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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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. ...
  3. 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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  4. 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
    ...
  5. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair First Impressions

    by , 04-19-2016 at 04:55 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    It's been a while since I've been this hyped for a game release! So let's churn out this post quickly so I can get back to playing...



    The story begins as our new protagonist, Hajime Hinata, enters Hope's Peak Academy for the first time as a freshman. Unfortunately that's where his memory cuts off and the next thing he remembers is entering a classroom where he finds his fellow classmates. 15 other "ultimates" chosen ...
  6. Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni First Impressions

    by , 04-12-2016 at 07:44 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)







    Well then.

    So finally I'll be reading this novel. If the title reminds you of a certain other novel, that's no coincidence, it's by the same author; Ryukishi07. Making this the last 07th Expansion novel I haven't read yet, so as you can probably imagine I'm very ...
  7. Tomoyo After is on Greenlight

    by , 04-08-2016 at 09:00 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So after quite a lengthy silence following the initial localization announcement, Tomoyo After - the CLANNAD spin-off that continues Tomoyo's route - is finally on Steam Greenlight. It's set to be released sometime in Summer 2016. If you're interested in the game or just want to support it, consider giving it a vote

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=659729842

    Seeing as how Tomoyo After is one of my all-time favorite visual novels I'll definitely be ...
  8. Character Appreciation: Dlanor A. Knox

    by , 04-06-2016 at 03:58 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    I tried coming up with an Umineko character I could write a post like this about without spoiling anything. I failed; it's just not really possible. But I'll still try to be vague enough not to take anything major away.


    Umineko OST - JUSTICE

    Dlanor A. Knox is an antagonist in Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru. She's first introduced in Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch as the subordinate of Erika, who introduces ...
  9. April 1st Update

    by , 04-02-2016 at 09:40 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    The first of April has come and gone, and as some of you might know, a whole bunch of Japanese companies seem to be under the impression that that is the perfect date to announce important new projects and updates. Real ones as well as fake ones. Thankfully April 2nd has exposed the fakes and we are left with only the reals now. So what did we get?

    planetarian is getting an anime movie adaptation. planetarian is a short (~3h) visual novel made by Key. It's also very good. If you need ...
  10. Interesting Routes: Yuiko Kurugaya

    by , 03-23-2016 at 03:36 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Every now and then you come across a character route that stands out above the others. A route that breaks conventions and does something interesting you wouldn't normally expect. One such route is Kurugaya's from Little Busters.

    Overall the character routes in Little Busters are rather formulaic. Boy hangs out with girl, girl runs into problems, boy solves them, happy end. Basic stuff. Although Little Busters gets away with ...
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