Vehura Reviews – Ikemen Sengoku: Romances Across Time

The third game release by CYBIRD Inc, I knew of this game’s popularity even before its release in English. It’s getting a port of Playstation Vita, it had stage plays, collaborations, there was an anime coming. Basically, in the two years the game had been out, it had BLOWN UP to become one of CYBIRD’s most popular properties. So, when they finally announced that we were getting the game in English, I was ready to see what the fuss was about.

At the same time, I was cautious. I didn’t want to hype up the game too much in my mind. There are many games that are really popular that I have played only to be disappointed with the game overall whether is be in writing, gameplay, main character, ect. So, I wanted to go into this game not expecting much at all and have it do the work to convince me that it deserves to be thought of as a great game.

And hoooo boi, has it convinced me.

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Vehura Reviews – Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Limited Edition

Just in case you are not up-to-date on this massively popular otome series, the plot of Hakuoki is:

Chizuru Yukimura goes to Kyoto to attempt to find her father and, through a series of events, she ends up with the Shinsengumi. From there, and after revealing who she really is, she joins up with the men to help locate her father. And, at the same time, uncovers a dark secret the group are keeping as well as some secrets of her own.

Hakuoki is the grandpapa of otome internationally. Originally released in 2012 on the PSP, it help boost the otome landscape of what we have today. It’s a long game in its original form being 30~50 hours with six routes. It has spawn anime, stage plays, musicals, and many MANY versions of the game.

Are we all caught up? Good.

Once Kyoto Winds (the upgraded version of the original PSP) was announced, I spent December playing the original game on my stream to build hype for Kyoto Winds and we had a blast! After the stream, many people told me they were very excited for the new version of the game that was adding sixlove interests and expanding the shorter romance routes.

Then there is the merch.

When the Limited Edition was announced I was like a puppy who had seen its favorite toy. Bento Box? Sign me up! Furoshiki? I will be the most beautiful weeb-bushka! Artbook? OMG, are you trying to make me cry?! Soundtrack? I’m gonna take epic roadtrips! Reversible Cover Sleeve? When I get tired at looking at these handsomes, now I will look at these other handsomes!

So, when I was contacted by Idea Factory International to be sent a review copy of the Limited Edition, I was floored. Yes, a thousand times, yes.

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Mini-Review: Seriously, you should try Ephemeral

So, we played this game on the stream last Saturday and then this weekend (well, Twitch was being an ass today).

At first, seeing as I’m always in mode for games on a level with a certain company, I was kinda shooing it off. 

But, in the end, wow. I found myself actually having fun! The game is funny, the MC is naive, but there is a reason she is this way.

And, if you want to see an actual healthy sub-dom relationship in a high school fantasy game, Shiba’s route is where it’s at!

I don’t even know if that’s how the game was intended for the relationship to be viewed, but that is actually when they ended up depicting. A girl being dominate over a boy in a very healthy way. She was not forceful, she did not make him do things he didn’t want to do. I mean, just something I had really yet to see in an otome game. A nice breath of fresh air.

Forget your sadism game. 

Let a purple haired werewolf beg a girl to pet him and is happy when he’s rewarded for being a good sub. LOL

Yeah, now I HAVE to try out the other routes. Ray is such an little shit. I can only hope that she ends up with him happy to lick her zombie shoes as well.

You can apparently read the game for free (I don’t know how this works), but after that play through, I have no regrets on shelling out $3.99 for the route and kinda wish I had bit the bullet and bought all four at a discount.

Shiba’s Romance Part: A

Vehura Reviews – Liar! Uncover the Truth by Voltage Inc. [Spoiler Free!]

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Don’t let this review fool you, Liar! is a freemium game. I know, I usually review free-to-play only but the first part of this game is technically free. If you play your cards right and don’t use up your free tickets, you can probably come really close to clearing the whole game while using as little money as possible.

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Vehura Reviews – Liar! Uncover the Truth by Voltage Inc. [Spoiler Free!]

Don’t let this review fool you, Liar! is a freemium game. I know, I usually review free-to-play only but the first part of this game is technically free. If you play your cards right and don’t use up your free tickets, you can probably come really close to clearing the whole game while using as little money as possible.

So, let’s see how this game goes!

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