but having never been a big fan of anime and finding these titles a bit too much… I don’t know. Still, there is something to be said about the character designs, J-pop music and general craziness, silliness, and inappropriate humor to still justify these news articles… as long as it doesn’t get out of hand.
All 4 games are now available DRM-free on GOG with individual launch discounts that last until May 30, 2022, at 1 PM UTC.