So, I’ve started this faboulousmax game yesterday and I quite like it actually. I’m reading the manga (since it’s ongoing), but I haven’t heard the Dramas Cds, so I don’t kno all the story. The game is about a man, who arrive into a country called wonderland. He gets into a city and there, a guy with cats ears call him “Alice”. But Alice isn’t sure he is Alice (being him, I wouldn’t be sure myself, since Alice is a girl name… those japaneses people and their crazy idea!). Anyway, he go meet the Queen of heart (who is a he-queen! not a dragqueen, just a plain male-queen… no, they couldn’t cal him the king of heart, would have been too easy!), that male sexy beast, well, another one male sexy beast, who tell Alice that he is the 89th participant to a game in wich Alice have to kill the White Rabit. So Alice accept and go to a quest with tyhe Mad hatter to kill the white rabit.
So I don’t have finish the game, but I think I’m at 1/3 of it. First of all, the graphics are gorgeous. The game is a “visual novel” game type, where you talk to people and while doing theyr are standing still. It can get really boring in some games, but in this one, the good graphic makes it more easely playable. See for yourself:
Those “normal” sequence are often cut by more beautiful pictures. These kind of games are really like reading a visual book while listening to the drama cd: there aren’t any action or shooting or running: you just go where the story bring you. You can sometimes choose a destination, but if you don’t choose the good one, you get a bad ending, so I think there is only one good road, contrary to otome games.
But even so, I think it is really interesting. Of course, to really understand the story, you must be good in japanese because all of it is only dialogues and texts in japanese. The language level is for an good reader, and come of the actions are describes in a narative way. If you have read the manga, it sticks to the story pretty well, but it seems to be a few changes. Since I haven’t finish it, I can’t really tell to what extend it is near the manga.
So, that’s around it. I’m really enjoying this game, but there are places where there is too much dialogue and like everytime I’m playing theses kind of game, I have difficulties to keep concentrate on it for a long time, so I just skip some dialogues. But the beautiful images are really a highlight of that game. I can’t says if I would recomend it, since I haven’t finish it.