Starlight Stage is one of those games I feel like I’ve completed all my personal goals with. Every since I got limited Ranko, Nana, and Kanako I haven’t had much of a drive to play or even keep up with the game. But of course you say- free pulls? Such a simple (and devious) way to wrap me up once again.Continue reading
Ensemble Stars! is a series I’ve dabbled with over the years. A male-centric idol series that started off way back in 2015 as a spin off of the now defunct Ensemble Girls it became wildly popular in comparison. You are a transfer student at Yumenosaki academy to produce a group of idols to stardom. It had a ton of fun character designs and a bunch of interesting stories, but I never quite got into it the way other fans did.
Way back when the original app was for lack of a better term a point and click game. You tapped the screen and scouted for cards. It had the usual events where you rank for a pretty five-star card like all the other idol games, though it lacked a rhythm element that would make the series truly engaging to me. It got an anime in due time after being delayed for what felt like forever. As the series grew and began to release more music and merchandise, it was inevitable they would cash in on the rhythm game trend at some point in time.
Now in 2020 the game is split into two different apps- the “basic” app where you play the old game and tap on the screen, and the “music” app where you tap notes to music ala every other mobile idol game out there. Today I finally decided to download Ensemble Stars!! (with two exclamation points!! don’t forget it!) Music.Continue reading
Holding true to my bad luck with scouting for Miya, I didn’t get FES Miya. I really went all in using both the free pulls and my stash of ~13k gems. I can only tell myself this is a sign and I’ll have better luck in the future.
There’s something about revisiting a game just for your favorites that makes you feel alive again. It was inevitable that three of my favorite idols would make a comeback- Matsuri, Tomoka, and Miya just in time for the third anniversary of Million Live: Theater Days.Continue reading
The day before Easter. Another day by any other account, and the days were already starting to blend together for me. It was that exact morning I was scrolling through twitter, and I saw the banner I feared.
Another SSR for Anna Mochizuki? I took a deep breath. I had been saving in this game for a long time now not knowing what I would use my gems on and this was a sign from the higher powers. The last FES banner was good to me with a ton of free pulls, but I didn’t get characters I really cared for (sorry Karen).
I love these games, I really do. My reaction though? Fear.
But you should save them for a limited SSR or milifes, I think to myself. She’s just a perm. You can ticket her in a few months.
You see, this SSR is different. Do you see this?
I had the figure for this one. So I needed it in the game too.
After a long car ride today the idea bounced around in my brain- when does buying things in gatcha games become “justifiable”? (Hint: you’ll know the answer if you’ve ready any of this blog).
Took a gamble on the limited box in Starlight Stage after a few drinks and…
LIMITED FUCKING SHIKI BABY!!!! Man. The loading screen took a good while so I knew I was getting at least one SSR, but I was pleasantly surprised since I really like limited Shiki’s dress. It’s also something I would wear in real life, so this was a win/win situation.
LIMITED MINAMI? This was a nice surprise! I have absolutely zero cards of Minami and even though she’s not one of my top girls, she’s part of the original Cinderella Girls so she’s near and dear to my heart at this point. She’s animated which I should have noticed by the sparkles (and you know, when the card blinked at me) but alas.
Long story short I really have my hands full with idol games this month.
This time featuring the Starlight Stage fourth anniversary coverage and the Korean release of Million Live: Theater Days.