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Gah! (Went 2ch diving... O_O;; )

May 8th, 2009 (11:07 pm)
hungry

current mood: hungry

As above while trying to find info about the latest game. (Actually, it started out innocently enough as a straight Google JP search for reviews. >.<;; ) Quite frankly 2ch scares me. Enough so that I haven't installed whatever that special browser thingy it requires and can only do the barest of toe-dipping in there. Still, that's more than enough for my brain. >.> Review hunting rendered some interesting screen shots from the game though. ^_^


(Click on the images with text to see the quicky translation)













Otherwise, apparently some folks were having problems with the game and running into bad endings. ^^; One person mentioned that the first time they played, they burst out laughing when Lydia ended up turning into(?) a caterpillar. And a couple people were apologising to Nico and Jijii [<-- Nico's kitty girlfriend I assume (it's mentioned in the latest Cobalt mag that there are some game only secret characters)] for killing them so often...? *laughs* But yeah, I guess letting Edgar seduce you isn't good. One person decided to go that route while Lydia and Edgar were on the train, and Lydia ended up missing her stop and going to the end of the line where Raven congratulates her as she and Edgar embark down the path to romance and the player hits a bad ending. :P

One of the main drawbacks to the game supposedly is that it's not good for people who don't like replaying certain scenes over and over (and over and over) again. I'm hoping for more reviews to come out before decided once and for all if I'll try nabbing it or not. *sigh*


And some things that I read while I was drowning in that BBS (all of which should be taken with a truckload or more of salt)...

1) general consensus was that a second season for HakuYou was dependent on DVD sales. On the plus side, there were actual numbers for sales, but it's still a minor series overall
2) the series is supposed to re-air on TeleTama around June? July? (can't remember exactly for that)
3) anime OST possibly to go on sale in July(?) <-- something along those lines seemed to have been mentioned at the special event that happened recently. (Nothing's really clear from that, but there's supposed to be a write-up about the event in the next Cobalt magazine. However, since neither HakuYou nor Victorian Rose Tailor are slated to have SSs in there, I wasn't really planning on buying it...)

Gah! Dipping my toes in that place completely eats up all time. >.> At least I got to read some interesting opinions about the novel series and story aspects while I was there though. ^_^

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Posted by: Milena (milena_tori)
Posted at: May 9th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)

Waaiii... I want to play it too. :) Thanks for posting pictures. :)

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: May 9th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
hty_kiss

Everyone looks younger than their anime or novel counterparts. I think it's the more rounded faces that are doing that. Lydia's eyes look bigger too.

I don't consider getting seduced by Edgar to be a bad ending. Amused that the game thinks it is. (Social pressure: Must keep those pristine Japanese maidens pristine apparently. LOL)

3) anime OST possibly to go on sale in July(?)
Really?? About bloody time is all I have to say.

1) general consensus was that a second season for HakuYou was dependent on DVD sales. On the plus side, there were actual numbers for sales, but it's still a minor series overall
I noticed HtY DVDs show up in ANN's top ten weekly selling lists a couple of times. That surprised me to be honest. So maybe HtY does have a chance. But I'm not holding my breath.

Thanks for sharing the piccies!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 10th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)

I don't consider getting seduced by Edgar to be a bad ending.

*laughs* I wonder how many people became interested in this game because of that aspect. ^^;

I'm definitely going to keep my eyes open come July. I was really hoping they'd release the OST for this series, but that's really late! >.>

I'm definitely not holding my breath for a S2 either. For one thing, they'd have to fix things up and at least go back for book 5's story in order to set things up for the showdown with the prince.

Posted by: ljedi (ljedi)
Posted at: May 9th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Sanzo

Those screengrabs are GREAT! Thanks for sharing them.

SIGH. I totally want this game.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 10th, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)

The more I look for info about this game, the more tempted I am to get it. >.<;;

Posted by: ljedi (ljedi)
Posted at: May 10th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Sanzo

I am even stupidly looking into getting a modded PS2. Just for this game. X_x

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 11th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)

*laughs* Oh dear! ^^;; I'm still heavily on the want side but haven't quite been able to justify the hassles involved in getting it. At least, not yet. ^^;

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