Because I had to work late again I have no energy (and no memory power, which is why I can’t remember people’s names here), but I did play Ouma ga Toki a fair bit on the weekend. It’s good, but not as great as I’d hoped – I’ve finished two routes so far and they feel kind of short. I haven’t done Hisoka’s route yet, and I feel like that’s the ‘true’ one, so maybe that will feel more substantial. Also, since I’m not using a guide it’s quite possible I’m missing a bunch, although there aren’t that many choices to make overall.
I did Touno (Suwa, of course!) and the guy who helps out in the nurse’s room. One thing I found refreshing was that it was pretty heavily implied that once they were in a relationship, they had sex! Since they’re all youkai and pretty old, it makes sense that they wouldn’t be typically shy teenagers. Although it’s still not clear how old the heroine is – I think you only find out her whole story with Hisoka. I’ll have to finish his route next, but I took a break for some fluffy fun – Beastmaster and Prince ~Snow Bride~. Mofu mofu forever!
I’ve been working late so I’m kind of brain-dead, but for what it’s worth: I’m still not far into Ouma ga Toki, but so far I like it – the heroine is self-aware, kind of a smart-ass, and awesome in almost every way. There’s no gameplay and the music is bland, but the setting is fun and the characters are good so far. I’m trying to go for Tooya (CV: Suwabe Junichi), the banchou-type, but who knows how I’m doing – I can’t see any affection meter or anything.
Also got Kanuchi Futatsu no Tsubasa from amiami – SAL packet with no customs (phew). Now I have to decide how to order more games with the best shipping…
And still no Tokimemo 3! Booo.
C’est tout! G’night.
Along with Amiami, I’m trying out CDJapan, which I remember from a long time ago being pretty expensive. Well, it’s not a bargain basement, but their prices for special editions are totally reasonable, and they also often come with store specials. And the best thing about them is that you can always see how many of a certain edition of game or whatever they have available, so you can plan really well.
My first order from them was because I had tried to get Ouma ga Toki from Amiami, and a couple weeks later, they said they couldn’t get it for me. I rushed over to CDJapan and while, unfortunately, they didn’t have any limited editions left, they had the normal one still with the pre-order CD and a store special poster. So, since their shipping can be pretty expensive, I figured I may as well add some more to the order, and this is what I got today:
Clockwise from top left: Store special mini-poster (for once the do-S is doing something actually BDSM!), Kannou Mukashibanashi, two more store special mini-posters, Beastmaster and Prince fandisk, Ouma ga Toki, Renai Banchou pre-order CD (though I didn’t pre-order it, pretty sweet), Ouma ga Toki pre-order CD, and Renai Banchou Limited Edition.
That’s a pretty good haul, I think almost as good as some of my shopping days in Japan – though probably quite a bit more expensive. (；´Д｀) うぅっ。。
Anyways, I should be studying right now since I have a final exam tomorrow night, but I’m probably going to put Ouma ga Toki in my PSP very soon…even though I still haven’t finished one route in WoF II. （；￣д￣）ハァ
And it’s only been four days since Ouma ga Toki came out! And I could have had it on Friday if I had known how much the customs would be (hint: a lot), then I would have gotten it virtually one day after release! I’m still waiting for Tokimemo3 PSP, and that came out in the middle of March!
I’ll still have to do some number-crunching and figure out whether it’s truly worth it to pay the extra shipping and customs fees, but CDJapan is definitely a contender when you want to make sure you get a special edition or pre-order bonus.
Ouma ga Toki is the newest game announced from Quinrose for the PSP, and it looks like a lot of fun! The name refers to the old word for dusk, and it was thought to be the time which it was more likely than usual to run into youkai.
It’s set in a high school at the border of the human and spirit worlds, so the students are youkai (supernatural beings). The heroine is a youkai named Suzue Shizuka. She’s a 2nd-year, and though she gets in trouble a lot(interesting!), she’s in the top 3 for marks within the school (awesome!!). She has a lot of spirit power and gets out of hand a lot, playing tricks and getting into fights at school. She’s also descended from some spirit princess, but can’t swim very well. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m very excited to play a heroine like this.
From left-Atsurou, Shizuka, and Hisoka
式部 密 Shikibu Hisoka (CV: Midorikawa Hikaru): A good friend of Shizuka and a fellow troublemaker, he’s really good at curses. He seems lighthearted, but has a dark side. He’s related to shinigami, and is the best at hexes in school.
遠野 篤郎 Toono Atsurou (CV: Suwabe Junichi): The leader of the school gang, he doesn’t beat up weaklings but has a rival kind of relationship with Shizuka. Apparently he’s descended from oni.
日比谷 京極 Hibiya Kyougoku (CV: Yusa Kouji): The serious leader of the school’s moral team. He used to be human, but was stolen away as a child by spirits (I dunno whether he’s still human or not). He has the top marks in school overall.
和泉 零次 Izumi Reiji (CV: Toriumi Kousuke): A descendent of kitsune, he loves playing tricks but has low spiritual power and little stamina. His kitsune is blood is strong and so he loves abura-age (deep-fried bean curd).
由良城 閨悟 Yurajou Keigo (CV: Namikawa Daisuke): A second year who helps in the infirmary. He’s the third child in a big family, and his marks are pretty good. He has a secret crush on Shizuka, who helps him out with studying, but it’s obvious to everyone what his feelings are. He’s from a line of dog spirits.
飛浦 萌葱 Tobiura Moegi (CV: Yoshino Hiroyuki): A third-year student from a family of tengu, he coolly watches everything and enjoys seeing other people’s troubles.
There’s also Hibiya Mitsugu (CV: Hino Satoshi), who I didn’t get a good pic of. I’m already looking forward to this; the setting is interesting and Shizuka sounds like a really fun character to play.