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  • Summary: Houdai, a typically incompetent high school boy when it come to matters of the heart, accidentally eats a full power cupid shot and becomes insanely popular with the ladies at his academy. However, having an entire lifetime’s sex appeal condensed into one day is not without its problems. OurHoudai, a typically incompetent high school boy when it come to matters of the heart, accidentally eats a full power cupid shot and becomes insanely popular with the ladies at his academy. However, having an entire lifetime’s sex appeal condensed into one day is not without its problems. Our hero finds out the hard way that being Mr. Popular isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Houdai must somehow resist every cute girl that throws herself at him in an effort to find his true love! If Houdai doesn’t find "the one" and confess to her by the end of the day, he will be forever alone. Expand
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  1. Sep 30, 2016
    76
    Gal*Gun: Double Peace is a unique take on the on-rails shooter genre that feels right at home on the Vita. The simple controls, use of the touch screen, and subject matter fit our little niche perfectly - and despite its less than perfect presentation, it offers something that's truly fun. If I can't have a gun accessory, this is just how I want to play an on-rails shooter; good thing Inti Creates seems to think the same.
  2. Jul 22, 2016
    75
    I didn't think I would have this much fun with a casual rail shooter that uses touch controls, but Gal*Gun: Double Peace kept me engaged and entertained with its uncompromisingly Japanese high school antics.
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  1. Aug 3, 2016
    5
    Gal Gun: Double Peace is the second (I think) game in the franchise and the first to hit Western shores. It is essentially a rail-shooter,Gal Gun: Double Peace is the second (I think) game in the franchise and the first to hit Western shores. It is essentially a rail-shooter, meaning the camera will move on its own (you have some minor control with zooming in) while you move a reticle around the screen and shoot. However, instead of the typical rail shooter where you might be on a tank, shooting aliens or terrorists, instead you are a typical Japanese high school teen (typical in the anime-sense) and you shoot "pheremones" at gaggles of girls who are trying to confess their love to you. The story, as it goes, is that a Cupid-in-Training has accidentally shot you with a super-strong cluster of arrows and now the whole school wants you. The problem now is that you've pretty much received your life-time allotment of love so if you don't find your true love in 24-hours, the rest of your life will be spent fapping to games like this.

    Its quality aside, it's a breath of fresh air that more publishers out there are starting to bring over the quirky, sometimes racy, stuff, and if you want to see more, it might be worth taking a dive into the pool.

    However, I would strongly recommend not jumping into the Vita-end of the pool. The optimization is insanely poor, almost as if they did a straight port of its bigger PS4 cousin and called it a day. I was quite excited that the game would get a Vita port - Senran Kagura's two Vita outings were pretty great, so I didn't have any reservations jumping in. What I got, however, was a game that takes at least 2 minutes just to boot (to BOOT!!!) and then once you get it going, the frame rate is just so terrible to almost make the game unplayable. It's serviceable, don't get me wrong, in the sense that yes, the game works, but the entire premise is to aim quickly and take your shots as efficiently and accurately as you can. Doing this at an estimated 20fps (or less - this is an estimate; I have no way of measuring performance) makes the game frustrating.

    Can you live with it? Sure. If you don't have a PS4, like myself, then this is pretty much the only way you're going to play the game, but is the game really worth your time? It depends on how desperately you want to play a quirky rail shooter, really.

    The game itself has a wacky storyline, tons of fantastic artwork, and endless gaggles of moe girls attacking you with lusty desire. It actually sounds pretty racy, but the game doesn't take itself too seriously and its approach to titillation is more like winking and nudging you, as if to say, "You know what we're referring to, hey? Hey?" as opposed to some of the other games that have graced the Vita from the East (Criminal Girls, Moe Chronicle, Dungeon Travellers 2, etc). Yes, there's plenty of panties and compromising poses, but it never comes across to me as being an attempt to titillate the audience; the game gives off a vibe of silly teen screwball comedy (like Not Another Teen Movie) and is just too over-the-top and cute to really be anything that should get you in trouble if you get caught playing it.

    As mentioned before, you have some limited control over the camera and some other nifty things that separate this game from your standard bare-bones rail shooter. Zooming the camera not only allows you to line up a better shot on a girl that's far away, but also allows you to look through scenery and reveal secrets and collectibles (you can dress up every girl in the game, by the way), and then there's Doki-Doki mode. During a level, if you raise your heart level high enough, you can initiate a Doki-Doki (heart thump) mode that pauses the action and draws in the number of girls of your choosing into some sort of pleasure void where you rub, tap and whatever you want to them in order to get their ecstasy levels up. I can't really think of a good story reason for this to occur, and the game doesn't even bother with it, either. It's just something you can do to change your overall stats (which come into the dating game - remember, the whole point is to find your true love, not impregnate all the teenagers), and focusing on the more naughty bits will raise your perv stat, making sure that your conversations with characters in the future won't be so pleasant.

    Gal Gun DP is a fun diversion from your standard open-world, side-questing, action-platformer starring Nolan North as Nolan North - it's worthy of your support if only because it means we might see more games like this (Natsuiro High School needs to come here), but do yourself a favor and get the PS4 version. The Vita version is just so poorly done that the only reason to own it is because you can't play it any other way and you just REALLY need to play it. Otherwise, give it a pass or hope that they patch it.
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