Today, we’re bringing you a new tester’s corner from Kaitsu!
Ah, Tick Tack.
Having recently re-watched the Shuffle! anime, playing Tick Tack was a total treat and an absolute blast from start to finish. I’ve been a total Shuffle! fangirl since the series was first released in the states by Funimation, and it wasn’t until two years ago that I finally got my hands on the original Shuffle! VN. Having been exposed to both versions, I still had zero attraction to Nerine’s character, and found her story rather boring at times… that is until I got my hands on Tick Tack. Not only do I want her, but I want them all! A harem ending is the best ending ever!
My experience with Tick Tack! is a little different compared to the other tester’s, since I not only played the game start to finish during the testing phase, but I also got to enjoy watching my boyfriend translate it. Definitely an interesting experience, especially when he would play Bark’s freak-out scenes on 100% volume just to watch me laugh until I nearly fell out of my chair, and or scare the crap out of me when I walked into our home office. The occasional watersports scenes made for interesting and slightly embarrassing conversations, but we’ll let you experience that for yourself.
If you are familiar with the Shuffle! series, you know that the comedic crazy-ness is one of its strong points, and that still holds true for Tick Tack. You get a bit of everything, sarcastic jokes, outright (hilarious) boob insults, and… uh, this?
Yeah, OK. Moving on.
One of the coolest features of TT was the different variety of scenes you get based on the time of day the event happens in, and depending on what you choose, it obviously affects future days as you progress further into the story. The epic tester’s guide that Doddler provided was absolutely insane, especially when I kept getting Nerine during the first three play-throughs, and I REALLY wanted Sage. The game was quite intense during some parts, and with one wrong choice… BAM, you get purple-haired Nerine again. Damn it! Well, time to start ov– Oh.
I’m OK with this.
If you want even more awesome Tick Tack goodness, here’s a sexy shot of Ria.
All in all, it was an fun, comedic and interesting game with just the right amount of occasional seriousness and hot ero for a fulfilling reading experience.
Hope you enjoy Tick Tack!