Posts Tagged With: Petit Reve
|Kenka Banchou Otome||19-5-2016||PSV|
|Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus~||19-5-2016||PSV|
|Kyoukai no Shirayuki||26-5-2016||PSV|
|SA7 (Silent Ability 7)||26-5-2016||PSV|
Apr~May 2016 Doujin/OELVN/Localisation Releases
*All titles are released on PC unless otherwise noted.
|Destiny’s Princess: A War Story, A Love Story [Japanese title: Sengoku Hime ~Jika no Chigiri~]
||06-4-2016||Available in English, Japanese and Chinese.|
|Monochrome Heaven||10-4-2016||Doujin, freeware, English, also for Mac and Linux.|
|Pub Encounter [Japanese title: Dandy Shot]||13-4-2016||Available in English, Japanese and Chinese.|
|Ominaeshi no Kage ~Aru Wakamono-tachi no Omatsuri Jijou~ [Link]||15-4-2016||Doujin, sequel/spin-off of Ominaeshi no Kage.|
|The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya [Japanese title: Gyakuten Yoshiwars ~Ougiya-hen~]
||20-4-2016||Available in English, Japanese and Chinese.|
|Asagao Academy: Normal Boots Club
||21-4-2016||Doujin, English, compatible with Mac and Linux also.|
|C-14 Dating||22-4-2016||Freeware, English, compatible with Mac and Linux also.|
|Ozmafia!!||29-4-2016||Official English localisation for Windows and Steam.|
|[UPDATE!] My Secret Pets! [Japanese name: Himitsu no Pet Hatsujou Chuu]||11-5-2016||Available in English, Japanese and Chinese.|
|Mystic Destinies: Serendipity of Aeons – Tatsuya Route [Link]||20-5-2016||Tatsuya route DLC. English, also playable on Mac.|
|Seduce Me 2: The Demon War [Link]||20-5-2016||Sequel of Seduce Me. English, voiced, also playable on Mac and Linux. Also on Steam.|
I hope you enjoy issue #5 of The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail!
This week, we’ve got a couple of new otome game announcements to make up for the unfortunate news that the Kickstarter of Beastmaster and Prince ~Flower & Snow~ was unsuccessful. The new games are Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~ by otome game newcomers eXtend and Crank In by Petit Reve.
As if to make up for the very uneventful (well, save for QuinRose’s demise) October 2015, most of November 2015’s releases are highly-anticipated titles! Fans of honeybee’s second big hit Ayakashi Gohan will finally get to play its fandisc, Ayakashi Gohan ~Okawari!~.
I’m looking forward to the extra raburabu moments with the Inushima twins! The much-hyped Bad Apple Wars by notoriously hit-or-miss Otomate will also be coming this month. It seems like the first truly interesting title in a bit of a while by them.
Then we have a milestone of sorts in Goes!, which is the second title by Petit Reve (their first was Soukai Buccaneers) set in a Japanese magic academy. It’ll be the first otome game to implement a completely female seiyuu only cast! At the time of its announcement, Goes! receieved so much hype that the official website crashed. Finally, there is Sousaku Alice to Ouji-sama!, which is an original title created by the folks who brought us the official otome adaptation of KobaKawa.
|Bad Apple Wars [Info]||PSV|
|Sousaku Alice to Ouji-sama! [Info]||26-11-2015||N3DS|
|Ayakashi Gohan ~Okawari!~ [Info]||PC [Fandisc of Ayakashi Gohan]|
|Norn9: Var Commons [Info]||3-11-2015||PSV [English localisation]|
|Scared Rider Xechs Rev. [Info]||19-11-2015||PS2 → PSP → PSV port [Double pack of the original game and its fandisc.]|
After a quiet month that was June, July is going back to the “4-games-a-month” trend with the following titles set for release:
~ Soukai Buccaneers! (17-7-2014) (EDIT 28/7/2014: According to the countdown voices, it’s actually “Soukai”, not “Sayaka”.)
~ RE:VICE[D] (24-7-2014)
~ Majo’ou (31-7-2014)
~ Enkeltbillet (31-7-2014)
Not a bad month at all to be an otome gamer! I feel as though every month has an example of a game that looks “lacking” or just otherwise a useless remake/spin-off/sequel/side story/whatever other weak excuse to milk dat ca$h cow. To name examples documented in my blog, for April we had Houkago Colorful*Step, for May, Amnesia World and Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Twin World~ and for June, Black Code. However, this month, the rest of the games are somewhat different (with the exception of Majo’ou, plot-wise) to the usual paint-by-numbers crap that make me facepalm my forehead into a concave imprint of my hand.
Majo’ou, though it sounds uninspired, at least has a premise that isn’t mind-numbingly stupid and its protagonist isn’t a “not-prettified” walking, talking doormat. Using demon kings and the demon world is certainly nothing new, but I think RE:VICE[D] looks to be handling it interestingly. It could go either way with Soukai Buccaneers- is the untapped “pirate theme” a gimmick, or will Petit Reve handle it well and create something worthwhile? However it goes, at least they TRIED an original idea. Enkeltbillet doesn’t need magic, high school, “literary adaptations” (read: base the content very loosely from where it originally came; morphing existing figures into moe tropes and only maintaining the aesthetic of the “borrowed” work to be able to stamp on a gimmicky label) or compose their cast of two-dimensional, provenly-successful stock characters to make their simple premise sound “more interesting”.