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ɴᴏᴛᴇ: ᴋᴇᴇᴘ ɪɴ ᴍɪɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʜᴀᴋᴜᴏᴋɪ ᴋʏᴏᴛᴏ ᴡɪɴᴅs ɪs ᴏɴʟʏ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴀʟғ ɢᴀᴍᴇ/ᴘʟᴏᴛ. ᴋʏᴏᴛᴏ ᴡɪɴᴅs ᴇɴᴅs, ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴᴅɪᴠɪᴅᴜᴀʟ ᴄʜᴀʀᴀᴄᴛᴇʀ ʀᴏᴜᴛᴇs ɪɴ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ʜᴀᴋᴜᴏᴋɪ ᴠᴇʀsɪᴏɴs ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴜsᴜᴀʟʟʏ ʙᴇɢɪɴ.

Everything worked perfectly fine for me, so I can't really say anything about crushes, bugs, or something like that.

First, I would like to mention the significant differences to Hakuoki Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: The graphic quality has greatly improved compared to the PSP Version, so has the sound quality and the quality of the CG’s as well.
There are many new animations and the animated lip synchronization is also a new feature. The layout seems much "cleaner" now and fits perfectly into the rest of the game.

There are six new routes including three bachelors which previously didn’t even appeared before (Souma Kazue, Iba Hachirou, Sakamoto Ryouma) Familiar faces like Nagakura Shinpachi, Keisuke Sannan and Susumu Yamazaki have now their own routes to your heart! The Kazama Chikage route, which was rather short, is now much longer.
They have also added new CG's for each route. Everything is much more detailed, better explained and much longer.

Now to the actual review:

Hakuoki plays in the Tokugawa period (Edo Period) and makes use of the names of the most famous Shinsengumi members, which have actually once really existed.
We’ll find ourselves also in the middle of the Shogunat conflict. The whole story is very close to the previously real-life events and it will lead you through a lot of knowledge of japan history. Of course there are many differences as well, but you will be surprised if you google the characters and when you discover how much these fictive characters have in common with the real ones.

Each route has its own personal background story, which will getting interesting, the further you come in the story. At a certain point (only in the next part) the routes will be completely individual and can not be longer compared with each other like in Kyoto Winds, where you are mostly following a common path. The romance is not really present in Kyoto Winds, it is more like a "Meet and great" and it's filled with much information and a lot of story telling. Also, it will give you the chance to get familiar and attracted to all of them.

The romance interests are characterized by individuality. Each guy has his good and bad sites. Every bachelor has an own unique story and background.

The MC Chizuro Yukimura (The name is changeable) is in comparison to many other MC's not just a head full of air, plain or just devoting herself to everyone, she has her own mind. It is possible to identify yourself with her personality, her decisions, reactions and her thoughts so it’s not a difficult task to dive completely into her role, if you wish so.

The soundtrack is really beautiful always atmospheric and perfectly fitting into the situations.

Since I don’t want to mention too much from the upcoming love story, which is missing in this game, I just want to say: It will be really worth it. Hakuoki has so many happy, shocking, calm, heartwarming AND heartbreaking moments as well that I can hardly put it into words... so I really look forward to the more detailed romance scenes which will, hopefully, come up with the next part.

One negative thing I have to mention though: I don't think that this game is really 80 hours long... there is a lot of skipping if you're using "Skip Read" after you've played through 2-3 Routes. I'd a realistic time would be between 30-40 hours.

Nevertheless: Hakuoki is for me one of the best and most enjoyable otomes that even exists and is characterized by an outstanding, well-written and stirring story, which you will think about, many decisions and great characters. Even the side characters are really likable.

I really can't wait for the next game!

PS: Handsome men in kimonos are freakin’ hot!

Farewell for now. (I love this soundtrack and Chikage) :D
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