It’s been a while since I last wrote an eroge game post, I guess the time is just about right now since the latest game from Illusion Soft Schoolmate 2 すくぅ～るメイト２ was just released a few days ago! For the past couple of years, I haven’t been exactly happy with most of the Illusion releases, save perhaps @Homemate and Schoolmate Sweet; Real Kanojo was a disappointment as it failed to capture my attention for more than 15 minutes. However, back in April, Illusion soft announced their new latest game Schoolmate 2; the Schoolmate series, one of the few entertaining games coming out of Illusion soft in recent years. I have been playing this game for a few hours now and so far it’s been decent, so let’s take a look at it.
The game started off by showing us a brief prologue between the Player and his classmate Yukariko (the main story heroine) when they were cleaning the 3 Jizou statues on the school ground.
Out of a freak accident, Yukariko broke the head of one of the Jizou statues….
And this accident awakes the three spirits Suho, Asagi and Kohaku. As a revenge, the three Jizou sisters cursed Yukariko and were able to take control of Yukariko’s body and the only way for Yukariko to lift the curse is to have sex with the protagonist….
The mature and sexy older sister Suho with red eyes.
The second of the 3 Jizou sisters Asagi, she has blue eyes.
The youngest of the 3 Jizou sisters Kohaku. She is an earnest young girl with amber eyes.
Yukariko, without any means to refuse the 3 Jizou sisters, and even though she didn’t believe in the curse, she eventually gave in to their demand. She then asked the protagonist to help her with the missions given by the 3 Jizou sisters.
The game starts off with a basic story mission mode where the three Jizou sisters will ask Yukariko fulfill a certain objective at the beginning of each mission. Yukariko will then send keitai mail to the protagonist to tell him where to meet for the next H-scene…
It’s that simple… yup.
The gameplay is pretty simple too and it’s all controlled by the mouse wheel.
- There is a square on the top right corner
- For all your H actions, your mouse have to be placed inside of it
- If you scroll your mouse up, your H actions will be more intense while scrolling down will decrease it
- To progress the next H-scene you have to scroll slowly up until you reach a point where you get a heart on the same square of the top right corner
- After getting the heart you will have to wait for her conversation to end and you will be able to proceed to next H-scene
- To proceed next H-scene, left click and hold the left click and you will see one of the options not in gray anymore
- To select the option you don’t click on it, while having your left click held move up, down, left or right (depending on which side the option is) and release the left click
- Repeat until all the hearts have been full and use right click instead to select the orgasm options with the same logic as the left click options
The Jizou sisters will pop out and say various things from time to time ^^;
There is also a 3D mode which you can toggle on/off during H-scene. And you going to need one of this red/blue 3D glasses to view them properly.
The next 3 images are taken with the 3D effect turned on~
This is of course an eroge game after all ^^; So let me show you a few screen shots~
This ain’t a eroge game review without juicy screen shot right? There are of course many many more juicy screen shots, most of them are a bit too much to be shown here on my top page, so I have dedicated a separate password protect page for them. What’s the password? Simple, the answer is the same one I used back in May and it’s buried in one of my post during the month of May ^^;
After all the missions are complete you will see “Normal End”.
Your Story Mode will change to “Endless mode” and game will unlock “Memory Mode” and “Replay Mode”
The selection screen of Endless Mode
Selection screen for memory mode where you can revisit prior missions.
The replay mode let you record the scene and watch them over again.
Overall, the game mechanic is pretty simple and post little next to no difficulty at all. It will be a real stretch to call this a worthy successor to the original Schoolmate, after all, there is very little game play element in this other than playing with the mousewheel… the only saving grace for Schoolmate 2 is the improve cell shading graphics, the smoother motion, plus the h-scenes are fairly well done and are quite erotic. I would consider recommend playing this game, in contrary to let say Real Kanojo or You cannot escape from the Heroine, which is more or less a waste of time in my opinion.
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