Monday, 10 August 2009

How do you know she is a witch?

I'm back, guys.
Cornwall was pretty similar to last time. The beaches can only be described as fantastic, yet the area I was at has fucking nothing to do. The sea was pretty much full of surfers, and there were like no towns nearby with actual decent shops.
While I was there, I played a hell of a lot of DS, dusting off old classics such as Taiko 2, Rhythm Heaven and Trackmania. I watched a bit of anime but didn't use the laptop much, so I wasn't able to finish my Miku parts for the osu! singing collab.
The countrysides were nice and the plants were singing and the birds and the sun was almost down from the top of the sky when I visited the last beach at Porthcurno, which actually consists of like five naturist beaches only accessable when the tide is out. After walking around rocks and pools and shit for a good few hours, we raced the tide back to the first beach and got there just as the waves were getting rougher. Interestingly, all the naked old men had left and the beach was now populated by families and foreigners, and a LOT of lolis (one was even wearing a swimsuit that was the closest thing I'd ever seen to a sukumizu).
Although it was kinda fun, ten days and no internet caused me to become paranoid; pretty much everything I saw reminded me of home, such as St.Levan (a church), a sign saying CLAMPING, car number plates featuring such three-letter combinations as UGU, GAR, AWP and SFG, a warning sign with an arrow and the word Vent, my dog being told to GET DOWN, a Combine Harvester, Co-op (a newsagents), a No Camping sign, a look out point labeled OVERWATCH, a Nice Boat, a scottish girl named Annie May, a Steam Engine sign, a village named "Canon's Town" and many more random references. It's good to be back.

Right, Doki Majo Plus.
It's a remake of Doki Doki Majo Shimpan featuring more in-depth events and an extra episode. The story hasn't changed at all, but each character is a lot more defined, with actual conversations between them and other characters rather than a vague summary. It became apparent really quickly that I know enough Japanese to understand what's going on. Achievement Unlocked.
I was originally having trouble deciding which girl I liked the best, but now it has become clear to me that the ideal suspect is Akai Maho, the genki cheerleader who transforms into a loli. I enjoyed her story a lot, and the ending made things better. Basically, she's poor and she really likes cats. She uses her loli form when she's not at school, and her parents are either dead or missing. In her arc, Akuji (the player) notices a little girl who looks slightly alike to his suspect, and treats her to an ice cream, and sorts out her house or something (I really need to learn more Kanji). When he catches her transforming she defends herself and gets defeated, and subsequentially tested. All the voiced scenes were epic, especially those featured in Renge's arc.
Speaking of Renge's arc, about halfway through it the player is taken to the arcade where she hangs out, and is treated to a game of Star Radish.
Star Radish is a retro shooter done in a NGPC style. Since it's top-down, I thought it would be easy given my prior experiance with Touhou, but the randomness of the game made it overwhelmingly hard after not very long. I got past the first level but died early in the second, and I thought I'd blew my chance, but luckily you can go back to the arcade every evening (game time) and play again.
Doki Majo Plus features an extra character who serves as a joke character until the extra episode. She's a loli and her name's Kiara, and she's well-tanned. Naturally, you'd expect this kind of character to be in my good books, but she's also extremely clingy and evil. From the start, she clings to Maho, sexually harrasing the places meant for me. She's also all mysterious and shit like Rei/Yuki which makes her extremely unlikable. In the extra arc you get to fight and test her, but it's in her non-loli uber form, which kinda sucks, but the battle is extremely hard, and fun, making her a worthy final boss.
Overall, I fucking loved it. I really feel like actually buying it now.

Oh and endless eight ended apparently. It was because of me, btw.

Well, I guess that's all. Until next time...

Maho is superior to Monoko, Remilia, Luka, Dawn and Haruna and always will be.

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