Support Otome Games in America (Part 3) Xseed's Reponse
Xseed’s plate is a little full this year, but it’s not a definite no on the otome game front. :)
Also, I read on one of Xseed employee’s twitter that we should be specific on what titles we suggest and pick less text heavy titles around the size of Corpse Party: Book of Shadows. It has 20 hours of reading and about 380k characters. So does anyone know any otome titles that are about 20 hours long?
Post suggestions on Otome Suggestions Thread.
Fragile Dreams ~Seven Colored Bells~
When I played through Fragile Dreams, well, one of the gameplay features is that you can pick up objects that hold the “last words” of the person who had it last. However, there’s a set of books titled Seven Colored Bells that tell a really interesting story. I have gone and transcribed that story as best as I could because I thought it was a great story in its own right and not many people will probably play the game because it’s on Wii. A download link of an archive with the text files is included below to prevent spoilers.
Please note that Seven Colored Bells does not contain plot spoilers for the game.
Ys I & II Chronicles (PSP)
Role Playing Games (RPG)
At the beginning of the Ys saga, a mysterious redheaded boy named Adol Christin is found washed ashore in the land of Esteria – the first traveler to reach the Esterians in half a year, ever since the appearance of a mysterious barrier of storms around the island cut it off from the outside world. He is taken in by a young man in the port town of Minea as he recovers from the shipwreck. Once healthy, he is called upon by the local fortuneteller, who recognizes him as “The Chosen One,” and tells him of the six Books of Ys. These historic books contain ancient secrets which Adol must uncover to overcome the evil blanketing the land. Adol’s journey begins with a simple quest to find more information about these mysterious books, but quickly balloons into a deadly climb up a demonic tower to reach the mythical floating continent of Ys.
Adol’s adventure continues in Ys II as he finally sets foot upon the legendary continent and pushes onward to perilously fulfill his fated role in this land’s lore. Adol rushes into the depths of the once-sacred Palace of Solomon – now a monsters’ nest – to stop the mastermind behind all the ills of Esteria and Ys and reunite the two lands, breathing new life into the monster-infested countryside. Along the way he must master the lost art of magic, transform himself into a fuzzy kangaroo-like creature, slide down icy slopes, prevent a human sacrifice, cross paths with a friendly monster, and much more.
- Two Great Classic RPGs with Full Graphical Overhauls in One Package - Newly hand-drawn 2D sprites and tile artwork bring the beginnings of the Ys series to life for a new generation of fans, reinventing a legacy that began over 20 years ago.
- Newly Rearranged Soundtrack - The original soundtrack has been newly rearranged with actual studio performances by Falcom’s in-house rock band, making these classic tracks stand out like never before.
- Timeless Classic Gameplay - Buttonless battles offer elegantly simple gameplay, allowing players to defeat enemies simply by running into them, and Ys II expands upon this system by adding a variety of magic spells.
- Lots of Added Customization Options - Multiple difficulty levels, a new Time Attack mode, and an option to toggle between two different sets of character art and three different sets of music offer something new for returning fans.