Saya no Uta – Human nature

Saya no uta

[The first time we met/]

“Saya no Uta” is a visual novel about a guy named Fuminori, who goes through a terrible car accident, which damages his brain in a way that causes him to see the world and the people in it as a horrifying and grotesque piles of flesh. His sense of smell and taste change alongside, making his everyday life a living Hell furthermore. However, while he still recovers from the accident at a hospital, a lone girl appears before him – Young, beautiful, human- like – As seen among the meat-walls, from Fuminori’s own perspective. Mystery envelopes her presence and origins, along with a further enrolling quest of a [father] person that she seeks. [She tends to avoid people, but likes scaring the patients in the hospital, who react to .her. in a pretty “unique” way.] Fuminori however sees her as a light of hope for his dark world, one that could potentially save him from going completely insane. A bound is formed between the two, due to the heavy burden of loneliness through which both have suffered. Fuminori promises the girl, who introduces herself as Saya, that he’ll help her find this [father] person. Soon after he leaves the hospital, Fuminori is joined by Saya at his home. Saya appears to be quite secretive about her actions and doings, but eventually, her true nature is exposed…

The reason why she is the only person that Fuminori can see normally in the flesh- prison, bowling alley is because Saya herself is an actual eldritch abomination, who appears the same way to people, as they do to Fuminori after the accident. Regardless, Fuminori’s tolerance keeps the bound intact, what with the further enhance due to a sexual intercourse and him letting Saya do the cooking. It’s pretty weird in a way… I mean, who would let anyone else cook for them?…

Fuminori being secretive about his condition and his new weird habits soon attract the attention of his “former” friends/// .^ colleagues from the medical university he’s studying in. Their persistence to learn the truth crosses paths with Saya’s goals [?] and she makes sure to punish them well. “When death seems like a bliss, don’t slap the grin off my face!” Saya is a being that learns fast – a strong predator with regenerative body perk – Unmatched opponent for normal humans, especially if they are unarmed. [?onecanwonder]

“Saya no Uta” is not all that long. There are a total of four choices that you can pick from, each leading directly to a different ending. [One of the choices from first pair leads to the second pair.] Depending on what you pick, Saya will either leave Fuminori after she cure his brain, die at the hands of his colleagues[?] OR get pregnant and release stuff that will mutate the whole planet into meat- salad, hell- topping.

As a whole, everything from soundtrack and graphics to writing and plot development is on a pretty high level of FANTASTIC! Overall, “Saya no Uta” is a wonderful experience, so one should make sure to explore every single bit of it.

[How they saw it/]

“Saya no Uta” is a Japanese, horror VN about a girl named Saya, who despite her cute- loli look, is an actual eldritch abomination! The game features grotesque imagery and the main protagonist even has sex with Saya, which is weird, considering what she really is. I’m not sure how to feel about this whole scenario… I haven’t finished the game yet as it seems to drag on for quite a while. Maybe I’ll do it at some point in the future… I don’t know. I was actually looking for an erotic game to suggest to my friend and his wife, but I’m having second thoughts about picking this one. Someone told me about “Bible Black”, so I guess I’ll go with that…

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Saya no Uta 1.1 DONE!

[ A Flare’s Extra Xerosis – Dancing in the rain on a giant pie/]

What is the actual purpose of Saya’s presence within’? Perhaps most people would see her as an unique form of a lover, residing within’ a very specific situation. While this is true, there is more to it. Saya’s general appearance and various confrontations with the rest of the character cast shatters expectations and ideals from sides all over. One life she turns into heavenly utopia, while others – to dirt and below, where even worms can’t sing. In “Saya no Uta”, one is to see the true nature of humanity and how fragile it is to changes. The future of tomorrow is never clear. So are the relations between “beings”, so are the goals that they seek. Saya is but a mere example of a major change that could occur and affect humanity.

In return, humanity affects Saya as well. She learns about the true horrors of our constantly changing nature and gradually develops similar ideals like us. Is she afraid? Is she sad? In the end, our understandings can go “this” far, so in retrospective, so could have hers.

“Saya no Uta” is the butter on my crumbly toast!

Looking at the western comic adaptation, I noticed how low on focus is this general aspect that gave the novel it’s main flavor. If anything, it was presented in a pretty rough way, to the point where I think it might be accidental. I don’t think the story or art is bad, I just think that it feels like a weird, alternative – westernized spin- off. Fans say “No’! What do THEY even know? Fuckers!

Asahina Mikuru no Yoko Scroll Action – Contact lenses are weapons, Mikuru beam is blue – This platformer is hell, especially if you are new!

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It was the Golden Age of anime, as Suzumiya Haruhi emerged from the emerald gardens of Japan and everyone accepted her as their literal goddess and the best anime/light novel ever made. Eventually, the Haruhi Lemmings would later become corrupted with the influence of Lucky☆Star, transforming into what we now call a man in his early 30s working at McDonald’s. I however, learned of Haruhi due to someone making a character model of her for M.U.G.E.N. To be fair, due to that platform, I pretty much got into toehoe, anime and doujin games in general. At least that’s how it used to be in the past, nowadays I just pay bills and shower three times a week.

Once I finished watching the whole of season one and read at least one chapter from the light novel, I craved to find and potentially play what Haruhi-based games might exist. I was madly in love with the series [until season two], due to the fact that it gave me a new and unique sensation, saying that as I person who mainly grew up watching few anime shows originating from the 70s to 90s. It’s like having your first crush on a girl in middle school, until you find about “Age of Empires II”!

There was this one game where you play as Haruhi herself and you get to move around the screen and shoot at falling stars and aliens. It was pretty colorful and fun, a game that I still like to this day! Another one was a game where you fight in a 3D arena. It was also pretty fun, but it ran fairly slow on my older PC. It had a good variety of characters and unlockables. I might consider revisiting it at some point in the future, who knows?

AND then, there was THIS! “Asahina Mikuru no Yoko Scroll Action” is a platformer based on that one bit from the Haruhi series, where the main cast makes a movie about magic, action and contact lenses shooting beams.

In the game, you take control of Asahina Mikuru, who sets on an adventure through EIGHT stages, all composed of literal, boring – gray platforms, like-like enemies, which tend to spawn in silly numbers as the game goes on and bosses who tend to become desperate, which makes them go to the most left side of the screen in an attempt to escape to a better game. As it is quite impossible for them to perform that action, they usually end up using their attacks off screen or they turn and start spamming them at you! It’s a wonderful world, especially if you consider Haruhi’s hard-to impossible to dodge explosion attack, unless you quickly go behind her or you hold yourself way up in the air via a special weapon.

Asahina DONE! I think

The bread and the butter of the platforming in this game is pretty much knowing how to time your double jump, as well as keeping a steady running momentum. While this game offers quite the arsenal, normal enemies are not that big of a deal. The most they can do is usually caught you off guard during your double jump and push you into a pit. Your default weapon is good enough to deal with most treats, not that good against bosses, really. If you lose your special weapon, you are more or less screwed during late-game bosses. How efficient the special weapons are really depends on their type and the location. Some weapons might make a certain part of a stage go like a breeze or another feel like hell on the slow bus show. You have the opportunity to switch them quite often, which is pretty nice. PICK THE CLOSE RANGED – WAVE WEAPON TO MAKE SHORT WORK OF ANY BOSS! Bosses can be a pain, especially due to their randomized movements and attack patterns. Fighting them usually revolves around being at a certain safe spot and in few cases – The RNG mercy! In few cases. This game is quite doable in 1CC, even without losing a life!

I don’t have anything to say about the music and the graphics really, they don’t feel all that special or impressive as a whole. They are OK! The difficulty of this game goes really high up after the forth stage. Stage five to eight is like a new game plus, where the first four stages are redesigned and bosses receive a few improvements in their attack patterns. Stage seven especially is the one which might be the reason for a player to drop this game. You could say that it’s pretty difficulty and it requires a series of precise platforming, along with keeping your momentum up all the time! What’s even worse is that sometimes when you think you’ve jumped off the edge of a platform, it would turn out that you were actually starting to fall and the jump that you used was your second one, which means that YOU DIE! [Similar experience I had in the first “Jumper” game!]

My advise for that level is to adjust your position on the platforms every now and then! While it might kill your momentum a little bit, it will secure you a steady position for your next jump, because honestly, you don’t really need all that much speed to make it to most platforms!

Another advise from me is that you should kill as many enemies as you can, so you can increase you life counter. The last stage even has enough enemies to supply you each time with a single life, so even if you lose at the boss, you pretty much have unlimited tries! Wait, you do have unlimited tries! The continues are unlimited! But what fun is this game if you don’t get the awesome secret message for the no continue run, right?

RIGHT?

Overall, this game is pretty bland and it pretty much capitalized on a hyphy trend for its time. I like it for what it is though. Like, no adore! 4.7 out of 10!!!

177 – Special Valentine’s day event! How cuddling and hand – holding saved the life of my pet fly Humphrey!

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How could I even say “Yes” to her? She might have stared at me in disapproval with her chestnut-brown dark eyes, but it was me who was truly disappointed! If she is unwilling to travel to the center of the Earth to find my corpse and mourn about my death, I am not really expecting her to fight the giant cyborg-monster later either! I mean, come on! “They” put a lot of effort into stealing and using my brain to bring that pile of garbage into motion! Then again, it’s just easier for her to close both eyes, sigh and go home! That won’t solve anything though! If anything, she is bound to keep her title of being an old lady that nobody likes, let alone LOVE! What awaits her within’ the burning depths of her hellish home is just more dirty underwear all over the place and week old popcorn,scattered like a pack of sheep on the floor.EXTRA BUTTER!

Her cat is not even going to come and greet her! The cat is death. It killed itself because it hated “her” so much! It was to be expected, as suicide cases tend go in high numbers around people who can’t acquire all 200′ “chests”. Yes! That’s right! You go and look at yourself in the mirror! Who can admire those disgusting slabs of meat-flesh, mainly your “Adventure Island” pair of eggplants?! If you think that you have a sexy legs and a nice ass, then I have news for you! You are absolutely right! But one can see just as much at the stare of the vile Medusa! “Hello, Medusa? I’m sorry about earlier… How about a cup of coffee and some “Jason X” tonight?” is what she thought I would say. And I did.

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There is a hook and bait for every fish and fish for every bait and hook. The reason why you are alone on Valentine’s day is because you value the life of every fish and you would rather let them back in the water. I won’t though! They might drown!!!

Happy Valentine’s day everyone!

The “I’ve finished 100 NES titles” special,AKA “Once upon a time,here – Look at my junk from the past!”

…and what better way to celebrate a silly event,than post one heck of a pile o’text!To be honest,I’ve wanted to write about this for a long time and I guess now is a pretty good time to do so…

I’ve never had any experience or contact with video games until the age of four.I was taught how to read at the age of three and most of my attention was focused around books and magazines.At the age of four,which was in 1996,I was introduced to video games with a device which everyone called “Tetris”.It was a small,handheld device with few games on it – “Tetris”,”Snake”,”Tanks”, “Racing”,”Frogger”,”Arkanoid” and whatnot.There were various models of that device and each contained certain games from that list.The graphics were simple – Pixelated,black on white screen.Similar to the Atari 2600,if not even more simple!I remember playing on it quite a bit,but not too much,as the games there were not all that exciting for me.I remember that we used to turn the sound off,since it was really annoying and it drained the batteries pretty quickly!I think I had a total of three of those devices,with only one surviving to this day and age.The others – Lost in time and space…

…of course,it was manifactured by the chinese quinks!

After that,my next real experience was at a game center/club in our city,where they had various arcade games.Sadly,I was too short back then and I couldn’t see or reach anything… My brother didn’t allow me to get too close to the machines or touch them,let alone try to play on them… At the age of six,my parents took me and my brother to a game center at a neighbour city,where we played bowling and on some of the arcade machines.I remember playing a game where I had to shoot at soldiers with a gun,but everything was really chaotic and I couldn’t understand anything.I think that I also panicked,since my whole family was around me,yelling at me and the game.What I remember from that arcade game was that there was a guy with a shield who threw grenades at me,so I had to to time my shots and get him when his guard was down.At the same time I had to shoot the grenades while they were flying at me and…there were also other enemies and yeah…

…I was not experienced enough to deal with that game…

Years later,when I was in second grade,during one of our school trips,we went to that game center again.I remember playing “Metal Slug” back then AND I also remember how someone stole and put all of my coins in some fighting game that I really didn’t liked… To be fair,from all the games there,only “Metal Slug” grabbed my attention.Surprisingly,no-one else cared about it,so I had the game all for myself…

At the age of eight to ten,I was briefly introduced to PC games as well.We had lots of clubs and me and my brother spent quite some time there,playing games like “Age of Empires”,”Star Craft”,”Half-Life”,”Heroes of Might and Magic III” and many more.Around that time my parents bought me my first PC,where I spent a lot of time playing games like “Diablo II”,”Heroes of Might and Magic III-IV”,’Warcraft III”,”Age of Empires I-II”,”Quacke II”,”Serious Sam: The First and Second Encounter”… I played shitton of games on my PC,but lets not go too far into it…Maybe some other time…

The real deal during my period from age five to age ten was the Famiclone.Now,what’s even more weird is that my first experience with the NES brand was with the original device,which my cousins bought and showed me when I was about to become five years old.What I remember from that time is that me and my brother went to their house to watch them play.I had no idea what was going on the screen,but it looked really fun.They were of course,playing “Super Mario Bros.”.I don’t know what happend to their NES later on,but they gave us their controllers for some reason.

I loved to push the buttons and pretend that something was happening.OH, CHILDHOOD!

Then,two months after I reached the age of five,my mother called in one day,saying that she and my brother were going to pick me up from my grandma [I lived at my grandma until the age of seven.] and we were gonna go and buy “NES”.

Ultimately,it end up being a Famiclone!To this day and age,its still intact,my 19  years old Famiclone… “TERMINATOR 2”!

The day we bought it,we played things like “Duck Hunt”,”Super Mario Bros.”,”Dr.Mario”,”Wild Gunman”,”Hogan’s Alley”,”Galaxian”,”Legend of Kage”… That’s all I can remember.It was a really special moment in my life and…yeah.From that point on,I just started playing every day on it.Day by day.My thumbs deformed from pushing the buttons all the time and I was scarred for life.Then I started buying more cartridges…I traded with the other kids who also had their famiclones… GOOD TIMES!

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These are all the cartridges that I managed to save after all these years!A total of 24 cartridges,from the 46 that I owned…

Games included on these cartridges are:

“Harry’s Legend” – Along with the actual chinese boxset!

“Battle Tank” – The chinese remade the release date to be 1998…?

“Isolated Warrior” – Named “Contra 8”

“Monster in my pocket” – Owned the original title,but only kept the resprited “Batman 3”!

“TMNT: Tournament Fighters”

“Guerrilla War” – Under the name “Combra Command”.Also had it as “Cuba”,but lost the cartridge with it…

“Rollergames” – Had it with the original name on a cartridge that I lost.Later,I bought it on another under the name “DJ Boy”.

“Zippy Race”

“Duck Hunt”

“Hyper Olympics”

“Soccer”

“Magic Jewelry”

“Karateka”

“Q-Bert” – Under the name “Q-Ghost”.

“Galaxian”

“Qi Wang – Chinese Chess” – Under the name “Chinese Chess”.

“Fist of the North Star” – Under the name “Northern Ken”.

“Ninja Hattori-kun: Ninja wa Suugyou de Gozaru no Maki” = Under the name “Ninja 3”.

“Nuts & Milk” – Resprited and under the name “Pokemon”.

“Battle City” – Under the name “Tank 1990”.Also hacked with additional powerups added.

“Yi ar Kung Fu” – Simply under the name “Kung Fu”

“Banana”

“F-1 Race”

“Star Force”

“Mahjong”

“Choujikuu Yousai – Macross”

“Formation Z”

“Tiger Heli”

“Kinnikuman – Muscle Tag Match” – Can’t remember under what other name this was set…

“Star Luster” – IT HAD STICKER WITH EVANGELION.And I thought Shinji was a girl as well…

“Mario Bros.” – Had the original game,which I lost.Got left with a resprited “Teletubbies” version…

“Mach Rider”

“Binary Land” – Under the name “Ding Dong”…

“Adventures of Dino Riki” – Under the name “New Type”

“Galaga”

“Tetris (Tengen)”

“Mickey Mouscapade”

“Pacman”

“Circus Charlie” – Simply under the name “Circus”

“Pinball”

“Super Mario Bros.” – Lots of variations,along with a resprited version called “Frog Prince”.

“Robocop 2”

“Hudson’s Adventure Island” – Under the name “The Adventure Island”

“Tecmo NBA Basketball” – The only cartridge that my brother bought and legit owns.

“Wild Gunman”

“Hogan’s Alley”

“Dr.Mario”

“Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight”

“Solomon’s Key”

“Twin Eagle – Revenge Joe’s Brother”

“1943: The Battle of Midway”

“Section Z”

“Legendary Wings” – Under the name “Wings”

“Zen: Intergalactic Ninja”

“Captain Planet and the Planeteers”

“Silk Worm”

“Mitsume ga Tooru” – Under the name “3-Eyed Boy”

“Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2 [Also, 3!]”

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Games that I used to own,but lost or were stolen/soft/never returned:

“Doki Doki Yuuenchi” – Under the name “Disneyland”. I swear to god,if I find out who stole it,I will kill him!

“Bubble Bobble: Part 2”

“Snow Bros.”

“Kick Master”

“Bomberman”

“Bomberman 2002” – I am really sad about this one…It was also on the last cartridge that I ever bought…

“Jurassic Park : The Lost World”

“Tom and Jerry (and Tuffy)”

“Ice Climber”

“Tiny Toon Adventures”

“The Legend of Kage”

“Lode Runner”

“Chip’n Dale Rescue Rangers”

“Chip’n Dale Rescue Rangers 2”

“Heavy Barrel” – Resprited and under the name “Chip’n Dale 3”

“Batman: The Video Game”

“Urban Champion”

“James Bond Jr.”

“Tennis”

“Excite Bike”

“Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll” – Under the name “7-Up”

“Bucky O’Hare”

“Karnov”

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Here’s a photo of the “Harry’s Legend” chinese boxset:

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Special thanks to “Nacho Bear” for helping me retrieve some of my lost cartridges and for making the photos.He was nice enough to even share his collection,so I’m going to post that as well:

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Games included on these cartridges are:

“Bomberman”

“Duck Hunt”

“Dig Dug”

“Zippy Race”

“Galaga”

“Magic Jewelry”

“Lunar Ball”

“Field Combat”

“Tennis”

“Sqoon”

“Galaxian”

“Super Mario Bros.”

“Dr.Mario”

“Hogan’s Alley”

“Wild Gunman”

“Soccer”

“Circus Charlie”

“Nuts & Milk” – Resprited and under the name “Pokemon”.

“Hyper Olympics”

“F-1 Race”

“Yi Ar Kung-Fu” – Under the name “Kung Fu”

“Lode Runner”

“Battle City” – Same as my copy version…

“Excite Bike”

“Road Fighter”

“Qi Wang – Chinese Chess” – Under the name “Chinese Chess”.

“Hudson’s Adventure Island” – Under the name “The Adventure Island”

“Dig Dug II”

“Mag Max”

“TMNT: Tournament Fighters”

“Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu”

“Tetris (Tengen)”

“Shadow of the Ninja” – Under the japanese title “Kage”

“Astyanax” – Under the name “Golden Axe 3”

“The Goonies”

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So that’s pretty much everything that I had planned for this post!To be fair,I would love to re-build my famiclone collection and even add original famicom cartridges as well.If anyone who owns cartridges and wishes to get rid of them – Send them to ME,via the new address that I’ve added in the contacts tab!I would love to take care of them and give a shoutout!I also accept well crafted bombs.I know,my desire to collect things knows no bounds!

Doll’s Ingram -There was a time when eldritch abominations were a thing!

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…Dolls too,especially due to a certain series being quite the hype on the internet.Also,eldritch abominations!I mentioned that in the title.[Insert memoriable titles here AKA Saya and…more.Yes!More…]Put these together and you get this little doujin game.

Doll’s Ingram is a platformer where you play as a doll-girl-doll with a gun.You go around and you shoot at and jump on weird stuff,dodge fireballs,deadly,rotating energy disks and it’s pretty much the “Hello Super Mario World” vibe.The game has a pretty relaxing and nice music.The backgrounds through the various levels are quite pretty and well-made.These two go really well together,but sadly,the rough level design ruins it for the game as a whole.Inconsistent difficulty and weird hit detection adds to that as well.There are three bosses in the game[The first one you have to fight twice/::thrice_],which are not really that hard to defeat.Their patterns are pretty easy to figure out even on the first encounter.I beated the last boss on my first try and honestly,I was quite dissapointed…

Doll's inghram done!

What I like mostly about this game are the controls,which are pretty fluid!This is probably the platformer with the best controls that I’ve ever played!Well,maybe not the best,but they are certianly to my liking!Also,crouching to avoud stuff!It’s the one thing that really weirds me out,considering the weird hit detection.Well…whatever!I am glad that I got back and finished this game after I left it a few years ago.It’s quite weird how little I remembered of it…

You’ve earned a 6.3 out of 10 Doll’s Ingram!I hope that I get to see a sequel one day…

There is also a plot somehow in all this!

If you mess around with the files in the game’s folder you can play this unused/unfinished level!OH MAN FLARE IN ACTION!VIDEOJAMS!Yeah!Have this thing as a little “Extra”!