“Hunter Quest: “Aina’s Arduous Tale” is the official translation of the hentai Japanese RPG game. However, the translation only goes as far as the in-game text. So it is imperative that the Japanese language is installed on your computer before you even attempt to extract the game from the compressed file. I mean, sure, it does state as such on the website, but most people would ignore that.
Anyways, let’s move onto the actual game itself shall we? In “Hunter Quest” you play as a sexy female hunter who’s called Aina, who has just received her Hunter’s license. So, what’s the big deal with that then?
Well, that enables Aina to go on quests (and side-quests) to protect the people of Plush from various evils that is currently present, and – from various conversations – will be coming soon, too. Along the way, you will meet various nefarious sorts who will take advantage of Aina at every opportunity.
“Hunter Quest” doesn’t deviate too far from any standard RPG Maker game. You travel around using the keyboard only, initiate conversations and when in a fight, you use an action wheel to select whether you want to attack, retreat or use an item. Unusually though, you do see the health of your enemies, so you do know how well (or not), you are doing.
In a fight, you can use your hand weaponry, any learnt magic, special items and of course heal yourself – or even retreat. Your starting location is rather large and consists of quite a few buildings over many screens, including a brothel…, all of which are worth exploring. You’ll also meet various people who need things done, which, if you help them will return the favor – but not always in a good way…
However, a lot of the dialogue is quite amusing, although there is always a feeling that Plush certainly has societal problems, especially as there is drug problem along with a slum area. Graphically, the game is okay – all characters move and animate as well as any other RPG Maker game. They aren’t particularly detailed, of course, but are still pretty nice.
Magical effects are good, although nothing that hasn’t been seen elsewhere. So what about monsters and foes then? Well, the enemies that you meet come in many varieties (including fairies, hornets, slime and of course, the obligatory llama and shark. There are shops scattered around here and there where you can buy new goods of all sorts, which all help to defeat the deadlier enemies.
The sex scenes are more “present” than being great – running in a low resolution doesn’t really help matters in that regard. Graphically it’s okay, just nothing outstanding. They aren’t too long (and you can reminisce about them later as well), and are detailed pretty well. Plus, of course, it’s censored (why? I have no idea…).
Even so, “Hunter Quest: “Aina’s Arduous Tale” is still a fun erotic JRPG that offers an interesting storyline. So if you’re into lewd JRPG’s that has that old-school look to it, then “”Hunter Quest” might just be the game for you (you could always download and play the free demo of the game before you decide if you should buy “Hunter Quest” or not).
+ Everything moves and plays well
+ If you’ve played RPG Maker games before you’ll know exactly how things work
+ Music is good and sound effects are okay
+ English is pretty good (although in one part, Aina’s name wasn’t translated)
– A low resolution mode is used
– Having to fiddle with your OS before you can even extract the files is annoying
– Continually spawning enemies can get annoying
Sound and music: 4/5
Replay value: 3/5
Once you’ve got your computer set up correctly, “Hunter Quest” a perfectly functional game. I mean, it’s no better or worse than other sex JRPG’s on the market. Nevertheless, It’s fun. The adult storyline is good, and the occasional humour perfectly fine. The sex scenes do their job – neither being great nor bad. So If you’re looking for an RPG game to dip into every so often, you could do far worse. Likewise, for the avid hentai JRPG player it should be perfectly adequate too.
Title: Hunter Quest ~Aina’s Arduous Tale~
Developer: Milk Seeki
Format: PC Download
Genre: Erotic JRPG
Resolution: 640 x 480
Release date: 2018-10-06
Spent time: + 2 hours
Average grade internationally: N/A
PEGI age rating: +18
Price: 10.92 Euros via DLSite
Robin Ek – Editor
The Gaming Ground
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