Hentai Roguelike is a lewd memeware about an unnamed warrior and uh, her battle against unsuspecting baddies across the lands — wait, is she the bad guy?


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
(F, FxM) Sexual content.

Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Game-play?
One or two hours.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Gameplay

. . . in a nutshell

Pick an outfit, a weapon and then a level. Spam attack and roll, and mash those number keys to chain special powers. Once you reach the end of the stage, it’s time to boss fight. The final encounter is the only one where you actually need to dodge attacks. Completing missions earns moneys, and for your hard work you can purchase honeys in the form of the “Hentai Book”. If you’re interested shooting some loads, “Photo Mode” has you covered (along with the SeedWall staple, the ass cam!)

out the shell. . .

Before you’re allowed to play the game, the combat tutorial is forced upon you. It’ll teach you the basics, but it suffers from some horrid flaw — the tutorial is delivered through written prompts, which fill the screen at predesignated points. Every time you cross these invisible barriers, you’re paralyzed until you exit the pesky dialogue. This becomes a big problem if an enemy decides to attack you, and you’re stun-locked half to death. And that’s not all!

You can’t pause the game. Why, why can’t we pause the game? It’s a single player game, for feck’s sakes.

Oh wait, I’m supposed to talk about the actually gameplay, the “fun” part. Spam “attack” and roll. Actually, the only time you need to roll is against boss enemies, since you can’t stun-lock them to death. Mash number keys to spam powers, and win again and again. You can collect currency to unlock a “Hentai Book”, which opens a small gallery of lewd images, and you can buy a new weapon. A new weapon. There’s also a “Photo Mode”, where you’re supposed to be able to navigate each stage without the bother of enemies, so you can take pictures. Problem being, Photo Mode is a lie.

I got ganged up by enemies and the game told me I was a dead motherflower, right after I struck a t-pose. Sigh.

Story

There is no story (and I’m not making one up.)

Visuals

The titlescreen is. . . promising. The interface looks good and from the “Settings” menu you can adjust a wide variety of audio, display, and resolution preferences. Although, I recognize the interface from other memeware. The in-game visuals are somewhat mixed (which is probably the result of mashing assets together), but the player character is a busty n’ attractive.

That’s what matters right?

The Goods

The protagonist looks alright, and you can drop her clothes before any stage. If you unlock the “Hentai Book”, you can behold a set of static, sexual CGs regarding the protagonist and an unknown male character. The CGs are okay, though I’d like to have been able to disable the user-interface.

Verdict

I don’t recommend this game, but if are looking for a low-budget, “memey” game, this is one of the few I might actually recommend. I’ll concede that this game is pretty good for what it is — but that’s not saying much. It’s a deeply flawed wreck that’s honestly not very fun. Since I first posted a review for this game, there have been a handful of updates improving the overall experience. Based on what I’ve read, I’d still pass.