Hey friends, been a long time hasn't it! As a revival entry, me (Kuromi) and Ed will be doing a review on one of the latest anime, Prince of Stride: The Alternative. Hmm? Why me and Ed while he does game reviews? Well Ed, they ask for you. ~Kuromi-chan
Well ladies and gentlemen, there is one reason only why I'm joining this review. P.O.S., is a visual novel game anime adaptation! What else could it be? Well I won't be talking much about the game since I haven't finished the game... (Though, I really don't want to ugh.). So come on in and join us! ~Ed
Overall, this anime could be bad, but could be great at the same time. However, my opinion says... NO. Really a letdown for me. Not to mention, that friggin' ending is worse than getting hungover in the morning and realise you've slept with a mutt. I would rate it 2/5. But because of this thing below...
... I'll give it a 3/5.
PS - It's a trap. But I wouldn't mind going gay for this cutie.
Now's your turn Ed!
P.O.S. The Game
Thanks Kuromi, now we're going to talk about the game of P.O.S. The title of the game is the same, Prince of Stride. Just minus the "The Alternative".
The game is a visual novel targeted for female audience. That's right, it's an otome game. Don't judge me for playing these kind of games while being a dude. I'm straight.
As I mentioned before, I haven't finished the game as of yet (I tried not to... it's almost as shitty as the anime). But I'll give out the impression I got so far.
The game was released for PS Vita on July 30, 2015, one of the few otome games released for Vita. Made by Kadokawa, I really thought it would be a hit before my forehead's the one got hit on the wall.
The game contains animated cutscenes which is really great for a simple otome game. Not to mention, the traditional "your choice affects the outcome" system is implemented during races. As you play as Sakurai Nana, the heroine, you become a 'relay-tioner' for the Hounan Academy Stride team and giving directions for the team. Of course, this means you will also give words of support during races to the runners.
Depending on your "choice of words", the ending of the game will be affected. There six heroines... I mean heroes, ugh, guys' routes that you can access too. So far that I know of at least. It would be Takeru, Riku, Heath, Kyousuke, Hozumi and Reiji's route. To me, all route is shitty... except for Riku's. Riku/Nana shipping? Hnnnnnnnngggggg...............~! Not to mention, the story is less shitty than the anime so yeah, I'm liking it so far.
Soundtrack, again, like the anime, it was amazing. Yes, awesome, fabulous. But once the characters speak, I was like...
WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU*************************************T!
It's like you're hearing the voice actors speaking through a 3.1 shitty microphone. Only the confession scenes made the voice sounded clear. And that is because it was part of the ending movie! Gawd.
That's for audio, visual? No complaints there. There's not much manservice for the ladies, which I'm personally grateful for it. Ahuehuehue. Arts and colours are vivid and vibrant. Not to mention, pretty boys everywhere since this IS an otome game. Gladly, the yaoi vibe is tuned down by a centurion in the game than in the anime.
If you're up for it, I recommend this game for those who just play for the story or just like otome games. Just don't get your hopes up. That's all for me, see you guys next time. ~Ed
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