Otome Game Review: Piofiore Fated Memories

Piofiore Fated Memories Otome Game Review Reverie Wonderland

Hello! Welcome to another Otome game review. This time, we will talk about Piofiore Fated Memories. This is one of the games that I really look forward to since Aksys Games announced its localization, together with Collar X Malice -Unlimited- and Cafe Enchante. Let's assume that this post will contain spoilers but I can assure you that I will not dig into each route's story plot and the finale plot. I'll be sharing my thoughts on each character and the game itself. Let's start!

Game Details

Release: October 8, 2020 (English release)
Developer: Idea Factory
Publisher: Otomate / Aksys Games
Voiced: Yes (Japanese)
Language: English
Platform: Nintendo Switch (Physical game and Digital)

TRIGGER WARNING: This game is rated "M" as it contains blood, violence, obscene scenes, drugs and etc. I suggest that if you are not comfortable with a dark-themed game, Piofiore might not be your cup of tea.

The Story

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Year 1925, Burlone, located in Italy, is said to be the backdoor of Europe as it is the city where crimes and illegal transactions took place ever so often. The City of Burlone is being led and the home of 3 Mafia Families. The Falzone Mafia is the biggest and is reigning 60% of Burlone, headed by Dante Falzone. For the people who disagree with the Falzone is the Visconti Mafia, headed by Gilbert Redford, whose territory he's leading is the town of Creta. Another Mafia group, called Lao-Shu, headed by Yang and is leading the town of Veleno. One woman, Liliana Adornato, will change the destiny of these mafia groups, as it was said that her mere existence is essential to the whole Burlone...

As these family aims to fight for control and honor, will they be able to succeed? Will they be able to achieve the right to lead the whole city? And as Liliana became the center of ruckus for these Mafia Families, what role does she possess?

The Characters

Liliana Adornato - The protagonist or you (the name is changeable) in this story. Liliana lives at the church ever since she's a kid. She's been helping a lot with duties within the church. She's very beautiful with long blonde hair and expressive eyes. Liliana possessed a mark on her chest. This mark symbolizes her being significant to the whole story but what does the mark mean? Is there a specific reason why she's living in a church? And why does the mafia groups protect/wanted to capture her?

Liliana is a very talented woman who's good at cooking. I also like that she's not as weak as what I assume about her: like a damsel in distress. She thinks about the situation carefully and tries her best not to go in the way when she's with the love interest. To think that each character has a dark side within them, she accepted all these facts without the urge of wanting them to change all of a sudden. She's well aware that each love interest is Mafia leaders after all.

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Dante Falzone (CV: Kaito Ishikawa) - At a young age, Dante became the leader of the big Mafia group, the Falzone Family. He usually does all the paperwork. He works within his office and goes out whenever it is needed. Despite being surrounded by older members of the family, Dante always tries his best, especially since the Falzone family is the first and biggest Mafia group at Burlone. I find him really adorable! His love for sweets makes him feel that he's still immature (he's aware of it) so he tries to drink espresso than a sweeter blend of coffee (but the maid and Liliana were aware of his preferred taste lol)

For me, Dante is the kind of guy who'll spoil you with his unconditional love, without any malice. He's a gentle guy but he can be very ruthless especially if you provoke him or hurt anyone who's very dear to him. I like his character design and he's so adorable when he blushed! I think I screenshot every scene when he blushed (lol)

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Nicola Francesca (CV: Ryouhei Kimura) - Dante's cousin and the "underboss." Nicola possessed the sweetest face ever (lol). He's the guy who does the errands outside the office on Dante's behalf. He's a perceptive guy who does think outside the box often. He cares a lot for Dante as well. Nicola is the 2nd in line being the boss of the Falzone family. He's gentle and usually wears a smile and popular with the girls.

Nicola... gosh this guy is the guy that I'll definitely love because of his looks! At some routes, I find him shady like a lot (lol). Nicola was the first route I did and I fell in love with him. It's just that... he didn't become a top favorite after completing the entire game due to the fact that his ways are a big no-no for me. I don't like being shoved away but he had reasons anyway. But still a no. (lol) Nicola is smart and I do think that he's the guy who you'd love to chat with 24/7 and will enjoy teasing you.

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Gilbert Redford (CV: Showtaro Morikubo) - The leader of the Mafia group, Visconti. Gilbert is very well-known around the people and the city he's leading. He's a jolly guy! Compared to Dante who usually works at the office, Gilbert loves to spend most of his day outside his home and see for his own eye the situation and status of Creta. He's usually accompanied by his right-hand man and an accountant, Oliver, who does all the investigation, paper works and treasury within the family. Gil loves guns and he loves to import them from the United States.

Gil will shower you all the material things that you want (we call him our sugar daddy lol). Kidding aside, Gilbert is the kind of man who'll definitely spend money to show off how beautiful his woman is. He's a clever guy and knows how to deal with the situation he's into. I really think that he's the kind of person who will try his best not to resort to any violence if he can, and has justice for the people and for the whole of Burlone. He's the kind of leader that we want. He's gentle to Liliana as well and became in awe of her wisdom to the point that he fell in love with her.

Also... when I played Gilbert's route, his resemblance from Impey (Code: Realize) is... huge (lol). Aside from the Seiyuu, they shared this kind of air which is self-confidence.

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Yang (CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto) - The leader of the Mafia group, Lao Shu, which originated from China. Yang is ruthless and loves being thrilled. He hates being bored and can easily get bored too. He won't hesitate to go for a kill. Yang, outside his route, is usually the villain. He's physically strong and will not mind getting hurt (and actually finds it amusing). This guy has no daily routine at all. He either wakes up late, eat, sleep, and does whatever he wanted. His right-hand man, Lee, does all the paperwork and other transaction-related stuff and does the reporting on Yang. Yang is accompanied by Lan and Fei, young twins who are skilled at using their weapons and will not hesitate to kill as well when Yang instructed them to do so.

Ohmigosh Yang... I hate him at first but he's amazing. I know some of you will find it weird because if you look at his route deeply, you might find it uncomfortable, especially in terms of love and romance as a whole. But I quite understand because I feel like this is the first time he ever experiences the kind of feeling he had. Also, Yang's route is hot too (lol). I love Liliana's personality in Yang's route, to be honest. Despite being afraid that she might be killed when he got bored with her, she welcomed Yang in her heart and accepted him. And Yang's route is the reason why I badly want to get and play the sequel ASAP. His character development left a big impact on me and makes me crave for more...

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Orlok (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga) - Orlok is the youngest love interest for this game. He's the errand boy of everyone. Orlok works for the church but also works for people who need his aid. Despite being young, his fighting skill is superb. He also won't hesitate to go for a kill (at first). His main job is to protect Liliana and will do his best just for her.

Orlok's back story touched my heart. As much as I wanna detail everything about him, his route contains big details about Liliana and his duties so be sure to read everything and have an open mind when reading his route. Orlok's speaks quite low and gentle and this made me amazed at how vast Toyonaga-san's voice acting when you compare his roles. Orlok was amazed at Liliana's ideals regardless of how hard the situation she had. Also... I just want to let this off... Orlok's tragic ending made me hate Dante (sobs)...

Note: The Finale route will lead you to another love interest. ;)

The Music, Arts, and Graphics

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RiRi is so amazing! Her Yunohana Spring character designs are good but for Piofiore, it became really better, especially the CGs. It's well detailed now and the proportions and looks of the characters are well-defined. How I wish they could reproduce Piofiore's art book because it's sold anywhere (sobs). A big thumbs up for the graphics!

The music is well-fitting too. The BGM when someone from church arrives still gives me small chills. I love the BGM located at the 'extras' as well. So chill!

The Game Navigation

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The game's navigation is easy as well. It's set up is almost the same as the one from Collar X Malice -Unlimited-. The main love interests have 1 best ending, a good ending, a tragic ending, and bad endings. You can navigate each chapter for easy reading by checking the 'chapters' section.

Overall Rating and Final Thoughts

4.6 / 5.0

I love how dark and mature this game is. I can say that Piofiore Fated Memories goes on my top list of recommended Otome Games to play. But as I mentioned above, this game might not be a cup of tea by others because of the topics and themes involved. I also love the idea that you can have a love-hate relationship with each guy (lol). Because they are Mafia groups and this game has not much side characters to be villain, the love interests can be a huge villain (and ruthless!) depending on the route you'll take. If you are amused on seeing them killing each other, this game is perfect (lol).

Each route issue/conflict varies depending on which love interest you are playing. You can also be prompted to check what is currently happening to the opposing party so it can help you figure out what are the possible happenings next. This game is plot-heavy and the romance part of this game is the sweetest bonus we can get. 

I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this game as much as I expected. To think that the Seiyuus I follow are not even on this game. And after completing the whole game, I rested a bit and replayed Yang's route! I just can't get enough of him... I need more content related to him (lol)

Date finished: 09 October 2020
Recommended playthrough: Nicola > Yang > Dante > Orlok > Gilbert > Finale
Favorite character ranking: Yang > Dante > Nicola = Gilbert > Orlok > Finale guy
Looking for a walkthrough? Otomekitten did a walkthrough for this game! Check it here.

Thank you for reading and happy gaming! I hope this post will help you decide if you'll be buying this game or not (but you should! XD) In case that you want to know more about the game, hit me up at Instagram @reveriewonderland ;)

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