Runaway Demon Bride is a lewd visual novel about a demon (girl) and man’s romantic union.


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
MxF sexual content.

Censorship?
Yes, mosaic’d genitalia.

Hours of Game-play?
Four or five hours.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Gameplay

. . . in a nutshell

Consult my article on visual novels.

out the shell. . .

There are zero choices for the player to make. The only thing you can do is advance dialogue.

Story (with spoilers).

On his way back from convenience store, Yori hears a woman’s voice.

Save me.

He follows the voice, and just like that, he’s taken to a new world. It doesn’t take him long to spot the source, a demon woman under duress. She’s surrounded by a pair of rapey bandits. They spot Yori and they pursue him. They slash his hand open, and he responds with a punch that horribly disfigures the bandit. With a blast of a finger gun, he smites the next bandit. Lucky for Yori, in this world he gains magic powers.

Lise is a demonkin, and she accidentally summoned Yori. Fortunately she knows healin’ magic (and she seals Yori’s wounds). A group of (human) guards appear, and Lise flees (fearing for another confrontation). They escort Yori to the castle, and the story fast-fowards to a final showdown. Yori is now a king, and he has waged a war against demonkin using his newfound powers. He finds himself pitted against the Demon King himself, and their skills are neck-to-neck.

But there’s a catch. The Demon King is Lise.

Some demonic entity has taken control of her, and has used her body to instigate a war with the humans. With the help of Yori’s magic sword (never mentioned before), he vanquishes the evil spirit which possess Lise. They profess their love for each other and agree to live together in isolation. Yori points out that if the demon lord and the human hero got together, that would surely cause chaos. The two lovers disappear from the public eye, leaving them to believe the Demon King and Hero perished together.

With magic Yori builds a new homestead, and they live happily ever after. The remainder of the game (and bulk of playtime) describes Lise and Yori’s day-to-day life, which also happens to be extremily lewd. Every day is another sexual pursuit, and through thick and thin Lise always finds an excuse to wrap her legs around Yori’s manly bits. All is dreamy, until some asshole comes along and screams I am the ruler of death and destruction!

He calls himself Val Fadora.

If anyone named after a hat threatens you, you best hand him his fedora ass. Yori convinces demonkin and humans to unite (with a few sentence speech) and they agree (somehow forgetting years of bloodshed and torture). Val Fadora falls to Lise and Yori’s partnered magic. Yori proposes to Lise, and she agrees with zero hesitation. As per demonkin tradition, Yori and Lise conceive children to solidify their marriage. After another set of lewd scenes, they live happily ever after (for real this time).

The demonkin and human capitals were annihilated (from existence) prior, but that’s never touched on again.

Visuals

The titlemenu and user-interface look great. From “Options” you can adjust audio, display, resolution and visual preferences. “Extras” allows you to revisit any (previously encountered) CGs, chapters, and sex scenes. The developers’ Twitter page can be accessed from the titlemenu. It’s not too intrusive (though I still dislike self-advertising).

The one character portrait (of Lise) looks top notch, but lacks variety. Her clothes do change during the story, but her pose stays the same. There are no other character portraits, which is disappointing. I would have liked to have seen the Demon King or Yori (during his days as the Hero). Lise does have some simple talking animations, however.

The Goods

The CGs are drawn in a 4:3 ratio, making them unable to be fullscreened (on 16:9 monitors). Each set of CGs enjoy a set of dialogue and progressive shots (such as thrusting and money-shots). The scenes and CGs can be individually viewed. There’s lots of cosplay, some pregnancy, and a lil’ bit o’ urine.

. . . expect male-on-female sexual intercourse.

Verdict

Wait for a strong sale. If you’re willing to look past censorship and poor story telling this isn’t a bad fantasy read. I hesitate to recommend this title, but it packs a solid gallery. I found the story to be rushed, and full of missed opportunities. This game is only worth the lewd content.