SONY PLAYSTATION 1 - REFRAIN LOVE ANATA NI AITAI SLPS-00753
Refrain Love - Anata Ni Aitai
|| Refrain Love - Anata Ni Aitai
Genre / Style
Dating / Simulation
14 March 1997|
In Refrain Love - Anata Ni Aitai the player plays a college
student who happens to live right by the campus. It's summer and I think
you're going to America for Christmas, but you'd love to get a woman
before then. Enter you're three buddies Kousuke the jock, Tetsuya the
DJ, and Taizo the... nerd. All of you vow to find a girlfriend before
Christmas time and what do you know, there are quite a few suitable
ladies in town. You yourself have been having weird dreams of some
mystery girl and when a walk in the park leads you to find a girl that
looks suspiciously like the one of your dreams, you find that maybe you
do have chance with the ladies. But, let's face it. You have to juggle
part time jobs, romance, and seeing your dude friends. Welcome to
While there are many females in the game, only
three of them are really suitable love interests as I think only the
three main girls have actual endings (which is a shame, since I liked
the other girls more, like the chick who works at the office building,
or the cafe keeper's daughter). And if you don't make a move on the
girls then you're buddies will and you'll end up all alone. Ouch!
The game is broken up into Adventure mode and
Simulation mode. Adventure mode is typical date-sim fare: go places,
look for girls, talk to girls, choose the right thing to say, and then
hopefully get some sort of CG picture. The simulation mode is where you
have to go to work to raise your stats. If you have low stats, then you
are prone to passing out and you have to go to the hospital. You decide
where to go by clicking on houses on the map and the map is fairly
large. Lots of places in town from the clubhouse where you DJ friends
spins records, to the school campus, the video store, and the park. As
well as all the apartment buildings where all your friends live.
In your room, you can choose to stay at home
and raise your stats by watching TV, listen to music (which raises your
"sense" stats), save the game, call people, or decide which part-time
job to take on. Calling people is essential as that's how you set up
dates. However, I could never figure out where to meet up with the girl
or when. I've tried going to their apartments, but I guess that's not
As for the jobs, I liked this part a bit. It's
cute. The jobs change with the seasons. I was a lifeguard at the pool
(got to meet many bikini girls), a baby sitter first for some little
boy, then for a slightly older girl
(oh my), the clerk at the video store, a construction worker, a host, an
office building security guard and more. Working on the job allows you
to meet all the various women associated with each work place. Plus they
all do different things to your stats. Some raise your pride (like the
security guard), while others lower your pride and raise your humor
(host). All of them eat up at your stamina, so you have to go home and
sleep sometimes in the morning to make sure you don't pass out.
The game features japanese voices for all the
characters and once you beat the game you fully open omake mode, where
you can listen to the music of the game, view CGs and character designs,
and hear the voice actors talk about the characters.
The game features also different endings depending of the decissions that the player make during the game.
Set in the town of cherry blossoms bloom, love
love simulation depicting the pattern of love and friendship are formed
by folding seven men and women. Students become the hero going to
continue to get along with peers through various events in the six
months to celebrate Christmas Eve 6, you can see a variety of deployment
scenarios promoted. Welcome at Christmas, you're next to! ?
- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Dating & Anime themes.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 November, 2011.