I tried an H-game you may have seen on Steam for about twenty bucks called Meltys Quest, and the reason I’m even bringing it up here is because it’s actually a genuinely good game. I never get to say that about these things.
The first big point in its favor is that it’s a comedy, helped by the frankly incredible translation.
That guy is the only guy who uses emoticons in his dialog and it fits the ridiculous nature of the scene like a glove.
The premise is that you control Meltys, a kogal princess of a country now under attack by monsters sealed beneath the world’s crust. She goes on a journey to rescue her brainwashed sisters and reunite her family, and wacky sexy hijinks ensue. I mean, this is the sort of game where half of all the bosses are monster girls with random gimmicks like “housewife lamia that doesn’t stop talking about her youth” and “slime girl martial artist.”
I’ll spoiler the sex scene discussion here, nothing too explicit mentioned but (TW: Discussion of sexual assault)
Sex scenes can be completely avoided if you wish, or you can actively go after them and become a sex god (DEAD SERIOUS). A lot of them still run on game over logic, sadly, but the text actually changes based on how sexually active Meltys has been through the game and turn said scenarios into entirely consensual after awhile, which I haven’t really seen before. The rest are done in side quests, and you have an option in every one of these scenarios…though the castle rebuilding quest line and a bit with a guy living with the monsters have some really questionable moments where they try playing around with sub scenarios, plus what turns out to be a fairly cute story about one of the sisters and an orc forming a sub/dom relationships starts off in a REALLY, well, problematic way because of how the game handles setting up scenarios through comedy and subversion. I won’t go into details here, but I do have to give a heads up because the way that story bit starts feels completely out of place with the rest of the game’s vibe. It’s a shame because it ends on a strong note, but it starts off so bad that it hardly makes up for that shockingly out of place set-up. Like, it’s downright abusive shit going down in these low points, and I think if they just rewrote some stuff so as not to try to pass off genuinely cruel behavior as comedic subversion, it could have worked. sigh
The game bits are what keep the whole thing engaging. The battle system is really simple, but it offers some complexity with the costume system, where you can get outfits bosses wear and others from elsewhere that open up quest lines, change how people react to you, and change your stats. By getting max SP with them, you can unlock new skills that can change up not only battle, but other perverted stuff you can do in the game world late in the game. It’s a neat idea that’s well realized with about a dozen outfits to find, and it’s backed up with light world management by letting you commission bridges and repairs, a pretty solid crafting system, and the just generally great dialog.
Really, the game’s biggest strength is that it’s ultimately really sex positive, having sequences that would be dark fantasies in other games and playing them off as Meltys discovering new, weird stuff she’s into. The structure just doesn’t really work for that tone. There’s a lot of subversion going on where the game zigzags in new directions (like the fat millionaire guy turning out to be a pretty okay dude), but you have to go into this with the mindset you would have for most porn games. That’s really frustrating because the game’s most questionable moments are the minority of content.
TL;DR: Good smut game that’s attempts to reframe H-game norms only completely work about half the way, what can ya do.
I get if you need to edit anything out, mods, but hopefully I kept this fairly respectful.
Also Meltys is awful and I love her.