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You guys seem to have loved my Hunie pop review and guide to get all the girl (the later is actually my highest visited post here). So I’ve decided to review and probably make a guide on a game that came out a few weeks ago by the same dev team called Hunie Cam Studio. It has a strong NSFW theme without really showing that much stuff except from some few girls clothing (So yeah, NSFW warning!)

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Not Hunie pop 2

Hunie cam studio is the new opus from the creator of the kinky puzzle game hunie pop but the only thing that it has from is predecessor is that most of the girls are back for a lucrative career in cam work.

Hunie cam studio has beautiful art likes its predecessor (a bit more zynga-ish though) but the similarity stop there, other that having to have the most number of fans by day 21 that is pretty much the plot. No interaction with the girl, no puzzle, no hidden girl (that I know of).

Hopefully I manage to kill your expectation of being like Hunie pop because it’s not, It’s a whole other game that is more of a clicker than anything.

Kyu  cam girl empire

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Kyu need a new manager for her HunieCam Studio, seem that your free and she lets you the huge favor of taking on the whole operation.

So has the manager of the Cam Studio, you handle all studio operation. Hiring new women to grow your cam girl empire, training them, putting them to work, upgrading your studio, sending them to the spa to relax after a few days of hard work, doing errand for you, etc.

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Each performer have theirs fetish specialties, along with needs and desires, some smoke other drink some do both or none of them, this impact how they handle stress when they work.

Fetish specialties impact what kind of fan you attract to your studio and what kind of fan watch the girls doing there show. Item (sex toys…) can help you attract other kind of fan of a particular fetish (cake farting … really ?)

I can be a good idea to give all your performer the same kind of toy so that can benefit the same fan.

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Final verdict

Not bad but can get boring really quickly, because you will end up doing the same thing every time you replay the game minus a few things depending on who you pick. It’s actually really quick to play and get to 21 days (a few hours), you can always continue after that but unfortunately there no point in doing that. If you like a good clicker game and a strong adult theme this will be your cup of tea, otherwise you might want to wait for hunie pop 2.

To recap:

Positive:
  • strong nsfw theme without showing the nsfw stuff (some girl cloths are borderline though)
  • quick to play and master -the cast of hunie pop is back with some new character too.
  • great art
  • funny and snarky comment
Negative:
  • don’t expect a puzzle game like hunni pop
  • game play cans seem repetitive (require a lot of clicking)
  • character lack personality compared to hunie pop
  • would be better suited has a mobile game

 

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You guys seem to like dating sim after the success of my how to get the hidden girl in honey pop post.

I’ve found Crush Crush, a Idle game that goes in that vein, no match 3 and no saucy NSFW stuff though.

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One bright sunny day, you were out doing your grocery, minding you own business you know. You were distracted by a bird and crashed in to a girl. The poor thing was taken to the hospital. You now have to pay here bill and win out her heart.

In Crush Crush you meet all the girl in disastrous way, hence the crush but you get crush by their beauty so you engage a great journey to amend your wrong and win their heart.

How to play

“If you could just drool a little less, you might actually be pleasant company” -Cassie

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You clumsy thing, you managed to crush into 7 girls in an awkward and unsexy way. From beating her high score on her favorite game, to running into her or making her fall with all her cake mix all over the floor (and her 🙂 ), you really don’t know how to get make a good presentation do you.

You need to atone your wrong doing and make them like you, to do that you need to meet the requirement to go to the next level of the relationship. Requirement depend on each girl, they range from affection (heart), have cash in the bank, gift, having a certain expertise in a hobbies, going on a particular date with her or having a particular job.

“Player one used seduction. Result super effective. Mio Fainted.” -Mio

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Affection (Heart) is the easiest to obtain, you can atone (which change name depending on the relationship level with the girl), just click on her (it’s give + 1 each time), give a gift or go on date with here. If your have a good level of her favorite hobby she will grow in affection naturally.

Getting cash

Just take it !

Cash is actually pretty easy for the requirement they have. First you need a job, you can have multiple job and each job level up over time, becoming more lucrative. Job are unlock by meeting a certain hobbies requirement and they use a designated time slot. With cash you pay for gift and date 🙂

Hobbies

Hobbies appear usually when you get a girl to a certain level of affection and she either have a hobby level requirement or she want you to be a certain job that have a hobby you don’t have yet. Each hobbies need to use 3 time slot for you to practice them and level them up. They are actually the pain in this game because they take forever to level up.

Time slot

You time is devised in time slot which you can either use to practice hobby, work or go on date.

They are unlock when you get achievement, when you get the girls to their next affection level or by spending diamonds.

Diamond

Are obtain by getting the girls to their next affection level and getting achievement. You can use diamond to accelerate various thing, like skipping 30 min, a day, getting more time slot buying gift.

Restarting

You start at the normal x1 time but you can restart to play at a faster time which depends on how many achievements you have. You keep all your time slot and diamond and get an extra boost in time. Really useful when those hobbies start to take days.

The speed upgrade applies to everything, job, hobbies, date time, atone/flirt cool down, etc.

“I remain in constant anticipation that you will want to perform explorative research on me” -Fumi

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My take

The game is fun but the waiting get annoying real fast, luckily you can pay for a speed boost or restart with a bonus speed multiplier. With all that, the hobbies take forever to get to a high level. Just so you know getting the wizard job will take like a trillion years even with the best stuff. Still I recommend trying it out and since it’s still in development they will probably fix that issues at some point.

So hot stuff! What are you waiting for give crush crush some love and try it out.

Play Crush Crush NOW !

Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II, or CK2 for the fan, is a medieval political intrigue simulation. Like galactic civilization from my previous post, it’s a 4x (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate), but instead of managing a space civilization, you’re a noble from the middle age, you can chose to be the lowly noble or the King of France. The beauty of it is that when you die you play the heir of your primary title. Which mean that even if you get killed in combat or assassinated you get to play your heir and can revenge your father or make amends and marry his oldest daughter then assassinate his only son so your heir gets their kingdom.

The game is a sandbox which means there no specific goal but there an underlying one, is to increase your dynasty influence. Your goal can be start a lowly count in Ireland and become the said king of Ireland or play the Byzantine empire and plot the reestablish the Roman Empire.

Like I said before the death of your character doesn’t mean its game over, you get to play your heir (as long its from your House) which can be your eldest son, an elected heir by your vassal or the eldest relative depending on your succession law.

The depth of the game come from all the scheming that can goes unnoticed and then blew right under your nose. A powerful duke married his son to the only daughter of another duke, which you only realized when he died and his grandson has both duchy with 80% of your troops and he doesn’t like you. You are at war with a lowly count only to find out he married his daughter to a prince of the holy roman empire and now there 30k on the shore of whales. You can assassinate that imbecile son so your genius son might get the throne.

The historical period and character are reproduced astonishingly well. From the important historical character like Offa or William and the name and place of counties and duchy or the bubonic plague of the Late Middle Ages, as you can see the immersion is total.

There so much to say about the game the play style, the way each religion and region can be played differently, the mod (there an excellent Game of throne and elder scroll one).

The game might be a little expensive with all the mod but grab it on sale on steam and you should be fine.

More info:

CK2 Official Site

I wasn’t really active gaming wise in 2015, having a kids take a bit of a toll on everything. But I manage to play some new games, most of them came out before 2015 but I want to showcase them for you anyway.

Galactic civilization II

Galactic civilization II

GC II is a space strategy game set in the 23rd century, when multiple alien civilizations, including Terrans, scramble to conquer the galaxy, planet by planet, by force, diplomacy, influence (culture), or technology.

GC2 is an old game from 2006 but I bought it for next to nothing in a steam sale in 2014 when Galactic civilization 3 came out. I love those kind of simulate the world kind of game like Civilization, Romance of three kingdoms (the SNES one), Master of Orion.

This game looked like a good knock off master of Orion, a game I played awhile ago that really liked.

The game is notable for its artificial intelligence, which is challenging without being given resources and abilities not available to the player, as is common in the majority of strategy games. The game like civ and other game of that genre, you build your galactic civilization from the instant it’s got the engine to do interstellar travel and you build it from there. There 4 primary axis to build around, military, economic, science and culture.

From there you try to create alliance and exchange resources, technologies with other civ or threaten them with your mighty military power. They are multiple way to win the game like a military victory is when all other nations are wiped out, a science victory is when you got to a specific tech that makes you win the game. A cultural victory is when your influence in the galaxy is more than 75% for a certain time, there are other mean that you can win to like by ascending to be a divine being (not sure) or by a diplomatic victory. 

With 35 hours played, which is about 2-3 play through depending of the size of the map and the difficulty. I did all the most of the way to win, It’s pretty cool when you’re building huge ship to attack other planet.

Hearthstone

That game need no presentation but allow me to tell my how I jumped in the bandwagon. I joined late on this one, but some of my old friends I used to play magic with convinced me to give it a try. And I was actually quite surprised by it. It’s seem well balanced enough if you have enough cards, it seems well designed enough that old card from the first editions are still playable.

The quest mechanic allows players to gain gold and buy pack or adventure even if they don’t have money, making it possible to rise even if you don’t spend a dime. In the Arena you just need to pay 100 gold or 1.99 and from there only luck and your deck building skill will allow you to progress since you build the card from what they give you and not all card are equal.

The brawl is another great way to get card, they sometime give you a deck and you play on equal terms against other players. The first win in brawl will give you a free pack.

However it’s get frustrating quickly if you don’t have all the card or at least not a lot of rare one. You get hit the face by the god damns $%*@ Dr.Boom every time, talk about op or you get one shot by a rogue because they got that rare card that cost 0 and reduce the cost of another spell.

And like on all ladder once you rank high enough it seem that you only win 50% of your game.

Ironclad Tactic

Ironclad Tactic

The game takes place in an alternate history at the onset of the American Civil War where robot-like "ironclad" machines are used alongside human troops by both sides in the war. The game incorporates elements of collectible card games, whereby the player constructs a deck of cards earned from previous matches for the deployment, outfitting, and tactics of human and ironclad tropes to achieve specific victory conditions. The game features single player and co-operative multiplayer campaign modes as well as skirmishes between two players.

Another steam sale with my money well spent, I haven’t played that much this one but I really like the concept. The alternate history where you have mech in the civil war it’s actually pretty neat. The collectible part is well balance has well. The way the story is told is through a comic style between each battle. This game is definitely worth a try.



And my favorite game I’ve played in 2015 was … see the answer in next post.

                                                                 FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper

. . . there was a kingdom. Its glory was measured in magic and art,and above all else, stories.

The records of the Great Chronicle are the foundation of all order and balance.

To preserve these stories, the record keepers used powerful magic to bind them in paintings of great beauty.

The Opera House, Midgar, Zanarkand . . .

All these records of stories past were kept safe within the Royal Archives.

Until one day a dark force clouds the magical tapestries and you are tasked with entering the tapestries to reenact historical events from the various Final Fantasy games.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper is an iOS/Android game where you must replay the event of the game (only the battle actually) with characters from old final fantasy games. You build your team from all the characters you recruited and  equip them to either venture in the dungeon of each Final Fantasy or do the daily event (ginding) to get extra exp, gold, orbs and sometime your can do special event, that give big reward like new characters, lv break, rare equipment and ability.

The combat system is the old school ATB where your character can attack when the ATB gauge is filled.

Your Team

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Building your team is the fun part, You get to create a party of your liking from your favorite characters and have them fight against enemies from different games. However getting equipment and abilities can be tedious at best.

Equipment is found either in dungeon (cheap equipment) or in relic draw, where your spend your precious mithril to get the real stuff.  Abilities are created and honed via the orbs you find while doing battle and event. Less frustrating than equipment to get but higher level orb are so rare and you need so much that it seems to take forever to have a decent 4 time level 5 ability.

Each character have different level of ability they can use, character from actual Final Fantasy game tend to be better than generic class. For example, my Lulu at level 36 at more magic power than a level 50 black mage.

Grinding in dungeons and event with your precious stamina

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The game use the same social game gimmicky stamina systems, where you need to come back later when your stamina is empty. You can increase stamina by doing regular and elite dungeons. On the other hand, Event will get you character, equipment, orbs and material.

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My personal impression

I’m actually hook because of the nostalgia, but the game get really tedious quickly. Honestly if it’s wasn’t Final Fantasy I would have drop it awhile ago. It’s require so much grinding, and the only way to obtain go items is by using the relic draw with mithril or gem (paid currency). I actually was able to have a decent character by getting Red XII ultimate weapon with the trine soul break. He was in every team until I manage to build other characters.

Verdict

For FF fanboy/girl: Play it

Others: Stay away…

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Link

FFRK Wiki

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The kickstarter success Hunnie pop, is an adult game in which the objective is for your character to date and eventually bed up to ten (not counting hidden characters, Momo, Celest and the godly hot Venus) female anime-style women. There is some nudity and NSFW part (even in the steam version). If you have issue with that style of game or NSFW stuff, you should probably avoid it.

Ok so lets get to it ! Hunnie pop is a what happen when a puzzle game meet a dating sim with a pinch of RPG & NSFW element.

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The plot yeah, they’re not much but here it is.

Your character start in a hotel bar during the night, when suddenly you are interrupted by Kyu "The love fairy". In short she explains that you’re pretty useless at picking up chicks and offers to help. The game has two part to it, the dating part, where you go out and meet girl, ask question about themselves, give them gif,  buy them food & drink. The other part happens when you ask the girls to go on a date, you are taken to a new scenery where how well you perform on your date is determine how you play a Candy crush/bejeweled style puzzle game.

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It’s a typical match 3 where you to make rows of 3 or more "tokens" each of these have a different value depending on what girl you "out on a date" with. You can get special item that you use during the date to help you. Each successful date will increase the difficulty of the next puzzle that you are given. As you complete more and more dates the "Females" will send you random pictures of their daily routine, pretty normal stuff at first but those picture wills get more steamy after each successful date. Enjoy cute pictures with imaginative pose of them to picture of in the shower doing "naughty" things.

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Your enjoyment of this game will ultimately boil down to how much you like games like Bejeweled since that’s really the main thrust of the game (no pun intended). The dating sim aspects are somewhat weak and mostly there to string together the various game levels for each girl and give you power ups. The story is probably the weakest part of the game, you don’t go much into knowing the girl except than filling a category in their profile. They are hidden character and yes you can bang the fairy.

Note that this game is one of the  "first game" that was funded via Kickstarter (It was Kickstarted back in November 2013) .  I was happily surprise of this game, and liked it’s adorable part, great art, and fantastic soundtrack and voice acting was worth the $10 I paid for it. Give it a try.

My dear readers, you all know my love for the rogue like space game FTL. I have to tell you, I’ve fallen in love with a other roguelike game. This time is a fantasy game free on Android and on PC called Pixel Dungeon.

Pixel Dungeon is a traditional roguelike game with pixel-art graphics and a simple interface. This game make me think of a very similar game (almost a clone of) Hack, slash, loot. Hack, slash, loot is a roguelike game like Pixel dungeon, however instead of just one dungeon you have a selection of adventure you can chose from, completing quest and dying will help you unlock characters (10 vs the 4 of pixel dungeon). Hack slash loot was released on steam and now it’s a paid app on the play store. 

The game is easy to play but very hard to win, it’s so random that it’s basically take more luck that skill. However the experience is enjoyable.

You can get a more in-dept review at indieretronews.com.

Space game are a hot commodity so I though bringing some space title

Cosmonautica

I’ve talked awhile ago about Cosmonautica, Pewpewchewchew made a nice video to show you the game play.

Related:

Let’s play Cosmonautica

Battlefront Mars

You want to feel like Elon Musk but don’t have the time nor the money to build spaceship to get to mars and colonize it. You’re in luck Battlefront Mars on Facebook let you build a Mars colony and harvest the planet resources. You need to defend your colonist from invaders and pirates to so you cannot just harvest the planet. Gameplay in Battlefront Mars focuses on the collection of to resources iron and water because you know that the only thing you need in a space colony. Harvesters gather water and iron continuously over time and with these resources are used to accomplish most tasks within the game. This includes everything from recruiting new military units to upgrading and building additional structures on the base. You can receive extra water and iron by finishing mission or destroying enemies base.

New unit can be build by building certain building (like in Starcraft) like the academy. Your military unit will help you defend against the invaders or attack and destroy their base. Has player level up the game unlock more mission and allow multiplayer (PvP) combat. The PvP look a bit likes clash of clan, spy the village then if you attack it you are warp there.

These facebook game are not my cup of tea, you have to wait to stuff to complete or use the premium currency (gold) there in app purchase, the units are hard to move but at least they can move automatically. With 10k monthly user you should be able to get some decent PvP action.

Battlefront Mars is available to play for free on Facebook.

Related:

Battlefront Mars: Build a Base and Command an Army on Facebook

Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager

The game is coming out soon on iPad and Android tablets on October 31st. I didn’t had any luck with a early access but the folk at Pocket gamer gave a excellent review so you can get the full review there.

The game come with a Space Race plot set in the cold war you got to go to the moon before the Russian. There also a sandbox mode where you just play without the political pressure.

Related:

Official site

Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager (Pocketgamer)

Pier Solar

if you miss those old school 16-bit era RPG, Lufia and the one alike, well Pier Solar is a game for you.
The game is available on Playstation 3 & 4, steam and the ouya. If PC is your thing the game is available on Linux, window or Mac too. If you want to get an idea of the games visual and music check out this promotional trailer:

Related:

Pier Solar and the great Architects (indiegames)

 

8 Bits Fun

Oh 8 bit is more of your thing. Fear not the recent NES JAM gave birth to a dozen of nice 8-bit gem (and other not that much of a gem)

Super Cell Dungeon

One of the notable entry is Super Cell Dungeon, Super Cell Dungeon developed by a multi-talented team and a recent #NESJAM entry, is a NES inspired clone of Super Crate Box that can be played in a two player team.

Lognes Island

A actually really nice teaser of a game a developer is thinking about doing. You play a mega man like character lost on an island. You have to search the island for power up like a blaster and double jump. Once you found the boss for the first level the teaser is done. Check the dev on twitter and ask him to do more.

Gracie & Mike – Interstellar Mercenary Exterminators

A Co-op Contra but in split screen is probably the best way to describe this game. You can only play 2 players or 1 player control 2 players. The game can be played on xbox and ps3 controllers or with the keyboard.

Ouragan

This one is kind of weird there a bunch of guy hitting you but you don’t seem to lose health. You can hit them with Z and they get thrown into the sky with a single punch.

Related

NESJAM – Lots of great games in a NES flavour

Nes Jam (http://itch.io/jam/nesjam)

Archeomania  – A Tetris look alike where you save the princess

Another nice puzzle game in 8-bit greatly inspired by Tetris. You get the bloc similar to Tetris but instead of pilling them to make more point when you clear them out, you need to clear the line to save the green girl. Once you clear all the line under her you save her, they’re spike that slowly move toward you, if they manage to hit the princess before you clear all the block under her, she done and it’s game over for you.

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Related

Brilliant Tetris Plus inspired ZX Spectrum remake (indieretronews)

Final Fantasy VI

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Final Fantasy VI as probably some of the best music of the series (Final Fantasy VII is pretty Rad too) and has given countless beautiful interpretation. The opera scene sure come to mind has one of the iconic scene and music of the series.

Back in June, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performed a symphonic poem arranged from the game’s music, entitled Born With The Gift Of Magic. It’s pretty amazing and the performance is available on their website.

Related:

Born With The Gift Of Magic by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Watch Final Fantasy VI: Symphonic Poem Now!

 

Dragon quest I & Dragon quest II

Yes both of these originals games are out, while not has carefully done like Dragon Quest VIII . They stand has the beginning of the series, DQI is probably the first major RPG out on NES (in Japan) and DQII was the first with multi-member party, not just a lone hero try to find is way.

Dragon quest I

Dragon quest I

Contrary to popular lore, Dragon Quest was not the actual first JRPG. But it certainly the first major one. Yuji Horii wanted to simplify the complex systems found in RPG to make it easier and more playable on the NES limited input compare to PC RPG likeWizardry and Ultima. However, he wanted to still offer the player the satisfying feeling of following the narrative of a character who take on a journey to make the world a better place and becomes stronger in the process.

If you don’t know Dragon quest I what is you might be a little surprise with all the hype it gets for what it is compare to modern game you can get today. However, it you want to nostalgic feeling of the NES and educate yourself about a game that started a whole genre itself 25 year ago (yeah it’s that old) you should definitely give it a try.

Dragon quest II

Dragon quest II

Dragon Quest II is probably the game I had a hard time with when I was young. I’ve played it after DQI and Final fantasy so I was not stranger to RPG, but my god that game have too much stuff that you have to just guess and search everywhere for no (insert swear word here) reason. Don’t get me wrong I loved and still love the game but if I replay it, it will be with the walkthrough besides it. Most of my frustration come from finding the mirror of Ra (it’s hidden in a (more swearing)swamp) and find the crest which usually you have not much clue about where they were. However, Dragon quest should be look at what it is, a game perfect for your nostalgic or to get a sense from where all the game come from, it’s definitely a game worth playing (with the walkthrough).

Related :

Dragon Quest I Review

Dragon Quest II Review

Coming tonight Dragon Quest I

Coming tonight Dragon Quest II