Otome Game Review: Usotsuki Shangrila

Akari has been living alone most of her life due to being an orphan. One day during a solar eclipse, she’s sucked into another world called Shangrila where it’s eternally night and no signs of daylight. The elders find out and say she’s the “Liar Moon” from the prophecy who will save Shangrila and return the daylight to them. Unfortunately nobody actually knows how to do this… except Fenrir and his brothers who know that in order to get the sun back, the Liar Moon has to sacrifice her life. And as fate would have it, Fenrir is the first person Akari runs into and becomes friendly with. Additionally, Akari also has the powers to see people’s past simply by looking at the reflection of the moon in a body of water. This leads her to discover the truth about everything in Shangrila. Continue reading “Otome Game Review: Usotsuki Shangrila”

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Otome Game Review: Chouchou Jiken ~Rhapsodic~

I didn’t expect this game to end up like the dumpster fire that it did, but here I am. It’s year 1930, our heroine Kozuki Elena moves to Yokohama from Kanagawa to enroll in a Christian all girls school paid for by a mystery doner. Her parents have both died and her mother was Russian so Elena is only half Japanese. She’s uncomfortable around men and when she moves in to town she finds out about various murders that have been happening recently. As the days pass, Elena starts to get targeted by blood craving zombies and her school friends get killed. She finds out the reason spans to her family’s past and so along with her showa ikemans, she decides to uncover the truth.

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Otome Game Review: Yukyuu no Tearblade -Fragments of Memory-

So here I was thinking we were done with space oniichan adventures and gonna settle down for a nice peaceful fandis….WELL I WAS WRONG. As the title says, this is apparently a giant appendix for all the stuff they forgot to mention in the first game (or retroactively added because why not). While the game contains short after stories, they are merely a shadow of the Eclipse – the main chunk of the game that focuses on explaining the entire timeline of the past 17,000 years. Warning for incoming confusing text walls.

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Otome Game Review: Vamwolf Cross

D3P had a blowout sale during the holidays so I picked up this kusoge for $10. I mean I knew in advance it was gonna be bad, as were the rest of their 2015 releases but poor writing aside, they went the EXTRA MILE to aggravate me with the trophy completion. More on that in my final thoughts. Seri’s dad is a vamwolf (vampire + werewolf hybrid) hunter and he brings her to live with him in his big house full of other hunter dudes. They all just happen to be ikemans so when dad croaks, she’s left with these guys and is their housekeeper while she attends college. She wants to suddenly join them in vamwolf hunting and claims she can wield a gun because her dad had her play arcade shooting games. 😂 They agree  but on the first night of her hunting, she freaks out and nearly gets killed by a vamwolf. Everyone is against her continuing to hunt with them, but Seri is determined to prove that she’s more than a useless sack of potatoes whose name they won’t even call out loud. 😂 One night she finds a letter her dad left behind claiming one of the guys is a vamwolf, so now Seri goes around asking everyone dumb questions (like do you eat garlic?) to confirm who the vamwolf of the group is.

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Otome Game Review: Collar x Malice

There exists an organization called Adonis which has been responsibile for a several murder cases throughout the year. Each case they have “count down until X-day” in which they plan to “rebuild” Japan. They leave a coin with a cat symbol on it and a roman numeral that indicates the number of months till the count down. The overall theme of each case is revenge. Adonis has decided to become the anonymous justice league that murders those who have hurt others when police refuse to take action. Our heroine, Hoshino Ichika is a regular boring policewoman who doesn’t do more than maybe help find a lost child or take a cat down from a tree.  However one day after work, someone drugs her, knocks her out and when she wakes up she finds her body is paralyzed in a church and she has a collar around her neck. The collar transmits a radio signal through which a voice tells her that she’s been chosen by Adonis to be an “experiment” to prove her sense of justice before X-day happens. If she fails to do so, Adonis will send a signal to release deadly poison through the collar and she will die. Just then a group of guys burst in, and by inputting a code they disable her paralyzation but she cannot remove the collar. They also just so happen to be a bootleg detective agency full of ex-cops (+ half assed secret service member) set up by the leader, Yanagi Aiji, in order to put a stop to X-day that’s set to occur on new year’s day of the following year. Remember big fat spoilers ahead so jump to my final thoughts if you intend to play this game – which has been licensed in English for release in 2017! (`・ω・´)

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