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What “Romance” is made of; Review of [150529]Rensou Relation

Foreword: It’s been one freaking month since I even posted anything on this blog, and I actually have no great excuse  for it. MMORPG hobbies have been revived (although that’s fluctuating quite a bit), and I was also in the process of playing some older titles I’ve finished in the past. This is why you’ll see this review, as well as TWO more reviews very soon about older titles that I’ve replayed recently.

As for this title, Rensou Relation, long story short it sucks. It sucks so much, that I deserve a freaking trophy for even finishing this. I wanted to drop it soooo badly, but couldn’t because it was a LoS title, and with tears of mental pain rolling down my cheeks at the moment, I frantically type this review in hopes of eliminating this nightmare of a game from my synapse and moving on to HOPEFULLY some better games. Fortunately, I have new nukige ready to go as well as another Favorite game that I’m touching with extreme caution.

Please excuse me even if my review is very short and crappy. Here it is!

Please be warned that this review DOES contain minor spoilers

Title: 恋想リレーション (Rensou Relation) [Lit. Trans: Relation of the Love-feelings]
Producers: Lump of Sugar
Release Date: May 29, 2015
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v16458
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=840913
Game Type: School-life romance comedy novel (FYI, I HATE this genre with a burning passion)

Summary: Shinnosuke is actually quite unintelligent. After failing so many entrance exams and pretty much losing out even on his last-line options, it seems that he will be the only one literally a “ronin” even as one in high-school. With family and friends worrying about him, his teacher from the old school calls him for a Last Chance: the school of Amami (What the Fuck; this name is used so often) is offering a Special Entrance Interview to selected individuals, and if he can pass this interview, he’ll be admitted.

With his last ditch effort, he makes his preparations for this interview. However, this isn’t until in the school itself, he meets a mysterious girl who just came out of the bathroom. From this point, Shinnosuke’s story and “Relation” begins.

I’ll see you again, in the future: Review of [140131]12 no Tsuki no Eve


Well, I think there’s one… right?
Pretty much what you would expect as you start the story, this game is from (insert trumpet horns here) minori! Yep! The awesome company who wrote up one of the best titles known to the English community: the ef series!

Frankly, their design is amazing. With all the character design and story aside, music is brilliant, clear, and bold. Art is at its highest quality and very detailed, and even the CG count is stunningly high.

minori is flat out one of the best companies when it comes to designing the UI or the systems of games: some of the other companies really need to follow their example.

Now, when it comes to story… maybe the following review might help you understand how I feel.

Please Note: The following review may contain unintentional but very mild spoilers! While there is little chance that the story will be spoiled, I warn readers ahead of time for the possible slip-of-the-tongue on my part. 

Title: 12の月のイヴ (jyuuni no tsuki no ibu) [Lit. Trans: Eve of the Twelve Moons… Obviously, the “moons” refer to months, but that’s simply how it’s written]
Producers: minori
Release Date: January 31, 2014
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v12562
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=784949
Game Type: Sci-Fi Drama Novel with the theme of Christmas Eve

Summary: The story starts with Naoto being order to pick up a cake on Christmas Eve. As he does so, he complains to his childhood friend Anzu about how he doesn’t have any family nor a girlfriend on Christmas. As they end the conversation, Naoto is passed by a girl who he thinks he saw somewhere. As he turns around, he sees the girl glaring at him from a distance, and say one phrase that will stay with him forever: “I’ll see you again, in the future“…

Naoto gets up in the morning and starts to head out. However, on the way, he wonders about the word “destiny”. As he does so, he bumps into his childhood friend Mizuka who falls down due to her lack of physical endurance. This is a normal day for the childhood friend trio, who were together since they can remember.

This group then soon includes Yuki, an energetic transfer student with nothing much known about her.

However, as “destiny” ravels out, Yuki is related to Naoto some way…