Code Realize: First Impressions/Three Things to Know


I am so behind on otome posts it is not even funny! I’m even more behind because I haven’t been posting regularly on Mondays. Please forgive me! I swear it is because I have been working hard. My lovely husband got me a PSVita for Mother’s Day and it has opened up a whole new world of glorious otome for me!

Saying I’m obsessed with it wouldn’t be doing my love for it justice. Let me tell you that! I have been playing up a storm on it people.

I know I have been on a Liar! Uncover the Truth kick but I ended up taking a mini break to play some After School Affair and then I got this PSVita and I have been playing Code Realize nonstop. I’ve been going otome crazy Grimms!

It is about time I started writing some things down!

Thank you for being so patience and enjoy this post as I chip away at my every growing backlog of otome posts I desperately need to write!

Today I want to discuss some first impressions of Code Realize and most importantly three things I feel anyone about to play this game should understand.


First Impressions

“Aksys Games and Idea Factory (creators of the Hakuoki series) proudly present Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, an adventure/visual novel game that sweeps you off to times long past. A visionary reimagining of Victorian era London melds with steampunk motifs to create a world unlike any seen before. Play as a lonesome youth whose poisonous touch renders swift death unto would be companions. Unravel the secrets of her past with the aid of five unlikely heroes!” –GameStop

The Lovely Characters Include the Following: 

Cardia: The MC cursed with poison flowing throughout her entire body making her incapable of touching anything without burning and in may cases killing them.

Arsene Lupin: Master Thief with a heart for JUSTICE. He may steal but trust me; it’s always for a good cause. 

Impey Barbicane: Brilliant engineer! He may see unreliable but there is nobody better at what he does! 

Victor Frankenstein: A scientist that use to work for the British Government. It appears that they have had a falling out though for reasons unknown. 

Saint-Germaine: A wealthy count from France who helps provide lodging for everyone. He seems wise beyond his years and a bit otherworldly. What is it he gains from helping everyone out?

Abraham Van Helsing: Referred to as the Human Weapon and responsible for bringing down the King Vampire during the Vampire Wars. He seems like a very serious guy, small price to pay for the ability to take out just about anyone in a room.

I’m really digging it! I find the story line to be unique, the artwork to be beautiful, and the voice acting to be enjoyable. What more can I ask for in a game? I’ll admit it’s a little slow going before it become interactive but the story is interesting so I really didn’t mind.

You can buy this game new for about $30 or pre-owned for about $20 on GameStop. Money well spent so far in my opinion.

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Number One: Choose Wisely

Your choices decide which character’s route you reveal. Unlike some otome games where you look at a character and say I want to play their route, click on them and go, with this one it’s your choices throughout the game that lead you to that character’s route and a different ending.

So for instance let’s say right away you find yourself interested in Impey Barbicane then from the get go you need to be choosing any answer that brings you closer to him specifically or you’ll end up in another character’s route!

Also if your hope is to play through Arsene Lupin’s route your first time through forget about it. His route only unlocks once you have completed the other four character’s routes.

Number Two: Save

This brings me to my other big point. SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. The biggest mistake I did was to start saving once I was in a character’s route but I should’ve saved at the beginning after all of the characters had been introduced. This is a really important point because it takes quite some time to introduce all of the characters.

This meant that after I finished my first route and wanted to play through my next route I had to go through all of the beginning story part until the characters where introduced again! There is a fast forward button but trust me it isn’t fast enough.

Make sure to save at points once you are in the character’s route where you make decisions. Remember there are good ends, great ends, but also really bad ends. You unlock different images with the different ending so I like to catch them all but I don’t necessarily want to play through everything all over again to get there!

So remember to save people!

Three: Enjoy the Voice Acting

The voice acting is in Japanese while subtitles are in English. It’s basically like watching an anime with subs on! I really have enjoyed all of the voice actors so three cheers to excellent casting.

This is also good to know if you don’t actually speak Japanese (which I don’t) have no fear picking up this game! You will be able to follow along just fine ❤


Well that’s it for this Otome Monday! I look forward to seeing you all next week where I shall discuss another route from After School Affairs. Get pumped people!


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