Gaming Dead: "Ah, Valentine’s Day. So sugary-sweet, so commercialized. After all the chocolate, flowers, and jewelry, surely a lot of people are thinking “Why do we put so much emphasis on love and romance on this one day? Shouldn’t your love of someone be shared and celebrated year-round?” Well, yes. Definitely. But historically, Valentine’s Day originated when a guy (that’d be Saint Valentine, though he wasn’t Sainted at the time, obviously) married Roman soldiers to their girlfriends before they went off to war. That was totally forbidden, but hey, the guy was a romantic! And so we have Valentine’s Day. How lacy hearts and chocolate got involved, I’ll never know, but Valentine’s Day is about to become historically famous for another reason: the release of the first English-language otome game.
That game is Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, and Aksys Games, in conjunction with Idea Factory, Design Factory, and Otomate, released it for Playstation Portable on February 14,... 4/5