Before jumping into all the fun things, I would like to first thank Aedes and Aero for letting me to post my review on their blog. I don’t know how high have their writings set the standard for me, but let me get this straight…I am a very terrible writer, so don’t expect too much (>_<).
I would like to remind all the readers that even though I can read Japanese, my proficiency at the language aren’t that high. Most of the time, this does not pose any problem but unfortunately ‘＆’-空の向こうで咲きますように- isn’t your usual Romance-Comedy エロゲ. The games touches on many different philosophies like friendship(友情), prayers/wishes(願い), Miracles(奇跡), Gods(神), and some pretty difficult topics. Therefore, I would like to apologize in advance in case there is any incorrect information on my review m(_ _)m ゴメンナサイ.
Warning: Please stay away from this game if you can not handle a healthy amount of chuuni(厨二).
Warning: Please stay away from this game if you expect high dosage of raburabu and ichaicha.
Let us get started then, I hope everyone will be able to enjoy their stay here, お手柔らかにお願いします。
Game Name: ‘＆’-空の向こうで咲きますように-
Website: http://www.akatsukiworks.com/product/and/top.html (blocks foreign IP)
Release date: 2012/03/30
I would like to say that my lack of updates is due to playing eroge non-stop, but sadly it’s because I’ve been busy getting all the random crap I need for the Jet Program ready. Also I’ll be graduating in about 10 days, so I’ve been trying to get random assignments and junk out of the way for that.
Company: 枕 (makura)
Game site: いきなりあなたに恋している
Release date: July 29, 2011
Links: VNDB, Walkthrough, GETCHU
The protagonist, Chouji, is your super popular student council president. At school he maintains a perfect image, and is surrounded by the top girls of the school, namely the four heroines of the game. Of course, this is just a front. When amongst themselves, these four girls show their true selves. With the 4 heroines living with him, Chouji is in for one hell of a ride.
What better post to mark the start of a new year for the blog than a review of the much anticipated imouto-ge – Imouto no Katachi!
However, I don’t know if it’s because I’ve hyped it up so much I was expecting nothing less than a kami-ge or the game is just plain bad, either way the game did not fully live up to my expectations. Full of plot holes and deus ex machinas, the story was a mess with barely anything explained. But there’s MeTA and Mayuki! So that wasn’t a complete waste of time.
I found a sentence on a Japanese review that perfectly echos my thoughts on this game: もっと萌えを！もっと嫉妬を！もっと背徳をくれよ！Where’s the moe? Where’s the yandere jealousy? Where’s the immorality? They were the factors that made Sphere’s last Yosuga no Sora such a success, and they screwed it up this time with a frustratingly incoherent scenario. I wonder how much better this game could have been had they suck out all the nonsense story and replace them with pure, undiluted moe.
I’m also here to rage about how damn disappointing this game was. The characters’ personalities are fine, but not enough ichaicha.
Game Site: イモウトノカタチ
Release Date: August 31, 2012
Links: Getchu, walkthrough, seiyuu listing
Yukito goes back to his home town to find his sister whom he lost contact with after a disastrous flood devastated the town 15 years ago after hearing news of data of previous residents being found there. In short, a guy tries to find his imouto.