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Pickup!A gigantic & technical, shmup full of soul and imagination.

Jan/31/2017   By Dominic Tarason

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Cambria Sword
Vagues_Games
$14.80 / 1,620 JPY
An epic shooter set in the future-past of giant creepy crawlies...
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  • Release: Jan/17/2017
  • DL: 21
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I stumbled upon this game while browsing recent Comiket releases. In amongst the countless familiar Touhou clones stood something strange. A shmup marching to the beat of its own drum.

Cambria Sword is a bizarre fusion of Bio Hazard Battle and Radiant Silvergun, with a few other nods to classic Genesis/Megadrive-era sidescrollers. It (silently) tells the story of space-war in ancient prehistory, with the strange creatures of Cambrian-era earth dragged into a conflict between rival alien intelligences. It's trippy, but a hell of a hook.

Gameplay-wise, this is slower and chunkier than most modern shmups. While you do have a relatively small hitbox, enemy attacks are relatively sparse and manageable, but you'll be losing lives regularly anyway, as this is a true marathon game.

While most shmups clock in at 20-40 minutes, a complete playthrough of Cambria Sword is a 3-4 hour endeavour. There's a handy level select and you can pick a shortened campaign along the way to make things a little less gruelling, but your six continues will be stretched to the limit on this one.

You'd think that the long playtime would make this feel stretched out, but each stage is full of creative ideas and imaginative bosses. The second stage is stand-out brilliant, with your ascent from the ocean to the stars being blocked by waves of mobilizing enemy troops in the foreground and back.

In fact, you can play that right now - there's a generous demo right on this page. Download it and play it. Experiment with the complex weapons system, then come back to get the full game.

The full version comes with the (excellent, live) prog-metal soundtrack, and the strategy guide from the Extra Disc, which is surprisingly legible even when machine-translated.

$14 for one of the biggest and most creative shmups I've seen is good value, by the way. Get it.

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An enjoyable game, but...

Jan/31/2017   By KTEZReviewer Rank: 9

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Til May. 9, noon (JST)
Muma's Curio Shop
blackwing
$11.84 / 1,296 JPY  >> $8.29 30% OFF  / 907 JPY
Manage the shop as Muma the Succubus and attract her true love! But a succubus has other needs, too...
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  • Release: Apr/25/2015
  • DL: 31
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Muma's Curio Shop provides an interesting change of perspective. Instead of playing the hero, you become one of the merchants who you always buy from in the shops. The ultimate goal of the game is to have a shop famous enough for Sharu's love interest, the hero Leon, to notice her.

The game is divided into several stages which more or less flows the same. For each stage, Sharu needs to earn enough money and expand her shop within a certain number of days to overtake one of the rival shops in the area. Once she's gotten enough money, she can confront the rival shop's owner to demand their treasure in an argument battle where she needs to verbally pressure them to give it up. If she wins, she gains the rival owner's treasure and can turn it in to Lily the tavern lady, who will hook her up with a monster in exchange. She then moves onto the next stage where the cycle begins again.

The simulation mode is actually kind of fun. Every morning of each new day, you need to check your stocks and ensure that you have enough items for sale on the shelves before you open for business. If you don't have enough stock, you can make a trip to one of the many suppliers (only in the mornings and which will cost you some days) to buy new stock from them to sell it in your own shop. Items are divided according to rarity and popularity. You can also hire store assistants and buy more shelves from the nearby store. Another way of getting items is through the casino, where you exchange money for chips to use at several gacha machines, which will dispense various items each time, or use the chips to play in a high/low card game to get even more chips.

The H-scenes are short, but they're very well drawn. Muma's Curio Shop would've been a really good game if not for one thing: the ending. I don't want to spoil anything, but all I can say is that I felt cheated after working so hard. Whether you feel the same way depends on you. Recommended, but with some hesitation.

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Nice features, overly censored

Jan/30/2017   By buko

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Virtual Sex With A Blonde White Girl
Love Guru Guru
$6.91 / 756 JPY
3DCG porn starring a fair-skinned slut. 1980x1080 / WMV / 24 min / CV: Kotori Asanai
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  • Release: Oct/14/2014
  • DL: 11

This girl has really nice features, I like the shading of the body, large breasts and hint of pubic hair. The animation is a little rigid by todays standards, but what really hurts is the invasive pixelization that obscures an overly large round area of face and body details and not just genitals. Its not expensive though and worth a look at how this authors other titles develop.

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Standard Alien Abduction

Jan/29/2017   By Xeft

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Titholes
Dendendo
$8.88 / 972 JPY
A Special Nipple F*ck Movie.
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  • Release: Dec/16/2016
  • DL: 99
  • (18)

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A straight-forward abduction story, although with practically no preface or background for the female victim or alien characters. Some more build-up would've gone a long way. Have to mention that the aliens design is pretty unique, which just begs for more story.

The animations are highly exaggerated (typical for Dendendo's style), fluid and somewhat quick.

The price seems fair given the amount of animations and CG stills you get.

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What a brilliant Animation!

Jan/29/2017   By Ferree

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TimeStop! -Female Martial Artist-
Sion!
$6.91 / 756 JPY
A female martial artist gets toyed with by a tentacle monster that can stop time! Adult only AE animation + visual novel game.
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  • Release: Jan/27/2017
  • DL: 15

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Sion! has done it again. The animations from this artist only seem to get better and better with pretty much every release, having purchased nearly the entire collection from this circle I can safely say that if you enjoy lots of tentacle action, then this is the animation for you.

there are 4 total scenes with a few different variations leading up to the climax.

Adding the timestop feature to this particular animation was for sure different, but I still enjoyed it none the less.

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A decent one

Jan/29/2017   By Robin995

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Moe Wrestling 13
Moeresu/Meto
$9.87 / 1,080 JPY
Themed on "secret bouts" between women. Sketch manga and art, 234 pages.
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  • Release: Sep/29/2014
  • DL: 33
  • (7)

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Altogether I would like to say this is a decent manga/comic by meto/moe, a story about secret bout of women , various images/pictures depicting women brawling it out, various matches between different women, I would have personally preferred a longer fight between two women rather than having short fights and many matches, but no complaints on this,
Meto/Moe has done a wonderful job with this, if you're a fan of female wrestling go for it!

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Vore masterpiece

Jan/29/2017   By Matt F

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Exclusive
ECHIDNA WARS DX
D-Gate
$13.82 / 1,512 JPY
A action game where all scenes are 2D pixel art animated VORE! Battle against monsters, reclaim the city and restore peace with 4 controllable characters!
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  • Release: Jan/05/2017
  • DL: 2292
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This game is simply amazing, and will keep you entertained for a long time.
High quality animations, beautiful characters design, variety of monsters, awesome gaming mechanics, and a persistent humor make this game really a fundamental item for all vore lovers. If you are into monster girls and into vore, i would say it's even mandatory to buy this game ^_^
Congratulations to the authors, i hope to see more work from them in the future

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Pickup!Great

Jan/29/2017   By Darkmana

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Til May. 9, noon (JST)
Iris Action
Oiran Ichimi
$17.76 / 1,944 JPY  >> $8.88 50% OFF  / 972 JPY
Use knives and hand-to-hand combat to take down enemies as master thief Iris. An original (ecchi?) 2D action game.
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  • Release: Jul/22/2012
  • DL: 1569
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This game has hands down some of the best CG H-scenes of any game I've ever seen. With over 40 scenes to unlock with a variety if different versions depending on how much clothing you're wearing, there is a wealth of content.

The game controls quite well, with several different kinds of attacks. You can also grab coins as you go to increase how much damage you do.

Be aware that some of the H-scenes can only be unlocked with specific types of clothing, so you may have to experiment a bit to get them all.

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Pickup!I was hesitant to buy it at first

Jan/29/2017   By Silent

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Shouji Inukai's Medical Records #1, 2, 3
Otusun Club
$17.76 / 1,944 JPY
In a secret examination room, you do as commanded. CV: KK, 2+ hours audio bundle
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  • Release: Jan/21/2017
  • DL: 2

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I've never tried any of the Otusun Club's works before so I was hesitant to buy it. Normally, I'd rather buy one of the audios and if I liked it, then buy the rest later. But! The demo sounded good and it's basically cheaper than if you buy individually, so I made the risky purchase.

I think hearing the demo and read the description gives you a rough idea of what the audio is about. Though you already have an idea, the value is more of the experience of KK's voice than listening for the "story". I've only listened to the first part and it's pretty good. KK was pretty good and his voice fits the character.

If you enjoyed the demo, I'd recommend this to you.

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Cute and relaxing.

Jan/27/2017   By BumBum

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Received From Pets: Comfort
AaronPoint
$6.91 / 756 JPY
ASMR-style comfort, personal attention, sleep-inducing calm sounds with Aaron and Ena.
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  • Release: Dec/20/2016
  • DL: 27
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This release has become one of my favourite ones. You get a total of seven audio tracks which are really enjoyable, starting out with ear cleaning and finishing up with some soft sleep sounds. Also included are of course aftertalk and outtakes, but also animated 'shorts' of some of the audio. Haru Koyama, our voice for this piece does a great job for Aaron and Ena. I can't really stress how cute this is enough. Looking forward for more releases from AaronPoint!

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