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#1 by clephas
2013-02-06 at 01:03
< report >This time around, I'll limit myself to a few recommendations and a small story summary. This story is about a young man named Yuki whose beloved dog died when he was a small child. Ten years later, he has dreams about a young girl in a weird place full of walking, talking animals and when he wakes up, he finds her by his side. It is his dog, Shiro, returned from death to be with him. Along with her comes the black cat Aurora, and his friends Airi and Himeka soon find out about the mysterious 'fairy tail land' he goes to when he sleeps as well as Shiro.

This game is like one massive lump of sugar, for the most part. For Light's second effort at producing a game of a different type than their previous (much darker) ones, this turned into something much farther down that line than I would have expected. They seem to have gone for 'adorable' on every single level of the game, and they take full advantage of Japanese writers' love of surreal themes to bring a simple but well-written story devoted to love and enjoying life...
#2 by undying12
2013-02-08 at 08:55
< report >the problem I found with this game is that it is a bit too long; it's hard to finish all the routes without "loves" for those characters.

or maybe it's just me.Last modified on 2013-02-08 at 08:55
#3 by clephas
2013-02-08 at 16:41
< report >Probably is... I thought the paths were just about right for the heroines. Also, short paths are much more problematic than long ones, lol
#4 by girlplayer
2013-02-26 at 05:57
< report >Wow, this game appealed me so much! And is this an easy-to-understand-story-with-easy-japanese game? I heard it was written by SonoHana writer
#5 by clephas
2013-02-26 at 23:36
< report >Mmm... for a game by a Light-related company, it is easy. However, Dies Irae being one of the most linguistically difficult and complex VNs of all time, that isn't saying much. I'd say it is more difficult on some levels than the average moege, but it is still playable for someone who has Japanese grammar mastered to a reasonable level and is using jparser with translation agg.

Edit: In other words, if you know your tenses, common words, and sentence structure, the rest is vocab that can be filled in by putting your mouse pointer over the phrase or word in question (though jparser's choice of meanings isn't always appropriate).Last modified on 2013-02-26 at 23:54
#6 by girlplayer
2013-02-27 at 03:03
< report >Oh, thanks for pointing that out, and i don't care about Dies irae anyway. I got interested in this game when i saw some reviews on EGS (and Aaeru's post)


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