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Dracu-Riot Saga Part 3: Nicola Cepheus


Arcadeotic

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[WARNING]

[This entry will hold massive amounts of bias within it. If you don't like me gushing about Dracu-Riot, I'd suggest you turn away now. Also spoilerz.

You have been warned]

 

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Nicola Cepheus is a dorm mate of Yuuto, suffering from a little severe case of chuunibyou syndrome, and is an aspiring dealer, working at a local casino. Contradicting her appearance, she's actually a girl. She hails from an aristocratic family of vampires from Europe. She wears manly clothing partly because of her admiration for her local visual-kei band, and partly because of her dislike of skirts and womanly clothing.

 

As with Yuzusoft's extra routes, I expected a shot of pure mushy pink ichaicha SoL, and I got what I wanted. Nothing more, nothing less.

It starts like any old rom-com, witha  huge misunderstanding to get it all rolling. After mistaking Nicola for a male, after some sleepy mumbling on her part, Yuuto decides to sleep with her as she doesn't want to sleep in her coffin. It's so horribly obvious, it's downright funny. Anyways, in the morning, Nicola gets hot and starts to strip, resulting in this.

 

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After some funny thinking, an another misunderstanding ensues, as expected of a dorm full of girls hearing a girly scream. The whole beginning part revolves around this misunderstanding. This scene is some good-quality rom-com humor and I rather enjoyed it, even after seeing quite a lot of them.

 

After that, Yuuto and Nicola start to recover their relationship, which is when Nicola realizes her feelings, and in come the rosy embarrassed girl talks. Honestly, listening to these was rather enjoyable, I very much enjoyed listening to them. Nicola is pretty adorable in these. The casino scenen in which Yuuto foils cheaters' plans was a very sweet scene. The pacing of this sequence is pretty spot-on for a route of this length, and Nicola's reactions aren't second-rate either.

 

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After a wholesome date of revelations, cute Nicola in a one-piece, food, bewitching and all that stuff, a confession happens, in which Nicola was supposed to be the first to confess, throwing her in a loop, which was too damn adorable. As they are almost kissing, Nicola's grand-grandfather appears, and the final part of this route begins. The datind part is a bit rushed, but that's to be expected. It covers a lot of ground, and rather admirably for how long it lasts.

 

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The final part is about Nicola not wanting to go back to her home country, now that she has ambitions, friends and of course a partner, and her grandfather wanting her to return. Honestly, this is your average motivational clash of beliefs. There's also some very nice comedic exchanges with Sayo and Nicola's grandfather. It's rather excessive with the stubborness, but overall it's a nice end to this shot of SoL. Also, I think Nicola has the best H-scenes along with Miu, they're pretty good, especially the After Story one.

 

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All in all, it's everything I expected it to be, but Nicola is overly cute, way more than I remembered. Good stuff.

 

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Next in line, Elina.

 

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Good review (I knew it's cliche) and quite fast this time.

Compared to Hotaru's route back in Noble Noodle Work (And Clephas lamented that there is no Makoto route), this is definitely had more substance. I mean it's comprise of around 4400 lines compared to Hotaru's which only comprise around 1100 lines. Other than this, not much to comment other than I remember that when I saw Nicola wearing one piece dress, I knew that I should follow Dracu Riot translation progress even if Insem once again delayed more than 30 months for fulfill his real promise.

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2 hours ago, littleshogun said:

Good review (I knew it's cliche) and quite fast this time.

Compared to Hotaru's route back in Noble Noodle Work (And Clephas lamented that there is no Makoto route), this is definitely had more substance. I mean it's comprise of around 4400 lines compared to Hotaru's which only comprise around 1100 lines. Other than this, not much to comment other than I remember that when I saw Nicola wearing one piece dress, I knew that I should follow Dracu Riot translation progress even if Insem once again delayed more than 30 months for fulfill his real promise.

Yeah, I think so too

To be fair, I almost beat Nicola's and Azusa's route's at the same time, but held this review's release a bit so that users had time to read the previous one

That one-piece dress is so cute, one of my favorite CGs.

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