I love this game. Did I mention that? It’s freaking dumb, it makes me feel like the worst mix of weeb trash and basic bitch, like I can see another version of myself hovering over me when I play, sneering with derision at myself for blushing at pretty animu boys, like, I’m way too old for this shit, but I do love it. I do.
As always, fair warning that this post contains LOADS OF SPOILERS. Do NOT read on if you plan to ever play Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~!
Christopher wanted to take advantage of a Best Buy sale today, so we went out! I wore my new ODU onesie that Yookey designed. It has the cutest pastel dinos all over it:
Christopher has really been spoiling me lately. He got me another new game, Giraffe and Annika: Musical Mayhem Edition, which I’ve promised myself I will not open until I’ve finished Code: Realize / Guardian Of Rebirth.
This game just looks like the cutest thing from the box alone! It’s also quite well reviewed.
It’s a big thick box, comes with lots of goodies: a CD with the soundtrack, an art book and three patches!!
We also had McDonald’s for lunch. It was a really cheerful outing. Christopher tempered his spoiling of me with savage one liners such as:
Me: "I love this game already, it looks so stupid and cute."
Him, patting me on the head in front of the cashier: "Just like you!"
And, upon me commenting about it being a one-player game:
Today was a pretty good day, other than a bunch of bug bites bothering me after mowing the lawn yesterday (no seriously… they are driving me mad! I got so many, too!)
Let’s see… Tomoyo seems to be improving (again), I got a LOT of commission work done, played video games, adjusted my Internet blocks so that now the amount of time I spend on FA is also drastically reduced, and made a double-extra-check to ensure certain sources of online toxicity were blocked down to a molecular level on my permanent block list, the one I can never access even when my blocks are off.
I’m using a new Internet blocking app. Switched from FocusMe to Cold Turkey Blocker and it’s so much better, less buggy, and more flexible. I can access FA at certain times now, but some profiles that could have been sources of just… bad stuff, are blocked forever and I can never see them again. That feels SO good. 😌
As far as games, I’m still playing Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ and it’s fun. I thought Lupin was the main love interest and I like him a lot, but I haven’t figured out how to pursue him, so my interest went in another direction. But as far as looks, he’s definitely the best…
Maybe it’s the top hat. Anyway I ended up going after Van Helsing somehow. I like the hard to get type.
Yeah… I’m sure that’s all it is…
Overall thoughts so far: this story takes so many liberties with its historical inspirations that the glossary is basically to explain how X thing that means this in the real world breaks the rules in the world of the game. It’s so blatant that it’s funny. Vampires make ZERO sense in this game. The dog sounds like a barking human rather than a dog. And I’ve caught a few typos.
But overall… I can see myself playing it a few times, and getting the sequel.
Anyway I’m tired and I have a long day of commission work ahead so it’s goodnight from me!
I had a subscription to WoW for a month, but as it came close to renewing I canceled it again. I want to keep playing, but since right now I’m reading Bears of The Ice and playing Code: Realize / Guardian Of Rebirth, it is better to take a break. However I am still very much in a WoW mood.
When I jumped back in last month, I got a new mount and race-changed back to a dwarf. Here are a couple of screenshots I took while playing that I found pretty or funny.
I also ordered a WoW gaming mat and pillow since they were having a pretty good sale, and I needed a new gaming mat after I switched my setup. Those should come in the mail today, but here’s stock photos in the meantime:
I’ll make another post when FedEx gets here with proper photos. ^_^
I’m playing two visual novels at this time, one with Christopher and one by myself. The image above isn’t really spoilery but anything else I say after this probably will be. Also, content warning for huge ass ramble on professional diagnoses of mental illness. 🙃
We finished Ever17! Honestly, I thought we would be playing it for weeks and weeks… as in, months… and there isn’t really a game I can play every single day for a minimum of an hour a day for months on end. When doing that, it is inevitable that at least a few days I’ll play when I really don’t feel like it.
So when we first started, half of me was excited, but the other half slightly dreaded it… just a little… I didn’t know if I would like it, and if I found that I didn’t, I’d have to still play the whole thing, if I didn’t want to disappoint Christopher. 😅
Now… I wish it HAD lasted months… it ended too soon.
While I admit I didn’t want to play every single day and sometimes I wished I could skip a day and have time in between to look forward to it more (which would apply to any game or book I am enjoying, frankly, as well as any tv show I am watching) on the whole, I immensely enjoyed the game.
The rest of this post includes written spoilers as well as spoilery art taken directly from the game, so it’ll be under the cut. IF YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED EVER17 AND YOU INTEND TO SOMEDAY, YOU SHOULD STOP READING HERE. Much like with Undertale, once you spoil this shit, you’ll never be able to enjoy it properly.