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To my Most Treasured: Review of [160826] Inochi no Spare

Foreword: Bloody hell this game. I swear this game. Holy crap this game. OMFGWTFBBQ THIS GAME

I made a good choice in picking this game to be the first one to play for the August releases. As you might have guessed from various sources, this game is very depressing, but very well worth your time. In fact, this game is pretty short, but contains various elements missing in other games from the July releases I was criticizing about, so that was a huge plus. Enough talking about the game for now because I’d hate to say everything here.

Goddamn, I fucking love kinetic novels for this reason. I just love them. If a big company is releasing a kinetic novel, I jump on it like a starved lion who found its prey. It works for me because of a lot of reasons, and I’m going to discuss most of that below.

I REALLY want to avoid spoilers for this review, but due to the nature of the game and how short it is, as well as its contents, I will have to include spoilers. I’ll make every effort to be conservative with them and avoid them at all possible (aka, restrict it to the “spoiler section”)! Please bear with me in this aspect!

Please be warned! This review will contain spoilers!

Title: 生命のスペア (Seimei “Inochi” no Spare) [Spare (Extra) Life]
Producers: Akabeisoft 3
Release Date: August 26, 2016
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v19513
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=911027
Game Type: Nakige with Life and Death Themes

Summary: “Oumonbyou” (桜紋病) [Sakura-Pattern Disease] is a fearful disease with no known cure, and the victim’s life is filled with pain and despair until the last exacerbation, soon after which he dies. It is given this name due to the cherry-blossom patterns that appear on the victim’s left-side of the chest which spreads to the rest of the body, and this has caused the entire society to hate cherry blossoms; cutting down any and every one of them.

Ryuuji’s older brother died. Koutarou was always so nice to him, but Ryuuji couldn’t do anything for him in return. This caused the entire family to split apart and Ryuuji now spends his days alone. He thought this would be okay, but he meets a girl named Meguri who has the same disease that his older brother has.

Was this obligation to his dead older brother? Was this repentance for not being able to save his older brother and his family? The same questions surround Meguri as the two become much closer than before.

“I was born for you”. What does that mean?

Ryuuji’s brother; Koutarou. Really makes me wish I had an older sibling like him (I’m the eldest)

Story Length: Moderately Short (15 hours)
Complete Story Clearing Difficulty: N/A
Comments: A Kinetic Novel. I personally love Kinetic Novels for a lot of reasons, but the major one is that this forces the writers to focus every bit of the “quality” possible on this sole route. While others may disagree, I strongly believe many of the “Kamige” out there either have a “True Route” which greatly exceeds the quality of the other portions of the game, or is a kinetic novel with a stunningly good story.


A Fairy-tale of Romance? Review of [131025]Usotsuki ouji to nayameru ohimesama

Foreword: Well, this is what I get when I get greedy and try to finish several games at once; finish games halfway, then get bashed with exams, then somehow stagger back up and finish them again.

It really doesn’t help that this is a mediocre Whirlpool game, and the producers opted on putting a bit more detail than they should have. While this IS your stereotypical Whirlpool game with a definite theme, plot, and even morals, I found it to be rather boring despite the various “censored” references (they even censor the term “Tetris” for some reason, lol).

Overall, this is a very weak Whirlpool game, which leads me to believe that games are becoming more and more crappy as time goes along. I don’t know why this is, since it’s not like the scenario writers are retiring or anything… I also think what really adds salt to the wound is that the character personalities are also rather overused, but I’ll get to that later.

Title: うそつき王子と悩めるお姫さま –Princess syndrome– (Usotsuki ouji to nayameru ohimesama) [Lit. Trans: Liar Prince and Worrying Princess]
Producers: Whirlpool
Release Date: October 25, 2013
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v12602
Getchu Link:
Game Type: Romance Novel with references to fairy tales.

Uhm… Seiko? I hope that’s not what I think it is…

Summary: In this world, teenage girls often have an annoying disease called “Princess Syndrome” that causes them to have an unusual personality and sometimes become very dangerous. For these people, a special island was designated to serve as a home, so this “syndrome” can be cured as soon as it appears. It also seems that there’s no real “cure” for this disease until the girl becomes an adult (At this point, I was really reminded of the Chuunibyou, which is a psychological disorder occuring at about the age of 15, when a child may generally overestimate his/her own abilities or act haughty). Yuuji is one of the rare people who possess powers of a “prince”, who has the ability to stop a princess if she goes on a rampage, and because of this, was invited to this island where there are only females with the disease or had the disease in the past.

From the first day, he will meet up with his mentor “Prince”, who will assist him in various procedures, and interact with four girls who are all “princesses”. They have something that triggers their “princess syndrome”, and it is his goal to cure them.