It’s been awhile guys~ Sorry I didn’t update much these days as I was in a rush for an event, namely AFA SG 2012. Well back to the main topic of the game I’ve been playing recently but stopped a little while: Diabolik Lovers.
Most of you otome gamers would’ve probably heard about Diabolik Lovers already since they had 6 Drama CDs released before the game. Each Drama CD is dedicated to each scenario of the characters specifically with the heroine and recorded with a dummy head mic, which means potential eargasm. This game is practically about Dou-S vampire brothers and the heroine, so read further if you are interested to know the general plot; I won’t be writing anything about specific routes yet but I’ve completed all endings of Ayato and Kanato. (I’m halfway through with Raito.)
So starting off, heroine(Yui) is being told that she has to move in to another place cuz her “father” is going elsewhere to work. And by this, she is “sent” from the church to live with 6 brothers whom she didn’t know are vampires. When she first enters the house, Yui finds Ayato sleeping on the sofa and gets shocked that he isn’t breathing, thus panicking to call for an ambulance. In the end, Ayato wakes up, asks who the hell she is and pushes her down. (｡♥‿♥｡) Putting aside how annoying she is, I almost flipped the table loads of times throughout the plot, I’m serious. It didn’t turn out to be much of a plot twist but anyway, Yui struggles and tries to run away. There we have it, the usual HOLYSHIT WHAT reaction, and the heroine getting all scared but have to make a choice in the end.
While struggling to get away from Ayato, the whole family wakes up thanks to all the noise she’s making. I found this CG pretty hilarious seeing how Subaru “scolds” Raito and I find him really cute to be honest. Well, Raito appears and begins to flirt and be all “bitch-chan” so I don’t suppose Subaru is wrong in scolding him.xD
And so, Reiji appears. THE SHITSUJI HENTAI– /shot No, I mean the serious looking “shitsuji-like” Dou-S. He kindly explains everything to Yui, and by kindly, I mean he was seriously being very nice and explaining the fact that they were vampires and stuff to her. But Yui was getting all whiny and making it seem like something went wrong in her life which, while I understand she’s probably confused cause’ she probably didn’t expect any of this to happen but no, I just don’t really favour Mary Sue-ish heroines especially when they are really really whiny. Yui runs away, this time bumping into Shuu at the main entrance and soon, the whole family makes their appearance.(the first CG I put up)
So they all decide that she must stay since the church knows their identity and sent her there, it must be some kind of decision already and they(Shuu) already accepted it so no complains. But since they are vampires, they decide to “feast” upon Yui because they’re “hungry”. But Yui decides to act all high class and insists she chooses who is allowed to suck her blood at the moment Kanato decides to bite her and thus, his innocent “Eh?” face.Σ(゜ロ゜;) I thought she would reject them all but I guess she decided to demand the choice to choose??? I can’t remember who said what, but I remember one of the brothers mentioning how she was acting like a “high class prostitute”. Yui, I don’t bear any grudge against you, but I think he’s damn right. I’m not gonna side with sad heroines here, cuz I’ve seen many others and to be honest, I’ll side with Hakuouki’s Chizuru and Arcana Famiglia’s Felicita more. It’s not that they’re super sad-lifed but they don’t whine as much. I really can’t stand how Yui is acting so “I refuse to” but ends up in situations which really make her out to be really bitchy.(You’ll know once I go through the individual routes.)
Well, so from here, you decide on one of the three brothers to go for since you can’t unlock all 6 at once. You need to complete the first half before going for the second half.
First half: Ayato, Kanato, Raito.
Second half: Shuu, Reiji, Subaru.
Nope, I doubt this game contains any hidden characters for you to go for but I’m pretty peeved at how similar this plot is to Vampire Sweetie(which I’ve done a review on before) and Gekka Ryouran Romance. I know Gekka Ryouran Romance came from the same company, but I have had enough of mysterious no parents or has to live in xxx place and then meets a group of people and gets involved with all of them, each having some tragic ending or experience somewhere along the line.
All in all, I like this game STILL. There are awesome seiyuus and great art so I won’t deny it’s good. The Drama CDs came out pretty nicely and I would do a review on it some other time BUT the game itself had a very uhm, common prologue/opening, so I didn’t really like it until they revealed more of the plot but that’s after the “Dark” arc in every route.ヽ( ￣д￣;)ノ
If anyone’s pissed at how I’m actually ranting about Yui here, I’m sorry. But she really irritated the heck out of me in one of Kanato’s endings and unfortunately, that’s not going to change. I like all the brothers but if there’s something that really irritates me, it’s how they can’t seem to hesitate at anything at all. Like how we may like(or not like), seeing characters contemplate, hesitate or get anxious over answering or doing something, there is no essence of this in Diabolik Lovers, well as far as I’ve seen but… meh, I’ll leave it up to you to try playing the game yourself. Art-wise, OST wise, I love it but it’s just pretty vexing over the reactions of Yui sometimes. Other than that, no complains.
I’m pretty busy with events, school and stuff so I won’t be updating very often but I’ll reply to the comments whenever I have time so feel free to ask if you want the walkthrough or have some queries whatsoever. I enjoy reading comments or opinions as well.