Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms
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Developer: Idea Factory
Content Rating: Mature
Chizuru Yukimura traveled from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father who had mysteriously vvanished. Along the way, she encountered the Shinsengumi, and spent the next four years working with them to locate her father.
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Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is not what it markets itself as. Instead of a frilly samurai epic, it’s a monster fantasy that steeps itself in Japanese lore and historical politics. It sidesteps its marketing to be a title that anyone looking for a good story can enjoy. The ladies love it, which is always fantastic. Otaku dude-bros with a sword fetish as well as manga nerds, however, will also have a fantastic time with this one.
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is a great cap to Kyoto Winds, even though the two games being released so far apart and as two packages does tend to cheapen things. It's a little on the short side too, but it's got everything a great visual novel needs and then some. If you're interested in wooing samurai vampire boys or just in the mood for something a little less on the nose than other current visual novels, this should make for a great weekend play. Just make sure you enjoy those vampirism scenes in private, you hear?
Edo Blossoms is also the shorter of the two games. This means that if you’re only interested in a few of the romances then you might be disappointed by how quickly things wrap up. That said, there are a dozen of cute samurai boys to romance, so you’ll largely get your money’s worth as long as you want to see every possible outcome. If you played through Kyoto Winds then you largely owe it to yourself to finish the story here in Edo Blossoms.