Thursday, February 20, 2014

Let's Play Violated Hero 4! part 20

Okay, so it turns out I wasn’t quite as done with the Violated Hero 4 walkthrough as I thought.  As a few people let me know in comments and on the MGU boards, all the Violated Hero games have an extra scene that unlocks after you unlock all the other scenes.  I never knew this because despite owning the three previous VH games, I only ever bothered with the scenes that interested me (That’ll teach me for skipping the futa hellhound scene in VH2).

This also explains why this scene from the promo screenshots hasn’t shown up already.


And on the title page there is indeed an Extra option at the bottom.


Selecting that and we’re back to Luka-clone dawdling around a town free of monsters, presumably basking in the glow of saving the world through his superpower of producing copious amounts of cum.


He pops by the demon castle and my auto-translation starts having difficulty.  Anua chews him out over something, I think.  Selene tries to tempt him into being her erotic slave.  Presumably she still wants that “dirty” fight, the naughty minx.  Angry Makina complains about humans encroaching into her territory and threats to mash them into paste if they continue to do so.

So far it’s the boring peacetime court issues.

Sharia comes back from somewhere.  She’s unhappy someone’s been spreading rumours that a lowly human defeated her.  (My guess is Lilith is to blame)

They continue to moan about bureaucracy.  Selene likes people volunteering to be her slave, but hates all the paperwork involved in proving they are willing to be her sex slave.

Lilith shows up.  She doesn’t like paperwork either, so doesn’t bother doing it.  When Luka-clone mentions she might be shirking responsibilities she points out it would only make her bored, and when she’s bored she starts thinking up naughty mischief.

I think Sharia likes the idea of a spot of naughty mischief.


As do the others.


Luka-clone protests he’s at his limit, but we all know that’s not going to stop anything, and so . . .


Orgy time!

So what’s going on here?  Looks like a finger in Anua’s pussy, a finger in Makina’s pussy, Lilith sitting on his face and Sharia sitting on his cock.  Can’t really complain about that.  What about poor Selene, doesn’t she get any pleasure from the Luka-clone pile on?

Lilith mentions this, but there is a way for Selene to get involved . . .

Uh oh.

Yeah, you guessed it – tentacle in the ass.  Poor Luka-clone’s going to need a colostomy bag before he hits middle age the way this lot are treating him.

They tease him over his premature ejaculation problem.  Lilith has the fix for that.


Bing.  Magic glowing eyes and no coming from Luka-clone until Big Sis Lilith says he can.

Careful.  You might burst the ambulatory bag of concentrated semen.

The girls, being apparently near-immortal demons, are a little concerned about human mortality.  Their boy-toy only has a hundred years in him at most (I think this is a highly optimistic estimate – I doubt he’d reach thirty without a massive supply of zinc tablets).

First off they get him to swear to be their masochist pet, which of course Luka-clone agrees to because then he gets to come.  And he knows it’s the truth anyway, so why deny it.

Cue more splurting into Sharia’s womb.  Even though most of it seems to end up over her and all the other girls.  Never really understood the physics behind that one, but never mind, I guess it’s artistic license.

Ooh, swearing lifetime fealty as a masochist pet comes with a damn good benefits package.  Or rather a damned good benefits package.  He’s contracted to them, which means he doesn’t get to die until they say so.  So that means an eternity of pleasure at the hands of Sharia and friends.

Sure, I can sign up for that (so long as there’s a reduction in the number of rectal intrusions – keep those tentacles to yourself, Selene dear).

And finally, the end of Violated Hero 4.

I’ll finish up with some overall thoughts.

I’ve seen a few opinions that Dieselmine “phoned it in” on this one.  It’s a hard argument to refute.  The artwork and voice acting is – as usual – superior to their competitors, which makes it all the more frustrating when Dieselmine balls up what should be the easy stuff.  The game mechanics seem simpler than VH3 even with the boss recruitment mechanic.  For most of the game the plot seems like a complete copy of VH2 with weaker characters.

On the positive side, the plot developments near the end are actually pretty good.  After setting up Lilith up as a carbon copy of MGQ’s Alice, it was refreshing to see her unmasked as playing a much more self-serving role.  And they finally figured out that the wandering mooks in a monster girl eroge should also be sexy.

On the negative side it’s unfortunate the lesser bosses are relegated to nothing more than attack buttons after recruitment.  They’re not seen again and worse, their attack buttons are strictly worse than Lilith, which means that other than for a few fights when Lilith isn’t in the party, you’re always better off using Lilith.  The game doesn’t really make best use of the recruitment mechanic (different girls being of more or less use depending on the fight would have at least added some rudimentary strategy).

To be honest, I doubt Dieselmine are that fussed.  They have their formula – Come up with 15 interesting monster girls, find some voice actors, draw some pretty Bad End sex scenes, and wrap it all in something that vaguely resembles a game if you squint at it hard enough.  This is true for most pornified things (and why they often have a bad reputation) – if you bring the sex you don’t have to worry too much about everything else.  People will buy it anyway.

Every so often you get exceptions like Monster Girl Quest, which goes way beyond what most people expect from a porn game.  There’s a reason that games has been bubbling away in the internet underground and occasionally popping up to surprise games journalists – the writing in that game is excellent, enough to put most mainstream AAA titles to shame.  They also do a lot to attempt to make the combat interesting strategically despite the limited tools available.

I’d like to see Dieselmine try a bit harder.  Maybe work a bit on coming up with a more interesting story.  Maybe make some of the boss fights actually require some strategy.  I doubt this will happen because they don’t need to.

Overally the series is still one of the prettiest monster girl hentai games out there, but it’s frustrating that the developers give the impression of not caring about other aspects such as plot and game play.

I hope you all enjoyed this little walkthrough.  And if you’re looking for extra material in a similar vein and can excuse the cheeky little plug, I may have some books that might interest you.

To come: reviews of a couple of other monster girl eroges (ROBF and Dramaraquest).

8 comments:

  1. Indeed, nice review there. Although, they could improve the series I still love the game to be honest :) Furthermore, if you are looking for more monster girls review material, I can suggest Dirunween ( or something like that ) : http://www.dlsite.com/maniax/work/=/product_id/RJ123889.html. Also have you played Succubus Quest yet ?

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    1. I've seen Dirunween mentioned a couple of times. I might check it out, although it looked more Rance-esque than MGQ-esque from the desc. Played Succubus Quest 2 a while back. I might revisit it now I know how to set up the translation stuff. I suspect it's a bit tame now compared to other games that have come out since.

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    2. Ok sweet :) Well I think the concept and sprites of Succubus Quest are still nice if you compare it to other games that are based of RPG Maker Ace. I was also surprised that it had some good soundtracks.

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  2. Seeing as how you haven't played the third game to completion, I'll let you in on a little secret:

    Lilith's a clone of Sei Mei from that game.

    I see what you mean about "people don't care," but I think people *do* care. To quote a movie I've never seen:

    Jesus: This movie is very low quality.
    Ray Bob: Don't look that bad to me.
    Jesus: There's no story.
    Bucky: It's a fuck movie. I don't watch a fuck movie for the story. I watch a fuck movie to see fuckin'.
    C.W.: I got to side with Jesus on this one. I personally appreciate an attempt at telling a story. When I care more about the characters, I care more about the fuckin'.
    — From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

    Pretty much that. I'd probably still like their games if they stayed AT THE SAME LEVEL OF QUALITY as this one, but when you compare, say, the second one, you realize they're actually *regressing*. Shoot, you said that the Demon Generals here are basically the demon generals from that one, but I'd actually argue they're actually much narrower and flatter than those ones.

    Makina is angry like Insecta, but while Insecta also had her proud warrior schtick and willingness to jump Luka right off the bat instead of waiting like a good little end boss, Makina is just... angry all the time. You get the picture.

    I know I'm probably powerless to effect change, but complaining is all I know...

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    1. Hehe, yeah. I know what you mean. It did feel like a step backwards compared to VH2 and VH3. Anua and Makina are largely character-shaped holes compared to Milfy and co from VH2.

      I think Dieselmine will continue to focus on the Bad End scenes and not bother with the other stuff because they know most of their audience is there for the sex scenes. It's really frustrating as I don't think the changes to massively improve the games are that difficult. (sex up the battles - add a larger moveset and ramp up the strategy)

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  3. Followed along from the start of your Let's Play for VH4 and really enjoyed it. Nice going! I'm definitely looking forward to the next game you play.

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