Sakura Fantasy is the latest instalment to the Sakura series by Winged Cloud. Raelin, our protagonist, is training to be a knight after fleeing from her homelands because of monsters which brought destruction. She spends her time daydreaming a lot and has a gift of foresight, which gets her into trouble most of the time. One day a star falls from the skies and she’s been entrusted to journey through the Mires, a large growing forest filled with monsters, in order to fetch the star and return it to the capital.
Sakura Fantasy Chapter 1 can be played without any knowledge of the previous two games in the series; Sakura Spirit and Sakura Angels. Sakura Fantasy is different from the others in that it features a female protagonist and there are a lot more choices in the game. These choices don’t affect much of the game apart from a few lines and maybe a CG in some cases. The art seems to be well polished and the music is nice but feels rather repetitive during the fanservice scenes. The only extra in the game is a CG gallery, where you can unlock more as you read the story. Despite the blatant fanservice, overall I enjoyed playing through Sakura Fantasy more than I expected and look forward continuing Raelin’s story in Chapter 2.