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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Collar X Malice #6 (I still can't think of a more creative title...)

I'm back at it again with another Collar X Malice post. There was going to be more of these anyway, unless my Vita blew up and I couldn't play no more. I always seem to write these posts at the worst times, when I'm tired and I can't remember much of the plot, but I still continue to produce them in this state everyday.

Today I played through about two chapters of Enomoto's route, but about 70% it was without sound so I didn't get to hear any of the voices. My trophy completion is currently at about 30%, which is more than what I had after finishing every single route in Amnesia: Memories.

(There's spoilers below, by the way.)

Monday, 25 March 2019

Collar X Malice Post #5 (I can't think of a better title, sorry)

I didn't get to write any blog posts or play on my Vita very much over the weekend, but I suppose it's nice to have a break from my regular activities. Over these past few months I've gradually gotten more serious about writing on this blog, although I still won't bother to write anything like a professional blog post, because I want this place to stay 100% casual.

Now I've got to get on with writing more about my adventures with what is turning into one of my favourite otome games: Collar X Malice. But you knew I was going to write about that because you read the title. After getting two bad endings I eventually got Sasazuka's good ending today. His route wasn't easy like Okazaki's, I had to actually use a walkthrough because I always do after getting bad endings; I'm just too lazy to figure out how I went wrong. Since I played this route over many days, the plot isn't as clear in my head anymore, like I state in almost every post now, because I'm scared people'll expect me to remember every single detail of the plot.

As always, there's spoilers down below, so beware. I don't want to be accused of ruining surprises for people.

A quick note: I promised to include more screenshots in my future posts but I only took two rubbish screenshots this time round. Sorry.

Oh dear, my laptop just died whilst typing the last sentence, even though the battery was still really high. Oh well, let's just get on with the post, shall we? I feel like I will have forgotten most of what I wanted to write, but I'm going to try to let my thoughts out anyway.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Sasazuka's Route: First Impressions

Hello again. Here is another one of my many posts on Collar X Malice. I seem to be writing a lot more about this game than any other. Yesterday I started my second route Sasazuka's, but I didn't get past the first chapter until today. I played it so much earlier, I couldn't even stop because it was so good. But then my Vita almost died and I had to do other stuff, so I haven't actually touched it since lunch time. I think I'm somewhere in the third chapter now.

I have a lot of things to write concerning Sasazuka and his route. Let's just say that I completely understand now why so many people like him. Beware of the heavy spoilers down below! Also, I'm going to start adding more screenshots to my posts now, because endless walls of text are boring.

Sometimes I think that these posts look really bad because I end up repeating the love interest's name  about a billion times because I dunno what else to call them. It looks like that here, so I'll apologise in advance. To make it seem less bad I'm going to alternate between using their first and last names.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

I've Finished My First Collar X Malice Route!

It took me around three days, but I've finished Okazaki's route! There was so much going on since I last wrote about it that I can't remember it all, so I'm just going to write about the stuff that stuck out to me like I normally do. There's going to be lots of spoilers down below, as usual.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Diabolik Lovers Drama CD Volume 2: My Thoughts

Yes, I know, another post on those silly vampire CDs. But they're really really good!

This time I listened to Subaru's CD, which was about twenty minutes longer than Ayato's. You would've thought that they would all last for the same amount of time. Like the other one, I sat down and listened to it without any translations, then I read that afterwards to see how much I understood. I thought that Subaru would be nicer than the rest of them, but I was wrong. He's just as bad as the others, if not worse at times. But of course, I still enjoyed it.

Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal Drama CD Volume 1: My Thoughts

I went on Amazon the other day, and purchased two Diabolik Lovers drama CDs for a really cheap price, as well as the first game for the PSP. Even though you can just listen to the CDs on YouTube, I wanted to support the company by actually paying for it. Except I technically haven't supported them really, because I bought everything used.

They were shipped all the way from Japan and came super quickly. For used items, they were in almost immaculate condition. In fact, one of the CDs was still sealed in the plastic wrapping, meaning that I would be the first person to properly touch the disc and the case.

The drama CDs I picked were volumes one and two of the original series, featuring Ayato and Subaru. These were released about a year or two before the first DiaLovers otome game came out. So far I've only managed to listen to one of them, and I thought that it would be a nice idea to share my thoughts on them here, just in case anybody's interested. This blog is primarily an otome blog, but drama CDs are related to them so I might as well talk about them.

Since I've only listened to one of them so far, I'm just going to dump my thoughts on Ayato's CD and write about Subaru's at a later date.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

More Thoughts On Okazaki's Route

If you're wondering why this screenshot is here, it's because I wanted to point out one of the many strange grammatical errors that are in Collar X Malice. There's nothing grammatically incorrect here, except the character is referring to the MC as Ichika, even though I changed her name to something else. This happened twice. Another common mistake is that sometimes the writers/translators got the character names all mixed up, causing a lot of confusion for me. I'm not going to let these errors detract from my enjoyment of the game though. I'm just pointing this out in case Aksys Games happen to be reading this, because they really need to hire some proofreaders, because a lot of their games have these problems.

Anyways, I'm now pretty far into Okazaki's route. There's probably going to be one more post on it after this one, then I will have finished dumping all of my thoughts on it to the world.

Also, if you want to listen to music whilst reading this, may I recommend Okazaki's character song? It's sounds quite bright and happy, it suits his character quite well.

And don't forget, there are lots of spoilers down below.