They certainly did not disappoint.
Note: All photos here belong to me unless stated otherwise.
Fun fact: this game was my very first encounter with mobile otome game apps.
cue in me cackling when I found out the Japanese title
This was back in 2012, when I was a struggling fresh grad who could barely pay for game apps because of limited budget.
Fast forward 2017, and here I am, in the country where these games are made.
It’s been 10 years since Voltage got into the app business, and I think they’re doing well, especially since a lot of the girls that went to the exhibit kept mentioning at how ‘nostalgic’ it was to see the games they have played from way back.
This was Voltage Inc’s very first romance app:
Cue in me cackling again over the title
[Title is ‘My Lover is the Number 1 Host’]
The exhibit felt more like a gallery, but unlike most exhibits here in Japan, they actually allowed photos to be taken. It’s always frustrating for me to go to exhibits because god forbid, they actually form queues just to see the paintings or whatever it is that is on display, and they forbid photos to be taken because they’re selling the coffee table book of the whole display.
I’m so glad they’ve gotten on with the times
A highlight for me would be this:
Thank fucking god it’s not that certain character that I loathe
I’m still puzzled as to why they haven’t realized yet that KoiRan is such a popular game in this country and they’re not promoting it too much but whatever. Guess they don’t want to make it too popular.
Add to that, less rivals for the merchandise.
A highlight for me in this event was the VR experience. Back in September, during TGS, I did try out the VR, and since it was free, I didn’t expect too much.
This time, however, you have to pay JPY800, which I did, since I might as well play the game while I was at the exhibit.
Boy did they improve so much in less than 3 months.
Yamato isn’t deadly pale anymore, and after the wedding vow kiss, they’ve extended the scene to a beach scene, which I found totally random, but what the hey, if Yamato tells me that it’s a surprise gift, who am I to argue with him?
Thankfully, I didn’t have to fight people for the goods, as they didn’t run out of KoiRan goods, though they ran out of the warrior can badges (KoiRan & Code of Love) for Day 2.
Anyway, here are my glorious Snapchat commentary of the whole exhibit:
I did play this game, and no, I didn’t go for the younger dudes. I went back together with the MC’s ex lmfao
TAMAKI IS MY BEST DUDE IN THIS GAME (SORRY NOT SORRY YAMATO)
I WAS HOWLING OVER THIS
This photo sums up the very reason I fell down Sengoku Period hell when I swore not to get into that time period
[Long story short, too much dramu and plot twists in this era and everyone’s in a complicated relationship with everyone]
YEEEEEEEEP STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IEYASU WAS SO DAMN NICE
That’s it for now!