Sorry for teh lack of updates. I just realized there’s no new posts at all for this month so I’ve decided to write my experience with ryona games. Before you proceed I must tell you that THIS POST MIGHT BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME PEOPLE ESPECIALLY IF YOU OPPOSE GURO, SADISM, OR SUCHLIKE. It’s stated in red therefore it must be true!
Well I myself am not a fan of ryona games but one of my friends is a die-hard fan (don’t ask). Since he’s quite busy with college and isolated from the internet thanks to the sucky internet connection they have there, he asked me to fetch him some ryona games he considered as ‘interesting’. It’s a good thing that 4chan is much crueler than the wildest ryona game available so I’m able to stomach those games.
Ryona games are basically games that exploitate violence on women. It doesn’t have to go as far being guro but any realistic or semi-realistic violence towards women can be considered as ryona genre. That’s why the DOA series is categorized as ryona by fans from the great Nippon. In my voyage to seek more knowledge of darker otaku sub-culture, I have stumbled upon several free fanmade ryona games you might (not) want to check out.
The first ryona game (that’s truly dedicated to ryona) I played. I also played this game long before my friend asked me to embark on a quest for ryona games. This game basically tells the story of Fia who was abducted and must find her way home. At first it might look like your happy fun joyful adventure game featuring a cute girl with some strange yet cute monsters as the enemies. But I realized that I was wrong after falling into the first pit. Not only Ruona, this game also features hardcore hentai and mild guro. The chibi artsyle in this game doesn’t help anything at all. Right now Hanakanmuri is in the progress of being upgraded into a full fledged doujin game. That’s not all! The developer also begins a new game project called ‘Elizabeth’ that combines adventure with ADV gameplay. Oh, joy!
Another typical scene in Hanakanmuri.
This one is not too heavy on ryona but it’s categorized as ryona on this site. Even I don’t know why this one is ryone. It’s just a side-scrolling platformer game featuring a maid with two guns and inconsistent artwork. But since the Japanese says it’s a ryona game then it must be a ryona game.
A ryonage-in-progress. Once it’s finished, basically it lets you torture your own mouse-girl. Ideal game of torturing simulation for spies, dictators, messed-up husbands, and ronery otakus everywhere.
A buggy fanmade RPG from RPG Maker 2003 that allows you to enter your favorite heroines (Sophia, Celes, Lenneth, and many more) into a massive messed up ryona tournament. So buggy that I don’t even know what I should do.
What is an article about ryonage without the slightest mention of Demonophobia? It’s basically everything you want from a ryona game. Gore, vore, decapitation, urination, humiliation, and a giant enemy vagina. You play as Sakuri, a poor girl who summoned demons from the underworld to punish her classmates. Just as usual, shit happens and now she’s trapped in the underworld and find herself unable to die. Yup, that means after every gruesome deaths you will be recovered to the way you were. This game is so legendary to the point where the creator decided to give it a sequel, Xenophobia. But for some reason the creator got lazy and the project is stalled. Anyway, this is the first ryona game I stumbled unto during my honorable quest. A word of warning, the latter part of the game can be quite frustrating thanks to the semi-danmaku boss battle. The glitchy control can also drive you mad.
A gamer dude plays Demonophobia.
Last but least (not counting the ‘hey, where’s my ryona?’ Evigen) ryona game is Silent Desire 2. Despite its title, I must assure you it’s nota hentai title. SD2 is a 2D hack-and-slash game with annoying control and quite challenging difficulty. What makes it ryona is there are several death scenes drawn in detail to show you how miserable the girl is. In case you’re wondering, yes it’s a sequel and Silent Desire does exist. But no, the first game is not a ryona game. It’s just a simple dungeon-crawling RPG with boring gameplay.
I must shamefully admit there some kind of appeal in these ryona games but at the same time this game is DEFINITELY not for everyone. In case you’re curious then I welcome you to try playing several of these games. Although I can see why Hanakanmuri and Demonophobia might get popular. Ignoring the faulty control, both have solid gameplay and might offer you some challenge. In fact, there’s a site dedicated to host ryona fanarts. If you’re interested to find more about ryona games, you can check out a Japanese wiki dedicated to free fanmade ryona games or the BBS for ryona games.