どらぺこ! ~おねだりドラゴンとおっぱい勇者~ – Impressions

Hm, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but it was surprisingly decent actually. Well once you get past the first part anyway.

Not much to actually talk about when thinking of it. The setting takes place in a fantasy world of magic as with most Alicesoft games and it’s pretty fun alright. The catch is probably that the dragon girl, Kuu keeps dropping some not very subtle hints about some SF twist in the story. Such as how all of these fantasy creatures were born in places described to be just like test tubes. Such as how all of these creatures also come labeled with a number as if they were a product of a factory and such as how the “God” that the protagonist Esto met speaks just like some AI.

Well the list goes on but basically… it’s not a very subtle way of covering things. Unless there’s going to be a SURPRISE DOUBLE LAYER TWIST or something later, I don’t think it leaves much room for thought in the story.

However that’s relatively fine I guess as I’m simply enjoying the atmosphere/interactions within the story at the moment.

Contrary to my initial expectations, there is actually gameplay of sorts. Before getting excited about it however, it’s quite frankly about the same level as Shukufuku no Campanella. In other words, it contributes next to nothing to the story and is added on there as some sort of rudimentary selling point.

Though rather than a selling point it’s plain annoying and detracts from the experience if anything. It’s a shame since with a relatively decent story like this, it might have been pretty fun if it had been paired with some half decent gameplay.

Oh well, in a similar line to Kyonyuu Fantasy I’m hoping for Esto to rise from the bottom and screw over the people who dared to take use of his innocence and usurp his position. He’s a really strange protagonist really, on one hand he’s innocent, good natured and sincere but because of that, he actually ended up being brainwashed into being a hopeless pervert as well. Amazing how they managed to put these two, usually opposite elements, together in the character. And it actually somewhat works.

Overall it’s passable but it doesn’t look like it’s going to take home any awards for storytelling.

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