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GF Rating
4.8

133 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

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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GF Rating
4

Weak

Read only game

posted by hadren (ROY, UT) May 19, 2014

Member since May 2014

this game is like one of those books where you read so far in and you get to choose what to do and the story goes from there you don't get to play at all, it is a great game if all you want to do is read but there is no player control'd action

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

All Reading; No Playing

posted by DrJMaster1 (ASTORIA, NY) May 19, 2014

Member since Apr 2010

Just to let you know, this "game" consists of nothing more than reading. If you're looking to read, this is the best game ever! If you're looking for ANYTHING ELSE, this is not the game for you.

Do you like to run? Not the game for you.
Do you like to battle? Not the game for you.
Do you like to play the games you rent? Again, this is not the game for you.

Do you like to read?!?! Well then YAY! This game is the winner!!!

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