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Hakuoki Walkthrough – Chikage Kazama

Since this is a pretty long game and has 6 routes, I’ll be posting the walkthrough route-by-route. I pretty much just translated from a Japanese guide so it should be right.

Kazama’s route is entered by picking your choices evenly so you don’t get close to anyone in the Shinsengumi, and the normal end (AKA end up with no one end) branches from his route at the end. You do get CG for the normal end, so if you’re a completionist then go for it.

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Hakuoki Walkthrough – Heisuke Toudou

(opening message is copy-pasted)
Since this is a pretty long game and has 6 routes, I’ll be posting the walkthrough route-by-route. I pretty much just translated from a Japanese guide so it should be right.

There are usually 1 or 2 CGs that come from alternate/bad ending choices, but it branches pretty late in the route so I’ll give an indication as to where to make a separate save file.

The choices might give spoilers.

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Hakuoki Walkthrough – Sanosuke Harada

(opening message is copy-pasted)
Since this is a pretty long game and has 6 routes, I’ll be posting the walkthrough route-by-route. I pretty much just translated from a Japanese guide so it should be right.

Sanosuke’s route has no “bad” CGs so there isn’t a point where you have to save and load to pick a different choice.

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Hakuoki Walkthrough – Toshizo Hijikata

(opening message is copy-pasted)
Since this is a pretty long game and has 6 routes, I’ll be posting the walkthrough route-by-route. I pretty much just translated from a Japanese guide so it should be right.

There are usually 1 or 2 CGs that come from alternate/bad ending choices, but it branches pretty late in the route so I’ll give an indication as to where to make a separate save file.

The choices might give spoilers.

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Hakuoki Walkthrough – Souji Okita

(opening message is copy-pasted)
Since this is a pretty long game and has 6 routes, I’ll be posting the walkthrough route-by-route. I pretty much just translated from a Japanese guide so it should be right.

There are usually 1 or 2 CGs that come from alternate/bad ending choices, but it branches pretty late in the route so I’ll give an indication as to where to make a separate save file.

The choices might give spoilers.

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Hakuoki Walkthrough – Hajime Saito

Since this is a pretty long game and has 6 routes, I’ll be posting the walkthrough route-by-route. I pretty much just translated from a Japanese guide so it should be right.

There are usually 1 or 2 CGs that come from alternate/bad ending choices, but it branches pretty late in the route so I’ll give an indication as to where to make a separate save file.

The choices might give spoilers.

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Anticipated Games

There’s always stuff that I want, no matter what time it is and where I go.

JPN games:

1) Nora and the Time Studio (DS) – Atlus x Gust, using the artist of the Etrian Odyssey series. It definitely has the feel of an Atelier game from what I’ve seen, except you use time manipulation ainstead of alchemy. Collab between 2 awesome companies on the DS? Want.

2) Clock Zero (PSP) – Well, I never doubted Otomate when it comes to porting their otome games to PSP. I’ve only heard good things about it and I like the art style better than Kazuki Yone’s to be honest, so this is pretty high on my list. I don’t care if I’m playing as a loli in 6th grade, apprently she’s pretty manry.

3) Photo Kano (PSP) – A galge that uses 3D models like Konami’s Love Plus. It’s got more girls, including a glasses character and twintails!

4) Makai Kingdom (PSP) – As far as I’m concerned, a NIS burnout hasn’t happened yet and I won’t get tired of their games.

Honorable mention: Eiyuu Desnsetsu: Ao no Kiseki (PSP) – Well, this should be above all of them since it’s from my beloved Kiseki series, but I didn’t even get Zero no Kiseki yet and considering how the series is one of the most popular PC RPGs in China, there will definitely be a Chinese PC version sooner or later.

 

NA Games (not including stuff I already pre-ordered):

1) Atelier Totori (PS3) – Just finished Rorona and definitely want the next in the series. Want more cute girls Sterk alchemy.

2) Fate/Extra (PSP) – Been interested since Japanese release, didn’t bother importing. According to Aksys it has the “Persona feel” and that’s a series I’m a fan of. I didn’t even get through Fate/Stay Night because that thing was long, but the last time I tried was several years ago. After going through more eroge, F/SN is probably not insanely long in comparison, but I never bothered trying again. Maybe I’ll attempt to read through it this summer.

3) Tales of Graces F (PS3) – It looks nice and I want to play a Tales game.

4) Hakuoki (PSP) – Not into Japanese history (or history of any kind other than ingame made up ones), and I look forward to Clock Zero more because I’m not a fan of the “everyone has black hair” color scheme in VNs. Nonetheless, someone (Aksys) has the balls to bring a clean visual novel targeted to girls to a continent where the PSP is pretty unpopular in the eyes of retailers and the majority of its owners are dudes anyways. Gotta support the genre.

Honorable mention: Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC – Should be on the top of my list, but we don’t even have an estimated release period and not much news from XSeed. Also, I hereby disqualify the Kiseki games from my lists because I’ll be biased towards them for sure.


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Fate/Extra and Hakuoki getting localized for North America!!!!!

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PSP RPG Fate/Extra and otome game Hakuoki are getting localized for North America by Aksys. I am happy, but also dying since I’ll have no cash left after buying PS3 + Disgaea 4 and Persona 2: Innocent Sin. I’ll definitely be buying these though, because I’ve been interested in Fate/Extra since it was announced and I want Hakuoki to do well here (so we see more otome games).

Hopefully I get some cash on my birthday (26 days away!!) and that one of these is released during holiday season so I get my Christmas money to spend.

Edit: The article says Hakuoki is getting a 2012 release. *sigh of relief* Now I can rely on Christmas and Chinese New Year cash gifts =D


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Starry Sky in Spring Walkthrough

This game has a lot of choices. I used like 4 pages of save files for my game to get the good ends, so I can see why someone would just want to use a walkthrough to see the story. Here I listed the choices I made to get to each good end. Basically, every time there are choices, there are 3 and each on corresponds to one of the 3 guys. You see the immediate effect of your choice, so save scumming is really effective. You basically try to encounter the guy you’re going for every time there’s a choice.

Kanata:
Talk with Kanata
Talk with Kanata
Spend time relaxing in the courtyard
Defend Kanata
Rear garden
Courtyard
I want to talk about Virgo
Perhaps Jupiter
Kanata!
I’ll ask Kanata
Photograph of an astral body
Go to the courtyard
Say “ah~ah” to Kanata
Go to the library
Don’t Leave Kanata
Talk with Kanata
I’ll absolutely never forget
You’ve always liked me?
I can’t act like nothing happened
But—it feels real to me? (Good end), Are you treating me as your lover properly? (True end)
KANATA GOOD END

Suzuya:
Talk with Suzuya
Talk with Suzuya
I’m hungry, so I’ll go to the cafeteria
Intervene between them
In front of the dorm
In front of the dorm
I want to talk about Leo
Maybe the Moon
Suzuya, I guess?
I’ll go alone
Planisphere
Go to the classroom
Say “ah~ah” to Suzuya
I can’t figure out what to do
Go to get Suzuya
Try talking with Suzuya
Suzuya you really are kind
I’m happy…but I don’t know if this is love
You spoke too much in that smooth manner…(Good end), Nod approvingly (True end)
SUZUYA GOOD END

Yoh:
Talk with Yoh-kun
Talk with Yoh-kun
Study in the library
Defend Yoh
Rooftop garden
Rooftop garden
I want to talk about Ursa Major
Probably Saturn
Yoh-kun
I’ll take Yoh-kun along with me
Binoculars
Go to the rooftop garden
Say “ah~ah” to Yoh-kun
Go for a walk
Seek help from Yoh-kun
I’ll try to talk with Yoh-kun
Become surprised
Isn’t it obvious?
Thank you…I understand
Vaguely nod (Good end), Nod with a smile (True end)
YOH GOOD END

For the final CG of each character, you have to go through the TRUE END to get it. You know you got the True end if it says 5 years later rather than 2 years later.


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Starry Sky In Spring Clear!

I’m missing the final CG for each guy, but I got their good endings so it counts as clearing on my part. Choices were rather straighforward, as you just have to side with or see the guy you’re aiming for at every chance. It’s set in a school with an astronomy focus, and I guess Spring has the theme of childhood friends, because all 3 guys were osananajimi. Only those 3 guys have portraits, and there are no other important characters. The heroine is the only girl at school, so she has no friends other than said childhood friends in this game.

Anyways, the game begins off with the heroine and her two childhood friends Kanata and Suzuya. A boy she befriended when she was little suddenly transfers to her class. That boy is Yoh, a half French and half Japanese boy who got bullied in the past and only had the protagonist as his friend. He transferred there to meet her again.

I thought the game felt kinda bland, because there were really only 3 important characters. The story is also the same on all routes, except for the guy you fall in love with. The conflict and solutions are all the same, the only thing different is having more talking scenes with a particular guy when you choose a choice, and the confessions are different. Kanata and Yoh will still fight and make up the same way no matter what, and Suzuya and Kanat also fight and make up the same way. No matter who you go for, Yoh will end up confessing to you anyways. There’s a whole lot of repeated scenes, and the whole story is about friends getting into fights. Not saying that’s a bad thing, but I’m more of a fan of fantasy otome games so slice of life games aren’t my thing unless they have a lot of interesting characters (or gameplay). Starry Sky most likely does, but they’re just all spread throughout 4 games, which basically ruins the point of a huge loveable cast and their interactions.

The interactions between the 3 guys and the heroine are pretty lol, and you can definitely feel their friendship. The art is good, considering that it’s one of the things that Starry Sky is praised for. The most romantic route would be Yoh’s route, whereas the most lol is Kanata (as if you couldn’t see already). At the end, I’ll recommend Starry Sky in Spring if you A) Like childhood friends, B) Like slice of life stories  C) Need a break after something epic or D) Is a fan of them famous seiyuu (I don’t really follow seiyuu or anything because I’m not interested in 3D). The art is good to look at, but there’s only 7 CGs for each guy so don’t expect too much. There’s isn’t even a kiss CG, because the kiss scenes just show a closeup of the guy.

Character preference: Kanata > Yoh > Suzuya

Route preference: Yoh > Kanata > Suzuya

It’s a good thing otome games are getting translated. I’m actually pretty excited for Summer since it involves a club, and Winter since it’s about student council. I’m indifferent towards childhood friends.