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I will Endure Pain for you… Again and again: Review of [140829]Dekinai watashiga kurekaesu

Foreword: What the hell, August Releases?! is this month some kind of an event to give Jason a chain of awesome games?! I’m completely fine with that! Bring on the great games! Oh, and this one was definitely one of them!

As proof, look who’s frantically writing up a review when he has something important to do tomorrow!
Pharmaceutics exam? Is that delicious?

Truth be told, I would’ve loved to call this a kamige, because it really has those desirable elements. However, I actually found a critical factor that prevents it from being called “Godly”, and I’ll definitely get into more of that as I go on.

Maybe I have a bias for any form of a time-warping themed game, but that’s because there’s a very difficult factor to overcome called a “time paradox”. I hope I can present how the game handled this element with the review!

WARNING: This review may contain UNINTENTIONAL spoilers! Please read at your own risk!

Title: できない私が、くり返す (Dekinai watashiga, kurikaesu) [Lit. Trans: The powerless me, will repeat]
Producers: Akabeisoft 3
Release Date: August 29, 2014
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v15166
Getchu Link: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=810786
Game Type: Fantasy Novel with themes of Time Warp and Philosophy

Summary: “Just like how you can’t change my heart, you won’t be able to change the future”

That phrase is what Ren said to Riku, as she handed him a clock that can turn back time. That was five years ago, and Riku is now a full-fledged adult who is traveling all over Japan to “help” the people in need with this strange artifact. Despite Ren’s words that he cannot “change what has already happened”, Riku was determined to prove her wrong, and used the power of the clock for years… with no success.

As he arrived in another town looking for a place to stay while he works to “help others”, an apple rolls down from the hill. He is only able to catch one as many others passes him by, and even if he uses the clock to wind back time to see if he can catch any more than one, the apples defy physics and he ends up only being able to catch just one apple.

The owner of the apples, Shino, then comes to thank him for his help. To Riku’s surprise, the girl is stunningly similar to the person who once Riku loved, and hiding his surprise, he somehow receives the girl’s help to get used to the new town.

Riku will never be able to guess that this encounter will change his viewpoint of everything
And thus starts the story of Riku in this small town with a strange girl named Shino.

Shino is extremely skilled at peeling apples!
(Which reminds me… If anyone else realized what the symbolism for the apples were, please tell me)

Review of [120629]Astraythem (8/10)

Foreword: An underrated game, in my opinion, in most of the community because of its lacking summary/plotline. Originally, I had planned on not playing this game: I am so glad I did though!

| Please note. I have included a link for spoilers for this game at the very bottom of the page. It is your choice to read them or not. I just had to put it there for people who wanted to know the entire story without playing this game.

Title: アステリズム-Astraythem
Producers: Chuable Soft
Release Date: June, 29th, 2012
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v7423
Game Type: Novel

Summary: Tsukumo loves his older sister. He keeps it a secret though, because that’s the natural thing to do, right? Who ever heard of a boy falling in love with his older sister? Because of this, he can’t consult anyone, even his best friend who befriended him even when Tsukumo was avoided because of his fierce look.
Nonetheless, his life was lead by his love. Ever since his sister saved him 10 years ago, he was training himself every day, until he became very strong to be called the “Chief” of his school. This story is about his struggle to tell his older sister about his feelings.

Story Length: Moderately Long (30 hours)
Complete Story Clearing Difficulty: Very Easy
Comments: The choices are obvious, but some of the “side” stories will surely bring even more affection for the characters. My advice to players: Do not give up on this game even if it’s boring in the beginning. I assure you that this story will pick up the pace after awhile, and you will thoroughly enjoy it.

Character Design Rating: 8/10
Story Rating: 8/10
Game Quality: High
Overall Rating: 8/10
Rating Comments: Wow. Did not expect such a good plotline in the middle. It only got better and better as the story went on. Movies are exceptionally well-made, and I give my utmost respect for its creators, who I think did one hell of a good job.

The Main Heroine: Natsuki!

Sexual Content: Low

Comments: “Onee-chan daisuki”… It was actually a quote that was used in the second season of Yuruyuri as a form of comedy, but it is used in a completely different context. This is a story with a large number of spoilers (even saying this itself is a spoiler, lol), so I urge the player to experience this game for themselves.

Affection for the Characters: Very High

CG Quality: Superior. In addition to great, eye-catching movies, the reader will realize that for the H-scenes, there are often two SETS of CG for one event, giving you two viewing angles. Now THAT is a lot of effort
Music Quality: Moderate, but very appropriate for the story

Imagen anime<br /><br />
			1280x720 con<br /><br />
		astraythem<br /><br />
		ginta<br /><br />
		girl<br /><br />
		long hair<br /><br />
		short hair<br /><br />
		game cg<br /><br />
		blonde hair<br /><br />
		male<br /><br />
		brown hair<br /><br />
		green eyes<br /><br />
		wide image<br /><br />
		yellow eyes<br /><br />
		school uniform<br /><br />
		ponytail<br /><br />
		hug<br /><br />

Wait, who are you? O_O

Addictiveness: Low. Quite unfortunately, after you’ve seen the story once, it gets a bit boring the 2nd time…

Spoiler Link

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