Working in a full time job means dealing with the daily grind of the ever so dreadful 9-5 working hours. Add travel time on top and you are pretty much not left with much time to do anything. So for me, gaming isn’t something I do very often, and this actually quite saddens me. One of the things I used to play often was visual novels. But given my lack of Japanese language skills it takes me quite a while to play through some of the games, then add in the daily grind, and majority of the time I don’t end up finishing them. Sadly one of these games ended up being the Da Capo series.
But all of that has now changed! Having read about this on the Circus website many many months ago I was ecstatic upon reading that Da Capo I & II was coming to the PSP. With my train trips to the city for work I’m left with a gap of anywhere between 30-40 minutes of nothingness. I normally fill this gap by reading manga but my manga collection is running rather thin and I don’t want to be one of those people who pull out their laptops (I REALLY hate those types of people). But now with Da Capo I & II Plus Situation Portable (PSP) my boredom will be waived for quite some time.
So the game itself was released on the 28th October and I only managed to acquire the package today. The version that I purchased was the Deluxe Pack, however there is a Regular version available. The Deluxe pack comes packaged in a small tight box that just fits everything in. The box is on the left and extras are on the right. These are if you want to decorate the back of your PSP with either Nemu or Yume. I’m somewhat tempted to stick the Nemu one on but I might be replacing my PSP-1000 sometime soon. Not to mention I would need a 2nd one just for keeps sake.
Inside the package we naturally find the 2 game UMDs. Its kind of amazing that they can fit the entire Plus Situation version onto a UMD. Also the Deluxe Pack comes with a small visual book containing already seen CG artworks and character profiles. Another extra is a mini vocal CD containing 3 songs by yozuca*, CooRie and yozurino*. Well I’m quite happy with the contents of this Deluxe pack but as a BIG Da Capo fan, I would have preferred to get the Platinum Box, however this is only available by ordering throught he Circus website, thus Japanese residents only. it comes with a stack of extras but what really has me interested is the Re-animated Disc. This contains re-animated scenes from the anime of the confessions. And yes I would fork out ¥28,000 just for it.
But in the mean time my train trips to work will become a bit more enjoyable as I pull away from reality and step onto Hatsunejima and enter the world of Da Capo once more. And this time I am determined to finish the games completely. Or that is until AKB1/48 Idol to Koi Shitara PSP comes out.