[Nintendo Switch] Cupid Parasite Review
Cupid Parasite from Idea Factory International and Otomate is an Otome visual novel with an interesting premise. Learn more in our Cupid Parasite review!
Cupid Parasite from Idea Factory International and Otomate is an Otome visual novel with an interesting premise. You will play as Lynette Mirror, the top bridal advisor at the Cupid Corporation… who also happens to be Cupid, the Goddess of Love! In order to show everyone that love is more than just magical bows and arrows, she ends up taking on a huge challenge: the infamous Parasite 5!
Each of the five individuals in this group has not been able to find true love, so it’s up to you to help them get ready by way of practice dates that will allow them to gain the confidence needed to find their one true love. But can Cupid also end up finding love along the way? The choices you make along the way during the main story will have an impact on how each of the five characters feels about Lynette, and you’ll get a hint of when someone likes your answers by way of Love Surge animations.
With The Cupid Corporation being a consultation company at the forefront of Los York’s hottest trends, there’s a lot of work to be done, especially since you’ll be taking on the challenge of breaking down the Parasite 5 before it’s too late! Goddess Cupid joined The Cupid Corporation a year ago, and so far she’s become the best one of its agents – she ranked first between all advisors! All was going well until she got an email from the company’s president for a 5 a.m. meeting. Yes, a 5 a.m. meeting. It is then that she learns that in order to get a promotion – which she asked for – she’ll have to help the Parasite 5.
Since there are several potential story branches, love interests, and potential endings, Cupid Parasite allows you to make the most of its flow chart and New Game+ options, so that you can keep track of where you’re going and which routes you might need to redo in order to get a different outcome. You can also, of course, relieve some memorable moments if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic! Cupid Parasite is fully voice acted, but the voice is only available in Japanese with English subtitles.
With this one being a visual novel with Japanese voice acting, if you’re not familiar with the language, then there’s going to be a lot of reading in your future! As expected, there’s a Gallery mode you can visit to review any of the event images you’ve seen during your time with the main story, as well as listen to all of the music from the game. On top of this, there’s also a section for watching cutscenes from the main story.
Cupid Parasite is an outstanding visual novel with an interesting setup, a diverse cast of characters, and a story with some interesting twists and turns that will keep your attention from start to finish. I really enjoyed the games story, it’s playful nature and colorful art style, as well as the different story branches that Cupid Parasite has to offer. Cupid Parasite is out on Nintendo Switch with a $49.99 price.
This Cupid Parasite review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Idea Factory International.