Did That Chicken Just Say, “Moo?” [BL Banana Ranch Demo Review]

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Banana Ranch is a 18+ dating sim + ranch management game involving romance between two men (MxM / BL / Yaoi / Gay). It’s a fully reversible game, which means all characters can be TOP and BOTTOM!Our protagonist is a country boy who decided to move to Banana Town. However, strange things happened during his way to Banana Town, and he was suddenly transported to a different world. The town he arrived at was still called Banana Town, but all the town citizens have somehow transformed into humanoid animals. Moreover, the ranch he was going to work at was not hiring at all, it was even on the verge of bankruptcy!

The game will involve three years of Ban’s life at Banana Town. As the player, you’re in charge of shaping Ban’s destiny! How will you spend Ban’s days? Can Ban save Banana Ranch from the verge of bankruptcy? Will Ban be in a relationship with one of the eligible bachelors? Who will you marry and have kids with? Will you make Ban be the TOP or BOTTOM in the relationship? It’s all in your hand! 🖐️

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warning

THIS IS A BOY’S LOVE/YAOI GAME IF YOU AREN’T COMFORTABLE WITH THIS NICHE PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER. 

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

THANK YOU

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MAIN CHARACTER

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 Not gonna lie, he’s a cute air head. Ban really is down to earth and sometimes–well no, actually all the time LMAO. His innocent and pure hearted way of thinking gets him into very ‘interesting’ predicaments, including how he ended up on Banana Ranch. Honestly, h’es adorkable, and I’m glad to have him as the MC. 。o○☆

LOVE INTERESTS

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 No way… We can romance a SHARK?! Okay, he looks cute but I don’t think he actually bites like his deep diving cousins here in our reality. He is a tyrant about money, but I understand… It’s business, but.. He’s scared of Ban? I think we can tease the living shit outta this child! MUAHAHAHA~ 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 Child… Did you really just fall asleep on the job when I hired you to lay eggs? Okay, this chicken butt is some type of mixture of a tsundere and a kuudere of sorts, he’s cute but lazy as hell. 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 I’m sorry… His name is just… AHAHAHAHA! I can’t stop laughing at his name because it reminds me of the commercial for Dairy Queen and their Moochalattes. In seriousness though, he’s a sweet cow, and I think he’s just as purehearted as Ban… Which is gonna probably get us into trouble. 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 I’m sorry bro… You were just trying to help me get a job and got transported to another world with me. Thanks for being an awesome person and handling the craziness a bit better than Ban and the others. 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 Oh dear… It’s a rabbit and I already know you’re planning something to get Ban into your clutches. I haven’t met you personally on the game yet, but I saw your screen shot, and I know you’re gonna be trouble… 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 You’re adorable… But please… Stop breaking the plates to give me a slice of cake! I’ll take the whole cake! 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 I already know you and I are going to have problems in this game… 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 I think you’re contemplating on how to get Ban to ride you, double entendre intended. 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 OMG HOW MF CUTE ARE YOU!? CAN I CUDDLE YOU, PLEASE???? 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 You lazy MF LOL, and those puns of yours did not go over my head btw. 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 I want to touch his ears… and his tail. He’s a floofer. Must Touch tail and ears! 。o○☆

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSION

☆○o。 Oh boy… We have an unruly kitty cat that doesn’t want to be called cute and cuddle. Sorry bro, with those ears and tail, and the fact your a domestic black cat too, yep. You’re adorable and cute, not take backs. 。o○☆

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GAMEPLAY

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The gameplay is very different from the other types of BL Visual Novels I’ve played as of late, with this game focusing not on just stats but also responsibilities and work. While Moocha gives you a break down about how the hiring process works to get people to work for the farm, you can only hire a certain amount of people depending on the rank of your farm as well. 

The game gives you about three years to raise the rank of your ranch to a superior stage, and gain enough workers to help keep the income flowing. At this current time for the demo, I’m only able to access the ‘manage employees’ tab, but when the game fully releases you can figure your marketing niches and do research on products, and upgrade your rank. 

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Now for hiring employees to the farm, you go through the regular interview process and ask them a certain amount of questions. However, depending how you respond back to their answers you can either increase their fondness of you or decrease it. In which when you make an offer for monthly pay, the interviewee will lower their hiring price, or you can negotiate a proper wage with them. ‘Cuz one of these guys… seriously asked for more than what he was going to give for the farm … You’ll have to haggle and be considerate at the same time. 

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We also have the wonderful map of the town, while I was able to travel to most of the places in here. I was unable to meet some of the new additional characters that have been added on, like the rabbit, and there’s a couple who owns a hotel in the game as well. However, that will be implemented in the debut release of the game in the next few weeks or so. 

I’m digging the fact that there are maps in the VN games, it makes it feel a little more RPGish when they do that; and also more interactive like the SIMs. 

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This God of Creation destroyed the human race that we came from, so in order to reproduce humans, he put us in another world (ISEKAI GENRE WHOOP WHOOP!), to not only bring humans back from extinction but rebuild Banana Ranch. You only had one job dude… How the heck do you kill us off by accident? Not only that, you fell asleep right after you caused the incident?!

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THE SKELETON CREW

In the demo you can hire three people to work at the farm, and while you aren’t making any money just yet, you can certainly make sure things are working out fairly well by building relationships with the crew. However, as you can tell, the group are a very ecletic bunch of personalities… A lazy chicken, a scared sheep, and an overly naive cow… (we might be screwed LOL)

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We only work with the crew for the farm in the early mornings, and the afternoons and night are all up to us on how we wish to spend them. I chose to go gallivanting around the town and meeting the other bachelors that I can romance, and have kids with. However, depending who we meet, we’ve got either double entendres or sexual innuendo galore.

While these animals can flirt or tease, poor Ban is way too pure hearted to even understand wtf they’re trying to get at with him. Especially when the horse brothers, are horsing around with him about riding on top. LMAO.

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One of the places I got to venture too was the Cat Cafe, and you know what, I don’t regret it because I got to see this butthead of a furball. Noir is a black cat with an attitude, or more like a Kamisama personality. He doesn’t believe cats are cute, but fiercely powerful entities with strength and courage. I won’t put that past him, I do believe cats are all that, but I also know they’re loving individuals… when they want to be cute and fluffy… (I WANT TO PET HIS EARS!)

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MORE FLOOFERS! 

There’s a police station here and btw, humans are not held in high regard in this area, considering there seems to be prejudice towards full blooded humans. There’s not much information given about why there belies this standard, but I think we will only be able to find out if we get closer to either one of the canine representatives of Banana Town.

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As a heads up… This game does have a lot of uncensoered scenes and provocative CGs, so when I saw that this wolfie dude was in the game–and he’s also a romanceable character. I was like… Alright then, we’ve got some kinks about to go up in this game when it fully releases… Obviously, Ban has no idea that the players can change him from either being a top or bottom type person. So… this game is going to be hella out there…

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GRAY’S CORNER

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I truly enjoyed this game demo, and I know BL and GL games are a small area of the visual novel gaming sphere. However, this game is definitely different from most games I’ve played, from the stat features and also having to balance your worklife and romance. This game truly is going to be a game that will keep people engaged through the whole three years that was given to help rescue the farm from being shutdown.

Not only that, we have to help reproduce the human race, and I was laughing for a good minute out of complete surprise because I didn’t know that was going to be one of our tasks in the new world. However the case, if you’re looking for a funny, entertaining, and engaging BL simulation. Look no further than Banana Ranch by Meyayoi Games! If you’re interested in checking out the demo and want to help support the game click on the links provided above for more details and updates on the relaese!

As always, thanks for stopping by in my corner of the blogosphere, and see you on the gaming side~!

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JUST GIVE ME THE WHOLE CAKE DON’T BREAK ANY MORE PLATES!!!! OMG XD

 

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