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Hoshikaka was released to much anticipation after countless delays, bringing an end to feng’s ‘sora’ trilogy. It promotes itself as the first bishoujo-ge to use binaural audio. With an interesting cast of characters, pretty art and coming from an established company, will it be able to stand out from other chara-ge?
So I found myself somewhat bored of eroge lately, completely incapable of finishing a game and this got me thinking, what is it that I feel is missing? After taking a long hard look at myself and exploring some options I came to the conclusion that I prefer boys love. I am fully aware this may seem somewhat out of the blue but honestly I have been planning this switch for months now, I have just been wondering how best to break the news. Ideally I was going to post this about a week prior, however real life and the April releases post delayed things more than I had wished. At least I managed to get it out without the significant delay into April that I had been worried may happen, though this day may not have been the best choice, I am just glad for it to be done though personally. Regardless I will be reviewing more often as many people have asked me to, just that the subject matter I am reviewing will be slightly different. I don’t believe it should be that big of a deal to change the gender of the “Heroine” type character, and I for one am looking forward to meeting any new readers with similar tastes my change in direction attracts. Come to think of it, I suppose this does explain why Micchi and I never seem to get along….
With that out of the way I would like to apologize for some of the screenshots, as the game was being finicky to say the least, it kept resizing itself to go full screen while i was taking screenshots, which wouldn’t have been so bad had it worked, but instead widescreen seems to confuse it leading to an amazing hassle. In the end i was forced to give up and use a few older screenshots such as the title shot above which from when I first started the game.
What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. So once you take all the boys out of the story, what do you get? A tender love comedy yuri ADV that everyone should play!
Well what to say, I have finally gotten around to playing Yosuga no Sora as a response to the airing of this seasons anime. Given the similarities Yosuga (Not typing the whole title every time) shares with Natsu no Ame I was expecting something that had greater impact and felt less like a punishment game. As I wrapped up the final route for Yosuga I found myself wondering exactly what value people saw in this game to justify making an anime out of it. I can only conclude the fact it had a twincest route made it more interesting and appealing than it otherwise would have been. Honestly I really wanted to like this game, I tried so hard to like it but there was just no content there that was worth it.
Yumemisou’s latest title features a baby-faced boy who joins the light music club in order to become closer to the girl that he loves… except that he’s dressed as a girl! A short fully-voiced sweet story with pretty art and plenty of comedy and ecchi moments.
So here we have it, a review it seems a fair number of people were waiting for, which comes as no surprise given how high expectations appeared to be for this game in general. Sadly though not everything lives up to what we may come to expect and KoiSora as I shall henceforth refer to this game is no exception here. While it may be as much my own fault given what high expectations I had of the game to start with, KoiSora is by no means a bad game. In Fact truth be told the game was an enjoyable experience when all is said and done.
Ah Shuffle! a title that holds a special place in my heart as this was my first real introduction to eroge. I have never played the orignal game mind you, not understanding anywhere near enough of the language back then to even come close. Originally I had intended to play when the english patch was released… though since that never really panned out Essence+ arrived to remind me of the original Shuffle! and how badly I wanted to finally play this game. However I did watch the animated series when it came out, thanks to Micchi talking to me about the show. As a result I eventually became interested in the game and how different routes would play out, mostly Nerine. Thanks to Micchi and Shuffle! I have become the eroge player I am today, so when Micchi complains about my being an ass… well that would be her own fault now wouldn’t it?
My nostalgic rant aside I can begin to get down to business, first off the original idea was to have Micchi and I do a joint post where each of us only read through the routes we liked, sorry this is no longer the case. Now that you have to put up with me for the entirety of the Shuffle! review I am going to make a few changes to best suit the nature of this game. I will separate the original shuffle game, which is a part of Essence+, from the new content introduced this time around.There will be two completely separate scores and for the story, characters, H scenes, and conclusion. The reason for this is to apply value directly to the new content rather than having the old game still around to make things confusing. For those of you who have only played the original or have not played any of the previous games I intended for this to be a more useful layout for you to deal with when deciding on whether or not this game is worth the time. Now, with all the ranting and preface notifications out of the way it is finally on to the review of a game which contains soaring highs and crushing lows, giving a bittersweet taste of the very best and very worst of eroge.