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  1. 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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  2. Wisdom and age

    When I was in my 20s, there's a story I loved to tell. It's a true story.

    When I was going to college, I moved in with my father. The first big snowstorm of the year, he and I went out to shovel the driveway. My father is an engineer, and he spent quite some time looking over the driveway and the available tools and deciding on the most efficient way to do the job with minimal effort. I, on the other hand, grabbed a shovel and started moving snow.

    By the time he ...
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  3. 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? ...
  4. Haven't made the cut pt. 4

    Inevitably when playing a bazillion games, some of them are just not going to make in on to a top list, even if they were good games. So here are three more games that didn't make the cut but that you might still want to check out!

    Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion (Formerly Spooky's House of Jump Scares)


    Spooky's whatever you want to call it is a mixture of horror and comedy. You explore 1000 rooms in a haunted mansion with ...
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  5. Haven't made the cut pt. 3

    Adventure Time - Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!!


    The title is self-explanatory. The Ice King stole Fynn and Jake's garbage to make a... garbage princess. The game is a 2D platformer with an overworld map and some questing to do (get item A, bring to person X, etc). It of course takes place in the Land of Ooo and you will control Fynn while using Jake for certain skills.

    Why it didn't make the cut:
    To me ...
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  6. 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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  7. 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 ...
  8. Haven't made the cut pt. 2

    Here are three more games that didn't make the cut that you might maybe want to check out.

    Oblivious Garden


    This Chinese visual novel has you play as a famed hero stripped of his title and sent to a figurative bird cage where he must teach the Princesses how to fence. As expected, there is more to these ladies than meets the eye, and the game has four romantic routes for you to pursue.

    Why it didn't make
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  9. 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 ...
  10. Games that haven't made the cut that you should maybe check out

    Hey there! How are you? Good, good, I am well too.

    It's been a while since I made a blog post. I'm making my way through my to play list... slowly. Unfortunately, some games will not be making it on my top lists. I know, it's sad, but not every game can make the cut.

    So this is a list of games that didn't make the cut (so far) that aren't actually BAD games, just not my flavour for whatever reason. I'll add more updates as I go along.

    XCOM: Enemy Within
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