Keiryu's Game Corner: Kichikuou Rance
Introduction:

Hey my lovely Blackspears community. Keiryu, here and I brought with me a very nice game today. The game in question, might be known to some who saw my older posts. Because I featured a few characters from it.

The game. I am talking about, is none other than “Kichikuou Rance”. So anyone that knows, anything related to “H” Games/Mangas, or Rance in general. Can be sure that it will be an amazing game.

So without wasting more time. LET’S ROLL!!!

Description:

Kichikuou Rance (Sadistic King Rance). Is a game created by Alice Soft, a company best known for making several “H” themed games, many that are quite hard in terms of difficulty.  Including such titles as. Sengoku Rance, Daibanchou: Big Bang Age and Toushin Toshi.

Kichikuou Rance itself, follows the enigmatic title character. Rance, in a “What If” like scenario. As he tries to exact revenge on the “Empire of Helman”.

Plot:

The game is a “What If” story. Following Rance, as he tries to take revenge.

After having his band of bandits, crushed by “Helman” forces and having his Slave Sill captured. He barely flees to the borders, of the “Kingdom of Leazas”. Only to be brought to the Queen of Leazas Lia. Who convinces him. That the best course of action, would be marrying her and becoming King of Leazas. Rance agrees and soon starts a conflict that will either lead to World Domination, or Death… 

Genre:

Erotic, RPG, Novel, Strategy, Tactical, Fantasy, Turn-Based

Developer:

Published by: Alice Soft

Translated by: Arunaru

Platform:

PC: 1992, December, 19

Gameplay:

Kichikuou Rance. Is a Turn-Based, Erotic RPG. That has two main game mechanics. Where the ultimate goal, is to conquer the “Continent”. While having lots and lots of “H”.

1. Preparation Mode: This is the main part of the game. You can see the Map, decide which action to take and who to attack. With the enemy doing the same. You can take several actions in one turn ranging from. “Troop Management”, “Expeditions”, “Building” and even “Harem Actions”.

2. Battle Mode: This is the secondary part of the game that activates after attacking someone, or being attacked by someone. At the start of every battle, the Player selects up to 4 Generals to battle. The first two troops, acting as Frontline fighters and the second two, acting as Backup fighters. Each battle lasts 5 rounds, if after 5 rounds neither side has won. Than the defending side will be considered the victor. During each round, the Player can decide what action the General should take. Ranging from “Normal Attack”, “Defend” and “Retreat” to even in some Generals cases “Special Attack”. 

A general who loses a battle, will disappear forever. So it is better to have them retreat, before they die.

Characters:

Note: Considering this games large amount of characters, i decided to just add some of the ones i think are more important here. But there are many many more, all with their own personallity and charm.

Rance: Main Protagonist. A Skill Level 2 Swordsman and the only being on The Continent without a Level Limit. He is a Kichiku Warrior and is usually motivated by sexual instincts, instead of love or justice. Wilds the “Demon Sword Chaos” and has a Slave named “Sill Plain”.

Sill Plain: Rance’s Slave. A Skill Level 1 Mage, with a Level Limit of 80. She originally hailed from a Rich Magicians family in “The Kingdom of Zeth”. But was brought by Rance for 15000. Even though the Magic that bound her to Rance has long vanished, she still stays by his side. Skilled at Healing Magic.

Lia Parapara Leazas: Queen of Leazas. She is obsessed with Rance. To be point of being willing to wage war with the entire Continent, just to please him. She used to Kidnap and punish girls, until Rance punished her (Took her Virginity). Has a Pet Lightning Dragon named Harumaki. Calls Rance “My Darling”. Has a Level Limit of 20.

Kentou Kanami: Ninja of Leazas. Originally hailing from “JAPAN” and being a Ninja of the Fuuma Clan, serving the Houjou Family. She got lost on a trip to The Continent and was found by Lia Parapara Leazas, since then she has sworn loyalty to her. Usually gets teased and abused by Rance, which causes her to show dislike towards him. Has a Level Limit of 40.

Keiryu´s Thought:

Kichikuou Rance…It is an interesting game, to say the least. Honestly some people might be discouraged to play it, if they ever played a Rance game before. BECAUSE THEY BE HARD AS BALLS!!! Seriously don’t play this expecting it to be easy, or you will never finish it. Heck! Even with a set mind, you will probably need a guide just so you don’t die in the first few turn. Not to mention the later round…

However even with all that said. The game itself is worth playing, especially if you like a challenge…Or simply “H” Games. I am a big fan of the Rance Series and I would not change the time I spend playing this game for anything…Well except maybe “Rance Quest”. But that is a story for another day…

All said and done. Kichikuou Rance is a game, that while old is still one of the best “H” themed games. Not to mention Tactical/Strategic RPG games, that I have ever had the pleasure to play. So I really recommend you give it a try, if nothing else just so you can see the amazing story and learn a bit about the Rance universe.

Afterword:

Dun Dun Dun and another one bites the dust…Dun Dun Dun Dun and another gone and another gone and another one BITES THE DUST!!....WAIT! I was supposed to say something here…Ehh…Ahh…Mhh...Yeaaah…I got nothing…I know weird right? Keiryu has nothing to say for once…But to be fair, I am currently a bit busy. (*FAP FAP FAP*) However that is no excuse to not say anything, then again you people never read it…So if anyone actually made it to the end, I have only one thing to say.

CONGRATULATIONS! Let’s Get A Burger! Because You Saved The Princess! But It Was Just A Dream….Yeah bad game references aside, it is Dangerous To Go Alone Take This! Recommendation and I hope you like it.

KEIRYU MASTER OF INSANITY…out (Currently trying to stop himself from making more bad game references. Now Would You Kindly Comment?) 

PS: Yep Today i have no Extra corner. Simply because there is just WAY to much i could talk about. So i just leave that for another day. I mean with so many Rance games out there, i am sure we come back to this...
  • Sacross these series are more like SLG than GAL. I remember someone told me before that Rance10 would be the last one of the whole story.
    • Keiryu As of now that seems to be the case, but knowing Alice Soft and their habit of putting characters as Cameos/Extras in their other games i would not be suprised if we see more of Rance in the furture.

      Not to forget that Rance is by far the most popular H game character to date. Most people that play H games have most likely played Rance in some way shape or form.
  • Kentaro i'll check this out!
    • Keiryu Do give it a try, it is a lot of fun.
      • Kentaro the storyline seems interesting!
        (is it paid? o_O)
        (meh, no worries. i live in india. can always get a pirated one!)
        • Keiryu You can find a translated free version on the internet just look for "Kichikuou Rance Arunaru Translations" and you find it.

          I will not provide a link, since that is not allowed. But it's easy to find.
  • Keiryu FINALY!!! KEIRYU HAS FINISHED ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION!!! Been a while since i last made a The Rock Reference. Anyway this one is by far one of my favorites. Plus it is a bit diffrent, since i usualy post Horror Games.

    Anyway see you all later. Don't be lazy and COMMENT!!! ^_^
    • Torazelda So 2 things: 1) I'm posting because you were bored and we can't have that now can we? and
      2) This sounds like a very interesting game. I like a good H game with actual gaming mechanics not just a visual novel.

      BTW: cupcakes
      • Keiryu Hey if i get bored, sh*t dies...But no seriously, i like reading the comments. I don't know it's just fun to do so. But yes i was very bored.

        As for the game it is good, but trust it is HARD! Unless you like a challenge i say grab a guide, However if you are like me and like a challenge go in blind...and die many many many MANY....Many Times. ^_^

        But it's a really good game, with some great scenes and humor.
        • Kentaro i guess getting bored on Black spears is very much possible.
          Yes, there are lots of members, but most are students or working. And another point is that most are from different countries. so the time they are active varies very much.
          Like I live in India, and whenever I post anything, It always takes Midnight in India FOR any likes or comments to arrive. that can only be explained as member's laziness, or the difference in time zones.
          • Kentaro similar fate as me.......
          • Keiryu It's part of it, i am usually working from 7am to 18pm at one job and when i get home, i tend to still have some work to do. (Either Translating stuff for someone, or making a budget for someone.) But since i had little work the last couple of days, i have been pretty active here.

            I do try to come on everyday, at least at night (My time). But that is usually around the same time many members are away. So it does take some time for people to comment/like on something.