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0.0 hrs last two weeks / 1.6 hrs on record (1.0 hrs at review time)
Posted: Feb 27, 2020 @ 11:32pm
Updated: Feb 28, 2020 @ 3:22am

At a Glance
(Adult) Content
No.
Censorship
Not Applicable.
Hours of Gameplay
Two or three hours.
Modding Support?
No.
Patch Required?
Possibly.

Waifus Over Husbandos is a visual novel about a lady's accidental proposal to a popular teenager.

Gameplay
As a story heavy game, you can expect to smash through textboxes. Every so often you will encounter choices, which will affect outcomes in the story. There are few choices to make, as this is a very linear game. If you press the "esc" key, the game will minimize. This is much, much preffered over other applications that close with the "esc" key.

Story
The story starts with the protagonist (Akuru) recounting a tale of romance. In the story, an alien professes her love to a man on Earth (out of the blue). Akuru questions how people (in real life) find love, if they just meet some stranger that "sweeps them away". This recollection strongly alludes to the rest of the story.

Akuru has a gambling problem. She sinks her paychecks into a mobile gacha game called Kensho (or "Sellswords"), egged on by her friend Shino. She's after the ("Super Rare") character Kohee-kun, and the last of her money is riding on one (randomized) pull. Before she had a chance to do the deed, an arrogant girl offers to "use her luck" to win Akuru something good. Against all odds, she pulls Kohee-kun, and Akuru spills her guts about how much she loves Kohee-kun, and how she's going to marry him.

Little did Akuru know, the girl thought she intended those words for her.

The next day, Ren tracks Akuru down, her "future fiance." It takes Akuru a bit to figure out why Ren thinks she proposed to her, but she decides to entertain her. Ren is very, very pushy and is (suddenly) in love with her. Since the events of yesterday, Akuru figures she can take advantage of Ren's luckiness for her mobile gaming.

Akuru is a twenty-six year old, and she's never loved anyone but (fictional) men from Kensho. Ren's a young, young teenager who's super trendy. Their tale together is one of age and social barriers, and one of sexuality.

Visuals
The title screen is static and fanciful. You can easily change your choice language, and preferences. There are plenty 'o settings to tweak relating to text and sound. The "Extra" selection serves a gallery, where you can review images, movies and music. The developers snuck their other works in under "Official". It's not too intrusive, so I give this self-advertsing a pass.

The portraits are high quality, but not varied. Each character has plenty of facial expressions, but I was disappointed by the lack of variety of outfits and poses.

- The Goods -
The artwork is awesome! I'd venture to say professional. There isn't anything lewd (at least in the base game), but there are lovey-dovey scenes and the like. I thoroughly enjoyed the watercolor-like aesthetic the images had.

Verdict
This is a highly regarded game, and I can see why. It's far-out tale, and starts like a generic manga. But by golly, it's a sweet lil' tale. I'd hop on this title when it goes on sale.

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7 Comments
DatWombat Mar 22, 2020 @ 8:08am 
Ah, remember this review. A two/three AM pursuit, if I recall. I was made aware of an adult patch, so I changed my wording about the availability of adult content. In any case, my review (currently) talks about the unpatched game, for those not looking for an "adult" experience.

On the contrary, I did "beat" the game. I played it from beginning to end, though faster than I would had I purchased the game for myself. I disagree (in part) to your sentiments, but I'll beat them in mind when I revise this review.
Doom Mar 22, 2020 @ 1:52am 
Another hurried review.

Adult patch exists for this game, available at mangagamer for $5.

It is best not to review and play past bed time, as quality will drop. Basically, people looking at reviews want reliable information, and preferably an opinion you got after finishing entirety of the game. And not speed binged review based on a first impression.
DatWombat Mar 1, 2020 @ 4:44pm 
Oh yes, I do need to poke around for this DLC. A friend of mine also mentioned it, maybe I'll have time today to check it out.

Hey you, DatWobat thanks you. You hold me with such high regard, readers are gonna think I paid you to say that! Haha. But hey, glad to be of assistance.
Luna Feb 29, 2020 @ 9:37am 
DatWobat provides the best reviews on Steam, really my only go to curator. Keep up the good work!
I've been traumatized O__O Feb 28, 2020 @ 5:46am 
There exists DLC on JastUSA website.. so there are some adult contents hidden behind paywall
DatWombat Feb 28, 2020 @ 3:22am 
Eh, heh heh. Maybe a poor choice of words. You must forgive this Wombat, I've been playing and reviewing games three hours past my desired bedtime.
Mayjaplaya Feb 28, 2020 @ 3:06am 
Whoa whoa whoa. 26 is not "middle-aged".