Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s
Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s has some good intentions but while it does a competent job at creating a nostalgic environment, its gameplay experience feels rather poor and uninteresting, mostly due to its dull puzzles and sub-par structure. This is a pity, as the game clearly has ideas that could have brought it further but the way they were implemented simply does not lead Pantsu Hunter to a memorable or remarkable threshold.
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If the developers bring a lot more focus Pantsu Hunter, and more carefully consider how to make the various gameplay and narrative elements fit together, this could yet become something special.
Even that weird cursed chair was pretty funny to see explained after the fact; I just wish it wasn't so intrinsically linked to some really frustrating and boring puzzles. If Pantsu Hunter had fully committed to being a visual novel like its final chapter instead, I'd probably like it a lot more. Unfortunately as it is, it relies too much on extending its runtime through cheap instant death puzzles without clear solutions to make me feel like I could appreciate the few things it does right.
It has taken no lessons from its contemporaries, instead choosing to glimmer briefly with its retro anime art style, which is superficially propped up by an asinine story full of senseless characters.
Pantsu Hunter is a game centered around a guy looking for romance and trying to find a partner based on his belief that women’s underwear best summarizes their personalities. Whatever you expect based on that description, however, is likely to be completely different than what you’ll actually get; there’s undeniably a perverted panty-snatching element here, and yet characters who initially appear skin-deep wind up with sympathetic backstories that explain everything from their quirks to why furniture has the odd habit of killing you instantly.