It sure has been a while since I last posted something here. Though in saying that, I don’t see any of the others around, so yeah =D
So Getchu 2014 rankings are out. Last year for the 2013 rankings, I somehow managed to get all the guys together (Aedes, Fuzzyhobo, and Aqua) to contribute to a post. Sadly, I can’t be stuffed doing that this time, so you’ll just have to settle with me.
Navel finally took first place in the overall rankings. The original Tsukiotsu got 5th in 2012, and Otome Riron placed 3rd in 2013. I just happen to finish the original Tsukiotsu last week, and it was a very solid game. I have to say that Navel have nailed the Trap Protag quite well. Currently playing through Otome Riron, and I look forward to getting to this soon.
Looks like Navel has found their charm point with trap protags. It sure beats them milking the Shuffle series. They’ve milked Tsukiotsu a fair bit as well, but they seem to have found a good balance.
I’m not a huge fan of Sprite after playing KoiChoco, but well done to them this success. At the moment, I can’t see myself ever picking up this game. Is the story good, are the characters cute? What’s the appeal of this game? If someone could let me know, that would be great. No spoilers please =D
Like the above, I know next to nothing about this game. Yes, I realize that this included it here is just to fill up some space, but I’m fine with that. It got third, so I’m guessing lots of people have played it. Once again, some details would be nice, but hold up on the spoilers.
I’m rather surprised that HoshiOri did so well. I’ve said this many times, but HoshiOri was one of the most slice of life games I’ve ever played. There’s very little drama in this game, but a lot of romance. The game has rather long after stories, around 1-2hours for each heroine, which is a charm point for this game.
So yeah, given just how SOL this game is, I just didn’t imagine it getting 5th.
This is a game I should have played, but just never got around to. Hell, it’s installed, but I just can’t get myself into it given how much time has passed.
The concept of this game takes me back to olden style games where the childhood friend was almost always a heroine in the mix. Chuck in a promise here and there, and you’ve got the story line for like 80% of slice of life games out there. Twins are a nice change, and we’ve got 3 pairs here.
I think I remember someone telling me that the routes didn’t focus enjoy on the given heroine?
I haven’t played anything by favourite since Hoshimemo, and when I do pick something up, I’ll be playing Irotori before even considering this. I’ve heard mixed opinions about this game, and have it doesn’t strike me as a MUST PLAY type of game.
I enjoyed this game, but boy is the game’s logic screwed up. If you take half of what they say seriously, you would get a dream that’s pretty much never ending. And I said this last year, but having sex in a dream just brings the term “wet dream” to mind >___>.
The game has after stories for a few heroines, and tries to gives something of a true end to the whole dream thing. I can’t say that the ending made much sense, but the ride was fairly enjoyable.
Mixed feelings about this game placing 14th. I personally feel that’s about right, but I was under the impression that it would get higher.
The concept of this game is interesting, but it also means that things aren’t all that clear cut. The true ending for this game was incredibly stupid, and didn’t make any sense. So overall an enjoyable game, but it has been flaws. Thus why I think this ranking is about right.
A step down from the original game, which scored 4th overall in 2013, but still in the top 20. I really need to play this series. Can anyone tell me how well this game fits in with the original?
This game was quite enjoyable, and Marmalade has just been moving higher and higher in my books over the years. A very funny game and it has nice pacing. Nice art, and all the heroines were great. Unfortunately, very similar plots were used for three of the routes, which made the game a little stale. However, I look forward to future works by Marmalade.
There are games that get into this list because they’re good, and there are others that are there because there’s nothing else. Sakusaku is a good example of the latter. Lots of hype about this game, but they just did too many things wrong for me to approve of this game. I see some people crazy for this game for reasons I just can’t comprehend. Anyway I feel like I’m gonna end up ranting about this game, so I’ll just redirect you to this page.
Hikougumo gets 9th in the scenario section, butI’m disappointed that this didn’t make it into the top 20 of the overall rankings. Two of the routes for this game were super high quality. Oldish style graphics and fact that one of the routes was just crap would be my speculation for why this didn’t get into the top 20. The save system for the game was also rather annoying. However I would highly recommend you play this game for Eiri’s and Iroha’s routes. You won’t be disappointed.
So Luna gets top in the character section three years in a row. That has to be a record there. Given that I’ve played the first Tsukiotsu, I can say that all the hype for ehr is well placed. Luna is one of the most attractive heroines I’ve ever come across, both looks and personality wise. So if you haven’t played Tsukiotsu, I suggest you do it so that you can see what all the fuss is about.
I am very happy to see Yuuri take 4th in the character section. She was easily my favourite heroine for Sakusaku, and the first 80% of her route was very enjoyable. So take THAT all you Tina fans out there.
I liked Rikka a lot, but she’s easily 2nd against Natsuki when it comes to Hoshiori. But I’ll admit, her route had lots of nice icha icha in it.
My favourite heroine from Primal Hearts. She’s somewhat typical (appears perfect, but hidden otaku), but the game makes it work. There are lots of cute scenes of her rolling around on her bed hugging a soft toy.
9th in the music section, and Miyako takes 15th in the character’s section. Studio Ryokucha should be grateful that it managed to achieve even that much. Minamijuujisei Renka had a fairly good common route, but most of the individual routes implemented super weird plots. Kanori’s route does this to the max, and it’s just ridiculous to be honest. I feel that they were trying too hard to copy Koiiro Soramoyou. It’s such a shame because I really enjoyed their previous title.
8th in the ero section…I seriously think this deserved better. Can’t really add a picture here because pretty much all of them are NSFW.
What I’m Up To
So as I said above, I’m currently playing Otome Riron, and I hope to finish it mid next week. After that, I might give Yuzusoft’s new game a try. I would like to review the game as well, but we’ll see how much time I have.