I’m not dead. I’ve been pushing through finals week and I take my education VERY seriously. As such, you won’t be hearing a lot from me until the days of torture are over. And I usually study weeks in advance.
While sadly, my finals aren’t going too well, I wanted to let you all know I’m still here and after today, I will BE FREE!
As such, I will make it my mission to give you plenty of reviews and impressions on video games (otoge, rpg, jrpg, sprg, etc.) as well as study Japanese more. I’m hoping to improve a lot this summer with my studies so I can provide better content for you.
I want to use my Japanese to eventually:
- Review Drama CDs
- Review Otoges
- Review Imports
So, what can you look forward to this summer??
I Am Setsuana Releases this July 19 for PC and PS4. Vita release was cancelled. This is an homage to the 90’s rpgs. As such, we should expect a very heartfelt story. The title, イケニエと雪のセツナ, Setsuna of Snow and Sacrifice, is written with the character for sadness. However, this kanji is one that encompasses more than the meaning. And regarding the trailer, it looks like a tragic romance. And I want it. (Even if there’s no romance, I’m still getting it. It’s freaking gorgeous.).
Fire Emblem Fates. I’ve been addicted but had to put it down cuz finals. I am almost done with Birthright (which is a cakewalk) and I plan on discussing the translations, the unfair “Blame Takumi” thing, and a review of all 3 games. I was lucky to be one of the very few who got the Special Edition, so expect a thorough review of each game. Spoilers shall be marked accordingly. If you haven’t already picked it up I can vouch that it’s worth your time.
To say I preorderd this shit faster than lightning is an understatement. Is out now on mangagamer. I shall play this immediately so expect a review shortly after its release. I will have college papers to get through for transferring, but I promise to deliver in a timely manner with a review. Get this on steam and mangagamer in English. Please remember that supporting English releases ensures a greater possibility for future otome games in English.
I will FINALLY play Hakuoki to completion. I gave up before I even started one route because school, and honestly, I wasn’t really into this otoge. But I shall play it to finally see why everyone loves this. I can only hope I was too stupid to realize its greatness back then.
An unboxing and review of Yo-Jin-Bo The Bodyguards. This is out of print and one of the very few otoge licensed in English. It’s only on PC that I know of and I was lucky to snag this for a very cheap price on Ebay for my birthday. (It’s like $5oo now 0.O)
Welp, gotta finish it eventually:P
I’ll start by saying I’ll have to wait until I can find a copy of Hotel Dusk for a reasonable price. Unfortunately it’s very expensive. It’s a visual novel DS game that was brought to my attention by Lehst (thank you!) focusing on crime scenes and investigating and the art is fantastic. I’m very interested in playing this game and hope to do so this summer. If not, expect an eventual review because it looks pretty damn good.
Guys, if you haven’t played The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky you are MISSING OUT. It’s a jrpg with a female protagonist named Estelle. The game is literally about how she falls in love with Joshua and how his past brings a very dangerous plot to light. I cannot recommend it enough. They are on steam and psn and psp. It’s fantastic and I’ve never had so many FEELS before as I have with this. There are 2 games, First Chapter and Second Chapter. I shall be reviewing both. I must first finish the FC because they are long games but it feels like your time is sucked away because they are SO GOOD. If you like otoge, you will be very pleased with this game. If you like rpgs, you will be very pleased with this game. If you have a heart, you will love this game.
Out of all the games on this list, this is the one I recommend to everyone. No matter your age, your gender, your preferences in games. Play it.
A gorgeous remake of Odin Sphere is coming to multiple platforms this summer. Focuses mainly on romance, story, and combat. Many have praised this game for the realistic and heartfelt romance in this game and I look forward to this as well as the combat system.
A classic that everyone’s heard of. The romance is pretty good so far and Maester Seymour is a creeper. I don’t think I’ll be playing X-2 but who knows?
FF 8 is also another classic game that was literally just a romance. That’s all it is. However, the battle system enraged some because of how you needed to focus not on slaughtering enemies, but on stealing their magic to stock up on. I haven’t yet played this so please forgive me if I didn’t explain this correctly.
Farming, romance, and just a good time. Story of Seasons is a great game to relax with and there’s even event CG’s for your bachelor/bachelorette so they amped up the otoge elements:P
I shall finally finish SMT IV. I got sidetracked but I remember really enjoying this dark game. Now, it’s my first time playing an SMT game and I don’t mean to brag but what are people talking about when they complain about the difficulty level? They all say it’s in the beginning and I breezed through it. Idk, maybe Pokemon taught me smt lol but apparently there’s a learning curve to overcome…actually Minotaur was a pain in the ass (but he’s your first boss waaay later on)
I played this a LONG ass time ago. This was the reason I got into otome games. The romance that bloomed between Luke and Tear made me realize that romance was possible in video games. It’s for the 3ds and PS2 and there’s even an anime (but I cannot recommend that unless you’ve played the game).It was because of this game that I discovered Trails in the Sky and then Harvest Moon. And then otoges. I want to do this game justice with a proper review.
I love my tactical rpgs guys. Grand Kingdom is looking promising.
Another tactical rpg with slight otoge elements depending on which character ending you get.
Go back in time to correct the past and experience a sprawling narrative with great characters, a fun battle system, and a nice romance.
I’m in the process of finishing up some games not listed above for review.
What are you looking forward to this summer?
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