frozen-essence

Just rambling... as usual.

I always think, as good as voltage games are, the best three otome games plot in my mind are not any of them.

3. The Second Reproduction.

This game is great, so it becomes my tumblr theme! I love all the route, even Jin (that man!), but especially Gardis (who doesn’t love him?). Christina is my most favourite otome female character. The part when she with Lezzete to 

2. The X-Note

Once again, good plot. Every route has its surprise, but especially Anon. All the surprise are top notch and the MC is strong in her own way. Plus, the sprites are rich of expression (imagine my slightly disappointment of Voltage sprite right after I play this game).

1. Frozen Essence

This game is free, the artwork is not that bad but not that good. The sprites not as much as X-Note and not voiced like The Second Reproduction. BUT THIS IS THE ONLY OTOME GAMES THAT MAKES ME CRY. Rune route really break my heart, Caius route is just “oh man I hate this guy wait I can’t live without him anymore” kind, Varian route is superb.  But I love Zareh most! He is the first route I unlocked by answer whatever but he’s my bias in this game.

So yeah, as much as I love Joshua, Yamato, Takuto, dll of voltage otome games, those three games above conquer the best three otome in my heart.

So I downloaded Frozen Essence about a month ago, and I just got around to actually playing it now (I got through one route) and

Oh

My

God

I was not expecting that

That was beautiful

Like, the art is not the best, but that story man. That story (And Zareh. ;A;)

I highly recommend it. Even if the art puts you off, you should give it a go!

Frozen Essence Art Dump thing...

With almost every picture I tried to practice some element I’m weak at. Particularly, not having people floating in empty space, perspective and lighting….and drawing. I also wish I had a style…

Spoilers, ho?

On the game:

First, the elephant in the room. The art isn’t exactly professional, and that kept me from wanting to give it a go when I played it a couple years ago. I’ll openly admit that I normally don’t listen to n game music. I get songs in my head easily so typically I’m playing something else, so I can’t judge the music or the sound (apart from the strange clapping sound). While there are grammar and spelling mistakes, and the writing could be stronger, it’s obvious this game had a lot of heart put into it when you consider it was largely constructed by one person. Each character has personality, though some get more development than others. Every route has some facet of the whole story which encourages more than one playthrough, not to mention each route has a light and dark path.

The following are the descriptions for each route I came up with giving myself only a few seconds to think about it.

Death-Mina’s “alone” route. Reveals next to nothing, most head canon potential in my opinion. Favorite.

Life- Rune. Seems like generic nice guy, constantly has stick up his ass though justified. Has the true end, but still doesn’t reveal everything.

Earth- Caius. Says what he means, tread lightly. Killing is his business and business is good, sort of. The jealous type.

Fire- Varian. Seems like an okay guy, isn’t. Route consists of doing just about nothing. Doesn’t hook up with Mina–justified.

Air- Aurelius shared with Aysel. Bit of a flirt. Doesn’t know when to quit, relies on intuition. Turns a bit badass at the end. Humanizes the antagonists–a bit.

Water- Oracle. Osananajimi, literal BFF and closet yandere, tread lightly.  Tragic back story, bittersweet end, final boss.

Omake?

The first one I drew was Caius, and I spent way too long trying to figure out how his shirt should go. So I put him in placeholder clothes. I’ve also been playing a LOT of fire emblem.

So naturally, I followed up with this.

EVERYONE GETS FIRE EMBLEM CLOTHES! NO CHARACTER IS TOO MINOR.

(To FE:A fans, yes I know that’s not a sorcerer, I drew in the rest of it when I realized my error but dem legs.)

Have some scratches I put down as reactions while playing this game. May put them up but am I lazy after churning these out…

Frozen Essence: A must for otome lovers and visual novel players!

I have recommended this game several times…
And on that note, I have played it several times…

I am not being biased on this game about how I knew the creator at one point.
This is a remarkable game.

The routes can take three hours plus(one route each took me six hours minimum, but I am a slow reader; my friend got through one route in three, and the rest four) of time to go through, the story is captivating, and the characters are loving and full of story.

The main plot of the game is very interesting, but digging deeper, it’s complex and very structured; wonderful reading piece.

It was one of my favourite otome games at the time, and continues to be so; I even go back to play it now since it’s release, and it is brilliant.
I cry every route, every time in the same place. The story is very emotional with all kinds of twists and turns, and every ending is just phenomenal.

It is a must play for otome/visual novel players; I highly recommend it, and hope that you will play it.
The game just skyrockets. It’s a game I do not intend to stop playing for long periods of time, and I will always recommend it.

Thirty Day Otome Meme: Day 21

Game with the Best Story

Frozen Essence

Geez! Today is just the day with all the hard questions! Anyways, I have to say that this one is my favorite as far as the storyline goes and it just so happens that it was my very first otome too. It took me a little while to come to this decision so I might as while explain why.

This game actually took me a little while to finish while playing on and off. It’s been a little while since I last played it so I’ll be going by my memory. (I might end up playing it again later lol) There’s many different endings, but it’s not all pointless or just it’s a bad ending. It gives you more of an idea of the overall picture and why everything happens like it did. There were parts that it made me feel very sad and any otome that can do that is great in my book.  There may not be that much romance until towards the end, but it’s a great story and will always be one of my favorites. I think I would totally die if the maker decides to redo it with new art and voice acting! *hint hint* It may not happen, but I can always dream that it does in Ran-tan’s world. lol

My thoughts on Frozen Essence

Hm… I know I posted earlier but I did also play another otome game after “The Second Reproduction.” It’s called “Frozen Essence.” Although the art is not as fancy and beautiful as the game I played before this, it was not bad at all. I did like the character designs for most of the guys and really did like the character design for the girl. In this one, you get to choose your name so of course I named the girl after myself. I did really enjoy going through the plot though. :D

Keep reading

These long routes

Shall We Date…

It took me about six hours to play a route in Starry Sky(An extra hour because of Atlas being very inaccurate XDD).
It took me about an hour to play a route from one of Pacthesis’ games.
It took me about two hours to play a route in Frozen Essence.
It took me about an hour and a half to play Re: Alistair ++.
It took me about three hours to finish a route in Pirates in Love and My Forged Wedding.
Plus more.

It took me a day in a half to finish a route in Shall We Date: Ninja Love…

I approve! 8D

anonymous asked:

do you know any good games like magical diary horse hall? preferably ones where you can create your own character :3

Let me apologize first for the late reply. I didn’t forget about you! >_<

I assume you are asking for Otome Games similar to Magical Diary. To be honest, I’m still looking for one myself (I’m on the edge to tears about the lack of English (translated) Otome Games featuring Teachers/older guys).

So far, Magical Diary is the only Game I know with the possibility to create your own character. As for Otome Games in general, I can give you a list of my favorite ones (preferable English Games. I only played a handful of JP ones, though all of them are recommendable: Angelique series, Harukanaru Toki no naka de series, Kiniro no Corda series, Starry Sky series).

1. Frozen Essence (Free)
BEST STORY, seriously. Haven’t played it yet? Hush, what are you waiting for!

2. (P)lanets - the life of normalcy has ended! (Free) 
This may be the closest one I can find to Magical Diary, if we  consider the school theme. I get the feeling you’ll greatly appreciate this one.

3. RE: Alistair++ (Free)
Okay, this one is rather short (and status-raising too) but I  identified myself a lot with the main character. I enjoyed the MMORPG-themed story. Plus: the CGs are eye-candy.

4. Always remember me (Commercial)
Hands down: the story’s pretty much cliché, but somehow the characters grow dear to my heart. Status-raising game.

5. Date Warp (Commercial)
I had mixed feelings during my first play-throughs, but I got to love the endings. Don’t play this one if you are looking for “happily ever after” love endings (plus: puzzles, yay!).

Games that caught my eye:
Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom
I watched the anime so far and I’m excited for this one. I mean really, really excited. Hakuouki is my favorite Otome-Game-turned-into-Animation (don’t let me start my rage about Koi Suru Tenshi Angelique. I SWEAR TO GOD, this Animation is the only reason I didn’t touch Angelique Etoile for PS2). The PSP release is announced for Valentine’s Day in North America.

The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook
I played the demo only, but TFS:WIF looks more than promising. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one whenever I have money left to spare.

There are always healthier alternatives to anything nasty! You can easily healthify junk food!

ICECREAM -
1. Frozen bananas + vanilla essence or raw cacao powder
2. Frozen berries + coconut/almond milk + protein powder
3. Greek yoghurt + stevia + cacao powder

PASTA -
1. Zucchini noodles + veggies + homemade tomato sauce
2. Soba noodles + veggies + chicken
3. Carrot ribbons + homemade tomato sauce

PIZZA -
1. Cauliflower pizza crust + good quality cheese + veggies
2. Carrot crust pizza + veggies
3. Flattened chicken breast + cheese + veggies

CAKE -
1. Healthy mugcake: almondmeal/coconut flour + stevia + cacao powder + banana + egg
2. Oatmeal + greek yoghurt + protein powder + egg
3. Watermelon round + greek yoghurt + fresh berries + kiwi

CHOCOLATE -
1. Nut butter + cacao powder + protein powder + coconut oil
2. Coconut oil + cacao powder + stevia + almond milk

BURGERS -
1. Lettuce leaves instead of burger bun
2. Large mushroom caps instead of burger bun
3. Homemade meat patty + fresh veggies on wholegrain bun

Cherry ripe muffins🍒🍫
Makes 12
Ingredients:
2/3 cup raw sugar or coconut sugar
1/3 cup melted vegan butter or coconut oil
¾ cup almond milk or other plant based milk
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 & ½ cups gluten free self raising flour or regular/wholemeal self raising flour
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup cherries, fresh or frozen
1 tsp coconut essence, optional

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 170C and grease a muffin tray with coconut oil/spray.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar and coconut essence.
3. Next, whisk in the almond milk.
4. Gradually mix in the cacao and flour, followed by the desiccated coconut. Then lastly, fold in the cherries.
5. Pop into the muffin tin and bake in the oven for approx 30 minutes until golden.
6. Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to cool down before taking out of the tin!
7. Top with melted chocolate (I used ‘Sweet William’ from Coles) and extra coconut if desired.
Enjoy!!! Hope you like them. Love Ev❤❤❤

An ordinary Thursday and you find a stash of pictures hidden in the back corner of your closet, beneath a pile of old clothes, as if it was never meant to be found. Half an hour later, you find yourself surrounded by grinning faces frozen forever, capturing the essence of the moment. Picking up a picture taken exactly 3 years ago, you finally let the tears pooling in your eyes run free down your cheeks, finding yourself face to face with a 16 year old you with a Cheshire cat smile surrounded by your best mates, and an excruciating pain tugs your heart, overpowering you and you spend another night tossing and turning trying to figure out why it all went wrong.
—  why did we have to grow up? // excerpts from my life #5