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  1. Top 10 Visual Novels: #5 - Muv-Luv

    by , 04-04-2015 at 05:48 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    (Original Post on the Forums)


    #5
    Muv-Luv (Series)

    Developer: âge
    Availability: Japan Only
    Adult Content: Yes
    Length: Long (~80 Hours)


    Time is the cruelest kindness.

    Oh yes, Muv-Luv. Fair warning, this is gonna be a long post.

    I originally planned on posting this list quite a bit earlier in March, but there was one thing that kept me from doing so: I had ...
  2. Top 10 Visual Novels: #6 - Steins;Gate

    by , 04-03-2015 at 10:57 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    (Original Post on the Forums)


    #6
    Steins;Gate

    Developer: 5pb./Nitroplus
    Availability: Localized by JAST USA
    Adult Content: None
    Length: Moderate (~30 Hours)


    El Psy Kongloo.

    Steins;Gate is one of those novels that everybody seems to like, and for good reasons; It's got possibly the best main male character in any visual novel, one of the best main female characters, delightful internet-culture-based ...
  3. Top 10 Visual Novels: #7 - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

    by , 04-02-2015 at 09:48 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    (Original Post on the Forums)


    #7
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

    Developer: 07th Expansion
    Availability: Localized by MangaGamer (Episodical Steam release, starting May 15th)
    Adult Content: None
    Length: Very Long (~80 Hours)


    To whoever may read this: Please find out the truth. That's my only wish.

    This one may be a bit more well-known, given that it has a fairly successful and quite ...

    Updated 04-04-2015 at 12:06 PM by Karifean

    Categories
    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  4. Top 10 Visual Novels: #8 - Ever17: The Out of Infinity

    by , 04-01-2015 at 09:06 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    (Original Post on the Forums)


    #8
    Ever17 - The Out of Infinity

    Developer: KID
    Availability: Localized, but out of print
    Adult Content: None
    Length: Long (~40 Hours)


    When you close your eyes, I disappear.

    Ever17 is one of those visual novels that gets a ton of praise for its storyline. It's written by the same guy who made 999 and the two supposedly share a number of similarities with ...

    Updated 04-04-2015 at 03:00 AM by Karifean

    Categories
    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  5. Top 10 Visual Novels: #9 - Rewrite

    by , 03-31-2015 at 08:33 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    (Original Post on the Forums)


    #9
    Rewrite

    Developer: Key
    Availability: Japan Only
    Adult Content: None
    Length: Long (~50 Hours)


    Could it possibly be rewritten, that fate of her's?

    When it comes to visual novels about people wielding mystical powers in a highschool drama setting, most people would probably immediatly think of Fate/Stay Night. Understandable with how much of a ...
  6. Top 10 Visual Novels: #10 - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

    by , 03-30-2015 at 08:29 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    (Original Post on the Forums)



    #10
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Series)

    Developer: Capcom
    Availability: Fully Localized (iOS, Nintendo DS/3DS/Wii)
    Adult Content: None
    Length: Moderate (~25 hours per game)


    The only time a lawyer can cry is when it's all over.

    Starting off the list with what's most likely the most well-known visual novel series outside of Japan, we have Phoenix ...

    Updated 04-01-2015 at 05:18 PM by Karifean

    Categories
    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  7. Finished my Must-Read List

    by , 03-29-2015 at 11:32 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Just a few hours ago I just finished Muv-Luv Alternative which means I'm through my Must-Read List of visual novels. It was a great three months. This doesn't mean I'll stop reading visual novels or updating this blog, but it is quite a milestone for me personally. I finally feel like, knowing the 'big boys' of this medium, I have enough context to compare and judge them at least somewhat fairly.

    This is the list of visual novels I've finished this year, in the order I read them in: ...
  8. April Lineup

    Women's Month is behind us, and for the month of April things are looking a little more retro. Have a look:


    Apr 1st


    Apr 8th


    Apr 15th


    Apr 22nd


    Apr 29th

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  9. That Muv-Luv Alternative Opening

    by , 03-24-2015 at 01:41 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    (Slight NSFW imagery primarily in the first 15 seconds)


    I don't know whether to love or hate it. On the one hand it makes me totally hyped up to keep reading and the song is quite catchy. It reminds me of Neon Genesis Evangelion's opening in a way.

    On the other hand THOSE smurfING SUITS. That kind of immersion-breaking fanservice was one of my biggest complaints with Muv-Luv Unlimited and to have them show up in the Alternative OP does not exactly make ...