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Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels

I blog about visual novels as I read them.

  1. Character Appreciation: Dlanor A. Knox

    by , 04-06-2016 at 02:58 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 ...
  2. April 1st Update

    by , 04-02-2016 at 08:40 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 ...
  3. Imouto Paradise Review

    by , 04-01-2016 at 10:59 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Imouto Paradise is a visual novel created by Moonstone Cherry, published in English by MangaGamer. It is considered one of the best and most thought-provoking visual novels of all time.

    To prevent spoilers, I won't directly show many screenshots of this game in this post.



    Overview

    Imouto Paradise, or Imopara for short, follows the story of a nameable protagonist whose parents are overseas on a work ...

    Updated 04-01-2016 at 11:53 PM by Karifean

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  4. Interesting Routes: Yuiko Kurugaya

    by , 03-23-2016 at 02:36 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 ...
  5. Zero Time Dilemma News

    by , 03-17-2016 at 06:38 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So I was thinking of making a special for my #100th blog post, but I was letting news pass me by like crazy while trying to come up with good ideas. So screw it, this is something that needs to get posted.

    If any of you are Zero Escape fans you might already know this, but Zero Time Dilemma, the third and final entry in the series, has finally gotten a release window, a trailer, and information regarding what the game will be like.


    Players ...

    Updated 03-17-2016 at 06:47 PM by Karifean

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  6. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review

    by , 03-12-2016 at 08:53 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a visual novel developed by Spike. It was originally exclusive to portable systems but has recently found its way onto the Steam Store.



    Overview

    The story of Danganronpa is set in Hope's Peak Academy, a special educational institution for students that stand out above the rest; each of them is the "Ultimate" of their respective field: there's the "Ultimate ...
  7. Thoughts on Danganronpa

    by , 03-02-2016 at 11:33 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So, having completed my readthrough of Danganronpa recently, I felt like making a post like this. This doesn't mean I'm not gonna review it as well, but more than just reviewing it I also want to bring up and talk about some specific parts of the game that stood out to me, be it positively or negatively.

    The rest of this post contains spoilers for the entirety of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, the first game in the Danganronpa series.

    (SPOILER)

    So let's start on
    ...

    Updated 03-03-2016 at 12:20 AM by Karifean

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  8. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc First Impressions

    by , 02-28-2016 at 01:25 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Well, with the recent Steam release of this game there was no way I'd leave it hanging any longer.





    Danganronpa is set in "Hope's Peak Academy", a special academy which only ULTIMATE people may attend. There's the Ultimate Baseball Star, the Ultimate Fashionista, the Ultimate Gambler, ... ultimate people from all over the place. As for the protagonist? Well he's the Ultimate Lucky ...

    Updated 02-28-2016 at 04:11 PM by Karifean

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  9. Tokyo School Life Review

    by , 02-28-2016 at 12:50 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Tokyo School Life is a visual novel developed by M2 Co., Ltd. It's short, but pretty sweet.




    Overview

    Tokyo School Life puts you in the shoes of a nameable male protagonist on a trip to Japan. Shortly after his arrival, he runs into three girls in less than fortunate circumstances, and even more unfortunately, they turn out to be the very people he's supposed to be living with. Thankfully, after a night ...

    Updated 02-28-2016 at 01:01 AM by Karifean

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  10. CLANNAD Revisited

    by , 02-24-2016 at 02:24 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    It seems someone has been hijacking and misusing my blog by making a post unrelated to visual novels, though if Umineko's taught me anything it's not to mess with bored witches, so I'll leave it there...

    As for myself, I've got something bigger to talk about.


    So in case you didn't know, I spent the better part of the last three months rereading CLANNAD, my first visual novel. Technically Ace Attorney was my first, ...
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