It has finally happened people! Idea Factory International today announced at the NGPX showcase that the otome visual novel Amnesia™: Memories, and its companion compilation Amnesia™: Later x Crowd, will 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.Continue reading “Amnesia Later x Crowd coming to Switch in the West this Fall!”
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!!
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!
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.Continue reading “Amnesia: Memories | Ukyo Review: My Lover Has Had a Hard Time”
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.
*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.Continue reading “Amnesia: Memories | Toma Review: My Childhood Friend is Kinda Crazy”
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.
*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.Continue reading “Amnesia: Memories | Kent Review: My Lover is an Awkward Genius”
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.
*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.Continue reading “Amnesia Memories | Ikki Review: My Lover is a Playboy”
I usually don’t go for the childhood friend characters. But I really liked Shin’s character design. From the piercings to the jacket, everything about him seemed to scream bad boy. Plus he’s a bit of a tsundere, which trumps everything. I actually really enjoyed Shin’s route. It had just enough mystery and suspense to keep me reading until the very end.
I will admit that in hindsight the reveal was obvious. But, at the time it took me a while to figure out what was really going on. I had a really hard time getting the good ending in this route. The first ending I got was one of the bad endings which was a lot darker than I anticipated. It was almost too random to be believable (especially when you haven’t played any other routes). Other than that the route was pretty good. Everything lined up nicely plot-wise and Shin didn’t have a single out of character moment. All in all a solid route.
So I finally got around to finishing my first route in Amnesia: Memories! Yay! *throws confetti* As always, I’m a few months behind the rest of the otome community. But I can live with that. I took my time playing this one, and I’m kinda glad I did. There was a lot going on with this game. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the game, it was fun, but there were some things that I had problems with.
So I decided to play Shin’s route first, because he happens to be on all the promotional art, and he looked cute. Usually I’d go for the megane hottie Kent first, but something told me that it would be in my best interest to play Shin’s route first…and I’ll have to let you know in a later post if that was the right decision.Continue reading “Amnesia Memories Otome Review”