HAKUOKI Kyoto Winds – Kazue Souma Walkthrough

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KAZUE SOUMA

Note:  (If you’ve already cleared a route) Go to Records of Service and choose Chapter 1-4, Select Souma with HIGH romance

GOOD ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
-Attempt to explain my situation
-Decided to tell them I wasn’t a boy
-Stay put.
-Wow, I had no idea
-Quietly return to my room
-Join them on their rounds
-Actually, I’m a page

 

CHAPTER 2
-Remain in the compound
-Why me?
-Yamazaki, you should go
-Head to the Ikeda Inn
-…follow Harada
– … will stay behind
-Go to the common room
-Respond kindly

 

CHAPTER 3
-Return to my room
-Go outside
-Yes, it might be asking for too much
-Go back to headquarters
-But…
-Heisuke
-Yeah, it is
-Yes, please
-It’s not any of my business
-My father
-I was so happy for him
-Kondou
-I’m a member of the Shinsengumi

 

CHAPTER 4
-You are useful
-Yes
-Not explain it to him
-I want to talk to him
-Still wanted to help
-Help with Itou
-I’d love to hear it
-Did it come to fruition?

 

CHAPTER 5
-I’ll stay here
-Don’t give up
-Stop him.

(Good Ending)

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Souma Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-Said Nothing
-Don’t give up
-Don’t stop him

(Normal Ending)

 

 

BAD ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Souma Chapter 5 with LOW romance

Said Nothing
-Give up

(Bad Ending)

GAKUEN CLUB is out on the Nintendo Switch

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Game Title: Gakuen Club
Release Date: August 30, 2018
Developers: 
OperaHouse Corporation
Publishers: 
D3Publisher

Today, D3P has released a port for Gakuen Club (localized ver.) for the Nintendo Switch (North America and Europe). This game’s localized version also have mobile (iOS, Android) ports and PC (Steam) ports.

Click here for Gakuen Club downloadable content (Nintendo Eshop).

STORY (Nintendo Eshop):
Our heroine is entering her junior year of high school when she finds out she will be suddenly transferring to the famous Kirika Academy located in the city due to her father’s new job. 

She is quite excited about starting her new school life, but she stumbles upon a secret night club that is being operated after school hours, and gets herself roped into working the kitchen…

As she grows closer to the other waitstaff of the night club, she learns of their past, and finds herself becoming more and more involved in a complicated web of human relationships and romance…

 

VOICED? YES

Voice Actors includes fan favorite: Yuuichirou Umehara, Kousuke Toriumi, KENN and Kensho Ono.

I bought the mobile version of Gakuen Club last year in iTunes and although I enjoyed it’s art, music and outstanding VA’s, the story was pretty dull and boring so I never really got a chance to finish the entire game (only bought and finished Sakai’s route). I’m buying this game again for my Switch and hopefully finish all the routes this time but I won’t be expecting too much plot wise, ha! you shouldn’t either. lol

 

More Upcoming Nintendo Switch Otome Games from OperaHouse to look out for (These games are either announced or released in Nintendo Eshop Japan):

  • Vinculum Hearts
  • Nyabara ~How to find my love~ (this one’s interesting since the MC turns into a cat! nyan.)
  • Spiral Memoria

HAKUOKI Kyoto Winds – Hachiro Iba Walkthrough

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HACHIRO IBA

Note:  (If you’ve already cleared a route) Go to Records of Service and choose Chapter 1-4, Select Iba with HIGH romance

GOOD ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
-Find a way to escape
-Ran for it
-Stay put
-Wow, I had no idea
-Ask Hijikata if I can help around the compound
-Accompany Hijikata as his page
-Apologize about Takeda

 

CHAPTER 2
-Remain in the compound
-Why me?
-Yamazaki, you should go
-Stay with Hijikata
-Sorry for not remembering
-… will stay behind
-Go to the common room
-Take a stroll

 

CHAPTER 3
-Return to my room
-Remain in the common room
-Let’s have faith
-Hide my hands
-Yes, please
-Call for someone
-It’s not any of my business
-My father
-Only if something were to happen…
-The Furies
-Reason to protect me…?

 

CHAPTER 4
-The soldiers
-Someone high-ranking
-Take it back
-Yes
-Go find the others
-You don’t even know anything
-Trust the Shinsengumi
-You have the Shinsengumi
-I’ll stay here

 

CHAPTER 5
-If those are the Commander’s orders…
-I understand
-Okay

(Good Ending)

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Iba Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-I don’t want to go
-I’ll fight by your side
-Okay

(Normal Ending)

 

 

BAD ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Iba Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-I don’t want to go
-I’ll fight by your side
-No

(Bad Ending)

HAKUOKI Kyoto Winds – Susumu Yamazaki Walkthrough

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SUSUMU YAMAZAKI

Note:  (If you’ve already cleared a route) Go to Records of Service and choose Chapter 1-4, Select Yamazaki with HIGH romance

GOOD ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
-Find a way to escape
-Stayed where I was
-Stay put
-Wow, I had no idea
-Ask Hijikata if I can help around the compound
-Accompany Hijikata as his page
-Explain the situation

 

CHAPTER 2
-Remain in the compound
-Why me?
-I promise to give the message
-Stay with Hijikata
-Were you a patient?
-… want to come
-To Hamaguri Gate
-Stop him
-Want to watch over everyone while you’re gone…

 

CHAPTER 3
-Return to my room.
-Remain in the common room
-Let’s have faith
-Go back to headquarters
-You’re right
-Okita
-But…
-No, I’ll take care of it
-I’m worried about Okita
-Go around
-Leave it be
-The Furies
-Didn’t even notice

 

CHAPTER 4
-The Guard
-Wanted them to stay
-Yes
-Stay in my room.
-Remain in the room.
-You’re my comrade, too
-Can I be one too?
-Still wanted to help
-I’ll do anything
-Remain here with Heisuke
-Stopped Sanan
-I want to help
-Confirm with Hijikata
-Thank you in advance

 

CHAPTER 5
-I’m scared to leave you
-I know what you mean…

(Good Ending)

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Yamzaki Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-I want to be helpful
-I know what you mean…

(Normal Ending)

 

 

BAD ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Yamzaki Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-I want to be helpful.
-You are fighting, Yamazaki!

(Bad Ending)

Ayakashi Koi Gikyoku Review (Nintendo Switch)

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AYAKASHI KOI GIKYOKU (Yokai Love Play)

Release Date: August 2, 2018 (North America)
Developers: OperaHouse Inc.
Publishers: OperaHouse Inc., DIGIMERCE
Platforms:  Nintendo Switch
ESRB Rating: M(Mature)

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Prologue
You were invited by your cousin to watch a live concert by a Visual Kei band called FOX EAR. As the band members stepped onto the stage and played their music, Your magatama (tear shaped pendant), an ornament you’ve inherited from your ancestors that was passed around for generations started to give off a strange massive light. You fell unconscious during the sudden turn of events and eventually found yourself waking up in the backstage surrounded by five handsome fox dudes. Apparently the members of FOX EARS are real life mythical creatures and they’ve come to take the magatama from you. OH NO! …But instead of taking it by force, they’ve decided to make you fall for them so you can surrender the magatama at your own will and pace. Who will you choose to fall in love & trust the powers of the magatama with? The decision lies in your hands.. (⁎˃ᆺ˂)

 

Alright, so I’m gonna cut to the chase and say, playing this game made me appreciate The Charming Empire more. That game may have weak content, but the localisation was pristine. This one however, hit rock bottom.

 

LOCALISATION WAS A COMPLETE MESS! (╬ Ò﹏Ó)

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I’m talking about broken english that appears to come from a machine translation. The grammar and sentence structure doesn’t make sense at all. It’s a shame since the fluff content of this game is pretty normal and the VAs were top tier. However, incorporating it with horrible translations defeats the purpose of enjoying a visual novel in general.

The game allows you to choose a language to play it with at the start though, so if you know kanji, I strongly recommend playing it in Japanese instead, (It’s less painful that way)…

 

ART AND MUSIC
I like how each of the characters have their own theme (bgms) that seem to match their personalities. Keisuke’s smooth jazzy theme was my fav. ( ´ ω ` ). The artwork was also worthy of praise, imo. I think it is fairly above average compared to other recent otome projects these days. Heck, I even liked this game’s trailer.

Voice Acting

Daisuke Hirakawa “Keisuke” – Saint Germian (Code Realize), Tower Overlord (Psychedelica AH), Zain (Period Cube), Laito (Diabolik Lovers)

Ryouhei Kimura “Kasumi” Shiraishi (Collar x Malice), Kou (Diabolik Lovers), Ukai Shougo (Nil Admirari), Roche (Neo Angelique Abyss)

Natsuki Hanae “Yuki” Libera (Period Cube), Akito Sera (Collar x Malice), Satoru (Bad Apple Wars), Jonah (Ikerev)

Mamoru Miyano “Akito” Hachiro Iba♥ (Hakuoki), Tokiya (Utapri), Sou Tamaki (Ouran High School Host Club), Light Yagami (Death Note), Tamahome (Suzaku Ibun)

Shinnosuke Tachibana “Kousei” Louis Howard (Midnight Cinderella), White Mask (Bad Apple Wars), Tomoe♥ (Kamisama Kiss)

 

Main Characters and Walkthroughs
Story wise, I would recommend playing the routes in the order below.

1)Kousei
2)Kasumi
3)Yuki
4)Keisuke
5)Akito

 

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KOUSEI

  • Bassist
  • Tsundere
  • Best cook

Kousei / Kosei plays the bass guitar of the band FOX EAR. He’s also the band’s leader lol I actually thought it was Akito since he’s the ‘lead’ vocalist/guitarist but eh, it’s actually Kousei, surprise! The fact that this info was dumped almost at the end chapters of his story had my face twitching like (⊙_⊙) haha. Kosei also possess a very stiff and perfectionist attitude where he can lose his cool at times.

In his route, Kousei puts a lot of pressure on himself & tries his absolute best when it comes to writing songs and creating new music for the band. It was revealed in the middle of his story that this attitude stems from being raised by very uptight (fox) parents, who hates humans and who’s always comparing him to Akito. During his events, you, as the heroine tried to support him and make him rely on the other band members more rather than carry his burdens on his own.

I liked Kousei as a character, his tsundere nature was charming for the most part. His route however, didn’t really make sense to me. There was a point in his story where several conflicts were all piled up together and was resolved in the most stupid fashion ever… And as much as I wanted to expound on this, I fear that this review will only get more confusing because this whole route was totally bemusing as hell!  It was not good. Top it off with horrible translation, finishing this route became a nightmare! ヽ( `д´*)ノ  The CGs were nice though!

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KASUMI

  • Rhythm guitarist
  • Sweet Gentleman
  • Akito’s sickly twin brother

Kasumi plays the rhythm guitar in the band. He’s Akito’s younger brother who’s always looking out for your best interest. Unlike his older twin bro, (who’s got no chill lol) Kasumi is always calm and composed. Almost the perfect gentleman. His downside is that he was born with a weak body who can’t control his massive power inside.

I enjoyed Kasumi’s character build up. The fluff content at the beginning of his route was really adorable and I love hearing Ryohei’s gentle voice. His route on the other hand wasn’t any better than Kousei’s. In his story, Kasumi became really sick and weak and the only way to save him is for you to marry his brother Akito so he can use the magatama as the next chief of the fox village to save Kasumi’s health as well as make their village prosper. Kasumi, who wasn’t in favor of your arranged marriage with his oniisan, kidnapped you (with consent lol), took you to an abandoned shack in the middle of the woods and asked you to stay with him there until his last breath. This angsty conflict was resolved by you wishing hard on the magatama to keep Kasumi well and alive. The magatama, (knowing how much you love Kasumi), responds to your prayer by granting him a vigorous health the next day. You went back to the village with him and he arranges a meeting with his parents and Akito and they all agree to make Kasumi the next village chief and your new husband, and both of you lived happily ever after. Wow, okay! so now comes the question…; why did you ever agreed to marry Akito, when you could’ve just talked it out in the first place? Beats me! It’s as if this wrench was thrown out there in the open just to have a stupid conflict that can be merely resolved by common sense! lol 

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YUKI / “U/KI”

  • Drummer
  • Cheerful
  • bipolar

First of all, the main character’s original name is YUKI, but for some reason the english translation thinks it’s cool to replace “Yu” with “U/” …YESS “U/ki” is more trendy and fresh!! lmao.

Yuki plays the drums in the band. He is one cheerful persona and is also known to be a “genius” among the members of FOX EAR (he’s good in composing songs and writing lyrics on a whim). One interesting factor about Yuki is his split personality where he can be friendly to you at one point and in a split second becomes really ill-tempered and grumpy.

In the early part of his route, Yuki is revealed to be a half fox and half human. Because he’s not pure-blooded, it is quite difficult for him to contain his mythical powers. Hence explaining his bipolar tendency. As a temporary remedy, Yuki tries to control his powers through kendo training, to keep his wild side in check. But whenever he spends time with you, he struggles in keeping his emotions straight and goes into a frenzy of outrage after getting upset or jealous over other guys acting sweet towards you. Because he’s in a constant battle with himself every time, he tries to distance himself from you, afraid that he might hurt you in the long run. Nevertheless, you were able to confront him with this issue through the help of your trustee magatama.

The conflict in his story arises, when the elders of the fox village decided to meddle in your relationship with Yuki, saying things like ‘they cannot accept a half fox to receive the power of the magatama’. They went as far as putting up a fight with everyone and eventually took Yuki to the fox village and imprisoned him in the dungeons. With the help of all the members in Fox Ear, you were able to get to Yuki’s prison cell and managed to come face to face with one of the fox elders. By praying  hard on the magatama you unknowingly summoned/ unsealed the great fox inside it and him being the great fox  and all confronted the elders, telling them they shouldn’t degrade someone just because he is half fox. The elders said they’re sorry and eventually let go of Yuki. You and Yuki went back to the human world safe and sound and lived happily ever after. OK, I’m not sure if this resolved Yuki’s uncontrollable powers though, it wasn’t really clear to me but given that the fox ancestor of the magatama was unsealed, I guess this cured Yuki’s problem too? ┐(︶▽︶)┌

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KEISUKE / “K-SUKE”

  • Keyboardist
  • Mysterious
  • White fox

Keisuke is the keyboardist of FOX EAR. He is a happy-go-lucky character and acts as an older brother to the rest of the band members. Besides his mysterious personality, Keisuke is also a big flirt and will always tease you every chance he gets.

The real conflict in his route began when Pierose, another Visual Kei band consisting of other mythical creatures; raccoon, snake, cat and a lion?? came into the picture and threw shade at Keisuke to the other band members. Here, they revealed that Keisuke is actually a white fox who’s been working together with a human master. Im just gonna assume they meant, he’s the ‘kitsune’ shrine familiar? By working with humans, you are branded as a traitor to your fellow fox citizens. Now that his dark past was revealed, everyone was left with a sour taste in their mouth and they (the rest of FOX EAR) eventually decided to kick Keisuke out of the band and told him not to go near you nor the magatama. Some friendship huh? 

Anyway, a couple of flashbacks were shown consecutively about how “Byakuya” (the fox ancestor who was sealed in the magatama) and your ancestor, the Ying Yang master met. These scenes give you a clearer picture on what actually went down a thousand years ago (hint: they are this game’s OTP). The flashbacks also explained who Keisuke really was and how he became the white fox who worked along side your ancestors. I’m not gonna go into full detail on these events because of too many spoilers… Though I have to say, this route was REALLY angsty but lol I’ve actually quite enjoyed it. (Surprisingly) haha.

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AKITO

  • Lead guitarist
  • Needs to get some chill
  • Jerk

BAHH! Okay last route, I can’t believe I’m almost done writing this review. Tbh it really hurts my head whenever I try to recollect the events of this game…(×﹏×)

So Akito plays the lead guitar of FOX EAR. He’s also the most unfriendly among the band members and he absolutely detest human beings. He was raised to believe that humans are sly creatures that cannot be trusted. He acts like a jerk towards you but because of your persistent attitude of wanting to get to know him, he starts warming up to you and eventually falls in love. You see, this dude’s a tsundere by nature. lol

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In his story, Pierose, who wanted to break FOX EAR’s career, kidnapped you by luring you into Akito’s apartment during one of their live concerts. Despite being warned not to go out on your own nor trust anyone, just like most regular MCs who lead themselves to slaughter, you took Pierose’s bait. The instant you reached Akito’s apartment,  the mythical cat (one of Pierose’s member) catches you by surprise and ties you up to keep you from moving. To add insult to injury, he magically transports you to the concert location of FOX EAR, suspends you in mid air and makes you fall on stage. Akito, seeing the love of his life is at the brink of death, used his powers and jumped so high from the stage to catch you, preventing you from hitting the ground. He does this in front of thousands of people – so now everyone started freaking out saying “FOX EAR are monsters!” Rofl. I don’t really get this part, they could’ve just told everyone off that it was all an act but since they needed some conflict in this story, this was apparently necessary lol.

Eventually the band broke up and everyone was in hiding. You on the other hand ended up with Akito in a small shack in the middle of the woods. This was a good 2-3 weeks after the controversy. Both of ya’ll try to live as lowkey as possible (e.g. you doing the laundry by the river and Akito chops some firewood lol) when another conflict occurs as Keisuke suddenly appears, threatens to hurt you and forces Akito to unseal “Byakuya” the fox ancestor in your magatama. Akito was like “don’t hurt her” so he goes and break the seal and in an instant he was overflowing with uncontrollable power and the only way to stop it is for you to seal it again through a holy arrow. Keisuke helps you with this but also tells you that the fox village will go extinct ones Byakuya gets sealed again. You thought about it for a bit but then you realized how much you love Akito and you don’t wanna be separated from him so you decided to go with the plan and shot the magic arrow to Akito’s heart sealing the fox ancestor, turning back everything to normal again. His ending involves both ya’ll together with Keisuke thinking of ways to revive the fox village. (Hint: Akito wants to have lots and lots of fox babies w/ you lol). 

 

 

TRAILER

 

 

OVERALL THOUGHTS (҂ `з´ )
So I really wanted to give this game the benefit of the doubt because maybe if the english localisation was done properly, it wouldn’t have been such a horrible experience. But lol, shit happens.image 

Play time would be a good 2 hours to finish one whole route. Though to be honest, I had wished it was shorter as I feel like some of the content were kind of forced and completely unnecessary. They did established a good amount of fluff to get you connected with the characters but I just couldn’t take the forced angst. I have twitched my eyebrows on this a couple of times, It REALLY wasn’t necessary AT ALL.image I like that they made use of the usual Japanese folklore about kitsunes, shrine familiars and mythical creatures… but how it was initiated was all over the place! image The only thing good about this game was the voice acting, but that is to be expected since they have an A cast of top ranking seiyuus.

I do not recommend this game to anyone. Really. Don’t buy this game. Maybe if you know Japanese, then you’ll probably have an itty-bitty chance of enjoying  it (though I highly doubt since the content wasn’t that great either). English translation is completely trash, I’m sorry – I actually feel bad for saying this, but it’s true. It’s not playable at all. Save your 24 bux for something else, this game is not worth it. If you really want to spend that money get OKAMI HD instead, or spend dat doe to an all you can eat sushi buffet, get a bowl of ramen, idk!  haha, just… save yourself from this nightmare.

 

Chlo’s Rating: 3/10

HAKUOKI Kyoto Winds – Shinpachi Nagakura Walkthrough

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SHINPACHI NAGAKURA

GOOD ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
-Attempt to explain my situation
-Decided to tell them why I’d come to Kyoto
-Search the compound
-No, I can’t
-Quietly return to my room
-Join them on their rounds
-No, I’m not

 

CHAPTER 2
-Leave and search for my father
-Scope things out
-Need to take care of Nagakura
-No, show me your hand right now
-… want to come
-To Mount Ten’nou
-Fight as well
-I’m not sure I agree
-Left him alone

 

CHAPTER 3
-Return to my room
-Go back to my room
-Am glad he’s alive, though
-Stay
-Didn’t move
-Tell him to watch out
-Yes, please
-It’s not any of my business
-The Demons
-We shouldn’t
-Sen
-… think I understand what you mean

 

CHAPTER 4
-The soldiers
-Someone close to the people who were leaving
-I don’t think so
-Yes
-Go outside
-Scream
-Please don’t push yourself
-Can I be one too?
-Still wanted to help
-I’ll do anything
-Ran after Nagakura
-I’ll stay here

 

CHAPTER 5
-Okay, I understand.
-Do you have to go?
-It’s not over yet

(Happy Ending)

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Nakagura Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-You’ll come back, right?
-It’s not over yet

(Normal Ending)

 

 

BAD ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Nakagura Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-You’ll come back, right?
-That’s unfortunate

(Bad Ending)

HAKUOKI Kyoto Winds – Keisuke Sanan Walkthrough

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KEISUKE SANAN

GOOD ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
-Find a way to escape
-Ran for it
-Stay put
-Wow, I had no idea
-Quietly return to my room
-Stay behind in the headquarters

 

CHAPTER 2
-Remain in the compound
-I’ll go
-Yamazaki, you should go
-Stay with Hijikata
– … will stay behind
-Go to the common room
-Want to watch over everyone while you’re gone…

 

CHAPTER 3
-Investigate
-Investigate Yagi house
-Persuade him
-Go back to headquarters
-But…
-Heisuke.
-Yeah, it is
-Yes, please
-It’s not any of my business
-Turning humans into Demons
-Yes, I do
-Grab his hands
-The Furies

 

CHAPTER 4
-The soldiers
-Someone who knows Itou
-Yes, I hope so as well
-Yes
-Stay in my room
-Run away from the room
-Fight Kazama
-Trust Sanan
-Can I be one too?
-Still wanted to help
-I’ll do anything
-Remained here with Heisuke
-Will leave him in your hands
-I will leave him to you
-I’ll stay here.

 

CHAPTER 5
-Do you really believe that it’ll get better?
-Asked for a reason

(Good Ending)

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Sanan Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-You’re fine, Okita
-Asked for a reason

(Normal Ending)

 

BAD ENDING:

Go to “Records of Service” in the main title
Load Sanan Chapter 5 with LOW romance

-You’re fine, Okita
-Reproached him

(Bad Ending)