Shall we date Ninja Love Game

Find Your Soul Mate in Shall we date?: Ninja Love

Shall we date Ninja Love game

Featuring an array of gorgeous bachelors and their compelling stories, NTT Solmare's Shall we date?: Ninja Love will surely fulfill your ninja dating fantasies. In this Japanese otome game full of romantic twists, you play the role of a ninja princess. You influence the outcome of your mission through important dialogue choices. As you progress in the game, you unlock beautiful CG art and may even receive mail from the game's interesting cast of characters.

With bitter rivals and other women vying for the affections of your ninja, anything is possible. Will love blossom during your dangerous journey or will this mission cost you your life?

Set in Japan during an era of turmoil, the main story is as intriguing as the actual dating sim segments. You begin the game unaware of your bloodline as your parents are dead. Raised by your grandfather, the Chief Priest of a village, you live your life caring for and being cared for by the monks around you. Your peaceful world is turned upside down when a mysterious guest arrives and informs your grandfather of Oda Nobunaga's plan to eliminate the ninja clans. It is revealed that you are the Kusonoki Princess -- daughter of Masahige Kusonoki, the creator of Ninjutsu.

As such, your role is to unite the clans so that they may defeat Oda Nobunaga, a tyrant who is determined to wipe out the Iga, Koga and Fuma ninjas. To avoid drawing attention, you can only travel with a single bodyguard. You are to choose from the best warriors of each clan and they all just happen to be eligible bachelors.

The love interests have different personality types, complete with a dark and/or traumatic past to explain their current motivations. Depending on which guy you choose, your character's story can even change. You can play the role as a helpless damsel in distress in one route and then be a capable ninja warrior trainee in another.

There are intriguing secrets for you to unravel in various routes and events that are unique to each character. There are 14 episodes in all which takes roughly 5 hours to complete at a relaxed pace. The dialogue is well-written as it gives insight into each ninja's perspective on the war. The romance scenes are, of course, gripping in general. Some can be downright spicy and may not be suitable for younger audiences. The guys are also pretty unique in this regard. For instance, Kotaro may be a tease but that doesn't mean Saizo is going to hold anything back when conveying his feelings. If your heart isn't set on just one bachelor, the stark contrast between potential love interests makes the game worth playing multiple times.

Shall we date Ninja Love game

If you're a fan of any of NTT Solmare's work then you won't be disappointed with the graphics for this title. The art is stellar for the most part, with the ninja designs properly reflecting each personality archetype. For example, Rennoshin's kind face and soft wavy hair suits his profession as a doctor. Yagyu clan leader Munenori on the other hand, looks regal with his long, straight hair and cascading kimono. The CG scenes themselves are drawn quite well, with dynamic artwork and wonderful, vivid colors. Being a dating sim, the graphics play a huge part in motivating players to explore different routes and Ninja Love certainly doesn't disappoint.

We found the UI layout to be intuitive and easy to use. The dialogue boxes are pretty big so controls aren’t an issue even if you play on an iPhone. On the other hand, the game’s translation can use some work. From poor sentence construction to missing letters, there are times when it's hard to take a romantic scene seriously due to the grammatical errors. It’s a shame since the plot and dialogue scripts are well-written otherwise.

Shall we date?: Ninja Love is a sure buy if you're at least 13 years of age and are into spicy otome game stories. The characters are well fleshed out and the graphics are stellar. The stark differences in story events make it worth replaying the game a few times just to explore each route. With such a nicely made game, there's really very little to complain about other than the occasional translation mishap.

Purchasing the basic pack gives you access to three characters (Saizo, Sasuke and Kotaro). If you enjoy the various story routes, you can opt to make in-app purchases for additional character packs and side stories. Each side story only takes about 20 minutes to finish so you may want to hold off on purchasing any until you're certain which one to go for.

To sum it up, we highly recommend Shall we date?: Ninja Love for anyone who is into otome games. Just bring a tissue if you're prone to nose bleeds.

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