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  1. Rose Guns Days First Impressions

    by , 09-26-2015 at 03:32 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    What do you call it when the writer of Higurashi and Umineko decides to go write a Baccano! slash Cowboy Bebop esque story?

    smurfing glorious that's what.



    No seriously, this has to be one of the best prospects for a story I've ever heard. Rose Gun(s) Days is sometimes called Ryukishi07's most accessible work, and well, I wouldn't be surprised. It's set - for the most part - in post-war Japan, 1947 to be exact. But before I go into the story further, ...
  2. Muv-Luv Localization Kickstarter has gone live!

    by , 09-24-2015 at 09:13 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    The kickstarter for the Muv-Luv localization just went live!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...l-novel-series

    Muv-Luv is the best-rated visual novel series on VNDB, and it's not conceited to say that it is probably the most loved and universally appreciated Visual Novel series in the English-speaking realm of visual novel fans.

    If you want to support the localization of such a legacy and the industry as a whole, or you ...
  3. Symphonic Rain Review

    by , 09-23-2015 at 04:08 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Symphonic Rain is a visual novel developed by Kuroneko-san Team and published by Kogado Studio.



    Overview

    Symphonic Rain takes place in an Italian town called Piova in which a perpetual rain falls. The protagonist, Chris Vertin, is a senior at the local prestigious music school. He specializes in playing the Fortell, an instrument said to require 'magic' to play, capable of producing all sorts of different ...
  4. /r/visualnovels Recommendation Chart for Newbs

    by , 09-22-2015 at 11:46 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    I somehow forgot to post this way back when it was first made.

    http://i.imgur.com/zQujQCs.jpg

    Some time ago, the Visual Novels Subreddit had an extensive poll to rate visual novels of many different genres by their newbie-friendliness, the end result of which is this huge image. They're sorted by newbie-friendliness from left to right, and you can also see ratings for overall/visuals/music/story to make your choice easier, plus there are icons to indicate 18+ games, 18+ ...
  5. Various Announcements and Releases

    by , 09-20-2015 at 01:15 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So I was gone for two weeks, off in Italy working on stone walls. Twas pretty fun, but there was no (consistently usable) internet to speak of so now I have to catch up on what happened these two weeks. And there certainly are things to share.

    fault milestone two side:above has been released
    You can find it on Steam for I think 15 bucks. It seems milestone two was split into two halves, and although the creators said they worked with that in mind I've already seen complaints about ...

    Updated 09-20-2015 at 06:44 PM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  6. Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! Review

    by , 09-06-2015 at 01:34 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! (lit. Do Love Me Seriously!), or just Majikoi for short, is a visual novel developed by Minato Soft. It's very long and expansive yet consists almost entirely of lighthearted slice of life.



    Overview

    The initial setup of Majikoi is surprisingly reminiscent of Little Busters!. The main cast of characters is a group of friends that has been together for a long time, and the ...
  7. Symphonic Rain First Impressions

    by , 09-02-2015 at 05:49 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So after a bit of a hiatus to catch up on some other things, I felt like jumping straight back into what I hope to be a beautiful storyline. Symphonic Rain, a story set in a small town where the rain falls perpetually. Supposedly the plot is very much focused on music.



    OH MY GOD IT'S SO CUTE. This is Phorni, a fairy-like being called a 'sprite of music' who lives in one of the rooms at the protagonist's home. He is presumably ...
  8. Grisaia no Kajitsu Review

    by , 08-05-2015 at 03:12 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Grisaia no Kajitsu, or The Fruit of Grisaia, is a visual novel developed by Frontwing. It's one of the longest visual novels currently on Steam, and the first of three parts in the Grisaia series.



    Overview

    The plot of Grisaia no Kajitsu opens with our protagonist Yuuji Kazami transferring into Mihama Academy, a school with a total head count, him included, of only a principal and six students, the five ...
  9. Phoenix Wright Trilogy Retrospective

    by , 07-31-2015 at 12:43 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Recently a couple of members have shared their opinions on this series, some positive some negative, so I got the urge to think back and reevaulate the original trilogy as a whole.

    I ranked Ace Attorney as my #10 favorite Visual Novel back when I did my Top 10 and so far this rating still stands; neither Zero Escape nor Cross†Channel were able to get in front of it and push it off the list. And it doesn't look like Grisaia no Kajitsu is up to the task either.

    I'll be going ...
  10. Grisaia no Kajitsu Common Route Impressions

    by , 07-24-2015 at 11:59 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Been a while since I was this captured by a visual novel's sense of humor. Even though the common route did in fact take a good 12 hours to read through, and it was basically all fun and lighthearted comedy, it never became a drag for me. I was just really enjoying myself.



    Just quickly mentioning this, the common route is almost completely linear. There are only three choices until you get to the more important choices ...