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kivandopulus

Foreword: I'm quite excited to see the first professional Akabei Soft2 work after their doujin past as Akabei Soft. I'm mostly interested in the initial release of the game, so review will be based on that. I'll also compare initial release with the remake Enkan no Kizuna.

VNDB: https://vndb.org/v85

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJQFOpc5cs&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv93uWlEWyCml-A4kSkxsz4E

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Synopsis: Touma busily lives everyday with Kasumi and Nami. One day, they receive an offer. That is to exorcize a monster. And they go hunting at night as usual. But, the monster is too tough to beat, and Touma and Kasumi get injured. Nami tries to beat it up by herself to protect Touma and Kasumi, but she is defeated...

Game type: Monster fighting action story

Character Design rating: 7/10

Protagonist rating: 5/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 6/10

The evaluation actually changed several times during playthrough. At first it was so-so with the ordinary SOL scenes after the prologue. Then by the end of Kasumi route there's a huge twist that fascinated me enough to consider it a masterpiece for a short time. But in the end I was not persuaded by heroes' motivation and the whole resolution. The absolute passiveness of protagonist Touma also gave a huge dent to the evaluation.

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The synopsis retells the quite long prologue of the game, so it's pretty much impossible to conceal the fact that Nami is not just defeated by the monster. She is also raped, delivered multiple piercing and tear wounds and then eaten alive limb by limb. It's the most emotional scene of the game that determines the whole flow of the game, so this fact must be stated absolutely clearly to go on. That's why I really appreciate it that that Nami is NOT a heroine for capture in this game unlike PS2 release. But I'll get to releases comparison later.

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The composition of the game is pretty simple. There are two main parts - prologue till Nami death and the main part where Kasumi has to rely on Touma's help. There are SOL moments in both of the parts. Ai the coffee shop assistant almost entirely governs the SOL scenes and gags. But what surprises me the most is that there is no conflict line in the game. The killer of Nami dies just a few minutes later, so there is no direct antagonist. During the main part we meet a mysterious masked person several times, but short fights never lead to anything serious. We meet shrine maiden sisters who also exterminate lesser demons, but that's it. The greater is the shock of main twist of the game.

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As for heroines routes, Kasumi one is definitely the best. Shrine maiden routes are kind of paired with a lot of scenes being the same. They are fighting heroines, which is a great plus, but these routes aren't as fun as Kasumi. Ai is the only heroine that kind of does not fight. Her route just develops the SOL and gag concepts presented in the common route.

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Ok, time to mention the "Enkan no Kizuna" edition. It's so much worse than initial edition. Every change done in it is absolutely horrible:

1) Nami route is introduced. Even if some plot twist allows us to etch a dead heroine, such step is absolutely bad for the structure. From a game with a concept it becomes a cliche game where every heroine must be etched no matter what. It kills the soul of the game.

2) All the extreme or sexual scenes outside the H events are concealed. Well, it's again a horrible step. Those scenes actually contribute a lot to the charm of the game. Sometimes it just becomes stupid. Like when Touma wakes up to see naked Machiru on his bed who urges him not to rise voice or Kasumi might get it all wrong. It makes perfect sense with Machiru naked breast, but it looks and sounds just stupid when Machiru wears a fully closed sleeping gown in Enkan no Kizuna. There are a lot of such scenes. But the most horrible part is that the most emotional core scene of the Nami rape and dissection gets pretty much ruined by the black screen that we see in Enkan no Kizuna.

3) Remake adds a ton of filler choices and stupid meaningless battles with some lower beasts. From a normal story it becomes a tormenting selection of the same 10 choices each game when we need to consequently choose each one and fight 3-4 monsters. I actually remembered that I played remake version like 10 years ago without a walkthrough and those stupid choices and battles absolutely confused me to the point of dropping the game. There are a lot of comments about the game from players who dropped it without seeing the end of any route. It's just so bad.

4) Enkan of Kizuna does not include the Another story extra episode. That episode was voiceless in original version and gave an alternative look at the heroines including Nami. It was done mostly to show an extra H event with each of the heroines, but it's still a little nice thing to have. Those nice things contribute to the individual image of the game.

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In conclusion, Tamayura is a nice game with a great twist and even midfuck elements. It does not live up to the masterpiece status, but it could easily be one if ending was not failed. But Enkan no Kizuna managed to absolutely devaluate the game to the point that it only brings negative emotions. All the poor votes of the game are probably based on Enkan no Kizuna version. This great action story actually only reestablishes my belief in Akabei Soft brand. I wish I could find the copies of its first doujin plotge - Azazel and Yoru no Kakera. Narumi is not Looseboy, but still a pretty talented scenario writer.

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kivandopulus

Princess Witches is the only masterpiece this month. I'll review first Akabei Soft2 project Tamayura

1. Touhou Kuru Ningyou 2 Alice to Issho -Alice to Eternal- 東方繰人形2 アリスといっしょ -Alice to Eternal- [050504] Coolier 1
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You play as an university student. One day you stumbled upon a sleeping girl in the woods. The two of you get acquainted and made a promise to meet again.
There is an English review.

 

2. Heartbreak ~Koi no Triangle Chuuihou~ は~とぶれいく ~恋のトライアングル注意報~ 
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[050520] Patisserie
Main character spends his youth days happily in the company of six friends. He finally gathers courage to confess to one of the girls from this group, but his heart gets broken by the reply. Little by little he is able to recover through talking to other girls. It's a week before school festival now. Protagonist is busy with "Maid Cafe" preparations. Will he pursue his initial love interest or fall for another girl as a result?
Moege.

 

3. Ikusabi 戦火-IKUSABI- [050520] Talisman
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There is secret demon-hunting organization that dates back to ancient times. Its members - though few in numbers - protect peace of each epoch from the shadows. It's year 1707 now. Peace has come to this land with the establishment of Tokugawa Shogunate. However, suddenly a dangerous shadow monster again threatens the world. His name is Oda Nobunaga.
Alternative history is a popular genre, as we know. Actually, this time demon soul of Oda Nobunaga infects another human. It's an SRPG with reportedly mechanics with multiple flaws. Can't judge it without playing it myself.

 

4. Zettai Chikyuu Boueiki Mega Laughter 絶対地球防衛機 メガラフター [050520] Liar-soft
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Gameplay is based on card battles.
Far from the outer reaches of space come the invading aliens called Reticulians. Dr. Tsukitometa claims that the only weakness of these aliens is humor and begins the construction of the giant superrobot Mega Laughter.
Shinichi, our protagonist, who could be called a humour maniac and who sports the worst short-time memory ever seen in a protagonist, is recruited by Muramatsu Pasta (Commander of the EDF) to pilot Megalaughter.
He is assisted by Nanami, who works in the base,
His humourless childhoodfriend Hikari is drawn into the events as well, and soon Liu, one of the elite pilots from the Zeta star system is forced to join them as well after being beaten...
It's a light absurd bakage. There are no choices, but there's the need to raise favorability of heroines. So it's more of a gameplay-oriented game which is is not in my field of interest.

 

5. Tantei Jinguuji Saburou Series No.07: Bouen o Sagase! 探偵 神宮寺三郎 Series No.07 亡煙を捜せ! [050525] WorkJam
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Kumano gets suspicious about an unmanned office. Reunited with Jinguji and Yoko, they start a small investigation.
This series does not need introduction.

 

6. Hametsu no Mars 破滅のマルス [050526] Idea Factory Co., Ltd.
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In 2016 a manned probe send from the Earth to investigate Mars explodes in the Earth atmosphere and fragments which contain a dna sample of what is thought as a trace to possible Mars inhabitants fells on Japan.
That causes mutations all over Japan. People who are infected by that "virus" are called the Iseki-jin (relic persons). The AAST is founded, obtaining the cooperation of structure Doctor Hiroshi Hyuga they develop a suit, "Mars", as a trump card against the relic persons.
The carrier of the suit obtains super powers but only a few people, who are dna compatible with the suit are suited to wear it. Takeru, the son of the doctor was the first person who was able to wear it.
When the fragment which fell to Earth is being transported to a laboratory in the USA for an analyze the transport is being attacked by the relic persons, now Takeru has to fight and defend it for a final solution in this incident.
Game is based on anime events. It's reported to be a much bigger failure than even anime version was.

 

7. Amakoi Tenshi ~Sweet Sweet Angel~ 甘恋天使 すい~とすい~とえんじぇる [050527] DisAbel
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Main character always chooses women who bring nothing but bad luck. But this time it's different, because the girl is actually an angel. She starts to live at his house after signing an angel contract to possess his soul after death. But girls around protagonist won't take things easily!
Just a moege, really.

 

8. Eiyuu x Maou 英雄×魔王 [050527] Escu:de 1 2
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You are Felser, lord of the demons. For a long time, your race lived in peace with the humans. One day, your seneschal Galef announced you the dire news: Humans have started to attack your lands!
While fighting them, you learned that the humans decided to eradicate your race just because they saw it as a threat. Amused by that, you decided that if that is how they see you, you should as well just go back to your old ways and conquer them all!
There is an English review.

 

9. Gift [050527] 1 2
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Gift is a story that revolves around high school student Amami Haruhiko and his strong connection to Gift's mysterious power.
The town of Narasaki-chou, where Gift's story takes place, has two distinguishing characteristics: a rainbow that seems permanently fixed in the sky no matter the weather, and an ability known as Gift possessed by all its inhabitants. Gift's power can only be evoked by each person once in a lifetime, and is able to grant a single miracle. To be successful, a Gift must reflect the shared feelings of both the giver and the receiver. If the feelings are not mutual, the Gift is distorted and has the ability to wreak havoc on the surrounding area. When this happens, a black streak appears in the rainbow above town until Gift is used correctly.
The story begins as Haruhiko's younger sister, Fukamine Riko, returns home after several years away. Beginning with her appearance, Haruhiko's life starts to change very quickly and feelings of the past begin to surface once more.
There are English reviews.

 

10. Princess Witches プリンセスうぃっちぃず [050527] Pajamas Soft 1 2
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The game stages Masaki Midou, a boy who's been craving for one thing: becoming a hero, the kind who would rescue the world. Apart from that, he's quite your usual guy, not really perverted but still interested in girls.
When he learns of female students being assaulted on the campus precincts, it was no surprise he'd show up and put himself on the front line. What awaits him is a spectacular sight: a giant dragon has appeared! Equally surprising is the girl with magical powers, who has engaged in combat, Klucienne Roussel (Kururu).
In an unexpected turn of events, Masaki confesses to Kururu and they accidently share a kiss during the battle. For some reason, this has the effect of giving him magical powers. The two of them join forces to defeat the monster.
The day after, a transfer student is being admitted in Masaki's classroom..
There are English reviews.

 

11. Tamayura 魂響 [050527] Akabei Soft2
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Touma busily lives everyday with Kasumi and Nami. One day, they receive an offer. That is to exorcize a monster. And they go hunting at night as usual. But, the monster is too tough to beat, and Touma and Kasumi get injured. Nami tries to beat it up by herself to protect Touma and Kasumi, but she is defeated...
First of all, I'm reviewing this game as I'm interested in AcabeiSoft2 origins. Pretty much all the Japanese reviewers agree that it's a kusoge with painfully bland SOL scenes, tormentingly long battle sequences and senseless story divided in two clear parts.

 

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1. Circus no Butaiura サーカスの舞台裏 [050503] BG Paradise
Main character gets entrusted with a boy to train him as a submissive sex slave. He has no choice but to start training.
Doujin Boys Love

 

2. My Pet Alice マイペットアリス [050503] MOON GODDESS
10th episode in My pet Ragnarok series.
Alice serves her master. She loves him so much that follows every his order without complaints. But it may be a step towards ruin...
Doujin Nukige

 

3. Order Roid オーダーロイド [050503] Hanerom
Main character is a poor designer. He orders a pretty female-type android to help with business, but what he receives is opposite of his expectations - male cat ears type android. The factory persuades him to keep the asset, so strange communal life begins.
Doujin Boys Love

 

4. Ultra Mahou Shoujo Manana vol.4 ウルトラ魔法少女まなな vol.4 [050504] Alice Soft
Vol.4 Includes stories №9-12:
第9話 「魔法少女の贖罪。今夜はハードコア」
第10話 「北○○ンは侵略者の国」
第11話 「衝撃!闇の中でどっきり。ぽろりもあるよ。」
第12話 「美少女牧場の決闘」
Anthology

 

5. Kamikaze Kenshi Rozetta 3 ~Shikabaneto no Maihime~ 神風剣士ロゼッタ3 ~屍都の舞姫~ [050505] Amagasa Higasa Jimusho
Main character is appointed as a kingdom swordsmanship mentor. Every day he has to deal with little selfish princess and a shrine maiden proud of her skills. But he meets another girl there that changes his ordinary life.
Doujin Nukige

 

6. My Pet Akiha マイペット秋葉 [050505] MOON GODDESS
6th episode in My pet Tsukihime series.
Shiki keeps chasing Akiha. There's a long insult road, but there may be marriage in the end.
Doujin Nukige

 

7. Yayoi☆Private Lesson 弥生☆プライベートレッスン [050506] Clover
A very limited release game that was only available to members of the official Orbit fanclub. You play as Kusano Fumiyasu, tutoring a student named Yayoi.
Nukige

 

8. Love Boin [050508] VENUS
Main character gets to spend this summer with his large breast sister and wife. It's up to him whether one of them gets pregnant or things play out safely.
Doujin Nukige

 

9. Jinja ni Oritatsu Chiisana Kami-sama 神社に降り立つ小さな神様 [050509] Gyuunyuu Soft
The mission of the game is to make three dreams of a boy who like to masturbate more than anything else, come true.
Doujin Nukige

 

10. Nanase Ren 七瀬 恋 [050513] M no Violet
Before Ren Nanase was ever a night shift nurse, she was a sexy coed at a nursing school. Hearing rumors that one of the faculty is a rapist, she does exactly what any model citizen would do and confronts him about it. Unfortunately, things go downhill from there, and she winds up being his sex slave, getting a crash course in depravity. But in the middle of that perversion, could there be a hint of purity?
Nukige

 

11. Ai no Gekijou -Hirusagari no Hitozuma- 愛の激情―昼下がりの人妻― [050516] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE
Main character is a housewife who has been married for 15 years and has a serious husband and a student daughter. She seeks excitement in this boring life. Will it be door-to-door salesman or daughter's tutor who gets to change her?
Doujin Otomege

 

12. Sweet Hearts ~Sannin Ecchi~ Sweet Hearts~さんにんえっち~ [050517] Sweet Hearts
Main character brings has a girlfriend, but as of late she becomes friends with protagonist's co-worker waitress Haruka. One night they book a ryokan room for the three of them, get drunk and enjoy each other to the fullest. 
Nukige

 

13. GAME S.S.D.S. ~Setsuna no Akogare~ GAME S.S.D.S. ~刹那の英雄~ [050520] STACK software
The setting takes place within the world's finest medical facility, The JOY Zaburo Memorial: St. Laforet Hospital — A place where the stylish of all stylish doctors (lady doctors included) from all corners of the world provide the best medical care to their patients with love and JOY!
Officially named as "S.S.D.S.~ Super Stylish Doctors Story~", S.S.D.S. is an "on-and-off-going" multimedia franchise that started it's run in year 2003, focusing primarily on Drama CDs, and live stage performances.
Otomege

 

14. Koujo Ryouzoku Housou ~Rakuen no Propaganda~ 皇女凌俗放送~楽園のプロパガンダ~ [050520] West Vision
A military coup occurs at a small island Balalaika. At the same time in Japan TV producer goes missing. This minister shows up as a military minister of the new island regime with the main aim being capture attention of viewers with any means possible. Public humiliation entertainment program is launched with the members of former king family insulted in the public.
Nukige

 

15. Niku Dorei Keiyakusho ~Joi Dorei Choukyou~ 肉奴隷契約書~女医奴隷調教~ [050524] PichiPichi Gallery R
A female doctor Otohara Kyoko made a contact with the hospital director Kamizono Rei. The days as a sex slave had just begun...
Doujin Nukige

 

16. Dorei na Kanojo 奴隷な彼女 [050525] Lilith Soft
Your childhood female friend is......a sex slave????
Erotic comedy game of the lead character Mikio and his friend Shizuka.
Can you make her your girlfriend? The school sex life of the pair is just begun!! The purpose of the game is to make her your "official" girlfriend by winning her hearts and getting laid with her. Sex in various kinds of situations of over 80 CG pictures plus extras.
Walk around in the school during lunch time and do whatever you want!
Nukige

 

17. Inbaku Gakuen ~Houkago ni Saku Chijoku no Hana~ 淫縛学艶 ~放課後に咲く恥辱の花~ [050525] Mega Romance
Keisuke Shimizu, upset over the problems in his household, becomes a delinquent and sees women as only sexual tools. His class representative, Orie Yuki, wants to change his beliefs. To show him the power of true love, Orie agrees to be his sex slave for three months. Orie has no idea what her decision will have on her future, especially since Keisuke's attention is away from his former lover.
Nukige

 

18. Elevator Panic ~Misshitsu no Inkou~ エレベーターパニック~密室の淫行~ [050527] Waffle
Main character works as a night guard. He watches OL working overtime and returning late from work every day. He decides to have some action and locks himself together with one such womain in the elevator. With escape ways cut out, he is the one to control the situation.
Nukige

 

19. Innocent Blue [050527] LiLiM DARKNESS
There is a special "VIP Ward" in Mizuno General Hospital. Main character's sister is chosen as a nurse to work there. Soon protagonist gets in a traffic accident and regains consciousness at this hospital. He learns dark secrets of this place as he is given special treatment by his sister.
Nukige

 

20. Kanojo no Okaimono ~2LDK Pet Tsuki~ 彼女のお飼い者~2LDKペット付~ [050527] Stellar
Main character has his apartment burnt down. He meets a senior company female employee who agrees to give him shelter if agrees to become her dog and server. Protagonist repeats sex with her aiming to reverse positions.
Nukige

 

21. Kokuin 刻印 [050527] Haoh
Kazuo just starts his career as a teacher. He works hard, and gradually becomes close to female students. One day, he has acute pain and is taken to hospital. After the medical checkup, he is diagnosed with incurable cancer. "I don't wanna be forgotten," he thinks. "I just wanna leave a proof of my life." He decides to leave a mark on each girl to prove his life. He sneaks out of the hospital, and heads for the girls....
Nukige

 

22. Kourin Tenshi En Ciel Rena 光臨天使エンシェル・レナ [050527] Triangle
Rina Kanoe is a diligent girl student who lives alone at the Zero Police artificial city controlled by the largest international corporation. However, there have been a lot of demon appearance incidents lately. One night she witnesses a girl fighting a monster and getting defeated. Rina picks up a card that fighter girl drops and transforms into a pretty warrior girl. Rina manages to beat the monster by following the defeated girl instructions. The girl turns out to be a runaway from another world. No one else is able to use these magic cards, so Rina agrees to stand up and protect justice in the city.
Nukige

 

23. Kugutsume -Saiin Byoutou 24 Ji- 傀儡女-催淫病棟24時- [050527] Guilty
Takashi is a medical college student. He also works at his uncle's hospital as a training doctor. He is very interested in hypnotherapy, and studies it hard. One day, he tries to hypnotize a nurse, and she becomes like his puppet. He takes her to a vacant room, and has sex with her.... On the next day, his uncle tells him that his hospital trains female doctors and nurses to become a sex slave, and sends them to his customers. One more sex slave is necessary in two weeks, according to him, and he is ordered to give a nurse sex training using hypnotism....
Nukige

 

24. Kyonyuu Nurse Ayumi no Momoiro Kango 巨乳ナースあゆみの桃色看護 [050527] Fetish
Main character gets into a hospital with and receives a lot of attention from the nurse and the beauty director.
Nukige

 

25. Suisenka 水仙花 [050527] Flady
Main character comes from a powerful family and thus has everything he wants. His colorless life gains new palette after meeting a girl who introduces him to the world of sensual pleasures. But one day mansion inhabitants rebel against such life and try to find their own happiness.
Nukige

 

26. Love Fetish ~Love Hen~ らぶフェチ ~らぶ編~ [050527] Erogos
Main character gets accused of indecent behavior by a girl and is forced to marry her. But soon his anxieties get swept away by further uproar...
Nukige

 

27. Motto Ijitte Princess ~Mou! Mata Konna Tokoro de 2~ もっといじってプリンセス~もう!またこんなところで2~ [050527] Vitamin
Prince lives a carefree life while king is occupied with grand politics. Three princesses are captured after conquering neighboring territories. King gets an idea to pacify nations by arranging a marriage between his son and one of captured princesses. But it's difficult to understand which one to choose without testing them properly.
Nukige

 

28. Onedari Milky Pai おねだりミルキーパイ [050527] Sekilala
Main character lives alone in the apartment after his parents go overseas. He has to take a two week break from his part-time job in the cafe because of forced additional lessons. But as he returns to his part-time job he is amazed to notice that all four waitresses now suddenly have huge breasts thanks to new revolutionary medicine. But the drug has side effect of unstable behavior and milk pouring out unless male semen massage is done. His childhood friend comes to him in tears as she can't return home with such huge breasts. After the shameful procedures her breast shrinks to the normal size. However, part-time job waitresses learn about this efficient cure and demand their share of treatment.
Nukige

 

29. Oshiete Onee-san ~Aniyome no Midara na Hirusagari~ 教えてお義姉さん ~兄嫁の淫らな昼下がり~ [050527] Zero
Main character stays at his brother's house in Tokyo for a week before the final university entrance test. Older brother works till night while his young wife remains in frustration. Protagonist witnesses her masturbating alone and can't hold his desires.
Nukige

 

30. Rinkan Byoutou "Yamete... Sensei, Minaide!" 輪奸病棟 「やめて…先生、診ないで!」 [050527] Lune Team Bitters
Hero who is aiming at director in hospital for the next term. The woman is made degenerate to expand a present position and networks further and it uses it as a tool of politics. The appearing woman such as women doctors who call the beginner nurse and the clinical study raped in turn by VIP patient's grandfathers and are raped in turn by the young man doctor becomes the catch of the group humiliation everything. There is no troublesome work in this game that draws the flow of the series of raping in turn. It can easily enjoy "Group humiliation H scene".
Nukige

 

31. Rosarium ~Tsunagareta Shounen~ Rosarium~繋がれた少年~ [050527] Optim
Isolated from the world, a dark basement where the light doesn't reach...
The boy's screams and panting echo through the room again today.
He woke up here suddenly one day, unable to remember anything no matter how hard he tried. He had no clue about his own name, or what his life was like up until now.
While he was lost in thought, a girl came up to him. She explained to the boy that he was sold to this place to pay off debts left by his late parents.
He's being trained as a slave to be sold off to the highest bidder...
...but is that really the only thing going on here?
Nukige

 

32. Ryoujoku Idol Mesu Dorei ~Higyaku no Tokubetsu Lesson~ 凌辱アイドル牝奴隷~被虐の特別レッスン~ [050527] Nomad
Main character is a president of a small entertainment production company with a firm standing. He acquired this position by training idols into sex slaves and presenting them to powerful people. Now he receives a new request, so he starts looking for a suitable prey.
Nukige

 

33. Shinshoku ~Inma no Ikenie~ 侵蝕~淫魔の生贄~ [050527] Touchable
Girl Nana Serizawa suffers from excessive libido, and thus undergoes a counselling. But she faces temptation from the world of immorality, corruption and perversion. Eventually she sells her best friend to the devil in exchange for further pleasure.
Nukige

 

34. A Trunk [050529] TNK
One night, a big trunk was delivered to my apartment. I opened the trunk, finding inside a young, beautiful girl.
As soon as she awoke, she wanted to have sex with me right away. I was embarrassed with the unexpected situation, but became gradually obsessed with her....
Dildo, Anal beads, Vagina, Anal..... Enjoy having some fun with the beautiful chick!
Doujin

 

35. My Pet Len マイペットレン [050529]  MOON GODDESS
7th episode in My pet Tsukihime series.
Len wants to protect the world of dreams, but gets trapped in its darkest corner with insults repeated over and over.
Doujin Nukige

 

36. Marriage [0505] dydy
Sanae and Toru are childhood friends who live next door. They were very close friend at a young age, but as of lately there have been signs of mental retardation in Toru.
Doujin
kivandopulus

Foreword: I only had to choose this game, because the only other somewhat curious game from April 2005 Gakuen Kaiketsu Kururi! turned out to have a horrible engine for auto-reading with voices getting constantly cut even with the latest patch, at least with win10. I want to ask sincere forgiveness from all those who like vanilla pure love visual novels. Depending on your likes, game can get even couple points more in the overall evaluation. I'm only conveying my sincere impression of this game even though I'm ill suited for that purpose.

VNDB: https://vndb.org/v703

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j0yAzjfXI0&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9FMXe5w9pSH_a01QqO_8qb

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Synopsis: Protagonists name is Kaoru, it is a name used for girls normally, he has no idea why his parents decided to name him like that. And just because of that when he was changing schools he gets enrolled to a girls high school by mistake. Unhappy with this turn of events at first, he soon grows to like the new school.

Game type: Pure love story in vanilla girl school setting

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 4/10

Story rating: 4/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 5/10

It's insufficient to say that I did not like this game. It was a torture that is painful to remember, actually. There are so many poor elements in it that I don't even know what to start with. I'll try to focus on positive sides in conclusion as well, though. Game quality gets a penalty for poor heroines design, lack of CG and occasional lack of voicing.

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The setting is kind of stupid and oh-so-super-convenient. 

1). Parents sent Kaoru's papers to a girl's school. Quite possible, just a simple mistake.

2). Kaoru is the only boy on the entrance ceremony, but he stays there till the end and gives out his voice like everyone else. That's ok, boy's probably confused.

3). He wants to transfer to the nearby normal school, but he is not allowed to by that school. Girl's school does not force him out. Well... that's weird behavior on behalf of girl's school, but maybe they did not want to ruin boy's school year during the already started term. Really stupid, but ok.

4) Kaoru is denied dormitory room in the normal school dormitory, so he pretty much becomes a homeless bum. Hinako asks him to make her a company on her way to girls' dormitory. It's strange that school authorities have no concern for boy's living space in such an extraordinary situation, but overall feels almost natural.

5) Hinako asks girl dormitory caretaker to look for a room for Kaoru to stay for one night. But all rooms are taken, so Hinako asks dormitory caretaker to have Kaoru share a room with her. Wait a minute, that's just super wrong. The fact that caretaker girl so eagerly agrees with the condition that divider should be set at the center of the room is increasingly alarming. In reality half of girls would be against that, but no one seems to ask their opinion at all considering the fact that there are no facilities for men in the dormitory.

6) So Kaoru starts to live at the same room with Hinako. Wait, what the hell? Did not he want to find a normal place the next day? What happened with the allowance to stay for just one night?

7) Pretty much the very first day Kaoru relaxes at the bathroom and encounters naked Hinako going to take a shower. REALLY? Freaking boy is allowed to stay for one night and he just occupies a huge bath all by himself without noticing anyone and locking the door? There's total irresponsibility at all levels in this dormitory.

8 ) Kaoru and Hinako set alarm clock for 8 o'clock, but only Hinako is able to wake up on time. She has to trespass to the other side of the room in order to wake Kaoru up. The decision to allow or not allow Hinako to get to this side of room in the future determines whether we enter Hinako or other girls's routes. We already know that Kaoru is a terribly irresponsible boy, but if he actually allows Hinako to get to his side then it pretty much means that he does not care for alarm since is a person to abuse with waking him up. Ok, we get it, he's an absolute failure as a responsible member of society.

9) Roommates decide to hide the fact they live at the same room, but Hinako admits that she is pretty bad with concealing anything, because she is super-naive, and everything is written right at her face. Of course she constantly blushes, stutters and mumbles whenever Kaoru is mentioned in any context. The story gets revealed in no time, but the whole class only encourages Hinako. It looks weird to me that whatever route we enter, everyone is so supportive with any choice made. There is absolutely no room for conflict in this school, so bring in the cakes.

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At school we meet other girls, but for some reason the only lively and sharp-tongue girl who basically moves the whole plot by playing jokes on Hinako - is not available as a heroine. Instead, we're offered absolutely isolated stereotypical random girls as heroines. For some reason, neither of the girls was able to interest me. I ended up choosing yet another super-naive and this time also a loli heroine Maria for the second heroine playthrough just because hoped for more lively CG of this small idol girl and because she is voiced by seiyu Naruse Mia in a pretty funny way. How horrible should heroines' personalities be for me to pick a naive loli girl just based on seiyu? And of course I got burned with this decision, because all the funny events of Maria were reserved for the common route. Should personal route always be so miserable to make poor kid cry for three times? I'm not even mentioning disgusting etching. Since this game is only about the looks and fuwa-fuwa atmosphere, I don't feel guilty for revealing the main drama in Maria route. And it's about Kaoru loosing sight of Maria and starting search only to find her around the corner so they could happily reunite. What the hell...

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And I'm even so shameless that I want to reveal the main drama of Hinako route (because this game is NOT about drama). It's about Hinako being forces to marry an unknown man that her yakuza father has chosen for marriage. Pretty decent conflict, right? I bet Kaoru steals the bride just at the altar and marries her somewhere in the woods hiding from hired goons. But reality is so much worse. The young people just come the the yakuza father and ask him to throw away clan interests and let Hinako be with the total failure that Kaoru is. I can only guess what harsh measures yakuza father is going to undertake. Wrong guess, as usual. Father does... nothing at all? Hinako just goes to their dormitory room to spend the last time at this school. At the same room with a boy. Holy crap. Why everything in this scenario is so ridiculously stupid? Why any attempt of analysis is inevitably doom to be crushed by the wall of absolute amateurism and irresponsibility? If you possess analytic thinking, please keep out of this game. It does not succumb to any rationalization attempts.

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Ojou-sama Kumikyoku is not a bad game. It's a nice romantic story in inspiring atmosphere of rich and fabulous girl school. If features mild humor and supportive environment. Hinako is so innocent and straightforward that she will most probably charm you. Get your expectations within a warm romantic comedy content, and you probably won't be disappointed. It's a pure coincidence that such romcom genre hater as me got to play this game.

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Sanarara is the only masterpiece of the month. I'll try to hold back while reviewing Ojou-sama Kumikyoku

1. Meitantei Conan: Akatsuki no Monument 名探偵コナン 暁のモニュメント [050421] Banpresto 1 2
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Akatsuki no Monument is the second Detective Conan game for Game Boy Advance and features scenario mode as well as various mini-games. The main game story kicks off with Conan, Ran and Kogorou on their way to ceremony of a newly built resort by the sea. Kogorou Mouri, as a renowned detective (thanks to Conan), was invited to the opening ceremony, while Conan and Ran are just tagging along. As they arrive, the owner of the luxury resort asks them to look into the rumors about the land where the mansion was built on. The rumor is known as the so called "village of suicides". Later that evening, as they check the buffet and meet many other invited guests, pleasantries are exchanged and small talks reveal little to nothing of interest... until, a body falls down on a sports car that was on the display in the lobby area. Coincidence, or is there really some truth to these rumors... Conan is taking up to find out the truth and discover the mystery behind this death as well as the rumors that are plaguing the area.
There is an English review.

 

2. Gakuen Kaiketsu Kururi! 学園怪くるり! [050422] Troy
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Main character is a school troublemaker who finds himself in a pitch. His father accumulates a large debt and flees from creditors. Son tries to involve six classmates and teachers to help him raise the money.
It's basically a bakage with a fun protagonist and hyper-stereotypical heroines. At the very least SOL scenes are funny. Then game delivers fantasy development without explaining anything, so there are questions to game's integrity. The setting is quite fresh as school is actually a huge autonomous study ground with 12,000 students fulfill every social role there, even firefighters and police. It's still a moege, but at least a funny and lively one.

 

3. Jun'ai Shoutengai 純愛商店街 [050422] Honey Soft
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Main character attends an elite school with shy personality. There are four shopping girls in the neighborhood who see admire him, but don't have a chance talk to him. One day his sister asks him to take private tutorship over neighboring shopping girls. Life changes 180 degrees for him. He who must teach others has to learn many things about deep love himself.
Game lasts a month with a week for each girl, plus one extra week for the girl of interest. It's a pure love story with some comedy mix. There are only 2-3 H scenes per heroine, but pretty sure this game can also be called a moege with a lolicon scent.

 

4. Ojou-sama Kumikyoku お嬢様組曲 [050422] Symphony 1 2 3
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Protagonists name is Kaoru, it is a name used for girls normally, he has no idea why his parents decided to name him like that. And just because of that when he was changing schools he gets enrolled to a girls high school by mistake. Unhappy with this turn of events at first, he soon grows to like the new school.
Basically all the three impressions are short, belong to same person and written in the same words, so I guess I'll play this "hidden gem" myself. Just mind it that I'm not good with pure romance games and choosing this one just because there is nothing of interest to me this month.

 

5. Boku wa Tenshi Janai yo 僕は天使じゃないよ [050428] 130cm 1 2 3
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After the Great Kanto Earthquake and the World War people are living in difficult times.
The main character, Kitami Ichizou ran away from his wealthy home along with his maid, and took up a job as a novel writer. One day he receives a mysterious letter about an invitation to a dubious secret club called "Masquerade" where he meets Zakuro, the performer there.
On the other hand he also received another letter from Sister Yurino, a nun working at the orphanage which Ichizou donated in the past to. Yurino's letter gradually reveals a troubling confession about her own hidden side.
What will Ichizou do about these two peculiar cases, what point will he end up? Find out and relive the old times in this S&M novel.
There are English impressions.

 

6. Cartagra ~Tsuki kurui no Yamai~ カルタグラ~ツキ狂イノ病~ [050428] Innocent Grey 1 2 3 4 5 6
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The hero of this story is Takashiro Shugo - an ex-police officer, now unemployed and freeloading at a brothel. From time to time he takes on detective work from his former superior.
A missing persons case is dumped onto him one day. Kohzuki Yura... the girl he had an intimate relationship with before being sent off to war.
A brutal series of killings begins. As they occur closer and closer to home, Shugo can no longer turn a blind eye, and is dragged into the spiraling web of missing people and murders.
Game is localized and has plenty of English reviews.

 

7. Kami-sama no Iu toori Kujibiki Ai-biki Scramble 神様のいうとおりッ くじびきAI-BIKIスクランブル [050428] Rune
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There is a weird class at our school where people from first to third grade are gathered for some purpose. I never expected to have anything to do with it, but here I am, a new class member surrounded by seven girls. As it turns out, there is a mysterious social study lesson where relationships are determined with a lottery. The theme of first lesson is "slave".
Roles are pretty much predetermined by the lottery and do not change with the routes. Another reason why it doesn't feel interesting is that it ends halfway as experiment is cancelled. Girls are pretty cute and nice to talk to. Erotic content is not much dense, but rather fetishist with things like footjob dominating. Not sure what Rune was planning to do, but result is not bad, whatever it is.

 

8. Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~ らぶドル 〜Lovely Idol〜 [050428] Princess Soft 1
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The Lovely Idols are a group of young idol singers who have become very popular. The player takes the role of Fujisawa Tomohiro, managing the girls' schedules and helping them improve their skills. The player also talks to the girls about their troubles and can date them. The game could be considered a part of the raising sim sub-genre due to its focus on training the idols.
I'm not the target audience for this another Princess Soft fluke.

 

9. Mabino Style マビノ×スタイル [050428] KID
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In this magical love simulation, you get to know six young witches in training as you yourself study at a magic school set in a different world. Your goal in studying is to return to your own world. At the start of every in-game month, you set up your hourly schedule, choosing from six different forms of magic to practice with one of the girls. Between learning, you go out with the girls on dates. Based on your responses in conversation, the girls' feelings towards you change.
Another SIM game that I don't care about.

 

10. Milkyway 3 [050428] Witch
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Over 20 years have passes since events of Milkyway 2. Cafe owners migrated overseas leaving the establishment for Sakuya to inherit. Once again he returns to the cafe in attempt to try to revitalize it with new workers and fight debt. Young entertainment genius Koibun buys crumbling Milkyway from Sakuya. Both descendants of former heroines and new girls flood the coffee shop once more.
There's a long management part that determines heroine, then it moves to ADV part. Game has improved greatly in scenario composition and personality depth, but still lacks in comedy description and game design refinement.

 

11. Nusunde MyHeart 盗んでMyHeart [050428] Lover Soul
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Tokyo, 21st century.
City drown in a long recession is shocked by a series special theft crimes. The swiftest of those phantom thieves is red-haired girl Kaito Bunny the Taker. 
Main character is an orphanage boy adopted by Fujinomiya family. His acquaintance with Ryoko girl from this family strangely coincides with the beginning of thefts.
Information is fatally missing. Neither character descriptions, nor motivations are given properly. It's a very painful to read bakage with jokes being funny only in the head of scenario writer.

 

12. Oni Kagura 鬼神楽 [050428] Studio e.go!
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Main character finally hunts down the demon who killed his whole family. But fight proceeds unfavorably, and on the brink of defeat he tears off demon's arm and devours it becoming half-demon himself. The demon flees, and protagonist's wounds get treated by shrine maidens. But that's only a small delay on the road of revenge.
Compared to Natsu Kagura, development system is severely cut. Upon defeat protagonist turns into a demon gaining new abilities and contributing to game's insult scenes. Difficulty level is quite low, so collecting defeat HCG is still difficult due to weakness of bosses.

 

13. School Days [050428] 0verflow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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In the school the three people met. Their relation had been changed in the season, and turned into three love stories.
Makoto has been admiring a girl he has seen on the train. That girl is Kotonoha Katsura, and he even managed to take a photo of her with his cell phone. Due to new seating in his class, he ends up next to Sekai Saionji, a nosy, but sweet and sincere girl. As she snoops for his cell phone while talking to him, she discovers his crush and vows to help him until Kotonoha agrees to go out with him. When Sekai finally gets them together, she realizes her own feelings after finding out that the person Kotonoha liked was, in fact, Makoto. While waiting for her train next to Makoto, who was waiting for Kotonoha, she has him talking about how he can repay her for all of her help. Before leaving for her train, she kisses him and cries when she boards the way home. Kotonoha happily arrives for her date with Makoto shortly after. With all three main characters carrying different expressions on their faces, the story begins.
Game is localized and has many reviews.

 

14. Tears to Tiara [050428] Leaf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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1,200 years after the Demon King Arawn was sealed, a priest of the "Holy Empire" conspired to free him, using the young oracle Riannon as a sacrifice.
However, the appearance of Riannon's brother Arthur, striving to save his sister, put his plan in peril. In the ensuing chaos, by a twist of fate, Arawn is unwittingly released by Riannon.
So begins their tale...
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

15. Wagamama Capriccio WAGA魔々かぷりちお [050428] Unison Shift 1
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The protagonist, Hatase Hibiki, meets a young girl in the yard of an abandoned house next door, who is lost and crying. Little Hibiki tries to comfort her, and notices she is hurt, so he licks the blood from her wound and bandages it. Then the guardian of the young girl appears and takes her away, as she tells Hibiki that she will not forget him. Now Hibiki is in high school, and one day as he's walking to school with his neighbor and childhood friend, Miu, a girl suddenly falls from the sky before them: she is Melissa, princess of the demon world, and she claims that Hibiki is her fiance, because in the demon world tradition, when one drinks the blood of another it is a proposal for marriage. It's not long until Melissa's rival from the demon world, Emile, follows her to the human world, determined to steal away Hibiki from her, and Melissa's dense chosen fiance, Alfred, also appears, set on getting his honey back.
There is an English review.

 

16. Sanarara サナララ [050429] NekoNeko Soft 1 2 3 4
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It was something that could happen to anyone — a tale with a tinge of mystery...
One day, a girl I didn't know approached me; she told me she would make true any wish I desired — but only one.
"Really?" I thought to myself. She didn't exactly look dependable.
She started explaining how it would work as I listened on in disbelief.
"Let's see, according to the manual..."
1. Once and but once in your life, one wish shall be granted.
2. This opportunity will be given to all who live in this world.
3. One cannot know when it will be offered ahead of time.
4. The one notifying you of the opportunity shall be known as the Navigator; until the wish is fulfilled, they shall not be freed from their position.
5. The Recipient of the Navigator's aid shall later become another's Navigator.
6. Once their duty is complete, the Navigator shall lose all memory of the event. [or both, unclear]
(1). When a Navigator, you are as insubstantial as mist to anyone but the Recipient.
(2). You will not be able to tell anyone else of this.
(3). If a wish is deemed obviously impossible to grant, it may be disregarded; be careful.
(4). You must decide what to wish for within one week.
Well, that was certainly an explanation.
I wasn't about to believe her based on her testimony alone, but she did strike me as... subtly different, in some way.
There are English reviews.

 

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1. Itsuwari ~Ingyaku no Bijin Shimai~ いつわり~淫虐の美人姉妹~ [050401] Marry Bell
Main character is a powerful conglomerate heir, but lives a modest life with his twin sister. One day he receives a task from his father to enslave and train half-sisters who are also group successors able to lay claims and pose problems in future.
Nukige

 

2. Sore ga Bokura no Ren'ai Seikatsu Fandisc それが僕等の恋愛生活 Fandisc [050401] Opera House
Three months later main character finally gets used to the life in dormitory. Today he feels lonely and starts walking around the campus to try to find the soul mate.
Boys Love Fandisc

 

3. Temptation -Saiin no Naraku- Temptation -催淫の奈落- [050402] Parthenon
A male student Yu has a special ability to hypnotize people by using his mysterious eyes and voice. Yu has set his eyes on a beautiful chick Kirihara Mana, recently transferred to the school...
Nukige

 

4. Tanetsuke Kankin Ryoujoku Desu 種付監禁陵辱です [050407] Studio-74
Commander of the Independent Special Forces interrogates captured female enemies on the matter of new weaponry.
Doujin Nukige

 

5. Joi Dorei Byoutou 女医奴隷病棟 [050408] Cybele
Main character gets fraudulently fired from a major trading company. He catches some disease resembling cold and is treated in the hospital by a doctor who used to be abused a lot at school. The prescripted medicine does not help, so protagonist blackmails doctor to reveal fact of misdiagnosis and ruin her reputation. This way he makes her his slave during hospitalization period.
Nukige

 

6. Kosutte Gingin コスってギンギン [050408] Poashara
Miyashita Kurou is a professional photographer with money problems. When he obtains pendulum that grants him hypnotic powers, he decides to use it to have sex and sell photos for money.
Nukige

 

7. Pancho de Bravo! ぱんちょDEブラボー! [050408] Raccoon
Main character accidentally steals a golden brassiere displayed in the museum. He is captured by  a thief band and forced to cooperate. He learns the technique to steal underwear while it's being worn and practices new knowledge on the female band thieves. The training goes poorly, so female band members set special training sessions to master this skill.
Nukige

 

8. Shinseki. Chinpira... Kaze, Sanada Ani. 真跡。チンピラ...風、真田兄。 [050409] Toriaezu Neru
A very short story of main character meeting Sanada's brother.
Boys Love Doujin

 

9. Yume Goshi no Sora 夢越しの空 [050409] 17
This is a fairy-tale type novel game in two parts, each part written independently -- one by Yuki, the other by Ritsu.
The Caged Vagrant -Yuki's story- (branching)
The story of an amnesiac who slowly comes to reconstruct the world through conversations with a very strange and special friend.
Plumerai -Ritsu's story- (linear)
The Plumerai, which stretches out from the sky like some gargantuan hand. And the countless number of birds who attack this cloud...
Doujin

 

10. Yokubou ~Shokushu no Amai Wana~ 欲望~触手の甘い罠~ [050411] Gyuunyuu Soft
Dark sexual-violation tentacle novel produced by Shirase Ryuichi, featuring 5 voice actresses. One day, unknown eggs showered down on the premises of the school. Several years past, monsters were hatched from the eggs and begun to nail girls in the school ...
Nukige

 

11. Kaitou L☆lita & You ~Shimai Kankin Nikuasobi~ 怪盗L☆lita&you~姉妹監禁肉遊~ [050415] Valkyria
"Lita and You" is a mysterious thief group.
They had an eye on a golden statue that was said to grant any wish.
With various traps, catch the thief girls and give some punishment!
Take the virginity away! Then penetrate anus! Gangbang! And creampie!
What will become of the young girls in wrong hands of lustful men!?
Nukige

 

12. Maid-san wa Hitozuma ~Miyako-san no Yuuwaku Nikki~ メイドさんは人妻~美弥子さんの誘惑日記~ [050415] Heart Bringan
Main character's parents have died in an accident leaving him in custody of maid Miyako. He has just graduated from university, so decides to continue his father's career in writing. One day uncle's maid Saeko shows up demanding to determine which of girls is better as a maid. They decide to compete in sex techniques, and protagonist is chosen to judge their skills. The third maid rival interrupts the race and demands equal opportunity for her to display her prowess.
Nukige

 

13. Mama Mama!? ままママッ!? [050415] Black Package
Yasuhiro father suddenly dies leaving his mother unable to take care of family. Having no choice but to move back in with grandfather he didn't know existed. He quickly see's that his grand father is a wealthy successful man. He belittles Yasuhiro mom for not being able to care for child as a parent. Then proceeds to call in three women telling Yasuhiro that over following weeks one of these women will be his new mother and he has to decide.
Nukige

 

14. Mayonaka wa Owaranai 魔世中ハ終ワラナイ [050415] Touchy 1
This is a sequel to Mayonaka wa ware no mono (also by Touchy) and as such, takes place not too long after the first game. In this game, we once again play as the main chara of the first Mayonaka, Ogata Seishirou, the man who consumed a demon lord and thus gained his powers and who is now trying to conquer the world, starting with Japan. In the path this game follows from the previous one, the "Special group" the government assembled to crush Ogata's organization was more or less obliterated - or so it was believed! Later information came into the hands of Ogata's organization, suggesting that the "Special Group" was not destroyed, rather lying low, but still remain in existence, led by their mysterious leader, "Ishtari". Setting his sights on some people with mystical abilities who could be members of the Special Group in hiding (or training), he sets out to pull up the tree - that is to say, the special group - with the roots this time. And woe to those who would dare to block his path...
Nukige

 

15. Tokusou Tenshi Shellsaver 特捜天使シェルセイバー [050415] TinkerBell
Main character Yuichi is a university student who lives a normal life till he gets fatally wounded by the criminal organization “Duon” executive confronting Space Sheriff Shellsaver. However, he manages to survive through assimilation with the reinforced clothing provided by Space Sheriff. Shellsaver loses a huge portion of her power through this act, so Yuichi swears to make up for his salvation. Two heroes of justice will fight side by side!
Nukige

 

16. Yumemite Night! 夢みてナイト! [050415] Studio Ring
Shutaro is a uni student, who lives peacefully. But one day, a girl suddenly appears in front of him. She calls herself a probationary devil, and tells him that she can help him have a dream whatever he wants. It all depends on him what dream he will have....
Nukige

 

17. Onii-chan to, Futago to, Imouto to. おにいちゃんと、ふたごと、妹と。 [050418] G-Work@mi
As parents remarry and go overseas, older brother stays in charge of unprotected twin girls. He tried to date older girls, but failed at intercourse due to complexes. He has no special affection for loli characters, but there are just too many situations in communal living to fire a spark. 
Doujin Nukige

 

18. Doll [050420] Soft Circle Astarte
Kyoko is longing after love since her childhood. Her family was rich, but the love between her mom and dad fell out long time ago, and her mom not taking care of her anymore ...
Kyoko had become a woman who cannot love anybody ... except one person ...
Doujin

 

19. Makai Tenshi Djibril -Episode 2- 魔界天使ジブリール-episode2- [050422] Frontwing
Otonashi Meimi is walking alone in an empty park when the demon Rococo suddenly appears. Rococo users her Eternal Worm attack on Meimi in order to separate the power of Misty Mei from within her body.
Meanwhile, at Naoto's house, Hikari, Naoto's stepsister who was studying abroad, returns home. She starts going to the same school as Naoto, and it worries Rika, Naoto's lover, a little.
"I love you the most in the world." - With these words, Naoto makes love with Rika in the school's nurse's office. However, Misty Mei appears and spirits Rika away. Then, the angel Loveriel appears saying that Naoto has no choice but to have sex with Hikari so that a new Djibril can be born to save Rika.
Lolicon

 

20. Ano Ko wa Ochi Girl あの娘は○痴Girl [050422] Tryset
A beautiful woman suddenly sticks out her crotch in front of main character's face in the middle of asking a way. Then protagonist acquires his first sex experience with her in the park nearby. The next morning mother introduces him new neighbor, and she turns out to be that sex obsessed lady.
Nukige

 

21. Urasettai Choukyoka 裏接待調教課 [050422] Black Lilith
The lead character Takashiro Kazuyuki who works for a large pharmaceutical company was deceived and taken in by a colleague Numata asahiro and his fiancee Mizutani Mio. Worse, he was relegated by his female boss Wakamiya Kyoko
He was so in despair, but found that the division was something unusual......
The division was established to provide secret sexual service to politician and bureaucrat.
Takashiro made up his mind to take revenge on the women.
I'll have them impregnated right before their fiances.....
Nukige

 

22. Zettai Fukujuu Meirei 絶対服従命令 [050422] Langmaor 1
Welcome, one and all, to our little Agency. I'm sure that at one time or another, you've felt frustrated by the actions of a certain troublesome individual, who always seems to make your life more difficult. You know the feeling -- through no fault of your own, your every step is hindered by the actions of someone who's been born onto this Earth just to trip you up?
That's where our Agency comes in. With just one word from you, our special volunteer staff will happily lay a complex trap for the individual who causes you so much frustration, and exact sweet revenge on the troublemaker for you, turning their life into exactly the kind of living hell you want. We'll make them surrender totally to our will, force them into absolute obedience while we punish them for the crime of tormenting you. Of course, we use the word "volunteer" loosely. Payment is always required for our services, but don't worry -- we'll never ask you for money.
Boys Love

 

23. Kochou Yuukaku 胡蝶遊郭 [050424] Nekomarudou
There is a fountain in the back of a dark forest ...
Black butterflies dance and invite me, and I walk as if fascinated.
There is a small pavilion there - the museum that no one knows about.
Doujin Nukige

 

24. Nani yo!! Shojo Ageru wa yo 何よっ!!処女あげるわよっ [050424] STARWORKS
There is an old castle with vampires ...
But some day hero appears and defeats the monsters. But surprisingly he undergoes a metamorphosis.
Wizards, tentacles and vagrants welcome this sudden change.
Doujin Nukige

 

25. Purupuru Shirts! ぷるぷるシャツ! [050424] Chain-Reaction
Main character meets a childhood friend after a long time, and their relations begin anew. Natsuki often climbs from the neighboring window to play together. One night she comes while wearing nothing but a shirt. And that incident launched chain reaction.
Doujin Nukige

 

26. Yami Koto ヤミコト [050424] Kakusan Fuudou
It is a story about darkness existing since ancient times. It pierces four epochs from Heian to Taisho. Is there despair or hope beyond that darkness?
Doujin

 

27. Love Death ~Realtime Lovers~ らぶデス~Realtime Lovers~ [050427] Teatime 1 2 3
Hiroki Yanase is a young boy whose mother has died a while ago. His father entrusted him with a small inn, but the two do not keep contact. Hiroki goes to school and enjoys the quiet life of an ordinary Japanese teenager. But this changes when a new student named Nanami is transferred to his school. Hiroki soon discovers that Nanami harbors some deep secrets in her past. As their relationship develops, Hiroki realizes that Nanami is not what she seems to be, and discovers a world of supernatural beings that exists alongside ours.
Nukige

 

28. Boku no Koe ga Todoku Nara... 僕の声が届くなら… [050428] KIT
Main character goes to another town to start life anew. But old memories don't let him go easily. He witnesses light in the classroom at midnight. Inside school idol girl is insulted by a masked stranger. Who is behind that mask? The wall of darkness engulfs him. Can he defeat that inner darkness and save the girl?
Lolicon

 

29. Gakuen 2 ~Ingyaku no Zushiki~ 学園2~淫虐の図式~ [050428] Bishop 1
This is the direct sequel to Gakuen. In this game you play as Kawamura who likes to take advantage of girls and have sex with them at school. Eventually his foul practice is caught, so he's basically going to be expelled. Well Kawamura has other plans. He's going to get to school principal by getting to her daughter.
Nukige

 

30. Itazura 0 -Zero- 悪戯0-ZERO- [050428] Interheart
Showa era with economic growth blooming after the war. Railways start to stretch around the towns. In the time of great change crimes also undergo a metamorphosis. Molester. Delinquents disappeared from the night town streets and moved to the trains as there was enclosed space and no police around. It seemed like a heaven for molesters ... However….
Nukige

 

31. Jokei Kazoku ~Inbou~ 女系家族~淫謀~ [050428] Silky's 1 2
An evil politician Arimori Kamoshige have been a local governor for 40 years,. Abusing his power, he has gained wealth and women. The protagonist’s father has managed Arimori’s black money as a right hand person, but later, he was expelled being charged false crime. He got discouraged and called his runaway son, Tatsuya. He asked Tatsuya his revenge on Kamoshige. Soon his father died, and Kamoshige hired Tatsuya as the third secretary. However, Kamo also died 3 months later. Just before his death, he changed the pass code of a safebox which hidden black money was in. Then, the power balance of Arimori Family changed. The person who obtains the hidden money will get become the next ruler. While Arimori Family is conflict for the hidden money, Tatsuya begins his revenge.
Nukige

 

32. Joumuin ~Sora no Seidorei~ 乗務淫 ~空の性奴隷~ [050428] Girl's Software
Main character dreamed of becoming a pilot and got a job at an airline company. However, he also turned out to be a playboy to set sex traps for stewardesses and pilot candidates. As his schemes are revealed, he is only gets transferred to another plane. As his boss explains, company wants to nurture stewardesses to provide sexual entertainment and thus save the company from rivals' damping.
Nukige

 

33. Katei Kyoushi no Onee-san ~H no Hensachi Agechaimasu~ 家庭教師のおねえさん~Hの偏差値あげちゃいます~ [050428] Atelier Kaguya
Touya started to live with four tutors during the summer holiday. His father has gone abroad for business and his life has become a paradise with four beautiful women. Erotic lessons by four teachers have begun!!!
Nukige

 

34. Kyoudai ~Futari~ 兄妹~ふたり~ [050428] Deep Blue
Main character's parents go overseas leaving him in charge of his sister for holidays. He wants to cheer his little sister up, but she urges him to fulfill old promise and treat her as an adult. These two weeks before her birthday get painted with the color of lust.
Nukige

 

35. Kyouhaku 2 ~Kizu ni Saku Hana Senketsu no Aka~ 脅迫2 ~傷に咲く花 鮮血の紅~ [050428] Ail
Saki Akehime is a beautiful girl who has an English mother. She has a secret. She is going out with her teacher, Akito Tsuge, and holding such an immoral secret makes her exited. However there is a figure looking at their acts. One day, Saki receives a phone. Although she is suspicious about the phone, she goes out with Akito not knowing there is a trap full of shame waiting for her...
Nukige

 

36. Love Fetish ~Maso Hen~ らぶフェチ ~マゾ編~ [050428] Erogos
Main character starts to perceive unexpected pleasure when his genitals are operated by someone else. But his partner starts to act without following his instructions with her explosive temperament. Two more girls join the fun as they can't accept defeat that easily.
Nukige

 

37. Mafuyu Gaiden 真冬外伝 [050428] Winters
Mafuyu needs to spend a week in the village where relatives live, away from her lover. Strange and dubious stalkers spy after her there. She needs to contain herself to return to her true love after this week.
Nukige

 

38. Mama ni Oshioki ~Boku Mou Gaman Dekinai~ ママにおしおき~ボクもう我慢できない~ [050428] Zero
Main character is a male student living in a dormitory. This winder he returns to his estate for the first time after his father gone missing. He loves mother tenderly and gets aroused with her embrace. What kind of winter vacations will he have?
Nukige

 

39. Tonarizuma 隣り妻 [050428] Caligula Soft
Expert system engineer Yosuke stumbles upon an AV on the net. The woman on it looks exactly like newlywed wife next door. One day he rapes his neighbor when they stay alone. She wants to stay loyal to her husband, but body accepts Yosuke eagerly for some reason. The forbidden insult story takes place at all kinds of locations without awareness that they are being watched.
Nukige

 

40. DISCODE reverse [050429] Soft Circle Courreges
You play a horny girl Izumi Kyoka to meet many types of characters and have sex with them.
Doujin Nukige

 

41. Mayohiga no Ori 迷家の檻 [050429] Marine Heart
Main character lives in a closed village blocked from the outer world by the mountains. One day he discovers a legendary lost house in the woods on his way back from school. The discoverer becomes the first captive of this place without knowing what harsh destiny awaits him there.
Boys Love

 

42. Tousui Kitan 灯穂奇譚 [050429] Mizukagami
There is a mysterious ancestral ways in the village. Don't speak loudly at night, Don't fight against others at night, Don't show up at night if you are a woman..... All the people in the village has the same surname.....
Doujin

 

43. Heikou [050430] Grey
Into the life of a normal college student comes a mysterious midnight visitor...
EVN
kivandopulus

Foreword: I liked character designs and wide use of weapons first of all. The story looked promising. Palette is also a notable player on the visual novel scene. I ignored its first clumsy works, but it's high time for it to make a stand.

VNDB: https://vndb.org/v2921

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI4V5pl8mts&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8VGk_kffrtrok065Qddm24

Synopsis: Main character is an agent of a space development company. He receives a task from his assassinated boss to attack a certain laboratory and destroy girl Theta who represents an important research. He executes this will, but only escapes with the girl instead of killing her. Organization issues a bounty for their heads, but Theta has a strong determination to follow protagonist.

Three bounty hunters set a trap, but one of them is saved by protagonist in the end, so they form an alliance. There can't be peace until new organization boss is defeated. But what secrets does Theta hide with her silence?

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Game type: SF action story

Character Design rating: 7/10

Protagonist rating: 5/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 6/10

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Well, I'm not impressed. It's actually a weak game that should get 5/10, but heroine Holly (Takumi's lover prior to fleeing from organization) mends things to a certain extent. There are five heroines each with neat character designs. But somehow Saki and Meifeng get only horrible CG and even poor sprites, so they just don't feel right. Rea is a maid archetype, and she does not stand out much of her comfort zone. Theta is our loli main heroine, but she comes right from the laboratory, so she represents naive trait. Only Holly has an interesting background, conflict and development. She's got perfect looks in her leather suit and glasses as well. Game could be saved with characters alone even with such simple story if other heroines were at least half as cool as Holly. That inevitably brings us to the story itself.

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But actually almost the whole story is given in the synopsis. Half of the game is taken just to cover the synopsis events. The other half we fight the poor new boss armed only with katana with our squad of experienced fighters with firearms. And the same fight with the same backgrounds and flow happens twice in the game which provokes a strong deja vu feeling... There's a lot of questions to boss motivation and reasoning. Presenting antagonist as a fanatic is a very poor thing to do in any scenario. The first screenshot in the review actually represents how stupid the story can be (but mind it that Theta is not quite herself there). The worst part is that 99% of the story is exactly the same in every heroine route. I wanted  to cover all five heroine endings, but the story is just the same, so there's little point in doing so, so I just covered two heroines, plus Holly. There's very little change apart of H event and ending scene. One detail is different, but it's already in the spoiler league. Not everything is bad with the story, actually. I liked the world view of space colony and wicked space development organization pursuing its interests. Three heroines form a bounty hunter unit and fulfill missions together. Both Meifeng and Theta are kind of hackers supervising the missions. So there is its share of goodness. Game resembles D.U.O. ~Song for All~ a lot, but with less mature characters this time. There is even also bar that plays center role in the game.

It's hard to talk about the game that fails to inspire. So let's just look at something that inspires me much more in this game. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome Holly!

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kivandopulus

Parfait ~Chocolat Second Brew~ is the only masterpiece this month. I'll try to find some merit in the less known game MERI+DIA ~Maria Diana~

1. Blue Flow ブルーフロウ [050304] Kogado Studio
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You can't learn the value of piece unless you experience war. World war breaks out after hundreds of peaceful centuries. The starting point is invasion of Allied Planetary Forces to the planet Nectal controlled by the Earth government. The defenders put up a fierce fight using giant robots as main weapons.
Main character gets trapped with his two friends during this invasion and is saved by the giant robot unit with 14 female soldiers as operators. Boys take this chance to join the defense forces. But outside the battle machines pilots are just frail girls with youth complexes and problems.
Genre is RTS limited to battles. The mix of tactical parts and girl events is nothing new, we've seen it all in many games starting from Foxy. But really - 14 heroines for capture? Developers must be very proud of the gameplay part to repeat the game so many times.

 

2. Samurai Jupiter 侍ジュピター [050304] Mosaic
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Main character returns to his home town for the first time in many years. He helps Jupiter to repel enemy attack and gets involved in the struggle. Every day is different in the company of mysterious classmate Waruru and girl Rikako who Jupiter brought from the future. What awaits him?
Scenario is short and branches off early. Heroines' drama is laughable. Game has a good share of insult scenes. Volume is too low and H oriented to talk seriously about this game.

 

3. Tantei Jinguuji Saburou Series No.06: Rokumai no Hankou 探偵 神宮寺三郎 Series No.06 6枚の犯行 [050309] WorkJam
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A famous photographer asks her daughter to be guarded. The day after Jinguji Temple was laid, a murder occurred in the apartment where Sayaka Kuju was located.
The series does not need explanation.

 

4. Gadget ガジェット [050311] Black Rainbow
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You're playing as an average schoolboy. He's the usual bright and cheerful fellow, and hangs out with his best friend and fellow classmates. He now lives with his cousin since the death of his parents. Turns out the cousin is some kind of inventive genius...
Only one heroine remains a loli after growing up, so I'll let it slip. There are three periods in the game - childhood, school and grown-ups. First two parts feature bright romantic development while the final one is a devilish one. First two parts proceed as a royal road. There are 5+2 heroines able to develop in two ways, so there are 14 heroine archetypes overall. The text is good and overall feeling is satisfactory, but game does not feel special.

 

5. Kimi ni Tomoru Hi 君に燈る灯 [050318] Emu
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After quitting a job he's been working at for a few years, the protagonist, Kaito Akutsu, wandered to a small town named Otaru in Hokkaido.
"What is it that I want to do...."
Being sick of the city life, the protagonist fled his hometown. There's no particular reason for picking Otaru. He simply headed off to Hokkaido after deciding to leave; Otaru is simply town that the ferry arrived at by chance.
Not knowing where to go, the aimless protagonist starts a new life in this town with a mysterious atmosphere. While looking for a way to make a living, 3 mysterious girls appears in front of the protagonist and offers him a job. This encounter forever changes the protagonist's destiny.
Atmosphere is the selling point here as each of three heroines has a serious dramatic story behind their backs. Quiet, relaxing, romantic. It's a small, but delicate and beautiful love story.

 

6. Tantei Kibukawa Ryousuke Jikentan The Masquerade Lullaby 探偵・癸生川凌介事件譚 仮面幻影殺人事件 [050324] Genki
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A detective and his agency is tasked with solving murder mysteries across Japan.
Console detective novels is not my thing at all.

 

7. Angel Type [050325] minori
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A "minori feat. Aeris" interactive novel.
Fujishiro Nao had to drop out of school and stay in hospital for a while due to a mental breakdown. After getting better, he now attends to an evening school.
This story is about his experiences meeting three girls that are wounded like him. Maybe in each other, they can find the cure for the loneliness and sorrow they felt so deeply...
Brand Aeris dissolved just before releasing this work, so minori is basically publisher, but not developer. Game boasts of unusual and unique atmosphere. There are four heroines each having a story about one and a half hours long including bad endings. The process leading to confession scene is super short and thus unsatisfactory. H events can issue tears at best. With such volume and art it's difficult to expect anything better.

 

8. Aoi Sora no Neosphere 蒼い空のネオスフィア [050325] Kuma-san Team 1
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A sequel of Tristia of the Deep-Blue Sea from Kogado Studio(Kumasan Team). Set in the Neosphere kingdom that fly in the air by ancient E technology. Neosphere kept going to ruin after world union war. And then, Nanoca was called to rebuild the kingdom.
There is a small English review.

 

9. Maou to Odore! - Legend of Lord of Lords 魔王と踊れ!─ Legend of Lord of Lords [050325] catwalk 1
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You wake up in your room and find a woman, whom you don't know, standing there. She says that you are the reincarnation of her liege. The Demon Lord who was sealed away centuries ago by the goddess of the land.
She tries to give your memories back but fails and gets upset. Then she decides that to awaken you, she must take you to the places where parts of your sealed power should be. Threatened by her, you follow her. In the first dungeon, you save a priestess who thinks you're the Messiah coming to save the lands from evil...
There is a small English review.

 

10. MERI+DIA ~Maria Diana~ MERI+DIA ~マリアディアナ~ [050325] Palette
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Main character is an agent of a space development company. He receives a task from his assassinated boss to attack a certain laboratory and destroy girl Theta who represents an important research. He executes this will, but only escapes with the girl instead of killing her. Organization issues a bounty for their heads, but Theta has a strong determination to follow protagonist.
Three bounty hunters set a trap, but one of them is saved by protagonist in the end, so they form an alliance. There can't be peace until new organization boss is defeated. But what secrets does Theta hide with her silence?
Should I even mention that I'm reviewing this game? It must be clear as day by now.

 

11. Parfait ~Chocolat Second Brew~ パルフェ ~ショコラ second brew~ [050325] Giga 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Six months ago, Takamura Hitoshi watched Famille, the cafe his deceased brother established, go up in smoke. The employees and the memories they shared might have survived, but without a building there can be no cafe; Hitoshi and co. are left with no choice but to abandon Famille.
But as luck - or perhaps fate - would have it, Hitoshi gets a second chance when he receives a phone call from a new mall asking him to open a branch of Famille inside their building. Hitoshi can't refuse the offer to carry on his brother's will, and after a few twists and turns a new Famille is born with Hitoshi as the manager.
Of course, life never quite goes that smoothly. Things are a mess both in the kitchen and on the floor because two key staff members refused to return. Hitoshi himself had to take a break from college in order to make opening the new cafe a reality. But perhaps the biggest problem of all is staring Famille right in the face - Curio, the popular cafe that Famille was "inspired" by in the first place, happened to open a branch in the same shopping center directly across from Famille...
And thus the new Famille's battle for survival begins.
Over ten reviews for an untranslated Giga game? World must have gone mad.

 

12. Sengoku no Imouto Shichinin no Imouto 戦国の妹 七人の妹 [050325] Ja no Michi wa Hebi Soft 1
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Your village asked you to go and hire bodyguards to protect it against the bandits, so you went with your younger-sister-like-childhood-friend Suzu-chan and hired six (technically five) people, all girls. When you came back, the villagers become suspicious of those people they didn't know, even more since they were all females and they couldn't imagine them being bodyguards at all.
In the end, you lied and persuaded the villagers that the girls were in fact... your sisters, whom your father left everywhere... (your father had such a reputation...)
There is a small English review.

 

13. Usotsuki wa Tenshi no Hajimari ウソツキは天使のはじまり [050325] Saga Planets
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Main character miraculously survives in several certain death situations. He starts to see invisible to other people angel and demon fight each other at such times. Both angel and demon become weakened due to human awareness about them, so they decide to live together with protagonist till their powers restore.
There are five heroines overall including our celestial friends who  exist mostly for H events. Genre is absurd comedy. The development is vague and not really explained. The London trip feels especially uncalled for as it fits within the story poorly. Writing lacks power. There are too many irritating factors to enjoy the game.

 

14. Virginia ~Hontou no Sekai~ バージニア ~真実の未来~ [050325] Unicorn-A
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Main character is a captain of knights returning with his subordinates to their kingdom after winning a tournament. Their vehicle gets attacked on the way while horizon gets dyed with fire. What's happened to their kingdom during their absence?
Game is an RPG with easy battles and insult scenes at defeats and some wins. Bad ends are actually hardest to see since it's very difficult to lose. Neither gameplay nor H events are decent enough to recommended here.

 

15. Virgin Snow Ura ~Yukifuru Oka de Anata to~ Virgin SNOW 裏~雪降る丘であなたと~ [050325] Runrun Soft
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In addition to remastered previous game content and full voicing there is new male main character perspective in addition to Mizuki Narumi perspective at former female perspective scenes.
Cool story, bro. But not good enough reason to discuss an alternative version of the old game.

 

16. Yunohana ゆのはな [050325] Pulltop 1
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On his winter vacation away from University, Kusatsu Takuya was travelling around on his motorcycle with his guitar when he lost control outside the rural town of Yunohana and crashed into a small shrine on the side of the road. When he regained consciousness, a strange looking girl was floating in the air above him. With a smile on her face, she introduced herself as Yunoha, the guardian of this area, and told Takuya she has healed his wounds with her powers.
In order to repay Yunoha for "saving his life", Takuya has to take care of the repair fees to fix the shrine - a grand total of about 2,350,000 yen. Now Takuya has no choice but to head towards the town of Yunohana to find a job, where this heart-warming fairy tale of winter unfolds...
There is an English review.

 

17. Kono Hareta Sora no Shita de この晴れた空の下で [050331] Cromwell 1
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The game takes place in the near future where so-called "Mimic" robots work in place of humans. Playing as Reichi Kuroha, a member of a government investigation team, your job is to investigate the mysterious suicide of a Mimic -- a strange occurrence, since Mimics are not supposed to kill themselves. The game includes a number of heroines, both Mimic and human, with whom you'll get involved as the story progresses.
The story is frustrating with all development clustered in the end. It's something between a fine and a bad work suitable probably only for SF enthusiasts.

 

BLOCKED

 

1. Mou Hitotsu no Mizu no Kioku もうひとつの水の記憶 [050302] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE
Main character enrolls to a new school to escape from pianist past. He meets both old and new acquaintances there. Will he get caught by his past or find true love?
Doujin Otomege

 

2. Lust ~Saiin Joutai~ LUST~催淫常態~ [050304] Trust
As one's intention of heroines who came into rut by the effect of entertainments obscene medicine. The heroine doesn't put out her hand to the hero who doesn't like violence until hoping. However, there is no pardon if the other party requests it.
Nukige

 

3. Mahou Shoujo Twinkle 魔法少女Twin☆kle [050304] feng
Main character gets invited to a rooftop after school. After a casual conversation Yayoi confesses that she is a magical girl. Of course protagonist takes it for a joke, but only for a minute till Yayoi repels a sudden attack of a monster. Yayoi is injured and needs to have the wound treated, so they come to protagonist's house. This day an unbelievable story of dating a magical girl begins.
Lolicon

 

4. Souten no Tobira 蒼天の扉 [050304] Marine Heart
It's a world where science is worshiped. The privileged class concentrates all the money and power. With the genetic manipulation a creation of human beings has become possible. But these people are denied humanity and treated as toys to satisfy needs of the aristocrats.
Main character is one such person who is created by a mad scientist and sold to a rich buyer. Is he doomed with this sad fate or can break free and find his Heavens?
Boys Love

 

5. Mitama no Yuki 御魂のゆき [050305] LiFox
Main character's sister is invited to participate in a shrine maiden festival by an anonymous letter. As siblings arrive to the spot, mysterious events start to unfold around his sister. Village girl dies, and ancient powers come into action. 
Lolicon

 

6. Hitozuma Senshokutai 人妻染触体 [050308] PichiPichi Gallery R
Tentacle-violation CG novel of a big-breasted married woman.
Sex feast in a dream that the big-breasted woman Futaba Sayuri had one day.
Gets violated breasts, penetrated with tentacles...she had become obsessed with ecstasy.... She had a monster baby in her uterus after all. But the dream begun to melt into reality....
Doujin Nukige

 

7. Bad Name [050309] SilveredSteel
It's a father and daughter incest story told from the perspective of the victim girl.
Doujin Nukige

 

8. Caduceus no Noroi カドゥケウスの呪い [050310] Mugen Kidou
A Dragon Quest III-based, transsexual-themed visual novel.
Doujin Nukige

 

9. Chikan Yuugi 痴漢遊戯 [050311] Marry Bell
A school city project is realized with the help of private companies. Main character runs a website "OZ" to coordinate molester actions targeted at girls coming to school by train.
Nukige

 

10. Senpai ga Fiancee!? 先輩がフィアンセ!? [050311] HeartBring
Our protagonist is in for a rude awakening once he starts another year at high-school; his mother tells him that she has arranged a marriage for him with a fellow classmate. The girl’s name doesn’t ring a bell until he realizes that she is the student infamous for being a hard-assed class-rep! To ensure the fact that the parents are insane, they arrange their cohabitation together as a sort of “husband & wife training”. While the parent’s retain their blind idiocy and leave them alone in a house, we can all imagine what could happen when you stick a man and a woman together under one roof (and under such pretenses).
Nukige

 

11. Kakka to Ma no Tsuku Present!? 閣下とマのつくプレゼント?! [050313] GEKKOKU
Yaoi adventure game. Tomorrow is the birthday of the second son (you). You'll have a nice time in the big mansion. Your boyfriend want to play hide-and seek in there with you. Can you find him?
Doujin Boys Love

 

12. My Pet Kohaku マイペット琥珀 [050313] MOON GODDESS
5th episode in My pet Tsukihime series.
Kohaku is trapped and tortured in the ruins. Only Shiki can decide her future.
Doujin Nukige

 

13. Tengu no Yachimata 天狗の八衢 [050313] sum
The Tengu mountain people are rumored to live long and possess magical power enough to jump over the hills. A series of mysterious deaths occurs at the mountain people village. These events intertwine fates of two people. The first is a villager Ayahiko who gets preceded by his younger brother as the head of the family and thus has a freedom of action wandering with his dog able to spot monsters. The second is an exiled monk Samon who gets a vision about these deaths in the mountains. 
Doujin Boys Love

 

14. Nana NANA -ナナ- [050317] Konami
The game focuses on the lives of Osaki Nana and Komatsu Nana, two girls who moved to Tokyo to make their dreams come true.
Komatsu Nana is a small town girl who goes to Tokyo to follow her boyfriend and college friends, with the hope of having her dream life. Osaki Nana was in a popular punk band in her home town. She goes to Tokyo with the goal of making it big as a singer. The two Nanas meet on the train ride to the city. Later, they run into each other again when they happen to check out the same apartment, and the girls decide to become roommates. The series chronicles their friendship and their lives as each chases her dreams.
Although they are prominent characters, the game gives the player their own character who lives next to the Nanas in Apt. 708. There are five choices of characters, all are uniquely designed by Yazawa Ai, the original creator, for the game.
The player gets to experience the storylines of volumes five through eight. Additionally, the player can meet other characters like Honjo Ren, Ichinose Takumi, or Okazaki Shinichi, and the player can even date them. They can also experience Tokyo life, for example getting part-time jobs, buying clothes, and decorating their room.
Otomege

 

15. Henshin! 2 へんし~ん!2 [050318] May-Be Soft
This time a new protagonist gains the ability to transform himself to objects, again thanks to the powers of the magical cat Niniko. And the comical situations continue...
Nukige

 

16. Invisible Sign -Isu- Invisible Sign-イス- [050318] lapin
Fifteen years ago main character's older brother Rin got kidnapped. As a result mother went mad and father lost interest in life, so family's private psychiatrist had to care of the young Shun. Boy starts to attend school with his only friend. A dreadful murder of student occurs there one day. Shun starts to see visions of the killed student and nightmares where some man wants to catch him. Overcome with fear, he occasionally loses control over his consciousness. A police investigator finds a lot of similarities of this murder with the case fifteen years ago. People around Shun get involved in the investigation, including a classmate girl with the same name as his disappeared brother. Will the mystery be revealed? 
Boys Love

 

17. Minyo! 2 ~Kondo wa Shamusho~ みにょっ!2~今度は社務所~ [050318] Take Out
Main character takes a part-time job at the shrine in his hometown with his childhood friend during summer vacations. However, this shrine is rumored as evil. Priest gets hospitalized after an incident with spirit exorcism. Protagonist becomes the only man among the cheerful and lovely shrine maidens. But evil spirits still loom above the shrine. Main character finds his own way of exorcism - sex ritual.
Nukige

 

18. Shinku no Soiree - Cardinal Soiree 深紅のソワレ cardinal soiree [050318] Art
Main character finds himself on an island as wakes up. He only has knowledge of his name and circus. A strange girl falls down next to him. The two people find no help with the villagers, so they join a circus company. Protagonist gets instructor position and can train participants any way he wants in order to attain the best results.
Nukige

 

19. My Pet GM マイペットGM [050319] MOON GODDESS
9th episode in My pet Ragnarok series.
Lear and Cyan have been captured by the dark merchants. They fall victim to various indecent practices like bestiality, humiliation, orgy...
Doujin Nukige

 

20. Oo! Imouto no Ana Kyun ~Gakkou no Youmuin mo~ おおぉ!妹の穴キュン~学校の用務員も~ [050319] BANANA BLUE SOFT
An adventure game with female voices in which you are to have sex with your young sister in school.
The story can be played from both brother's side and young sister's side.
It also features 2 stories of the sister getting penetrated by a school janitor.
Doujin Nukige

 

21. Ten ni Takaku Chi ni Fukaku 天に高く地に深く [050321] nuko
Tokyo, 2019.
After the earthquake city decays, and capital gets transferred. In the empty streets there is a 150 meters height skyscraper that stays unmanned. Eight young people get an invitation to gather in this unique location. Somehow, they decide to stay here. Why do they choose something that has lost its meaning?
Doujin

 

22. Animal Half あにまるは~ふ [050325] Doll's
One day main character's peaceful life gets interrupted by arrival of Maya and Kira girls with cat ears. They are maids dispatched by protagonist's uncle to live together for a week. The clumsy, but sweet cohabitation begins.
Doujin Nukige

 

23. Chichikuri Nurse 24 Ji ちちくりナース24時 [050325] West Vision
Main character is an ordinary youth who frequently visits his hospitalized sister. One day he gets into a traffic incident on his way to the clinic, and breaks his legs as a result. He is distributed to the same room with his sister. At the same time, he is nursed by his lover who works there, and also by her older sister. One night his sister forces herself on him as he lies unmovable. Protagonist gets angry at her, but accepts her feelings. His lover keeps coming to have sex regularly, so situation gets awkward as his sister lies in the same room. Life turns into a complex mix of jealousy and carnal pleasures.
Nukige

 

24. Crime Rhyme 2 クライミライ2 [050325] FlyingShine Black
A beautiful and popular girl who lives with her boyfriend becomes a toy for the students right at the school grounds. She endures this situation as she is tenderly loved at home by her boyfriend. However, more and more boys enter master-slave relations with her...
Nukige

 

25. Dark: Shitsuraku no Shimai Ningyou DARK †失楽の姉妹人形† [050325] Supple 
Medieval kingdoms world. The struggle between humans and other races ends with the victory of human beings with the other races getting oppressed. Main character is a dark elf who makes a fortune in the slave trade by supplying humans with peculiar species. He swears revenge on the elf race who destroyed his homeland. This time he makes elf girls his slaves and humiliates them for the sins of their race. But it's only a mistake...
Nukige

 

26. Hinatarte ~Hinatabokko Fandisc~ ひなたると~ひなたぼっこファンディスク~ [050325] Tarte
Hinatarte is a fandisc for Hinatabokko.
It includes 4 afterstories (Koharu, Hinata, Koori and Shizuma) and one bonus story about Nanase.
Also disc contains wallpapers and screensaver.
Fandisc

 

27. H na Jorei Puzzle! Ikitai Ikasete Reibaishi Kanata no Onegai Hな除霊パズル! いきたい いかせて霊媒師 かなたのお願い [050325] Tetra Pot
Kyousuke is a private detective and (unofficially and reluctantly) an exorcist of ghosts, but since encountering Kanata, a long lost childhood friend, the number of ghost hauntings around him grows to dangerous levels.
What's happening? And why all these paranormal events also have erotic overtones?
Nukige

 

28. Joyuu Nanako "Shutsuen Jouken wa... Omae no Karada da" 女優・菜々子「出演条件は…おまえの肢体だ」 [050325] Lune
Let's train the beautiful actress "Saisai Co" of the former gravure idol who is the heroine of this "Beautiful actress shame humiliation ADV" work in the spectacle society as one's intention by the use of producer's standpoint, and bring up the new work of Lne to M woman. The stage of TV station is made the best use of, and H is possible by various situations such as movie sets and dressing rooms. In addition, women who put her body in the spectacle society such as idol, announcer, old-timer actresses, and woman AD besides Saisai Co also hang to corruption producer's hand. The act of the drama of the name of M woman training goes up now.
Nukige

 

29. Kimi to Issho ni Dekiru Koto 3 Married Woman -Miho- キミといっしょにデキること3 married woman -miho- [050325] Haikara Kissa
Orishiro Mio is a beautiful woman with a heavenly body, who has a kid. I met her by pure accident....though her children Akari who is one year my junior.
I am now alone with Mio in her home, Akari is away from home attending a crammer....
Doujin Nukige

 

30. Kyunkyun Katei Choukyoushi ~Sei no Tehodoki A to Z~ キュンキュン家庭ちょー教師~性の手ほどきA to Z~ [050325] Tomato
Main character is a lazy high student who is not interested in anything including study. But his precious summer approaches its end without producing memories, so he confesses to his childhood friend just because she was cute. As he arrives home, he is greeted by new neighbor nephew dispatched as his tutor. The girl teaches him a lot about sex. Finally fun life begins as he gets private lessons and experiments with his childhood friend lover. More experienced older girls also start to pay attention to him. Is it possible to live happily together?
Nukige

 

31. Love Fetish ~Sado Hen~ らぶフェチ ~サド編~ [050325] Erogos
Main character is in love relations with both Suzuka and Miku, but with time it loses excitement. An evil scheme crosses his mind. He decides to oppress them and stir jealously feelings in them. For that he invites a third party...
Nukige

 

32. Mareido ~Choukyou no Yakata~ 魔隷奴 ~調教の館~ [050325] Padlock
Demons and humans coexist in this world. There is a legend that bloody red moon shall rise when there is a big change in the world. Main character is a human who lives with his new wife at the mansion. One day he gets ordered by his wife to train a girl brought to the mansion. During intense training the two people discover that they share something that is missing in their hearts. Can love arise during such relations? And then crimson red moon rises covering the whole sky.
Nukige

 

33. Osananajimi na Kanojo 幼なじみな彼女 [050325] E.G.O.
Main character has a female childhood friend who can not convey her feelings. Their parents go together on a trip leaving kids to take care of each other under one roof. How will young people change during this week?.
Nukige

 

34. Osananajimi no Nukumori 幼なじみのぬくもり [050325] Love Potion
A couple is on the verge of breaking up. But they realize one day that love is something you do. They regain cheerful spirits then. Childhood friend is so beautiful when she lies on the bed. I wish this day lasts forever.
Nukige

 

35. Project Sex Shuudan Ninshin ~Athlete o Haramasero!~ プロジェクトSEX 集団妊娠~アスリートを孕ませろ!~ [050325] Acme X
In this country of this era, the party's power is absolute and no one can go against it. Those who disagreed would be lost in less than a month. On the contrary, for those who have pledged to the party and who are fond of the party leaders, they receive various preferential treatment from the country. In this poor country, in order to complete Tenju, we have to swear the party's allegiance and absolutely obey the order from the party. Any unreasonable order can only be obeyed. There is no freedom at all, and the unintended pregnancy forcing in a desperate situation is the theme of this work.
Nukige

 

36. Ryoujoku Gakuen ~Bukatsu Choukyou Chigoku Seme~ 凌辱学園~部活調教恥獄責め~ [050325] Ryoujokudou
Main character is a human resources teacher who reports directly to the underground training council. His job is to find promising women to obey their bosses and turn into slaves. He selects three student girls and promises them an overwhelming bureaucratic career if they follow his training course obediently during a month. Their parents sign a written agreement, and severe training starts.
Nukige

 

37. Sis x Miko シス×みこ [050325] Xanadu
Main character's is the eldest son in the family that run a shrine. He is destined to inherit the business, but he is very worried about one thing. His twin sister-in-law shrine maidens temp him every day with their looks and occasional initiative signs. What future will he choose?
Nukige

 

38. Fantasia [050326] DIGICLA
Our nameless hero wakes up injured, with no memories and a unfamiliar pissed off young lady by his side.
Agreeing to stay in the nearby mansion, while trying to regain his memories…what kind of answer will await him at the destination?
Doujin Otomege

 

39. Tokumu Sousakan Rei & Fuko ~Jusei Machi no Kachiku Choukyou~ 特務捜査官レイ&風子~受精街の家畜調教~ [050326] Black Lilith
Year 2054, Tokyo
Kirisawa Rei and Izumi Fuuko are the capable special agent, commonly called Mayaku Tokuso, whose task is drug-crime investigation and to take down the drug syndicate in Tokyo.
They were a perfect pair, getting over numerous bloodbaths together.
One day, they had an information of 12 Angels, a drug syndicate that they had been searching for years, sneaking into the most dangerous city in Tokyo, Shinjuku, where is rumored that their secret base is located.
But it is a clever trap set by the boss Kiryu for the revenge on them.....
Nukige

 

40. Mesemedi ~Tsundere Ichaicha AVG~ めせメディ ~ツンデレイチャイチャAVG~ [050327] CARYO
Main character experiences envious looks each day because the sits at the same desk with lovely student council president. One day he sneaks to an abandoned school building to unleash his desires when he notices another girl masturbating in the area. And it turns out to be student council president!
Doujin Nukige

 

41. Trance Kiss TRANCE キッス [050328] Nanasenchi
A collaboration between Visual Art's and Betsucomi's best-selling author Nana Shiiba. An adaptation of the one-shot of the same name published in Deluxe Betsucomi in February 2005.
Otomege

 

42. Transfer Teacher [050328] ATP Projects
Into the snowy season, into the uneventful life of Lee comes she, the exchange professor from J-Country. Not only beautiful, but also passionate... about teaching.
EVN

 

43. The Garden Society: Kykuit [050329] Ren'ai Games
Recent transfer student and new member of the Garden Society, will you be able to fit in? Make friends? …Or something more?
EVN

 

44. Reconstruction 01 [050330] Allugic
A futuristic sci-fi story set in a world where space travel is as common as plane travel is now. It's a story of a man, the ups and downs in his life, and an unusual secret he discovers by chance...
EVN

 

45. Amatire [050331] Gloranor
A lone ranger meets a young woman who wants to be his apprentice in the woods.
EVN

 

46. Hoshi no Yakusoku 星の約束 [050331] Mirai
"But there are still people that I have to meet somehow..."
The protagonist Mirai can't throw away the thoughts of the people she left behind in the modern world.
Depressed that she couldn't go back, Amaterasu decided to return her.
Mirai finally got back to the friends and happy school life that she missed so much.
That time in the world of gods is like a page of a sealed dream.
Otomege

 

47. When I Rule The World [050331] Chronoluminaire
"My name is Selena, and I have been chosen to be the future ruler of the world." She might look like an ordinary schoolgirl, but a secret organisation called The Agency are going to overthrow the world and institute her as ruler of the new world order!
EVN

 

48. Kuraku Naru Made Machiyagare! くらくなるまでまちやがれ! [0503] SALULU
Nakashima had reluctantly had sexual relationship with his classmate Kaiji these days. One day, Kaiji suddenly visited his home. Nakashima hated having sex with him at first, but by the repetitive petting, he was gradually getting turned on....
11 main CG pictures plus 11 alternates (w/5 endings). This is a silly, but upbeat hentai boys-love game.
Doujin Nukige

 

49. Zutto Te o Toriatte Iketara ずっと手を取り合っていけたら [0503] EAG
Main character is a third-year high school student who is preparing for the exams. It's a girl who has lived as a man till now as a result of brother's long-lasting joke. She tries to adapt to her new life as a girl in the company of male friends.
Doujin
kivandopulus

Foreword: Liar-soft games are always absurd and somewhat fun, but of varying quality. Seven-Bridge actually has the same scenario writer as Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~ (at least one of the three authors) , so I see all the reasons to give it a bite.

VNDB: https://vndb.org/v597

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdLAzm2uTvw&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=30&t=0s

Synopsis: In a parallel world, the history takes a different turn at the start of the 20th Century. Black death plague ravages the European Countries, death toll is so high that when the Ottoman Empire strikes from the east they are powerless to resist. In the name of Jihad, Europe burns.

Kuu Klein is the only survivor of black death in his village in Germany and he flees all the way to Beijing to survive the war and the plague. He has the ability to read minds but it brings him only more suffering.

Ten years later, when the World War starts chaos and poverty spreads to Beijing. He decides to go back to his hometown, better to be at home if the war will be everywhere... But there are no trains to Europe except the rumored "Black Train Joan". He tries to get on that train but the only people with the "Black Ticket" are allowed to board.

Unable to find a way to get abroad he gives himself to alcohol, later that day on the street he meets a girl who offers him a black ticket. Somehow he can't read the thoughts of this particular girl. She can't speak a word either, an another strange thing about her is that she covers her hands with long dark gloves, never taking them off for any reason...

After some difficulty in conversation, he learns that her name is Emma and she would give him a ticket if he agrees to travel to Europe as her companion. They board the train together and take of on a journey that will take them over seven bridges and many ordeals...

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Game type: Absurdist road movie story

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 6/10

Story rating: 6/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 6/10

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First of all, I was really surprised by the length of the game. Half of the same day I was recording second half of Steel's epilogue, but the whole playthrough of Seven-Bridge fit into the remaining half of the day. Game has only one route and only one ending. 

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I call genre a road movie story, because we never get far from the black train. Sometimes it runs at full speed of 800 miles an hour and sometimes makes stops, but it always remains at the core of the game. The story begins in a normal manner, but very soon strange legends of golems, ghosts and flying trains show up, and it would not be Liar Soft if things weren't turning mad very soon. There has been a big number of space expresses in Japanese anime (Galaxy Express 999), literature (Night on the Galactic Railroad) and even in visual novel genre (D ~Sono Keshiki no Mukougawa~), so it's a safe bet where it's also possible to insert multiple references to previous media. I believe genre can also be called a parody for the vast number of different genre parodies involved. Maybe it's the result of three different scenario writers working together.

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What surprised me even more than the length is the abyssmal number of H events in the game. They begin pretty much spontaneously and get the same craziness momentum as the absurd scenario. What I appreciate is that these scenes aren't always isolated from the other world. By the end of the game they involve more and more characters and - ehm - spectators. They give out a lively integrated with the story feeling.

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World view is eccentric, and story becomes ridiculous as well. Basically, protagonist from german origin ends up on a black train where Christians go from China to Europe to start a war with Muslims there. Game is divided into three chapters. First one is pretty normal travel from China to Siberia across lifeless landscapes. But captain of the train spontaneously decides to take a day off, so protagonist somehow finds himself in the machine room trying to drive. Only he can see button of various colors, and those colors actually have supernatural powers. The marks the first supernatural event. The second chapter is about getting away from Novonikolaevsk in Siberia towards Tashkent in order to get to Samara from there. The reason is supposedly Bolshevist attacks. Characters hope that Muslims are peaceful during Ramadan, but they get a good share of adventures in the prairies and Istanbul. The third chapter is about arriving to Prague and is something absolutely different with sanity vanishing without a trace.

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Humor is quite to my liking. It's either situational or absurd. For example, it's nice to see how conductor Joel tries to speak broken English in extreme situations and then asks everyone around whether she said something bad. Same as in Sapphism no Gensou every character presents a different country, so their interaction is amusing to read.

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Overall, I was not expecting much from this game, but it proved to be an enjoyable ride. It's definitely not a place to seek a serious story. It lacks integrity and finishes as soon as Emma's story is finished. But Liar-Soft charm is seen in many parts of the game, so company fans should not miss it.

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kivandopulus

Foreword: I never expected a 80 hour long race out of this "episodic" story. How much time should pass till opening? What about length of the epilogue? Should there be some lines after the final credits? Believe me, Steel will surprise you with each answer. I knew that scenario from Kadokura Keisuke would be enjoyable. But it took me a full week to be able to digest it.

VNDB: https://vndb.org/v6416

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Nc368AlSs&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9jHMWwIIkzFPiTpLJ-eMP7

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Synopsis: The protagonist, Tomoya, was abandoned by his mother at a tender age. He was taken in by Honjou Arisa after a chance meeting. Four girl adoptees who had joined the Honjou family home for similar reasons also lived there.

Though they were not related by blood, Tomoya treated the girls as if they were his siblings. They lived peaceful lives at the Honjou residence... but one day, he encountered a strange woman in town. She was wreathed in something that looked like iron – and upon seeing her figure, he remembered that he, too, had once harbored such a metallic augment.

"Is that... your Anima?"

A right arm turned to metal... A peculiar corpse discovered at school... A transfer student exuding dark mist... And a foreign warrior wreathed in thick steel armor... Tomoya's peaceful life would soon begin to crumble as disaster came to visit him and his sisters. To protect them, he shall have to once again wreathe his right arm in Anima.

Game type: Supernatural abilities chuuni story

Character Design rating: 8/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 9/10

Game quality: 4/10

Overall rating: 7/10

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Basics first. This is a story of a big and powerful Honjo clan. Main character Tomoya is an adopted child who lives in the family for the last five years. Only few families possess the anima ability to turn their body into weapons. They have rivals, but don't show their powers to the outsiders. Tomoya only starts to master his anima. That brings us to structure.

There are four chapters. Three first chapters have similar shape. Each of them is devoted to Honjo sisters and their anima - first Misaki, then Ayano, finally Iori. These three chapters have two endings each - initially the true one when the heroine comes off the stage in some way and then the side happy ending with each heroine. After each of four chapters there's a short explanatory chapter which is devoted mostly to past events and Honjo Alice heroine. The fourth chapter has only one ending and is devoted to the most mysterious heroine Nishinomiya Akizuki. It also covers most of the loose ends of the game. Epilogue chapter (with a small Final chapter which finalizes Explanatory Chapters) is very different from the other chapters and presents after-story for the different characters that remain on the stage up to the point. 

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Phew, with that covered - almost - without spoilers it's possible to go on. Story is thrilling, and text is really rich. Characters are quite developed despite having no voicing thanks to whole 15-hour long chapter devoted to each of them. What I liked the most is that there are very few SOL scenes. Protagonist Tomoya starts off pretty well with all his powers awakening gradually and evolving with more emotional experiences. But game really lacks a good conflict. There are some goons (including elite ones) from the rival family, but that's it. So in result Tomoya just does not have opportunity to actually fight since we constantly need to show battle prowess of our chapter heroines. Thus he gets from cool to passive losing charm. Due to the lack of conflict some fights happen even between heroines out of trifles. But on the other hand, some antagonists jump to the stage out of the blue. Momentum never gets lost.

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Time to get back to story since it's the main flavor of the game. Each chapter is actually very different, so we can't stop being surprised. Misaki chapter is our straightforward nakige with personal drama and focus on the heroine alone. Ayano chapter suddenly changes focus from heroine to her anima. Iori chapter is totally different again since Iori actually can't fight. Maid Noriko has to fulfill that function, so Noriko actually gets her own ending as well. Third chapter also marks the main conflict of the game and uncovers Honjo clan secrets. Fourth chapter has the most straightforward conflict between main heroines Alice and Akizuki against their own antagonists. As for epilogue, it gives off too much of Clannad scent which is a great minus for such Clannad hater as me. Each chapter is named after anima name and explanatory chapters are called Shizoid because of the very different perspective presented.

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The saddest part is graphical presentation and absence of voicing. That gives a huge penalty to the quality evaluation. I can't really imagine many persons to be able to read such a huge story with such poor presentation. But - on the other hand - how many real modern masterpieces are there without voicing? Can't really remember even one out of the blue. That's an enormous feat by itself.

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kivandopulus

Foreword: Abandoner is the second winner of poll for the extra review in 2004. There are actually two reviews already (1 2), but it does not hurt to give it a fresh look. Clephas recommends not to read this visual novel unless we are really hard masochists, but every visual novel reader is at least a bit of masochist for reading such long stories while normal people can't endure even director's cut movie versions. As for me, such question does not even stand - it's enough to look at the number of visual novels I played without really enjoying them. So let's start.

VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1182

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eGicIWOOlw&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_qT6p_Y5f1XbwJYUu2TCCe

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Synopsis: A cross between fantasy, science fantasy, and mystery. The protagonist is a former detective who is living in virtual exile in a walled-off city occupied by foreign military forces. It is a lawless city, where just about anything can happen...

Game type: Superhuman experiments story

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 6/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 6/10

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First of all, let's observe the plot since it's so vaguely drawn in both reviews. The stage is an imaginary city that resembles Italian city of the first third of the 20th century. It's under occupation of Tristian forces for the last 30 years. Main character Neil Fox is a former detective who now works independently and takes bounty hunter jobs. This time he is promised an outstandingly generous payment for rescuing some girl from a kidnapper and protecting her. But kidnapper turns out to be girl's guardian. The place gets ambushed by the military police. What makes this girl so important? That's what'd described in the first 30 minutes of the game. We successfully rescue that Helena girl and conceal her in the hideout. The girl is as if from another world since she has a poor grip on the reality.

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But then the problems start. Or, rather, nothing starts. Instead of returning girl to the request giver, Niel tries to find Helena's father and find out more about her past in the mysterious laboratory. In the meantime he just hangs around mafia bar and participates in some of their activities that COINCIDENTALLY bring him closer to Helena and Abandoner mystery. Even when Helena disappears at some time of the story, nothing really changes. He just continues to do jobs for the mafia. If even feels like he totally forgets about Helena in the second (longest) chapter. Game has neither an aim nor the conflict. Just for that reason I can't consider Abandoner a masterpiece. 

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There is also a problem of main character Neil Fox. He takes a job to rescue the hostage and protect her, but he has absolutely no weapons. He carries some rusty gun just as a means of threat, but that's it. He is unable to win any fight. All he does is run away and hide. And thus he can't really influence the outcome of events which - only by some incredible luck - develop in his favor. That's realistic, but kind of boring for the main character.

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I rated heroines even lower than protagonist, because they aren't loveable. Helena is our out of this world girl who whispers trivial things all the time. There's little of interest in her. Next is mafia daughter Hilda Lutz. To tell the truth, I can't take girls seriously if their single boob is bigger than their head. She's very knowledgeable, but that's it. She hardly plays any important role in the story. The last heroine is military police sergeant Cecilia. Well, she's the most irritating character in this whole game. She's stubborn and pushy as she considers herself to be the only representative of power in this city. She's that character who does not listen to anyone and just tries to force her opinion everywhere. So I see it why Clephas blames this game of characters not listening to each other, but I don't see any other characters with this trait. Cecilia position and personality is to blame, but not everyone else. The mafia guys are all simpletons and can't be judged harshly. The first time we meet them, one 50-year looking guys cries because he's afraid of BOOKSHELVES. Yeah, stupid, but just treat them as comical characters. The poor Tony eventually just goes into reckless rage crying out "I'm Antonio Beltamo!" over and over. Well, I just did not pay much attention to mafia guys who are evidently just cannon fodder.

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I kind of lowered BGM level too much in the video so that music can hardly be heard, but BGM is actually rarely plays in this game. It's the sound of constant rain that plays most of the time instead. Music is nice, but its sudden cut offs irritate.

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What I especially want to point out is that there are NO fantasy elements in the game. All the alterations presented can be addressed to the results of human experiments. Just science is very advanced for the corresponding time period taken. There's no fantasy scenes, no magic, no resurrections - nothing. It's an atmospheric hard boiled realistic story that should not be really compromised with fantasy elements.

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In conclusion, this is a good story for the story's sake. But in order to like it you need to put up with senile mafia characters, not exactly lovable heroines and passive sneaky MC. This game is not about characters, thus each heroine has just one H event that happens kind of spontaneously at any point of the story when it's convenient - not necessarily in the end. Girls don't really have after-stories and actual roues, because it's not a charage. It's a single road story. If you're interested in the Abandoner mystery and can tolerate the cast, then you can enjoy the story even without being a really hard masochist.

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kivandopulus

Foreword: It's requested as extra review, so I'm pleased to tell what kind of masterpiece this game is. It does not mean I'm not reviewing Abandoner, though. Both games stood so close in the poll that I could not make my mind in any way.

VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1085

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDJG1UQavYg&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-73f48qzUpNIceFnIA8Mot

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Synopsis: The game revolves around the main character's 3 days repeating over and over again, where he is constantly being killed in the third day of the story (in various ways) but magically being brought back to life in the first day to repeat his 3 days. Your goal here is to solve the mystery behind the death of your sempai and also to find the identity of the murderer.

Game type: Horror looped murder story with fantasy elements

Character Design rating: 8/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 8/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 7/10

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I only found one impression (1), and it's not very elaborate, so let's dissect things properly. 3days is a classic loop game, but for me it's the same kind of classic as To Heart for galge - boring and exhausting. The same loop of three days goes on for some 15 laps (maybe less if some alternative branches are skipped) and finishes with more and more elaborate ways of killing and sometimes raping. But the worst thing for me is that specific scene needs to be triggered in all of three heroine initial roues. I had to do much more loops, because I triggered only one Tamaki H scene while I needed to find another one for her item to show at the main screen indicating her route fully done.

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That being said, first half of 3days is of little interest to me. Watching the same events over and over and girls die over and over in different situations is not really what constitutes for fun pastime. However, the second part actually manages to present a favorable impression by cleverly mixing past, present and future Ryou stories. We get acquainted with the new charming heroine Miyu who has to bear all the positive intentions of the game alone just because she's the only heroine that we don't see dying miserably with torn apart body and face distorted with fear. Magic finally comes to the stage, and game turns into a fantasy battle from a pesky contemporary murder story. 

But I don't suffer from short memory, so horrible first part gets a huge evaluation penalty from me. There are also other negative factors. Basically, game is a royal story. That goes for both first and second part. The individual heroine endings take really like a few minutes astray from the main story. Another negative factor is poor CG representation and occasional lack of voicing. I can remember very few CG after playthrough, so it's constant character sprites hell. Also, I can't really stand Harry Potter, so second part is rather repulsive with all the magic domination and stuff. At the same time Tsukiko as the best starting heroine never receives her route in the main game and plays mostly a comical role. There are too many deficiencies to neglect in the overall evaluation.

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In the raw outcome, 3days is a masterpiece, but only thanks to the main concept and true route in the second part. It occupies a firm position among classics as one of grandfathers of loop visual novels. Tsukiko and later Miyu don't let the game to turn into total despair. But as to my recommendations... I'm not so sure. Game fails as a detective story and suffers a lot whenever it tries to advance romance. Would I really play this game if I knew that it'd total to magic battle? I'm pretty sure that I would not, although such turn of events was really unexpected. Game really feels old and lacking production quality. It's still a good game at the core, but who would want to get to the core when there are so many better quality stories nowadays.

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kivandopulus

I consider only Steel to be the only masterpiece as of now. But things may change as I review both Steel and Seven-Bridge

1. Rozen Maiden ローゼンメイデン [050202] WorkJam
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Anime story is relayed to mobile phones. If game is finished with good results, there is also an original after-story scenario.
I really need to devise a way to block such "games".

 

2. Kurokami Shoujotai 黒髪少女隊 [050204] Honey Pot
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Kaoru enters a high school and he moves to the school dormitory. But actually it is a girl's high school.... The school principal says, "I'm sorry. We thought you were a girl because your name is Kaoru." He reluctantly starts his school life there and the principal introduces him four girls to take care of him. Their name is "Kurokami Shoujotai"! Kaoru's hectic school life starts...
Slightly old-fashioned fantasy youth comedy with clever use of graphic and sound effects. Scenario is unexpectedly serious itself, but with slapstick comedy scenes. Ending clearly suggests a sequel, but it's hardly a genre that can afford one...

 

3. Ichigo 100%: Strawberry Diary いちご100%ストロベリーダイアリー [050210] Tomy
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Based on the hit manga series and its anime adaptation.
Strawberry 100% chronicles the school years of Junpei Manaka, a student and aspiring movie director, and his relationships with the girls that enter his life. At the start of the series, he encounters a mysterious and beautiful girl on the roof of his middle school, but does not remember anything about her other than that she wears strawberry-print panties. She leaves before he can talk to her, but he finds a notebook nearby, belonging to Aya Toujou, an ordinary-looking glasses-wearing girl who is a gifted writer. The two become friends with the common ambition of turning great stories into movies. Thinking that Tsukasa Nishino, the most popular girl in his school, might be the mystery girl, he asks her out in a bold confession at the chin-up bar, and is surprised when she accepts. He later realizes Tsukasa is not the mystery girl but chooses to continue their relationship anyway. He places into Izumizaka High, but learns that Aya has given up an offer to the prestigious Oumi Academy to attend Izumizaka with him and that she is the mystery girl.
At Izumizaka, Junpei encounters a feisty girl named Satsuki Kitaoji. The two become friends because of common interests, but Satsuki falls in love with him. Junpei tries to join the film club but learns it has been disbanded. He revives the club thanks to Aya, Satsuki, and his high school friends as members. Junpei also discovers that his childhood friend Yu Minamoto is moving into his family's home, but she ends up attending Oumi Academy. The film club make one film each year, each written by Aya and directed by Junpei, which is screened at the school festival. Satsuki stars in their first film, Tsukasa is the heroine of their second film, and Aya is the heroine of the third movie.
Over the course of his high school life Junpei experiences many awkward moments involving the four girls in his life.
Again, I wish I had a way to block games repeating anime story completely.

 

4. Pure x Cure [050211] ChuableSoft
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As the male nurse at a co-ed school, you are viewed with suspicion. Can you gain the students' trust?
Game has clear structure - prologue, episode 1 and episode 2. Because of that tempo feels very good. Dialogues are funny. In the second half of the game each heroine has a serious problem to deal with. Another good feature is that upon entering individual route other heroines still persist and support to their best ability. Protagonist is unreliable, but characters are lovely enough to get affected with.

 

5. Steel [050211] Graviton
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The protagonist, Tomoya, was abandoned by his mother at a tender age. He was taken in by Honjou Arisa after a chance meeting. Four girl adoptees who had joined the Honjou family home for similar reasons also lived there.
Though they were not related by blood, Tomoya treated the girls as if they were his siblings. They lived peaceful lives at the Honjou residence... but one day, he encountered a strange woman in town. She was wreathed in something that looked like iron – and upon seeing her figure, he remembered that he, too, had once harbored such a metallic augment.
"Is that... your Anima?"
A right arm turned to metal... A peculiar corpse discovered at school... A transfer student exuding dark mist... And a foreign warrior wreathed in thick steel armor... Tomoya's peaceful life would soon begin to crumble as disaster came to visit him and his sisters. To protect them, he shall have to once again wreathe his right arm in Anima.
Game is not voiced, but scenario is really great and crazy. Kadokura Keisuke wrote scenario for many good games like Brayon Veda, so I'm going to see his rise with my own eyes.

 

6. Tonari no Maou Tsukai となりの魔王使い [050211] Beenyan
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There is a house, burnt down and left for a long time, next to Haruto's house. One day, two girls come and repair it with magic, and start to live there. They are Sion and Amy. They make trouble involving Haruto....
Synopsis is neutral, so it would be bad to block it without explanation. But game is pretty much a nukige. All the magic and devil king are just accessories. The witch girls need to gather enough magic to restore house and garden, and we know the best way to gather magic energy. Story wants to be pure love one, but actually includes insults.

 

7. Nangoku Dominion 南国ドミニオン [050218] SofthouseChara 1
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You play as Aloha, a young man with amnesia who is stranded on a volcanic tropical island with nine other people (six girls and three men), and the objective is to survive on the island, and perhaps regain your memory or gain the love of one of the girls and escape with them.
To survive on the island, you must gather food for yourself and the colony, which are gained in mini-game type commands (such as a memory card game or target-shooting), and build helpful structures on the island. You also must interact with the other people on the island, by talking to them, learning more about them, and building their affection -- or disaffection, as you can actually fight and kill other members of the island, or they can kill you! After gaining enough affection with one of the ladies, you can get H events with them, and try to escape the island with them if you have the appropriate means to get their ending.
There is kind of English review.

 

8. Oshikake Osanazuma 3 おしかけおさなづま3(3乗) [050218] Roll
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Main character is a high school student who lives alone after losing parents in a traffic accident. He finally regains joyfulness supported by his aunt, childhood friend and classmates. One day an he is visited by and old man claiming to be his grandfather and owner of a huge conglomerate. In order for protagonist to inherit this business, he needs to marry first. Grandfather chooses a bride candidate to live together in one house. However, protagonist's friends rebel against this decision, so three more girls join them. Thus, a lively cohabitation of five people begins.
As a harem comedy, there's little room for the story, but the interactions are quite fun. It might be called a moege, but the slapstick part really makes this game stand out.

 

9. Seven-Bridge [050218] Liar-soft
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In a parallel world, the history takes a different turn at the start of the 20th Century. Black death plague ravages the European Countries, death toll is so high that when the Ottoman Empire strikes from the east they are powerless to resist. In the name of Jihad, Europe burns.
Kuu Klein is the only survivor of black death in his village in Germany and he flees all the way to Beijing to survive the war and the plague. He has the ability to read minds but it brings him only more suffering.
Ten years later, when the World War starts chaos and poverty spreads to Beijing. He decides to go back to his hometown, better to be at home if the war will be everywhere... But there are no trains to Europe except the rumored "Black Train Joan". He tries to get on that train but the only people with the "Black Ticket" are allowed to board.
Unable to find a way to get abroad he gives himself to alcohol, later that day on the street he meets a girl who offers him a black ticket. Somehow he can't read the thoughts of this particular girl. She can't speak a word either, an another strange thing about her is that she covers her hands with long dark gloves, never taking them off for any reason...
After some difficulty in conversation, he learns that her name is Emma and she would give him a ticket if he agrees to travel to Europe as her companion. They board the train together and take of on a journey that will take them over seven bridges and many ordeals...
I believe I'm destined to review this Liar-Soft chunige. Some even call this work a spiritual sequel of Kusarihime...

 

10. Another Code Futatsu no Kioku アナザーコード 2つの記憶 [050224] Cing 1 2 3 4
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The game's protagonist is Ashley Mizuki Robbins, a 13 year old girl who has been raised by her aunt, Jessica, because her parents vanished when she was three years old. She believed that they were dead, but two days before her fourteenth birthday, she received a package. Inside, was a letter from her father and a small machine. The letter said that he would be waiting on Blood Edward Island, an island located off the coast of Washington in the United States. The next day, the day before her birthday, Jessica and Ashley ride over to Blood Edward Island on a boat, but Ashley's father isn't there to greet them. Jessica goes to look for him, but when she doesn't return, Ashley ventures out to search for both of them. While exploring the island, Ashley also befriends "D", a ghost who has lost his memories. Together they enter the Edward Mansion, each looking for answers to their own questions.
There are English reviews.

 

11. Akiiro Renka 秋色恋華 [050225] Purple Software 1
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Recently having both of his parents leaving the house in order to take jobs abroad; our hero leads a solitary, invalid existence. Even his sister-in-law cannot lend him a hand because she’s not living with him either. Thankfully, a neighbor (and fellow classmate) takes it upon herself to help the kid out. Furthermore, a World-Class tennis player (whom our hero idolizes) is injured while touring the globe. She now attends the same class as he, until she gets better. With all these cute women surrounding him--and he having a place for himself--how will he take action?
There is an English review.

 

12. Argonauts アルゴノーツ [050225] Fairytale
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Main character Naoki decides to have a space travel experience during his summer vacations. Somehow, he is assigned to a team consisting only of girls who are all musicians. It's supposed to be a fun youth voyage, but spacecraft route is crazy and full of surprises. First, the vehicle gets damaged, then spice pirates attack. Will the young people finish this journey safely?
It's a simple SF themed orthodox love story. Game is basically a one way story divided in 11 episodes. There's little development in first 8 episodes, so last three episodes get packed with events tightly to an extent if feels rushed. Depending on chosen heroine events vary very little. If feels like a cheap work only suitable for SF enthusiasts due to lots of SF elements and gadgets.

 

13. Daisy Chain ~Terminator Girl~ でいじーちぇーん 〜TERMINATOR GIRL〜 [050225] Kisu
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Class idol and rich girl Reiko finds an interest in an average boy Mamoru. When he tries to confess to Reiko, the whole place gets drawn in a flash where girl Ibrize stands. She is an android who comes from future to change Mamoru's fate. She is constructed in such a way that at any time and place she can can take off her clothes and coerce Mamoru to sex. At the same time another girl calling herself Mamoru's daughter Mana arrives from future to prevent the change in history. The situation is aggravated by the attacks of "Lilith" type androids. Which side will protagonist take?
Game's described as “Slapstick Robot ADV”. The story only becomes serious towards the end. Such story does not impress me at all, but tastes vary.

 

14. Dyogrammaton ジオグラマトン [050225] Clock Up team Dyo 1
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2005 A.D., Tokyo. Monsters have appeared, destroying any human traces indiscriminately. As a counter-measure, a special intercepting force called DAKT was created.
This is the story of these urban fighting robot units.
There is a small review that describes game well. Robot battles have little to do with tactics here as there's not much to control. Moe anime girls are able to create surprisingly nice atmosphere. Individual routes feel too short, but common route is good enough.

 

15. Kohitsuji-tachi no Rakuen 子羊たちの楽園 [050225] Ignition
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A peaceful town "Uraisgau" where magic coexists with steam engine technology. For the last years it focuses on education to improve sacred magic skills through studying technology. The best students become Holy Knights, but on a peaceful continent it becomes a honorary profession.
This year there are a lot of problem students, including main character who can't stand theology, but has to obey his uncle priest.
A new transfer student is an oriental girl Aina who comes to study other types of technology. She invites protagonist to her study group and says they already know each other from the childhood when they were separated...
Game begins with comedy development and explaining the basics of this world. There are only three heroines for capture, so it feels fresh that there are very strong heroines without their love line. So game is about chasing girls in a unique setting, and that's of little interest to me. At least game is not nukige as many other Ignition games (the number of H events per heroine is still high - five).

 

16. Last Story wa Anata e. ~Gift For You~ ラストストーリーはあなたへ。~Gift for you~ [050225] Panda House
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One winter day main character logs in to Hypersense Network's cyber shopping mall to buy new memory. It is the so-called “Cyber Akihabara”. As soon as he punts in his ID and starts walking on the main street, his protocol is hijacked and screen distorts with poisonous colors. This illusion feels like a real Akihabara even though the weight of mouse and just bought memory can be felt in hands.
With a lightning strike electronic machine starts to act up, and protagonist finds himself dragged into a dream-like twilight world.
Scenario is subtle even though it gets divided into distinctive 12 episodes. Game starts with helping a fairy attacked by a bug. An important item is stolen by the bug, so we need to find it to help fairy return to her world. Next we walk around Akihabara and experience various stories while gathering items. Stories vary in genre a lot, but have a distinctive surreal color. Each story is from 10 to 30 minutes, so overall play time is just 3-4 hours. Game is a kusoge unless you're interested in multiple surreal Akihabara stories.

 

17. Yakitate Croissant ~Autumn Leaf no 3 Shimai~ やきたてクロワッサン ~Autumn Leafの3姉妹~ [050225] Giga
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Main lives with his aunt and three cousins after losing mother and sister. Aunt runs a cafe, so protagonist has to help around the place. As one cousin starts to have feelings for protagonist, the other two become really jealous and join the race.
Another stupid moege from Giga

 

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1. Hiru to Yoru no Kao 昼と夜の顔 [050201] M's CLUB
Main character is graduating student. With his father's mediation he gets a position of a secretary in business partner company. He is busy every day and prone to making mistakes.
Doujin Boys Love

 

2. Goshujin-sama Taiken Tour ご主人様体験ツアー [050202] ProjectSAKURA
A pretty maid is at your beck and call. It is up to you if you want to choose the true love route or the sexual abuse route.
Doujin Nukige

 

3. Okite no Mura 掟の村 [050203] Makura Cover Soft
Main character lives in a small village and goes for sports. He can't marry his love interest girl till he passes the adulthood ritual that starts soon. If he is in top 10 winners, he can finally marry his childhood friend. Otherwise, she becomes other man's bride.
Doujin Nukige

 

4. Kanojo wa Anal Dorei ~Fukushuu no Shiri Ana Sekkan~ 彼女はアナル奴隷~復讐の尻穴折檻~ [050204] Valkyria
The answer that he found to take revenge on the stuck up girl who dumped me is......violating her anus!!!
Before experiencing sexual pleasure with p**sy, I'll let her have orgasms with anus!!
Nukige

 

5. Sango [050207] Allugic
You play as a guy who wakes up to find himself lost in an creeped out forest. With Sango you must figure out how you got there and why. Really, the game's better then how I word it.
EVN

 

6. Houkyou Sensei @ Rika Junbishitsu ほうきょう先生@理科準備室 [050208] Hanjuku Nora
Breast augmentation experiment makes chemical teacher's breasts huge. Now she is much more interested in boys than observing boring chemicals reactions.
Doujin Nukige

 

7. Kangoku ~Injoku no Jikkentou~ 姦獄~淫辱の実験棟~ [050210] Black Package Try
Yuki Miyagawa usually conducts intelligence activities for government organizations, but this time she is ordered to conduct an internal investigation inside a pharmaceutical company. She needs to find evidence of illegal drugs production. Her identity leaks to the company management, and unimaginable humiliation hell begins for her.
Nukige

 

8. Nihao! Shoukou ニイハオ!称好 [050211] Curious team 2
There is a legend that it's possible to become a witch upon reaching 25 years and remaining virgin. Main character witnesses magic abilities of a 47-year office worker, so decides to become a wizard as well. Besides, he is 24 year and 11 months old already. However, he develops really promising relations with a girl he likes, so he has to choose which path to take. At the same time three maidens appear who want to stop protagonist from becoming a wizard and thus try to seduce him with all means possible. Can he protect his precious virginity !?
Nukige

 

9. Sumomomo Fukufuku Hot Station すももも ぷくぷくホットステーション [050211] Studio-74
Main character finds a strange envelope on his way to employment center after graduation. He is suddenly invited to live in the place he was born together with many girls. This is like an entertainment district, but not money is needed!
Doujin Nukige

 

10. Yurine ~Onee-sama ga Oshiete Kureta~ ゆりね ~おねえさまがおしえてくれた~ [050211] Cage
One day, the protagonist's older sister died. Upon hearing this, his mother went mad and began referring to the protagonist by his sister's name, "Natsuki." The protagonist slowly accepted this role to make his mother happy. His mother even went as far as to enroll him in the school she used to go to, Momoyuri Academy-- an all-girls school.
Momoyuri Academy is a famously prestigious school, where the daughters of company directors, politicians, bureaucrats and the like attend. Within the student body lies the descendent of the Kamikura zaibatsu, Kamikura Sayaka. A graceful young lady excelling in schoolwork and sports, Sayaka is the object of every student's admiration, including those of the so-called "Natsuki."
A few months after Natsuki transferred to Momoyuri Academy, his secret came out to his beloved Sayaka that he's a boy. Natsuki began to panic, but Sayaka promised not to tell, as long as he would do everything she said, starting with calling her "Onee-sama."
Before he knew it, Natsuki was caught up in Sayaka's orders...
Lolicon

 

11. Boku-tachi no Asobikata ぼくたちのあそびかた [050212] Canitz
Naughty Shun and a straight-A student Itsuki are friends.
They do anything that would be fun together.
One day, a DVD made them to do a bad thing....It escalates gradually, and then..... A simple, relaxed story.
Doujin Boys Love

 

12. Innocent World [050213] Reverv
There is no snow again this winter. Main character lives together with father busy at work and two sisters not connected by blood. He spends days aimlessly a year before graduation. He starts to have nightmares about earth suddenly shake, bullets kill people and poison fill the oxygen. The world he takes for granted is destroyed in a flash on an eye with no one knowing the reason.
Doujin

 

13. Kare to Kare no Hazama De ~White Labyrinth~ カレと彼の間で ~ホワイトラビリンス~ [050214] Amedeo 1
High schoolers Mizuho and Wataru are going on a kendo club trip, but because nobody apart from them can go, Wataru decides to invite his younger twin brother Kakeru as well. He decides to go with a woman called Ayumi who is in love with him.
Once they arrive at the hotel, they discover a virus inside of it. To make matters worse, the hotel keeper Kamishiro-san and his ten year old daughter Koyuki both have it and are insane, but they can't leave because there is a big snow storm outside...
Otomege

 

14. Kita no Mori no Majo 北の森の魔女 [050214] Nostalgic Garden
A witch living in the forest helps a lost prince of a great country. What will become of them and will their fairy tale have a happy ending?
Doujin

 

15. Cleavage [050218] Empress 1
Cleavage features fantastic art from Sei Shoujo, the creator of the popular Bible Black and Discipline, and takes the protagonist on an adventure of courtship by two assertive women - his stepsister and his teacher. The player must choose how to withstand the onslaught of their affections in this erotic love sim.
Nukige

 

16. Futago Niizuma Haruka to Setsuna no Momoiro Shinkon Seikatsu 双子新妻はるかとせつなの桃色新婚生活 [050218] Fetish 1
Everyone knew Kazuki loved two women - twins to be exact - and they fiercely loved him in return. When the trio graduated from high school together, people began to wonder who he would marry. No matter whom he choose, Kazuki would never truly be happy, and the heart of someone he held dear would be devastated. Then a miracle happened: polygamy became legal. The true answer found, Kazuki entered holy matrimony with both sisters, and the pair happily accepted. It had always been the three of them; and now it seemed it always would be.
Nukige

 

17. Nikutai Kinyuudou 肉体金融道 [050218] Interheart
Main character starts his money lender business. He is unrivaled women enthusiast able to find approach to any woman in order to get the money back. He won't hold back now that he's independent.
Nukige

 

18. Only One 2 ~Bijin Casino Dealer Hitomi~Sei no Roulette~ オンリーワン2~美人カジノディーラー瞳~性のルーレット~ [050218] Globe
Hitomi is a №1 card dealer and bartender at the "Testament" casino. One day she hits a man on her car. Man has no injuries, but loses memory upon awakening. Since he has no identification, he gets name "Kenta" and starts to live under the same roof. Eventually Kenta gets attracted to Hitomi and receives a job at the same casino. Soon he becomes aware of the hidden emotions of his everyday life in Testament.
Nukige

 

19. SukiSuki Onee-Chan スキスキおねえちゃん [050218] Studio Ebisu
Main character begins happy and forbidden school life with my sisters the first year school becomes co-educational. This school is men's paradise. Protagonist eagerly offers his badminton coach skills to get close with different girls.
Nukige

 

20. Tenshi no Scanty 天使のすきゃんてぃ [050218] Sweet Hearts
Main character works at Moriyama Country Club together with his childhood friend Ayano. But enterprise is on the brink of bankruptcy, so it's hastily re-branded into a lingerie restaurant. Protagonist remains a waiter here, but he could not have hoped to work with so many girls wearing nothing but sexy lingerie!
Nukige

 

21. Yuugu ~Nyomitsu Gangu Adesugata~ 遊具~女密玩具・艶姿~ [050218] Marry Bell
Our hero is a sophomore and member of the Occult Study Group at his school. One day he is handed a book that changes his world...
Nukige

 

22. Ane Hara Mix ~Ane & Shinigami Onee-san to Isshukan~ 姉☆孕みっくす~姉&死神お姉さんと一週間~ [050219] Lilith Soft
Since the early death of his parents, Takami Akitoshi has lived alone with his beautiful elder sister, Hitomi, while concealing his dirty desires for her.
One day, a mysterious girl named Mina enters his room. She introduces herself as Death and explains that she came to take his soul because he had reached the end of his lifespan. Hearing his screams, Hitomi runs in and, after the situation is explained to her, asks Mina to spare him.
Mina, moved by her earnestness, tells them that if Takami fathers a child within a week, she will let him live another 10 years.
Hearing her condition, he turns his face to Hitomi…
Nukige

 

23. Hell's Gate [050220] Paralyze Poison
Long ago there were angels and demons in this world. However, a conflict over a trivial matter divided the world into Heaven and Hell.
At the border only gatekeeper Elle protects the shaky peace. One day angel Yuu shows up before her. Elle tries to catch Yuu, but...
Doujin

 

24. Roy-san Jiken Desu! ロイさん事件です! [050222] Uten Chuushi
Colonel Roy Mustang investigates a series of mysterious crimes. He can either look into them alone or ask Hawkeye, Havoc, Maes, or Ed for help.
Boys Love

 

25. Roshutsu de Asobou 露出であそぼう [050223] Sol-fa-soft
This is a story about two young schoolgirls. They enjoy playing a weird game together from time to time, which includes partially and fully exposing theirselves outdoors and at school.
Doujin Lolicon

 

26. 120 En no Haru 120円の春 [050224] NekoNeko Soft 1
A collection of four short stories produced by Nekonekosoft. Each story describes how two people come to know each other through something meager amounting to 120 yen.
Anthology

 

27. Gakuen Heaven Okawari! 学園へヴン おかわりっ! [050224] Spray
This is more like a fan disc than a sequel as the game is very short. It takes place three months after the first game. This time, Keita picked up a cursed ring that would take away his major ability - luck. The characters are the same as in the PC Game and the objective this time is to find the way to release Keita from the curse of the ring.
Boys Love

 

28. Chibusa Byoutou 乳房病棟 [050225] Mixwill Soft
Asahigaoka Breast Ward is the only institution focusing on breast problems in Japan. Main character is a doctor who insults his patients. Everyone tolerates him because of his unrivaled technique. This time three women become his prey over a period of one month.
Nukige

 

29. Dokidoki Sister Paradise 2 ドキドキしすたぁパラダイス2 [050225] light
Main character lives alone as his father goes to establish some business abroad. One day father suddenly returns as the richest main the world! He marries a Japanese woman who is 2nd richest person in the world. She has eight adopted children, and if protagonist marries one of them he lays a foundation for world domination. He attends the same school as the new brides in question.
Nukige

 

30. Dr. Peko Himitsu no Shinryoujo ~Hito ni Ienai Sei no Nayami Kaiketsu Itashimasu~ Dr.ペコ 秘密の診療所~人に言えない性の悩み解決いたします~ [050225] Vitamin
This clinic offers sexual counseling and treatment with full confidentiality. Dr. Peko runs this secret clinic and excels in solving all kind of problems thanks to his ability to change the shape, hardness, smell and taste of genitals including components of semen.
Nukige

 

31. Futago Hinyuu x 3 双子姫乳×3 [050225] SQUEEZ
3 refers to the three sets of twin princesses you’ll have under your power. To save you from the politics of the plot--which are both hard to translate and rather boring—I will just say that the three countries surrounding your kingdom are being jerks (or were you the first to be a jerk, who cares). Upon acquiring each set of twins, you’ll be able to train them in SLG style gameplay. If successful, you should at least have one foreign country at your beckon, but there has to be a way of getting all three.
Nukige

 

32. Iinari い・い・な・り [050225] Riddle Soft
Main character is a student council president with excellent results in study. But the more is is loved by girls, the more distorted becomes his mental state. He enjoys insulting submissive girls at the rooftop. One day he notices someone witnessing his rooftop route procedures. He chases his classmate girl and commits her right in the classroom. That marks the changes that come to his everyday life.
Nukige

 

33. Kidou Shoujo Pretty Gear 機動少女プリティギア [050225] Maika Pure
Main character is a manga artist waiting for his debut. One day he accidentally obtains a mysterious "Realize Note" with tremendous powers. As a justice warrior "Mobile Suit Gun***" enthusiast, he transforms three girls into justice warrior units. An evil genius plots schemes to acquire these suits. Can hero prevail the the battle, find his true love and finally debut?
Nukige

 

34. Magical Witch Academy ~Boku to Sensei no Magical Lesson~ マジカルウィッチアカデミー ~ボクと先生のマジカルレッスン~ [050225] Atelier Kaguya TEAM HEARTBEAT 1
In a fantasy world, magic exists and is pretty common.
Tsukasa is a young, shy boy with a beautiful and delicate face. He also suffers from a strange curse: he can make any girl who looks in his eyes feel sexually excited and jump on him.
In order to find a way to get rid of this curse, he uses a pair of magic glasses to block its effects while he studies magic at the witch academy.
The problem is, his class is filled with beautiful girls and hot female teachers who can't get their hands off him...
Nukige

 

35. Mikogaku みこがく [050225] Yumesta
Miko Gakuen is a school for demons and demon maidens who want to protect the world. Main character works as an instructor there, who is in charge of three problem demons. His only needs to get them to the average level, but it's much more difficult than it sounds.
Nukige

 

36. Puraneko: Planet of the Cats ぷらねこ PLANET OF THE CATS [050225] An*tique
Near future. The people has colonized the Space. The protag is an average doctor, he travels around the numerous planets on his own starship. He and his cat Nery is the only "crew" up there. Because of onboard AI system malfunction, the ship crashes and lands on a strange planet populated with nekomimi humanoid race, and his lovely pet suddenly transforms into one of the same kind...
Lolicon

 

37. Riko-tan wa Oji-chama ga Suki♪ リコたんはおじちゃまが好き♪ [050225] Gyuunyuu Soft
Rico-tan loves uncles and does a lot of pleasant things. What will she do today?
Doujin Nukige

 

38. Sankaku Matsuri Vol.2 さんかく祭 VOL.2 [050225] Triangle
Among other goodies fan disc includes three mini-stories:
1. "Sakura Kikou - Aftermath" 「サクラ紀行」~その後~
2. “Mahou Senshi daily life” 「麻耶せいんせいの日常」
3. Mahou Senshi Princess Tear mini-scenario that did not get to the main game.
Fandisc

 

39. Seiai Gakuen Fechika 性愛学園ふぇち科 [050225] Sekilala 1
My name is Ryouji, and I'm just an average student at Seiai Academy. I live my days happily with my twin cousins Shana and Yuuki who are staying at my house to go to the Academy as well, but one day at the end of summer vacation our lives are changed for ever.
Stopping by the shrine where Yuuki worked part time as a miko priestess after my own part time job, we were about to go home together when suddenly thunder roared through the cloudless sky. Looking up I gathered Yuuki and Shana under me and ducked - promptly passing out!
When I came to I felt fine, but my cousins were looking around with worried expressions. The shrine was near several girls' schools, and as usual many of the students were walking down the street nearby - but they were wearing the most outlandish costumes!
Some were in bondage gear, some in aprons with nothing underneath, others in bunny suits and still others in swimsuits you wouldn't see even on the most radical Brazilian beach. Even stranger, the girls seemed as if what they were wearing was perfectly normal! They were looking at Shana and Yuuki in their regular uniforms as if they were the ones out of place.
At first I thought it was a prank, but no - there were too many people involved. I realized that this was in fact a gift from the gods, a boon to the luckless fellow that I had previously been, a world surrounded by the beautiful mystery of women!
Nukige

 

40. Shuugyou Ryokou ~Koto Meizou Chizu~ 修業旅行~古都迷走地図~ [050225] MERRY BOYS
Nanbu Shouhei lives and attends a high school in Tokyo but in his childhood, he briefly attended kindergarten in Kyoto while living with his mother and maternal side of the family there.
He started playing an online fantasy RPG called Fang of Ouroboros three years ago and met a player who rescued him when he was a newbie. The other player claimed to be Senke Tomonari, who had been one of his kindergarten classmates in Kyoto. They became close buddies through the game though they never met or talked over the phone but only communicated online because of the distance.
When Nanbu's high school organized a study trip to Kyoto, Nanbu and Senke made a pact to meet up in the flesh since they have not met since their kindergarten days. Nanbu duly appears at the meeting-place arranged by clues from the online game but Senke does not turn up. Instead he keeps getting puzzling mails from Senke and he is assaulted by a bow-gun when touring Kyoto.
Is the "Senke" Nanbu met online really Nanbu's childhood classmate or an impostor? Who is behind these assaults?
Boys Love

 

41. Studio Idol studioアイドル [050225] Yumesta
Main character gets fired from the entertainment production and finds a job as a manager in a rival  company where idol body training is considered the main element of success.
Nukige

 

42. Togainu no Chi 咎狗の血 [050225] Nitro+Chiral 1 2 3 4 5
After being devastated in the third World War (known as The Third Division), Japan was divided in two. Several years after the end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo, Japan's capital city), where they are holding a battle game known as "Igura". The game's main character, a young man named Akira, is falsely accused of a crime. Once arrested, a mysterious woman appears before him, offering him freedom if he agrees to participate in Igura and defeat Igura's strongest man: the king, or "Il re". The story follows Akira's life in the harsh, lawless Toshima as he fights both to survive and to unravel the mysteries developing around him.
Boys Love

 

43. Togainu No Chi: Typing 咎狗の血タイピング [050225] Nitro+Chiral
One of 3 preorder extras for Togainu no Chi.
In TogaType, you play through select scenes of Togainu no Chi and must type the words to progress the game. Can be played from multiple points of view.
Fandisc

 

44. Tsukushite Ageru no! ~Datte Onii-chan no Oyome-san ni Naritain da Mon~ つくしてあげるの!~だっておにいちゃんのおよめさんになりたいんだもん~ [050225] PeasSoft
Main character is a student who suddenly gets assaulted by many girls who he promised marriage as a child. Girls decide to choose the bride in a fair competition.
Nukige

 

45. Wakaoku-sama Misaki ~Dakarete Modaete Nagasarete~ 若奥さま美咲~抱かれて悶えて流されて~ [050225] Honki Shiru
Heroine is a married lady who was forced into an arranged marriage by her family after she graduated college. The man isn’t a cruel man, but he’s more into his job than his married life. She put on her best face and did what she felt was best for the family. Nowadays she’s not become bitter woman, but she is finally feeling trapped by the loveless situation. One day she was being mugged/kidnapped when a man happened upon the scene and fought the thug off. Her hero (and the hero of this game) has become injured from the scuffle and she takes him home to tend the wounds. Will this be her shining knight? And is there more behind this seemingly random attack?
Nukige

 

46. Wakazuma Mangekyou 若妻万華鏡 [050225] Yellow Pig 1
Shirozaki Takafumi is a security guard at a grocery store who uses his position to frame housewives and then blackmail them for sex. Apparently that works. Kogure Mayumi is his latest victim. On the pretense of her “stealing” a container of pepper Shirozaki begins to associate with her and eventually basically makes her his sex slave.
Nukige

 

47. Watashi no Kuroneko 私の黒猫 [050225] Natukusa
A mysterious black cat who can speak the language of humans.
The lone girl he met one day.
“I'm Aki Fujita. From now on I'm your master!”
With his newly-bestowed name “Don-kichi”, from that day forth the pair began their life together.
The master, strong-willed but with an easily wounded heart.
The black cat, who strove to protect her from sorrow.
The black cat, whose every thought was of his master.
The black cat, who would always be at her side.
But...
Doujin

 

48. Yuukyou Gangu Rebirth 遊狂玩具リバース [050225] Nigred
Lawyer agrees to abandon her suit if the girl under trial agrees to be her "slave" for a month. There can't be slaves in the 21st century, so girl understands it as doing chores and driving to the work, and thus agrees. Soon she will know the true meaning behind being a slave.
Nukige

 

49. Amgine Park [050227] Ren'ai Games
Out for your morning walk at the local park, you meet someone unexpectedly...
EVN
kivandopulus

Foreword: Protagonist looks cool and badass, so I hope for a worthy chunige.

Title: Answer Dead

Developer: Le.Chocolat

Date: 2005-01-14

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1903

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2A2CAW3OmY&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_iAzf5N3n7qQx-aG-JlXpl

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Synopsis: Main character is a weak quiet student who is bullied at school. But one day he meets a girl who wakes up Black King soul sleeping in him.

The White King quickly notices the rival appearance and sets control over the school with the help of magic. The school grounds turn into blood bath, and the royal battle approaches.

Game type: Semi-cliche chunige

Character Design rating: 4/10

Protagonist rating: 4/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 5/10

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I did not expect to find another cliche chunige so soon, and this time there's no freshness already, so no remorse. Protagonist Kou is high school student, as usual. But what's much worse this time is that he's a puny hetare who cries and whines all the time looking for someone to save him. One day he just unexpectedly gets control over dark king spirit, so it's just another wonder waffle. All he does in the game is defeats several lower demons one by one, then faces main enemy White King, Game over. What the hell?

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Heroines are sickeningly one-sided and cliche. Of course he gets a childhood friend and classmate Yuu, then imouto Misaki, ojousama classmate Mimi, mysterious transfer student looking for protagonist Miki, teacher Hitomi. The other heroine archetypes are less beaten, but are hardly any different. It's tarot cards lover gothic loli Michie, some undercover agent Ran and cat transformed into a human Benie (for those who wanted to do it with their cat?). Eight heroines that are included in such number just to extend useless plot as much as possible. The only route that stands out is actually mystery transfer student Miki. She has deep ties and history both with White and Black king. She has a very nice retro story included, and only her ending includes Solomon as character. All the other heroines end up the same - affection towards certain heroine is never explained - then said heroine gets raped by the tentacles - bingo - we love her head and heels. It's done in such a random manner that only deserves facepalm. There is zero story in all the other heroines routes. What annoys me the most is that pretty much all heroines get brainwashed and violent in other routes. It's really hard to see ojousama in what was succubus in previous route.

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Answer Dead fails at character design, at CG and even at H scenes due to very primitive low range animation. So let's try to find something actually good in it. Well, Black kings starts out pretty well with the only will to "korosu" not matter who. Be he kind of gets re-educated by our whiner and looses his charm. Well, action scenes are nice. The shooter part is stupid, but can be skipped after the first lap provided that patch is used. Again, the only worthy route is Miki. Even agent Ran's route ends up same stupid as everyone else. 

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Let's face it - Answer Dead is just a nukige with some B-rate plot and flashy cool protagonist just for the looks. It can't offer quality, so tries to deal with quantity that is repeated over and over in every route. It's the worst type of fake and pretentious chunige.

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kivandopulus

Foreword: I could not ignore Nitroplus work, especially one without reviews.

Date: 2005-01-28

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v429

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcC4Wki3bo8&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-rllhpCe9B1ueL5w0Uubdn

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Synopsis: When people die with hearts filled with negative feelings, they turn into 'ghosts', haunting the world. To send those souls to the other world, angels exist, using their guns to 'kill' them. You're playing one of such angels, Wim.

Game type: Eschatology dystopia action story

Character Design rating: 10/10

Protagonist rating: 10/10

Story rating: 9/10

Game quality: 9/10

Overall rating: 9/10

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Rating comments: It was a perfect game for me during the whole common route. The second half was less fascinating, but it's still one of the best games I played. 

Protagonist: Wim is mature and cool, but at the same time his consciousness is blank enough to be able to write any story. His earliest memory is white, and then he sees himself with wings and two guns beside same looking angels. He starts to hunt down ghosts of recently dead people just like everyone else. But as game unfolds, he starts to question his life...

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Characters: All three heroines feel alive here. Two of them are siblings. Komaki is the older sister. She is a researcher obsessed with the angel theme. For some reason she sees angels. Fuuko is the younger sister. She can see angels as well. The first time she sees Vim, she asks to kill her. But Fuuko is also lying in coma at a hospital simultaneously... Henri is the only orthodox angel heroine. She has wings, gun and follows angel style of life without asking questions. She's tsundere'ish and hates all the ghosts of the dead people. But actually the most important character of the game is rapist and killer Jay. The whole story is based around him. Fuuko and Komaki are his blood sisters. Henri has shared memories with Jay to such an extent that Henri is stumbled every time she sees him. Assassin Issei is the father of Fuuko/Komaki/Jay. But the most cool character in the game is the oldest angel Peter. He witnessed the judgement day and afterwards taught Vim everything. By the genre's laws Peter is just destined to betray Vim at some point, but to my greatest surprise things are much more complicated here, and Peter becomes a most reliable partner.

Story: Actual story is quite complicated. 18 years ago children stopped to be born on the Earth. Most people go to work by inertia, but suicides become a common place, and streets are full of all kind of filth. Angels just patrol in search of recently dead souls - ghosts - and kill them with their guns. Game starts with a suicide and continues at a hospital with many deaths incoming. Two sisters can see angels, and in communication with them Vim starts to get interested in humans.

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Thoughts:

1) Game poses a huge number of questions. Why there are people who can see angels? What's the identity and past of angels? Why only Vim and Jay have double guns? Why Fuuko wants to die and what's wrong with her other self in coma? What's so special in Jay? Is there a way for humanity to recover? Finding answers for all those questions is the most fascinating part of the game. But the mid-game we more or less find the answers, so second half full of action does not feel as exciting.

2) Game is organized in the same theater manner as Project-μ games, and considered the action nature of the game a strong presence of Gin no Hebi is felt. Such directing is superb in comparison with other normal games.

3) Unlike other Nitroplus games that I played, dialogues play bigger role here than action scenes. It looks like self-irony to me when Vim tries to explain why he kills ghosts of dead persons and does not try to resist. The only answer he finds is that "gun calls" him to do so. Nitroplus provides so many action scenes, because cool guns call them, but it's not always the case that story must be inferior.

Overall comments: It surprises me greatly how Angelos Armas got so little attention in the West. The Japanese reviews are more or less modest in their impressions, but I've learned it the hard way that the Japanese understand nothing in plotge. It's the best Nitroplus game that I've played so far, so I denounce all my accusation that Nitroplus can produce only stupid action games.

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kivandopulus

Tenshi no Nichou Kenjuu -Angelos Armas- is the only masterpiece of the month. But too many plotge reside without reviews this month, so - surprise - I'm picking a second game for review as well - it's Answer Dead

1. Maiden Halo メイデンハロー [050105] Giant Panda
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Noumi Hasegawa is a 13-years-old boy who wants to become a pianist. One night, he sees a ray of light floating in the sky. This marks his encounter with a mysterious girl called Eon. She starts living with him, and together they discover the true magic of the city they live in...
Game was sold for some 1k yen which is some 1/9th of the full price. Game starts with a calm, proceeds with depression, but ends pleasantly with a nice aftertaste. The story of a boy who struggles to play piano is less impactful than Planetarian, naturally. Basically, game is of higher quality doujin level.

 

2. Answer Dead [050114]  Kuro LiLiM
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Main character is a weak quiet student who is bullied at school. But one day he meets a girl who wakes up Black King soul sleeping in him.
The White King quickly notices the rival appearance and sets control over the school with the help of magic. The school grounds turn into blood bath, and the royal battle approaches.
Looks like my kind of game. Shooter tag scares to an extent, but it can't stop me. Definitely reviewing it.

 

3. Sonic Dive ソニックダイヴ [050114] Software House Parsley
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Although "Mugen no Meikyu" series was the contents of a game by which an enemy and an ally act by turns in the turn system, it is that it is changed into the action RPG by real time until now. "level "which geographical feature changes" makes still common the characteristic rule 1 to" with the previous work. Since Laila of a previous work "Sonic Princess" will mainly fight with an enemy by the elated magic which serves as a female hero, unlike action using an old sword, it becomes a colorful battle using magic. The whole atmosphere has taken in atmosphere like On-line MMORPG. For example, a character will also change Gurafikku, if a dress, arms, accessories, etc. are changed. A previous work also changes colorfully even to a dress this time, although the graphics of arms or a shield were changing. Since a hero is a woman, new items, such as a swimming suit, a sailor suit, and nurse dress, also appear.
This whole series is much more about RPG, that visual novel. This time it's real-time and very grindy.

 

4. Toshiaki としあき [050114] D.O.
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There are two types of humans in the world - nerds and and normal people. Of course main character Toshiaki is a nerd. His family holds a ryokan at a provincial town. But as long there is internet, he does not care at all. Somehow, he gets involved in a love affair. Can he pull it through?
It's a side story, so the play time is short. Feels more like a trial of Uminomichi. Games are of very similar atmosphere, so compliment each other well.

 

5. Mahou Sensei Negima! 1-Jikanme ~Okochama Sensei wa Mahou Tsukai!~ 魔法先生ネギま! 1時間目 お子ちゃま先生は魔法使い! [050120] Konami 1
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The first PS2 game based on the manga of the same name. Very loosely corresponds to the events of the first three volumes of the manga.
Purely for manga/anime fans.

 

6. A Profile ア・プロフィール [050121] Akabei Soft2 1 2 3 4
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Beneath the scorching sun of midsummer, a pampered, aloof sort of girl declared that there are four windows through which to view a person.
She was not the only one by his side, for he'd had a wounded girl thrust upon him - a wounded girl who could not help but depend upon him, as the girl he had known for so long once had. 
Now, however, that old friend of his vanishes in the dead of night to prowl where an ordinary girl should not.
The blue sky of the stadium and the filth of the city streets spread out before him; unsustainable aspirations and an unsustainable love beset him.
What in the world is he thinking as he gazes at their profiles?
There are English reviews.

 

7. Café AQUA Café AQUA -カフェ アクア- [050121] Rasen
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Main character is a student who gets in an traffic incident on his bike. To cover the repair cost he starts to work part-time at “Cafe-AQUA”. School festival approaches, so he gets very busy at school and at work. There are so many opportunities to get to know the surrounding girls better.
Our obligatory moege of the month.

 

8. Onitama 鬼魂~おにたま~ [050121] Berkana
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Main character lives alone after his parents' death. Neighbor woman serves as his guardian. Protagonist can see demons invisible to the ordinary eye and begins to feel another entity inside himself. One night his ability calls him to the night school where he almost gets killed by a devilish monsters. A mysterious girl with a sword defeats the monster and saves protagonist's life. He learns that he is destined to fight and devour spirits. 
There is a pure love and devil route for each of the heroines. Scenario is the same for every heroine, so there's a feeling that everything is done for H events that are plentiful. Kind of dark moege.

 

9. Girls Bravo Romance15's GIRLSブラボー Romance15's [050127] Vridge Inc. 1
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Yukinari Sasaki is an average high school student who was teased and bullied by girls to the point that he developed an allergic reaction, breaking out in hives whenever he comes into contact with a female. One day, when he returns home from school, he gets kicked into his bathtub by Kirie Kojima, his neighbor, and is transported to "Seiren", a mysterious world with a mostly female population
Because of this allergy capture becomes a torture, so walkthrough is a must. Anime version is not really great, and the game does not even live up to that anime.

 

10. Memories Off After Rain メモリーズオフ After Rain [050127] KID 1 2
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Divided in three parts, the first one takes place in May, where Tomoya interacts with Yue and the rest of the girls. In the second one, Ken keeps his relationship with Hotaru. And in the last one, Tomoya fails his exams and enters on depression but Ken manages to pass.
It's kind of spin-off for the 5th anniversary of the series, so it's no wonder there's no review of it. The stories are so short, that it can all be called a fandisc.

 

11. Tantei Jinguuji Saburou: Shiroi Kage no Shoujo 探偵 神宮寺三郎 白い影の少女 [050127] WorkJam 1
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When Jingūji attends his friend's funeral, his friend's mother asks him to investigate a missing person, while police inspector Kumano asks him to investigate the urban myth called "Yū-chan".
There is an English review.

 

12. Animamundi ~Owarinaki Yami no Butou~ アニマムンディ ~終わりなき闇の舞踏~ [050128] Karin Entertainment 1 2 3 4
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"I shall give thee all kinds of dark ecstasy..."
Count Georik Zaberisk builds a sterling reputation as the head Royal Physician tending to the King of Hardland. However, the poor health of his frail sister, Lillith, drives him to resign from his post and retire to the countryside where he lives the charmed life of nobility. One day, while Georik is away, Lillith is accused and tried for witchcraft by an angry mob of villagers -- her head is chopped off and her body burned! Somehow Georik manages to secure Lillith’s head and to his amazement finds that she is still alive, and Georik is consumed with a desire to make Lillith whole again. Georik learns of the homunculi, who use alchemy. However, the Kingdom of Hardland had outlawed witchcraft and alchemy long ago. Georik is forced to delve into the banned world of alchemy in order to help his sister.
Game is localized and has English reviews. 

 

13. Henshin ☆ a la Maid へんしん☆ア・ラ・メイド [050128] FlyingShine Kotobuki
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Shinjo Akemi is a director of Shinjo Institute. A mysterious creature arrives from space to rule the Earth. It aims to deprive humanity of its best weapon - battle suit "a la Maid". For that it's going take away three maid stones.
Akemi chooses three girls from all over the world to fight the impostor in battle suits imbued with pure maid feelings.
Can these three person protect the Earth?
I don't even know how to discuss this epic crappiness. The story itself is short and only events with individual girls matter here. It's still a weird light comedy game, if someone is ever giving it a try.

 

14. L'Heure Bleue L’Heure Bleue~ルール・ブルー~ [050128] F&C HARDCOVER
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Main character appears before  sisters with wounds on his back and head that result in memory loss.
He is received warmly in the mansion, and life goes on normally. That is, until the day when dreadful memories start to  recover...
Experimental brand tries to use zapping system here, but it's just to extend the story by showing the same events from the different point of view. The content is pretty dark and has to do with insults and witchcraft. It's the story about relations of four people, and actually two boys have their own share of it as well. A very strange game, to tell the truth.

 

15. Limit ~Kyoukaisen~ Limit ~境界線~ [050128] Innocence
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Main character gets in a traffic accident together with his sister and lover. He regains consciousness at a hospital. Ayaka regains consciousness in two days, but it turns out that she acquires personality of his sister still lying in coma... 
This way their unusual life begins.
The concept is not fresh, but provides ample opportunities for scenario writer. There's only one main route while the rest are just side bonus. Alas, the depiction feels poorly done, and ending does not feel harmonious.

 

16. Maroon Grace マロングラッセ [050128] DUEE
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Main character is adopted by Kurihara family at a young age after parents loss. He lives happily with a new uncle and two sisters-in-law. But he starts to get worried about his future. Should he leave this family already? Or should he stay? And if he stays - should he seek love with one of the sisters?
Kansai dialect is rare to see, so can be enjoyed here. Characters have bright memorable personalities. Game has both slapstick comedy and human drama in it. Heroines change greatly from one route to another. Each route is short and only takes some 4-5 hours.

 

17. Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru 処女はお姉さまに恋してる [050128] Caramel Box 1 2 3 4 5 6
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One day, the heir to the prosperous Kaburagi Corporation, a soft-spoken yet cultured young man, received a visit from his family lawyer. He came to pass on the final wish of the boy's late grandfather: that he attend an all-girls school!
With his childhood friend Mariya - a talented fashionista - to help him with the "transition," Mizuho enrolls in his new school. It's not long before a series of strange misunderstandings leads to him being elected the school's "Elder Sister," the idol of the entire student body!
It's one wild event after another at this all-girls charm school! Can Mizuho make it through the year with his identity - and his dignity - intact?
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

18. Tenshi no Nichou Kenjuu -Angelos Armas- 天使ノ二挺拳銃 -Angelos Armas- [050128] Nitroplus
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When people die with hearts filled with negative feelings, they turn into 'ghosts', haunting the world. To send those souls to the other world, angels exist, using their guns to 'kill' them. You're playing one of such angels, Wim.
I'm surprised that a Nitroplus game does not have an English review. Guess I'll be the first.

 

19. Toki no Kairou 時の回廊 [050128] White Cyc
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Main heroine Izumi is an ordinary student. But peaceful daily life starts to crumple with the visit of a boy in school uniform. Brutal murders and signs of supernatural forces pierce the reality. At the same time the story of girl Saya begins. She is saved from death by a man, so she fulfills missions for him now with the current one being watching after Izumi.  She witnesses human sacrifice ritual to resurrect the evil god. She has only five days to find the key point of the ritual and prevent it from happening.
This brand is an alternative to Black Cyc that produces too dark and disgusting nukige. It's a zapping adventure this time. The darkness is still there, but it just does not limit to sex. Instead there is emphasis on guro. There's so many violent scenes here that it gets uncomfortable to read. The story ends with no sense of accomplishment. In that sense it's closer to utsuge.

 

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1. Kagai Jugyou 禍害授業 [050101] Side Effects
A urination/toilet-themed nukige.
Nukige

 

2. Marry Me, Misato! [050101] ATP Projects
You are the hero, whose only love is Misato decides to marry her. But it's obvious - she is an anime character, how can you marry her then? However, your love is so strong... And you have a plan...
EVN

 

3. My Pet Knight マイペットナイト [050108] MOON GODDESS
8th episode in My pet Ragnarok series.
Nina hates the dark merchant. But she gets caught in his trap and is trained with spores, candles, ropes, whips, tentacles... 
Doujin Nukige

 

4. Timbuctoo [050109] ANGEL/BLOOD
Main character has scary dreams since childhood. One day a person gets missing in his town. Protagonist knows that it relates to his dreams, but he still makes his way to the school to meet his fate.
Doujin Boys Love

 

5. Onna Kyoushi Kimijima Misa 女教師 君島美沙 [050114] Black Lilith
Dirty traps set for the beautiful female teacher Kimijima Misa!!! The teacher Kimijima Misa, soon to be married with her colleague, received a threading letter.....it is the beginning of the nightmare...... Gang rape, forced sexual education, lez domination.......her pride, body, soul....everything of her gets dirtied!!!
Nukige

 

6. Hoshi no Furu Oka 星の降る丘 [050116] Ebi Shuumai II
There’s one at every school – the quiet, aloof girl that nobody really wants to get to know. But this one catches Chihiro’s eye when he discovers she's a fan of the cult British science fiction films he loves... and that really leaves him with very few options.
Doujin

 

7. Cosplay Choukyoushitsu ~Kyonyuu Nekomimi Nurse Hen~ コスプレ調教室~巨乳猫耳ナース編~ [050120] Kagahan
Large eyes gleamed through the glasses. She is a decent, well-behaved nurse.
Guys cannot stop staring at her nice big rack.
But she has a secret...her body is so horny and sensitive. To ease the sexual frustration, she masturbates 3 times a day.
A guy knew the secret and abducted and her.
The man makes her wear a nurse uniform and nekomimi (cat ear) which is one of his fetish, and have sex with the brusque, beautiful nurse.
Doujin Nukige

 

8. Heartner Hearts! [050120] Unicorn-B
Sakaki Yui ends up on another world and has to participate in some sort of game to try and get back to his own.
Boys Love

 

9. Chou no Yume 蝶ノ夢 [050121] TinkerBell
Chouko is a rookie prostitute. She is, however, famous around Ashihara area because of her beautiful appearance and special techniques. As a matter of fact, she has a secret. Chouko was from a rich family and she used to live a wealthy life. But one day, her parents were killed by someone sent by a governor and his older brother also went missing. Chouko was finally sent to Ahihara to become a prostitute. She now just endures her harsh life, "I'll surely take revenge on that man...." One day, the governor visits Ashihara and her revenge starts....
Nukige

 

10. D'erlanger ~Yuuwaku no Inma Byoutou~ D’ERLANGER ~誘惑の淫魔病棟~ [050121] Distortion
You play as a patient who awakes every night to find the hospital becoming a hellish place--only wake up the next morning and seeing that everything seems normal again. You find out that the bizarre world you visit is called “Mirage”, and that both you and a fellow patient travel there every night. There are those amongst the hospital staff who are trying to tap into this realm; it’s up to you to find out exactly who, and what you’re going to do about it.
Nukige

 

11. Hane-kun no Yuuutsu 羽くんの憂鬱 [050121] Actress
When Kisaragi Hane's father dies, he goes to live with his beautiful mother and his three lovely sisters. Can he adjust to living in a house full of women?
Lolicon

 

12. Kago no Naka no Serenade 籠ノ中の愛想曲 [050121] Marine Heart
Orphan Shion was picked up by a powerful company owner, Aihara Mutsuki, and put in a butler school for years. Upon graduation, Shion is brought to the main house and there, he met with Mutsuki's 5 sons. They were born from different mothers and are different in looks, age and personality. But all of them have become enchanted by Shion's beauty. Mutsuki asks Shion to choose one of them as his master....
Boys Love

 

13. Private Room 2 [050121] Jelly Bean
Boys meets girl at a New York bar. She aims to be a top dancer, but there is a lot of pain on the way. At the drunk momentum they go to her room and start cohabitation...
Nukige

 

14. Settai Club 接待倶楽部 [050121] West Vision
The protagonist is an average student who doesn't participate in any school clubs and maybe for that reason he is selected by the student council to investigate and decide which of the school club's request for supplemental budget increase should be approved. He starts out trying to do an honest effort but soon learns that it is a tradition at the school that the girl rep for each club should not deny any sexual advance made by the budget inspector. Wow--a license to enjoy oneself to the fullest with the girls in their club outfits. 
Lolicon

 

15. Tsuma Ijiri 妻いぢり [050121] Stellamint
Main character has a young and cute bride Misaki. Living with her has its downsides, but these are fun days without any complaints. One day her finds her mischievous picture at the Internet image board. Is Misaki cheating? Or is it a threat? He sets out to find the true identity of the man who knows so much about Misaki.
Nukige

 

16. Milk Swim [050124] ATP Projects
Haruhiko has failed his exams and will repeat the grade, but does not dare to tell his parents. As a thick fog covers the city, he knows there are only three days left before his parents will find out. 
EVN

 

17. Moonlight Walks [050125] American Bishoujo
It's the summer before you go away to college, and you're spending it visiting with your aunt and uncle on a small island in the Atlantic ocean. One night, while out taking pictures of the full moon, you meet a girl walking down the beach...
EVN

 

18. Soul Foundation+ [050126] Lost Rarities
Doujin game based on Gundam Seed series.
Doujin

 

19. Cosutte Alien -Yuuwaku no Cosplay H- コスってエイリアン -誘惑のコスプレH- [050128] Score
The main character and his friends are attending their class in a quiet academy like normal students when a UFO suddenly passes overhead. The whole academy begins to panic and a beautiful, female alien appears from the UFO. She claims she traversed vast reaches of space in order to tie the knot with Yuusaku. Meanwhile, Yuusaku is utterly confused. As she tries to press him into marriage, she uncovers his secret stash of porn and begins using knowledge of cosplay from that in order to seduce him.
The other heroine, his childhood friend, joins in the fuss over Yuusaku caused by the alien’s mother, friend, rival, and even space pirates. On top of all this, secret agents from another country begin targeting the Aliens’ advanced technology…
Nukige

 

20. Daughter Maker 2 ドーターメーカー2 [050128] Takayashiki Kaihatsu
Ayamori Mikihiko, 35 years of a somewhat noble birth, lives in a mansion of western suburb. Without any job, he relies on the money of his family, and the only person beside him is his old butler. From certain events of the past, he was not able to love any women but little girls. One day, fraternal (non-identical) twins of a distant family are adopted and moved into his mansion. Days to spend with these girls, and the girl from his memory – what was their pasts, and what lies ahead of their lives?
Nukige

 

21. Hiru wa Betsu no Kao 昼は別の顔 [050128] Deko Pon!
Main character starts to operate and underground Internet site after graduating from school. One day he is offered a jew book dating from 1000 years ago. He buys the book and tries to translate it. It suggests to search for naughtiness. If looks ridiculous, but somehow everyday life starts to change little by little. He starts to exchange emails with four women to learn their identity and train them.
Nukige

 

22. Kuruwa no Hana ~Yoru ni Saku Kimi no Omoi Egakishi~ 郭の華 ~夜に咲く君の想い描きし~ [050128] Supple Entertainment
Main character is a painter at Edo town. He draws portraits of girls who are destined to be sold to prostitutes. One day he is brought a gentle girl who he does not want to separate with.
He puts his lips on her skin hesitating between the desire to protect and the betrayal. What plan will he follow?
Nukige

 

23. MiMi m i m i [050128] Root
Main character is treated at a villa after an accident resulting in memory loss. A bride and a maid come to help him regain memory and make his mysterious promise fulfilled. He gradually gets attracted to the girls. What's hidden in the lost memories? What's protagonist's true identity? Who does he really love?
Nukige

 

24. Only One 2 ~Meshimase Megumi no Sweet Apron~ オンリーワン2 ~召しませ 恵のすぃ~とエプロン~ [050128] Globe
Main character finishes chef training in Europe and returns back to his home town. His parents die in a traffic accident leaving him a western-style restaurant "Hidden Rabbit". He's good at cooking, but he totally fails as a manager, so he calls a female childhood friend to take this position. Alas, she's no good as a waitress. They find a cheerful waitress to chase their dreams together.
Nukige

 

25. Ringetsu Mini Fandisc 燐月MINI FANDISC [050128] Selen
Fandisc includes:
1. Viewer to access the full CG collection.
2. Wallpaper collection.
3. Scenes recollection
4. BGM including karaoke versions.
5. Bonus track "CROSS UP".
Fandisc

 

26. Tsukushite Agechau 5 ~Motomeru Otome-tachi~ 尽くしてあげちゃう5~求める乙女たち~ [050128] Trabulance
Main character attends a boys school and worries about his lack of communication experience with girls. He looses a bet and infiltrates a girls school with a camera. He is chased and beaten by the guard, but is saved by girls in the dormitory. The four girls tend his bruises and are very kind to him. They kiss among themselves, but explain it as a greeting sign rather than expression of lesbian affection. Protagonist wants to be greeted in the same manner. He soon finds himself in love relations with all the four girls.
Nukige

 

27. Yureru Bus Guide ~Oppai ga Ippai~ 揺れるバスガイド~おっぱいがいっぱい~ [050128] Waffle
Shugo works at a bus company, but his company gets wobbly due to deep recession. One day, boss of the company suddenly passes away in an accident. Employees leave one by one and there are only four workers left. They try to collect as much money as possible from banks and one bank sets down a strict condition to them. That is to give customers sexual services.... Shugo asks his bus guides to accept it for the company....
Nukige

 

28. Cohabitation ~Oshikake Nyoubou wa Onee-san!?~ Cohabitation ~押しかけ女房はお姉さん!?~ [050129] Parthenon
The beautiful secretly admired neighbor moves into main character's apartment. One long hot summer day begins this way under loud hearth throbbing. 
Nukige

 

29. Wonderful Love ワンだふるラブ [050129] Gyuunyuu Soft
One day, the protagonist girl came to have an ability by chance, understanding what dogs says.
The mysterious girl who understand dog's language have sex with her beloved dog John, gets humiliated by a neighborhood savage dog, and eaten by her male friend...... In this game she will experience full of ups and downs.
In park, house, hill, shrine, sidewalk ... she is getting fucked in many kinds of places.
Doujin Nukige

 

30. Akiiro Onmyouji 秋色陰陽師 [050130] Hanerom
Two boys enter a school where strange incidents occur one after another. The new transfer student turns out to be exterminator of spirits and youkai. Student council, occult research and home economics clubs all require help. The slapstick school life begins around the two opposite personality protagonists.
Doujin Boys Love

 

31. Innocentrea イノセントリア [050130]
A "healthy" dating game for women!! w/ OP movie and theme song.
A knockabout story of a poor high-class girl.
Doujin Otomege

 

32. Kyonyuu Shimai Kyoushi ~Inyoku no Hitozuma Choukyou~ 巨乳姉妹教師 ~淫欲の人妻調教~ [050131] Rasinban
Main character is a school director who enjoys insulting a women. When new married female teacher comes to school, he develops a humiliation plan of the teacher and her sister with the help of the nurse. 
Nukige
kivandopulus

Year 2004 pleasantly surprised me with the number and especially quality of visual novels.

New portion of Visual Novel Openings 2004 with songs.

My list of masterpieces in 2004:
  1. 3days ~Michiteyuku Toki no Kanata de~
  2. Akai Ito
  3. Carnival 
  4. Dear My Friend
  5. Eigou Kaiki
  6. Fate/Stay Night
  7. Forest
  8. Paradise Lost
  9. Peace@Pieces
  10. Realize 
  11. Remember11 -The Age of Infinity-
  12. Sorairo no Shizuku
  13. Sorauta
  14. Symphonic Rain 
  15. To Heart 2
  16. Uminomichi 

I rate only Paradise Lost and Realize as 10/10, but the latter one has technical problems with voiced console release, so technical victory is with Paradise Lost.

Again I ask you to choose one of five visual novels for video and review among the following candidates that I consider curious enough:

  1. 3days ~Michiteyuku Toki no Kanata de~
  2. Abandoner - The Severed Dreams 
  3. Peace@Pieces
  4. Sorairo no Shizuku
  5. To Heart 2

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kivandopulus

Foreword: I could not pass by such curious looking chunige.

Title: Eigou Kaiki

Developer: D.O.

Date: 2004-12-17

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v9790

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GfYjxdQ7Y&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9HwGDuJtaW_7Xb7oD2dWge

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Synopsis: Katsuragi Tetsuo, the protagonist, is a highschool student who lives with his older sister Yuri.

Yuri, having originally lived in a foreign country, is a mainstay of the family and make a living by the work of translation at home. 

They have a bedridden sister with no consciousness too. The doctor don't know what's the disease what makes her to stay lying in bed as a beautiful doll. 

Tetsuo have two good friends too, Izumi, his neighbor and childhood friend, and the good-hearted nerd, Seiji. The three had always live in harmony.

The story begins in the town where they live, where bizarre events start to occur. Mutilation murders, cases where someone is killed with a huge blade, are happening. 

Tetsuo thinks himself to be irrelevant to these cases. However, anxiety rising slightly, Yuri starts to be worried about the hero.

Game type: Cliche chunige

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 6/10

Story rating: 7/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 7/10

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Well, no mood for structured review, so let's keep it in the flow of thoughts style. First of all, game kind of disappointed me for how cliche it is. Let's just numerate some of them. School student protagonist. Life in adopted family. Mysterious murders happening to the people he contacted last. Descendants of secret sword clans. Wonder waffle he suddenly discovers, and with such power that it can easily destroy the world. Time loop. Just really - what wicked number of stamps. But in game's defense I should add that no game before actually had such distinct and full number of a classic chunige features. So I guess I'll use Eigou Kaiki as a paragon of chunige till the time I find something even more sickly.

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We're not done with the negative part yet. There are five heroine routes in the game which are set in predetermined order. And heroines are actually quite shallow here. Childhood friend Izumi at least has much time to shine, so she's probably the most memorable one. Older sister Yuuri is cool, because she knows the most about the clan secrets, but she still does not live up even to Chizuru from Kizuato. Sleeping in coma Hinano route is the worst as poor girl only has time to sleep in coma or have sex, pretty much nothing else. Fourth route is partly intriguing, because Elfriede is actually our antagonist. Fifth heroine Yun is the True heroine that makes separate routes a united story, but she has a small yet important role to play, actually. Journalist Takami was probably the most intriguing heroine, but she did not get her own route. As a raw outcome, only Izumi is a likeable heroine, especially in her interaction with Tadashi classmate. Basically, there is no fighting heroine apart of antagonistic Elfriede. That was a pity for me. At least there was enough gore, partly due to the reason there are no other heroines able to defend themselves.

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All right, lets finish with negative sides already. I still consider this game a small and shaky, but masterpiece. It has enough action scenes and small revelations to keep interest. Different heroines' view is refreshing. The true route sums things up neatly. Game could be even better with some surprise element or more developed heroines. Eigou Kaiki can be roughly translated as eternal regression. I'm glad this concept is explained, but it turns just moving backwards in time, nothing big. I enjoyed this game for the whole first route, but not further due to repeatability. Not sure I'll be as generous to generic chunige in future, though.

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kivandopulus

I believe it's the first time when the number of games in one month exceeds a hundred - 108, to be more precise! And this month can boast of multiple masterpieces - Eigou Kaiki , Sorairo no Shizuku , Peace@Pieces and To Heart 2 . Can't say I'm excited about plotge of the month, so I'm giving the first prize to To Heart 2.

1. D -> A: White [041202] Tonkin House 1
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Taking place two months after the events of D→A:BLACK, the player once again takes control of Tōya Shinjō, a "Shinigami" who works together with the angel Yuriel Arlencloyn to guide lost souls called "Creeps" that are lingering in the human realm.
Direct sequel is more interesting gameplay-wise and story-wise, but battles are still not user-friendly. Since battles need to be repeated in future playthroughs, there's little incentive to go on. Branching is super difficult to understand for those who are not familiar with the prequel. Ending conditions are super strict, so just one innocent miss in option can ruin it all. Story is much longer, but only extensively by adding material, not depth.

 

 

2. Mahou wa Ameiro? 魔法はあめいろ? [041203] Sirius
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Sakutaro, a practice teacher, has a special power. One day, he meets three girls by chance. He knows two of them, but he doesn't know the third one. She suddenly says to him, "Please teach me how to use magic!"
Ordinary moege, as you might have guessed. There is magic, but it only contributes to the setting and entourage. Only sympathy for some heroine can drive to go on after seeing main heroine's route.

 

3. Futakoi 双恋 [041209] MediaWorks 1
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The story begins with Nozomu Futami returning to the town where he was born and raised as a child. He moves in near a shrine which houses a legendary stone that was rumoured to have been the place where twin girls turned into birds. The stone is rumoured to be the cause of an abundance of twin girls who are born in the town. The twins who turned into birds did so because of their love for a man who couldn't choose between them. Shortly after Nozomu enters town he begins to run into the same problems as six pairs of twins fight for his love.
We've already seen Sister Princess 1 and 2 from this company. What can be better than Sister Princess? Twin sisters! Same silly in its absurdity concept. Everyone sticks to the protagonist from the start. I'm just afraid my jaw can go numb from all this sickly sweetness.

 

4. Sweet and Sweet [041210] Black Package
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Main wants to enter a university and become a teacher. He is not sure in his career choice, so he decides to become a tutor for his childhood friend first. In the library he meets a girl standing away from her friends...
Game is neither about scenario, nor it has any charming heroines. That's what happens when nukige producer decides to make something different for a change. Nothing good happens. 

 

5. Tetsuwan Gacchu! 鉄腕がっちゅ! [041210] Studio Miris
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Akemi, Marika and Meimei were live on local radio station as usual when their director assassination occurred. After that the ultimate battle started between contestants to determine the personality of the "new Gachumi".
It's a gameplay oriented game first of all, so need to like gameplay.

 

6. White Diamond 2 [041215] SystemSoft Alpha
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Main character Alberto is the son of the lord in a medieval city Ruenburg. He returns home after studying abroad and finds his native home devastated by monster raids. He learns about the "White Diamond" legend that can help to defeat the monsters and sets on a journey.
It's TRPG first of all, so not sure that it belongs to the visual novel tribe just like as its predecessor. Battle parts is simpler than usual. There are a lot of sub quests devoted to different heroines. There is time limit that really get on one's nerves at times. Any heroine with the highest favorability at the moment of revealing mystery o f White Diamond gets her ending.

 

7. Eigou Kaiki 永劫回帰 [041217] D.O.
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Katsuragi Tetsuo, the protagonist, is a highschool student who lives with his older sister Yuri.
Yuri, having originally lived in a foreign country, is a mainstay of the family and make a living by the work of translation at home. 
They have a bedridden sister with no consciousness too. The doctor don't know what's the disease what makes her to stay lying in bed as a beautiful doll. 
Tetsuo have two good friends too, Izumi, his neighbor and childhood friend, and the good-hearted nerd, Seiji. The three had always live in harmony.
The story begins in the town where they live, where bizarre events start to occur. Mutilation murders, cases where someone is killed with a huge blade, are happening. 
Tetsuo thinks himself to be irrelevant to these cases. However, anxiety rising slightly, Yuri starts to be worried about the hero.
Wow, hard-boiled adventure + D.O. + Watanabe scenario + no reviews sounds so good that I can't believe my eyes. Review is a must have here!

 

8. El Mayflower エルメイフラワー [041217] Alice Soft
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The country is under strict control with secret police sniffing around everywhere. All culture activities are forbidden and offenders thrown to prison. One day touch female inspector crashes in youth's place to crack him down. However, she still remains human traits, so the youth starts to get gradually attracted to her.
It's free Alice Soft game and contains only two routes - pure love and mystery ones. Play time is only two hours.

 

9. Hatenaki Sora はてなきそら [041217] Ankh
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Main character is a new doctor. He starts to ask himself what's the true mission of the doctor and struggles to find the answers. However, he soon faces a new test... a girl with intractable disease.
Ankh has a reputation of semi-nukige maker. Unfortunately, this work follows the trend. All kind of nurses, patients and patients' relatives can be captured. But the saddest part is that main heroine route does not really stand out here. Second half has serious development, but not even close to Kana imouto level

 

10. Shimaima しまいま [041217] Alice Soft 1
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Unbeknownst to humans of the world, two succubus siblings live a peaceful existence in Japan. Their lives are forever changed after a fateful encounter with Yuuki Asuma, a uniquely gifted individual who immediately captures the sisters’ hearts and subsequently guides their uncertain future. Will the sisters’ mutual attraction for the same individual strengthen them together or tear them apart? It is a question Yuuki will ultimately decide…
There is an English review.

 

11 Shinsetsu Ryouki no Ori 真説 猟奇の檻 [041217] Caligula Soft 1
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There is a string of 14 mysterious dissapearances in a single department store that started about 15 years ago. Police still can't find any clues. So store manager decided to hire a private detective to solve this strange case. He has only 9 days to finish his work.
There is an English review

 

12. Sorairo no Shizuku そらいろの雫 [041217] Nico
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Main character frequents his father's friend researcher place where girl of the same age resides. The young people spend their days merrily till the day parents get lost in an expedition. As time passes protagonist gradually recovers from the shock. He starts to get interested in the new female transfer student. At the same time mysterious events begin to occur around him... 
First lap is reserved for sister-in-law, then for mysterious transfer student, and finally for the even more mysterious homeless person. The contents is juvenile superpower sci-fi battle. It can also be described as a light moege. Volume is a bit small.

 

13. Soul Link [041217] Navel 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Fall, 2045C.E. Aizawa Shuuhei, a second year cadet enrolled in Central Military Academy’s main division, is dispatched to the orbital space station Aries on a training mission. There he reunites with his younger brother, Ryouta, and his childhood friend, Nao, both of whom reside there as cadets enrolled in the preparatory division.
Then a unidentified space ship under the control of Jararacas, a radical terrorist organization, suddenly attacks the Aries and seizes control of the main control room. With all communication lines cut off, Shuuhei and the others have no way to escape; they’re trapped. Trapped in space, 250 miles above the Earth with nowhere to run. In the midst of this desperate situation, the cadets must gather their courage and rise up to take back the Aries. As they do, they draw ever closer to the fearsome truth lurking behind this incident...
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

14. Tantei Jinguuji Saburou Series No.05: Akai Me no Tora 探偵 神宮寺三郎 Series No.05 アカイメノトラ [041222] WorkJam 1 2 3
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Jake receives a job offer from an old female acquaintance, and is asked to investigate a robbery of an underground casino. Things start to get more complicated when a little girl suddenly shows up at the office, as the truth behind the case begins to unfold. 
There are English reviews.

 

15. Peace@Pieces [041223] Unison Shift 1
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Hisato is a temporary homeroom teacher in a wealthy all-girls-school that recently got co-ed. He spends his time brooding over how his life turned this boring until...
The new transfer student accidentally kills him, then revives him and tells him that she is actually a shinigami (god of death) candidate...
And that's only the beginning of his not-so-boring-anymore life...
There is an English review.

 

16. Hitogata Ruins ひとがたルイン [041224] Studio e.go! 1 2 3
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In ancient times, in a feudal land, seven clans battle for supremacy and the royal family's favor. There is a tale of legendary weapons called "Makurium", but their existence is considered that of myth. Perhaps to find a way to cease the warring without bloodshed, the princess decrees that she will marry whoever of the seven clans finds any real proof of these weapons. This of course puts those in power in an uproar as they scramble to find them. However, it just so turns out that our hero stumbles upon such a weapon...in the shape of a girl?! Well, if getting an audience and proving her worth isn't enough, all the clansmen are rearing to invade one another again.
There are English reviews

 

17. Juujigen Rippoutai Cipher ~Aoki Tsuki no Suitei~ 十次元立方体サイファー~蒼き月の水底~ [041224] Abel Software
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You and other people are part of some study, and you all have to live in a dark two-story mansion with all the windows shut closed with wooden planks.
Abel Software got turned on detective mystery stories. We get a full-scale investigation game with point and click mechanics and collecting and using items. The red route actually has the Kanno genius touch, but the Blue route is much more disappointing even though it deals more with hidden items and lines. It's not really close to EVE series mystery still.

 

18. Lime Iro Ryuukitan X ~Koi, Oshiete Kudasai.~ らいむいろ流奇譚Ⅹ ~恋、教ヘテクダサイ。~ [041224] Elf 1
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It was Meiji 38 (1905), the Russo-Japanese War that had begun since the previous year was getting hard. In this severe circumstance, they reorganized the Raimu Squad. The members of the Raimu Squad were the girls. They were just like other ordinary girls who went to schools and yearned for love, except that they had “Raimu”.
Inukai Tsuyoshiro was a young man who was newly chosen to be the leader of the squad. He was ambitious to fight for Japan.
When the young man met the five girls, the new chapter of “Raimu” began.
There is an English review.

 

19. Nuigurumer ぬいぐるまー [041224] light 1
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This is a world where stuffed animals have hearts, where humans and plushies live in harmony. The Nuigurumer king protects his subjects from the evil Kigurumer, and has an army of human girls who protect the kingdom. However, what will happen when these girls are asked to summon a man from another world to help them in their quest and fight?
There is an English review.

 

20. To Heart 2 [041228] Leaf 1 2 3 4
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Following her graduation from middle school, Konomi Yuzuhara enters the same high school as Takāki Kono, her childhood friend. As the new school year begins, they meet their childhood friend Tamaki Kosaka, as well as many new accquaintances. Unbeknownst to the group, their encounters with each other will soon lead to many memorable adventures.
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

21. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai ひぐらしのなく頃に解 [041230] 07th Expansion 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983, at a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa, which has a population of approximately 2000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Hojo. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser, usually him.) Hinamizawa appears to be a normal, peaceful, rural village to Keiichi. However, the tranquility abruptly ends after the annual Watanagashi Festival, a celebration to commemorate and give thanks to the local god, Oyashiro-sama. Keiichi learns that every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival. Keiichi himself soon becomes drawn into the strange events surrounding the Watanagashi Festival and Oyashiro-sama. In each story arc, he or one of his friends become paranoid, and a crime is committed. Usually, the crime involves the murder of one of their own friends. While it seems impossible to tell their delusions apart from the mystery of Hinamizawa, slowly the truth is revealed.
There are English reviews.

 

 
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1. Kiss x Kiss Seirei Gakuen Kiss×Kiss 星鈴学園 [041202] Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Game's goal is to increase favorability while talking talking to boys and handing them lunch boxes with the final event reserved for the Valentine's Day .
Otomege

 

2. Fami☆Resu ファミ☆れす [041203] Sage
Main character hops into family restaurant "Magnolia" to have a midnight snack. The three waitress there behave in a totally unexpected way by taking provocative poses and encouraging flirting. How will it all end?
Nukige

 

3. Only One 2 ~Naomi Ai no Inori ga Todoku Toki~ オンリーワン2~なおみ 愛の祈りが届く時~ [041203] Globe
Main character starts to date Naomi girl. After one trivial fight he runs away on a motorcycle in an unstable mental state and loses consciousness as a result of a traffic accident. His spirit leaves the body, but shinigami can't capture it unless Naomi strong love link is cut. Protagonist makes a deal with the Grim Reaper to revive just in order to spoil Naomi's memories thus breaking her free from the past relations. The days of Naomi's humiliation begin.
Nukige

 

4. Ryoujoku Gojuusou ~Ingoku e no Izanai...~ 凌辱五重奏~淫獄への誘い…~ [041203] Anim
After nurses humiliation and molester titles Anim presents a new practical work satisfying needs of those having fantasies over office worker ladies. 
Nukige

 

5. Sakura Yuki 桜雪 [041203] Puppet
Main character graduates from school already being an experienced agent. He killed terrorists and burned down their hidden lairs. He is only saved from law persecution by his father holding a powerful military position. Protagonist's new mission is to escort some secret cargo. He is irritated by such trivial task, but the convoy gets under resistance attack desperate to obtain the cargo. The box gets damaged and a young non-human male shows up from it. He has no ties with the resistance, so his meaning is now known. How the story unfolds depends on protagonist's actions.
Boys Love

 

6. Seal Princess ~Ohime-sama wa Fuuinchuu~ シールプリンセス~お姫様は封印中~ [041203] Lusterise
In a fantasy setting world there is a small country sandwiched between great powers. The king is the descendant of an evil king who sealed demon king powers inside his body. The seal has weakened over time, so a ritual is required to strengthen it. The three princesses are the means to perform the ritual and prevent evil king resurrection. They are ready to cooperate and accept any incoming insults.
Nukige

 

7. HELPLESS [041205] GLYCO.
No idea. All sources dead.
Doujin otomege

 

8. My Pet Ciel マイペットシエル [041205] MOON GODDESS
4th episode in My pet Tsukihime series. 
She who should have died is alive. Additionally, a mysterious girl comes to the scene for a new development. Ciel decides to play along with Shiki in this betrayal story. 
Doujin Nukige

 

9. Sprung [041208] Longtail Studios 1
Brett and Becky have been longtime friends for as long as they could remember. They go on a trip to a ski resort owned by Connor. Their feelings for one another made both of them go on the trip together as an attempt to find not only love but promising future opportunities. Brett is hopelessly placed on the bottom of the totem pole, where he has to deal with Elliot and Conor, two well-to-do men who are richer, more charming and more famous than him. Becky's story revolves around her relationship with Brett, Becky was promised a modelling career by Elliot but the price of the contract was a chance to date her. As Brett tries to win the heart of the girls against the two big shots of the resort, Becky is caught in a model rat race against Kiki and Alex while she wonders who does she really love?
EVN

 

10. Aku Chuunyuu -Kimi ni Sasageru Akui no Tamashii- 悪注入-君に捧げる悪意の魂- [041210] Matsuri Kikaku
Main character watches a meteorite fall at night and walks to the collapse spot. But he only finds a gothic girl Lilim at that place. Lilim says that she is a devil who arrives to the human world to  become a full-fledged person. Protagonist can't help the temptation to teach her the obscene side of humanity. But the story takes an unexpected turn as the wings of destiny approach.
Nukige

 

11. Bishuu ~Chigyaku no Mesu Dorei~ 美醜 ~恥虐の牝奴隷~ [041210] EXtry
Main heroine is appointed president of a long-established underwear manufacturer “Chris” due to her father's sudden death. Her business partner betrays her, and days of insult training begin. Is it part of a larger conspiracy against the company?
Nukige

 

12. Chibi Mama ちびママ [041210] CoreMoreco
You are a horny teenager suddenly surrounded by girls! When your mother died, your father remarried a girl only 2 years older than you, and then he passed away. When he died, your stepmother returned to her childhood form from the shock! You also have a stepsister who lives with you, and you can expect regular visits from your childhood girlfriend, and twin sisters who are your neighbors.
Nukige

 

13. Hitozuma Onna Kyoushi Reika ~Nyuujoku no Mesu Dorei~ 人妻女教師・麗香~乳辱の雌奴隷~ [041210] Guilty
Murakami Toshiaki had a crush for his beautiful homeroom teacher, Tachibana Reika. As his feelings grow stronger, he musters the courage to hand her a love letter, but it was a mistake. Reika tore up the letter after reading it loud in front of all the class's students. Since then his school life became worse, until one day of his 2nd year, he found Reika masturbating on the school toilet. Taking pictures of the shocking scene with his phone, he begins to threaten Reika with those pictures.
Nukige

 

14. Jokutsuma ~Goriyou wa Keikakuteki ni~ 辱妻 ~ご利用は計画的に~ [041210] Love Juice
Main character is one of the best in the world of dark finance. He is merciless to the other party who delays payment. If the opponent is a married woman, she is demanded to pay with her body gradually depriving her of freedom and breaking her mentally suitable only for sex slave life.
Nukige

 

15. Mahjong 麻雀 [041210] NekoNeko Soft
As the title implies, the game focuses on Mahjong and was released in celebration NekoNeko's 5th anniversary.
Card Game

 

16. Miko-san Hosoude Hanjouki Extra 巫女さん細腕繁盛記えくすとら [041210] Studio 
Fan disc includes:
1. Action game "Fight, Kanae-chan!!" 「香奈恵ちゃんFight!!」
2. After-story “Daily life at Kagami Shrine” 「加賀見神社の日常」
3.  Extra H scene collection "Miko's secret" 「巫女さんの内緒」
4. Collection of movies and arranged songs “Green Tea Theater” 「緑茶シアター」
5. Additional scene for Megami-sama ☆ ni Onegai!! 
Fandisc

 

17. Oku-sama wa Onee-chan!? 奥様はおねえちゃん!? [041210] Tryset
In Oku-sama wa Onee-chan you play as Toshiya, an overly shota-ish high school student, and you find out one day that the onee-san next door (Yukari) that you've had a crush on for a long time is getting married. Later you find out that it's you she is getting married to as part of an arranged marriage between your two families. For most of the game you and Yukari get to know each other better through sex with some side romances with other girls along the way.
Nukige

 

18. Onee-san Nakadashi Chikan Ressha お姉さん中出し痴漢列車 [041210] MBS Truth 1
The ‘hero’ of this story has just begun his college years. He’s got a thing for a young professor of his, but he just goes home frustrated on the train every day. One time on his way back, he decides to fool around with one of his fellow train-goers. However, he gets caught by an employee on the train. Does he get in trouble? No! Instead, he’s belittled on his poor technique. Now the main character is under the tutelage of his critic. Will he be more successful with each new target?
Nukige

 

19. Onemuri Sister おねむりしすたー [041210] Wanko Soft
The male protagonist suffers from 'unhealthy interest' for his adoptive little sister and starts 'playing' with her body during her sleep.
Who needs to know the rest?
Nukige

 

20. Pet Tantei Y's ペット探偵Y’s [041210] Amedeo
17 year old Futaba Yuuka is asked by her grandfather to look out for his pet detective agency as he is away. There to help her is his multi-use robot Barious and her friends.
Otomege

 

21. Requiem レクイエム [041210] Clock Up
The key to this story is the "Demon Violin". When the power of this violin is used, do you turn the heroine into your prisoner, or do you overcome the temptation and reach for a happy end?
Moreover do you become a prisoner to the "Demon Violin", and just watch the humiliation take place? What type of story unfolds, is left up to you.
Nukige

 

22. Yakin Byoutou San 夜勤病棟・参 [041210] Mink
Sora was lying in front of a hospital. He was seriously injured, and when he was about to die, a nurse, Yagami Yuu, helped him.
He was sent into an emergency ward, and he met a beautiful woman, Mikage Reika. She was a director of the hospital, and she asked him to become a test subject. Because he didn't have any relatives, he accepted it. Then, Yagami Yuu was supposed to take care of him.
Since that day, his fate had changed a lot.
Nukige

 

23. Asuka Josou Bishounen Ryoujoku Story 2 あすか♂女装美少年凌辱ストーリー2 [041211] Mocking Soft
A beautiful boy had been spending the days out in a school where girls dominate boys. One day, a girl came to the school. How affable transfer studnet, Urasawa Hina changed the life of the boy? The boy begun to like her as things went on. But she had a secret she hadn't said to anybody.....
Doujin Nukige

 

24. Imokoi Diary~ 妹恋だいあり~ [041213] Chain-Reaction
Main character meets his female cousin who is a ripe woman already. He can't stop fantasizing about her after reading her diary where she describes her affection towards protagonist. 
Nukige

 

25. Probation [041215] Kotama Yuri
The protagonist is a novice adventure white mage who got separated from her party deep in a forest and saved from monsters by some handsome men.
It seems that they have also been separated from some party members and are lacking a healer.
So they decide to cooperate with her to get out of the forest and reunite with their respective party members.
Doujin Otomege

 

26. Chikan wa Hanzai! 痴漢は犯罪! [041217] Fulltime
Main character is a student council president and the most popular boy at school with his personal fan-club. But his true identity is molester and transvestite. Whenever he sees a cute proud girl, he can go any lengths to crush her will and enslave her. He wears girl clothes and approaches his prey under disguise of cute girl Akira.
Nukige

 

27. Dessert Love -Kare to no Hajimari- Dessert Love-彼とのはじまり- [041217] TiramisuVilla
Haruka has been working at a general office for several years and has been living by herself in a small apartment for a pretty long time. However one day her job is changed and now she has to work under Ichijou of the Sales Department. Ever since this happened, she’s been encountering strange people…
Otomege

 

28. Gakuen Toukou Shashin ~Hentai Seiheki no Mezame...~ 学園投肛写真~変態性癖の目覚め…~ [041217] Ail
Main character likes reading erotic magazines. He wants to find a partner to shoot photos and send them to the magazines. On one defecation scene page he recognizes a female classmate in one of the actresses. He seems to have found the right partner just now.
Nukige

 

29. Gozenreiji no Sanbika 午前零時の讃美歌 [041217] Amagasa Higasa Jimusho
One day main character meets a girl in the underground mall. But when they start dating girl becomes the abuser. Is life of masochism what he desires?
Doujin Nukige

 

30. Innyuu Kazoku ~Boku to Haha to Ane to Imouto to~ 淫乳家族~僕と母と姉と妹と~ [041217] West Vision
Main character is a spoiled student. After his father's death his mother and three sisters are eager to fulfill any his wishes. It becomes a physical relationship with everyone in the family in no time. His sex habits degenerate as time goes on.
Nukige

 

31. Muv-Luv Supplement マブラヴ サプリメント [041217] Age
Muv-Luv Supplement is a Muv-Luv fandisc.
It contains:
* Sakura no Hana ga Saku Mae ni ~Muv-Luv After Episode~, an after story for Sumika's ending in Muv-Luv Extra.
* Muv-Luv Duelist, a spin-off of Muv-Luv featuring the Rumbling Angel trading card game.
* Muv-Luv ~Another Episode Collection~, an assortment of short stories featuring Muv-Luv's various characters.
* Kiminozo Rajio Shucchouban 2 (Kiminozo Radio, part two)
* Muv-Luv Alternative trailer with JAM Project's Asu e no Houkou playing as the theme.
* The short story "Waga Na wa Meiya" (My Name is Meiya) in Supplement introduces two characters who strongly resemble the super robots Grendizer and Raideen.
* Accessories, wallpapers and voice files.
Fandisc

 

32. Pururun Cafe ぷるるんカフェ [041217] Trabulance 1 2 3 4 5 6
My dad was getting old, so I suppose I should have expected him to eventually collapse like he did the other day. His beloved cafe wouldn't stand his absence while he recovered in bed, though, so I knew my duty - I gave notice at the office job I'd worked since graduating college, and entered the whole new world of cafe management! Cocoa, a girl who worked here part time in the past, has helped me out a lot by coming back to her waitress job while I learn the ropes. We were still just scraping by, until one day my former co-worker Mitsuki stopped by with an offer to work part-time at the cafe as well! Cocoa wasn't too happy, but we needed the help, so I gladly accepted. Little did I know that she wouldn't be the last busty beauty vying for my attention - and that of the customers!
Before I knew it, I found myself surrounded by four of the women most important to me in my life. It's wonderful to have them here, and without their help the cafe would be in shambles - but I could do without the stress caused by dealing with the four of them at once! I'm just lucky they're more than willing to help me relax at the end of a hard day's work...
Nukige

 

33. Shinshou Genmukan 真章 幻夢館 [041217] Ciel
Kido is a private detective. One day, he receives a job offer. It is just to guard his client. He once tries to refuse it, but Mei, Kido's partner, tells him to accept it. Kido reluctantly accepts the offer and visits the client's house. There lives Ayano, a daughter of the client, Shibata, a butler, Imada, a janitor, Nozomi, a live-in maid, and Kaoru, Ayano's home tutor. Kido asks Shibata what's his job, but he just gives a vague answer. He doesn't know what to do, but he gradually gets to know the secret of the family....
Nukige

 

34. S-TRIPPER [041217] Monoceros
Takeru Hibino was in a sex-only relationship with his boyfriend, Kazuomi and so, leaves him. In order to forget him, Takeru decides to take part in a male-only tour around the world. His best friend, Iida Shinnosuke (who suggested the trip) and his twin brother (with a huge brother-complex), Shinobu, will be tagging along with him. Also, on the tour will be a sports writer, a reclusive writer, an enthusiastic student, a kind doctor and a strange guy who seems to be watching Shinobu. Strange and interesting things happen on the trip. In the end, will Takeru be able to forget about Kazuomi and find new love?
Boys Love

 

35. Suzumiya Keimu Shoukan 鈴宮刑務娼館 [041217] Alice Soft
In near future private prisons save the overcrowded penitentiary system. They use prisoners' labor as a means of financing. Main character dreams of director's wife, so he comes up with a revolutionary way to earn money - by using female prisoners as prostitutes.
Nukige

 

36. Tsumi-Batsu 罪罰-ツミバツ- [041217] Yui Koubou
Kazuhiko lost his parents in an unexpected accident on the way to a family trip, and because of that accident he lost his memory too, having just fragments. 
He was invited by an old friend of his deseased father to live in his house, with his family. And he became like an older brother to Masako, the daughter of that family, one year younger than him. 
The time passes in that house, with him living a peaceful and happy life. But one day, Kazuhiko witnesses something completely unexpected. His old memory starts to gradually come back, and he starts to going mad.
Nukige

 

37. Ultra Mahou Shoujo Manana vol.3 ウルトラ魔法少女まなな vol.3 [041217]
Vol.3 Includes stories №6-8:
6.「お約束満載? 超恋愛シミュレーションの罠!」
7. 「ダイイングメッセージは猫の先っちょ」
8. 「地獄からやってきたマジカルシスタープリンセス」
Anthology

 

38. Ura Nyuugaku ~Ineki ni Nureta Kyoukasho~ 裏入学~淫液に濡れた教科書~ [041217] Atelier Kaguya
Main character is a first-class teacher is out of luck. He is commanded by director to retire and take up guidance over three girls who lag behind in studies to pursue their dreams. The aim is to turn them into sex slaves and get them enrolled to a famous school.
Nukige

 

39. Koibito Double One コイビト・ダブルワン [041218] Pelpan OMT
"Does brother like small children"? - asks Mio-chan who lives next door and takes a provocative pose.
Doujin Nukige

 

40. Youma Jutai ~Ingoku no Taimashi~ 妖魔受胎~淫獄の退魔士~ [041220] Black Lilith
A mother and daughter whose job is monster buster ends up gang humiliated by monsters! To impregnate them babies of the monsters, a large tentacle bigger than an arm of the young girl, torn into her tight slit. "Ikei no Mono" gang rape the mom's rich, heavenly body, the two are forced to have "futanari' lesbian sex...... It is a nightmare....
Nukige

 

41. Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi 幕末恋華・新選組 [041222] Vridge Inc.
What if there was a lone girl in the Shinsengumi? What will happen? The game follows certain events in Shinsengumi history like the Sumo wrestlers in Osaka, Serizawa's assassination, the raid at the Ikeda-ya and so on.
Otomege

 

42. Boku No Natsuyasumi Himitsu Taiken ボクの「なつやすみ」ヒミツたいけん [041222] Complet's
A 3rd installment of "Himitsu Taiken" series.
Nukige

 

43. Harukanaru Toki no Naka De 3 遙かなる時空の中で3 [041222] Koei  1
One rainy day Nozomi Kasuga and her two friends encounter a strange boy at their high school, who sends them hurtling across time and space to a place in another world called Kyō. This place bears a strong resemblance to Kyoto at the end of the Heian period, where the Minamoto clan (Genji), led by Minamoto no Yoritomo (based on the historical Minamoto no Yoritomo), is at war with the Taira clan (Heike), led by Taira no Kiyomori (based on the historical Taira no Kiyomori). The Heike hope to defeat the Genji by releasing vengeful spirits to disturb the Earth's natural flow of energies and to terrorize the land. The boy that Nozomi met is revealed to be the human form of Hakuryū, the White Dragon God said to protect Kyō, whose powers have greatly weakened due to the presence of the onryō. Nozomi discovers that she has the power to seal the onryō as Hakuryū no Miko, and she allies herself with the Genji in order to seal the onryō, restore Hakuryū's powers, and return home to her own world.
Otomege

 

44. Pink Haze 2 [041222] Hanjuku Nora
Main character has been working in a semen clinic for half a year already. Friend's pharmacist deliberately wants his semen. One day another pharmacist comes over and evaluates his sperm as "not that interesting". What's the fate of protagonist and his semen?
Doujin Nukige

 

45. Barbaroi [041224] Xuse
The greatest toys in the world are something that cannot be bought, rather, they must be made, crafted if you will.
In Asuka Takamiya's eyes, no other is more suited for the task.
Hauntingly beautiful, with a dark allure; these are tools, gifts, curses, all of which are used to slowly reel in prey, their pain will be Asuka's greatest pleasure...
Nukige

 

46. Oyatsu no Jikan おやつのじかん [041224] Studio Ring 1 2
The protagonist is a young pâtissie who wants to become a world class bakery chef. Because of his knowledge of sweets he takes a job as a school nurse at Sweets School, a school where sweets learn everything from sports to cooking. As the school nurse, he uses his knowledge of baking and cooking to take care of them when they become sick or injured often by adding sauces or toppings when they're ill.
Lolicon

 

47. Ryoujoku Guerilla Gari 2 凌辱ゲリラ狩り2 [041224] Liquid
The stage is a country, where a civil war is taking place. The main character is a member of a guerrilla group, fighting against the government every day. His frustration accumulates day by day due to this endless battles. One day, he meets a soldier of the government army. He often gets money from companies by extortion in the name of protecting from the guerrilla groups. The main character decides to betray his guerrilla group and starts to hang with him. And he sends the girls of his guerrilla group to the soldiers and insult them. What will happen to them in the end?
Nukige

 

48. Slow Step ~Hajimete no Ren'ai~ Slow Step~初めての恋愛~ [041224] Image Craft
Main character decides to protect a new transfer student when she gets bullied. A common sense of sympathy overgrowing into love is born on that day. But what about childhood friend and school idol that he is already secretly in love with?
Nukige

 

49. Volga Series 1 ~Moteasobareru Onna-tachi~ VOLGA SERIES1 ~弄ばれる女達~ [041224] Tam's
The collection of three stories with the themes of cat ears, female teachers and SF parody:
1.「配達される仔猫達」
2.「となりのMYティーチャー」
3.「怪しき淫人」
Anthology Nukige

 

50. Ningyou no Yume to Mezame 人形の夢と目覚め [041227] Sol-fa-soft
The protagonist moves to a different town during the summer vacation. He is lonely and misses his friends, whom he could play with.
One day, while out exploring the new town, he meets a girl living in a big mansion. She is very sheltered and rarely leaves her home. The two become fast friends, and while playing with each other, they gradually learn what sex is.
Doujin Nukige

 

51. An☆Devi -ANGEL or DEVIL- えん☆でび -ANGEL or DEVIL- [041229] Haikara Kissa
I am hopeless in real life, playing games in my room all day..... My life has been like that for months since I failed the entrance exams of university...... But, an angel appears to save my life, I comes to live the angel together in my room. 
Nukige

 

52. Hime Choukyou Yugami Kitta Ai no Katachi 姫調教歪みきった愛のカタチ [041229] Chinsoft
Princess of some country comes to Japan to attract companies to her country. Genius Japanese trader offers his services to introduce the best companies. As a gratitude for help princess has various gifts to offer.
Doujin Nukige

 

53. Like Life Hyouko Ban LikeLife 氷庫版 [041229] Hooksoft
In additional to wallpapers and system voices game includes additional mini-scenarios related to original game.
Fandisc

 

54. Machikado no Boulanger ~Chuumon no Ooi Panya-san~ 街角のブーランジェ~注文の多いパン屋さん~ [041229] F&C FC01
This bakery exists in the suburbs for several generations. It's famous for fresh bread, cute waitresses and especially for accepting custom orders. Main character needs to manage this enterprise while his parents are away on a trip. There is only his cousin and his childhood friend to help him. This is a story depicts three people's relations deepen as they work together under a single roof.
Lolicon

 

55. Nekomimi Honey Life ネコミミハニィライフ [041229] BornClunkers
One day, the protagonist, Takaki, looks into a pet shop window and sees a catgirl for sale. He instinctively decides to buy her. Thus begins their cohabitation.
Doujin Nukige

 

56. Toy Tsumechaimashita! TOYつめちゃいましたっ [041229]
Clover Heart's append disk
Fandisc

 

57. Again ~Sakai no Machikado~ Again~再会の街かど~ [041230] Effort
Main character receives an anonymous letter saying "I want to see you".  According to the mark, the sender is someone who lives in Hakodate, the town of his childhood. There were three girls he was particularly close to. He takes the plane to chase his love.
Doujin

 

58. Friends 2 ~Child Fruit~ フレンズ2 ~Child Fruit~ [041230] Shiritsu Sakuranbo Shougakkou
Sayaka sneaks into her uncle's room at night and starts to cry and kiss. Her sister witnesses the scene and approaches as well. Two elementary school students love their uncle. How long will this punishment last?
Doujin Nukige

 

59. Fukigen na Imouto 不機嫌な妹 [041230] Stray Moon
Main character is asked to take educational guidance over his relative who does not attend school. The situation unfolds in the way that two young persons share fever this day.
Doujin Nukige

 

60. Funi-kun no Obenkyou フニ君のお勉強 [041230] Nest.
Main character is the most unhappy student in the world as he never receives Valentine's chocolate.
This year he is desperate to get some. And he gets a bar of chocolate... from a furry kid Funi. The kid likes to study, but he has difficulty washing his head, so he asks protagonist to lend a hand. What will main character do now?
Doujin Boys Love

 

61. Hanasaku Otome no Tame no Kiyuukyoku 花咲くオトメのための嬉遊曲 [041230] Lover Soul
Baseball bus crashes on the way home. Many people die, and main character loses his feet. His lover is in the woman baseball team and currently recruits members for a new team. Protagonist gets invited to become this team's coach.
Doujin

 

62. Isshou ni Ichido Dake Saku Hana no Namae de 一生に一度だけ咲く花の名前で [041230] More More Entertainment
Main character notices the silhouette of a tower in the blue sky. Some call it "Tower of flame heat". At the same time human body evaporation incidents start to occur on the streets. He meets a girl and unwillingly gets involved in a fight among three factions...
Doujin

 

63. Lewdness Leccion ~Midara na Maid to Kodoku na Goshujin-sama~ Lewdness Leccion ~淫らなメイドと孤独なご主人様~ [041230] Parthenon
Hentai sim game, feat. an ill-starred beautiful maid. You play a family head of Mido's, happens to take over a young lady Yuki Mana whose father killed himself because of large debts to Mido's.
Defloration, bondage, gangbang, etc.
Voice acted by Aoyama Nagare 
Doujin Nukige

 

64. May Reason [041230] Soft Circle Courreges
I want to cum inside a swimsuit...and inside of buruma (gym shorts), and inside the hidden creases of school uniforms... I want to masturbate to the underwear that my older sister was just wearing, and I want to do it wearing buruma.
The main character, who can't have sex with his beloved older sister, happened upon an idea...use his sister's clothes instead! His sister in turn accepts his passions -- this is a brother and sister erotic story.
In the end, they end up fulfilling their desires in different places -- just as you might expect.
Doujin Nukige

 

65. Mimosa ミモザ [041230] in the air
A young man Klein helps girl Mimosa in the forest and takes her to the village. She asks about his destination, and it turns out to be legendary "Death Forest" full of treasures. Mimosa ridicules him for believing in fairy-tales. Villagers distrust stranger, and village swordsman girl Yomi rudely asks him to dispatch early. He regrets helping such a village and intends to leave it...
Doujin

 

66. Ryuuguu Gaimu ~Garasu no Naka no Tsubasa~ 流寓街夢~ガラスの中の翼~ [041230] Neco-inco
Sai and his sister, Ifa, grew up in the mountains of Szechuan. Their parents are dead. Ifa's lover, Koan, is a chips and offers to bring both of them to live in Eden. They both arrive in D. Zone as visitors and Sai is adopted by an old man, who teaches him how to be a pickpocket. Ifa is offered a counterfeit chip by a kind stranger, Hayami. She wanted Sai to go into Eden first but he told his sister that she should go ahead and be with her lover.
Ifa promises to earn money and get a chip for Sai when she can. But she disappears and was supposedly executed in a government crackdown on visitors with fake Chips, according to her lover who passed a bloodied chip (supposedly Ifa's) to Sai's guardian eight years ago. Sai goes on a journey (with a partner of your choice) to find Koan and about what really happened to Ifa.....
Doujin Boys Love

 

67. SchoolxSchool [041230] Arufa to Yukai na Nakama-tachi
Main character is an ordinary high school student living his life casually surrounded by a colorful cast of unique personality friends. The summer sports festival on the sea approaches triggering a complex net of emotions and rivalry.
Doujin

 

68. SF: Onee-san Teacher エスエフ おねえさん☆てぃ~ちゃ~ [041230] Fan-na
Akira was struggling with his exams, when an older and busty private instructor, Lumina, can into his life.
His sister like childhood friend also gets involved in his daily routine, of studying and love and sex.
What waits ahead... and a surprising turn of events for the 3 of them?
Doujin Nukige

 

69. White Lady [041230] Splush Wave
White Lady is a game in which you have to train an elf princess from a far-away land.
Doujin Nukige

 

70. Injoku Kissa 淫辱喫茶 [041231] Studio-Sakura
Main character is a family restaurant manager. He invents a plan to insult two co-workers - a clumsy girl and an elegant woman. Will he succeed?
Doujin Nukige

 

71. Inclusion ~Suishou no Furiko~ Inclusion~水晶の振子~ [0412] Ritz software
New college student Futaba arrives at school one day to find the dead body of a professor--and it seems the professor's death was less than natural. Then Futaba comes into the possession of a crystal belonging to the late professor, and his life takes a turn for the strange and inexplicable....
Doujin Boys Love

 

72. Moonrise [0412] Kumys
Teacher warns main heroine that Sakura-kun has the same ability to turn feelings into power at night. The only way for her to get to college is to defeat the opponent side at high school. Can teacher be trusted? Which side will she take?
Doujin Otomege

 

73. Aki no Koi. 秋の恋。 [0412] Shibashiri Koubou
No idea. All links dead.
Doujin Boys Love

 

74. Haru no Koi. 春の恋。 [0412] Shibashiri Koubou
No idea. All links dead.
Doujin Boys Love

 

75. Kaleidoscope カレイドスコープ [0412] NaGISA
Main heroine has a fun school life with her childhood friend and classmate. Summer vacations approach and they plan to go to the sea together. This story depicts Megumi learn about the preciousness of life and growing up, as well as hope for tomorrow and the courage to go on.
Doujin

 

76. Kanrika! カンリカ! [0412] Mujirushi Labo
Five employees in the management section are suddenly informed about restructuring! The only way to save the job is to get to the top in the company!
Doujin Boys Love

 

77. Kichiku Yuugi "Momo" 鬼畜遊戯「桃」 [0412] C-Space
Become a protagonist who needs needs to raise his subordinate into and a nasty ass slave in 15 days to cover his huge debt. 
Doujin

 

78. Madataki まだたき [0412] Action Film Theater
Celeste looks at the peaceful sky. Someday, he will travel to the wide world. But for now the ordinary life is good and full of fascinating encounters. 
Doujin Boys Love

 

79. Mamushi no Ohime-sama マムシのお姫様 [0412] IRON MAIDEN
The Seigaku Tennis club has won numerous battles in the Kanto tournament to reach the finals. The opponent team is overwhelmingly strong and has the full support of the public. Only a few days left before the grand finale. Main character and his colleagues start their training.
Doujin Boys Love

 

80. Mari X Ali Tactics ~Ute! Namida no Tsundere Arisu~ まり×ありたくてぃくす ~撃て!涙のツンデレアリス~ [0412] Yaoyorozu-Kobo
Mahjong Club sets a camp to start special training for the summer national tournament. The members decide to hold a strip mahjong competition to tune their skills. 
Doujin Card Game

 

81. Natsuiro Zensen なついろ前線 [0412] Action Film Theater
No idea. All links dead.
Doujin Boys Love

 

82. Natsu no Koi. 夏の恋。 [0412] Shibashiri Koubou
No idea. All links dead.
Doujin Boys Love

 

83. Re-Act re-Act -リアクト- [0412] ThisArmor
Main character forgets his gym clothes and bullies his juniors. 
Doujin Boys Love

 

84. Saeko-san to Issho! 冴子さんといっしょ♪ [0412] Terios
Fandisc contains a mini-scenario devoted to Rindou Saeko heroine.
Fandisc

 

85. Teikyuu Yuugi - Stories 庭球遊戯 stories [0412] Cookie
There are three stories:
1. Tezuka and Fuji are looking for a mysterious witch Yukimura in an isolated Western-style house
2. What is the sad dream that protagonist sees every night? The search for the destiny prince begins.
3. A genius gets tricked and struggles against the remnants of a married couple. 
Doujin Boys Love

 

86. Tsukasa no Satisfaction ツカサの☆さてぃすふぁくしょん♪ [0412] Terios
One year after events of Natsuiro ☆ Communication ♪. Main character is visited by Tsukasa suddenly while he prepares to summer with his lover Chinatsu. Tsukasa wants help with practice for the drama club. A long night of trouble begins.
Fandisc

 

87. Work/Worth ワーク・ワース [0412] Mujirushi Labo
Company management love SIM. Become a president and get along with employees while rebuilding the company.  
Doujin Boys Love
kivandopulus

Foreword: Game interested me with its concept of parallel universe.

Title: Ano Sora no Mukougawa

Developer: High Soft

Date: 2004-11-26

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1212

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1sFJZ_BWLw&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_VZRGzArVahzwnVXBEy7Gu

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Synopsis: Main character starts to date his classmate Miho with the mediation of childhood friend Sayaka. Miho often looks at the sky and prays to it as if in ritual. After the first real date Miho disappears, and another girl Misa with the same surname takes her place. Misa claims that Miho died in a traffic accident while they were children. In this world only protagonist, Sayak and friend Yuki remember grown-up Miho. Is it possible to return to the original world with Miho alive?

Game type: Parallel dimension youth drama

Character Design rating: 5/10

Protagonist rating: 5/10

Story rating: 6/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 6/10

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What surprised me in this game is how different it is from rival charage. It has a strong concept. It has interacting between themselves characters. It's NOT centered around love. Those aspects should be enough to feel the difference. After Miho route I was even going to give this game a masterpiece status. Alas, I got disappointed later on.

Miho is our usual naive and somewhat shy heroine. You probably know by now that I can't stand such heroines, but this time there's a lot of freshness in the heroine, because... she only appears in the first quarter of the game! She's rather a concept than a real heroine - something bright to get to. Her absence is the source of so many novelties  numerated.

Misa on the other hand is kind of genki underage heroine. She's cute and cheerful, so she does not irritate. At the same time game brings a revolutionary change for the heroine concept - Misa has NO H event. It's absolutely unthinkable for the modern game. How can everyone have H scenes and one heroine be spared of it?

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Sayaka is our bitchy childhood friend. Her image suits this role very poorly, but I admit she managed to produce a significant impression on me with her story and personality.

Ano Sora no Mukougawa is not about love - it's about guilt. No, really. Miho has guilt before her dead sister Misa. Protagonist has guilt before the girls that he needs to "erase". Sayaka is just a single complex of reflexing nerves. But main character's drama is at the center of the narration. He needs to choose - he either kills his lover Miho or he kills her sister Misa and also absolutely innocent bypasser girl Madoka. The torments of hesitation overwhelm the three friends including Sayaka and Yuki. But what was most disappointing for me - is how this conflict is settled. In Miho route one day Miho comes in a vision and asks to bring her back, and it kinda gets decided. In Misa route protagonist just assures himself that Miho wanted Misa to live.

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Misa route is an absolute twin of Miho route. What's only added is couple kiss and hug scenes. It's an absolutely worthless route that does not bring anything new to the scene at all. I wish I played Madoka route instead, but I had to cover both main heroines.

An interesting element to notice is Sayaka - Yuki relations. I really like it when main character's friend has his own love and development line. Basically Sayaka - Yuki pair is what kept me playing. There is another less interesting moment... it's that Yuki has his own Boys Love line... yuck.

Overall, Ano Sora no Mukougawa is notable mostly for the game concept. But I can't get rid of the idea that witch such scenario and such novelty features game could be presented in a much better way, with much more complex leads and conclusions. Pretty much any other popular company would make it better with the same material. What game has is honesty. But honesty does not sell well.

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kivandopulus

This month does not have masterpieces. I did not like the game and the anime, but there's nothing to choose from this month, so ok, Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ will pass for now. I will review the game with an interesting concept - Ano Sora no Mukougawa

1. Love Songs ♪ ADV: Futaba Riho 19-sai ~Fuyu~ LoveSongs♪アドベンチャー 双葉理保19歳〜冬〜 [041103] HuneX
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Riho graduates from high school and lives a life of a progressive girl paying enough attention both to love and work. Currently she is a radio star presenting consultation program. She is asked to give lectures at a high school. Her heartful story of tears and laughs begins.
A foolish and absolutely story-less game based just on the looks and bright package of cute Riho. I'd call it a fandisk, to be honest.

 

2. Mutsuboshi Kirari 六ツ星きらり [041105] Chise
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An ancient town in the alternative modern Japan. 
Main character is a sophomore student dating a girl. Both of them join the famous astronomy department. Protagonist is fascinated with the mysterious female head of the club who organizes night star-gazing trips frequently. He decides to date both girls, because it's youth time when everything's possible
Every astronomy game feels weak unless it's masterfully done. And this particular game is mediocre at best, so overall impression is poor. There some slapstic, some drama, some cheating, but nothing really memorable. An average youth comedy.

 

3. Gakuen Alice ~DokiDoki★Fushigi Taiken~ 学園アリス〜ドキドキ☆不思議たいけん〜 [041118] Kids Station
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A game with an original story set in the Alice Festival.
No idea about the anime, so pass for this GBA exclusive.

 

4. Magical Tale まじかる☆ている [041119] Patissier
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In this love simulation, you play as Lucian, a student at a magic school who's been transformed by a curse into younger form and must now attend classes with young girls. As you attend class, you'll get to know eight personable heroines.
Moege that would be blocked for lolicon reasons if not the ps2 release.

 

5. Ojamajo Adventure: Naisho no Mahou おジャ魔女あどべんちゃ~「ないしょのまほう」 [041119] Amada Printing Mfg. Co., Ltd
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Spin-off that takes place in the setting of Ojamajo Doremi Dokkaan!
Majo Rhythm has come to the Human World to learn about the life there. While there she gets to know the Ojamajo and befriends them. 
A game for 3-year-old girls?

 

6. Katakamuna ~Ushinawareta Ingaritsu~ 片神名 ~喪われた因果律~ [041125] Alchemist 1
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