Hot Roomies (Free Otome Game) Review

Title: Hot Roomies
Title in Google Play: Love Triangle – Free Otome Game
Developer: Hanabi Media
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Genre: Otome, Romance, Visual Novel

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Ok, the first thing you have to know about this game that would make you really happy is: IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!

That’s right! IT’S FREE! Play it until you finish it!

Most otome games offer in-game purchases, though you can play without paying anything ’till the end. Those games are the type that let’s you read about 5 sections of a chapter each day, or you need to fulfill some kind of mission to proceed (which sometimes takes forever to complete). If you want to free yourself from the hassle, you can buy stuff in-game.

But this game doesn’t have those kind of game enders which sometimes takes so long to fulfill you lose interest in the game. Again, it’s absolutely FREE!

The only feature you can buy there is removing the ads (which only appears at the far bottom of the screen, very easy to ignore. It’s not a bother). And, even if there are ads, you can play the game OFFLINE! (Again, unlike other otome games).

Ok, enough with it being free. I think you get it. (o゚▽゚)

Story

Basically, the game is about MC-chan (your character who you can name), who just graduated and is looking for work and a place to live in independently. On her graduation ceremony, she and her childhood best friend, Tsukasa, saw each other. Tsukasa just returned to Japan from America and is now starting a career as a professor in a new job he landed. He is also looking for a new place to stay, so they decided to look together. Eventually, they were offered a place to rent and they went to check the place out. It so happened that the owner of the house is Kazuya, a well-known author who MC-chan looked up to when she was a kid. And so, the three of them became roomies and eventually, a love triangle was created.

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The game also has a few side characters they talk to and get together with such as MC-chan’s friends, Kazuya’s grandmother, and one of Tsukasa’s students. It’s a shame that the game was too short, the side characters weren’t much explored.

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Anyways, the story was very interesting because, well, you’re in the middle of the love team. You’re the prize in the competition between two handsome guys! Aaaand, both of them are very sweet and loves to flatter you a lot. Haha!

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I did mention before that the story was very short. It was. I think, you can finish it in maybe 1 to 2 hours of playing. There are lots of potential plots and it was really a shame that it was very short to explore them. The cute student who likes Tsukasa, for example, wasn’t really a threat. Actually she’s just there to help MC-chan realize that she feels jealous.

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(SPOILER ALERT!) The game ended when I didn’t expect it to because it was short. You know how otome games let you pick what to do or what to say? Well, there was this one choice where the two guys ask you out to some place special because they were going to say something important to you. So, you had to pick who to go to. I casually picked Kazuya because childhood friends are strong enough to wait haha. But lo and behold, that was the last choice you’re going to make in-game because that will determine the end of the story. So, I ended up with Kazuya while in the back of my head, I still wanna explore my choices with Tsukasa. That was fast…

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Gameplay

Very fancy and engaging.

Aside from the usual gameplay where you read dialogues and click next, this game has a lot more to it. I’ll just enumerate them:

– Get to choose the words you put in the ad in a fill-in-the-blanks style

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– A mini game about cats

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– Phone calls
– Choose messages to type in texts

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– Choose your room, present, and dress
– Choose who to dance with, go with, and etc.
– Pop out photographs

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– AND! Manga-style pages for special scenes

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And for me, it was nice ❤

Conclusion

Do I recommend the game? Absolutely! It’s free! And the story is interesting anyway. I’d rate it:

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It’s very nice but I left it on 4.5 because it was very short. It just… ended like that. Though, you can repeat and try different choices. Anyways, do play it and enjoy it yourselves. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Quipsphere: A World Where Thoughts Come to Life

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Name: Quipsphere
Developer: Quipsphere
Release date: May 7, 2016

Goodbye Twitter and hello Quipsphere, the new app which lets you voice out your thoughts to the world! With its official hashtag #BreakTheSilence, the silence would really be broken by actually recording what you have to say instead of just typing it!

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Pretty much like Twitter but better, Quipsphere also revolves around hashtags and following. Trending hashtags are available on the menu but the difference is that you also get to record your message other than just inserting a typed message or a picture. You can also categorize your quips so that the other users know what you might be talking about. There are also Spheres, which are groups in which members can interact in. Spheres can also be followed by non- members or can be set in private with a password.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to voice out your messages instead of simply typing them? For people who has a hard time typing for example, wouldn’t it be better to just say whatever you have to say?

Wouldn’t it be safe to hear the messages on your group in autoplay when you’re not available to get your hands on your phone? While your driving, for example, you couldn’t scroll and read through the messages on your group because you’d be focusing on driving. Quipsphere allows you to listen to the messages in autoplay! Cool~!

Wouldn’t it also be awesome to hear someone instead of just reading their messages? Imagine following a famous celebrity and instead of reading their tweets, you would be hearing their voices through their quips? I think that would be super awesome!

If you love singing, like I do, wouldn’t it be wonderful to record your singing for the world to hear?

And that’s why I love Quipsphere. It really is addicting and it would really be awesome if it would be used even by celebrities ❤

I will make a tutorial about Quipsphere, so please watch out for that.

Please follow me in Quipsphere @koimiazaki.  My sphere where I sing is @KoiSongBee, please follow also. Don't forget to follow me here in WordPress too 🙂

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Much appreciated ❤

ibis Paint X Review

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Name: ibis Paint X – Sketchbook
Developer: ibis inc

Hey Guys!

Just want to share with you THE BEST application for drawing which is available in Apple and Android, called Ibis Paint!

I’ve been using it for yeaaars. I’ve also been making a lot of game money for art works that I make using this app and sell in the gaming world. It’s very easy to use, it has a lot of tools, it has a lot of functions, it has a lot of… space for creativity. Just reviewing it right now cause I just made a comeback in drawing. Ever since our apple ipad broke, I haven’t been able to draw because it was so hard to draw using the phone (can’t even make face without having a crooked line). But thanks to the new feature called Stabilizer which fixes those crooked lines, I can now draw again! Thanks a lot Ibis! ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ

Anyways, I’m going to go through with the pros and cons of this app. And I’m sure there will be more pros than cons.

PROS:

1. A lot of tools which makes it possible to create professional art

Don’t mess with Ibis, it’s not like other apps. It actually compares with Sai or other drawing tools in the PC in my opinion.

Here’s a quick glance of its tools: (sorry, I don’t know all of their names)

Brushes, Eraser, Move, Magic Wand, Loop Selection thingy, Hand mixer thingy, Blur, Fill, Dropper, Colors (complete with hues), Layers, Undo, Re-do, Import Photo, Copy, Flip, Opacity, Blue Selector thingy, Ruler, Stabilizer, etc.

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2. You can view the process of creation through a movie

Watch and enjoy your achievement by going through the fast forwarded process of drawing ❤

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3. You can duplicate, save to ibis gallery, and export as .jpg to you galleries

Easy saving! Yey!!! And you can share it in the ibis community where you can also do others’ artworks and view how they made it.

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CONS:

1. No Text Feature 😦

Though you can write what you want to say, there’s no text feature where you can just type the text, choose the font, etc. You can just use other applications for that. But, that’s really a downside though.

CONCLUSION:

Yep, it’s just one down feature for me. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s perfect! So… I rate it…

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Congratulations IBIS!

Though this review is super late, I have been loving this app for years now ❤
AND IT'S STILL BEING UPDATED! More improvements to come!