Complaints about Voltage

(Depending on how things go, this may be deleted later, haha…) So I started this lowly blog of mine a few years ago, with the intention of logging the various games I play and keeping thoughts/notes/walkthroughs for myself. Time got away from me (rather, I’m bad at time management), and lately, this blog has become mostly walkthroughs or translations with very few reviews, so I haven’t been voicing the passion for my hobbies as much as I thought I would. So I’m sorry that my first review(?) in a long time might come off as heavy, haha.

When it comes to mobile otome games in English, Voltage is probably the most well-known company — at least, I think it is? I used to be really on top of Voltage releases and would compulsively check every app during the week to see if there was even the tiniest update. I used to spend probably an embarrassingly large amount of money on Voltage. Like on top of main stories and sequels, I would always get all the substories that contained my favorite characters, and I have… So many… Multiply that with the amount of substories that exist, multiplied by how many games Voltage has!

This year, however, I’ve cut down my expenses for Voltage drastically. That’s not to say I’ve boycotted them, but the amount I spend has been significantly less than in the past. The thought of boycotting them has crossed my mind a handful of times, but then I think about the fun I’ve had with their old games and how I met really good friends through these games, and I can’t bring myself to completely quit cold turkey, haha. Anyway, there’s a lot of reasons why I’ve been disappointed in Voltage lately, and I’ve been wondering if I’ve been the only one…

My friends who I talk to about Voltage the most share many of my own opinions, so our dissatisfaction toward Voltage are all on the same page. I hear a lot of “fandom” stories from them since they’re far more active on Tumblr than I am, and the fandom stories I’ve been hearing lately have been pretty upsetting, actually. Like downright nasty. I’m not sure if this is just exclusive to the Voltage community on Tumblr… Or maybe because my friends and I are of similar ages/ethnicities/backgrounds, we share very similar values.

So I’m curious to hear your opinion. How long have you been a Voltage fan? Do you like the direction where their games are going? How do you feel about how the overseas branch handle the games? Do you feel dissatisfied in any way? Do you prefer any other (otome) game company and why? Is there something you want Voltage to do or not do? You can even complain about fandom as well (just don’t namedrop, please)!

I’ve mostly heard of the drama(?) that happens on Tumblr, so I’d like to know your opinion about Voltage lately, even if you’re active on Tumblr or not.

Underneath the cut is my lengthy laundry list of why Voltage has been a source of stress rather than relaxation, but please don’t feel obligated to read it!! I wrote far more than I had planned, haha.

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Liar! Uncover the Truth – Lovers route walkthrough

Related posts:
Liar (main story) walkthrough
Liar Flirt Time walkthrough
Liar (lovers route) walkthrough

Let me know if there are any mistakes!

Thank you for your help! mizzy ♥

11.6.2016 – Azusa’s added!

MAMIYA HARUICHI

Chapter 1
– Ask if he’s really going
– Ask him to think why that might be

Chapter 2
– Ask what this is about
– Glare

Chapter 3
– Glare back
-Say hi before it gets too awkward

Chapter 4
– Close your eyes
– Ask where he’s headed

Chapter 5
– I couldn’t ask you to do that
– Let him in

Chapter 6
– Object
– Cheer him up

Chapter 7
– Hang up
– Tell him he’s amazing

Chapter 8
– That WOULD be nice
– Take Haruichi’s hand

Chapter 9
– I’ll find a way to make it work
– Greet him

Chapter 10
– Scream
– Of course!

Chapter 11
– Suggest you go together
– Persuade her

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Liar! Uncover the Truth: Flirt Time walkthrough

Related posts:
Liar (main story) walkthrough
Liar Flirt Time walkthrough
Liar (lovers route) walkthrough

The following are answers to questions asked during Flirt Time. They’re organized in alphabetical order and separated into Girl Power and Seduction questions. I’ve only listed the answers that will give you the maximum points (20 points) as the other two answer choices will only give you 10 points. (Seduction questions will give 30 points for basic and 50 points for super cool answers!)
(It might be a pain to find when you’re on mobile, which was why I put the questions in alphabetical order, but this walkthrough will probably be easier to use on a desktop if you have the chance!)

Please feel free to contribute if you encounter a question I don’t have listed!
(By the way, don’t be concerned if you don’t see your comment posted immediately! I have it set to screen comments in case it’s spam or rude comments, but I think it only affects first-time commenters. But I’ll approve comments as soon as I can! ;w;)

Thank you for helping!! mizzy, yurika, arisa, liz, jinjin, babsi, jazmyn, kat, nemuri hime, ainejel, lily roxe, reen ♥

About Seduction questions:
Something I noticed while trying to pedal furiously to get enough Cool Points for S rank… After spending coins to refresh my energy a handful of times, I started to get only Seduction questions, which give more points for both basic and super cool answers. And even when I got the answer wrong, the same question will appear again immediately after! This has happened at least three times already, so I’m guessing the game takes some pity on you after you spend coins to do Flirt Time… But it looks like it refreshes whenever your daily tickets are replenished, so then it goes back to Girl Power questions.

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Liar! Uncover the Truth walkthrough

Related posts:
Liar (main story) walkthrough
Liar Flirt Time walkthrough
Liar (lovers route) walkthrough

Hello!! Sorry for being MIA for so long. Work threw me into overtime mode for several months, and now I’ve started school again and will start a new job soon… I’m a little pressed for time again, so I’ll have to redo this post later this week.

The new Voltage game Liar (Doubt in Japanese) came out today, which I’ve been looking forward to! When Doubt first came out, I was only able to play it for a few days because I was playing too many mobage (and I still am), so I had to sacrifice it, haha. Right now, I’m quite salty at Voltage for many reasons, including how they’re completely removing Gossip Girl from the servers, so there was a part of me that wanted to protest and not play Liar. But I really enjoyed Doubt when I played it for its sassy MC (who still has high morals) and the puzzle-like attributes that remind me of games like Ace Attorney, so here I am, haha.

It’s a little bit of a mix between a paid and social game; you don’t add friends or need to “socialize” with others, but you’re only given five free passes per day and will need to purchase more if you don’t want to wait for the passes to refresh daily. I wish it were a completely paid game so I could just play a route in one go, haha. But you’re given ten passes daily instead for the first fifteen days from the day you install the game, so take advantage of it!

I pray that Voltage will improve its handling for the overseas games… They’ve been disappointing me all year, and it hasn’t gotten better… But I’m still attached to the older games and am praying that they will one day take care of the old games and their customers like they used to.

For anyone who wants to avoid spoilers or would like to play the game blindly for the puzzle thrill, don’t read below the “read more” cut, hehe.

Liar (App Store) | Liar (Google Play)

Update 10.29.16: 9th liar is done! Sorry for the delay, I didn’t get to play the game as aggressively because I’ve been so busy… But I finally finished! hehe

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Mystic Messenger – Jumin texts

Mystic Messenger menu:

FAQ + Prologue | Day 1 | texts

Casual Story:
Common route: Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | texts
Zen route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Yoosung route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Jaehee route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts

Deep Story:
Common route: Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | texts
Jumin route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Seven route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts

Guest emails | List of chat times (spoiler-free) | List of CGs | List of phone calls


The following emails are from Jumin’s route. I probably don’t have all possible emails, so please let me know if there are any that I’m missing that you’d like to add!

Thank you for your help! kariky


Day 5

08:12 – That was a bad sign

From: Yoosung
– I knew he’d be like that🙂 My man is different (Jumin+)
– I’m sure you can be like that, too (Yoosung+)

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Mystic Messenger – Jumin Day 10 + 11

Mystic Messenger menu:

FAQ + Prologue | Day 1 | texts

Casual Story:
Common route: Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | texts
Zen route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Yoosung route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Jaehee route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts

Deep Story:
Common route: Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | texts
Jumin route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Seven route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts

Guest emails | List of chat times (spoiler-free) | List of CGs | List of phone calls


Answers for Bad Ending 3 are marked with **

Day 10

00:44 – If I see Elizabeth 3rd again…

1:
– Jumin… when are you going to bed? (Jumin+)
– It’s a bit stuffy in here… Can’t I open the window?

2:
– Once I leave, I’ll miss this penthouse… (Jumin+)
– I felt like I was trapped every single day I was here

3:
– Can I really do as I wish?
– Don’t feel empty… We have so much time ahead of us! (Jumin+)

4:
– I… want to sleep beside you (nothing)
– You should have kissed me… I would have been happy, even if I was woken up (Jumin+)
– You’re quite the stalker

5:
– Umm… have you thought about what to do with Elizabeth? (Jumin+)
– Calm down. You’re making me feel uncomfortable

6:
– You were pretty obsessive
– What is it? (Jumin+)

7:
– “Love”? (Jumin+)
– I still think you have a long way to go to truly express your emotions (Jumin+) **

8:
– They say that when the ice melts, spring will come along (Jumin+)
– If you’re grateful, then just send me home as I’ve asked!

9:
– Night
– All right, good night, Jumin (Jumin+)

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Mystic Messenger – Jumin Day 9

Mystic Messenger menu:

FAQ + Prologue | Day 1 | texts

Casual Story:
Common route: Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | texts
Zen route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Yoosung route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Jaehee route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts

Deep Story:
Common route: Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | texts
Jumin route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts
Seven route: Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 + 11 | texts

Guest emails | List of chat times (spoiler-free) | List of CGs | List of phone calls


Answers for Bad Ending 3 are marked with **

01:09 – Where is here T_T

1:
– Of course (Yoosung+)
– Is it a candy bar or something? (nothing) **

2:
– Wow! It must be fun, haha (Seven+)
– I though Seven was a good driver? T_T (Yoosung+) **

3:
– I think Seven will take care of everything (Seven+)
– You’ll be turned into a delicious meal… nom nom
– Be friends! (Yoosung+)

(CG: Common 11-3)

4:
– Jaehee… Please do something about Jumin
– Jaehee, I’m sorry you had to go back (Jaehee+)

5:
– Seven and Yoosung are on a picnic… (nothing)
– It’s a photo of an alleyway in the shape of the mobius strip (nothing) **

6:
– Trust Seven (Seven+)
– No way… You don’t think he’s going to get on a boat, do you? (nothing) **

7:
– He was a bit too harsh, wasn’t he?
– He was a bit harsh… but please understand, considering his current state (Jumin+)

8:
– Jumin’s such a child to be honest;;
– I just think that Jumin needs more time… (Jumin+)
– I guess her patience has reached its limit T_T (Jaehee+)

9:
– Nothing weird has happened yet, but I think it might. I can’t trust Jumin
– Yes, Jumin is very nice to me… as always (Jumin+)

10:
– It’s all Jumin’s fault if we can’t hold the party now
– I’ll try to do what I can here…! (Jumin+)

11:
– That woman is still kissing up to Mr. Han?
– There was a fight… (Jumin+)

12:
– Jumin is being too selfish right now. I don’t think I can trust this man any longer
– I’ll talk to him so that nothing like that will happen (Jumin+)

13:
– I can’t believe this is being in a relationship
– He won’t be in another relationship. I’ll be the last… (Jumin+)

14:
– I don’t believe in praying (nothing)
– Please continue praying… So that I can escape this place!
– I’ll also hope for Jumin to organize his feelings and feel better (Jumin+, go to 14-2)

14-2:
– You really are a child to believe in such things
– You really are cute to believe in such things (Yoosung+)

15:
– Okie. Bye bye (nothing) **
– Jaehee, hang in there! I’ll try to talk to Jumin, too (Jaehee+, Jumin+)

16:
– Jumin did cross the line… I feel so bad for her (Jaehee+)
– I hope he comes back to normal soon… (Jumin+)
– I would have reached my limit already

17:
– I don’t think that’s a good idea. Look for someone else
– Let’s invite them! (email from @toeic)

18:
– He doesn’t talk much to me either. He’s such a strange person
– I’ll tell Jumin you said that… Thank you (Jumin+)

19:
– The beginning of a new mobius strip? lol (nothing) **
– Congrats! Go ahead! (nothing)

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