The English localization of the fandisk for the visual novel that stole my heart officially released on May 17, 2018. And boy, I couldn’t hold myself back from binging it after the 2 year wait.
A Requiem for Innocence is a must for any Fata Morgana fan out of there. You can buy it from MangaGamer here or on Steam here.
This is a SPOILER review for both the main game and Requiem itself. I also highly recommend that the main game be played before even touching Requiem in order to get all the references and true feel of the story.
Wow it took me forever, but I’m finally done CxM! I honestly don’t know why it took me this long, but I think I’ve been having the attention of a goldfish lately and have been jumping between visual novels mid-game as of late ;;; BUT I’ve stopped doing that now, so I should be back on track! Anyways, here’s a quick post on my thoughts of the game and its characters~
There was an urban legend…
Write your troubles down on a note. Hold it in your hand at midnight and pray. “God, please help me…” Then god will hear your plea and change your fate. It was only a legend though. It wasn’t even popular for very long…
Disclaimer: I was provided a review copy by Sekai Project (thank you!), but this will not influence my review and will be completely unbiased.
Well this game was a long ride! Considering my disappointment with BWS (a favourite in the otome fandom), I was hesitant in setting my expectations too high with StS (another acclaimed otoge). And what a pleasant surprise.
I’ll be going over very brief summaries of each chapter (well more like highlight my fave key moments). I’ve also included translated lines/scenes I found most memorable (pls correct me if I made a mistake oops). Sprinkled in between, I’ll discuss some of my thoughts/interpretations, as well as questions because I need clarification lol. To be honest, I’m not really sure what this post can be called, but you could say it’s a mix of the above?
Done Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly! Man I am on a ROLL with finishing my second vita otome game already. To be honest, the portability of the vita for games like VNs is perfect.
Before I go further, I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU TO ILINOX (from her game posts here & CD posts here) who essentially translated the entirety of the game on her blog. Without her posts, I would never have been able to experience, play and understand this Japanese otome game. Thank you, thank you, thank you
(I love you)
Before I get too mushy with the gratitude haha, I’ll delve right into some quick spoiler thoughts I had of the game. This isn’t a review or anything, so this shall be pretty informal (you have been warned!) SPOILERS GALORE:
Now for some of my spoiler thoughts and critiques on the different character routes (I’m not bashing, I’d love to discuss and have my eyes opened if I missed something!) I’ll quickly go over plot holes / things I wished they expanded on first though.
My first PS Vita game! What a different experience compared to playing on the PC or even mobile. I really like the portable handheld aspect and it’s also better than the mobile screen. The only reason I got the vita recently was to play VNs and otome games (I mean look how many are coming out this year alone!). So while it sucks that the vita is dead as a console in the West, I hope VNs won’t stop getting localized at least
(pls Aksys I really need Fatamoru’s vita version, I’ll do anything)
Anyways, Code Realize! While by no means perfect (in regards to pacing issues… I’ve fallen asleep a couple times while playing oops), it was still a really nice ride as a whole!