March 13, 2011

Guilt buys

It's been a while since I've put in an order with RACS. I've been accumulating a list of guilt buys, things I would get when something came past which I really wanted.

And on Friday it happened. They have a statuette of Hinako, from Isshoni Suriipingu. I don't buy standing figurines any more because I've had a couple of  them break, but Hinako is kneeling. Hinako is also... well, she's Hinako.

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So I also ran my guilt-buy list (including the Summer Wars BD), and since I need some shirts I ordered three.

And in the "just for the hell of it" category, I ordered a copy of the "Cosplay Fetish Academy" game. This will actually be the first game of that kind I've ever gotten, and I really am not sure if it's something I'll be glad I got. But I guess I'll find out.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 04:25 PM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 From the desc., Cosplay Fetish Academy sounds hot-or-miss. But it doesn't seem to have any violence or coercion. If you're still looking for games with animated sequences after your choices, a translation of School Days has been announced. Yes, it has bad ends, but the idea is too avoid them.

Posted by: muon at March 18, 2011 05:42 AM (JXm2R)

2 I can't see myself becoming a regular player of these kinds of games. I just can't. And likely I'll only mess with this one for half an hour, maybe less.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 18, 2011 09:05 AM (+rSRq)

3 How about if there was a combination of a strategy game like Master of Magic and a dating sim? Sakura Wars already does battle/dating sim.

Posted by: muon at March 19, 2011 07:14 AM (JXm2R)

4

Actually, Sakura Wars is more like a combination of a dating sim with X-COM.

I think the problem for me would be that you have to be careful with your soldiers, and never never lose any of them. It isn't possible to fight and win a war without casualties, but in Sakura Wars that's the goal.

In MOM I don't waste units, but sometimes it's necessary to accept losses. Yesterday I took out a node that had been spawning wandering monsters, which had two spellbooks inside. I took a pile of 9 elite wizards in and lost one of them. But it was worth it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 19, 2011 09:31 AM (+rSRq)

5 MoM dating sim? So, Explore, Expand, Exploit, Ecstasy? With turn-based coupling?

-j

Posted by: J Greely at March 19, 2011 09:35 AM (2XtN5)

6 Casualties in Sakura Wars aren't that bad. The girls survive (they're in a big ol' robot, after all), they just withdraw after taking a certain amount of punishment. There's a pretty big ding in their liking-Ohgami meter, so that's your disincentive. Still, I made a point to kill off Iris more than a few times...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at March 19, 2011 10:46 AM (mRjOr)

7 I could understand wanting to ice Sumire, but Iris? What you got against Iris?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 19, 2011 11:11 AM (+rSRq)

8 My brat tolerance is VERY low. And I couldn't usually afford to take it out on her in combat because, like it or not, she's your healer. So when I had the opportunity, I was sure to take it. ^^

Sumire didn't get up my nose in the same way, mostly because she's an excellent foil to Kanna, and Kanna's my favorite character of the bunch. Orihime DID get up my nose in the same way, but thankfully she was a much smaller part of the franchise.

Never did get into the hentai game thing myself. Played a few visual novels, and some of them got racy, but I wasn't ever playing for the racy parts, you know what I mean? Most of 'em seem to be a lot of trouble to go to for something that this world isn't exactly short on.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at March 19, 2011 11:47 AM (mRjOr)

9 I guess for dating-sim fans, conquering a girl gives the same satisfaction as taking out a node in MoM or colonizing a planet in MoO. If you want more characterization and storytelling, VNs are probably better.

The same company that made Cosplay also has a game called Pretty Soldier Wars A.D. 2048 in the dating sim/X-COM mode. It looks like the bad ends involve tentacle porn. Utawaremono is probably what I'm thinking of. It seems to have large scale unit movements like MoM, but romantic possibilities with the female members in the protagonist's inner circle, and the female ruler of one of the opposing states. (How many opposing wizards in MoM are women?)

Posted by: muon at March 20, 2011 08:17 AM (JXm2R)

10 There are 4: Ariel (all white magic), Sharee (black and red magic), Kali (blue and black magic) and Freya (all green).

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 20, 2011 08:30 AM (+rSRq)

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