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Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom
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Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom

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Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for PSP Review

Gear Diary
15 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This “visual novel” provides a very unique, narrative experience from Japan where choose-your-own-adventure-type choices rule over button mashing gameplay. The Hype Japan’s Edo Period was drawing to a close.
  • Pros: challenges traditional gameplay (no gameplay, fighting, etc.), introduces otome Games (specifically created for a female audience) to U.S./North American audiences, interesting characters, strong story, multiple endings, high replay value, learning about Japanese history
  • Cons: spelling errors in the text translation, more choices/chances to make Chizuru a stronger heroine
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Review: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (Sony PSP)

Diehard GameFAN
16 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I know, right? Normally I review a game in the first week it comes out. Unfortunately for Hakuoki , it came out while I was on my honeymoon and when I came back I had other, more current games (tabletop and video game) to review. So too bad for Hakuoki .
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More than Just Eye Candy

16 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Sitting down to write this review, I found myself more torn over Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom than I have been for previous games. Fundamentally, I am the target audience— Hakuok i is both a visual novel (for fans of text-heavy games) and an otome title (targeted specifically at a female...
  • Pros: Gorgeous illustrations and plenty of heartthrobs for all persuasions.
  • Cons: A little lacking in the romance department for an otome game.
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Overall 10

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
22 February 2012
  • Excerpt: This is definitely not a game for everyone. It’s really first game of it’s kind to ever be localized in the US, more so for it’s target audience than anything else. Still, there are enjoyable things to be read here, and it’s definitely a game worth picking up based on the premise alone.
  • Pros: Well-written, gracefully localized visual novel
  • Cons: Theme and genre just may not appeal to many
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Overall 8
Graphics 8
Sound 7
Control 9
Addiction 8

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Review

Cheat Code Central
15 February 2012
Overall 9
Gameplay 8
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Storyline 9
Control 9

Expert Review

13 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Hakuoki is not merely good for an Idea Factory game. It's a good game, period.
  • Pros: Fantastic story and characters.
  • Cons: Lackluster Music.
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Pocket Gamer
14 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Less game, more interactive narrative: this curious and very distinct release weaves a lengthy tale of samurais and love to good effect
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