would you like the next 'live-review' to be in text form again, or a video? (i'm good with either one!)
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lol, for some odd reason, I had in my head that it was planned for Christmas 2017, not 2018. lool, my bad! looks like I have something to look forward to this Christmas, (fingers crossed x3)
I've just booted it up,
like with most itch.io games, I like to give a live review
XD no, not a video, I just type my reactions to things as I play the game. every dev that I did this for has loved the input, so I've decided to that here!
aaaaallrighty then!! let's dive right in! *mouses over to game* AH! custom-made mouse!! oh...that's-...XD I love that, very fitting to the game!! let's see...what options are there? (I always go to the options when I play any game for the first time) OOH!!! what a lovely options menu! well made, easy to navigate and understand what each option does to the game! this is one of the most well made options menus I've seen in QUITE A WHILE (better than quite a few AAA games, Kudos to you, Navigame! I am already thoroughly impressed and I've only seen the main & options menus thus far!! can't wait to see what the actual game holds!
so excited to meet malik XD)
hmm...I wonder what the extras menu holds...
wow... 9 demo endings...NICE!!!! I'm going to be re-playing this quite a bit to see everything (and keep you informed about it along the way, ^_~ ) OOH! a music gallery! I always love it when games have that!! (I do so love to leave some nice bgm on while I work, it helps me focus, and the...what was it again? ah!! 'ocean' it's light-hearted and quite pirate-y and overall it's VERY lovely! (more kudos to you, navigame!!) a movie reel..AH! scene replaying! I love being able to re-live my favorite endings without having to save the game before them! haven't even played the game and I absolutely adore this!! I'm definitely going to share this on otome amino, and get as many otome fans to check it out! it's certainly worth the effort! AMAZING WORK, NAVIGAME!! THIS LOOKS ABSOLUTELY....well, AMAZING, for lack of a better word.
and lastly for the extras menu, I do love how credits is a smiley face X3
alrighty, NOW let's dive into the game!
"ahoy there!!" XD what a magnificent bird voice, I bet even a well trained bird couldn't do better!! ooh!! nice!! I have the option of skipping the tutorial!! that's ALWAYS a plus in my book! let's check out the tutorial! AWWW diamond eyes, XD cute!! Jack's voice still makes me giggle! let's see what these, "pretty gold buttons" say. ah, right, they're the standard otome buttons, WELL DESIGNED!! *notices clouds* ooh!! AH! and the boat is even rocking a bit!! *clicks mouse wheel in, and the UI to hides as expected* nice!! hmm..this is a rather TRIVIAL point, (and you could ignore this, no worries ^_~) but I think it might look a bit better if Jack is standing on a bird perch, instead of on thin air, something...like a T shape. other than that trivial buggery, everything looks AMAZING and very life-like, despite being drawn and computer animated!! (still loving the music, it fits SO perfectly!! X3) I've played many otome games, but let's see what Jack has to say, I might even be surprised. -click auto/skip- auto...skip text...skip to-OOH!!! skip to choice?? OOH! I haven't seen that option in QUITE SOME TIME!! (and yep, I have surprised yet again by the sheer quality I've found in this game, hold up a second, it's my birthday? IS IT CHRISTMAS?? -checks calender- 20th of december..nope on both counts, holy crap! XD maybe I'm just dreaming, and that's why this is SO WELL MADE!!!!! (as I said to a friend of mine who has never played otome games before, but loves steak, '...it's like eating a PERFECTLY COOKED sirloin for the first time in years after only having whatever meat you can get your hands on. it's like.... going to the countryside and breathing in CRISP CLEAN AIR instead of the polluted air of the city. it's JUST THAT GOOD') (if i had a couple thousand bucks to throw around, I'd throw it at this game!!)
600 save slots?! oh, sweet Celestia!!! this game just keeps on surprising me!!
an ! over the stats 'heart' when I get new info?? that's a new feature!! oh, I quite like that!!! (is Navigame a AAA dev team? certainly feels like this with the quality of this otome,
I'm even more excited to meet Malik now X3 ) oh...this game is absolutely superb!! oh...you can even replay voice clips in the log!! oh...that's nice...that's very nice... watching Jack flap his wings is mesmerizing...oh...I'm loving this game more an more (this is DEFINITELY going in my list of top 5 otome games of all time)
listening to the prologue....the music is like that of a music box, very twinkly, X3. the voice is very soothing, like that feeling you get when your grandma tells you your favorite story (even though you've heard it a million times, you can't get enough of it). 'they said father had gone mad' aww...how sad... 'next time you see me' he's dead....AWWWW THAT'S SO SAD!!
intro song....nicely done!
-what is your name?- YES!!! my name shall be Sayaka (as it always is if I'm allowed to choose) -what is your color?- hmm, i'll go with a cerulean-esque blue!! how pretty!
JACK HAS A HAT!!! OH MY GOD!! THAT'S ADORABLE!!!!
"Captain Sayaka! Richest pirate, awk!" so cute.... I GET TO GIVE HIM A NICKNAME?! YES!!!!
"that's right, Jackpot" I wonder if that nickname will stick throughout the game....IT DOES! I LOVE THAT!! laughing bird!! that's one of the most adorable bird laughs ever! aww...the crew is a bunch of landlubbers...no fun at all... XD
-crew- "uh...cap'n? maybe we should be a bit more careful? the waves be gettin' pretty high...
-sayaka- FULLSPEED AHEAD!!!
MY GOD XD not even paying attention!!
hmm...how should I react to him yelling at me after I beat him? ...eh, I'll be nice and give him a bandage.
it hits him in the head. XD XD XD oh....this is gonna be a fun ride, this game!! why that ungrateful little.....I WAS JUST TRYING TO BE NICE!!!
ooh! EXCITING MUSIC, AHOY!!! AWW, don't be scared, Jackpot!! it's ok, little birdy buddy!! "we're gonna die!!!!" "and I never had lunch" XD 'COME ON, WE'VE MADE IT THROUGH WORSE!! YARHARHAR!!' XD I love this....
that damned first mate...and the rest of the crew is a bunch of woosies, how can they be pirates if they're this wimpy?! MUTINY!!! UNHAND ME, YOU SEA SOAKED SCALLYWAGS (i may be getting a little too into this...XD) OI!! GET YOUR FILTHY HANDS OFF MY BIRD!!!! ooh...the water is so prettily animated...... son of a biscuit eater....you tell 'em, cap'n! XD nononono, don't hurt your own birdie...oh...
so we actually made it to the island with the golden sand... OH JACK!! DON'T BE-....asleep...XD XD....
how do I get the scorcerer on my side.....OOH! FLIRT WITH HIM! LET'S SEE HOW THIS WORKS! XD stunning blue eyes? uh.....he has PURPLE eyes.... WOOOOO SPINNING BIRD!!! don't panic, jackpot... it's ok...!! MERBIRD!!!! TIS A MERBIRD!! welp...at least I can keep jack with me in the water... XD ooh, magical contract...what should I give him...? imma save here -GASP- I CAN NAME THE SAVES!!! YES!! that'll make it so much easier to tell them apart!! the mermaid prince, huh?
and of course the first merperson I meet is the prince XD. wooow.... mikali is.....XD. HOLY HELL, MER-SAYAKA IS WEARING SEXY LINGERIE!!!! XD XD XD XD hmm...seas path or land path...? imma go sea path so i can meet malik XD
after this point, I'd gotten so engrossed in the game itself, I'd forgotten to write my reactions down as they come. but they weren't all the different from everything that HAS BEEN written, just me fanfgirling over the game ( mostly malik )
just listened to the voice cast,
they're so hot, I think I might get heatstroke! X3 X3 X3 X3
(before playing demo) I think my favorite will be Malik. his voice is the best one. (they all fit the characters perfectly, I just like Malik's the best XD)
OKAY!!! (this time, I made sure to not accidentally read the questions XD)
1) oh, HELL'S YES, I am enjoying this route. he's still such an adorkable tsundere!
2) upon discovering I'm dating his older brother, I was like. oh... shit. this guys is gonna turn out to be a dick,
ok, now.... I'm not exactly sure why (dunno if this is somewhat of a normal reaction or not), but when I learned of Dimitri's age, a part of me screamed out, "OH, GOD, I'M GONNA BE A PEDOPHILE..." XD HELLS YES, I WANT TO READ MORE. (please make him at least 18 before any romancing starts....it weirds me out a bit... and I'm not even completely sure of why..)
3) NEIL. definitely Neil. (or Alex if he wasn't a cheating dickwad.)
4) ......do you even need to ask that? #snoggingwithneil (snogging is just British speak for making out)
5)it's a bit of a toss up between teasing Neil to bits over the whole, 'childhood hero thing' and that glorious snogging on her boutique counter
6) hmm, maybe the bits before the argument that leads to the snogging.
7) uh, of the ones I've met...I would say Alex, but again...he's a cheating dick, so....yeah, Imma pass on that.
10) yes. the rainbow has a weird line though it. also when creating the character, you only have the first two hair styles available
11) yup.but it didn't change the CG much though
12) it was quite easy
13) story, but I did
14) YAAAS!!! MORE!!! COME ON!!! NEIL! NEIL NEIL NEIL!!!
chapter 16, eh? oh, god.....I think I fangirled a little...(or rather a lot, my dog is now searching my room because of my loud squeals, she thinks there's a mouse somewhere...lol)
if it makes you feel any better aiden's last name made me quite very happy. SIE SIND DAS ESSEN UND WIR SIND DIE JAEGER!!
I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself...XD
AUUGH! I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE NEXT BETA!!!!
would it be too much to ask for a general ETA?
oh, right! questions! let's see
1) oh yes, I quite enjoyed! do not take them out!!
2) the backgrounds are quite nice! well done!!
3) did not play the first beta.
4) couldn't hurt,
5) I have no idea, all I know is that I'm rather sad now that it's over. XD
6) for a little bit.
7a) (I KIND of read the first spoilers question by pure accident. but then forgot about it)
7b) I realized it when 'Neil' started acting a bit different from usual, after meeting black-haired princely guy, it all clicked.
8) never saw the old one, but I quite like the current one!
9) YES! I did, actually! nice touch!!
10) most definitely. favorite one? ooh, that's a toughy... if we're going on first reaction, I'd have to say the second one, it made me laugh quite a bit XD. the first one was simply ADORABLE how he was hiding behind his computer! X3
11)to be perfectly honest...I was entirely too focused on Neil to even notice! HAHAHA!!
12) yes, in fact he almost reminds me of a more snarky Lord Sesshomaru (from the anime Inuyasha)
13) I AM DYING TO KNOW! PLEASE GIVE ME CHAPTER 13 SOON!!! T_T
when I first came across this game, and looked at the guys, I was initially interested in james morgan the most. (perhaps because his hair style is so similar to kaoru Karishima? he looks hot, (but so does Neil) I'll admit that right now!! XD)
I just HAD to make a comment here.
I get to the first CG, everything looks normal, then Neil BLINKS actually BLINKS
I don't know why that stunned me so much but I pointed at my laptop screen and exclaimed, "HE BLINKED! HAHAHA! OH MY GOD!!!"
in the last chapter, after the dance and the kiss I was like I want to slap him. then I was given the choice TO SLAP HIM! I have never felt such a rush of victorious adrenaline before, XD. oh my god...best moment in an otome ever!! (and I've played pretty much every otome I can get my hands on. including amnesia memories, and many voltage apps.)
NO!!! GIVE ME CHAPTER 13!!! I NEED IT!! PLEASE! damnit....XD
OH, and it's not just your game. I can't click anything for 'monster girl island' either!
and the windows have this weird green line around it. almost like a recording border, but....again, it's GREEN, not red
uh.....it won't go past "you notice one of the students sneaking down to the potions class while everyone else is in the great hall." (click next)
I CAN'T CLICK NEXT! it won't let me click ANYTHING! esc doesn't work either, btw. and what's with the green border?
I tried both versions for pc
XD do you ever get that feeling of, 'what the hell am I doing with my life?' whenever you download an erotic....whatever this is.
but then your libido bitch slaps you and is like DON'T QUESTION THINGS! IT LOOKS SEXY! X3