This is a pretty old game, and I got interested in it because of the art, and others mentioned it in comparison to Senjou Waltz. Honestly, though this game had a gold rating, and Senjou a silver rating, I think Senjou did better. I’m ambivalent though, because the content of this game is a bit more interesting then Senjou, and the heroine actually did kill someone, but there is too much lacking in this game to match up to its gold rating.
For one, In many ways, the writing for this medieval-set war game was pretty bad. I mean, coffee and hot dogs at the military camp site? Come on. The fact that they threw many elements of modernism was not the problem of the game Continue reading
Calmera = 友情エンド The only end where the heroine ends up alive.
Wait, what happened??? Now that we know just who on earth Calmera is, why are they all even dead? We know the reason why Calmera died but just how did the other guys die? Am I missing something here?!?!
How the heck did Calmera even create this world just for her? Through what powers? Is this world for anyone who dies or only people related to the heroine? And how did ‘he’ see through the eyes of the cat anyway?! In the first place, how is he even able to send a carriage to her home in real life since they are from the world of the dead? Someone tell me what’s going on.
Rather than revealing the mysteries, Calmera’s CD left me with more doubts and questions and to be honest, his story was nothing interesting at all. Is this their way of an April fool’s joke?!
I’m so glad I played this after Hyakka Yakou since Hyakka would go down to a 1 star if I played this first. To prevent spoilers, I’ll put up only really irrelevant CGs and those already on the website. If you get spoiled you’ll hate me. I think it’s been a while since I’ve been so interested to finish a game by a few all-nighters. This is going to be a guide more than a summary, since I don’t want to spoil those who intend to play this game. So when you see a blank space, just scroll all the way down for my system guide (this is really important), mini-game guide video and play order recommendation.
I was really interested in this game for a couple of reasons, and whether they were proved right in the game is for you to find out (if you do play it).
1) This is a creepy escape game whereby the characters fall in love by protecting each other
2) I felt that the heroine would have an evil side
3) Hikage seems to have a power eye and Hikage & Yamato are smashing hot
Introductions for this game (character, story) are here.
The theme of the story is “Sanzen sekai no shigarami wo koete, nushi to jiyuu ga mitemitai” (I wish to cross the bondages of three thousand worlds and be free with you my loved one) which plays on the original song penned by Takasugi Shinsaku: “Sanzen sekai no karasu wo koroshi, nushi to asane ga shitemitai” (I wish to kill the crows of three thousand worlds and try sleeping past morning with you”. The courtesans who were trapped in their brothels, either by debt or having been sold by their parents or relatives never had interactions with their guests past that one night, so even if someone they loved bought them for a night, they were unable to spent any more time with them, and this song became a popular ‘lovesong’ for the courtesans of that time.
After playing the game, I also noticed the clever play on Hyakki Yagyou (The legend of the head of the spirits leading the demons in a procession across the human world) and a similar theme turned up in Hakuren’s route. Continue reading
Ya-ho! Mina no
Naiki-kun Jyuu-tan da yo! (・ω<)
I’ll just do a summary for each track since I don’t feel much motivation to do complete translations for a less-than-average story.
If you have been following the Ookami brothers on Twitter you would notice how each time Naiki leaves Ash with murdurous intent. It’s the same for Ash and Naiki’s drama CD parts, with Naiki driving Ash nuts with his ‘I’m gonna irritate him and disappear’ personality.
But if the story continues this way, it’s going to be a disappointing as it’s really nothing worth attention. Apart from them calling their dates ‘Akazukin-chan’, the part about them being wolves is completely hidden; nothing of the fairytale comes into play which leaves me wondering what exactly is the purpose of the setting if it’s not utilised? My other thought is that it’s just a allusion, and that they’re not actual wolves, which doesn’t make sense for the whole Alpha male. Well, buy the CDs and decide for yourself, I guess? There’s still 4 volumes left anyway (´・ω・｀)
When we heard of a “Oz to Himitsu no Ai True Key” I’m sure we were all pretty much (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ It doesn’t end with Airu the Great magician? Hell no. That’s Rejet for you. “The last door” opens on October 22, the same date as Wasurenagusa3’s sale date.
I expected myself to like Airu’s CD the most, and I guess I do. His extreme sis-con can appear a little yandere at times, but the lack of ecchi in his CD actually makes it better. I just felt like an idiot when I sat there blankly listening to the rest of the brothers doing stuff to the heroine. They just seem so hungry for XXX. I get that they’ve never seen a woman in their lifetime (women in this world of OZ are hated and shunned) but the fact they know how to touch the heroine and laugh hysterically when she reacts voids the whole no-woman setting. They must have read lots of porn mags. (；・∀・)
The heroine is extremely pitiable. She has to be the most pitiable of all the Otome game heroines ever. Let me explain: If you read Airu’s final SS, (https://jyuuguchi.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/oz-to-himitsu-no-ai-ss-translations-airu/) you would know why. But if you didn’t here’s a summary:
The heroine and Airu are blood siblings, who lost their parents due to a disease, and were thus taken in by the orphanage. Continue reading
Game Review here: https://jyuuguchi.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/otomate-hyakka-yakou-game-review/
Finally we have a little more information about this game, the still scenes were released today, together with sample voices. It’s been around 2.5 months since the official website was opened, I thought I’d do some introductions, since no one seems to have done it yet.
The stage is the Hanamachi (Japanese direct translation: flower district, English equivalent: red-light district. Crude way to express it: Prostitution quarters), the actors are humans and ayakashi. This a story of elopement, with the freedom of the one you love on the line…….
This is the village where the world of ayakashi and the world of humans mix, “Takamagahara” (Heavens) where the glorious Hanamachi stretches on in the eternal night. The beautiful lanterns that glow brightly, the bewitching kimonos and the Continue reading
Whoa that was a helluva long title. (^_^;) レジェさんの純粋愛の物語ですか。。。そうですか。そうですか？
Hello, it’s me again. I planned to do one title everyday but I think someone else has done the introductions for Criminale so you will not hear from me again till 14/15 August. What’s going on?
You’ll see. (・∀・)
So………. Not a very well-boding title for a fairytale-like story. But ‘Sacrifice’ appears to be some kind of group/place(?) rather than the verb of being a hero. And it’s going to be kind of sad:
I hope my gut feel.
So the introductions state that it is a pure first love (Fairytale) story with the collaboration of RejetX YutakuII(Eguchi Takuya & Ono Yuuki) X Avex. The art looks like a children’s picture book! I remember seeing this artist somewhere before but I can’t remember at the moment m(__)m
Story: Continue reading
Insert song + some CG
Kuroyuki’s art is really nice. Rejet seems to be a company that targets older girls, with stories of dark themes and Black Wolves Saga is one of those. The BGs in BWS is always on the dark side, and while it emphasizes the characters, it also creates the atmosphere of the story very well. But the game is definitely not short of a R18 for all the sadistic scenes.
In the midst of a disease Zodiba raging through Weblin, the wolves are going around massacre-ing entire towns. As a result, a rumour spreads saying there is a witch using the disease and the wolves to kill people so she can obtain eternal life. Our heroine comes into play here, being a Rapunzel in a tower and being sickly from young, kept away from the world. She is accused of being the witch, brought into the castle on trial just before she turns 16. OF course, this is all a farce because Mejojo, the first in line to the throne is obsessed with her and wants to bring her into the castle. The heroine’s sis-con brother Nesso and her dad Edgar has refused Mejojo’s marriage proposal many times over for a couple of reasons so Mejojo and Orje utilise the rumour of the witch to bring her into the Continue reading