(18+) EROGE REVIEW: Funbag Fantasy

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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Funbag Fantasy Title Screen
Title Funbag Fantasy
Developer Waffle
Publisher MangaGamer
Release Date September 9, 2016
Genre Fantasy Eroge Visual Novel
Platform PC
Age Rating Adults Only, 18+
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My first attraction to reviewing this game was the title, as you may have guessed right off the bat. Funbag Fantasy has all sorts of potential as titles go, and it turns out that it was definitely descriptive of exactly what it was selling. The second attraction was actually the price point. I have never had a single issue with MangaGamer pricing, in fact I have long considered them extremely reasonable and more than fair with their price structure. They are high enough to make them enough money to keep their company above water and gain new projects, but low enough that there is no real good reason to go the unofficial fan translation route. So when they announced that this game would be a full priced digital release, at $44.95, I was very curious as to what kind of quality they expected for that value.

Funbag Fantasy | Lute

You are catching Lute here at a heroic moment, don’t blink, they are rare.

I’ll start with the characters, and the protagonist is unvoiced and unseen, as happens in almost all Eroge Visual Novels. Lute is a little remarkable beyond this feature, however, in that he isn’t nearly as pathetic or annoying as most other Eroge main characters are. In fact, despite seeming to be very average in many ways (in the beginning), he ends up coming off as quite likeable. This was a very nice change from some of the other protagonists that I have recently experienced. He starts off the game graduating the very last in his class from the Knight Academy, but how his life turns out from that point is largely based on your own decisions.

Funbag Fantasy | Shamsiel

Shamsiel is quite obviously a succubus, but she is a total sweetheart.

Lute’s most common and steadfast companion is the succubus Shamsiel Shaharl. Demons were hunted to (what was thought) extinction, so her existence initially takes the hero by surprise and sets him on his path to fame and fortune. Her presence in the story varies in degree depending on which route you pursue (thereby which girls you will be actively pursuing). She has a very prominent influence in all the storylines, at least up to a certain point. But she also does have her own (solo) happy ending.

Funbag Fantasy | Isis

Beautiful she may be, but Isis is also a very capable knight.

The lovely knight Isis Petrovna Elenskaya is the next waifu up to bat. That name is intentionally Russian sounding and it receives some brief mention regarding her family origins during her (solo) route. She is very prideful but also very talented, and she graduated as the number two knight in the whole class. However, she has a serious issue with a bit of bipolar personality disorder. She is extremely rude and a bit of a shrew for the lion’s share of almost every story route. But once you are able to flip her switch and get her onto Lute’s side she does a complete 180 degree turn and not only turns out to be very kind, but also very protective of those that she loves. I could have done without her for much of the story, but she was very endearing in the end. So I grudgingly have to admit that it was worth the thorns to get to the petals.

Funbag Fantasy | Roxanne

The marital status makes her quite forbidden, but the fruit is oh so massive.

Having graduated at the bottom of his class, Lute was quite justified in believing that he would be relegated to a very unappealing post. He is sent to the very backwater and poor area of Boan. However, it was not a complete loss as there was quite the lovely flower waiting there. Madame Roxanne de Desir is a lower ranked noble that is married to the magistrate of that area. It is a very unhappy marriage, however, and she was only appealing to him for status. As a result she is very lonely when this new knight arrives. She has a very kind and motherly disposition, and the only chance of her ever hurting anyone would be accidentally crushing them with her mighty breasts.

Funbag Fantasy | Emeralia

Emeralia is the toughest nut to crack, but she also has a lot of hardship in her past and present.

Tutor to the Princess, and personal aide to the Prime Minister, Emeralia is up next. She is the most mysterious character in the entire cast, and for a long time you would think that she is not a romance option at all. I mean, even looking at the above statistics you would see that she has no likes and she dislikes men. This game has a lot of comedy in it, but it’s also quite serious at times. And she is one of the more serious aspects of the entire story, particularly her background. She does not have her own solo route like the other girls listed here, but she is a very important part of the harem route.

Funbag Fantasy | Gladys

You wouldn’t think so with that outfit, but Gladys is possibly the most powerful warrior.

Gladys Von Wackenhelm is probably the character in this game that will stay with me the longest. If I was to pick my primary waifu, it would be either her or the succubus Shamsiel. She is quite possibly the greatest warrior in all the land, but continually has to deal with the disappointment in others that she was not born a man, and the expectations due to her father’s legacy. But there is really nothing to dislike about her personality. She has a great sense of humor and responsibility, and little time or desire for deception. Once she becomes enamored of Lute she is gloriously honest about her feelings and desires. And that is a very refreshing female to have in an Eroge from Japan. Any fan knows that characteristic is quite rare.

Funbag Fantasy | Luceria

Princess of the kingdom, and front running candidate for major back surgery.

The Princess Luceria von Diamante is the only daughter of the current King, and the apple of his eye. Even though she is very spoiled, it has not gone to her head at all; she is kind and innocent to a fault. However, her innocence has the ability to disappear in a flash and she has a giant ecchi switch. The reason for that switch being there is a secret, but it is not a secret that she herself is keeping. In fact, there is almost no way that she would be able to keep any secret with how honest and trusting she is. No, the secret is being kept from her, and discovering what it is takes the hero Lute quite a bit of effort.

Funbag Fantasy | Generals

There are a surprising number of important characters in this game.

If you stopped reading the review there you may think that this is just like any other harem Eroge. However, that is not the case. In fact, even beyond the selection of girls you may end up with, there are a ton of other characters that are involved in the story. There may be a lot of beautiful women, but the male characters in the story are very well realized too. Not only that, but there is only one character in the whole game who is not voiced; the protagonist. Even the very minor soldiers and palace guards are all voiced. No doubt much of the budget went into all those voices along with the glorious artwork.

Funbag Fantasy | Fantasy

Don’t plan on any dead end decisions.

More Bountiful Waifus on Page 2 ->

About William Haderlie

Born in the 1970's, I've been an avid participant for much of video game history. A lifetime of being the sort of supergeek entrenched in the sciences and mathematics has not curbed my appreciation for the artistry of video games, cinema, and especially literature.


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  • Visci

    “Sir Schlamm”, “von Wackenhelm”… The attempts at German names sure are something. Makes me wonder if “Isis Petrovna Elenskaya” sounds equally silly in Russian.

    As someone who really likes the eponymous “funbags”, this VN, whose title really doesn’t seem to be exaggerated, is already pretty promising. That it also delivers an interesting story makes it something to look out for. But, even if it’s worth it, the price is quite a bit too high for my taste. Although that is moot, since I don’t have a way of buying it right now anyway…

    • Mr0303

      “Makes me wonder if “Isis Petrovna Elenskaya” sounds equally silly in Russian.” – even more so than the German name.

    • William Haderlie

      The artwork and length justified the full price, to me. But I would say that the extensive voice work is probably the largest budget determinant. This had more voice work than many AAA games I’ve played.

  • JGuill

    “Funbag Fantasy” what a title. I wonder if they called it that so people in the VN community can start calling it “FF” like final fantasy. If that’s the case, it’s going to be hilarious if they make it to “FFVII”!

    • William Haderlie

      I would not be opposed to seeing 7 more titles in this franchise. 🙂

  • TylorW

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t there two more games in the franchise that have yet to be translated? I believe one is a prequel or a “what if” story, but the other one is a sequel to this if I’m not mistaken.

    • William Haderlie

      If you look under it’s original Japanese title Kyonyuu Fantasy, you will see that it did have an alternate version and a sequel or two. But I haven’t heard anything about Funimation translating them. There is hope, I’m sure, depending on how it sells.

  • Mr_SP

    > Shamsiel, C-cup

    Wait, what? No way! That’s way too big for a C, isn’t it!?

    • William Haderlie

      In any world other than anime world, definitely. 🙂

    • Andrew Friend Garvock

      I thought the exact same thing.

    • anonymous

      If you play through the story, there’s a reason it goes big..

  • Michael Connell

    There’s actually several games in this series (not counting abridged takes on the series), three are direct sequels to this which are entitled Gaiden, Gaiden 2 and Gaiden 2 After.

    https://vndb.org/v6355

    https://vndb.org/v13083

    https://vndb.org/v19494

    Then there’s Kyonyuu Fantasy 2 and it’s remake if, which take place in the same universe but I won’t spoil how it’s connected to the first game and its sequels.

    https://vndb.org/v10000

    https://vndb.org/v15605

    Then there’s Kyonyuu Fantasy 3, which I haven’t played yet:

    https://vndb.org/v18337

    Technically there’s Kyonyuu Majo, which was a written as a sequel that takes place in a modern day setting of the series’ universe:

    https://vndb.org/v5073

    The thing is its place in canon is debatable now as the sequels expansion of the series’ universe don’t quite match up with certain story bits Majo mentions.
    So yeah, if the first game’s done well then you have alot to look forward to 😉

  • EvilMatt666 ™

    I thought this would be a ludicrous game/VN with a a title like “Funbag Fantasy” but I actually really enjoyed it. And I think I am a little in love with Shamsiel….