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  1. Working

    Second day of the New Year, and I am sat bored out of my skull at work!!

    UUUUUhhhhhhh!!

    On the plus side I have started an old favourite again!! I have begun FFX remastered on PS4!! Woop-woop!!

    Just got as far as the travel agency before Macalania Temple.

    I don't know if they have rebalanced it to make it easier, but.......do you remember the first match of Blitzball between the Besaid Aurochs and the Luca Goers on PS2- always very hard and was ...
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  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Video Game Fashions: Omega Quintet

    SO I have been super busy playing Omega Quintet on my new PS4 and I love it! I will post a general review of it in my video game journal when I finish it, but it's not for everyone. It is, however, for outfit lovers. YOU CAN CHANGE OUTFITS

    IN BATTLE

    Anyways, it's an awesome game for girlying it out, as I enjoy doing from time to time, and I am going to share some of my favourite outfits from this game

    Well first, I'm not a huge fan of the default outfits. Kind ...
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  5. 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.
  6. 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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  7. Rose Guns Days Review

    by , 11-27-2015 at 04:17 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Rose Guns Days is a visual novel developed by 07th Expansion, written by Ryukishi07.



    Overview

    Rose Guns Days takes place in post-WWII Japan where, in an alternate history, Japan's culture is slowly being eradicated by the overwhelming influx of American and Chinese residents and poor treatment and ensuing poverty the native Japanese have to endure. Solidarity among fellow Japanese countrymen is at an all-time ...
  8. Video Game Fashions: Conception II

    So I have been playing a game called Conception II, and it's overall enjoyable although some aspects are about as creepy as it sounds. But basically you make "Star Children" by err.. "holding hands" and some of the children are absolutely adorable. It's kind of like job classes. So here are some cute outfits from the Star Children and some of the heroine's in general.



    The archer has some pretty adorable clothes, although I might ...
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  9. CLANNAD has hit the Steam Store!

    by , 11-23-2015 at 10:14 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    CLANNAD has finally been released on Steam! For release week, it's 15% off so if you want to pick it up, you might want to do it now.


    This also marks the beginning of the Kazamatsuri Bookclub. First week is dedicated to the common route and its quirks and eastereggs. We'll get to know all the characters and give some first impressions of the visual novels.

    http://kazamatsuri.org/clannad-has-b...ased-on-steam/ ...

    Updated 11-24-2015 at 12:29 AM by Karifean

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  10. CLANNAD Steam Release on November 23rd

    by , 11-13-2015 at 11:57 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    The CLANNAD Steam page has gone online and the release date has been revealed to be November 23rd!


    This also means that the Kazamatsuri Bookclub will be starting on that very day. If you're interested in participating - which I wholeheartedly recommend doing - mark your calendars. The bookclub does encourage reading at your own pace, but it'd be nice if you could at least find the few hours a week to read the route we're currently focusing on.

    It'd ...