I’m sure anyone who is into gaming will know of Konami, the developer of infamous games like the Metal Gear series and the Suikoden RPGs, not to mention all those music and dancing games. What people may not realise is that Konami also do a pretty good trade in that lowest of gaming lows – the anime game. They’ve done some visual novels based on titles like Mahoromatic and Saikano in the past, and they are also the developers of the slightly more interesting Negima PS2 games.
The first of the Negima PS2 games is based roughly two seperate storylines from the manga, combined into one, with a few original elements thrown in to keep things interesting. The general outline that the game follows is the same as the plot of the Library Island story arc – with the exams looming, Negi is told that if his class doesn’t do too well in the upcoming exams then he is going to be kicked out of his cushy job! Its just to you as Negi to ensure your girls study in a nice, stress-free enviroment.
Unfortunately for Negi, things aren’t quite so straight forward, as the school is suffering nightly Vampire attacks as well. I wonder whats going on there…
The game basically plays out as a series of days covering the period running up to the exam. Each day typically comprises as an couple visual novel segments, a couple of homeroom sessions, a couple of freetime sections and then a night-time vampire attack section arranged in a set order.