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Wednesday, 31 October 2018


I was going to wait until Friday to play Another Story, but I couldn't wait!!!!

The game is so good so far, I'll get into spoilers later on, since this is just a quick post! And there are new ringtones and notification tones for each of the characters!!! They all sound so awesome!!!

I sound really excited here, don't I?

Anyway, stay tuned to see my initial impressions on Another Story!!!

Okita's Route

Well, today's Halloween. I wanted to go trick or treating (I've only ever been once) but I can't find anybody to go with me. Oh well. I don't need to eat sweets anyway. The weather's also really wet and miserable, like it always is on Halloween.

...And this post is about Hakuouki again.

I completed Okita's route earlier, and even though he isn't my favourite love interest, his route is my favourite so far. It felt like there were more interactions between him and the main character, whereas in the other routes I've played sometimes there was more historical war stuff instead.

Now I'm aiming to get Heisuke, and yes, I'm still using the walkthrough. Once I've done every single route I may try to play without it and see what route I land on. I might even try to get some bad endings.

Guess what? I'm only about five hourglasses away from unlocking Another Story! Either today or tomorrow, I should end up having enough. I always start new Mystic Messenger routes on a Friday, because I stay up longer so I have a better chance of getting all more of the chat rooms.

Apparently, Another Story is quite emotionally draining and it can make you cry, but my mood normally isn't affected by the media I consume. If I didn't cry during Infinity War, then Mystic Messenger shouldn't make me sad at all.

I already know what a lot of the CGs from Another Story look like, and I listened to one of the calls on YouTube. This was ages ago. I spoiled myself because I didn't expect myself to ever be able to afford it.

I'm going to play V's route too, only because you have to buy it with Ray's and it would be a waste if I didn't check it out. Before Ray's route existed, I never had any plans on playing it because I didn't care about V enough to want to save up. Hopefully, it won't break my heart playing his route when Ray's right there too. It's hard enough trying not to flirt with Seven when I'm trying to get Jumin's route.

Did I tell you that the other day I got Jumin's bad ending where he keeps you in a cage? I think I probably did. I'd already seen it on YouTube, but I wanted it anyway, for collection purposes.

I'm super excited to play Another Story! The other day when I read the Halloween event chats with Ray in them, I actually squealed in delight like some kind of crazy fangirl. I'm kind of ashamed that I am so attached to fictional people that I'll get over excited about them.

Hopefully you'll all have a nice Halloween. I got a nice costume to go out in, but I fear I am doomed to give out sweets again this year. At least there'll always be some leftovers for me to salvage. There are lots of trick or treaters on my street, but I've lived in places where you would only get one or two knocking on your door.

I have to go now, so goodbye!

Have a Happy Halloween!

Monday, 29 October 2018


(Spoilers up ahead!)

Well, I finished Saito's route yesterday. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Today I decided to play Chikage's route, because he's interested me from the start and he wants to marry you from the start so I expected there to be more romance early on.

I spent about twenty minutes skipping through the text in the common route, making the right choices so that I wouldn't end up dating somebody else instead. It took me two times because I didn't use a walkthrough, and somehow I ended up getting Hijikata's route even though I hardly paid any attention to him.

Eventually I got to the end of the common route, and Chikage decided to kiss me  the main character. It was very exciting, and I expected the MC to go off with him and get married or something sweet like that. But it just ended.

The credits started rolling, and I said out loud (even though I was in the school library) "Is that it?".
I had heard that his route would be short, but I didn't expect it to be that short. All that happened was the same things that happened on the normal ending that I got on my first playthrough, then he just kissed you once, admitted that he had fallen for you, and that was it.

This game is very good and and I really love it, but I still can't help but be disappointed. You couldn't even call that a route. It's just really an ending, but neither a good ending or a bad ending.

After doing some research, I found out that the two part PS Vita/PC remake gives him more romantic scenes. Now I have another reason to get a Vita. I was planning not to buy the remake if I ever got a Vita, because it's really the same story and it's a lot more expensive, but I really want a better route for my dear Chikage so I might end up purchasing it after I've burned through every other otome on the platform. You get more love interests and romance scenes, so it sounds like it may be worth it. It's just a shame that it's split into two. The first game, Kyoto Winds, has only the common route on it, which I am just skipping through now as I am replaying it to get different routes.

I just want the spin-off game, Hakuouki SSL to be translated into English! That game looks like it would have a lot of sweet romantic scenes in it. I could just buy the Japanese version but I am terrible at Japanese. I would probably spend an hour attempting to read it with Google Translate then give up and never touch it again.

Now I'm starting to play Okita's route. I'm playing the routes in order of interest. I would have played Chikage first if I could unlock him straight away, but I think if I did it may have given me a slightly worse impression of the game. Next I'm going to do Heisuke's route. He looks cool, but I've never been romantically interested in him. Harada is last because I have no interest in him. When I first saw him I thought he was just a side character. I was surprised when I found out that he was a love interest.

I'm starting to notice a pattern on this blog. I'll gain an interest in something, write four or five posts about it, then move on to writing about something else for another few posts. It must be really boring for someone who has an interest in my blog to see me ramble on about dating simulators.

Sorry, if you're reading this and you don't like what I post about.

I still haven't learnt how to write proper conclusions for blog posts, so I'm just gonna end it here.


Saturday, 27 October 2018

I Played Another Otome Game...

So, last Thursday, Hakuoki (the PSP version) came to me through the post. I played it, and it was really good.

The first time I did it, I decided to only choose the choices that I would actually make in real life. Except those choices I made were really bad choices, and I ended up getting the "normal" ending where (Spoilers if anybody cares!) you end up spending some time with Chikage and everybody in the Shingensumi ends up dying off-screen. That depressing ending made me feel a bit empty and depressed.

If I had made the exact same choices that I did if I had already played two routes, I would have gotten to romance Chikage, who is turning out to be one of my favourite characters, even though he's a bit of a douchebag.

To ensure that I didn't end up getting any more bad endings, I decided to use a spoiler-free walkthrough. A few times I was going to make my own choices, but I quickly checked the Internet and found out that the options I were about to choose were the wrong ones. Using a walkthrough is a bit like cheating, but I really don't want to make any mistakes and end up making everybody die again.

I managed to complete Hijikata's route first, even though the Internet told me that he is best to leave for last. The story was really good, even though it was filled with a lot of Japanese history that I didn't understand. Before purchasing the game I heard that it would have a lot more plot than romance which concerned me, but I found myself not minding at all. It just makes it more meaningful when the romance scenes do eventually show up.

It took the main character forever to actually develop a relationship with Hijikata, but I guess it's more realistic than Mystic Messenger, where the romance only takes a bit more than a week to get going!

The soundtrack and the art work was amazing. I was really surprised when I found out that the entire game was pretty much fully voiced. It's a shame that I couldn't listen to the dialogue all the time, because most of the time I was playing it in public.

Now I'm currently completing Saito's route. I'm about more than halfway through, and it's really enjoyable. I can see why a lot of people like him the best out of the main cast. Saito seems like the kind of guy I would date in real life.

After I've done this route, I might throw the walkthrough away and actually use my own skills to play the game. I don't know if I'm going to try to aim for any bad endings, unless there are some where you don't have to act like a bitch to any of the love interests.

I've been so invested in Hakuoki that I don't really play any of my mobile otome games that much anymore. I'm still grinding on Mystic Messenger to unlock Another Story and I always log into Ikemen Sengoku to get coins, but I deleted Midnight Cinderella because I wasn't really interested in it anymore, and it ran terribly on my really fast iPhone. Also, I wasn't really getting that interested in the love interest I chose. Rayvis was a bit too boring for me.

I'm thinking of getting a blue and white PS Vita before they stop making them so I can enjoy more otome games! Most of the good games can be purchased on the PC, but I don't think I would ever complete them if they were on my laptop. Handheld gaming is more accessible for me because I can play anywhere I want.

A gaming shop nearby sells a lot of otome games for the Vita, including a special edition of Code: Realise that I want to grab before anybody else does!

Anyway, that's all I have to say for today.

I hope that everybody reading this has a great weekend, and a good Halloween!

Thursday, 18 October 2018


For some reason, last week my blog got 87 views from Turkey. How strange... I'm not sure if it would've been a bot or not. Maybe somebody in Turkey with lots of friends shared my blog around? Most of these views were from a Linux computer, if that means anything.

I also got 16 views from Ukraine, too.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018


I feel like buying a video game that's all in Japanese so I can play it whilst learning vocabulary. It's going to be incredibly difficult but I might as well throw myself in the deep end and start off hard because otherwise it's impossible to give me the motivation to study the language using only the Internet.

Monday, 15 October 2018


I haven't exactly had time to set up my YouTube channel yet like I said in the last post. Hopefully it won't be another project I give up on.

My website has received over 24,000 views! I feel so proud of myself. According to the stats for my site on Neocities, the site is getting views pretty much everyday! I thought that maybe one or two people would visit my site a week, but I was wrong. It's a shame that this blog isn't getting the same attention though, because it's updated more often and it contains more of my personal thoughts.

I know I'm about to go completely off topic here, but the other day I walked into this shop and I found that they still had one Memory Stick Duo left from years ago. It wasn't at a discount or anything, but I still bought it because I had been looking for one for ages and I wasn't sure if I could trust the cheap Chinese ones you see on Amazon. Now I have 8GB to save my games.

So far I only have one game, and that game is Parappa the Rapper. Yesterday I ordered Hakuoki, because I was getting sick of playing free to play otome games. That should be coming next week. I've heard good things about it, so hopefully it's going to be good. There is a PS Vita version I saw in a shop yesterday but it's really expensive, and I don't have a Vita yet.

Speaking of free to play otome games, I've almost garnered enough hourglasses to unlock Another Story! Soon I'll finally be able to date Ray. He is my favourite out of all the possible love interests in Mystic Messenger, and I'm so excited to finally be able to be nice to him. In all of the other routes he's a villain and you're only allowed to act hostile to him which makes me sad.

Anyway, I'm typing this at school and it's almost lunchtime so I'd better finish this up. I'm only writing this in class because I've finished everything, so I'm not slacking off. I just don't want some other kid to look over my shoulder (I'm in a computer suite) and see that I'm writing embarrassing stuff about otome games.


Sunday, 7 October 2018

YouTube Channels...

I've tried to be a YouTube star before. But I had a phone with a terrible camera and Windows Movie Maker. This time I think I'm better prepared. I don't exactly have an expensive camera and fancy video editor, but I bet that this time, I can make decent videos that at least a couple of people can appreciate.

I'm doing it. I'm going to restart my failed YouTube career. Wish me luck!