While Saint Germain is not my favorite character, I really like Hirakawa Daisuke’s voice (Laito yaaaas~) so this wound up being my favorite character song (as I expected it would be, but I’m biased lol).
Wow, I am late with this one; especially since my Saint Germain CD just came in today lol. Anyway, Impey’s CD came with the 3 tracks like usual.
I really enjoyed Code: Realize and since I love character songs so much, this was bound to happen. Rather than take pictures of the CD, I decided to scan most of the pictures instead.
As per usual character CD format, Lupin’s CD comes with a character song, the off vocal, and a drama track.
I made sure to pre-order this since we all know that it will cost extremely high amounts once NISAmerica runs out. I wanted to wait until I beat the game to show this unboxing (and then I got lazy as well, so…). Some of the pictures are partial spoilers so be warned. Anyway, this is the lovely packaging it came in.
The first box comes with some pretty cool stuff that will only be cool if you have played the game. The piece on the left is on Kurokuma’s tie and the pin on the right is the pin that the Warriors of Hope wear.
This is the main box. Inside we have:
An artbook (that was as much as I was willing to bend it XD). The artbook has character profiles of the major characters and CG’s in it. The profiles have sketches as well and descriptions. For a small artbook, it did have a lot of interesting things in it. However, the CG’s are pretty spoilerific, so be prepared if you look at it before you beat the game.
2. Let’s Play with Monokuma
3. Ultra? Despair? Girls?
4. Cute Girl’s Battlefield
5. Wonderful Dead 001
6. Warriors of Hope
7. Genocide’s Fever Time
8. It’s a Monokuma World
9. Ultra Despair Girls
10. Ultra Delusional Girls
11. We Cannot Change the World
12. It’s a Kid’s World
14. Crying for the Love in Hell
15. The Way We Live
It includes the Monokuma kid’s song on it, which I thought was pretty surprising since the song is completely Japanese. Other than that, it has songs that are played often, primarily songs when the Warriors of Hope are near by.
And lastly, it came with Kurokuma’s tie and eye patch in a separate white box inside the main box. The tie is actual tie size so you could wear it as a tie.
Would I recommend this limited edition over the regular? Yes, especially right now. Some people seem to be selling this pretty cheaply as of right now, but that will not last forever. Unlike the first game’s limited edition (that I do not have), this limited edition is actually worth the price if you are a fan. The game is $40, plus a $15-$20 CD, an artbook worth maybe $15, and the tie, eye path, pin, and tie attachment, are worth a decent amount, making the limited edition actually seems like a pretty good value. The Japanese edition is a lot more expensive, as of now, but has worse things included with it, in my opinion, so, yes, I would recommend getting this limited edition.
While the Iffystore shows the contents of the box, I thought that maybe people would like to see actual pictures of the contents and here some thoughts from a fan. Since Shin is the poster boy for the series, it makes sense that he would be on the cover. The dinosaur bones look cool but seem out of place. The back of the box is simple, but works really well with the ‘card’ theme of the game. As you can see, the box has a lid. It is pretty firmly stuck in there so you will have to shake the box a little to get it out.
Another Hakuouki game but this one is not really a visual novel. I have decided to sadly talk about this game. Since this is an unboxing, I will not talk about the game itself too much but just know that this game is primarily a run around fighting game with some visual novel conversations. The back of the box shows this off really well. What it does not show is that there are two different stories for each character, a new story created for the game that is in no way canon, and the story that the original game follows (but more like the anime since it uses clips from the anime -_-). The photos on the back are only from the ‘made for this game’ story. Each of the characters got new outfits for the ‘new’ story, as shown on the box. Chikage has a boa and honestly looks like a pimp….not that that is a bad thing （〃・ω・〃）
I admit, I really like Cheritz’s games. I plan on always buying their boxed editions from now on. That leads me to their second game, Nameless. While I enjoyed Dandelion more, Nameless certainly has a lot to offer. The box cover has an air of mystery to it and only really makes sense after you have played the game. While the cover looks nice, it does not show off any of the characters. However, the cover is so symbolic that I am willing to let that slide.
Having played the first PSP Hakuouki game (and the Warrior one, but that is for another
sad time), the main reason for me to get this game was the added stories, memories, the photo editor, and the bonus items that came with the game. Do not be fooled, that is basically all this game has going for it. It is just Demon of the Fleeting Blossom with some bonus content and surprisingly more save slots. A big tip off is the back of the box using CG’s from the first game. At least most of the CG’s were from early in the game so as to not spoil anything. The game box advertises itself about as well as the first game. Claiming that ‘supernatural’ things are going on will always give off the wrong impression. Most people do not immediately think “Oh, they must mean demons and blood thirsty half breeds” when they hear ‘supernatural’.