Rainy Skies

Author: Indivi
Version: 1.2
Last Updated: 2018-10-11 21:09:06

Review by slitherhence
Version reviewed: 1.2 on 2018-10-27 04:36:50

Hmm. I feel like the changes to combat and equpement are an improvement. That said, I feel like the story is rushed. It's a pacing issue. Having read the reasoning behind the development restart for Rainy Skies on the dev's blog, I can imagine why that is. Given that the Dev is between a rock and a hard place with the decissions he's had to make, I'm willing to withhold any strong condemnation for now. But none of the characters have any depth any more. Trish... potentially the most interesting character in the previous version... might as well be a faceless silhouette for all the characterization she gets now. But I do hope the dev comes back to this part of the game at some point to try to give the story and the characters the charm they had before. After all, this is first impression stuff. This is what sells (or doesn't) spending hours playing the rest of the game.

That said, have put many hours into Lust Doll, I have high hopes for this game to shine once Indivi finds his feet again. Hang in there bro.

Review by Malroth
Version reviewed: 1.2 on 2018-10-13 03:12:43

Vastly inferior to the previous edition both in gameplay and story. It might eventually live up to the standards of Lust Doll and the previous Rainy Skies but its not a promising start.

Review by azoon32
Version reviewed: 1.2 on 2018-10-12 00:00:34

Surprisingly good. Really. Don't expect anything too flashy, and the erotic scenes are still small-scale, with no TF or anything really kinky yet; Buut~ it's actually a really banging RPG.  Battle/progression wise the basics are here, not much to complain about, but it really has room for expansion into something more than your basic RPG if you care about that kind of stuff and aren't just here for porn.

The main reason I really enjoyed it was because of the solid story/characters, and the nostalgic atmosphere. The characters are all distinct and likeable, and I found myself genuinely interested and surprised at the turns the story took even at this early stage. As for the atmosphere, I loved the ambient soundtrack; and alongside the cold and dark pallette it really does an excellent job of establishing the hopeless and destitute place the game takes place in at this point - it's great at establishing your chosen character's humble beginnings, so to speak. The overworld/movement system is rather primitive; but I honestly prefer it to the messy, cluttered overworlds of most RPG Maker games, it does it's job, and it does compliment the atmosphere well. The game gives off a nostalgic 2000s flash game vibe, something I personnaly enjoyed, as it reminds me of a simpler time.

If I had advice for the author, I would tell them to:

1: Further the plot, and continue devoloping the game's characters.

2: Try to maintain this level of atmospheric storytelling into future stages. Appropriate music, color pallette, dialogue, etc. -- visual storytelling does wonders for atmosphere, and atmosphere does wonders for how one percieves a game.

3: Decide what they want with the RPG system. Either slim/streamline it down so we can get on with the porn and stop grinding, or continue to expand it so it becomes an enjoyable part of the game and not an obstacle. A bit harsh, and the RPG elements are better than most games, but there is still a ways to go if you understand where I'm coming from.

4: Add more NSFW content, and add more kinky fetishes to appeal to a wider base of people. Unfortunately it doesn't matter how good your game is in some communities, if it hasn't got porn, in large quantities and with little grinding inbetween, people will lose interest.

also kitty best girl(?)

Finally, for the people deciding whether to play this game... it depend on what you want. You want a good RPG? Give it a go, you might be surprised. You want some vanilla-tier porn? If you have about 25 minutes, go for it. You want a crazy TF porn experience with a shitton of crazy fetishes? Well unfortunately keep looking, this game isn't quite there yet. Keep an eye on it though; it's definitely going places.