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: SAO Arcadia is an MMO where players are split between Angels and Demons. There’s a rumor that the server World V locks players into the game forever. Kazuha Hanamiya’s brother hasn’t been in contact with her and his last text warned her away from the game. She finds the rumors are true after logging in to World V, and to logout, she must gather the Trinity of Swords and reach the Ark. Problem is Kazuha is one of the Swords, called the Almighty…and she’s useless.
Intro: Unko awakens to find that a shota named Orion has meshed with her brain and she’s subsequently lost all her memories. If Unko can regain them, Orion will leave her brain! There’s just one problem: someone in her life is responsible for her amnesia, and if they suspect she’s forgotten everything, her life will once more be put in danger. Continue reading →
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.