Though it seems many are already writing their own reviews of Conquering the Queen, today we bring you a Tester’s Corner from Nurio!
This is the third game I’ve had the opportunity to beta-test, and it’s so different from the rest. If I think about it, I’ve been pretty lucky with the variety: My first VN was a romance/drama VN, the second was an educational title and the third is a nukige. So, will the fourth be something entirely different again? A mystery title? Or maybe a gameplay-heavy title?
Conquering the Queen is a nukige, so there isn’t much to say about it, except maybe “There’s sex”. There are story elements, though, but I can’t really discuss them. So, instead, I’ll talk partly about the game itself and partly about my experiences during beta testing. Even though it’s a nukige, I’ll also refrain from showing stuff from the endgame, as there’s some surprising stuff that can be considered spoilers.
The protagonist in Conquering the Queen is called Vincent Conquer, which is pretty funny considering that Vincent already means Conquer. So his name actually means Conquer Conquer? In a title called Conquering the Queen? My, I wonder what the theme of this title will be…
Yes, Conquering the Queenis very much about conquering. Vincent is out to conquer everything he wants. He’s a greedy bastard like that. But what does he want? Well, money, power and women, of course! Yes, Vincent is consciously out there to conquer women. Gotta Conquer ‘Em All!
That said, he’s a pretty clever and confident man, making him victorious in almost any situation. And that helps him toward his personal goal. Really, being victorious DOES help in your quest to conquer stuff. Strange, isn’t it?
What I do like a lot about the protagonist is that he has an outspoken personality and… A FACE! Yes, he’s not the boring cookie-cutter protagonist! He’s not quite the most original protagonist out there, but it’s a lot better than Faceless Protagonist #319 from Romance VN #427. Oh, and Vincent is hung like a horse, but that’s not a trait I particularly enjoy… (And it’s not an uncommon trait either…)
Personally, a nukige isn’t something I want other people to know I’m playing. And since I still live with my parents, it was quite a task to keep a straight face during testing. I’d be reading things like “Aaah! Ahh! You’re gonna tear me apart! Yes, it’s so deep!” on my laptop while my parents would be talking to my grandma or my sisters about how soft the rug is, or whatever. Poker face, go! I can already imagine how it would be if my mother saw “Conquering the Queen” on my desktop.“What is that icon, my son? Conquering the Queen?”
“Oh… Just a game…”
“Why is it on that little boy’s crotch?”
“No idea, mom… It latched itself on there…”
Not suspicious at all!
So, I expected a nukige to be about 100% about sex, and to feature crude language, and to only talk about titties and pussies. But that wasn’t the case at all! I was very surprised to see stuff like “When understanding finally dawned upon them, the men began to flee in abject terror”. Not the most complicated language, but a far cry from just “pussy”. Hehe, I said pussy… [/immature]
The game also has nice expressions like “She glared daggers at me” – I love it! And the game has more of such expressions. And then there’s the fact that the translator has opted to remove Japanese terms to make it feel more like a western medieval setting. For example, Vincent-sama is now Sir Vincent. Normally, I’d rage over something like this and bring out the torches, but in this case it actually really fits the setting.
Of course, it’s not always fancy language. There’s a lot of the aforementioned “Aaah! Ahh! You’re gonna tear me apart! Yes, it’s so deep!”, so those looking for the dirty talk won’t be disappointed either. Really, there’s no reason for disappointment as there are 48 LONG sex scenes in here! So, how does Vincent get to conquer all these women? Well, rape of course! Either he rapes them forcefully, manipulates them to be submissive or trick them into loving him. Yes, even the consensual sex is evil.
But even though Vincent is forceful, he knows exactly what the women want. And soon, those girls will start to love his violent acts. So you don’t have to feel completely guilty. Really, it’s okay to stick it up her pooper!”]
Since it’s a nukige, they’ve added something extra to the sex scenes, next to a dose of rape. Actual splashy, squirty sounds play during the sex scenes so you get even more immersed in these scenes. They also allow you to replay the voices easily with that megaphone icon you see two images up. So if you particularly liked that “Ooh! Ahh! Yes!” you just heard, you can replay it with a single click. And so you don’t get out of the mood by the males, they only gave the females voices – and I thank them for that. I don’t think I would survive males screaming “Hnnng! I’m cumming! Cumming inside!”
I started out by saying that I won’t show endgame spoilers. And that’s because some surprising things happen along the way and in the end that I think you should experience firsthand. So, despite it being a nukige, there are some story elements in there. It’s not anything shocking or dramatic like in story-based games, but there are still a few eye-openers in there. So there’s sex and a little bit of story. In fact, there are 4 different endings; and they actually don’t depend on what girl you choose. No, you get every girl you want, no matter what. The 4 different endings depend on… Well, I’ll let you find that out for yourself. =3