By Joe Sigadel / September 28th, 2016
|Title||Gal*Gun Double Peace|
|Developer||INTI CREATES CO., LTD.|
|Release Date||September 27, 2016|
|Genre||Light Gun Game/Action/Adventure|
|Platform||PS4, PS Vita, PC (Steam)|
|Age Rating||M (Mature)|
PQube’s approach to marketing their ecchi titles has been bold and fearless, to say the least. With Gal*Gun Double Peace’s localized release for both PlayStation systems and now the almighty PC, they aren’t afraid to tell it like it is, and PQube knows exactly the niche market they’re selling this to. Like Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, It’s the kind of silly ecchi game that plays upon its suggestiveness for comedic effect, and it works incredibly well. Gal*Gun Double Peace even lampshades itself on a few occasions, giving you the option to play as the stereotypical pervert character in anime, the kind of guy who’s in it just for the panty shots at these poor anime girls’ expense. You can also respond accordingly, picking the most lewd options in conversation just to get a rise out of Shinobu. But don’t worry, I’m not here to lecture you on how fictional illustrated women should be treated — I think that’s best saved for other authors from other sites.
Let’s get to the heart of the matter — how different of an experience is Gal*Gun Double Peace on the PC compared to the other versions? Having played a good amount of this before on my PlayStation 4, I felt it was an enjoyable sexy romp filled with humorous moments, as well as clever use of the DualShock 4’s touchpad for those moments where you have to rub your way to success — no, I don’t mean that kind of rubbing, get your mind out of the gutter for a minute. The one thing I wish I’d had was the use of a mouse for precision control. Well, PQube must have heard my plea, or this was already in the works, but in either case, Gal*Gun Double Peace plays excellently with mouse controls. It includes up to 5 different settings for sensitivity to help you with your precision. It doesn’t matter how many of the girls surround me, within mere seconds I can stop them in their tracks with pheromone bullets. This also means not having to use the doki-doki field as much when I get into a tough spot, and I get some pretty sweet scores at the end of the stage. You can check out the results screen below for an example of how much I’ve improved since switching control methods.
Gal*Gun Double Peace also runs quite well on PC, but that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering its modest system requirements. You can run this at 60FPS at 1080p max resolution if you have any kind of modern gaming PC that’s been built in the past few years, with options for windowed and fullscreen. A windowed fullscreen option would have been nice too, maybe somewhere down the line PQube could consider adding it. The game doesn’t look much different from its PS4 counterpart, and there aren’t any enhancements you can add to the visuals, those are the only options you have. But it’s pleasant enough to look at that I don’t think it matters much. There are a couple of faults I have with this game, those being the lack of musical variety (they reuse the same stage theme a lot in this game), and that some of the stage options for selection feel way too similar to each other. Given the choice between the same looking classrooms over and over, or the different school facilities, I think it’s an easy decision.
Being that this is on Steam, new players enjoy a lower price of $40 with a first week 10% discount until October 4. That might seem a bit high, given that the individual routes don’t take more than a few hours at most to complete, but there’s plenty of replay value to be had in playing through all the different stories, and seeing how well you can do with score attack. And there’s lots of unlockables here, too. To sum it up, you can’t go wrong with Gal*Gun Double Peace on the PC. If you enjoy a good sex comedy game, Gal*Gun Double Peace will leave you lovestruck.
Review copy was provided by the publisher
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