(VN – Eushully) Kamidori Alchemy Meister – 神採りアルケミーマイスター
April 18, 2012 4 Komentar
Hi, everyone it’s been awhile since the last updates; well, I’ve manage to re-upload some of dl link but it’s still in progress before we manage to re-upload all of dl section. Is that the reason to the delayed updates? Not really, and to be honest actually I’ve been addicted to one vn (more like rpg to me) for past few weeks. Furthermore, that certain vn is the one which I would like to share right now.
This time I’ve posted-up rpg theme vn Kamidori that produced by Eushully. Need to inform the same experience also faced Takajun when he played this game that was made him delayed translation of Majikoi for a week. In addition, recently aroduc has been release translation patch of this vn which gives gently breeze to vn fans out there; well, actually it’s not really recently and it’s kind bit late to share it now but who cares?! We just like to share it anyway (however, we still terribly sorry for neglecting the updates on our web-log).
Actually visual novel that included RPG element has been released quite lot but only few that translated in English, one that you might recognize is Sengoku Rance by Alice Soft (Oh, I’ve never share it in may blog isn’t it? Maybe we will share it sometimes). Hence, here we are posted some few writing about Kamidori; more likely a couple of contributors who did it and all we’ve done just put slight foreword and formatted in user friendly manner so you guys could keep informed and enjoyed while read it before maybe you would like to dl it.
Credits goes to contribution of mod of eroge for dl links towards MF hosting and Takajun who give most fine reviews for the game that can become good reference for the visitors. Note before you would comply something it would be nice if you read disclaimer notice in our profile page.
Yuidora is an industrial city where crafts from numerous countries gather and where a wide variety of weapons and armors are created. Living in this city, Wilfred succeeded his workshop from his deceased parents and just took his first step to becoming an alchemist.
While there is tension within the kingdom and with neighboring countries, Wilfred hires three women as his bodyguards. Wilfred aspires to discover and create new crafts. He is always busy, studying and developing his workshop, along with help from many different races.
As he develops his workshop and becomes more intimate with others, he is faced with the troubles they are facing. Strife in their country, war with other countries, dispute with other races… He is dragged into war that determines the destiny of Yuidora and the Mikelty Kingdom…
The peace of the kingdom is in the hands of the young boy and girls.
Taka-San’s VN Review
I’ll get right to the point. The story sucks. There’s no deep story and there’s no character depth. The characters felt flat, and you really don’t get to know the characters. The weren’t enough love-love events, and it was so bad that you couldn’t tell that the protag was going out with the heroine even after entering a specific route (except for a few Hscenes). The story is very happy (unlike Genrin) for an Eushully game. The story also suffers from an incredibly slow pace and super-convenient plot.
But even with all these negative aspects of the story, I didn’t really care since I wasn’t reading this for the story. As with Himegari, I would’ve rather liked it if the story was shorter so I could get back to the gameplay part.
The game is about exploring maps/dungeons, creating items, and building your store. The battle system is like the ones in Genrin and Himegari, except it’s been improved and refined since then. The gameplay in this game is very, very good. There is just so much to do in this game: combining and creating items, collecting items, strengthening costumes, building your store, growing your characters, etc, etc. There is also a lot of freedom in the game. The game isn’t that hard, but you can always change the difficulty and there are extra dungeons. There are so many things to do and collect that it may become gruntwork for perfectionists (look at my playtime ^^;).
The bad parts. I didn’t like the level up stat increase randomizer. If you want a good character, you have to save -> turn start -> level up character -> reload if you don’t like stat increase. This gets cumbersome after a while. Another bad thing is that there is a big difference in strength of characters, especially after the first playthrough. All characters without 2 actions will be put in reserve because they just aren’t good compared to 2 actions. It’s also annoying how skills that allow you to move certain terrains have to be equipped onto the valuable skill slots (it’s too much hassle to change skills depending on terrain).
But with all the flaws, it’s still a really fun game and it really hooks you in and makes you keep playing. I loved it, especially since I love SRPG.
The graphics are good and the characters are drawn well. I didn’t have any problem with it. Just go look at the sample pics in the link above. Not much else to say about them.
The BGM is not memorable. I even had to go back and reboot the game and listen back so I remembered what the music was like. I don’t like the vocal song, and during the game, you’re mostly too concerned about the gameplay to worry about the BGM. Listening to it again, the BGMs aren’t that bad, but some of the tracks are way too overplayed.
From the title, you have CG mode, recollection mode, and BGM mode. From in-game, you can change window mode, text speed, font, sound (voice, BGM, SE) volumes. There are also game-specific settings such as animation of movements, battles, auto turn end, etc. I like how you can turn off a lot of things for more efficient gameplay. During the game, you can also check things such as monster list, item list, quest list, skill list, character and term dictionary.
There are a few bad things about the system too. First, there’s no log after scene change. Then there’s the obligatory no “keep voices after mouse click” option, and you also can’t skip the ending movie.
The ero wasn’t good in this game. I like the ero in the Genrin series, so I don’t know why I don’t like the ero in Eushully’s other games. The text just seems bland, and although the scenes are decently long, it was really boring to read. It didn’t help that I didn’t have any attachment to the characters. However, I thought it was cool how each heroine had different Hscenes with different costumes. Each heroine has 8+ scenes, and most of the side female characters have Hscenes as well. All the Hscenes are pretty normal, and this may be a first for a game from Eushully, as there is no rape scene!
Final Score: 9/10
Get this game for the gameplay and gameplay only. It will disappoint you if you expect anything else from it. And they deliver big on gameplay. It will be a great game if you like grinding and collecting stuff. This is exactly the kind of game I love, so I enjoyed it a lot (probably spent too much time playing it and neglecting translation after it came out …). Now, I wish they would make Genrin 3 someday…
Recommended for: People who like gameplay, people who like SRPG, people who love grinding, and people who have lots of time.
Not recommended for: People who want story, people who want great characters, people who want short gameplay, people who hate grinding, people who want Eushully rape.
Using MF hosting appx. 4,25 Gb
- Kamidori part 1 Kamidori Part 11 Kamidori Part 21
- Kamidori part 2 Kamidori Part 12 Kamidori Part 22
- Kamidori part 3 Kamidori Part 13
- Kamidori part 4 Kamidori Part 14
- Kamidori part 5 Kamidori Part 15
- Kamidori part 6 Kamidori Part 16
- Kamidori part 7 Kamidori Part 17
- Kamidori part 8 Kamidori Part 18
- Kamidori part 9 Kamidori Part 19
- Kamidori part 10 Kamidori Part 20
English Patch (Fan Translated by Aroduc from Seiha Translation)
Instructions for use:
System in Japanese locale/language support installed
Make sure you have Kamidori and ALL THREE append disks installed.
Put patch in game directory and run it.
I do suggest changing the font through in-game config. I use Gothic personally, but a number of them look okay.
- Append Disk v. 1.0 – Part 1
- Append Disk v. 1.0 – Part 2
- Append Disk Hanna-san no Junrei Ryokouki
- Append Disk v. 2.0
Also if you want I have 100% save data and .ssg file for anyone who willing cheat via SpoilerAL. Hence, that’s all for today and see you again next time.
Happy Blogging – Sprucefir