Today on the blog, we have a tester’s corner from Niiko!
Hi guys, I’m Niiko and here to share my experiences with Bitter Exclusion with you all! This was my first time beta testing for MangaGamer, and my first time playing an Ammolite game but it definitely won’t be my last; it was truly a pleasure. A longtime fan of MG, although I’m a gal that mostly plays BL (boys love) and otome games, I couldn’t pass up the chance to try something new, and boy did this title deliver. If you’re like me and occasionally get the craving for a game that’s short and sweet, yet packs an erotic punch, this one has it in spades. Read on for my brief impressions~
Bitter Exclusion follows the tale of your average high school student, Shouhei Kido, a particularly unremarkable guy who unwittingly gets tangled up in a cruel and depraved game created by two of the hottest girls in class. Kaho Izumi and Aoi Nonohara may look sweet and innocent on the outside, but once lessons have finished for the day, these young ladies don’t hesitate to let their hair down (or their panties!) and throw wild orgies after school; what better way to de-stress after a day full of lectures and bond with your classmates than indulging in some shameless sex together, am I right? Now that’s all well and good, but there’s just one rule to their Super Secret Awesome Sex Club: you never talk about the Super Secret Awesome Sex Club, especially not to Shouhei. You see, Shouhei is an alright dude – not the smartest, the best looking, or the most popular guy – but he’s got a crush on Aoi, his childhood friend, whom everyone knows is waaay out of his league – but he’s delusional. The girl is disgusted that he can’t seem to take a hint. Then one day Kaho gets a wicked idea: Why not get their rocks off AND ban Shouhei from their little club? Kill two birds with one stone, everyone gets a kick out of barring him from their fun while simultaneously guaranteeing he’ll never fulfill his dream of having sex with Aoi.
Crazy plotline aside, this game has some beautiful artwork and the H-scenes are plentiful and varied throughout the several hours it took me to play through. Honestly some of the scenarios were way out there, but everything was loads of fun. Parts of the game get real deep, for example the relationship between Shouhei and his best friend Genta Idehara and how that can change depending on the choices you make. There are some really interesting psychological associations that can be made from the events that occur or that can be seen in the characters’ motivations, so if you’re into that kinda thing there’s a lot to enjoy apart from the frisky festivities at the surface level. The girls’ seiyuu were fantastic, every line so skillfully performed, from your everyday schoolgirl conversations to the moments when they’re drowning in lust and just begging for more. The BGM is good, appropriate and often quite enjoyable (there are some toe-tappers in this soundtrack, lol), bringing all the wonderful elements in the game together into a nice little package that’s perfect for when you need a little boost.
Now, my time with Bitter Exclusion has come to an end, but soon it will be released to everyone in the world and I’m very curious what you guys will think of it. Yes, it’s not your usual VN where you aim for one girl and share a deep experience with her, but with this title you get two for one, double the fun, and jump right into the action on day one! Anyway er, that’s enough cheese from me. I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into Ammolite’s debut title with me, and will soon be joining me in the ranks as a brand new fan~ This is Niiko signing off, see you all in the next one ღゝ◡╹)ノ♡