Kimchi Tea
 
 
I'm a kitty!
Steam Trade Matcher QuickMatch [www.steamtradematcher.com]
Backlog [backloggery.com] YaoiRecs Curator
Former contributor to But can it run in Win XP?
Every once in a while I go through my friends list and delete people I haven't traded with in a while and don't recall interacting with. Nothing personal; it's just easier for me to keep track of. If you think I deleted you accidentally or otherwise want me to add you again, just leave a comment.
Currently Offline
Last Online 7 hrs, 2 mins ago
Screenshot Showcase
This game is so unrealistic.
8 1
Achievement Showcase
7,170
Achievements
144
Perfect Games
49%
Avg. Game Completion Rate
Etc.
I go offline a lot even if I'm around. Just message me and I'll reply if I'm here.

One of my hobbies is making little tweak mods for Ren'Py visual novels that no one else wanted or asked for. I take requests if it's something within my ability.

Emoticon Collection

Wizard Hats
Hearts
Keys
Beverages
Books
Smileys
Cute Animals
Random Interesting Things
Letters So I Can One Day Spell My Name in Emoticons Like All the Cool Kids

Most other emoticons in my inventory are up for trade, preferably for something in one of the above categories of similar value, or (if it's worth 3-4 cents only) its crush value in gems.
Achievement Showcase
7,170
Achievements
144
Perfect Games
49%
Avg. Game Completion Rate
Guide Showcase
Angels with Scaly Wings 100% Achievement Guide
By Kimchi Tea
Beach Bounce Complete Endings Guide (Spoilers!)
By Kimchi Tea
Blind Love 100% Achievement Guide
By Kimchi Tea
Club Life Nameable Protagonist Mod
By Kimchi Tea
14
Guides
8
Followers
Review Showcase
11.5 Hours played
First off, this story is centered on a villain protagonist, and most of the routes involve the protagonist r*ping his "love interests" using blackmail or emotional manipulation.

I agree with some of the other reviewers that there's too much r*pe in boys love games, but while it bothers me when it's presented as a healthy relationship or no big deal, f*cked up stories can be interesting if they're aware they're f*cked up, so I'm okay with it. YMMV.

The narration style is sparse, delivered in the third person and rarely diving deep inside a character's head. I think that distance works well for a story like this, leaving some mystery and ambiguity, letting the story unfold without making the player complicit in the protagonist's misdeeds. Perhaps it's also the case that if you've experienced abuse, you can better fill in the gaps of the characters' emotions and why they behave the way they do, leading to a fuller, more impactful story than more fortunate readers might get.

Unfortunately, the lack of detail leads to some abrupt endings -- particularly the good endings, which seem reluctant to address the fact that even if the protagonist gives up his revenge plan and tries to make amends, he still has to clean up a whole lot of sh*t. I also wish the interactive mode scenes were used to greater effect.

The translation is much better than a lot of VNs on Steam, but kind of feels like the devs hired a competent translator and then couldn't afford a copy editor. The style and flow are generally good, but the script is full of typos and minor grammar errors, as well as a few repeated awkward phrasings ("the latter" is one that particularly stuck out).

The H-scenes aren't censored for Steam (the CGs are just drawn from angles that don't show naughty bits, which is fine with me). There's a bit of wonky anatomy, but in general the CGs look great. The voice acting often feels flat (I'm not familiar with Korean, so there's probably nuances I'm not picking up on), but it has its moments. Except for Laurence's route, all the sex is noncon/dubcon and not romantic, but again, it's clearly not meant to portray healthy relationships. Depending on the route, the protagonist can be a seme or a power bottom, neither of which are super common in yaoi games, so that's nice.

I bought Beyond Eden for the yaoi and discovered a powerfully emotional story about flawed, complex, and ultimately sympathetic characters. The content requires a bit of a "recommended if you like that sort of thing" hedge, but still, definitely recommended.

Recent Activity

2.4 hrs on record
last played on Nov 24
4.0 hrs on record
last played on Nov 24
14.9 hrs on record
last played on Nov 23
Emilim Oct 27 @ 1:00am 
𝓗𝓪𝓿𝓮 𝓪 𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓮 𝓭𝓪𝔂
Adam Jensen 007 Oct 20 @ 7:06pm 
Ty for the trade congratz on 93! I hope you reach 100 winter sale. Keep your sets ready for winter sale 2 more months almost
StormSonic CSGOSpeed.com Oct 19 @ 1:13pm 
+Rep Great Trader!
Vic Meng Oct 18 @ 6:23pm 
nice trader
DOGGE not DOGE Sep 20 @ 2:07pm 
+Rep such fast, much friendly trader wow <3
EMP Sep 20 @ 1:07pm 
ty for giveaway