I have decided to report on a free otome game I played a while ago, but I forgot about~
Re: Alistair++ :
*taken from the website
Genre: Otome, slice of life, otaku culture
Game Type: Dating sim, stat raising
Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Playing Time: ~35 min. first playthrough
Release Date: April 10, 2010
“Merui loves video games, especially her favorite MMORPG, Rivenwell Online. Merui also has a very short temper, so when some JERK named Alistair steals a rare item from her, she’s determined to exact revenge on him. Unfortunately, she has no idea who he is in real life. But hey, that’s never stopped anyone, right?
Take control of Merui and make new friends, balance schoolwork and fun, go shopping, search for the culprit, and maybe even discover a new romance.”
I thought that this game was okay. It was quite fun, but stat raising isn’t really my thing, considering that the story tends to go slow as a drunk snail trying to go backwards, carrying a heavy bag of shopping. This is also a VN (Visual Novel) so there is a LOT of reading to do. But surprisingly, the gameplay was actually quite good, and it’s not as bad as I make it sound. The art was pretty good too for an online otome game (it’s not online but you know what I mean).
The characters are as follows:
- Merui Lucas, the protagonist of the story. She is a 16 year old girl who dont take no crap from anyone stealing her shizzles. Lol, im not joking. She goes crazy over a guy who “steals” her rare item, which sparks off the story in which you have to decide in the end, exactly who is Alistair?
- Travis Wright is the cool president of the computer club. He’s strikingly similar to Kyoya Otori from OHSHC, in regards to the looks and cool personality. Personally my favorite :3
- Shiro Takayama is the shy, (tsundere?) shota. He is quite cute, and I enjoyed his gameplay.
- Derek Nevine is the sporty popular guy, like the Jinguji Ren of the group. He’s kind of flirtatious, and in the ending of one route (don’t remember which) in the end he stormed off and was so arrogant I wanted to punch him a little bit. But his gameplay wasn’t bad, I thought it was okay.
Feel like playing? Luckily, the game is available for FREE. Click here to download, and read about the story, characters, staff, walkthroughs for each character, etc.