Death Gods, Fairies, and Love – A rant on Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki

So I know that lots of people were highly anticipating this title, like me. Unfortunately, I was deeply disappointed when I finished this title, and have lots to say about it.

So this post is really more for those who have PLAYED the game, rather than those who are looking to do so. However, if you don’t mind being spoiled a bit, then feel free to read on.

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Common route

Sakusaku is the second game where I played the trial before release date. THAT is how excited I was. I have to admit, this game’s common route is VERY strong. The “love bounty” placed on Yuuma was a very fresh idea, and I loved it. The common route introduces the heroines very well, and shows us how An is the WILD CARD of the lot. It’s interesting seeing An shaking things up, and dragging all the girls around Yuuma into the student council. Among other things, we learn about Yuuma and his quest to make those around him happy. It was hilarious how An “bans” love between members the moment Yuuma decides to join the student council in hopes to change himself, and maybe fall in love. The concept of Death Gods is lightly touched on; just enough to get you interested. Tina’s appearance as the “Love Fairy” was rather random, but they made it work.

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So I was drawn in, and with the end of the common route, I found myself wanting a lot more. Fortunately, the full version of the game was released very soon after I finished the trial. It was around here when things started going downhill >______>. FML

Warning: HEAVY spoilers follow

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Joint Review – Pretty x Cation

I honestly don’t know how I found the time to write this thing because I’ve been spending a hell of a lot of time watching The International recently. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, “The International” refers to the worldwide Dota 2 Tournament which is happening atm. I don’t play Dota 2, but I really enjoy watching it. My brothers are also fans, and I’ve been getting distracted from my eroge whenever I hear them watching a game.

Anyway it’s me (Aero) and Fuzzyhobo this time. I’m both the black and red text, while Fuzzy is the green text.

Fuzzy, again. Unfortunately, no 3-way like in our LxC2 review. I was working on my next review game (with my meager spare time…I travel a lot for my job), but I took a break for PxC…I regret that decision now.

Before we start bashing, I want to emphasize that PxC has a different staff from the previous LxC games. More importantly, they switched several major positions: Scenario, Director, Character Design, Art/CG, music, etc. (most likely leftovers from Akabeisoft3). So I wouldn’t say hibiki works has jumped the shark…yet…

“Bashing” is a little harsh don’t you think? I think “having nothing positive to say about the game” is better =D

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Company:hibiki works (foreign IP block)

Game site: PRETTY×CATION (foreign IP block)

Release date: April 25, 2014

Links: VNDB, Getchu, Walkthrough

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CG Quality in the Future

Welcome to aqua’s pondering corner!O(≧▽≦)O

On 25th April 2014, one of the the two most anticipated RPG of the month was finally made available on Anime-Sharing. Tenbin no LaDea ~Ikusa Megami Memoria~ from Eushully is a complete remake of Ikusa Megami, which is more commonly known as IM1 as it is the first game in Ikusa Megami series. The original Ikusa Megami published in 1999 was Eushully debut game and fifteen years later we finally get a remake.

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A Ero Rant: Doko no Donata no Kanjou Root

So after waiting a month for the other guys to write something, I finally caved and decided to get the job done myself.

Jokes aside, they haven’t been very actively lately. Most likely a couple of them are busy with Clover Days. I was also set to hop on the Clover Day’s train, and then somehow got side tracked into play DokoDona. So what made this happen?

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It was the OP >____>

So as usual when I play a game based pretty solely on the OP, it did not end well =(

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Shouta’s mother is the Kaguya-hime from fairy tales. This spring, a new transfer student Tsubasa appeared in his class. In her previous life, she was a prince who were rejected by Kaguya-hime. She recognized features of Kaguya-hime in him and fell in love with him at first sight. However, her confession was stopped by other girls who used to be Kaguya-hime’s suitors and who held feelings for him.

[Borrowed from Micchi's Blog]

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Thoughts on Majikoi A-3

This post contains spoilers for this game, so proceed at your own risk.

Once again I would like to say that this post is in no way a review for A-3. This post summarizes parts of the route, and contains a lot of my personal opinions.

A-3 contains routes for Stacy, and Lee, who are maids of the Kuki Corporation. The game also has two after stories for Tsubame, one for each of her different dispositions.

Before I move onto talk about the routes, I’m sure that a lot of people were like me, and didn’t really expect much from A-3 because of the routes for Stacy and Lee. Hell, I know a lot of people wanted routes or after stories made for other characters. However to my pleasant surprise both Stacy’s and Lee’s routes turned out to be quite good.

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Link: Walkthrough

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Aero-ge review: Melty Moment

Phew, I managed to rush this before Majikoi A-3 got released =D.

Company: HOOKSOFT
Game site: MeltyMoment -メルティモーメント-
Release date: January 31, 2014
Links: VNDB, Erogamescape, Walkthrough

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Takeru lives in a commuter town a few stations away from the busy city. There are not many tall buildings except for those around the station and the new apartments lining the river. One could easily tell the time of day just by the placement of the sun, which shines unblocked upon the town. Late in September, Takeru was walking along the embankment with his friends. It was a normal day just like every other day. However, just because of one little thing, his path home became a path to love.

These little events are scattered amongst our normal daily lives. That moment when our eyes meet. That moment when we touched each others’ hands when reaching for the same book. That moment when you first smiled at me. These moments colour our canvas of love.

["Borrowed" from Micchi's blog]

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A Rant about Getchu Bishoujo Game Rankings of 2013

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Aero: So Getchu released its 2013 Rankings recently, and I’m sure a lot of you are pretty excited. Words cannot describe my thoughts around these rankings…at least not in the limited amount of characters that Twitter allows. So with that in mind, I thought this would be a good opportunity to call in some of the others to write some random rant of thoughts about the rankings. Enjoy.

Fuzzy: Disclaimer: For the sake of readability and avoiding liability for potential seizures (<_<), we will ditch the colored text for this post.

Aero: Wait a second. Didn’t we all agree that causing seizures was a PART of this post?

Fuzzy: Neon Rainbow~!!!

Aquaspirit: Sup! aquaspirit39 here~! I never thought I would write this soon, though I am only acting as a side commentator on this one. Aero planned to have all four of us to write something in this post, so it may become a little confusing and messy. On top of that, this is my first time co-writing a post with other people thus my writing may get a bit awkward and disjointed. 

AedesNever paid attention to these rankings, in fact I forgot they existed until Aero brought them up. I’m just so out of touch with the outside world. Time to get reacquainted with it I suppose?

Aero: Here’s the list of games for the overall rankings. I have hyper-linked the VNDB page to the title of the game. I have also hyper-linked the Erogamescape page to the EGS Avg score.

Rank English Name EGS Avg
1 Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai 78
2 LovelyxCation2 79
3 Otome Riron to Sono Shuuhen -Ecole de Paris- 85
4 ChuSinGura 46+1 85
5 Grisaia no Rakuen 80
6 Reminiscence 76
7 Hapymaher 77
8 Madou Koukaku ~Yami no Tsuki Megami wa Doukoku de Utau~ 76
9 Prism◇Recollection! 69
10 Lovesick Puppies -Bokura wa Koi suru Tame ni Umaretekita- 76
11 Sengoku † Koihime ~Otome Kenran ☆ Sengoku Emaki~ 69
12 Amairo*Islenauts 70
13 Kara no Shoujo – The Second Episode 85
14 Fureraba ~Friend to Lover~ 80
15 Tsujidou-san no Virgin Road 78
16 Tsuyokiss NEXT 79
17 Karumaruka * Circle 70
18 Cocoro@Function! 73
19 Magical Charming! 78
20 Walkure Romanze More&More 70

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