Worst Voltage guys

I figured since I wrote a Top Voltage Guys list, I should make one for the worst ones I’ve had the displeasure of reading!

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Title: Our Two Bedroom Story
Character: Kaoru Kirishima

So Kaoru is the kuudere type. You may notice that I hate really badly written kuudere routes. Kaoru is such a route. Why?

Dead girlfriend trope.

Yep. Kaoru’s route deals with him having a dead girlfriend in his past and that makes him hurt and shy and ugh, fuck off. He smokes as well, also a huge turn off. What a waste of money.

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Title: A Knight’s Devotion
Character: Haku

Fuck you.

That’s all that needs to be said. I’m sorry but I don’t like any route that basically sexually harasses the heroine despite her constant attempts at throwing him off, or telling him to stop. The only thing this route’s got going for, is the horse that keeps biting Haku. Go horse. I’d rather date the horse than this molester.

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Title: Enchanted in the Moonlight
Character: Yukinojo

Holy shit did this route piss me off. Voltage recommend his route to me because he was classified as ‘gentle’, and I like that type.

First, he almost rapes the MC. She’s crying and saying ‘no’ as he’s trying to strip her and have sex with her. He finally pulls back. WHAT THE FUCK IS GENTLE ABOUT THIS!?

The MC experiences memory loss because she blocks it from her mind and the very next day chats with him about a flower. She’s actually acting friendly with him.

Now want to know the worst part? Dead girlfriend trope. AGAIN. CAN WE FUCKING NOT!?

DID THEY SERIOUSLY VISIT HIS LOVER’S GRAVE AFTER THE MC CONFESSED HER LOVE TO HIM!?!?!?

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Title: When Destiny Comes Knocking
Character: Seiya

The worst Voltage guy goes to Seiya. I mean he competes with Yukinojo for this spot, but there’s something about him specifically that pissed me off to no end. You want to know why? This was Seiya’s entire route:

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Seiya: “…”
MC: “…”
Seiya: “…”

That’s literally it most of the time. The times Seiya makes even the slightest effort to communicate, it’s through his cellphone. Yep, he texts the MC. In front of her face.

MC is having panic attacks because she can’t talk to Seiya.

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This is the worst route I’ve ever played and I’m seriously disappointed at the crappy writing and excuse for a plot. How Seiya’s route and Shintaro’s route can co-exist in the same app, I have no idea.

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Top Voltage Inc. guys

Here’s my list of top voltage guys after playing them for a few years now. List gets updated whenever there’s a good release.

I want to point out, despite the many guys wearing glasses – it’s not why I picked them, I’m actually averse to the megane stereotype (two of these guys do not wear glasses most of the time). So that’s to say, these reviews aren’t biased towards meganes!

On with it, as always, spoilers!

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Guy: Rin Yakumo
Game: My last First Kiss
General thoughts: The fact that the MC is still pining after some dude she hasn’t seen in 6 years and doesn’t really talk to him bugs me, but whatever. That said, the MC has eyes in the CGs!
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……..CINNAMON ROLL. I only recently played his route (2018), but he’s become my favourite Voltage guy already. I love this dude.

Meet Rin, a pastry chef working at a bakery and makes delicious cakes. He and the MC met each other in high school where Rin would make cakes and the MC would happily gobble it up. Six years later they meet again through work.

He and the MC become friends again, especially after realizing they both are in love with someone else. The MC has someone from her company and Rin has someone from the bakery. They act like allies in love, each supporting the other.

And support they do! Rin is a legit good friend of hers, teasing the MC but never being toxic or outright mean. The MC even teases him back and you can make Rin blush a bunch of times. HE BLUSHES SO MUCH IT HITS ALL OF MY BUTTONS.

They spend so much time together and have a lot of scenes. Sometimes Voltage will have like only 30% of the route involving the main guy, but here, Rin is there at 90% of the time. The pacing is great and the romance is oh so believable.

I wish his confession was a little longer, but I’ll take it. Rin Yakumo is the best Voltage guy, hands down. Please play him when you get the chance!

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Guy: Dui
Game: Star Crossed Myth
General thoughts: Star Crossed Myth in general is probably my favourite app out of all of them. This is paired with the fact that the MC gets a lot of interaction with the guy you’ve picked. Usually in other apps, the ‘plot’ takes over too much, and it gets boring seeing the MC work all the time – but in SCM, there’s just a lot of constant interaction with your guy. It’s also a fantasy hybrid, which can be fun.
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My second favourite Voltage guy is the split personality god, Dui. When the MC has to pick a god that will protect her from the baddies, Dui will swoop you up and charm your pants off.

Dui is kind – even though he works in the punishment department, so he hands out punishments to people. But he believes the punishment shouldn’t be made to punish people, but to set them back onto the right path. He has a big heart, and really likes humans.

He’s sweet to the MC and very curious about her. Sometimes a bit of an airhead, but he’s attentive and enjoys the MC’s company. There’s plenty of interaction to be had between the both of you. He’s perfect boyfriend material.

And that’s where the twist comes in: Dui has a split personality, called Shadow Dui. Shadow Dui introduces himself to you by wanting to kill some humans, and eventually tries to choke you as well.

The switch from the nice Dui to the shadow Dui comes and goes, but gets more frequent in the story. Dui is appalled by the fact he’s hurting you, and tries to create some distance between the both of you.

Eventually, you manage to calm down the shadow Dui, who goes from tsun-tsun to dere-dere sometimes. He will profess that he’s actually jealous of the kind Dui, and wishes you could love him as well. The sequel is basically both of Dui’s personalities trying to seduce you, and it really does feel like you have two boyfriends.

All in all, Dui is the perfect gentleman, and Shadow Dui introduces that sweet tsundere element – the best of both worlds, really. Lots of romantic moments were present in his route. I fully recommend his route to anyone.


Guy: Toma Kiriya
Game: Irresistible Mistakes
General thoughts: MC has a one-night stand, but doesn’t know which colleague she fucked. SMH. It doesn’t really seem to come into play all that much during the guy’s routes, bummer. Only with the main guy I guess.
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Can’t believe one of the newest releases would become one of my all time favourites. Toddler, I mean Toma, is actually not the mean tsundere you’d expect from the description and image.

He wants you to work hard on your project together at work – but that’s only because he says he’s got no talent himself, so he has to constantly keep working hard to make up for being a no talent bum. He is refreshingly honest about this.

The best part about Toma, he does actually bicker with the MC, but guess what? The MC bickers back! Holy mother of god – a Voltage heroine that argues back with a guy. And you know what? Toma really likes it when you do, he gets more and more playful with the MC the further you’re along. Their bickering is light teasing and it’s endearing.

In fact, they have a very healthy relationship together. Toma isn’t constantly insulting the MC, he seems to enjoy her company very much, and acts pretty friendly towards her at times.

For some reason there’s some drama thrown in there at the end where he changes departments because … I can’t remember why exactly, but it was a bullshit reason to stir up some drama. The drama wasn’t needed – his route was plenty romantic and already had an underlying plotline that wasn’t yet resolved, no need to throw in another wrench.

Anyways, Toma is fun and genuine, and definitely a route I recommend to anyone, especially to those that love bickering relationships.

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Guy: Shintaro Ando
Game: When Destiny Comes Knocking
General thoughts: I don’t even know wtf the premise is all about. It seems to mostly be an office romance of some sorts.
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Crap, another guy with glasses. I swear I’m really not biased! I try out every character but these guys just tend to make my list! That said, don’t get Seiya, little fucker has the worst route in that app.

Anyways, onto Shintaro.

Shintaro is the MC’s boss apparently, though I never see him doing anything boss-like, I think he’s simply in a higher position than her at work and they both don’t cross paths. He is extremely friendly and messes around with the MC, joking with her etc. At one point the MC yells out “I’m a delicate flower!” and I burst out laughing.

Oh, and the MC stands up for herself! God damn girl. Best MC so far.
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They go out to drink and eat a bunch of times and nothing feels stilted. Shintaro is a guy everyone can get along with. Of course Voltage can’t make this a smooth romance without throwing an obstacle in the way, and that is Shintaro saying “I don’t do office romances.”

And then proceeds to romance the fuck out of MC. Uh-huh, nice going.

But. MC’s friend starts dating him instead. The weird thing is how Shintaro tries to confess twice to the MC while he’s dating her best friend. I don’t know, it felt icky to me. At least dump the best friend before you go after the MC.

Of course, the best friend doesn’t quite like Shintaro because he’s too into ‘common folk food’ (ramen?), while the MC loves that stuff. Shintaro and the MC have a lot of chemistry together and really do suit each other.

I really enjoyed his route. Despite the ‘dating the best friend’ thing, Shintaro was mainly drama free.

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Guy: Kyo Aizawa
Game: Butler Until Midnight
General thoughts: Getting your own personal butler that takes care of you is fun. Having that butler constantly try to make you diet because apparently you’re not thin enough, is less fun. It’s present in all routes, and it really sours my experience. Nonetheless, the routes are fun because there’s a lot of interaction between your butler and the MC.
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Kyo is the quiet/cool person of the bunch. He’s different from most guys with this stereotype, in the sense that he doesn’t hate women/doesn’t hate you, and is simply a little awkward. He doesn’t want to insult you either, but sometimes being honest means he’ll be a little too forward.

Kyo is the butler that wants to turn you into the best version you can be, and he’s pretty sweet about it. He doesn’t make you work out until you drop dead, he doesn’t make you stay up well past midnight to learn etiquette, he lets you do your thing while he cooks for you and brushes your hair.

He is sweet and very thoughtful – and his route would have been perfect, if it weren’t for the fact they added this weird motivation for him liking the MC. Something about, he saw a picture of her when she was smiling as a little girl, and he wanted to thank her for saving his life with that smile (??).

Regardless, Kyo’s route is sweet and romantic, and he’s basically your very feminine live-in boyfriend.

In the sequel, he keeps getting worried you don’t see him as a boyfriend, but as a butler instead. It’s really cute.

Recommended to people who like the sweet/quiet types.

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Guy: Hinata Yayoi
Game: Our Two Bedroom Story
General thoughts: Like this would ever fucking happen, lol. But I’ll handwave the ridiculous plotpoint of being forced to live together. Lots of sweet moments together.
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Sweet Hinata is younger than the MC and ends up living together with the MC for a while as his apartment is getting renovations or something.

Hinata knows you since childhood and has harbored a crush on you since then, so obviously he’s ecstatic that he gets to live with you. MC however, doesn’t see Hinata as a man at all, but as the crybaby Hinata from her childhood.

Anyways, Hinata is very sweet, though he has this odd moment every now and then, where the writers force him to be ‘aggressive’ to let the MC know ‘he’s a man’ (which comes out of NOWEHRE). Other than that, he’s easily embarrassed and in general, pretty kind to the MC.

It was a very sweet route and I love guys like these.

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Guy: Seiichirou Hayami
Game: My Wedding & 7 Rings
General thoughts: Rehashed My Forged Wedding, but now you kind of have to marry for real. The two guys added from My Forged Wedding were not my favourites, so I was a little bummed about that. You are basically forced to pick a fiance that will take over as CEO at the company you work at.
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Seiichirou is the megane who is very precise with his words – and also likes to constantly point out you’re not feminine enough. He’s attentive, but doesn’t beat around the bush with his words.

He is originally not a candidate for you to marry, he’s the one that’s facilitating the process and wants you to hurry up and pick a fiance already. The MC goes a little crazy because everyone is trying to charm her pants off, and she’s having none of that, so she takes refuge at Seiichirou’s place.

Seiichirou keeps giving her tips on how to date, and constantly reminds her she needs to pick someone already. He himself is under a lot of stress because the company is without a CEO, and everyone is blaming him for it.

As Seiichirou hides you as well as pushes you into the arms of another man, you two share some quiet moments together. At one point, the both of you go on a pretend date because he thinks you’re not doing a good enough job at creating a romantic mood, so he’s got to show you how it’s done. You two almost kiss and oh my god – that was a really good scene.

Also, he’s adorable when he’s embarrassed.

Recommended to people who like strict meganes with a soft spot.

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Guy: Tsumugu Kido
Game: Our Two Bedroom Story
General thoughts: Like this would ever fucking happen, lol. But I’ll handwave the ridiculous plotpoint of being forced to live together. Lots of sweet moments together.
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I actually read his route for free, because damn his first chapter sucked ass, and I was never interested in buying him for real.

Kido here really ticked me off in the first chapter. He basically forces you to pay for EVERYTHING in the house that you were originally going to live in. The MC has no backbone and just goes along with his antics. It was such a turn off, I never bothered to purchase him.

But then I read his next few chapters, and I realized … Kido is actually quite fun.

At work, he is prim, proper, and will smile at you. At home, he’s in his pajamas, has unruly hair, wears glasses, and watches comedy shows. He will constantly poke fun at you, and sometimes you will retaliate.

You’re not supposed to let others know how Kido really is at home.

First I thought, much like the MC, that Kido is a stupid cheapskate who’s got nothing nice to say, but for once, I’ve had my opinion changed.

He can be sweet, adorable, and kind of funny. He’s not always berating the MC, and can have fun with her too.

Recommended to people who like the characters that switch personalities at home/work.
I have way more favourites than this, but these are the four that stuck with me, and had some really romantic scenes.

Rural Farm Tiles

I actually forgot to make a post about this! But my resource pack was finished on March 11, 2014. Exactly a year and one day later after I started working on it. And it started selling on March 20, 2014. I’m so happy to have finally finished it, and I’m really proud of it (as well as the trailer). I actually proposed to not set a high price for it (it could easily have been $45 due to all of the content), because I really want to encourage people to buy it, and not scare them away.

Anyways, Harvest Moon clones please, nao.

Trailer:

Buy it here.

Damnit

I can’t make it a December release for my rural farm tiles. I’m so sad. It’s just so much work, and I keep overestimating myself! I just finished the male sprites, which already took a month, so doing the female sprites will take even longer … which means it’ll be 2014 by then.

Ah well, I guess I’ll be starting the new year with a new tileset then.

New home!

I’ve finally finished my new home! Moving out and painting and fixing all that stuff took about a total of 3 weeks. Of course, my family helped out, so big thanks to them!

So ladies and gentlemen, here’s my new home:

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My new kitty, Sana, can be seen in the first picture, sitting pretty on a little nightstand at the window 🙂

Now that’s done … back to work!