“I’m going to conquer Japan and rape all the princesses!! Gahahaha!”
Sengoku Rance is the newest thing on Yandere Translation’s eroge list, and with good reason. Rance, the mighty main character, has been hired by Oda Nobunaga to guide his army to a peaceful defense of the Oda territory.
So naturally, he sets his goal on raping and pillaging the rest of Japan.
While I’m not sure too much on the history of the Rance series, Sengoku Rance works as a pretty good standalone game. The game reminds me of a game made for Super Nintendo called “GemFire” except with a more traditional RPG battle system and typical eroge scenes. What a perfect expansion of my youth, Gahaha!
The game looks like it has a lot of inspirations from a lot of places, but it basically plays like a visual novel on top of a territorial war game. I would love to relate it to Utawarerumono, but Rance’s game play is very, very different. No hint of tactics games here.
The first thing you thought was “Triforce” and you can’t hide it.
Essentially, the game is a turn based system. Each turn goes around and you get a certain amount of actions (default 3). You also get minor reports from other territories working around you. Each action point can be spent doing anything from conversing with a character of choice, to exploring dungeons, to declaring war on another nation – or building up your own. However, there is a degree of priority for your territory and a lot will be spent on battle with other nations – so you need to choose where you spent your points wisely.
I spent all my points on Kouhime.
Pictured left to right: Rance, Demon “King”.
As you can guess, it’s a pretty fun game. Rance’s lack of character depth is a great comic relief, though there are some small points of development. The story isn’t terribly in depth and the game play is decently fun. Very open-ended. You’ll actually need to clear the game once for it to be possible to find all the scenes, and then it’ll probably take you several more to actually get them.
It’s a good game to take a tea time break with inbetween your combo training. Even better is that it’s almost completely translated. I have a tournament coming up, so excuse the lack of updates. My co-authors have been terribly lazy. I need to catch up on my anime for the last week or so :\