Another fun doujin game from the last Comiket. It features none other than Suzumiya Haruhi herself! So if you want to see Suzumiya Haruhi hits the rest of the casts with harisen (I know I want to) then this is the perfect game for you!
Chourantou is a 3-D fighting game with above average quality. I think it’s quite good for a doujin game. This game features a tag team battle and six playable characters with one secret character. The gameplay is quite simple. You can hit, defend, and pick up items to use them as your weapon. There are also two unique special attacks for each character and your character can get into some kind of hyper mode by filling the energy bar. What makes it cool is how your character changes his/her outfit by entering the hyper mode. Haruhi will be in her bunny suit, Mikuru in her maid suit, and Itsuki… without shirt (I know that guy is a faggot!). There are several modes in this game. The story mode, free play, versus, and even a net play!
Now onto the details. The music is kinda nice but the fact that there’s no voice in the game kinda irks me. I can understand since it’s just a doujin game, but this game will be MUCH better if it has voice in it. The graphic is good and smooth. just like I said earlier, it looks good for a doujin game. The chibi characters are also cute. The control is nice but the camera can be quite bothersome. The camera scrolls very slowly and it can become a trouble if your enemy attacks you from your blind spot. The difficulty is balanced but I can tell the AI cheats in this game. Every time I open a tresure box, the content is always a trap but the enemies can always get nice items from the treasure box. Something is definitely wrong here!
Overall, Chourantou is average as a game but pretty good as a doujin game. It’s very entertaining and can be quite challenging. The story mode is also nice although much left to be desired. Well, I’m here hoping that the circle will release a new patch in the next Comiket. Until then, I will entertain myself by watching Haruhi beating Itsuki to crap with her twister.