Hashimoto Ken-ichi is a pretty normal guy, just like anyone, even you reading this review! He could be pretty much any of us! Except for his 4 adorable childhood friends who love him dearly and decide to compete against each other to see who will become his official girlfriend. Suddenly, I don’t feel like I can identify with this guy anymore. I wonder why…
Hashimoto Niina – as her name suggests – is Ken-ichi’s little sister, and a blood-related one, no less! Therefore, she is obviously head over heels for her unremarkable (yet, really kind!) onii-chan! And… She is the most loli of the group and…That’s about it! Have fun!Mizusawa An is a tsundere, but not really. She goes all dere-dere right at the first scene in the game and bluntly declares her devotion for the protagonist. She also fills the slot for the tomboy character, giving that lovely gap-moe!Hasekura Yuriko is the most adult girl in this harem, both in body and mind. A very “H” girl, second only to Momoka. She is also a bit of a prankster, and more importantly: She has big boobies! Do not forget about this!YES! I finally get to write about Yuyuguchi Momoka! Her mere existence makes me laugh my socks off! She openly admits to have many boyfriends, but don’t worry! Those are nothing more than men who love her, and she loves to be loved, so she never rejects anyone, even though she doesn’t love any of them particularly. However, her feeling for Ken-ichi are on a completely different scale, since she was the one to fall in love with him. Therefore, inside her twisted mind, the men who she goes out with regularly are all her boyfriends, but she ISN’T their girlfriend, since this position is reserved only for her true love! Additionally, she also kept her virginity intact, just to offer it as a present for the ever popular protagonist! The idea was to be original and challenging by creating a bitch heroine, but to make her easier to be accepted by Galge players, they came up with this “whore with a pure heart”, which is a concept so full of conflicting ideas that make this character look like a huge mess of a joke!
Theme & Routes
Just like you would expect from a Nukige, there’s not too much of a plot going on in this game. You simply choose a girl to go on a date and choose the location and the clothes she will be wearing. Yes! You choose everything, even her clothes! But your options are limited at first, as you need to build up the heroines’ affection for the protagonist, as if they are not obsessed enough for the guy…Instead of throwing you directly into one route, the game forces you to go through this sequences of choices before any new scene, even though your limitations make clear this is only to give you an illusion of choice by giving you a extra chore.Every event consists of Ken-ichi going out to some place and then having sex with his partner with not much of an explanation, bulding up, or romantic atmosphere. It is like a Nukige of a Nukige!
Even though the art is by 3 artists (Shiratama and Niniya) it feels like everything is drawn by the same person (except for the SDs by Shirasu Horio), but again, it’s not like the art quality is particularly high or unique. Actually, some CGs for H-scenes have weird proportions, especially for arms and heads.
Nothing to be impressed here, not even for the voice acting! While nothing sounds atrocious, there’s nothing pleasant for the ears on those seiyuus acting and as well as their acting is nothing to be impressed with. The music is forgettable and it sounds almost like .midi, but if you decided to appreciate this game for what it is trying to be, music is the last thing you should be concerned with.
Although the name of this game has emphasis on Lovely Life, it’s not exactly a loli-centered game, so I choose to venture myself through this one for last, as it would be a nice recovery after playing through the first 2. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a tremendously shitty game. But this was the first game from the new “Puchi Parfait” brand, so we shouldn’t expect much, or should we? At least I can say that, based on this first title, it’s hard to believe they would be able to pull off something considerably better, unless they make a huge change in their staff. Nevertheless, this epic journey finally comes to an end…for now! But don’t worry, as long 2D lolis have a smile on their faces, a new “hope” will definitely come! Like: Next month, probably!