Wednesday, September 5, 2012

[Otome Game Review] Kuchihatenu Sakura no LP part 5

(Continued from previous post)
And finally some NSFW stuff in this post fufufufu

Cross posted to my blogspot, wordpress and tumblr.

24th day: Lectured by Saito: Nothing

25th day: Studying: Same as last playthrough, Hijikata gives Chizuru a lift in his car and she finally starts having naughty dreams about him

26th day: Before Choice: Same as last playthrough, Chizuru does well on her tests while Hijikata and Okita brawl on the corridors

26th day: Studying: In which Chizuru gets one step closer to popping her cherry

[Otome Game Review] Kuchihatenu Sakura no LP part 4

(Continued from previous post)

Cross posted to my blogspot, wordpress and tumblr.


This time I just took some different choices so basically the same things happened but the “Hijikata events” didn’t appear so soon and I got to see other people’s events. Also even the Hijikata events were part of the common route, the true route starts after all the conditions are met, precisely the moment I saw the Cherry Blossom scene I knew I had him :D

The first three day events were completely same. I’ll list them in a Day no: Activity choice: Event format.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

[Otome Game Review] Kuchihatenu Sakura no LP part 3

(Continued from previous post)

Cross posted to my blogspot, wordpress and tumblr.

So I'm done with my first playthrough, but since I dared to play this without a walkthrough I missed a couple of things and didn't get the end I wanted. щ(ಥДಥщ) I am playing again, but I'm posting exactly what I wrote when playing the first time, also with explanation of what went wrong under blockquotes.

Anyway what I did incorrectly was spam studying, you have to check a certain meter of affection of other guys too. Every capturable character requires certain number of points of 2 other bishies to be seen for getting the good end. For example Hijikata's end needs you to also have some interaction with Harada and Saito, but not Okita. You can check your status anytime from the daily activity screen here:

Anyway let's start!

[Otome Game Review] Kuchihatenu Sakura no LP part 2

(Continued from previous post)

Cross posted to my blogspot, wordpress and tumblr.

Third day

Next day, Heisuke notes that she seems to be in higher spirits today. He says he’s relieved that she’s feeling better, and asks her to always laugh happily. Hfdsgfiuhgfsfuk so adorable this guy is tempting me again Chizuru realizes that Heisuke had been worrying about her and internally apologizes to him.

Choice 3------>Study

“What the hell is this?” Hijikata sure looks angry, but he still looks sexy, no proportion problems here <333 GJ Princess Crown

Monday, August 20, 2012

[Otome Game Review] Kuchihatenu Sakura no LP!

So I started playing Hakuouki SSL Doujin game and since nobody seems to have done a review of it yet I'm typing my progress as I play. Does that make this a “let’s play”? I have no clue. Anyway this post will cover the first 2 days,more will come later~ Cross posted to my blogspot, wordpress and tumblr.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

[Fangirling] OnoD sama is everywhere~

So I thought I'd take a little break from the non-stop Hakuoki gaming I've been doing lately, so I started playing Chaos;Head instead. Guess who showed up 10 minutes into the game?

Ono Daisuke why are you raping my ears with your sexy voice even though I wanted celibacy for a while D: His character is even named Daisuke so others keep calling him "Daichin" ORZ ORZ And he looks like Suzuya from Starry Sky, my number one Husbando >.< At least this character's personality is rotten.....


Cuteness Overload: SHIMEJI~! (´・ω・`)~♪ ~♪



*dies of the cuteness*

For those unfamiliar with these cute critters, Shimeji are basically desktop buddies that you can play around with on your desktop. You run the program and your Shimeji chibi pops up on the desktop. They’re mischevious little buggers who crawl up on the sides of your screen and are of no use other than being utterly adorable ^w^ They also tend to multiply (speed depends on their behavior pattern) if left alone. You shouldn't let them grow too much and reset to one after a while.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

[Video Tutorial] JPCSP configuration for Hakuoki with voices working

Hello all!

For a long time I have lamented the fact that an AWESOME game like Hakuoki got translated only for the PSP which I don’t have D: (One can only go so far borrowing from a cousin T.T). I knew the JPCSP emulator worked for PSP games, but I couldn’t get anything to work ToT But finally thanks to some kind-hearted people describing the way to handle this, a couple days ago I got Hakuoki to work with the emulator , with music and voices and everything! Now I don’t have to depend on others and play on my own!


Now, let's get ready to hunt some shinsengumi bishies! Well since this is a general tutorial on JPCSP non-Hakuoki fans are welcome too~

Thursday, July 26, 2012



So me and my friends have this unhealthy obsession with forbidden love....and who better to have a forbidden love with than a hated rival? So lo and behold I made a fan video of Raoul and Phantom from PersonA who absolutely hate each others guts. Using the song Magnet. YES VOCAFAGS THAT MAGNET. Those who aren't familiar with it just know that Magnet is a really popular song by Vocaloid. Vocaloids (from "vocal" and "android") are music synthesizing programs based on real human voice samples. I however, used the version of magnet that was sung by two actual singers to make the song flow better with the pictures ^_^

Please enjoy ~ I planned to post this in the main review I'm writing for PersonA at this moment, but since I'm an attention-ho I decided to post this earlier. Also something this weird deserves a separate post lol.

Friday, June 15, 2012


I'll make a more comprehensive post tomorrow....for now just let me express my rage at Raoul's yandere route in PersonA with this pic. WTF, MIRAI.



Thursday, May 17, 2012

[NEWS]Heartful Chance: new English Otome game!

I'm back with new otome game news :3 A new otome game in English by Studio Sparkles is here! BTW this doesn't have anything to do with Heartful Kareshi :P


Everyday seems to be the same, according to Eimi, an average student from St. Jean-Marie Academy.

One time, during their Chemistry class, Eimi forgot to do her homework and sought her friend, Charlotte’s help in exchange of writing a romantic love letter to her crush.Through the letter, Charlotte finally got the attention of her crush.

When word spread around the campus about Charlotte and her crush's love story , many of Eimi’s schoolmates soon began asking her to write for them love letters.Eimi soon became known as “Love Letter Princess”. However, as they say, fame has its price.

One day, just a week before Valentine's Day, Eimi’s crush, Kouhei asked her to write a love letter for a special girl.

Will Eimi be able to write a love letter knowing that it is for someone else who holds a place in Kouhe’s heart?


My Thoughts: I'm studying right now so I haven't had a chance to check this out, but the artwork seems similar to witch spell, if not a little bit shinier and improved. The story sounds interesting, I'll definitely play this soon. Dissppointed at the number of bishies though, I wanted more~~~


Friday, May 4, 2012

[NEWS] Love Revo English Patch for DS finally released!!!!

Finally it's here! This patch applicable for the Korean version of the awesome otome game "Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo", called Girlish Love Revolution! DS, and of course, to use this patch you'd need an electronic copy of the game, a rom, that will be patched to English. You'll need an emulator to run the rom with if you don't have a Nintendo DS, I suggest desmume, it's easy to use and versatile.

Let's give the translating team a big round of applause!!!Wheeee!!!!! I just successfully patched my game, looks nice! Here's some screenshots for you all!

Game interface and our pretty heroine :3

the new statistics screen

kawaii save screen

Now ren insults you in English! *nosebleed*

*mumbles*If only this were for the PC version....Though hearing all those sexy lines and actually understanding them might be too much for me :P


GUIDELINES for installing the patch and walkthrough are at the links available in the translation thread, and the people looking for the Keywords needed for this English Love Revo DS can go here:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

[Mini-Review+Translation]Akazukin to Mayoi no Mori Translation draft+first impressions

So I picked up Akazukin to Mayoi no Mori recently because I've become tired of sparkly "pure love" otome games at this moment and wanted something with a lot of ero. ;) I saw this game get two types of reactions: most people just looking for hot bishounen loved this game to death as it has pretty artwork, but others who want more realistic stories and weirded out by rape got major pissed off. I looked up one of my favorite bloggers, Hinano's review and she went into a rage over this game. XDXD I also am getting rape vibes even though I haven't even met all the characters yet, but still I'm gonna give this a try as I don't mind rape that much if it isn't pulled out of the ass and inserted into a story without any reason. Also I really love the art and the music. And even if they are stupid, voiced protagonist=WIN since I hate that "step into the heroine's shoes" shit.

Anyway, I'll do the review later, this will be just a small rambling along with translation upto the point I've played~~

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

[Otome Game Review] The Knife of The Traitor (English, Freeware)

Bones and guts, bones and guts. The Kingdom of Ulla was made of the bones and guts of their enemies. The new successor to the throne was the bloodthirstiest of all the heirs. But inside the kingdom was a traitor.
He brought down all. Even the new successor. And all traces of her vanished mysteriously... ...Until today.


The Knife of The Traitor

Developer: Clua
Length: Very short
Language: English ()
Genre: Comedy,Mystery, Romance, Otome
Endings: 7
Free or Comercial?
Rated: 16+ because of strong language

I'm amazed at the number of awesome freeware visual novels created for NaNoRenO 2012, . I plan to review all the ones I've played, even the non-otome ones. I've downloaded a good number of them, and The knife of the traitor was the one I finished first.

The knife of the traitor is an awesome comedy/mystery/otome game that really is different from normal otome streotypes. There is a huge abundance of tongue-in-cheek humor, and the dialogues are really fun to read. At many points I was shocked enough to stare at my screen in disbelief whether I really read the lines right XD

Monday, April 23, 2012

[NEWS] New game from VenusEclipse+ Some good news for English otome gamers!

First, the most important thing. Those of you who played Frozen Essence and were awed by the AWESOME storyline, Venuseclipse brings us her new game for nanoreno, where the challenge is to create a game in a month.

GO grab it from here!

Also, these couple of months have been really good for us all....first The Second Reproduction gets an English patch, now even more opportunities for playing English otome games are popping up! And most of them are free! Yay!

1. (P)lanets 2: The mega-super-awesome Teacup confirmed in her latest post that (P)lanets 2, the sequel to the extremely cute and funny otome game (P)lanets from last year will definitely be free! Wooo!

2.Love Revo! for DS: Though I mentioned this in my earlier post, I felt this deserved a separate mention. This group is translating the game and they are almost done (95%+), if you want to apply English patch, you must use the Korean game, "Girlish Love Revolution DS" which is the Korean version of Love Revo. I've heard people complain they couldn't find it anywhere, but I found it pretty easily by googling.

3. duplicity~beyond the lies~ is out! This is the "complete" version of duplicity~An eternal ~ which a freeware, but this one is commercial. I am actually pretty late for this since it came last month but oh well (I only started my blog this month XD).

4. The Knife of the Traitor: A small freeware otome game with rather quirky and awesome humor made for NaNoRenO 2012. I had a lot of fun playing this one! Links

Sunday, April 22, 2012

[NEWS] Revolutionary project for easy VN translations

The best news I've heard all year. I meant to post this in the last post then decided to do it in a separate post. :)

Basically some AWESOME people at Fuwanovel thought of an idea to implement a new simple plugin/addon that would be able to display properly translated english text (not a machine translation) in a separate window on the fly, while playing the game, without hackers needing to work out how to do text re-insertion.
As for now, the proposal is such: the translation would be done by the following steps:
  • The plugin would capture the text hooked from the game (through "text hooker" programs such as AGTH and ITH), line by line.
  • Then search a text doc (either from an offline downloaded file containing the translations or a online server database that would be updated by the translators) for that appropriate line,
  • Display the proper translation for that line from the document (not using any translation engines) in a separate window.
This way, no coding or game editing needed to get a proper translation, and people without the knowledge of scripting/editing but fluent in japanese would easily be able to contribute to translation of Visual novels. Translations would become so much easier without having to wrestle with the complex coding and hacking tools, and I bet many novice translators would become inspired to come forward.

(Stokky at animekon explained this in a much clearer way, forgive my ramblings and visit there too~~)

Lots of love to Aaeru for organizing this and brilliant programmers who are giving shape to this project!

Keep yourself updated by visiting the fuwanovel and hongfire forums!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

So many bishies, so little time.

I am feeling pretty depressed at the sheer number of otome games sitting in my hard disk that I am not playing because my vacation was ruined by some extra projects I had to do. *big sigh* Back in the days when I had a lot of free time I didn't manage to get any games at all, and now they are piling up like leftover chips. Just started playing Akazukin to Mayoi no Mori, let's see how far I can go~~

Monday, April 16, 2012

[Visual Novel Review] Remember11 -the age of infinity-

Though I wanted to do an otome game review, I did say that I'd be reviewing visual novels and not only otome games (never mind 90% of my list are otome XD ). So this time I'll be reviewing Remember11, the third game in KID's Infinity series of visual novels. I had not played Remember11's famous predecessor Ever17 (I've just started playing it yesterday), and as a result unlike many other fans of infinity series who bashed Remember11 by comparing its various features with Ever17, I played it with zero expectations and found it a very enjoyable and engaging mystery visual novel that makes your head work to get the story.


In contrast to the other two Infinity games and most visual novels, Remember11 does not have a focus on romance or plot routes that are based on specific heroes or heroines. There are 2 routes, but they basically describe the same story from the 2 protagonists' perspectives, each route answering questions that could not be answered in the other. The game makes it clear though that you are supposed to play Kokoro's route first, there is NO WAY to get Satoru's good end (all bad ends are either death or another big disaster, this is no galge)if you already haven't gotten Kokoro's good end beforehand, and Satoru's good end is the one that explains everything (Well, almost everything XD This game has a sick sense of humor).

The stage of the game is divided between 2 locations: Mountain Shelter Cabin at Mt. Akakura, and SPHIA facility at Aosagi Island. There are only 4 people at both locations, in total 7 people (nope, 4+4=7 is not a typo here :P ). Each of the characters represent some archetype, and from what I hear this is a recurring theme in the Infinity series. However, in Remember11′s case, the archetypes are Jungian. Instead of these being surface traits, they represent subconscious personalities. All throughout the game there are an assload of references to these archetypes, but don't expect their behavior to be thoroughly controlled by that alone, you'll be surprised.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

[Otome Game Review] Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo!!!!!

Love Revo is the last JAPANESE Otome game I actually managed to I'll be starting my reviews from this game. Although it wasn't the first otome game I ever played, it was the first game that I saw fanart of in deviantart and got interested in otome gaming in general. Also the fanartist mentioned here was the CG artist for Doujin freeware Re:Alistair++, which WAS my first otome game, so you could say Love Revo! is the main culprit behind my otome game obesession, haha.

Game Title: Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo!!
Original title: 乙女的恋革命★ラブレボ!!
Company: Asgard & Interchannel
Release Date: 2008-03-28
Genre: All Ages, Otome Game
Voice: Full Voiced (PC version only)
Platform: PC, PS2, Nintendo DS, PSP

First of all if anyone is interested in reading about this game in detail there is an awesome review (albeit with spoilers, so beware!) She has already completed all the possible endings for all the bishies, whereas I am only finished with 4 conquests so far. *sigh*

Basically, IMO the most interesting about this game is its heroine. Unlike most otome games where the main character is either unseen or the usual "looks-totally-hot-but-claims-to-be-not" type of Mary sue-ish character(I'm looking at YOU, Starry sky), the heroine in this game is a HUGE 100 kg fatty chick with an attitude and utter disregard about her weight. Here's an exchange with the school doctor Ryoutaro about her weight:

My Visual novel list (mainly otome)

So far the Visual novels I've played(In order of playing):

Green: Freeware, English
Red: In Japanese, no patch available
Blue: In Japanese, English patch available
No color: Not freeware, English

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sources and Instructions for otome gaming

Since the opportunities to get otome games are almost zero in my country, I mainly live off downloading freeware or rely on friends getting them for me. Due to piracy rules and such I won't be sharing any links in my blog other than the ones that are freeware, but feel free to message me if you have any questions, and I'll try my best to answer. No promises about troubleshooting though :P

Now, let's start~~

Oh, before that. As many people would ask about this, I ONLY play visual novels on PC, I can provide no help or guidance on PS2,PSP,nintendo DS,iphone or android games.

The start of a revolution! (or not)

So! This is my first attempt at writing a blog at an official "blogging site", so I felt it would be too cheap if I didn't at least try to write something before copy pasting from my diary elsewhere.

I am Aurora (not real name., inspired by the Disney princess by the same name, so lame~~) currently an university student who spends too much time playing Visual novels. My interests also include manga, anime, "normal" video games and books. Once upon a time I was a total bookworm, but now internet rules my life :P

Since among the visual novels I've played about 70% are otome, this blog will mainly be a place for ranting about otome games, bishies and fangirling, but I also play eroges targeted towards boys if the story and setting interests me. There will also be occasional real life rants and musings, but feel free to ignore them. XD

Now that introductions are over with, I'll start posting my silly rants. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu~