Third in Gust’s “Beautiful Girls Festival” series, and a modern-day magical girl story about learning empathy for your fellow woman. Himiko learns she is a “Reflector” after her budding ballet career is cut short by a knee injury.
Developer: Gust Publisher: Koei Tecmo Available on: PS4, PC
Blue Reflection: Everyday Life with Magical Girls-Blue Reflection is quite an odd game, both in terms of tone and structure. Let's look at how the game unfolds as a convincing simulation of life as a teenage girl... who happens to also be a magical girl.
Blue Reflection: Kishida’s Pastel Paradise-Blue Reflection's art is the work of Mel Kishida, who previously worked with Gust on the Atelier Arland series. Let's explore his work, and how this translates to character designs and overall aesthetic within Blue Reflection itself.
Blue Reflection: Sounds of School Days-Gust's sound team is known for excellent music, and they've really outdone themselves with Blue Reflection's soundtrack -- one of their most unusual but memorable scores to date.
The One-Liner Challenge-Time for a Community tag post! This one looked like a particularly fun one, and after the lovely Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime specifically requested me to do one about games, who was I to refuse? The original tag came from The Awkward Book Blogger and was based around, as you might expect, … Continue reading The One-Liner Challenge→
In the Japanese original, you had greater control of the camera in the “model viewer” mode, intended to allow you to view DLC costumes in greater detail. The Japanese version allowed you to do things like “move” the characters up and down on screen, which would cause their breasts to jiggle. You could also tilt the camera up and down, which, among other things, allowed you to look up the characters’ skirts. These features were removed for the Western release, likely because the main characters are explicitly referenced in the game’s dialogue to be 15 years of age, though Koei Tecmo claimed to several outlets around the time of release that they were unable to give an official explanation for the change.