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  1. Angel Beats!-1st Beat- Demo Released Online

    by , 05-15-2015 at 03:43 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So Angel Beats!-1st Beat- is supposed to come out on June 26th, though it was originally supposed to come out today, so to make up for that Key put up a free online demo of the game! Of course it's all in Japanese, but if you're interested regardless, you can get it here:

    For those that don't know, Angel Beats! is set in an afterlife world where young adults with lingering ...
  2. Virtue's Last Reward First Impressions

    by , 05-12-2015 at 09:00 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Doesn't bode well when you get stuck for an hour during the first two-and-a-half hours of gameplay xD

    So Virtue's Last Reward has a premise similar to 999's. Nine people, locked away, forced to play the Nonary Game if they wish to survive. However this time around the game works a little differently, mainly with the addition of the AB and CD.

    Instead of opening numbered doors with a fitting digital root, all the bracelets this time around show a '3' at the beginning, and ...
  3. 999 True End Impressions

    by , 05-11-2015 at 09:59 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Okay, so I just finished up 999 and, uh, I don't even know what to say. I wish I could be all positive about it, but there's something that really, really bothers me.

    This post contains spoilers for all of 999 (Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors). If you have not read it, beware.

    Alright so since my last post was after I'd only gotten one ending, I guess I'll start by giving my overall impressions on the rest of the game leading up to the conclusion. There were good ...

    Updated 05-11-2015 at 11:10 PM by Karifean

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  4. 999 First Ending - Speculation Time!

    by , 05-08-2015 at 08:01 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So I just got my first ending in 999. What happened was (SPOILER)Clover went a little mad and killed Santa, Seven, June and then Junpei with an axe. Oh joy.

    I won't tag spoilers from here on.

    I definitely enjoy the way this game is shaping up, because it feels as if the big mystery of the game - "Who is Zero?" - is a genuine mystery you can reason out before it's revealed to you. In other words, a fair challenge to the reader. And so, to let the veterans enjoy watching ...
  5. 999 First Impressions

    by , 05-06-2015 at 05:52 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Well I've reached the first actual choice so I thought it might be a good time to give first impressions.

    Sorry about this being the only screenshot, I fear running into spoilers if I look for anything else.

    First things first.


    *Ahem* Sorry. I haven't read a visual novel that didn't just skip the text-appearing-animation if you click ...

    Updated 05-06-2015 at 07:44 PM by Karifean

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  6. AIR Summer Arc Thoughts

    by , 05-01-2015 at 10:39 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Well, well, that was actually pretty damn good.

    After completing the three storyline paths of Dream, you unlock the Summer arc. It takes place in a completely different era with completely different characters and overall has pretty much nothing to do with what you've read up to this point.

    Summer takes place in ancient Japan. The protagonist is a samurai by the name of Ryuuya. He is sent to protect a 'winged ...
  7. Umineko: A Reflection on Episode 8

    by , 04-27-2015 at 04:00 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    This post contains heavy spoilers for the eighth episode of Umineko no Naku Koro ni. If you have not read Umineko, beware.


    Most people who have read Twilight of the Golden Witch probably aren't surprised at this, but it's my least favorite of the Umineko episodes. For the simple reason that most of the main plot has already ended by that point; Battler and Beatrice's game was resolved back in Episode 6, and Episode 7 tied up pretty much all the loose ends of the mystery

    Updated 04-29-2015 at 12:35 AM by Karifean

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  8. AIR Dream Arc Thoughts

    by , 04-22-2015 at 11:52 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Having completed Dream and now moving on to Summer, I felt I could at least post my thoughts on it, and maybe compare it to the anime a bit.

    Dream consists of three character routes; Minagi's, Kano's and Misuzu's, and I went through them in this order.

    Minagi Tohno

    I didn't really remember much about her character from the anime, so a lot of this was 'new' to me. Minagi is a very quiet girl and doesn't ...
  9. Top 10 Visual Novels: #1 - Umineko no Naku Koro ni

    by , 04-08-2015 at 05:17 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
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    Umineko no Naku Koro ni

    Developer: 07th Expansion
    Availability: Localized by MangaGamer (translated by TheWitchHunt)
    Adult Content: None
    Length: Longer than the Bible (100+ Hours)

    The food the victims were given had small bombs in it, which exploded from inside their stomachs!

    Nothing else could be number one. As much as I love Little Busters ...
  10. Top 10 Visual Novels: #2 - Little Busters!

    by , 04-07-2015 at 05:48 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
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    Little Busters!

    Developer: Key
    Availability: Japan Only
    Adult Content: None (normally), Yes ("Ecstasy" version)
    Length: Long (~50 Hours)

    The Little Busters are eternal...

    Oh god... Little Busters. In my eyes the perfect execution of Key's signature formula. Everything CLANNAD started, Little Busters perfected.


    Updated 04-09-2015 at 11:50 AM by Karifean

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