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I Hate Winter! Review of [150327]Yukikoi Melt

Foreword: So this time, I actually made a poor choice with my game. My original interest for this game was mostly due to Pure Girl and Innocent Girl, both extremely well made nukige/charage combo from Front Wing, and I honestly expected something similar in this title as well. However, much to my disappointment, the producers made an attempt to make this game actually a serious charage and shy away from the “nukige” classification. Because of this, the game does receive some good scores in some parts, but very low in others.

In general, Yukikoi also had this general atmosphere that the other previous titles had, so if you’ve played the games before and enjoyed them, I’m sure you’ll like this one as well.

The crew celebrating Yuka’s 30th birthday/Christmas!

Title: ゆきこいめると (Yuki Koi Melt)
Producers: Front Wing
Release Date: March 27, 2015
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v15064
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=832647
Game Type: Charage involving the theme of “Winter”

Summary: Miharu absolutely hates the cold temperature. No, seriously. He HATES it with passion. He also hates winter for the same reason, since ice all over the place is just begging for people to be slipping on, and with his intolerance to the cold, he’s genuinely angry for being transferred to this school, where the climate is almost always winter.

One day, as he went his way with a meat-bun in his hand to somehow warm himself up, he heard a scream and looking up, becomes a crash landing site for a girl who was trying to do a triple spin on a snowboard. This girl named Kanon soon apologizes, but as Miharu didn’t want to stay in the cold weather for long, he rushes off as the girl’s head is fused with a snowman.

Soon, he becomes a target for the “Fuyubu” (Winter Club) who are a group of people who absolutely love winter. They’ll do anything related to it and even work as volunteers within the shopping center in the town. As they learn that Miharu hates winter, the members start to try to invite him into the club with the reasoning that “It’ll be more fun with you”. Miharu, of course, refuses.

However, the old Asian saying that “ten swings of the axe will make any tree fall” comes into play as Miharu sees for himself the enjoyment and fun that the group is having, and soon decides that he wants to join in that happiness. He still hates the cold temperatures, but as Usagi says, it’s not right to be prejudiced towards something without experiencing it, and as he spends more time with the club members, Miharu find himself slowly changing.

The original Winter Club members!

The Eternal Song of a Lonely Elf: Review of [140725]Astral Air


Wow, it was a long month of trying to wade my way out of all this sticky mess that I purposely dived into (I chose this game on my own accord and refused to drop it no matter how horrible it was), and the most sad thing is that I’ll probably do this again; purposely choose a game that looks really bad then refuse to drop it for the sake of bashing it in the end and ultimately wasting hours and hours of my time.

I just realized that I’m a dumbfuck, as much as the people giving this game scores above a 5.

Well, since there’s only one November game I’m interested in, here I come, October releases! :D

Oh, and since I know that most of you won’t have time to read this long-ass rant, I’ll bold my main points that I want to make with this game. Hopefully, this saves you even more time and frustration from playing this game.

WARNING: Please note that this review contains intentional spoilers and
an increased frequency of crude language/ranting. 
Do NOT read if you know
you’ll be offended by someone bashing this game!

Title: アストラエアの白き永遠 (Astral Air no Shiroki towa) [Lit. Trans: The Eternal White Astral Air]
Producers: Favorite
Release Date: July 25, 2014
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v12984
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=779719
Game Type: Sci-fi novel (?) that doesn’t make fucking sense and mixed with overdose of convenience.

Summary: Riku is an orphan of the Chronos Group, who are actually agents in disguise and known as “Elfin”, or individuals with supernatural powers. With this power, Riku as well as his group consisting of Rinne and Hinata are deployed in the mysterious town Tsukigasaki with one main mission: Protect the Leader’s daughters: Hazuki and Ochiba.

In this town full of mysteries, including the “gentle snow that never piles up”, Riku is ironically assigned to live with two girls in their own home. With a bit of misunderstanding, but ultimately enough sacrifices on both parties liberates Riku from having to sleep on the streets.

The group also have one more mission: to secure and protect anyone who also “awaken” into an Elfin, aka, someone with superpowers. This strange phenomenon is unexplained and occurs rather frequently…

Things start to get complicated as a rival group with similar motives named “Valhalla” join the fray, and its powerful member, Kotori may block the progress of the team.

Then there is the mysterious girl named Yuki… What exactly is she?

Riku is in for some surprises at his old hometown, in the Eternal White Astral Air.

White Graduation: Review of [120224]Hatsuyuki Sakura


“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!