YUME 2 : Sleepless Night
|a game by||YUME|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||Eroge Games, Action Adventure Games, Action Games, Best Casual Games|
As war rages on, innocent people are usually the ones who suffer the most. Even worse, the boundaries between the real world and illusions are blurred by the suffering, and that’s precisely the conflict at the core of YUME 2: Sleepless Night. The game follows an enigmatic girl who must do everything she can to survive in an era that knows no peace.
Though the fancy plot might convince you otherwise, there’s tons of highly suggestive content to be found in YUME 2. If you’re expecting a gut-wrenching game about the horrors of war and the calamities endured by the common folk in those times, you’re in for a surprise.
YUME 2 follows the story of its predecessor, YUME. This adventure game will put players in control of a mysterious woman in red simply known as Monghan. However, like in the first game, Monghan is tied to a girl living in the present age, and players will have to switch between characters to uncover the mysteries of this game.
The mix between a voluptuous protagonist and a mystery adventure setting brings memories of yet another game released recently, Sense - 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story. If the mandarin in that game’s title looks undecipherable to you, then we have some bad news for you: YUME 2 currently doesn’t have a proper English translation.
As disappointing as that might sound, the developers of YUME included a handful of translations with their previous game, so it’s most likely only a matter of time before we get a proper localization in the sequel.
As a point-and-click adventure game, expect to spend some time walking around rooms and solving little puzzles in YUME 2. However, the main event definitely isn’t the puzzles, as the suggestive art style might have already told you.
The reward for solving the puzzles is usually a small scene where the protagonist is in a compromising situation. These situations usually involve lots of exposed skin and other naughty bits. So yes: YUME 2 is an h-game. As such, don’t expect the puzzles to be complicated brain teasers – they’re just small diversions to justify calling YUME 2 a game and not a hentai gallery.
The fact that the YUME team went the extra mile to deliver an enticing mystery thriller over its h-game is certainly admirable. While so many other lazy developers deliver some half-baked galleries and call them “games,” YUME 2 actually feels like you’re making progress in a meaningful way outside of the h-scenes.
Granted, the game is still an adult game, but the Japanese-occupied Shanghai theme and the mystery behind the red girl are enticing elements that set this game apart from the rest of the other cheap h-games. It’s a shame that the translation is so subpar, as there seems to be a promising story under all the smut. If you have an interest in the WW2 Asian theater or a grasp of Simplified Chinese, then definitely consider picking this one up.
YUME 2: Sleepless Night continues its predecessor’s efforts to bridge the gap between h-games and point-and-click adventures. While there are some translation issues and the puzzles feel like an afterthought, the art quality and the overall tone of the game are top-notch.
- Beautiful art
- Some slight puzzle gameplay in between h-scenes
- Interesting setting
- Way too short
- No English translation available at launch
- Confusing plot
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP