I'm not quite sure if this is a completely new Messiah game, or the in-progress fandisk that was supposed to come out this year. Judging by the wacky alternate universe fanservice I'd say it's a fandisk, but I could be wrong.
Now I regret not having played Messiah yet lol, I can't fangirl as much....though I'm still loving over the pretty art. Where's my Fanatica fandisk? T_T Granted they made the extra episodes and other goodies..but..still!! I want more Souha. =\ ~points at his likeness in 0-Torus~
Alternate reality and coming out (well suposed to at least) 03.2008? Most likely a fandisk, it seems to be too fast of a release for a complete new game, specially for not known for their speed CORE xD
Somehow the chara and gallery section won't load for me... I might have to try again once I'm done with all the downloading and torrenting xD
From having Shusei as mad hadder right at the enter-page, here's hope that finally there is some stuff with him, Yousuke and Tsukasa and not only mostly with ugly Takuto and Koh.
The chara and gallery sections told me flash player 9 was having a script problem and might load slow, so they loaded for me but looked all pixelated for a sec before adjusting. Love that countdown banner though >>'
On a related note, has anyone gotten the Fanatica e-mail checker to work successfully? I keep getting connection errors when I set up the mail server.
Post by Firestorm717 on Dec 18, 2007 11:48:14 GMT -5
XD OMG Mad Hatter hawtness! Now this looks really interesting...I wouldn't mind an entire game based off this, what with the Alice in Wonderland theme. The king and rabbit (such a cute uke <3) and everyone else...Hatter is still my favorite of all the characters! Hee! I love Carnelian's artwork, so I hope they release lots of CGs from this soon ^___^.
I don't think it's completely Alice in Wonderland, as I see CGs of other various random cosplay. (Hawaiian vacation? Apron and police uniforms? Carnelian sure loves dressing up her charas lol) Though, this whole Alice theme is sure getting popular, I blame Quinrose. XD
The Fanatica e-mail checker is on Core's website, under downloads I believe.
Post by Mastress Alita on Dec 19, 2007 0:13:58 GMT -5
Actually, it just seems that Alice in Wonderland has always been really popular in Japan... I don't know why. Think of how many anime have an Alice spin-off. Oddly enough though, it seems all the spin-offs are directed specifically to guys or girls... Like Miyuki-chan in Wonderland being yuri by making all the charas girls, and then there is Quinrose's reverse-harem otome game by making all the charas (excluding Alice, pretty much) male. In October an eroge by Unisonshift Blossom was released -- Alice Parade -- which is another Alice in Wonderland spin-off where Alice comes and brings a guy into Wonderland, a Wonderland in which the entire cast are all females (heh, the Mad Hatter there is a cute little gothic lolita :-P )
I really have no clue why the Japanese seem so obsessed with Alice in Wonderland... I haven't seem any other fairytales be so prevalent there.
Speaking of Miyuki-chan, CLAMP sure seems to love it. It's popped up a lot in their art. Also, there was CLAMP in Wonderland and, my favorite, the Alice episode of Cardcaptor Sakura. XD ~Was a huge CCS fan back in the day, if my name isn't a hint lol~
Maybe it's because Alice had such a large cast? Most other fairytales only have a few characters.
Maybe it has something to do with the complete randomness/nonsense of the story that appeals to them. And the extremeness of the characters helps too. It's not to hard to warp a characters personality to fit the box.
I do remember liking the Alice episode Ouran Host Club quite alot.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2007 13:46:28 GMT -5 by Hesquidor
Bumping like the shameless CORE fangirl I am. The release date is still being pushed as 8/8, though I'm expecting a few delays. The site is being very scant on updates, however some extra information popped up in the mail order section.
The game will be composed of an ADV part, card game part ('poker' Oh joy, I can't wait to play against Kou >_>...), as well as desktop acessories. Sounds like a solid fandisk to me. ^^
...Though I still want my Fanatica fandisk over a shitty PS2 remake.
They've uploaded all of the characters and voice samples now. ^^ Not only do we have Shuusei, Yousuke, and Tsukasa but also Veronica, Alice, Chiharu and the flower shop lady (forgot her name ><). I'm glad they brought all the female cast back as well, as there are very few BL games with good female characters. Their 'Alice' roles all fit well, and seeing Chiharu brandishing a spear as 'The Keeper' is just too fitting. Poor Ryouta. lol
I'm so happy everyone is voiced now! Tsukasa, Yousuke, Alice and Chiharu are exactly how I imagined they would sound. Shuusei's voice is very...unsettling, but it adds to his enigmatic character in the original game. Veronica's voice is a tad higher than I pictured her, but still very stiff as usual. The flower shop owner has a very familiar voice, it's pretty and fitting though.
The original 3 are recurring their roles. Takuto still seems to be two sided, Kou's unmistakable voice still gives me (pleasant) chills, and Ryouta is genki as ever. Althought I still think he's the weakest at H scenes...
The tokuten items are a huge tease, especially childhood Ryouta and Kou. ><''' I hope all the scenes pictured are in the game. They've also uploaded a short version of an OP song- 'Holy of Holies ~One who forgives the crime~ ' a first for a CORE game. It's sung by Takuto, and though a stereotypical seiyuu-type song, it's not bad at all. I've certainly heard far worse in BL games.
There's also a small blurb that they'll be showing a 1 minute (demo?) in Ikebukuro for a few days.
<< >> ....This is CORE fangirl Sakura, signing out. /fangirl off
Eee, I really loved this game! I was starting to get kind of annoyed at how a couple companies were releasing Alice in Wonderland-themed games around the same time (too lazy to remember which companies they were, might edit this post later, then again, if I'm too lazy to do it now, I'll probably be too lazy to do it later xD), but I was really pleased with this one~
The thing I really liked about it was the minigames! You needed to acquire a certain number of points (or coins? lol, I'm sorry I have such a terrible memory x_x) by playing BlackJack, High or Low, etc in order to unlock one of the extra scenes that of course come with a bit of smut (<3). The best part of it all was that it didn't take too much effort to win xD I don't know how to explain it, it was like the right amount of difficulty so that you could win four or five times in a row, but it wasn't so easy that you'd get sick of it. If I'm confusing you, I understand.
I confused myself even xD
Anyway, definite recommend, just be sure you played Messiah first (I didn't, so I was like "Huh?" playing through the first hour of the game ^^;; Went back, played Messiah, then went "<3") so you know what the hell's going on lol.