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Old 2009-12-19, 23:07   Link #201
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New Navel game set for 2011 is Princess Princess, following Sia and Kikyou's story in the realm of the gods. It seems like they're not ready to let go of Shuffle! XD
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Old 2009-12-20, 11:35   Link #202
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New Navel game set for 2011 is Princess Princess, following Sia and Kikyou's story in the realm of the gods. It seems like they're not ready to let go of Shuffle! XD
you expected them to let go of Shuffle?
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Old 2009-12-20, 17:13   Link #203
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you expected them to let go of Shuffle?
Well, I'm pretty sure they did make a comment at some point about Really? Really! being the last of their Shuffle games... but, hey, it's a change. They like making money. It makes sense that releasing Essence+ is a way to re-introduce the game series in prep for future sequels/fandisks. Plus it does bring some context to why they added so many god-race characters in Essence+.

Anyway, good news as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 2009-12-21, 08:41   Link #204
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Final Route Review: Daisy

So you’ve done all the routes you could find. You re-did a few of them a couple times to get all your CGs and variations on some scenes. You’ve looked high and low and everywhere in between and yet except for a couple brief cameos you just can’t find the route for the last of the new heroines for Essence+, Daisy. Well, there’s a reason for this, and that’s because Daisy’s route is 100% inaccessible until you’ve finished every other route in the game. Yup, those of you hoping to skip some of the lesser routes in the game are out of luck. You can’t get Daisy’s story until you’ve done everything else. Don’t despair too much, though. Your patience will be rewarded in spades.

Daisy is a complete mystery until you actually play her route. The only times you come across her in other routes is when she’s working at the game center Rin & the others frequent and your conversations with her are hardly long enough or significant enough to tell you anything about her. Honestly there isn’t much I can say about her, for that matter, that doesn’t involve simply talking about her route and what happens on it. So for now I will spare you all the wall 'o text and instead give the access path as well as some general thoughts on the route.

Here’s how to access Daisy’s route:
Spoiler for How to access Daisy's route:


Daisy's route represents a major departure from the standard Shuffle! storyline. Instead of simply being a following of the various events that happen in Rin's day-to-day life, there is an underlying plot with a fair bit of intrigue involved. In truth, Daisy's route consists of two stories that run parallel to each other until much later on when everything finally comes together. Daisy's route is also where we're properly introduced to Ruri=Matsuri, as she makes cameo appearances in a couple other routes but never hangs around long enough to leave us with any kind of impression of what she's like.

Daisy herself is fairly unique in comparison to the rest of the heroines, and I must say represents a welcome divergence from the rest of the girls who simply fawn over Rin.

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Daisy's route is really quite a treat considering you have to play every other route in the game to get to it. It's rather well written and really departs heavily from the standard Shuffle! progression of events. In fact, I daresay it feels like Navel created this route to almost be a pitch at a new anime for the franchise. There's definitely enough content to the route for at least an OVA series, possibly even a 1-cour series (12-13 episodes). Now please note, I'm not saying this is going to happen, simply that the structure of the route and its story seems to lend itself to being adapted for animation purposes. Given the relative popularity of the franchise, the anime, as well as Navel's apparent renewed interest in the profitability of the franchise it wouldn't terribly surprise me if something like this did happen. For now, though, it's all simply wishful thinking.

Daisy's route is worth the effort it takes to access it. The story is fun, interesting and engaging, the new characters introduced in it bring some welcome fresh blood to the mix and the ending and epilogue for it are pretty epic compared to all the other endings in the game. Route gets a 10/10 from me and Daisy is #3 in my heroine hierarchy. She's not quite as awesome as Sakura or Asa, but she's far and away better and more interesting than all the other girls.

If people do want the story of Daisy's route spoiled I will do as much of a write-up of it as I can, but for now the route reviews are finished. I hope everyone's enjoyed reading them. I know I've mostly enjoyed writing them up. Essence+ didn't deliver everything I'd hoped it would, but it was still an enjoyable game and did breathe some new life into the franchise. I'll now sit back and look forward to the newly announced Sia/Kikyou game and hope it expands more on Kikyou's personality and chemistry with Rin. I'll also hope maybe some of the other God-race girls are involved in it as well. Especially Ruri. I said it before and I'll say it again, that girl needs her own route. What can I say? I was a fan of Tomoyo in CLANNAD and Ruri's character design and personality are practically a carbon copy of her with a few changes and embellishments, making her very relevant to my interests.

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Old 2009-12-21, 19:10   Link #205
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done reading, pretty good, now need more info about Daisy and Ruri
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Old 2009-12-21, 19:14   Link #206
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Thanks for the reviews, DJLowrider!
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Old 2009-12-24, 00:12   Link #207
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Awesome reviews, DJLowrider. They've given me a good idea of where to start once I get the game (hoping for mid-January!), not to mention they were a good read. Top job. *approving nod*

re Daisy: Feel free to spoil away!

I'm also looking forward to more details about Princess Princess whenever they turn up. Kikyou FTW.
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Old 2009-12-25, 23:26   Link #208
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Hello,I want to know about Daisy backstory and Erina and Ruri especially

Whats Daisy relation with Sia?

Whats Daisy,Erina and Ruri role in Shuffle Essence?

Answer is appreciate.
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Old 2009-12-29, 18:25   Link #209
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Spoiler for daisy:


Spoiler for Ruri:



I might know more, but I forgot most of it ^.^;;; it's been a month that I've finished the game
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Old 2009-12-29, 21:11   Link #210
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Okay,is Daisy with the faction against Sia father which they almost kidnapped Sia?If yes what reason she doing so?

What Erina, 1000 year old human like being relation who like to disguise as rabbit with Daisy?

What story behind Daisy route?

Hope you will reply answer.
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Old 2009-12-29, 23:11   Link #211
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Oh .... so that's why i couldn't get in Daisy's route ..... guess I'll need to finish Nerine and Sia route's . ( 60% or 70% both ) .


By the way .... i'm a little confuse here , who is that girl next to Ruri in the Gallery section ?


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Is kind of sad that Ruri doesn't have her own route in the game but , i hope , that in this new project of Navel we can see more about Ruri , Sia , Kikyou and Daisy . ( Routes maybe ... )


Anyways .. thanks for the info about Daisy ^^
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Old 2009-12-30, 05:01   Link #212
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Okay,is Daisy with the faction against Sia father which they almost kidnapped Sia?If yes what reason she doing so?

What Erina, 1000 year old human like being relation who like to disguise as rabbit with Daisy?

What story behind Daisy route?

Hope you will reply answer.
Spoiler for faction:


Spoiler for Erina:


Spoiler for story:
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Old 2009-12-30, 12:18   Link #213
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^ Somehow after reading your spoiler about Daisy's Story .... it give me the feeling that this new project of Navel "Princess Princess" will follow this route .

By the way , does anyone have any information about that project ? .. is it even confirmed ?
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Old 2009-12-30, 20:51   Link #214
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Oh it's confirmed alright. Word about Princess Princess actually came from a special game disc that you get if you pre-order the Limited Edition of Shuffle Essence+ from Softmap. I was going to do a review of this disc earlier but now's a good a time as any to do it.

The special disc has 3 additional short stories that were excluded from the original game.

Spoiler for What they contain:


Thus, we can see that news about this new sequel would only be known to those who actually pre-ordered their game form Softmap. This just goes to show you that sometimes it's just better if you fall for these companies' marketing schemes. Who knows if you'd get something good out of it.

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Old 2009-12-30, 21:03   Link #215
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Uhm .. i see i see ..


Well , guess we just gonna have to wait for some more info about this new project . ^^ ( hope we can see Daisy , Ruri characters in it ) .


By the way , just for curiosity ... that ero scene of Ruri is with Rin ?


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Anyways , guess im off for today ... i have to do some stuff and also try to finish the routes of Sia and Nerine .....
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Old 2009-12-30, 21:32   Link #216
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By the way , just for curiosity ... that ero scene of Ruri is with Rin ?
Yes... Yes it is indeed...
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Old 2009-12-31, 10:34   Link #217
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Thanks for the answer you giveme.I didnt expect Daisy route that great which is also has political background.Other favorite route in Shuffle! essence + is Sakura where story is touching as Sakura help Kaede to get over her guilty feeling toward Rin and confess love to Rin and show such a beautiful frienship between them.

Hopefully Princess Princess show more on King of God 2 other wifes and their personallity as well as Sia mother expanded role as well.I hope we also get to see Daisy parents and new character.

Also those who play Shuffle Essence+, what your top 11 favorite route in the game and what your top 12 Girls and why?

I will send my list as well
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Old 2009-12-31, 11:50   Link #218
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Oops. That'll teach me not not check stickies before I post (I thought it was weird that the main forum rules didn't have anything regarding BitTorrent). Well, torrents for the extra CD exist. Maybe possibly. Use your head.

It looks like the same AGTH code works for the side and main discs ("/HA-8@46E340"), for those like me who have to view the game through warped-translation goggles. Thank Haruhi that ATLAS is at least half-decent.

Because I'm an impatient bastard I've borrowed the game and installed it so I don't have to wait another two weeks for my copy to arrive. Hoping to start tomorrow.

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I didnt expect Daisy route that great which is also has political background.
Daisy's route looks very good, no wonder the folks at Navel decided to force you to dance with her after everyone else.

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Hopefully Princess Princess show more on King of God 2 other wifes and their personallity as well as Sia mother expanded role as well.I hope we also get to see Daisy parents and new character.
Hear hear! I'm curious to meet Eustoma's other half (two quarters makes a half! ) and see what kind of relationship they have with Sia and Kikyou. Sia mentions that she doesn't really differentiate between them, so it'd be interesting to see the dynamics.

P.S. Happy new year!
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Old 2009-12-31, 18:55   Link #219
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It looks like the same AGTH code works for the side and main discs ("/HA-8@46E340"), for those like me who have to view the game through warped-translation goggles. Thank Haruhi that ATLAS is at least half-decent.
Actually, Shuffle Essence+ and the side story doesn't require an AGTH code. It runs fine on its own.

Also, if you're looking for a translator, you may want to try out the Translation Aggregator.

http://www.hongfire.com/forum/showthread.php?t=94395

It's the best translator I've come across to date. Very well worth the time and effort it takes to set up.

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Old 2010-01-01, 12:44   Link #220
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New Navel game set for 2011 is Princess Princess, following Sia and Kikyou's story in the realm of the gods. It seems like they're not ready to let go of Shuffle! XD
This was some good news. It's nice that the Shuffle series keeps on going through new game like this one. Besides think it'd be nice to delve into their story some more.
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