Since Festa Regalo is short, I’m going to merge all the main scenarios / routes into one post. There are jokes and puns everywhere, but I won’t be translating them since the jokes will be lost anyway. Food pictures ahead! ヾ(*・ω・)ﾉ ♪
In Festa Regalo, each character has four main scenarios along with a prologue and an epilogue. Once you’ve unlocked a scenario, you can replay them from the “recollection” menu in Felicita’s room. There are no CGs in this part of the game, but you can unlock extra scenes and CGs by clearing the main scenario. You’ll also receive nine of each phantom ingredient, so you can cook the dish again even after finishing the main scenario.
Since Festa Regalo mainly focuses on the cooking mini-game, I wasn’t actually planning to blog this… but Arcana Famiglia 2 is in the making and this game has cute extras too, so why not? It might be dangerous for your diet though.
The story of Festa Regalo begins when Felicita is learning how to cook from Martha, the family’s chef. While Sumire and the maid trio are lucky enough to be able to eat Felicita’s cooking, there’s nothing left for Mondo to eat. Out of irritation and love for his daughter, Mondo then announces a cooking contest called “Feast★Duello” to make autumn even livelier in Regalo. The winner will receive the right to become “One-Day-Papa” as the reward.
For those of you who are into 3P stuff like me, Double Score gives us a really nice route with both Issei and Yousuke. It’s lighter and less realistic than the individual routes, but it’s good if you want to have romance with both men.
As the name suggests, “Double Story” shows Mai’s love story with both Issei and Yousuke. This route will be unlocked after clearing both of their “Good End 1″, so you can’t go for it right from the first run. The flower you choose at the very beginning will influence the endings, and you also get to see Issei and Yousuke’s inner thoughts depending on which flower you picked. Similarly to the individual routes, Double Story has four different endings.
Yousuke’s route is very different from Issei’s, both in terms of development and pace. He moves much faster at the beginning, but he gets stuck and completely stops at a certain point. Mai also shows a different side in front of him. (。・∀・。)
Todaka Yousuke is a 32-year-old salaryman who’s friendly towards anyone. He has a positive personality, so he’s always cheerful and doesn’t think too deeply about anything. Even though he’s frivolous, he knows how to deal with things and rarely gets scolded for his actions. Yousuke works in the sales department. He’s in charge of business promotions and is highly popular among the ladies. His birthday is November 23, and his birth flower is camellia.
Since each game in Double Score only has two guys, you’re pretty much free to choose whoever you want right from the start. From the CDs I loved Yousuke a bit more, so I’ll save him for later and do Issei (plus his Tachibana voice) first.
Suoh Issei is a serious, diligent salaryman at the age of 31. He has a very strong sense of responsibility and can be TOO serious, but also kind. As the oldest of five siblings, Issei is good at looking after others, not to mention he also excels at all kinds of housework. He’s used to being relied on, but doesn’t like relying on people in return. He’s an efficient worker in the public relations department. His birthday is October 30, with cosmos as his birth flower.
Before moving on to new releases, I’m going to write up posts for two games on my queue. The first one is this game, the first installment in the Double Score series. The main theme is “age gap”, and it’s much sweeter than I expected. :D
Shinozawa Mai is a high school student working in Kamizono Shrine, which is famous for supporting and granting love fortunes. Those who are chosen are allowed to enter a special area deep inside the shrine grounds, where a small shrine is standing—surrounded by flowers. These flowers bloom regardless of seasons, granting blessings at all times. Mai’s parents received their blessings in the past, and she’s dreaming to experience a dramatic love like they did. Little did she know that two of the blooming flowers will guide her to her fated one. This game focuses on Suoh Issei and Todaka Yousuke.