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anime boys on your Nintendo DS

#1 Post by hanako » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:27 am

These boys aren't really to my taste, and the game is in Japanese, so I don't know how much sense it will make to anyone, but if you want to wipe the sweat off of boy chests....

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#2 Post by Jinroh » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:29 pm

The game looks interesting, but sadly,
These boys aren't really to my taste
either. *sigh* Why can't we have a game like this for the Sohmas or some other Anime boys that are at least easier on the eyes. I'd love to see Prince Yuki and Kyo Sohma in a game like this. ;)

EDIT: Kotaku Review
http://kotaku.com/370972/duel-love-revi ... -limp-game

Didn't seem to be favored very much by Kotaku.
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#3 Post by Biawog » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:31 pm

Another game with anime graphics and compatible wit the DS is "Tokimeki Memorial 1st Love" and "Tokimeki Memorial 2nd Love"!Once again,the game is all in japanese and it has never been released to other countrys.It's a sad thing :(...I watch litlle cutscenes people post on Youtube and read about it,but I can't have it!

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#4 Post by Biawog » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:32 pm

Ops..The second game is not "Tokimeki Memorial 2nd LOVE"!It's "Tokimeki Memorial 2nd KISS"!
Anyway,sorry :)

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Games in English

#5 Post by hanako » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:42 pm

There's also this figure skating game (not related to the one I'm working on!) which is supposed to include a bit of boy-dating on the side. It's in English, but there's not a whole lot of reviews out for it, so I'm not sure how much dating you do.

Also a ballroom dancing game where you get to date 'six princes' but that game hasn't been released in English yet, it's due out in the fall.

Harvest Moon DS Cute has different boys you can marry. (Apparently in the Japanese version you could marry girls as well, but they removed that from the English one.)

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Re: Games in English

#6 Post by Sara » Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:47 pm

I'm not terribly fond of the graphics, but they are not bad. But I agree, these are not my "kind" of guys either. :P

But of course I'd give it a shot if the game was in english. Or in another language other than japanese. It pisses me off how such good games come out in Japan, only to stay in Japan. I absolutely love visual novels, but most of them aren't translated! And now that Hirameki (my big hope :cry:) stoped their activity, it looks worse than ever. Especially when the few visual novels that come out in english nowadays are eroge or oriented mainly for the male-players... I want more stuff like Fatal Hearts...

Fortunately we have Hanako games, and that's really awesome! Nowadays this is the only company I'm interested in. And Okashi Games as well, because I really want to play Shira Oka (which is going to be 100% in english =D).

(And I love Harvest Moon! I have played almost all the games they released until now. Personally I am currently waiting for Harvest Moon Island of Happiness. I love how these games are sim-oriented, and still with cute anime graphics! And Rune Factory is great as well.)

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#7 Post by lill_sweetty » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:24 pm

I love sims games and visual novels, but Duel Love sounds...lame. Like, stereotypical. XD Even though the idea of wiping sweat off boys sounded slightly interesting at first (if only for novelty) now that I look at it...the guys aren't even that hot and there will most likely be no plot. Or even fun-ness (Like Yo-Jin-Bo, 100% in English released by Hirameki-can't believe they're gone-, which is totally weird and total insanity).

There's actually a Princess Maker 2 beta floating in cyberspace somewhere....and even though you play a father, technically you're influencing the girl. XD It's a lot like Cute Knight to me, actually, with more specific guys to marry, so anyone like stuff like that can go for it too....

But you know, I recently found Ever 17, and even though I play a guy, It Has. The. Best. Story. I. Have. Ever. Seen. I got a bad ending at first, and it made me cry buckets and I even dreamed about it when I went to sleep. XD

For Harvest Moon, I have to say Harvest Moon More Friends of Mineral Towns satisfy the "I Love Bishies" side of me as well as gameplay, and Rune Factory's graphics and gameplay just rock, although...once again...no marrying guys.

@Sara-Thanks for telling me about Shira Oka. Sounds cool and it looks like it has had money poured into it so the art shouldn't be too shabby.

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#8 Post by Biawog » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:25 am

Oh!I know that figure skating game!You know,I have one of Imagine games,and it´s not really a big deal :(...Actually,it was rally poor and it had no plot!The Princess Debut may be worth a shot,if it had some images,I would know...
Thanks for telling me about Shira Oka!It seems really cool!Just one question:is the game going to be released only to download for the PC?Or it will be for some kind of console,like the DS x_x?Just wondering,but it seems awesome,anyway!

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#9 Post by Sara » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:17 pm

lill_sweetty wrote:@Sara-Thanks for telling me about Shira Oka. Sounds cool and it looks like it has had money poured into it so the art shouldn't be too shabby.
You're welcome. ;)

I'm a huge fan of Princess Maker 2, I remember playing it when I was really young. It still remains one of my favourites. It is really sad, though, that they only translated that one. I'd really love to play Princess Maker 4, out of all of them it is the one with the graphics I enjoy the most!

I'm starting japanese classes this autumn, mainly because I want to be able to play these kind of games. It should take a few years before I am able to do that, though. It's not a problem, really, I'm willing to wait. :roll:

And I know! Even though I wish there were more girl-oriented games in english... Ever 17 is freaking awesome!!! I didn't leave my house for 6 days until I finished Coco's path. :oops:

And that's why I'm waiting for HM: Island of Happiness. I really like wooing guys. xD Rune Factory rocked though, because even though you have to play with a guy AND marry a girl, the gameplay was awesome. :)
Biawog wrote:Thanks for telling me about Shira Oka!It seems really cool!Just one question:is the game going to be released only to download for the PC?Or it will be for some kind of console,like the DS x_x?Just wondering,but it seems awesome,anyway!
It's going to be for the PC only. ;)
But a great thing about that game will be, even though you will play as a guy, you will be able to date guys too. x)

Another games that I like are those created by Akane (a spanish girl, but the games are in english). She creates mostly yaoi/shounen-ai doushinjis, but they are really cute, and both the story and the art are beautiful. I have to say that my favourite is Death Note: Poisoned, even if you don't like the Death Note anime/manga (I do, though!!), it's such a cute game. And it has got lots of endings. ;) And on top of that she's working on a sequel. :D

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#10 Post by lill_sweetty » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:54 pm

Yes! More girl-oriented games please!! This is one reason why manga and casual games are so "in" right now. Because they tap into markets not touched before. For mostly male-oriented fields such as comic books and games, they've created one for females so of course it's booming. I still think games have some catching up to do though. The sooner the better.

That being said, interesting guy games with good stories are also fine with me. Check out thisgame. Apparently a girl version will come out if the first one runs well....Still in development but will be commercial. Thai made but an English version will also be made.

x_x I'm not very into yaoi, so I can't really get into the whole theme. Mostly because often it's just fangirl-service. But if it's done well like with Fatal Hearts (ChristinaxLucy) I will be just fine.

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#11 Post by Sara » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:15 pm

lill_sweetty wrote:x_x I'm not very into yaoi, so I can't really get into the whole theme. Mostly because often it's just fangirl-service. But if it's done well like with Fatal Hearts (ChristinaxLucy) I will be just fine.
Well, that's yuri, not yaoi. :wink: And I agree, most yuri has too much fanservice for my taste... But I'm a huge yaoi fan, if done beautifully, of course.

That game sounds interesting! I've never heard of it so I'll have to wait to try it before commenting, although the artwork loos beautiful. I'd love a girl-oriented version. =D Thankfully there are more and more girl-gamers... But not all of us are into pet-caring and fashion games... :D So kudos again to Hanako Games. :wink:

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#12 Post by lill_sweetty » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:48 pm

Ah, I know....Yuri is girlxgirl, and yaoi is guyxguy, but you know, the concept's the same. Only....yaoi is much huger with girls for some reason...That's what I meant by fangirl service, because mostly it's girls that read yaoi. Yuri is a bit more half-and-half, from my experience.

And I think with yuri or yaoi, it's fanservice either way mostly, but for yaoi, I think it's even more so. Yuri OR Yaoi can be done beautifully, I'm just worried it won't be...

Hm...I guess I should try the game first before making up my mind whether it's done right.

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#13 Post by Sara » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:33 pm

I think yaoi is much more tasteful than h or yuri (if there is such a thing as tasteful anime porn xD). Mainly because it is aimed at a female or a gay audience, while yuri and h is all about pleasuring male viewers/players.
However, although I enjoy yaoi, I agree that it's heavily flawed in general. I have played both Enzai and Absolute Obedience (the only yaoi games translated into english so far) but I didn't manage to finish any of the games, they were way too hardcore for me (Enzai was a shotacon (underage/androgynous boys getting raped); and Absolute Obedience didn't have a story at all and the caracters were not my type (they were either too manly, or too cute/girly-looking)). However, in general, I do think that yaoi is more about the story, about the feelings of the characters in general. I mean, the female/gay audience is usually more demanding when it comes to that, also more sensitive. The writers are aware of that, even though I know I'm stereotyping.

I really really suggest you play D.nd Poisoned, the story is REALLY cute, the fanservice is almost none (there is no nudity, etc), and most of the endings don't even have sex scenes, and when they do they are really tasteful and not graphic.

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#14 Post by lill_sweetty » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:25 pm

I don't want to get into a yaoi debate, but I will say that I think most yaoi, especially the "hard yaoi", is really only read by females because gay males probably will find the "uke" and such a bit distasteful. There are, of course, exceptions such as the wonderful Antique Bakery (actually josei but with gay males) and Seduce Me After the Show.

And it being written by a female manga-ka or game created by a female creator doesn't make it any less...well...tasteful (check out Hot Gimmick-aka the biggest anti-feminist manga in America to find out what I mean). The overvoices of speaking about feelings, rescuing, destiny, romance, comes over from the female. But, especially for the hardcore games, there's rape, ect. Is that tasteful? But like you said, it is flawed. I think Yuri is actually quite tasteful as well, from my personal experience. (That not being much). Like, taking Fatal Hearts, I did not squirm when I found out about Lucy. It seemed very natural. By the way, I think most people who make yuri are females.

I'm not even going to put h into the equation.

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#15 Post by Sara » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:47 pm

They just turned Antique Bakery into an anime, I'm excited to watch it. :wink: (I'd love to read the manga but you can't find it anywhere here in Portugal. Actually, here you can't find any mangas at all :cry: )

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