Ren Shibasaki – Main Story Review


Hello, readers!  I apologize for my lack of recent posts!  Life has gotten busy. I haven’t been neglecting my blog or my otome games though; I’m just super behind: I have unfinished blog posts for Ryuzo (Dreamy Days), Goto (Bodyguard), Takeshi (Dreamy Days), and Megaru (Devil).  And I’m keeping an eye on the new app Voltage is releasing this month.

Anyway, enough of that!  On to my review for Ren, per reader request!

2014-01-10 02.20.05(…Woaaah.  Ren, I think you’ve been spending way too much time with Saeki.)

Basic Story Premise: You agree to live with Ren when Uncle Kuni dangles the promise of future job interviews over your head.  Just as you start to accept the idea of moving in with a stranger, Ren surprises you: not only are you to be roommates… you are to pretend to be engaged to each other.  And just as you start to accept the idea of a fake engagement, you learn that Ren isn’t just your typical gorgeous, blonde, intelligent researcher.  No, he’s actually your typical gorgeous, blonde, intelligent researcher who also happens to be a prince.  And Ren’s butler?  Well, he decides to fly to Japan and move into the room next door.  Yikes.  How long will you and Ren be able to keep up the charade, especially after his parents invite you to their country? And what happens when you eventually realize that the feelings you are pretending to have for Ren may, in fact, be real?

My review with some spoilers, screenshots, and the CGs after the jump.  No walk-through because both endings are available to read after you finish the story once.   Continue reading