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Princess Waltz Impressions- Eroge Game with Five Princesses and Two Princes.

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Princess Waltz is definitely an eroge game, that doesn’t really need to have the sex scenes for the plot line, but because the male lead has to raise affinity with the princesses for a reason, there are seven sex scenes. The sex scenes are okay. Some of them are kinda stereotypical others were all right. Still this game has less ecchi scenes than Yin-Yang X-change Alternative or perhaps Figures of Happiness, thus proving my opinion that this game does not need sex to progress!

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This review will have some minor spoilers, so if you did not finish the game yet, if you want to be spoiled then up to you.

Getting thru this game once was no problem on my part, but to get to the other ending, thus unlocking the images, and scenes… that’s where it gets tedious. I am pretty impatient, and would rather read an erotica novel, than having to sit thru parts like this, so I was skipping a lot..>_<

Still in Princess Waltz, there are some interesting details, like the card system to battle the enemies.  I didn’t really understand the concept of the point system, but knew that if I had to go with getting the initiative, match a higher number like that card game I declare War. After three endings, I finally figure out how to level my characters…so let’s just say I didn’t really want to master this card game system as much as I did for other games I played in the past. Another eroge game I saw with a similar feature was Lightning Warrior Raidy. I believe the eroge games are trying the angle for being more of a strategy aspect, rather than straight thru text reading. It seems kinda interesting, but not really useful, after three times playing thru the same scene after scene.

As Arate, you get to sleep with six girls. Yes even Chris is a girl, but there’s a back story on why she is the prince. I am not talking about Iris. I’ll never finish this post  on time if I do! Chris is also Arate’s number one, so the other girls, are all like follower-upers.. Not such a good concept for the one true pairing fan in me. Still you get thru their sex scenes so early in the game, that by the time, to replay for the other princesses. I was already not thrilled already. Also even though Arata is a virgin at the beginning of the game, they made Arata like in other eroge games  – where he became a sex god after a while, and all girls should salivate and drop like flies around him. That seemingly made him to be quite superficial… as a computer character probably is, it was what made the back story of the game interesting to play thru once or twice.

So far of all the guy characters I like in eroge games.. the one I like the most is Touya in Yin Yang, as being a realistic romantic character. I might have forgotten to mention it in the other post, since I was blushing at that time.. but reading the part about Touya as an ending felt like reading an erotic novel to me. That I don’t mind at all. >_<

Back to Princess Waltz tho…

Chris– I mention that she had the earliest sex scenes, because something does happen to her. I felt that Arata had the best lines for her. I actually was tearing up a bit, as I heard what Arata vowed. Still her determination to become the prince made the relationship really strange. In terms of ero, there is actually two ecchi scenes. In Arata’s bedroom, and at school. As the ending of the game finally came about, it seems as though Chris went back to be coming more Prince like, so I was like.. >_< Her sex scenes and some of the other princesses had a great deal of semen activity, and I am not sure if this is like that in real life, but I was like.. ugh.. they Marty Stu him to being  a sex champion, taking everyone’s virginity.

Angela – She’s a headstrong princess… When I first saw her in the game, I though that there might be some lesbian scenes. I looked at her and thought wow she’s so confident that it seems like she’ll get a very neat scene.. Arata and Angela had sex in the hotel.. and it was all right. Compared to the other princesses though, she is the most assured and realistic of what she wants, and is not such a heel in her actions like the other princesses.

This was one line I thought was kinda interesting from her.. “You’re trying to take away my chastity, so please don’t give me a wimpy line like that.”

Suzushiro– Now she was a surprise. She is the childhood friend of Chris, and is in love with her. She is also like Angela with the implied lesbian scenario that I though. Her personality is very much like a closeted maiden, but upon closer examination. There is a complete different realization. She had one of the most varied position in the ecchi department, and they had sex in the bedroom. Still there is maiden tendencies.

Oh and some edit mishaps. I was playing thru Suzushio’s ending, and got to this line ” She quickly presses her knees together and leans on my to hide herself.” Notice the blank there.. what is that? His thighs?

Lun Lun or Liliana– I never expected her to be that much of a pairing with Arata. They did kiss and all, but I always thought she had that fan girl mentality. But she’s the type of character that you can never know by an open book. She has that innocent look about her, but I felt very annoyed by her in the ero aspect. She was the type that would give and give, and never really take. They had sex in his bed room.  She did have one of the best fighting scenes ever, with some of the most varied attack styles.

Liesel– Okay the princess who was considered to be a back stabber at the beginning. I didn’t like her much, for the surprise attack, but when she was defeated. It was a pretty strong scene. She has a low self-esteem and was a strategist.  Still she had an interesting  ecchi scene. Her breasts are considered bigger than Angela’s. Arata and Liesel had sex in the bathroom.

Shizuka– What to say about her, she is a princess.. and she’s also Arata’s adopted older sister, a model housewife. Her identity as a princess is only revealed in one ending, and that is the first image on top, while the others endings has it where she is referred to as the Beast Princess, and her identity is never revealed. Incest issues much? Arata and Shizuka had sex in her bedroom. She has an obvious rivalry with Angela, and if there is a fnadom for this game, I would imagine Angela x Shizuka pairing. I wouldn’t be too surprised if there were any yuri dojinshis for her.

As for ages of the princesses, Arata and Chris. I can only imagine that, Angela, Liliana and Shizuka are considered older than Arata. Liesel and Chris are the same age as Arata. Suzushiro might be a year younger or not. Can’t really remember now. I took about a month playing this game,with a two week break in between of this game.

Music for many parts, sounds like 90’s bedtime music. Lots of those really soft jazz glass/bells sounds for the sex scenes. It got old pretty fast, and I was at some points wanting to mute the sound button..

One more con about this game, and probably for other eroge games, is how often the scene does not match the text, they mention finger touching where, and should make that illustration. The fact that they only showed the girl’s reaction makes the scene kinda dull.

So my final impression of this game, was that this is a dramatic game with a few LOL moments with some of the supporting characters namely the Dragon and whale, but the fact that it was so repetitious, with only one ending to go for…  it made the game iffy and not really re playable in the long run. The second picture that I got up there, after that first picture is technically how the game should look when you get all the endings. Second chapter indicates that the bad ending is technically over.

My review, and playing of this game is several years behind, and another more technical review of this game, should be this one at Eroge Review.

Oh and for those who do not know what this game is, in spite of my ranting and looong review on it.. check out the youtube opening.

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  1. April 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Interesting review. I see that for you, the game was more about the characters than the developments, as you have organized your review along those lines. I had an interesting chat with Owen_S about story-based vs. character-driven works, and your review would seem to place Princess Waltz in the latter category.

    Also, I’m amused to see that the generic bishounen male lead is inevitably zetsurin. All part of the genre, I suppose.

  2. miz
    April 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    @moritheil Ahh thanks for the comment. The original reason that drew me into playing the game was the character of Iris. But then I realized that my preconception was different. I think I went with the character based angle was because of the result of the game. There was seven sex scenes. I should have written an additional side impression on Nodoka, but I would probably bash her into the same category as Liliana.

    I had this thought in my mind.. what is zetsurin? Then after the Twitter comments.. I can honestly tell you this. I hate that genre…! No one is perfect so why try and make it be more unrealistic that it already is? I read a lot of erotica, and sure I see a lot of perfection, but the author said so from the beginning, not like the Japanese model of starting from the wimp to the god. How old is the protagonist anyway.. they’re not that age to become god like beings!

  3. April 27, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Yeah, I think it’s actually part of what I call the man-mythos: a man is supposed to be without flaws sexually; if he is in any way not completely spectacular, he is somehow less of a man. Thus in works of literature or games where there actually is sex, the ideal man is depicted as peerless in bed, even to the point of caricature.

  4. miz
    April 27, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Ahh.. that to me makes me think of Adam and Eve. In Christian theology, he fell from perfection with Eve. Not everyone is perfect, but it is a human desire to have things perfect. On occasion it I kinda think of it resulting in this though – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_syndrome Hmm.. wonder if I am getting too far off the tangent.

  5. April 27, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Well, I think that kind of rapture at something beauteous is potentially universal, and just happens to happen for a lot of people with art or historic cities. I knew a few people who got that way around music. Are you making the argument that people get that way around really good sex and that this is merely a subset of a larger series of ecstatic experiences?

    I think the conflation of sexual prowess with perfection, and the association of both with the first man relates more to Gnostic theology than strictly Christian theology – particularly the Adam Kadmon theories, which grossly emphasize the concept of Adam as perfect, though I’ve probably far exceeded my dorkiness quota with this.

  6. 静か
    April 27, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Ahahaha there’s a Shizuka route.

    > One more con about this game, and probably for other eroge games, is how often the scene does not match the text, they mention finger touching where, and should make that illustration. The fact that they only showed the girl’s reaction makes the scene kinda dull.

    I think that’s par for the course, except for the hardcore sex games which ARE that explicit. The producers want to leave much of the game to the player’s imagination.

  7. miz
    April 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I am actually thinking of Evangelion Theory.. when Shinji realize that he is not perfect, that people are fractured and things must end somewhere. People are not immortal, and as much as the old rulers try to obtain that in ancient civilization. But gosh what a question to ponder.

    I always think of good sex, as a mental experience, and very overrated in real life. Something that is about control, and time. Not everyone is perfect tho. ^_O

  8. miz
    April 27, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Aha!!! A current player of the game who read my review.. >_< Not too spoiled right?

    I just think that is very incomplete.. it’s when they say text, I expect graphics.. and when they say hand there.. it should be a representation. Otherwise what is the point of the game then? I paid like $30 bucks.. if I want to be thinking about it. I would read a book.. Drawing is just a few lines or pictures.. so I was kinda annoyed. Still Japanese censors are stricter.. so I don’t think I should complain.

  9. Kurrel
    July 29, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Hi there. Sorry to dredge up such an old post but I was interested in your review of Princess Waltz. I wanted to know what you consider the best eroge game or games out there?

  10. miz
    August 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Hmm that’s a slight difficult question to answer. I have looked for games that got a strong plot, and interesting game play. It depends on the fan of genres within the visual novel.. so what games have you played?

  11. Kurrel
    August 11, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Answering a question with a question, very cunning.

    I’ve played the following,
    True Love, which I enjoyed
    Nocturnal Illusion, which I didn’t
    Three Sisters, with mixed feelings
    Princess Waltz, which I wish had more choice but had a great story
    Maid’s Story, which kept breaking

    I’ve played a few others, though I can’t recall their names.

    I personally enjoyed True Love for it’s branches and the variety of choices. I like the feeling (or illusion) of control.

  12. miz
    August 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Sorry to respond to this comment quite late. I am pretty interested in what your comments are. True Love sounds slightly interesting. Not sure where I can purchase it though. Need to finish playing some of my games, either on my computer or still in its packaging.. purchased two new games from Manga Gamers recently.. so hopefully I won’t get that lazy about finishing some games…

  13. lf52
    November 24, 2010 at 3:57 am

    just finished the game…
    LOVED IT!
    srsly, the music, cg, and plot (and sex scenes XDDDDDD, although they were a bit lacking for a H-game ) were all really great!

  14. miz
    November 27, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for the comment.. I felt that it was an okay game. Sex scenes are a part of the game.. so not quite sure how much lacking it can get.. although the fast fwd button was very handy.

  15. Zedrich
    December 27, 2011 at 10:29 am

    IMHO Princess Waltz was quite good, although the plot was rather linear unlike most multiple-ended H-Games.. But somehow the combat / waltz scenes, and the concept of symbolizing a fight with a turn-based card battle game, sold me on this title.

    I wouldn’t really compare it to Fate/Stay Night, although they are rather distantly similar.. yes I have played all the routes, ending with Heaven’s Feel (i believe this word has quite the literal meaning in this route lol), but it’s just not worth the trouble comparing.

    That aside, may i inquire on your thoughts (or perhaps, review) on A Certain Scientific Railgun / Magical Index; and possibly suggest a personal favorite for an H-Game title, Yume Miru Kusuri -A Drug That Makes You Dream ..?

  16. December 28, 2011 at 4:18 am

    @Zedrich Thanks for your comment. Princess Waltz is an okay game. The card battle game also initially sold me on the game, until it became the same. At this point, my opinion of the review still stands. I am not so much of the Marty Stu concept that seems to be in the game, but with the necessity of selling sex. Well sex god it is.. really not based for reality though. I suspect it would be verrrry boring for people to watching the pace of a relationship go at a snail pace. I would too..

    I have been a bit out of touch with anime titles, and do sometimes write for Anime Diet nowadays. Thanks for asking about my thoughts for a specific title though Yume Miru Kusuri is still on my game list to play. I shall try and finish that game sooner than not though.

  17. Stuvan
    January 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I see that there are some posts that have been recently been written. I would like to ask if there is anyone that know how you are able to get the other scenes, only played it once.
    But had no idea that u could get in bed with the other princesses.
    Can anyone help me here? Much appriciated!

    Oh and love the game btw :P.. also very nice post animemiz. 🙂

  18. January 4, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Oh did you try and google Princess Waltz walk through? I see a “walk through” on Games FAQ.

  19. Stuvan
    January 4, 2012 at 7:40 am

    hmm, yes i did read it.. i see now i didnt read it carefully enough 😛
    thx for the info miz. have a good day, and continuation of the year 🙂

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