Natsuiro High School Seisyun Hakusyo
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IntroducingD3 Publisher's open world love-adventure and photography game! As you arrive on the island of Yumegashima for your three month stint at Natsuiro High School you'll join a full cast of characters, including the all-female journalism club that haveenlisted you as their new photographer!
Players can freely explore their new island home by choosing between over 150 quests to carry out, interacting with the 300 inhabitants, fishing for strange items, and of course taking pictures of whatever, or whomever, inspires you!
Throughout the gameplayers will see characters with an exclamation markover their head, which indicates that players will have to make adecision when talking with them.This will often mean, but isnot limited to, choosing whether or not to accompany a girl from the journalism club as their photographer. Visiting the correct locations could mean changing the outing from work-related to a date!
The protagonist doesn't always have the best of intentions when he is behind the camera, and as a result the subject matter is as lewd as you want to be;from panty shots to those of scenic vistasand everything in-between. You'll have to watch your back though as there is a whole list of activities that could put the police, or your school councillor,hot on your trail!
|Original Name||夏色ハイスクル★青春白書 ～転校初日のオレが幼馴染と再会したら報道部員にされていて激写少年の日々はスクープ大連発でイガイとモテモテなのに 何故かマイメモリーはパンツ写真ばっかりという現実と向き合いながら考えるひと夏の島の学園生活と赤裸々な恋の行方～|
|Official Release Date||Jun 04, 2015|
|CERO D (17+)|
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|Average rating:||(4.5 out of 5)|
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If you enjoy sand box and a little bit of adventure if you know what I mean then this would be one of the video game you would enjoy the most.
First off my Japanese is abysmal, so maybe this game isn't for me. That said it is a lovely, relaxing game- if a little peculiar.
The open world reminds me somewhat of GTA San Andreas- it is not of that size but shares the trait of filling space with nothing but landscape, the difference of course is that you can take pictures of the landscape here.... which is not the reason any of us wanted the game is it?
When you work out what you are meant to be doing (a lot of fetch quests initially,) there is a lot of fun to be had cycling round the island stopping occasionally to writhe, eel like across the cobbles on your back whilst trying to look up a girls skirt before she calls the police. If that sounds like fun (and it is,) Natsuiro is the High School for you.
This game is much more than an open world dating sim, with side quests to do for both potential love interests and random NPCs, that affect your reputation with individuals or with the general populace.
That being said this game does require a lot of knowledge of Japanese, as other reviewers have stated. There is no furigana so you'll have to do a lot of doing multi-radical kanji lookup on your favorite translation sites.
Even with the language barrier there is fun to be had for the very creative. This is an open world game, after all, so you have the ability to roam much of the island where the game takes place. Being a hell-raising hooligan is certainly a possibility but you do have to worry about getting the attention of authorities who will chase you down.
The graphics are....okay. Path finding for NPCs can be an issue. The game certainly isn't perfect and I've heard tale of some bugs that can kill progression so I would suggest doing your homework to avoid any situations like that.
This is a really fun game to play. There is a lot of kanji, and no furigana, but if you're at an intermediate level you can get by pretty okay as long as you've got a dictionary or google translate app on your smartphone. Lots of wackiness, plays pretty well. I definitely recommend this to you if you love slice of life style anime and you're at maybe N4 JLPT level of Japanese, definitely if you're at N3.
A strong grasp of the Japanese language is a must for this title. I have little to no idea what I'm supposed to be doing or where I'm supposed to be going in this game, despite this minor set back, I have found hours of entertainment in simply taking bikes and cycling around the island photographing anything and everything of interest.
I would strongly recommend Natsuiro High School Seisyun Hakusyo to anyone who wants a game they can quite easily just relax in front of for a few hours.
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