☆ CLOCK ZERO Portable 発売おめでとう!☆

☆ CLOCK ZERO Portable 発売おめでとう!☆

Finally~ my dearest beloved game CLOCK ZERO ~Shuuen no Ichibyou~ Portable is released! I’ve been excited over this since forever especially since the countdown voices started and probably because of that – I’m super hyped even though I’m in the middle of exams and assignment deadlines! I’m so happy more people can enjoy CZ and that so many people who loved the PS2 version, bought the PSP version and are really anticipating a 2nd play through for the new content. Hooray for CZ love!^_^ I will still wait for a fan disk forever!

I’m very happy in Twitter lately. ^_^ Since a lot of my friends will be playing CZ for the first time, we’ll be playing it together.. although I may start a bit late. (Really busy lately) Anyway, this is a little CZ information/recommendations/tips post with what you want to know before playing. This post is spoiler free.

  • What’s new in the PSP version?
  • Tips for new players / Guides / Playing order
  • Countdown voice downloads
  • CZ Merchandise talk

What’s new in the PSP version?

The best thing is new content = after stories after the endings called another epilogue, for both good endings per character! It’ll be full of lovey-dovey scenes but some have a hint of sadness.. which is exactly how CZ’s story is – setsunai, full of kindness and lots of love. ^w^ There’ll also be a special extra lesson for the kids which comes automatically. Improvements here and there: you won’t have to input the kanji for the quizzes from your second play, more saves, more system voices, screenshot system, install data and sprites for Rei (Shuuya’s mom). 6 new super-deformed CGs. There is only 1 new CG by Nagaoka. According to Namikawa and the staff interviews, there’s a surprising volume of additional content. There are two new endings, one comes after finishing Takato’s route another comes after finishing all the other endings.

 

Tips for new players

☆ Recommendations 

– I recommend Rittan first or getting a normal ending to get to know the characters and the story. If you want to get the answers for the quizzes naturally, you’ll have to quick save and go pair up with all characters. You can input katakana for answers or choose to ask the bunny for choices. Do write the answers down for future use unless you’re already using a guide 🙂

– Talking about the same topic 3 times while walking home together, will earn you a CG. You’ll need to get them all for CG full comp. There are 3 topics but you will only get to walk home with a guy 8 times (only 7 times for Takato). So talk to them twice on each topic then quick save to get CG for all topics (if you see the CG, it counts).

– If you talk to the bunny or ask for help during quizzes, it’ll turn black. Don’t and it’ll turn white. Look at the profiles for each character’s preferred bunny color.

– CZ is not a difficult game. But it can be tricky to get the some endings. I think it’s interesting to choose the choices that you like, see what ending you get then use the guide for the remaining ones.

☆ Guides ☆
Quiz answers http://comaberenices.blog68.fc2.com/blog-entry-246.html
(PSP) guide http://blog.livedoor.jp/love_otome/archives/6222263.html
(PS2) Simple wiki for getting both endings http://www22.atwiki.jp/clock_zero/pages/1.html

(PS2) For the bad ends http://comaberenices.blog68.fc2.com/blog-entry-253.html

☆ Playing order 

– You can’t play Takato first. A lot of people recommend playing Takato last, because he’s the main guy. Personally I loved the game to pieces and didn’t regret it even though I played him 3rd. Basically, even if you know all the secrets in CZ, I think it won’t lessen your enjoyment in other routes. Everyone’s routes have something interesting, all are very good and well written. So, you can play whatever order you feel like and follow your heart 🙂 I guess, try leaving Takato for last unless you can’t resist him.

– Rittan is a good starting choice. Here’s a playing order many recommend because of the truth revealed.. Rittan -> Shuuya -> Tora -> Madoka -> Takato  Many people were happy with this order. Don’t be compelled to follow it. The only complaint I’ve heard is someone playing Tora last and was unhappy about it.

– Personally I did Rittan -> Tora -> Takato -> Madoka -> Shuuya and I am very content with it. Takato’s story is a bit complicated, so it helped that I did Takato before Madoka, because I didn’t skip any of their shared scenes so I didn’t miss any subtle character buildup for Takato. Madoka was easier to understand and he was really cute in Takato’s route so it felt perfect. I also really liked Takato in Madoka’s route (lol) because I understood his character already. I really love both of them. 😄 I thought I would be bored in Shuuya’s route because I thought I knew everything, but Shuuya’s route still had surprises for me and I really loved it. Tora’s a good character too, but in his route let’s say I was really scared of Osa… he was mean and it was scary =_=’

– Get everyone’s endings to unlock a special scene. It’s worth it. Probably it’s why everyone is saying “play Takato last” because it feels connected to see the scene right after Takato’s ending. I had Takato’s story fresh in my mind even after playing Madoka and Shuuya so I didn’t need to see it right after for full effect.

That’s all! Enjoy!^_^ I hope everyone fully completes the game.

Countdown Voice downloads

I really enjoyed the countdown voices ^_^ GOOD JOB to Shima-san and the staff for making so many! No game has ever had a 20 day countdown before (lol). It’s really rare for a game to have an insert song too.. I really admire the quality. They’re quite spoilerish – so unless you’ve already played the game, I’d recommend listening to them afterwards.

 download 

Day 17’s voice moe-killed me for 10 minutes before I could get up and listen to it again XD)
CLOCK ZERO Release date had random voices for 5 characters ^_^ *happy*
That makes 25 voice clips! ^_^ I’m so happy! Shima-san arigatouuu!

Merchandise Talk

After you play CZ, there’s drama CDs to listen to. Also check the staff blog for short stories ^_^

1. 流転~月影と蝶紋の黄昏~ (Limited PS2 edition) *recommended*
Character’s thoughts shortly before the game starts (broken world ver.)
2. Hells & Angels / Heavens & Devils (tokutens) -> Another timeline broken world ver. Has the Yuushinkai side fighting against the Seifu side. Prologue to #3
3. Hells Angels Drama CD (first separate Drama CD) -> A continuation of the two CDs above+kids ver. Chaos. 😄
4. Preorder + 2 of the shop tokutens -> Short stories of the kids version side. Cute.
5. New preorder situation voice CD …dokidoki situations (adult version.)
6. New PSP Limited edition Drama CD ..Another timeline (both versions.)
7. New 『それから』の記憶 ~ぼくらの中学生日記~ Release date : 10/26 *highly recommended* after story of everyone in middle school + adult ver. Love solfege’s answer song to Kaisa no Rasen “Aizora no Kakuritsu” See official site: http://www.team-e.co.jp/sp/clock_zero/

There’s even a PROMOTION MOVIE for the drama CD!!! CZ is too awesome! wktkO(≧∇≦)O

I also highly recommend the O.S.T. and Visual Fanbook! CZ’s O.S.T is one of the best, the character themes fit so perfectly.. and you’ll understand the full version of Kaisa no Rasen after you finish the game. The VFB has a secret section which is interesting. See more about the fan book on my post in MNR.

Ps. I ordered the Limited Stellar Set for CZPSP ♥ It comes with a cute booklet and Bishop card.
I also downloaded the CZPSP custom theme from the official site and love it ^_^

Ps. I’m supposed to be writing an assignment. If I messed up, feel free to leave comments and correct me.

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9 Comments

  1. lol nooo I wanted spoilers and details about the new epilogues xDDDD たのむよゆきるたん~

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    • うわわわ It might take a while before I reach all the extras.. they’re all at the end! 😄

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  2. Really can’t wait to play it. My Noise is almost end too. And I’m really glad that I bought the VFB. The time series written in there really helpful to understand most of time they had in story.

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  3. THANKS FOR THIS! This post is really helpful and informative! I can’t wait to play it!! Haha, I’m soooo excited~ ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

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  4. Thank you for this super informative post 8D! I’ll probably switch to CZ after doing Daria’s route as a reward for myself, and then go back to Gekka lolol (if I can).

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  5. thank you for this! I heard people rage when they put the damn tests D: thank you for all the tips you true clock zero die hard fans 😄
    Will be sure updating my twitter with CZ 😀

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  6. *o*!! thank U, you have links From download CG set? D:

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  7. fuu xDD, well not problem ^^

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