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Game Review – Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds
薄桜鬼 真改 風ノ章 (Hakuoki Shinkai Kaze no Shou)
Otome game
Otomate / Idea Factory
PS Vita

Summary:

Japan, 1864. Civil unrest has made the capital city a dangerous place, a fact Chizuru learns all too well when she sees men been killed. Captured by Kyoto’s patrol force, Chizuru’s death seems all but certain until both parties realize they’re searching for the same person. But why does the Shinsengumi want Chizuru’s father? And will the fires of war be put out?

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Game Review – Uta no Prince-sama Repeat LOVE

Uta no Prince-sama Repeat LOVE

Uta no Prince-sama Repeat LOVE
うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ Repeat LOVE
Otome game
Broccoli / Nippon Ichi Software
PS Vita

Summary:

Haruka is a self-admitted loser, but she hopes her luck turns around at the famous Saotome Gakuen. There, wanna-be composers and idols team up in the hopes of going pro. The school has one strict rule: love is forbidden. Will Haruka and her partner manage to make a professional debut, or will their partnership be in jeopardy long before that?

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Game Review – Sweet Fuse: At Your Side

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side
バクダン☆ハンダン (Bakudan Handan)
Otome game
Otomate / Aksys Games
Sony PSP / PS Vita
Out-of-print

Summary:

It’s opening day for Saki’s uncle’s gaming-inspired theme park. Excitement is replaced with fear when someone in a pig suit sets off bombs and takes people hostage. “Count Hogstein” announces the terror shall stop if seven people can beat his games. Saki volunteers, but can she and the others save everyone and unravel Hogstein’s true identity?

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Game Review – Norn9: Var Commons

Norn9: Var Commons

Norn9: Var Commons
ノルン+ノネット ヴァール コモンズ
Otome game
Otomate / Aksys Games
PS Vita

Summary:

Twelve-year-old Sorata suddenly finds himself in what appears to be Japan from 100 years ago. A girl who doesn’t even remember her own name invites Sorata join her on the ship she’s been waiting for. What Sorata doesn’t expect is for that “ship” to be flying in the sky! What is this ship’s purpose, and will Sorata ever return home?

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Game Review – Code: Realize ~ Guardian of Rebirth ~

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~
Code:Realize ~創世の姫君~ (Code:Realize ~Sousei no Himegimi~)
Otome game
Otomate / Aksys
PS Vita

Summary:

Cardia is cursed with a poisonous body. Anything — or anyone — who touches her skin ends up melting. So, following her father’s orders, Cardia spends her days alone, never leaving her house. One day, soldiers come to take her away, but someone else plans on stealing her first…

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Game Review – Yo-kai Watch

Yo-kai Watch

Yo-kai Watch
妖怪ウォッチ
RPG
Level-5 / Nintendo
Nintendo 3DS

Summary:

Nate was just looking for bugs, but he ends up finding a strange capsule machine. When he puts his money in, out comes a ghost Yo-kai named Whisper! Whisper gives Nate a device called the Yo-kai Watch. The Yo-kai Watch allows Nate to see all sorts of Yo-kai, and now Nate uses the Yo-kai Watch to investigate the strange occurrences in his town.

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Game Review – Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
極限脱出ADV 善人シボウデス (Kyokugen Dasshutsu ADV: Zennin Shibou Desu)
Visual Novel
Spike Chunsoft / Aksys
PS Vita / Nintendo 3DS

Summary:

In this follow-up to Nine Persons, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Sigma and eight others have been forcibly dragged into something called the Nonary Game. Will Sigma and the others ally together so everyone can escape? Or will some players betray the group, leaving others to face eternal confinement…or a worse fate?

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Game Review – Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

9 Persons, 9 Hours, 9 Doors

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
極限脱出 9時間9人9の扉 (Kyokugen Dasshutsu 9 Jikan 9 Nin 9 no Tobira)
Visual Novel
Chunsoft / Aksys
Nintendo DS / iOS

Summary:

Junpei is a normal college student. One day, he awakens and finds himself trapped in a room in a sinking ship! He learns he’s not the only one to be kidnapped and brought here, and they are all being forced to play a life-or-death game by the mysterious Zero.

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