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Idea Factory Delves Into Otomate Forte And I Will Protect You

By Jenni . February 10, 2009 . 2:25pm

Idea Factory recently announced a brand new line of games in Japan, Otomate Forte, and also announced the first game in that line, I Will Protect You for the Nintendo DS. I Will Protect You is a break from Idea Factory’s…

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Much Ado About I Will Protect You

By Jenni . February 6, 2009 . 1:55pm

Idea Factory has been getting a lot of attention due to its forthcoming action game I Will Protect You, the flagship title for its new Otomate Forte line of games. Ore ga Omae o Mamoru (I Will Protect You)…

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Navigating Hiiro no Kakera Portable

By Jenni . January 25, 2009 . 9:43am

One of the best things about Hiiro no Kakera Portable is how simple it is to play and navigate through the game. Despite the fact that most menu entries use kanji rather than hiragana or katakana to label sections, which could initially deter those who can’t read Japanese, once you understand what everything does and […]

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Hiiro no Kakera: Exploring The Modern Fairytale On The PSP

By Jenni . January 12, 2009 . 11:31am

Hiiro no Kakera Portable can easily be considered the definitive version of Idea Factory’s visual novel/otome game. It has all of the extra scenes, features and events from the DS version, includes a brief quiz game on each of the…

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Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 1st Love returns to the DS with full voice acting

By Jenni . December 21, 2008 . 2:28pm

Thanks to and a brief site update on the Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 1st Love site, we now know that the popular Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 1st Love is getting a special rerelease on the DS. On March 12, 2009,…

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Becoming Luciano’s partner in Princess Debut

By Jenni . November 23, 2008 . 11:55am

Luciano is easily one of the most difficult princes to win over in Princess Debut. He can’t become your final partner by saying the right thing at the right time, you also have to prove your loyalty through your actions.   Luciano is first met at the opening ball, where he’ll bump into you. The […]

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Princess Debut’s Continuing Fairytale – Snagging Klaus

By Jenni . November 2, 2008 . 4:14pm

When Sabrina’s tale last left off, she had won the first preliminary dance competition and convinced Luciano to be her partner. Dancing isn’t everything though, there is a whole parallel world for Sabrina to explore. A flower festival has just begun, so she should make time to enjoy herself there as well.   The flower […]

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Vitamin Y Brings Vitamin X Characters Back To The DS

By Jenni . September 18, 2008 . 10:01am

It has only been a few months since a port of Vitamin X, Vitamin X Evolution, appeared on the DS. Like all Japanese dating games for girls, it did pretty well in Japan. In fact, it did so well that HuneX and D3 Publisher decided to do it again with Vitamin Y Super Supplement Minigames with B6 & T6.

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Going on a dream date in Hana Yori Dango -Koi Seyo Onago-

By Jenni . September 1, 2008 . 4:14pm

Dating members of the F4, and other elligible men, in Hana Yori Dango -Koi Seyo Onago- gets to be quite an affair. The men are quite picky about how you should dress, what should be in the lunches you make, how you should answer them and how they should be touched. Only if you think and plan ahead will you have a successful date.

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Deciding how to spend free time in Hana Yori Dango DS

By Jenni . August 15, 2008 . 10:35am

In Hana Yori Dango -Koi Seyo Onago-, you’re forced to endure structured school activities and conversations most days. But after school, on weekends and during holidays your free time is your own. Luckily, there’s a lot to do.

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Hana Yori Dango -Koi Seyo Onago-: Fighting the F4

By Jenni . August 12, 2008 . 12:57pm

Hana Yori Dango -Koi Seyo Onago- begins with a bit of exposition, on the off chance that players of the game aren’t familiar with the Hana Yori Dango (aka Boys Over Flowers) manga, anime, movies or tv drama series. Eitoku Academy is a very exclusive elevator school (one that goes from grade school to college) filled with children of the rich and famous. It is ruled by a group of four boys from the best families known as the Flower 4 (F4). If anyone tries to cross one of these four boys, they receive a red tag and are ostracized.

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Living the privileged life in Hana Yori Dango -Koi Seyo Onago-

By Jenni . August 5, 2008 . 3:30pm

Hana Yori Dango -Koi Seyo Onago- is clearly a game designed with the fans in mind. Its as though the whole Hana Yori Dango storyline established in the manga, anime, movie and tv dramas has been rewritten to allow the player to experience it all as the main character.

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Hiiro no Kakera DS touch screen guide

By Jenni . May 30, 2008 . 10:32am

Hiiro no Kakera DS is the latest visual novel/life sim/otome game for the Nintendo DS. Like other recent titles (Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 2nd Season and Vitamin X Evolution) it is a port of a PS2 game with DS exclusive features and full voice acting. It also happens to be more of a visual novel dating sim, like Vitamin X Evolution and Duel Love, as opposed to the life sim style games like Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 2nd Season or Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo DS!!.

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Chasing bad boy Taro in Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 2nd Season

By Jenni . May 8, 2008 . 12:51pm

Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 2nd Season had two special guys added into the game by Konami for the DS release. One, Taku Komori, was an adorably easy to win sweetheart. Then there’s Taro Majima. Taro’s harder to win over, and to be perfectly frank – he’s a jerk. He’s one of those guys who thinks he’s perfect (even though he’s not attractive) and he is going to spend the entire game screwing you over.

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The secret scandals in Vitamin X Evolution

By Jenni . May 2, 2008 . 1:13pm

It amazes me sometimes how some potentially controversial titles manage to slip under some sites’ radar. Take, for example, the recent Nintendo DS release Vitamin X Evolution. It is a port of a PS2 otome game (dating sim for girls). Every good otome game has a gimmick, and the Vitamin X Evolution’s is that players star as a female teacher who can enter a relationship with one of her six male students.