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Love Rage

Posted in Games with tags , , on June 26, 2010 by kumoriha

Oh, Nintendo. You evil evil bastard.
Love Plus+ has been released a couple of days ago. Of course, those DSi bundles have been all pre-ordered and will be out of stock for who knows how long. Game’s also out of stock. Heck, just merchandise is out of stock. Congratulations.
Since it’s for the DSi, it means I am unable to play it on my bulky, red, battered DS original. I felt the temptation to get a DSi. Luckily, I’m not Japanese. So I decided to just wait for the 3DS, which should be out by the end of March next year. But wait, how much will it cost? Who knows? It had better not be $300 though. Seriously.
But good job, Nintendo. Marketing Love Plus+ netted you a bunch of final sales on the DSi. The 3DS, unless it just completely falls apart, is looking forward to great sales too.
Now, when is Love Plus 3D coming?

If that was hardly intelligible, it’s because I just came back from running next to an Indian guy. Russell Peters was right. They stink.

In any case, looks like Japan is one step closer to reaching 3D waifus. Oh, but not the ones who scream at you and beat you. Just the nice ones.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
パイパン(paipan) – refers to a woman whose nether region is hairless.

A thoroughly unproductive weekend…

Posted in Games with tags , on March 28, 2010 by kumoriha

So pretty much the whole weekend I spent playing visual novels, moderating the tournament, and answering emails. Mostly the first one.

Finished Fate/Stay Night for the Fate ending. It was pretty emotional, even after watching the anime. Wish I could’ve played the game before the anime though. The Rin-on-Saber scene…was not expected. Yeah…no way any of that could have made it to TV. Although maybe now, with all of the ero-moe anime out there like Ladies versus Butlers and such…

I wonder how long it’ll take for producers to get out of this downward spiral. Oh well, I’m looking forward to BRS.

Anyway, started playing se.きらら now. Someone once mentioned that eroge always have good music. I have to agree. The graphics are nice and sharp too, but that’s expected. The characters, I think, are pretty bland though. It’s pretty cliche with nothing new, although that might be because so many things have been covered already. You have a “cute” childhood friend who’s good at cooking, and she’s probably bad at everything else. Another childhood friend who’s the “big sister” figure. Then you have a rich ojou-sama with a ridiculously energetic personality. She’s like Haruhi, only rich and lacking god powers. The main character is very Kyon-like too. Tsukkomi everywhere, all the time. Anyway, there’s also a short Konata-like figure who is just…weird. She’s really like Konata, I think, minus the otaku-ism. And of course, the teacher is a busty nurse.

Where have we seen this before?

Well, thanks to AGTH and JquickTrans, I’ve managed to learn some new words and kanji, so I’m not complaining too much.

And there haven’t been any H scenes yet, thank goodness, although Haruhi Aya somehow decided to spend the night. Poor MC had to sleep on the floor with a cardboard blanket.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
委員長(iinchou) – The class president or representative, I guess is how it’s said. He/she takes care of speaking and taking over for the teacher. Also tells class to stand, bow, and pose. Er, sit.

Love Plus+

Posted in Games with tags , , , on March 25, 2010 by kumoriha

So, after the advent and chaos caused by Love Plus comes its sequel: Love Plus+.

I’m going to need to get a DSi. Or maybe I should wait for the so called amazing 3DS?

se.kirara comes out tomorrow. Free eroge, anybody?

Anyway, time to get Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey as I wait for Fate/Stay Night to finish downloading.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
痴漢(chikan) – Chikan refers to people who grope and sexually harass other people. This is seen commonly in trains, and they’re usually middle-aged men. Women who grope are called 痴女(chijo). Of course, there are also the women who scream bloody murder-er, bloody chikan, then blackmail you into a) giving them money, or b) face the charges. Devious, devious.

Gaming is Serious Business.

Posted in Games with tags , , , , on March 17, 2010 by kumoriha


I’ve been playing Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor the whole spring break…and haven’t gotten any homework done. It’s really really good. So good that I didn’t realize I was starving until after two hours.

I have to say, I love the story. Government locktown in Tokyo? Demons everywhere? Humans going crazy? The best part is, you make choices which impact how things turn out, and I really like those “create your own story” things. Unfortunately, I forgot to do something and had two characters die…and can’t go back. Stupid stupid stupid. Now going through the ending is going to be a bitch.

The art is really really good too. The main character whose name you decide looks great – the illustrator is the same one for Durarara!!, which is just awesome. I was probably influenced by the art when I decided to name the MC Izaya…although ingame Naoya looks more like Izaya. MC looks more like a Kida-Mikado cross.

Anyway, it looks like I’ll be running into some troubles now.
1. Finishing Devil Survivor.
2. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver just came out.
3. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is coming out.
4. Spring break is ending…
5. AP/Finals season is here…
6. AGHS School Team Tournament work…276 people.

I am so screwed.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
女神(megami) – goddess. The 神(kami) means god, and the 女(me) in front of it makes it female, so a female god = goddess.

If a random exuberant monotheistic comes and rants about this, I’m going to laugh.

Suuuuupaaaa cell.

Posted in Games with tags , , on February 21, 2010 by kumoriha

supercell’s Sayonara Memories has hit 7th on Oricon charts! Yay and celebration.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 2010 has come out on DS and I’ve been playing that the whole weekend…no homework done at all.
Decided to watch Hanamaru Kindergarten too over the weekend. It’s actually pretty good. I didn’t expect to like the cutesy style of the kids, but I guess it grows on you. Better than all of the ero-moe titles out there…
Anyway, back to Yu-Gi-Oh.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
ツンデレ(tsundere) – comes from tsuntsun, meaning kind of aloof, and deredere, meaning kind of lovestruck. So a tsundere is a person (usually a girl “tsunderekko”) who is normally cold but then embarrassingly warm on the inside. Ex: Hiiragi Kagami, Aisaka Taiga, Misaka Mikoto

New Stuff

Posted in Games with tags , , , on February 19, 2010 by kumoriha

K-On!! anime to broadcast in April. Apparently the second season gets a name change — an extra “!”
Max Factory is coming out with an H-game. Here’s the thing — it’s free. Yep. Free.
It’ll be downloadable off of the website when it’s released at the end of March. Apparently there’s a version of it you can order for money that comes with a figure. The game is called se・きらら(se・kirara).

It looks very pretty. Although the characters don’t seem too interesting. But anyway, why do eroge always get good OPs? Will probably download to try it out when it comes out.

…Seems like I can only find these kind of games to learn Japanese…
Waiting on Black Rock Shooter as well. Whee.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
赤裸々(sekirara) – frankness or nakedness. Go figure.

Dedication

Posted in Games with tags , on January 5, 2010 by kumoriha

Stolen shamelessly from Dannychoo.com – here.
That’s what I call dedication to the Nintendo/game franchise. Ridiculous and amazing.

Wouldn’t you want a room like that?