The Dark Lord Rises is adult fantasy game created with RPG Maker. As a Renan, young boy with magical talent you'll explore story in realm attacked by The Evil One - legendary existence threatening peace and order in whole human world.
Sounds like typical fantasy story, right? Well, it should! The story is just pretext to orgy of sex and corruption that will ensue because of player action. However, it is not supposed to be "take the bad guy and rape every girl" story. My philosophy is that good corruption/mind control stories need time and attachment to characters to fully work. With The Dark Lord Rises I take things slow and steady. In fact, as of current version the main hero is still from being some sort of devilish corrupter.
Renan of Cern - main character of the game, young, bright boy from small village who finds himself enrolled in Magical Academy of Avonlica. What he doesn't know is that fate has something great stored for him.
Rowena of Cern - Renan's childhood nemesis. Orphan who becomes priestess around same time Renan is enrolled in Academy in Avonlica.
Rudeus Alba - experienced mage and teacher in Academy
Leonette d'Avonlica - Renan's classmate. Pompous daughter of duke d'Avonlica.
Chloe - Renan's classmate. Weird girl who wants to make many friends.
Lynn - Renan's classmate. Level-headed boy who wants to become a proper farmer.
Blas - Renan's classmate. Airhead with knack for wind magic.
Celeste - Renan's classmate. Smartest girl in class, who also has many secrets.
Tancred - Renan's classmate. Creepy guy with weird "friends".
Laeticia - ancient succubus who awoke from her slumber... and now threatens peace in Avonlica.
...and many, many others.
This game is... insane! The characters, plot complexity, and the amount of gameplay are incredible. The author certainly has a gifted mind and a knack for storytelling and has vowed to finish the game! Wonderful. I can appreciate a lot of the humor and references too.
The fact that the game is linear kind of fits in with the fact that Renen is bound to destiny I think. I have no qualms with that. The wording and typos could use some work though. I would volunteer to edit the transcripts, but I don't have VX Ace. Does that matter?
As for the sex scenes, they're hot enough, but why not make the text less of the focus by having it cover the bottom third of the screen and making it a bit more transparent? Great work all in all and like everyone else I look forward to updates.
Hey there (sorry, I don't write revieuws often, so this may or may not be actually useful)
Let's start by saying that this is an amazing game. I LOVED it, start to (current) finish, and would absolutely recommend it to my friends if that wouldn't cause weird situations. I don't have much experience with rpg maker games however, but i did find 2 bugs worth mentioning. *cough spoiler alert cough*
the first was at the battle with the necromancer. i actually managed to kill him before the cutscene by using a lot of area spells and water dmg. this then caused the town to move along without the quests doing so, demanding a reload.
This would probably also be a good moment to say how much I appreciate forcing to save right before a bossfight :)
the second was after the scene with spiders in the cellar at the harry potter reference. I accidentally walked into the cellar again, and couldn't get out of there without wine, but couldn't get into the cellar to get the non-existent item either.
Once more, I absolutely adore this game, and I will be following every update with glee.
Adfadf (not anonymous at all)
if this needs to go to a bug report forum, please say so, but I couldn't find one
Awesome game! Really enjoyed this. While a little slow to start once the pacing picks up a little I enjoyed every moment.
This is an RPG-Maker game done right. The story is great and contains the right amount of combat!. That said there is still some bugs to be found throughout the game but nothing serious. Things like sometimes being able to walk up cliffs or on walls and an NPC or the PC saying something out of order, stating knowledge they would gain in the next minute or so. Probably the very next conversation. Like I said, nothing serious and I only noticed it a few(Maybe 3-4) times each and it didn't detract from my enjoyment at all. As such imo the authors time is better spent working on any future content! :D Also most of the humor is geniunely funny and aimed at rpg fans.
With the most recent update, the PC has some decent character growth both mental and physical and for my own kinks its going in the right direction.
This game is definitely an X rating and not an XXX or even XX rating game. While the erotic content is there and well done it is spread fairly thinly over the game so far. As the author mentions however it is 'slow corruption' which inevitably means more later on and I completely agree that the best corruption takes time and attachment to the characters. I'm hoping for more in the future.
Overall a damn good game and one with a lot of content. Highly recommended and I really hope work continues on it but even in its current state well worth playing and a big thank you! to the author for all the time, effort and sharing!
I need some help because im stuck at the part where reina is trapped in the dorm room and it says to find a way to pass the day. Is anyone able to help me please?
Great little game! Some writing errors. The corruption is nice and slow and fun! It doesn't always make sense from the main character's prespective, but it's fun! Overall the story keeps you in it. I want more! More power! I really hope you keep going, and go big! I'm a fan of big choices! And then keep going after that. :D
But.... I'm not sure if I'm stuck, at the end of content, or if theres a bug. I'm supposed to be "passing the time away", I go to study but it says "talk to Gilhaz", I go to do that but it tells me, "I've had enough of Gilhazpeak...". Can someone help?