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  1. Sharin no Kuni Chapter 5 ("Sharin no Kuni" Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-17-2015 at 10:19 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    So it's already here, the plot's climax. And with it comes the obligatory plot twist that makes you feel so damn stupid for not realizing it before. G-senjou had it, Umineko had many of them, and now Sharin no Kuni has one too.

    Really, Sharin no Kuni's Chapter 5 is similar to G-senjou no Maou's in so many ways. You can really see how they took what worked great in Sharin no Kuni and worked it into G-senjou.

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    Updated 01-18-2015 at 02:22 AM by Karifean

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  2. Sharin No Kuni Chapter 4 (Natsumi's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-17-2015 at 12:44 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Okay smurf you game and your smurfing cliffhangers. It's one in the morning and I can already say that I won't be getting any sleep tonight because I so badly want to know what happens next. First, a quick impressions intermission.

    Natsumi is a very socially inactive girl with the worst obligation of all; Prohibition of Falling in Love, which disallows her contact with the opposite sex; no physical contact is allowed, no eye contact ...
  3. The real reason.

    The real reason I wanted you to come with me is because I miss you. The reason I lie to you is because deep down you made me feel like I wasn't good enough. I that's why I will always feel that going with me alone isn't good enough of a reason for you to come.

    Meh, one day they will see. One day they will learn. Maybe I will too.

    If I don't get it out of my head it will bug me all day. So it's expressed.
  4. Sharin No Kuni Chapter 3 (Touka's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-15-2015 at 12:44 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    I still have no clue what that sentence is supposed to mean.

    So, Touka's arc. For the most part it had a similar feel as Sachi's arc, although I think it was somewhat longer.

    Oone Touka is the daughter of Oone Kyouko and has been imposed with the obligation of fulfilling all of her parent's orders. For the most part this is stuff like "do one hour of exercise in the morning" or "study for three hours". ...
  5. Sharin no Kuni Chapter 2 (Sachi's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-14-2015 at 06:27 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Having just gotten done reading Chapter 2 of Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, I'll give my thoughts on it. It focuses on Sachi, the "energetic type" as Kenichi likes to put it, and it seems the next chapters will subsequently feature the other girls as written above.

    Sorry I barely have any screenshots for this chapter.

    Now Sharin no Kuni is one long plot instead of a branching story so there will ...
  6. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo: First Impressions

    by , 01-13-2015 at 05:58 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So I've started reading this visual novel. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo - one of the more popular visual novels made by the same company that made G-senjou no Maou.

    I already regret starting it now when I have tons of exams and deadlines coming up because this visual novel is hard to put down. I like it a lot so far. The writing is glorious and some of the characters are just really lovable.

    The story starts ...
  7. Narcissu Review

    by , 01-12-2015 at 10:04 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Narcissu is a visual novel developed by stage-nana, published in English by insani and Sekai Project.
    It's a visual novel that I bring up for four main reasons.
    • It's on Steam
    • It's free
    • It's very short
    • It's very good


    Narcissu is a story about two terminally ill young adults living in a hospice. One being a twenty-year-old man who only just got admitted, and the other being a slightly ...
  8. Katawa Shoujo Review

    by , 01-12-2015 at 04:12 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Katawa Shoujo (lit. "Disability Girl") is a visual novel developed by Four Leaf Studios. The novel gathered a bit of attention as its developer team consists of volunteers from the 4chan community which formed Four Leaf Studios with the sole purpose of creating and freely distributing this visual novel.

    Katawa Shoujo is one of a vast minority of visual novels that was not made in Japan.


  9. Me and a guy Talk about FF For an hour and a half.

    So far this is the third 'Podcast' if you want to call it that I've done.

    Basically the point was to discuss whether or not FF X was a good game (And I must say, most convincing argument I've heard for it yet ), though we never discussed Symore at all.

    Really though we end up talking about all the numbered FF's, and it was quite a bit of fun!
  10. Katawa Shoujo: Lilly Satou's Route Thoughts

    by , 01-10-2015 at 07:55 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    And thus ends the last route. Was it a good note to end the visual novel on? Hell yes.

    Lilly Satou is a half-Scottish half-Japanese student who is enrolled at Yamaku high school because she is blind. She is good friends with Hanako and on not-so-good terms with Shizune, who is also her cousin. She has an older sister called Akira who works as a lawyer and occasionally visits Lilly and Hanako.

    Lilly's route is ...