Okay, as promised, I’m gonna be talking about Snow Bound Land–it’s another otome game that will be distributed by Otomate. This game caught my eyes a couple months back when it was announced, but at that time, I was too busy to even give it another thought. Now that I have time, I’m just gonna state my impression on it and I hope you guys are excited for the game as much as I am. Game: SNOW BOUND LAND 「スノウ・バウンド・ランド」
Developer: Otomate, Idea Factory, Design Factory
Release Date: 21 November 2013
Official Website: http://www.otomate.jp/sbl/
The art style reminds me of Glass Heart Princess mixed with Moujuutsukai to Oujisama. I suppose it’s cause of the character designs (Glass Heart Princess) and the colouring and shading (Moujuutsukai to Oujisama), but I really do adore the art. I hope I will be able to pick this game up, because during my midst of translating, I found myself becoming more and more excited for the game. And I haven’t been picking up Otomate games lately, so I want to redeem myself and pick this game up, along with plenty of other otome games still on my hit list. So let’s start with the story summary that I translated. It’s not perfect, but I think you get the general gist of it.
Gerda, the heroine, lives in a small village.
Together with her childhood friend, Kai, the two spend much time with each other at a young age. They were surrounded by their favourite flowers and lived in peace.
Then one day—-
I got a hand mirror and Kai said that, ‘a wish can come true,’.
For the occasion were present.
A sickly subservient – Orva
An energetic apprentice cook – Craes
A travelling swordsman with no sense of direction – Aje
If you look into the mirror with skepticism, it will shatter, loses consciousness and be wrapped up in the light.
Then, Gerda and her companions woke up.
The mirror had shattered into pieces and disappeared without a trace.
Not knowing what happen, Gerda and her companions returned home.
However, there had been changes in each of the body—-?!
From what I can tell, it seems that this mirror caused some sort of change in their bodies (which could affect them badly or whatever), but to me, it seems that this mirror may link with Snow Bound Land, which is the title of the game. I’ll have to play the game to understand more, but that’s the general gist of the translation (which is a fail on my part, I apologise). Now, below the cut are the characters for Snow Bound Land. I’ll be giving my impression on them, so it’ll be pretty lengthy and contains my own opinion on how they might play out in the game. There’s the heroine and five chaseable bachelors, I believe. So yeah, more under the cut. Continue reading