Get ready for an onslaught of domestic titillation, romance, and pure indulgence. You are Yusuke, a poor student forced to board with a friend of your father while you pursue your studies. What your father didn’t tell you was that his friend was an attractive and highly sexed widow, and that you would share your new home with her four desirable daughters. These girls haven’t lived with a man for a very long time so, yes, you guessed it: walking in on them in the shower is the least of your worries.
This is the traditional kind of love-sim well known to Hentai enthusiasts. Clicking your way through the narrative, and choosing your reaction to certain situations, you take part in the development of relationships between yourself and the girls in the house. As well as the obvious sexual involvement with these fairly varied women – one of the younger daughters is an avid devotee of cosplay for example – there is also a complex emotional side to things, leaving you torn between whom to pay your affections to, and wondering where your heart truly lies.
With English subtitles, well-acted Japanese voices and sound-effects, and sumptuous visuals, this game is certainly a success for the genre. The story is engaging, the basic setting is certainly exciting, and the balance between sex and characterization is just right. While those not used to Hentai games may find the level of user input fairly lacking – you essentially click to pass through text and images – if this is to your liking, you’ll no doubt recognize The Sagara Family as a fine example of its genre.
[Written by Teamwin]