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Title: Angel Ring (エンジェルリング)

Producers: Moonstone

Release Date: June 25, 2010

VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v3860

Game Type: Novel

Summary: Love Angels are messengers from the sky to help people find love. Satoru is an otaku who doesn’t really know what love is. Nonetheless, one day, a girl falls from the sky on top of him. After gaining consciousness, he finds a dove that fainted. Having sympathy on the dove, he brings it back to his house and nurses it back to health. Next morning, what’s lying beside him is not a dove, but a naked girl. Moreover, his little sister finds out as well.

Mika, the name of the love angel, realizes that Satoru possesses extreme amounts of “Love Power”, 1000-person’s worth according to her. From then on the love angel lives with them, hoping to match Satoru with a partner.

Story Length: Medium (25 hours)

Story Clearing Difficulty: Moderate

Comments: The game might seem longer than it is presented on this review, but that is mostly because there are lots of parts within the game that can be “skipped”. These are texts of “common routes” and is completely up to the reader to decide whether or not he wants to re-read the plot. Of course in my case, all of this text was skipped.

Character Design Rating: 8/10

Story Rating: 4/10

Overall Rating: 5/10

Rating Comments: Character design is good, since you can often see Mika and Rukia fighting over Satoru for the smiles, or other characters clamoring over him. Besides that, however, there was only a small conflict (within the game) that could be determined as plot, so I had to conclude that this game lacked a good storyline. Moonstone did so well on other games previously, but I don’t know what happened here.

Sexual Content: Moderate

Comments: Cute story with nice artwork. Character design is also good, but for Moonstone, the storyline was very disappointing. However, while the plot of “otaku being popular” is often overused, Moonstone avoided producing crap from it. This was rather a surprise.

Nonetheless, Angel Ring is definitely a game that will help some beginners because of the low difficulty of Kanji.

Affection for the Characters: Moderate. Satoru helps each character greatly (which in turn, made them fall in love with him), which is a great plus for the affection part, but much of it was nullified due to the carefree and humorous atmosphere of the game

CG Quality: Moderate. At least the characters weren’t scary like before (LOL)
Music Quality: Moderately Low. Most of the music did fit in with the scenario, but greatly lacked variety. You’ll see what I’m saying if you play the game.

Addictiveness: Low. Such a game is also known in the community as a “moege”, but these types of games often seem to be a one-time thing.

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