How long has it been? I think it was back in July of 2009 when I first heard of JAST USA first announced that they were working with well known eroge game publisher Nitro+ to bring Deus Machina Demonbane to the English speaking market. At first I was so excited that I couldn’t believe it. It’s been a long and hard road to develop the eroge game market for the English speaking world, I can vaguely remember playing Three Sisters’ Story and Season of the Sakura back in the mid 90s. Kudos to Peter and JAST USA to keep chucking at it after all these years!
It will probably take a while before I can finish the game, but I feel compelled to write my first impression of the game as soon as possible ^^; Here we have one of my most gorgeous daughter DD Kusugawa Sasara to show us the newly arrived Deus Machina Demonbane visual novel from JAST USA~
The package contain the game DVD and a User’s Manual….
which includes some illustrations of the cute girls you would see in the game. I am especially delighted to find out that Metatron will also be in the game since she never made official appearance in the TV series or the OVA.
While it would take some time before I can do a full review of this game, but allow me to share some interesting screen shots I have captured along way? :3
As some of you who has watched the TV anime already know, the protagonist Daijūji Kurou is a down on the luck private investigator who lives in this fictional city known as Arkham. In fact, Kurou is so poor that he had to leech for meal in a nearby church!
Initially released back in 2003, you can almost tell some of the graphics are from almost a decade ago; although some of the more memorable scene looked to have been remastered as shown above, so there shouldn’t be any problem with the overall graphics quality of the game ~
Hadou Ruri is a pretty cute girl in her own right and I really enjoyed seeing her in the TV anime, looking forward to seeing more of her appearances in game~
Oh my, Nya is not afraid to show off her rack is she? ^^;
And the first encounter with Al Azif …. and it is not exactly the same way as it went in the TV anime, just FYI.
But she is as arrogant as ever ^^;
Signing of the contract…. where have I heard that before?
Usually I am not attracted to cute things but I find the arrogant attitude of Super Deformed Al Azif to be strangely appealing ^^;
The part about picking up Demonbane is a bit different too~
Ruri in her combat suit, is very hot indeed ^^;
Parts of the game occasionally cut over to animated sequence such as this~
And here is Ruri releasing the Naacal code ^^;
That’s what I have for now, and it is certainly fun so far. Those of you who would like to pitch in your support for more high quality eroge game for the English speaking market, be sure stop over to J-list for your copy of Deus Machina Demonbane!