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The Children’s Rebellion! Review of [161028] Gusha no Kyouben

Foreword: Okay I’m not going to even try to lie here, but this was more of a “wtf” game for me. Despite being produced by Akabeisoft 3 (a company who I have good impressions on from previous games), I failed to see any form of moral, symbolism, or foreshadows in this strange ass game which was super generic and extremely disorienting. Strangely enough, it wasn’t annoying as I would find archetypical games so I guess the game did well in that sense, but…

Let’s just get into the review. I’m not going to get anything accomplished here.

Title: Gusha no Kyouben ~imashika dekinaikotoga takusan arunda!~ (Lecture of the Amateurs ~There’s so much that can be done only now!~)
Producers: Akabeisoft 3
Release Date: October 28, 2016
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v19792
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=920705
Game Type: Slice of life (?) shota/lolicon novel

Summary: Kazuki and his six friends were together for a long time, and each of them had a special relationship with everyone else that was irreplaceable by anything else. However, like the kids around his age, Kazuki and his crew does have some complaints regarding adults whether it be parents or teachers who seems to suppress them with unreasonable things. Because of this, him and his group of friends decide it’s time to rebel. If their pleas for help is ignored, they’ll broadcast it loud and clear until they’re heard.

And piss off the adults in the process (kek)

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I Continue to Love You, Even as I am being Killed: Review of [140829] Satsukoi

Foreword: MMOs too OP, I think… That and schoolwork. In fact, I need to liberate myself from all this real-life shit and go hikkikomori-mode for a week or something because holy hell I’m not getting reviews written.

B-but it’s not like I write these reviews for you guys anyways! Don’t get the wrong idea! 

On to the review of this title, I’ll admit that I had this game on my backlog for a long time, but was recently given the incentive to experience it for myself seeing how one of my new favorite CVs, Ichikawa Hinako, who voiced Yuzu from Natsuiro Recipe, also voices a character here. Damn, I need to stop procrastinating other titles I’m currently playing

Overall, this game was excellent when it comes to the story in its most literal sense. Note how I noted “MOST LITERAL”, meaning that as a whole, it didn’t work out well, and I’m here to explain that and more to you guys. Let’s get started right away!

DUE TO THE AGE OF THIS TITLE (>1 year since release), SPOILERS WILL BE INCLUDED! PLEASE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK OF BEING SPOILED!

Title: サツコイ~悠久なる恋の歌~ (SatsuKoi ~Yukyuunaru Koi no Uta)
Producers: Alcot Honey Comb
Release Date: August 29, 2014
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v15143
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=810572
Game Type: Life-and-Death Drama Romance Novel with heavy themes on Family

Summary: Kano Izumi fought with his step-father… again. After suffering a heavy shoulder injury while his step-father was drunk, he left the house and laid on the streets; hoping to just die there. However, he is reminded of his younger sister, who went missing and his only true regret was that he wouldn’t be able to see his sister again.

However, this would change when a girl who was apparently his classmate came up to him not surprised at his bleeding or his condition, and offered to “pick up” his life for her own, so she can eat him later when the time comes. Izumi was frankly not bothered by this, since he just wanted to die, so he follows this girl who treats him back to health, and starts to live with this strange girl who called herself a mermaid, Shirahase Yuu.

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I only look towards you: Review of [151127] Bokuha kimi dakewo mitsumeru (Remake)

Foreword: For the person who expected an Astral Air Review, apologies!

Now that formal apologies are out of the way (lolsorrynotsorry), let’s get to this title, titled “Boku ha kimi dake wo mitsumeru”, which is from a company called Inre that you might know from ChuShinGura series. With a bit more expectation, I approached this title and found it to be fairly decent, but also lacking in a couple of places that I hope to discuss in the review. In general, both the story and character design was nicely done, but something was missing with both of them, making this game fall a bit.

Though on the other hand, there are action scenes within this game that display “movements” (no E-mote) via transition of images, really amplifying the “visual” elements. This was a nice thing I hope to also discuss further down below.

The surprising thing about this game is that it’s actually a remake! I did not realize this until I checked Getchu and VNDB and found that it was indeed a remake of an older unofficial title that was released almost 10 years ago with a different artist. They even changed the character design of a couple of them (e.g. Ria), which was quite interesting.

MILD SPOILERS ARE PRESENT IN THIS REVIEW! PLEASE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Title: 僕はキミだけを見つめる (Boku ha kimi dake wo mitsumeru) [Lit Trans: I only look towards you]
Producers: Inre
Release Date: August 13, 2006 (Original), November 27, 2015 (Remake)
VNDB Link: https://vndb.org/v9736
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=861645
Game Type: Kinetic Romance Novel with various themes

Summary: Takumi was once a fierce leader of the Sabel Tigers who were a group of young men dedicating themselves to justice. They even captured and punished a serial rapist named Killer Joe and were even deemed more capable than even the police. However, half a year has passed since “that incident” that tore up the group and left Takumi alone and at risk of being killed. He lives alone in an abandoned building with nothing to hope for and nothing to do.

It’s then when he receives a message from someone named Shion who seems to know a lot about his past. She seems to have a job for him, which was something he needed as he was getting very low on money. This starts him on the chain of fate that leads him to a girl named Towa and changes his life forever.

These two subcharacters appear in the beginning scenes to “direct” Takumi to Towa, and aren’t considered heroines
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