Written by Rastafoo69, edited by Otaku Apologist

Sengoku Neet, a hentai harem strategy game developed by JaxyCreate. Released October 29, 2015. Download on DLSite for $15.00. For PC windows. Partial voice acting. Censored genitals.

You are a NEET (not in education, employment, or training). Your life is a pointless hedonistic grind until you decide to wage war on the rest of Japan! Fight hard to conquer the island, and gather a harem of gorgeous waifus!

There are two editions to this game. Steam removed two flat-chested characters. DLSite offers the full game experience.

STORY

There is practically no story. One day, your servant encourages you to star a war and you agree. The use of a silent protagonist severely limits the writing. Almost all lines boil down to “why are you naked”.

There are over 40 characters, though none of them are well developed. Most are simple archtypes like tsundere, lusty milf, and sex hungry village girl. The writing often relies on jokes that break the fourth wall, like characters saying “why do I have more lines than everyone else?”. This is quirky, but happens way too often, which gets predictable.

It feels like the developer wanted to develop the characters more, but never could. For example, Kaihime says “I’m crazy and ill tempered” – but she never shows those traits. It feels like the game is missing a scene of her acting crazy, because she seemed totally normal girl.

Some of the dialogue is pointless. You learn that a rival lord is infertile and firing blanks. It never factors into the story or develops into anything, so it becomes a random forgettable fact.

GAMEPLAY

Sengoku Neet was created in Wolf RPG Editor. You navigate the game with mouse-clicks. Press CTRL to skip text. Press F11 to go fullscreen. Although this title is advertised as a strategy game, Sengoku Neet requires no strategy. Battles follow rock-paper-scissors logic. You can also use neutral troops that have no weaknesses.

There are four basic resources. You spend money to explore towns and find troops. You consume food to level up your troops. Population limits how many soldiers you can spawn in battle. Building materials are used to upgrade your nation and earn more resources.

There are seven troop types. From cavalry to archers, you decide how to organize your army. Each type has unique characteristics, like archers running out of arrows while soldiers have to fight at a short range.

The main problem with the game is its repetitive nature. Once you’ve played for an hour, you’ve experienced everything the game has to offer. Kill enemies, level up troops. You repeat this cycle for hours. Without a cohesive story or varied gameplay, it gets tedious.

Although the game features a basic tutorial, it leaves many things unexplained. The Ougi Special, the nature of your resources, the difference between troop types, and so many more gameplay mechanics are dumped on you without explanation. Understanding these is crucial to succeeding in this game, and the tutorial explains nothing. Have fun exploring, I guess!

The game is also missing features you normally expect strategy games to have. You cannot scout out your enemies, you cannot negotiate a peace, you cannot defend against enemy raids, and so much more. Yes, you literally cannot defend against attacks! This means you will blindly attack your enemies. It means, if you pick a fight you can’t win, you’ve basically ruined your save file. It means, you’ll lose thousands of resources at random and there’s nothing you can do about it.

The game is beautiful and professionally made, but very poorly designed.

GRAPHICS

The art is Japanese anime style. Depending on the character, the style of drawing is changed slightly. For example, the men are drawn to look rough and even grotesque, while the women are always drawn to be smooth and soft.

The game features over 40 characters, each with a unique outfit and facial features. This artist did one damn fantastic job! At a glance, you can easily tell characters apart, even when they share features like hair color. This is because height, weight, and other traits are varied between people. The characters’ visual designs are masterful.

Due to the use of Wolf RPG Editor, the game is vulnerable to lag in the later battles. There are simply too many sprites on screen, and the engine cannot always handle it.

Each character is featured in only two artworks: One standing artwork, and one sexual artwork. The images are slightly animated to showcase breathing and swaying. It’s nice to look at, but the visuals don’t always match dialogue. A character could be frowning and crying, but the dialogue will say “it feels so good”.

Another flaw is that you cannot hide the text boxes during sex. This means you cannot fully view the photo until after you’ve recruited them to the harem and all the dialogue is gone. On the bright side, you can drag the borders of the screen and customize the resolution to your liking. Altogether, Sengoku Neet’s visuals are great but weighed down by various flaws.

VOICE ACTING AND SOUND EFFECTS (SFX)

Sengoku Neet features partial voice acting that only plays during sex scenes. There are multiple voice actresses who provide unique moaning and squeals for the women of the game. There are no fully voiced lines.

There are many unique sound effects used throughout the game. Especially during battle, you can hear a variety of sword clanks and other attacks. The seven troop types each have unique sound effects that set them apart from the rest. Dialogue too features unique sounds, like the crying of a baby when your waifu gives birth.

Altogether I was left wanting more. The lack of casual dialogue means that most sounds are related to battles or sex. They’re damn good, but I wish there was more variety, like the occasional creaking door, or a cup of water. All the sex and violence gets repetitive.

MUSIC

There are a handful of unique music tracks. While the majority are stock RPG Maker assets, the primary track is a classical Japanese song played with string instruments. The music is never used creatively. From the beginning to the end, the same tracks will always play. This is disappointing. Most other games change the music to indicate your progress.

The music has a slow pacing, except during battles, where drums and digitally synthesized strings create an exciting melody that matches the action on screen. Sadly, the sound effects often overshadow the music. From the blowing of wind to the explosion of bombs, player attention is constantly brought away from the enjoyable music tracks.

HENTAI

There are around 40 scenes in total. Each female character has a unique scene. The version of this game available on Steam removes two girls with small boobs and replaces them with busty redrawn versions.

After conquering a nation, you can explore the area to find the unemployed female commanders you defeated. Recruiting them will bring them into your army and into your harem. Having babies will increase their stat values, so you’ve got your work cut out for you! Pick a waifu, fill her with cum, and wait five turns for the baby to be born!

Once the baby is born, he or she disappears and has no role in the game. It was pretty sad. I wish this game had sex stats of some kind, so I could see how many royal heirs I’ve fathered.

Although the game has a harem focus, all sex scenes are standard one-on-one fare. And besides an exception or two, there is no NTR or fetish content.

Each girl has only one sex position. Erotic dialogue is available in your first encounter only. The sex is illustrated with a floating dick, animated to penetrate the lady. This probably made animation easier, but it looks silly.

CONCLUDING WORDS

Sengoku Neet is a fantastic harem hentai game with strategy elements. The visuals are entirely unique without any use of stock assets. The ability to impregnate the girls of your harem makes the game fully interactive and super enjoyable. The strategy part is simplistic but engaging. If you’re looking for a casual porn game to enjoy, this title is the perfect choice!

Download Sengoku Neet. If you loved this game but want something more complex, check out Leane of Legitimate Crown.

Overall
3.3
  • Graphics
  • Gameplay
  • Story
  • Music
  • SFX
  • Hentai