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Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels

I blog about visual novels as I read them.

  1. Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ has been released on Steam!

    by , 07-02-2016 at 10:17 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    As of yesterday, Tomoyo After has been released on Steam! The price is $20, but right now there's a release sale up until July 8th that puts it at $16.

    Link to the Steam Store Page


    Tomoyo After is a spinoff to CLANNAD, a continuation of Tomoyo's character route, and it's my #3 favorite visual novel, just barely above CLANNAD itself. The original version had adult content in it, but this version is all-ages friendly ...
  2. VNs in the Steam Summer Sale 2016!

    by , 06-25-2016 at 12:31 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    For anyone looking for a good time to pick up some VNs, look no further! As you probably know the Steam Summer Sale is upon us so a massive number of games are reduced; and VNs are no exception.

    Link to full list of visual novels with reduced prices

    My personal recommendations for longer novels are CLANNAD (character-focused highschool romantic slice of life) and Root Double (sci-fi escape mystery). As for medium length novels, I recommend G-senjou no Maou (crime thriller), ...
  3. A Rant on Eroge

    by , 06-06-2016 at 01:56 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Oh boy, let's make a blog post about this because what could possibly go wrong...

    There's an aspect of visual novels I've always just mostly ignored and glossed over in my year and a half of blogging on here. It's something I always fear of touching upon since I don't want people to look at me like I'm a weirdo. But then again I feel like it's something I should address at some point. And that is the rather close relationship between visual novels and erotic content.

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  4. Steam Store Page for Umineko (Arcs 1-4) is up!

    by , 05-21-2016 at 01:15 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/406550/
    (The preview pictures contain spoilers, especially the last 3)

    So it seems MangaGamer has decided on releasing Umineko four arcs at a time, with the question arcs being released on July 9th!


    The pachislot art will take some getting used to for me (look at those eyes), but chances are the UmiTweak patch - meaning PS3 art ...

    Updated 05-21-2016 at 02:04 PM by Karifean

    Categories
    Video Games , Miscellaneous
  5. Root Double Review

    by , 05-14-2016 at 03:04 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- is a visual novel developed by Regista. After being successfully kickstarted in February, it was finally released on Steam on April 27th.


    Overview

    In the world of Root Double, telepathy is a scientifically proven phenomenon; there are people called 'Communicators' capable of sending and receiving messages via their brain, an ability dubbed 'Beyond Communication' or BC ...

    Updated 05-14-2016 at 02:41 PM by Karifean

    Categories
    Video Games , Miscellaneous
  6. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

    by , 05-12-2016 at 02:47 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is a visual novel developed by Spike Chunsoft. It's the sequel to the original Danganronpa and has recently made its way onto the Steam Store.


    Overview

    The story of Danganronpa 2 is very reminiscent of the first. It opens up with our protagonist, Hajime Hinata, entering the prestigious Hope's Peak Academy, a school only for students that are the 'ultimate' of their respective field. ...
  7. Shikkoku no Sharnoth Review

    by , 05-06-2016 at 01:51 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Shikkoku no Sharnoth (Sharnoth of the Deepest Black) -What a Beautiful Tomorrow- is a visual novel developed by Liar-soft. It's the third entry in their 'Steampunk' series but can be read just fine without prior exposure to the other entries.


    Overview

    Shikkoku no Sharnoth is set in an alternate universe in the London of 1905. In this universe, a gate to a land called "Kadath" was discovered in the 19th ...
  8. Steam Anime Sale!

    by , 04-30-2016 at 08:26 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    If you're looking for a good time to pick up some visual novels, look no further; the Steam Anime Sale is happening right now and the price reductions are amazing! Pretty much every visual novel is affected, so feel free to go nuts.

    http://store.steampowered.com/news/15418/

    A couple of noteworthy games:

    CLANNAD (-50%)
    The Fruit of Grisaia (-50%)
    The Devil on G-String (-30%)
    Higurashi When They Cry - Ch. 1 Onikakushi (-30%, bundle with Ch. ...
  9. Root Double First Impressions

    by , 04-29-2016 at 02:22 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Another VN I've been anxiously awaiting the release day of.


    Root Double focuses on an unfortunate incident at a nuclear facility where after the reactor goes into critical condition the rescue crew as well as some survivors are locked inside as the area is closed off with bulkheads to prevent a meltdown fallout.




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  10. Thoughts on Danganronpa 2

    by , 04-25-2016 at 07:49 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Yep, this again. Writing this was actually quite fun last time, so why not do it again? I'd adopt it as a regular thing for more visual novels but there wouldn't be much point to it, would there.

    The rest of this post contains spoilers for the entirety of both Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.

    (SPOILER)

    In many ways Danganronpa 2 feels like a natural evolution of Danganronpa 1. The mysteries are more complex, the story builds upon
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