Tags: Avoidable netorare, strategy, high sexual content
EGS score: 79 (161 votes)
VNDB score: 7.9 (90 votes)
English prologue patch (covers the intro and Day 1--thanks Ras Alhague!)
Let's Play Video (courtesy of CryingWestern, covers the full duration of the patch, 1hr 42min)
Walkthrough (very barebones)
Promo trailer (SFW)
After a fire destroyed their village and killed their parents, Mamoru and his elder sister Kotone were adopted into the opulent Kamishiro household. Years later Mamoru now works for the family as a butler. Yet the Kamishiro household holds a dark secret: its riches and influence stem from a ritualistic orgy known as the "Feast". Kamishiro ladies are fabled for their amorousness, fertility, and the unmatched quality of their offspring, and during the Feast influential men from all around pay handsomely to inseminate these peerless wombs.
Meanwhile the bedridden Kamishiro head Ikki faces exile if he can't impregnate his wife, the lovely Saya, with the next heir by the end of the month. Pressured by his clients and his scheming lieutenant Shinohara, Ikki calls a new Feast with Kotone as the offering. With clients swarming to the manor like locusts, Mamoru finds himself plunged into a nightmare. Can he protect the family he holds dear--Kotone, Saya, and his younger stepsister Ririko--from the ravages of the Feast until the end of the month?
Oyako Rankan is one of the best-rated NTR games on EGS (79, 161 votes). The game is also popular among the English NTR fanbase (VNDB: 7.9, 90 votes). Outside of ELF, this game doesn't have many peers; it's one of the best in its class. As AliceSoft's partner for English releases, MangaGamer should give this title serious consideration, as the NTR theme would draw a new audience, and the game's gameplay, quality, and avoidable nature of the NTR content would appeal to existing customers as well.
|Heroine status screen|
Mamoru has 35 days to impregnate a heroine, with each day divided into 7 rounds. The full prologue takes up about 5 days, during which gameplay options are limited. Presumably there's a bad end if time runs out.
About the prologue patch
I reviewed the first few minutes of the prologue translation and identified minor and serious translation errors. While I see no issues with the English, the translator seems to have a poor understanding of Japanese. The translation suffices to introduce viewers to the game and drum up support for an official English release. However, some aspects of the setting and situations may not be properly conveyed. My detailed report is available in the translator's thread on HongFire (mirror).
How you can support a full translation of this game
AliceSoft is currently partnered with MangaGamer to officially release titles in English. Ras Alhague released a prologue patch to promote this title and increase the chance of an official English release. An official release would likely be the goal here, as I'm uncertain whether Ras Alhague can faithfully translate a game of this length and complexity at his current skill level.
If you would like to see this title fully translated, show your support by voting in the Google poll. Edit: Ras Alhague has discontinued this project after consulting with MangaGamer. The results of the poll can be found here.
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