Review: SENRAN KAGURA Reflexions (Nintendo Switch)

Can you feel it? The beating of her heart… In a classroom after school, learn the ways of “Reflexology” by syncing with her heart and body. SENRAN KAGURA combines with HD Rumble on the Nintendo Switch!

Pros:

  • Anime graphics.
  • 7.3GB Download size.
  • Massage giving gameplay.
  • Online manual- Web browser-based tutorial.
  • Four modes of play- Reflexology (Story), Dress up, Mini reflexology (Arcade mode) and diorama.
  • Motion control support.
  • Can change menu BGM.
  • Hand hint feature on/off. (Help)
  • Can skip/fast forward/rewind conversations.
  • Sessions start off with you rubbing her hands in a way to elicit a response and trigger a daydream.
  • Daydreams are a more intimate affair with you able to squeeze/touch/caress or shoot water any part of her body. Again you are using the telltale signs from icons/voice and HD rumble to trigger the special.
  • Special- You select from any unlocked accessories and enter into a mini-game of sorts where you do a motion with the controller and must keep the needle within the area and fill the bar before time runs out
  •  Upon finishing a “session” you earn a liquid that fills up a crystal thing that once filled unlocks more accessories/clothing/images etc.
  • Unlocked images can be used for the background image in the menu.
  • Full physics engine. Things jiggle is all I will say.
  • Motion controls make it a very immersive experience.
  • Can bring up the controls at any time.
  • Simple enough idea.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Little tutorial/help.
  • Even after turning motion off you may still have to lay the Switch down flat for your movements with the sticks to register.
  • So many IAP for outfits/accessories and characters.
  • Doesn’t feel like a game and instead of a demo of sorts.
  • Not a game you can easily play on the public transport.
  • Not advised to have the sound on too high.
  • Niche genre.
  • Very NSFW in many many ways.
  • Little variation.
  • Doesn’t help you unlock the daydreams.

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
7.2/10

Summary

Ok, I am one of those gamers where I just do not get the point of a game like this? I found it very repetitive and difficult to progress. Yes it uses HD rumble in a cool way and motion controls are very immersive but you only get one character and I found more in-app purchases than game outfits. It is like a demo showcasing this level of immersion that you pay for extra content bit by bit. I don’t begrudge or judge anyone that like these games, Each to their own and for them I bet this is a lot of fun and very unique. You will no in a quick hot minute if this is a game for you.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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