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Dharker Studio's eleventh game, released in February ofwas nothing more and nothing less, than Beauty Bounce.
Things really took a deeper header off the side of a cliff after I played The Host Holic from Red Panda Games and things always tend to get more serious when child molestation is involved. I suppose it is for the best because laughing when someone does give it their best go can be insulting. While it was originally set to be released as one full game, AJ Tilley and crew decided to make it episodic! I will save my rant on this particular shoddy excuse for another day, but we needed to know that going in.
So, does Beach Bounce keep is tongue firmly planted in its cheek or does it managed to bite it off? Why do you think I started off with laughing at bad games?
Beach bounce aiko, for those who care; there will be spoilers! Our Generic Protagonist of the hour is Tomoyo. However, upon his arrival he learns that his Grandmother has fallen ill and has been hospitalized. Tomoyo decides to stay and help around the resort any way he can and in the process meets several young women who will form his harem. Look at how tongue-in-cheek this visual novel is! Yeah, for anyone who seriously wondered if this crew was capable of tongue-in-cheek humor: no, no they cannot.
Beach Bounce, however, takes itself far too seriously, as seen in the nearly five minutes of exposition the game starts with. The easiest target for a comedic take on a harem comedy is the typical Generic Mary Sue Protagonist that infects these things and yet you want us to believe this is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek? Here is an outline one of my favorite non-sex scenes in this game.
Read the outline and weep.
A few days in Tomoyo is told by one of the girls that his Grandmother is terminal. Tomoyo, stunned, is then dragged into a conversation with two other girls one of whom you had the option to bang earlier on who Tomoyo should date. Yes; reading that scene is this rough. Calling him a Generic Protagonist actually covers all the bases: he is excellent at everything he does, commands the attention of several nubile young women without breaking a sweat, and yet remains clueless as the thirstier of the girls practically sits on his face.
He is completely useless by any metric judging decent characters, much less good ones, to the point where he has been reduced to a black outline in the user interface…which is odd considering MangaGamer clearly has an Event Graphic that shows his face.
About this game
The girls are atypical of the subgenre and they are all perfectly fill their stereotypes save for one: Sakura. Sakura is the wild child of the bunch: spending her nights stripping and can be comfortably described as an idiot. Not only was that one look enough to make her question her sexuality, but also enough to pull Tomoyo into a one night stand all in the span of two days…without even knowing his name.
If you take Sakura up on her offer to meet her at a strip club later on Tuesday go with itand you have too much alcohol during her performance, she will not have sex with you. It is later revealed that her bigamist Father became an alcoholic when his scandalous ways were revealed.
This is actually a decent idea on how to build character: have them react a certain way early on and explain reasons behind the reaction later can be a great foundation to make not only the character feel more natural, but also the relationship. Caring requires two things: time and interest. On the top of the totem pole is Rei, a classic tsundere who, like Sakura, wants you the minute she lays eyes on you and bursts into your room demanding sex in a scene so dumb it must be experienced first hand to be believed. After that we have Nymphadora Vohilliger, yes that is her name, who is a guest at the resort and propositions Tomoyo at the end of the game after several random encounters.
We also have Aiko; the cool sporty Beach bounce aiko who is more interested in competing against Tomoyo than banging him at the current time. If you were stupid enough to donate to the Kickstarter thinking it would be more than that, go sit in the corner and rethink your life choices. While the story itself was good for a chuckle, things really get funny when it comes to the Presentation. That ranges from just being okay but clearly dated, to be completely lazy and jarring looking at you diner backgrounds. However, none of this compares to the insult that is the sound effects: the insulting being that there are none.
But instead of just not making a point of it and moving on, Beach Bounce made the butt-stupid decision to draw attention to the lack of sound effects having it as text across the screen. The real fun with the visual comes with the Event Graphics. There are two versions of Beach Bounce and the adult version has more CGs for the sex scenes.
And as you can see above you, they are hilarious. These sex scenes make that Starfighter visual novel look like Shakespeare with its one-sided grunting, terrible dialogue and baffling expressions.
Presentation & technical
On the technical side Beach Bounce functions. Other than that the user interface is pretty bare bones all things considered. The most useful tool in its arsenal, the overworld map of the resort, would have been great if used to actually give the player options on how to spend their time. As is, the map only gives you the illusion of options while making you stick to a linear path. The same goes with the dialogue options, which only have an impact on who you have sex with.
It is literally an hour of gameplay and because so much has been either rushed through or left undone, saying this has any replay value would be lying. Interestingly enough, the current plan for Beach Bounce is that the price will rise for each new episode. That plan has about as much chance of staying in place as a snowball in Hell. If you are morbidly curious, you can wait until then.
Beach Bounce is hilarious in a way I am sure it did not intend to be. Bad VN are, unfortunately, unavoidable. Oh Hell no.
Of course there is always a catch
Beach Bounce is garbage. Founder of VNs Now. Opinions are Steve's, Facts are Mine. Reviews Beach Bounce Episode 1 Review. Written by JP3 - August 31, Post. Next Post. Loading Comments Required Name Required Website.