Keiryu´s Game Corner: NGE: Ayanami Raising Project DS
Introduction:
Hey Blackspearians, how are you all doing? Keiryu here, and today i have a bit of a diffrent game in store for you all. First it is not a Free Game, and second it is not a Horror game.

Now i know it might seem weird, but hear me out, you Waifu wanting perverts. Cause the game i am talking about is "Shin Seiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku"...Or to be more precise it´s actualy called. "Shin Seiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku with Asuka Hokan Keikaku" (Try saying that three times out loud...) or for those of you who do not speak the language of the moon (Moonspeal/Japanese). It is called "Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project with Asuka Supplementing Project".

Oh Yeah i really pulled an unknown, out of the sh*tbag with this one. So let´s see where this will bring me.


Plot:
Ayanami Raising Project is an Evangelion-based simulation-style video game released in 2001. The game revolves around a "Second Lieutenant (San'i)" who's ordered to bring up "Rei Ayanami" (Or Asuka Langely Soryu).

This is done by devising a schedule for her each Sunday: choosing between daily school life, duties at Nerv, and special training that takes place at home. Spanning the course of an entire year, the events of the TV series happen in the background, and Angel battles are heavily scripted with minimal input from the player.

One of the many different endings you can receive depends on how you raise or lower the various stats Rei (Asuka) has.

Genre:
Simulation Game

Platform:

PC(2001), Dreamcast(2002), PS2(2003), Nintento DS(2008)

Characters:
The Lieutenant/San'i: is the player character. He appears as a normal-looking young man, possibly in his twenties. He has short, brown hair. Although the majority of his personality depends on decisions made throughout the game, he is presented as good-natured and responsible, if a bit naive. He is given the rank 'San'i (lieutenant) and is referred to by his rank rather than whatever name the player inputs throughout the game.

Rei Ayanami: is the pilot of Evangelion Unit-00. She is said to be fourteen years old. Of very pale complexion and lacking in emotions toward people, she is extremely serious about her work, defining it as her sole purpose in life. During the game, Rei's personality and attitude is likely to change and be somewhat different from her portrayal in the anime. A number of outcomes concerning her future are possible, including romantic relations with, and possibly even marriage to, the player.

Asuka Langely Soryu:  is the Second Child pilot of Evangelion Unit-02. Part German, she is very arrogant and somewhat of a bully. If the player goes through certain scenes the Asuka route is unlocked. In this route, the player is made Asuka's guardian instead of Rei's.

Shinji Ikari: is the Third Child and pilot of Evangelion Unit-01, as well as the son of Gendo. He is a shy, introverted boy who harbors a deep resentment toward his father. On the other hand, he and the Lieutenant get along fairly well and sometimes exchange notes. He is the other romantic possibility for Rei (Or Asuka).

Gendo Ikari: is the Commander of NERV, and the only person to whom Rei initially shows any emotion. Intimidating and ruthless, he is committed to destroying the Angels that periodically attack the city, at any cost. The Lieutenant receives his salary (20,000 yen per month, 40,000 yen With Asuka) directly from the commander. He is one romantic possibility for Rei.

Ryoji Kaji: is a triple agent, working for Nerv, Seele, and the Japanese Government. He and Misato Katsuragi were lovers when they were in college. Some time after their breakup, Kaji began working for Nerv in Germany, where he met Asuka Langely Soryu. Although a triple agent, he has been said to have his own agenda, to "search for the truth." He is one romatic possibility for Asuka.

Keiryu´s Thought:
How should i say this...Hmm...Oh yeah got it. "I F*CKING LOVE THIS GAME!!!" Now i said this before, and i say it again. I am a huge Neon Genesis Evangelion fan. With it being my first Anime, and all.

It would be a crime of me, not to play this game. So when i found this game, on my wandering trough the Interwebs. I said to myself "Play That S**t!", and play i did.

The game itself plays like any simulator, being based on the "Princess Maker" Series (Which is also made by Gainax). You(The Player) Control Rei´s/Asuka´s Schedule, being able to decide what she does for the week. Going from School, Studying, Evangelion Training, to even joining Clubs (Sports, Arts, Dojo/Archery). All while defending Tokyo 3, against the Angels.

The game´s speciality however, are the large amount of endings. ranging from Marriage to Rei becoming a Cosplayer or even a Dominatrix (PC Version only).

All in all, i have to say. If you like Simulation Style games, or Neon Genesis Evangelion, or even if you would just like to see an alternate ending to this series. Then this is a game you should really try. 

Bad News: this game was never translated into English, and will probably never get be.

Good News: Someone named "Pearse Hillock" Decided to make a fan translation, for the Nintento DS Version of the game.

Bad News: It´s a Machine Translation, so there are lot´s of errors.

Good News Again: It´s not bad enough to the point where you can´t play.

Sooo Yes if you either Speak Japanese, or are willing to play the Machine translated version then i say give it a try. 

Afterword:
Ahh yes it is finaly done, sadly i can´t give you a Link for it here (Law forbids the distribution of Roms). BUTT!!! It is not hard t find, if you search for "Rei Ayanami Raising Project DS English". The first thing you will find is Pearse Hillocks blog, where you can get the rom, which can then be played on an Emulator (Not providing one, just google it).

Other then that. All i have to say is give it a try, and hope you enjoyed this.

KEIRYU MASTER OF INSANITY...out(Currently playing some more Ayanami Raising Project).