Intro: Kotomori Yui’s dad is sent to Europe by the Church and he sends Yui to some “relatives” at the famous “haunted mansion” where she meets 6 vampires who aren’t sparkly….
The system has 3 parts per character: Dark, Maniac, Ecstacy-or 30 chapters per character PLUS an additional epilogue. From the guides I used it’s best to choose all the love choices so you can quickly unlock the Best End and then get the Do S & Do M over with to finally unlock the Heaven end.
I’ll be combining all the parts cuz you don’t want to read pages of text and I don’t want to type pages of text 😛
*Final thoughts below
Rip EardrumsKanato: The yangire who loves Teddy and sweets, hates waiting, women, and lies. I thought he was the shota but NOPE he’s 17 and one of the triplets.
Which is more disturbing when he loses his shit when Yui’s “late” with his frenchtoast so he stabs her with a fork…and blows up at her for everything else he doesn’t like.
When he realizes Cordelia’s (his mom) heart was put into Yui’s-so like incest?? he doesn’t need Teddie anymore when he can have both! (Bc Teddie was filled w/ mommy’s ashes)
Yui tries to answer to what he wants to hear but he
sees through it and “punishes” her for that as well as for talking to other guys…eventually she succumbs to the pleasure when he drinks her blood so like Idk think she really loved him because in almost every ending, she NTRs him claiming his absence made her horny.
There were parts where he’s like I’ll help you clean or look at this flower but then twisted it into some BDSM-but doesn’t that require CONSENT? Several times she says STOP but he twists her words to make her say she enjoys it like wtaf?
I pitied him because Cordelia did such a great job raising him-but that doesn’t give him the right to abuse someone because of le tragic past. Compared to Ayato, Kanato loved Yui(mothercon it may be).
Ayato: Finds it hilarious to pour hot wax on Yui and throw darts at her. Unlike Kanato, this guy went full on rape mode but thankfully Reiji walked in to stop it.
Guy has an awful past but again this doesn’t allow you to treat others like dirt. A few times it seemed like he could be redeemed (when he saved her from Kanato) BUT then he goes and strangles her like wtf.
Cordelia’s (his mom) like one of those narcissistic reality tv women who needs to be #1 and “dat Beatrice bitch better not show me up!”Which backfires on her because lol she never thought that how she raised her son would turn him into this selfish guy who wanted to be the best like no one ever was! Not only that, but Ayato freaking hates her.
So it’s near impossible for him to love someone. Maybe you think Ayato loved Yui but I call bullshit. Sorry, but if Yui acknowledges that this is just lust between them and that only she loves him there’s no way he magically loved her. NOPE.
Laito: It kills me to see two of my biases voice assholes. I did my best to focus on Hirakawa’s velvety voice but every time he said “Bitchchan” I just *sigh* Here’s the thing: Laito crosses the line. He had sex with his MOM. Like wtf.
So as you can imagine, the way things go down with Yui are really disgusting. I was hoping he was Do-M but NOPE gotta make him both at the same time! As such, I felt sick to my stomach because after he fucked Cordelia and she ran to him going “Save me I need to have sex with Karl!” poor guy broke.
Now he equates love with killing said person you love. Like the ultimate 告白。Yui tries to kill herself when she realizes Laito just wants Cordelia to take over her so he can kill her again or smt?
Things spiraled down into having sex in front of mommy’s grave, raping while stabbing Yui because U LIKE IT, having his brides attack Yui and then deciding NOPE because seeing her covered in blood is so damn hot （ಠ_ಠ）
Excuse me while I scrub my brain from Laito. Hirakawa’s voice is too lovely for this.
Reiji: I saw the megane and thought my savior!!! It’s a trap. This douchebag is the biggest twat to ever be conceived and I doubt anyone will ever top this mega-douche-fedora-reddit-user.
Unlike the bro’s who at the least had pasts that could illustrate why they were the way they are, Reiji has nothing. Like I said, I don’t believe a tragic past=excuse to abuse someone, but the fact that Reiji didn’t have even that is why he has become the number 1 dick of all time.
His mom Beatrice liked Shuu over him so he raged and hired a vampire hunter to kill her but lol she wanted to die all along! As you can imagine, Reiji was pissed because YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO SUFFER BITCH so guess what? He’s been working on a drug TO WAKE THE DEAD SO HE CAN KILL HER AGAIN LIKE WTAF?!
Plot twist: the vampire hunter was Yui’s dad, Richter-except he ain’t her real dad cuz she was some unwanted babe the stork flew in. Apparently she was just lying around because this is when Richter put Cordelia’s ❤ in Yui….
After horrific “experiments” done on Yui, Cordelia is done with Reiji’s shit and takes over Yui. Like it can’t get any worse we find out she’s been watching her own sons screw Yui….and Reiji wants to marry Cordelia.
His aniki, Karl, married Cordelia and she <3’s Karl. But Karl only wanted her powerful bloodline passed down to his children. So Reijii’s forever screwed over and because Cordelia’s a pimp, he becomes Do-M for her and then plot twist 2: Cordelia planned this whole thing out to have Yui brought to the mansion.
This route was balls.
Shuu: The oldest of the Sakamaki bros. <3’s music and making the least amount of effort in life. When he makes it clear he has no intention of turning her into a sack of blood, Yui’s like FREEDOM. If she can get on his good side he might help her escape!
She has to work hard to get him to even acknowledge her: saving him from drowning when he goes for a nap in the bath lol, getting him to attend classes, etc. and for someone who’s soooo lazy he certainly teases her a lot.
The one thing that pissed me off was there was a point where Shu left her on her own in the city and she didn’t escape! Oh well, she awakens as a super sadist when he asks her to lick his wounds (ew wtf) and she finds out “I like ur pained face”
Shu was friends with a shota named Edgar but he was burned to death when Reiji set his village on fire. So now Shu has PTSD and when Yui’s cooking, he flips out when he sees the flame on the stove and kisses her. By this point, Yui’s all YOLO and they bang the next day.
Reiji’s all ANGST and destroys the food she prepared for Shu and she tells him what happened and says “She wants to step on his head” which makes her aroused WTAF lol and here is where Shu realizes he cares about Yui as a person and doesn’t want her to be hurt if she remains with him. HOLY SHIT IT TOOK 4 ROUTES JUST FOR SOME ACTUAL ROMANCE
His bro just couldn’t handle not being # 1 so he kills Yui in one route then Shu kills Reiji. He turns her into a vampire cuz somehow she survived the blow? He kills his cousins cuz he’s the ruler now and Yui is the Dark Queen In another, Reiji and Shu nice boat themselves when Shu finds some a diary entry about how Reiji killed Edgar like a boss.
In the last, there’s a portal in the forest so they were never in Japan to begin with. WUT. They move to Transylvania and live in peace.
Shu wasn’t an ass and didn’t want another human to get close to him cuz his psycho dick bro would kill her. But he fell in love with her so it all worked out!
Subaru: Youngest Sakamaki bro and HNNNNNNNGGGG he is the sweetest, most precious cinnamon roll angel in this entire game. Like if he wasn’t here (and Shu), this game would have no soul.
While the others find it amusing when they hurt Yui by drinking her blood, Subaru immediately stops and tries to amend for what happened. Poor guy tries to act tough and all but the moment he notices Yui’s uncomfortable or in pain he does everything he can to make the situation better. And to make it even better, he’s a TSUNDERE!
Shu is more of the smexy suggestive guy whereas Subaru don’t know wtf he doing. Because of this it’s so hilarious when he gets flustered over everything and he tries to apologize:
Unlike every other guy who has mommy issues, Subaru has daddy issues. His mom Christa was sadly forced to be Karl’s bride and forced to have his child. She’s constantly having flashbacks of her rape so the poor woman begs her child to kill her with a silver knife. It got so bad that I had to honestly lower the volume because of the poor woman screaming at Subaru to kill her-but he could never bring himself to do it.
As you can imagine, that’s a lot of shit for a child to deal with. Thus, he violently smashes stuff. Thankfully, he’s a cinnamon roll and doesn’t hurt Yui and tbh, other than Shu, Subaru was the only one who actually CARED about Yui.
You can argue that Kanato did-he does, in a mothercon way. But Shu and Subaru are the only two who don’t get hung up on all the Cordelia mess and appreciate and love Yui for herself.
So after Yui and him realize they like each other and bang in his coffin (beds are old school) he goes off to free his mother like he should’ve done a looooong ass time ago.
End 1: For some dumbass reason after killing Christa he’s like omg we gotta go….but you know, it’s cool when your cousins killed Cordelia and all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ End 2: Subaru kills Christa but is upset that he can’t face daddy so Yui says if he drinks his blood he’ll go super saiyan. He tells her he’s already over 9000 and that he’ll drink from no one else. End 3:He dies so Yui goes beserk because Cordelia’s like TIME TO RISE MUWHAHAHA but because Subaru wouldn’t want that to happen she fucking nice boats herself.
I’ve a huge bias for tsunderes so I enjoyed this guy’s route more than Shu’s.
Experimenting with BDSM the game.
I’d never have played this if not for my friend in Japan who sent it to me for my B-day. She loves this game so I decided why not? This isn’t for those looking for romance. Just like Amnesia, the main plot of this is darker and focused on other things.
Where this differs from most otoge is that it tries to implement elements of BDSM. However, as everyone knows, it requires consent. Before I get into that:
One of the biggest reasons I didn’t want to play this game was because of the fans. I’ve rarely met an understanding fan of Dialovers who doesn’t immediately shit in my face because I don’t love the anime/game/etc and don’t agree with them.
Excuse me? This is not how you increase your fanbase or make others want to listen to your reasons. There have to be Dialovers fans out there that aren’t like this.
Being able to critique something you love doesn’t make you a bad fan. This video argues the point perfectly. And I HIGHLY suggest all of you watch it-not just Dialover fans but all fans of anything.
I’m not here to insult you as a fan of this series at all. I’m here to critique the game and yet there are some fans out there who immediately take it as some form of personal attack. It’s not. Calm down.
I’ll talk about the positives first:
Yui holy crap girl. The anime is a lie. I couldn’t finish the show because this poor girl doesn’t stick up for herself but in the game she does. I’m surprised at how daring she was. Like damn. Though there are also plenty of times where she’s so terrified that she resorts to self-preservation and cowers.
Once she realized she liked those sexy times tho….
Dummy Head Mic: If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically heaven.
The problem is that I don’t self-insert into otome game heroines (or any characters) and I’d never want to be her. Personally, I’ve never been bitten by a sexy vampire, but constantly reading how “painful” “horrible” etc it felt to be bitten is just NOPE. Yui later starts to derive pleasure from it but I can’t wrap my head around that. Then again, different strokes for different folks?
So the only time I actually was like ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) with the dummy mic was in Subaru and Shu’s routes because that was the only time she wasn’t being stabbed/strangled/yelled at/raped/etc….
Subaru and Shu: Tsundelicious and Moecake.
Art: Need I say anything?
Music: Haunting, gorgeous, and fit the game perfectly. Wasn’t a big fan of the ED song but liked the OP because that right there will tell you that you’re not playing no fluffy otoge.
The fandom need to calm their tits and stop attacking those who don’t agree with them. It was because of this that I was so put off by picking up the game!!!
2 of the 6 guys were assholes. While I do understand that some of them have really fucked up pasts, that in no way excuses any kind of abuse of another human being.
But Leaf it’s just a game! Yeah….but when you start to think “how romantic”
Don’t get me wrong: do what you want with your life so long as you aren’t hurting others/yourself. You want to try BDSM? Go for it. Just make sure your partner is consenting.
The Dialover fandom are convinced that’s what this game is. I agree to a point. I definitely can see it. The glaring problem is for the majority of the routes, Yui isn’t consenting. She screams, begs, cries, for them to stop.
BDSM is all about consent and making sure the other person is willing.
Yui becomes so used to their treatment that she turns pain into pleasure. And a lot of the situations were similar to Stockholm syndrome.
She’s trapped in a house of vampires and does what she can to please them in order to escape their torture but they still force themselves on her, experiment on her, etc. When they show her any kindness, she equates that to feelings of love later on.
The exception would be Shu. He never attacks her so I was able to get behind the fact that she did enjoy it when he bit her and she loved him because she wasn’t forced to adapt to it. I also can get behind Subaru.
Yes, it’s just a game, I understand. But we also need to understand that if we start denying the fact that Yui’s terrified and hurting in the very beginning of the game until she’s forced to “adapt” than we’re denying that there’s abuse in this.
And romanticizing it.
I’ve read so many posts about fans discussing how when Ayato strangles Yui it’s love. Or when Kanato threatens to turn her into one of his wax dolls, or when Laito forces himself on her, it’s love.
If this weren’t a bunch of ikeman would the fans still say the same? What if it was a bunch of old men? Or, crazy idea! What if they were in Yui’s situation? Because I know I’d be scared to death.
My friend who gave me the game? She loves the first game because of the dummy mic and it’s darker and has more mature themes. But she did say that the fans are taking it way too far.
And guess what? Apparently the second game goes so over the line that even she even admitted she won’t touch it ever again.
If you’re curious about the game pick it up. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Japanese because if there’s one good thing the fans have done rofl is translated the script. Go find it if you want but remember you gotta go buy a copy of the game first. If you want to play it, you can buy it from CDJapan. If you use my link you can help support my blog. I sincerely appreciate it.
I didn’t even know about this until I stumbled across it on accident so THANK YOU. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was able to get nearly 50% done on my own though so like holy crap I guess I’ve been improving in Japanese.
No, I don’t hate the game. I don’t like it but I’d only say hate when the rabid fandom is involved.
The only saving grace was honestly the support I had on twitter and Subaru and Shu. I liked Kanato as well when he calmed the fuck down. Personally, this isn’t my kind of game. I’d guess I’d coin it as “Different” but lol romantic it was NOT.
Or if you want super depressing get Hakuoki! ^^
I shall not be playing any more of this franchise.
To the fandom: If you’re someone who gets easily butthurt over other opinions please don’t comment on my review. If you still want to please be courteous and respectful. Differing opinions are great and if you want to discuss yours please feel free so long as you’re respectful. And I in turn, shall be respectful to you. Thank you.
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