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Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels

I blog about visual novels as I read them.

  1. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc First Impressions

    by , 02-28-2016 at 02:25 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 05:11 PM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  2. Tokyo School Life Review

    by , 02-28-2016 at 01:50 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 02:01 AM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  3. CLANNAD Revisited

    by , 02-24-2016 at 03:24 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, ...
  4. Being a hero's pretty swell!

    by , 02-22-2016 at 05:38 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    "Hi there~! Oh don't mind me. I heard a witch has come up with a new idea for an interesting gameboard, so I just ha~d to come check it out. ☆And to help her with her game, I hijacked this random human's blog to allow one of the pieces of the game to have it's say☆. Have fun with the rest of the game, everybody~!"

    What do I feel about being a hero? I remember asking many a great hero that question back in my days as a ...
  5. Root Double Kickstarter

    by , 01-07-2016 at 09:20 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    I felt like fans of the Infinity or Zero Escape series might be interested in this.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-xtend-edition

    Conceptually it's very reminiscent of those two series (not to mention Nakazawa being the director again) except that instead of 'just' being an escape story, it's more of a rescue story this time. But apparently you get to view it unfold both from the outside as well as from the inside. Sounds ...
  6. OOC Monologue

    by , 01-05-2016 at 06:13 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Something sweet and motivating to start off the new year with.

    (I think I've obscured it enough so as to not spoil where it's from, but if you recognize the style early on and you haven't completed this VN yet, proceed with caution.)

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  7. Looking back on 2015

    by , 01-02-2016 at 02:56 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Wow, hard to believe it's already been a year. Across the entirety of 2015 I've made 90 whole blog posts. That's a post every four days! Let me take a look at how far I've come since starting this thing...

    I've read 23 new visual novels, 18 of which I've reviewed.

    Adding up all the approximate lengths I'm left presuming I spent about 650 hours on it. Not counting rereads of visual novels I had already read prior to this year.

    By far my most active reading ...
  8. Censoring and Visual Novels

    by , 12-18-2015 at 02:51 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Seems like censoring in games has become quite a controversial issue recently. I mostly see people vehemently claiming that censoring is bad practice and should not be a thing. And I gotta be honest, I feel it's not quite that simple.

    https://kakeracomplex.wordpress.com/...-novel-reader/

    This article is a bit old, being from mid-2013, but this has been an issue in the visual novel localizing scene for years now and it STILL ...
  9. Aviary Attorney

    by , 12-11-2015 at 08:37 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    What happens when Hatoful Boyfriend meets Phoenix Wright in 19th century Paris?

    I guess this: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/12/09...december-18th/



    ...let's see how this turns out.
  10. CLANNAD First Re-Impressions

    by , 11-28-2015 at 08:39 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    You know I was somewhat anxious going into CLANNAD. Not too long ago I crowned it my #3 favorite visual novel, but really, it's been two years since I read it by now. It was the first visual novel I had ever read that I truly identified as a member of its medium. So I was slightly afraid that it turns out my perception of CLANNAD was just heavily colored, that since I had no standards regarding visual novels back then, it might fail to hold up now, not actually being as good as I remember.
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