Friday, December 21, 2018

Review+Summary: Ai wa, Nikushimi ni Yoku Niteiru. Nikushimi wa, Ai ni Yoku Niteiru: Common route part 1

(Cross posted to wordpress)

After a thousand years, I return to this blog with a long summary/review of an R18 otome game by PIL-VAMP (they are a sister company of PIL-SLASH who are known for their dark BL games) called Ai wa, Nikushimi ni Yoku Niteiru Nikushimi wa, Ai ni Yoku Niteiru (Love resembles hate, hate resembles love). It has been such a long time since I got so engrossed in the plot of an otome game, so despite a little issues here and there I really enjoyed this game and decided to come out of hibernation, lol. (I also wrote a vndb summary of it which you can check out here.) Let me explain the format of this review first. In this post I plan to talk about the characters and the general setting first, then describe the plot until the point where routes diverge. Later I’m going to make separate posts about different routes instead of one longass post. The game encourages us to follow a certain order but I’m going to review them in a certain slightly different order for maximum emotional satisfaction.


Kinda sorta back?

It's funny how all the social media platforms I was active in the last couple of years have died/are dying out. LJ is almost obsolete, tumblr has become a super censoring pile of dung, facebook has turned into a money-grabbing troll, and although wordpress is doing well overall, my country has blocked it for some unknown reason. As a result, I'm considering moving back, at least partially, to the good old blogspot XD  I won't be too active since I work full time now, but I hope I'll be able to avoid year long hiatuses.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

[NEWS] Anniversary no Kuni no Alice complete English patch released!

(Cross posted on wordpress)

I have been neglecting this blog for years now and been hanging around in tumblr and twitter, but I figured that I've been making enough lengthy posts there to archive some of them in this blog as well.
So the first news I return with is the announcement of the complete patch for the otome game anniversary no kuni no alice. I have been working as the admin and a translator for this project and I'm super excited about the release! Maybe it's time to replay the game now that everything is in English :)
You can find download links for the patch and the game on the project blog here. A few pics from the translated game:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Alice in the heart otome game app walthrough: Blood route

(Cross posted on wordpress)

Follow the choices in first column to get Blood's best end! Save appropriately as you go, then load from those saves and start from the next column to get another ending. I marked the responsibility avoiding choices with *** and love point raising choices with ❤.

  • You can get the Hatter family end by either loading Save1 and following the long way, or loading Save4 and just changing the final 3 choices of his best end. But for the 2nd case you wouldn't get some CGs and a couple of subevents, so I recommend the long way. 
  • Picking both of  the "Take a bath to refresh" and "Go to Blood's room without checking" choices leads to DEAD END.   
  • For getting all events load Save2, choose "It's fun to hang out with Boris" and "Amusement park" and while picking anything you like for the rest of the choices (I suggest picking "Step on Blood's foot" and "Step on Boris's foot" for added hilarity ;D). Stop playing once you get the event and continue from Save3 again. 

Hatter Mansion
I see***
But I’ll let them do it***
Accuse Blood ❤
I've gotten used to this life ***
It is useful for daily life here ***
Listen to /Skip explanation (doesn't matter)
Amusement Park
Blood ❤
Is it that amazing? ***
Because we hit it off? ❤
Save1* (Long way) Load Save1* Load Save1*
Elliot Blood Blood
Go shopping Go shopping Go shopping
Amusement Park Amusement Park Castle
Ok, I get it Ok, I get it Ok, I get it
He is just being shy He didn't like it He is just being shy
Maybe I was fascinated by him ❤ This is different.
I was fascinated by him ❤ Clock Tower I was fascinated by him ❤
Amusement park  I'm just having fun at the moment. *** Heart Castle
Accept Clock Tower I'm just having fun at the moment. ***
I'm just having fun at the moment. *** Go to Blood's room without checking Heart Castle
Amusement Park Actually lemon tea lover Go to Blood's room without checking 
Check right now Haunted house with scary ghosts Straight tea lover ❤
I will explain the situation ❤ That's weird Usual merry-go-round
Roller coaster which goes off the rails often Don't hang out with them That's weird

Hmm, ok... He's helpless, and makes me worry Ask him for a tour of the residence
Go outside Maybe ❤ Hang out with them
Hang out with them Is it carrot food as usual...? He's helpless, and makes me worry
He's helpless, and makes me worry Clock Tower Maybe ❤
Get angry at Blood Go get some sleep by yourself. I'd love to
Maybe ❤ It's scary to hang out with Boris Heart Castle
I'd love to It feels like we're a couple ❤ Go out with just two of us
Amusement Park I still love him ❤ Answer that I love there so much
Go out with lively companions Take his eyepatch off ....What do you mean?❤
....What do you mean?❤ Shake off his hand I'd rather hang out with Gowland
Save2* I started liking people here *** It feels like we're a couple ❤
I'd rather hang out with Gowland Scold in a small voice I still love him ❤
It feels like we're a couple ❤ It's because I'm interested in Nightmare Take his eyepatch off
I'm ignoring you I don't say anything. Hold on ❤
I still love him ❤  I blame Nightmare I started liking people here ***
Take his eyepatch off  Clock Tower Step on Blood's foot
Hold on ❤ Thanks Really?
I started liking people here *** I like Elliot, but not in that way Save5* Load Save5*
Step on Blood's foot  I have nothing to apologize for *** Can't choose one. I like both. I like Blood.
It's because I'm interested in Nightmare Sigh It's because Nightmare is good looking. It's because I'm interested in Nightmare
I blame Nightmare But it's fun anyway *** I don't say anything. I blame Nightmare
Amusement park How did this happen... Heart Castle Heart Castle
That's not true. END Thanks Thanks
I didn't mean it I like Elliot, but not in that way I didn't mean it
Save3* Load Save2, follow advice above to get Blood and Boris event 2, then load Save3 to continue. I have nothing to apologize for *** I have nothing to apologize for ***
I have nothing to apologize for *** Pretend to cry ❤ Pretend to cry ❤

(Short way) Load Save4* Open the door to perversion. Please forgive me, Your Majesty.
Pretend to cry ❤ Sigh I accept him. I refuse Peter.
But it's fun anyway *** But it's fun anyway *** But it's fun anyway *** But it's fun anyway ***
Quit dancing.
How did this happen...
...It sucks. ❤ Keep dancing.
...It sucks. ❤ ...It sucks. ❤
 Answer that I like him.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

[NEWS] Anniversary no Kuni translation patch update+preview video

This is not really a news but more of an update. I think I didn't announce it in this blog, but I have been helping out on the translation project of Anniversary no Kuni no Alice that started from the end of of last year. We're pretty short on people so progress has been slow, but we aren't dead and translation progress has somehow reached 48% XD If you wish to help us out you can reply to the thread on Baka-Tsuki forums or make a comment on the offical project page on wordpress.

Last week I finally got to test the couple of scripts I had translated for the project in-game, it wasn't working for me until then because of certain issues on my PC. Here’s a preview (remember the project is still in a WIP state, the text is not wrapped perfectly yet and I’d like to improve the translation if I can. Also Alice’s name is still Japanese since that’s what I started the game with XD).

P.S. I find it hilarious how Blood actually apologizes if Alice is truly angry enough to ignore him, but is in full troll mode if she’s just pissed and mouthing off lol

Kuchihatenu MASTERPOST!

Well, I finished Hijikata’s and Saito’s route way back, but never got around to reposting in this blog and I’m too lazy to make new posts for all the 15 parts >.> So here you go, links to all the parts, posted in tumblr. I posted this on wordpress too but forgot to do the same here ^^;;

Parts 1-3 Common route+Normal end. 4-8 Hijikata’s route, 9-16 Saitou’s route
Part1   Part2  Part3
Part4   Part5  Part6  Part7  Part8
Part9  Part10  Part11  Part12  Part13  Part14  Part15  Part16 (read-only light nsfw)

While as a doujin game it wasn’t bad, the original game was such an epic that I kinda lost my interest in this game after finishing it once and going back to replay the original Hakuoki, I won’t be doing any thorough reviews for Sano, Heisuke or Okita, sorry. In fact even going back to read these posts make me cringe a bit from my crappy translations, but it would be cruel to just delete them so here~

My Alice series obsession

Ah, it’s been so long since I posted here! During this interval I’ve been very active on tumblr, mostly obsessing over the Alice series by Quinrose. I guessed it was high time I started bringing them over  here and my other workpress blog. 
P.S. Blood Dupre and Julius Monrey own my soul. <33333