Every now and then I google my games to see if there are reviews or “let’s play” videos. I have already mentioned in the past that I never actually watch them, and don’t care in the slightest if people make fun of my games.
One of the first You Tube channels to do a partial “let’s Play” for Ariane in Paradise, was a channel called Haru’s Harem.
It is a channel of short videos, typically around 10 minutes, where you get to see the beginning part of a play through of different erotic visual novels. He always picks “male” and he always changes the player character’s name to Haru.
I’ve known about this channel for a couple of years now, but did not promote it because Haru didn’t link back to the original sources of these games, which as one of these game makers I decided was “not cool”.
But Haru seems to have changed policy, and every video links to the original source of the game (usually a Patreon page of the creator). So now I can share this resource.
Finding stuff you like
10 years ago, I played every game similar to my own games I could get my hands on. There weren’t that many, so it was easy. Now there are thousands, and I have to be picky. I often rule out games to play based on titles or thumb nails, which I know I shouldn’t, because there may be some good ones with unfortunate titles.
Graphics is a little better. I’m not a fan of the “huge breasts” trope in a lot of these games. If I start seeing characters with breasts bigger than Rachel, I probably wont check it out. I know there are people that only want “huge breasts”, so if that is what you like, you have a lot to choose from.
Stuff I downloaded
Here are a few titles I got recommended to me, or I found by accident. I will not include titles I have previously mentioned in the Visual Novels category.
Paradise Lofts – A 2D Renpy game set in 1958. Great music, great art, great humor. Patreon Page
What A Legend – Another 2D Renpy game set in a fantasy world. Also very funny. Patreon Page
Price of Power – A 3D Renpy game. Had to get this for the graphics alone. Classic single character “dating sim” but set in a medieval/fantasy setting. Patreon Page
Penny For Your Thoughts – A 3D Renpy game, that in this short intro video, already has me hooked on the story. The art is great, the story is great. I’m jealous! Patreon page
Bare Witness – A 3D Renpy classic “harem” game (lots of women you can date) Story hits all the standard tropes of these games, but the graphics and unique personalities make it worth sharing. Patreon Page
I’m open to any suggestions. Leave a comment of your favorites.