Friday, 30 May 2008
First Impressions: Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper
Released at the end of April, Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper has the honour of being the first ecchi game to be released on the Wii.
Having said that, it's not an erogame by any stretch of the imagination and, aside from some innuendo filled CG images, (rewarded for clearing chapters) the game is quite tame.
Gameplay revolves around talking to girls in a mainly school based setting, in order to progress the game into one of the cleaning based action sequences. As the game is quite text heavy, (with each girl being fully voiced with some great voice acting work) I'm missing out on the finer details of the story but, from what I can gather, it involves a group of girls and a group of not-so-good girls and dust mites which attack the characters and need to be cleaned off using various remote actions.
The first one learnt is quite simple - lock onto the enemy with B and rapidly tap A to remove them. The others I have encountered have been to lock on with B and move the remote is a horizontal or vertical fashion. There is a meter at the bottom of the screen where you can select different powers, but none of these have been unlocked yet.
It's esentially a dating game with a mini-game at the end of each chapter. There doesn't seem to be much difficulty as on my first encounter with one of the mini-games, it took me a good 5 minutes to figure out what to do, all the while my character was being attacked and I wasn't faced with a game over screen. I imagine later chapters will increase the difficulty, and hopefully amount of action sequences.
Overall if you have a Japanese Wii or chipped Wii and are a fan of anime and/or dating sims then this is worth a look. I would say that this is the Wii's iDOLM@STER, i.e. an import only title which obtains cult status from the few importers who have played it.