BL game Review/Summary: Paradise: Common route part 2

Part 1 here, please go read it first if you haven’t yet!

Part 3 should conclude the common route, then we’ll move on to Mitsugi route. I’ll go for Mitsugi first because I hate him the most (EDIT: I made this statement during my first playthrough, I’ll talk about my current feelings about him at the end of his route post), and I’m sad that Shimada isn’t apparently capture character because he’s cute despite the goatee. I will, however, edit the post to include how certain scenes during the common route vary slightly depending on the route choices.
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BL game Review/Summary: Paradise: Common route part 1

Ok guys I am back with a review/summary of Pil/Slash’s newest game, Paradise, even though I should probably finish the next part for the review of Ai wa, Nikushimi ni Yoku Niteiru first ( ̄▽ ̄*)ゞ.

Paradise is a dark survival thriller Boys Love Game that is a collaboration project between Pil/Slash and LOVE&DESTROY. Both companies are infamous for the dark and mindscrew-y storylines in their games (many of you might be familiar with LOVE&DESTROY’s -CAGE OPEN- and Pil/Slash’s Shingakkou -Noli me tangere-), and Paradise is also not an exception to that norm despite the brightly colored pretty art and a seemingly happy-go-lucky protagonist.

I remember seeing the summary on vndb before, but by the time I started the game I had forgotten most of it. I didn’t look it up again because I wanted to go in as blind as possible, and I will try to write this review in a way that you don’t get spoiled for future routes. The order I followed was Mitsugi -> Matsuda -> Takara, and it was a wise choice, though not for the reasons I expected XD (I will explain this after I’m finished with reviewing everything).

The original game came out on November 30th 2017, and a sequel fandisc ”Paradise -MUSUBI-” was released on October 12th 2018. The fandisc contains the after stories that follow the happy ends of the original game, as well as retellings of some scenes from the original game from the point of view of other characters. A second fandisc came out just yesterday, July 26th 2019. I haven’t played it yet, but it seems darker compared to the previous FD and it seems that instead of following the original game endings, this will change up the story from the very start and be more informative about the overall mystery (like a true route).

I think I’ve spent enough time introducing the game, so I’m jumping right into my let’s play/summary combination. No introduction about the characters because some of them are spoilery + I am feeling a bit under the weather. I might update this post later to turn it into a more proper review.

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BL game Review/Summary: Ego to Koukai no Dilemma

I finished playing Ego to Koukai no Dilemma over the weekend, and it was surprisingly a great ride! It’s pretty short too since there is only one LI, so I decided to choose it for my first ever BL game review. You can download a trial version of the game here (click any the こちらから and look for a button the 体験版 word in the page that opens).

For any shounen-ai lovers, I must warn you that this game is R18 and rather messed up with yandere elements, but I should also warn hardcore people looking forward to a psychopath love interest murdering people left and right that none of the bad ends have any crazy murder stuff despite how creepy the title screen looks (even the worst scenario just has some heartbreak and questionable sex acts). The happy end that seems to be canon is actually sweet enough to defeat many classic shoujo manga (´。• ω •。`) ♡

Because I don’t want my readers to get into awkward situations, I’ll sometimes crop or censor the NSFW images in this post. Click on the censored images to see the actual uncensored images.  
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Review+Summary: Ai wa, Nikushimi ni Yoku Niteiru. Nikushimi wa, Ai ni Yoku Niteiru: Common route part 1

After a thousand years, I return to this blog with a long summary/review of an R18 otome game by PIL-VAMP (they are a sister company of PIL-SLASH who are known for their dark BL games) called Ai wa, Nikushimi ni Yoku Niteiru Nikushimi wa, Ai ni Yoku Niteiru (Love resembles hate, hate resembles love). It has been such a long time since I got so engrossed in the plot of an otome game, so despite a little issues here and there I really enjoyed this game and decided to come out of hibernation, lol. (I also wrote a vndb summary of it which you can check out here.)

Let me explain the format of this review first. In this post I plan to talk about the characters and the general setting first, then describe the plot until the point where routes diverge. Later I’m going to make separate posts about different routes instead of one longass post. The game encourages us to follow a certain order but I’m going to review them in a certain slightly different order for maximum emotional satisfaction.

Characters:

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[NEWS] Anniversary no Kuni no Alice complete English patch released!

(Cross posted on blogspot)

I have been neglecting this blog for years now and been hanging around in tumblr and twitter, but I figured that I’ve been making enough lengthy posts there to archive some of them in this blog as well.

So the first news I return with is the announcement of the complete patch for the otome game anniversary no kuni no alice. I have been working as the admin and a translator for this project and I’m super excited about the release! Maybe it’s time to replay the game now that everything is in English 🙂

You can find download links for the patch and the game on the project blog here. A few pics from the translated game:

 

Anniversary no Kuni no Alice Partial Patch released!

Wow, I’ve been neglecting this blog for so long…But today I return with good news!

I and my team at marchen translations are proud to announce that the first partial patch of Anniversary no Kuni no Alice is finally out! Find the patch at the project blog here. The patch contains routes for 4 characters out of 11.

P.S. Please read the instructions text file in the download folder~!

A couple preview pics:

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Alice in the heart otome game app walthrough: Blood route

(Cross posted on blogspot)
Follow the choices in first column to get Blood’s best end! Save appropriately as you go, then load from those saves and start from the next column to get another ending. I marked the responsibility avoiding choices with *** and love point raising choices with ❤.

  • You can get the Hatter family end by either loading Save1 and following the long way, or loading Save4 and just changing the final 3 choices of his best end. But for the 2nd case you wouldn’t get some CGs and a couple of subevents, so I recommend the long way.
  • Picking both of  the “Take a bath to refresh” and “Go to Blood’s room without checking” choices leads to DEAD END.
  • For getting all events load Save2, choose “It’s fun to hang out with Boris” and “Amusement park” and while picking anything you like for the rest of the choices. Stop playing once you get the event and continue from Save3 again.

 

Hatter Mansion      
I see***      
But I’ll let them do it***      
Accuse Blood ❤      
I’ve gotten used to this life ***      
It is useful for daily life here ***      
Listen to /Skip explanation (doesn’t matter)      
Amusement Park      
Blood ❤      
Is it that amazing? ***      
Because we hit it off? ❤      
Save1* (Long way) Load Save1* Load Save1*  
Elliot Blood Blood  
Go shopping Go shopping Go shopping  
Amusement Park Amusement Park Castle  
Ok, I get it Ok, I get it Ok, I get it  
He is just being shy He didn’t like it He is just being shy  
Maybe I was fascinated by him ❤ This is different.  
I was fascinated by him ❤ Clock Tower I was fascinated by him ❤  
Amusement park I’m just having fun at the moment. *** Heart Castle  
Accept Clock Tower I’m just having fun at the moment. ***  
I’m just having fun at the moment. *** Go to Blood’s room without checking Heart Castle  
Amusement Park Actually lemon tea lover Go to Blood’s room without checking  
Check right now Haunted house with scary ghosts Straight tea lover ❤  
I will explain the situation ❤ That’s weird Usual merry-go-round  
Roller coaster which goes off the rails often Don’t hang out with them That’s weird
 
Hmm, ok… He’s helpless, and makes me worry

Ask him for a tour of

the residence

 
Go outside Maybe ❤ Hang out with them  
Hang out with them Is it carrot food as usual…? He’s helpless, and makes me worry  
He’s helpless, and makes me worry Clock Tower Maybe ❤  
Get angry at Blood Go get some sleep by yourself. I’d love to  
Maybe ❤ It’s scary to hang out with Boris Heart Castle  
I’d love to It feels like we’re a couple ❤ Go out with just two of us  
Amusement Park I still love him ❤ Answer that I love there so much  
Go out with lively companions Take his eyepatch off I’ll give you a slap.  
….What do you mean?❤ Shake off his hand I’d rather hang out with Gowland  
Save2* I started liking people here *** It feels like we’re a couple ❤  
I’d rather hang out with Gowland Scold in a small voice I still love him ❤  
It feels like we’re a couple ❤ It’s because I’m interested in Nightmare Take his eyepatch off  
I’m ignoring you I don’t say anything. Hold on ❤  
I still love him ❤ I blame Nightmare I started liking people here ***  
Take his eyepatch off Clock Tower Step on Blood’s foot  
Hold on ❤ Thanks Really?  
I started liking people here *** I like Elliot, but not in that way Save5* Load Save5*
Step on Blood’s foot I have nothing to apologize for *** Can’t choose one. I like both. I like Blood.
It’s because I’m interested in Nightmare Sigh It’s because Nightmare is good looking. It’s because I’m interested in Nightmare
I blame Nightmare But it’s fun anyway *** I don’t say anything. I blame Nightmare
Amusement park How did this happen… Heart Castle Heart Castle
That’s not true. END Thanks Thanks
I didn’t mean it I like Elliot, but not in that way I didn’t mean it
Save3* Load Save2, follow advice above to get Blood and Boris event 2, then load Save3 to continue. I have nothing to apologize for *** I have nothing to apologize for ***
I have nothing to apologize for *** Pretend to cry ❤ Pretend to cry ❤
Save4* (Short way) Load Save4* Open the door to perversion. Please forgive me, Your Majesty.
Pretend to cry ❤ Sigh I accept him. I refuse Peter.
But it’s fun anyway *** But it’s fun anyway *** But it’s fun anyway *** But it’s fun anyway ***
Quit dancing. How did this happen… …It sucks. ❤ Keep dancing.
…It sucks. ❤ …It sucks. ❤
 Answer that I like him.
BLOOD BEST END HATTER FAMILY END ROSE GARDEN END 1 (3P) ROSE GARDEN END 2 (BLOOD)

Diamond no Kuni no Alice- Joker route translation/review

Believe me, Alice. If imprisoning you was my only goal, I wouldn’t have this much devotion towards you.” -Joker

Joker has a short route of his own in Diamond no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~, and in this post I reviewed his scenes (two of them) in a lot of detail while opting for word-to-word translation for the end. I went for the good end, “the Stage for Two”.

Note: To completely understand the happenings of Joker’s route one needs to have some ideas about the dream train scenes that are a part of the common route, which I’ll cover someday. Far away into the future, but someday. XD I’ll probably cover the common scenes during my review of Blood’s route, which is crazy long and still work in progress.

~1st ticket~

Alice is in town when she bangs into some guy, but he’s nice enough to apologize even though Alice was the one who ran into him. Alice feels happy about how people are so much calmer during the Survey meetings, but she gets a little tired from all the crowds and decides to go somewhere quiet. Which somehow equals her straying off into the Forest of Arrows (even Alice is confused at her own actions XD).

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My Alice series obsession

Ah, it’s been so long since I posted here! During this interval I’ve been very active on tumblr, mostly obsessing over the Alice series by Quinrose. I guessed it was high time I started bringing them over too, since I’ve been writing some review posts recently and workpress has a better format for those. 🙂

P.S. Blood Dupre and Julius Monrey own my soul. <33333

Kuchihatenu MASTERPOST!

Well, I finished Hijikata’s and Saito’s route way back, but never got around to reposting in this blog and I’m too lazy to make new posts for all the 15 parts >.> So here you go, links to all the parts, posted in tumblr.

Parts 1-3 Common route+Normal end. 4-8 Hijikata’s route, 9-16 Saitou’s route

Part1   Part2  Part3

Part4   Part5  Part6  Part7  Part8

Part9  Part10  Part11  Part12  Part13  Part14  Part15  Part16 (read-only light nsfw)

 

While as a doujin game it wasn’t bad, the original game was such an epic that I kinda lost my interest in this game after finishing it once and going back to replay the original Hakuoki, I won’t be doing any thorough reviews for Sano, Heisuke or Okita, sorry. In fact even going back to read these posts make me cringe a bit from my crappy translations, but it would be cruel to just delete them so here~