You follow Saito as he devotes himself to the Shinsengumi, breaking off only when Hijikata gives him direct orders to protect you with his life.
Saito then begins to show off his deredere side, blushing in embarrassment regarding anything about you ^_^.
Per the usual with otome dating sims, your decisions affect what route you take.
In this game, your initial decisions determine which character’s route you get, and then you make decisions in that route to get a good or bad ending.
In terms of romance, Hijikata is definitely under the slow development category.
For the first half of the game, he sort of just treats you as one of his responsibilities.
The game was released originally for Playstation 2 back in 2008 and has since seen ports to all sorts of platforms: PSP, DS, 3DS, PS3, PS Vita, i OS, and Android (in the USA, it’s available on 3DS, PS3, Vita, i OS, and Android).
Some people insist that the games have already run their course–to just let the series rest–but I only delved into the first installment on my PS Vita earlier this year, so to me it is new!
Saito and Souji are the two most popular characters in Hakuoki.
While Souji has more of the teasing personality, Saito is more of the quiet, gentle type.
Mix the history of the Shinsengumi with a vampire twist, and you get Hakuoki.
In the game, you play the progatonist (default name, Chizuru) as she dresses up as a boy and leaves for Kyoto to find her missing father.
However, that same elixir develops a thirst for blood, and so the fighting abilities give the user an ability to drink the blood of their victims *coughprotagonistcough*.