[REVIEW] Code:Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~: Abraham Van Helsing

C:R van review

A celebrated hero from the Vampire War, Abraham Van Helsing certainly looks the part with his commanding presence and cutthroat personality. A stoic man almost always seen with a frown on his face, he makes it clear that he’s only joined Cardia and the others to use them for his own mission: to investigate a man who apparently cheated death after being assassinated. However, despite the wall he builds around himself, Cardia soon discovers Helsing carries more than just titles and awards from the war two years ago; he shoulders regret, fueling a dark, almost desperate desire for revenge.

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I’m back!

…. this time for real, I promise! ^^;;

I apologize for not posting at all this year. As I mentioned in a previous post, someone in my family passed away early on in this year and 2016 in general has not been very kind to me.

However, I do think I’m in a better place right now and I’ve slowly started to ease myself back into otoge!

I definitely won’t be able to write as many reviews in a short time like I did when I first started this blog, but I will be posting more regularly. I’ll also be reorganizing my blog as I contemplate what direction I want to go with it in the future.

To those of you who waited patiently, thank you for doing so! I was expecting this blog to be dead but my follower count has barely changed and I’m surprisingly still getting regular amounts of views. Thank you for your continued visits! I’ve gotten a bit rusty in writing reviews, but I’ll do my best in writing them! ( ´ ▽ ` )

The weather is starting to get colder where I live so I hope everyone stays warm as the holiday season approaches! (‐^▽^‐)

 

Important Announcements

First of all, my apologies for not posting for a month! Life has been busy with uni and work ; A ;

I’d like to announce some changes in how I’ll be running this blog. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this for the past week ^^

I love running this blog since it’s a hobby but at some point it turned into a chore. I started to put off playing stories because I didn’t want to deal with writing reviews on top of my already busy workload ; A ; I love writing reviews, but it started to feel like an obligation so I’ve thought of how I can change things so I can still enjoy playing routes and writing about them.

My main focus was on Voltage Inc’s games but I’ve been wanting to branch out for a while. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to because of their (ridiculously) fast-paced release schedule ; A ; After pondering on it, I’ve decided my main priority for Voltage reviews/walkthroughs will shift from all stories to new characters, then season 1 sequels. Not to say that I won’t do reviews for stories in later seasons! If I find extra time I most definitely will ^^ I think most interest is in new characters since many people want to read a few opinions before deciding to buy their stories and since this blog is a source of information for you guys, I want to deliver in this aspect. I also feel that season 1 stories give me a good idea of what to expect from a character’s stories for the rest of the game; there have been instances where I’ve been wrong, but Voltage has usually been predictable in their character tropes and what issues they’ll tackle and the level of writing throughout a character’s stories is usually consistent as well (once again, this is true for most, but not all characters; I’ve been wrong before *coughs*Chiaki*coughs*).

I’ll be trying to get into mobile otoges developed by other companies as well! My main interests for now are NTT Solmare’s Shall we date? series, D3 Publisher’s Forbidden Romance series, and games developed by Genius LLC. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to them soon… I’ve been eying War of Prayers and Life is Beautiful for a while ^^

In regards to Vita games, I’ve decided I won’t write walkthroughs for these. They’re a lot more difficult to make walkthroughs for since the storylines often break often into multiple endings that are influenced by choices you make throughout the entire route, which are often much longer compared to mobile games. There are also many existing walkthroughs that you can find with a quick google search ^^ My reviews for these games will be for each character, then the game as a whole. Character reviews will be written as soon as I finish all endings for a character, and overall game reviews once I’ve cleared all endings for all characters ^^ The first game you should expect to see reviews for is Amnesia (sorry Hakuouki… my replay + reviews will have to be pushed back a bit ; w ; )

I’ll also be opening up to review requests! You can find more information here ^^

I think this covered most of what I had to say. I hope everyone is comfortable with the changes ^___^;;

Happy playing!

[REVIEW] My Last First Kiss: Hiroki Eniwa season 1 Main Story

MLFK Hiroki Eniwa S1 main story

After being rejected by Hiroki, the MC decides to put her motivation into work when she’s assigned to Kokonoka’s 100th anniversary campaign. While she’s resolved to put her first love behind her, her relationship with him takes an unexpected twist when she’s suddenly introduced as his girlfriend! When she’s given the chance to deepen her relationship with Hiroki in a way she’s not sure she’s ready for, the MC chooses to take it and change her bond with him beyond being just childhood friends. Continue reading

[REVIEW] My Last First Kiss: Riku Morimachi season 1 Main Story

MLFK Riku Morimachi S1 main story

The MC finds herself working on Kokonoka’s 100th anniversary campaign with the famed photographer Kazumi Ito and his apprentice, her childhood friend Riku. Though their past secret relationship makes things awkward between them, she tries to reconcile with Riku and restore the friendship they had years ago. However, she’s surprised to know that the quiet boy she’s known has changed more than she could’ve imagined as she grows closer to him again at work and in private. Continue reading

some updates

I know I said I would post reviews after mid-December but there’s been a lot of things that have been going on in my personal life that got in the way of this.

I’m really apologetic to you guys and I thank you for your patience. I’m really thankful you guys visit this little blog of mine and read what I have to say about these characters or use the walkthroughs I take the time to make. It started as a hobby but it means a lot to me now and I can’t express how thankful I am.

I’m probably either going to announce another haitus or just throw myself into these games for a while. I don’t know yet.

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End of semi/haitus + status update

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This blog has been dead for most of December… I apologize ; w ;

The good news is, finals are over and uni has broke for break! 😀

I’m currently in a rush trying to finish Final Fantasy Type-0 before I part from my PS4 and go home this Wednesday so please don’t expect anything before then ^__^;;

I’ve already finished playing Riku’s main story! He’ll be the first review I’ll publish as soon as I get back home.

My current goal for this break is one review every one or two days. I’ll be working through my Voltage backlog by game and will also be replaying Hakuouki so I can finally get reviews up for it ^^ After I finish Hakuouki, it’ll be Amnesia! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be diligent enough to fit in Code:Realize and Norn9 as well but we’ll see how it goes ^__^;;

Uni starts up again in the last week of January for me but I head back a week earlier so I can work so that’s when you’ll probably see my post rate die a little… Next semester is looking  a lot easier compared to the last one so I won’t disappear off the face of the earth for long periods of time (I think //laughs nervously)

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas >w<

 

[REVIEW] My Last First Kiss: Takamune Kitami season 1 Main Story

MLFK Takamune Kitami S1 main story

After being put in charge as the liaison between Kokonoka and the West Tokyo FC soccer team, the MC finds herself working with Takamune, a childhood neighbor on the team. With their friendship with Ayato being the only link between them, she’s unsure of how to interact with the blunt and stoic Taka; his single-mindedness for soccer leaves little room for interaction with others. The MC wants to close the gap between them, but she slowly goes from wanting to be friends to something more?! Continue reading