From the review, "With each Hakuoki rerelease, it’s often implied that the current version is the best. You know, what with all the additional content. Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi, however, is the first time where I can really say we have the absolute pinnacle of Hakuoki-dom and that Aksys should move on to a new Idea Factory otome series. The full story is in front of us now, complete with side stories following every member of the Shinsengumi. Pick it up, cherish those brave warriors you’ve loved one last time, and join me in hoping that Amnesia, Hiiro no Kakera, Diabolik Lovers, or at least Hakuoki: Sweet School Life will be next."