ANDOR Ladies (异域少女) is a lewd memory game with assorted, fantasy-themed “girls from different worlds.”
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Foreword: published December 8th, 2021
I received a free copy of this game for review purposes — thanks Planescape Game Studio!
Gameplay: published December 8th, 2021 (3/5★)
ANDOR Ladies is a basic, run of the mill lewd memory game. There are twelve images covered by twenty-four face-down cards; turning them over two at a time, you may remove matching pairs (revealing the image beneath). There are three versions of each image (offering varying nudity) that may be toggled at anytime (without losing progress). Adding and removing clothing is a helpful feature in puzzle games (when pieces are scrambled and need to be rearranged), but in this game it’s a purely cosmetic feature.
Sexual Content: published December 8th, 2021 (4/5★)
There may not be any pornographic content, but ANDOR Ladies gets unlockable CGs right. The artwork is high-quality and stylistically consistent. It’s designed to fill a modern widescreen, providing backdrops as detailed as the women themselves. I’d be happy to have any image from the gallery as my wallpaper! The linework and brush strokes are a little rough on some of the images, but I enjoy “painterly” content. I suspect the visual errors are a side-effect of traced 3D models (or the artist had a real unsteady hand!)
Sound: published December 8th, 2021 (4/5★)
I was impressed by the wide variety of music! Each puzzle has its very own theme, maintaining sounds. Unfortunately, each theme is rather short — chances are, you’ll hear each track loop at least a few times before completing a puzzle. The music isn’t bad, but it gets repetitive. I enjoyed the sound effects that are played when turning over cards, but there’s no way to adjust or disable them.
Visuals: published December 8th, 2021 (4/5★)
The user-interface looks great! The buttons and menus are simple and clean, and icons are bright and colorful. I hate it when memory games employ colored cards instead of using interesting visuals; not only are flat colors creatively absent-minded, they’re not accessible. The cards of ANDOR Ladies offer interesting (albeit generic) fantasy-themed icons, insuring all players (regardless of color perception) may enjoy the gameplay.
The card backs are semi-transparent, teasing the image beneath. It’s a small detail, but it’s such an improvement over what would normally be opaque (totally masking what’s beneath). It’s easy to navigate the game, and hiding the user-interface is a snap. The “SETTING” menu is my only real contention; there are poor audio controls, and adjusting display is needlessly complicated. There shouldn’t be pop-up menus with drop-down prompts, and “screen resolution” should not mean “everything that’s not music”.
Verdict: published December 8th, 2021 (3/5★)
I don’t have much to complain about! ANDOR Ladies checks off all of my boxes as a minimally worthwhile game. By no means is it remarkable, but the difficulty is reasonable and gameplay functional. I loved the artwork, and every CG is wallpaper quality (artbook and wallpaper DLC when. . . ?) As a dollar buy, ANDOR Ladies is not a bad deal! If you like memory games and beautiful fantasy girls, I can safely recommend this game.