ホチキス Review

so when you have a stapler… that binds marriages then I guess it ain’t half bad… until the plot reminded me of Amagami… SO WILL YOU FINALLY HAVE A GOOD HAPPY RELATIONSHIP? I hope so… cause this here is the Amagami Challenge incarnate down to its core

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Game Info

Company
Game Site
Getchu

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Genre: School life, chara-ge,
Character Designer: marui、みことあけみ
Scenario:  原人、木場貴志

Introduction

Shigeru, our protagonist for this romance story; game starts in the rooftop with a silhouette he is given a stapler and is ask if he believes in the rumor of the stapler that binds marriages…. yeah… so flash back a few moments back, we are introduced to the cast, first Shigeru’s kuu osananajimi Nana, his classmate Misaki and his other osananajimis Maya and Koutarou who wants Nana… , Nana’s classmate Shizuku and then finally his senpai Yukino who Shigeru found was sleeping in the rooftop, its also here he learns of an “underground” club called the Mutual Aid Club or Goujoken, and its here Shigeru leans that Yukino is the store keeper of the club and also the “chairman” of the said club, so for a few days he’s working part time in the club as a member until the penultimate scene in the prologue where he receives the fated stapler… and Yukino asks him if he believes in true love and the stapler that binds marriages/relationships thus kicks start the plot for love and romance… Junichi style

Characters

芦川 ゆきの (Ashikawa Yukino)

Shigeru’s senpai and also the chairman of Goujoken, she gives Shigeru the stapler at the start of the story; she dreams of becoming a nurse and since she is the last member of the gojouken she made Shigeru help her to spread the club before being disbanded as it was also an “illegal” club being its advisorless and has only one member which is her. Which quite surprised the school as shes a perfect student and is also school idol.

春日野 三咲 (Haruhino Misaki)

Shigeru’s classmate, and is part of the tennis club sporty and genki, uhh… shes also coming from a quite rich family it seems as she has a pimped out dress hmm… uhh I think I can’t think clearly anymore…

住吉 奈々 (Sumiyoshi Nana)

Shigeru’s osananajimi, since shes sometimes bad in the mornings Shigeru goes to her room to wake her up, quite a kuu character and also has a very sharp tongue. also her mother looks like Yozora from Haganai… exactly I dont know why, she’s working in the procure department so during lunchtime she gives Shigeru a special service with it.

御影 しずく (Mikage Shizuku)

Nana’s friend, shes a member of the broadcasting/annoucnement room staff, she’s a very shy girl and tends to panic under pressure and shyness, just look at Sae from Amagami… no words can explain the remeblance I see in her and Sae, only they have different reason to ask sempai to train them, her shyness to Sae’s fat fear?

塚口 麻耶 (Tsukaguchi Maya)

Shigeru’s other osananajmi, uhh… a supporting character on all routes he takes.

中津 幸太郎 (Nakatsu Koutarou)

Another of Shigeru’s osananajimi, he can’t found without Maya being near, and is also quite a ドM, wants to icha icha with Nana… uhh….. yeah

園田 かすみ (Sonoda Kasumi)

Yukino’s best friend and is also a member of the Procurement department acting as its chairman, also in the same year as Yukino, and is one of the original followers of the Goujoken

System

Title Screen

colorfully done the effects present in the Main menu is the moving silhouette of the heroines in the game, the extra menu is present at start you only unlock CGs as you go through the story…

Textbox and Selection

Just a black box with some blur and as you progress the game with routes you get to unlock mascots that just float on the text box, simple and clean not much gimmicks

Selection is simplete the color will change if it was selected already prior to viewing the selection another time.

Backlog

The back log other than the usual back log features this also supports the same features as the Tayutama back log meaning you can rewind events in the backlog  by clicking the lines inside the boxes seriously some companies can make use of this feature its really nice.

System Menu

Setting page predominantly pink a very long system screen with a lot of options so I’ll just let you guys decide… shortcuts on the bottom left corner for ease of page viewing.

and there also a miniature system config for the sound and text speed, and speech speed

Save and Load

Save screen we also get the copy paste delete buttons to save file management… seriously these should also be mainstream with other VN engines they are actually quite convenient despite seldomly being used… adding that theres also file protection by pressing the center mouse button and C on the keyboard


Well the load screen like the save screen and load your games

Omake

CG mode

The CG menu is actually quite dizzying to look at because the pictures are passively transitioning from one picture to another, as I havent played much GIGA games you can also make a sequence preview of the CG sequence you want via center mouse button and looking at one of the chosen CG sequences, other than that its still point and click type viewer.

Recollection Mode

Each heroine has 3 H scenes I mean look at its very obvious with Yukino having 4 H scenes I don’t know why.. but what ever…

Music Mode

Somewhere in the mediocre range or me thats what I can say some of the music does fit the scenario so thats what I can point out. nd like the recollection menu and CG menu you can also make a sequence of the songs you want to hear.

Opinions/Last Word

So you guys like Amagami? here you have it… am I to speak more of it….? no… its just Amagami with different characters but essentially with the same formula and that Shigeru is not like Junichi who was “dumped” on Christmas day… instead he accidentally “aimed” to get dated on the said day and or a confession also on the said same day there you have it a guy who won the Amagami challenge somewhat cleanly… so yes Amagami with Ero content enjoy.

 

Ratings

Story: 5/10
Character: 7/10
CGs: 7/10
Music: 6/10

and now my stamp of approval

 

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