Here’s our first Tester’s Corner for Harem Party!
Hello! We’re Ally & Sally! This was our first time beta testing a game for Manga Gamer! We’re twin girls and unlike the other testers, we play most eroge together, so it was a bit different going through Harem Party!
Harem Party is a comedic, sex-filled game. When there’s a scene change, you can take a good guess that it will be an ero-scene. Most times it is. For a nukige, Harem Party is pretty long. It took us roughly 30+ hours to complete it 100%! There are 57 ero-scenes in the game, and paths with all 6 girls (if you count Nia & Urr as one ww) which also includes your older sister and her best friend.
You play as the red-haired protagonist Moriuji Haru, who looks really similar to Fate/stay night’s Shiro. He can be a bit of an idiot and jerk at times, but he’s not completely like the typical spineless protagonist (ie. Shiro). I kind of wish he was though because he really gets on my nerves sometimes…The main heroine is Agnes Ardberg, the purple-haired knight. We definitely found her the most likable out of all the characters. She’s well-mannered and at times timid, but can be very vocal if something upsets her! She’s brave and has a sweet personality. While her ero-scenes were a bit boring to us, the descriptions and voices make them quite funny! If you listen carefully, there are a couple of ero-scenes where Agnes makes some really funny sounds while kissing Haru. wwww
To explain Ally’s drawing, there’s one scene where she’s getting strangled and her face turns purple. It was close to 5am and we hadn’t slept yet, so we found it very amusing that she had turned totally purple (her clothes and hair are purple as well). Thus, eggplant = Aggplant! www
The other heroines we liked were the twins, Urr & Nia. They’re cat girls that help guard Sofie, the clumsy, elf-eared, spectacled Mage. Nia, the elder, is a Brawler type character, while Urr heals the party. Nia is always energetic and often gets herself into trouble, only to have Urr, who is more lady-like and speaks very properly, scold her. While the two are very different, both in voices and ways of speaking, they’re quite similar. Nia can get annoying sometimes, but overall they’re both pretty lovable. Unlike all the other characters, they never have separate ero-scenes, so if you like Urr but can’t stand Nia, sorry, you’re out of luck. This game is called Harem Party after all!
We didn’t enjoy the other characters very much though. We found it tough to become attached to a certain character in particular, which was disappointing because the character designs were nice. We were especially disappointed with Sofie, who surprised us when she turned out to be a sex-fiend! She seemed like such a cute, ditzy elf…
Generally, the ero-scenes are similar for all of the girls. If it wasn’t an ero-scene with 3+ girls, it was either in the park, alleyway, or (sometimes) in the house. If you like that kind of stuff, that’s great, but we weren’t terribly impressed. The translation was great, and there’s a good amount of memorable lines in the game that made us face-palm and laugh out loud (at 4am) such as “My cock was a baton, and her pleasure was my symphony. I played her fiercely.” wwww
There are 13 different music tracks used during the game, and 2 are always used for the ero-scenes. One of those 2 is even used for sad scenes during the game! For us testers who have to marathon these games, they got repetitive quickly, so it’s probably best not to do so. The voices are pretty good, but they’re a bit over the top during the ero-scenes (ie. Cleo, the thunder witch, screaming at the top of her lungs).
Overall, this is a good title for erogamers looking for a nukige filled with sex and little (serious) drama or plot. Although they tried to create some drama between the characters, it felt rushed and thrown into the game. Harem Party takes itself quite lightly, and it is a pretty funny and entertaining game. However, Sally & I played it in 5 hour+ sittings, and experienced intense “nukige burnout” and resultant mind numbing. This is definitely a game to play over the course of a year in little pieces, ero-scene by ero-scene. If you’d like a light-hearted, comedic game with lots of sex and not much story, Harem Party is the perfect game for you!
Ally & Sally can also be found at their blog futagokei.com, where they review other eroge, manga, and anime!