One of the very few "Hentai" games (Japanese adult titles) that I like, True Love is a Hentai adventure game with a difference. You are a highschool boy looking for love and excitement. Your mission is to win the girls' hearts (naturally) before your last summer of freedom is over for good. |
True Love is not as good as Sentimental Graffiti, a popular Japanese dating sim that was never translated to English, but it comes quite close. Every day when you wake up you get a chance to decide what you want to do in the morning, afternoon and night. What you decide to do (pleasure,sports,study and so on) raises your skill in that catagory. Naturally, different girls in the game are attracted to different kind of man, and your quest to charm them will not succeed if your skill in the category they like is not high enough. One of the funnest aspects of the game lies in figuring out which skill each woman is attracted to, and try to please them accordingly. When you charm them enough, the girls will be more than willing to get in bed with you. This is, of course, where you get to see the infamous Hentai scenes, although I think they are not as explicit or flagrant as newer Hentai titles. Various actions also have different effects on different skills. For example, drinking will increase your bravery, but diminishes your judgment. The girls you will meet in the game are quite well realized; they are not sex-starved girls with paper-thin personalities that are common in most Hentai games. They have their interests, goals, and are dignified enough to deny frontal sexual advances.
Overall, I find True Love to be a fun Hentai title that is much more than a "game" than most Hentai releases (which are really just collection of anime porn pictures, tied together with a shallow plot). With many girls to impress and options to choose, the game's replayability is high. Highly recommended to Hentai fans and anyone who's interested in Japanese (teen) culture in general.
Reviewed by: Underdogs