Steam Rating: 10/10
Genre: Visual novel
Developer: Neko Works
Publisher: Sekai Project
Platform: Microsoft Windows
I infrequently plays video games with a gameplay like this or more commonly known as a visual novel. NEKOPARA was one of the games that became the most phenomenal game of the year and the series that became the influence of visual novel in Steam. For now on, I will review NEKOPARA Vol. 0 which is also a fandisc of NEKOPARA Vol. 1. So before playing volume 0, it would be better if you play the volume 1 first.
“NEKOPARA Vol. 0,” tells about a young man Kashou Minaduki who has a dream to open a bakery. This is a story just before Kashou opened ‘La Soleil’. In this game, Kashou Minaduki goes through his daily life with a six catgirls. They will do various daily like a slice of life in this game.
Although this does seem brief, NEKOPARA Vol. 0 is a fandisc of NEKOPARA Vol. 1 who’ve played the first volume and wants to need more or not satisfied with the story in NEKOPARA Vol. 1. Although the plot seems very short, this game still presents its theme especially like sweet stuff and a fanservice for you who want to enjoy it. In NEKOPARA Vol. 0, all of the catgirls are all exist in this game such as Chocola, Vanilla, Shigure, Maple, Azuki, Coconut, and Cinnamon. For me who play the volume 0 first, I think it’s a bit rushed with the story so I don’t understand the story in this game because volume 0 is the first series I play. But despite being only temporary, this game is very good to enjoy especially with some of the fanservice it. So, I just finish this game in one day even though everyone who plays this prequel will surely be like that.
However, there are some important points I heard from the first volume and that is the protagonist who has many important roles in it while volume 0, he doesn’t exist. So, we are the players who act as Kashou so it might be sound like we are inside, maybe. I also don’t understand the background of all it’s characters unless I have to play the first volume first. Maybe this is indeed a little mistake so I don’t know what to write about this game. NEKOPARA is also one of the visual novels where the players just watch the game with no choices like a visual novel in general. In fact, this visual novel will take you to the one ending only. In addition, I also really like the artwork of NEKOPARA series. The artwork that presented in this game is very detailed designs along with the movements so that we as a player like to see something adorable. Every movement of its character starts from the movement of the eyes, mouth, the way the character speaks and breathes, all of that is like working smoothly in every scene.
Overall, NEKOPARA is actually a series that I haven’t finish at all. But for those of you who’ve played NEKOPARA Vol. 1, maybe this fandisc will have its own appeal even if only shortly. The price is also very cheap if you just want to see a glimpse of the story of this series. The artwork that presented I admit is very detailed and I also can’t wait to play other series from NEKOPARA. By the way, the anime has also been out on OVA and released in December 2017 on Steam.