Catgirls are justice.
Para Para Time
Note: Because Steam is run by prudes, if you buy Nekopara on that platform, all the “adult” content is cut. As I assume none of you would want the gimped version, the way to get around this is:
Or if you don’t give a shit about Steam, you could just get the Japanese version by itself, since it already comes translated. I would’ve gone that route had I not bought the Steam version when I saw it was only $9.
Note 2: I’ll be including a few images from the H version of the game. They’ll be spoilered, so you won’t accidentally find yourself with your hand down your pants. No worries; you won’t “miss” much from the review if you don’t click them, so feel free to share this post with your parents.
The essence of the catgirl is perhaps the most important aspect of any game
that involves catgirls. Nekopara did -okay-.
This is patently false at best, and slander at worst. While catgirls do indeed behave like cats, they are far closer to humans. Hell, catgirls don’t even need to have ears or tails; it’s the catgirl on the inside that matters, not the one on the outside.
I did not spend an extra $20 to jack off to a cat like some “trans-human” furfag who can’t come to grips with reality. Fix your fucking world-building, Nekopara.
Perhaps the most important piece in any localization involving catgirls is whether “nyan” is translated to “meow” or not. We all know Japanese is objectively cuter, because maid cafes are a thing over there. But apparently the translator didn’t get that memo.
But, uh, then they did…
There are individual sliders for voices, but no individual sliders for boob bounce. This is probably the biggest oversight in the game.
Other than all that, they bushi’d it pretty well.
It quickly sets in that Nekopara isn’t like every VN that came before it. Oh wait, did I say isn’t? I meant it is.
Any gameplay here is based on how fast you can skip through the bullshit “emotional” scenes and unvoiced dialogue.
Catgirls being cute is about all you can expect from this title. The basic plot is protag-kun buys a cafe and decides to run it alone, but two of his catgirls (yes, “his” — slavery ain’t exactly frowned on in this VN) follow him “because goshujin-sama”. Other than protag-kun deciding to “let” them work for free in his cafe, no other developments are presented.
Again, know what the fuck you’re getting into. If this is enough for you…
…then you’ll be fine.
Main developments here are the introduction of the imouto and the other catgirls, and a plot line where the main catgirls study to get their catgirl bell.
vids pix of the other catgirls:
And have some chibi:
The uncut and cut versions should both be pretty similar through these chapters, except for the shower scene, which shows tits.
When it’s revealed that protag-kun thinks of the girls as his daughters, and they reciprocate… well, it puts a certain spin on Chapter 5.
Oh man, oh wow. This chapter going forward justifies the price tag of the H-version.
After Vanilla and Chocola get their bells, Chocola goes into heat, and you fuck her… as Vanilla gets all handsy — and mouthy — with her too.
I believe it’s just a bit after that scene where Chocola and Vanilla are revealed to be twin sisters.
Protag-kun just keeps thinking about how he wants to fuck Vanilla and how Vanilla probably wants to fuck him. Even though she totally doesn’t give that vibe off at all.
Still, Mr. Puffy Pastries doesn’t give up that easily. So they end up fucking.
I’m a little pissed off that the best character in Nekopara is not only an imouto — normally vastly inferior to the high-class onee-san — but she ain’t even a fucking catgirl!
Japan, you can’t play with my heart like this.
Anyway, in this episode, protag-kun brings his waifu-slaves to the amusement park.
Afterward, they feel obligated to clean his dick.
I feel it’s worth noting at this point that I honestly didn’t think this was gonna be a legit softcore game. There’s a lot of things I could’ve spent my time masturbating to instead. I mean, Christ, I haven’t finished Free! yet. Ain’t even gay — those dudes are just sexy as fuck.
Well, whatever. Have some more
Yep, that last scene was totes re-used. Much like the catgirls.
Post-third-catfuck is pretty short. Basically protag-kun comes down with a fever,
the catgirls try to get medicine for him, but get arrested because catgirls without bells who wander the streets need to be euthanized or something,
he finds and rescues them, then wakes up the next morning to a bunch of catgirls in meido uniforms, indicating he’ll fuck all of them in the upcoming volumes,
and then we’re treated again to the fact that these catgirls are fucking slaves.
Good end. Roll credits.
Length: Steam says it took me 3.5 hours to finish, which seems reasonable. I’d say 3-5 is about what you can expect, with 2-4 being the range if you get the censored version.
Steam version: MSRP ~$10 ($9 with 10% off sale)
Anime faces and over-excited VAs are what you’re playing this game for, and this game delivers that… although not much more. The price is fair for that level of content, but I wouldn’t wholly recommend the Steam version.
Uncut version: MSRP ~$20 ($18 with current exchange rate)
In addition to the above, you get a decent amount of hentai… which is a significant portion of the story. And without it, there really isn’t a payoff to the character interactions. Honestly, I can’t see how they’d even make sense. Having sex with one’s twin and adopted father generally introduces relationship dynamics that mix things up a bit. With even just that aspect alone, the cut version is leaving out too much to be considered a finished product.
As such, I recommend this one if you want to play Nekopara. Which you should, cuz it has catgirls. …And it’s less racist than Gone Home.