The Game Cover, click for larger image
Finally I get my hand on one of the ever popular Visual Novel-Strategy Game, the Utawarerumono by Leaf/AQUAPLUS. And thanks to guys from Mirror Moon and Soylations who translate this game so we can play it in english, they even translate the menu and all~ a complete patch.
Utawarerumono is a story centering around the masked protagonist, Hakuoro, who one day is found by a family of two girls and their grandmother in a nearby forest close to their village. He is badly injured and is soon found to have amnesia, so they take him to their home and treat him until he is well again. Hakuoro is soon accepted into their village where he stays and lives with them, but before long Hakuoro finds that life in this village is being oppressed by the greedy emperor who rules over the country their village resides in.
The story’s genre is at first a fantasy-style story with heavy Ainu influence, though later develops science fiction themes towards the end. Indeed, it first appears to take place in a fantasy world, fully with magical beings and interesting new species of humans, but it is later revealed that it takes place in a post-apocalyptic Earth’s far future.
I have to salute to Key for this one…
It’s a friggin’ complex routes (@_@) one vital choice wrong and poof~ and You wouldn’t know until further back~ and there’s always different story appearing for almost every single choice. No wonder people said it took 300 hours in average to get the whole scenario~ yeah 300, Three hundred hours!!! It’s not a typo. Now I’m really salute to the translator and people in AOI for making the patch.
But throughout the stories (in exception of the bad ending) the joke, the drama is really touching (the bad ending very irritating, but also felt challenging) and the stories impeccably woven throughout the scenario. Even in the side scenario of Sunohara, I got my eyes wet a bit. I also have settled down the Fujibayashi Ryou route but nothing really dramatic happen on her route, so I’m starting to doubt that that’s the Ryou’s “true” route.
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Voice Patch download status: 55.1% of 1.02 GB (>_<)
I’ll put more spoiler and screen shot ahead, open at your own risk~
As the series end, I manage to get my hand on the game. 1.34 GB is not small >_< and I still have to get the voice patch too. I thank to the people from the Baka-Tsuki Project for their hard work for translating this game, Otsukare~. And also people who compile the English patch. The translation isn’t 100% yet (95% probably) but its quite good.
BTW I haven’t wrote in a while. I’m really apologize for that~ work and stuff coming so fast so I couldn’t really cope with the review T__T hontouni gomenasai desu~
I’ll give a lil sneak peek of how much I’ve done the game. I’ll give spoiler warning to Kyou Fan BTW~ (though I haven’t got her ending)