Game Review: Binary Star

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Original Japanese: バイナリースター
English Translation: Binary Star

Everyone who follows me on twitter is probably really confused that I posted this now since I finished playing it weeks (months?) ago. I actually started playing this around the end of 2014, but things just kept coming up so I didn’t end up getting to finish it until this year because I just kept…taking breaks from it somehow. This happened around 5 times+, which is dumb because I honestly like this game a lot. On top of not playing the game consecutively, I also didn’t write the review right away (bad, bad idea) so it got even more lagged. I was originally going to do a more detailed description of plot but it just didn’t end up happening because I wasn’t focused and now I don’t have the drive or the freshness of the game to do it anymore. Therefore, I  decided that it was best to make a shorter post rather than not post something about it at all.

This is mostly a non-spoiler review. I introduce the plot premise but will not go into details about the characters and what happens in the routes/game (although I do give a template the plot generally follows in the first section so if you want no real plot info then just skip the first section).

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Unboxing: Binary Star Game

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This took about a week and a day to get in, but that’s what I get for cheap shipping and I don’t really mind since I rarely need items right away. Especially since I need to finish up AMNESIA World before picking up this game anyway. This is my third Vita game. I originally ordered it with more stuff, but the release date kept shifting around so it ended up being shipped alone. I was still on my trip when I got invoiced too so I almost missed the pay date deadline. That was a close call.

Amiami packed the box well again, although you can’t really tell from the image since all the packing material is out and making the box look huge. I’m very grateful for their packing since the items look protected and it keeps shipping costs low. So anyway, onto the unboxing pics!

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Unboxing: AMNESIA World & ALICE=ALICE Game

So another box came in today. I feel like I was waiting for this one for ages since I felt like I got invoiced by Amiami a bit late, but no complaints. That’s just how it is. It was probably because I wanted to play something on my Vita again so I felt more impatient than usual.

Once again, the box was a nice size and well-packed so besides the fact that I dropped pretty much everything on my hardwood floor as soon as I took them out of the box, I think they should be in good and undamaged condition.


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Game Review: Hakuouki SSL ~sweet school life~

Hakuouki SSL bannerOriginal Japanese Title: 薄桜鬼SSLsweet school life

So despite my PSP only being about a year old, I took the plunge and purchased a PS Vita mostly because this year it seems some otome game companies (particularly Otomate) have been trying to push for moving games onto the Vita. I decided to chance this extremely over-milked series. I’m sure some people are already so sick of it they don’t even want to look at it anymore but I’ve only been gaming for about a year so while I agree this franchise needs to be badly put to rest, I still haven’t developed the wall of NO. I also have a feeling that not many people invested in a Vita yet so even if they want to play they might not have the means to.

Warning that there will be some spoilers scattered throughout although I’m not really telling a linear storyline or doing a detailed review of the events specifically happening in each route. It’s actually more a short commentary on the routes than an explanation of plot. If that’s what you’re looking for, this isn’t the right review for you.

I also comment a lot about the system more at the end so if you’re more interested in that over thoughts about the individual route, then you can skip to there. Please note that I’m not censoring out spoilers there either so beware. This is my first blog entry so I don’t think I really know what I’m doing (⌒▽⌒)☆

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