BL game Review/Summary: Paradise: Mitsugi route part 4

The previous post, part 3 is here!

This part is going to a little shorter than the other ones because I wanted to keep all the bonding and thirsting in one post and the upcoming NSFW stuff in another.

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I found it cute how once Mitsugi and Azuma were back in the loghouse, Azuma closed the door and Mitsugi turned on the lights, and Azuma’s narration informed us that this has become sort of a daily routine for them now. Glad to see they are functioning well as roommates despite the rocky beginning (◕‿◕✿)                 

Azuma sighs as the accumulated exhaustion from that day’s events hits him. He’s like “wow, to think a day would come when returning to this mess of a room would feel relaxing to me”. He doesn’t, however, forget to make fun of Mitsugi who is manspreading on the bed and is like-

bandicam 2020-02-18 17-33-20-071.jpg Seriously, contrary to his looks this guy really isn’t elegant at all.

Wooh~? ⊙ω⊙  Should I interpret this as you complementing Mitsugi’s looks as elegant, Azuma? 😏 Azuma stares at Mitsugi wondering how the latter can stay so normal even after the deaths of 2 people, and Mitsugi glares at him when he notices the staring.

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Interactive Queer Fantasy Novel Review – Moonrise

A couple months ago I was invited to try out Moonrise, a text based urban fantasy interactive novel by Natalie Cannon. Although I usually stick to visual novels, since I had played and enjoyed other choice of games before, I decided to give Moonrise a try and write a review for it.

While the game had an interesting premise with smooth, enjoyable prose and witty modern humor, my overall experience has been a rather mixed bag, probably because I don’t appear to fall into the specific audience for the game. I’ll give a vague outline of the plot and share my impressions while trying to not give too much away. In order to prevent constantly switching between “the player”/“you”/“us” etc, when referring to the character we are playing I’m going to use “Heather” (a name from the list of choices available, you can also type in whatever you wish) and “she”.

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BL game Review/Summary: Paradise: Mitsugi route part 3

The previous post, part 2b is here!

The next day Azuma wakes up yawning. I got really worried at his “It seemed like I had slept with my face stuck on the floor, so there was a puddle of drool on it”, did this fool not use a futon after all!? ლ (#`ロ^;)> Let’s hope that he just rolled around enough that his face ended up touching the floor….

Azuma comments that he feels like he saw a number of dreams, of which one was super EROI (sadly he doesn’t remember any of it). He finds Mitsugi already awake and reading the notebook while sitting at the table. Mitsugi informs Azuma that he talks very loudly in his sleep, so loud in fact that Mitsugi couldn’t get any sleep (KARMA, BITCHHHHH 凸(¬‿¬) ). Azuma says sorry but inside he’s like “so it was a dream erotic enough to make me scream? So sad that I can’t remember T.T” 

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BL game Review/Summary: Paradise: Mitsugi route part 2b (SFW)

Part 2a (NSFW) here!

Azuma keeps tiredly rolling on the ground even as Mitsugi finally unties him (I laughed so hard at the narration of grass getting stuck on Azuma’s wet dick (˵¯̴͒ꇴ¯̴͒˵) ). Mitsugi is like “roll if you wanna but first put away that filthy dicc” and that makes Azuma return to the world of living and reignites his rage. Mitsugi is lucky that Azuma is not the violent type, I would’ve punched him waaay before this if it were me in Azuma’s place, and after this incident I’d break his leg (Azuma is physically much more fit than Mitsugi so he could do it if he put his mind on it). My mature boi Azuma actually holds back his urge to punch Mitsugi while telling himself that “injuring him would slow down the boat’s progress”. See Mitsugi?! He’s a good boy who’s serious about ensuring people’s survival, not a slacker like you believe 凸ಠ益ಠ)凸

Azuma finally confronts Mitsugi and says that while he admits his fault in sleeping during work (I almost jumped into the screen to smack Mitsugi when he reacted to this part with “wow, so you get it”, THE NERVE OF THIS BITCH (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻), that isn’t a reason for Mitsugi to embarrass him like this. He also asks Mitsugi if he did this because he’s gay, this feels like an insult to gay ppl lmao. Being gay wouldn’t be reason enough to sexually harass somebody ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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BL game Review/Summary: Paradise: Mitsugi route part 2a (NSFW)

Mitsugi route part 1 here!

From now on, I’ll be including lots of videos in the posts because the VAs of Paradise are freaking amazing and the tone of the character voices is very important in figuring out the hidden context in a lot of scenes. If a scene is crucial to understand the plot or a character (or if it’s just cool imo, lol) I will also include the text translation below the video in case you can’t see the video at that moment.

As promised, a SPICY scene for you all XD My apologies for being unable to censor the NSFW thumbnail of the last video, because it’s NSFW I uploaded it to google drive instead of YT, and GD doesn’t have the custom thumbnails option.

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Azuma feels super attacked by Mitsugi’s tongue-lashing. (I felt sad at his monologue “Being called an idiot really rubs me the wrong way. I AM an idiot, but you don’t have to say it like that.” You’re not an idiot Azuma!! You’re a good, smart boi T.T) He thinks that it’s unfair of Mitsugi to blame him for a physiological response of the male body when he’s also a man. He angrily asks Mitsugi if he never gets morning wood and is detached from such baser instincts, but before he can finish his sentence, Mitsugi very casually admits that he also gets them and renders Azuma speechless. 

Mitsugi does, however, state that him getting morning woods isn’t the issue now. He gets all uppity about it “look at you being lazy at work and popping boners while everyone is working hard for survival” uh no bitch didn’t Azuma already explain why he’s tired? (ಠ ∩ಠ)

(EDIT: I was super mad during my first playthrough and compared Mitsugi to a narc who’s convinced nothing is his fault, but I guess the problem is that both of them are thinking in parallel lines regarding the Azuma sleeping on the floor incident. From Mitsugi’s perspective, Azuma is a dumbass who didn’t look for the spare futon despite Mitsugi giving what he thinks is explicit permission, but in Azuma and also the player’s eyes Mitsugi is 100% at fault for turning off the light too soon and sending the wrong message. ╭(๑¯д¯๑)╮)

Mitsugi: Our food stock is low, the rescue isn’t coming either, and there has even been a casualty.
Mitsugi: Because we might end up dead too at this rate, we decided to make a boat to escape this place.
Mitsugi: Yet you dare skip out on that work to take a nap, then have the audacity to pop a boner…?

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BL game Review/Summary: Paradise: Mitsugi route part 1

Common route last part here!

Now we have finally started Mitsugi route! This is the first part out of 3 or 4.
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Azuma forgets that Mitsugi is also in the shipbuilding group, plus he also has an interest in building things (like plastic model cars and the like) so he simply wants to try building a ship. He volunteersan y to join the shipbuilding group and Matauda, their de-facto-leader, is accepting of his decision. Mitsugi disapproves with a tut, making Azuma belatedly realize what he just signed up for (;´Д`). He wants to backpedal but loses his chance as everyone keeps talking about their own preferences. 

Shimada is in shipbuilding group because he likes delicate work (Mitsugi is pleased and thanks him for helping out, wow niceness?), Takara wants to search for food (sasuga foodie boi (*°∀°)=3), Kido thinks that the food collection group needs more people so he also wants to join, Hongou plans to help out the shipbuilding group when he is not attempting to communicate with the mainland. During this whole time Azuma just keeps staring awkwardly and trying to get a word in and fails. In the end Matsuda answers him only when it is too late and everyone has chosen their groups, but Azuma still tries and asks Matsuda whether it is OK for him to be in the shipbuilding group. He wanted Matsuda to take a hint and put him in the food collection group by switching him out with someone else, but Matsuda just turns to Mitsugi and enquires if he has any problems with Azuma joining them. 

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BL game Review/Summary: Paradise: Common route last part (part 3)

Part 2 here!

This concludes the common route, we’ll move on to Mitsugi route in the next part.
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Day 6

The island residents spend most of the day doing the same things as day 5 but don’t obtain much success. There is still no signs of the ship, and tension is high in the air. The musclehead with a short temper and the seaweed head from the canon fodder quartet start arguing, blaming each other for their lack of success and musclehead even takes out his frustration on the glasses dude trying to mediate. In the end Matsuda steps in to calm them down. During this whole time Azuma keeps looking on like an observer, apathy skill level over 9000.


“I can see why they would get frustrated and lose their cool.”

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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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