Our heroine Yamada Oscar was given a weeb name by her otaku (and famous actress) mom whose favorite shoujo manga was Rose of Versailles. 😂 Like her mom, she’s also a huge otaku, but she likes a manga called RomaKoi where her favorite dude is Hikaru-sama who she has plastered all over her bedroom. She goes to a famous acting school but there’s a caste system where you have both the rich and the “normal” students attending. Needless to say there’s a huge divide between the two. Because Oscar is great at remembering lines after only reading them once, she gets scouted to join a newly formed acting club called Lumiere. Lumiere was formed by Maki Nozomi, a former member of another theatre group called Soleil. The teacher who leads Soleil, keeps trying to sabotage Lumiere so it’s up to Oscar, and Lumiere to ward off the attempts and win the upcoming acting competition to prove they are a real club who can stand out on their own.
It was fun but short lived and still contained some rage-inducing mechanics I wish I didn’t encounter RIGHT before I finished the game. 😂 As usual my husband played along so his comments will be in blue.
FFX was a game I’ve wanted to play since my college days, when I saw someone playing it in the commuter lounge on the PS2 they brought from their dorm room. I always had watched it and it looked interesting but not having a PS2 for years and eventually losing interest…thanks to FF14 and FF14 I rekindled my interest in other Final Fantasy games. During a steam sale 2 years ago I purchased this game but due to a huge otome game backlog I never touched it…until about 2 months ago when I finally decided to sit down and see what the greatness was all about. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed. If you’re a hard core FFX fan I suggest skipping this review, because as a first time player in 2018, a lot of things bothered me and really took away from the overall enjoyment. Also this review will contain spoilers so read at your own risk. Since my husband pretty much played this game together with me, I’m having him write his thoughts in green.
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.
It’s a miracle this FD was released because it finally contained the content I wanted to see in…the last one. 😂 Most of the contents of the FD takes place with Cardia’s poison gone except for Sholmes and Cantarella routes. And now on to the fangirling (and emoji spam lol)!