Dream Club Portable
A dating simulator in which players take on the role of a hero tired of everyday work. He visits a Japanese hostess bar every night and tries to win the heart of one of the women working there.
developer: Tamsoft publisher: D3 Publisher Official website
Dream Club: Complete Edipyon!, released on PSP, PS3 and X360, is an original dating simulator with arcade and music elements. Japanese company D3 and Tamsoft studio are responsible for creating the title. Established in 1992, the developer has dozens of console productions, most of which have never been published in the West. The creators of Dream Club hoped that the game would attract the attention of fans of the music-management Idolmaster series, as well as classic romantic visual novels. Dream Club didn't achieve as high sales results as the competition, but it had at least a few sequels and spin-offs, which appeared on many hardware platforms. Dream Club: Complete Edipyon! on PlayStation 3 is the port of the first part of the series, which was released on Xbox 360 in 2009. The productions have been enriched with all optional DLCs and costumes for the heroines.
The main protagonist of Dream Club: Complete Edipyon! is a typical 20-year-old Japanese single, who is unsuccessfully looking for a girl. He spends his last money earned during the day on evening visits to the bar with hostesses. In this type of restaurant, specific for Japan, customers are accompanied by hostesses who entertain them with conversation or singing, and at the same time encourage them to buy more expensive drinks or appetizers. It is worth mentioning that in Japan bars with hostesses are also available in versions aimed at women who are accompanied by handsome men.
The game consists of several basic elements and arcade mini-games. The aim is to get a happy ending and win the heart of one of the 10 hostesses. Each of the heroines has specific reasons for working in the bar, but most of them treat this activity as an extra activity, so during the day, they deal with something completely different like being a model, teacher or a beginner actress. In order to fall in love with girls, we must first get to know them better. We get to know the details of their lives in conversations. During them, however, they are not so eager to talk about their secrets. We can change it by buying them more drinks and snacks. Each of them influences the level of the heroine's intoxication in a different way, which affects their sincerity.
During the meeting, players can also watch a karaoke performance. Then, we participate in a mini-game, in which we have to press the appropriate buttons to the rhythm of music, thus accompanying your favorite hostess. Once our relationships have reached the appropriate level, we can invite them on a date in the city (the scenes have also been presented in a manner typical for visual novel games). Visits to the bar and drinks are not free of charge. Every day we have to choose a specific temporary job that will pay the high bills. However, apart from the choice of activities in the menu, we don't have to do any other activities in this respect.
The graphics in Dream Club are in full 3D. The game uses cel-shading technology to give the heroines a typical look known from Japanese anime productions. The soundtrack consists of j-pop works composed for the title. Practically all dialogues have been voiced over by professional actors.
Last updated on 07 October 2014
Game mode: single player
Age restrictions Dream Club Portable: Good for all ages.