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Am I… Alone? Review of [150227]Boku no Hitori Sensou

Foreword: Aaaand I’m back! Well, I was here the entire time, just not as active as I am right now.

Finished this game as well in only a couple of days! I’ll say this right off the bat: this game is WEIRD AS FUCK. It’s so weird, that I can’t even say it’s either good or bad, and my mind’s just in utter confusion about how to rate this game! It’s not like it was good, and it was so bad, but I can’t simply call it bad! I’ve had years of writing, but that’s the only way I can express this game in words!

Holy shit, I’m not even going to get anything accomplished in this section, so let’s move along!

WARNING: This review contains INTENTIONAL MAJOR SPOILERS to the game!  
Please note the game WILL be spoiled from reading this review!
Please also note that this review will have an elevated frequency of Swearing and Rage.

Title: ぼくの一人戦争 (Boku no Hitori Sensou) [Lit. Trans: My one-man War]
Producers: Akabeisoft 2
Release Date: February 27, 2015
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v15797
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=830413
Game Type: Fantasy (?) Crude-themed novel

Great CG with lots of detail.

Summary: Eiji drives from Tokyo to the countryside to “start over again”. The girl named Rumi in the passenger seat encourages him and assures him that his older brother, Renji, will also help out in this quest. With their help, Eiji quickly becomes adjusted to the school and even make some good friends.

But… That won’t last long…

Since this is a War.

Rumi’s personality also changes in this “Council”. The game never mentions why
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Love… isn’t something you “do”. Review of [140627]Koi ga sakukoro sakura doki

Foreword: Sorry for not being active on this site for a while! Sakusaku (which is this game) completely caught my attention, so I was pouring the last 3-4 days into completing this title instead.

In reminiscence, sakusaku was actually a pretty good title, but it’s far from a kamige. It also falls short of my expectations, so I’m unfortunately glad (?) that I didn’t pre-order the game (although I did miss out on Izumi Tsubasu’s signature *screaming in agony*)

I’ll probably include my personal analysis of the mysterious scenario writer: “Minase Mirai” as well, and as always, include boatloads of CGs because you know…

Izumi Tsubasu is a goddess.

P.S. Oh, I actually found this “manga” while on the web. It’s already translated and leads up to the pool scene of An’s route, so if you guys want to get a quick glimpse of the story without actually playing it, here you go

P.P.S. Starting with this 99th post (holy crap, the next one is my 100th! O_O), I’ve decided to also include in a “Protagonist Rating”. Hopefully, this doesn’t make anything more confusing…

Title: 恋がさくころ桜どき (Koi ga sakukoro sakura doki) [Lit. Trans: The cherry blossoms when love blossoms]
Producers: Palette
Release Date: June 27, 2014
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v10304
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=742762
Game Type: “Pure-love” Romance Novel with fantasy themes

Summary: Yuma is a student who is extremely popular in school. This is because as he works in the infirmary, he consults various girls with their love problems. In return, his looks and cool attitude also attract girls to hold affection for him.

Despite this, Yuma is not interested in love. In the various consultations he did, he slowly became desensitized and finally came to a point where he says “Love is stupid”.

However, this will change when a “bounty” is placed on him, and whoever finds him a girlfriend will receive 21000 en (~210 USD). While Yuma originally ignores this prank, his “bounty” rises again and again, and even involves his younger sister.

This is the start of Yuma and various characters including a self-proclaimed love fairy who lives with Yuuma and his family, and invites him to “fall in love”.

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Clover of Happiness: Review of [140328]Clover Day’s

Foreword: WOW. FINALLY finished with this game. Yes, I know it was ridiculously long since my last review, but I just finished my exams and now I have to work my behind off just so I can get by everyday and eat cereal in the morning T_T;

Hopefully, I still get through with the upcoming games… Or else I’ll see my “to-play” pile becoming bigger and bigger XD

Right onto the review! Frankly, all my experience with Alcot came from its one title, named “My Girlfriend is the President”. As people would know, I hated that game. Parody that’s not even funny, protagonist is a wimp that has nothing special about him, and the list goes on and on. In fact, I hated it so much that I refused to even consider this game at all at first. Thankfully, some of my friends gave me a slap-in-the-face and brought me back to sanity.

A game definitely worth your time, Clover Day’s is not your average charage: filled with climactic stories (although it does have its own flaws), it’s rather unfortunate that the game loses points in the end for not containing a solid theme. Nonetheless, it scores higher than many other games, and is worthy of being one of my most recommended titles.

 

Title: Clover Day’s
Producers: Alcot
Release Date: March 28, 2014
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v13325
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=783217
Game Type: Slice of Life Romance Comedy involving “Twins”

Summary: Yuuto is the adopted heir to the Takakura family, who only has a twin girls as the successor. Perhaps because of this, his foster father picked him up while he was in an orphanage in England, and brought him back to Japan to become the successor to the family. All this happened over 10 years ago, when his childhood was filled with memories of his friends and imouto that supported him all the way. He vowed to become more strong and independent for these friends, and dreams of the day they will all be reunited.

In fact, that very dream happens unexpectedly, with Hekiru and Hikaru returning suddenly. This event is followed by Hekiru kissing Yuuto and asking him for marriage, which incites the rest of the childhood friend group. Yuuto’s future is like a four-leaf clover: a symbol of good luck and happiness.
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