Does Princess Debut count? Lol, I was too desperate to own localized otome games :p I think the guys were a year or two younger than me when I played it
. The game was ok with its utilization of the touchscreen, but lacking in romance until the end given the "E" rating. The personalities were typical, cool, shota, playboy, girly, kind instructor, logical, and prince. ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW, their hair are. Perfectionist Luciano was the most perplexing guy as far as trying to make him stay. Shota Vince was annoying about his height conflict as well as Douchey Caesar with his looks. Girly Liam has
, Klaus had ex-girlfriend problems, and secret guy was devoid of emotion... I know the conflicts are totally silly since it's a kid-friendly game (not the part with the dresses). Oh, but the secret guy (closest to you) was the best as far as his personality went. Seriously though, some of the unlockable dresses makes the heroine look like she stepped out of the middle school version of "Toddlers and Tiaras"
Then came Yo-Jin-Bo, which i thought was ok as well. I'm not really a fan of super ripped guys so... Jin was the only decent guy while I forced myself to play the other dudes' route. I love, love, love
the only piano piece that plays at the end of Jin's route or any ending (I don't know, I forgot- DOH!). Anachronistic jokes were okay, but didn't send me laughing. I wasn't too keen on the bodyguard because I like my men shaved. Yo-Jin-Bo definitely had more meat than Princess Debut as far as romance (?) was concerned, but it wasn't as good as say Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (in terms of the number of guys I was willing to go after and impact of endings/events) as games I've played. The time limit was a neat trick for making you decide quickly, but that caused a lot of deaths
. My list of favorites goes like this: Ittosai > Jin > Yo > Bo > Muneshige > Mon-Mon. Ittosai's bad ending was just so... sad
, but his route was awesome. Dang, now I feel like writing a review, but I totally forgot most of it
. It doesn't help that a used copy goes for $150 and new ones cost $200 on Amazon.com. >__>
Then there was Re:Alistair, the first Ren'py game that opened up wonders for me diving into visual novels. For a free game, the quality was awesome. Travis (glasses-guy?) was the only one I liked for a typical nerd. Aaannd... I totally forgot the rest of the game >__<.
Then came Hakuoki! But I placed my thoughts in the Hakuoki localization thread
Sorry for the long post, just reading the previous ones in this thread made me remember things.
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