Review: Shall We Date? My Sweet Prince
Story: You arrive in a foreign county to start your vacation, and your luggage is stolen! The thief dropped an expensive looking bracelet, and being the responsible person you are, you return it to the police station. Without an explanation, you are whisked away to the royal palace. The bracelet belongs to the royal family, and whoever is in possession of it has the right the take the throne. You refuse and instead are asked to pick the next king from the princes. You choose a prince and start their individual route.
Gameplay: Standard VN. The convenient thing about this game, and other NTT Solmare games, is that when you make the correct choice, stars appear. I like this because you can tell immediately if you made the right choice or not.
You also receive character email, almost after each chapter. Unlike Voltage games, the emails are in-game, so you get them while playing and don’t have to exit the app. Or pray they appear in your regular email.
Art: Everything is so colorful. And everything from decor to clothing has patterns. Patterns everywhere! The guys wear some outrageous outfits, with multiple layers, multiple patterns, and multiple accessories. It’s really nice, but sometimes all the colors and patterns can get a bit busy. The CG art is similar to Ninja Love. It’s shiny, sparkly, and just so pretty!
The sprites often have unusual, uncomfortable-looking poses. Also, to depict motion, they move on and off screen. Sometimes up and down. My personal favorite though is when they are at a distance and they come up to you. All of a sudden BAM, close up!
Characters: There are a lot of characters in this game. For the initial purchase, you receive Prince Lambert, Prince Chezem, and Prince Nagit. The others have to be purchased separately. In order to keep this review from being a novel, I will review the guys in a different post. There are secondary characters too, but their particular part in the story can change based on whose route you are playing.
The King is hysterical! He has a harem of 99 women, and when you initial refuse the throne, he offers for you to be the 100th woman. He loves his ladies!
Final Thoughts: After Ninja Love, this is my second favorite game in the Shall We Date? series. It’s all kinds of crazy! The romance is a little more subdued than Ninja Love though. Still, there are some very cute scenes and steamy moments. Look for the post on the guys to read my thoughts on each one!