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26th November
written by Splash

Title: アルカナ・ファミリア La storia della Arcana Famiglia
Console: PSP
Genre: Otome
Language: Japanese
Company: HuneX
Summary: Fukuyama Jun, Yonaga Tsubasa, Yoshino Hiroyuki, Sugita Tomokazu, Kosugi Juurouta, Yusa Kouji.
I’m going after Yonaga first, even with this cast. XD; I think I have a thing for shorties who try to act tough 8X~
Story: Japanese summary because I’m that lazy: 世界観


Graphics: Visually this game is VERY impressive for an otome game. It runs like a visual manga. And the first chapter especially is packed with fresh images.
Sound: 9. The soundtrack is definitely another strong point of the game, it just sounds NICE. It would’ve been even more perfect if there was just more variety. But it was good enough for the duration of the game.
Gameplay: Usual “pick who you wanna bug for the day” daily life. There’s some random “battle” aspect of the game where you’re just given a limited time to press a button, basically a (somewhat predictable) reaction test. It’s really gimmicky imo though, since you’re only tested about a dozen times in any route.
Replay Value:
Overall: 7/10. While the game is great visually, the actual otome content is terribly faint. The post-game content is kind of nice, with the cast messages built in-game along with some nice fanservicey voices for each unlocked ending. XD; But I really can’t rate this game any higher unless it had better otome content, and it didn’t. It was more about general plot which was all kind of nurui~ :\

The cast is still wonderful though.~ Actually, I personally wish this hadn’t been an otome game at all. The characters were great enough without any woman in the picture, and there wasn’t enough lure in the “win and you can marry my daughter” catch that begins the entire game’s premise. I much would’ve rather played this as a general all-guy RPG. Would have been delicious~~~ XD;


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