Today on the blog, we have a tester’s corner from SSparks!
Hey there, SSparks here back for another Tester’s Corner, this time for a certain Koropokkur in Love. If you’ve been following MangaGamer, you know this title is original, rather than just a translation, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint as a first release.
This little fairy’s tale is about, of course, the little fairies called Koropokkur and some of the mysteries regarding them. And if you’re at all familiar with Key works such as Clannad or Little Busters, you’ll instantly recognize the artist as Hinoue Itaru. While I can’t really say this is her best work, her art was still very pleasant to look at. Cirta’s design is my personal favorite, mostly for how well it conveys her personality. The soundtrack also fits the game very well. There may not be that many tracks, but each one of them still works with the scenes to set the mood, and they do a pretty good job at that.
The story itself was very heartwarming. It’s not extremely long, but that’s one of its charms. The balance between comedy and seriousness is definitely a positive, and that can be easily seen via some of the CGs. They’re wacky when they can afford to be, but they know very well when to be serious.
I was very happy to be able to participate in MG’s first development project, even if only as a tester. I am definitely hoping for even more like this in the future. And while it was not the best VN I’ve ever read, Koropokkur was definitely worth my time, and I’m certain it will be worth yours too.