Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 15, 2012
    Compelling to read and very well-translated, Hakuoki invites players to experience all six of its character storylines.
  2. Mar 14, 2012
    Less game, more interactive narrative: this curious and very distinct release weaves a lengthy tale of samurais and love to good effect.
  3. Feb 13, 2012
    Despite lackluster music, Hakuoki is an enjoyable visual novel that could actually make gamers rethink their perception of Idea Factory.
  4. Feb 14, 2012
    Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom brings the world of Japanese girl's romance games to America-but is a game that both sexes could find a lot of enjoyment in.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    Despite being an otome ("for girls") visual novel, Hakuoki is definitely a great game regardless of your sex. Providing a deep, interesting historical backdrop (Japan before the Meiji age) and some memorable characters, the game enthralled me since the first hour, and I had to complete it two times (different paths are in there) because of how awesome the writing and story were. It's definitely the best visual novel localized in a long time, and something not a single lover of Japanese games should miss. Full Review »
  2. Apr 14, 2013
    Great visual novel, even though it's marketed towards women it's a great game if you enjoy a great story with romance this game's for you! As a gamer, please support this game don't pirate it, buy it and support not only aksys but also the psp in general, as of early 2013 the psp is practically dead, let's try to keep it alive at least until 2015 guys! Full Review »
  3. May 12, 2012
    Truly a great game, its been a long time since i enjoyed such a good story. I have finished it only with Heisuke ending, but im 100% sure that i will play it more and try to finish it at every possible way. Full Review »