A Walk Down Memory Lane – Route 4
After going through hundreds of eroge and dozens of OPs, we’re now back to the present. This final post covers last year, 2008. There’s a lot of new companies and plenty of nice games and OPs. The future is bright. Now you may return to wondering how you’re going to find time to play all the March releases.
Asanagi no Aquanauts (Fizz) – “Aqua Voice”
I’m kinda playing this at the moment. Twincest alert. Why doesn’t Merry have a route!?
ef – the latter tale. (minori) – “emotional flutter”
I actually liked the first ef OP better. I can’t wait for eden*.
11eyes -Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shojo- (Lass) – “Lunatic Tears…”
The best intro song of 2008 and 2nd in PV behind Kara no Shoujo. OP has similarities to Lass’ previous work 3days.
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai ~Prelude~ (Navel) – “Sky Sanctuary”
I like this song a lot. The OP style is also different from most. Reading accany’s post, I’m inclined to try this and the main game some day.
Kamipani! (Clochette) – “Kore Kara Memories”
Shintaro’s art is really nice. I heard mixed reviews from the game.
Kimi ga Yobu, Megiddo no Oka de (Leaf) – “Hold a Dream”
There needs to be more anime-style OPs. I’m not so sure I want to spend the time to play a RPG though.
Concerto Note (Applique) – “Concerto Note”
One of the best games of 2008. The system is a bit interesting with the routes and requirement to replay the game.
Shin Koihime†Musou (BaseSon) – “HE∀tingSφul”
I’m playing this at the moment. I like a lot of the new chars, like Tanpopo, Hinari and Nenene (Yes, I’m playing Shu first). My only complaint is that due to the number of characters (>50), they had to group a lot of characters together, resulting in less individual character development and more 3P.
D.C. After Seasons (CIRCUS) – “Hello Future”
DCAS is the PC port of DCFS, which was based off DCWS and DCSV, but uses the cast from DCPC/DCPS. Got that? It’s just a series of side stories for the DC heroines. There’s actually an OP for each season (3 main chars for each), but I’ll let you look at those on your own. Miharu <3
D.C. Girl’s Symphony (CIRCUS/Sanctuary) – “Cherry’s Magic&Love”
This is an otome game (game for girls, reverse harem). But it has Nanaka, so I included it here. Shio is cute too. Hinano wrote a review of this a few months ago.
Twinkle Crusaders (Lillian) – “Yumemiboshi★Boom! Boom!”
Such a cute OP.
Naisho Shishunki (HamHamSoft) – “Naisho Shishunki”
Secrets and imoutos. Hook me up.
Natsuzora Kanata (YuzuSoft) – “Omoi no Kanata”
YuzuSoft #3! I can’t wait to see Tenshin Ranman‘s.
Hoshi Uta (FrontWing) – “Tazunebito”
The latest installment of FrontWing’s “Uta” series. Love the art.
MapleColors2 (ApRicoT) – “Get Over”
While it has its share of panty shots, I found the character introductions quite playful and representative of the game.
Other games during this year:
- Akatsuki no Goei (Shangri-la)
- Beat Blades Haruka (AliceSoft)
- CHAOS;HEAD (Nitro+, 15+/R)
- Coming x Humming (SAGA PLANETS)
- D.C.II P.C. (CIRCUS)
- Fairly Life (HOOK)
- Fortune Arterial (AUGUST)
- Fuyu no Rondo (DIVA)
- G Senjou no Maou (AkabeiSoft2)
- Garden (CUFFS)
- Gouen no Soleil (SkyFish)
- Hare Hare Harem (SMEE)
- Haruiro Ouse (Purple Software)
- Kara no Shoujo (Innocent Grey)
- Little Busters! Ecstasy (key)
- Love Death 3 ~Realtime Lovers~ (TEATIME)
- Musumaker (Digital Cute)
- Prima☆Stella (Atelier Kaguya)
- Princess Frontier (AXL)
- Princess Lover (Ricotta)
- Rui wa Tomo o Yobu (Akatsuki Works)
- Sakaagari Hurricane ~Let’s Pile Up Our School!~ (GIGA)
- Sakura Strasse (Palette)
- Shikkoku no Sharnoth (Liar Soft)
- Sora o Tobu, Mittsu no Houhou. (La’cryma)
- Suiheisen Made Nan Mile? (ABHAR)
- Sumaga (Nitro+)
- Supreme Candy (Makura)
- Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity- (Lump of Sugar)
- ToHeart2: AnotherDays (Leaf)
- Toushin Toshi 3 (AliceSoft)
- Tsuyokiss 2 (CandySoft)
- Volume7 (RococoWorks)
- Wizard’s Climber (SofthouseChara)
- Wondering Repair! (Escu:de)
- Yosuga no Sora (Sphere)