26 people found this review helpful
Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 2.4 hrs on record (0.3 hrs at review time)
Posted: Sep 28, 2020 @ 1:50am
Updated: Sep 28, 2020 @ 10:44pm

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

SWORD x HIME is a lewd 3rd-person action-RPG about a princess and her fight against the evil demon king (and his rapey goons).

Gameplay
Kill baddies to grind for upgrades to defeat bigger baddies. Each kill nets one or more money, which is essential to progress. Money can also be obtained by completing quests, which are generously scattered about each level. All of the protagonist's stats are primarily advanced via purchasing upgrades, so it's wise to battle mobs of low-level enemies until you can quickly defeat more worthwhile bosses. All enemies have a chance to drop new outfits and weapons, the latter providing massive enhancements to your damage output. Enemies can knock you into an "h-state", where they may take hold of the protagonist and rape her until you hit the "esc" key. You literally can't lose the game; if you lose all of your life, you'll be off the ground in seconds.

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

Story
Hime is recruited by an unnamed woman in Morningstar City to beat-back the Demon King Azmodan and his army. For the purposes of this article, I'll call the unnamed lady "Patchy", because she wears an eyepatch. Hoping to enlist the aid of Polarnight City, Patchy asks Hime to defeat the Brutal Cyclops' army from the east. After killing the Cyclops, Hime is then instructed to free a nearby village from the Hell Palace Guardian's rule. Once the village is liberated, Patchy gains the confidence to launch an offensive against the Purgatory Hunter's troops in the Southern Mountains. Hime assassinates the Hunter, and Patchy locates the Demon King's hideout. All eyes are on Hime to save Morningstar, for (according to Patchy) they have suffered too many casualties to continue fighting.

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

Visuals
The titlescreen looks fancy, but it doesn't say anything about the content of the game. However, the user-interface is generally very good (though a little buggy). From the "Setting" menu you can adjust a variety of audio, display, language, gameplay and graphical preferences. The in-game visuals are a mixed bag, it's clear that a number of premade assets were constitute the majority of the game. Some of the characters look like they belong in a bad wrestling game, and others some sort of memey-memeware. As much as I liked to see the protagonist get her ♥♥♥♥♥ wrecked by the buster sword, the off-hand anime chicks totally killed my immersion. My immersion dammit!

- The Goods-
By the far the biggest selling point of SWORD x HIME are the nearly three-hundred sex-animations to see. There is a diverse cast of enemies that Hime will encounter, most of which capable of raping her using a special stun attack (or by pressing the "H" key.) It goes without saying none of the sex is consensual but you know, it's not rape if you like it right guys? There's boys, girls, and a wide variety of things in-between (like grotesque fish monsters!) The animations are decent, and each monster has up to three animations to see. The climaxes are lame, and there are no money shots to see, which kind of blows. Some of the sex positions look painful — like really painful — could you imagine having a bladed instrument shoved in and out of your sexual orifices?

Verdict
Wait for a strong sale and much needed updates. In it's current state, I wouldn't recommend paying more than five dollars for SWORD x HIME, or about half its asking price in the States. This game is a buggy, visually abhorrent mess with awful optimization and terrible balance. I enjoy playing bad, unbalanced RPGs but if you are expecting any sort of refined experience you're going to be very disappointed.


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3 Comments
Sabatar73 Sep 29, 2020 @ 12:17am 
Ok, I forgive you :catpaw::chocola::catpaw::vanilla::catpaw:
DatWombat Sep 28, 2020 @ 11:50pm 
Heh, I honestly really liked this game, and I'm not even mad at how buggy and unbalanced it is. The content fully justifies full price, but while I enjoyed the game, I'm skeptical that the average adult-gamer will enjoy it as much as I did. . . so I suggested that most people wait for a mean sale, or updates.
Sabatar73 Sep 28, 2020 @ 11:12pm 
Boooo!!! She is more than worth the money they ask for !:steamfacepalm: