Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors
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This new title from Ichi Software comes to the West marked by its censorship. However, its dungeons and how well this game uses the controls of the PlayStation Vita will give you hours and hours of entertainment.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A bog-standard dungeon crawler with added boobies, Party Favors offers forgettable titillation but almost no actual substance.
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors is a niche release for sure, but it's also a solid RPG experience which is ideally suited to the Vita. If you've got Sony's handheld device and an open mind regarding how female fighters should be motivated, then this is a slice of good quality JPRG that can provide many hours of battling pleasure. Just take our advice and try not to play it in public.
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors makes its way into the crowded scene of dungeon crawlers, thanks to an unusual combat system, that drives away the monotony of their fellows, and requires a good dose of strategy.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Even so, what game is here is rather enjoyable. The fast combat is refreshingly different, there’s tons of character development and dialogue, the visuals are gorgeous and there’s plenty of fan service, which is a plus in my book. That said fan service had to be censored is a tragedy (if expected), but genre fans should still find enough for a pretty good time.
If you can look past the sadomasochism theme (and I won’t blame anyone who can’t as it constantly irked me the wrong way) then you’ll find a redeeming RPG. The star of Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors is its battle system, which is a fun twist on turn-based gaming. While I wish it was in a different game, for now I’ll have to stoop to spanking girls that clearly don’t enjoy it in order to experience it.
This game is Fifty Shades of Grey meets a harem anime.
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors isn’t a groundbreaking RPG, but does offer a decent gaming experience with an interesting story concept.
While I don’t think Criminal Girls 2 goes anywhere near far enough to be the extreme Sadean experience that it clearly wants to be, at least we have a game that achieves something down that path.
The low-res sprites of the original are gone, replaced with wonderfully drawn characters that are much more visually appealing