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  1. 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 ...
  2. Imouto Paradise Review

    by , 04-01-2016 at 11:59 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 04-02-2016 at 12:53 AM by Karifean

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  3. On story expectations

    by , 03-30-2016 at 12:57 PM (Fynn's positive life blog)
    So this is kind of a general discussion, but the general rant I have is based on three popular 3DS RPGs: Bravely Default, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Shin Megami Tensei IV. Sorry if this is chaotic, as I'm just writing this as it comes into my mind. Also, spoilers from the three games abound.

    All of those games were very well received, though for different reasons. SMT is kind of here to serve as a neutral ground, as the evaluation of its story is pretty divided, whereas the consensus ...
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  4. Character Appreciation: Junpei Iori

    by , 03-30-2016 at 11:37 AM (Fynn's positive life blog)
    This is in no way an idea I stole from Pumpkin, no siree.


    Junpei Iori is a character from the Persona franchise. He first appears in Persona 3 and all of its subsequent releases as a playable party member. He becomes a social link character as well in the female path of Persona 3 Portable, though he isn't date-able. He is also playable in ...
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  5. Favorite Game Characters: Shadow

    When I sat down to replay FFVI this year, I expected something new, as I decided to play through what was, essentially, a text / difficulty hack of the game, but the only thing I really came away with was the thing I least expected: a new a favorite character.


    Shadow (Final Fantasy VI)


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    So, what changed here? Well, let's start with what didn't change: Shadow is a lot of fun to play with, and he's been tied for my favorite ...
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  6. Character Appreciation: Rise Kujikawa



    Rise is a character from the Persona franchise. She first appears in Persona 4 and has since appeared in a multitude of games such as Persona 4 Arena, Persona Q, and Dancing All Night. She is 15/16 in Persona 4 and represents the Lovers Arcana.



    Rise was an idol with the stage name Risette before the game begins. During the story, she moves back to her tiny hometown ...
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  7. 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 ...
  8. Zero Time Dilemma News

    by , 03-17-2016 at 07:38 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 07:47 PM by Karifean

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  9. Character Appreciation: Jessica



    Jessica is a character in the survival horror game Until Dawn. She is 18, 17 in the prologue, and is dating another one of the main characters named Mike.



    At first, Jess seems like a mean spirited cheerleader type, putting others down, playing pranks on everyone, not afraid to get bitchy. This part of her can be pretty grating, but we soon learn she has a softer ...
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  10. Final Fantasy VII Walk Through (self made)

    ==Joe W. Clark’s Final Fantasy VII Walkthrough ==


    ===Disk 1 Midgar ===


    The game starts out with a fight against two guards. You can simply
    use the attack command to eliminate them.


    Note you can use magic but
    that will drain away the little mp you got so use it carefully. Also
    you can guard by holding in right and change row by holding in left
    and clicking the ok button to finish the request.

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