Guide: Love Plus

Alright people. This is a major issue now – not only an otaku-related phenomenon. It’s something that intrigues and something that asks questions. Is it normal or it’s not – to see into the depths of this issue – they say. Well, I say let’s take a good look at what we have in front of us and then decide.

Love Plus

Once upon a time when gamers loved to spend time with their favorite characters and guide them through whatever came their way. A time when princesses were meant to be rescued, when magical items were meant to be found and delivered to the greatest warlock of the universe, a time when simple people could become heroes by engaging themselves into battles against the dark forces. They all sound like cliches – but they are in fact the true nature of people’s mind. Simple people with great imagination were able to create fantastic stories and events that happened to be loved by many many others.

In 2009, Konami released in Japan a Nintendo DS game called Love Plus. A regular dating simulator, loved by the individuals who often are called otakus. But not this simple after one college student, fell madly in love with one of the characters and married her. <[O.0]>

That’s right. Love Plus was never meant to be just a regular dating sim. It is a phenomenon – clearly able to start a revolution – a revolution of virtual love.

The creators chose a link between the human world and a virtual Universe and they linked them – so good that people started to live in the fictional world.

With lots of choices – you can engage in a serious relationship with one of the virtual girls.

Many people played and enjoyed this game. But many were taken away from their reality and now are captive in a romantic fictional Universe where they can lead their fantastic relationships as they want.

A different version of the game called Love Plus + brought more content, more choices and more fun. I say fun because playing games is always fun. But some people over-enjoying it – live in it – basically do whatever they can to get closer to what the game can offer. I never played the game but I read lots of articles regarding it. Recently the creators were awarded for the Excellency of this game. And this tells a lot about the game.

Another prize that Love Plus received was for its romantic side. A Romance category award is something that you encounter very rare – I don’t know of any other titles that received this prize.

With the upcoming sequel of the game, the 3DS version – people expect greatness. The only thing that many hate is that the game has only a japanese version. The amount of text and information in game is enormous and not even fans could come up with a translated version.

Anyway – hopefully people will understand that a game it’s just pure fiction even if it is great. So, if you read this – don’t marry your console or whatever :)) Get real bitches. It’s worth it :))

Nintendo 3DS Official Release Date

I told you that tabloids only fuck-up your mind and give wrong information – all when I stated the Nintendo 3DS launch date that has leaked.

After an official press-event, the japanese producers and developers offered the REAL release date.

The console is expected to hit the Japanese market on 26 February 2011 – next year homies.

In Europe and the United States the device will be available starting with March.

Among the games that were developed for 3DS – Resident Evil: Revelations, Mega Man, Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda and [believe it or not] Love Plus.

Almost all the attractive Nintendo titles now have a 3DS version.

Nintendo 3DS Launch Date Leaked

You know, most of the gamers out there are waiting for this gaming system from the day it was first mentioned. And you know that waiting is a bitch – a selfish one.

But now, the info regarding the launch date of the 3DS was offered to the public.

The German publication “Bild” told its public that the console will hit the market on November 11.

The price is situated around €200 [270$].

Later this month [29th] in Japan will be organized a press-event where the official release date will be announced – and I say this – because the credibility of the article is situated under a big question mark [at least in their country].

Among the games that have 3DS versions is Mario Kart – of course, Mario goes 3D – everybody expected that.

The console is glasses-free and it will revolutionize the gaming industry.

Mario: 25th Anniversary

In 1985, September the 13th – was due to be released a video-game that would change the gaming world forever.

The japanese game-developer Shigeru Miyamoto had to create a character that would fit into the story of “Donkey Kong”. This was the first appearance of Mario – first know as Jump Man – in a video game.

This little plumber who has magical powers has become the most recognizable game-character and every game in which he featured was sold in millions of copies.

Why the success – do you wonder? Well, Miyamoto stated that his creativity and the hard work of his team and the possibility of using the latest technological products has launched this character in a world full of promises.

And he is right. I think that Mario is the only character that everybody in the world knows about. And Mario featuring games are still produced and are still amazing.

As a child I played Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo like a maniac – days and nights – weeks and months. I just fell in love with that Universe. It was the only thing that mattered then. It was easy to play – it was my first experience with the side-scrolling games and was a japanese product. So, my passion for Japan and it’s media products developed from back then.

Alright – now I should state some moments from my Mario sessions. I was impressed when I first took that mushroom and I grew up. As I observed the power to destroy bricks and so – I started to hit everything. That’s how I discovered secret coins and possibilities of making more points.

I always hated those flying fishes or what are they…because I always die when I’m almost at the end of the level.

That being said – I guess I’ll play some more today – to remember the good old days.

Nintendo

This article was supposed to be written a long time ago…

This will be about the early days of my gaming experiences. And of course that perioud was perfect for the Nintendo games…first games that I played.

I never owned a Sega console but a Terminator one…you know the Terminator 6.0 [most successful NES clone – having yellow cartridges].

These game consoles very pretty popular in central european countries in the 90s. I was like 8-9 years old back then…and the Terminator game console is the main reason I wear glasses these days. I fucked up my eyes staying all day long in front of the TV. Anyway…back to the subject.

I still spend many hours on gaming, but back then, gaming was something that every kid of my age was in love with. First thing I remember about gaming is that once I’ve put my hands on the console…the world was mine.

In the left you have an example of NES clone I’ve grew up with. The joypads were often poor-manufactured so every week I had to buy new ones. I think that the first game I ever played in my life was Duck Hunt [I’m not very sure]. Or it was another shooter…the one with the cowboys [hmmm]. Anyway…Shooters brought me into the world of video-games.

Next was Super Mario Bros…my all-time favourite game in the whole world. Remember that melody and the character…Mario Rocks!!!

Super Mario Bros is an arcade-action game…featuring two players: Mario and his brother Luigi. The game has 8 main levels with 4 sub-levels each.

I remember that I used to finish a game and continue with it like 3-4 times. Once you’ve completed the game..some of the enemies changed and you could play the game again. Super Mario Bros was extremely pleasant for me to play in the morning. I was up earlier than ussual and immediately I was playing Mario. Funny things is that even before I started to write this article I played this game till level 7. [using an emulator of course. I do not own a NES clone anymore].

Okay…about the other games I played. Well, names like Robocop, Tank, Cobra, Tom and Jerry, Dr. Mario became very popular in no time.

A game I really enjoyed was Double Dragon 2. The fighter that you controlled was sent in missions all over the world and you had to fight and fight with many enemies. Almost each level had a BOSS. I remember that when we were out, me and some friends used to talk about how we won that level and what we did next. Kabuki, another arcade-action game was pretty cool that time. The warrior had as the main weapon his hair.

One of the games I used to play using the two player menu was Tank. Each level had a number of enemy tanks that I had to destroy. [speaking of that I must search this game an play it again].

Besides the joypads..the Terminator game console had a pistol. Games like Duck Hunt and the other two western-themed shooters were played with this pistol.

Because the games weren’t originals but all of them pirated, they came in with a message: 999,999 in 1. Most of them were the same games with just a little bit of modification. Mario for example…had a Godmode game, a flying type game, limited lives and so on.

We used to borrow games from one another. I remember receiving a tennis game when I shared my Fifa ’98. Fifa got me from the first match I ever played. Spending many hours on this game was like a daily ritual for me. I was too good to lose a match.

Another game I loved was something related to a Ninja warrior. I had to climb up buildings and kill other ninjas.

Anyway…those happy moments are gone…only thing that I can do right now is to revive those games with emulators [something that I’ll surely do].

My childhood was great…and I fucking miss it!