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“Doll of Wishes”: Review [140228] Koisuru shoujo to Omoi no Kiseki

Foreword: I’m going to be an eroge machine this Spring Break! With only one week, I’ll be playing games like crazy and enjoy while it lasts. Obviously, I didn’t get the chance to do this over the school year, so there you have it.

Second review for the day, this is a game I finished within 24 hours of starting–this was actually THAT good. Unlike the previous Sugar Pot game, this was a great title–hence finishing it even when I was in the progress of Sugar + Spice (Yes, I’m playing it because of you, gangrelion! xD)

Remember how in the previous Sugar Pot game, Tsukumo no Tsuki, I was mostly complaining about how everything seemed so slow in the middle of the story, and the protagonist seemed really weak. This time around, Sugar Pot got rid of both and created a very good game that I’ll be saving for the future.

I’ll stop blabbing and get with the review!

Title: 恋する少女(どーる)と想いのキセキ~Poupee de souhaits~  (Koi suru shoujo (do-ru) to omoi no kiseki) [Lit. Trans: A Girl (Doll) that loves and the miracle of feeling — Poupee de souhaits = “Doll of Wishes” in French
Producers: Sugar Pot
Release Date: February 28, 2014
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v12987
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=776567
Game Type: Romance Novel with themes of “Puppetry”

Summary: Tomoki is a dollmaker who is actually quite famous. The beginning scenes involve him being “harassed” by his manager, who delivers his works to the company for production and sale. Perhaps because of this, he attends an art school and is in a club designed for creating dolls.

After a day when he “runs” away from his upperclassman (who also happens to be the student council president), he is suddenly attacked by strange wooden doll! As any normal human would do in such a situation, he runs away and into a mansion that he knows of. As he is soon cornered and waiting for his death, a girl flies out of nowhere and tears the wooden (?!) doll into pieces, gracefully taking the time to crush its head beneath her foot.

This is the meeting of Tomoki and a strange doll named Towa (as well as another doll named Ena). Well, not really… Towa and Tomoki had met before, when he was young. They promised to meet, and the next time they met, Tomoki had promised Towa that he would be her master. Towa simply came to fulfill that promise.

Towa and Ena are special dolls entrusted with a certain “wish”, which gave them the life and personality they hold today. Dolls infused with this “wish” will live with the goal of fulfilling this wish, and Puppeteers like Asuha, who is Tomoki’s Role-Model, are people who lead them on the right path.

Then there are exterminators like Amane, who specialize in sealing away such emotions if they become too negative. With her partner Shuri, she holds great pride in her family’s long heritage for protecting people from dolls that run out of control, and find doll-makers like Tomoki an eyesore.

Or you can be like Mitomo–a cool-beauty, except for the fact that she’s also an otaku who loves cute things: like dolls. She enjoys creating and simply collecting dolls, and perhaps this is the reason why she is close to Tomoki in the first place.

Switch spots with me, Tomoki OwO
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White Graduation: Review of [120224]Hatsuyuki Sakura

Foreword:

“Exams? Are they delicious?”

… That was pretty much my mindset as I started and finished this game in another record time–3 days.
This is, however, considering that I really did NOTHING but play this game. As much of a horrible student I am, I am very pleased with my progress, as well as this game.

Overall, Hatsuyuki Sakura was a great game–probably enough to be called a “kamige” by various individuals. However, there’s a reason why I do not call it a kamige (if you want to know why, read on). Released on my birthday, I am shocked and have mixed feelings about this game, but most of it is a good thing, so…..

Well, I’ll definitely be following Saga Planets from now on (considering this is my first game from them)

Title: はつゆきさくら (Hatsuyuki Sakura) [Lit. Trans: First Snow Cherry Blossom]
Producers: Saga Planets
Release Date: February 24, 2013
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v7302
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=710938
Game Type: Romance Novel with themes of Graduation and Revenge.

Summary: Hatsuyuki is someone who is feared by his classmates due to his fierce attitude. He skips class frequently, and “threatens” a girl to create an alibi for him. One day, as he was skipping class again, a bunny hops over and snatches a 1000 en bill from his hand. Naturally, the protagonist chases the creature into the old ruined street which is rumored to have ghosts all over the place.

This is where he hears a girl crying, and this meeting between Sakura and Hatsuyuki will be something that triggers a chain of events of chaos, revenge, despair, anger, but most of all, love.

My favorite character: Ran! Unfortunately, she’s not a heroine :(

Please note that this review contains intentional spoilers. Read at your own risk!
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The 99th Full Moon… Review of [120224]Tsukumonotsuki

Foreword: Oh hey! A game released on my birthday! Woo~
But really. Surprised that I can spit out a review in such a short amount of time?



Yeah, I’m surprised too.

Jokes aside, let’s get right onto the review. Pretty much a game I had my eyes on since it’s release, it’s rather sad it took me 9 months to get through with this game. Nonetheless, it was actually quite decent compared to the other games I’ve played so far. The only huge drawback of this game is that there’s a portion of the game where plot is REALLY slow, and CAN cause people to simply not want to play it.

However, I urge you to continue with it since the conclusion is actually decent compared to the other games I’ve been playing recently. It’s also very nice that the entire story foreshadows the conclusion, and if you’re sharp, you may even find out what’s truly going on even before you hit the heroine’s route.

But when I started this game, I was literally drooling at the fact that Aoba Ringo (she’s an awesome CV) was voicing a white-haired loli-imouto character. Here’s a sample of her voice (HOLY CRAP SHE’S SO CUTE)

That, good friends, is why I went through with this game even when I had exams and had other games I was playing.
But I’ll stop blabbing about how awesome the main character was, and get on with the review.

Title: ツクモノツキ (Tsukumo no Tsuki) [Lit Trans. Moon of Tsukumo]
Producers: Sugar Pot
Release Date:
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v7845
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=720147
Game Type: Novel with ideals placed on self-identity

Summary: Keita lives his daily life satisfied with his younger sister Maya and his good friend Akane. Although their life isn’t that of luxury, Keita works daily to make ends meet while Maya helps with the household chores. All seems well… or is it?

Keita actually has amnesia. He only knows that their parents passed away from Maya’s words, who says they ran away from relatives trying to take advantage of their situation. If that wasn’t enough, Maya is also very frail, and gets sick often.
Despite this, the siblings get along very well, and support each other everyday.

One day, Maya starts to act strange. She seems to be sick in Keita’s eyes, but Maya won’t tell him what’s wrong with her. Instead, she urges that the siblings return to their hometown, since she feels an urgent need to go there.
Finding this strange, Keita agrees, and the siblings leave for the land that they abandoned 8 years ago.

In the area, they find nothing…

Until Maya exclaims that she can hear a song, and runs to the forested area.
There, the siblings find a white-haired girl who often appeared in Keita’s dreams. This girl, who calls herself Tsukumo, is now a self-proclaimed younger sister of Keita, and returns along with the siblings.

Maya tells Keita to take good care of this strange girl…
But it won’t be long; a shrine maiden named Yukina will now try to take Tsukumo with her, back to the countryside!

*WARNING* Please note that after this point, spoilers are intentionally included. Read at your own risk!

Me: 

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