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Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 4.5 hrs on record
Posted: Feb 26 @ 9:03pm
Updated: Feb 26 @ 9:46pm
Product received for free

At a Glance
(Adult) Content
(FxM) Sexual content.
Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!
Hours of Gameplay
Four or five hours.
Modding Support?
No.
Patch Available?
Download from Kagura Games.

Lisa and the Grimoire is a lewd RPG about Lisa's quest to undo a demon's curse, and to acquire her treasures (and retire forever!)

Foreword
For the purposes of this review, the adult patch is installed.

Gameplay
Explore dungeons and evade baddies — or get raped by them, whatever! Though it’s possible to fight your way through each level, it’s generally a better idea to avoid confrontation. Enemies will often choose to restrain and rape you, degrading your resistance to sexual advances. As your erogenous zones are sensitized, their attacks will become increasingly effective — eventually, the protagonist may willingly submit to her foes. However, you needn’t worry about losing the game — it’s nearly impossible to “lose” the game. Rather, chances are you’ll be treated to a long series of lewd cutscenes (so in a sense, winning the game!) By collecting materials and seeds, you’re able to craft or grow — yes, grow new weapons and armor!

Story
Once upon a time, humans and demons lived side-by-side. The demons were worshipped; they were offered riches and treasures simply for existing. Over the years, humans became more powerful, and demons faded into obscurity. However, their treasure hasn’t gone anywhere! Lisa is a treasure hunter, but it ain’t the “adventurous spirit of hunting for ancient treasures” that keep her motivated; she’s interested in retiring, spending the remainder of her life without a care in the world. Specifically, she is hunting for the treasure of the Great Demon Fleurity, a succubus thought to be long gone (or so she thought!) Among her artifacts is the Succubus Grimoire, a spellbook “teeming with magic that bolsters human desires”. Unfortunately, this book has rendered the male population slaves to sex — if Lisa wants Fleurity’s treasure, she’ll have to undo her curse first!

Visuals
The titlescreen is nicely arranged, I can dig it. “Controls” will open a text file listing the keybinds. Interestingly, user-preferences can’t be adjusted from the main menu; they can only be adjusted in-game. From “Options”, you’re able to adjust audio and gameplay preferences. A gallery can be accessed in-game (but it’s somewhat hidden — look for a mirror with a red arrow). When viewing the uh, fruits of your labor, the user-interface can be fully hidden (via the “shift” key).

- The Goods -
I am unsure how many CGs and sex-scenes are in this game; however, I estimate there are twenty base, static CGs and nine extended sex-scenes (which are comprised of dialogue and one or more base CGs). Sex-scenes are typically associated attacks and game-overs, but there are a few “bonuses” hidden throughout the game. The contents of the gallery are not unlocked after beating the game — this means you’ll have to unlock the full gallery by hand (. . . get it?) Unfortunately, many CGs are poorly cropped, producing sharp, unsightly edges. The artwork and sexual situations are pretty hot, but edges are buzzkill. The main protagonist is gangraped, hypnotized and held prisoner — if that’s your jam, this is a great game to play one-handed!

Verdict
Wait for a sale. Lisa and the Grimoire is the fastest game I’ve ever beaten from Kagura Games; it only took me three hours from start to finish. However, I skipped the adult content, and if you were to actually pursue (and uh, enjoy) the sexual content, Lisa and the Grimoire may offer a few extra hours of content. I recommend increasing the difficulty level. You’ll get more bang for your buck; when you lose battles, you’re treated to a gangbang! As the game progresses, combat becomes a regular sexfest; I spent more time watching the protagonist getting raped than actually fighting. Lisa and the Grimoire is definitely more porn than RPG. Unfortunately, the rough treatment of the artwork may prove too lame for some players (including myself). Lisa and the Grimoire is a short and sweet RPG — the artwork is kind of a tragedy, but gameplay makes up for it!


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