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Pickup!Squash the competition!

May/11/2012   By Sutorippu

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Tomboy Princess Lidel's Adventure
Tsurupeta Kenkyujo
$7.67 / 864 JPY | 80pt (10% back)
Little princess Lidel sets off to test her valor! Hilarious & exciting action puzzle game. Suitable for all ages.
GameActionEXEInc. VoiceInc. Music3DCG
  • Release: May/30/2011
  • DL: 7
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First and foremost: don't let this game's all-ages rating fool you! Tomboy Princess Lidel's Adventure is in fact a slightly ecchi revival of a classic arcade game with a cosplay and moe touch! Heroine Princess Lidel is asked by her father to make her way across the land to challenge opponents, mostly members of the clandestine Tsurupeta Clan, and prove her bravery and womanhood. When she meets an opponent along the way, she is put to the test in a field of blocks and a number of cute female enemies. She must defeat her enemies by pushing the blocks and squashing the girls between them, while avoiding touching enemies or getting smashed herself. Enemies aren't squashed as such, however; instead, being pressed between blocks renders the enemies totally naked. If Lidel is touched by an enemy, she is stripped to her underwear. A second touch or being squashed by a block will cause her to lose a life. The stage is cleared when you have squashed all the enemies, and you move on to the next, though despite there being a number of enemies to face, there isn't much variance in their strategy. Although there are many stages to the game, you're given the option to save once you've completed a stage so that you don't have to start from the beginning if you lose.

With the current craze of moe-love among otaku, I'm amazed this game isn't more popular. The artwork is astounding and adorable, and the game is fun and incredibly humorous as well as challenging. As to the nudity in the game, it isn't explicit and seems to be done more for comedic effect. Still, the age rating is a tad deceptive since there are a few perverted jokes and situations in the cutscenes, although there is nothing sexual. Even so, for lovers of loli and moe and off-color humor set amongst a familiar playstyle in a game that's extremely easy to get into, here is your game.

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Pickup!One of the best games ever made. No, really.

Apr/27/2012   By Kjorteo

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.83 / 432 JPY | 40pt (10% back)
The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
GameAdventureEXEGirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7273
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First off, a warning: the G rating given by DLSite is a filthy lie. It's true that nothing is ever actually visually depicted (it just relies on text and well-timed fading to red,) but that's kind of like saying Thomas Harris novels should be rated G because nothing is ever actually visually depicted. If you possess the ability to read and any imagination whatsoever, any scene with Doctor Iwamine in it alone pushes the game into a fairly solid R.

However, that aside, this game is a lot, and I mean *a lot* better than it has any right to be. It starts off as an otome-style dating sim/visual novel with cutout photographs of birds, primarily pigeons. It sounds like the most bizarre thing ever, and for the first couple of playthroughs, it is. You'll laugh at the madness, the implausible scenarios (just how do pigeons use those desks from the classroom background, anyway?) and the goofy dialogue, as if the whole thing were some sort of twisted parody.

But then ... something happens, and you acclimate yourself to the weird world of pigeon dating, and all the sudden the cast reveals itself as the well-developed, sympathetic, and strong characters they all actually secretly are. Certain endings start to break your heart instead of your brain, and if you get all the standard endings, it unlocks a final route with a sudden turn into a dark, deeply emotional horror/mystery that completely defies description.

In short, you laugh at the very premise of this game, and you are right to do so. However, it is secretly one of the greatest visual novels, if not one of the greatest games ever made. I'm serious. So is the game, eventually.

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Great :)

Apr/25/2012   By seawolf03Reviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. BLUE PORT J - Summer Sky Prelude
FoxEye
$18.22 / 2,052 JPY | 190pt (10% back)
Dive into the beautiful blue waters and explore the 3D island au naturale. Full 3D ADV game + HD illustrations + accessories
GameAdventureEXEInc. VoiceInc. Music3DCGTrialProtected
  • Release: Apr/18/2012
  • DL: 210
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  • (35)

As usual, a wonderful game from FoxEye. The graphics are wonderful. The controls are very good. The only problem I had was a personal one, the camera doesn't sync well with the right analog stick on my game pad. The translation from Japanese is very good. I also like being able to switch between characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. A must buy for any fan of aquaphilia. Can't wait for the next work.

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High School Seiyuu

Apr/10/2012   By Taihen HentaiReviewer Rank: 6

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Koenchu! Hikari Kagayaku
ZeroZigen
$1.91 / 216 JPY | 20pt (10% back)
ZeroZigen's original game "koenchu - yonogi voice actor's story -" became a voice drama.
SoftwareVoiceMP3Inc. VoiceInc. Music
  • Release: Mar/22/2011
  • DL: 3
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It's a nice audio drama for what its is worth. Instead of the usual huffing and puffing of my usual buys, the storyline of being in high school makes for a well needed change. The voice actors, both male and female, that were featured in this program did a superb job playing their parts and the script very well made. I honestly have no clue as to how the game is, but if this was made off of it, it would be a good game, and the same thing goes in reverse. It's definitely worth purchasing.

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Great Album

Apr/09/2012   By Lazy Reviewer

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#2
Houreisen
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (10% back)
Alternative, industrial, electro, techno Touhou arrangements.
SoftwareMusicMP3Inc. Music
  • Release: Jun/16/2010
  • DL: 1
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Great for listening when on a lazy afternoon.

Track Number: 1
Track Title: Chisana Chisana Kenshou
Artist: sovaudon
Starts off easy, picks up speed near the end.
Song rating: 7.0/10

Track Number: 2
Track Title: Cinderella Cage - Kagome Kagome
Artist: Kajiya
Gets awesome about halfway through. Great ending.
Song rating 7.5/10

Track Number: 3
Track Title: Nakioujo no Tame no Septet
Artist: Houreisen
Best song in the album. Overall amazing.
Song rating: 8.5/10

Track Number: 4
Track Title: Koiiro Master Spark
Artist: Houreisen
Makes me feel a mixture of calm and sadness.
Song Rating: 7.0/10

This album is worth a listen in my opinion.

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Pickup!Good Songs for Visual Novels

Mar/19/2012   By redpandagamesReviewer Rank: 2

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Copyright-free BGM FULL Collection Vol.4
StudioKannazuki
$43.16 / 4,860 JPY | 450pt (10% back)
Original music compositions for free use in games and other media. 1 lyric track, 8 short arrangements, 40 BGM tracks.
SoftwareMusicAudioInc. MusicTrial
  • Release: Oct/03/2011
  • DL: 10
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  • (5)

I bought this collection because I needed a theme song for my visual novel. There are three folders. The first folder has 20 tracks where most are about a minute or longer. The second folder has 20 tracks as well, but many of the songs are under one minute which is why I gave the product a "4" (out of 5) overall. In the third folder, you get different renditions of one song. I think the karaoke tracks that it offers are a good bonus because you can use them to have a karaoke contest.

The trial folders provide a good representation of what you're buying, so you can always try before you buy to make sure it's the right product for you.

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Pickup!Still doing good!

Mar/19/2012   By Kenji321Reviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. Mikumari Vol. 2
:SAVER
$4.79 / 540 JPY | 50pt (10% back)
Second in series of alternate tales of "Yokohama K*idashi Kiko." M*kki dives down deep to find her underwater quest to be far more challenging than expected...
DoujinshiMangaJPEGPDF Included
  • Release: Mar/01/2012
  • DL: 70
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Finally the second volume is out and it's very lovely.

If you're a fan of underwater content in manga, this volume will deliver a good amount of it.

The translation could be a bit smoother ("Here's goes absolutely nothing"). However the lovely illustration work outshines this minor qualm.

In the end, I can't wait for the next volume.
A worthy title to add to any uw lover's collection.

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Pickup!Not just a pigeon dating sim

Mar/12/2012   By Ashurei

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.83 / 432 JPY | 40pt (10% back)
The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
GameAdventureEXEGirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7273
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Yes, there are pigeons. Yes, you are dating pigeons. Yes, you actually want to date pigeons.

But under that girly, heartful exterior lies a plot so deep that it will absolutely blow your mind and change how you view birds forever. Especially fat ones. With a story that can only be fully revealed after multiple plays, this game offers hours of entertainment and emotional rollercoasters. You will laugh, cry, soil your pants, and once it is over, all you'll be capable of saying is, "THIS. GAME."

The only criticism I have is the presence of the occasional spelling mistake. However, most will not find this distracting, especially when faced with such colourful characters and fantastic storywriting. Kudos to Nazerine for bringing this game to the English-speaking masses, and of course, Moa for creating this magic in the first place.

Buy this game. Show your support for BL (Birds Love). It is worth every cent!

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Pickup!Unironically the best Visual Novel I've read

Mar/06/2012   By Krystal

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.83 / 432 JPY | 40pt (10% back)
The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
GameAdventureEXEGirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7273
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  • (120)

Firstly, like everyone else, I'm going to admit that the premise of this game is absolutely hilarious and ridiculous.

And that is how I approached this game, and that is probably also the best mindset to have when you first tackle this game - not seriously.
I knew I would love this game as soon as I finished the introduction. I had never laughed so much and had so much genuine fun playing a Visual Novel. The witty, satirical statements about typical otome games were spot on, and made such clever commentary about the genre that I just had to play on.

But as I powered through the game, the humorous situations somehow began to string themselves together into a coherent, detailed and emotional story. It was amazing, but somehow, these well written birds were more human than most other human characters people have written. By the end of the Bad Boys Love route, I promise you that everything in Hatoful will come together in a dramatic and emotional whole.

But don't take my word for it, there is a free demo you can play to see this all for yourself. If you wish to know the finer points of the story after you're done, then the full version will definitely not disappoint you.

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Incredibly interesting

Mar/02/2012   By SGA

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.83 / 432 JPY | 40pt (10% back)
The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
GameAdventureEXEGirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7273
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  • (120)

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The premise of this game may sound ridiculous, but it really is better than it sounds. All of the routes you can follow through the game are incredibly interesting, and some of them are real tearjerkers.
The BBL route is ***spoilers***, full of twists and it's possible to get an ending that is ***spoilers***.
All in all, it's a fantastic game and you'll soon forget that the characters you interact with are all birds.

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