Ok! It is the day of scary and dark festivities, which means it’s time to get serious: Behold, this obscure loli-game of darkness! Haha! I get the feeling this Halloween episode will be much better than the last one we did! Which I guess was a couple years ago on a February, or something…
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Tagged 5pb, Board Game, Dating Sim, Dingo, Division2, DS, Game, Game Review, Genterprise, Retro Review, Shameless Review, Video, Video Review
Steins;Gate 0 was advertised as the true-sequel to the original Steins;Gate story-line, which is a huge lie, but it’s still a fascinating read that reveals many secrets behind the complicated plot in the first installment. It’s also interesting to note that this is actually an adaptation of a light novel series, because when it’s about Visual Novels and adaptations, it’s usually the other way around. But, not to worry! There is an anime adaptation coming soon, which will restore the balance in the Visual Novel realm! But for now: Here’s the video game version!
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Tagged 5pb, Chiyomaru Studio, Game, Nitro+, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Review, Video, Video Review, Visual Novel
I love Steins;Gate! I have such good memories from watching the anime and the game! Which is why I hope for the actual sequel to be nothing like this spin-off! I wasn’t exactly expecting a cute love story out of Steins;Gate, but this seems to be the fate of every game from the science adventure series. At least Hiyoku Renri no Darling didn’t suck! Well, not too much!
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Tagged 5pb, Galge, Mages, Nitro+, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Review, Shameless Review, Video, Visual Novel, XBox 360
I already made pretty clear how I appreciate the works by Guyzware at adapting many animes and Light Novels to a Visual Novel format. This is no easy task, but they are one of the few companies in the industry that manage to do a fine job out of this. Seeking more of their goodness, I found an interesting work among their old titles: An VN adaptation to an anime that I really loved back in 2011, commonly known as “Anohana” among fans. But, why was a game based on such a popular anime forgotten in obscurity? Why its official trailer has so many footages from the anime version while barely tells anything about the game itself? The answer to those big questions became clear as day for me right after the first few minutes playing this game:
Saenai Kanojo no Sodatekata (translated as “How to Train an Ordinary Girl to be a Heroine” or “How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend” as it’s officially known in the U.S.) is a relatively popular light novel that was adapted into a somewhat popular anime. Around the time the animation project was first announced, 5pb and Mages reached Guyzware to develop a Dating Sim as a tie-in for it to be released a while after the TV series ended. This was a smart move by them, since this developer is responsible for the absurdly popular Oreimo Visual Novels, so they know their stuff. But again, it’s not like their records are filled only with huge successes.
The Science Adventure series is great! You get MAGES and Nitroplus – two companies that I love – doing what they love the most: convoluted plots filled with over-the-top action and bizarre designs! Robotics;Notes is the third entry in this series, so I was certainly expecting great things from it, I just didn’t expect this would end up being one of the best Visual Novels I’ve played in my life!
In the Visual Novel realm, there’s a secret war between Console & PC games. It’s extremely rare to find someone who play titles from both systems, and PC gamers hardly ever talk about console-only releases. Which is why it took me so long to get to Kaihou Shoujo SIN! The reason behind such disregard for console-only VNs comes from a common belief that those are “cheap games with poorly written stories and mediocre graphics, made by people who know nothing about the genre”. I beg to differ! From what I’ve seen, PC-gamers from the Galge community may not be exactly the “master race”, and Liberation Maiden SIN is yet another reason for me to believe in this!