Never play an otome game for its mini game. New life lesson added to 1) never play an otome game unless interested in at least 4 of the playable characters. ***Rant ahead, be warned.
While the common route was rather entertaining in its own way, the scenario writing and interactions between the characters were boring as hell. The game is all about the world from a 16 yr old’s pov – too much of giving people too much credit for what they do and too much good in the supposedly ‘bad’ characters. The world doesn’t work that way I’m sorry, and it’s too much even for an Otoge. Continue reading
(non spoiler review)
PoseMage coming in 4 days so I really had to get this game done. I swear I spent my entire Saturday and Sunday on this and what a great fandisc! I have always been a fan of the original game and bought all the Radio discs and event DVD, and am really glad I played this because it only made me love this series more!
This loading screen really summed up the game well, I’d say.
The game was unexpectedly volume-y, with lots of development in the relationships and my favourite kind of bittersweet scenes and the occasional cuteness. I have to say that I hated Masamune in the original game because he was a perv, but I really liked him in this game. Too bad that he still got 12th place though haha. My favourites in the original were Sakuya and Natsuhiko but Continue reading
Just now I took a look at my bank statement and I went like (； ･`ω･´) (´；ω；｀)ｳｯ… ヽ（´ー｀）┌
Everytime spring in Japan comes, they release a load of games and goods, which also equals to my enormous cash outflow, and especially this spring Rejet released 4 new series of dummy-head situation CDs. It’s tough being in that ambiguous age-zone where you have a growing want-list and a pathetic looking cash inflow.
Enough of my ranting. It’s review time for my super-backlot Norn9.
Norn9 seems to be an experimental mix of futuristic X hero clan X some love thrown in X mystery X 1D evil guy X fairytale X world war. The bulk of the prologue was from Sorata’s point of view, a young boy from the present world, who suddenly got poofed 100 years back in time to the Taisho era, where he meets a strange girl and ends up on a round futuristic ship called Norn. It is revealed that everyone on the ship has a superpower, and so does the weird girl that brought him to the ship. Sorata’s role ends when he decides which heroine to follow. Rather than an otome game, it’s more like a shounen manga from the point of view of a girl made into a game. And I enjoyed it despite its weird and complicated setting. And there are random CHICKS on board that play the role of doctors, cooks, cleaners, etc, which don’t make sense at all, and how the characters understand what they say is a mystery to me. In some routes the Sorata is even made to live with them rofl.
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