Ever since I decided to accelerate my Japanese lessons, I have been playing otome games to challenge myself and improve on my vocab. It was initially tough as I was not familiar with the grammatical phrases and it took twice the time I usually take to read. I even had to resort to playing twice, once in English once in Japanese in order to know what was going on. (This is a costly way to learn though as I pay twice the amount of money.)
Thankfully I must say now that my vocabulary and grammar are slightly more up to par, I am able to read without relying on translation apps, although from time to time, I still need to check my dictionary to find out the meaning of the kanji if it is not one used in the Chinese language.
And because of this I am a huge fan of Voltage Inc games, thanks to arisadraconis@twitter who intro-ed me to the games. I think Voltage is making loads of money from us girls. Now the latest games I have been playing are 上司と秘密の2LDK and my very favourite 王子様のプロポーズ season 2.
I completed Season 1 which is called “Be My Princess” in English, (I actually bought all the main stories!!!) and was totally drawn in by the fantasy world created in this app. Seriously, I think the story writer knows exactly what girls want in a romance, coz the guys are really awesome. Between the two, I prefer the season 1’s main character background, but then again, the princes in Season 1 are much younger than those in Season 2.
If you are wondering why they look the same, that’s coz most of them are related, as Season 2 takes place 50 years later. You play with the grandfathers in Season 1, and then you play with the grandsons in Season 2.
So back to Season 2, I am playing the ジークリーベン Sieg Lieben story now, a DoS type character who really doesn’t say what he feels. Argh, it’s a pain, compared to ヘンリー A スペンサー Henry A. Spencer, but then again Henry is more romantic and probably the most straight-forward type of character, like his grandfather Wil A. Spencer, in Season 1. And I haven’t even got any special photos from Sieg, unlike the Henry’s story where I got all the 5 from the first story and 2 from the epilogue. My favourite pics from Henry are:
Shall not give to much spoilers, but the above pics can only be obtained if you play the game right. So obviously I did so with Henry but am not able to do so for Sieg… Maybe I’m not DoM enough… In any case, I’m quite upset with my Sieg’s story right now, I just downloaded the Valentine’s special that was launched and am playing Henry‘s Valentine’s story now…
Hope after the break, I will get back on track with Sieg’s story again…