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  1. Interesting Routes: Yuiko Kurugaya

    by , 03-23-2016 at 03:36 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Every now and then you come across a character route that stands out above the others. A route that breaks conventions and does something interesting you wouldn't normally expect. One such route is Kurugaya's from Little Busters.

    Overall the character routes in Little Busters are rather formulaic. Boy hangs out with girl, girl runs into problems, boy solves them, happy end. Basic stuff. Although Little Busters gets away with ...
  2. Sharin No Kuni Chapter 4 (Natsumi's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-17-2015 at 01:44 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. Sharin No Kuni Chapter 3 (Touka's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-15-2015 at 01:44 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". ...
  4. Katawa Shoujo: Lilly Satou's Route Thoughts

    by , 01-10-2015 at 08:55 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 ...
  5. Katawa Shoujo: Hanako Ikezawa's Route Thoughts

    by , 01-08-2015 at 12:46 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    I did have somewhat high expectations for Hanako's route and it was nice to not see them betrayed. It even caught me off guard a few times and the ending was pretty good.

    First about Hanako herself. She is the shyest of the heroines and has great difficulties interacting with people. She has rather obvious scars over the entire right half of her body, but it's something she apparently prefers not to talk about. She is good friends ...

    Updated 01-08-2015 at 12:54 AM by Karifean

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  6. Katawa Shoujo: Shizune Hakamichi's Route Thoughts

    by , 01-07-2015 at 02:08 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    From left to right: Misha, Shizune, Hisao

    Shizune is a character I wouldn't have thought I'd appreciate much. She is a deaf girl who is also student council president. In the early parts of the story, Misha - who acts as the interpreter for her - and Shizune are on your case all the freaking time and it can be quite annoying. That is unless you go for Shizune's route in which case Hisao actually ends up appeciating their attention as it ...

    Updated 01-07-2015 at 02:14 AM by Karifean

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  7. Katawa Shoujo: Rin Tezuka's Route Thoughts

    by , 01-03-2015 at 11:39 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Going through the visual novel once more from the very beginning, I ended up simply picking the exact opposite choices I picked the first time, and I ended up on Rin's route. Which was perfectly fine with me because it was a route I was interested in seeing how it would play out.

    Rin is difficult to describe. The prime adjective that comes to mind is "different". She reacts to situations differently than one would ...
  8. Katawa Shoujo: Emi Ibarazaki's Route Thoughts

    by , 01-03-2015 at 05:34 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    So I just got done reading Emi's route. As it turns out I was already locked dead into her route by the time I made that previous post.

    No more than a few lines after where I stopped did Hisao realize his feelings for Emi, and soon enough it turned out those feelings were mutual. And they lived happily ever after.

    ...yeah right. This wouldn't be much of a romance visual novel if the story ended right there. Now naturally ...