Criminally Heartwarming: [Various] Yorunohitsuji’s Loliita Series + Extras
Foreword: One of the major reasons why I’m so headstrong on trying out doujin titles (even if they’re made with engines like RPGVX) is because while it provides the new environment of a different engine (aside from the ADV we’re used to seeing with VNs), some also provide gameplay which entertains me for a while or as with this particular series, it’s very thought-provoking.
With my bias for lolita aside, these titles are extremely well made (as you can see one of the titles not containing that niche element). The reason being that the writers were able to keep most things like the environment simple, but make the character themselves much more complex. As I’ll discuss in the main body of the review, this is really how games should be written and created, so I actually feel bad right now I’m lumping all of these 5 titles into one (4 plus a sequel); it almost feels like I’m disrespecting the game which is the last thing I want to do.
There is one more game from this doujin group. The problem is that title is MUCH darker and is actually an NTR title, making it somewhat unfitting to be placed in this review.
- ゆびきり婚約ロリータ (Pinky-promise engagement Lolita)
- お泊り恋人ロリータ (Sleep-over lover Lolita)
- 相思相愛ロリータ+生活 (Love each other Lolita + Living together)
- 彼女、甘い彼女 (Girlfriend, sweet girlfriend)
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Game Type: Reality-set kinetic novel revolving around stigma of “lolita” and socialism
General Explanation: Each title is actually quite short and thus giving a summary would essentially spoil the game. While the last title do not follow the same theme of “lolita”, it is well made, displaying an ideal form of romantic relationships as well as displaying some sociology viewpoints. Each of the other titles displays a young man in his 20s coincidentally meeting a young girl and after interacting for a bit they find something within each other which allows them to fall in love.
Mako from the first series, and also the only one currently with a sequel