Voltage Inc. English GREE games to End Service in November

It’s sad news, but it’s true. On September 25th, Voltage Inc. released an announcement in Be My Princess for GREE and My Sweet Bodyguard for GREE telling players that...

It’s sad news, but it’s true.

On September 25th, Voltage Inc. released an announcement in Be My Princess for GREE and My Sweet Bodyguard for GREE telling players that not only has the app been removed from online markets, but that the game will no longer be playable. I haven’t played Celebrity Darling for GREE so I can’t tell if the announcement is on there, too, but I have no doubt that it is.

As stated on the announcement, details are:

1: [X] for GREE App version updates
Due to the removal of the [X] for GREE App from online markets, version updates will no longer be available from November 25th(UTC) 6:00am.

2: Re-installing the [X] for GREE App
Once the [X] for GREE App is deleted from a smartphone, re-installation through Google Play or App Store will no longer be possible after November 25th(UTC) 6:00am.

3: Installing the [X] for GREE App on a new device
Installing the [X] for GREE App on a new smartphone device will no longer be possible through Google Play or App Store from November 25th(UTC) 6:00am.

4: Items and avatars will only be able to buy until October 23rd 6:00am(UTC)

5: There will be no refund in your coins which you have bought in “[X] for GREE” Please be sure to use all coins by October 23rd 7:00am(UTC).

6: After November 25th(UTC) 6:00am you will not be able to play “[X] for GREE” even if you still have it in your device.

I wish that I could say that I’m surprised, and even rather shocked and disappointed, but I’m not. I am disappointed, however, in the fact that I will now never be able to read the stories I missed out on, but it doesn’t feel like a major loss. (I won’t miss the crappy events, though) I could always try the Japanese versions, I suppose, but I can’t deny that it was easier in English.

Looking back on the lack of updates for the games, though, it’s not hard to believe that they’re ending for good. Be My Princess for GREE was, all in all, their most popular game on GREE. To see that it’s come to the point that it had to be shut down can be rather shocking to some, but as someone who used to play every single day, it’s not out of the blue.

Whether or not the complete cancellation of these games is caused by the loss of profit is unknown to us, but it wouldn’t surprise me. As a business with a niche market overseas, Voltage Inc. can’t afford to continue supporting a service that isn’t making more than it’s costing. I’m going to be perfectly honest here, but as a player from the day that Be My Princess for GREE was available, I did not spend more than $20, maybe $15, on the game. I’ve had friends who wouldn’t spend a cent on any of the games. I know there are people who will (and have in the past) spend hundreds of dollars on these games, but that obviously hasn’t been enough to warrant the support that the games need to continue running. It’s also unknown if the end of service means any possible hope that they’ll be moved to the PARTY platform, but if the reason is because of the loss of profits or very little profit is made, then I don’t see these games ever coming back to the English market. I’ll keep my eyes open, though, just in case.

With deadlines of October 23rd and November 25th, I’d advise players to get as much done in the game before then, if possible.

Me, on the other hand, am going to have to find time to plow through all my unused and daily Love Passes and read as much leftover story as possible. Unless the games get moved over to PARTY, I’m going to spend my time and energy of My Forged Wedding: PARTY.

I want to end the post with the usual “Happy playing!”, but it really doesn’t feel right so….

Goodbye, Be My Princess for GREE.

Goodbye, My Sweet Bodyguard for GREE.

Goodbye, Celebrity Darling for GREE.

Shabby

Anime, Manga, Otoge, Video Games. I rant a lot.
  • Izumi

    I already predicted something will happen after the first announcement (where some countries can’t installed the GREE games anymore) o___o. But from what I read, it seems it more like GREE itself that declared bankrupt and decide to shut down all their games, since there’s lot of non voltage GREE games that also no longer available ^^; Even in the Japan, PiL SNS version already been cancelled too orz…

    • Shabby

      Yeah, I had the same thought, too (but I’m a loser and still couldn’t pick it back up lol). Oh really? So then the shut down is because of the GREE platform failing…. Ouch. On that note, have you heard anything about NTT Solmare’s GREE games?

    • Yeah, I had the same thought, too (but I’m a lose and still couldn’t
      pick it back up lol). Oh really? So then the shut down is because of the
      GREE platform failing…. Ouch. On that note, have you heard anything
      about NTT Solmare’s GREE games?

    • Izumi

      Hmm, solmare right ? from what I seen they’re already making their own SNS platform o___o, I’m still unsure since I barely meet anyone who play solmare’s gree games…I’m still wondering why we can’t play the gree games anymore even we’re still having the app installed on our phone..

      • Shabby

        That + ones, right? I haven’t touched any of their GREE games since I found out they’re the exact same as the paid versions, so I have no idea if they’re even still updating the GREE ones. I was wondering that, too! I was thinking we could do that, but if we can’t even buy items after the deadline, we still wouldn’t be able to continue the story even if we could still play it :\ Maybe they’ve decided to not pay for server costs anymore and instead use the money to pay for other game costs? Agh, I really wish Voltage gave transparency about why the GREE games are going down. It’d be a lot easier to know and understand the truth ; ;

      • That + ones, right? I haven’t touched any of their GREE games since I found out they’re the exact same as the paid versions, so I have no idea if they’re even still updating the GREE ones. I was wondering that, too! I was thinking we could do that, but if we can’t even buy items after the deadline, we still wouldn’t be able to continue the story even if we could still play it : Maybe they’ve decided to not pay for server costs anymore and instead use the money to pay for other game costs? Agh, I really wish Voltage gave transparency about why the GREE games are going down. It’d be a lot easier to know and understand the truth ; ;

  • Kaylee Woytasik

    ahh i wish i could of known they would be taken down a few mounts before then i wouldn’t of been “lazy” and not log in once a day to not at all for weeks since onces get to a stopping point it takes a while and would of finished more then one guys route XD and almost 2 in celeb darling. as right now im loging in like a mad women trying to get to make sure i dont miss anything to finished the routes i can as most don’t have summery or anything on the guys that would make up for missing them. eh guess can only pray they that port them to party. hmm but if low sales then maybe not ..but not making events would be the reason as most only spend on events. eh ive only spend like 5$ so far on MFW since i was right their at the end of rens part and ending in a hr but i still missed a routes in evens T_T ill miss celeb darling the most since the paid version never made it here. btw is it true that we have everything from office lovers ? i read that we do but then Japan only put out 2 story in the wedding season ?

    • Shabby

      Same. If I had known, I would have finished everything beforehand. Now I’m just rushing to get whatever I can get. Luckily enough for me, one of my sources is going to try and get everything else I’ve missed out on for me. I was actually thinking of doing summaries for them like I do with the events, but they’re so long that I’m not sure if I can type up that much lol! I’ll think on it more after the game is taken down (I hate the idea of posting any story while they’re still up). That’s true, people tend to spend more on events. But then it makes me wonder if not as many people have been playing the events? I know the top ranking player quit some time ago, but I can’t remember if that was before or after the last event…. I can easily see Voltage continuing the game if they gained enough profit from the events themselves, but I still doubt they would shut it down unless they weren’t making a profit. Unless Izumi before is correct in that it’s the GREE platform that’s shutting down and taking all the games with it. If that’s the case, then the chance of the game getting ported to PARTY are higher since, if it’s still a money-maker, there’s reason for Voltage to continue it.

      Yes, for Office Secrets, we have everything that’s been released in the Japanese app version (I’m not sure about the original version, though). Ryoma and Toranosuke are the only ones with Wedding Sequels. The game was cancelled in Japan, so I’m guessing that’s as far as they were able to get to before the cancellation.

    • Same. If I had known, I would have finished everything beforehand.
      Now I’m just rushing to get whatever I can get. Luckiliy enough for me,
      one of my sources is going to try and get everything else I’ve missed
      out on for me. I was actually thinking of doing summaries for them like I
      do with the events, but they’re so long that I’m not sure if I can type
      up that much lol! I’ll think on it more after the game is taken down (I
      hate the idea of posting ay story while they’re still up). That’s true,
      people tend to spend more on events. But then it makes me wonder if not
      as many people have been playing the events? I know the top ranking
      player quit some time ago, but I can’t remember if that was before or
      after the last event…. I can easily see Voltage continuing the game if
      they gained enough profit from the events themselves, but I still doubt
      they would shut it down unless they weren’t making a profit. Unless
      Izumi before is correct in that it’s the GREE platform that’s shutting
      down and taking all the games with it. If that’s the case, then the
      chance of the game getting ported to PARTY are higher since, if it’s
      still a money-maker, there’s reason for Voltage to continue it.

      Yes, for Office Secrets, we have everything that’s been released in
      the Japanese app version (I’m not sure about the original version,
      though). Ryoma and Toranosuke are the only ones with Wedding Sequels.
      The game was cancelled in Japan, so I’m guessing that’s as far as they
      were able to get to before the cancellation.

    • Kaylee Woytasik

      luck you T_T!! mi almost done with Subaru now i would of been yesterday if i didn’t forget to log in T_T it seems that most of them guys but 2 have some way of me finding out what happen. Im hoping that someone will do something for the one i miss but with my luck it be the one I’m on XD. that must of been fast cancel to do it when just starting season 3 they should of just finished it since they already open it up or just take out the coming soon in parts so i don’t keep seeing why hasn’t that part been out. i start to get scared after 4 mounts of noting in a app. im even more shocked they even gave us them 2 guys since they canceled kiss of revenge when they could just also gave us the complete season 2 but haven’t given us it. i wish i knew how much a game with have to make to make it consider in translating it and assuming our money dose not make a difference in Japan to keep making more story over there for a game that ongoing over their. since i saw a chart i think it was for 2014 and the most update that KOR was doing better then some so it gave me a little hope that maybe we get season 2 but nah i before i sent a email to them a few months ago since i guess it wouldn’t hurt saying that i enjoy the game and hope that i would some day be able ot buy more story from it and that otome still new in the west to considering translate season 2 but as you can guess it the we cant tell you if its canceled sorry T.T . has voltage ever canceled a game then out of the blue updated it since it made money ? i wish they give a timer on the sales to know how long they are lasting so i knew if could wait a few more weeks to buy the story. ive been debating on buy the anime of dai lovers for the 40% off for about 18 complete set but then a part of me don’t want to miss the sales. OTOME IS HARD to live with!

      • Shabby

        Well, only lucky enough to get the stories. I don’t think I’ll be able to get things in between like messages from the guys and all. I don’t mind it, but it would have been nice to get those, too.

        Yeah, I didn’t get that, either. The same thing with Pirates in Love Japanese version having a Season 3 tab. I can understand if it didn’t do well enough to continue, but dang that Season 3 tab is almost like a slap to the face. It would be easier to forgive if it wasn’t there! Now all I can think of is what could have been ; ; . Same. I would love to know how the selling stats work. I know that is costs $10,000USD (base price) per game to bring over in English, but it would really help to know how much a game has to make in Japan before being considered for an English release. Yeah, Voltage is really vague about their releases, it’s actually kind of worrisome. I’m not sure if Voltage has ever done that. I know they’re porting cancelled games, but I don’t know why or if they add stories to them. Uh, I think sales can last from one to two weeks? Agh, I wish I actually kept track > <;; LOL I know that feeling all too well. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.

  • meatpie

    I have a feeling that fans in tumblr will… yep

    Kind of a shame that it’ll be deleted but it can’t be helped….

    • Shabby

      “I have a feeling that fans in tumblr will… yep” I’m kind of afraid to ask….

      I feel the same. It would have been really nice to still have them running, but whether it’s because of a loss of profit or GREE shutting down, it really can’t be helped.

    • “I have a feeling that fans in tumblr will… yep” I’m kind of afraid to ask….

      I feel the same. It would have been really nice to still have them running, but whether it’s because of a loss of profit or GREE shutting down, it really can’t be helped.

    • Izumi

      I’ve seen some outrage from tumblr…mostly because they’re already invested on these games..especially BMP, I’m not surprised tho if they felt angry since they’re already spent more than $100 on one game and suddenly the game itself shut down and they didn’t get any refund ^^; or because they’re kind of jealous seeing the Japanese version for gree still having events running up or whatnot..

      • Shabby

        Ah, I see. The thing is, these are social games. Every social game has an expiry date regardless of how much money one spends on them. Facebook games are a prime example of that. I’ve seen some extremely popular games get closed down. The only reason most FB users don’t get outraged from spending so much on them (from what I’ve seen) is because it’s very common that a social game would get shut down. Heck, even popular MMORPG’s go through the same thing, and I hardly hear many complaints about it. These games were going to get shut down eventually at some point in time, and to suggest that they shouldn’t be just because people have spent hundreds of dollars on them is uh… how to say… something like a mistake made by someone who isn’t used to social gaming? Something like that? I can’t find the right words. I understand why they’re upset ($100+ dang), but it’s something everyone going into social gaming should be aware of. That being said, I’ve always thought of it as paying for a service. People don’t get outraged about a restaurant closing solely because they’ve spent hundreds of dollars on it, and they definitely don’t expect the food they bought to last for longer than its intention. Social gaming is just a very expensive service if you’re a completionist and feel like you need to have everything and play everything on the game you’re playing. The way I see it, if you don’t get a physical product in gaming, you shouldn’t expect it to last forever. (This is why I’m very wary of buying Dandelion and Nameless from Cheritz and why I’ll always favor a physical game disk over a digital download).

        But really, if Voltage can’t afford to keep these games up for the English speaking market (whether or not it’s because of GREE shutting down or loss of profits or whatever), it can’t be helped. It would be easier to understand if Voltage just told us why, I suppose, but I doubt very much that they’ll ever tell us….

      • Ah, I see. The thing is, these are social games. Every social game has an expiry date regardless of how much money one spends on them. Facebook games are a prime example of that. I’ve seen some extremely popular games get closed down. The only reason most FB users don’t get outraged from spending so much on them (from what I’ve seen) is because it’s very common that a social game would get shut down. Heck, even popular MMORPG’s go through the same thing, and I hardly hear many complaints about it. These games were going to get shut down eventually at some point in time, and to suggest that they shouldn’t be just because people have spent hundreds of dollars on them is uh… how to say… something like a mistake made by someone who isn’t used to social gaming? Something like that? I can’t find the right words. I understand why they’re upset ($100+ dang), but it’s something everyone going into social gaming should be aware of. That being said, I’ve always thought of it as paying for a service. People don’t get outraged about a restaurant closing solely because they’ve spent hundreds of dollars on it, and they definitely don’t expect the food they bought to last for longer than its intention. Social gaming is just a very expensive service if you’re a completionist and feel like you need to have everything and play everything on the game you’re playing. The way I see it, if you don’t get a physical product in gaming, you shouldn’t expect it to last forever. (This is why I’m very wary of buying Dandelion and Nameless from Cheritz and why I’ll always favor a physical game disk over a digital download).

        But really, if Voltage can’t afford to keep these games up for the English speaking market (whether or not it’s because of GREE shutting down or loss of profits or whatever), it can’t be helped. It would be easier to understand if Voltage just told us why, I suppose, but I doubt very much that they’ll ever tell us….

        • Izumi

          Most of people who complained in tumblr are mostly didn’t know how sns games and MMORPG work =/, I also seeing things like this at mobage games, where some games can be missing suddenly even though you still can access it yesterday…

          I know people also complained about how some voltage paid version games are discontinued, since they’re already investing on the app (e.g : buying all the routes / spin off, and suddenly the app no longer getting any update), especially if voltage didn’t translate the remaining routes that already released in Japan version ^^;

        • Mellius

          Whoops, stranger who came in from Google on an old-ish article, so I hope this is useful information to you and not unwanted.

          Re: Cheritz, while game is still digital, Dandelion is now on Steam and DRM-free. So no need to be online or “check-in” with the server like their usual method (or Voltage/GREE’s for that matter).

          Their second game, Nameless, is still going through the Greenlight process, so if you’re interested in that game but don’t want to deal with the DRM stuff just in case the company goes bankrupt or…whatever, up-voting it/favoriting it on SGL will help make that possible.

          • No worries!

            Oh, really? I had read somewhere that even though it was on Steam, you still had to connect to the internet and login to be able to play it. My main predicament with the game was that, while I would gladly pay the full price for the game, I didn’t want to drop $30 (or $50 at the time as I wanted the Premium package) on a game that I wouldn’t be able to play soon after buying it. The soonest I can play it, even now, might be… what, next year or the year after? And I would most likely play it when I don’t have an internet connection. I didn’t want to spend that much on a game that could possibly go down before I could even get a chance to play it.

            Though, looking on the Steam page, it still says that an internet connection is required.

  • Shabby

    It sounds like it. It’s not something that rarely happens, and most social gamers are practically used to it already. At that point, the only thing they’re upset about is not being able to play the games anymore, not so much how much money was spent on it. Compared to those mobage ones that you mentioned, at least Voltage is giving us prior notice about it.

    I can understand why they’re upset about those ones, but you can’t blame Voltage if they can’t afford to keep bringing stories for those games. I mean, we’re paying for these stories for a much cheaper price than they cost to bring over in English. $10k per game? Obviously if their sales on going low, it’s not wise as a business to continue them. And besides, Voltage’s games aren’t the only ones that go through having to discontinue their works. There are many other things like video games, movies, TV series, books, etc. that end up being discontinued. Maybe I’m not looking in the right places, but I don’t see a lot of people complaining about the cancellations because they’ve already invested in it. Things happen, sales can bomb, it’s A Thing that happens in media. I’m disappointed in the cancellations, too, but I can’t really put the blame on Voltage for it if they can’t support it. That just wouldn’t feel right for me….

    • Izumi

      Yeah, most of games on mobage didn’t even put any notice if they’re going to take down the game =/, voltage at least put some notice like what happened on PiL mobage version, they basically wrote on the announcement that they’re not going to release any story anymore since July…but you can still complete the main story (which sadly most of the CG are duplicate from the app version…)

      True that, I already seen lot of things either comic, TV series, or even restaurant like you mention earlier that end up closing due lot of things but people just didn’t angry or what. I know it’s hard to seeing your favorite app suddenly discontinued, but that’s how business work…actually some people just jealous to seeing the untranslated routes, especially on games like KoR, AKD, or SISTC ^^;

      Btw, since you’re already know the newest MFW app (the seven temptation), what do you feel to see both ren and yamato as chaseable character again ? It’s make me feel bad to the heroine from original MFW =/, it’s also make me questioning which one is the canon story orz, it’s same like when I’m playing yakov route from bmp season 1, it’s more like BMP 1.5 since it’s mention that the other 6 princes already engaged and the heroine’s setting is different (she mention that she currently living on mitchell not charles)

      • Shabby

        Oh wow, that I didn’t know. Ah, it would have been nice for them to do the same for us, but I have no doubt their profits in Japan are doing well enough for them to keep it there. I think even the GREE version of DDiWT is still playable? Wish I could check but uh yeah foreigner block ; ; .

        I think it’s a mentality that if you invest in something, you want something to show for it and for it to be completed, but it doesn’t work that way with media. If the numbers aren’t pulling through, it only becomes a risk at best and a business suicide at worst. Ah, I get that feeling, too. I’m sure that if the JP versions didn’t have those other stories, we’d hardly hear complaints.

        I HAVE VERY MIXED-NOT SO GOOD FEELINGS ABOUT IT. I love MFW to death! But just the very idea that two of the original guys are plucked out and dropped into a completely different setting and story… I’m happy that we get to see more of Yamato and Ren, but this isn’t how I wanted it to be. IT CRUSHES ME ABOUT THE HEROINE IN THE ORIGINAL. Yamato and Ren are the new heroine’s friends from high school, Yamato’s character profile suggests that he’s liked her since their high school days, and they’re using the red string of fate!? That makes it seem like the MFW heroine is nothing compared to this one. I get that it’s a different canon and all, but my gosh it absolutely broke my heart even more than it already was from seeing my LI boys being separated! I mentioned it on tumblr before, but I really would rather have had the original guys have cameos instead of routes and would have loved it if they mentioned being married to the MFW heroine. I probably would have cried tears of happiness at Yamato showing up and talking about his shochu-drinking “animal” of a wife that only he can handle…. aGH! I MISS MY SHOCHU GIRL. MFW WILL FOREVER BE THE TRUE CANON TO ME! Oh flip, really? So would that mean the Yakov’s route takes place not too long after Season 1? Oh, is the heroine different, too? I know that in Zen’s route and the butler training stories that the heroine is studying Noble Michel, but is there anything to suggest that it’s the same heroine?

      • Oh wow, that I didn’t know. Ah, it would have been nice for them to do the same for us, but I have no doubt their profits in Japan are doing well enough for them to keep it there. I think even the GREE version of DDiWT is still playable? Wish I could check but uh yeah foreigner block ; ; .

        I think it’s a mentality that if you invest in something, you want something to show for it and for it to be completed, but it doesn’t work that way with media. If the numbers aren’t pulling through, it only becomes a risk at best and a business suicide at worst. Ah, I get that feeling, too. I’m sure that if the JP versions didn’t have those other stories, we’d hardly hear complaints.

        I HAVE VERY MIXED-NOT SO GOOD FEELINGS ABOUT IT. I love MFW to death! But just the very idea that two of the original guys are plucked out and dropped into a completely different setting and story… I’m happy that we get to see more of Yamato and Ren, but this isn’t how I wanted it to be. IT CRUSHES ME ABOUT THE HEROINE IN THE ORIGINAL. Yamato and Ren are the new heroine’s friends from high school, Yamato’s character profile suggests that he’s liked her since their high school days, and they’re using the red string of fate!? That makes it seem like the MFW heroine is nothing compared to this one. I get that it’s a different canon and all, but my gosh it absolutely broke my heart even more than it already was from seeing my LI boys being separated! I mentioned it on tumblr before, but I really would rather have had the original guys have cameos instead of routes and would have loved it if they mentioned being married to the MFW heroine. I probably would have cried tears of happiness at Yamato showing up and talking about his shochu-drinking “animal” of a wife that only he can handle…. aGH! I MISS MY SHOCHU GIRL. MFW WILL FOREVER BE THE TRUE CANON TO ME! Oh flip, really? So would that mean the Yakov’s route takes place not too long after Season 1? Oh, is the heroine different, too? I know that in Zen’s route and the butler training stories that the heroine is studying Noble Michel, but is there anything to suggest that it’s the same heroine?

      • Izumi

        I’m pretty unsure about dreamy days for GREE…and they also discontinued the original celebrity darling and continue with love duet…and also, the newest BMP for gree will also come out in this month right ? the voiced one…

        Yeah that’s how I feel too lol, and not to mention that otome games is a niche market, even at Japan it’s still a small market, despite the growth in the recent year…not to mention most people (on tumblr mostly) see most of mobile phone otome games (voltage included) not really worth the purchase, especially since you must paid $3.99 for main story, another $3.99 for sequel and extras ^^; not to mention it’s not voiced and the story can be very cliche lol, I know someone used to submit to otome confession about how the characters in voltage’s games can be very similar to each other

        Yeah, it’s make me feel bad about the heroine from MFW (which I always love), and since I already played the prologue, I didn’t really like the heroine there =/, there’s something that bothering me orz, and I’m still don’t know whether I want to play it or not…As for Yakov, it’s just purely my assumption lol, since I felt the heroine is very different from the one we see at the 6 princes stories ^^; she was more like season 2 heroine to me…

        • Shabby

          Oh, I said it because it looks like the server is still up. I have no idea if it’s still updated, though. Oh really? I know there are two social versions on Celebrity Darling, and we got the second one (which is only on GREE in Japan, too). Oh, so then any updates will be on Love Duet from now on? Welp. Yeah, Love Tiara is coming out this month.

          I can understand why they might think it’s not worth it in the sense that, as a mobile game, it won’t be up to par with PC games. I still kind of regret buying Ninja Love even if it was on sale. To me, if the story is good and you enjoy it, then it’s worth the $3.99 price. It would be nice to have them voiced, but I’m pretty sure that would just up the price…. I think I remember that one, or I might be confusing it with the “average hair” one.

          Ah man, so that game might have a different writer? Gosh freakin dangit. Ugh, the whole setup just bothers me. Why couldn’t Voltage just make two more characters instead of using two already existing ones? Yamato and Ren were great in the original, I just don’t want to see their characters altered in favor of the new setting and heroine. And I’m still waiting for Voltage to release their ages, if they ever do. Ah, then it sounds like they used Season 2’s writer for his story. I really hope Voltage decides to bring him over in English so I can play it myself ; ;

        • Oh, I said it because it looks like the server is still up. I have no idea if it’s still updated, though. Oh really? I know there are two social versions on Celebrity Darling, and we got the second one (which is only on GREE in Japan, too). Oh, so then any updates will be on Love Duet from now on? Welp. Yeah, Love Tiara is coming out this month.

          I can understand why they might think it’s not worth it in the sense that, as a mobile game, it won’t be up to par with PC games. I still kind of regret buying Ninja Love even if it was on sale. To me, if the story is good and you enjoy it, then it’s worth the $3.99 price. It would be nice to have them voiced, but I’m pretty sure that would just up the price…. I think I remember that one, or I might be confusing it with the “average hair” one.

          Ah man, so that game might have a different writer? Gosh freakin dangit. Ugh, the whole setup just bothers me. Why couldn’t Voltage just make two more characters instead of using two already existing ones? Yamato and Ren were great in the original, I just don’t want to see their characters altered in favor of the new setting and heroine. And I’m still waiting for Voltage to release their ages, if they ever do. Ah, then it sounds like they used Season 2’s writer for his story. I really hope Voltage decides to bring him over in English so I can play it myself ; ;

        • Izumi

          Yeah from what I see, it seems only the love duet version will be updated from now on ^^; the only downside from love duet is most of the actors routes are not released yet, only the WAVE and JADE members that available, I prefer the art from the love duet actually ^^;

          That’s what I feel tho, I only buy the routes that I like (I pretty much skipped all of EITM’s routes beside Yukinojo and Samon..) and I didn’t regret it lol, I already seeing people complaining about Kyoga’s route, because there’s lot of non-con act from Kyoga -___-“. Hmm, I haven’t see the “average” hair actually lol, but I remember seeing the confession how the guys are pretty similar ^^;

          From what I see, it seems they use different writer…and the premise is pretty much enrage me a lot, and there’s also one user from tumblr who wrote her thought about how the game’s premise is very sexist, I prefer the original MFW story judging from the prologue itself ^^; I really hope voltage is going to release yakov’s main story in English ! It’s pretty thrilling and Yakov itself is pretty different compared to the original six prince in the term character and story…

          • Shabby

            Ah, I see. I tried to see it on an iPod, but I’m guessing the iPod was too old because they crash with Love Duet and Love Tiara (and some other of Voltage’s newest games /cries) Oh, are only the two from JADE and two from WAVE on the first screen available?

            I only buy stories if they’re on sale even if they weren’t that good because… well, they’re on sale lol. I still haven’t played a route that has made me regret buying it. Heck, even with MSB, I still liked it better than Ninja Love. Oh gosh, really? I’ve heard a lot about Miyabi being too touchy-feely, so I’m not really surprised to hear that Kyoga is the same. Oh! I think I remember that one now. I can’t remember what exactly it said, but I do remember something about not being able to tell them apart? Or at least that was one of the comments to it.

            Gosh freakin… I was excited about it the moment I found out about the game, but the more I find out about it, the less and less I want it to come out. The story itself sounds interesting, but just… ugh. If it flops in just the prologue, it’s hard for me to imagine that it gets better later (especially since Voltage’s newer games havn’t had the best writing). I HOPE SO! I still check in for it just in case, but still no sign ; ;

          • Ah, I see. I tried to see it on an iPod, but I’m guessing the iPod was too old because they crash with Love Duet and Love Tiara (and some other of Voltage’s newest games /cries) Oh, are only the two from JADE and two from WAVE on the first screen available?

            I only buy stories if they’re on sale even if they weren’t that good because… well, they’re on sale lol. I still haven’t played a route that has made me regret buying it. Heck, even with MSB, I still liked it better than Ninja Love. Oh gosh, really? I’ve heard a lot about Miyabi being too touchy-feely, so I’m not really surprised to hear that Kyoga is the same. Oh! I think I remember that one now. I can’t remember what exactly it said, but I do remember something about not being able to tell them apart? Or at least that was one of the comments to it.

            Gosh freakin… I was excited about it the moment I found out about the game, but the more I find out about it, the less and less I want it to come out. The story itself sounds interesting, but just… ugh. If it flops in just the prologue, it’s hard for me to imagine that it gets better later (especially since Voltage’s newer games havn’t had the best writing). I HOPE SO! I still check in for it just in case, but still no sign ; ;

          • Izumi

            Hmm, the one from the main screen…I believe 3 are from JADE, one from WAVE ? I haven’t played celebrity darling in long time so I forgot who is who ^^; Ah I see, I tried love tiara on my iphone 5s, and sometimes the game is crashing orz…based on the prologue, it seems the story is same as the original gree version..but they change the avatar design (I prefer the old one..) and the RF mission (which more complicated x__x), it seems most of newer voltage games are not compatible with older apple devices…

            Haha, I actually have lot of routes I regret buying ^^; either at full price or discounted price…but It’s nothing compared when I buy solmare’s my sweet prince, since I only enjoy two routes out of like six routes orz. Yeah, I heard it’s more worse than miyabi…but I’m not sure ^^; I really tempted to buy Samon route, since he’s really sweet to the heroine haha..

            Have you seen one of the user in tumblr who posted the screenshot of Takao ? she explain that it seems this game is indeed a MFW sequel, and it’s implied that the heroine from original MFW didn’t end up with either yamato or ren ;___;

            I completely agree with you about voltage’s newer games, I didn’t enjoying their newer games compared to their older game, I currently playing koi tenka and the writing is reminds me of bmp season 1, and I love the heroine too, she’s pretty determined and always supporting the guy ^^. I tried to play the star prince and the idol one, and end up disappointed -__-” indeed, the artwork is more better compared to the older one, but the story and the character….

          • Shabby

            I thought there were only four on the screen? Ah well, I’ll check later. I’m playing Celebrity Darling for GREE right now, so I should be able to tell them apart. Yeah, I got as far as accessing the Mypage before I couldn’t go further. I’ll try again when I can, though. Oh wow, isn’t 5S really recent, too? That’s… odd. Yeah! I liked the old avatar better. Oh gosh, are they really? That’s pretty demotivating to hear. I was only able to pass RF missions in the GREE version because I only ever did the parties. I ended up with over 1mil RF by the time I finished Glenn’s route a year after I started it whoops.

            Oh yeah, I only played three routes in that game and only really liked two of them (Lambert because of the hilarious ending and Chezem because I liked how the other woman wasn’t a love rival; I played Alvah, but his was just ok). I haven’t touched the game since then. Ack, welp. I’ll see when it goes on sale and I get to play it, but I’m not going in with many expectations (in any of Voltage’s newer games, for that matter). Samon! I really don’t know anything about him, but he looks like a sweetie.

            I hadn’t, but I looked it up! She mentioned something about Yamato quitting his job because of his father… that broke my heart! I still consider it an AU. That thing about him liking the new heroine since high school is really what’s keeping me thinking that. It’s so weird, too, since I considered Yamato the canon guy, so to just hear that the MFW heroine doesn’t end up with him is… just really weird. I’ll try it out if it comes out in English, but I’m going to be very cautious about it….

            Oh no, I was really looking forward to the idol one ; ; Yeah, even with Pirates in Love, as silly as it is, I absolutely loved it! And I still do ; ; The story may not be very deep, but I can never play it without having to stop and laugh. Oh gosh, though, I’m so glad to hear that Tenka is still really good! Yeah, the art for the new games always looks top notch, but it’s the story that’s more important. All the pretty art in the world isn’t going to save it if the story is mediocre at best….

          • I thought there were only four on the screen? Ah well, I’ll check later. I’m playing Celebrity Darling for GREE right now, so I should be able to tell them apart. Yeah, I got as far as accessing the Mypage before I couldn’t go further. I’ll try again when I can, though. Oh wow, isn’t 5S really recent, too? That’s… odd. Yeah! I liked the old avatar better. Oh gosh, are they really? That’s pretty demotivating to hear. I was only able to pass RF missions in the GREE version because I only ever did the parties. I ended up with over 1mil RF by the time I finished Glenn’s route a year after I started it whoops.

            Oh yeah, I only played three routes in that game and only really liked two of them (Lambert because of the hilarious ending and Chezem because I liked how the other woman wasn’t a love rival; I played Alvah, but his was just ok). I haven’t touched the game since then. Ack, welp. I’ll see when it goes on sale and I get to play it, but I’m not going in with many expectations (in any of Voltage’s newer games, for that matter). Samon! I really don’t know anything about him, but he looks like a sweetie.

            I hadn’t, but I looked it up! She mentioned something about Yamato quitting his job because of his father… that broke my heart! I still consider it an AU. That thing about him liking the new heroine since high school is really what’s keeping me thinking that. It’s so weird, too, since I considered Yamato the canon guy, so to just hear that the MFW heroine doesn’t end up with him is… just really weird. I’ll try it out if it comes out in English, but I’m going to be very cautious about it….

            Oh no, I was really looking forward to the idol one ; ; Yeah, even with Pirates in Love, as silly as it is, I absolutely loved it! And I still do ; ; The story may not be very deep, but I can never play it without having to stop and laugh. Oh gosh, though, I’m so glad to hear that Tenka is still really good! Yeah, the art for the new games always looks top notch, but it’s the story that’s more important. All the pretty art in the world isn’t going to save it if the story is mediocre at best….

          • Izumi

            Oh you’re currently playing celebrity darling for gree lol, I thought you’re going to pursue sho kiriya XD; yes 5S is still pretty recent even both 6 and 6+ already released, I didn’t have any idea why love tiara often crashed orz. Yeah, from what I understand, they changed from the party to sort kind of hidden date, and you must buy some kind of building and spam the date things until you’re out of energy…it’s pretty tedious tbh ><, and the new avatar creep me out haha…

            Both Lambert and Chezem are my favorite too lol, I didn't care for the rest, especially the underage one since it's creep me out, especially the ending 0____0. I picked up samon's route since it was only cost for $1.99 (they're having sale now) and I didn't regret it, he was pretty sweet and I'm tempted to buy his sequel ^^; I didn't buy any of the ayakashi's route since the review are mostly bad…

            Oh yeah that one…I'm still treating the 7 temptations as AU too…It's feel unnatural to treat this as sequel, I probably like it more if it's more like bmp or iyat season 2, where the guys are completely new but have some kind of connection from the original mfw… yeah, I hope you can give some thought after the game released in English ^^. Do you still plan to play the sweet lies, true love ?

            I'm sorry for leaving a bad impression ;___; I agree with you, most of their older game may didn't have a deeper storyline or what, but they're entertaining and the characters are memorable…yeah Koi Tenka is pretty awesome, I'm suggesting you to play Sanada's route and Date's too lol, I heard Nobunaga's pretty good with some angst..^^; True that, I remember playing some older psp (or ps2) otome game with a very beautiful artwork, but the story is like unfinished….-__-, there's lot of plot hole anywhere orz

          • Shabby

            LOL NAH I went straight for Haru |D . NO REGRETS. He was absolutely perfect ;A; I haven’t liked a character like this and this much since I played Yamato when MFW was released in English! I had always wanted to play his route when I first saw him, and I just knew he was going to be my favorite! I just finished reading Miike’s route, and I thought it was great! Even now I’m still laughing! I want to read Sho next, but ugh the new MFW:P event is keeping me from doing so OTL. Oh! And I checked, and yeah, it’s two from JADE (Haru and Natsuki) and two from WAVE (Kyosuke and Yoshito). Are there any more routes? I was disappointed to see that Yoshito didn’t have a route in either the GREE or app version, though I’ve seen CG’s of his around, so maybe he had a route in the events or the original GREE version? I would have loved to have Natsuki’s route in English, too…. Yeah, I would have expected the newer games to still work on S5… maybe it’s a bug? Oh gosh, that does sound tough. It sounds like it would take a long time to complete a route if you don’t spam it….

            Same, the others didn’t really seem interesting to me. I knew from the start I wouldn’t play Nagit’s and the butler’s but egh. Oh, so Samon’s route is good! That’s something to look forward to!

            Yeah, it just… doesn’t feel like a sequel. I wouldn’t have doubts about the game if they had a completely new cast. Seeing as how excited I was for the game before I figured out Yamato and Ren were in it, I probably would have loved it. I don’t think it would have been that hard to connect it to the original, either. Even if it’s a different setting, they could have just done something like make the heroine’s grandfather close business/friends with Kuni or something, or had one of the main cast have a connection to the LI guys. I really want to like this game because it’s in the same series, but I feel like even the smallest thing can ruin it for me now…. Ah, I do once it goes on sale and I get to it on my backlog /bricked. I think the art looks really nice, but I don’t know how the story is, though. Have you played it?

            Nah, it’s fine. It’s better that I don’t go into it with any expectations. The last time I did that, I just ended up severely disappointed *coughsMSBcoughs* Ooooo I’m really happy to hear that! I’ve had a really good feeling about it, so I’m so glad to hear that I wasn’t wrong! Agh, there’s an otome game blogger that I follow that writes reviews of the games she plays and I used to watch her broadcast PSP games online. And, well, those types of games (with gorgeous art and terrible story) are still rampant, especially from Otomate. With the release of Sweet Fuse being $25, I can still feel my wallet hurt when I remember that they typically sell $60-$100+ in Japan. Knowing that they can be a complete hit or miss doesn’t help, either….

          • LOL NAH I went straight for Haru |D . NO REGRETS. He was absolutely perfect ;A; I haven’t liked a character like this and this much since I played Yamato when MFW was released in English! I had always wanted to play his route when I first saw him, and I just knew he was going to be my favorite! I just finished reading Miike’s route, and I thought it was great! Even now I’m still laughing! I want to read Sho next, but ugh the new MFW:P event is keeping me from doing so OTL. Oh! And I checked, and yeah, it’s two from JADE (Haru and Natsuki) and two from WAVE (Kyosuke and Yoshito). Are there any more routes? I was disappointed to see that Yoshito didn’t have a route in either the GREE or app version, though I’ve seen CG’s of his around, so maybe he had a route in the events or the original GREE version? I would have loved to have Natsuki’s route in English, too…. Yeah, I would have expected the newer games to still work on S5… maybe it’s a bug? Oh gosh, that does sound tough. It sounds like it would take a long time to complete a route if you don’t spam it….

            Same, the others didn’t really seem interesting to me. I knew from the start I wouldn’t play Nagit’s and the butler’s but egh. Oh, so Samon’s route is good! That’s something to look forward to!

            Yeah, it just… doesn’t feel like a sequel. I wouldn’t have doubts about the game if they had a completely new cast. Seeing as how excited I was for the game before I figured out Yamato and Ren were in it, I probably would have loved it. I don’t think it would have been that hard to connect it to the original, either. Even if it’s a different setting, they could have just done something like make the heroine’s grandfather close business/friends with Kuni or something, or had one of the main cast have a connection to the LI guys. I really want to like this game because it’s in the same series, but I feel like even the smallest thing can ruin it for me now…. Ah, I do once it goes on sale and I get to it on my backlog /bricked. I think the art looks really nice, but I don’t know how the story is, though. Have you played it?

            Nah, it’s fine. It’s better that I don’t go into it with any expectations. The last time I did that, I just ended up severely disappointed *coughsMSBcoughs* Ooooo I’m really happy to hear that! I’ve had a really good feeling about it, so I’m so glad to hear that I wasn’t wrong! Agh, there’s an otome game blogger that I follow that writes reviews of the games she plays and I used to watch her broadcast PSP games online. And, well, those types of games (with gorgeous art and terrible story) are still rampant, especially from Otomate. With the release of Sweet Fuse being $25, I can still feel my wallet hurt when I remember that they typically sell $60-$100+ in Japan. Knowing that they can be a complete hit or miss doesn’t help, either….

          • Izumi

            I played haru’s route on the non gree version long time ago, and yeah he’s indeed pretty cute despite a little bit aloof at first lol. Miike’s pretty adorable too, and he can be a little bit bold at certain time haha ^^; Ah I see, I know MFW : P has lot of events, especially it’s almost halloween and they’re going to bombard the users with halloween themed events lol. Hmm, Yoshito actually has a route on the non gree version and the gree version, since I see lot of his CG on ameblo blog ^^; voltage actually cancelled the smartphone version for celebrity darling non gree after Natsuki’s route is released ;___; Yeah, that’s why I didn’t continue with love tiara anymore…it’s pretty tedious and it seems the events will be the same as the original gree version too orz.

            I even completely forgot the butler lol, he’s the old one right ? I know some people like him, and there’s a game from d3 publisher where you can chasing down old men from 40 – 60 years old, oh and it’s pretty nsfw too lol. Haha, honestly after I played yukinojo’s route, my interest on eitm completely gone lol.

            Is more bad if voltage end up cancelled the original MFW and just continue with this “sequel” =/, I prefer if both yamato and ren still in this game, but not as a chaseable character, since I always see both of them are having more chemistry to the original MFW’s heroine compared to this -___-. And yes, I prefer if the one of the chaseable guys is a friend to the original cast, instead of shoving both ren and yamato again orz, I’m not really sure whether I’m going to play this or not, since I didn’t even finish the prologue ^^; Actually I’m interested on true love sweet lies, but the heroine design in most of the CGs are pretty weird…especially after they gave her eyes, she looks like uncomfortable and awkward orz.

            I actually on the same boat with you, I keep hearing people said that MSB it’s pretty good, I end up disappointed after playing both sora and subaru’s route, and now I’m only playing Toru and Kenta’s route ^^; I didn’t even bother with the spin off, since I didn’t enjoy the main story, I don’t think I can enjoy the spin off…Yeah, I have a friend like her too, she always buy psp / pc otome games that cost between $50 – $100, and most of the time she end up with disappointment…I’m pretty lucky that most of psp games I brought are pretty great lol.

          • Shabby

            He was an absolute sweetheart in the GREE version! I was thinking of getting his non-GREE route to play it, but it’d take a long time for me to get through it ; ; Oh yeah, I know what you mean about Miike. It was adorable to see his mask falling, and then seeing him get frustrated over it. Ugh yeah, the Halloween event almost literally began as soon as the Halloween house campaign ended. It’s ridiculous. Really? So then he has a legit route, but it didn’t get to get ported? I could only guess that he showed up in LAST SCANDAL GREE events only or in the original GREE game because he didn’t show up anywhere I could find. Yeah, I saw that ; ; Have you played Natsuki’s route in any of the games? Ouch, that’s disappointing. Oh, are the events a repeat? Or are they continuing where they left off in the GREE version?

            LOL Yeah, that’s him. He’s nice, but I wouldn’t play his route. I’m not fond of huge age gaps. Oh gosh, then I’ll have to be careful when I get to it.

            I know MFW has to end at some point, but I feel the same. I’d hate for it to be cancelled in favor of the new game. I honestly would not have minded cameos. I actually love cameos! I’d probably cry tears of joy to see cameos ; ; I don’t think I’ll be able to bring myself to play Yamato’s or Ren’s route if the game comes out in English until I get used to it (if I do, that is). I saw one of those! It was one of Kiyoharu’s. She looked very uncomfortable….

            Yeah, I think it’s one of the games with the largest English fanbase, and I honestly expecting it to be really good. I played all the Main Stories, Saubaru’s and Kaiji’s stories to the Sequels, and some of the oversea Sub Stories. I was just… really disappointed. I only really liked Kaiji, and that might because I like the childhood friends. There were some parts I liked in all of them, but it wasn’t enough for me to recommend the game to anyone. I couldn’t even finish up the T&R I had for it because I didn’t want to trudge through the routes again OTL. I don’t know anything about Toru, but aaahhh I do want Kenta’s route ;A; Yeah, I only hear of very few new otome games being really good. More often than not, I see players end up being disappointed….

          • He was an absolute sweetheart in the GREE version! I was thinking of getting his non-GREE route to play it, but it’d take a long time for me to get through it ; ; Oh yeah, I know what you mean about Miike. It was adorable to see his mask falling, and then seeing him get frustrated over it. Ugh yeah, the Halloween event almost literally began as soon as the Halloween house campaign ended. It’s ridiculous. Really? So then he has a legit route, but it didn’t get to get ported? I could only guess that he showed up in LAST SCANDAL GREE events only or in the original GREE game because he didn’t show up anywhere I could find. Yeah, I saw that ; ; Have you played Natsuki’s route in any of the games? Ouch, that’s disappointing. Oh, are the events a repeat? Or are they continuing where they left off in the GREE version?

            LOL Yeah, that’s him. He’s nice, but I wouldn’t play his route. I’m not fond of huge age gaps. Oh gosh, then I’ll have to be careful when I get to it.

            I know MFW has to end at some point, but I feel the same. I’d hate for it to be cancelled in favor of the new game. I honestly would not have minded cameos. I actually love cameos! I’d probably cry tears of joy to see cameos ; ; I don’t think I’ll be able to bring myself to play Yamato’s or Ren’s route if the game comes out in English until I get used to it (if I do, that is). I saw one of those! It was one of Kiyoharu’s. She looked very uncomfortable….

            Yeah, I think it’s one of the games with the largest English fanbase, and I honestly expecting it to be really good. I played all the Main Stories, Saubaru’s and Kaiji’s stories to the Sequels, and some of the oversea Sub Stories. I was just… really disappointed. I only really liked Kaiji, and that might because I like the childhood friends. There were some parts I liked in all of them, but it wasn’t enough for me to recommend the game to anyone. I couldn’t even finish up the T&R I had for it because I didn’t want to trudge through the routes again OTL. I don’t know anything about Toru, but aaahhh I do want Kenta’s route ;A; Yeah, I only hear of very few new otome games being really good. More often than not, I see players end up being disappointed….

          • Izumi

            Yeah, in the non gree version, Yoshito is appeared on one spin off (that released before voltage cancelled it), there’s lot of characters that actually planned to be released at that time, but getting cancelled since the game is pretty unpopular -__-. Yes, I have played Natsuki’s route on the non gree version, it’s pretty bittersweet actually ;__; I’m still sad that I pretty much can’t play his sequel since voltage refused to released it to the smartphone user orz. I’m keep hearing that the events will be the same as the original version but I’m not sure…but the game itself get a pretty positive response from what I see..

            That’s how I feel most of the time, lot of older games are cancelled in favor to the newer games, heck I even already heard rumors that voltage has already cancelled bmp season 2 o___o, but I’m not surprised it’s true, since the game didn’t get any update since Aslan’s wedding sequel…I prefer cameo too ! I’m still wondering whether the heroine from the original mfw will make appearance or not…Haha yeah, I see that too, it’s too bad since the artist can make the heroine to look less awkward ^^; I remember seeing one user on tumblr who complained after seeing Oliver’s CG from the anniversary event, since the heroine has eyes and she said that the heroine is no longer “herself” (self insert) LOL.

            Wow you end up playing all of the main stories ? o__o, I didn’t even can’t bring myself to play Toru’s wedding sequel and honeymoon since I didn’t enjoy his sequel ^^; and Kenta seems forgotten now especially since msb has gotten two new characters orz, he only get main story and epilogue ;__; I didn’t even bother to buy any otome games for psp, since the last one I buy, I end up disappointed and didn’t even finished it –“

          • Shabby

            Awe man, that stinks. I want to say that I hope that Love Duet does better so that there are more routes, but since it’s a social game, I’m not too fond of them. OH NO ;__________; I knew it was going to be like that when I read on his GREE description that he “sometimes looks so sad”, but nooooo he’s such a sweetie he shouldn’t be sad! He doesn’t deserve to be sad! Ugh, I understand why Voltage wouldn’t port his and the other stories but asjakdgsdlk. Oh, that would be strange. I went through the Prologue of it and it’s different from the LS GREE version. I’m hoping we get to get those games in English but, again, social version is….

            What the heck? Really? I know it hasn’t gotten an update lately for the app version, but I didn’t think the original would be possibly cancelled. Oh gosh, that doesn’t sound like good news. If there is no update soon, then it may very well be cancelled. Speaking of which, I haven’t updated the cancelled lists yet. I know I need to put up OS, but do you know which other ones? Oh gosh, if she makes an appearance, my heart will just break even more! lol what. I’m pretty sure people can still self insert even if the character has eyes so ┐(‘~`;)┌

            Yeah, they were on sale so…. I normally bought the Epilogue and Sequels for the other characters when the bundles came out so that I can get the special image, but I can’t bring myself to pay for Katsuragi’s stories. I’m hoping my source will be able to get the image for me, but I really don’t want to spend money on it anymore, especially since his was one of the routes I got really annoyed at (mainly towards the heroine because she just ????). Ugh, no, I would still spend money on that game for Kenta ;A; Ouch. I’m kind of glad that I can’t play JP otome games because then I’m able to avoid that type of thing. = =

          • Awe man, that stinks. I want to say that I hope that Love Duet does better so that there are more routes, but since it’s a social game, I’m not too fond of them. OH NO ;__________; I knew it was going to be like that when I read on his GREE description that he “sometimes looks so sad”, but nooooo he’s such a sweetie he shouldn’t be sad! He doesn’t deserve to be sad! Ugh, I understand why Voltage wouldn’t port his and the other stories but asjakdgsdlk. Oh, that would be strange. I went through the Prologue of it and it’s different from the LS GREE version. I’m hoping we get to get those games in English but, again, social version is….

            What the heck? Really? I know it hasn’t gotten an update lately for the app version, but I didn’t think the original would be possibly cancelled. Oh gosh, that doesn’t sound like good news. If there is no update soon, then it may very well be cancelled. Speaking of which, I haven’t updated the cancelled lists yet. I know I need to put up OS, but do you know which other ones? Oh gosh, if she makes an appearance, my heart will just break even more! lol what. I’m pretty sure people can still self insert even if the character has eyes so ┐(‘~`;)┌

            Yeah, they were on sale so…. I normally bought the Epilogue and Sequels for the other characters when the bundles came out so that I can get the special image, but I can’t bring myself to pay for Katsuragi’s stories. I’m hoping my source will be able to get the image for me, but I really don’t want to spend money on it anymore, especially since his was one of the routes I got really annoyed at (mainly towards the heroine because she just ????). Ugh, no, I would still spend money on that game for Kenta ;A; Ouch. I’m kind of glad that I can’t play JP otome games because then I’m able to avoid that type of thing. = =

          • Izumi

            Haha, I’m on the same boat like you, I detest the Social games so much…beside the pretty tedious gameplay, most of the time the story is very different than the original (BMP season 2 gree version makes me cringe a lot…). Yeah, most of the time he hide his real emotion, and there’s lot of friendzone time too in his route ;____; Oh, yeah the prologue in love tiara is more shorter compared to the original, but the sweet route is same like the original ^^;

            Yeah, sadly it seems it’s true that bmp season 2 is indeed already cancelled T___T, so we can say goodbye to that “chapter 2” tab on the app…I’m seriously pissed off, since I really adore the app version of bmp season 2, from the heroine to the supporting characters, and yet they decide to cancelled it and only continue it with the sns version….oh as for the cancelled games, I know both IYAT season 1 and 2 already cancelled since June / July…SNS (otonari san goyoshin) is already cancelled since July….LOL I know right ? she was complained since the heroine eye’s color is different from her eye’s color, and I can’t help but think this girl is seriously have some kind of issue ^^;

            Ah I see, It’ more better to buy it when they’re on sale ^^; I heard katsuragi’s story is decent…but I’m not sure since I didn’t play it lol. MSB it’s actually didn’t have a deep storyline, but the cast is pretty popular in the fandom ^^; especially guys like subaru, seiji, and katsuragi…I guess you can only spend your money on msb for both Kenta’s and Toru’s route, since both of them are pretty sweet =D

          • Shabby

            Yeah, I think MFW:P’s Halloween Candy House thing marked the end of me ever fullcomping anything again. I don’t think I’ll be able to complete the Halloween event either, so I’m going to rely on my source to just get the stories I’m missing for me ( ´_ゝ`) Natsuki ;______; Oh, I didn’t get to complete the Prologue for Love Tiara, but I noticed they added a small office scene at the beginning (right after the interview).

            Well flip. So only the GREE version will get updated? Or the feature phone? Yeah, I’m going to add those ones. I was thinking that also means I should add SND into the English list. It hasn’t shown to be getting any updates soon, but I’m not sure how long I should wait. Oh, I need to add LLFTX JP, too, huh? What… that’s… what…

            It would have been better for me if the Epilogues and Sequels had gone on sale, but bleh. Katsuragi’s story was meh to me. He’s a good character, but the route was just… egh. The heroine didn’t make it any better. What annoyed me the most, though, was that Katsuragi made it a point that he couldn’t bring himself to get in a relationship at all. When the heroine confessed to him, he also said he wanted to be with her, but that he couldn’t. For some reason I have no idea, the heroine took that as “oh, he doesn’t want to be with me”, even though he just said a few seconds before that he did. Seriously, it was like she wasn’t even considering his own position and feelings, too busy being sad over the idea that he didn’t like her the way she liked him and that somehow not being in a relationship with her was proof that he didn’t. It frustrated me so much! Katsuragi practically exudes professionalism, so for her to expect him to push that aside to ~*be with*~ her, a client of all people,… I just find it absolutely ridiculous and it ruined the route for me. Agh, I just went off on a tangent OTL. I hope we get Kenta! I haven’t done any of the public safety routes, but I guess I should look forward to Toru’s Main Story? Kenta’s such a precious, I’m sure I’ll like his route!

          • Yeah, I think MFW:P’s Halloween Candy House thing marked the end of me ever fullcomping anything again. I don’t think I’ll be able to complete the Halloween event either, so I’m going to rely on my source to just get the stories I’m missing for me ( ´_ゝ`) Natsuki ;______; Oh, I didn’t get to complete the Prologue for Love Tiara, but I noticed they added a small office scene at the beginning (right after the interview).

            Well flip. So only the GREE version will get updated? Or the feature phone? Yeah, I’m going to add those ones. I was thinking that also means I should add SND into the English list. It hasn’t shown to be getting any updates soon, but I’m not sure how long I should wait. Oh, I need to add LLFTX JP, too, huh? What… that’s… what…

            It would have been better for me if the Epilogues and Sequels had gone on sale, but bleh. Katsuragi’s story was meh to me. He’s a good character, but the route was just… egh. The heroine didn’t make it any better. What annoyed me the most, though, was that Katsuragi made it a point that he couldn’t bring himself to get in a relationship at all. When the heroine confessed to him, he also said he wanted to be with her, but that he couldn’t. For some reason I have no idea, the heroine took that as “oh, he doesn’t want to be with me”, even though he just said a few seconds before that he did. Seriously, it was like she wasn’t even considering his own position and feelings, too busy being sad over the idea that he didn’t like her the way she liked him and that somehow not being in a relationship with her was proof that he didn’t. It frustrated me so much! Katsuragi practically exudes professionalism, so for her to expect him to push that aside to ~*be with*~ her, a client of all people,… I just find it absolutely ridiculous and it ruined the route for me. Agh, I just went off on a tangent OTL. I hope we get Kenta! I haven’t done any of the public safety routes, but I guess I should look forward to Toru’s Main Story? Kenta’s such a precious, I’m sure I’ll like his route!

          • Izumi

            From what I heard, MFW:P is more harder and tedious compared to the original gree version ? :o, I know someone who dropped MFW:P since she can’t fully completed any of the events ^^; she said she always have problem with wife’s point (is that the right term ? lol)…Oh I notice that too lol, it’s more give insight how the heroine is really not enjoyed her current job at that time ^^;

            Nah, only the SNS version that will get updated from what I heard, it seems they decide to release aslan’s wedding sequel to complete the royal wedding stories or some kind of that…I just realized that SND is haven’t get any update too o___o, lol I completely forgot about LLFTX orz, yeah it’s already cancelled since like June / July after the award thing…

            Yeah, she also got into an argument with some user who said why she didn’t like heroine with eyes, and sorry to say, her argument is pretty weak and more like whining since the artist decide to give the heroine a proper face and she didn’t like it orz.

            Ah I see, I know Katsuragi it’s more like a very serious, strict person who want to separate his personal and job life ^^; and I completely agree with you, the MSB heroine can be a little bit annoying…even the Japanese fandom agree that she sometimes act too insecure and what not… Toru’s main story is pretty good, but there’s some angst and family problem at the middle, his epilogue is pretty sweet :D

          • Shabby

            With the recent Halloween event, I’ll have to agree. The Affection Missions were absolutely ridiculous! 100k in just the third route? Wtf? Someone on tumblr was kind enough to help me clear a 16k Affection Mission, but ugh I’m just glad I was able to clear the routes I wanted (sorry, Kuni!). Wife Points are for the Main Story stuff.

            So then the app version was cancelled. So the GREE version was cancelled, too? Yeah, after Keiichi’s stories were released, the news page wasn’t updated to show any new releases next and hasn’t been updated since then. I’ll go ahead and add them to the list when I get the chance.

            I don’t get it. The heroine is her own character regardless of whether she has eyes or not, or if the player self inserts or not. You can’t really complain about the heroine being too different from yourself because there’s no way to make her exactly like the player, so it can’t really be expected to be that way. Not everyone has brown hair and brown eyes, but not everyone has the same combination of features either. I think that’s just expecting too much…. (And I’m pretty sure there are people who have to problem self inserting even if they look the complete opposite of the heroine)

            I actually like Katsuragi’s work ethic, and that might be another reason why I was so annoyed with the heroine’s actions. There were things about the heroine that I liked, but the things I didn’t like about her just overshadowed that and I couldn’t enjoy her as a heroine the way I wanted to. Like, I don’t think she was completely terrible, but she could have been so much better (that goes for the entire game, for that matter). I don’t blame them. I mean, she gets confessed to but still thinks the guy doesn’t like her? Uh… ok…. Ooo I only have his Main Story, but I’ll play his first in the public safety group, then!

          • With the recent Halloween event, I’ll have to agree. The Affection Missions were absolutely ridiculous! 100k in just the third route? Wtf? Someone on tumblr was kind enough to help me clear a 16k Affection Mission, but ugh I’m just glad I was able to clear the routes I wanted (sorry, Kuni!). Wife Points are for the Main Story stuff.

            So then the app version was cancelled. So the GREE version was cancelled, too? Yeah, after Keiichi’s stories were released, the news page wasn’t updated to show any new releases next and hasn’t been updated since then. I’ll go ahead and add them to the list when I get the chance.

            I don’t get it. The heroine is her own character regardless of whether she has eyes or not, or if the player self inserts or not. You can’t really complain about the heroine being too different from yourself because there’s no way to make her exactly like the player, so it can’t really be expected to be that way. Not everyone has brown hair and brown eyes, but not everyone has the same combination of features either. I think that’s just expecting too much…. (And I’m pretty sure there are people who have to problem self inserting even if they look the complete opposite of the heroine)

            I actually like Katsuragi’s work ethic, and that might be another reason why I was so annoyed with the heroine’s actions. There were things about the heroine that I liked, but the things I didn’t like about her just overshadowed that and I couldn’t enjoy her as a heroine the way I wanted to. Like, I don’t think she was completely terrible, but she could have been so much better (that goes for the entire game, for that matter). I don’t blame them. I mean, she gets confessed to but still thinks the guy doesn’t like her? Uh… ok…. Ooo I only have his Main Story, but I’ll play his first in the public safety group, then!

          • Izumi

            Wow…that was a very big number indeed o___o, I’m glad that someone on tumblr want to help you ^^; I’m only played MFW:P for the main story for now since I didn’t have both time and patience to played all the events orz.

            Oh, I mean only the app version that was cancelled ^^; the gree version still getting update, they just released Hayden’s sequel actually last month and there’s new character too…I still don’t know whether I want to play the gree version or not, since I didn’t like the heroine in the gree version -.-. I see, they didn’t even released any spin off too…it seems SND was not really that popular ^^; And have you seen the new survey from voltage ? I’m interested on all the historical setting games lol, I’m not interested on the one night stand -__-.

            I see, I know the msb heroine is either hit or miss to most of people lol, I also have lot of issue with her sometimes, but she was more better than the heroine from gossip girl game ^^; I actually like Katsuragi’s awkward side when it come to love or relationship lol, since he was pretty dedicated to his work like Alberto or Claude was ^^; To be honest, the public safety routes is more better to me…I barely can enjoy the SP route at all orz.

          • Shabby

            In the previous event, I only needed a little over 78k Affection to clear the exact same spot that asked for 100k Affection in the Halloween event. I just… wtf??? I’m really grateful to her that she was able to help me. I don’t think I would have finished the routes I wanted on time if she hadn’t. Oh, if there’s anything you want to know about the stories in the events, you can ask me. My source looks like they’ll be able to get me the stories I missed, so I should still be able to read them in some way.

            Ah, alrighty. I’ll make a note of that when I add it to the post. But still, that’s kind of… no, that’s really disappointing! It’s the first time I’ve heard an app version getting cancelled and the original still continuing. I wonder what happened? Ah, I see. It would have been a surprise if the GREE version got cancelled, too, so I was a bit confused. Oh, a new character in the GREE version? Is it that Ryuo? Yeah, from what I’ve heard about it, I don’t think I’d want to play it either. I mean, I suppose the events would be the only reason I do, but it just seems too different from the original canon (what with age changes, character changes, etc. I’m still trying to get used to Ren being younger than the heroine in the GREE version, and I’m already almost done with his route….) Yeah, there’s a few Sub Stories that haven’t been released in English, so some people in the fandom seem to still have hope. I agree, though, I never felt that SND had a very significantly sized fandom. I did! It’s in the English games, too. I’m actually surprised that the survey is in English, too. I wonder, though, if these are for a brand new game on not just ports of older ones? They don’t sound familiar in regards to the older games. I like the historical ones, they sound really interesting. The vampire ones not so much. I wouldn’t mind a vampire game (Koibito wa Vampire ;__; ), but just… not with those stories. The one with the reborn heroine sounds kind of interesting and sounds like it might be sweet, but I’d much rather have one of the historical ones. I voted for the fighter heroine one, but noted that I like all of them. The contemporary ones also… not something I’d like to play.

            I’m still pretty disappointed about MSB as far as I’ve played. I’m playing Subaru’s and Kaiji’s GREE routes right now, and I get the same feeling. I’m already at Story 11 in Subaru’s route, and the only thing I keep thinking is “WHY ARE YOU IN LOVE????” Like, there hasn’t been much happening for me to feel that they should fall in love. If anything, I feel like they should only be close enough to be friends at this point, so I’m just ???? At least with Kaiji, they’re already past all that since they’re already pretty close. And his route is entertaining enough with his sisters. I had heard that the GREE version was better than the app version, but I’m not so sure about that. I’m hoping the public safety routes are better. I was supposed to play them right after the SP routes, but I was so disappointed with them that I skipped everything else in the game after that. Now I can’t even find time to play any of the app games because I’m too busy with MFW:P events and trying to play as much of the GREE games before they shut down OTL

          • In the previous event, I only needed a little over 78k Affection to clear the exact same spot that asked for 100k Affection in the Halloween event. I just… wtf??? I’m really grateful to her that she was able to help me. I don’t think I would have finished the routes I wanted on time if she hadn’t. Oh, if there’s anything you want to know about the stories in the events, you can ask me. My source looks like they’ll be able to get me the stories I missed, so I should still be able to read them in some way.

            Ah, alrighty. I’ll make a note of that when I add it to the post. But still, that’s kind of… no, that’s really disappointing! It’s the first time I’ve heard an app version getting cancelled and the original still continuing. I wonder what happened? Ah, I see. It would have been a surprise if the GREE version got cancelled, too, so I was a bit confused. Oh, a new character in the GREE version? Is it that Ryuo? Yeah, from what I’ve heard about it, I don’t think I’d want to play it either. I mean, I suppose the events would be the only reason I do, but it just seems too different from the original canon (what with age changes, character changes, etc. I’m still trying to get used to Ren being younger than the heroine in the GREE version, and I’m already almost done with his route….) Yeah, there’s a few Sub Stories that haven’t been released in English, so some people in the fandom seem to still have hope. I agree, though, I never felt that SND had a very significantly sized fandom. I did! It’s in the English games, too. I’m actually surprised that the survey is in English, too. I wonder, though, if these are for a brand new game on not just ports of older ones? They don’t sound familiar in regards to the older games. I like the historical ones, they sound really interesting. The vampire ones not so much. I wouldn’t mind a vampire game (Koibito wa Vampire ;__; ), but just… not with those stories. The one with the reborn heroine sounds kind of interesting and sounds like it might be sweet, but I’d much rather have one of the historical ones. I voted for the fighter heroine one, but noted that I like all of them. The contemporary ones also… not something I’d like to play.

            I’m still pretty disappointed about MSB as far as I’ve played. I’m playing Subaru’s and Kaiji’s GREE routes right now, and I get the same feeling. I’m already at Story 11 in Subaru’s route, and the only thing I keep thinking is “WHY ARE YOU IN LOVE????” Like, there hasn’t been much happening for me to feel that they should fall in love. If anything, I feel like they should only be close enough to be friends at this point, so I’m just ???? At least with Kaiji, they’re already past all that since they’re already pretty close. And his route is entertaining enough with his sisters. I had heard that the GREE version was better than the app version, but I’m not so sure about that. I’m hoping the public safety routes are better. I was supposed to play them right after the SP routes, but I was so disappointed with them that I skipped everything else in the game after that. Now I can’t even find time to play any of the app games because I’m too busy with MFW:P events and trying to play as much of the GREE games before they shut down OTL

          • Izumi

            Haha, I guess even BMP for gree are not really this hard when it come to events ? ^^; sure thing ! I’m going to inform you If I already found any stories that I want to read lol.

            Yeah, it’s pretty disappointing…I mean voltage even already showing an improvement when it comes to bmp season 2 app version few months ago, when they’re trying to make more spin off, but they still end up cancelled it ;___; I seeing people in the 2ch said, it seems since bmp season 2 gree version released, the app version is become more unpopular…and voltage end up rushing everything, like making the wedding sequel more faster, skipping holiday spin off…Yes, it was Ryuo lol, he reminds me of Teo from season 1 a lot haha ^^; Same, I don’t really mind if the stories was altered a bit from the app version, but most of the characters is way too different, heck I even can’t stand the heroine too orz. Ren is more younger than the heroine in the sns version ? that’s weird o___o

            Well, from what I read, it seems most of the premises are for newer games ? I see you’re interested on the historical too lol, I didn’t like most of the contemporaries one, since we’re having too much Office based games ^^; the vampire one are okay I guess…I didn’t like vampire themed games a lot actually lol.

            That’s the main problem why I’m having a hard time to enjoy MSB, I didn’t know why and when the heroine and the guy start to liking each other…they’re more better end up as friend as you said ^^; Yeah, I keep hearing that the gree version is more better than the app version but I don’t think I want to touch msb again after the disappointment from the app version and gree will be closing down next month orz

          • Shabby

            BMP for GREE was a lot easier! I never had to wonder if I would complete an event because the amount of Love Factors remained near the same for every event. MFW:P’s recent thing was… I can still barely wrap my head around it.

            Ouch, that’s… just awful. That’s a really big disappointment because… ugh social versions. Man, and I was really liking the original BMP2. I have a feeling we’ll be getting the social version in English, but I honestly don’t want it OTL. I hate knowing that they tried to rush everything for BMP2. It makes it sound like it’s falling into the same recklessness of the new games. Ooo I don’t know much about Ryuo. Who is he? Yeah, when I first saw him, I thought he might have been a descendent of Theo, but then I looked again and I think he’s royalty? Oh, they raised the heroine’s age to 26 in the GREE version, making Ren a year younger than her. In the original, she’s 23.

            It seems like. Ah, I see. Do you think they’ll be in an office setting? I just don’t like the premise of them. I’m not too comfortable with them lol. I haven’t read too many vampire things, but I’m really interested in ones with mythical creatures like that.

            Exactly! With others like MFW and BMP, you actually see the development of their relationship and even when they begin to like each other, but in MSB… there’s no transition. Even when you see that the heroine falls in love with the guy, it’s for very basic reasons like he was being nice and that he was protecting her (even though he supposed to). I just couldn’t be convinced that their feelings for each other were real. I actually regret starting Subaru’s GREE route first and wish I had gone for Kaiji instead. The more I think about it, I think Kaiji stories are the only ones I really enjoyed in MSB. I really wish I could have enjoyed the others as much, but ugh I just can’t…. I’d offer to post us summaries of the MSB GREE routes, but… I don’t think I can bring myself to read through Subaru’s route again, and I don’t know about the others….

          • BMP for GREE was a lot easier! I never had to wonder if I would complete an event because the amount of Love Factors remained near the same for every event. MFW:P’s recent thing was… I can still barely wrap my head around it.

            Ouch, that’s… just awful. That’s a really big disappointment because… ugh social versions. Man, and I was really liking the original BMP2. I have a feeling we’ll be getting the social version in English, but I honestly don’t want it OTL. I hate knowing that they tried to rush everything for BMP2. It makes it sound like it’s falling into the same recklessness of the new games. Ooo I don’t know much about Ryuo. Who is he? Yeah, when I first saw him, I thought he might have been a descendent of Theo, but then I looked again and I think he’s royalty? Oh, they raised the heroine’s age to 26 in the GREE version, making Ren a year younger than her. In the original, she’s 23.

            It seems like. Ah, I see. Do you think they’ll be in an office setting? I just don’t like the premise of them. I’m not too comfortable with them lol. I haven’t read too many vampire things, but I’m really interested in ones with mythical creatures like that.

            Exactly! With others like MFW and BMP, you actually see the development of their relationship and even when they begin to like each other, but in MSB… there’s no transition. Even when you see that the heroine falls in love with the guy, it’s for very basic reasons like he was being nice and that he was protecting her (even though he supposed to). I just couldn’t be convinced that their feelings for each other were real. I actually regret starting Subaru’s GREE route first and wish I had gone for Kaiji instead. The more I think about it, I think Kaiji stories are the only ones I really enjoyed in MSB. I really wish I could have enjoyed the others as much, but ugh I just can’t…. I’d offer to post us summaries of the MSB GREE routes, but… I don’t think I can bring myself to read through Subaru’s route again, and I don’t know about the others….

          • Izumi

            I heard that celebrity darling events are pretty hard too, and I remembered dropped that one since Miike’s route is pretty buggy, I even can’t buy the clothes for mission since it’s always said I didn’t have enough money orz, And I heard there’s some untranslated text in bmp gree ? ^^; So basically MFW : P is more for hardcore player or some kind of that ^^;?

            Ugh yeah…BMP season 2 app version is pretty promising, I love the plot and the characterization, voltage used to pushing bmp season 2 back at 2012 until middle 2013, and after the gree version came out, it seems more neglected -___-. For the newer games ? yes, I always see they’re trying to release new routes / spin off for the newer games as soon as possible, but most of the CG are just recycled orz. Well, from what I read, Ryuo is claimed as the mitchell’s successor, even though all the princes and Gin are still skeptic about that…he didn’t too much have a role on Hayden’s sequel tho so It’s still pretty vague about him.. Oh I see, I’m still remember the heroine from mfw app version just recently graduated from college, and what’s the heroine occupation for the mfw : p ?

            Well, seeing most of their modern games always have office love settings, I’m not surprised if we get another OL heroine again lol, oh why you didn’t like office themed games ? as for myself I didn’t like if it was a high school themed…

            You’re right, I didn’t see any of chemistry between the heroine and most of the guys…and it seems she just liking the guys just because he protect her 24/7 ^^; and most of people are liking msb just because the guys looks good not because the story or what…I’m not surprised to see you like Kaiji XD, since he’s the token childhood friend and most of childhood friend stories are always heart warming lol

          • Shabby

            Ah, I’ve heard about that before. Something about the point missions being too hard or not getting enough points in the battles? Egh. Oh yeah, I heard something about his route being bugged. I only remember that his relationship status thing never moved up from C(?). I read through his route already from what I got from my source, and it looked like the story itself was bugged. Well, I say “bugged”, but it’s more like “someone hilariously screwed up the code(?)”. Oh, really? I know there was some untranslated text in one of the events at the beginning of Keith’s route, but it was fixed later on before the event ended. There was also some event letters and a letter from Joshua in his Main Story… welp. Yeah, it looks like. I’m amazed anyone can play the events without spending a cent!

            I really liked BMP2 app version…. So now it’s just a countdown to how soon the English version will get updated…. uGH. Oh, really? So he only shows up in the Sequels? I’m curious now, though I’d really like to see what’s going on in Nobel Michel in the app version, too. Yeah, the MFW app version heroine moved from Kyushu(?) to Tokyo so that Kuni could help her get a job. The heroine in PARTY quit her job after getting engaged. When the guy cut off the engagement, she starts working part-time at Kuni’s bar (at least in Yamato’s and Ren’s routes, I haven’t played the others yet).

            Oh, that’s true. Or another pastry chef /bricked Oh no, I’m fine with office settings, but the premise of those stories are just… not something I’d like to play. “One night stand looking for more”? No thanks. “Innocent woman who has lied about her romantic experiences and ends up being taught the ropes by someone more experienced”? No thanks. “Exchange partners with other couples”? Noooooooooo thanks.

            Yeah, I get the feeling that the guys’ looks are what is most popular about it. A guys’ looks isn’t going to save a game for me if the story is bad ( ´_ゝ`). Yeah, the childhood friends always seem to be easier to take in because there’s already a relationship between them, so it’s easier to see how they’d fall for each other as opposed to total strangers. Speaking of heart warming, there’s a part in Kaiji’s GREE route where they’re having dinner with the heroine’s father. He remembers that she mentioned she knew Kaiji from childhood, so he asks Kaiji to tell him about what she was like as a child. It’s different from the app version in that the conversation lasts longer, and Kaiji goes off holding nothing back, but the heroine’s father is absolutely enjoying the stories. It was really nice to see that he got to hear about the heroine as a child ; ;

          • Ah, I’ve heard about that before. Something about the point missions being too hard or not getting enough points in the battles? Egh. Oh yeah, I heard something about his route being bugged. I only remember that his relationship status thing never moved up from C(?). I read through his route already from what I got from my source, and it looked like the story itself was bugged. Well, I say “bugged”, but it’s more like “someone hilariously screwed up the code(?)”. Oh, really? I know there was some untranslated text in one of the events at the beginning of Keith’s route, but it was fixed later on before the event ended. There was also some event letters and a letter from Joshua in his Main Story… welp. Yeah, it looks like. I’m amazed anyone can play the events without spending a cent!

            I really liked BMP2 app version…. So now it’s just a countdown to how soon the English version will get updated…. uGH. Oh, really? So he only shows up in the Sequels? I’m curious now, though I’d really like to see what’s going on in Nobel Michel in the app version, too. Yeah, the MFW app version heroine moved from Kyushu(?) to Tokyo so that Kuni could help her get a job. The heroine in PARTY quit her job after getting engaged. When the guy cut off the engagement, she starts working part-time at Kuni’s bar (at least in Yamato’s and Ren’s routes, I haven’t played the others yet).

            Oh, that’s true. Or another pastry chef /bricked Oh no, I’m fine with office settings, but the premise of those stories are just… not something I’d like to play. “One night stand looking for more”? No thanks. “Innocent woman who has lied about her romantic experiences and ends up being taught the ropes by someone more experienced”? No thanks. “Exchange partners with other couples”? Noooooooooo thanks.

            Yeah, I get the feeling that the guys’ looks are what is most popular about it. A guys’ looks isn’t going to save a game for me if the story is bad ( ´_ゝ`). Yeah, the childhood friends always seem to be easier to take in because there’s already a relationship between them, so it’s easier to see how they’d fall for each other as opposed to total strangers. Speaking of heart warming, there’s a part in Kaiji’s GREE route where they’re having dinner with the heroine’s father. He remembers that she mentioned she knew Kaiji from childhood, so he asks Kaiji to tell him about what she was like as a child. It’s different from the app version in that the conversation lasts longer, and Kaiji goes off holding nothing back, but the heroine’s father is absolutely enjoying the stories. It was really nice to see that he got to hear about the heroine as a child ; ;

          • Izumi

            Hmm yeah, I heard that your points won’t be increased even you go to the audition ^^; wow, what ? so basically you can’t get a happy ending with him ? o__o, it’s reminds me of roberto’s gree route where his affection won’t moved from rank B…Yes I mean from Keith’s route ^^; and also I used to see a screenshot from glenn’s gacha too (I believe it’s from one of his event gacha)…Hahaha, I’m already seeing some people already give up altogether since it’s pretty frustrating ^^;

            Same, I never realize that BMP season 2 only lasted for two years ;___; along with very few spin off and unfinished story too…not to mention we didn’t even get butler’s main story T___T. Well, he also appear in the recent halloween event but that just it, he didn’t contribute anything beside some drama lol. I also still want to know what happen to the noble mitchell in app version, since it’s like zain 3rd who handling everything in the castle ^^; Oh there’s lot of difference, and what a shame that she’s quit her job and if I’m not mistaken her ex-fiancee end up dump her ? I used to play the prologue on mobage lol.

            Hahaha right, I want to see a heroine with different jobs like novelist, interior designer or even a model ^^; It’s getting repetitive seeing an OL heroine at most of the games…well, at least most of their newer games have a different range of jobs…I don’t know why but most of the premise sound like most of shojou manga where the heroine often get abused by the guy 0____0.

            I’m completely agree with you, It’s the main reason why I can’t get into the MSB spin off game, it’s like the guy only good visually but the characterization makes me -____-. Aww, that’s was pretty sweet of him *___*, I actually adore Kaiji a lot lol, and his triplet sisters are pretty interesting to say XD;

          • Shabby

            Oh what, really? I don’t think I’ve come across that yet, but now I’m a bit worried lol. I don’t really have to play it since I have all the stories, but I’d like to get the mails, too (source couldn’t get them OTL). I think you should still be able to get the best ending, you’ll just be missing out on chunks of the story that got “skipped” over. Oh, I wondered about that. I have no idea if Roberto’s is fixed. I also noticed, though, that if you start the game again on a new account, the Prologue skips the part where the heroine meets Wilfred in the airport. Like, it’s completely gone. Hm, I don’t remember untranslated text in Keith’s Main Story. The event gacha one might have been one I didn’t get, or it was fixed by the time I got to it. Huh. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m going to give up on Takao’s event, too. I checked my status in the Halloween event and it took me a day longer to complete two Happy Ends than the length of this event’s period. Ugh….

            That’s what surprises me so much. It wasn’t even out for that long and already it’s cancelled? Wow. I was hoping BMP2 would be different in that we’d get completed Butler routes, but there goes that :\. LOL REALLY? I had thought he’d play a major part in the story, not just have a small role or to just create drama. Is he like Ryan in that aspect? I had felt like Ryan would play a bigger part in the events when he showed up in a second one. I think he shows up in at least one after that? Yeah, I was wondering that, too. I was thinking maybe what was supposed to happen in Zen’s route in BMP1 is canon in BMP2, but then Zen III wouldn’t be a butler… right? Yup, even some things about the characters were changed, like Yamato has a strong fascination with stars and astrology, and Takao is health concsious (?). I don’t know what is different for the other characters, but I’m a bit afraid to find out. Yeah, he dumped her like an hour before he was supposed to meet her parents.

            Oh, those would be good! Ugh, yeah, that’s probably why they don’t sit well with me. I’ve read a lot of bad shoujo and josei manga, some that have a premise similar to those. Egh.

            The thing is, MSB could have been so much better, but the writing for it just flopped. The idea is interesting, the character types are interesting, but it all suffered from writing that just wasn’t up to par to make it great. It was! ; ; I can’t think of anything I disliked about Kaiji, really. I absolutely love his sisters! It’s always hilarious to have them around! I also love how even though they annoy him to death, he still cares about them a lot. One of the oversea Spin Offs in the app version (the Paris one), they give him this huge list of things to buy for them. Though he complains about it, he still goes out of his way to buy every single thing on the list for them even if it’s difficult for him to carry. He is literally covered in bags and boxes!

          • Oh what, really? I don’t think I’ve come across that yet, but now I’m a bit worried lol. I don’t really have to play it since I have all the stories, but I’d like to get the mails, too (source couldn’t get them OTL). I think you should still be able to get the best ending, you’ll just be missing out on chunks of the story that got “skipped” over. Oh, I wondered about that. I have no idea if Roberto’s is fixed. I also noticed, though, that if you start the game again on a new account, the Prologue skips the part where the heroine meets Wilfred in the airport. Like, it’s completely gone. Hm, I don’t remember untranslated text in Keith’s Main Story. The event gacha one might have been one I didn’t get, or it was fixed by the time I got to it. Huh. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m going to give up on Takao’s event, too. I checked my status in the Halloween event and it took me a day longer to complete two Happy Ends than the length of this event’s period. Ugh….

            That’s what surprises me so much. It wasn’t even out for that long and already it’s cancelled? Wow. I was hoping BMP2 would be different in that we’d get completed Butler routes, but there goes that :. LOL REALLY? I had thought he’d play a major part in the story, not just have a small role or to just create drama. Is he like Ryan in that aspect? I had felt like Ryan would play a bigger part in the events when he showed up in a second one. I think he shows up in at least one after that? Yeah, I was wondering that, too. I was thinking maybe what was supposed to happen in Zen’s route in BMP1 is canon in BMP2, but then Zen III wouldn’t be a butler… right? Yup, even some things about the characters were changed, like Yamato has a strong fascination with stars and astrology, and Takao is health concsious (?). I don’t know what is different for the other characters, but I’m a bit afraid to find out. Yeah, he dumped her like an hour before he was supposed to meet her parents.

            Oh, those would be good! Ugh, yeah, that’s probably why they don’t sit well with me. I’ve read a lot of bad shoujo and josei manga, some that have a premise similar to those. Egh.

            The thing is, MSB could have been so much better, but the writing for it just flopped. The idea is interesting, the character types are interesting, but it all suffered from writing that just wasn’t up to par to make it great. It was! ; ; I can’t think of anything I disliked about Kaiji, really. I absolutely love his sisters! It’s always hilarious to have them around! I also love how even though they annoy him to death, he still cares about them a lot. One of the oversea Spin Offs in the app version (the Paris one), they give him this huge list of things to buy for them. Though he complains about it, he still goes out of his way to buy every single thing on the list for them even if it’s difficult for him to carry. He is literally covered in bags and boxes!

  • Shabby

    No worries!

    Oh, really? I had read somewhere that even though it was on Steam, you still had to connect to the internet and login to be able to play it. My main predicament with the game was that, while I would gladly pay the full price for the game, I didn’t want to drop $30 (or $50 at the time as I wanted the Premium package) on a game that I wouldn’t be able to play soon after buying it. The soonest I can play it, even now, might be… what, next year or the year after? And I would most likely play it when I don’t have an internet connection. I didn’t want to spend that much on a game that could possibly go down before I could even get a chance to play it.

    Though, looking on the Steam page, it still says that an internet connection is required.

  • Mellius

    Sorry, slow reply ’cause I wanted to test this out myself since I usually had the wireless internet on when on, but I haven’t had a chance to. There was no request to load from the server, though.

    I wasn’t aware it was DRM-free either until this article —
    http://www.technologytell.com/gaming/136450/okay-buy-dandelion-wishes-brought-now/

    — which stated that was the case. The author’d reviewed Dandelion earlier and had been super pissed at the online requirements.

    Did you look at the greenlight page instead of the store page? The greenlight page was definite in requiring an online connection, but the store page has this vague PC/Online platform.

    Store page:

    And just ’cause, Nameless’ Greenlight page: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=321718192

    • Ah, I see. That’s good! I’ll make sure to get it when I can, then!

      I did look at the store page, and it has it under System Requirements. I just looked at the Greenlight page again, and it says an internet connection is required. I guess it hasn’t been fixed…?

      Ah, I already have Dandelion on my Wishlist and have already voted for Nameless. :>

      Oh, thank you! Don’t rush yourself over it, though. I won’t be able to buy it anytime soon, but I’d be glad to hear if it works on your end!

    • Mellius

      Hey, no problem! I have been slowly replaying whenever i find a pocket of time, so it’s just a matter of turning off the wi-fi when I do it. :)

      Yeah, idek what’s going on between the store page and greenlight. (・_・;

      I hope you enjoy the game, whenever you (eventually) get the chance! There is a great guide out there on steam for all the stat building/interface stuff.

      • Shabby

        Thank you!

        I guess it hasn’t been fixed then. I would be best if that was removed so that it wouldn’t confuse people….

        I hope so! I’ve heard very good things about it. I’m terrible at stat raisers, but if the story is as good as I’ve heard, then I think it’ll definitely be worth it! In the mean time, I’ll look around the Steam page for that guide that you mentioned. Thanks!

      • Thank you!

        I guess it hasn’t been fixed then. I would be best if that was removed so that it wouldn’t confuse people….

        I hope so! I’ve heard very good things about it. I’m terrible at stat raisers, but if the story is as good as I’ve heard, then I think it’ll definitely be worth it! In the mean time, I’ll look around the Steam page for that guide that you mentioned. Thanks!

      • Mellius

        So, I had a chance to try offline mode! Worked just fine for me. “Logged-in” to Steam, it alerted me that the connection wasn’t working, I clicked OFFLINE MODE. From there, I selected Dandelion from my library and played for an hour. Cut-scenes that would normally load from the South Korean server on the original game ran without any trouble. :)

        Didn’t log my playtime into Steam after turning the internet on later but eh. That’s just a status thing.

        Only run issue I noticed was with the Mavericks OS on my Macbook. Hadn’t had any trouble with Snow Leopard OS but after updating to Mavericks, Dandelion would crash if I interacted with it before hitting ‘F’ for Fullscreen. After that, it worked fine!

        • Shabby

          Great! I’ll make sure to take note of that for when I get it. I didn’t realize there was an OFFLINE MODE, I don’t remember it popping up when playing Portal. I guess it’s because Dandelion originally required an internet connection and Portal didn’t?

          I use a Windows 7 laptop right now, so I’m hoping OS won’t be a problem~

          Thank you so much for personally checking it for me! I really appreciate it!

        • Great! I’ll make sure to take note of that for when I get it. I didn’t realize there was an OFFLINE MODE, I don’t remember it popping up when playing Portal. I guess it’s because Dandelion originally required an internet connection and Portal didn’t?

          I use a Windows 7 laptop right now, so I’m hoping OS won’t be a problem~

          Thank you so much for personally checking it for me! I really appreciate it!

  • Mellius

    Grawr, the other comment box died on me while finding links. Can’t edit for some reason.

    Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/321290

    Anyways, still plan to test it out for you and will give it a try when I find some time.

    • Shabby

      Ah, I see. That’s good! I’ll make sure to get it when I can, then!

      I did look at the store page, and it has it under System Requirements. I just looked at the Greenlight page again, and it says an internet connection is required. I guess it hasn’t been fixed…?

      Ah, I already have Dandelion on my Wishlist and have already voted for Nameless. :>

      Oh, thank you! Don’t rush yourself over it, though. I won’t be able to buy it anytime soon, but I’d be glad to hear if it works on your end!