Monthly Archives: October 2011
Well that hospital game was starting to get on my nerves with all its stupid glitches (I mean seriously if I had paid money for this I’d want a refund!) so I decided to try a different game called Koishite Kareshi. The game is pretty simple: you have 3 guys and you can pick one to be your “boyfriend” and from there on you can do various scenarios and events with him. The game is constantly being updated to reflect seasonal stuff so right now they have a Halloween event going on (although I’m probably going to miss it since I only started this game today ;_;.) I decided to pick Megane-kun cause he has a cool name Ryuugawa Ryuunosuke ww.
So I figured since these mobile games are ongoing (and have stupid daily limits of how much you can see) they’re gonna take me too long to write a review for so instead I’m doing a PREVIEW! I stumbled upon Mobage which I thought was restricted to Japanese cell phones only but it looks like they have an unrestricted version for android phones running Android 2.1 or higher. You do not need to register a yahoo japan account as long as you download the app (you need to allow for non market apps to download to your phone) from sp.mbga.jp. Once you launch the app you can just register via app and you will be able to access all their games (well at least the ones available for smart phones – not Japanese feature phones.) Most games are web based so that’s why phones running 2.1 and higher will have flash on them to be able to run them. Some are app based which will require you to download the app to your phone and run it simultaneously with the site.
So I left HNK2 for last because I feel like it’s the bastard child of the whole series. The only thing it has going for it is Kazuki Yone is still the artist for it but the characters are different, the seiyuus are different, and the entire Tamayorihime story is twisted in such a weird way that I wonder what they were thinking then they made it. Well they realized the ORIGINAL was a massive failure so actually this is in fact a remake of the Hisui no Shizuku (hence the 真) because apparently they remade all the chars personalities and for some reason kicked off the HNK1 cast off the face of the earth. I’m not about to extend my hiiro marathon and play the original for comparison so you’ll just have to satisfy yourselves with the remake review XD. So this time we have a good girl Suzu (similar to Saya from HNK4). Her mother is the Tamayorihime but she says soon the Ryujin (Dragon God) seal will break and Suzu will be the next in line for the Tamayorihime duties. One rainy night the seal does break and her mother Ayako indeed goes to seal it, sacrificing her life in the process. On top of this, the spirit of the Toyotamahime, who just so happens to be the older sister of the original Tamayorihime (that we never knew) escapes and possesses Suzu’s older sister Mao. So now the village has a half broken seal with demons running around everywhere and Suzu’s gotta train to seal it up. If that wasn’t bad enough, Toyotamahime-Mao comes and tells Suzu that she hated Tamayorihime (Marsha Marsha Marsha!) and wants her to die while fully breaking the seal so she can get the rest of her powers back. Suzu’s like “k sure I’ll die as long as my mans are alive” but Suzu’s childhood friend and guardian Akira won’t be havin’ any of that. Additionally, in HNK2, the guardians are humans and are not gods with inner animal powers. They fight with weapons which they are able to pull out of thin air (lol) if their bond with Suzu is strong enough thanks to the Magatama powers. This also means that if the bond weakens, they will be completely useless bums so Suzu’s got a lot on her plate. With the help of her loli neko guardians Sana & Kana, and manharem (+1 sarcastic token bff chick) she’s got to get her sister back to normal and save Japan! Read the rest of this entry
And so this is the fandisk to Hiiro no Kakera 4. This features 3 scenarios for each guardian with additional routes for the Suwa brothers and takes place after the ending of the last game.
This year it’s rather interesting because the background is interactive.
You can click various objects and they will do various things I spent a lot this time since I liked the Halloween items and I really loved the maid outfit. Additionally if you don’t wear the Halloween bracelet the background looks like a creepy room:
Very nice this year, Kath gets brownie points from me.
I’m like half a month late here but here you go.
The new scenario is pretty sweet, I really need to update my screenshot album which I plan to do sometime this weekend.
Also speaking of Halloween, apparently this is my 666th post
Sometime in the distant future, a loli named Saya is told by some crazy scientist not to tell anyone about her hidden powers. She also then makes a childhood promise with some shota who gives her a teddy bear. Now 10 years later, our heroine Saya is living on her own and attending high school until one day a new transfer student, Onizaki Touma, comes to her class. After that people start getting murdered left & right and Saya starts getting massive migranes from her powers. Sadly our heroine isn’t proactive or bitchy like Tamaki was so she accepts her fate as Tamayorihime without complaints. Basically it’s time to relive HNK1 through the ancestors of the HNK1 cast The biggest bummer of course? No kissing required to awaken the guardian’s powers!!!
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Sometimes I don’t even know why I still have Pangya installed. I never login anymore, not even for events. I decided to go back to the list of the last few updates and my commentary is:
October 5 – Ridiculous 100 hour grind event for a grand reward of…$3! Did I mention pausing a VS game and idling in a lounge doesn’t count? A new gacha for 10 characters without a Rare-Of-Choice system that appeared to be a 1 time thing for a shitty set nobody cared about.
September 22 – Meteor Shower Event that I skipped completely. Lol items that only give exp/pang during the time of the event. No thanks. Scratchy update featuring Olympic & more Project G outfits. This is cool, although I won nothing so I’ll wait for the double scratchy to bring the prices down on Lucia’s. They brought back PSP outfits for the 3rd time. Lol. Comet packages added, I didn’t want to give SGI my money so I passed on that too.
September 21 – SGI wants you to spend your time reporting hackers. Lol you’re about 2 years too late.
September 12 – Another spend your money promo.
September 8 – Old ugly gacha set. They were so desperate for people to try for it they added a Rare-Of-Choice feature which I guess we’ll never see again. Max Birthday mask just for logging in which is ok. Pirates of Pangya Event with unrealistic goals when you can only get 2 points per tourney. I tried for Lucia’s Pirate set lottery and of course didn’t win since I’m sure those who won prolly tried like 3-4 times into that.
August 28 - More money chugging promos.
Hmm yea I think the last event I really participated in aside from the pirate one is probably Nell’s birthday so I could get some Nell comets. That one only involved me logging in daily most of the time though so it wasn’t much of something that required me to play.
On top of all of this, JP still is unable to login to Pangya. He can login from his old laptop but his desktop lol forget it. We had a friend try to help us but since we couldn’t be bothered with the stupid Nuri event we just said screw it. I remember when Pangya events used to excite me but now not even exp or pang events or anything can get me to bother logging in. I’m going to hold out until the end of October in hopes that maybe the Halloween event will be interesting but if its the same old drag I might uninstall the client. I know Wiz City is coming at some point but I just can’t find myself caring. Pangya’s just not interesting to me anymore and most of the friends who I played it with have moved on to other games.
Anyway guess we’ll see what happens by the end of October but if their events continue to be like the Nuri one, I don’t think I’ll be the only person who quits this game lol.
So unless you’ve been under a rock, you should know by now that nearly every new otome game being released is PSP only.
I grabbed this schedule off Girls’ Style and as you can see if its not PSP its DS and MULTI is PSP and DS. Not a single PC release in sight! I decided to just give in and I bought myself a PSP this past week. Unfortunately that means I can no longer broadcast my otome gaming. I was unable to get RemoteJoy Lite to work on my Windows XP Virtual PC and I’m not going to disable driver signature on Windows 7 because it’s unsafe especially since I broadcast on a daily basis. While I still have a hefty PS2 backlog left, a lot of PS2 to PSP game ports have additional content/scenario/CGs added on to them. Therefore a game I may have originally intended to play on the PS2, I want to maybe play it on the PSP instead. The good news is I can take screenshots so I’ll keep my gameplay tumblr updated, but my broadcast will be few and far between and eventually I will probably stop broadcasting all together. I’m sure there will be PC game releases in the future but a lot of them will probably be R-18 and well I’m rather tired of that genre so that’s another reason I won’t be playing too many of those.
Anyway just thought I’d give a heads up for anyone who has been following the broadcast & secretly lurking ;D. Maybe someday they will release a better PSP to PC broadcast program but for now I have no intentions of purchasing a capture card so that will be the end of that. Thank you to everyone who’s watched it up to now. I’ll still broadcast all the games I can so be sure to stop by if you haven’t yet!