Amnesia Later x Crowd coming to Switch in the West this Fall!

It has finally happened people! Idea Factory International today announced at the NGPX showcase that the otome visual novel Amnesia™: Memoriesand its companion compilation Amnesia™: Later x Crowdwill launch on Nintendo Switch™ this fall. Amnesia: Memories takes players on a romantic adventure to find the truth behind your memory loss, with five romantic paths that branch off into 20+ endings. The companion compilation, Amnesia: Later x Crowd, brings two Amnesia games previously only released in Japan to Western audiences. Players can wishlist the Standard Edition or Limited Edition for both Amnesia: Memories and Amnesia: Later x Crowd at the IFI Online Store.

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Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #30

Hey there Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs!! It’s Thrifty Thursday and that means another Thrifty Gaming post, the weekly post series where I spotlight three games/visual novels for gamers on a budget. Whatever your financial situation, I’m here to bring you affordable games that won’t break the bank!! All of the games on this list are $10 or less (does not include limited time offers and sale items), so no more weepy wallets!

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This week’s post will include links to the games and a brief synopsis, but let me stress that these are not reviews, but recommendations… so your mileage may vary! Now that that’s out of the way lets get on to this week’s list!!

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Amnesia: Memories | Ukyo Review: My Lover Has Had a Hard Time

Ukyo is my last route in Amnesia: Memories and it has been a long road to this point. Playing every route in a game is definitely a full time commitment. I have seen good, bad, and just plain ugly in this game. So after watching Ukyo kill the MC with absolutely no warning what so ever in just about every bad ending of the game, I was a little curious about how his route would play out. I guess I was expecting some big character revelation or something, perhaps even a little explanation for his actions throughout the game. And you know what I got? Ukyo’s route explains everything!

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So, I landed every single bad ending this route had to offer (and there are SEVEN of them) before I could land even the normal ending. Ukyo’s route is not for the faint of heart, you really have to work to earn your happy ending!

*Side Note: I will not have an MC/Heroine section in this review. I feel that there just isn’t enough about her to fill an entire section in this game.

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Amnesia: Memories | Toma Review: My Childhood Friend is Kinda Crazy

I don’t really like childhood friend stories at the best of times and Toma did not leave the best impression. There is just something off about Toma’s good guy act. Even in the other routes I just KNEW something twisted lurked beneath his big brother persona. But, the first indication that this Toma’s routes was going to be an experience was the maxed out Suspicion. None of the other love interests start their routes with 100% Suspicion. Not even Shin, and he was accused of pushing the MC off a cliff. Toma’s route is just one big red flag.

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*Side Note: I will not have an MC/Heroine section in this review…I feel that there just isn’t enough about her to fill an entire section in this game. I was actually really disappointed by the MC in this game.

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Amnesia: Memories | Kent Review: My Lover is an Awkward Genius

Over Spring Break, I mangaged to finish, Kent’s route in Amnesia: Memories. Let me tell you, I am so glad I didn’t play him first. He would have spoiled the rest of the game for me. I LOVE Kent, he is by far the best route of the game! I was so surprised by how much I liked this adorkable math whiz! There wasn’t really a “mystery” in this route. Instead a good deal of the focus is put on the relationship between Kent and the MC. There was no over the top drama or conflict in Kent’s route. Which is refreshing given the plotlines in some of the other routes. I got the Normal Ending on the first try.

Amnesia Memories Kent Review

*Side Note: I will not have an MC/Heroine section in this review…I feel that there just isn’t enough about her to fill an entire section in this game. I was actually really disappointed by the MC in this game.

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Amnesia Memories | Ikki Review: My Lover is a Playboy

Ikki is the typical playboy, good looking and always surrounded by women. But, for some reason he’s dating a normal girl like the MC. Of all the routes available in this game, Ikki’s is probably the one that I was least looking forward to. I really don’t like the flirty, playboy types at all. I go out of my way to avoid them when I can. It was actually a mistake that I clicked Ikki’s route in the first place. I initially thought the Spade World led to Toma’s route. Once again landing one of the Bad endings. But, weirdly enough I liked Ikki way more in that ending than I had in the entire game.

Amnesia Memories Ikki Review

*Side Note: I will not have an MC/Heroine section in this review…I feel that there just isn’t enough about her to fill an entire section in this game. I was actually really disappointed by the MC in this game.

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