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English Ver. HARO: Tale of the Western Country (English translated version) ver1.59
ponidog
$15.34 / 1,728 JPY | 160pt (10% back)
Definitely, one of the most addictive hentai games you can find on the web!!! The standard Shisen-style puzzle game is a game about training big-breasteded, well-rounded girls. 2015. 7/15 update!
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  • Release: Apr/15/2007
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Pickup!Haro: Tale of the Western Country (English)

Nov/24/2014   By Rukaku

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

Another of Ponidog's games, Better english translation when compared to the first, which was the only issue i had with the previous game. Plays well, has a good minigame to get to your H-Scenes, and pretty easy to get the hang of. Different from the previous version, the girl you're training has Levels for her 'parts' I had some fun leveling those a bit, myself. 10/10 from me, Enjoyed it after buying it, will continue to enjoy it.

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Pickup!Great game.

Oct/07/2014   By craptacular

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This is one of the best games of this kind I've played. It does require you to think to get the goodies, which is a good thing in this case. The puzzles are usually fun, and I enjoyed playing around with Haro. You really should buy this game. I did have to disable avast to play the game. Just in case you have avast and run into troubles starting the game. Definitely buy this. It would be great of there were more games at this quality out there. And translated, which is very nice.

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Pickup!Buy it now!

Apr/23/2013   By u-1Reviewer Rank: Top 50

2 user(s) found this review helpful.

Where to even begin with this game? Whatever the "it" factor is, this game has it. Everything about it is amazing.

Let's start with the gameplay. It's a fun and addictive twist on mahjong/tile matching-type games which is simple and easy to learn. There are two main types of play: hunting and sex. Hunting is all about speed and gathering items for sex, whereas the sex implements a poker-esque combo system where you'll have to more carefully plan your moves ahead in order to get the best possible score. You'll develop Haro's sexual skills and stats as you play with her more and more, unlocking more scenes the better she gets at sex, and the direction in which you take her development is up to you.

Next is the story--who says porn can't have a good plot? The characters and world are interesting and imaginative. The writing really sets them apart from other stuff out there. It's like a sort of hands-off, almost minimalistic writing style that keeps you intrigued while still getting the message across. The pacing is spot on, giving you doses of plot between the main gameplay as well as short, light-hearted, humorous events serving as a transition between everything else. The writing for the sex scenes is, of course, also great. It's very arousing while also full of amusing references which are sure to elicit a smirk from you here and there.

And then there's the art. ponidog's style is very unconventional in a good way; the proportions are quite exaggerated, placing emphasis on all the right places as a result. It's almost like a mix between western and eastern art styles. It's not just the sex scenes, but the entire game is full of beautiful images and has a great aesthetic. And speaking of sex scenes, nearly all of them are animated.

The music is very atmospheric and catchy, and there's tons of replay value. You can easily put more time into this game than most retail games. Have no doubt, this is money well spent.

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just beautiful but I still haven't figured out the game

Mar/21/2012   By erot

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ok I may be reviewing this a little too early since I still lose on the easier levels. the concept of the game is simple like most other mahjong games you take away tiles to clear the board following specific rules that are easy to understand. the challenge is that in some stages there is a sort of poker hand concept added and that is where I tend to fail miserably (since I don't know what the symbols and hands mean in the game). Though the illustrations and quirky script has kept me playing. When I understand this game a little better I'm sure that I will enjoy it even more.

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Very addictive

Feb/20/2012   By NaoSoul

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A great game with a great story and looks. The gameplay is also very interesting and some times very challenging. The characters are all very interesting and the way you get to control the H actions is also very interesting. The RPG elements were a great touch as well. I also enjoyed the extras that you unlock after beating the game for the first time. It makes you play it over and over to unlock the rest of the stuff. It just makes you keep coming back and it completely ruined my grades this week. Thank you ponidog =P

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Pickup!A fabulous Mahjong Puzzle Game

Nov/17/2010   By MiragecgReviewer Rank: 6

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You know the Majhong Game which come with Windows Vista, Windows Seven, Ubuntu (and some other Linux Distrib)?
Well it's the same type of game, with different rule but very close.
It's also a Raising/Training Sim.While playing the Majhong Puzzle you earn Xp point and level up Haro.
Every time she gain a level you earn a stat point.This point can be used to improve one of her 4 Stat : Breast, Pussy, Fellatio and Anal.The higher the stat is, the easier you'll make her get an orgasm in H mode.

The game is fully in English, and it's espcially great for this game since there is a Story.
Sometime, between two game in H Mode, you'll get a part of the story.It's a Fairy Tale/fantasy story type using old English to tell the story.
I found the story really insteresting and the good translation didn't spoiled it.

You'll also find some kind of "Free Mode" whith different difficulty and no sex.

Now about the art... Well, it's awesome.The design and the drawing are top quality.Haro is cute and sexy, and the way the art is done get you a really good fantasy/Fairy tale feeling.

Overall Haro is one of the best Puzzle Game you can find on DLsite.It's definitively a must.

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Pickup!Fun game!

May/10/2010   By yozobozo

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This is a fun game reminiscent of the Mahjong game included with old versions of Windows. Remember those? You play by matching up tiles, but in this variant you match up the tiles based on physical location. There are also ways to spend energy if you get stuck in a puzzle.

It's pretty fun and has some charm in the characters (the main guy, the main girl, and a teddy bear thing). Every so often you see an interlude where the guy is talking to the teddy bear--how cute. During some of the puzzles, you see the girl and bear waiting for you to catch food (i.e., beat the puzzle).

After you beat puzzles you can train the girl by having sex with her in different ways. You level up her pussy, ass, mouth, and hands, if I recall correctly. The way the level system works, you need to start a second file to unlock all the pictures. The puzzles are pretty much the same as you progress but it's a good time killer as you prepare to look at the sex scenes.

Fun.

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Pickup!Addicting Game

Mar/08/2010   By Lonelydemon

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

Developed by ponidog, the same makers of the game Way, Haro: Tale of the Western Country is another change of the traditional h-game formula where there is actual gameplay.

That being said, the gameplay consists of solving Shisen-style puzzle while at the same time training the heroine of the game, Haro, into a sex slave. The learning curve for Shisen isn't that difficult and the ingame hints and instructions should help newcomers. While the puzzles aren't exactly hard, they can take awhile to finish depending on the "difficulty" of the puzzle.

Like the game Way, the artwork of Haro is in the same fantasy style and are very pleasing to view. In addition, the soundtrack of the game is very fitting to the art style and it doesn't get repetitive while solving the puzzles of the game.

Those familiar to the English-version of Way, would know how torturous it was to understand the translation done. That being said, Haro is many times better. While you won't call it top class translation, it is atleast understandable. The translation is riddled with unnecessary metaphors and similes that probably lessens the experience than initially intended.

Haro is a game I would highly recommend, it provides an addicting gameplay that would please people who enjoy puzzles and people who want something different from the traditional click-and-choose games.

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Pickup!DaGoods

Dec/01/2009   By DaGoods

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Way is heavily revolved around the cardgame, a variation of hanafuda (the main difference is that scoring only matters for the player, not the opponent). Almost everything revolves around the and how well you do. Very little choice is made outside the cardgame that determines anything.

The Cardgame's AI does seem rather poorly programed, even for later stages in the game. It could be argued that either only your hand matters and the AI should play to stop you from winning or the that it should play a normal game as though it could win. Unfortunate, the AI does neither. It doesn't really try to get any combos usually. Multiple times I've seen the AI put down a card that 2/4 had been played and captured already when it still had a card that could take something on the field and it didn't have card #4. I've also seen it lay cards that gave me a decent of points only to put something out later that gave me zero. This is the same for the basic training mode as it is for some of the sex matches.

The artwork is fairly good quality as well, especially the designs on the cards are very detailed. The sex scenes are semi-animated, but nothing like other games out there. Don't be expecting too much there.

The storyline is done in bits a pieces between cardgames. You have to meet certain hidden criteria. You can usually tell a storyline advance because you'll either advance in sex scenes and/or the screen will give a white flash.

The game gives some hints on how to advance the game and make it easier on yourself, but they are vague. Some people might not like this vagueness, though I think it lends a nice sense of reality to the game, without making it too difficult most of the time to know what you need to do.

The translation quality on the game is haphazard. There are some really good phrases and then there are a lot of poorly worded items. There is also a lot of directly direct offensive language as well which might turn off some players.

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Pickup!HARO - a must buy

Oct/13/2009   By Shinami

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There are two modes of play following the 1-Player Japanese Mahjong rules. The first one is just like when you're hunting or fishing. Clear the board and you get an item for it plus whatever items you found while matching tiles. The catch is that it's a timed mode. The harder the sets, the more time you have.

The second mode of play involves sex with HARO, the cover girl. This mode of play isn't timed. In this mode, you are to match up to 4 pairs that have something in common. EX: 4 pairs of 1s, 4 pairs from the same tile set graphic, etc. As you match better and better pairs, you increase both side's "sex feeling". Both sides won't ejaculate unless you pick up the "SEED" tiles.

The art is drawn rather well and seems to focus on a more sensual feel than other games do. When you're out "hunting", one scene shows HARO and a tiny lion/doll-like(it's called Chucky) thing staring out the window waiting for you to return home which gives a home-like feeling. The sex scenes are also semi-animated as well and don't lose the "feel" of the mood either.

You, the one reading this review, will either find the translated English to be badly done or just quirky and adding to the game. The English translation is good enough to understand and even have a few laughs over how something might be worded. However, proper grammar people might find it detracting from the game.

Also, some will find it annoying that they're just dropped straight into the game without any explanation as to WHY they're in a cabin with HARO but as you clear tilesets and have sex with HARO, the game will slowly fill you in on the story bit by bit, always leaving you wanting to know more.

In conclusion, this game is very different from other porn games in the way that it actually has PLAYAILITY(!!!) to it while slowly giving you the story as you enjoy the game. Personally, it was money well spent on my end.

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