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Pickup!Absolute must buy!

Feb/10/2014   By xexedReviewer Rank: 7

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STELLAVANITY - Prelude to the Destined Calamity -
Feathered Ether
$3.36 $6.7250% OFF / 378JPY756JPY
Evolve your ship through 7 stages of intense action! Choose from 6 levels of difficulty and classic C-Gear or advanced S-Gear weaponry. Gain EXP or go classic arcade...
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Fantasy
  • Release: Nov/13/2013
  • Purchased: 127x
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This game is simply one of the best shmups around. It looks beautiful, everything runs extremely smoothly, and it features a complex system with bullet patterns that are nearly at a CAVE level of quality. The music is also wonderful and deserves to be listened to on its own. There is a shop system where you can buy items and you earn the money for this through playing the game. This give a nice incentive for reply, although the base game is good enough you shouldn't need one! At this price you should not pass this up!

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enjoyable, very difficult

Feb/10/2014   By xexedReviewer Rank: 7

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PHANTASM
FLAT
$9.60 / 1,080JPY
Let me know if you complete Hard mode without continuing!
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  • Release: May/06/2006
  • Purchased: 5x
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Phantasm is an enjoyable older horizontally scrolling shootemup (shmup). It is nice, with good music and artwork. Visually is it reminiscent of a super nintendo title. However, it is very tough. It features a story mode and you can play individual stages in practice mode. Also note that on windows 7 the game can have some issues with an xbox 360 controller (at least in my experience), but it plays fine with a keyboard.

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Pickup!Astro Port does it again

Feb/10/2014   By xexedReviewer Rank: 7

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Super Tank warfare Adventia
ASTRO PORT
$4.80 $9.6050% OFF / 540JPY1,080JPY
Birds-eye-view TANK shooter using WWII models. 4 stages. Multiple scenarios.
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GlassesLoliMilitary
  • Release: Jun/04/2012
  • Purchased: 18x
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Astro Port makes some of the best doujin action games around and Adventia is no exception. It is a little different from their other titles because it is an overhead view tank game where you can rotate the background (a little like the arcade game Assault from Namco). It is a fun action game with multiple tanks to drive, each with a different weapon system. Definitely worth purchasing for fans of action arcade games.

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A CG Collection of old titles

Jan/28/2014   By MiragecgReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Hatori.Aoi CG Works Vol.1
HANGON
$0.48 $0.9650% OFF / 54JPY108JPY
Game characters and original characters CG image collection.
Maid
  • Release: Oct/04/2010
  • Purchased: 7x
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This is a Cg Collection in HTML+JPG format.
There is no sexual content in it at all.

It's focused on old title, mostly around the end of the 90's, like K*non, One, old Street F*ghter, D*rkstalker and such.
There is different type of CG like sketch, calendar etc...

The art is above average, and not bad for old drawing, and the colors are not bad at all actually.Some are sketch without colors.

Overall, it's bad at all for a 100¥ CG Collection of old drawing.

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Pickup!You're missing out if you haven't played this!

Jan/27/2014   By nanami

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English Ver.
Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.84 / 432JPY
The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
Girls
SchoolComedySF
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • Purchased: 7285x
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This game really packs a punch despite being quite short in length and employing avian characters.

The routes are all fairly straightforward (i.e. it's not very hard to get the good ending) and each character had something unique to bring to the table. I even warmed up to Okosan, who I didn't expect to like. I actually enjoyed the bonus stage much more than the otome part! This stage delves deeper into the overarching story with a more serious tone, and you get to see how all the characters are tied together by the threads of fate. I'll admit that I did shed a tear at a few scenes...

I have to point out the writing in this game. It's fantastic! It's absolutely hilarious and the anime references were sneaked in when appropriate.

From the premise to the writing, I don't think I'll be forgetting this one for a while.

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Pickup!Rich, great BGM for horror.

Jan/24/2014   By SourjellyReviewer Rank: Top 50

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FREE horror BGM
pierrotlunaire
$13.44 / 1,512JPY
This is the materials for creators of amateur game and contains a set for horror adventure game with bonus.
Inc. MusicTrial
ViolationSMSexual TrainingSlaveGangbangTorture
  • Release: Aug/22/2009
  • Purchased: 11x
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if you are an indie game developer, and willing to make a horror game, I would recommend you buy this product. strong and sharp steel grinding noises to chill down your spine. and it's great for boss fight BGM as well. more over, not only for game developing, this music itself is great enough to enjoy. also there's bonus sound effects that were resourced to make this BGMs. great product. worth 15 bucks.

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Pickup!Good finish to a wonderful series.

Nov/25/2013   By Kenji9000Reviewer Rank: Top 50

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Mikumari Vol. 3
:SAVER
$4.80 / 540JPY
Diving for secrets in the underwater "Cove of Mikumari," M*kki's hopes exceed her abilities when she exhausts all her lung power... Meanwhile, T*kahiro and A*pha rush for her rescue.
PDF Included
HealingSerial ProductGirlChildhood FriendSwimwearDrama/Daily Living
  • Release: Aug/20/2012
  • Purchased: 63x
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The artist of this series must have loved the original series a lot. I will try not to give spoilers but this is definitely work picking up. By the end of this volume we receive a conclusion but the work still should go on in my opinion. If you're a fan of underwater scenes then you'll be please to know that some are present within the pages. Its been a while since its release and I hope the artist does more in the future.

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Pickup!Fantastic!

Nov/25/2013   By あるふぁさん

3 user(s) found this review helpful.

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STELLAVANITY - Prelude to the Destined Calamity -
Feathered Ether
$3.36 $6.7250% OFF / 378JPY756JPY
Evolve your ship through 7 stages of intense action! Choose from 6 levels of difficulty and classic C-Gear or advanced S-Gear weaponry. Gain EXP or go classic arcade...
Inc. MusicTrial
Fantasy
  • Release: Nov/13/2013
  • Purchased: 127x
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  • (17)

With seven stages, a True Last Boss, multitude of difficulty settings, a myriad of configuration options to optimize your weapons, this is one of the most complex games of its genre right now.

Still, don't let the apparently daunting difficulty or complex scoring fool you: there is a lot of fun to be had!

Simply put, one of the best STG out there and it's a relief to finally see it in the english version of DLsite and at a reduced price. Go get this right now!

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Pickup!Excellent VN

Nov/12/2013   By meganeroReviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver.
World End Economica episode.1
Spicy Tails
$11.52 / 1,296JPY
The story is unfolded upon our head, the Moon in near future, caught by money.
Inc. Music
HotEmotional/TouchingSerial ProductSFPure LoveBrunet Hair
  • Release: Jun/12/2013
  • Purchased: 159x
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This is a fine example that a VN does not need to be sexualised to be good.

The story is engaging, the translation did a good job and the plot, while not an easy subject, didn't underestimate the readers by dumbing down the subject.
...I have to admit there were several moments where I glossed over what was being talked about, but that was not the fault of the translation; it's just that I'm simply not that interested in stock trading.

The lack of voice didn't bother me, but sometimes, for some of the more heartfelt moments, I wished they had had a CG drawn for it.

The price is well worth it for a VN of this quality.

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Pickup!A great 1D fighting game focused on spacing and timing

Nov/06/2013   By Varq

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Shiki no Kyouken (Sabre of the Four Seasons)
myohu-kai
$7.20 $14.4050% OFF / 810JPY1,620JPY
Myohu-kai presents an intense clash-of-swords game 2 years in the making.
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HotAnime
  • Release: Jun/04/2013
  • Purchased: 9x
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Note: I can't read Japanese, so I can't review story.

Shiki no Kyouken presents a strange approach to fighting games. The entirety of the action takes place along a 1D line making spacing and timing very important. More interestingly, the game only uses 3 buttons: movement, attack, and special. The gameplay involves both players moving on a line as points with their own respective attack "boxes". When the attack box overlap the opponent, the player can attack to deal damage. This sounds simple enough at first, but the opponent is trying to do the same. Also take into account that there are 57 different characters with their own movements, attack speeds, specials, parry time, selectable meter types, and upgradable stats.

Battles also feature a rock, paper, scissor element. For example, if P1's super meter (sunburst) were full and they pressed attack twice, they would do a super attack. During this time, a balance appears on each player's side with three kanji on them: Red (action) on one side, Blue (stillness) in the center, Green (movement) on the other side. Pressing attack tilts to the red, pressing movement tilts to the green. Pressing nothing centers on blue. In most situations, red > blue > green > red. If P1 holds attack, and P2 holds attack or nothing, P1 would deal damage to P2. If P2 were to hold movement instead, P2 would dodge it, avoiding the damage.

Pros:
+Interesting gameplay
+A large character roster
+Great art, animation, music, and voice overs
+Lots of unlockable content (Characters, Cat ears, Music Room, Art Gallery)

Cons are the sometimes random outcomes and first player advantage, and some frustrating fights (Shikinseki in particular, but she is an optional boss). The game uses Flash tweening animations and has inconsistent voice acting, which are aesthetic issues.

Please note versus mode needs to be unlocked (only tutorial and story are available at the start).

I recommend this game to those who like fighting games. A second game is also in the works!

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