School of Lust
For many, attending university is a really stressful time. It’s a time in many people’s life where they realise who they are, come of age and leave their childhood behind. It’s a time period where you’ll have to balance intense studies with new relationships and a multitude of new and interesting activities which you can take part in. So imagine all this stress, then there’s the caveat of attending one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. Oh, and it’s also an all-girls school into the bargain. If university wasn’t a coming of age story for you, then this one sure will be. This is School of Lust.
Unique art style
The game toes the line between a conventional Japanese anime and a cutesy pastel-shaded cartoon very well. To the point that it’s arguable that this title has an art style that is completely unique, or at the very least, a very competent hybrid of the two schools. The character models are simple manga style hand-drawn figures which sweep over the gameplay in a very slick overlay that’s very easy on the eyes.
Then the core gameplay is presented from a top-down perspective which is reminiscent of classic JRPG games such as the early Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger or EarthBound. The visuals aren’t quite as refined as the tiles mentioned here but they are more than serviceable. It reminds us of a Pokemon ROM hack where an engine has been used and some assets have been added to suit the story. It’s a compelling look that works for this title.
Lots on offer
The game in its current state has a handful of core characters, six key locations with several subsections, a total of fifty quests to complete and fifty-three memories to collect which are of a graphic nature. This shows just how much is on offer for the player with lots to complete, multiple areas to explore and a series of memories of sexual encounters that can be replayed at any time, which is a nice touch.
The core gameplay is very similar to the aforementioned JRPGS in terms of movement and interacting with other objects and individuals. Though, this is about as complex as the game gets in this regard. It’s a game that lets its narrative do the talking and thankfully, the narrative delivers.
A story suited for English class
This game’s storyline is actually fantastically put together. Not only is there a tonne of it to get your teeth stuck into but each quest is well written and pace brilliantly. The characters are well written and the motives and personalities of these characters are always clear to the player. The story starts slow, adds intensifying snippets to keep the player motivated and ramps up to an exciting finish.
This finish will depend on the actions that the player chooses throughout the run, with the title offering multiple endings based on your choices throughout. It’s a game that puts the player in the driver’s seat and lets you take charge of your own uni adventure.
The Best Days of Your Life
School of Lust is a game that really showcases what can be done with a bit of time and effort within the adult gaming genre. This type of game has often been touted as nothing more than visual novels with little substance, hardly any gaming to be had and a source of mindless, poorly written narrative and sex scenes. In most cases, this isn’t too far from the truth but for this game, it’s nowhere near the case.
This one offers great art work, well-written dialogue, solid pacing, decent gameplay mechanics, well-incorporated sex scenes, a memory bank where you can go back to treasured scenes and a wealth of lovable and relatable characters. Is it a gaming masterclass? In a word, no. However, when judged against what is available within this genre, this is one of the games that shines above the rest. So if you want a great adult gaming experience, look no further.
- Wonderful art style and sound design
- Great story that is well-paced
- Well incorporated sex scenes
- JRPG style works well
- Animated style over a realistic one, not for everyone.
Download School of Lust
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP