|a game by||YuzuSoft|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Anime Games, Visual Novel, Bishoujo Games|
If dating sims are a favorite of yours, Riddle Joker is a classic game filled with romance, humor, and an engaging plot. In Riddle Joker, you play Satoro, a young man who is also a member of the “Special Forces Division.”
Their latest mission is to investigate a school filled with astrals, people who have magic abilities. They must infiltrate the school and pose as students, in order to solve their latest case. This backdrop helps to break up the monotony of the standard high school romance, while still allowing the game to follow that basic format. Riddle Joker has the same comedy romance as Cookie Store, but adds in an element of mystery, and has far better graphics.
Plenty of reading
This visual novel has five heroines you can romance, each with their own plot. These plots range from disappointing to very well written, but overall the majority of the characters are fun to read about. They all have their own personalities, secrets to hide, and feelings. Although some characters pulled off their story better than others, there are moments that feel unnatural in almost every character story line. Since story is such an important part of a visual novel, these moments do negatively impact the game.
The endings also seldom feel like real endings, but just like another scene in the story. This can leave the reader feeling disappointed and without a sense of closure. This can be frustrating if you’re expecting a more distinct ending. All in all there’s a little over 20 hours of game play, which is a solid amount for a visual novel.
Artwork and Audio
It’s obvious that the developers put a lot of effort into the game. The CGs are well done, with very expressive characters and plenty of detail. The expressions shown by the characters are particularly well done, and are often hilarious or perfectly capture the moment. The voice actors also do a good job, and there is a huge variety of sound tracks to help fill in sound as well.
The steam version of this game strips out most of the sexual content. Carefully placed beams of light, zooms to avoid showing panty shots, and skipped scenes entirely. If you are purchasing this game because you enjoy eroge, there is a patch available that allows you to watch the full versions.
The full version itself is fairly light in terms of sexual scenes, but does feature panty shots and nudity. If you’re not purchasing this on steam, it will be the full version, no patch needed.
If you’re a fan of dating sims and are looking for a relaxing game to give you a few laughs, Riddle Joker is the way to go. While the plot could have been improved to better reflect the characters, in the end this game provides some great laughs and a few serious moments too.
- Over 20 hours of game play
- Light comedy romances
- Quality CG and expressive characters
- A few unnatural moments
Download Riddle Joker
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP