I’m Gonna try and get out of my rut and post some reviews! There have been some amazing stories coming out non-stop and my wallet is hurting as I rush to read them all! Here is one that I’ve been waiting for! My Mysterious Megane cutie from the Forensics department of the MPD.
Game: Metro PD: Close to You by Voltage Inc.
Character: Ryohei Kimura
Type: Main Story
Chapters: 14 Chapters + 2 Endings (Happy, Normal)
Rewards: 6 Pictures + Emails (16 emails – different one for each of the endings)
I really felt drawn into this route. At first through I felt the relationship between Ryohei was progressing extremely slow however in chapter 4-5ish we start to learn more about Ryohei and we understand why. What I really really liked about this story was that Ryohei is very similar to me in many ways. I put up walls and have been burned because of my kindness that I’m extremely afraid to get vulnerable and close to people. And hearing him say things and act the way he does with MC is so awfully familiar to me. The reason I loved this story was because I could imagine myself in his shoes more than MC. And every time MC said something or comforted him I felt like she was saying it to me and comforting me. As I am re-reading this right now I’ve gotten to a point where MC confronts Ryohei about his feelings and I couldn’t help but feel like she was directly talking to me and confronting me – I understood exactly how devastated, lonely and hurt Ryohei is feeling and I just broke out crying. I really was happy and meloncholy at the end of this story because I felt because he found happiness with MC and was completely set free, that I wish that hopefully an MC will come by and do the same for me, even though I know that like Ryohei ever since last year I’ve been pretty much been keeping my walls up with everyone and not letting anyone in. I cried obviously because I’m a huge baby but also because at the end I really felt like I needed an MC like this one in my life and despite the relationships I’ve been in I’ve never had someone like her to really and truly understand the burdens and pains I’ve had in my past. This story is a first to ever make me feel like that. HAHA what a strange feeling to feel more like the Male character and fall in love with MC. So strange!
I really loved the drawings for Ryohei but I felt like its so completely different than his sprite. I guess because you aren’t really supposed to recognize him as Kimura without his glasses but he CG’s felt really different to me. I love his sprite though and his blushing face really gets to me. Ryohei is so earnest so his personality and his sprite are really really super adorable.
Also as in all other stories other than Hanai’s I love how independent and strong MC is in his story. Those characters I can relate to more than the quiet princess types who always need to be saved.
For the emails I felt like I got a lot of them! They are all from all the different characters in the game, I’m pretty sure I got emails from all of them. And it made me feel like the whole unit and Nomura really loved me which was really nice. 🙂 Also one thing I want to point out in this story is that unlike all the other stories where you’re basically hiding your relationship from everyone the whole gang is trying to set you up with Kimura behind your back – It’s quite refreshing and comical how it all plays out.
I HAD TO SHARE THIS GAME I REALLY DID. When Voltage shared the video on their youtube channel for this game I was not only excited because of the magic element but excited because some of the main characters looks like Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss!! When It actually came out this week I was so excited I downloaded it right away and played it right away! I NEVER EXPECTED THIS GAME TO BE LIKE THIS!!!!
Lets go through the basics quickly before I vomit out all my rainbow feels from all the excitement I have bottled up. Here is the opening movie.
Price and Layout: The Layout is unique but follows similar structure as “Metro PD: Close To You” I guess we will be looking at unique layouts for every game that comes out from now on. The theme and colours are so beautiful! Prices are as follows.
$3.99 CAD for Main Stories (12 chapters Plus 2 endings), includes 4 reward images.
$1.99 for Epilogues (3 chapters) includes one reward image
$2.99 (7 Chapters plus 2 endings) includes 3 reward images
One thing that has been updated in this versions layout is that there is a rewind button! This makes me happy because I love going back and immediately rereading things and I don’t like having to quit the story and having to start the chapter again to re-read. ESPECIALLY goes for this story and how it is because, Well I’ll get to that later. One thing about this game though, that it easily crashes when you try to multitask and jump to other apps. Not every single time like first gen Voltage apps but more so than the Second gen. But you’ll want to ignore everything else when you play this game anyways so it’s nothing really to worry about.
Music: I was moved with the quality of music that Voltage came out with for “Serendipity Next Door” Which topped my favourite Voltage game of all time when it came out. And because of that I was a bit disappointed in the music for “Metro PD” – it was good, just not my style. This games music tops all the others! I love it so much that I will leave the app open in my purse when I’m not playing and let the music play for me to listen to! The theme is very Asian inspired and every version of it they have in the game gives me so many beautiful feels! It totally makes game play even better and helps me get more emotionally involved in the story!
Characters/Art: Welcome to the most unique of characters in a voltage game. The sprites and the character designs are otherworldly are beautiful in every way! They all have many different forms: Human, Full Ayakashi ,and Casual Ayakashi. Each of them looking similar to their respective traditional Ayakashi stereotypes we see in animes – The characters I always fall in love with!
Miyabi: Kitsune Fox Demon =) HE REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF MY BELOVED TOMOE FROM KAMISAMA KISS! I love Miyabi! He is a typical Sneaky fox and is cocky and pushy! He is like a demon version of Shinobu from Serendipity next door whom is my favourite character of all time. He’s extremely forward and pushy and VERY perverted!!
Chikage: Tengu Crow Demon – Is a sexy kind version of Kurama from Kamisama Kiss. He is beautiful with his thick black hair, quiet and peaceful, he has this detached feeling to him and he never smiles. Although he is introverted he is a gentleman when it comes to treating women. =) Polar opposite of Miyabi.
Shinra: Oni Demon – Shinra seems to be the token younger character of the group. He is passionate, cute, easy to agitate and very easily excitable. He really gets strung along by the others sometimes and gets teased a lot.
Yukinojo: Snow Spirit – Very kind and intelligent. He is never aggressive although he does kindly scold the others and acts most like the adult out of everyone. He is mysterious and for some reason knows a lot about the human world, unlike the others. It is hinted that he knows a lot about women, but how and why is a complete mystery.
Kyoga: Wolf Demon – Same as our favourite wolf demon from InuYasha. Unlike his InuYasha counterpart this sexy wolf is older taller and looks like he has a lot of swag. He seems to be a lady’s man, and he refers to himself as hot-blooded in every sense of the word… His curly hair and his sexy goatee DRIVE ME CRAZY. I LOVE HOE SEXY HE IS! XD
Samon: Zashiki-warashi House Spirit – (Not included in the love interest list HOWEVER he seems likely that he will be added in later) Very kind and calm Priest of the shrine that your family own, you’ve known him the longest. He is always smiling and cheerful and very reliable and sweet. He is the most responsible of the bunch and takes care of you really well. He is the picture perfect cute best friend who lives next door. The type of guy I would love to marry. ~^_^~
Plot and Story: As of right now I’ve played Miyabi’s Main, Epilogue and Sequel and his are the only ones that are available at the moment. But OH MY GOD IS THIS STORY REALLY GOOD. I cannot say for the rest of the stories but Miyabi’s story in particular is VERY RACY!! – Something that has never been done in Voltage games before. According to the prologue you (as the main character) possess special blood that the demon world need to gain special powers and these Ayakashi have been sent to take you as a bride and bear a child! Already the plot has to do with sex! And I thought this was going to be another innocent and sweet voltage game but OH,HOHO~ I was pleasantly mistaken. Although it doesn’t get too graphic in nature, the main character gets into many sexual situations! The story is ultimately about love and romance yes, but adding in this extra spiciness as well as the danger of death at your door makes this game the BEST VOLTAGE GAME IVE EVER PLAYED. I’ve been kind of wishing for a long time that voltage would take a step in the direction that Solmare has done in “Ninja Love” and “Ninja Destiny”, without overdoing it AND MY PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED IN THIS GAME. It has just the right amount of sexiness in this game without overdoing it at all, and story wise everything fits in and makes sense. It also has been an emotional rollercoaster so far, on which I’ve felt so much love for Miyabi and felt my heart broken and cried. So in every other aspect to be honest this game delivers well.
I’ve played all of Miyabi’s routes twice already, back to back in one day. LOL. The only other time that has ever happened EVER was with Shinobu Narita in Serendipity Next Door. Get the game here On Google Play and here for iTunes App Store.
Finally I’m out of the hectic School semester! I’m really sorry for not posting the requests right way but I had already started this post already, so don’t fret! I’m not ignoring you guys! I’m just behind! Its been a really REALLY rough few months. I promise to try to not neglect this too much because I’m always ITCHING to write more for you guys and GUSH about these beautiful bishies and wonderful stories. The uniqueness of this game really pulled me in! It’s like a cross between “Love letter from Thief X” and “Seduced in the Sleepless City” jacked up with more adventure. Here’s the Opening Movie.
Price and Layout: Kissed by the Baddest Bidder is Free on the iTunes store and Google play. All the stories go by the standard voltage prices: $3.99CAD for main stories and sequels, $1.99CAD for Epilogues and $2.99CAD for Side Stories. This is in the newest style user interface which I like more than the second generation style. I find that these more recent games have more detail in their art as well. Every story (including all the epilogues and sequels) available to read the first chapter for free which is great. Similar to the Second generation, the story auto saves at the end of each chapter. Also similar to the First generation voltage interface there is a section where you can view all the images conveniently without having to scour through the characters chapter section. I’m glad they brought this feature back, I didn’t like searching for images. The only thing I find annoying is the sidebar that appears when you tap your finger too close to the right edge. It is the most convenient place for me personally to click to advance in the story without cramping my hand so it is a bit of a problem when I end up opening the side bar all the time.
Music: I love the music so much that I’ve downloaded the soundtrack and have been listening to it non stop ever since the game came out! Voltage has definitely upped its game with all the brand new releases. In this particular game the Jazzy style upbeat music really suits the casino and dangerous adventure vibes and coupled with the beautiful jazzy piano it makes a soundtrack that is good enough to even be used for mainstream TV. This definitely helped make game play more exciting and more emotional. The songs are so catchy that I cannot stop listening to them!
Characters/Art: Again Voltage has outdone itself bringing us such beautiful characters and wonderful art. They’ve stepped up their game even with the loading screens, and User interface. The characters in this game actually each remind me of the Japanese F4 from the J-Drama. Each of the Characters Sprites are drawn really well as usual and although it still hits the character standards that voltage sets in each game -The Tsundere, the ladies man, the Cold Quiet awkward one, the young mischievous one and the older one – I find that each character has a refreshing look (especially Mamoru! OH MAN, he looks so delicious!) and also have a very unique part to their personality.
Eisuke Ichinomya: Owner of the Casino Hotel Tres Spades. Personality-wise He’s the KING OF RUDENESS. Totally reminds me of an Older version of Tsukasa from F4 just not so stupidly clumsy. He’s got a mischievous side to him which is really exciting and refreshing. He’s not to mention HOT. He kind of reminds me of Kakeru from “10 days with my Devil” except the drawings are much better in this game. Every single one of his sprites is amazing ESPECIALLY the one with the mischievous smile.
Soryu Oh: Mafia Boss. Personality wise he’s cold and cruel and very strict. Personally at first glance he really isn’t my type, he wears his hair down sometimes which is REALLY sexy though. And he really grew on me. Especially with his hair down he reminds me of Li-Ren from Hanasakeru Sheishounen, just a little – but enough to make me gush.
Mitsunari Baba: Thief – The Modern Day Lupin! My FAVOURITE of the characters since the prologue. Personality totally reminds me of Tsukasa from F4 however his appearance looks like the Ji-Hoo Yoon from the Korean F4. He is a Cassanova, womanizer and is dangerously charming. His charming smile, devious eyes and his long hair drive me absolutely crazy. Everything about Baba is my type of man, At least in these types of games. Every single one of his sprites make me swoon like crazy.
Ota Kisaki: Famous Artist. The younger mischievous sexy blonde who reminds me a lot of Sojiro from F4. He likes to have fun and cause trouble especially together with Eisuke. He is friendly to a certain extent although he is very good at putting up a poker face and conning people with his charm. His looks remind me of Syo Kurusu from “Uta No prince Sama” but older and much taller. I imagine him to be talking with a similar voice as Hiro Shimono as well.
Mamoru Kishi: Scetchy Detective! I am so impatiently waiting for Mamoru’s route. His appearance reminds me of an older more rugged Tsukasa from F4. All I really know about him is that he smokes (yuck) and he acts like he is super lazy all the time, although I have a feeling that it’s just all an act. I really love his short curly Tsukasa style hair and his goatee is really sexy. His sprite is really cute especially when he smiles and weird enough looks away when he’s bored. Girls ya’ll know what I’m talking about when an asian guy can pull off the facial hair.
PLOT AND STORY:As of now I’ve been able to do all the Available stories as of today, which include the Main Story, epilogue, and Sequel of Eisuke Ichinomiya, Soryu Oh, and Mitsunari Baba. As always I will be doing reviews (when I get the chance) of each separate route. So, I’m just going to talk about the writing in general in this game. Just like in all the brand new Games such as, “My Two Bedroom Romance” and the latest release “Serendipity Next Door“ Each main story is a standard of 12 Episodes, with an additional Happy and Good ending. The Epilogues are as all voltage games 3 episodes with one picture, and the Sequels are 7 episodes long, with the 8th being split either into a Happy ending or Good ending.
With me having played many voltage games, it does seem like as the newer stories come out they have less episodes, with some of the older voltage games having sometimes up to 16 chapters in the main stories and most older voltage games having 10 chapters in the Sequels. However, as I read them I fell like the writing and story has not taken a toll at all by the “shorter stories”. I don’t usually time myself because I most if the time end up playing during random times of the day, but I feel that to make up for the lack of chapters each episode is a lot longer then the older voltage games. This feels true especially when I have to fast forward though a chapter when I need to catch up to where I’ve stopped if I haven’t stopped at a save point in the game.
Each Story is very rich and deep with amazing plot and I have not been once bored at any point in this game. I don’t feel like the plot is rushed either being constrained within a 12 Episode frame and I also feel like it goes along with a very good pace, where it is always stays exciting. I really enjoy these Slice of danger comedies that Voltage comes up with and honestly with every Release they seem to get better and better. And I really like how unique the concept of this game is.
By the Way I’ve Already started replaying these Routes over again, And doing so So soon after I’ve played them last already lets you know that these stories are worth their weight in gold.
I’m back again on a ‘Be My Princess’ rampage! After playing Joshua’s story and seeing Edward in it I had to play Edward’s story again. In the beginning, when I first played this game because of his role and his personality in the prologue( not to mention his striking good looks only second to Joshua), Edward was the one I was anticipating the most at the time. I’m not entirely sure why, but it possibly was because I was in a very different state of mind back then then I was now I was a little disappointed with how the story played out. It wasn’t my kind of story back then I guess. And as I was playing Prince Joshua’s story I was very compelled and captivated by Price Edward once again, and I thought to myself, “How on earth did I not enjoy Prince Edward’s story?” And thus I had to play it again especially now that everything in my life has changed and I am a completely different person compared to back then. I am extremely happy I did.
Prince Edward’s story like all others was purchased through the Be My Princess App for $3.99 CAD and is 16 chapters long with two endings. Your choices that you make in the story determine wether you get a ‘Good’ or “Happy” ending and they also determine how many of the 8 reward pictures and 15 emails are unlocked. Yes! I got 15 wonderful emails from Edward and Louis ^^~.
I really recommend that you only use my walkthrough as a last resort when you are frustrated and cannot get the happy ending. It is definitely more fun for you to play and work it out on your own first so you can feel more immersed into the story. But incase you need it, here is what I chose in oder to get my happy ending.
- Ask which ones are his favourite
- Go to the Opera
- I was deeply moved by the opera
- I’m Glad
- Ask for Louis
- Thanks for bringing me here
- Thank you very much
- Lend one by one
- I think so.
- Stay at the party
- it feels a bit like that
- Mr. Edward
- Don’t worry about me
- Yes, I was
- Yes I was with him.
- instinctively follow him.
- Go towards the Passage
- Thank you for everything
- What about prince edward
- Please return to the stage
- Leave immediately
- shall we find something to eat?
- Hesitate to pick up
- Return to your world
- Because we like each other.
- Believe that Ed will come for you
I honestly don’t know what I was thinking the first time around, when I played this story and didn’t enjoy it because I fell so hard and so in love with Edward this time that I was brought to tears quite a few times during the story. If I were to compare this story and Joshua as well to Edward I’d say I probably like Edwards story more. Edward is literally the Perfect Prince Charming. He is handsome kind, caring, loving, sexy, gentle and romantic. I personally love Joshua because his naive personality is cute as well as his flaws. But in Edward, I cannot find anything about him that I can even consider a flaw! Everything about him is exactly the way a perfect boyfriend or husband would be like in my opinion! The closest thing that comes to a flaw in my opinion is that he maybe too kind and too compassionate… BUT who are we kidding, that isn’t a flaw at all. This world is so filled with selfish assholes that no amount of kindness and compassion can make up for it from one person. He also is tall and is so beautiful, very manly and yet bishie at the same time.
The story itself is also amazing. Like Prince Joshua’s route there is a very shocking plot twist that happens but I won’t ruin it for everyone. But I want to note something very different about Prince Edward’s story that is probably unique to every other story out there, not just comparing the Be My Princess stories but a lot of other Otome games. This is the biggest reason why I loved this route so much, and why I am now declaring it to be my favourite route of all of my games. Most main stories in these games the conflict resides in the struggle between you and your crush. Meaning, you are not sure this person returns your feelings, or that other person is pushing you away despite his feelings towards you. It’s a struggle that results in at the very end that person confesses their feelings and yay, You finally at the end have a relationship. In Prince Edward’s story it is completely different. Edward right from the beginning knows that he loves you, and right from the beginning you slowly develop your relationship with him,and Edward NEVER doubts his feelings for you. In this story it is you and Edward, two people who are in love struggling against the world. You understand Edward’s feelings completely and he understands yours but it is the world that is trying to tear your love apart instead of the internal struggle between the two characters. It is also the guilt that you hold for each other “Is my love for them hurting them because of this conflict?”. This makes me feel confident that perhaps, Edward is the one character that loves the main character deeper than any of the other characters. At least thats what I felt.
That was such an overwhelming feeling of happiness because ultimately thats what everyone wants in a partner. We all want our partner to be truly and madly in love with us, to accept us and to be confident about their feelings towards us. We want a partner that is confident enough to say “I love this person” and mean it and say it to the world even though the world might not approve. It is literally a fairytale romance in my eyes. One that deep deep in all our hearts we hope that we find for ourselves even though we know that realistically real world relationships will never work that way. Are people nowadays capable of loving each other as deep and as throughly as this? In my case yes, I can and I have, but tragically was never returned fully in the same manner and after seeing many relationships easily go sour for me as well as my friends I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t exist. It’s like Samantha says in Sex In the City, “The right guy is an illusion – you don’t understand that, you can’t start living your life. ”
Edward also gets top marks for having amazing reward photos and emails. Voltage nowadays with the newer games are getting ‘chincy’ (I donno if anyone uses this word anymore) with the emails, I got 15 Emails from Edward from this story and every one from him stole my heart away. In the last Voltage game I played I got 5, and that was from the newest game “Our Two Bedroom Story”. We don’t get as many as we did with the older voltage games. And like I’ve mentioned before, BMP has some of the best art if you compare all the voltage games, and Edward’s pictures are no exception. They portray how wonderfully romantic and handsome he is in all of them, and I always end up going back to using them as my phone wallpapers.
This is defiantly one of my Top Stories and Characters in the Voltage Game Collection. I would play this one over and over! And I definitely recommend this to anyone who is into stories about Fairytale Princes and True love!
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Hello, hello! It’s been a few days since my last review! It has been a very crazy week but I’ve been itching to do this one. This time it’s a back track requested by one of the comments. And I’m glad I did this one, because it’s been a while since I played “Be My Princess” and I had forgotten how much I love these stories so much. This was one of the games I started with that made me fall in love with Voltage alongside “Love Letter from Thief X”. Joshua was originally my very first pick when I played this game the first time and he remains one of my favourites!
Joshua’s main story can be bought through the “Be My Princess” App for $3.99 (in Canada). Once in a while when new stories come out they will hold a sale but lately there haven’t been any. The story includes 16 chapters that can end two ways, a good ending and happy ending. If you get the Happy Ending you get to play the Epilogue which is one extra chapter with an extra reward picture without having to download or pay for it. This is one thing that is unique to “Be My Princess” compared to the other games. Unfortunately because it is still the old style Voltage game, It doesn’t come in an HD version for the iPad yet. Also unlike the new voltage games, you have to complete the game correctly from the beginning in order to unlock the Happy Ending. However this game’s main story is packed with 8 reward pictures including the one you get in the epilogue (which is more than any main story in any of the other games) and 10 emails! The drawing style for Be My Princess is very unique compared to the other games and is by far my favourite in terms of pictures and graphics.
So here is my walkthrough for how I got my happy ending. Both the first time and this time I got it in one go. I guess I am used to dealing with stubborn men. Try the game out for yourself first, and see what ending you get before resorting to the walkthrough. It ruins the fun if you aren’t choosing for yourself at least the first time around.
- I’m just a student
- Don’t blame me for a mistake you made!
- It’s sad that he thinks of it like that…
- Thank you for the blanket last night
- They all taste good. I can’t choose.
- Go to prince Joshua’s office
- Oh… really…?
- I’m not very hungry…
- It’s a rice ball.
- You came because you wanted to see me?
- It’s very silent all of a sudden.
- All right.
- Yes, they are.
- What indeed.
- That’s right…
- Try speaking to him.
- Thank you, everyone.
- Please go on with your meeting
- Offer it to him once more.
- No, not really…
- I’m sad that we only have one more week.
- I’m glad to have met you.
- Thanks for saving me just now.
- I can’t let you do this just because of me!
- Help Prince Joshua call out to Jan
- Yes. Thank you.
Joshua’s attitude is so cute! I had forgotten how lighthearted and romantic this game was till I played his story again. I played this story probably in January so it’s been almost a year and it was still just as exciting as the first time. I think even more so now… because I realized when I was playing that Joshua really reminds me of Rei Ryugazaki from the anime “Free! Iwatobi Swim Club” in his stubborn and easy to embarrass personality. It absolutely drives me crazy! With his incredibly sexy face and hair who wouldn’t fall in love with him? And definitely Jan is the most handsome and sweet of all the butlers by far. Putting those two together was the killer duo that made this story excellent.
The story itself was very heartfelt and entertaining and has an incredible ending. They really do a good job of making you feel like the main character and feel the emotion in you swelling when Joshua unknowingly does something sweet or unexpected. He really grows on you quickly in the story and it really keeps you on your feet and excited for more. There is also 2 mini love triangles that appear in this story which, as you all know if you’ve read my reviews – I LOVE LOVE TRIANGLES! MORE THAN A FAT KID LOVES CAKE! Every time another character comes around and says something romantic other than Joshua it makes me so excited that I wiggle and squeal – LOL. Don’t give me that look – you’ve done it before too I’m sure, either when watching anime or playing these games. I don’t remember if I was moved to tears the first time around but this time I wasn’t. It wasn’t an emotionally deep or dark enough of a story enough to reek havoc on my heart (Like Prince Edward’s route which I played again immediately after this one). Although the ending made me feel incredibly touched and in my opinion this is one of the happier of all the stories.
Like I said earlier we get 8 picture rewards from this route. Joshua’s pictures still strike me as the best pictures from any of the Main Stories from “Be My Princess” He’s just so handsome and the pictures are so very romantic~! Also the emails that he and Jan send to your email are all very detailed and heartwarming, I enjoyed reading every one. It really shows how cute Joshua can be.
I would definitely want to play this story over and over again and I’m happy I did this time around. Like a good movie I would never get bored of the fairytale romance that takes place in this story.
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Sashiburi Minna-san! Its been months since my last post and I apologize for that. My life has changed so much in these past 6 months that I haven’t been able to sit still and blog – ALTHOUGH I’ve desperately wanted to tell you all about all the games, cons, cosplays etc. that have been going on. I was requested to do this Review of this game which I haven’t covered yet because it came out after my last post which was when I started playing ’10 Days with my Devil’. Hopefully I’ll get around to the General Game review sometime, but Meh – who knows if that will happen. At the rate that Voltage is putting out games and stories now I barely have time to keep up! Not to mention that SOLMARE has put out 3 new paid games and 2 new Gree games!!! It’s an exciting time for otome-gamers now, the Genre’s popularity is booming!
The main story I purchased through the “Kiss of Revenge” App which i bought at the time (when it was released) for $3.99. At this moment there is a sale for $2.99 for Christmas but it will probably end any moment now so if you decide you want this story I suggest you buy it right away, after you read my review of course. I also purchased the Epilogue for $1.99 that same day. The Main story gives you 5 Reward Images, and the Epilogue gives 1. I got 3 mails in my mailbox right now. I’m not sure if the last one is from the epilogue or from the happy ending. I could have sworn the first time I did this story I got more emails. Either I didn’t get a few because of the decisions I made this time around OR it could have been the sketchy 3G signal I’ve been getting this past few days since we had this massive ice storm we had on Saturday. About 100,000 people lost power, cable and internet from broken power lines etc and many are still without power but ANYWAYS back to the less depressing stuff.
There is really no need for me to post a Walkthrough for the new style Voltage Games. Play it for yourself – don’t take the fun out of making your own decisions because it’ll just ruin the fun for you. The Main story is 16 Chapters long and there are two endings for this Main Story, Happy and Good. Your decisions determine the ending in the game but even if you get the Good Ending (which I don’t consider good at all ) You can choose to either try the game from the beginning again or just accept defeat and read the happy ending on its own. This is possible once you’ve unlocked and read all other chapters of the story. Also whats unique about this game compared to all other Voltage games is that there is a decision in all the stories in Chapter 8 to start “Another Story” which is a 8 chapter alternate ending to this main story. I won’t be covering that part in this Review because the story is just so different than this one it needs to be done in a different post. The Epilogue for this main story is 3 chapters long and only has one ending. So choose whatever you really feel like in that story and have fun with Issei. =)
Now onto the review. I won’t spoil things for you don’t worry. The nature of these kind of suspense stories rely on surprises and twists etc in order to make it enjoyable and I don’t want to take that away from you all so I will be very careful.
At this moment I’ve already played all available stories in this Game, which I can safely say places 3rd in my favourites list for Voltage Inc games. And I have to say that although I really enjoyed this story and I think Issei is really an amazing guy in general, comparing every character and story he stands as my second last favourite character in this game. Do not get me wrong, this is one of voltages masterpieces and I really love how heavy, dark and twisted this story became, and how beautiful the ending in the epilogue was. When I had first played this game I remember being in tears as I played it and my heart aching for Issei like I was really going through what MC was going through. And I thought at that moment that Issei’s story must have been the best one out of the 4, because of the complexity of the conflict and story and how through it was.
He’s the directors son – I thought it would be obvious to me that this would be the most involved story. And after Junpei’s story I still felt the same way. However when I got through Irie’s story I was shocked at how good that one was, that I wasn’t even looking forward to Kyosuke’s Story. Kyosuke seemed like such a unimportant side character in all the other stories but again, when I was able to play his story I was again in shock as to how much I loved it. And now that I’ve played this one again, although I do really like it, it kind of cuts short of Irie and Kyosuke’s story.
One reason for this is probably because Issei is just not my type. He is quiet and cold and doesn’t say much. He is ridiculously handsome but Irie’s looks in my opinion are absolutely perfection and no one in any of the other games can compare to him. He is honest and hardworking and very admirable, and just as romantic as the rest when it comes to his feelings, but it is expressed more in the situation and more of an innocent honest love then a passionate one. I’m a Yandere so I need things to be passionate and heated and almost overwhelming.
Despite this, if I have met a man in real life who was as admirable as Issei (and of course I had no one like Irie in my life) I would probably still fall head over heels with him because of how amazing he is as a person. He is sweet, kind and more compassionate than any real life person. You almost feel sorry for him because he is such a good person.
Plot-wise, it was a very impressive and dark story. It was very heavy which is extremely different than any of the other voltage games out there. “In your Arms Tonight” was also a darker more serious story but that still isn’t close to as complex and heavy these stories are.
Specifically in this story there was more feelings of confusion, guild, doubt, anger, and bitterness than happiness in this story (it is the nature of the premise after all). Going through all this as the Main Character they did a very good job of making you really emotionally involved in this story. I’m at a point in my life right now where I’ve been through some really rough life changing experiences so I’m honestly speaking that I’m far from being happy about my life and my situations right now. So the feeling of anxiety and sadness that I felt when I was going through this story were very similar to what I felt when I reflected on my own life. And like I’m doing in my own life, all I can do is push forward in the story till I get to the happy ending that I know is waiting for me. Which brings me to the only thing I don’t like about this story (It may be the same way in the other stories as well but I can’t remember at the moment). And this is why I included the Epilogue in this Review.
You don’t get a satisfactory happy ending unless you purchase the epilogue and read it immediately after the happy ending. The story in my opinion is not complete and is abruptly cut short unless you include the epilogue as part of the story. To put it bluntly, they put us as the MC through all this suffering and only give us maybe 30seconds worth of a feeling of happiness at the end of the main story, and the conclusion and closure we need to properly end the story doesn’t happen till the end of the epilogue. But as a whole, if you count the Main and the Epilogue as one full story, It is completely worth reading and together make a really great story. It just annoys me that you have to pay extra in order to be completely satisfied. (not that I wouldn’t buy them all, I mean I bought them all right away without hesitation. =_= its like an addiction)
As for the pictures, I love them all. If you have seen the screenshots or have downloaded the game and gone through the free prologue, you will know that the art style in this game is very different from all the other voltage games out there. I like this style of art which is more mature and realistic than the regular anime style characters (although it is still anime style) and all of Issei’s pictures are beautiful in that sense. He looks so innocent in all his pictures its very heartwarming and very rewarding. As for the emails, out of the 3 that I got I only had 2 from Issei, the one in the middle was from Kyosuke. But I liked the last one a lot it was very heartfelt and make me feel very loved and happy.
In general this story gets an A and I would love to play it again and again, After i get sick of Irie and Kyosuke of course. I’m happy as always that I purchased this story and I hope you will enjoy it too!
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It’s about time! I was so happy about the release of this game, and was waiting so impatiently for it that I would check my app store like twice a day to see if it came out! It’s voltage’s fault for making me impatient because they were promoting it so often on their official facebook page and on their Youtube channel.
So as of right now I’ve played all main and epilogue stories that are available in this game. Right now there are only two, Kakeru Kamui and Satoru Kamagari so I can give a good review based on those two stories about the game in general, without going into individual review of each story. I will do that in my walkthoughs as usual.
Price & Layout: ’10 Days with my Devil’ can be downloaded off the iTunes AppStore for free. You are able to play the prologue and learn about the characters and the premise before you buy the character stories. Each characters’ main story can be bought ‘in-app’ for $3.99 CAD. Epilogues are $1.99 CAD and assuming that the pricing for specials when they come out they will be the same as other voltage games at $2.99 CAD. Like ‘Office Secrets’ they use the introduction video when you start the game and the layout is the same ‘Swipe-Style’ that all recent voltage games have used. It seems that this game has less bugs than it’s predecessors which is always a good thing. So far I’ve yet to get stuck in a loop bug or for the game to crash so I am happy about that.
Premise/Story Concept: I really enjoyed the unique story concept in this particular game. It is by far the most unique out of all english voltage games so far. The concept is basically that you are a regular human that is living a regular life and one day according to fate these (super hot) devils were destined to kill you. Turns out they mess up and you beg them to give you 10 more days to live so you can accomplish something important before you die. They reluctantly agree and you go under their 24 hour surveillance and have to live in their mansion for those ten days, while you do what you need to do. You end up having to pick one of them to be in charge of you for those ten days, and thats when the prologue ends.
Music: The soundtrack to this game is my favourite of all voltage games. Every song is amazing especially the main theme. A lot of the others really remind me of my favourite Ragnorok Online soundtrack songs which makes me really happy because that was a really great game that I loved. I also love the piano solo song that is played at the sad heartfelt moments. Every song in this soundtrack hits a soft spot for me and it just enhances the atmosphere and impact of the story.
Characters/Sprites: I CANNOT help but fangirl in this section because MAN, when I played the prologue and met the characters I got sooo excited. These are by far the sexiest voltage characters EVER. And I will explain why. Maybe they’ve been influenced by other mainstream otome games and anime because they all look like my favourite characters. More likely its probably just the best coincidence EVER. There are 6 choose-able characters so far, and like I said earlier only two of them are available to play so far. Every expression from every sprite that I’ve seen is amazing. They really made everything in this game perfect, especially their blushing expressions. Even your close girlfriend’s sprite is beautiful. Anyway, without further adieu, here they are!
Doesn’t he look like a older sexier version of Makoto from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club? He also reminds me a bit of Subaru from ‘My Sweet Bodyguard’ and Although I love Subaru I prefer Kakeru’s personality and hair and style more. He is just overall gorgeous and sexy.
He is one of the available characters! I played his first.
Second available right now is Satoru Kamagari.
He reminds me a bit of Hikaru Hitachiin from ‘Ouran Highschool Host Club’. His character is pretty hot especially in his reward pictures. And has a very interesting personality, one that we have never really come across in voltage games before.
Next is my MOST ANTICIPATED CHARACTER!!!
He makes me want to die! He looks like cross between Ren Jinguji from Uta no Prince Sama and Kaname Asahina from Brothers Conflict, who have the same Seiyuu – Junichi Suwabe. Haruhito’s playboy relaxed personality also matches these characters perfectly. He has such a sexy deep voice and just imagining that voice every time Haruhito says something make me nosebleed till I pass out! I want to play his story soo bad!
Second most anticipated character is Shiki Kurobane!
A SERIOUSLY SEXY cross between my favourite anime/game characters Saito Hajime from ‘Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan’ and Azusa Asahina from ‘Brothers Conflict’ who is my other favourite character in BroCon. Again both characters have the same voice actor which is the super serious and sexy Toriumi Kousuke who is my favrourite Seiyuu of all time. His voice makes me go into a coma every time I hear it (especially in romance Drama CD’s. He makes me want to die!) The only thing with Shiki is that his personality doesnt match those of my favourite Toriumi characters. They are quiet gentleman types while Shiki is basically Takuto (from Love Letter from Thief X) on steroids. He’s super excessively rude and tsundere, which although I love it, it throws me off with the way I think a character that looks like Saito should act.
Meguru Kurobane is the last of the demons you will be living with.
He is the token younger character who looks to me like a cute clean-cut version of Shin from NANA. He is very innocent and sweet that you would never guess in a million years that he was a demon. When he talks I imagine Otoya Ittoki’s voice from UtaPri who’s seiyuu is Takuma Terashima. I love sweet guys like this as much as I love the sexy Tsun characters like Satoru or Shin.
Rein Isaka is the Last character in this sexy supernatural Line up.
You won’t meet him in the prologue so he stays mysterious until you play Kakeru’s route. I love the way he looks, his hair and smile. He is just as sexy as the demons but this handsome guy is an ANGEL! But I hope that the way they portray him in Kakeru’s route is not the same as his personality in his own. In Kakeru’s route the way he is portrayed is totally the opposite of how he looks. Play it and you will be horrified and agree with me. I really hope this route will be just as amazing as the others I’ve played.
Rewards: I’m happy with the reward pictures so far. We get 5 reward pictures for each main route and some very sweet emails from the characters. I was worried after the lack of pictures in the main stories for ‘Office Secrets’ that we would be lacking in this one as well but I’m glad that we get a good amount. They aren’t as intimate as I would like them to be but they are very good pictures. They are drawn very well. I’m sure in the epilogues sequels and side stories they will become more intimate pictures.
Overall: This actually might be my new favourite Voltage game. We will have to see once all characters are available for play. ‘My Forged Wedding’ still is at the top of my list because of the level of emotional intimacy that we experience in every story in that game. But, this game has something that most other voltage games lack. The problems that arise from you and your lover trying to go against the world to cheat death gives a more serious depth that I’ve found only in one other game – Shall we Date: Ninja Love. The element of danger and death really gives a huge impact on the emotional involvement that you have in this game. You are not only fighting for love but fighting for your life! And I love that about this game.
Try It out for yourself! The App & prologue are Free!
10 Days with My Devil @ the iTunes Appstore
Android coming soon….