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Growlanser Generations: Growlanser II and Growlanser III Review

Hang tight; things are going to get confusing if you've never heard of this series before. Growlanser Generations is the name of an American version of Growlanser II and III (that's the one I'm reviewing below). BUT Growlanser Generations is the name of a Japanese game in the same game series, which is Growlanser V (and this game was also released in America as Growlanser Heritage of War, but I hate (or at least strongly dislike) that one, so I'm not reviewing it (at least not right now). So Keep in mind, this is a review of Growlanser II and Growlanser III (Generations NA). And it is NOT a review of Growlanser V (Generations JP) Got it? Good :) Title: Growlanser Generations Publisher: Working Designs Release Date: 2004 Platform: PS2 Genre: Strategy RPG with Dating Sim Elements Wher

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Ensemble Stars – The Free IOS Game That Lets You Collect Cute Anime Boys

I've been enjoying Ensemble Stars, a game that lets you collect cute anime boys. When I first got the game, I assumed it was like Love Live School Idol Festival! However, it's a little bit different. Most notably, Ensemble Stars is a Stat Raising Simulation. Not only do you collect the cards (just like in Love Live School Idol Festival!) but then you train different stats such as vocals, dancing, etc. Also, this is NOT a rhythm game. I initially thought it was, until playing it. There's no user input in battles; it's all mathematically determined. Your cards stats vs the Opponents' stats. This game is not available yet in the US app store. And in no app store is it in English; However, you can easily make a free account (must be on a PC (or mac)) by logging out of your main account ...

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Review Shira Oka 2nd Chances Indie Visual Novel

Update: It's been a few weeks without an update to my blog. I've been very busy with work, including traveling out of state for work and I haven't had time lately to write any new reviews. But I'm back. Today I'm reviewing Shira Oka 2nd Chances. I played this game last year and really enjoyed it. Let's take a look at it together below! // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> Title: Shira Oka 2nd Chances Publisher: Okashi Studios Genre: Visual Novel with Dating Sim and Stat Raising Elements Platform: PC Where to Buy: http://www.okashistudios.com/ Geeky:  Sweetie:  Overall: 62/80 78% C+ “Good Game For Girls” Story: 10/10 Note: One really cool thing about this game is all the stuff it teaches you about Japan;

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Anima Mundi The Dark Alchemist Review

Title: Anima Mundi The Dark Alchemist Genre: Visual Novel (with crafting minigame) Platform: PC Publisher: Hirameki International Where to Buy: Sometimes Appears on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Animamundi-Win-Mac/dp/B000EYXDTM or JLIST / JBOX: (no link available) and sometimes available via Playasia: http://www.play-asia.com/animamundi-dark-alchemist/13/701xnb -- It's out of print, and rare, and a highly regarded game so it can be difficult and expensive to find, but I promise you; this one's worth it! Release Date: May 31, 2006 Language: English text with Japanese voice acting Overall Score: 63/80 79% C+ Good Game for Girls Geeky Factor:  Sweetie Factor:  Story: 9/10 You play as a young man trying to find a way to save his sister. In the opening of the game, your sister is accu

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Amnesia Memories Review

Title: Amnesia Memories Genre: Otome Game / Visual Novel / Dating Sim Release Date: August 2015 Publisher: Idea Factory Platform: PS Vita / PS TV and PC and IOS / Android Get it for PS Vita on Amazon Here: http://www.amazon.com/Amnesia-Memories-Vita-Digital-Code/dp/B0149HRMX2 Get it for PC on Steam Here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/359390/ Get it on IOS Here: WARNING THE IMAGES THEY HAVE CHOSEN FOR THIS PAGE HAVE MASSIVE SPOILERS: Free Trial Version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amnesia-memories/id1019449265?mt=8 Paid Version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amnesia-memories-premium-edition/id1020543963?mt=8 Get it on Android Here: WARNING THE IMAGES THEY HAVE CHOSEN FOR THIS PAGE HAVE MASSIVE SPOILERS: Free Trial Version here: https://play.google.com/store/ap

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Persona 5 delayed until Summer 2016

Persona 5 took center stage at Tokyo Game Show 2015 with a new Trailer (see it below); however, it also brought with it, the sad news that the game is being delayed once again, now with an estimated release date of Summer 2016. I'm disapointed by this news, as it was reported that the special Persona 5 event was in order to announce the "exact" release date. Not only do we not have an "exact" release date, but we learn that the game is once again delayed, and not even first quarter 2016, but instead, almost a full year from now - and that's just for the Japanese gamers; the rest of us can probably expect an even longer wait. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Oh well, gives me time to save up to buy a PS4 before the release. While we wait, check out the new trailer ...

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Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side (Franchise) Review

Note this series was never released outside of Japan, however, it has been fan translated by some great people in the otome community. Check out the patch releases below. // < ![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1 (Nintendo DS) Patch from https://sites.google.com/site/tokimemogs1/home Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2 (Nintendo DS) Patch from https://gokusaishiki.wordpress.com/ Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3 (Sony PSP) Patch from https://sites.google.com/site/otomeundercover/otome-projects/tmgs3-psp#TOC-Patch-Download Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3 (Nintendo DS) Patch coming soon at https://gokusaishiki.wordpress.com/ For help patching your copy of the game please contact the patch providers above; they have written ver

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Phantasy Star III Generations of Doom Review

Title: Phantasy Star 3 Generations of Doom Genre: RPG with Dating Sim elements Publisher: Sega Release Date: July 1991 Platforms: Originally for the Sega Genesis, it has since been ported to virtually every console, including the PC Where to Buy: I recommend the Sega Genesis Collection which includes Phantasy Star II, III, and IV (and a buncha other awesome retro games). You can get it on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Sega-Genesis-Classic-Game-Online/dp/B00AEV8HI2 Geeky Factor:  Sweetie Factor:  Overall: 59/80 74% C “Good Game For Girls” Concept: 10/10 It was one of the first, if not the first, game to have generational gameplay. By that I mean, during the game you select other party members to marry and the story continues throughout your blood line with some slight variatio

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Lucky Rabbit Reflex Otome Game Part of Groupees Mini Bundle 4

Lucky Rabbit Reflex is an excellent Otome Game and right now, while supplies last, it can be yours for $2.50 - what's more it includes several other "story rich" styled games including Evoland, Joe's Diner, Nightclub Emporium, and some game called Slave Trade (which sounds rather offensive and tacky to me, but hey, it's free - the other games are worth $2.50 -- Lucky Rabbit Reflex alone is worth that! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lucky Rabbit Reflex is very similar to the Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side gaming series, and amazingly, it is an indie game made by fans who love the Otome Genre. This game typically retails for $19.99 which is why I snatched up this awesome Bundle! Similar to Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side, you dress your character for each of her da...

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Persona 4 Review

Title: Persona 4 Genre: RPG, Dating Sim, Raising Sim, Monster Collection, Dungeon Crawler Publisher: Atlus Platforms: PS2, Vita (Persona 4 Golden) Languages: Japanese, English, Other Buy this game now on Amazon Geeky Factor:  Sweetie Factor:  // < ![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> Story: People have been disappearing lately, and there's rumors at school about a mysterious channel that comes on at midnight every night. This midnight show can show you a better "you", a you that is your soul's true desire; but you might not like the "you" you find here. A group of youths with a strange ability to call upon powers known as "personas" find that they must fight to save their friends, and ultimately the world, by calling upon differ...

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