Otomate – Hyakka Yakou Game Review

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

Minus Eight – Review + translation

I know I said no more reviews until end of April, but I’ve completely abandoned my work for next week, since I’m going to go crazy soon. This is another one of the backlots I’ve been dying to play but never got around to it. Another original idea by RejetxOtomate! I just had to play this (smirks)

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Basic story:

The heroine being unable to pass her other high school entrance exams due to either having had fever or seriously bad muscle aches from entertaining loser guys at her middle school, ends up in Mogura Gakuen, and starts the first year of high school, meeting 8 boys from her class known as the ‘Zannen Boys’ (Pitiable boys)

The school principal tells them the school has a debt of -8 million and is going to get torn down if the number of couples in the school doesn’t increase, because the government will give the school financial aid if more couples are formed during the first year. (wth lol) In comes the heroine’s homeroom teacher who has a 35 year loan on his back from buying a mansion and begs the class to start dating so he won’t get fired from his job. The students start introducing themselves one by one and first comes:

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Tall and not bad looking, he stands up to introduce himself and-.. DA HELL?! He has the high pitched voice of a girl or kid! He tells everyone to rely on him should they need help and that he’s a leader-type of person, but despite all these, the heroine instantly thinks ‘it’s pitiable… his face and voice don’t match at all!’ A good friend with Otohiko.
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Jyuzaengi Sangokuden – Summary & Review

Jyuzaengi 2 is coming soon, figured I should finish the backlot of the first game and glad I did! (It saved me after the crap called shinobi koi utsutsu) This is one of the games I truly enjoyed, with a plothole-less storyline and a cool heroine that I don’t rage at, and 6 characters with well-developed routes.

* Most CGs are in the video, my media space is filling up lol.

** Main story **

The heroine is a half breed, half human and half Cat-clan, which makes her the only one with black eyes amongst the 300+ catty people living deep in the mountains. But she’s strong, and one of the best warriors in the clan.

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One day, Sousou (above) who is the Warlord of a singular province, come to the mountains to look for some bandits. (The yellow cloth bandits, seriously) He discovers the cat people and decide to make up some excuse so he can take them into custody because he knows about the strength of the cat people – they have superhuman fighting abilities, and he wants to use them for his army.

Depending on whose route you’re on, you get to interact with different characters during this scene.

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In (left), Chouhi, the childhood friend of the heroine goes to stop Kakouton (blue guy) who is the sub-general of Sousou. In (right), the heroine stops Kakouton herself. In another option, you run to Liubi (below) who is the leader of the cat clan, and you protect him while the fight goes on outside.

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In the end, they decide to get under Sousou’s custody and find the bandits to defeat them, so they can clear their name and go back home. They pitch tents somewhere near Sousou’s army and one night, the heroine goes out to look for the bandits. She finds the leader and its revealed he is also a cat

He is trying to overthrow the humans and make the country into the cat’s place, so he hid his ears and used the bandits. Unfortunately, he gets defeated by Chouhi and the heroine, and Sousou pops out from somewhere. Sousou says that they should slice off the ears of Continue reading