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Aiyoku no Eustia – VN Review

I finished the new August game Aiyoku no Eustia early today, and my mind is still blown from it. As promised, here is a review of the visual novel I have been hopelessly addicted to these past few weeks. And yes, this review is spoiler-free.

Random Info

Name – Aiyoku no Eustia (穢翼のユースティア), “Eustia of Tainted Wings”
Release Date – April 28th, 2011
Company – August
Scenario – Sakakibarataku (榊原拓) (Yoake, Fortune Arterial)
Art – Bekkankou (べっかんこう) (Yoake, Fortune Arterial)
Genre – Medieval Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Length – About 20-25 hours (Medium)

Opening Movie

Plot Summary

(Description taken from the relevant vndb.org entry and edited)
After the surface of the world succumbed to chaos centuries ago, the city of Novus Aether is kept afloat in the sky solely by the continual prayers offered by the Saint. Years ago, when the Saint’s prayer was interrupted, an incident known as the “Gran Forte” occurred, causing a portion of the land to fall and split the lower city into two, separated by a cliff. Countless lives and property were lost or irreversibly affected in what would be known as the greatest disaster in the city’s history.
In time, the lowest layer, known as the “Prison”, became the home to people who lost much of their former lives during the “Gran Forte”. Crime, famine, and disease run rampant, with “The Noncorroding Gold Chains”, the ruling organization in the area specializing in the sex trade, keeping what little order that still exists. Meanwhile, a contagious disease which causes the infected to grow wings has spread throughout the city, and a unit commonly known as the “Wing Hunters” has been formed to deal with these people swiftly and often violently.
In this “Prison” resides Caim Astraea, a freelance ex-assassin who does odd jobs for his friend, the head of “The Noncorroding Gold Chains”, for money. During one request, Caim finds Eustia, a winged girl who emits the pale purple light characteristic of the “Gran Forte” incident years ago. His encounter with Eustia will take him on a journey which will involve him with the most influential bodies of the city, including the Church and the royal government. As he searches for the meaning to his cruel, difficult life, he will discover the deepest and darkest secrets of Novus Aether…


A huge part of any VN experience is the characters, so I’ll spend some time introducing the protagonist, the heroines, and some of the more important side characters.
Caim Astraea
The protagonist of the story and a freelance ex-assassin who has adapted to the harsh life in the “Prison”. Originally a resident of the lower city, his life as he knew it completely changed when he lost his home and family as a child during the “Gran Forte”. Like many “Prison” residents, the incident proved traumatic for him, and he has forsaken much of what he had believed in during his harsh and relentless time as an assassin.
He buys Eustia from “The Noncorroding Gold Chains” after seeing her emit the characteristic purple light of the “Gran Forte” incident, believing she may hold the answers to the event that almost completely destroyed his life. He appears cold and unrelenting, but, as many of the heroines and characters note, he is a kind person at heart.
Eustia Astraea
The title character, Eustia (everyone calls her Tia for short) was saved from having to work as a prostitute after Caim buys her. An orphan for as long as she could remember, Tia grew up under harsh conditions, having worked as a slave for a noble family before ending up in the “Prison”. She is found to have the wing disease, although her wings are markedly different from the others; it is quickly revealed that Tia is a special winged case and may possess supernatural powers.
She is cheerful and optimistic, and she believes that there is a greater purpose to her life from the periodic dreams she sees. She is driven by a huge desire to help and bring happiness to others, especially Caim, whom she looks up to as the one who changed her bitter life up to that point for the better. Oh, and before I forget, she’s also freaking adorable, oh gawd.
Eris Floralia
My favorite heroine next to Eustia, Eris was also saved from having to be a prostitute after Caim bought her. She is now recognized as one of the best doctors in the area, regularly treating the men and prostitutes that work for “The Noncorroding Gold Chains”, although she believes her true profession to be Caim’s significant other. Tall, well-proportioned and beautiful (and a doctor to boot), Eris is extremely popular among the men in the area, although she has eyes only for Caim and is very curt and blunt to everyone else.
Caim wants nothing more than for Eris to treasure her freedom and live independently; Eris, however, wants nothing more than to belong to Caim and obey his every command. This creates a certain amount of tension between the two characters, and, later in the story, it is revealed there is more to this relationship than meets the eye…
Fione Silvaria
The captain of the “Wing Hunters”, Fione has a very strong sense of responsibility and justice. As such, she clings on very strongly to her beliefs, which makes her come off as stubborn and inflexible. She is a very hard worker and devotes herself fully to her duties, and as such is disliked by the majority of “Prison” residents, sentiments she also shares back at them.
Fione’s personality gradually changes when she and Caim join forces to rid the “Prison” of a serial killer known as “Black Wings”. They get to know one another as the investigation proceeds, and her patronizing attitude towards the “Prison” residents disappears as she comes to understand their way of life.
Saint Irene the 29th
The current Saint, Irene the 29th is gifted with a way with words and incredible strength of faith. Originally a homeless girl, she met Lavria, who would become a sister figure to her, on the streets. The Church would eventually take them both under its wing; she was selected to be the new Saint, to offer constant prayer on behalf of everyone in Novus Aether, after Irene the 28th was executed for interrupting her prayer and causing the “Gran Forte”.
St. Irene the 29th professes to have heard the voice of the Angel in her dreams during a bout of sickness which also left her blind, which begged her to search for the Angel’s Child. She is hurt that the people around her don’t respect her nor believe in her, and as such she can get very confrontational and stubborn once her beliefs are challenged.
Licia de novus Yurii
The current princess of Novus Aether and successor to the throne, Licia is a young, mischievous girl with little interest in the politics of her country, leaving the decision-making to the House of Nobles and its head, Gilbert. She is, however, very interested in what the “Prison” and the lower city are like (though she is terribly misinformed in this matter) and loves to do servant work such as hanging laundry and cooking.
I can’t really say anything else about her without spoiling huge chunks of plot, but I’ll just say she’s pretty darn cute when she’s in deredere mode.

Other Characters

Siegfried Grado – The current leader of “The Noncorroding Gold Chains”, son of the creator and previous leader, and Caim’s close friend. The two of them share a long past, having worked as assassins and escaped from countless dangers together. He’s pretty much a huge bro, but he takes his responsibilities as the top figure in the “Prison” very seriously.
Melt – An wildly successful prostitute in her day, the previous leader of “The Noncorroding Gold Chains” eventually bought her for himself. She now runs a bar and restaurant that Caim and Siegfried both regularly visit on Prostitute Street in the “Prison”. Oh, and isn’t she the spitting image of Saber from F/SN (minus the big chest)?
Lucius dis Mireille – A young noble and overseer of the “Wing Hunters” who has quickly gained recognition and power among the governing nobles. He is concerned with the corruption of the government and diligently working to improve the life of all citizens of Novus Aether.
Lavria – St. Irene the 29th’s personal servant, Lavria is a timid girl who is torn between supporting St. Irene’s beliefs and obeying the orders of the Church ministers to keep St. Irene in check. Her inability to assert herself causes her to be shunned both by St. Irene and the rest of the church.


Central to any visual novel is the story it has to tell (I mean, what would a novel be without a story?), and Aiyoku no Eustia is outstanding in this respect. The story pulls you in right from the get-go, and there is never a boring moment throughout: every section is plot-relevant, and the plot itself is ripe with twists, revelations and events that could keep you up all night if you aren’t careful. This in itself is noteworthy, as I can remember only about two other VN titles in my experience that I just couldn’t tear away from once I started them.
In terms of how the routes are structured, there’s basically one main route Eustia’s and the routes of the other main heroines branch off at various points in the story. The side routes are comparatively very short and include two H-scenes each. Perhaps my only real problem with this VN is how the side routes seemed to be just excuses to give you the H-scenes you’d been waiting for. Though, strictly speaking, this isn’t really a bad thing if you’re more concerned about the main plot than the heroine routes (which will pretty much be the case): you get your H-scenes and happy ending quick then it’s back to the main story.
Several themes are explored in Aiyoku no Eustia, all of them very human: one’s reason for living, what it is to be independent, trauma and its effects, the effects of disaster on people, the role of religion, the roles and responsibilities of government, self-sacrifice, morals and ethics… I could definitely come up with a bunch more if I keep going. Of particular note is how the infamous utilitarian argument comes into play towards the end of the story: it was masterfully integrated into a situation that had me on the rail the whole time. Really good stuff.
A great thing about the storytelling which I loved was the occasional “Another View” scenes, which present parts of the story from another character’s (i.e. not Caim’s) point of view. It gives you the chances to relate to and sympathize with the characters, which really adds to the Aiyoku no Eustia experience.
As for the ending… well, it was one of those endings where you wish so badly that it could have just ended some other way but know that this was really the only way it could have ended. It made me want to cry.
Verdict: 9/10


Now, I’m no anime art expert or anything, but I think many will agree with me the art in this game is really good. The standing sprites are absolutely amazing (I seriously think the standing sprites look better than the CGs) and the backgrounds and stuff are gorgeous. The CGs were decent I suppose: I did think some of the CGs made some of the characters look a little childish. There’s a little over a hundred independent CGs (a whole lot more if you count related ones as separate), which I suppose is okay for a game of this length. As for the H-scene art, it’s definitely a lot better than previous August games, in my humble opinion.
Verdict: 9/10


I actually really liked how the soundtrack didn’t use a lot of synth or sound overly modernized; it fits in with the game’s medieval setting. The music is relatively light and uses acoustic instruments such as the piano, strings, woodwinds, guitar, harp etc. It didn’t give me a music nerdgasm like the soundtrack in G Senjou did, but it certainly did its job in eliciting the various emotions when needed.
My favorite theme would definitely be the wistful-sounding Una Atadura track (Eris’ theme). The OP was decent as a standalone song and actually had good singing, which for some reason seems like a rarity in VN music. I didn’t really pay attention to the EDs, especially not the last one because of… you know, the ending.
Verdict: 8/10


I don’t play VNs very often and don’t really know what’s the norm for VN engines now, but I was pretty impressed with what they had here. There’s a ton of configuration settings for almost everything you could hope for grouped into System, Message, Gesture (a nifty little command shortcut feature), Keyboard/Mouse, and Sound/Voice sets; CG and H-scene replay modes grouped by character; and a music mode. In terms of save/load, it has 144 slots as well as a Quicksave/load feature. There’s also an extras section with extra scenes that you unlock as you go through the main game.
I particularly liked the “Continue” main menu option, which basically takes you right where you last left off straight away. What would’ve been nice, though, is a way to jump to certain points in the game (for example, the start of each arc) without having to rely on save/load for those of us who don’t make tons of save points.
Verdict: 9/10


H-scenes in VNs are a strange thing. You want them real bad until you get to them, at which point they become some chore-like thing you need to plow through (or a good place to stop for the night!).
Each heroine has four H-scenes each (including the extra scenes) and I suppose they’re reasonably well-written. The earlier ones had a lot of close contact/hugging which I love. This is more of a system thing, but I liked how “cut voice acting with message change” was off by default; it worked really well in the H-scenes, especially during the climaxes. The H-scene art is quite nice, though it also has the problem of the CGs not fitting the text at all at some places which seems to plague every damn VN out there. The H-voice acting was pretty decent with the exception of Licia’s (which sounded like she was being voiced by a virgin, no offense meant).
Verdict: 7/10


Aiyoku no Eustia is without doubt a top-tier VN. The fact that it’s an August title already makes it a must-play for any VN reader; however, the difference in the mood of this title from previous August games is made apparent from the very first minute, and the mystery and intrigue kick in and grip on to you until the very end. The story is like a dark fairy tale that strikes some very resonant and human chords; it also doesn’t forget to throw a curveball at you every once in a while. The visuals (particularly the standing sprites) are just beautiful, and everything else is well above average. If you’re looking for the next great VN title to play, this is it.
Verdict: 9/10
TL;DRAiyoku no Eustia is a top-tier visual novel you should all be playing if you can.
Hopefully you enjoyed my review (or at least read the tl;dr)!

126 Thoughts on “Aiyoku no Eustia – VN Review

  1. is there an english patch for it?

  2. commander`A on May 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm said:

    Dear Sir Raze,
    I am amazingly amazed that you wasted your time writing this bullcrap. I hope you are satisfied with your life now.
    With grief,

  3. Shade on May 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm said:

    you guys should start translating visual novels, makes me sad that the only way to play these great games is either to wait 5 years for a translation or learn japanese (sometimes taking equally or longer)
    and hey, I would pay for an adequately translated VN.

  4. eworm on May 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm said:

    Yeah, I wish. There are so few visual novels in English it makes you want to cry.

  5. Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm said:

    um… ok.

  6. Archfiend on May 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm said:

    For VN there is always Fakku! (+18 rated). And to follow shade, i’m currently learning Japenese because there is so many good VN which are not and won’t ever be translated and I wnat them so bad.

  7. This might be not reasonable. But couldn’t we learn Japanese with VN? With some basics to begin with of course.

  8. Spinarakk on May 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm said:

    So is that what Caim looks like… hmm…

  9. WTB: anime adaptation.
    Both Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro na and Fortune Arterial have been adapted to anime (albeit not so well), so I suppose it’s only a matter of time before Aiyoku no Eustia is too. I just hope they’ll give it 24 episodes or something and do it right this time.

  10. Wildsleven on May 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm said:

    played the trial and must say it was awesome, hope it gets translated! and i agree Tia is just too adorable xD

  11. random on May 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm said:

    For anyone interested the web trial version has been fully translated by Yandere Translations. I don’t think they’ve said whether they’ll be doing the full version though.

  12. u srs? on May 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm said:

    “Fortune Arterial”
    no, no, no, no, no and no

  13. kidlat020 on May 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm said:

    There are *INDEED* so many VNs out there that are just crying out loud for you to read.
    If you’re beginner in VNs then play some translated VNs. There should be too many for you to start.
    If you’re well-informed about the VN environment, then you’ve probably heard of Ixrec (translator of cross channel, inganock and muv-luv trilogy). Their site has learning tools for you to start learning moonrunes. I’m currently memorizing the Kana chart.

  14. kidlat020 on May 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm said:

    pardon for the double post.
    @raze: Aiyoku (????) was just a furigana on top of “??” (kitana tsubasa). was there any reason why the author(s) did this?

  15. RICHARDS cherish on May 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm said:


  16. RICHARDS cherish on May 18, 2011 at 6:50 pm said:

    how do i down load this game

  17. Have you ever tried Little Busters! ? It’s a visual novel by Key (You probably already know this by now). I have the first one (which happens to be non-ero) and I have a lot of fun playing it. Given, I only play the new routes when they have been TLed. You would think four years of high school Japanese would help but it didn’t. A lot of what I learned was through my own teachings and the help of my friend narunetto.
    Anyway I digress. Try out Little Busters! if you haven’t already. It’s really fun and cute.

  18. RICHARDS cherish on May 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm said:

    i would like to get the one for Aiyoku no Eustia

  19. Kuchibiru on May 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm said:

    So I read the entire review and am itching to get my hands on a copy of this game. This is the exact reason why I have been learning Japanese for the past 3 years… but I’m afraid that my knowledge of the Japanese language is not enough to tackle something like a medieval-themed visual novel. CURSE YOU, LANGUAGE BARRIERS!
    Well, I enjoyed the post. Thanks, Raze.

  20. anom on May 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm said:

    That’s just Squall Leonheart

  21. RICHARDS cherish on May 18, 2011 at 10:27 pm said:

    does anyone now how to download it

  22. AniC on May 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm said:

    Looks great. Can I play it on my PFP?

  23. Forsaken.Infinity on May 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm said:

    While the game was awesome, I VERY MUCH HATE the fact that only one heroine really mattered. Screw this format of chapter based routes. I absolutely hated it in G Senjou No Maou as well. Fucking hell. It’s so damn cheap and annoying. That’s my only real complaint against this game. And why doesn’t Melt have her own route? Not that it would have mattered anyway, with this BS the heroines are forced into.

  24. Forsaken.Infinity on May 18, 2011 at 10:54 pm said:

    Also, screw Tia, Eris >>>>>>>>>>>>>> all. She deserved better than some nonsense at the sidelines QQ.

  25. Kazzy on May 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm said:

    Medieval fantasy? Will definitely get if an English patch comes out *A*
    The art looks nice, too, which is a must for VNs c:

  26. RICHARDS cherish on May 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm said:

    what link to i go to to get it when i can read it in english i have been looking for it and can not find it

  27. leo@uhw on May 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm said:

    And the difference between webtrial and full thing is…? (’cause you know, you make it sound like you’re reviewing the full version)

  28. @ RICHARDS cherish
    Google.com is your friend. It’s not that hard.
    In case it wasn’t clear, an English version of this game does not (yet) exist. You can find an English patch for the web trial over at Yandere Translations.
    @ kidlat020
    Nothing significant about the furigana afaik. The furigana simply signifies how you would read ??, which would mean “tainted wings”. Thinking back on the events of the story itself, I also doubt it’s supposed to mean anything else.
    @ Balance`
    Now which self-respecting VN reader hasn’t played Little Busters? Key titles are pretty much also must-plays for any VN reader, and I actually played it back when the EX version came out in 2008. It was… decent, I guess. I’m not exactly a huge fan of Key titles, to be honest.
    In related news, Rewrite is coming out 24th June this year. Hopefully it’ll live up to the very high expectations it has.
    @ Forsaken.Infinity
    Hahah, it’s true that the format really did make the other heroines seem like… well, side characters. On top of more Melt, I would’ve also appreciated more Gau (wasn’t she an awesome character?). I hope all these “issues” get resolved in an upcoming fandisk! XD
    Eris is indeed awesome. I loved her the minute I saw her all the way until the very end (she did get really creepy during her arc though). I absolutely loved it whenever she appeared and her theme played. Too bad her side route was probably the weakest of them all. ;_; Again, where’s my fandisk?
    @ leo@uhw
    I’m not 100% sure because I didn’t play the trial and jumped straight into the full version, but the trial apparently contains the prologue of the game (i.e. all content up to the opening video/start of the first arc). It’s easily 3-5 reading hours right there.

  29. so…..the main character is a white-haired Squall?

  30. Forsaken.Infinity on May 19, 2011 at 1:15 am said:

    Indeed. I was totally enamored, heck, obsessed, with Ershin the moment I saw her. And yet…QQ.
    Pretty much the same issue I had with G Senjou no Maou as well. I loved Kanon the moment I saw her but her route was the weakest ;_; … And fandisks just don’t feel the same. The only thing remaining is a hate for the writers. I guess they know how to play me though.

  31. Forsaken.Infinity on May 19, 2011 at 1:17 am said:

    Whoa that was a wtf typo. Why’d I type Eris as Ershin. Wtf. I haven’t even touched anything BOF 4 in years. -_-

  32. @ Forsaken.Infinity
    Your typo made me lol in real life. It so happens that one of our staff members also goes by the nick Ershin. =P
    Though… QQ indeed.
    [spoiler]We all know Eris will remain forever alone because Caim will remain forever alone because… yeah. QQ.[/spoiler]

  33. Tsukaima on May 19, 2011 at 1:31 am said:

    Working my way through G Senjou no Maou still myself, which thankfully does have an English version. Thanks for the review though, good VN reviews are few and far between, just like good translations of VNs.
    One problem with purchasing official translations is they often remove the H-Scenes to placate “american sensibilities”.

  34. niggers on May 19, 2011 at 2:24 am said:

    niggas stop this shit and give me my amagami batch! lol
    arEdit: Fuck off. lol

  35. Julian_EX on May 19, 2011 at 4:32 am said:

    I’m waiting for yandere translation for this.. This is GODLIKE VN… I tried the trial version… the story and character is so damn good…

  36. >>Forsaken.Infinity
    I’m flattered.
    arEdit: Ershin smells like peach blossoms

  37. Laza_r_us on May 19, 2011 at 6:27 am said:

    Doesn’t Caim looked a bit like Squall from Final Fantasy VIII?

  38. IZEROII on May 19, 2011 at 6:54 am said:

    When my jap language proficiency increases I’ll remember to check it out. Good review.

  39. niggers on May 19, 2011 at 7:00 am said:

    niggas how do u read japanese

  40. iidtrav on May 19, 2011 at 7:32 am said:

    wait, if i have a Full Version of it, can i use the English Patch for the Web Trial version for it ?

  41. mr. popo on May 19, 2011 at 9:33 am said:

    Hmmm… Release March 25, 2011. Since thats the same date they should have made it a launch title for the 3DS. I would have bought it. UTW is officially my favorite group, ever. Now I just have to learn Japanese.
    Also @IZEROII “Jap” happens to be a racial slur, and Japan is way too cool for that.

  42. cads on May 19, 2011 at 9:46 am said:

    been playing the web-trial version of this VN, and i really found it interesting
    with this full version review…i guess i was right to classify this VN into the interesting ones

  43. Cacti on May 19, 2011 at 10:30 am said:

    And now we wait for an English translation of the full VN.
    E.t.a. 3 years.

  44. @ iidtrav
    That’s more a question for the patch makers, but since it was designed for the web trial version of the game, I highly doubt it.
    @ mr. popo
    It was scheduled for March 25th (which you probably gathered from the OP video I linked), but the actual release of the full version was delayed until April 28th due to the Sendai quake.

  45. Diogo4D on May 19, 2011 at 11:27 am said:

    Hmm… i think i’ll give a time reading the trial.
    Maybe one day we have a new group… UTVN – Unlimited Translations Visuals Novels

  46. noobz0r on May 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm said:

    needs….English…patch @,@

  47. IZEROII on May 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm said:

    @mr. popo the context that “jap” is being used is all that matters. since it was being used as english shorthand for “japanese” in the context of language and not as an identifier to a person (ex. that jap…) or something it’s not offensive.

  48. Soul on May 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm said:

    FUCK YOU RAZE. Now I really want to play this. I curse my mediocre japanese knowledge.
    I’m alreaydy playing Haruhi no Yakusoku on my PSP during the bus rides to/from college. I understand like 80% of it probably, but every time Yuki speaks it’s like “How the Hell can she use so many words I don’t know”. Given that, I don’t think I’d be able to play some more serious VN like this one.
    Just to know, is everything voice acted? Cause I can only read like 100~ kanjis, so if the MC doesn’t have a voice then there’s no way I can play this.

  49. fortune arterial was originally a VN!?

  50. Aegaeon on May 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm said:

    *sigh* Now I really want to play this. I hate language barriers so very much. Why can’t we have games like this here?

  51. boingman on May 20, 2011 at 12:25 am said:

    “As for the ending… well, it was one of those endings where you wish so badly that it could have just ended some other way but know that this was really the only way it could have ended. It made me want to cry.”
    *sigh* Sounds like it’s another sob story, similar to Air and Clannad. And I am not really a fan of those, in fact I never finished Clannad, since the depresseing story pissed me off, so I guess I’ll pass. 🙁

  52. Damn you Raze, I haven’t even finished one route and I started it before you, lol. Going on vacation tomorrow, so hopefully, that will change. =3=

  53. kenjinsakura on May 20, 2011 at 1:10 am said:

    What about the required japanese level? Is it voiced? I think such info is important as this is an english site and most of us here can only read at best 500~ kanji. I managed to get through the voiced version of clannad, but I might have given up if it wasn’t.

  54. argilium on May 20, 2011 at 1:13 am said:

    this vn is 16:9 and at 720p? oh yes..
    and you shouldn’t have commented anything about the ending.. it spoils my predictive mind.. not that i care about it, though..
    hahh.. wish the translation comes sooner or i read more Japanese Kanji better..

  55. @ Soul / kenjinsakura
    It’s “fully” voiced in that all characters (yes all, including the protagonist and random characters like guards and cooks) are voiced, but non-dialogue text isn’t (some in-game text is voiced, however). I’m not sure how big of a difference this makes, but good luck to you both!
    @ Force Gaia
    Yes, and believe it or not, the Fortune Arterial VN was really good. They completely butchered the anime adaptaion (which was, for all intents and purposes, horribad).
    @ Wintereise
    I sacrificed 1-2 hours of my sleep every night for this game, lol. I wish I had more time…

  56. Annoymous on May 20, 2011 at 1:50 am said:

    Hi.I will read your review later on.Well as for me I have already finished the game last week.I don’t really understand Eustia ending.Can you explain the ending to me?

  57. boingman on May 20, 2011 at 1:50 am said:

    Yeah, saying whether an ending is happy or sad is already too much IMO.

  58. ZeroOBK on May 20, 2011 at 2:54 am said:

    Well, that killed any interest I had in the VN. The premise and themes have been done in numerous JRPGs (never mind any other medium). The main heroine is the cutesy/optimistic type. That likely means that she has a tendency to “charge ahead” into facepalm-inducing situations, or she’s the helpless type that always needs the nice ex-assassin’s help. She’s also dressed in high school-like attire that doesn’t seem fitting for a medieval fantasy (which is bound to be in-your-face all the time since she’s the main heroine). All the characters I’m more likely to be interested in are side characters. I hope the street isn’t literally called “Prostitute Street”, because if it is, then it’s certainly not coming off as being even remotely subtle. This would need to have some darn good writing for me to go through it.

  59. mysterious_man on May 20, 2011 at 3:27 am said:

    So, does this mean you’re going to politely email Yandere and ask to do the translation if Slashzero doesn’t want to? Maybe? Probably not :/. I liked what I saw of the trial (1280 x 720 res option is awesome) a lot.
    Also I enjoyed the review, definitely post more.

  60. Annoymous on May 20, 2011 at 3:37 am said:

    “cut voice acting with message change”
    I don’t understand what do you mean by this?
    That just means the voice acting doesn’t get cut when you click the mouse/press enter/whatever to go to the next line. Also, I deleted your previous comment as it contained a major spoiler. Post spoilers without enclosing them in spoiler tags again, and you will be banned from posting comments.

  61. AdeptZero on May 20, 2011 at 4:00 am said:

    Just finished the trial verison, I’m loving this series. I wish they’ll sub the full verison. I’m dying to find out what happens next!

  62. Annoymous on May 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm said:

    Oh that what you mean.Sorry about that.I didn’t noticed/know the use of spoilers tags.

  63. Annoymous on May 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm said:

    So [spoiler]melt really died?
    Yes, she did. ;_; She was among the many who died during the Irene the 29th falldown.[/spoiler]

  64. Annoymous on May 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

    Guess it isn’t convenient to talk about it at here.Maybe I should email you.But I don’t know what is your email.

  65. omiwz on May 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm said:


  66. Accelerator on May 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm said:

    So about the ending
    Is is a Fate/Stay Night Fate route bittersweet ending or a downer ending?
    It’s a bittersweet ending.[/spoiler]

  67. ??????? on May 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm said:

    For reference:
    Eustia’s seiyuu voiced Yukino from OsaDai (hence the moe voice)
    Eris’ seiyuu voiced Tsugumi (Ever17), Rider (F/SN), Momoyo (MajiKoi) amongst others (Yuu Asakawa sure has a lot of nom de guerres…)
    If you have been watching Hoshizora e kakaru Hashi, you might notice some similarities with Licia and Ui…

  68. ??????? on May 20, 2011 at 6:55 pm said:

    Also, Caim’s seiyuu’s real name is actually Takashi Kondou… (Train from Black Cat, Sugisaki from Seitokai no Ichizon, and Sai Akuto from IchibanUshiro)

  69. Don~Don~ on May 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm said:

    Have you reviewed G-senjou no Maou? AKA Devil on the G-String? I already finished it but I liked it so much I like to hear people reviewing it.

  70. ??????? on May 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm said:

    Sieg has Creed’s (Black Cat) seiyuu…
    Knowing that Caim has Train’s seiyuu, this is disturbing…
    At any rate (Lockon, wtf are you doing in my eroge?!!!)

  71. boingman on May 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm said:

    Roy Mustang is in it? Well, I guess I’ll at least have to check out the trial then. 🙂

  72. AxleSauce on May 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm said:

    Love the review. It’s not easy making a spoiler free one, so really – thanks for that.

  73. Those of you who asked questions in spoiler tags: I’ve responded to your questions within those tags.
    @ Don~Don~
    This is actually my first VN review, so no, I haven’t (it’s unlikely I will too, since it’s been so long). Though, G-Senjou is definitely among my favorite VNs of all time.

  74. Visual Novel without story would be… Nukige.

  75. Annoymous on May 21, 2011 at 2:10 am said:

    Oh no wonder I feel that Sieg voice seem familar to me.His seiyuu also does urahara

  76. Annoymous on May 21, 2011 at 2:18 am said:

    Oh I still have some other questions that I wanted to ask.If it is alright with you.May I know your mail?

  77. Annoymous on May 21, 2011 at 2:23 am said:

    Oh I never thought that eris seiyuu would be yuu asakawa

  78. ??????? on May 21, 2011 at 2:54 am said:

    There are sites that are dedicated to listing eroge seiyuu (and all of their nom de guerres too)
    Go through it at your own leisure : D

  79. passer-by on May 21, 2011 at 5:11 am said:

    nice review, makes me want to play the game even more. hope someone’s translating the full game.

  80. TadeshiED on May 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm said:

    Gahhh I want to play this, but there isn’t an English version of this yet, right? :/

  81. kidlat020 on May 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm said:

    you can wait for, like, 5 years at most if you can wait that long. and no, I’m not trolling this shit. Had you seriously played a VN even once?
    a bit off-topic, but I wonder just how the hell KamiNomi and OreImo are so god-damn popular when people don’t even know a thing of VN or galge.

  82. kidlat020 on May 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm said:

    pardon the double post, but I seriously wishing that UTW would soon become UVNTW (unlimited VN translation works). Or at the very least, if Yandere TLs didn’t pick this title to TL, then maybe you guys take over?

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  84. Annoymous on May 22, 2011 at 4:17 am said:

    yeah I know that site

  85. Anon on May 22, 2011 at 7:45 am said:

    Could you upload a torrent for this since my internet goes up to 14 kb/s I know it’s sad ):

  86. Krozam on May 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm said:

    I’m still not done with the prologue (got interrupted, haven’t been in the right mood since), but I already think that this might be the VN that surpasses Fortune Arterial. It’s too bad I can’t read much Japanese, it’s a chore to read through VN’s with AGTH+Atlas… still, I did it for FA and I’ll do it for Eustia if nobody starts translating the full game. Superb writing, great art and atmosphere, interesting characters (including the protagonist)… I was captivated from the start.

  87. AF94608x10E7 on May 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm said:

    Nice review, I may be interested in learning more Kanji now!… DOWNLOAD LINK!?…

  88. randomquestion on May 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm said:

    Irene = Index?

  89. geki on May 22, 2011 at 11:14 pm said:

    “The fact that it’s an August title already makes it a must-play for any VN reader”

  90. Hayate on May 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm said:

    Great, great game. Glad to see another that enjoyed this title as much as I did!
    But damn, bittersweet endings always get to me… (ending spoilers!)[spoiler]Did you try out Eustia’s first story in the Appendix section? It was rather heart-rending; While its tailored more towards allowing the reader to experience more h-scenes like the other Appendix stories, the set-up of this particular one got to me (It also can be considered to fall in line with the main route’s canon). The premise is that Caim still dreams of a life with Eustia, and in this particular dream he lives a settled-down life with Eustia in that wheat field, like the one he mentioned to Eustia during the climax when Novus Aether is falling. In this particular dream, after dinner in their house Eustia mentions that she’d like to start a family with Caim. Insert h-scene here… but afterwards it snaps to a scene where Eustia is in the middle of the wheat field with their presumed to be daughter by her side, smiling. Then Caim wakes up in the middle of the night and realizes that that glimpse of happiness was nothing but an impossible dream. Sorry for the overly long spoiler message, but I went from finishing the game with a bittersweet yet uplifting tone, to departing from the game on a final heart-wrenching note. I kind of wished I just finished the game as is without diving into that Appendix section, maybe I’m just reading too far into it more than it really is.[/spoiler]

  91. niggers on May 25, 2011 at 4:54 am said:

    niggas where can i learn japanese?! reading with my eyes aint helpin :'(

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  93. Chris on May 25, 2011 at 9:09 am said:

    right now i am planning on translating VNs with a m8 of mine. we are definetely picking up Aiyoku no Eustia for starters. if it was nothing but the translation, i could translate a chapter in a couple of days on my own, without edit that is.
    the problem is we have NO clue how to edit game data etc… if someone is willing to help me out there, go ahead and mail me
    mail: chris432@gmx.net

  94. RICHARDS cherish on May 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm said:

    still no link to download it

  95. niggers on May 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm said:

    nigga richard look through the dam comments

  96. Annoymous on May 26, 2011 at 5:56 am said:

    Are you the same hayate from 4chan?
    [spoiler]Oh so that is just a dream?;_;What a pity.I thought that was a alternate ending[/spoiler]

  97. RICHARDS cherish on May 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm said:

    i have nothing

  98. Hayate on May 27, 2011 at 7:32 am said:

    Nah I’m not 🙂 Hayate isn’t a very uncommon handle, so I’m not surprised that there are a good number of others using this username.
    [spoiler]Yeah, it was a dream sequence, takes place after the main ending. Caim’s narrative in the start of it goes over something along the lines of feeling a sense of loss when waking up from a happy dream, so he deludes himself unconsciously into thinking its real. Only to wake up at night to find out it was just a transient glimpse of happiness T_T
    The second Appendix story is kinda-sorta a what-if scenario where Caim and Eustia hook up somewhere in between chapter 3 and 4, and the third Appendix story is a more light-hearted and slightly humorous take on the dream set-up. Hope that clears things up![/spoiler]

  99. scineram on May 27, 2011 at 7:42 am said:

    “The H-voice acting was pretty decent with the exception of Licia’s (which sounded like she was being voiced by a virgin, no offense meant).”
    If Koe de Oshigoto is anything to go by she might have been. XD

  100. I added a link to your review in my post… I hope you mind^^;
    I thought it was the best review on Eustia I’ve read. I couldn’t agree with you more, Eustia is definitely a great VN everyone should read.

  101. RICHARDS cherish on May 28, 2011 at 11:11 pm said:

    i went through all the comments could not find the link to the game

  102. AF94608x10E7 on May 29, 2011 at 3:27 am said:

    @^ Same here, it must be some kind of secret or something, well, actually I didn’t read every comment, that would be crazy, but, if there’s a link to download the game point to it please, if you will!… ^_^

  103. Jynx on May 29, 2011 at 5:10 am said:

    You could download the trial at http://august-soft.com/eustia/download.html
    And the english patch at http://yandere.gray7.com/?p=1384
    For Full game search yourselves

  104. Darky on May 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm said:

    this game is one of the best ero-games I ever played. the Story, the plot, the design and the art all are so great that I’m considering playing it again. My favourite chara was Tia-chan followed by Erisu. it took me about a week and a day to finish it to Tia route.
    [spoiler]H-scenes in VNs are a strange thing. You want them real bad until you get to them, at which point they become some chore-like thing you need to plow through (or a good place to stop for the night!).[/spoiler]
    same thing with me. Great to find some similarities with other gamers @u@/
    Just wondering about Fione end. is it any interesting? since Fione was the most hated character for me, that I ignored her end ^^.

  105. Darky on May 30, 2011 at 8:32 pm said:

    oh…forgot to ask
    Did you cry at Tia-chan’s end?
    For me…I cried a lot ^^

  106. MokouMoe on June 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm said:

    I like the gesture system of this game. I don’t think you need to have 4 point mouse to use it.
    Its very useful when i am trying to listen to what they’re saying.

  107. lightl on June 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm said:

    http://yandere.gray7.com/?p=1458 they are starting the full translation of it and looking for some help

  108. Aelwain on August 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm said:

    I feel like I am the only one who felt for Caim during the final chapter and actually loved the ending.
    Shit, son, my tear glands were actually destroyed.

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  110. I just got the link, it around 4,8GB
    Do you want the link?

  111. Shadowsong on January 6, 2012 at 5:29 am said:

    @Ruru, by all means please do post it if you’ve got the link

  112. NubeNegra on January 26, 2012 at 12:39 am said:

    I know its prob late and all but i was just wondering if anyone can help me out with getting the english patch to work, ive installed the game well and all and it plays well but when i extract the english patch in the original file somehow its still in japanese.
    Am i doing something wrong?

  113. jameski1409 on May 24, 2012 at 9:30 am said:

    where i can download this?? please help me

  114. Randomfellow on June 7, 2012 at 10:56 am said:

    Certainly, if anyone got a link for the full game, it would be a saviour… I’m tearing my hairs off trying to find any place that would have the download. And I’ve seen too much info to just leave it alone. It’s driving me nuts. -_-

  115. Erik on July 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm said:

    Hi, a made through the trial game which end when i first see Licia and Lucius speak and i wonder if it’s have more translated, i mean much people speaks about this or that ending, or they just know japanese ? appreciate your help.

  116. jack0086 on July 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm said:

    You can download this at any torrent site. Eg: Sukebei.nyaa etc etc.

  117. jack0086 on July 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm said:

    This game indeed is kinda epic for its story. Yandere translated this game in English. However, their site is down (possible dead? )

  118. Erik on July 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm said:

    man i would rather not play this game, no matter were i look for, i didn’t find that english translation just the trial one, and it’s not like i could pay for it to play the game because it’s like has disappeared from this planet, anyway if someone still have it please post it somewhere, thanks in advance.

  119. Yandere Translation has finally release the english patch of this VN a few days ago, if you still don’t know about it. http://yandere.tindabox.net/?p=449

  120. Is it true that yandere has dropped the project ? I mean they even don’t upgrade their status about this VN

  121. Anonymous on August 11, 2014 at 3:56 am said:

    No one is translating it at the moment, including Blank Translations. (See the chat section of their website for details: the translator dropped it.)

  122. Mersi shat xorhurdneri hamar. Qich er mnum pox uxekrai ed kaxardakan dramapanakneric mekin. Mek el mi ban ed chisht a, vor kareli a kazinoyin xapelov pox ashxatel?

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  124. Ricky Nguyen on November 30, 2017 at 9:57 pm said:

    So, what happened in the True Ending? Did Eustia die by sacrificing her own life? Why did she die in the first place? Also, great review.

  125. Ricky Nguyen on November 30, 2017 at 9:57 pm said:

    So, what happened in the True Ending? Did Eustia die by sacrificing her own life? Why did she die in the first place? Also, great review. Hope to hear from you soon.

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