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Otome Number 3: Sonnet009’s ‘Rei’

23 Apr

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This is the first otome I’ve played this summer vacation, and I was pleasantly surprised at the freshness of the game even after following a well-worn path of supernatural romance.

Sonnet009’s writing was a delicate morsel, something that even when taken in great amounts doesn’t spoil your appetite (huh, when did I get so poetic and critic-y?). In the lemmasoft forum where she posted the completed game, she stated that almost all of the material she used for the game was free stuff. That didn’t stop me from being impressed at the game (which she completed in only three days, btw), though. It was touching, sweet, a delight to play.

You might ask why RE: Alistair, whose plots I relegated to the ‘cliche’ folder, isn’t better than this, story-wise. High school, romance, supernatural? Sounds veeery cliche to me. But when Sonnet009 put her writing skills to work, the story became a great new one, the scuffs reworked into a touching tale.

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What a hottie.

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Ready to play? I know you are. Click the link below!

http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=20255

 
4 Comments

Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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4 responses to “Otome Number 3: Sonnet009’s ‘Rei’

  1. sonnet009

    May 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Hey there. First of all, thank you so much for not only taking the time to play “Rei”, but to review it as well. Quite a few people have said that the supernatural/high school theme made them not want to play, since it is a very familiar setting. I knew this, but wanted to use the set-up to make a not-so familiar story. So it makes me incredibly happy to know that you found it fresh.

    On another note, I think it’s great that you’re reviewing these freeware games that are so easy to overlook. There’s some real talent in the amateur VN creation community, and it’s awesome that you’re helping to showcase it.

     
    • apoeticalfriday

      May 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      You’re very welcome! It was my pleasure to play it, and my honor to review it (: And, yes, it really made me respect your writing because I, a person who’s an INCREDIBLY picky reader, played the game and found the story great and fresh and enjoyable.

      Nah, it’s really my honor to ‘showcase’ other people’s work, so to speak. I’d like it for other people to know about VNs and their amazing and hardworking creators

       
  2. Lizzie

    June 18, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Thank you SO much for reviewing this game, I never would have found it otherwise. It’s such a cute story, and the memory-ending was just AAAAWWH-so-cuuute! x3 Rei is such a hottie, oh my gosh x.x Thank you again 😀

     
    • apoeticalfriday

      July 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Yayyyy, I’m really happy that my blog is achieving its purpose ❤ Re: ending– it was just lovely ❤ Actually, the whole game is. Props to the sonnet009 for her awesome writing skills!
      No, thank YOU for reading this, and supporting the lovely creators of these lovely games! (:

       

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