I just got it in the mail and thought I should do an ‘unboxing’ post. Tho I wouldn’t exactly call it an unboxing when there’s not much to unbox seeing that I bought the regular edition from CD Japan, which comes with a big tin badge of and I quote “Purple Hair Character” as described from their website lol.
The White Day Postcards weren’t exactly a preorder/first press bonus, I guess it’s a little gift from Neo-Romance Games/Tecmo Koei. I guess I’ll be putting them in the pile of postcards I will never send because I don’t understand how mailing stuff works lol.
Now it wouldn’t really make much of an entertaining post if I just left it at that so I’ll write up my impressions on it from playing for 2 hours…
I haven’t played a stat based otome game since Love Revo and I only went for the easy route with the guy that didn’t care if the heroine was fat lol, so this is kinda of a sensory overload to see so many systems going on just to up some stats. Yep, I’m definitely gonna need a walkthrough for this one…
I’m kind of taken aback how the heroine doesn’t have written dialogue other than the dialogue choices. Then again the dialogue choices are quite interesting and funny at times, its not really bland at all. It actually does show her personality of someone who’s carefree and I should pretty much be used to silent protags from all these mobile games lol. You can input her name as well as a nickname tho I left it as default and the guys call her by her name/nickname which is pretty cute.
(Affection went up when he was hit by the heroine, masochist much? jk)
As someone who hasn’t played the previous games its nice that they give you a choice to listen to exposition from the previous game by this lovely lady:
And by the looks of it, in this game everyone’s relationship with the heroine doesn’t seem too deep aka raburabu that I’d feel like I’m intruding on something lol. Everyone seems to know her on a friendship level tho so I’m like “Who are you people?”, but I’ll get used to it.
The system itself is kind of bombarding you when you first play, especially when you might know a lot of Japanese to understand whats going on kinda like me lol. I’m getting used to it but my brain feels like its being overworked ahaha. What I like about the game is that the glossary has hiragana for the every glossary word, pretty convenient when it comes to the kanji but I wished that the definition/description of the word had some furigana over the kanji as well lol. You can’t win them all I guess.
I wasn’t able to get to doing my first concert during the 2 hours, I’m still 7 days away from getting to the day of the concert (yeah the game is based around a calendar too, my only weakness). But thankfully theres a practice mode at the title menu and you know what, its alright. I only played one song on easy, there’s no vocals seeing its mainly classical music, and its easy to handle. One thing that feels off is that theres no sound effect when it comes to tapping on the beats which I’m kind of used to by now with mobile rhythm games. I can live without it but it just feels like ??? I dunno, somethings missing lol.
I have a feeling that this game will consume a lot of my time and theres a lot of eligible men in this game which will kill me because theres a few of them that I’m really interested in. But all in all, I’m kind of enjoying it. Maybe it’ll be one of those games I play while commuting or waiting for a class.
As always thanks for reading _(:3 」∠ )_