Reviews Written by Greymane

Reviewer Rank : 24
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Not Great, But Worth a Look

Nov/11/2008  

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English Ver.
Whisper Wisp (English)
Eccentrix
$9.80 / 1,080 JPY  >> $7.84 20% OFF  / 864 JPY
Shanna of the Elf Clan chases down a creature called Whisper Wisp, seeking revenge for the kidnapping of her mother.
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  • Release: May/16/2008
  • DL: 30
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  • (15)

The first in what is implied will be a series, Whisper Wisp is not the most auspicious of starts. The writing in the comic is far from impressive. It's an extremely generic story and one which casually skips over what is roughly 100 years of training by Shanna, the elf-maiden main character, without even so much as a montage. Of course, despite her age, Shanna still has the appearance of an extremely young girl. As well, despite her training, upon her first encounter with a pair of monsters, she is easily over come and violated, making her an ex-elf-maiden rather quickly.

The translation of Whisper Wisp is very nicely done. Easily the best part of the product, everything reads naturally. Some of the sound effects are a bit unusual, but nothing nonsensical.

The artwork in Whisper Wisp is competent, but bland. Shanna is cute, but boring. Not a particularly interesting design at all, her outfit is nothing more than a plain beige shirt and matching micro-skirt. Shanna's mother, mature and full-figured, is considerably more attractive than her daughter but also only appears in two panels near the beginning. As does the Whisper Wisp itself, a less-than-impressive villain that looks like an albino in a cloak. The orks who Shanna encounters are as equally generic and virtually identical.

It's worth pointing out that the download does not actually contain all of the picture files. It leaves out the three images used as samples on this page. While it's not difficult to download these directly, it also shouldn't be necessary. They should be part of the file to begin with.

Whisper Wisp is a very bland and generic product. It does absolutely nothing we haven't seen before and really comes off as very unambitious. If the story continues, hopefully Eccentrix will put a little more effort into character designs and stories. Otherwise, this will remain an extremely forgettable product.

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Good Concept, but Poor Product

Nov/11/2008  

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Fukei Ryojyoku Toshi vol.2 (A female police officer of the vice city vol.2)
Usako KF
$6.86 / 756 JPY  >> $5.48 20% OFF  / 604 JPY
Contains 3 stories of three young female police officers.
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  • Release: Mar/24/2007
  • DL: 16
  • (5)

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The concept of Usako FK's 'Vice City' series is very intriguing. Targeting those with a uniform fetish, specifically police woman enthusiasts, they have created a body of work that spans an extremely wide variety of situations. The vast majority of their work is rape-focus. In most (nearly all) of their products, the female police officers are humiliated and often raped by various people or creatures.

Vice City 2 focuses on what happens to a group of female police officers when they attempt to confront various chikan (perverts, typically train molesters) with predictable results. Split into three seperate stories, they manage at least to offer an interest selection of scenarios for the same premise. Each story includes multiple pictures and no alternatives and the stories themselves are fairly long affairs. The writing is actually fairly decent too; by no means deserving of any awards, but it does a respectable job tying the pictures together.

The pictures, unfortunately, is where the product starts to unravel. The artwork in Vice City is extremely second-class. Amateurish-to-poor, characters limbs and hands are often very misshapen. There is no depth to speak of. Everything looks extremely flat and one-dimensional. Almost all of the artwork is also plastered onto background images taken from real-life pictures, creating an extremely distracting contrast between art and photograph. As well as this, the HTML files the stories and pictures come on are very poorly put together. Text often overlaps, making it unreadable, and at times links on the page don't work at all.

While a very interesting idea, Vice City just does not deliver in terms of artwork or product quality. It's not very expensive, but it would take a good deal more polish before it would be worth even the current asking price.

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Pickup!MUCH Improved Over Original

Nov/11/2008  

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F.F.FIGHT ULTIMATE 2
Crimson
$18.63 / 2,052 JPY  >> $14.90 20% OFF  / 1,641 JPY
This is erotic material, straight and simple! This is a continuation to the active time battle series!
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  • Release: Sep/25/2007
  • DL: 235
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F.F.Fight Ultimate 2 is a MUCH better product than the original. Firstly and mostly because you can completely turn off the girls ability to fight back at all. The feature which was central to the previous game, yet annoyed the hell out of me, Crimson very wisely gave you the option to switch off the attacks and dodging of the girls. Even so, it's not actually necessary to do so in part 2.

As with the previous installment of this game-series, your goal is to grope, titillate, and violate one of the Final Fantasy girls while they, in turn, will occasionally dodge your efforts or attempt to attack you. Attacks come in the form of flashes on the screen which you must drag your mouse pointer - in the shape of a shield - over to in time to block. If enough strikes get through and your health bar hits bottom, then it's game over. Most will not manage that though. Compared to the last game, you are given a few fractions of a second more to block attacks and they also tend to come far slower, making all the difference. It actually becomes FUN to play.

There are three girls to pick from immediately, each offering a different level of difficulty. Each also comes with two different voiced h-scenes, depending on exactly how you 'defeat' them. The artwork on the h-scenes is Crimson's usual job, which is to say excellent, with all the girls looking full-bodied and attractive. It's only a shame they don't get to keep their clothing on for the h-scenes themselves, though it's really hard to complain. In addition to these three, there are actually a few more 'challenge' battles you can perform to unlock more pictures. The scenes that come with these don't have voice actresses, but as bonus features are still a nice surprise.

I enjoyed F.F.Fight Ultimate 2 considerably more than the original and recommend it wholeheartedly.

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Easy to Miss, Easy to Forget

Nov/11/2008  

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Kanzen Koryaku Tifa SP (Go all the way with Tifa SP)
Crimson
$12.75 / 1,404 JPY  >> $10.19 20% OFF  / 1,123 JPY
Real-time interactive animation artwork with quality images. Very simple to play, violate Tifa in various kinds of ways just as you want.
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  • Release: May/12/2005
  • DL: 253
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Crimson puts out so many flash products that it's easy for some to slip by unnoticed and this is likely one of them. This is not really without reason, because there isn't anything all that special or compelling about Kanzen Koryaku Tifa. Unlike many of their flash products, most of which include at least some story set up and some of which even create fairly elaborate on-going storylines linking products together, KKT just leaps right into the molestation. No set up, no story, no anything. While most people might not really care if they're given a reason to be groping Tifa's marvelous breasts, it still feels extremely lacking and even lazy compared to many of their other works.

A game only in the loosest sense of the word, it's mostly just interactive groping and has the same "can't lose, can't go wrong" that a few of their other products do. It would have been better as just a straight voiced animation, because as it is the interaction aspect does nothing to enhance the product. It is at least fairly well animated for Crimson (who do tend to have an issue with rather cheap-looking animation in many of their products) and the art, typical of the circle, is extremely clean and very attractive.

A fairly short product on top of that, while Kanzen Koryaku Tifa offers from very nice artwork of the character and decent voice-acting, it's not really worth the price. Crimson has done better products and this is one to only really pick up if you're just trying to collect their whole body of work.

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Pickup!Great Product with Plenty of Variation

Nov/11/2008  

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J-Girl.FIGHT (English translated version)
Crimson
$18.63 / 2,052 JPY  >> $14.90 20% OFF  / 1,641 JPY
Capture the girls and what to do with them is all up to you! Over 70 images, far more than any past releases!!
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  • Release: Jun/01/2006
  • DL: 503
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While visually and stylistically similar to many RPG battle-systems, the game-half of J-Girl Battle is actually a bit more like a puzzle game than a real fight-simulation. From the start of the game, you have access to only a single character and must defeat other girls to add to your team, along the way unlocking h-pictures and voiced scenes for your new recruits. Every girl comes with her own special abilities and the puzzle element comes in as you must figure out exactly which girls to bring along to defeat the next challenge. On the lower difficulty levels, "brute force" and simply smacking the other girls is enough to win, but as the difficulty progresses higher the battles become far trickier and more entertaining.

Crimson could have actually packaged this without a single h-picture and it still would have been a fun little product, but there is no complaining about the additional content they provided. Only eight of the _many_ female characters end up with their own voiced hentai-scenes, while the rest make do with only one or two lone pictures. The artwork is all very clean and the girls one and all look great. As is typical of Crimson, most of the action is rape, though some pictures appear to be consensual and they actually stray into fetishes like dickgirls and machine-sex too, which is fairly unusual for them. While not everyone's up of tea, it at least helps flesh out the variation in the pictures.

The English translation is not particularly great for the most part, but there is so little text in this product that it doesn't really matter. The controls are easy enough to pick up on that you should have little trouble finding your way around the Japanese version as well.

In all, this is probably the best 'game' Crimson has made (not counting J-Girl Battle 2 which I have yet to play) and one of their best products available.

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Pretty Good for Valkyria's First Animated Feature

Nov/11/2008  

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R*pe! R*pe! R*pe! Vol.01 The First Victim
VALKYRIA
$24.52 / 2,700 JPY  >> $19.61 20% OFF  / 2,160 JPY
Sexual violation, the sight of girls degraded only for the pleasure of men! Shrewd sexual deviancy in high quality animation!
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  • Release: Oct/31/2008
  • DL: 96
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Based off the Valkyria game of the same name 'Rape! Rape! Rape! Volume 01' has no real plot to speak of. Given it's source material this should not come as a surprise, as the game itself had virtually no plot as well, but the film cuts it even slimmer. Apparently the first of several volumes covering all the events/females of the game, we follow the 'adventures' of a thus far entirely anonymous rapist as he attacks a young woman in her home, a shoplifter at a store, a pregnant woman in a public park, and a blond school girl in an alley. Each of these are scenes from the game, though they do not play out entirely the same.

The character designs stick close to the ones in the game. Some of the finer details seemed to have been dropped to make animation easier, which is a shame as many recent hentai films have proven keeping complicated designs intact turn out a superior looking product. Never the less, the woman are all attractive and well-drawn. The animation is smooth and Valkyria wisely opted against the 'hyper-sex' speed ups that many animated features seem to use lately.

None of the scenes are all that extreme in their depiction of the rapes, but the girls clearly do not enjoy their experience. The only real character development in the film surrounds the rapist's first victim and the mental trauma she suffered from the event. So far, this isn't one of those h-titles where violated women fall in lust/love with their attacker. In fact, it's hard not to sympathize with the poor girls. We only see the fall-out from the first attack, but you are left to wonder if the others aren't going through the same emotional issues. Given how unrepentant and cruel the rapist seems, there is actually some potential here to deconstruct the whole rape-genre, though it is doubtful they'll take the series in this direction.

Despite the unsettling nature of the h-scenes themselves, this is a good first effort from Valkyria and a decent launch for a series.

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Somewhat Disappointed

Nov/11/2008  

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English Ver.
Become tentacle, destroy the town and humiliate girls! (Language: English)
Studio Ero House
$11.77 / 1,296 JPY  >> $9.40 20% OFF  / 1,036 JPY
Assume the role of a tentacle monster and attack the town! Subdue the fleeing townspeople and the fighters who try to slay you, and thoroughly assault the women!
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  • Release: Aug/14/2008
  • DL: 1778
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I found the controls for the game extremely sticky and sluggish. Attacking foes or entering and exiting buildings seemed to require you be positioned right down the proper pixel. Perhaps intentional against the soldiers your monster faces, in the case of getting through most doors it was often a hassle. Individual enemies are easy enough to kill once you line them up properly, making boss fights actually more tedious than difficult, and the only real trouble comes when you get jumped on coming into or out of buildings. Your monster is tossed back with every hit and the controls seem to lock up for half a second, more than long enough to soldiers to start walking all over you and basically catch you in a infinite loop of hits. By pure chance you might be able to move out of the way, but often you'll just get killed and have to start over.

Ultimately this is all moot because the game section itself is apparently optional. With just a press of a very obvious button in the CG/Scene section, you can unlock everything, making me wonder why they bothered with the game at all.

The hentai is clean, with good line work and decent coloring. The character designs are all extremely generic, without a single outstanding one in the bunch, and a few too many lolis. Each scene is fully voiced and the actresses do a decent job, given the script. For being a tentacle work, the female characters are extremely eager and willing to let it have it's way with them, most offering only one or two token protests before begging for more. This might not really be a problem if you weren't also slaughtering every male in town, making their ready submission seem more than a little unfitting to the situation.

All in all, this was an okay product. The game was briefly fun, though the novelty wears off quickly.

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Depressing

Jul/07/2008  

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DQIII wives' party - Baptism of Insult -
Imagination scenery
$8.82 / 972 JPY  >> $7.05 20% OFF  / 777 JPY
A mix of DQIII and married women (and widows). It's amazingly erotic!
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  • Release: Aug/29/2007
  • DL: 14
  • (8)

Hentai that focuses mostly on rape is never what you could call ‘happy,’ but this particular offering from Imagination Scenery was notably depressing. How depressing? Without giving too much away, all three females are married and by stories end, all three are widows, whose sadness and loss the story takes time to show us, between the scenes of their monstrous violation. There are other events which seek to even further grind all the happiness from your life, but as those constitute more major spoilers, I’ll go into no detail. Suffice to say, this was one of the few h-products where by the end, I was left feeling rather unhappy.

Thankfully for most, the story itself is in Japanese and in no way required to enjoy the accompanying pictures. The artwork is very clean and attractive, with each picture naturally focusing on the three women. They themselves are well drawn, with the artists style favoring large, but not grotesquely huge, breasts and broad hips. They look very mature, as fitting the premise of the story. Unsurprisingly, there is not a single image of consensual sex in the entire set and virtually all of it involves sex with monsters. Some of the sex scenes look painful even without any text to accompany them, though there is nothing graphically violent about them.

I suspect I might have enjoyed this set more if I hadn’t read the story first and I imagine most people who pick it up will like it too. The artwork is fantastic and the subject matter clearly popular, given the sheer volume of similar themes available. Still, for my part, this one isn’t likely to sit around on my harddrive for long. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

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Mistaken Presentations

Jul/04/2008  

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Harvest Festival
Cauldron
$8.82 / 972 JPY  >> $7.05 20% OFF  / 777 JPY
Evil tentacle monsters attack a village. They rip the clothes off the women and take them to the livestock barn...
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  • Release: Jun/08/2008
  • DL: 33
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I try not to normally comment on other reviews, but I honestly have to question if the other person to review this product actually looked at it. Either they were simply paraphrasing off the item description or didn't know what 'tentacle' actually meant. To correct the implications given by both the other reviewer and the item description, there are no tentacles in sight in this decent, but criminally short set by Cauldron. What you are faced with instead appear to be nothing but a pack of generic green skinned humaniods. At least it's true to the description that they capture and violate every woman in a village.

The artwork, like much of Cauldron's work is competent and generally attractive, but tends to fail a bit in comprehension of anatomy and depth. Things tend to look very flat and the floor, at times, looks like a wall. It's not bad, for that flaw, and the women are genuinely attractive for the most part. The monsters are generic orcs who the artist couldn't seem to decide if they were muscular or simply fat. The sex is rape, a big group rape at that, which is actually hard to find in hentai, so points there to Cauldron.

As mentioned before, Harvest Festival is EXTREMELY short. Only nine pictures total, though none of these are alternatives to pad it out, depending on your own tastes it might be a little too little for the asking price, but I would at least recommend it as a first purchase to anyone thinking of checking out this Circles work.

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WAY too expensive for what you get

Feb/04/2008  

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Descent Into Depravity, Teacher Saeko - A Diary of Domination -
Rolling Star
$19.61 / 2,160 JPY  >> $15.69 20% OFF  / 1,728 JPY
A woman, studying under the holy profession of "teaching," is ridiculed by her students in this immoral collection!
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  • Release: Dec/25/2007
  • DL: 12
  • (5)

With it’s mind bogglingly huge price-tag, you’d be well within your rights to expect some truly amazing things from Rolling Star’s Descent Into Depravity, and unfortunately you’d probably be disappointed.

Let me quantify that statement by making this clear: it’s NOT a bad product. In fact, it’s a pretty darn good one. The artwork is lovely, in particularly any picture of the luscious female teacher. She compares very nicely with the younger blond student, for a contrast between a young and mature woman in hentai (who in too many works often overly resemble one another). Both are gorgeous though and really put through their paces with a variety of scenes and situations ranging from a subway molestation to bondage. While it’s virtually all rape, nothing is particularly “extreme” and there is nothing in the set to offend the squeamish. The voice acting for each is also nicely done and very fitting for both women.

What Descent is NOT though is worth the asking price. Maybe if it had more pictures or more interactivity, but it’s simply not giving you enough content for the price being asked here. Despite it’s claims that all scenes are h-scenes, you’ll still often find yourself forced to scroll through lots of dialog. Nothing is interactive. You have exactly one choice to make at one point in the entire product and then it’s on it’s own from there.

The h-scenes themselves are also criminally short affairs, consisting of usually nothing more than one picture and a few alternatives. While this is more or less standard for ‘digital novel’ style products, here it feels like a bit of a rip, particularly in light of the fact that there really aren't all that many scenes to begin with.

Descent IS a very nice product, but you can find cheaper and more fulfilling products elsewhere on DLsite. Unless there is a drop in the asking price, it’s pretty hard to recommend.

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