Sister Royale Five Sisters Under Fire
[ Introduction ]
[ Gameplay ]
[ Visual and Perfomance ]
Alfa systems are masters at what they do and they’ve continued on from Castle of Shikigami to deliver cute anime characters but with the bonus of actually quite funny dialogue between each sister. Anime fans will lap up the designs but will also appreciate the personality that they give each Sister through their own dialogue. The chibi style used in the main game adds to the cuteness, and you are almost mesmerised by the pattern in which enemies shoot out their deadly munitions. The game ran very smoothly during my gameplays and I experienced no slowdowns, even when the screen was packed with all sorts of colourful particle effects.
[ Sound ]
Sister Royale is packed with cheery and colourful music to accompany its cute and manic style. The main BGM is a head bopping, a joyful piece that perfectly encapsulates the crazy and often hard as nails shoot ‘em up gameplay. The sound effects are effective and satisfying to the ears, though it can also be a little manic. Sadly, the two don’t mix as well as they should. The sound effects tend to overwhelm from what I experienced from my first playthrough. Luckily, you do have the option to change the settings on the sound. If you prefer the Sound effects, keep it at 100. If like me, you enjoy the BGM more, then you can lower the sound effects down to a more reasonable amount.