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Era Of Samurai:Code of Love Review – Soji Okita Main Story and POV (No Spoilers)

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I have a giveaway going on till August, to participate please leave a comment!

I am back with a new character from Voltage newest app Soji Okita from Era of Samurai:Code of Love. I wrote a review for the first character Toshizo Hijikata earlier, so if you are interested in that character too please do click here to look at that review.Or if you have already read the prologue and the opening movie, click here.

Prologue Review (taken from Toshizo Hijikata’s Review)

It’s basically a love story during the last year of the Edo period. ( Perry was briefly mentioned in the story, it’s when Japan starts to open up to the West, which is not a good news for samurais)

Edited: On a side note, I really like the opening movie and the music for this app. It’s really good especially the music, you can really sense the effort Voltage placed for this app. Love the song at the main page. I would buy it if it’s on iTunes. That’s how good it is. Back to the main subject…

So according to the prologue, the MC is a doctor’s daughter but he father died a year ago and now she’s running his clinic with limited medical knowledge. One night, while looking through her father’s journal, she was interrupt by 2 ronins ( definition: samurai without a lord or master) threaten her to shelter them from the Shinsengumi, eventually it broke into a fight, the MC lost her house to a fire that broke out during the fight. And now she’s stuck with the Shinsengumi who saved her and her father’s only medical journal from the fire.

Aaaand the part to choose the hero, you are gonna choose the person who’s gonna protect you while the rest would be going to fight more lawless ronins

–  Main Story SGD5.98, 400 coins –

The story starts where Soji was left to protect the base and you, but he thinks that you are a spy as the events that led you to the Shinsegumi’s base was too much of a coincidence. So he started to suspect the MC and is always teasing and scaring her.

I love the fact that the interaction between Soji and the MC is like a cat and mouse chase. He love teasing the MC so much that it became a a form of flirting. I like the way the MC is around him. They are like polar opposite, one kills, the other heals. It’s heart wrenching when the two of them belong to two different worlds yet the paths crossed and they met. And it’s even more heart wrenching when the MC was able to understand the reason why he was doing it and it shows her a different perspective of him.

It’s like a forbidden love for the two characters. And I love it, though not as much as the demon deputy but it’s nice and sweet nevertheless. I love the seiyuu that voiced Soji as its something you can imagine coming out from his mouth. I love that Voltage matches the looks and voice for the ending movie. And compared to both endings, I preferred the “fate” ending more than the “love” one. Even though I preferred the “love” ending for Hijikata.

I also like the fact that he was attracted to the MC due to her character which Soji often describe it as ‘white as snow’ and his is ‘stained’. But he couldn’t help taking his eyes away from her even though he know that he couldn’t be with her.. Argh! So heart wrenching!!! While reading, I could actually felt my eyes starts to water cause it shows how desperate they want to be together but they kept their distance apart.

Once again, the song and animation for the story was on the spot, I love that the characters have more expressions even if the details were subtle which is a nice change as it give the readers better visuals.

Is it worth the money? Unless you don’t like a cat and mouse relationship, this is completely for you! Moving on ~~~

–  His POV SGD2.98, 200 coins –

Okay, to anyone who do reads my review. I really love POVs, and honestly speaking (or typing) Soji’s POV was beautiful! His love towards the MC and the way he view himself as a threat to the MC but he just can’t stop falling in love with her innocence, yet he tried to distance himself from her to avoid bring harm to her (Aw..) But Soji make a mistake that every guy in either a drama, movie or game tends to do which is leaving the girl so that she will be happier without them. ( Always a mistake) But in the POV, you would be able to see a different side of him after he left her. Which is “aw~”. The things he do not want the MC to know would be reveal during his POV.

But this time the POV is written in an event form, so it goes by encounters. Plus its relatively short which is sad, as there are times where I would like to know how he would react daily but it’s not included within this story.

Is it worth the money? Even though the POV was not detailed enough, but it’s relatively fine. However if you do not like to read POV, it’s not recommended. (just get the ending set instead if you do not have the time to read it again for the second ending)

Ratings: 4.85/5

Conclusions:Both stories are not that bad, both endings are really good too. They have great storyline but it’s a little different as most story will let you squeal like a fangirl, this will make your heart chip a little. I will buy this all over again if I have to.

 

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Next character: (if there isn’t an update for Samurai) Saeki or Tamaki from My Forged Wedding

 

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Kissed by the Baddest Bidder Review- Hikaru Aihara Main Story and Epilogue 

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I have a giveaway going on till August, to participate please leave a comment at this post

I’m back with another review from Voltage Inc’s Kissed by the Baddest Bidder!!!! And this time it’s Hikaru Aihara! I thought he would be some side character that Voltage have made in Baddest Bidder, but after reading ‘Behind the looking glass'( Baddest Bidder’s side story), I know there’s more to him than meets the eye…

Before you read any further, I would have to include a spoiler(which I have to include). So if you do not like spoilers, stop here. If not, please do continue reading( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

I didn’t read the prologue for season 3, cause to me it doesn’t really affect the story and it redundant. So if you are interested in how and why the MC and the bidders are at London, do read the prologue. Otherwise, just skip it and go to the main story like what I did.


Main Story, SGD 5.98

Okay, let’s start with THE spoiler first, apparently Hikaru is NOT really the mad hatter, the hatter is another person who is loyal to him. Which is somewhat disappointing, cause I really thought that Hikaru really is THE hatter. ( maybe voltage would release another story about the hatter) but the hatter is really sweet in this story. He’s like a brother figure towards the MC. He gave me a “kitamura-san’s feel in my 7 rings” for asahi’s story.

The one thing j don’t understand for the bidders characters is that they would turn very sadistic and rough when they become the MC’s choice of lovers. So yea, Hikaru became this annoying jerk compared to the days you know him in Dubai the kind , handsome and prefect man.

Forgot to mention, he’s also a hit man aka assassin.

But the story have a suitable pace, not too sudden nor slow. Unlike some stories, it does gives you hints that Hikaru is falling for the MC. A little disappointed with his change of attitude, but nice storyline, however I didn’t fangirl a single bit. Even though the ending is relatively good. So your choice. My choice, I would buy it again only if it’s on sale though.


Epilogue,SGD2.98

The epilogue is similar to the main story, sweet but not enough for me to go fangirl mode. The story’s pace is fine but not that sweet, it do show you how Hikaru is shy (and maybe new) towards this relationship. Again, is it worth the money? Not really, it doesn’t really show much of Hikaru is, but it does show how much Hikaru cared for the MC( I think)

Conclusion for both stories: not really worth the money if you want a story that will drown you in honey, I would recommend Asahi’s forbidden path from 7 rings instead, or the newly released Toshizo Hijikata from Era of Samurai : Code of Love;would only buy this if it’s on sale.

BUT if you are a die hard baddest bidder fan, maybe you would like it(?)

Ratings: 3.5/5

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Era of Samurai: Code of Love Toshizo Hijikata Epilogue (Hearts in training) Review

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This morning, I got a notification on Facebook from Voltage inc, Hearts in training for the demon deputy is out!!! So as efficient as i am, I got it within a day. 

Hearts in training-200 coins (SGD2.98)

And if you were to read the first episode of it,(it’s free) I think at least half of the readers would want to hit the MC for even thinking about those impossible thoughts. She’s surprisingly imaginative to even think about those thoughts. But when one continue forward, at episode 2 and 3 the demon deputy is determined to let the world know the MC is his even though he show little expression about it. 

Though I’m a little disappointed with the MC in this story, as she seems like someone who lost her mind when they are in love, and other than Hijikata, I don’t think anything actually went into her head. She’s completely love struck. Not a good move, Voltage Inc. For someone this head strong to go head over heels,it’s a turn off, when I read the first episode of the story. At least there’s a comeback for the second and turn episode.

Is it worth the money? Not really, unless you,like me, couldn’t get enough of the interaction between him Hijikata. Though the image that came with the story is somewhat a type of fan service (@ ̄ρ ̄@)

If only voltage inc, would have a video that actually show behind the scene footage about how and what they do to create one app….

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Era of Samurai: Code of Love Review-Toshizo Hijikata Main Story and POV ,No Spoilers

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News: I have a Voltage Inc merchandise giveaway going on till August, to participate please leave a comment!

I’m back with Voltage Inc, newest app, Code of Love! It’s basically a love story during the last year of the Edo period. ( Perry was briefly mentioned in the story, it’s when Japan starts to open up to the West, which is not a good news for samurais)

Edited: On a side note, I really like the opening movie and the music for this app. It’s really good especially the music, you can really sense the effort Voltage placed for this app. Love the song at the main page. I would buy it if it’s on iTunes. That’s how good it is. Back to the main subject…

So according to the prologue, the MC is a doctor’s daughter but he father died a year ago and now she’s running his clinic with limited medical knowledge. One night, while looking through her father’s journal, she was interrupt by 2 ronins ( definition: samurai without a lord or master) threaten her to shelter them from the Shinsengumi, eventually it broke into a fight, the MC lost her house to a fire that broke out during the fight. And now she’s stuck with the Shinsengumi who saved her and her father’s only medical journal from the fire.

Aaaand the part to choose the hero, you are gonna choose the person who’s gonna protect you while the rest would be going to fight more lawless ronins. Currently there’s only one character out which is Toshizo Hijikata aka Hiji. So I got him.

By the way, there’s a change in purchasing stories for this app, instead of buying the stories directly, it requires you to hit coins to buy the stories according to what voltage say in their Facebook post they are preparing something different for this app. Not sure what is it, but I hoped it’s something worth this change.

So back to the main story

-Toshizo Hijjikata,Main story, SGD 5.98, 400 coins –

During the main story, honestly you really can’t feel the affection that Hiji have for the MC, but the side characters would be giving you hints, hinting the MC that this is his way of showing affection which is some what to a point really sweet, and as the story progresses it gets more and more obvious and sweet. I was like reading the last few chapters on the train smiling like an idiot. I like the way that his affections towards the MC got more and more obvious as the story progresses.

The MC for this app, I love her!! She’s not timid nor hesitant. I love the fact that she’s someone who won’t bow her head to fate and continue what she believe in and doing it. She’s one of the few MC that I really like compared to the previous apps MCs, I hoped that Voltage won’t ruin her in the other characters stories.

I really like this main story and MC. And if you don’t mind cheesy stuff or if you want your heart to go “doki, doki” the ending bonus is worth the price, that voice would make you melt like an ice cream. God, I don’t mind…..

Enough, fangirling…. Next section….

-Toshizo Hijikata His POV, SGD2.98,200 coins –

If you have been reading my posts, I love POVs, it shows you a different perspective during the same period. Especially when it’s someone that you ‘fell in love’ with. After his main story, I read his POV on the train and I have to stop myself in between before I squeal. ( I hoped the people in the train would not think I am crazy though) it was really cute and the way he got misunderstood was so innocent. I think it’s totally worth that money but if you don’t really like POV, try it. Because it explain a lot of things and the small gestures he made for the MC.

Conclusion: Not really a fan of the new coin purchasing thing, but the story and POV was worth the money( and the ending bonus if you have more money to spare) read the entire story at least twice to get that movie if you are not getting the bonus, that voice,those thoughts, and the look!!! I swear that you will melt like snow in the summer…..

And the music and animation for the app, you would be able to identify some reuse songs, but the main song for this app is really good, I would open the app just to listen to that song. And the animation sequence especially when the samurai are fighting, with combination of some sound effect, it was amazing. Voltage do include more animations for their recent apps, however for this app it was slightly different as the image that was animated wasn’t a profile of the samurai but a image where they are in action, they appear and vanish quickly. Love the change and effort.

Ratings: 4.9/5


P.s I’m super excited that Voltage decide to open their booth somewhere other than LA and Japan. It would be at Singapore!!!! I would just go there just for their booth! I was considering writing a review about it, as I think it’s voltage first booth other than LA and Japan.

Do leave a comment behind if you would like to read a review about it.