Moero Chronicle Review (PC)on August 18, 2017 by Mitch Jay
Monster Monpiece, the card game where you would rub the girls’ so that they’d transform into better cards, was better than it had any right to be. Moero Chronicle is a spiritual successor where you’re once again rubbing girls to raise their stats, but this time it’s a dungeon-crawler.
Humans and monster people have lived in harmony for a long time until the latter decide that they don’t like humans anymore. Io, a male who’s done very little with his life, is chosen to leave his peaceful life behind in order investigate why the monster people have turned against humans, and to restore their relationships to the friendly ones that they’ve always had.
Io isn’t too much of a hero, and he’s viewed as an expendable person of his town. If he doesn’t succeed on his mission, then he’s not allowed to return home. Of course, Io needs to strip, rub and poke the monster girls who oppose him until they come to their senses.
It’s easy to get addicted to catching the monster girls.
The story is fun enough if you accept it for what it is, but chances are that’s not why you’re playing. Once you’ve closed your curtains and made sure that nobody will disturb you, you’ll be ready to make monster girls moan and strip as you rid them of their evil tendencies. As perverted as this is, it has the same sort of “gotta catch ’em all” feeling that the Pokémon games have. It’s easy to get addicted to catching the monster girls.
It’s certainly not for everyone, but there’s some decent fun to be had due to the solid combat mechanics and the different traits (passive skills) and auras (elements) of each girl. The girls each feel unique and picking five for your party is pretty difficult, although it’s a safe bet to keep those who are part of the story around. Io thankfully doesn’t just stand around in battle, as he’s able to use items and store power to increase the next attack of a chosen girl.
Once you’ve stripped off the highlighted articles of a monster girl’s clothing, you’ll be able to get into the touching mini-game. At this point you need to rub and poke various parts of the girl’s body in an attempt to find out what she likes, and then you need to get hearts and stars to erupt from her. If you do a good enough job, they’ll be able to reach full ecstasy and you can rub them as aggressively as you like. You have a minute to get the ecstasy bar on the left to fill up and once it is, that monster girl will join you on your journey.
You can unlock new outfits (usually swimsuits) for each girl by giving them panties — found when exploring the dungeon. Navigating is easy and the map means you can keep track of where you’ve been and where item pick-up spots are — you can go back and collect items and panties as they respawn periodically.
The monster girls’ designs are creative and fun
One look at Moero Chronicle and you’d guess that it’s a Compile Heart game, especially with its resemblance to Monster Monpiece. This game is a bit softer on the eyes compsred to Monster Monpiece’s more sharp and harsh art style, but both games still manage to look great. I’m not a fan of Io’s design but some of the monster girls’ designs are creative and fun. Some are far better than others and obviously they all tend to accentuate certain features There’s a lot of eye candy, as you’d expect. Chances are you know what you’re getting into, and whether or not it’s for you.
The PC port is solid bar the cutscenes not actually having an English translation — there’s not a whole lot of story as it is, but these really should’ve been translated too. There aren’t a whole lot of cutscenes either, but I am disappointed that the efforts weren’t taken to translate all of them in the official localisation of the game.
There’s no English dub with only the original Japanese voice-over remaining, but I guess that there’s a lot more moaning and such than there is talking. There’s a lot of spoken dialogue, but I ended up playing it mostly on mute or pretty low because oh boy are those girls pretty loud! If anything, they’re really dedicated to giving a fitting performance. The music is pleasant to listen to but not particularly memorable, although the town music did get stuck in my head for a while.
Moero Chronicle is an addictive game which revels in its sexual appeal.
Moero Chronicle is an addictive game which revels in its sexual appeal, and its core gameplay mechanics are solid. It’s a game that clearly won’t be to everyone’s liking but there’s a lot of fun to be had, and collectors will enjoy hunting down and teaming up with all of the monster girls. It’s a shame that this is only getting a PC release in the West and not a Vita release too, but if Moero Chronicle looks to be to your liking then chances are it is and you’ll find plenty of enjoyment here.