Reviews and Problems with Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom
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Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for PSP Review
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
Review: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (Sony PSP)
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 .
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.
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.