Eroge Failure – Sengoku Hime

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A just released eroge, 戦極姫 / Sengoku Hime, is attracting much attention, almost all of it scathing, for the incredibly dire quality of its art and production values, far lower even than most doujin games.

Many are wondering just what the developers are thinking marketing this at nearly ¥10,000 alongside premium titles.

You may like to take a closer look at the risible artwork, visible below:

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It seems as though several different styles of art, all inept, have been sloppily piled together…

It looks as if it has some simplistic strategy parts aping the likes of Sengoku Ransu or even Nobunaga no Yabou. Gameplay and features throughout are said to be as bad as the art suggests.

Their official samples try to avoid the worst of it, but even there they fail:

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Unusable? Though probably someone is going to say they think it’s great…

You can see what appears to be the main artist’s homepage, and of course that of the game itself.

In case you were wondering, the name is a pun on goku meaning both “extreme” and “country” based on different characters with identical readings – you will of course recall the Sengoku Jidai, Japan’s major civil war period. A pun on the same level as the game, we might think.

What were they thinking?

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