Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku
     Concise Review (Version 1.0 - Text Version)

     Current Update: Thursday, 24 January 2002
     Previous Update: Thursday, 23 August 2001
     Created: Tuesday, 26 June 2001

     By Don "Gamera" Chan (crs1219@hotmail.com)

     Note: This FAQ is primarily based on the Japanese
     Windows version, not the Chinese Windows or Dreamcast
     version.

1.   Acknowledgement
2.   Nutrition Information
2.1    1st Impression
3.   Links

"Setsunasa!" (*1)

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1.   ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

     Thanks to these sierra hotel persons/organisations:
     - Jean-Luc Barbera of France, for the French
translation of the Disclaimer. (After all, Canada's
official languages are English and French.)

     No thanks to these lima delta persons/organisations:
     - Gainax of Japan. (_ _) Zzz...

2.   NUTRITION INFORMATION (Introduction)

     Title:    Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku
               (Neon Genesis Evangelion: Raise Ayanami
               Scheduled)
     Genre:    Ikusei simulation
     Rating:   PG-13 to AA-14 (Wotaku only, IMO)
     OS:       Windows ME/2000J/98J/95J, Dreamcast
     Maker:    Gainax
     On Sale:  18 May 2001 (Windows), 18 April 2002
               (Dreamcast)

     Summary: In 2001, if you're still a fan of the 1995
     TV anime Shinseiki Evangelion (Neon Genesis
     Evangelion) or its heroine Ayanami Rei (II and III),
     run out and grab this game.

     "Boku dake no Ayanami ga, KOKO ni iru."

2.1  1ST IMPRESSION

     Disclaimer II: I'm NOT a fan of Ayanami "..." Rei,
     Souryuu Asuka "Anta baka!?" Langley sama, Hayashibara
     Megumi, or Miyamura "Miyamuu" Yuuko (former adult
     video actress). In fact, my Top Three EVA heroines
     are: 1. Maya oneesan, 2. Misato san, and 3. Ritsuko
     san.

     Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku for Windows
ME/2000J/98J/95J is an ikusei game in the same tradition as Princess Maker
(also by Gainax), Sotsugyou -Graduation-, and Tanjou -Debut- before it.
Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku is expectedly full-voice. (^_^)
     The game comes on two CD-ROMs and costs about 318 MB to install.
     During the game, the mouse pointer becomes the Spear of Longinus
(Lancea Longini), not an arrowhead.
     The game has 18 slots for save games. The Album mode has 33 spaces for
ending CG.
     (AFAIK, the game doesn't necessarily end the same way as the EVA TV
series or movies ended.)
     The game chara's portraits and event CG are static. Their eyes don't
blink and their mouths don't move.

     *SPOILER ALERT!*

     The game begins about the time of the first TV episode, when Ayanami
(Rei II) is recovering from her injuries.
     The protagonist is a member of NERV and has a teacher's qualification.
Ritsuko san recommends the protagonist to Gendou, and Gendou assigns the
protagonist as Ayanami's guidance counsellor (more like "foster father").
The length of the protagonist's assignment is one year (game time, not real
time).
     (When the protagonist first meets Ayanami, the player chooses his
family name and personal name. The player can of course input the
protagonist's name in JIS characters.
     Again, I lazily input "Shinjou Hayato" in kanji, named after the lucky
Sotsugyou Crossworld protagonist.)
     Gendou also promotes the protagonist to San'i (equivalent to Second
Lieutenant or military grade O-1), and moves the protagonist's home into a
flat in Ayanami's mansion (apartment building).

     In the main screen, in Ayanami's home, several icons show the current
date, the current day of the week, and the basic commands.
     The game begins on 2 April, a Sunday.

     The basic commands are:

     - Status. The player checks the current values of Ayanami's 11
parameters, displayed as bar graphs and numbers.
     (More about the parameters later.)

     - Talk. The protagonist speaks with Ayanami.

     - System. The player can load game, save game, and quit game.

     - Town. Ayanami and the protagonist go to downtown Tokyo-3, where, for
example, they can buy items from the shops, or take a walk in the park, or
find out what's the movie of the month at the cinema.
     The shops in Tokyo-3 have real names, such as Matsumoto Tsuyoshi (drug
store), Tokyu Hands (department store), Tsutaya (book store), and Animate
(anti-social, Wotaku goods).
     (Gainax evidently secured corporate sponsorships for this game.)

     - Goods. The protagonist checks the items (including clothing) Ayanami
and he have.

     - Dress. The protagonist checks the clothing Ayanami has, and changes
the clothing she wears. After they buy a new dress, Ayanami may decline to
wear it (and AFAIK the protagonist can't force her to wear it).
     (FYI, their initial items are Ayanami's school uniform and 20,000 Yen.
At the Animate, a China dress (^_^) costs 50,000 Yen, a bunny suit costs
30,000 Yen, and a Nekomimi (cat ears suit, as seen in the July 2001 issue of
Animedia) costs 30,000 Yen.)

     - Schedule. Before each week, the protagonist designates Ayanami's
tasks on each day of the coming week.
     (More about the available tasks later.)

3.   LINKS

     - http://www.gainax.co.jp/soft/ayanami/index.html
     The Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku
section in the Gainax official HP. It of course has info,
screen shots, and QuickTime movies of this game.

     - http://playing.style.ne.jp/ayanami/
     A Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku
fan page with a FAQ, hints, and urawaza of this game.

     - http://www.venus.dti.ne.jp/~nekoneko/index.html
     Game Kouryaku he no Michi, by Neko^2 of Japan.
An HP with links to hints and solutions for many, many
Japanese games, including [el] and Shinseiki Evangelion:
Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku.

     -
http://shop.7dream.com/product.asp?gt=01&g=200002005010&p=0163915&order%5Fby=ORDER+BY+order%5Fstart%5Fdate+DESC
     The advertisement of this game at 7dream.com.
     (This is a "friend service" (not "fan service") for a
friend who works at the Japanese company 7dream.com, OK?)

     - http://www.animefringe.com/archive/01.04/briefs/index.php3
     - http://homepage1.nifty.com/wakabatei/
     -
http://homepage2.nifty.com/genome/review/game/a/ayanamiikuseikeikaku.htm
     - http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-King/5368/index.html
     - http://www.so-net.ne.jp/gx/review/010523/rv02.htm
     - http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20010313/gainax.htm
     - http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20010510/ayanami.htm
     - http://www10.xdsl.ne.jp/~enka/
     Some more HPs with demo movies, hints, info, reviews, screen
shots (big), strategies, and urawaza of this game.

     - http://selios.free.fr/
     Selios' Lairs, by Jean-Luc Barbera of France.
     "Selios' Lairs is primary a fan site on different
things I enjoy a lot, some of which are not well known
outside Japan or by rare fans worldwide.
     "Les Antres de Selios sont avant tout un site de fan
sur differentes choses que j'apprecie beaucoup, dont
certaines sont tres meconnues en dehors du Japon hormis
de rares fans de part le monde."
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Don "Anti-Hayashibara Megumi" Chan
(Yes, I like to live dangerously. How did you know?)
http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/146.html

*1   "Sakuretsu!"

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