Foreword: Let’s go for review number 2! Finished rather quickly, this game is, right off the bat, a scrolling shooter game. So if you’re good at scrolling shooters, you will love this.
Basically another loli-themed game, this attracted me years back when it was released with its “Scrolling Shooter gameplay” advertisement and loli artwork. Despite this, I haven’t gotten to it until now.
If you readers remember “Eien no Aselia”, which is a game translated into English, note that this game is by the same company.
Title: 精霊天翔～壊れゆく世界の少女たち～ (Seirei Tenshou ~ Kowareyuku sekai no shoujo tachi) [Lit. Trans: Fairies of the Heavens ~ Girls of the World that is being Destroyed]
Release Date: January 29, 2010
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v2353
Game Type: Shooting Scroller Game + Novel
Summary: Clifford (No, he’s not the big red dog) is a treasure hunter who recently found a map for a treasure called “Drop of Life” (Inochi no Shizuku) which supposedly grants eternal life. Curiosity gets the best of him as he prepares a trip into a different world with the help of his friend, Yuura. As soon as he arrives, he finds a village being assaulted by demons! He rushes into battle, but doesn’t realize that in a different world, his mana will not be compatible, and falls literally from the airship to the ground after slaying just a few demons. Despite this failure, the town welcomes him as a hero and begs for him to “sleep” with the “miko” in town so they can use his flight abilities to vanquish demons as well.
Wau, the orange haired girl, is voiced by Aoba Ringo, one of my favorite CVs :D
Story Length: Very Short (10 hours). Gameplay: Long (20 hours)
Complete Story Clearing Difficulty: Considerably difficult
Comments: It was really annoying to clear this game, since the split for all heroines occur at the very beginning of the game, and you had to play on the highest difficulty to unlock everything, for each heroine. At some point, I just gave up farming Mana (which is needed for unit upgrades) and just went berserk with the story quests to get this thing over with.
A quick screenshot of the game, to show you that this is a side scroller. For the reference, it seems that the character’s hitbox starts around the neck and ends at the hips, so it’s a lot smaller than one would think.
Character Design Rating: 7/10
Story Rating: 7/10
Game Quality: Moderate
Overall Rating: 7/10
Rating Comments: A surprisingly decent game, which was actually unexpected. At first, I thought this would be a simple side-scroller game with no real story, but boy was I wrong! Each miko, (despite being a loli, which subjects them under my favorable bias) has a problem within the story that they try to cope with, that the reader would probably not have expected. This unexpectability (?) is generally a favorable trait, as it adds spice to a story.
In order for the miko to fly, they would need to carry Clifford with them on a magic pendant.
Sexual Content: Moderately High
Comments: For some reason, I still see this game as a semi-nukige… >.>;
That aside, the gameplay is pretty nice. If you think your touhou skills would help here, think again. This game is considerably easier than Touhou (since you actually have a health-bar which can be refilled with items), but the difficulty stems mostly from the various “attacks” you can do and the variability in each miko’s combos. Simply avoiding bullets and shooting will not be sufficient. There are also passive skills unique to each miko, which can add to the confusion if you’re not familiar with Japanese.
Although one of the more predictable character is Leolina…
Affection for the Characters: Low
CG Quality: Moderate. There was several bloodchilling moments, of which the CG was used to emphasize, but many of them were HCGs, which was rather disappointing.
Music Quality: Very good. You wouldn’t believe me on this, but I found the BGM music to be very fitting for this kind of theme–of Armageddon, despair, and light of hope. Even some of the BGMs in the gameplay were very nicely done!
Conclusion: A fun side-scroller game that makes this game one of the best games if you like Xuse’s stories. Lolis add points to the game for maniacs like myself, and as for the fandisc… I guess I’ll take a look sometime >.>;