Gal*Gun: Double Peace review: Comfortable controls, uncomfortable everything else

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Finding love, has there ever been a weightier struggle within the confines of the human brain? We can often distract ourselves from hunger, a rough job, or the mistakes we’ve made, but when we need to find love, it haunts us.

In the book The Little Paris Workshop, author Nina George wrote:

"“We cannot decide to love. We cannot compel anyone to love us. There’s no secret recipe, only love itself. And we are at its mercy–there’s nothing we can do.”"

In the book Hearts and Errors, author Corey M.P. wrote:

"“We all want love. We all need love. And no matter how much we push it away or pretend to deny ourselves of it, our hearts will always desire it.”"

And in the game Gal*Gun: Double Peace, the tutorial says:

"“Successfully shoot the girls to bring them to a state of euphoria and you’ll earn more Mote-Mote points.”"

In the game Gal*Gun: Double Peace you take on the role of every anime boy from a harem anime in a single boy. You go about a normal high school life up until the moment a cupid in training accidentally hits you with a fully charged shot from her “arrow gun.”

The resulting blast hits you with a curse that makes every single girl at your school come at you with lust as if it’s a Vulcan high school during pon farr. So why wouldn’t the character stay home to avoid being attacked by the entire student body (‘s bodies)? Well, it turns out that  the charged shot used up all his chances of finding love in his life, limiting it to a single day. So he MUST confess his love to his TRUE love by the end of the day or he will suddenly become unattractive to every living thing: men, women, and, as the game mentioned worryingly, even dogs.

Really makes you wonder why they would have that setting in the first place as it just seems like a bad time.

Anywho, you fend for yourself as you fight your way through the school with a euphoria gun. Now, before I go further into this game, I need you to understand something. The girls you’re fending off are girls that go to your school. With the exception of the rare moment a teacher gets involved it is stated that the girls you are fending off are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years at your school meaning, realistically, these girls are roughly  ages15-17. I feel you need to understand this before you get to the next section because, let me tell you, when my wife was also watching this game she mentioned this, I realized this, and the game experience CHANGED.

See, the euphoria gun let’s you get past the girls that are charging you. It does so by…*ponders what sentence is going to be attached to his name on the internet forever*…causing the girls to climax hard enough where they fall to their knees exhausted. And that, essentially, is the ENTIRE game.

Gal*Gun: Double Peace is an old-school, on the rails, shooter that tasks you with finding high school girls’ sensitive spots and shooting them with a euphoria gun. And before you tell me I’m overreacting, there’s even a part where the character himself points out that this is incredibly skeezy.

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There are some girls who are immune to your abilities, thank goodness. But, unfortunately for them, they are the girls you can choose as your “true love. Should you go after one, they will ALWAYS end up in a terribly compromising situation that requires you to save them as only you know how. By…touching them a whole lot.

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And for the record, I picked the LEAST worrisome screen of the entire “she’s stuck in a window” moment.

But now, here’s the thing about reviews. While the game isn’t necessarily my jam because of its content, we also need to look over what the game markets itself as, how it’s supposed to play, and how well it achieves that particular goal.

In that instance, it actually does a really good job. I like rail shooters and, truth be told, this game reminded me a lot of classic rail shooters like House of the Dead or Time Crisis. The areas were diverse enough that trying to get multiple endings won’t be that difficult either.

There are even options for using the touch screen instead of steering a reticule around the screen. I captured a couple of seconds of gameplay just so you can see what it looks like. It’s a LOT to process so be ready.

And should you ever get really into the game and not notice anyone who might judge you for playing this walk into the room, holding down the minus button quickly switches the screen over to a still shot that makes it look like you’re playing an old school RPG.

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Gal*Gun: Double Peace (Nintendo Switch) Score: 7.5/10

Although I, personally, found the content unsetting, from a gameplay standpoint, Gal*Gun: Double Peace delivers on what it says it does. It’s a pervy take on the classic rail shooter that can be beaten in about two hours. Multiple endings and unlockables increase replay value. Enemies engage in repetitious actions and their variety lacks, but the boss fights are enjoyable. It’s the stuff leading up to them that is just bizarre though.

A copy of this game was provided to App Trigger for the purpose of this review. All scores are ranked out of 10, with .5 increments. Click here to learn more about our Review Policy.