Mirai no Kimi to, Subete no Uta ni Review

June 21, 2009 at 3:58 am 9 comments

MK_Title_Screen

Circle: Supplement Time (Doujin)
Game site: 未来のキミと、すべての歌に―
Release date: December 31, 2007 (Comiket 73); April 4, 2008 (DL ver.)
Links: DLsite, DiGiket.com

Mikukisu is an all-ages kinetic novel by doujin maker Supplement Time. It is a short and sweet tale of an unexpected Christmas encounter and the making of happy memories. Recommended for Miku fans.

I had first seen some of the CGs on Niconico a year or so ago, but I didn’t know it was part of a game until recently. After reading Hinano’s review (includes story spoilers), I decided to spend a few hours playing this short game. I probably spent more time writing this review than playing it.

Scenario

It’s Christmas time and the streets are full of people and androids. Androids have now become a commonplace in society, doing everything from greeting customers to posing as Santa. On the way home after a night drinking with friends, you stumbled upon a girl… or so you thought. Labeled on her arm are ’01’ and ‘Hatsune Miku’. She’s actually just a singing android. You planned to leave her there, but then felt sorry for her being thrown away like that and decided to take her home.

MK_CG

Luckily, she comes with a manual and a CD-R, so installation her program was pretty easy. Miku wakes up and promptly glomps you. However, she can only say one word: ‘mi’. After helping her into some clothes you had lying around since she took off all her bandages, you finish configuring her settings and she can talk normally. She introduces herself as Miku and your life with her begins.

「初めまして!あたしはミクです!」

There’s only one route and there are no choices. Just sit back and read the story. Most of you probably recognized an obvious similarity to Chobits. However, aside from the opening and the fact that you’re with a persocon android, the storylines are different. It’s basically a lighthearted and slightly comedic story about living with a persocon Miku.

Due to the length of the game, the relationship progresses quickly and problems arise and are resolved very quickly. I wish that the game was longer and there was more build-up during dramatic parts. However, it sure does its job in depicting a happy life with Miku that I’m sure many Vocaloid fans have dreamt of at some point (You know who you are).

MK_CG3

The game seems to borrow from themes mentioned in early Miku songs. I can’t really go into more detail without spoiling the plot. Music is mentioned a lot, as well as the purpose of music bringing happiness to people. I wish they expanded more on this theme aside from delving into the guy’s past and hobbies. Overall, I’m content with the story even if it was short. It was fun to read and brought a smile to my face.

Oh, and the key and time signatures in the title are totally screwed up.

Characters

Hatsune Miku

MK_CG2

Miku is an android that specializes in singing and can’t really do much else. She really likes singing and hums to herself often. Music to her is something that brings happiness to people. Slightly tsun and very cheerful. Tries to do things by herself, even though she sometimes fails. Conscious of her small chest size. Acts a bit spoiled princess sometimes, but overall she’s just like a normal girl.

Twintail = tsundere? Well, since she’s only a little tsun, it’s ok. I really liked her character. I don’t know if it was intentional, but I kept on thinking of “World is Mine” whenever he referred to as ohime-sama.

Graphics

MK_CG4

The best part of the game are the CGs. They’re done quite well in general, with a bunch of fanservice thrown in for Miku lovers. Miku’s smile makes me melt >_<

Other than the CGs, there’s not much variety in terms of backgrounds or tachi-e. I actually thought the tachi-e looked a little off sometimes. There are no SD drawings in the game, although I don’t really see a need for them either.

System

MK_Interface

The interface is very simple with a quick save and quick load, along with autoplay and skipping. However, a problem is it’s hard to know when you have pressed the button at all since there’s no sound effect. The quick loading doesn’t have a visual effect either; it just shows up. Options are located on the window bar. It’s ok, but I’m used to having the save/load buttons on the main interface (or Esc menu).

MK_Backlog

The backlog is a bit hard to read. I wish they would use a table format or put half a space between sentences. Another thing that bothered me was the awkward BGM transitions since there is no fading out used sometimes. The transitions between scenes had nice cutscenes, although I wish they were also used for date changes too.

MK_Save_Screen

There are 10 save slots for the game, which is way more than enough. I like how it includes a small screenshot. Finishing the game opens up the gallery mode which allows you to view the CGs in the game. It’s a little buggy though since I get errors from it, after which the screen goes blank (or maybe that’s my problem…)

MK_ED

I really liked the ED since it consisted of a bunch of pan shots of the CGs and a speed painting of one of the CGs. The artist also posted up the drawing videos on Niconico.

Sound

First of all, there’s no voices for the game. So if you rely on that to understand what they’re saying, you’re in tough luck (although the game is quite easy to understand with a simple linear plot). There’s a few BGMs used in game borrowed from other doujin artists, but they’re mostly forgettable. Full length songs (with Miku singing) include baker’s “Sound”, North-T’s “Time Limit” and GonGoss’s “White Letter”, all of which were popular Miku songs. “Time Limit” is still one of my favorites. It sure brings back good memories. >w<b

Note that there is no music mode unlocked after finishing the game, so if you want to listen to the BGMs or songs, you should visit the artists’ pages off the game site.

Overall

All of Micchi’s reviews will be rated by assigning scores out of 10 to each of the following categories: Scenario, characters, graphics, system, sound, and H scenes. Half marks may be given. The scoring is as follows:

  • 10 – Absolutely satisfied
  • 9 – Among the best, only minor improvements
  • 8 – Good overall
  • 7 – Average, a mix of good and bad
  • 6 – Below average, slightly disappointing
  • <5 – Very disappointed

Since this is an all-ages game, there is no score for H scenes. Instead, the score for characters will have a higher weight. The overall score is a weighted sum (3x Scenario + 3x Characters + 2x Graphics + 1x System + 1x Sound) for a total out of 100.

  • Scenario: 7
  • Characters: 7
  • Graphics: 8
  • System: 6
  • Sound: 7
  • Overall: 71

Overall, Mikukisu is sweet story that will appease Miku fans and probably will make you wish you had a girl singing android. The graphics are pretty and it is easy to follow even for novice visual novel players. Be sure to check out the sequel with Rin too!

MK_CG5

「あは、あたしもあなたじゃなきゃ、ダメ、みたいです」

Entry filed under: Reviews, Vocaloid. Tags: , , , , .

Webclaps and Magic Mirrors Nendoroid Raspberyl

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ashvin  |  June 21, 2009 at 6:34 am

    thank you so much ….nice post dear …i think i find one nice blog on wordpress ….keep it up …from ashvin

    Reply
  • 2. Hinano  |  June 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

    oh interesting I didn’t know there was a Rin sequel o_o

    Reply
  • 3. HeavenCloud  |  June 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Uh… Just know I remembered I had this game some years ago but never played it >_>

    Reply
  • 4. Algester  |  June 21, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    THE LAAST PIC @_@ why!!! @_@ does it scream of epicness

    Reply
  • 5. accany  |  June 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    The only thing I actually like about vocaloid is the figurines and the software… Not the eroges XD

    Reply
  • 6. Micchi  |  June 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    @ashvin: Thanks for dropping by!

    @Hinano: Ya, there is. It came out later that year. I think both Rin and Miku live with him.

    @HeavenCloud: It’s short! Go play it!

    @Algester: Too moe >w<b

    @accany: Well, to be fair, it's just a doujin that just happens to use Miku like a standard tsundere (android). Vocaloids are meant to be used for singing after all.

    Reply
  • 7. Reltair  |  June 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    No voices? =/
    You’re right about the great graphics though, going to have to try this out sometime.

    Reply
  • 8. Andrew Stevens  |  March 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I can’t run this game on my laptop. I keep having an error pop-up on my screen. Can you help solve this problem? Also does it matter if I use use Windows 7 to run this as well?

    Reply
    • 9. Micchi  |  March 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Considering it’s a doujin, it might have some compatibility issues with Windows 7. You could try running it in XP mode. Other than that, I can’t really help unless you screenshot the error.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


おかえりお兄ちゃん、お姉ちゃん!

Recent News

Hikari no Umi no Apeiria FD – Dec 22nd
Kiniro Loveriche – Dec 22nd

Delays
Arui wa Koi to Iu Na no Mahou – Oct 27th


Webclap

Thank you, nii-san!

Latest Entries

Categories

いつでもスーパー妹タイム

Authors

Micchi

Imouto sensor ON
二次元妹は至高

nemuiwanko

Building up my nendoroid army

Zen

. . .

Upcoming Eroge

Last updated: 09/20

09/15
FLOWERS Fuyu-hen

09/29
Sakura Hitohira Koi Moyou
『桜ひとひら恋もよう』応援中です!
Onii-chan, Migite no Shiyou o Kinshi Shimasu! 2
お兄ちゃん、右手の使用を禁止します!2
Oni ga Kuru.

Akatoki 2!
『あかときっ2!-紡ぐマホウと零れるヒカリ-』応援中!
Dolphin Blade

Hoshifuru Yoru no Farnese
星降る夜のファルネーゼ応援中!
Yuganda Uso no Koi to Letter
『歪んだ嘘の恋とレッテル』応援中!
Mono no Aware wa Sai no Koro.
D.C.III DreamDays
Kimi ni Semaru Otome no Lesson
Omokage Railback
Haze Man
Ama Ie
Iyashi no Megami no Marmot

10/08
Kagura Reimeiki

10/27
Maho×Roba
『まほ×ろば』を応援しています!
Junjou Karen Freaks!

Boukyaku Shitsuji to Koisuru Ojou-sama no Memoirs
『忘却執事と恋するお嬢様の回想録』を応援しています!
Lost Echoes
【ロスト・エコーズ】情報ページ公開中!
Arui wa Koi to Iu Na no Mahou
VenusBlood -BRAVE-
Yami to Shukusai no Sanctuary
Ruri no Kasane
Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart 2
Bokura no Sekai ni Shukufuku o.
Kanojo wa Tenshi de Imouto de
Baldr Bringer
Tsugihagi Make Peace
Ubu na Otome no Ecchi na Onegai
Pure Marriage Serika-hen

11/24
Making*Lovers
『Making*Lovers』を応援しています!
Yoru Meguru, Bokura no Maigo Kyoushitsu
夜巡る、ボクらの迷子教室 2017年秋発売予定
Kizuna Kirameku Koi Iroha
CRYSTALiA『絆きらめく恋いろは』応援中!
Abnormal Lovers

Aoi Tori
Bitch Gakuen ga Seijun na Hazu ga Nai!!?
Yurameku Kokoro ni Michita Sekai de, Kimi no Yume to Yokubou wa Kanau ka
Omoi o Sasageru Otome no Melody FD

12/08
Sangokuhime 5

12/22
Unjou no Fairy Tale

MIBURO
インレ『幕末尽忠報国烈士伝 MIBURO』
Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou 2.2 AxL+SA
Nemurenu Hitsuji to Kodoku na Ookami
Amakano ~Second Season~ +
Hitotsu no Yane no, Tsubasa no Shita de
Suite Life
Natural Vacation
Kiniro Loveriche
Hikari no Umi no Apeiria FD

01/26
Sora no Baroque

Fuchidorite Kono Ha wa Kurenai ni
Imouto Paradise! 3

Recently announced
Kimihane Couples
Chuuni Hime no Teikoku
Alice Muppet
Momoiro Guardian EX
kano-tsuku
Rance 10
Yume to Iro de Dekiteiru
Randoseru Syndrome
Saihate★Frontier
Ama no Shoujo
Toki*Sora
Pure Marriage Sakura-hen
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm -ZWEI-
Tsukihime Remake
Tonari no Shoujo
Summer Pockets
Paradise Ocean
KARAKARA 2
Kieta Sekai to Tsuki to Shoujo
Zutto Mae Kara Joshi Deshita
Bosei Kanojo
Sakura no Toki
Cross Concerto
LOVE³
Shogun-sama wa Otoshigoro
Minikui Mojika no Ko
nine Episode.2 Sora Nimi
Shunkyoku no Tyrhhia
Momoiro Closet

DependSpace DESERT RAIN FiNALIoN Gamer's Square Getchu.com りぺあ ~Patch Library~ 新:誠也の部屋 萌えゲーアワード
からふる ぱれっとx365 Indico lite KOGE*2 HOUSE moeyo.com MOON PHASE 雑記 インターネットラジオステーション<音泉> Steparu.com

Feeds

Thank you for visiting!

  • 4,402,634 hits since Sept 2/08


%d bloggers like this: