Otome Game Review: Hyakka Yakou

I haven’t updated in a long time and I apologize (this feels regular now, hopefully that can be corrected). I’ve finished this game ages ago, typed this post up ages ago, but never seemed to have posted it!? This is me repenting by finally uploading this very, very wordy review of a game published a year ago. Maybe I’ll be on time someday…

Takamagahara – a city of entertainment and pleasure with its sky always covered by clouds, exists in perpetual night, straddling the pathway between the human and the ayakashi world.

Here, our heroine Izumo works as a pleasure worker. Just an apprentice in training at the moment, she will soon ascend to the level of physical service, all for the sake of attaining her dream of making money and a name. Someday, she’ll have enough to free herself from this place with what she hopes to earn. Hyakka Yakou is her story, one about her dreams of freedom and about the six men – or ayakashi – that are involved in helping her win back her future.
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Otome Game Review: Taishou Alice Episode I

Taishou Alice – A game whose story re-invents itself each route to bring you tales of a heroine who saves the princes of each fairytale. Heroine Arisu Yurika is the owner of one hell of a personality, has a fantastic way with words, and possesses the uncanny ability to chase down these guys’ issues and resolve them. In the span of time it took me to edit this post, I’ve actually made it to the second game of this franchise. I love Taishou Alice so much. The story holds its own mysteries that we won’t find out till much later – and has just enough questions to keep one interested in finding out the truth of this universe.

If possible, I’d like to rec this game series to everyone. Please play even one episode (1-3) if you are interested in the story/characters/seiyuu/anything at all.
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Otome Game Review: Dynamic Chord feat. KYOHSO

SHINO IS AN ANGEL!!!!

And thus we have arrived at the final game of the Dynamic Chord series feat. KYOHSO. Mentioned in passing throughout the previous two games, KYOHSO is an indies band that went pro five years prior and have been in the scene for a good ten years in total. Incredibly popular with a wide audience, they’re kinda like the Green Day/Linkin Park of the DynaChord universe.

In this game, you play as aspiring manager Konoha who gets assigned to this bunch of problematic adults. And boy are they problematic.

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Otome Game Review: Dynamic Chord feat. Liar-S

Yo, I’m back with Dynamic Chord feat. Liar-S this time, the second game in Honeybee’s musical trilogy. Band activities are fun, live the K-ON! dream. Though okay, playtime’s over once you make it big in the music industry, something that becomes painfully clear with Liar-S. As usual, spoilers + rough summaries, not as detailed as what I did for Reve Parfait but I ended up writing a lot anyway (cry).

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Otome Game Review: Clover Toshokan no Juunin-tachi

Clover Toshokan no Juunin-tachi (The Residents of Clover Library) essentially allows you to romance book gijinka. The game is split into two parts, with half the cast only being aimable in the second game.

Aikawa Chihiro is an orphan who moves into an old library as its new caretaker, intending to prepare the library for its opening day. It was built by a man for his sick daughter, and has been shut down since a long time back. At the library, she meets with the strict Itsuki first, who accepts her immediately into the position. It seems that the library can’t keep caretakers for very long and they keep fleeing the place. Chihiro, who loves books, is determined not to run away. Itsuki shows her around the place and informs her that the library tends to be visited by ‘frequenters since the old days’ at night. He also introduces her to the rest of the library’s inhabitants and workers…who, like him, turn out to be books.

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