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Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 5.5 hrs on record
Posted: Jul 10, 2020 @ 1:00am
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 @ 12:00am
Product received for free

Early Access Review
At a Glance
(Adult) Content
(FxF) Sexual content.
Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!
Hours of Gameplay
Three or four hours.
Modding Support?
No.
Patch Available?
No, not necessary.

Bride for the Princess is a lewd visual novel about a soon-to-be queen in need of a lover, to secure her place on the throne.

Gameplay
A standard visual novel that is played day-by-day. You have twenty days to find a romantic partner, and there are a handful of romantic interests to pursue. The goal is to make love to at least one of them after advancing your relationship sufficiently. There are quite a bit of player choices to make, with basic time management.

Story
The Trechearean Kingdom has lost its king. Heraclius the Second left a single heir to the throne, his daughter Mary. Since the passing of Heraclius, the Kingdom has been controlled by a senate of nobility. They have no intention of relinquishing power to princess Mary. Annabelle, Marry's caretaker informs her about about the senate's machinations — they have silently passed a law requiring the Queen to be married before her coronation. Mary's coronation is to occur in twenty days, leaving her little time to find someone's hand in marriage. This law goes against her interests, for she is lesbian. . . and the Senate was fully aware of this fact.

This is when the game enters the players' reign. The way that the story continues will differ between readers.

To read the full length "Story", check this review out on Wombat Trap (dot-com).

Visuals
The titlescreen is promising; I deeply enjoyed the artwork. From "Settings", you may adjust audio, display, language and graphical preferences. Interestingly, dialogue is conveyed through a series of text blurbs, not unlike a comic book. The bottom rung of the screen is reserved for dialogue control and save/load functionality. There is no way to hide the settings bar (or the top-right "Bug Report" button). This is real shame, as the comic book-like story telling could have otherwise been an immersive experience.

To read the full length "Visuals", check this review out on Wombat Trap (dot-com).

- The Goods-
If I had to guess, there are likely five or six lewd CGs to unlock. The lewd artwork is awesome, but unvaried. There appear to be little to no variants for each CG, which means no money shots or progression. While the CGs are very high quality, the lack of them and brief sex scenes render this game a poor title for a lewd experience. Expect female-on-female sexual content.

Verdict
Yes, I definitely recommend this game. There are definitely improvements to be made all around, including more CGs and refinement of the UI; however, given the price and gameplay, this is absolutely a worthwhile buy, even at full price.


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