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Review of a Doujin Title: “Lost Phantom”

Foreword: Okay so nothing really fancy here; it’s a doujin game by Cheris Soft that I happened to randomly pick up one day and go “Hmm, seems interesting. Let’s give it a run”. As some of you know, I play quite a bit of doujin games solely because of the fact that doujin games are often created by those who actually enjoy the RPG+story infused genre, and actually fucking KNOW how to first write a story (unlike the idiots who write the same school-life bullshit and sell it as a galge), but also design a game revolving around said story.

Now I’m not here to give exclusively praises for this title, but I still want to point out that it’s been MUCH more worthwhile spending roughly 20-30 hours for this doujin game and reading its story than playing cheap charage like my last review.

For those who are actually interested in playing this game:
I’m uploading a save for Year 1 Day 1 where you have Max Funds, Troops, and Food. I highly recommend you view the prologue by clicking start on the main screen, then moving onto using my save file IF you’re not the type to want to spend hours mindlessly clicking to gather resources for battles. The choice is yours.

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(Download, change file format into .dat and place in your savedata folder inside the game folder)

Title: ロストファントム (Lost Phantom)
Producers: Cheris Soft (Link to their HP: Warning [18+])

Synopsis: It is now the decade of 1660, and the Greaus Kingdom has been ruling over El Titania with justice and equality. One day, however, a huge earthquake shakes the lands and a suspicious masked man is spotted unconscious on the beach. The leader of a squad named “Trish” is assigned to investigate this man, who is literally butt-naked except for a suspicious mask he’s wearing. Strangely enough, this mask won’t come off physically, and the Commander (who is also Trish’s Father) gives this strange masked man his own armor as soon as he meets him.

This is the beginning of the adventure of Ash, and his conquest with Trish and other comrades. Ash himself has no memories of who he is and why he’s wearing this strange mask, but agrees to assist Trish fend off strange bandits that starts to attack the kingdom.

On the way, he will slowly encounter new comrades, and later on find out who he really is.
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All Alone in this Cruel and Harsh World: Review of [110128] Bloody Rondo

Foreword: Sometimes, life isn’t fair. Well scratch that. Most of the time, life just doesn’t go the way you want it to go, and at least for this game, that was the case.

3rd Eye is a company that I’ve been eye’ing (pun intended) for a while now, as their games are often quite interesting. This title is their first game, and similar to the previous review, related to vampires.

But it sucks.

Never have I in my 4 years of Visual Novels have I seen any worse writing. It’s just so bad and there’s just nothing good about the novel portion of the game that I have a ridiculous headache. I know this game is from a while back, but that still doesn’t mean that you make a story like this.

Oh man, this is gonna be one of my “usual” rant reviews, so take it easy, grab a can of soda, and get ready to laugh at how horrible this game was.

Title: BLOODY†RONDO
Producers: 3rdEye
Release Date: January 28, 2011
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v5349
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=692831
Game Type: Mystery Action Novel with themes of Vampires

Summary: Shinkuro is an under-cover independent Vampire Hunter who hides his identity by acting as a “Student Detective” in the daytime. At night, he would go out to take out Master-less vampires who have gone out of control attacking other humans. As expected, Shinkuro hates vampires for killing his family in the past.

One day, his fate is changed when he sees a girl being assualted by multiple of these vampires. Saving the girl and bringing her back to his home, Shinkuro lays her on his bed.

Instead, however, this girl reaches out and bites him on the neck. Realizing that she is also vampire, Shinkuro points his gun at the girl’s head, ready to kill her at a moment’s notice, until the girl’s stomach growls loudly and crashes the serious atmosphere.

From then on, this vampire named “Luna” starts to live with Shinkuro, and their story has only just started.

And this would be Luna, voiced by none other than Aoba Ringo *fanboy scream*

Story Length: Moderate (20 hours)
Complete Story Clearing Difficulty: Slightly Difficult
Comments: The difficulty stems from the fact that all the path splits are exactly the same as the other; there’s no word change that would suggest any forms of hints to which heroine you’re befriending, so that made it even more hard. While this is a minus for poor design, it pretty much forces everyone to use a walkthrough.
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Strong Desire makes Wishes come True: Review of [131129]Amatarasu Riddle Star

Foreword: So… When this game was announced, I was pretty excited. I mean… It’s going to be the artwork of 2-G and Syroh for goodness sake! Perhaps I got my hopes too high, since this was (in my opinion) another chara-ge.

Despite this, I didn’t find the entirety of the game to be too boring. As with all softhouse-seal games, there’s a certain element that I can’t quite pinpoint that makes the characters all lovable–a pretty damn rare trait in games nowadays…

While I can’t explicitly state what that element is, perhaps reading my review might help you (the reader) what it might be.

So here goes the review of Amatarasu Riddle Star!

Title: あまたらすリドルスター (Amatarasu Riddle Star) [For the reference, it doesn’t seem to be “Little”; it’s “Riddle”.
Producers: Seal-Qualia
Release Date: November 29, 2013
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v12992
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=779657
Game Type: Romance Novel revolving around themes of Wishes and Strong Desire

Here’s a rhyme for you, Yua…
Roses are red, Grass is green
I want you in my bed
If you know what I mean ;)

Summary: Takaya is a normal student who finds his life extremely boring. Ironically, he was actually quite the opposite during his childhood, when he would often fantasize about various things, from the bunny on the moon to the locked-up princess in the castle. Regardless of what his fantasies were, he realized a while ago that these were fake; something that can’t happen in reality.

This is why he became a cynical idiot he is right now, and he would rather enjoy his books in silence, not make friends, with the occasional invite from his childhood friend Yua, to go stargazing.

One day, while during these “nighttime picnics”, Yua will urge Takaya to make a wish on a shooting star. As Takaya wishes “Please make my life more interesting”, a huge number of shooting stars start to fall, landing all over the town. Panicking, Takaya decide it is best to return home, but not until he spies a white-haired girl who seems to have bunny ears, a large griffon who chases after them, and a headless maid who throws her head at them.

In a sense, this couple looks like siblings instead… =,.=;;

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