After far too much drama and waiting, I finally received my copy of AkaAka. *sob of joy* This is an “unboxing” type post so you can see what you get when you purchase a copy.
Between Animate being hella slow on fulfilling orders (placed over a month in advance of release) and my proxy’s email suddenly being spam filtered, it’s been hell getting this game to me. I’m mostly bothered by Animate–they are huge, so why can’t they be responsible about fulfilling preorders or shutting them off if they exceed their initial allotted stock? It took over two weeks. :O And their posted “release date” already exceeded the deadline date HaccaWorks* said vendors would receive their copies. I went with Animate because I expected the exact opposite result, lol. Oh well, harsh lesson learned. I’ll only deal with them for exclusives in the future.
It figures that I’m leaving town (and my PC) early next week, thus will be unable to play this. NOOOOOOOOOOOO
I initially considered covering some select scenes/routes on my blog. However, HaccaWorks* posted a notice on their website asking for information about the main game not to be published on the net. I have a hard time going against that. But I’m also disappointed because (going by page view #s), I think people get good information from my initial preview post and I’d love to help expose the game to more people and offer more resources for them to enjoy it. If I could lock posts here somehow so random people couldn’t just fly in, that could solve the problem, but it’s not possible. Livejournal is sometimes used in this manner, but I’m completely inactive there and it wouldn’t be seen by enough to warrant the effort. And I hate the posting tools there. So I guess I have to give up on the idea? Not that I had the time to execute this idea. *sniff* I’ll post some screens on Tumblr though–that place is a black hole and no one will see it besides me. :3
And one last quick message: Before some random person from Google lands on this page and asks: NO, I will not upload AkaAka anywhere. I’m sure someone will at some point (if they haven’t already), but I will not be the one responsible for starting it.