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  • Summary: What's NEKOPARA? Why, it's a cat paradise!

    Kashou Minaduki, the son of a long line of Japanese confection makers moved out to open his own shop "La Soleil" as a patisserie. But upon moving out, hidden amongst his things were two of the catgirls, Chocola and Vanilla, that the family had
    What's NEKOPARA? Why, it's a cat paradise!

    Kashou Minaduki, the son of a long line of Japanese confection makers moved out to open his own shop "La Soleil" as a patisserie.

    But upon moving out, hidden amongst his things were two of the catgirls, Chocola and Vanilla, that the family had been raising. When he tried to send them back, they begged and pleaded until he gave in and now they've opened La Soleil together.

    With two catgirls who really, REALLY love their master trying their very best and occasionally failing -- a heartful comedy opens for business!

    See the Sayori NEKO WORKs mascots Chocola and Vanilla like never before, moving, and in full voice on screen. And now with the E-mote System, the characters smoothly move on screen changing expression and poses in countless ways.
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  1. Jan 12, 2015
    75
    If you are interested in NEKOPARA Vol. 1 do you a favor: buy the adult version.
  2. Dec 30, 2014
    70
    Others might be mad knowing they’ve missed out on some scenes due to Steam’s restrictions on adult content. Still, NEKOPARA is a light and fluffy visual novel that fans of catgirls will enjoy their time with.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
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  3. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Jan 6, 2015
    10
    Quite a charming and great game. Prepare yourself for an interesting story with erm... "unique" characters.

    Make sure to play by yourself
    Quite a charming and great game. Prepare yourself for an interesting story with erm... "unique" characters.

    Make sure to play by yourself to get the real feel of the game, and don't forget the tissues for the emotional moments.

    10/10.
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  2. Feb 24, 2016
    9
    1) Install game
    2) Install R-18 patch [Which you should if you want all the dialogue, not just for the adult content]
    3) Grab tissues 4)
    1) Install game
    2) Install R-18 patch [Which you should if you want all the dialogue, not just for the adult content]
    3) Grab tissues
    4) Enjoy

    But seriously speaking, the story is actually pretty well-written, it has an extremely likeable cast of characters and more often than not, it manages to get some good laughs in. Overall, a great visual novel.
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  3. Jan 17, 2015
    8
    Before starting my review I want to mention that I have been a fan of Nekopara for 5 years now, been to sayori booth at Comiket 3 times (C81 /Before starting my review I want to mention that I have been a fan of Nekopara for 5 years now, been to sayori booth at Comiket 3 times (C81 / C85 / C87) for Nekopara (nothing Nekopara related at C83), I own the doujins including Neko paradise EX (not sold) etc. So I am quite an engaged fan.

    I'll just jump straight to usual criteria when reviewing a Visual Novel. Minor spoilers below.

    Graphics & Chara Design: 10/10.

    If you liked the doujins, you will love the game. Sayori's work is great as always. There isn't much to write about this really, just look at couple screenshots and you'll make your own opinion in seconds.

    Animations: 10/10

    The e-mote engine makes characters really lively and provides a huge added value compared to a classic 2D visual novel. Scenes are never static; there is always movement which is great. And... the game has a chest bounciness slider.

    H-Scenes: 9/10

    There are 3 H-Scenes in vol.1. All three are really well animated and fully voiced. These 3 scenes are really long too and accounts for a solid 25% of your total playtime. The way Chocola and Vanilla behave is in-line with the doujins.

    If you get the game on Steam (all-age version); you'll miss them and frankly the game lose almost all its value without H-Scenes... which brings me to my next point.

    Plot/Story/Character Development: 3/10

    The weakest point of NEKOPARA. There is barely any plot (didn't really expect any, still), everything is introduced way too quickly. You barely know anything about the background of the characters, the reader doesn't have the time to feel immersed and love characters... and the MC is really dull.

    The first H-Scene is introduced poorly. You jump from a "We are like a family!" to "I'm in heat let's have s*x now" in... 15 minutes of gameplay. The whole game is rather short (about 6~7 hours). In time equivalent inside the story, that's about one week. The game has 8 chapters and one chapter is roughly one day. And in a single week characters evolve way too quickly which kinda ruins everything. The pace overall is just really bad.

    Voices: 9/10

    Voice acting is great and each seiyuu really matches well the personality of Vanilla and Chocola (can't really comment for others since they don't speak much). H-scenes are voiced too which is great.

    Music: 7/10

    The music works well with the game but isn't anything special or memorable. There aren't many BGMs but since the game is short that's kind of normal.

    Translation: 7/10

    The English itself is decent (albeit a bit rough sometimes). The localization itself (when compared to original Japanese text) could use some polish. If you don't understand Japanese you will not notice that part however. Note that the game is also localized in Chinese (but I don't speak Chinese, so not reviewing that part).

    Software/Polish: 10/10

    The game is amazingly well presented, the software offers all the usual features you'd expect for a VN (Quick Save/Load, Autoplay, Autoread speed etc.); can adjust the volume of the voice of each character separatly, can save & comment when saving, 80 save slots (not really necessary but w/e). UI and Text language can be changed on the fly. It is also possible to display the text in two languages at once (i.e. English and Japanese) which is really great if you are learning. Didn't experience any crash or any issue. Flawless.

    OVERALL: 8/10

    NEKOPARA isn't a "game" or even Visual Novel for everyone. If you are looking for a long VN with an actual plot, this isn't for you. If you like cute cat girls and want to play something short, enjoy couple nice H-scenes, then this is it. If you are a fan of sayori's work you'll want to get the game no matter what.

    While the game is short, its price is small too. The game doesn't have any replay value beside H-scenes3 (No different route, no choices to pick).

    Eagerly waiting for Volume 2. Shigure x MC? (☆^O^☆)
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  4. Mar 16, 2016
    3
    Plot : 1/10 I am sorry for saying it harshly. But even 8 years old kids can come up with this quality of plot. Flat storyline with no climax.Plot : 1/10 I am sorry for saying it harshly. But even 8 years old kids can come up with this quality of plot. Flat storyline with no climax.
    Character designs : 5/10 You can find similar characters easily from other games, animations and comics.
    Playtime : 4/10 Roughly about 2 hours.
    Replay value : 1/10 There's no choices and differences you can make.
    Moral : 0/10 You screw your pet. Wow.
    Graphics : 7/10 The E-mote style is quite interesting. Characters move like it's animated. I guess this is why most players spoke highly of the game.

    It seems most people bought it as a porn. If you are into japanese perversion(hentai) and cute(kawaii) style. You might enjoy it. But if you are new to this genre, Please don't buy it. It's a visual novel game but you can expect nothing from the storyline. That's like a steak dish without a steak.
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  5. Jan 3, 2016
    3
    Se o jogo é hentai pelomenos criem uma historia o jogo tem aquelas cenas adultas sem motivo tipo e n te intriga a continuar a jogar pois n temSe o jogo é hentai pelomenos criem uma historia o jogo tem aquelas cenas adultas sem motivo tipo e n te intriga a continuar a jogar pois n tem historia nenhuma pelomenos Sakura Swim Club tem. Expand
  6. Jul 8, 2016
    0
    THIS IS NOT A GAME ! ,
    this is a click to continue anime it has 0 gameplay if you want a vn then go on vndb or get tsukihime
    I watch a ton
    THIS IS NOT A GAME ! ,
    this is a click to continue anime it has 0 gameplay if you want a vn then go on vndb or get tsukihime
    I watch a ton of anime: this one i like the expression technology
    and the voices, it doesn't have explicit content as CLAIMED,
    so if you want to play something and not be played just move along.
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  7. Jan 12, 2016
    0
    Truly cannot call this a game, anyone who pays for this is wasting money when they might as well be watching a hentai. The characters wereTruly cannot call this a game, anyone who pays for this is wasting money when they might as well be watching a hentai. The characters were cliche and there is no romance, it's all truly shameless really. This game pales in comparison to beautiful well thought out visual novels such as Ame no Marginal or Planetarian. Expand

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