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Sunday, 15 September 2019

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I have a very massive announcement to make about this blog.

I'm going on a hiatus for a while. This means that I'm not going to finish writing about Ikemen Revolution. Don't worry, this blog is not dead! I just really need a break.

Before I used to blog whenever I felt it necessary, but now it feels like I'm forcing myself to write, and I'm getting burnt out by it. I'm just feeling less passionate about it, and I just dread writing my next post. I've been so obsessed with writing my thoughts, that I can't even play a game without thinking about my post on it and taking screenshots every second so that I can't remember the plot. It's not very fun, that's why I need to take a break.

My next posts will probably be on a proper paid console game, but I don't know when that'll be. I just need a break so that I can focus a bit on real life and have a rest from all of this stuff. 

See you all soon, hopefully. 

If this blog does end up dying, I'm going to be really annoyed with myself. 

Friday, 13 September 2019

Regarding My Future Mobage Posts...

Hello, everybody! 

I just wanted to make a very quick post regarding my Ikemen Revolution posts. 

So... I'm having actual trouble getting into the game. It takes forever to load, and sometimes it'll give me a server error, and other times it'll get into the actual homepage of the game, then spend forever loading. This same problem happens with Ikemen Sengoku, and it even happened once with Love 365. Ikemen Vampire seems to be unaffected, however.

I've already missed one day of reading and grinding for Jonah's route, because of server errors and because it just takes so long to load. I believe that the problem's a combination of my Internet and because I think the game loads everything straight from Cybird's servers. My connection has been acting strange sometimes, occasionally not letting me use certain websites, so I don't know what's wrong with it. Maybe it's just tired of me because I watch so much YouTube or something. 

You're probably just going to tell me to use my mobile data or something, but have you seen how much data I have? I have a 500MB limit, and plus I'd have to set up a hotspot from my iPhone to my iPod to actually use it. Yes, you read that correctly. 500MB. It's not that bad, because I don't use it anyway.

In the meantime, I suppose these IkeRev posts are either going to be non-existant or stop altogether. But I still have much more interesting stuff to cover on my blog! I've been lucky enough to be able to beta test a new Shall We Date? game, but I don't want to write about that until after it releases. All I can really say is that it's a very promising game. I've also been wanting to play Arthur's route in IkeVamp, and that seems to be the only Cybird game that seems to load fine, although it did take forever to do a love battle the other day.

So, yeah... I'm sorry about this. I think it might be time to get someone to check up on my broadband router!

See you all later then. I dunno what the next post's gonna be about, but it's probably not going to be Ikemen Revolution. It's a shame, because Jonah's route was getting so interesting!


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The Official Misty's Blog Button!

Hello, everybody! I decided to make an advertising button for this blog, like I did with my main website.


Ignore the hideous white border around it. Blogger adds it by default, it won't show up on your own site.

You can use it if you want to ever link back to here on your own website. The button's on the sidebar too, if you're having difficulties finding it.

I put Yui in the corner of it because I think she's becoming the mascot of this blog. Also, I just really like her design, as I've said a billion times. (I should really stop repeating myself!)

That's all I have to say for today. Enjoy the button!

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Ikemen Revolution Recap/Review No. 7

Hello, everybody. I'm back for another Ikemen Revolution post. I haven't actually read any of the story today because my Internet's acting up and none of my mobage games will load. Not even my Spotify on my phone, computer or iPod will load, but for some reason it's working on my Google Home. Not even my poor Last.fm scrobbler will load. I'm just glad that Blogger's working, for now. I don't know what's up with things today. All of this nonsense is probably just my imagination playing tricks on me.

 Don't worry though, I still have the rest of the story to write about. I'm now realising how tiring it is writing billions of little posts for one route. I feel like I'm getting lazier and lazier with these...


Saturday, 7 September 2019

Diabolik Lovers: MORE, BLOOD (The anime, not the game!): A Review

Guess who just finished binge-watching the entire second series of Diabolik Lovers all in one go? Me, of course! I think I liked this season even better than the last one, but that's probably because I've never played the game it was based on. When people watch adaptations without experiencing the source material, they tend to nitpick it less.

This is the second part of my DiaLovers anime review, you know, the one I did a few weeks ago? I'm not going to recount the plot like I normally do with my game reviews, I'm just going to write my thoughts on it like I did last time. Please keep in mind that I watched the Japanese dub, because I'm one of those people who can't stand English anime dubbing. Let's get started then, because I'm super excited to talk about this!

Oh, and guess what? I used my newly found Photoshop skills to make some of the GIFs in this post. I'm quite proud that I managed to do that. I always thought that Photoshop was some complex software, but it's actually very simple! Most of the GIFs are from the opening sequence though, because I just thought that there was some really good looking shots in there.

Like the first part of this post, it was written very late at night, so I apologise if there are any errors!


Friday, 6 September 2019

Ikemen Revolution Review/Recap No. 6 (With a bit of Ikemen Vampire thrown in too...)

Wow, today I achieved a lot in the world of Ikemen games. I finished Ieyasu's route, got a really nice gacha card in Ikemen Vampire, played a bit of the new event in said game, and read some very strange stuff in Ikemen Revolution.

So yes, let's get on with my next IkeRev post!

 I don't have as much plot stuff to write about here, it's just that there's a few things I want to write about before I forget. But before I start, I'll show you this new gacha card I got in IkeVamp! It was so worth the 300 free diamonds I spent on getting it!


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Ikemen Revoltuion Review/Recap No. 5

Hello everybody, and welcome back to another post where I gradually go through an Ikemen Revolution route! This time I'm super happy because I managed to have enough magic crystals for another premium story, plus, I actually got something good in the card gacha!


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Ikemen Vampire Recap/Review No. 11: The Conclusion of Napoleon's Route

I did it. I finally completed it. Napoleon's route is over. I honestly thought that I still had at least three chapters left, but I only had two. Let's conclude my little recap series then, shall we? There's not really much more to write about.


Monday, 2 September 2019

Ikemen Revolution Review/Recap No. 4

Hello everybody, and welcome to another post on Ikemen Revolution. It's been a few days since I've last written anything, so my memory of the plot isn't going to be as good. Luckily I've taken lots of screenshots to help me remember everything!

I think I'm almost halfway through Jonah's route now. I predict that I'll be done by the end of the month, if the avatar challenges don't take me too long.

So, what has happened in the route since the last post? Read below to find out!


Friday, 30 August 2019

Ikemen Revolution Review/Recap No. 3

It's that time again, time for another Ikemen Revolution post. Not too much happened since I last wrote, but I wanted to make one more post before the weekend started. If you're wondering why I haven't written about Ikemen Vampire lately, it's because it's taking me forever to get enough gold to clear the avatar challenge! I can't even remember what's happening in the route because it's been so long.

This post doesn't really have as many screenshots as my last ones, because a lot of the time I'm too busy enjoying the game so I forget to take them.

Let's just get to the plot, shall we?


Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Kissed by the Baddest Bidder - Baba's Route Review

Hello, everybody, and welcome to my second post today! I feel like I've been turning into a blogging machine lately, churning out loads of content. That's not a bad thing though, because I absolutely love writing these reviews. I've been playing so many mobile games this summer too! Maybe I should remove the bit on the sidebar that says I "occasionally" play mobage, because I seem to be playing them a lot now.

This review is going to be on a Voltage route that's currently out for free right now. I've never actually played one of theirs all the way through before, so this was quite a new experience for me. The game is Kissed by the Baddest Bidder, one that I actually have a bit of history with.

Ikemen Revolution Review/Recap No. 2

Hello, everybody, and welcome to my second Ikemen Revolution post. I have taken so many screenshots of this game this time, so the post should look a lot more colourful than my other ones. I was going to write this post tomorrow instead since I had something else planned for today, but a lot of interesting things happened that I really wanted to write about. Actually, today I even had enough magic crystals to buy a Premium Story, so I'm quite excited to talk about it!

(If you're wondering what I had also planned to post today, I was going to play another mobile otome and review one of the free stories on Love 365. The only reason I'm not playing console games right now is because it costs loads of money to buy new ones, and I don't want to exhaust the Vita's otome library in less than a year!)

So, let's get to the plot, shall we?


Tuesday, 27 August 2019

We've Received Our First Comment!

Hello, everybody! I am so glad to announce that Misty's Blog has received its very first comment! I cannot believe that I didn't notice it earlier. I've had this place since 2017, so I'm glad that we've finally had somebody actually like it enough to comment on it.

Now, what is this comment, you may ask? Well, it was posted last month on my post titled "The Breaking of Misty's World". It was posted by a very nice person called "Anonymous". They said "I love this blog", which makes me feel very happy. Thank you very much! I don't know who you are, but thank you for actually commenting on my blog. I never noticed this earlier because I think I have the notifications turned off.

It's great that this blog is still going and that people are actually reading it. When I started this blog almost two years ago, I had intended it to be a simple dumping ground for random thoughts. I didn't expect it to last this long and to change into what it is today. Even though this place doesn't get as many visits as my regular website, I still prefer working on this one.

That comment has made my day. Thank you to everybody who reads this blog, even if you don't want to comment. It's great to know that a lot of random strangers from across the world like looking at my stuff. :)

Thank you, and see you all on my next post!

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Monday, 26 August 2019

Ikemen Revolution Post No. 1: First Impressions

I know I said that I'd wait to complete Napoleon's route before starting Ikemen Revolution, but I couldn't wait. After leaving the app sitting on my home screen for ages, I finally began to play it. I am so, so, glad that I did, because this game is really, really good.

In this post, I'm going to go straight into giving my first impressions on the app as a whole, then I'll start getting into the actual route. Let's get to it then, shall we?



Sunday, 25 August 2019

Ikemen Vampire "Discipline Between the Sheets" Event - A Review

After yesterday's brief post discussing two of Cybird's current events going on in their games, I thought that it would be nice to do a proper post on one of them, specifically Ikemen Vampire's "Discipline Between the Sheets" story event. I've never actually played through an event all the way through before, as I always couldn't be bothered to do all of the love battles and all that nonsense just for some short story. But I need more excuses to blog about things, so this event was the perfect opportunity for that.

Just keep in mind that I'm only reviewing Arthur's "route" for this post. I have no plans to go through any of the others. Anyway, Arthur's actual route's coming out soon, so I might as well write about him to hype up his release, even though I probably won't be playing it for a long time yet.

You know what, I only just realised that it's Arthur's face who is on the app icon. I always thought that it was Napoleon. The artwork is from his "Dripping Wet" gacha card, in case you were wondering.

I didn't try to be one of those people who ranks on this event, I actually have no idea how you do that, and because it looks like you have to spend actual money to get up on the charts. All of the people who rank really high have these avatars with loads of fancy clothes, so it's obvious they've spent a bit of dosh on the game. Personally, I don't think it's worth it, but those girls can do whatever they want with their money.



Saturday, 24 August 2019

Ikemen Vampire Recap/Review No. 10

Well, we’ve finally reached the tenth post in this series! That’s a lot of writing I’ve been doing. Today I had planned to write something different instead, but I came across another Avatar Challenge in Napoleon’s route, so I just thought that I’d write about this today.


This is my first post made using Windows Live Writer. I used to use this on my old Wordpress blog, so I thought that I’d start using it again. Hopefully the formatting turns out alright.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Just a Quick Little Post About Otome Events...

I managed to get a new computer! I'm super happy I have one now. This one seems so high-tech compared to my old one, it has facial recognition and everything!

I thought I'd test out its blogging capabilities by writing a little post about some of the mobile otome events I've been playing lately. I've even attached a video of one down below!


Thursday, 22 August 2019

Ikemen Vampire Recap/Review No. 9

Yay! My broken computer managed to connect to Blogger all by itself! Poor thing. Even though it's on its last legs, I'm still working it hard to try and get these blog posts out.

Today is time for another IkeVamp post. I've managed to read about two and a bit chapters since I last wrote, so that's enough for some discussion. I feel that if I had waited another day to write this, I would've forgotten everything that I've read.

Let's get to the plot!


Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Ikemen Vampire Recap/Review No. 8

Good afternoon, fellow blog viewers. Welcome to another Ikemen Vampire recap-review thing. I don’t really know what this type of post is called! If you have only just tuned in, these posts are just ongoing things where I discuss the plot of this game and give my thoughts on it.
I just have to mention something sort of important first. My laptop is now on its last legs, after almost five years of service. The screen is literally hanging by two wires, since the hinges are both broken. This affects the Wi-Fi antenna, because for some reason the manufacturers decided to place it in the most vulnerable part of the whole computer! So now my computer can barely get any Internet signal, and when it does, it loads like Dial-Up. This of course affects how I can edit my blog and website. The only other computery things I have are my Windows tablet and an old Netbook that doesn’t have any drivers installed since I re-installed Windows on it. I used to manage my old blog on my tablet, but I’d rather not do that again since I hate touch-screen keyboards. I could actually write a post on my Xbox One, but I can’t find my USB keyboard anywhere.

Just because my computer’s about to bite the dust, it doesn’t mean that this blog will! Bubbles (yes, I gave my PC a name) actually still works fine apart from those two major issues. So I’m writing this post on Microsoft Word right now, and then I’m gonna wait for it to get a connection and then paste it onto my blog. I’m either going to get this thing fixed, or buy a new computer. I won’t let this kill my blogging speed though, don’t worry! Just expect a few less posts than usual. If you notice any formatting errors of any kind, blame the transition from Word to Blogger for that.

OK, now that we’ve gotten the serious stuff out of the way, let’s get to the discussion!


Friday, 16 August 2019

The Diabolik Lovers Anime: A Review/Ramble

Hello. I've literally just finished binge-watching the first season of the Diabolik Lovers anime. I never really thought that I could binge TV programmes like this, but I suppose that it has to be something that I really enjoy, like this series.

Instead of just watching the show like a normal person would, I wrote a few notes down in order to write a review for this blog. I know I usually tackle otome games, but this is otome-related, so it still belongs here, right?

So sit back and relax as you read my very long ramble about the Diabolik Lovers anime! Beware of spoilers for the anime and the games down below!



An English Patch of Diabolik Lovers Is Out!

I don't usually post otome news and that, but an English patch of Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal (the PS Vita version only) has just been released. So many wonderful people worked so hard on this, translating and proofreading it for everybody. I actually did a bit of proofreading myself for it, so if you recognise a bit of my writing style anywhere, that's probably why.

You have to buy the game first, of course, then download the patch. So far, ten people have already done so! Please note: you have to hack your Vita first, otherwise none of this patching would be possible.

I'm glad something like this exists. It would've helped me a lot when I played it a few months ago! Diabolik Lovers is one of those really popular franchises that everybody wants to play but can't because of the language level, so I'm glad that people will finally be able to experience it for themselves instead of reading route summaries. Maybe if loads of people buy the game after this, it'll convince Rejet to finally localise it themselves?

Anyway, you can find details on the patch by clicking here. If you scroll down a bit and look for a "strangepigeon6" in the credits, that's me! I wish that I could've done more proofreading, but I went on holiday and was unable to do it. I can't remember all of what I proofread, but I remember doing something from every route. My favourite bits I did were the chapters from Subaru's route, and Kanato's first ending. That ending I thought was amazing when I first played it.

I hope you all enjoy the patch! I'm quite happy that otome games are popular enough that cool stuff like this can happen. I feel quite proud to be a part of something like this.

That concludes my post for today. Have a nice day!

:)


Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Apple and Ashlynn's Photo Shoot

To break up the seemingly endless stream of Ikemen Vampire posts, I came up with a solution: doll pictures. That's right. Specifically pictures of my girls Apple White and Ashlynn Ella. They recently just came back from a boil wash, so I wanted to show off their magnificent hair.

Out of the many pictures I took, only a few of them were good enough for this blog.


Ever After High dolls are so photogenic, aren't they?


Monday, 12 August 2019

Ikemen Vampire Recap/Review No. 7: MC Does Something a Bit Stupid

I've reached another avatar challenge, so I thought that it would be the perfect time to write another post about Ikemen Vampire and Napoleon's route.

Finally, I've found a decent title for this series of posts. It's better than just "Another IkeVamp Post" or "I Don't Know What To Call This Post" one billion times, isn't it?

Let's get straight to recapping and discussing the plot, shall we?



Friday, 9 August 2019

Another Ikemen Vampire Post - With a Very Original Title

I'm back again, with another sort of review/discussion/opinion piece on Ikemen Vampire! If you were wondering why it had been so long, blame the silly old avatar checks. I can't be asked to turn my iPod on every few hours to do the battles again, so it takes me a long time to complete them. I had sort of pushed Napoleon and his route to the back of my mind, because I was replaying a lot of my other otome games instead.

I've only managed to read a chapter and two fifths since I last wrote, but who cares! I couldn't even tell you what chapter it was, but it's the one with the third CG in it.

OK, let's get to the plot, shall we? Beware of spoilers down below!


Tuesday, 6 August 2019

An All New Blog Theme - Coming Soon to Your Computer Screen!

I have recently learned how to make basic blinkies and website buttons using Photoshop. Since I can do that, it shouldn't be hard to create a fancy title image for this blog, should it? That's why I am pleased to announce that soon - very soon - I will be changing this blog's theme completely, and the boring old title at the top will look 1000% percent cooler.

I've noticed that most otome blogs have a CG or something behind their title, so I'm probably going to do something like that. I've been obsessed with Yui Komori's design lately (I've been making loads of blinkies of her which nobody is going to ever use!) so I might use her. Expect a theme full of pink then!

I should really get on with making that header/title/whatever image now, so see you all later!


UPDATE: The theme's here now, and actually it looks quite good! I've still stuck to the bog-standard "simple" theme, but the colours and especially the header all actually look decent now. Yay, my blog finally looks proper!

Friday, 2 August 2019

Ikemen Vampire Update No. 5?

Here I am, back again with another Ikemen Vampire post!

A lot of things have happened, some that I cannot entirely remember, but I'll try to recap as much as I can. I tried to save some of the free chapter tickets for later, but they reset everyday so I ended up wasting them. Oh well. I suppose I learned from that mistake to use all of the tickets up the day you get them!


Monday, 29 July 2019

Doll Post No.1: Barbie Fairytopia Mermaidia Elina

Oh dear, that is one long title.

Sorry to all of you who only care about otome games, this blog is turning into a doll and otome blog! I could've written about dolls before, but I've only just got mine out of storage. They've all been boxed up for a year now... :(

Today, I wanted to talk about a doll of mine that I've had for years, meaning that she is very well played with.

And who is that lucky lady, you ask? Read the title! For those of you who don't want to read that, it's my Fairytopia Mermaidia Elina doll. I do have another Mermadia doll, but I'll save her for another post. I do apologise if the pictures in this "review" are rubbish. I probably took them a bit too quickly, because I was very eager to write this post.




Another Ikemen Vampire Post (I couldn't think of a better title, sorry)

This post is probably quite short, but that's only because I've reached one of them "intimacy checks" that I currently am unable to pass, so I'm just gonna write what's happened so far so I don't forget.


Thursday, 25 July 2019

Ikemen Vampire Post, No. 3

I have no idea how I've managed to log onto Ikemen Vampire every single day since starting my first route. I'm impressed at my level of dedication.

I'd like to welcome you all to another post where I spill my thoughts on the game and the routes and all that nonsense.


Monday, 22 July 2019

I Fixed It.

Misty's World broke, but I managed to fix it in about two days. I thought it would take longer than that. The only place it's still wonky at is on my PC, because for some reason Chrome remembers how the old CSS style sheet worked and isn't replacing it with the new one.

I just wanted to write here that everything's alright again, and that Misty's World 3.5 is here!!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

The Breaking of Misty's World

Hello, people who were redirected here from my website.

You may want to know what went wrong with it, right?

Well, lucky for you, I'm going to answer that right here!

Basically, what happened was that I was creating this new website, and I was trying to figure out how to make it so that the page resizes to look decent everywhere, no matter how small the screen size is. Then I went to look at Misty's World. I resized the browser screen, and the site twisted into this hideous mess.

So I tried to find a solution, and I think I edited the code and turned everything into even more of a hideous mess. It was like midnight or something, and I can't remember what I changed.

In order to fix this issue, I've put Misty's World on a temporary hiatus, whilst I completely rework the site again, even though I literally did it like a month ago.

I suppose that in the meantime, people can just enjoy my blog. Nobody looks at it normally, so this'll be a good time to get some traffic on it.

I'm going to go back to remaking my site now. Have a nice day.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

My Child is Online!

I didn't really have a child, don't worry, but this project I've been working on is basically like a child to me. If you've been reading my previous posts, you may have heard about this Period Cube fansite I've been working on recently. After spending many, many hours on it, it's finally online.

I had been planning to upload it to Neocities from the start, but then when I went to put everything on there, it told me I couldn't upload my custom font unless I paid, which I completely understand. It was hard breaking up with the font, but in the end, it doesn't really matter. It was only used on the navigation bar and the title. Plus, I can't really complain because Neocities is such a great service.

The site doesn't really have too much on it to be honest, but I just wanted to be the one to make a fansite for an otome that isn't really too popular in the West. It was never my favourite game, but I had so much fun reviewing it that I wanted to make something for it. Also, I just needed an excuse to make another website. It's fun making something for a franchise so niche and unknown!

I'm typing this so fast, there's going to be loads of errors. Oh well.

If you want to check out the site, click here!

That's me done blogging for today. All I wanted to do was advertise this new site. See you all later!

Another IkeVamp Post

I felt like writing something today, so I just decided to do another post on Ikemen Vampire, because why not?

(Oh yeah, there's spoilers down below, so watch out for them!)


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

New Otome Localisations!

This is sort of old news now, but if you didn't already know, Aksys are localising some Otomate games for the Nintendo Switch! Yes, you read that correctly. There are quite a few of them coming too! Hopefully they should be released next year, if things go alright.


Ikemen Vampire - Initial Impressions

I'm back, back from a very relaxing holiday. A lot of otome stuff was announced whilst I was gone, stuff that I want to write about soon. But first, I want to talk about a Cybird game that was released in English the other day. That game is Ikemen Vampire.


Friday, 21 June 2019

Misty's World 3.0 is Finally Here!

If you were following my site last year, you may remember that around the time that it turned a year old, I completely and utterly revamped it to use a bit more CSS. At the time I thought that it used loads of CSS, but really it didn't use that much of it.

Misty's World is almost two years old now, so after being inspired by other people's sites with more fancy Cascading Style Sheets, I decided to revamp the site all over again. It's here, if you want to see the new design. I know, it doesn't look perfect, but I'm really bad with CSS so it's all I could do. Actually, I'm just realising that it looks a lot closer to how this blog looks now.

I literally deleted every old file from my site (Don't worry, I backed it up beforehand!), but my laptop's wireless signal thing was messing up again, and the Internet went off halfway through. It's really annoying because Neocities has a weird file management system, meaning that you have to delete each file one by one, not all at once. It is quite annoying. 

Eventually, I managed to delete everything and upload all of the new stuff. There were a few errors, but they should all be fixed by now, except for one major, major error. I dunno if this is just my computer (I just partitioned my PC's hard drive and installed Windows 7 because it's way faster, I'm using that now and my trackpad driver isn't installed properly because it crashes a lot so that may be the issue) but on Chrome the left navigation bar doesn't work. The hyperlinks just won't click. It's weird because when I tried it with an old version of Internet Explorer, it worked fine. Hopefully other Chrome users won't have the same problem as I. It's annoying, why did it have to happen with such a popular browser?

I know this blog hasn't had a proper post in a while. I don't think I'm going to make a post on the Japan exclusive Hakuoki fan-disc I'm playing, because it's super hard to understand. I do get the basic plot of it, but it's harder for me to write about games in another language. I've been taking it super slow, even though it's quite a short game, it's been taking me ages for some reason. I dunno what I'm gonna be playing after that, so there may be a post drought for quite a while.

I'm going to start blogging about my doll collection soon, so there's that to look forward to. I know this is an otome blog, but originally it was a blog of all trades, with posts about anything, so it doesn't matter if I write about something different.

I should stop writing now, because that's all I have to say. See you all later!


Thursday, 6 June 2019

Collar X Malice is Getting an Anime??

Even though I completed the game months ago, I've still managed to write two Collar X Malice posts in a row...

Recently at the 2019 Otomate Party, (I think it's this event where they announce new games and get voice actors doing stuff and all that) they announced that Collar X Malice was going to get an anime adaptation! It's also getting another stage play and a Switch port, so I suppose that's great too.

I don't really watch anime anymore, but I'm actually quite interested in this. It'll be a bit strange to see Ichika animated and having a voice, because when I played the game I just used her as a blank slate for my self-insertion fantasies... I always thought that she would have a mature, deeper voice, but she's probably going to sound like a normal high-pitched anime girl.

The story will probably follow Yanagi's route since it's supposed to be the canon story, but they might just make it so that Ichika ends up with nobody so that the viewer can choose her love interest by purchasing the game or something. They might add in extra fluffy scenes and new content too!

It's going to be great to see all of my favourite love interests animated! I just hope that the art actually looks decent, because the other two otome anime adaptations I know, the Code: Realize and Diabolik Lovers series, I really can't stand the character designs there. It's a shame because the game CGs were really pretty.

There may be a chance of this eventually getting an English dub, since the game got localised over to the West. I don't like English versions of anime though because they always give the characters these generic American accents. When I read the game without sound, I automatically made everybody talk like bog standard British people because that's where I'm from, so it might sound a bit odd hearing them speak like they're from across the pond. I feel like this kind of series would be well received amongst Western anime fans, and it might make them want to buy the game. Maybe that means the Switch version will get brought over too? The fan-disc is built into that port, so it would be awesome if we got that over here! The only problem is, I don't have a Nintendo Switch, and I probably won't have one for a very long time...

Since the only game I'm playing right now is one I can barely understand, I decided to comment on some otome news just so that this blog has less of a content drought. I dunno if I'll be buying any more Vita stuff for a while because I've already gotten loads of games in the span of five months, I need to pace myself a bit. Not that I got them with my own money, I got them all using Amazon vouchers I got as Christmas and birthday gifts!

I need to go to bed now, so I'll say goodbye. See you all later!





Thursday, 30 May 2019

Collar X Malice's Bad Endings

Please Note: This post isn't going to be as detailed as my Period Cube bad ending posts. I originally wasn't going to make a post on this, but I'm bored so I just want to type down some quick general thoughts. Also, there's going to be no screenshots here, sorry.

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About two months after completing Collar X Malice, I decided to go back to collect some bad endings, and of course, the trophies that you get awarded upon finding them. Even though to get a platinum trophy you have to first collect every single ending the game has to offer, I couldn't be bothered to do that, so I only went for the endings that have CGs, the Tragic Love endings. That meant that afterwards, I got some cute completion CGs! I had seen these floating around the Web before, but I thought that they were from the fan-disc. In the past, I had gotten some bad endings, but none of them had CGs, except one that I exited out of to correct my mistakes before I could get to the image.

(BEWARE OF SPOILERS DOWN BELOW!)


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A Journey Through Period Cube's Bad Endings: Part Three

This will be my final post on Period Cube, unless a fan-disc ever comes out and I review that. Like the title says, I'll be going through the last two bad endings I have and basically just writing my thoughts on them.

Let's get started, shall we?


(Oh yeah, beware of spoilers down below!)

Monday, 27 May 2019

My Last Period Cube Review

Previously on Misty's Blog: I completed all of the Period Cube routes required and wrote long reviews on them. Eventually, I managed to unlock the final one, Poyo-Poyo's. Will this one be better, worse, or as good as the other ones? Read the review below to find out, and like always, beware of spoilers!

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Friday, 24 May 2019

A Rubbish Review of Hiroya's Route

Previously on Misty's Blog: I went through two more Period Cube bad endings, and they weren't as interesting for me as the ones I had done first! At that point, I had only two more routes to go, Poyo-Poyo and Hiroya's. I was actually quite excited to play both of them, and not because it meant that the game would be over.

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I finished Hiroya's route, but I fear that my memory of the plot is going to be as bad as it was in the last review I wrote. Ouch, my cat just bit my arm whilst I wrote that. So, let's get into the review before I forget everything, shall we?

(Don't forget to watch out for spoilers!)


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

A Journey Through Period Cube's Bad Endings: Part Two

I'm back on my journey through Period Cube's interesting bad endings! This time I'll be reviewing Libera and Zain's endings only!

I don't really know what else to say before I start, except to beware of spoilers!


Zain's Route: A Crappy Summary/Review

Previously on Misty's Blog: I played about four Period Cube routes. That was all I did. Oh yeah, I also did some bad endings too. Now, as you all expected me to, I started my fifth route.


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Hello, everybody! I've just come back from finishing Zain's route. It was... interesting, I suppose. I started it on Friday and then took a break from it for most of the weekend, so the first few chapters aren't that fresh in my mind anymore! The route summary I wrote down turned out to be a bit jumbled up and out of order because of this. Also, if there's a bit of a disconnect with the screenshots and what's written, it's because I'm writing the post first because I can't plug my PS Vita into my PC at the moment, and then adding the images later. Sorry about that.

Don't forget to beware of spoilers!

Friday, 17 May 2019

This Could've Been Better, I Suppose...

Previously on Misty's Blog: I completed my third Period Cube route, Libera's, having very strong opinions about it. Next, I decided to make our MC fall in love with a very trashy angel boy with absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. It sounded like fun, because I usually quite enjoy characters like that...

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Yes, I decided to do Demento's route.  I had heard some very bad things about him in the past, so naturally, that made me very excited. But it was so short, it only took me around an hour to finish it! It feels like he was never meant to be a proper LI in the first place and was just added in as a hidden extra route just because. Oh yeah, I also somehow got the bad ending even though I tried really hard to get affection points for him. There was one time where I didn't get any and I thought that it wouldn't matter, so I didn't bother correcting them or nothing. I'm going to be writing about both endings in this post instead of saving the other one for my bad ending reviews. It's just so that I don't forget what happens by the time I go to write it.

So, are you ready for the insanity that is this route?

(Oh yeah, there's spoilers down below so don't look if you care about that stuff!)


Thursday, 16 May 2019

Libera's Route: A Very Long Review

Previously on Misty's Blog: I made my way through two of Period Cube's bad endings and discovered that they were actually quite a bit more interesting than the happy ones. Then I began the common route again and landed on Libera's route. I had absolutely no excitement for it whatsoever, but could it turn out to be actually interesting?

Read below to find out, and beware of spoilers!

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

A Journey Through Period Cube's Bad Endings: Part One

Yes, I know I literally wrote my last post an hour ago, but there was something really cool I wanted to write about!

This is technically a companion piece to my other three Period Cube posts, so if you haven't read them or played the game yet, I would highly recommend that you do!

I decided to go through the "Merry Bad Endings" for the two routes that I've already completed, because they come with CGs and trophies! They were both a lot longer than I thought, and a lot more complex than the simple "you made one wrong choice so now you're dead" endings. I wrote "Part 1" in the title for this post, because I'm planning to go through all the other endings like these later on. I used this walkthrough for these, in case you were wondering. Each one requires low affection to land on and they branch off from the normal story at Quest 7.

So, what did I think about them? Scroll down below to find out, and beware of spoilers!!


This Review is Very Long....

Previously on Misty's Blog: I pulled out my PlayStation Vita again and started to play a very interesting otome game called Period Cube. After breezing through the common route, I some how managed to land on a route by only making three choices! After completing the first route (review can be found here), I went back to the common route. Guided by the "skip to next choice" feature, I made some random dialogue choices until landing on the route of another attractive love interest...

Now, after spending a few days completing it, it's time for the final review. Beware of spoilers!


Monday, 13 May 2019

A Reflection on This Blog

This is not a proper post or anything. I feel like reading some of my older posts even though whenever I read them I have to correct a lot of accidental errors (I don't edit because it's embarrassing reading my stuff), but it's really fun to see what my opinions were on certain games and that at the beginning and how they changed.

It's funny, I started this blog just to randomly ramble on about stuff, but then I started playing Hakuoki and Mystic Messenger and writing about it. At first, if you look at my original posts on Hakuoki, I'd just lightly touch on the plot but not really talk about things at all (I think I was scared of getting details wrong) and I'm pretty sure I spelt Shinsengumi wrong each time! Then I got my Vita and started playing Code: Realize and I still didn't really talk much about the plot, but then when I started Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly (still probably my favourite game) I went a bit deeper in, and then eventually a few games later, I was almost into proper review territory. Now I try to make at least one post fully discussing a route, one on my initial opinions on a game and then sometimes I final opinion post. It's nice looking at how my writing and my plot analysis skills have gotten better over these past few months.

I think I might write proper posts on Hakuoki if I get the new remastered Vita games. I am playing the fan-disc next but it's all in Japanese so I dunno how much I'll be able to say about it since I'm having trouble finding a complete English summary (nobody translated the fan-disc because it got incorporated into localised versions of the original game anyway).

I keep thinking that the current theme of this blog might look like an absolute eyesore to outside viewers with the white text, bright colours and moving background, but I like it so I just keep it anyway. Just so you all know, I understand if this blog is unreadable because of the theme. I'm still not gonna change it yet though, sorry. (I now realise that this has become more of a blog for myself rather than anybody else, sometimes I've even considered making it private)

Even though nobody reads this blog, I've got to say that I've had a blast writing about my otome journey these past few months. It's probably helped my writing skills quite a bit, and it's just nice to have something like a diary to pour my thoughts into. It's funny, when I started this blog in 2017, I used this tag on my posts that said "this blog is probably gonna die anyway" and look where we are now, in 2019! I don't think this blog is dying anytime soon, unless Blogger gets killed by Google (which I am scared of because they just culled Google +), but then I'll just move to Wordpress so everything will be fine again.

If you're reading this, thank you. :) Even if you dislike my blog and want it deleted forever, it's nice to know that someone, somewhere, read this post.

Goodnight and goodbye!

EDIT: I'm just reading this post and it's hilarious. It's like looking at a younger version of myself even though the post was only made last year. Just the title of the post alone is funny really.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Hmmm.....

Well, I just finished my first Period Cube route. It was good, but I feel like it was too short. I'm not really sure if that's criticism or a compliment. I did read before going into this game that it each route doesn't take long to complete, so maybe I wouldn't be feeling this way if I hadn't have heard that first.

(Spoilers down below!)

Friday, 10 May 2019

What If Sword Art Online Was an Otome Game?

I know I promised in the last post to write my final thoughts on Diabolik Lovers once I had completed it, but I really can't be bothered. I really enjoyed the game, but it feels like I've been playing it for years so I'd really like to move on now.

Today I started Period Cube. It's basically almost exactly the same as Sword Art Online, but instead of having big breasted anime girls as characters, there's just a lot of bishounen instead. Even though it sometimes seems a little bit too similar to SAO, I'm actually really enjoying it.

I'm actually halfway through a route even though I only started to play it today. It's probably because I was playing it without the sound in public most of the time and because the common route is super short, probably the shortest I've ever seen. I'm a bit sad that I've missed out on some of the voice acting (I hardly actually know what my chosen love interest's voice sounds like!) but it's like that with other games, I can't listen to the voice acting 100% of the time, because I don't like carrying headphones around. If the game's completely in Japanese though, I'll bring my Earpods and listen to the voices because it helps me understand it better.

Period Cube just happens to be based off of a drama CD series that I haven't listened to. I think that I might be tempted to try them out, maybe on YouTube or I could just buy them. I dunno if there's a fan-translation for it though, so I might not be willing to spend money on them until my Japanese improves.

Anyways, since I've played enough of this game now to form a basic opinion on it, what do I think so far?

Keep in mind that as usual, this post is just going to be a random dump of thoughts.

(Beware of spoilers!)


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

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I haven't posted in a while, have I? It's because I've been busy completing Diabolik Lovers and I thought I'd finish the last two routes until I wrote another blog post. But I haven't finished yet, I'm almost there though.


Prepare for a massive dump of thoughts on Kanato's route, plus Laito's, even though I haven't really finished it yet.

(I dunno how much I'm gonna be able to write because I haven't played it since this morning, it's not that fresh in my mind now...)

Spoilers down below!


Saturday, 27 April 2019

Avengers: Endgame - My Thoughts

Yesterday I sat in the cinema for three hours, watching the new Avengers film. It was really good. I wasn't hyping it up as much as I did Infinity War last year (I had other things on my mind), so I forgot to buy tickets in advance. They all got booked up where I lived the day they became available! Luckily I managed to book one singular seat in 3D for last night, which was great because I was thinking that I was going to have to wait a week to see it, and get spoiled in the meantime.

I've been thinking about this film a lot since I watched it, so I thought I'd sit down and spill them all on this page. It'll be a bit like my otome "reviews", where they aren't really proper reviews, just a list of my opinions on the game. There's gonna be so many spoilers down below, so if you haven't already seen the film, please don't read this! You have been warned. There's so much to talk about so I'm probably going to forget a lot of it, but it doesn't matter.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

:3

Hello, everybody! I've been super busy this week so I had forgotten about this blog until now! Again, it is time for my regular update on whatever otome game I'm playing!!

Yes, I'm still playing Diabolik Lovers. But I'm almost done. I'm enjoying this game but I really want to play my next because it's on my Vita and I miss it. The screen and buttons feel so much nicer than the PSP's. Not that I dislike the PSP, it just feels old now that I have something better to compare it with.

Anyways, I finished Reiji's route today, meaning that I have two more routes to go. I suppose I'll just write some of my thoughts on it down below!

(Beware of spoilers!)


Thursday, 18 April 2019

Hello.

It's been a long time since I've posted, hasn't it? Well not really, it's only been four days. Still, it seems like a while to me. But I decided to actually finish playing a route before I blog about it. I just realised that for some person who doesn't read this blog regularly (meaning anyone who isn't me) would have no idea what the hell I'm talking about right now if I don't actually mention the game I'm playing before writing about it. In 90% of my posts I just go straight into things without actually mentioning the name of the otome at all.

So, if you didn't already know, I've been playing Diabolik Lovers on my PSP using my poor Japanese skills, translated summaries and walkthroughs to actually get through it. Today I just finished Subaru's route, so I suppose I'll give my thoughts on that now because I'll be too busy later.

Beware of spoilers down below!!!


Sunday, 14 April 2019

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I haven't posted very often this week, have I? This Diabolik Lovers game is a lot harder to write about than the other otomes I've played, because it's not in my first language and because there's a lot less plot. It seems that I've been going through this game quite slowly, even though it seems like it wouldn't take that long to get through.

I think I'm going to be posting a lot less on this blog whilst I'm playing this game, because when I play I keep thinking about what I'm gonna write, and since there's not that much to report on really, I should just relax and not worry about this site.

Actually I almost wasn't able to Haunted Dark Bridal at all, because my cheap third party PSP charger literally broke in half yesterday. I'm not joking. I am so glad that my local second hand video game shop sells them, because otherwise I'd have to wait ages to get one off Amazon or something.

My old charger was one of those universal chargers, it can charge multiple consoles but not all at once. I only brought it because it was the only one they had, and the person who gave me the PSP didn't have the original power cable or nothing. Earlier yesterday it strangely stopped working, I thought it was my console's fault at first, and after troubleshooting it for a while with no results, the bit in the middle of the lead where the multiple charging cable types connected to the actual power wire just pulled apart. I have no idea why, but it was a cheap third party charger so it probably wasn't built very well.

This new charger I got is made by the same company unfortunately (it was the only type I could get!) but this time it's not a universal one, it's actually designed for the PSP and has an actual power brick instead of it being just a simple USB cable like before. Let's hope that it doesn't meet the same fate as the last one...

I was chuffed that I could complete Diabolik Lovers without having to order a charger online and waiting ages for it to come. Today I managed to complete Shu's route, but I haven't finished reading what happened in English yet. I can't be bothered yet, plus I kind of understand the main plot of it anyway to be honest.

Oh yeah, there's loads of spoilers down below.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

I Can't Think of A Title For This

Hello, and welcome to another post about Diabolik Lovers! I'm super happy because my PSP didn't die on me today, but that's probably because I played it less. But I started a new route today, so that's also good!

 I did start playing Ayato's Heaven scenario but it wouldn't let me get past the first episode, I think that maybe it's because I didn't get enough affection points, because at the beginning of the game I didn't use a walkthrough and I think I got two choices wrong... :( But then I also think that the other two chapters are probably only unlocked if you get the other two endings. I don't know and I haven't find anything in English yet that explains it.

Like I said I was going to do in the last post, I chose my next route by random. I didn't do the common prologue at all, I just opened my previous save file and started my next route from the chapter selection menu. It said online that each prologue is really the same except for slightly different text depending on what character you picked, so I didn't miss out on much. I picked the route by closing my eyes and clicking the D-pad multiple times until I stopped and looked to see who I got. And who did I get, you ask? I landed on Shu's route, which is great because I actually wanted to get his anyway.


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

I Finished My First Route.....

I finished Ayato's route finally, except the extra Heaven scenarios, but those don't count. This entire route was just what I wanted really, and even though I didn't understand like 70% of it until I read the English summaries, I still really enjoyed it.

I would've finished it quicker if my PSP didn't die on me a few times. The battery seems way worse than when it was when I played Hakuoki. It barely lasts a day now, when the battery's only a few months old! Last year it would last more than two days. That's what you get when you purchase third party batteries... Oh well, at least if the battery goes, I think the PSP can still run on AC power, so that's alright.

Anyways, let's talk about the game, shall we? Beware of spoilers down below!


Saturday, 6 April 2019

This Game is.... Interesting......

I have been continuing my journey through the very strange but also quite good game Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal. A minute ago I just finished reading the first main chunk of Ayato's route. It's been quite... interesting so far, but I've been enjoying it.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS DOWN BELOW, although not much has happened yet, so you should be alright if you've never played it before.


Friday, 5 April 2019

I'm Finally Playing Diabolik Lovers!!!

Well, I finally started playing it. The otome game I've wanted to experience for so long, Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal. Even though my Japanese absolutely sucks, I'm not going to let the language barrier stop me from enjoying my abusive vampire boys.

And it's amazing so far. Right now I would still be playing it if my PSP didn't die on me. So I decided to write my initial thoughts on it instead, and share a little bit of info on how I manage to get through it with my bad Japanese skills. Hopefully some of it might help someone else if they feel like playing it without knowing the language that well.

Enjoy a random dump of my thoughts down below! Beware of spoilers though!

Collar X Malice: Final Thoughts!

Well, it took way longer than I thought, but I can now say that I've completed Collar X Malice. There is an extra chapter in the common route that I unlocked that I haven't actually finished yet, but I've still completed all of the routes and stuff.

There are spoilers down below, as usual.......




Thursday, 4 April 2019

Almost Finished...

I almost finished Yanagi's route today, but I didn't because his route has an extra chapter over the others, meaning that it's going to take me longer to complete. I was going to wait until I had completed it but I was scared that my brain would forget stuff if I waited an extra day between writing. So here it is, what will probably be my second last post on Collar X Malice.

Beware of spoilers!!!


Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Shiraishi's Route: Final Thoughts

Well, hello again. I didn't really post on here over the weekend because there wasn't really anything to write about because I hardly went on my Vita at all. I decided to wait until I had finished Shiraishi's route until uploading anything else. And today I ended up completing said route, so I'm going to release my final thoughts on it to the world. Beware of spoilers!


Friday, 29 March 2019

Only Two Routes Left Now...

Hello, and welcome to yet another post on Collar X Malice. Today I started Shiraishi's route, and it's been, uh, quite interesting so far. This time I took a few screenshots so the post will look less boring! I really could be doing anything else on a Friday night but I really wanted to get this post out before I forgot about half the route. Right now I'm probably on chapter two of this route, so not too much has happened yet. But still, I'm about to be discussing spoilers and stuff, so be warned!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Enomoto's Route: Final Thoughts

(I've gone back to giving my posts regular titles now.)

Today I sat down with my cat and completed Enomoto's route. Of course I enjoyed it. This game hasn't really disappointed me yet, and that's good because I had super high expectations for it. Luckily I managed to get the good ending without issues, even though I was getting worried that I might've messed up some of the choices.

I'm just going to leak out all of my thoughts on it down here. Unfortunately I didn't bother to take any screenshots so there's not going to be any images below. Sorry. Also beware of spoilers.


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. 

The Shortest Common Route Ever


I've been continuing to play Collar X Malice, and after less than a day of playing, I've actually gotten somewhere!

 I didn't have to do any in-game flirting or nothing, the prologue ended and I was immediately locked onto someone's route. This is probably the shortest common route that I've ever played through! I'm so glad because that means that I don't have to spend half an hour skipping through it before starting my next route. But because I had absolutely no idea what choices give you points for which love interest, I'm probably going to have to use a walkthrough next time...

Through selecting the choices that I would probably make in real life, I ended up landing on Okazaki's route. I'm quite glad because he seemed like the nicest LI out of them all. Usually when I try to act like myself in these games, I just end up with a bad ending where I get nobody. This probably means that Okazaki is the one that I'd be the most compatible with in real life, and I think that would be true. The others would probably have no interest in me whatsoever if I had met them in reality instead.

Down below I'm going to spill my thoughts on this route I've just started. It's going to be spread out through multiple posts, because as I've said many times before (I'm super repetitive, aren't I?) , if I don't write my thoughts down almost immediately after playing, I'll quickly forget everything.

(This post contains spoilers, like usual.)


Monday, 18 March 2019

Collar X Malice: First Impressions

I finally got around to playing Collar X Malice. This game seems to be quite popular amongst the otome crowd, so I had rather high expectations for it. I'm still in the middle of the prologue, but so far it hasn't let me down. Today I thought that it would be a good idea to write down my initial thoughts on the game so that once I've finished it I can see if my opinions changed or if my predictions were ever correct.

As usual, there's probably gonna be spoilers down below, but since I haven't gotten that far there won't be too many.


Code: Realize: Future Blessings: Final Thoughts/Finis Route Opinions

I had planned to finish this game yesterday, but I had to do real life stuff instead. It's not like I'm in a race or speed running it or anything. This morning I managed to complete it and get around eighty-six percent trophy completion for it. So, what are my final thoughts? What did I think of Finis' route? Read below to find out, but beware of spoilers!


Friday, 15 March 2019

Herlock's Route: A Very Long Summary/Review

Warning: This post contains massive spoilers for Code: Realize: Future Blessings.

After sitting down on the sofa with my cat and my Vita for many hours, I have finally completed Sholmes' route, and it was a very dramatic roller-coaster ride that I enjoyed quite a bit! I suppose this post is going to be almost like a proper review of it.




"Lupin's Gang" - My Final Opinion

(Massive spoilers for Code: Realize: Future Blessings down below!!)


I'VE FINALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO USE "READ MORE" BUTTONS ON BLOGGER! Now nobody can be spoiled by accident scrolling down the homepage!! I've known how to do them on Wordpress for a long time but I never bothered to figure out how to do it on Blogger until today.






Thursday, 14 March 2019

"Lupin's Gang" - Initial Opinions

(Spoilers for Code: Realize: Future Blessings down below!!!!)








At this point I am somewhere about halfway through the "Lupin's Gang" short story. It's turning out to be a lot longer than I had expected. The plot is also very different to what I thought it would be, too. I thought that it was gonna be about some other gang that Lupin was part of, I didn't realise that Lupin's Gang actually refers to him and the rest of the main cast of the story.



Wednesday, 13 March 2019

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(Spoilers for Code: Realize: Future Blessings down below!)






Saint-Germain's after story was mainly just plot, with a bit of fluff and some cute CGs scattered here and there. It was a good route, probably not my favourite of them all, but still great.


Tuesday, 12 March 2019

That Was Awesome!

(Major spoilers for Code: Realize: Future Blessings down below!!!)







Wow, Impey's after story was simply amazing! It might even be my favourite so far! In the original game I didn't really care for Impey that much, but now I really really like him. His entire route was so happy and there wasn't really much conflict at all, it was just pure fluffiness.


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(Spoilers for Code: Realize: Future Blessings down below!)



I just added a "read more" tag to this so you can't really see what's down below anymore. That means I need to think of more creative titles than just "...". This post contains my thoughts on Victor's after story, just in case you were wondering.






A Satisfying Conclusion

(Spoilers for C:R: Future Blessings down below!)















I literally just finished Lupin's after story. I had to log on to Blogger immediately, because if I don't write about it now, I'll forget all that I wanted to say.


Monday, 11 March 2019

The Prettiest CG Ever!

MASSIVE CG SPOILERS FOR CODE: REALIZE: FUTURE BLESSINGS DOWN BELOW!!)












I haven't finished Lupin's after story yet (I've been doing other stuff in real life) but I have found the one of the prettiest CGs I have ever seen!


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(Spoilers down below for Code: Realize: Future Blessings!)









Saturday, 9 March 2019

Code: Realize: Future Blessings

Guess what I finally got around to play? I suppose you would already know if you read the title. Yes, I finally played the Code: Realize fan-disc, and it was amazing. I played it until my Vita's battery was almost dead, which actually wasn't as long as you expected since the battery was at fifty percent, but I still played it for quite a while without stopping!

(Spoilers down below!)







I Finished It!

(Spoilers for Sweet Fuse down below!!!)

I finally finished Sweet Fuse. But I'm still missing loads of CGs for some reason... Let's just hope they're just depressing bad ending CGs only.


Interesting...

(MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SWEET FUSE DOWN BELOW! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!!!!)




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This post contains major spoilers for Sweet Fuse: At Your Side. This is also the last post you'll find that has been updated with a "read more" button. So scroll down the rest of the site with caution!!!




Friday, 8 March 2019

I've Almost Finished the Game....

Wow, this happens to be post number one-hundred and twenty! I've never gotten that far on any blog or diary before.

(Spoilers down below!) You know, I should really start specifying what game the spoilers are for because most people will have no idea what I'm talking about. The game talked about in this post is Sweet Fuse, by the way.







So, I'm on my second-to-last route now. I finished Mitarashi's, it was good, but since I completed it yesterday it's not as fresh and I've forgotten all that I've wanted to write about. But now I'm on Shidou's route. I have no idea why I'm leaving Urabe for last. Originally I was going to play his route third or fourth.

I think that Shidou's the "Main Guy" of this game, meaning that he's the canon love interest and that his route will conclude all of the major plot points in the game. In the other routes Saki usually ends up not playing another game and instead goes off with her love interest to do something else, whilst you see the others being forced to play. This time Saki doesn't go off on a separate task, her and Shidou continue playing the games with all the others. In the other routes you saw and heard what the rest of the games were, but now you're actually playing them with everybody.

I think that Count Hogstein's identity's going to be revealed in this route. They never cleared everything up in the other routes, so they're going to have to do it here. After playing the secret route you see Hogstein (I'm sure he's called something else in the Japanese voicing but I'm not sure what!) in a different light. When I had the sound off I imagined his voice as older and deeper than it is in the voice acting, but now I just imagine it as a younger voice like it actually is. I never would've expected that underneath that horrible pig costume is just a young male with serious problems.

The romance between Saki and Shidou can get slightly awkward at times, but it's cute. However, sometimes Shidou just acts really weird. Like once he just said to her "You're face, it's really round, can I touch it?" and I was just like "?????". Who says that to someone? And sometimes he just randomly touches her hair and stuff. I'm not sure if he doesn't know how to speak to women or if he's just a bit odd. Again, I looked up the voice actor for this character and he also plays Hikaru from Ouran High School Host Club, someone who is the complete opposite of what he plays in this game.  I also looked up on the Wiki for Shidou's age and it was 22, not much older than Saki. I actually thought he was a bit older since I think Hogstein once mentioned that he was going bald or something. He's actually younger than Urabe, which is also a surprise. At least he's not double her age, like a certain someone in this game...

I just finished reading the scene in his route where they all have to dress up in animal costumes. It's quite funny how embarrassed Shidou acts. None of the others really seemed to care about wearing them.

One thing I've noticed in at least two routes now is Wakasa getting jealous of Saki partnering up with one of the other characters. Maybe he's one of those characters who loves you in every route? Maybe he knows that he's in a game and he's sad that you've picked another route? I doubt that any of those things are true. He probably just likes Saki because she's the closest to his age, she's a girl and it's better than being stuck with some other older guy. He's still my favourite love interest from this game though.

This game has taken me longer to play than some of the others, like Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly. It has a few more routes than other games so that's why. I've said this before, but it's such a shame how underrated this game is. If it was more successful, it might've spawned fan-disks or ports or even drama CDs! I might've even been the first person to purchase this game from the PS Store in months! At least people can still buy it new digitally so that Otomate/Aksys can notice people purchasing it, knowing that at least a few people appreciate it. It probably sold a lot more than I'm thinking though, because otherwise there would've been no English translation.

What a great game though. Every single game I've been slightly unsure about has always surpassed my expectations. I suppose keeping your expectations low makes it easier for you to be impressed. If you set your standards super high then it's easier to get disappointed.

It's finally the weekend. You know what's strange? I play my Vita more in the week when I have less free time than I do on Saturday and Sunday when I have nothing planned. Also, in the short time I've had my Vita, I might've even played it more than my Xbox One, which I've had for over a year. I suppose the portability's done that. Portable games are the best.

I suppose I'll see you all later. It's the weekend so I want to have fun and take a break from blogging. Goodbye!!


























Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Every Plot Point is Clicking Together.......


(Spoilers down below!)








Today I finished two routes. Well, I started the other one yesterday so I was already almost done when I started playing, but oh well....

Shirabe's route was good and all that, it's not very fresh in my mind now so it's harder to talk about. But the route I finished in only a day (actually only a bit over an hour of play time) was Makoto's. Apparently it's best to play that one last, but it doesn't really matter for me.

His route was actually a lot sadder than I thought it would be, but I was still quite happy because a few of my theories turned out to be correct! I predicted that Makoto might've been either the player Saki replaced or Count Hogstein, and both of them turned out to be true! And those random dreams that occured near the end of each chapter, they weren't Saki's like I had thought, they were actually his! I think I misinterpreted them a bit because sometimes I had to play without the sound.

Makoto's actually really sweet but also just quite messed up. Saki had to somehow fix him with the power of love. I thought a couple of times that the route was going to end with suicide like a certain other game that I was gonna mention, but shouldn't in case the reader hasn't played it, but luckily he survived to give Saki two kisses. The ending wasn't exactly the happiest because he still had to go to prison, but they made it seem not that bad because of their love or something. This route must be a bit shorter than the others, which I expected after playing the original Hakuoki's "secret" route which was literally just an alternate ending. (I'm still disappointed with that, by the way.)

I think that a lot of the character backstories from the other routes were spoiled here, so I can understand why this was locked. When I restarted the common route for the third time, there was also a character who wasn't there before, but he didn't pop up again. Earlier I said that I was missing things from Wakasa's route, and I think I've found one of them. When you play the common route before unlocking Makoto, there's a part in the story where you explore the park for the first time and you get to choose what character you do it with.  But once you unlock the extra route, you can't get it again unless you choose this one choice at the beginning that shoos Makoto away. When I did the common route to get Wakasa, I was unaware of this and ended up missing a CG of him. But today I managed to get it so everything's fine, I suppose.

But now I have to skip through the common route again to pursue Mitarashi. I've never found an otome that's easier to get the route you want, and all of the good endings, than this game. I have been using walkthroughs occasionally just to check my answers, like when I wanted Makoto's route I wanted to look up to see how to get his route without getting loads of affection points for the others. A lot of times I've gotten bad endings because I failed the mini game, or just made one wrong choice, but it wasn't like the other games where it's because I made hundreds of mistakes in the past and it's impossible to go back and see where I messed up.

To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of Sweet Fuse in the past because none of the love interests really appealed to me. I know people should be judged by personalities but I'm pretty shallow and just go by looks. Even after I had bought it I was a bit skeptical still, but I'm glad I played it now. It's like that with a lot of things I'm not sure about, I experience them and then end up loving them. This otome is as good as all of the other wildly popular titles, so it should be talked about more! Well, I suppose me covering it on this blog might give it a tiny bit more publicity... It would be cool if it had a fan-disc or something but I'm not really sure where they could take the characters once this is over... Maybe they could just do after-stories or something?

I wonder how people feel about the kinds of posts I write on my blog. People usually write reviews for video games, not personal diaries on them! I could do reviews but by the time I've finished a game a lot of the minor details will have slipped my mind, and I'm not going to write notes whilst I play because that'll ruin it. I suppose these posts could count as notes, but they don't really dive that deep into the plot so they're not. Writing these posts makes my blog slightly different, but I honestly think that this place is turning more into my own diary than an actual public website.

Anyway, that's enough of my ramblings. I still haven't learned how to conclude posts in all my years of blogging, so I'm just gonna say goodbye. Goodbye!

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

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(Spoilers down below!)




Towa Wakasa is now my favourite character in this entire game, because he's so adorable. His ending was lovely, and it even came with a cute CG to add to the collection! When I went back into the "Diary" feature to see if I had gotten the good ending or not, a few of his chapters were missing for some reason. I don't know if it's a glitch or if I somehow missed out a huge chunk of his route. It seemed like I'd read the whole thing before. Meoshi's route was also missing a chapter. How strange.

I literally just found out from the Wiki that in the Japanese version of the game, Towa's meant to be 15, but in the English localisation he was made to be 17. I wonder why?

I just ignored it and went onto Shirabe's route to get it out of the way. Even though I started it today, I've almost finished it. The plot in this route is great, but the romance... I can't remember how old Saki's meant to be but if she's still in school, she can't be any older than eighteen. And how old is Shirabe supposed to be? It says online he's 32, which isn't as much as what I thought he was. In the game they act like he's in his fifties or something, but being in your thirties isn't that old! Maybe if Saki was a bit older, I could understand her falling in love with him, but the kissy scenes grossed me out because I think he's two old. They were even worse for me because I thought he was a lot older than he actually was!

But this route was worth it because it gives you some answers about the overarching plot! In most otome games I've played, each route connects to something bigger. I usually forget that when I begin a new game, and I did here. Everybody was invited to the park because they're all connected to a bus crash! It was mentioned in Wakasa's route (but he was unaware it was a bus accident) and in Meoshi's too. It's basically the tragic event that forms all of the character's motivations. I even think Saki was involved in it too, because of those dreams she has that seem to involve something like a car crash. Even though she volunteered to join Hogstein's game, I still think that she has something to do with it. And the person who was originally meant to be in the game but wasn't because of Saki offering to do it, I theorise that Minami was that person, because I dunno why his route would be "secret" or he would be a possible love interest if he didn't have some connection to the plot. At first I thought that he might've been Count Hogstein but I'm not sure now.

I love writing down predictions so that I can go back and see if I was right. People who've already played this game must be looking at them and laughing because they're probably all wrong. I don't know. I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see if I was correct!

Monday, 4 March 2019

Wow...

I hope I can speak Japanese well soon, because I just ordered the PSP Hakuoki fandisc for dirt cheap and free shipping on Amazon. It's from an Amazon voucher gift so it's not my own money. :) It was kind of an impulse buy but it was so cheap and I'm learning Japanese so..................

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(Spoilers down below for Sweet Fuse!)



Today I decided to start Wakasa's route. When I reloaded the common route, things turned out a bit differently. There was a new character, I forgot his name but he's the "secret" route. He hides in the shadows and none of the others really know about him except Saki, probably so they don't have to rewrite much of the common route. He's actually quite sweet towards the MC, but also slightly annoying. He just pops up in the middle of a game and stops Saki to chat when she's in the middle of stuff! I had no idea how the others didn't notice her talking to him.

I kept making choices that raised his affection, so I had be very careful and make sure that his affection didn't get higher than Wakasa's. Once I actually got onto the route, he just disappeared and I haven't seen him again since.

I thought that Saki was going to be protecting Wakasa and telling him that everything was going to be alright when he got scared, but things reversed. He got some inspiration from Mitarashi and changed quite a bit from when I first saw him in the game. Fun fact: His voice actor plays Kanato in the Diabolik Lovers series, is in the Hakuoki remake and plays somebody in Collar X Malice. It's strange, I'm starting to take more notice of the voice actors in these games.

I'm enjoying this route more than Meoshi's. The very first bit was quite similar, in the alien spaceship game they had to play, then it branched off and did its own thing. Wakasa is very sweet. I absolutely love him, he's probably going to be my favourite in the whole game. When they were in the hospital, he was absolutely horrified and trembling, but he still stood there and comforted Saki and told her it would be alright. That scene was absolutely adorable. When I first saw him and heard that he was a boy band singer, I thought that he was going to be a little princess, but I was very much wrong.

The route's also a bit like Meoshi's in that Saki and Wakasa are separated from the rest of the main cast for most of the story. I expect that's going to happen for all of them so that the couple can have a bit of romantic development. I'm at the bit now where Wakasa and Saki bravely went to rescue the hostages, and now they've just found out that Count Hogstein is actually more than one person! I'm glad that I'm finally about to find out about the villain and his motives. In Meoshi's ending (I think it was the good ending!) they didn't really find out about who he really was, in fact nobody managed to catch him at all!

I am very much enjoying this game, but I kind of also want to finish it quickly because I have Code: Realize: Future Blessings waiting for me. Usually even if I enjoy something I still want it to be finished quickly because I like the feeling of completing something. Sweet Fuse feels kind of underrated. I suppose it came out quite late in the PSP's life cycle, so most of the people on that console would've moved on, but then again it is playable on the Vita, but not many people play that anyway so it wouldn't've helped sales that much. I wonder how popular it was in Japan? It must've been if they localised it, or maybe it was just brought over because Aksys chose it? I heard that Aksys like to choose the least romantic games with the less doormatty protagonists. Online I read this interview by the person who wrote the English version of the PSP Hakuoki game rewrote some of Chizuru's lines to make her seem less passive and more suited to a Western audience.

I think I began to ramble on a bit there. It's probably time for me to stop writing now. See you all later!

Sunday, 3 March 2019

I Ordered A Lot of Otome Stuff!

Hello everybody! I haven't been playing my Vita at all this weekend, because I don't normally play it then, but I did get given a really big Amazon voucher. I haven't spent it all yet, but I've still bought four otome related items for pretty good prices.

I ordered Collar X Malice, DiaLovers Haunted Dark Bridal for PSP and two DiaLovers drama CDs. I know most of the stuff I got is in Japanese, but I'm going to be using my slowly improving language skills and online fan translations. It's going to be very exciting once I get them. I also got C:R, Future Blessings from my local gaming shop, so once I've finished Sweet Fuse I'll be playing it.

I'm very happy at what I've bought, it's certainly going to make for lots of blog posts. Once I've finished with the DiaLovers game I'm gonna make a guide on how other Japanese beginners like me can play it easily.

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Friday, 1 March 2019

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Well, I've almost finished my first Sweet Fuse route. I'm pretty much at the end, with probably only like a few sentences and a final kiss CG to go.

(Spoilers below!)



I'm super glad that I chose Meoshi's route first. I thought that he was gonna be one of those quiet boys who doesn't actually speak to you properly until near the end, but he warmed up to Saki quite quickly. In the common route he was still a bit shy but the change started not far from the beginning of his route. He's not just a lazy hikikomori like you think he's gonna be, he's actually quite sweet and intelligent. There's actually a reason behind why he spends most of his days playing video games. I can actually kind of relate to his awkwardness sometimes, so it helped me to better feel a connection with this character whilst doing my self-inserting. He kind of feels like a cross between Hanzo Urushihara (my very first true husbando from Hataraku Maou-Sama, this light novel series I used to read) and Saito. It's funny, I looked up the voice actor for him, Masakazu Morita, and he's the official Japanese dubber for Zac Efron, meaning that he's done films like High School Musical and all that. The other otome games he's been in are Collar X Malice and Tokimeki Memorial Girls' Side.

Although there was quite a lot of plot here, there was still plenty of romance to keep people like me entertained. I got plenty of bad endings by failing the mini-game thing (I still can't remember what it's called!) but near the end I failed it and it still let me through alright. It was super easy for me to make the right choices, literally every single one I picked gave me affection points. I don't know for sure yet but I think I'm getting a good ending. This is the second game I've played which notifies you whenever you do something the character likes, the first one was Hakuoki and it was super hard to figure out which answer the chosen love interest would like, whereas here it's super easy.

The story is so interesting! The stakes are super high, literally every single bad ending involves the main cast dying in some way. It's like one massive escape room story in a big theme park that's video game themed. I love theme parks so much and this place feels like one I'd like to go to, except I wouldn't really because it just ends up turning into some death game. The villain, Count Hogstein, is super quirky and interesting. I don't really know his motivations yet but I'm sure I'll find out soon. His voice actually sounds like someone young trying to mask their voice, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's some teenager or something underneath. Near the end of Meoshi's route the story turned into some kind of zombie survival story, I normally don't care for horror but it was really fun, and it allowed for some great romantic moments.

Saki is such a wonderful MC. Whenever the screen turns red and she gets angry, you get to make her scream at people. I do it almost every time and it always works out well. Even Count Hogstein is scared of her anger. It's such a change of pace from the passive doormats we get normally, even though I usually don't mind those girls. Normally in most otome routes it's always the LI who does the first kiss, but this time it was Saki who kissed Meoshi first. She was comforting him because he was crying that he was useless and she just decided to kiss him. It was really cute.

I pretty much like all of the main characters even though I'm not really sure about some of them as love interests. Saki's meant to be still in secondary school yet she can still date Shirabe, a grown man with a child who's like twenty years older than her! I don't think I'll be able to self insert during his route, I'll probably just call the MC some name other than my own and enjoy it like a romance novel. Normally I self-insert with everyone but he's just way too old, I'm sorry, it's just gonna feel weird for me since I'm still really young like Saki... Next I'm gonna do Wakasa's route because I really like him. It'll literally be dating a J-Pop star, which should be interesting, plus I just think he's gonna be a good love interest. Since he's a bit of a scaredy-cat, I expect Saki to be the one doing all of the protecting and stuff whilst they're solving the puzzles and that. I suppose I'll be starting that on Monday since I'm taking a break from games for the weekend. I'm so glad I don't have to sit skipping through the common route for hours, this one's super short. Not Amnesia short where there's literally no common route, but probably one of the shortest I've played so far.

Wow, I did have a lot to write about today. I haven't seen many people discuss this game. It's a shame because it's so good! Anyway, that's all for today. See you all later!