Starting with the story: Completely the opposite of what I expected tbh xD
Which is kinda neat. Was a very "huh..." moment. I expected some sci-fi or steampunk story about stuff and things.
And instead it's a semi-medieval fantasy "find the magical macguffin".
Was an interesting twist to things.
Artstyle and interface looks really nice.
VA felt really familiar, was trying to place where I'd heard them before xP
Not relevant for the review though heh. Anyhow: Fully VA'd cut-scenes... it was pretty neat. Trying to gauge if it improved the experience... and so far, I can't see any downsides at least. Seeing how it can be skipped and all that. I'd say that mulling it over, I'd say it's a plus. It helps flesh out a lot of things text only wouldn't be able to do.
I can't say if it is worth the ton of extra effort... but I can say that it definitely adds to the experience. (At least with competent VA's. And, none has sounded slapdash so far at least.
Gameplay flows pretty nice as well.
I will say: the tutorial is a bit padded. Not sure if the original game will do the same. But, it is a bit hand-holdy. And, at the same time; it seems to be making fun of this fact, so I'm not entirely sure how to feel about it.
Having had time to play for a bit; The breast jiggle on the model is a tad bit exaggerated. But, other than that, their animations are pretty smooth and overall enjoyable.
The several anime touches are pretty funny too, for those into that heh. Quite a few of them now that I played for a bit, heh. Music is nice as well.
This game is very "deceptive looks" tbh. As, there's a shitton of stuff going on under the surface. Like, way surpassing most AAA games. At least based off what you told me before, and what I've been able to see so far.
I still worry about the cost versus the outcome, but, for now at least: I do hope it will work out. I am anxious though that you aimed too high with this project. But, there's a ton I've yet to find out.
Story and fluff seems interesting enough to delve into. Skimming most of it in case I get the full game.
So far at least, it seems to take tropes and clichés, and shaking them about a bit. The demo is structured pretty well. Has the classic issue of any demo of "who is this, and why should I care?" but that goes for any non-established franchise heh. Some fluff though seems a bit "too soon", but, it might not be if playing the full version.
My main eyebrow thing is the whole "milking machines", as like... unless you've given birth, you'd need hormones and shenanigans to make those even viable. Granted, super future, so that could be fixed xP Just at a core glance when they got explained, I was pretty "wut?" hehe.
Gameplay wise, it seems like a game that requires quite a bit of practice. Since, it's very easy to get hit and go down with just a few missteps. But, most games like this have a pretty steep learning curve. So, from what I can tell at least, it should be fine. One of those "you're good after an hour" games heh. Wouldn't hurt if there was a "rest" option or similar though. But, feels like that might be something you unlock later, even if that feels like a starting ability.
Anyhow, I took a look at some of the porn scenes.
I can start with saying: She doesn't climax in every scene. Which, tbh: I would find odd if she actually did xP
But; She does however have several scenes in which she does. Which is a really nice change to see. So few games have that. (Enemy design as a whole is pretty good of what I've seen)
But, yeah, there's a ton of scenes I found so far she doesn't cum in. It's either one sided, or she gets left hanging. Which, tbh: Fits in most places story wise.
Really nice job on most of the scenes btw. Very expressive.
And the squirting is a great touch. Really embracing the whole "porn" nature of it :P
Some really corny and over the top cutscenes and whatnot hehe x3 Really embracing it.
Anatomy wise, I did notice quite a few issues with the perineum. This goes for both the sprite models, and the CG gallery.
Porn scene wise, I did find a lot of "just for the sake of porn ones", but that does make sense in a porn game heh. (like the milk machine one. Did find a few example of texture clipping though. Like the "double from behind" milk machine. The background clips through her breasts for one frame in that. That whole segment seems really well scripted for gallery play though.)
Felt rather bland with her having a "hentai porn" vag. But, guess it makes the most sense in a larger game, especially a sprite one.
On that note: The vag design overall in the CG scenes are just... kinda bad. Like, they're not terrible. But they look kinda budget tbh. And not in a good way, as the rest of the CG art looks nice. Whoever did the work on the CG and/or sprite art for this don't seem to have a very good grasp on the female pelvis or genitalia...
Ah well, overall: still very impressive game. Goes in several interesting directions. 0 female enemies was a bit of a let down. But, I do recall you mentioned another project that did have those, so :P
Hope that was coherent.
Did a quite late night review.