Hakuoki

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So who has read Otomate’s Hakuoki?  For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s a story that’s been around for a long time (and even spawned anime because of its popularity!).

It was ported over to the App Store earlier this year, and I’ve finally gotten to read some of it.  And, I definitely have to say that I’m impressed!  (Although my bank account was definitely not impressed because the premium edition costs almost $30 US dollars.)

So for those who have read it:

  • What do you think of the story?
  • Who are your favorite characters?
  • Should I write up a review?
  • How do we get Otomate to release more English titles? (Wishful thinking, I know.)

And for those who haven’t read it (yet):

  • Go check it out!  The App store has a non-premium edition which lets you pick and choose who/which stories you want to purchase so you can spend less than $30 US dollars.
  • Should I write up a review?

And here’s a CG with a couple of the other characters so you can get a taste.

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Scarlet Fate – Gentoka Review

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Basic Story Premise: You are Princess Tamayori, a maiden who is responsible for sealing and guarding a powerful sword that has the power to bring about the End of the World.  As Princess Tamayori, you have always known that your life is not your own: you live and will die by the sword.  But your quiet existence in a small hidden village is threatened by forces who want to take and use your sword for evil.  While on your quest for the sword, you find yourself falling in love with the mysterious but gentle fox god with a tragic past.  And even though you know that your only purpose in life is to be the guardian of the sword, you slowly start to yearn for a more normal life… a life you can share with Gentoka.  Will you be able to successfully guard the sword and prevent the end of the world? What will happen with the ghosts of Gentoka’s tragic past return?  Will someone have to make the ultimate sacrifice?

I decided to venture back into the realm of NTT Solmare.  I’ve tried them before, many months ago, when they basically only had the ninja type apps.  I’m not a huge fan of their some of their art style, and I wasn’t sure if I would like their story telling.  As a result, I’ve stayed away from their paid apps until now (and I don’t have the patience for their free apps either!).  When I read the free prologue for Scarlet Fate and saw the art, I knew I finally found an NTT Solmare app that I was going to spend my money on.  Have you already tried this one?  Did you go with Gentoka or with someone else?  Please feel free to share your experiences with me; I would love to hear them!

My review with some spoilers, screenshots, and the CGs after the jump.   Continue reading