Princess Evangile – Review

-2015-nov-5-001Princess Evangile is a romantic-comedy-drama story developed by MOONSTONE and published by Mangagamer. It is a fun to read and enjoyable from start to finish. Leaving reader wanting more because many of the side characters are very interesting and normally leaving  you hanging of what would happen if i were to date her? The game spans a full year, divided into 26 “anime-like” chapters.

-2015-nov-5-005The story 8/10

The story itself is based around the protagonist, Masaya, being accepted into a school of all girls because he was scouted by Rise to get into the girls school, as a test for possible gender integration.  The story includes individual routes as well as the common, was well written. It flowed nicely, It’s a pretty lengthy story and very interesting in every aspect.

“Salutations. Would you like to attend a school for girls?”

Burdened by the incredible debt his father left behind, Okonogi Masaya is now destitute and alone. However, through a strange collection of events, he finds himself living at the prestigious Vincennes Academy, an all-girls charm school! His purpose is to mingle amongst the Filles De La Vincennes (“Maidens of Vincennes”) as the single male “sample” to promote gender integration. How will these young, innocent, and otherwise pure maidens react to his presence?! When over 99% of the girls are against integration!
The girls are so sheltered, that they actually run away screaming at the sight of him!
Our hero needs to befriend them if he wants to stay, but the situation’s looking grim…
The sole girl in favor of reform looks to our hero with hope in her eyes.
Thus, he must fight — to convince the few neutral parties at the school, his childhood friend… and even those who show him open disgust!

And just like that, his life at an all-girls school began…

-2015-nov-5-008Audio and Visual elements 8.5/10

The audio and visual elements were great, It sets the mood and feel like it belongs in the situation and the environment, especially the heroine themes. The backgrounds and CGs were beautiful and detailed along with a very nicely designed User Interface. With extremely cute SD art being found along the way through the story. Colorful movies and SD illustrations bring the classic girls’ school events to life!
Athletics festivals, elegant balls, swimsuits, love rivalries… and romance that would make a true lady blush!

There is full Japanese audio for all of the girls, and side characters combined with a well-fitting soundtrack. The game also tends to use alot of French words for naming stuff, but there is the option to click on them and get a detailed explanation for the meaning.

-2015-nov-5-002Routes and Pathing
As for the routes/heroines, they all felt different from each other. They all had their individual quirks that made them stand out and likable. Their routes all had happy moments and depressing moments. It’s hard not to get invested in a character emotionally when they have so much detail put into them. If I were to choose and have to answer which route is my favorite? I will provably choose Ayaka I personally think her route is provably the best among all the others, as her route turned a little dark in a sense and it is not cliche like.

To sum up 8.5/10

Princess Evangile is well worth the money. The characters are likable to keep you interested in the game and wanting to finish their routes, the story is silly to grab people’s attention fast, and the H-Scenes are well tied to the story and didn’t feel out of place. Some things I love about Princess Evangile is that it does not try to hide anything in fact it shows the dark side of the humans behavior. Sexual assault, trauma., stress. This is not a game as fruity and filled with rainbows as the title image suggests. As with most things, reality paints a much harsher picture and Princess Evangile strives to stay true. Despite improbability of its scenario, the game never once strays from its path or represents anything unreasonably. Overall a very enjoyable read.

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