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Galge Review – Akai Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai

c852500package“WTF?! A fan-disc for Irotoridori no Sekai?” That was my reaction when I first knew about “Akai Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai”, which is a sequel for yet another fan-disc “Irotoridori no Hikari”, a game from 3 years ago, while the original is an even older title, with 4 years old. Why did FAVORITE decide to make another sequel for this story? Did their last title – AstralAir no Shiroki Towa – bombed so much that they had to resort to their previous big-hit? AstralAir was nothing spectacular, but compared with all the shit being released at the time, it was pretty good, so I thought they would manage to get a good amount of money for that one. Maybe this is a sign of bad times for the Dating Sim industry!
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Shameless Review – Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho (PS3/PS4)

It has been long since our last video-review, but war never changes! Zebaca’s voice still sounds just like mine, we keep making billions of references that no one understand and we still talk about embarrassing games that most people would never play! Ha! Those losers are missing such a great game! It’s like a Dream C Club where you can actually go out of the host club and walk around town!…and then…you do nothing…IT’S AWESOME!

Galge Review – Ayakashi Contract

Ayakashicontract01There’s nothing guaranteed when it comes to AXL titles. They don’t even got a “hit or miss” statistics. Koisuru Otome to Shugo no Tate was their first big hit but it also may be their last. Ever since, their games fall between “ok” or “meh”. For instance, their previous release had likeable characters but it tried to pitch a story around the theme of racism and it missed the point entirely! This new game, on the other hand, is all about youkais – those mystical creatures from Japanese folklore, and there aren’t many ways to go wrong with this, since it deals with fictional elements. Now, they just need some charismatic characters, or at least some who aren’t annoying. That’s can’t be so hard, right?
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Galge Review – Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (PSP)

anohana06I already made pretty clear how I appreciate the works by Guyzware at adapting many animes and Light Novels to a Visual Novel format. This is no easy task, but they are one of the few companies in the industry that manage to do a fine job out of this. Seeking more of their goodness, I found an interesting work among their old titles: An VN adaptation to an anime that I really loved back in 2011, commonly known as “Anohana” among fans. But, why was a game based on such a popular anime forgotten in obscurity? Why its official trailer has so many footages from the anime version while barely tells anything about the game itself? The answer to those big questions became clear as day for me right after the first few minutes playing this game:
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Shameless Review – XBLAZE LOST: MEMORIES (PS3/PS VITA)

In this episode, we watch the end of the epic saga that started two years ago with Code: Embryo. The amnesic “watashi” (who is totally not Nine from Blazblue) explores another dimmension in search for her “imouto” (who is totally not Celica from Blazblue). This chapter shall be remembered as the Genesis of the Blazblue universe!…Totally!

Galge Review – Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata: Blessing Flowers (PS Vita)

saekanovita25v2Saenai Kanojo no Sodatekata (translated as “How to Train an Ordinary Girl to be a Heroine” or “How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend” as it’s officially known in the U.S.) is a relatively popular light novel that was adapted into a somewhat popular anime. Around the time the animation project was first announced, 5pb and Mages reached Guyzware to develop a Dating Sim as a tie-in for it to be released a while after the TV series ended. This was a smart move by them, since this developer is responsible for the absurdly popular Oreimo Visual Novels, so they know their stuff. But again, it’s not like their records are filled only with huge successes.
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Galge Review – Infinite Loop (PSP)

infiniteloop (112)Even for the infamous genre of Visual Novels, Infinite Loop is an odd game, which is why I took an interest in it! I believe even the most hardcore fans of the genre are unfamiliar with this little PSP game, which doesn’t come as a surprise to me. You see, even with the giant Nippon Ichi behind it, Infinite Loop never did too well in Japanese stores. Thus, it didn’t got a localization. Nevertheless, I had this game in my radar for over 5 years, and it’s time to undo the seal and finally play this peculiar title!
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