Well, I finished up with all my problems/work a lot sooner than I thought I would, so I thought I'd put this up so I'd have it claimed and ready. I probably won't start on the actual LP for another day or two, but I'll let you all vote on the guy we want to pursue and in the meantime I'll work on my Koezaru thread and do lots of writing for my own VN. I've actually already translated/summarized the entire prologue of this game before this, so at least I have a bit of a buffer. :3 Anyway! The game we'll be playing in this thread is Toki no Kizuna. It's a PSP game that was released in July of this year. The name loosely translates to "Bond of 10 Demons". Why, you might ask? Because this game is all about demons. 10 of them. ...well, actually we won't meet all 10 that the title refers to, but surely the number of characters in this game that are demons is more than 10...? ...err, moving along! If you've played Hakuouki or read the LPs of the game here, I have a little treat for you, too: this game is a companion game to Hakuouki. I hesitate to call it a prequel because although the events do happen before Hakuouki, it's not like these guys have much to do with the Shinsengumi. But if you want to think of it as a prequel, you can. Here's an abridged version of a scene from Hakuouki (Saitou's route): (to be read from left to right, top to bottom) Toki no Kizuna's plot surrounds this event—the things that built up to the schism between the demons and a bit of the aftermath. (in the year 1599! so quite some time ago) Thus, pretty much all the characters in Toki no Kizuna are ancestors to the demons of Hakuouki. Though you don't officially find out the TnK characters' surnames until later in the game, personally I think it's really obvious who's who. Still, I'll try and keep you guys guessing. (: The plot of the game centers on our heroine: One Suzumori Yukina. She's the leader of the Suzumori clan and one of the 十鬼衆 or jyukkishuu, which loosely translates to "10 demons", but it refers to the 10 people who are the leaders of their respective demon clans. They are all pure-blooded, as being the leader is something that's inherited. All four of the main guys you see in all the promotional art are also leaders of their clans. Anyway, the Suzumori clan is a special one—they're all sworn to protect Yase-hime, the princess who is the leader of the 10 clans and thus the leader of all the demons. The Suzumori clan and Yase-hime live in a secluded mountain village that has a barrier around it to prevent unauthorized entry. Toki no Kizuna starts when Yase-hime has called for a meeting of the 10 demon leaders because she has some important things to say. But this meeting sets some things into motion that the princess never could have expected and our heroine soon finds herself outside of Yase village on her own for the first time, entering a strange new world... The next few posts will be about the dateable guys, so you can like the post(s) of the guys you're interested in pursuing for this LP. I'll probably only do one route, but we'll see how it goes. I should note that this game is quite similar to Hakuouki in that it's not really that romantic. Also, there's a LOT of politics and war strategy and that sort of thing (a lot of my friends found the game a bit dry because of that but I LOVE THIS STUFF) so if that's not your cup of tea, well... There's plenty of other otome game LPs might be more to your taste. This is kind of a blind run in that I never finished the game, but I'm quite familiar with the events and the general gist of things, so it's not completely blind, I guess... |D Anyway, to the men!