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  1. Comparing the sci-fi escape genre games

    by , 02-09-2017 at 05:51 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 06:00 AM by Karifean

    Video Games , Miscellaneous
  2. Root Double Kickstarter

    by , 01-07-2016 at 09:20 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    I felt like fans of the Infinity or Zero Escape series might be interested in this.

    Conceptually it's very reminiscent of those two series (not to mention Nakazawa being the director again) except that instead of 'just' being an escape story, it's more of a rescue story this time. But apparently you get to view it unfold both from the outside as well as from the inside. Sounds ...
  3. 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)

    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

    Video Games , Internet , Miscellaneous
  4. Ever17 -The Out of Infinity- Review

    by , 02-09-2015 at 10:01 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Ever17 -The Out of Infinity- is a visual novel developed by KID, and localized in English by Hirameki International. A prime example of a story that simply could not, would not work properly in any other medium.

    One of the few openings I've always watched every time I started up the game.


    The story of Ever17 follows six characters as they are trapped in the underwater theme park "LeMU", being left behind as it was ...
  5. Ever17 just got really mindblowing

    by , 02-08-2015 at 03:40 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Okay it's been a while since my mind has been blown this much by plot twists, and they just keep on coming. In fact I don't think any visual novel since Umineko had this kind of a 'wow' factor with its plot twists.

    Like seriously, all these disjunctioned plot points and lines suddenly come together to form the big picture and the amount of sense it makes is... scary.

    Let me go a bit further back. So in one of the first few choices you can pick which protagonist you play ...
  6. Ever17 just got really depressing

    by , 01-26-2015 at 01:14 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Wow. Just wow. I have no idea how Ever17 is structured but it seems a bit complicated. One thing I know for sure is that it has a total of 11 endings, and the one I just got was a very bad end. Story spoilers for this end - the "Tsugumi-Sora Ver. Bad End"

    At first things were going well. I was focusing on picking the Tsugumi-centric choices and got to know her quite well. As I had almost anticipated there was a load of information to be gotten here; the reason for the whole ...
  7. Ever17 just got really creepy... and intriguing

    by , 01-25-2015 at 09:35 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Okay, so, uh, Ever17. I finished the first character route and on replay I decided to answer some of the very first choices differently.

    Starting with this one:

    First playthrough I picked "Who am I", so this time I picked "I've got to find my friends". Turns out... simply picking this choice changes your POV character. I really have no idea what's going on but it feels as if two characters have "blended ...
  8. Ever17 -the out of infinity- First Impressions

    by , 01-21-2015 at 12:44 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Now there's a visual novel that gets endless praise for its great story. And for now I can at least say the setting is very intruiging.

    Ever17 is set in the subaquatic amusement park "LeMU". In the beginning the perspective switches between two male characters as they simply wander around the park. Not long thereafter an accident occurs, flooding the topmost floor of the park and trapping six people in the floors ...