“The Angel Inn” is a short 18+ adult visual novel by DDreams Games that tells the story about a protagonist which have just joined a Merchant Guild as a guard, and who arrives at a departure point five days early.
And with that short introduction of the game’s story. You (the player) start off with a selectable skill, then you make your way to The Angel Inn to wait for the expedition to arrive (all the while getting to know the guests and innkeeper).
Well, after an initial chat with the innkeeper, you are free to wander around the inn, visiting any room that is occupied. All of this is done by clicking on where you want to go, at which point the story continues.
So, what about the character line-up in the game then? Well, aside from yourself and the innkeeper, there are two other guests (a bard and an argumentative woman), each of which you can try to get to know better through each characters story and selectable options.
It’s also worth mentioning that the game’s characters are very nicely done. I mean, the inn and its inhabitants feel genuinely welcoming. Furthermore, there are a few interesting quirks with the people you meet, although they do follow a lot of the standard tropes as well.
Graphically, the characters aren’t all that bad either. You see, they move in and out of scenes in a quite unusual manner – which does work surprisingly well, and are simply animated.
As for the dating and romance aspects of the game. Well, your relationship success, does depend on selecting the right choice at the right time, although there will be times when one option will be positive for one character, and negative for another.
And once the game is complete (and if you’re interested enough), “The Angel Inn” can be replayed with skippable text (it’s something you can’t do when you first play the game, and is probably something that all visual novels should implement).
As nice as all of this might sound though…There are a few problems with the engine that “The Angel Inn” uses (by the look of the save system – which is forced upon you – it seems to be written using RPG Maker or some associated system, and which would also explain the weird screen resolution that’s used).
For example, some image fade-ins are very slow (and some are normal speed), for example. However, on a positive note. It’s nothing that affects the overall gameplay at all, it just slows the progress down.
So, what about the story and dialogs then? Well, the game’s story and dialogue are pretty good as well, although there are a few spelling mistakes and the addition of unwanted letters.
Nevertheless, in overall, “The Angel Inn” tells a very pleasant (but short) visual story. So only time will tell if the game will be worth getting once the full version is released in October of this year (a lot will depend on the launch price).
So far, so good though. So I wish DDreams Games the best of luck with everything.
+ The game tells a very charming story (even though the story is somewhat of the standard type).
+ Some rather nice music.
+ Nice looking visuals.
+ Sexy females.
+ Nice lewd and uncensored content.
– Runs in a window (and can’t expand to full screen).
– Some graphic transitions are very slow.
– Forced to save at each junction.
– Various grammatical/spelling errors.
– The game is pretty short.
Sound and music: 3/5
Replay value: 3/5
“The Angel Inn” offers a pleasant enough story (if somewhat standard), with likable characters, and fairly good graphics. So it would certainly be worth trying if the price is right.
I mean, the fact that it runs in a window isn’t a problem as such, but it’s annoying with no doubt.
***UNCENSORED NSFW IMAGES FOR DOWNLOAD!***
Title: The Angel Inn
Developer: DDreams Games
Genre: Adult visual novel
Resolution: Program default
Release date: 2019-10-24
Spent time: + 40 minutes (game complete)
Average grade internationally: N/A
PEGI age rating: +18
Price: 4,99 USD via Steam
Robin Ek – Editor
The Gaming Ground
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