well, i just want to know about everyone's preferences over Japanese games. i want to buy some new ones but i pretty much ran out of titles to buy.Just do like I'm doing now, post your personal experience with the game, but don't spoil any of the story
my latest acquisition is School days. i really like the fact that it's nearly entirely animated, and the way the system works is pretty interesting too...it's voiced, a bit...no, very funny during the H scenes. There is only 2 girls to choose from,at first, and of course your choices affect your affection level between the 2 of them. there is bad endings of course...traumatizing to say the least. if i understood Japanese, i could enjoy it a lot more than i actually do now, but fortunately, even if you can't read the story, it,s pretty easy to figure out what ending you're gonna get. The story, from what i understood, is basically a love triangle with you as the main guy ( probably the most pathetic and indecisive guy i ever faced. i wish i could slug him, lol. on top of the screen, with a mouse over feature, are the playing options (as i said, animated and voiced, so it's a must feature) and on top of those is a bar, with the names of the 2 girls. in that bar, a line wavers towards the current girl you,re planning to get, and it moves around at each choice. pretty handy. of course to get the good end a certain point must be reached, otherwise, you can take a guess...i only cleared it twice (both the same girl, but with good and bad end...) i haven,t figured out a way to get sub-character endings, i don,t even know if you can get any other than the 2 main girls. overall, pretty well made game, i wish someone would be able to make a translation of this, but honestly, it would be an inhuman amount of work to do so...(only way would be to add subtitles to every sequence, as there is not a lot of written text on screen, voiced, remember) but i can dream, no? hehe...anyway, I'd recommend this game to anyone but those with a faint heart (eternity ending, way to scar someone for life, lol), so pick it up! i got it from Himeyashop, for about 95 bucks US (shipping and handling raised that to 137 for me...) and i don,t regret it. oh, beware though. it requires a pretty strong machine to play...it's a dual layer dvd on top of it. i think it takes a 1.2Ghz system with 512 MB ram to run...and it NEEDS your computer to be setup in Japanese. oh, and those who will just download it, burn in hell. thanks.
*update* i just ordered Kagetsu Tohya. i can't wait.And for those who want to try the game without buying it, the main site offers a playable demo, here's the link: