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GF Rating
4.8

149 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

Was not a game I would recommend to anyone

posted by NetFlixMike (CHULA, GA) Oct 6, 2014

Member since Aug 2014

This was an awful game. It was more like a video with a VERY FEW options to change the storyline. Most definitely not worth the wait nor the time it took to go back. Please save yourself the aggravation and bypass this for a much better game. If I were to rate this game I rate this game on the negative, I am glad I have 2 games available otherwise I would have burned this at the stake.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great Game!

posted by yukimasahiko (COLUMBUS, OH) Sep 22, 2014

Member since Sep 2014

This game is great as long as u keep in mind that its more of a novel story arch and some choices u get can determine your ending. Great characters and I love the history in it I looked some of it up after beating it. So I know it does have a lot of history in it the romance choices in it i loved each one in there own way. This isn't really a spoiler but I do wish Sannan was romance able lol.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A visual Romance Novel, and Little Else

posted by Leo_Bottoms (LA HABRA, CA) Aug 3, 2014

Member since Jan 2013

It is quite clear this game was misplaced in the action section when it truly should have been in something along the lines of Simulation, as the game is at its core a visual novel and one that seems to emphasize explaining what the individual says before they say it which gets very tiring.

And as far as visual novels go, this is one that certainly wouldn't appeal to my heterosexual tastes as the main character is a girl crossdressing in feudal Japan who can romance one of six different love interests. Wacky Shenanigans to ensue! But the wackiness that would encourage further reading is bogged down by aforementioned needless explanations. Luckily, the in-game encyclopedia is helpful to anyone who isn't familiar with the time period or the phrases used, which makes the game more enriching than standard visual novel fare possibly.

On it's own as a game, however, it's guaranteed to give hours of fun same as a book would, but it'd be one of those corny romance novels with the Hercules in a torn shirt on the cover. So if you're into that kinda thing, then this'll be the best you'll come across on Gamefly, possibly.

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