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  1. Dies Irae Review

    by , 08-03-2017 at 12:32 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ is a visual novel created by Light. It was one of the most renowned JP-only VNs before finally getting a localization in June of this year.


    Come, gather and bear witness to my opera, now in the making.

    Its script is the height of cliché, I am forced to admit. And yet...

    Its actors are of the finest fold; beyond exquisite.

    Thus, I believe you will find it enthralling.
    ...

    Updated 08-03-2017 at 01:58 PM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Miscellaneous
  2. Umineko: Episode 4 Tea Party

    by , 07-09-2017 at 08:57 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    You talk too much. All you have to do is honestly say 'I'll kill you'.

    For those that don't know, the climaxes of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 are my 3 favorite moments in Umineko (which also makes them my 3 favorite moments in fiction overall), all for their own individual reasons. I've been dying to talk about them for a while. I figured I'd start with the Episode 4 Tea Party, quite possibly the greatest example of Ryukishi's writing skill of them all.

    This post will contain ...

    Updated 07-09-2017 at 09:08 PM by Karifean

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  3. Little Busters is on Steam Greenlight

    by , 04-30-2017 at 12:25 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    As of just now, Little Busters! English Edition is on Steam Greenlight. While the release date is a vague "2017" it's pretty cool to see *something* happening nonetheless.



    You can vote for it here:

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=913946529

    Can't be that much longer now, can it!
  4. My Current VN Tier List

    by , 03-22-2017 at 12:02 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    I thought about making another Top 10 list with VNs I've read or changed opinion on since my last one, but I don't think it would be particularly representative. So hey, why not make a ranking of literally *all* VNs I've ever read? Sounds like fun!

    That being said, some of these novels are way too close to one another and hard to differentiate in how I feel about them. So I'm going to be doing this in tiers. I'll still try to sort the VNs in each individual tier from worst to best, ...

    Updated 09-30-2017 at 12:06 PM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Miscellaneous
  5. A Journey of Seagulls - Episode 1

    by , 03-02-2017 at 01:13 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    This is going to be a series of posts forming a commentary on the journey of reading Umineko. While I may talk about themes more relevant to Umineko on a greater scale, I intend to keep this series spoiler-free beyond the episode I'm talking about, so you're completely safe to read this if you've read up to the episode in the title yourself.

    Starting with Episode 1: And Then There Were No Seagulls, or something along those lines. At least until it's not anymore.

    Umineko OST - Ride on ...

    Updated 03-02-2017 at 01:19 AM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Miscellaneous
  6. Comparing the sci-fi escape genre games

    by , 02-09-2017 at 04:51 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Referring to Zero Escape, Root Double and Ever17, three games / series that share a quite similar premise and execute it in quite different ways. The shared premise being basically as follows: a group of characters finds themselves locked in a very dangerous situation cut off from the outside world, and if they don't get out fast they all die. The games are all set in the not too distant future, with science being a little more advanced than in our world. And finally, all the games have some very ...

    Updated 02-09-2017 at 05:00 AM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Miscellaneous
  7. 999 and VLR are coming to Steam on March 24th

    by , 02-01-2017 at 01:05 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/477740/

    So yeah, after what feels like an eternity since ZTD's PC release, the first two parts of the Zero Escape trilogy are finally catching up and getting PC releases of their own. Or at least together as a bundle.

    999 has been revamped and features voice acting and I believe also the new (bad) ending that came in the iOS version? ...
  8. Match the VN - Depressing Edition

    by , 01-19-2017 at 02:29 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    You know, I recently went back over some of the plots of my favorite visual novels and, uh, with a lot of them if you think about the situation too much it starts getting really depressing.

    So for "fun" I felt like summing up their situations in a sentence or two and decided to make a little game: match the VN to the horribly depressing situation! Naturally some of these are pretty big spoilers so I've put the list of represented VNs in a spoiler tag at the bottom. You shouldn't ...

    Updated 01-19-2017 at 02:35 AM by Karifean

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    Video Games , Miscellaneous
  9. What actually is When They Cry?

    by , 01-12-2017 at 08:32 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
    What actually is When They Cry?
    In all seriousness I would like Karifean's answer. There was a thread a few months ago where both he and Ultima Shadow praised it as a fantastic experience and so I was curious and looked it up on Steam but didn't quite get it - are there others in the series you need to experience first, or? I saw someone had done a LP on YouTube and thought about watching it wasn't sure if it was the right thing.
    It seems that across the several different rants ...
  10. 2016 was an awesome year

    by , 12-31-2016 at 12:17 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So today has been a pretty meh day. As is usual on the last day of a university deadline. But having it be one day before the final day of the year is just in bad taste. Since I was in a group with my brother on this assignment, we were in his apartment together, working, from 2 PM to midnight straight. It was a pretty taxing time for the both of us, not to mention my brother's wife who took on the task of attending to their three children in the meantime.

    Of course all that was sliiiiightly ...
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