Mobile Otome Game Introduction: Nijiiro no Oujisama & RenAi Byouin e Youkoso

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.

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Deleting my TinierMe Account.

In the next week, I plan to delete my tinierme account. However it would be a waste as I have vocaloid sets for Kaito, Luka and Meiko as well as over 600+ items in my closet that I’d like to give away to someone. I asked on twitter and since TM is so shitty nobody wanted anything….so I figured I’d ask if any of my blog readers wanted any of the items. At this point it’s first come first serve so comment below if you want anything specific….or if you just want me to send you everything (or only male items or only female items, only room items etc.) I plan to chuck the account this weekend so if you want anything speak up or forever hold your peace.

Pangya Birthday List

I think I found Kooh’s birthday cake

Well I figured I’d compile the list for reference purposes

Kooh – February 3
Hana – April 9
Cecilia – June 23
Lucia – July 8
Nell – August 16
Max – September 17
Nuri – October 8
Arin – November 15
Azer – December 1
Kaz – December 31

Anyone’s birthday close to any of the characters? (。・ω・。) I’ll update this post once we get everyone else’s birthdays.

Notes: Pangya US listed Arin’s birthday as 11/5 which is wrong. I’m going by what Japan says since anything from there is a hell lot more official than whatever crap SGI pulls out of their ass 🙄 Lol looks like they fixed it in 2011.

Anime Expo Otome Game Localizations

So I’m sure everyone’s heard it by now but for anyone who’s been under a rock:

So yea Hakuoki & Starry Sky have been picked up by USA publishers. My thoughts? Well I’m jealous that I can’t be working on these projects with them and getting paid for it! 😆 (not that it would ever happen seeing how I’m on the opposite end of the coast il||li_| ̄|○il||liガーン。 ) I’m not really that excited as I don’t think Starry Sky or Hakuoki franchises are ALL THAT GREAT. There’s a lot of better games (Cough TAKUYO cough) but for a foot into the otome market I think they made the right choice. Let’s face it, I still get a shit ton of hits daily on my starry sky in spring post and I get hits for Hakuoki in RUSSIAN. So needless to say, I think both games have a pretty big following despite what anyone may think and it will help earn revenue for both companies so that perhaps one day they can pick up better games for the English market.

Bright Shadow is back from the dead to haunt you one last time.

So without me knowing (or caring) apparently Bright Shadow Japan FINALLY closed its doors in February!

They even had some campaign to give items to people starting new accounts on Gamania’s other games (Divinia & Lucent Heart.) Well not surprising as this game was outdated & crappy and last time I played on the JP servers there was practically nobody on. In the darkness of this closing, Beanfun, which recently picked up Lucent Heart decided to also pick up Bright Shadow which Failpot USA dropped. Supposedly the English Bright Shadow will reopen on July 8th (so very soon actually!) but you have to think about this: The Japanese version of BS is gone, Korean’s been gone for a while…don’t know if the Taiwan one is still running but basically you got a dead game reopening. What does this mean? It means there will probably be no new levels or content updates EXCEPT for the multiple gacha items that Japan had spewed for like 2 years until they finally shut down. Maybe while they’re at it, Beanfun will also revive Fantasy Earth Zero who knows ┐(‘~`;)┌

So unless you just wanna mess around with BS for old times sake, I wouldn’t recommend the English version. You’re essentially playing a zombie game at this point. I’d recommend playing Beanfun’s Lucent Heart (although I hear there’s a BR invasion recently 😆 ) Neither of those 2 games appeal to me so I’m just waiting on my closed beta pass for Ragnarok Online 2 Lime Odyssey! ( Actually seeing that the same team who dragged on RO2 the Gate of World is now dragging their asses on Lime Odyssey…I don’t have much hope for this either tbh.. ( ´_ゝ`)).

In other news if you’ve been under a rock Prius Online English has been open for a while but I’ve decided to pass up on it since essentially the only cute thing are the lolis and the playable characters are kinda fugly or furry lol. Also they banned like almost every country ever which is good for the certain spammer countries but bad because now some of my worldwide friends can’t play with me.

Update: And so 1 year later Beanfun shuts down bright shadow on August 30, 2012. Let’s hope it stays dead for good this time lol.