Intro: An amnesiac girl falls into a monster-infested world. She meets several boys with the same affliction and they reside in a mansion to evade the monsters. They adopt the names above their doors, and the girl becomes ‘Beniyuri.’ They receive text messages ordering them to “complete the kaleidoscope.” Who are they? Who sent this message? And what is the kaleidoscope?
Intro: Adonis, a group dedicated to purging criminals, uploaded a video of gagged and bound police offers to the public in Shinjuku. They were executed a month later in another public video. Desperate to catch Adonis, the police created the Shinjuku Quarantine Act: everyone 20 or older was required to carry firearms for self-defense. With the threat of X-Day approaching, the police are in over their heads. Ichika Hoshino works for the SRCPO department which deals with the public regarding X-Day incidents. She is ambushed one night and a poisoned collar is locked around her neck. To remove it, she must work with a group of ex-cops, but if her collar is discovered or she reveals the wrong information, Adonis will release the poison in her collar and kill her. Who is Adonis and what do they want with Ichika, the woman they claim has the makings fit for them?
Intro: Crown Princess Lucette awakens on the streets in rags, cursed by a terrible spell. In order to break the Fairytale Curse, she must complete 3 good deeds – but she has never been anything but distrustful, bitter, and selfish. How can she manage even a single good deed? To make matters worse, this curse has completely stripped Lucette of her title. In order to reclaim her rightful place, she must break the curse, learn a few lessons and maybe even snag an ikemen.
Intro: When Oda Nobunaga went to war, the Iga and Koga clans joined forces. Enju Ueno is the daughter of their unification. She desires to become useful to her clan by becoming a full-fledged shinobi. One day, Enju and her friends are requested to go to Kyo and locate Goemon Ishikawa, a notorious thief. However, she gets tangled up in the King’s murder. Her father disowns her and she becomes the stepping stone for the Council of Five Elders. For whoever kills her becomes Hideyoshi’s guardian and the most powerful man in the land.
Intro: Kim Shin loses his life to a heartbreaking betrayal. His anguish is so great, he is cursed with immortality and becomes a Goblin, doomed to watch those he loves die. His only hope resides in finding the Goblin’s Bride, who can pull the sword from his chest. Ji Eun Tak lives with her stepmother after her mother’s death and learns the Goblin saved her life when she was supposed to be taken by the Grim Reaper. However, Kim Shin is falling in love with her, the bride who is fated to kill him.
Intro: There lies a mansion that lures in the most desperate. It is cursed by a witch, said to fulfill the wishes of those who dwell within-but at a terrible price. You awaken in this very mansion by a nameless Maid who knows everything about you. You will travel through time to discover your origins…and learn that love isn’t always warmth and comfort, for it can be painful and lonely. Though, that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. What is your wish, dear?
Code: Realize is a visual novel, and an otome game, where romance plays a strong role in the story. Thankfully, the romance is tastefully and meaningfully included such that even straight dudes can enjoy this ( I say this because so many straight guys who label themselves as such are worried this won’t interest them). Code Realize is also one of my favorite games and one I would recommend without reservations to anyone interested in a grand, sweeping story.