Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Hentai Game Review - Lilith in Nightmare

Been a while since I've done one of these.  I haven't managed to find a translation tool that doesn't get blocked or otherwise borked by updates to my computer, which has made playing most of the Japanese eroges nigh-on impossible.  Thankfully, a fan translation exists for this one and can be found on the ULMF forums here.  Props to Fatalus and whoever else was involved with this.  Keep on doing the (horny) devil's work.


The game is Lilith in Nightmare.  It's produced by Circle Tekua.  They've made a few succubus and monster girl eroges.  The big update they made to this game was to animate the H-scenes, and they are very nice indeed, I've got to say.

The game is a standard RPG-maker battlefucker.  You play as either Riddle or Alice (a futa) and start in a dreamworld with your memory missing.  The first character you run into is Lilith, who gives you the traditional succubus greeting.  After being drained by her tits, you're rescued by Charlotte, a friendly catgirl succubus.  And then the story begins.

The traditional succubus welcome.

The story is rather sweet.  At first it looks like the goal is simply to help Riddle find his memories and escape, and then through flashbacks we learn why he is here and that his connection to some of the NPCs is more than coincidental.  There are two endings, but they're arranged in such a way to make me think the game was initially released with the first one, and the second was added later when they had more time to finish it. 

There are a good range of characters and they're pretty much all fun.  The main antagonist, Lilith, is an energetic airhead who just wants to play with the main character.  There are a pair of bratty succubus twins and a couple of darker succubus types as well (which I of course loved).  The named characters also keep coming back, which allows the player to get to know them more.

Alas, given my weakness to Bad Girls, I stood no chance at all.

The gameplay is probably the weakest point.  It's your standard battlefuck RPG fights.  Examine to find the most sensitive body part and then concentrate on that until they start coming.  The bosses all have special moves that can be OHKOs if they land, with the player having to make an agility check to avoid them.  While this might seem a little RNGy, the player has a special move to temporarily double agility, which is usually enough to avoid getting hit.

The game has regular enemies, but they're dealt with by shooting them on main map.  They're a tolerable irritation and this is a much better way of including them than bogging down the gameplay with needless non-H fights.

Silent Hill gobbles up yet another unassuming videogame hospital.

The levels are surprisingly varied in mechanics.  There are a couple where the main character is kidnapped and the support characters have to race through the level to get to them in time before they get fully drained by a succubus.  Another sees the character have to dodge bullets being shot by a sniper succubus.  It's a refreshing change from the usual gameplay of running from point A to point B and fighting a bunch of random encounters along the way.  There's also always the option to go back and replay them, which is a good addition.

Of course, it wouldn't be an eroge without smexy stuff and the game delivers amply on that.  Each of the girls tend to have four or so attacks.  These are all animated and look very nice.  If you lose, the monster girl/succubus will use all of them on you in succession until you're fully drained.  Pretty much all of the sex acts are covered with blowjobs, titwanks, footjobs, handjobs, and both regular and anal sex.  There's even a segment where the main character gets shrunk that will likely please afficionados of giantess vore.  My favourite was probably the Lips Monster in the Silent Hill-inspired hospital level with her booby blowjobs.

Blowboob?  Boobjob?  This is one nightmare I don't want to wake up from.

Overall, a very nice game.  Definitely worth a look for fans of succubus and monster girl smut.

8 comments:

  1. Good review.

    Have you heard of the crossover involving MGQ: Paradox and seven other games? It hasn't been released yet, but it'll apparently take the form of an update to Part 2. The latest update on that is here: https://ci-en.dlsite.com/creator/4710/article/372118

    Also, if you still remember Lust Grimm, there are now translations for the later games from the same developer. Here's the link to the translation for the latest game (https://ulmf.org/threads/62studio-no-nosakyubasu-succubus-in-wonderland-rj278424.13908/); you can find the links to the other translations in the OP's signature.

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    1. I've heard about the crossover. Not sure how it will work, but should be interesting.

      Cheers for the links on the Lust Grimm games. Lust Grimm is great, I just never got around to writing a review of it for some reason. If there are good translations of the follow-up games, I'll give them a look.

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    2. The crossover has now been released, you can get it by redownloading Part 2.

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  2. What's this? More reviews!?

    Yes please!

    It's always a pleasure to read your reviews. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Have you ever played Shrift?

    it's an amazing game, and has a lot of eldritch abomination/monster girl scenes. Storytelling is 8/10. Only downside is the mediocre art

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    1. I'd say Shrift is less mediocre art and more of an acquired taste. I personally love it.

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    2. I've dipped into Shrift. The artwork has a weird style, but pretty damn good animation. I think it might have some of the best sex combat, as the girls tend to pile on more and more tricks and restraints, so the player really feels like they've had all the resistance fucked out of them when they succumb.

      I'm undecided on the Undertale-esque fuckery with the saves. It's great for making an interesting story. It's a bit of a pain for when you want to go back and replay certain events, as the save states are part of the story. I think my last run I messed up saving and ended up stuck right before the doll fight without the prep required to be able to beat her. I did pick up a complete save to check out some of the later monster girls, but I'd like to give it another go at some point and possibly put up a full review.

      I think the maker is involved in the upcoming MQ:P collab. Hopefully some experience will be shared around as Shrift-style sex battles with Shiki-tier art would be close to my dream eroge.

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    3. I see you're already aware of the MGQP collab project. SHRIFT is indeed part of it, and is also getting its own collab project in the form of its fourth expansion.
      The MGQP collab came out a couple of days ago. It's pretty buggy right now, though, so be careful if you try it.
      Combat is plain old MGQP with characters and their abilities converted to the system.
      As for H content, it's kind of lackluster. The girls with scenes available only get one as far as I know, and a decent number of them just used recycled CGs from their original games.

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