I was out at the weekend so I wasn't able to blog about this going live on Friday.
Goddammit. The new Crimson Court DLC for Darkest Dungeon came out last week as well. How am I ever going to get any writing done?
Monmusu Quest: Paradox is the follow-up to Toro Toro Resistance's Monster Girl Quest series. Personally I thought the switch to a typical grindy JRPG over the VN-with-puzzle-battles of the original did lose some of the hentai sexiness, although MQ:P is a much stronger game. Don't let the porn aspects fool you, the first Monmusu Quest: Paradox was every bit as complex as a Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest.
Last time I did a fairly epic series of blogging my misadventures (and repeatedly getting lost) playing through the first game. Unfortunately I won't be able to do it this time. I don't know if it's an upgrade to Windows 10 or a change in the base RPGMaker programs developers use to make these games, but I've been unable to make text hooking and machine translation work for Japanese games over the past year or so. Monmusu Quest: Paradox is unfortunately no exception - the program implodes the moment I try to start it with AGTH hooked. :(
This means I'll be waiting along with everybody else on Dargoth and team for an English translation. A partial one for MQ:P part 1 already exists and you can keep up-to-date with where the part 2 translation is at here.
In the meantime I did the naughty impatient thing of checking through the game's Graphics folders to see what lovely new monster girl Bad End scenes we have to look forward to. Yes, a lot of them are recycled from the previous MGQ series, but even with that there are a lot of new sexy (ish, YMMV) monster girls to look forward to.
It looks like Toro Toro Resistance has done a similar thing to part 1 - taken the various themed areas/factions and added new Arachnes/Vampires/Fairies/Mermaids/Slimes/etc to fight alongside the monster girls from the original series.
Artwork is again a little inconsistent. I've always liked Setouchi's work, but some of the newer artists are a bit meh. (Xelvy is obviously still Xelvy, and we wouldn't want them to change at all! :) )
There are a few by this artist and hmm, not my thing. It's effective for creepy little bug girls and there are a few, and that might tickle the right spot for some peeps.
I loved seeing this, mainly for how comically ripped Luka is. I suspect most people couldn't give a rat's ass about how Luka is depicted as they're playing Monmusu Quest: Paradox to imagine themselves in his place having all the smexy done to them by gorgeous monster girls, but it's nice to see him painted as the Bad Ass hero he would have to be to survive all the nonsense thrown at him.
And as for Purple, she can wrap those thighs around my head all day long. Yum yum.
And it wouldn't be a Monster Girl Quest game if we didn't have a few WTF! designs.
Random sea creature merged with naked big-boob chick. Check.
Tentacles. Check. (I think this one might be pushing the vampire=leech metaphor a little too hard...)
Delphinus angel abominations. shudder. Check.
Of course, the great thing about Monster Girl Quest is there are so many monster girls, there's usually something for everyone. I found this lovely group artwork of some very cute succubi.
(probably in the process of squeezing poor Luka dry - it is MGQ after all!)
Would love to get in and start playing, but it looks like I'm going to have to wait patiently (very, like a year or more!) for the English translation like everyone else.