Galge Review: Summer Pockets

Bought this on a STEAM sale because why not, it’s a Key game, surely it will be REALLY GOOD and all the reviews on it are so positive! Sadly, I was disappointed so this isn’t gonna exactly be the most positive review. Our protag Takahara Hairi was on his school’s swim team but he ended up costing a victory for his team by messing up during a competition and robbing his seniors of their final year victory. He felt so bad that he ended up not going to school and getting involved with some bad kids and getting suspended after getting caught by the police. His parents then had constant fighting over him and while he was suspended they divorced. Just then he got a phone call that his grandma died and his aunt needs help sorting out her remaining memorabilia at her home in the turbo-country side island. Seeing it as a chance to escape his situation, Hairi heads to a the island to spend his summer. Remember to jump to my final thoughts to avoid spoilers.

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Galge Review: Tomoyo After ~It’s a Wonderful Life~ CS Edition

I decided to take a break from otome gaming (thanks to Amnesia Crowd) and while playing RO2 on the side I also picked up Tomoyo After. I’ve always been curious about the game in the past and when I found out the PSP port has the protag voiced by Nakamura Yuichi I figured why not? It’s only 1 route, since it’s really just like Nagisa’s after story in Clannad except this time, it’s for Tomoyo. Sadly, unlike Nagisa, Tomoyo does not get her happy ending or any kind of miracle. Major story spoilers ahead so skip to my final thoughts to avoid them.

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Galge Review: AIR

Our hero Kunisaki Yukito comes to a town to try and earn money with his puppet play. Unfortunately the kids laugh at him and the doll gets blown away somewhere. While he’s looking for it like a bum without any luck until he runs into a blonde haired girl named Misuzu. She demands that he hang out with her because she appears to be bored out of her mind and the only way she gets him to come along is by offering him food because he’s a starving bum. She offers him to stay at her house since she knows he has nowhere to go, and even though he protests, Misuzu says that he’s her friend so it’s okay. The mom isn’t too thrilled but she lets him stay in the shed as long as he watches over Misuzu while she’s at work.:lol: As Yukito spends more time in this town, he discovers the past ties with her while looking for a “girl in the sky”. The Ps2 version had Yukito voiced by Midorikawa Hikaru which definitely gave the game a lot more life. Also fortunately unlike Kanon, it actually had automode.Well this is as much spoilers as I’m going to give in the intro so click to read them all….or just skip to my final thoughts!
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Galge Review: Kanon

Taking a break from otome games I decided to replay Kanon the PS2 version. I played in about 10 years ago, the PC version with no BGM, no voices and my Japanese level was pathetic where I didn’t understand anything anyway. I’m sure everyone & their grandma knows the story and/or watched both animes (i.e. me) but I figured I’d treat this like I treat all my reviews so expect a novel below! Please note this is the PS2 version so everyone was voiced (except Yuichi) and there was no unnecessary porn. The story is about Aizawa Yuichi who moves in with his aunt and cousin back to a town that he left 7 years ago. Due to a possible PTSD he’s forgotten a lot of stuff that happened 7 years ago and as he spends more time living there it’s all coming back to him now. Continue reading “Galge Review: Kanon”