Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hoshizora no Memoria – vaguely coherent Common + Asuho’s route commentary

Hi, I’m Zakamutt. I’m a NEET and a guy who will do guest posts (primarily about Visual Novels) here  (also, holy batman the batman is prolific. I’m not gonna post that often). I’ll probably have an exhaustive, expressive, and exhilarating bio up on a separate page soon enough, for my ego demands its dues.

As you can see, I enjoy sesquipedalianism to a great extent. Should my verbiage bedazzle you, you may wish to consult a dictionary, or optionally just holler in the comment section.

…Sorry. Time to get to the actual content now, I guess. What content? Well, peruse the title of this post, and your inquiry will be at least partially satisfied.

This night, I finished Asuho’s route in Hoshizora no Memoria – along with Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o 4, part of my go-to series for fap material. — “This night” is, of course, getting increasingly inaccurate as I spend more time on this draft. Oh well.

Kaede and Sara from sonohana 4 in bridal dresses.

I was going to put a hoshizora no memoria picture here, but then yuri happened.

Hoshimemo, as it’s usually shortened, is a romantic visual novel in a high school setting. It’s mostly a pure love story, but has some supernatural stuff thrown in as well (since this is my first completed route, I don’t know how much of a factor it will be in the other routes). As one might expect, this has already been done before, with some frequency. With that said, Making a good title in the genre depends more heavily on storyline quality and execution than having an interesting setting. Does Hoshizora no Memoria have what it takes to break out of the mediocrity of the moe-game trench? We shall see.

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I’m contributing!

Hey everyone, name’s Tief Blau, or as our crime fighting superhero site owner calls me “Mr. Ever 17 Fan”. What can I say about myself…. I’m also a blogger and my own blog can be found here. As you might be able to see I don’t post much. My focus on Sometimes Clever will mostly be about upcoming anime and games. When I do get around to posting that is.

Moving on to my topic of the day;

Kill La Kill

How many of you guys have heard of it?

Not many?

That’s what I thought.

Don’t worry, I don’t know much about it either.

Set to come out sometime in 2013, directed by the guy who did Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, I’m sure we can all expect something very… Unique.

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An Introduction to Xenosaga Episode I

Xenosaga is a series of 3 games released by Namco Bandai (the folks behind .dot//Hack, Tekken, and the  PS3 exclusive, Ni No Kuni) that tells the story of a universe some 2000 years in the future. Developed by Monolith Soft as the spiritual sequel/prequel to the cult hit, Xenogears, Xenosaga features a complex story line, interesting characters, and enough religious symbolism to make conservative gamers tremble. The game is full of secret bosses, plenty of side stories, mini- games, and above all, a great cast with some incredible villains. A case could be made that the first episode of Xenosaga was so ambitious and well done, that it killed the series. I’ll explain more of that in a bit. Now that you have a basic understanding of what Xenosaga is, let’s get a quick story crash course for you folks. Read the rest of this entry

Hyperdimension Neptunia mk. 2 Review

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“You damn fodder enemies! I’ll crush you so flat the players will think you’re 2D monsters!”

“Uh oh, Iffy snapped! She broke the fourth wall!”

What if there was a game where consoles and video game publishers were represented by young cute anime girls fighting evil across the game industry? If your first thought was, “Uhhhh, no thanks,” then this game is not for you. But if you thought, “Hmmmm, that could be kind of fun,” well then you are in luck. Read the rest of this entry

Xbox One Event Summary

Well well well Microsoft. What an interesting event you have put on. Well then, lets get to what we know.

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PS4 Event Summary

With Microsoft showing off the new Xbox today, I figured I would post up a summary of the PS4 Conference that I put together shortly after its event. I’ll put one together for the new Xbox as well so stay tuned.  Read the rest of this entry

PS4 Full Reveal to Happen at E3

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Sony has released a short teaser that showcases a blurred image of the Playstation 4 and will unveil the new console on June 10th at E3. From what I can tell, it is a black box, and I assume it has “PS4” written somewhere on it. To be honest, I’m more interested in seeing the games at E3 instead of a box. We already know a good amount about the PS4’s capabilities, the casing shouldn’t matter all that much. You can see the trailer after the break.  Read the rest of this entry

Attack on Titan to Receive Visual Novel Bonuses

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According to a translation done by Siliconera, the mega hit anime series of the Spring 2013 season, Attack on Titan, will be getting at least two visual novels attached as Blu-ray bonuses. The first novel, titled “Lost in the Cruel World” will be included on the third Blu-ray volume and the second, “A Choice with No Regrets” will be included on the sixth volume. Both novels are being supervised by Hajime Isayama, the creator of the original AoT manga, with character designs coming from Namaniku ATK from Nitroplus. Volume six of the Blu-rays will also include an anime spin off titled “Wall Sina, Goodbye“.

It appears that more Nitroplus staff are working on the VNs, but I can’t translate the original text for myself.

Siliconera

5 Reasons to Watch Evangelion

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I like the Evangelion series. No, I should say I love it. The Evangelion series started in October of 1994. What began as a monster of the day type show (where a different enemy would be defeated weekly), audiences were quickly treated to an in depth psycho-analysis of the characters as well as a very deep, thought provoking story regarding the nature of humanity. Since it’s initial TV run, the franchise has spawned a comic adaption, video games (none of which ever saw a Stateside release), and 5 movies (with another to come in a few years). Neon Genesis Evangelion (the TV series) has remained relevant on the anime scene for nearly 20 years now. Not too many shows, even on American television can claim the same.

With the third Rebuild of Evangelion movie recently being released, (Rebuild is a series of movies that is writing a new Evangelion story, or an alternate story.) I thought it was time to introduce the reasons why you should watch the series. Read the rest of this entry

Indie Game Spotlight: Unhack

Welcome to Indie Game Spotlight! In this semi- regular series (pretty much whenever I get around to playing games), I’ll be spotlighting a small indie games that I come across. I’m not looking for the big ones, like Minecraft or Fez. Instead, I will be searching the vast world of the internet to find small, unheralded indie games. These type of games are usually come from a small team of passionate video game enthusiasts, that is, if there is a team at all.

Today, I will be taking a look at Unhack, a game by InvertMouse, with music by Matt from Brainfed. Unhack is a visual novel with puzzle/adventure gameplay written in HTML 5. In it, you take the role of an Unhacker working for Smack Security to eliminate the 5K Worms that infest computers across the world. Nothing, except an Unhacker can get rid of these worms. Not even wiping a hard drive can get rid of them. Luckily, the Unhacker is not left alone. In the game, you have an AI ally, Weedy. She guides you and offers plenty of tips to completing a mission, as well as proving a fun, reliable companion as you uncover the 5K Worm mysteries.

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