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kivandopulus

Year 2001 is a year of lost opportunities for visual novels, at least for chunige. The matured industry failed to produce breakthrough works. Of course there are lots of new cool openings Visual Novel Openings 2001 with songs. 

My list of masterpieces in 2001:

  1. Renaissance 
  2. Yougen Tennyo 
  3. Vampirdzhija Vjedogonia
  4. Silent Hill: Play Novel 
  5. Gensou Suikogaiden Vol. 2: Crystal Valley no Kettou
  6. Mizuiro
  7. No Reality 
  8. Chain Ushinawareta Ashiato
  9. Cosmos no Sora ni
  10. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
  11. Ashita no Yukinojou
  12. Kagetsu Tooya
  13. Eve: The Fatal Attraction 
  14. Memories Off 2nd
  15. Green Green
  16. Jisatsu no Tame no 101 no Houhou 
  17. Kazoku Keikaku 
  18. Daiakuji 
  19. Nijuubako
  20. Izumo

I can only settle with chunige as VN of the Year, and it's going to be Eve: The Fatal Attraction as the only long thrilling story-centered work. I also choose this work that is a remake of on old Eve game to show how secondary and muddy industry has become in 2001 for chunige. Too many disappointments and false hopes this year including  Lipstick ADV.4 , Sayonara o Oshiete ~Comment te Dire Adieu~ , Bittersweet Fools , Rije ~Saisei no Ubugoe~ , Assassin Ann , Virus and Faust . But everything may change in 2002 , my peek into it already proves resurrection of story-centered games.

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kivandopulus

Virus ウィルス [Celt]

Foreword: Virus... mystery... girl with a gun... I liked these setting elements and just dived into it without reading anything about the game. Here's my honest impression.

Title: Virus

Developer: Celt

Date: 2001-12-07

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v17856

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q6Lq5QEyqE

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Synopsis: Main character is separated from his older brother and sister due to parents' divorce. A few years later sister asks him to check on brother who does not come to contact. Brother is found dead with a tattoo all over his body. Protagonist starts his own investigation with the help of some friends.

Structure: 17 days

Length: 8 hours.

Game type: Mystery investigation

Difficulty: Quite easy since bad choices usually lead to premature end

Character Design rating: 5/10

Protagonist rating: 4/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 5/10

Overall rating: 5/10

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Again, not enough affinity to the game to write a proper structured review. Game is voiced and has proper true ending, so it's not total trash. But, as usual, without any strong elements to focus on.

Story is weak. All the routes are based on the fact that virus can affect anyone. So in each route we with the favorite girl face some other familiar character affected by virus, and that's it. Fortunately, there's a true route with our sister Mika where the mysteries get revealed. But it's also quite forced and short resolution, so it's not satisfactory at all. The only thing I liked is composition of routes. There were couple routes branching off early, then couple routes branching from the middle, but just one route leads you the further and turns out to be True route.

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Heroines totally lack charm even though they all are voiced. There are some 6 heroines here. Protagonist is the worst. He does not have his own opinion, but forces us to make convenient decisions. Like after witnessing death from virus he says he needs body warmth and all we get to decide is which of two girls to call...

It actually looked that the same BGM was sounding all the time.

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The girl with gun charm is not realized. She just breaks to the flat with the gun where we find dead brother. And she owns a gun just because she's some kind of detective. There are couple more fighting scenes with a knife in a certain heroine route, but that's it, no special affinity to weapons.

Game does not have strong points, so I consider it just to be a setting for H events. Another disappointment.

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kivandopulus

Foreword: I did not have much hope for this game until I found a Japanese review calling this game a hidden gem and praising its atmosphere. 

Title: Faust

Developer: Tail

Date: 2001-12-14

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v9803

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAn6MX7Tj6U

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Synopsis: In a peaceful city, a series of strange "vampire" murders happened. As if to ridicule people who don't believe in the existence of such monsters victims appear one after another in a swift succession. Meanwhile, the hero who works in the university encounters a girl. Upon that encounter, he feels "something" that can sacrifice even a precious and sacred life in that girl.

Structure: 7 chapters

Length: 7 hours

Game type: 19th century vampire murders story

Difficulty: Moderate

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 5/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 5/10

Overall rating: 5/10

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I don't have much to say about this game, so I'll keep informal review style. I mentioned that I found one positive Japanese review of this game and based on that decided to check it out myself. But there multiple negative Japanese reviews of this game, and, looking back, my impression is closer the second side. 

Protagonist is some guy with glasses, Edward. He investigates nothing, he is not capable of standing against a vampire. All he can is go around and talk with everyone. Typical.

There are four heroines, but only one story. The choice of heroine does not really affect the story. The actual branching to see new H events only starts very late in the game. One of those four endings does not even progress to the last 7th chapter - should we praise developers for innovation of just giving an abrupt end? 

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The story is not particularly interesting either. Vampires keep insulting girls on full moon nights, and noone can do anything. At one of the crime sites Edward meets Fee who is actually the main heroine, but not because she has the most breathtaking route. She's just the only person who can actually fight and oppose vampire. All the guys in the game are just worthless weird detectives with smiling faces. Town is under a huge threat, but these guys just joke around in a really relaxing atmosphere. There's an explanation to this - assaults only happen on full moon nights, and such nights happen only roughly once a month. So between the chapters game can easily skip a month.

Overall comments: I did not really understand what was the point of the game. Just like any  steampunk game it only can boast of the saturated atmosphere of the 19th century. I know what the atmosphere was like in the end of 19th century without this game, so what's the point? If it's supposed to be a charage, then I failed to see attractiveness of any heroine here. It's not a bad game, just a game without a single strong element.

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kivandopulus

Izumo is the only masterpiece of the month. I'll be reviewing both Virus and Faust this month.

1. Kakuriyo 幽冥-カクリヨ- [011207] Cage
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Main character receives a request as a member of mystery club to investigate change in the behavior of classmate's older brother. At the same time beauty transfer student comes to the class, and a series of bizarre incidents starts to happen. Old school building, moonlight on the shrine and fate from the previous life - with that the sky trembles and Kakuriyo appears in this world.
A dark ero-centered story, but at least with some plot. There are guro scenes and deaths of heroes at bad endings. Difficulty is high, so walkthrough is a must.

 

2. Platinum プラチナ [011207] Giga
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Main character transfers to a school in the mountains of the neighboring prefecture just half a year before graduating. He leaves behind his girlfriend who promises to wait for him till they can enter the same university. But new town presents new encounters. What will he choose?
Wow, Giga started to produce poor visual novels as early as back in 2001... and Puchi Cherry unsuccessful example did not teach them a thing. Here is another generic moege with forced ending.

 

3. Rasetsu [011207] Kogado Studio
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The story is set within a futuristic world where mankind, fearing overpopulation may be a danger, made settlement at locations away from Earth.
Two powerful organizations formed: The Governing Galactic Federation of Earth and the Dick Planetary Alliance, and since then they've been engaged in war against one another, which in turn has dealt considerable damage to mankind. Your goal as the leader of a mercenary's guild is to simply profit by taking jobs from either of those forces.
The Rasetsu series play simililarly to any other real-time strategy title with an isometric view and common point-and-click interface, and also toting somewhat of a Front Mission-esque as you'll often find yourself switching over from battles to intermissions (where you'll be able to talk to characters) and so on.
Not a visual novel, so no point discussing.

 

4. Virus ウィルス [011207] Celt
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Main character is separated from his older brother and sister due to parents' divorce. A few years later sister asks him to check on brother who does not come to contact. Brother is found dead with a tattoo all over his body. Protagonist starts his own investigation with the help of some friends.
Those who watch me for some time already know that I'll be reviewing this game myself. A woman with a gun is the bait I always swallow.

 

5. Q [011208] Cross
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1895. Main character is a representative of Meiji government sent on culture inspection to the United States. Upon his arrival inexplicable series of mystery murders start to occur.  
Story is inconsistent and full of H events. There's a mystery meter that moves some 5 cm with each new ending (mostly bad ones) revealed. Thus reaching true end requires playing 20 times making the right choices. Not much is explained, so story often develops itself without acknowledgement of what's happening.

 

6. Doki Doki Pretty League - Lovely Star ドキドキプリティリーグ Lovely Star [011213] Xing Entertainment 1 2
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In the game the player takes again the role of a baseball coach that is going to coach the Kasumigaura high school female baseball team during a one year period of time. The task is to decide the training (battling, fielding, etc.) that each player is going to make each week and see their progress.
Can't stand SIM games.

 

7. Kokoro Toshokan Communication Library Visual Drama ココロ図書館 コミュニケーションライブラリー ビジュアルドラマ [011213] Broccoli
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A short visual novel included as part of the "Kokoro Library Communication Library" library cataloging software. Chapters are unlocked as books are entered into the library software; approximately 120 books are required to unlock the entire story.
Some strange moe collection game.

 

8. Cafe La Sunset CAFE LA SUNSET [011214] BeF
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Main character ran a restaurant for five years before it went bankrupt. One day he's invited by his uncle to be a manager of "Sunset" cafe that is about to be closed in a month's time. What encounters await him during the time left?
Quite a generic Pia Carrot clone, but with BeF traditional graphics. The girl we visit the most gets her story to progress. There is also a SIM part.

 

9. Faust ファウスト [011214] Tail
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In a peaceful city, a series of strange "vampire" murders happened. As if to ridicule people who don't believe in the existence of such monsters victims appear one after another in a swift succession. Meanwhile, the hero who works in the university encounters a girl. Upon that encounter, he feels "something" that can sacrifice even a precious and sacred life in that girl.
I think I'll review it myself.

 

10. Konoha Challenge このはちゃれんじ [011214] FlyingShine
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Main heroine is homunculus created by Mad Alchemist. She is implanted memory of younger sister. She exists via sexual energy and needs daily masturbation to survive. If she resists this urge, her body gets more and more aroused. Her bright school life begins!
This is a totally nukige setting, but game is actually a bakage and is praised a lot for comical character depiction. It's also FlyingShine game. But it's also a SIM game developing over a month's time. Various events occur depending on school behavior and self-training sessions at nights. There are three happy endings and four normal ones. Still it's everyday conversation laugh that makes this game so highly evaluated, not H events.

 

11. Megami-sama ☆ ni Onegai!! -Mayonaka no Boukensha- 女神さま☆にお願いっ!! -真夜中の冒険者- [011214] Studio Ryokucha
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A certain Tokyo high school is an ordinary school during daytime, but at nighttime it changes into a labyrinth that seals the ultimate treasure that can make any wish come true. Main character is one of its students joining in the treasure hunt accompanied by classmate girls.
It's mostly a comedy with a good tempo, even though parody often feels old. First half is the same, then we pick a heroine and go exploring the dungeon only with her - the final wish fully depends on the heroine chosen.

 

12. Pain Pain -ペイン- [011214] Studio Neko Punch
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In a rural town a young boy stares at the night sky. Black shadow approaches him and takes the shape of a succubus woman. Succubus searches for a fresh soul, and boy does not value his life at this point anymore, so they make a deal. From this day environment around the boy changes little by little with every day...
Somehow it's more of a pure love story, but with some insult side-scenes. The number of choices is very small. The mystery plot between succubus and protagonist is lost with time, and game proceeds just as a normal charage. Hetare protagonist is not nice to see. Lots of people were disappointed by the fact that this Studio Neko Punch game does not have lolis - succubus is the closest to loli from all the heroines. Lots of bugs don't help with evaluation either.

 

13. Sweet ~Hanjuku na Tenshi-tachi~ Sweet~半熟な天使たち~ [011214] Silky's
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Main character just graduated from medical university. He finds work at "Saint Angels Hospital"  managed by his uncle. He grows up as physician and deepens his relations with various girls - nurses, students, female doctors. patients...
Since this game is an alternative version of Candy Stripe, it's mostly a pure love story. But it's not a direct port, but with H scenes included. The gameplay is same boring.

 

14. Tokimeki Memorial 3 ~Yakusoku no Ano Basho de~ ときめきメモリアル3 〜約束のあの場所で〜 [011220] Konami 1
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TM3 is set in Moegino High, a private high school built over a hilltop. Besides the usual path students take to school, there's also an abandoned footpath leading to an old shrine called Onokoyashiro (male's shrine)--said to be have been built to compliment the Ominayashiro (female's shrine) located around the school's premises. These two paths, old and new, meet along a legendary slope, where "on that fateful day, under the falling cherry-blossoms, should two lovers' confess their love, they will forever be bound together". So goes the legend of Moegino High.
The aim in the game is similiar to the past two games: you play a male student in Moegino High, and for their next three years you'll be studying there while meeting (and dating) various girls. If eveything goes well, one of them will meet you at the legendary slope come graduation day, and both of you then confess your love for each other.
There is an English review.

 

15. Akairo no Utage 紅色ノ狂宴 [011221] Aaru
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One day main character Yuya is invited to take care of the mansion while his brother is away. There he needs to contact his two sisters Aika and Kurumi, maid Sumire and mysterious woman Aoi on everyday basis. At the same time he starts to see very realistic and nostalgic dreams that he forgets upon awakening...
Heroine paths depend on the level of awakening of protagonist (weak-medium-strong) increasing the overall number of patterns with choices to astronomical numbers. Due to these dreams the number of H events reaches double digit numbers for some heroines peaking at 25 for Aika who Yuya has always been secretly in love with. There is actually some story here as Yuya is the guardian of the holy sword from his previous life, and he can either fight demons of become demon himself.

 

16. Izumo [011221] Studio e.go! 1 2
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Touma Hikaru is a student at the prestigious Izumo private academy. Recently he is troubled by dreams that always has the same woman trying to tell him something. One day, following the steps of the dream he had last night he goes to the abandoned building at the back of the school. When he touches a mirror there, there is a flash of bright light followed by an earthquake. He rushes out to the new school building only to find Nanami being attacked by a giant spider. At that moment a bird appears and everything stops. But this is only the beginning of the strange events to follow those two...
Studio e.go! finally returns to normal RPG games. And Izumo series becomes the main one in company history spawning multiple continuations. A clear masterpiece.

 

17. Kemono Gakuen けもの学園 [011221] Tactics
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Main character enters Veterinary high school only to find out that it's fool half-humans half-monsters as students. Will he adapt in this curious place?
Warmhearted comedy. There are four heroines representing different monster archetypes + a secret character. The only shortcoming I can think up is volume shortage - common part takes just one hour and heroines routes another hour - at max two hours.

 

18. Kasumisan# -Manatsu no Refrain- Kasumisan#-真夏のリフレイン- [011228] Gastro
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On the first day of summer vacations main character's female friend dies in a traffic accident. That was a huge blow for him. When he awakens the next day it's again July 31st, first day of summer vacations. Two worlds of past and present form an eternal cycle to reveal hidden heart strings.
Loop elements are encountered in previous games as well, but Kasumisan Sharp makes loop the centerpiece of the game. There is just one heroine in the game and just one H event late in the game. The beginning and the ending of the game are good, but there's not enough efforts exercised to make middle part exciting or at least less boring.

 

19. Snow Radish Vacation!! Snowラディッシュバケーション!! [011228] 0verflow 1
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Snow Radish Vacation is the prequel to Summer Radish Vacation 1 and 2 and as such, also of School Days. Chronologically, it is the first in the "Radish continuity."
These girls are considered to be studying on the 4th grade of university, but it's rather 4th grade of the school tbh. And protagonist here is a pregnant girl... so everything goes hopsy dopsy. There is a map with 10 locations and girl icons on it, but it's absolutely useless to chase girls and try to raise favorability with them. Instead, what's required is to search for hidden events on the maps with no girl icons.

 

BLOCKED

 

1. Yami No Romance [011201] Akane
In the game the player is Tsuzuki-san. You go to an amusement park with Tatsumi, Watari and Hisoka. Your objective is to get the romantic ending with the character you like, but you must take care of the things you say to them.
EVN

 

2. Kimochi e ~Zecchou Kansenshou~ きもちe~絶頂感染症~ [011207] Xyz
Main character is a pimp in charge of three women. One day he gets infected with a disease that can only be countered by having sex with women with antibodies. But he can't afford that with the money he has, so he needs to make a lot of money with the three women he controls now.
Nukige

 

3. Rising Beat ライジングビート [011207] Marine Heart
Main character gets appointed as a manager of a new boys idol group 'Rising beat'. Will he aim at success or at someone's heart?
Boys Love

 

4. Tsukushite Agechau 3 ~Watashi no Goshujin-sama~ 尽くしてあげちゃう3~わたしのご主人様~ [011207] Trabulance
Shuichi Takada is disappointed because he lost the last baseball game of his high school career. Yuki, the school nurse, cheers him up with her body. Shuichi loses his virginity. Many female students come to Yuki for advice, and she has sex with some of them. Shuichi is shocked to find this out. Furthermore, Yuki asks him to become these girls' master. While he's having sex with Yuki a few days later, she tells him the girls will come to see him. After passionate love making, three girls walk into the room! This is part 3 of a very popular series. The theme of this game is 'sex-slave training!' However, this is not about hard-core sex and violating girls. You have to gently train the girls and make them awaken to sex. You'll train four girls: 'Kaname Ida,' the class chairman, 'Chiaki Kasai,' the manager of the baseball team, 'Miko Karaku,' Shuichi's best friend's sister, and "Miyuki Kaeba,' a very high-handed and rich girl. In the previous episodes, one girl devoted her body to you, but this time, you'll be able to have sex with all the girls! Train them and enjoy!
Nukige

 

5. Happy [011210] Fairy Dust
Main character starts to date his girlfriend "Yume", and they are happy together. They agree to enter the same Tokyo university, but protagonist fails exams. The night before Yume departure they get intimate, but protagonist fails to perform as a man. Their next meeting is going to happen only in six months. Will he be able to polish his sex skills before the next meeting?
Nukige

 

6. Archimedes no Wasuremono アルキメデスのわすれもの [011214] Circus
Contains bonus material from Circus' other games.
The first story is an omake to the original Suika, about a boy, with a disease, who is visiting a village suffering from water shortage and the girl he meets. This story is included in Suika A.S+.
The second is a "what if" short story about Kamishiro Moe's dream. Also included in Suika A.S+.
The third is an preview to the original D.C. ~Da Capo~ taking place during Christmas.
The game also contains other extra material from Circus.
Fandisc

 

7. Gekkoukyoku ~Clair de Lune~ 月光曲~Clair de Lune~ [011214] Sarang
Main character suddenly gets a mansion as inheritance left after some distant aunt death on condition to marry one of four women of the house. Girls are ready to do anything in order to be chosen for marriage. Thus his strange obscene days began...
Nukige

 

8. Merutomo! Himitsu no Site e Youkoso めるとも! ヒミツのサイトへようこそ [011214] Miyabi
Main character receives wrong email and overcome with curiosity heads to the meeting place written in the email. There he learns the address of the site where girls who secretly like molesting gather. He is eager to satisfy the desires that can not be spoken outloud.
Nukige

 

9. Oira wa Bandai オイラは番台 [011214] Interheart
Main character is an ordinary office worker who gets to inherit a public bath house after the death of his father. One day he discovers peepholes used by his father. He decides to renovate the building to become more popular with young girls. After that he peeps every day, but at a certain point develops a careful rape plan...
Nukige

 

10. Rasen Kairou 2 螺旋回廊2 [011214] Age 1
EDEN is a land of pleasure. It's an urban legend, and no one knows where it is or whether it really exists. Some have opened up their own web sites based upon available information and call them EDEN. No one knows for sure if these web sites are real or not, but in any case, the name EDEN is a symbol of immorality and anti-socialism. . . Hiroki Okamoto lives with his sister Yori. He likes his sister's tutor, Arisa, who is beautiful and rich.
One day, while Yori, her friend Kaori, and Hiroki are on a trip during summer vacation, Yori ends up missing. Later, Hiroki receives a porno videotape that shows Yori being sexually slave-trained!! Every savage gamer praised the previous episode of Rasen-Kairo since its release in Jan. of 2000. Now, it's back with even more immorality and abnormality! This game features a whole new playing style. The player chooses one character per game, and every time the player completes the story, he/she can move up to the next character's point of view. All the characters' views cross over each other and spin many layers of stories. For example, the player can choose Hiroki's route, the department girl Touko's route, the musician Keiichi's route, or even others. Whichever you choose, you're guaranteed to get caught up in the horror of this psycho thriller!!
Nukige

 

11. Shiroki Tenshi-tachi no Rondo 白き天使達の輪舞 [011214] Black Package Try
Date General Hospital is a place unlike any other. The staff is equipped with "special nurses" that aim to meet the needs of any willing and able patient around. This hand selected group of sexual girls are taken under the wing of Dr. Date who upon giving the women his secret stamina drug lets the patients, nurses, and even himself feel pleasure like they have never have before.
Nukige

 

12. Shitsuren Ristorante 失恋リストランテ [011214] Gaia
Main character is currently in relationship with five girls. He finally decides to focus on one girl and dump others. He sets dates in the "Broken Heart Ristorante" to deliver the news. This facility has all the required equipment to ensure breaking up process.
Nukige

 

13. Ura Kagyou 裏稼業 [011214] REALDEAL
Main character works as a salesman. One business partner company fails to repay 10 million yen. Protagonist does not want to involve police and decides to solve this problem himself - by preying on his targets in all possible ways.
Nukige

 

14. Yuuenchi 誘縁血 [011214] Sugar
Main character's mother remarried three months ago bringing new sister Rika to the family. Rika has male phobia and she can only talk to protagonist using kansai dialect. Rika starts to have strange phone calls and gets signs of being followed by stalker. One night she gets stuck at the amusement park. Protagonist is in the same place due to meeting with his student pals. Can protagonist prevent his sister's rape?
Nukige

 

15. Chaos Baby Yoshimi #2 Tomimochi Natsuki Hen カオスBaby義美#2 富持奈津姫編 [011220] Scoop
Main character Shinichi saves a girl from a molester and now wants to keep platonic relations with her. However, girl herself wants to devote both her mind and body as a gratitude. Yoshimi can not miss this "funny situation" and meddles their relations as the head of "psychotherapy club" she hosts.
Nukige

 

16. Gomennasai... Atashi no Sei de ゴメンなさい・・・アタシのせいで [011220] Winters
Main character is depressed because he believes there can be no girl to like him. One day such girl appears. He does not believe in her sincerity, so he sets a series of cruel tests to try her love.
Nukige

 

17. Shintaisou (Kari) 新体操(仮) [011220] Panda House
A P.E. teacher, Nikusuke, happened to obtain a brief of "Dark Rhythmic Gymnastics Project". It is a competition that the players compete with others their lewdness. Following the project, Nikusuke looked for the players with Tomomi, a granddaughter of the board chairman. Their first game was Miku. Tomomi deceived innocent Miku, and she invited Miku out at night.
Nukige

 

18. Bell Sensei no True Tool Box ベルせんせいのトゥルトゥルBOX [011221] Rune
Contains 2 short novels:
"Yupia Dairy"
"Zutto... ne"
Antology

 

19. Gakuen Ren'ai Chuuihou 学園恋愛注意報 [011221] D.O. 1
How is everyone doing? My name is Takayuki Kazami. How are things going at your school? I'm a senior at Shinonome Gakuen, and I'm on the track team. Everyone has worries, right? I'm still pretty young, but it's time I started thinking about my future. That's why I'm a bit depressed. My mother died while I was an infant, and my father works overseas.
My younger sister, Kasumi, lives with me. She won't listen to a word I say, and it's really stressing me out. It's my last year of high school, and maybe it's making me a bit sentimental. As I look back on my high school days, I can at least say I've done my best in track. It seems as though time has really flown by. Reflecting on the past isn't going to help me decide on my future. I've really got to settle down and get serious.
There are two reasons why I decided on this school: 1. I could get in with my GPA. 2. It was the closest school to my house. I'm always worrying about my future plans, but school sure is a lot of fun! You ask, "why?" Well, it's because all our teachers are babes with fantastic bodies. They listen to my problems, as well as offer themselves to me.
This is not comparable to the track team in any way! Are you a bit jealous? If so, get out there and start having affairs with your own teachers!There have been a number of games involved with teachers, but this is probably the first game, where all the heroines are teachers. Getting it on with teachers is how things ought to be. And if this is the case, this game is here to stay for a good many years!!
Nukige

 

20. Injuu Genmu III ~Nasty Angel~ 淫獣幻夢III~Nasty Angel~ [011221] Ringerbell
In addition to the three familiar girls there are eleven more girls this time as preys for the beasts. Winning in hanafuda matches results in developments and triggering of tentacle scenes.
Nukige

 

21. Maid no Yakata ~Zetsubou Hen~ メイドの館 ~絶望編~ [011221] Maid Club
Momoko is having major money trouble. After the untimely death of her parents, she finds herself strapped for cash to pay for her college tuition. Desperate, Momoko even considers selling her most precious possession - her mother's ring... But everything changes when Takaaki, a charming young man in her class, generously offers to pay her tuition if she simply agrees to work off her debt by serving as his own, personal, live-in maid. At least, the offer sounded generous at first...
Now completely under Takaaki's control, Momoko has no choice but to satisfy his every twisted sexual fantasy. Yet Momoko isn't the only one he's drafting into this new maid service. Using blackmail and bribery, Takaaki's staff continues to grow with gorgeous young maids who are willing to serve him on their hands and knees. But even with all of this beauty surrounding him, for some inexplicable reason, Momoko still remains the target for his ever growing sadistic experiments. Could his unhealthy fixation lead to disaster?
Nukige

 

22. Saiminjutsu 催眠術 [011221] Black Rainbow
Naoto Aoki is a high school student living with the family of his recently married brother.
Following a venerated eroge tradition, his life changes when his grandpa teaches him a secret (and POWERFUL!) hypnosis technique, but tragically also a creepy classmate named Shinta Murakoshi gets this secret...
Nukige

 

23. Uta Christmas ~歌~+αKURUSIMIMASU [011225] Eno Yamamoto Ten
A short side story to Plain Song.
Fandisc

 

24. Mune Kyun! Yunikko Mahjong 萌キュン!ゆにっ娘ま~じゃん [011227] Unison Shift
Main character decides to participate in mahjong competition to help Chiyori. According to the rules, the winning side can do anything to the opponent. Can protagonist win in the competition?
Card game

 

25. Hajimete no Orusuban はじめてのおるすばん [011228] Zero 1
Shiori and Saori are twins, and they have a secret crush on the "oniichan" that lives next door. Recently they developed an interest in H. "I'll have "oniichan" teach me various things." 
When summer comes he is asked to look after the house and the girls by their mother.Since its summer vacation there is a lot of free time. How fun can house sitting become?
Nukige

 

26. Maid-san wa Aishiteru メイドさんはアイシテル [011228] Sekilala
Main character is brought up by step-sister and maid. One day he gets a mansion as inheritance from his deceased grandfather. Just after that a truck almost hits him on the road. His life is in danger, so he locks up in the safest place - his new mansion - with the servants. 
Nukige

 

27. Sacrifice ~Seifuku Gari~ Sacrifice~制服狩り~ [011228] Rateblack
Era of crisis. There is a school that helps fired girls to gain new skills. Main character becomes director of this school so that he can insult any girls transferred here.
Nukige

 

28. Twilight Dual [011228] Touchable
Main heroine who studies in girls school follows Internet ad to realize female dreams. She becomes a member of the site "The Twilight House". What looked like a fortune-telling resource turned out to be a pornographic site about various situations of insults. That night she dreams about the contents of the website. The next morning she's surprised to learn that the scenes of her dreams are uploaded to the site...
Nukige

 

29. Yakata no Oku-sama 館の奥さま [011228] Aqua House
Main character visits a large Western-style building to deliver a parcel. Noone comes out to him, so he comes in only to find out a girl wearing just a towel. The next day he decides to visit the mansion again since the girl looked so cute. Thus his living in the mansion together with hostess and maids began.
Nukige

 

30. Apocripha/0 FANBOX Happiness Cage [011229]  STACK software
An angel falls from Heaven to the Abyss, and here he cultivates a kingdom, the kingdom of Hell (Naraku), becoming the King of Hell. He tries to build a beautiful land, but it can never reach the beauty of Heaven: the demons live in troubled times, being attacked by fallen angels who survive the fall to the Abyss, fearing the bloodshed caused by these insane former angels against them. The King starts to become weak and tired, and with his last power, he gave birth to two new hopes: a prince with golden hair born from his red right eye, and a price with silver hair born from his blue left eye.
The King decides that the two twin prices, Alex and Platina, are to fight each other, and the winner who proves his power will become the new king of Hell, while the loser will face death. As such, Alex and Platina, who never even knew each other, are thrust into a battle against each other, and the future will change depending on the outcome.
Now find out what happened behind the scenes, before the battle for succession was to take place...
Boys Love

 

31. EverLoyalty ~Eien no Chuusei~ EverLoyalty ~永遠の忠誠~ [011229] CORE
The main character, Uliss, leaves for the capital in order to enter the service to his majesty. He buys a very strong horse, Kayana and enters the qualifying period. Here he has two likable teachers: Gill and Ryan.
Boys Love

 

32. Shinnyuusei 新入生 [011229] Chinsoft
Main character is a teacher of an irresponsible class. Three new female students arrive today. 
Nukige

 

33. Kubiwa Toshokan 首輪図書館 [011230] SPT
Collar library holds a big number of physical competitions.
Nukige

 

34. Pokopoko Imouto ぽこぽこ妹 [011230] Soft Circle Courreges
Play H games with sister.
Nukige

 

35. Crescent [0112] Ritz software
Yuki was supposed to help his uncle with the store management, but the store turned out to be host club for men!
Nukige

 

36. Otose ~Toraware no Eien~ 音瀬~囚われの永遠~ [0112] Soft Circle Courreges
Main character is a shy student who is ridiculed by girl students. However, he is attracted to a girl who once touched him gently. But his thoughts gradually become dangerous ...
Nukige

 

37. Sweet 19 Pain [0112] Shinonome
Main character is a college student and is drawn into relationship with the classmates.
Boys Love

 

38. Air Maid AIRメイド [0112] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction VN featuring A*r characters.
Fandisc

 

39. Canon Gaiden - Kitagawa de Ikou!! Canon外伝 北川でイこう!! [0112] Digital Aniki
A side-story fan-fiction VN featuring Ka*on's characters - Sayuri and Mai.
Fandisc

 

40. Karisuma カリすま [0112] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction VN featuring Lo** Hina's characters.
Fandisc

 

41. Taiki Osen (Kari) 大気汚染(仮) [0112] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction VN featuring A*r characters.
Fandisc
kivandopulus

Foreword: I don't review anthologies and fandiscs, but this time I have to deviate from this tradition for the fandisc of the game of the year 2000.

Title: Nijuubako

Developer: KeroQ

Date: 2001-11-30

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v6247

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwioMkDCF88&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9AcuZZF8nvm-DbGt0ZKEI3

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Synopsis: Among other accessories there are two stories:

1. 『イルとスイの日常』"Il and Sui everyday" is about Il and Sui exploring outer world and own sexuality.

2.『砦に帰す』"Return to the Fort" is about Aya group expedition sent by Iga ninja to investigate an ancient Yagyuu fort five years before events of Nijuuei.

Structure: None

Length: 1 hour + 2.5 hours

Game type: Mythology samurai horror mystery.

Difficulty: None. Just one fake choice.

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 9/10

Game quality: 8/10

Overall rating: 8/10

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Rating comments: "Return to the Fort" story really impressed me. It restored several loose links in the original game and developed some existing themes. "Il and Sui everyday" is a banal fan-service story, I won't touch it in any way in this review.

Protagonist: "Return to the Fort" has very curious approach to protagonist. Main protagonist is experienced expedition leader boy Kiriha. It's a convenient position since we can talk to everyone and coordinate their activities. But when the story dictates it, protagonist can be changed. Sometimes we don't even know who is our current protagonist hidden behind generic "Man".

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Characters: There are several female heroines, but most of them don't get enough screen time to even remember their names. Aya is the main heroine, and it's especially wonderful that her mystery from the original game gets solved here, even two mysteries. Can't even hint, though.

Story: The very beginning is a group of ninja sent by Iga ninja clan getting to the fort in the wilderness with a lot of losses. Something's killing them one by one, presumably something from the fort. But as they sneak into the fort, it turns out to be empty... that's literally the very beginning. There's a lot and lot of development from this point.

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CG and Sound: Great CG and finally voicing. Manga strips for action scenes are as cool as ever.

Thoughts: 

1) Both Nijuuei and Nijuubako are released on the same day, 30th November, but the years are different. I seem some playfulness in releasing both games on the same date.

2) Aya is not the only character from Nijuuei in "Return to the Fort", so it feels totally like a prequel, not like an individual character story.

3) "Return to the Fort" not only tells the story of Aya and another character from Nijuuei, but it's also a detective story, a horror story, an action story and the story of cursed sword Muramasa.

Overall comments: Surprisingly lovely game as a result. Good mix of genres and lots of references to the original game. That's the way fandiscs should be - additional story-focused piece rather than worthless fan-service.

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kivandopulus

Kazoku Keikaku , Daiakuji and Nijuubako make the masterpieces of the month, but the winner is Nijuubako

1. Deep Voice [011102] Apricot
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The story is set in an old Western-style hospital where Takumi was confined after he was in an accident. Since then Takumi has experienced an odd condition where he can see the "deep voices" of the past events bound in different parts of the hospital. He seems to be able to also slip into other people's consciousness while being asleep. Together with Amano Aki, a journalist, he wants to investigate about the mysterious past of the hospital.
Suspense hospital story. The structure is quite complex and directing is good, but story is not special at all. Forced H scene only subtract from attractiveness.

 

2. Kazoku Keikaku 家族計画 [011102] D.O. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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Tsukasa, a fiercely independent youth who lost his parents at an early age and now spends his days working at a Chinese restaurant to make ends meet.
Reluctant to form interpersonal ties lest they be shattered, Tsukasa is nonetheless unable to abandon the illegal immigrant girl he finds collapsed in the alley behind his workplace one day. Confronted by her utter helplessness he takes her in, an encounter that opens the door to a new life - one where he faces the challenge and wonder of being no longer alone.
Tsukasa soon finds himself at the unwilling nexus of even more lives, attracting a band of misfits and social outcasts around him that swell beyond the confines of his small apartment. They find shelter in an abandoned house, where despite Tsukasa's lingering doubts a pact is formed: the "family project", an alliance of mutual convenience and utilitarian support that despite the mistrust and antagonism among its members soon comes to mean much more.
Game's localized and has English reviews.

 

3. Puchi Cherry ~Anata to Iru Kisetsu~ ぷちチェリー~あなたといる季節~ [011102] Giga
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Koichi returns to home town for the first time in ten years. Ten years changed characters of his old friends, but memories of the past remain the same. Will he find his loved person till school festival?
Charage with not so good scenario (many contradictions), but lovely characters. Text is not emotionally transferred. Three of heroines are old friends, and game features some nice reunion scenes, and the last heroine is a newcomer.

 

4. Memories Zero ~Aoi Hikari no Yakusoku~ Memories Zero~蒼い光の約束~ [011109] Euphony Production
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A group of friends live in the neighborhood and study together. At the end of the midterm test there is finally time to stretch feathers and spend time going to camping trips, participating in school events and enjoying everyday life. At this time Satoru starts to have feelings for one girl...
Timetable SIM without serious advancements in any field.

 

5. Sister☆Boy しすたぁ☆ボーイ [011109] Sequence 1
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Your parents are going to leave you behind due to their work. You are Shun Miyama. You find out about this one day before their departure, and you also find out that they have already picked out your school and a place to live. You are waiting for Kasumi Sagara, a girl from your apartment to pick you up, but you feel strange. Well, guess what...
The apartment you're going to be staying in is restricted to girls. They think you're a girl! Since you were little, people have always mistaken you as a girl. However, you're all man inside; face it, you're in heaven now!!
Surprisingly orthodox love story. The girl with the highest favorability at the time of decisive branching gets her route. Psychology is depicted truthfully, but drama lacks impact.

 

6. Sister Heart ~Kokoro no Kakera~ Sister Heart~ココロのカケラ~ [011109] Ciel
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Main character is able to hear the voice of people hearts. One day his younger sister gets into a traffic accident resulting in a coma state. Returning home from the hospital protagonist encounters three angels who claim that sister's soul is in disintegrated state. He agrees to cooperate with the angels to restore the soul of his sister. For that he will need to oppose fallen angel mischief.
Three angels are of different personalities and balance is set to tilt to one of the sides. So game is kind of SIM-heavy with the whole heart voice system and different angels stats. One playthrough is just two hours, and it's mostly about the capturing souls gameplay.

 

7. Twins 2 -Ren'ai Miman- Twins2 -恋愛未満- [011116] Discovery 1
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In the previous "Twins," Kureha was able to hook up with Tsubasa Honami. This story takes us 6 months later down the road. Kureha's twin sister, Nao, is depressed because her brother takes all the girls she likes. As she's walking down the street, she sees a cute girl jump out in traffic during a red light. Nao runs over and saves her just in time. Nao looses consciousness, and when she wakes up, she's on the girl's lap.
Before she is able to thank the cute girl, an ambulance comes and picks her up. The next day, Nao changes identities with Kureha to sneak into the school. She finds out that her name is Nami Sakanoue, and that she is one of the triplets in love with Kureha. Kureha is a lucky guy, but how will Nao's love end up? What will Kureha do? Not only will you find the girls from the previous "Twins," you'll find 6 new girls appearing in this powered up version! Lets get wild and get it on with many beautiful girls!
Game resembles Sapphism no Gensou atmosphere in some routes as here boy has to pretend being a girl. Conversations and tempo are the strong sides, length and scenario aren't so good. Genre is close to moege.

 

8. Yukigatari 雪語り [011116] Tarte
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The game takes place in a snowy mountain area, where the protagonist takes part in a skiing course. Of course he isn't alone and, conveniently-enough, ends up with a lot of female company.
Tarte first game ends up being a bugged moege, and a short one as well. First playthrough is 5 hours, but subsequent playthroughs with skipping only take some 40 minutes.

 

9. Hooligan フーリガン [011122] Frontwing 1 2
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Yukito Nogi, a high-school student living by himself in the city, was out walking one night when a strange object fell from the sky... crashing straight into him. This object turns out to be a cosmic force, its power so great that it splits Yukito into three different entities, each composed of one part of his psyche. It also happens to give each part enormous psychic powers!
However, he's only just started arguing with himself, when three different factions converge on him all at once. A trio of aliens, led by the self-aggrandizing scientist Olga Mengele, want to steal Yukito's power for themselves. Yuki and Yuka, a pair of sister demon hunters, believe Yukito to be a demon that must be sealed. And of course Hiromi Togo -- alias Trigun, defender of justice -- wants to use these events to prove herself as a superhero.
There are three scenarios each consisting of 6 episodes. Each episode has its structure, so we can speak about 18 stories. By atmosphere game resembles Captain Love the most. Text is very simplistic to imitate superhero anime, genre is bakage. Card battles are short and easy enough not to hurt the overall pace. There are 2-3 H events for each heroine in PC version, some are animated.

 

10. Meippai Athlete めいっぱい☆あすりぃと [011122] Active
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Let's open a joint college festival for three schools! Such was the suggestion of main character to the student council. Somehow the plan is carried out and now the girl school, the geek school and the celebrity school are in the midst of joint preparation.
Card battles are deployed at the end to beat other teams in cultural festival. Otherwise a common moege with too many pregnancy endings. Each route is very short.

 

11. Metamor Fantasy メタモルファンタジー [011122] Escu:de
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In this world; fairies, witches and all kinds of strange creatures live in a peaceful coexistence. Protagonist is Hatayama, he is a kind of monster that looks exactly like a small plush bear. 
He enrolled in the magic academy to study magic but lately his interest switched more towards the girls in the school than the magic studies. His magic allows him to transform himself to any monster he previously met. But to learn the magic to transform himself to a real human, he first has to master that divine magic called "love".
Raising SIM + card battles + insult H scenes + magic girl. Somehow I don't like either element.

 

12. Pandora no Yume パンドラの夢 [011122] Pajamas Soft 1 2
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The story starts on a summer holiday training camp for members of the arts club. As they are exploring the basement of the European-styled school building, they find a nursing robot called Suu, albeit non functional due to a used-up battery. After being brought back to life by the main character, Hirano Yuito, the robot, of female appearance, recognizes him as her new master.
On the final day, the protagonist prepares to leave after spending an enjoyable week. An earthquake occurs, but he dismisses it as a casual event.
However, before Yuito knows what's happening, all of them are warped back to a week earlier, memories altogether.
As the pattern keeps looping, Suu seems to remember faint traces of the week period, and uncannily starts depicting traits of humanity.
There are English reviews.

 

13. ReNN ~Another Story of Works Doll~ ReNN ~Another Story of Works Doll~ [011122] TopCat
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Five years have passed since puppeteer Senjo formed the complete body of "sub-doll". The dolls  evolve each year, but the price tag remains sky high. 
Main character works at a plant and can't believe his luck to have found a sub-doll Renn...
Not sure why we need another story if pretty much noone liked SIM part of the first game.

 

14. Yuurei wa Doukyonin!? ゆうれいは同居人!? [011122] Yui Koubou
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Tatsuya is a white-colar worker. One night after work he went back to his apartment, and found there Akane, a strange highschool girl, who is actually a ghost. And she wants to live with him as his new roommate. Even worse, she starts to follow him to his work, too.
What he will do?!
Ainos in the new Sogna, and this game looks totally like a Sogna game would. However, after a single road development there are four branches here with different heroines. Game's a bakage with animation as main attraction.

 

15. Shinsetsu Kamiya Ukyou ~Shokuzai~ 真説神谷右京~贖罪~ [011123] Altacia
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Ukyo is registered as a resident lawyer at Lithuania Law Firm. 
His division does arbitrage over reduction of excess debts of companies. One day two detective ask Ukyo to cooperate with finding manager of such company Okita who is suspected in bills fraud. Ukyo protects his client from detectives pressure, but one day Okita suddenly admits the crime and wishes to go to police. The night of the same day Ukyo spends a night with a girl. Five years later they get to meet again at surprising circumstances.
This is the fourth work out of six visual novels dedicated to Kamiya Ukyou. Game's based on real events, so it's more about reality and impressions and not so much about a coherent story. There is no good ending, and the best variant you can get is be following exact actions of the hero that day. Since there's a big map to decide where to go, difficulty to get a proper ending is very high. Very unusual work for visual novels media, but unusual does not necessarily mean good.

 

16. Ajimu ~Kaigan Monogatari~ あじむ~海岸物語~ [011130] Arpeggio
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Seventeen year old Nakaido Hirosuke is just your average high school student. One morning as he arrives at the train station on his way to school, he catches sight of a beautiful girl, Ajimu Yasuna, and immediately falls for her. The two of them get to know each other and become friends, but he can't confess his feelings and she is unsure of hers. As events and other people present obstacles for the potential couple to clear, their relationship begins to develop and their feelings become clear.
Pure love story, but with abrupt end.

 

17. Daiakuji 大悪司 [011130] Alice Soft 1 2 3 4
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In a parallel universe, feminist "Womenrica" (a group called WIME) won World War II, and forced a female-centric constitution upon the defeated Japan. Japanese city governments "outsource" the task of peacekeeping to local organizations, all lead by females.
Former juvenile delinquent, Yamamoto Akuji was one of the POW's who fought alongside Japan, only to end up having to become a prisoner of war for a year after losing against WIME. 
Once he is released from prison, Akuji heads to his home for the first time in three years, the grand city of Osaka where he is heir to the largest gang called the Wakame Gumi, in which his grandfather, Yamamoto Ippatsu, who was a legend among others "properly" inherited after sleeping with the daughter of the former landlord many years ago. 
While initially unhappy with how much the war has affected the cities setting, Akuji plans on visiting the love of his life, Haku Minka, and figures that she has grown to be a beautiful, and much more mature woman from the last time he saw her before being deployed to the war three years prior. As this warms his heart, he happily lingers to his home in hopes of having a celebration for his return. 
Akuji's moments of relief due to his house being still in one piece gets cut short when he finds that one of his grandfather's former lovers, Ichihashi Ran, has become the new boss of the Wakame Gang. He gets informed that he is no longer allowed to stay within the household of the Wakame Gang due to his gender, and the fact that only women can be at the ruling position of factions, due to WIME winning the war and changing many laws. Akuji is also told that his father passed away during the war and that his grandfather was absent from Osaka for a large amount of time in order to find and battle someone more powerful than he was, meaning that there was no other decent choice but to make Ran the leader of the Wakame Gang. Akuji, angered by the fact he no longer has a place to reside in, attempts to fight back as Ran orders the gang's lackeys to subdue him. Thanks to having his body worn out from jail, Akuji loses the fight and is thrown out of his residence.
Akuji then shortly wakes up after only to become more infuriated, and takes out his frustration on an old drunkard bothering him, he gets stopped by the two Vice Leaders of the Youth Service Group, and is taken captive by them, Akuji then later manages to trick the both of them into liking him after lying about making his gang's most notable recipe, and instead treats them both to an amazing session.
Due to how easy it was for him to subdue the two Vice Leaders, Akuji plans on using the Youth Service Group to rebel against the Wakame Gang in hopes of retrieving his household back. He shortly afterwords sleeps with the main leader of the Youth Service Group and makes careful preparations. Thanks to his past grudges against WIME, who have most of the power in Osaka, and the stress with having to deal with a corrupt woman taking his household, Akuji takes it upon himself to dominate Osaka, so that the city can be in proper hands once more.
Soon after, his associates and personal trainers find word that Akuji has come back to Osaka, and end up joining the Youth Service Group to support Akuji, not only them, but a young girl who was a reserved, but powerful student by the name of Takega Satsu claiming to be Akuji's own aunt joins him as well.
With multiple territories, blood to be split, and the management of his slowly rising company on the line, will Akuji be able to fulfill his dream of conquering Osaka all the while maintaining a genuine relationship with the choice of one of five different women who can potentially become his wife in the future, all while having different types of fun with multiple other women at the same time?
It's a kill or be killed, high-stakes conquest as Akuji and his gang head straight to the top of Osaka! 
There are English reviews.

 

18. Ekiben 駅弁 [011130] Uran
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Main character Kentaro travels the country in search of stations not visited and station bentos not tasted yet. He does not have money to pay for station bento, so he pays with body and attacks the sales girl. It turns out that Kentaro is being watched by a mysterious "Senior upper alliance" organization. They are outraged that Kentaro was doing that right at the station depot, so now they are sending thugs after Kentaro one by one.
A weird ero-tilt bakage. There is a stupid minigame for the fights with thugs. There are 6 chapters enough for 4-5 hours of play time.

 

19. Emblem Emblem ~エンブレム~ [011130] Malt
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Main character Shiro Kogetsu  is an ordinary student who somehow gets elected as yakuza clan leader after his distant relative dies. He wants an ordinary school life, but his classmates start to evade him, and clan business gets in the way. Will he be able to find a girlfriend in these circumstances?
Love comedy with comedy occupying first half and love second part. There are 5 heroines and 6 endings. The degree of fun and eroticism varies from one character to another to a maximum of 3 H events. Characters are of moege level, but yakuza comedy is decent.

 

20. Iris イリス [011130] Penguin Works
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Main character and his partner Seti helped two adventurers who were attacked on their way back from friend's wedding. The innkeeper asked them to find the attackers, and that marked the beginning of their journey.
Iris is the fairy of protagonist, but she does not get her route or ending. Game resembles Slayers anime the most. Genre is RPG. Territory is limited just to inside the town. Number of battles is small. Game ends after finding the criminals, so it's more of a detective mystery than a might and magic fantasy adventure.

 

21. Nijuubako 二重箱 [011130] KeroQ 1
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Among other accessories there are two stories:
1. 『イルとスイの日常』"Il and Sui everyday" is about Il and Sui exploring outer world and own sexuality.
2.『砦に帰す』"Return to the Fort" is about Ayu group expedition sent by Iga ninja to investigate an ancient Yagyuu fort.
I'll write a full review.

 

22. Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 3 Pia♥キャロットへようこそ!! 3 [011130] Cocktail Soft 1 2
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Is the second true sequel to "Pia Carrot", set one year later than "Pia Carrot 2".
There are English reviews.

 

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1. Nurunuru -Joshi Ryou no Tsuyagoto- ぬるぬる -女子寮の艶事- [011102] Noise 1
Katsumi Ozaki is a journalist for a magazine. Miyuki Yoshino is his girlfriend, but they haven't even held hands yet. One day, Katsumi's boss tells him to sneak in and take some exotic pictures in a girls' dorm. At first, he doesn't want to do it. His friend is the building supervisor, and his girlfriend also lives there. However, curiosity eventually kicks in, and he decides to go. Your goal is to successfully sneak in and take pictures of these cute babes.
This game has full polygons, just like most games from NOISE. You'll also meet up with the broken hearted Rikako Nishikura, and Yu Asakura, whose weaknesses are known by the building supervisor, and many more! We're confident you'll get excited listening in on girls' private conversations and secretly taking their pictures. Sneak in and enjoy!!
Nukige

 

2. Tsuki 憑き [011102] ZyX 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
We are all not what we seem to be. Although we don't want to consider the possibility, there is a certain darkness lurking inside the hearts of all of us. If it is brought out through great pain, then terrible things can happen.
Mizuno Yousuke is a young Japanese man. His life hasn't been very happy ever since his mother's untimely death while he was still a child, his father's remarriage and then again his untimely death in a recent car accident. Yousuke now lives with his beautiful step-mother and her quiet, reserved daughter, and although he has known great pain, it seems that all the women around him are striving to do all they can to ease his sadness. Perhaps it was all these sad events that caused his darkness to come out...
Nukige

 

3. Yoku Dekimashita. よくできました。 [011102] Triangle
Lovely tutor comes to main character for a 90 minutes study session. With clever approach it's possible to use these 90 minutes in various ways!
Nukige

 

4. Kagerou かげろう [011109] Usagi Software
A story of four men and five women in a small village in the mountains. Game is divided into four chapters, each being a separate zapping adventure.
Nukige antology

 

5. Koishigure ~Happyakuya Chou Yume Monogatari~ 恋時雨~八百八町夢物語~ [011109] Marine Heart
Kazuya, a highschooler in the drama club, dreams of being a famous actor in a TV drama someday. One day, when he was searching through the supplies room, he hears someone calling for him and sees a bright sword. He touches it and suddenly finds himself transported to ancient Edo timeline. Soon, he is saved by a beautiful samurai named Iori. Why was Kazuya brought here and what role does he have to play in this ancient drama?
Boys Love

 

6. Kyabate Bakaichidai キャバ手バカ一代 [011109] Chime 1
Our hero enters a cabaret club for the first time; he gets hooked on the nightlife and pays frequent visits. He's an ordinary guy with an ordinary salary, although he has limits on how much he can spend. With these limitations, it is your mission to visit as many cabarets as possible and get hooked up with your favorite girl. The special feature in this game is the composition of cabaret hostess interviews. In order to reproduce the fun of cabarets, we not only have the orthodox parameters of impression meters, we also have unique meters to check intoxication levels, lie detectors, and more. You'll feel like you're part of the game, where you can select which girl will sing karaoke. You will find that club prices are very similar to the real thing. This story will progress according to your bargaining powers. By the time you clear this game, you'll be a full-fledged cabaret expert! 
Nukige

 

7. Midara na Tsumi ~Etsuraku no Shuujitsu~ 淫らな罪~悦楽の終日~ [011109] Crime
Christmas Eve of 2000 AD. Everyone is sure that the Earth is going to be destroyed the next day. How will this last night pass?
Nukige

 

8. Shinnin Eigo Kyoushi Yumiko to Tennis Club Nureta Underskirt no Chouhatsu 新任英語教師・祐美子とテニスクラブ 濡れたアンダースコートの挑発 [011109] Guilty 1
Mikihiko is the captain of the tennis club. On one particular day, Mikihiko volunteers to clean up the tennis court and stays late at school. The truth is he wants to sneak into the girl's locker room after overhearing that the lock is broken. Mikihiko is infatuated with the new English teacher, Yumiko. She is also in charge of the tennis club.
Once he enters the locker room, Mikihiko finds Yumiko's panties and ejaculates on them. The next day, Mikihiko sneaks into the locker room again, but Yumiko catches him this time. Mikihiko begs for her forgiveness. However, nothing could prepare him for her reply: "Be my sex slave." This title is a digital novelization of a Japanese romance story. A new feature called "Flagrant Fetitopia System" has been added. The player utilizes this system when the fetitopia button appears on the screen during erotic sequences. Once the player clicks the button, he/she can watch the actual images of featured lingerie and learn about fetishism in order to enjoy the story even more! You will enjoy this amazing and shocking story of Mikihiko, Yumiko, and the beautiful exhibitionist, Kumi. . .
Nukige

 

9. Doll ~Uroboros 2~ Doll~ウロボロス2~ [011116] Forester
Doll: Ouroboros 2 continues directly the story of the first game. The evil vampire earl from the first game has tricked our heroes once again, and the assassin Noel, the protagonist of the game, finds himself thrown into a dungeon. Will his superb skills as a swordsman be enough to defeat the enemies and solve the complex net of intrigues and to save the medieval land of Ouroboros?
Like the first game, Doll: Ouroboros 2 is basically a huge 3D movie with occasional interactivity. At certain points, you'll be able to make a decision (such as for example have sex with an evil-looking girl or attack her), or choose one of the several available paths. During some of the sex scenes, you can view the movie clips in a desired order.
Nukige

 

10. Dragon Penance ~Ryuushu Enbu~ ドラゴンペナンス-龍珠演舞- [011116] Zepher
Four boys calling themselves dragons suddenly appear before the protagonist Shirasawa Aki and say they are here to protect the princess.
Her classmates who didn't know the details of the circumstance became jealous of her handsome hangers-on.
It's a little troubling, saying these words Aki still spent everyday having fun in her own way.
However, one day suddenly one of those so-called dragons disappeared. That's were this story really starts.
Otome

 

11. Lalka ~Tsukurareta Tenshi-tachi~ Lalka ~造られた天使たち~ [011116] KT Factory
Main character encounters prototype software with heart "Elfalia" while travelling the cyberspace. She says she loves him and needs protection, but then disappears in a flash being hacked by someone. Protagonist creates a cyber idol "Elfi" from the backup data of "Elfalia" in order to raise "Elfalia" out of backup program.
Nukige

 

12. Mini Teens -Zettai Himitsu! Onna no Ko Counseling- Mini teens-絶対ヒミツ!女の子カウンセリング- [011116] Libido
Sensei is a doctor at a school. When girls come to him with medical problems or questions he tricks them into sex.
Nukige

 

13. Cosutte! My Honey コスって!My Honey [011122] Blue Gale
Main character quits previous job because of sexual harassment. A passing woman invites him to work together. However, it's a work in a female collective where some women resent to work with men. Protagonist agrees to dress as a woman for this job. Will he be able to get along with the girls?
Nukige

 

14. Elf All Stars Datsui Jan 2 エルフオールスターズ脱衣雀2 [011122] Elf
Same as 1st.
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15. Himekaribito 姫狩リビト [011122] Xuse
France, end of 18th century. Provincial lord Gaston gets a request to investigate identities to three candidates to become wives of high official's son. In case some problem or disobedience is found, Gaston gets a Carte Blanche to use any means necessary.
Nukige

 

16. Itsudatsu 逸脱 [011122] Tomato
Protagonist with deviation hunts for innocent girls in order to train them and then win prizes for publishing peculiar photos with them. 
Nukige

 

17. Kurui Uta 狂い詩 [011122] White
Main character meets former lover's sister after five years at his new job at the university. One night the girl comes to his place with a request to give her shelter as she is on the run. So starts their cohabitation. 
Nukige

 

18. Kyouin Gakuen 狂淫学園 [011122] Atelier Kaguya
In the doctor's office professional teacher forcing schoolgirls to the shameful things.
Secretly, this guy makes a series of sites with child pornography. They contain jeopardize videos and photos of girls in the school.
Besides the hero found out all the secrets of the girls have threatened them to disclose their raped them.
Nukige

 

19. Mikan 蜜柑 [011122] C's Ware 1
In a mysterious bookstore with the name of Mikan, a novelist is reunited with his own incomplete novel.
Spinning once again this story, he himself become the protagonist when reality, fiction and his own past begin to merge.
Anthology

 

20. Miss You [011122] Crowd
Father of the main character remarries a nurse who is a widow with two daughters. However, there was an important secret that father did not tell the hero about a new family ...
Nukige

 

21. Tokumei Kyoushi Hitomi 特命教師 瞳 [011122] Colors
Schools experience crime level burst. Strict measures are established to counter that. One day ministry of education gets a call claiming that a normal private school actually operates in prostitution and gains tremendous profits. Ministry starts an investigation of the "Fang" organization inside school in order to destroy it.
Nukige

 

22. Virgin Bride ~Ochita Hanayome~ Virgin Bride ~堕ちた花嫁~ [011122] Riddle Soft
The protagonist, Kudou Shin, works for a famous Bridal Salon. He is a professional who handles receptions of celebrity weddings.
The story is about four virgin brides one month before their weddings.
Nukige

 

23. Scarred Gem - Jeongryeongseok eui Guae 스카드 잼 - 정령석의 구애 [011123] Artlim Media
Due to an unforeseen accident, our protagonist ruins his university entrance exams. As our protagonist makes up his mind to re-take the entrance exams, a mysterious girl appears and hands him a broken pendant while speaking in an unknown language. Although suspicious, he brings the pendant home with him. This awakens the spirit in the pendant and with her support, our protagonist has to find his significant other. (... what happened to re-taking the entrance exams?)
Non-Japanese

 

24. Kannagi no Tori 神無ノ鳥 [011129] Studio Miris 1
There is a place known as "Kannagi-san" (or Kannagi Mountain), which connects the world of the living with the world of the dead. Here, beings called the "Kannagi no Tori" (or Birds of Kannagi) live, and it is their job to take the souls of the people who die to Kannagi-san, where they can then pass on to the world of the dead. The "Kannagi no Tori" get sent out just before someone dies to retrieve their soul and bring it back.
However, one "Kannagi no Tori," Ikaru, is different. He feels wrong about death, and typically when he is sent out instead of letting the death take place and retrieving the soul, he usually interferes with fate by preventing an accident, convincing someone not to commit suicide, or rescuing the person in danger to save their life. He still has not retrieved a single soul. He is given a "final mission" to prove himself as a "Kannagi no Tori," and if he fails, he will cease to exist.
His mission is to retrieve the soul of a young boy, Watanaki Ruu, who is to die in a car accident on the first of June, in about one month. Over this month Ikaru has several interactions with Ruu and his family, and feels an usual tie to Ruu, and doesn't want to take his soul... but his fellow "Kannagi no Tori" friends are trying to make sure he gets his mission done because they don't want to see their friend cease to exist, and at the same time, they have missions of their own involving people around Ruu as well.
Will Ikaru be able to finish his mission, or will he be unable to claim this soul as well...?
Boys Love

 

25. Onna Kyoushi Mania 女狂師マニア [011130] Chiffon
Main character Shinji has feelings for his female teacher. In order to satisfy his desires, he invents a plan how to insult and train teachers and students in the school.
Nukige
kivandopulus

Foreword: Assassins... hackers... I expected the second luv wave or Phantom of Inferno from this game. It proved to be quite different...

Title: Assassin Ann

Developer: Active

Date: 2001-10-19

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v6056

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvGMXxkzdsU

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Synopsis: Four young people have the dream to stand on American stage. They set up dance team "J-RAP" and practice each day. of wanting to stand on the American stage, home of dance. They set up a dance team "J-RAP" and were striving for lessons every day. One day main character gets to know that another team member Ann is actually an assassin of a mysterious organization "Gopher". She asks protagonist for help, but he refuses due to strong sense of justice. He gets caught up in the struggle between "Gopher" organization and emerging religion "Tsunoda kai". And direct danger approaches members of "J-RAP".

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Structure: 3 days

Length: 1.5 hour for first playthrough, 30 mins for consequent 7 ones

Game type: Pseudo-action erotic thriller

Difficulty: Easy, only three choices for two variants each, and each branch leads to a different ending.

Character Design rating: 1/10

Protagonist rating: 1/10

Story rating: 1/10

Game quality: 1/10

Overall rating: 1/10

Rating comments: Game's a joke.

Protagonist: Kensuke is a protagonist whose presence is not felt at all.

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Characters: There aren't heroine routes. Characters here have very little screen time, and they manage to waste a large portion of that time for spontaneous H events.

Story: First thing that surprised me in synopsis is rap-band. Does such thing even exist in real world? Rappers don't really need a group, and a group of rappers can't read rap together. This is definitely not a rap band in the game. But we get to see in the opening and the ending the gigs of this band played by real life actors (and maybe even real musicians). And those are one of the most sore gigs I ever seen. Horrible song sung with hypocritical looks. But as game goes on every trace of story gets lost in spontaneous H events every odd minute and just absurdity of everything happening. Half of that little time devoted to the story protagonist just investigates dossiers of his future enemies via pc. The rest is a super forced development with some crazy characters like the monastery nun. When I tried to think what this game reminds me ... it's LIGHT MY FIRE by Take in 1998. Same musicians as main characters, same new religion threatening to conquer the world, same total absurdity of everything happening and same flood of H scenes.

I recorded only one "branch" because other branches are totally the same except for H event with a different heroine or routes with just Bad endings, branches purely for additional H events.

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CG: There are quite a few cool ones, but they can't mend anything. The ratio of non-HCG to HCG are 1 to 4... Animated multi-staged H encounter with Ann only adds to the one-sidedness.

Overall comments: I can only repeat that game's a wicked joke. It tries to mimic luv wave and Phantom of Inferno with lowest level content and not a single element to enjoy.

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kivandopulus

Green Green and Jisatsu no Tame no 101 no Houhou are the masterpieces of the month with the latter being the winner, but I'm reviewing Assassin Ann 

1. Green Green グリーングリーン [011005] Overdrive 1
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Green Green takes place in Japan’s countryside, in a non-descript region with forests and an isolated boarding school known as Kanenone Gakuen (鐘ノ音学園, literally translated as Sound of Bell Academy). The academy boasts of an entirely male population, and prides itself of the tradition of men growing amongst other men without any external influences to disturb them.
The protagonist is named Yuusuke Takasaki, a second year student that is indifferent to the lonely, girl-deprived atmosphere that surrounds the school. His three friends, Tadatomo “Bacchiguu” Ijuuin, Hikaru Ichibanboshi and Taizou Tenjin, however, feel as if they are being denied their youth by having no females to interact with. As the summer session at Kanenone begins, Yuusuke and friends wonder what the change of season will bring to them, when Bacchiguu brings news that a bus full of girls has arrived on school grounds.
As luck would have it, Kanenone’s current administration is considering making the academy co-ed, and in order to see how the change would affect the student body, first and second year girls have been brought to live on school grounds for one month. Though Yuusuke takes the change in stride, his three hormone-driven friends see this as the true beginning of their youth.
There is an English review.

 

2. Jisatsu no Tame no 101 no Houhou ジサツのための101の方法 [011005] Duke 1 2 3 
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Torabishi Takuji hears a noise he has come to label "grey". He doesn't know the true nature of the noise, and finally has started to lose the ability to discern between "delusion" and "reality".
"Delusion" and "reality", "life" and "death". Caught between those, he has started to seek proof that he "lives in reality".
A stepsister that hides things from her brother.
An energetic childhood friend.
A beautiful girl with a coolness in opposition to her cute appearance.
A mysterious classmate with an conduct soaked of the occult.
A beautiful female teacher that lavishes her adult charm.
A male student of whom several dark rumors talk about...
These different characters will see their psyche cornered to the limit. This is their story.
There are English reviews.

 

3. Taisetsu na Uta ~Koi Suru Yume Utahime~ たいせつなうた~恋する夢歌姫~ [011005] Q-X
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Naoya has a broken heart when he moves to a new town. New school life begins, and he's able to find another love.  came over to a new town. And a new school life begins, and I know another love. In his dreams he starts to meet unfamiliar girls in unfamiliar clothes, and he does not know which reality is true - they both look so real. 
Moege from a new brand. Heroines are of diverse characters. Dream world is medieval European fantasy. It's not clear why dream world is introduced. Dream world does not help to solve problems of real world - they are solved exactly in real world. Story would not hurt by removing fantasy world. It's more life a flavor to make game more memorable. Ending is a bit forced in each route.

 

4. Tsukuyomi ~Marebito no Uta~ ツクヨミ~稀人の唄~ [011005] Ivory
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Main character leads a happy school life when school gets acquired by some emerging religion <Tendo Zen> organization and shrine maiden comes to his class as a transfer student. Protagonist starts to wander the world of dreams and reveals ancient ability "Lara Shrine" hidden in himself. With an ability to move between worlds wonderful encounters and miracles await him.
Game starts as stalker type comedy and gets serious with time. Other world story only reaffirms relations with the heroine, but has no big influence on our world. Scenario feels incomplete.

 

5. Viper-M5 [011005] Sogna 1
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Japanese mythology tells of youkai, supernatural forces of good or evil that inhabit human beings. Those that can tap this power can cause great changes in the world around them, whether through the good deeds they perform or the bad. Tsubasa, visiting his cousin and fellow youkai, Saori, discovers a plot at her school where the teachers are influenced by evil spirits who plan to demonize the entire student body. With the help of other good youkai, Tsubasa and Saori plan to defeat the teachers and restore peaceful order to the town.
Video can be easily be found with words Viper M5 gamerip, so I won't record it myself. I was initially very surprised by the characters of this game - characters are absolutely new and quite different from usual Viper games. Two youkai who encounter other youkai and humans. But during the play it all became clear - these are remade characters from Houma Hunter Lime from their previous brand Silence, just youkai instead of demons. Even their hair colors are the same. Their roles are almost identical. Boy is an eternal pervert who can't miss any skirt, and girl is here to beat him every time that happens. That's basically it. Game consists of 6 episodes, and each episode is a small piece with its structure, enemy, H event and resolution. The story is more complex this time and and really interesting to read even without animated H events. Don't expect a real story though, just good youkai uncover plots of bad youkai and fight them.

 

6. Gyakuten Saiban 逆転裁判 [011011] Capcom 1 2 3 4 5
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The game takes place in an urban city set in 2016 and later; for the Japanese versions, this city is somewhere in Japan, while the English localization places the games in Los Angeles, California.
The fictional future justice system is such that when a person is accused of a crime, they are immediately given a bench trial presided by a judge, a prosecuting attorney from the state, and a defense attorney that must completely prove the accused innocent of the crime. Trials last 3 days at most, due to the large number of cases that the courts must deal with; if the accused cannot be found innocent after this time, their case is consigned to a higher court. The majority of the work during a trial is on the shoulders of the defense attorney who must cross-examine the witnesses brought forth by the prosecution to find contradictions in testimony to clear their client.
The playable character is Phoenix Wright. He is a rookie lawyer fresh out of law school in the first game, taking a position at Fey & Co. Law Offices run by Mia Fey, a defense attorney that helped to acquit Wright of murder several years prior to the events of the first game. When Mia is murdered, Wright takes over the offices with the assistance of Maya Fey, Mia's younger sister, and renames the office "Wright & Co. Law Offices". The Fey family have the ability to channel spirits, which sometimes allows Maya to channel Mia's spirit for Wright to help in court. Wright develops a rivalry with prosecuting attorney Miles Edgeworth as they oppose each other in court...
There are lots of English reviews.

 

7. Cosmic Man コズミックマン [011012] Soubi Kenkyuujo 1
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A mysterious space creature, 'The Cosmic Man,' tries to save the earth from bad space monsters. In the year 21XX, Bad monsters from space threaten our peaceful life on earth. The Cosmic Man suddenly appears and beats the monsters. Cooperating with the earth defense organization, 'CAT (Cancer Attack Team)', Cosmic Man begins to get rid of the damage. People start to see the fighting Cosmic Man and space monsters on a daily basis.
One day, a bad monster comes from space and destroys a city. Pushing his way through the crowd, a boy arrives at the center of the city. His name is Hironobu Kugami. He makes his living by stealing things at fire scenes. The Cosmic Man appears as usual, but the monster beats him. Cosmic Man decides to entrust his powers to a boy. That boy is Hironobu Kugami! From here on, Cosmic Man's attitude really undergoes a change. He starts to request 'girls' and 'money' in return for his efforts. Will the earth remain peaceful? Everything is now on the new Cosmic Man's shoulders... What would you do if the hero were a bad person? What will happen if the hero requests something in return for his work? These are the 2 concepts of this game. This game consists of 14 stories. Players advance through the game by talking with people, but you'll see the cool system of board games when you gather information and fight against monsters.
Battles are just too boring. H event's aren't really exciting either. The gag parodies aren't enough to justify playing.

 

8. Lagnalock Lagnalock -ラグナロク- [011012] light 1
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Our hero lives with Alpha, a childhood friend, in a small village in the kingdom of Faldeata. This is located on the west side of the Grandeek continent. Our hero has no friends except for Alpha and the priest who brought the two of them up. His father left him one item at his death: The mighty sword of Lagnalock.
The hero and the priest share a secret regarding Alpha. The girl's true identity is a Diverse (DIV), a child of god. DIVs were born when the evil "Foreign Over" started showing up on this world. The army has been looking for DIVs because of their special magical abilities. Therefore, in order to protect Alpha, the priest gives her a new identity and has her working in the temple.
It happens on the night of the village festival. Faldeata's prime minister orders their army "Black Dragon" to attack the village. The whole village is torched and the priest is killed. Maxim, the Black Dragon's commander, attempts to kidnap Alpha. His attempts are thwarted, when our hero starts fighting back with his new-found and mysterious powers. However, the defeated Maxim succeeds in implanting a seed in Alpha's chest. This seed is able to foresee the coming of God, and Alpha is to be sacrificed.
Our hero can only hug Alpha and reassure her. He decides to set out on a quest with Alpha in search of a way to rescue her from her fate...
Main problem in this game for me is the SIM part which actually feels more like a board game. You roll the dice and move around the map. Good squares make you acquire items and technologues, enemy occupied squares trigger battles. There are three heroines to capture, and their routes are short.

 

9. Love Semi ~Koi no Tokubetsu Shidoushitsu~ ラブゼミ~恋の特別指導室~ [011012] Gaia
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Main character enters a private academy with "priority guidance system" and emphasis on interviews. But what "priority guidance system" actually means?
All of the seven capturable heroines are teachers. Period is just two weeks, so volume feels insufficient. Without some affinity for teacher heroines game looks boring.

 

10. Mix★Max Kimi to Boku to Nomaru wa... MIX★MAX キミとボクとの間には・・・ [011012] Zenos
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Main character is a member of microcomputer club which mostly includes ghost members. In order for the club to survive he must demonstrate achievements in culture within a month. With that the fight for club survival began.
There are four heroines to capture. System is poor. Game soon becomes ero-tilt with H events coming out of the blue.

 

11. Assassin Ann ASSASSIN Ann~アサシン・アン~ [011019] Active
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Four young people have the dream to stand on American stage. They set up dance team "J-RAP" and practice each day. of wanting to stand on the American stage, home of dance. They set up a dance team "J-RAP" and were striving for lessons every day. One day main character gets to know that another team member Ann is actually an assassin of a mysterious organization "Gopher". She asks protagonist for help, but he refuses due to strong sense of justice. He gets caught up in the struggle between "Gopher" organization and emerging religion "Tsunoda kai". And direct danger approaches members of "J-RAP".
I absolutely need to play this myself.

 

12. Dokidoki Princess どきどきPrincess [011019] Cronus
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Main character is an aspiring swordsman. One day he gets to help a girl while practicing in the mountains, and since that time girl starts to visit him. At first protagonist is irritated by such bother, but with time understands that desire to protect important people around him is his true strength. 
Comedy. Five heroines, quite an orthodox development. At least this time it's really pure love with just two H events per heroine, very unlike previous works of Cronus. Heroines lack development and aren't memorable.

 

13. Houkago no Maid 放課後のメイド [011019] For
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Protagonist becomes the manager of the newly created after-school "Maid Training Club".
First half is choosing who to talk to, and second half is individual routes - in the latter part any answers other that correct ones result in bad end. H content is higher than average, 2-3 scenes per heroine. Quite a boring maid fetish work.

 

14. Inner Palace ~Shiroki Koukyuu~ インナーパレス~白き後宮~ [011019] Noa
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Stagnating kingdom of Punea is succeeded by emperor Tokina. New emperor has many wives who gave birth to six sons. Main character is the sixth son Leon. He's the last in the line of succession, so needs to execute enormous efforts to ever wear the crown.
A SIM game to train yourself in order to be able to choose a correct wife. There are eight heroines, and since polygamy is wide-spread in the country, it gets H intensive and falls into harem state.

 

15. Pretty Monsters プリティーモンスターズ [011019] Nampurrow
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After collapse of an anti-matter conversion furnace 400 years ago, science-based civilization was almost completely annihilated. However, humanity was able to regain former prosperity by domesticating and utilizing flying Primon as means of transport. Fuami is a healthy girl who aims to ride Primon. For that she sets on a journey of practice.
It's a suguroku game to gather monsters, but game is actually a nukige despite the neutral synopsis, and with pretty dark H events. Insult scenes show up spontaneously. 

 

16. Tsukikagerou 月陽炎 [011019] Studio Miris 1 
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Taishō era. The interval between Meiji and Shōwa.
A season where yellow and red petals swoop down from the trees.
A young man comes down from the Imperial city, clinging to a large trunk, faintly smiling at the sight of the streets, a suitable young man indeed.
Just as told by his father, he reached to this town to help for an autumn festival. Walking down the streets brings a surge of nostalgia.
Encounter with a girl. Two girls.
As days drift by, the young man soon links with one of the girls. Not a love by chance. It was a fated love.
Was it the reason this young man was made to come to this town?
There is an English review.

 

17. Candy Stripe ~Minarai Tenshi~ Candy Stripe ~みならい 天使~ [011025] Sega
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Set on a hospital, where the protagonist is a doctor and interacts with the nurses there.
What does doctor do with nurses? Oh, he interacts. That's a very bold resolution from Sega. Honestly speaking, it would be too easy to make just a fun game. Sega introduced lots of elements like skills and background knowledge to make this game a real SIM. GJ, Sega.

 

18. Beside ~Shiawase wa Katawara ni~ Beside~幸せはかたわらに~ [011026] DreamSoft
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When I was young, I fell in love.
I loved her from a very early age, and she was like a big sister to me. Her mother died when she was little, and her father was always working.
But, she went to college, and had to move.
I confessed my feelings to her, but the train's noise took her answer away with the wind.
A few years later, I went to university, and forgot the events that happened then. I had trouble finding a job, and my brother got married and moved to Hawaii, so I decided to go back to my parents' house.
However, there was something I didn't expect...
To meet with her again, under the same sky, while she smiled as always.
Orthodox love comedy. There are six heroines, but story stays the same in each route. One playthrough is just 2-3 hours. Enjoyable work for those who like the genre.

 

19. Coda -Toge- Coda-棘- [011026] Over 1
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Our hero, Manabu Kusaka, lost his love years ago in an accident. The accident happened right after she broke up with him. Manabu thought it was his fault that she died, so he tries to kill him self, but fails. Having no other choice, he leaves home. On the anniversary of her death, Manabu receives a letter. His heart jumps as he finds out who sent the letter. The letter is from his lost love. It talks about how tired she is with love, her emotions, and her friends. After reading the letter, our hero goes to the school's garden to bury the letter under a tree; this was not a good idea. . .
Long ago, this tree was used in sacrifices. Our hero and his friends are now chosen as the next "sacrifices." They get warped into a different dimension. What awaits them? Will they ever be able to return? This story has two scenario routes, which include, "A Happy Story" and "The Worst Story." Also, depending on your character, there are many different scenarios to experience. 
This brand is actually reincarnation of Rock Climber, so it should be clear that psychological insult is the focus of the game. And I'm not discussing shades of nukige.

 

20. Kekkai ~Aru Rinshou Shinrishi no Kiroku Yori~ 結界~ある臨床心理士の記録より~ [011026] Simple Plan
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Kyoko was found at the scene of a brutal murder by chief inspector Kaoru. Due to the shock of the incident, Kyoko has lost her memory. Kaoru has asked Junichi, a suave psychiatrist, to help cure Kyoko, only to find out that she has multiple personalites.
Suspense adventure with erotic tilt. Multiple personalities of the heroine is the main feature of the work. Story has no twist and text level is low.

 

21. Low Devil! ローデビル! [011026] Black Light
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Main character starts to have special feelings for his childhood friend, but it seems to be an impossible dream. One day a devil girl appears before him. She is looking for a certain stone and persuades protagonist to help her.
There are 10 chapters with distribution of favorability and creating strengthening medicine at the end of each chapter. In the end everything comes down just to H.

 

22. Mahiru ni Odoru Hanzaisha 真昼に踊る犯罪者 [011026] SofthouseChara
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When you need "Anything" done, you can turn on our protagonist and his three companions.
"Anything" goes from babysitting to investigation of extramarital affairs, even criminal acts such as kidnapping or robbery. Whatever it is, it will be done, as long as there's enough compensation.
Of course there's a downside to this business. Everywhere you look, danger lurks in every corner. While he didn't want to see it, the protagonist saw the dark side of a corporate giant. And thus begins our protagonist's fight...
SofthouseChara youth is full of weird strategy games. Not my story.

 

23. Pretty Crisis 2nd [011026] Inspire
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Princess of the neighboring country Olivese arrives to the country where knight Rudel leaves. He needs to collect a certain amount of money to be able to send her back.
Game is just from a totally different genre from first Pretty Crisis. It's now an economic SIM which angers auditory a lot.

 

24. Prime Girl プライムガール [011026] TRIFACT
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Memories of prime everyone has in heart.
I like to share the pain and sorrow with you.
Game from creators of Refrain Love which results in SIM elements abuse, wide use of animation and very generic story. The style and lip sync are uncommon for adult games. Heroines are realistic and only with dark hair. Game is praised for relaxing adult atmosphere.

 

25. Sonic Princess ソニック・プリンセス [011026] Software House Parsley 1
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During nighttime, the terrain of the Earth is susceptible to inexplicable changes. Human beings called these strange occurrences the Phantom Phenomenon. Soon, with the power of technology and magic, they learned that threat is lurking in the depths of our planet. The underground city Ge-Pang was built to avert it. One day, a SOS alarm sounds in the city. Leila Reifido, who possesses the magical power of levitation as well as technological skills, sets out to counter an unprecedented robotic assault.
There is very little from visual novel in here.

 

26. Working Days わーきんぐDAYS [011026] Studio e.go!
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Main character discovers that his body is transparent one day. In order to return his normal body he consults different offices and takes various bodyguard, spy and security jobs.
There are 16 chapters with different bizarre stories, including ghost and alien stories. There are four couples and it's possible to zap between them to progress simultaneously. Development is quite monotonous. There are heroines with different unusual traits.

 

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1. Chirol ~Mogareta Tsubasa~ CHIROL~もがれた翼~ [011005] Error
Main character is a rich bonbon who gets a job as a store manager at a family restaurant. One day he notices deputy manager stealing some money and succumbs her to sexual slavery. Then he directs his poison to part-time workers. 
Nukige

 

2. Ingoku Byoutou ~Himerareta Wana~ 淫獄病棟 ~秘められた罠~ [011005] Girl's Software
Jyunichi thought he had it made. He was all set to take over his boss' cushy job as President of Misono General Hospital... but then Serika appeared. Serika just happens to be the President's daughter, she had been studying in the same field as Jyunichi and was posed to take over as President of the hospital. Outraged, Jyunichi has come up with a devious plan to take over the hospital,even if it means taking it over one Nurse at a time.
Nukige

 

3. Roshutsu Choukyou Doukoukai 露出調教同好会 [011005] Sekilala 1
One day, Keiichi catch his childhood friend Jun masturbating.
After that, she somehow end up asking him teaching her about sex.
Soon, 2 others girls end up joining the teaching.
Master?Lover?How will theirs relationships turn out after that?
Nukige

 

4. Sold Out ~Seido-tachi no Senjou Hyouronkai~ SOLD OUT~性奴達の船上品評会~ [011005] Prime Soft
Marco is a sailor of a trade ship. The ship is registered as a fruit trade vessel, but in fact it deals with  a ship illegal slave trade. Marco is making his debut as a trainer of slaves.
Nukige

 

5. Trois Trois~トロワ~ [011005] Remain
An omnibus of three stories.
Antology

 

6. Partner [011007] Ritz software
Main character works for a top trading company. He is assigned to the Energy Fuel Department which is the main division of the company. However, internal situation in the department is complex and full of distrust and envy. Is it possible for him to survive here? 
Boys Love

 

7. Tsukiakari つきあかり [011007] Splatter Hour
Main character meets men, forms friendship links with them and sometimes drowns into forbidden pleasures. 
Boys Love

 

8. Hitokata ひとかた [011010] Oryu
Quiet country town. Main character receives a request to get rid of the cow demon that awakens every twelve years. How can he fight against a cow ogre monster? As he beings to investigate the town, he gets involved into human relationships and mysteries he could not even imagine...
Doujin

 

9. NekoNeko Soft Okaeshi CD 2 ねこねこソフト おかえしCD2 [011010] NekoNeko Soft
Some fandisc
Fandisc

 

10. Angelus ~Haitoku no Jokyoku~ Angelus~背徳の序曲~ [011012] Puchi Devil
Main character's fiancée dies, and it's presented as a suicide. Main character moves to the pavilion where his fiancée worked and died. He decides to stay at this mysterious place for a while.
Nukige

 

11. Disgrace ディスグレイス [011012] Prima
Main character returns to live with father and older brother, but spends most of the time alone. Girl who lives next door takes take of cooking and cleaning for him. There are also old and new acquaintances who he gets to meet. How will his life turn?
Nukige

 

12. Natsu Yakata 夏館 [011012] Pheno Type
Main character is asked to manage parents' villa for the summer. Five maids are waiting there ...
Nukige

 

13. Nyuunyuu にゅうにゅう [011012] Ange 1
One day, Shoji Oba asks the woman posing as his sister who she really is. Her name is Erika Chichiski. She is a boob alien from the planet Boob. A meteorite hit her planet and broke it into pieces. She escaped and roamed about space before she came to earth. Shoji doesn't really believe her story, but he gives in to the temptation of having a big breasted chic around and decides to let her stay. However, Shoji soon regrets his decision
Erika is really a mad scientist, who starts creating strange creatures using advanced technology from the planet Boob. People around Shoji begin to panic. What will be waiting for us? This game contains both a love story and a slapstick comedy. Shoji's girlfriend, Marimo Kawai, has a warm personality and really makes him happy. However, Erika's big boobs embarrass her. Inaho Watanabe, who grew up with Shoji, is beautiful, smart, and also very rich. Wakaba, Shoji's sister in law, is reliable and does most of the housework. Players will be able to enjoy sex with girls with big boobs. If you're a big boob lover, this game is for you!
Nukige

 

14. Waru Dakumi 悪だくみ [011012] Arkham Products
Main character gets a supernatural power to incontinate girls on will. Together with two friends he starts to hunt for the girls.
Nukige

 

15. Hana no Himei ~Kowareta Garasu no Kokoro~ 華の悲鳴~壊れた硝子の心~ [011019] Teatime 1
The protagonist of this game is a bastard son of a rich man. Your father has died, and his legal son, your older brother, inherited all his money and property, including a mansion in the countryside. Knowing that your brother has left the country with his fiancee, you arrive at the mansion and unleash your rage and frustration on those who are left there - several innocent young girls...
Hana no Himei follows a linear story, with a chapter dedicated to each girl. After a series of pre-rendered images with text, you enter a 3D exploration mode, during which you'll have to walk around the mansion and find the girl who is hiding from you. Once you find her, you enter a "chase mode", during which you'll have to run and jump on the girl. Pressing and holding mouse buttons will make you attempt to overpower the girl, and deplete her "hit points". Once she runs out of HP, a 3D interactive sex scene begins.
Nukige

 

16. Private Emotion [011019] Ripe 1
Shin Kazahara is living with his girlfriend, Sayaka Nanjo. Actually, they've been living under the same roof for a long time. Sayaka lost her parents when she was little, and Shin's parents took her in. His parents have to leave because of their jobs, so Shin and Sayaka are finally left to themselves. Sayaka teaches at the school where Shin attends. To Shin, she is a girlfriend, a sister, a mother, and also a teacher. Sayaka wonders if she should openly express her feelings to him under such circumstances. However, without his parents around, Shin experiences a new and exciting life with Sayaka.
They do have to have some rules, though. Will they live happily together, or will Shin find a new girl? The story is divided into a day part and a night part. During the day, Shin will meet up with three girls: Yui Hasuda, who grew up with Shin and really likes him, Toka Naruse, a selfish classmate, and Kisumi Takase, who is a school nurse and an advisor for Shin. At night, he'll be completely alone with Sayaka to experience many different kinds of sex. Through trying different things, Shin's techniques will vastly improve. Which will you prefer: life with Sayaka, or playing around with girls at school?
Nukige

 

17. Birdie ~Bokura no Ren'ai Shinrigaku~ birdie~ぼくらの恋愛心理学~ [011026] Ein
When the dance unit "Birdie" debuted three years ago, it became an instant success in the Japanese idol industry. With the bright and friendly Kazuya Nakajoh, the nihilistic Takashi Kanzawa, and the calm and intellectual You Onozuka, "Birdie" was quick to rise in popularity.
The three were recruited through audition with an agency that produces idol groups, led by a shrewed female president who sees to the development of her agency's talents by keeping them busy in a maelstrom of multimedia: song and dance performances, modeling, work in the "CM" magazine, hosting a variety quiz show, and drama performances, among others. The activity has certainly kept "Birdie" at the top of the idol entertainment world, and recently, You has attracted attention from the theatrical industry, as well.
"Birdie" is run by three managers that see to its success: Matoba, a veteran manager who is the head manager of the group, Masato, who works as producer, coordinator, and negotiator, and Sakagami, their assistant. Always looking for ways to keep the group on the leading edge, Masato arranges for a famous ballet dancer from New York, Tsubaki Kyouichi, to join the team as their new choreographer, a change which will result not only in changes for "Birdie," but also for the individuals in the unit as they become involved in Kyouichi's bad influences.
Boys Love

 

18. Boku no Himitsu Taiken ボクのヒミツたいけん [011026] Complet's
Main character gets to live at his aunt's place. He gets acquainted with many girls there and gets to share secret experiences with them.
Nukige

 

19. Doki x Doki Sasete!! DOKI×DOKIさせて!! [011026] Astrovision
Main heroine is selected out of 20,000 candidates to join an idol group of five boys "Astro Bomber". She receives singing and dancing lessons from the boys in order to perform together on a gig in a year's time.
Otome Game 

 

20. Dorei Kaigo 奴隷介護 [011026] Silky's
Main character gets a part-time job at a nursing home for the elderly. Young and beautiful caretaker as well as fascinating director are waiting for his arrival...
Nukige

 

21. Hotel Ergriffen Hotel ergriffen-ホテル エァグリッフェン- [011026] Maple 1
Man sees three prostitute girls on a street corner and invites them to his his place. This is a story of five intoxicated days in their company. From everyday life sympathy is born, and the image of an ideal woman appears...
Nukige

 

22. Reijougari 令嬢狩り [011026] Chiffon
Rena asks protagonist to wear her clothes and infiltrate her academy in order to remain the only virgin candidate and win in the academy competition.
Nukige

 

23. Saishuu Chikan Densha 最終痴漢電車 [011026] Atelier Kaguya
In a crowded train, strangers are likely to end up being too close for comfort. But for some people, being too close is a comfort! When a poor conductor witnesses the bizarre yet inviting ritual of anonymous train sex, he jumps on the opportunity to turn it into a business! Every night after the midnight train ends its route, he turns it into a rolling bordello. get ready to climb aboard... the sleazy train is COMING!
Nukige

 

24. Shoya Kenjou 初夜献上 [011026] Giant Panda
Main character receives a letter about his grandfather illness. He arrives to the mansion in the mountains and gets to live there for a month in the company of women of the house.
Nukige

 

25. Tokoro Kamawazu… ところかまわず… [011026] Empty
Main character has finally entered the college he wanted. Now he needs to find a girl as prey to release some steam. 
Nukige

 

26. Flood of Tears [011030] TMS
An annoying protagonist, an ordinary school life, a few friends here and there. This is the story of a young man who falls in love willingly, and perhaps of a couple young women who fall in love somewhat less willingly.
Doujin
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Foreword: Setting is quite cyberpunk'ish, so I expected an enjoyable read. Was I too optimistic?

Title: Rege ~Saisei no Ubugoe~

Developer: Sarang

Date: 2001-09-28

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v15317

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8QF89IDqkM

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Synopsis: Rosu is a sleepless city where many kinds of people gather seeking fame and fortune. Even though the city is losing its main industry, it's still bustling. It is rumored that the city makes its money by drug trafficking as well as from a secret national arms fund. Kyoichi Koga establishes a private police station in Rosu. He used to be a policeman, but he became a private detective after being dismissed from the police force. One day, Kyoichi receives an e-mail, insinuating that a bloody event will occur. He begins research on a 23-year old tragedy without knowing that it is the beginning of the present disappearances throughout the city.

Structure: 3 days

Length: 11 hours.

Game type: Detective investigation in a decadent city

Difficulty: Not quite obvious since you need to choose locations, and it's easy to miss event if wrong one chosen

Character Design rating: 1/10

Protagonist rating: 1/10

Story rating: 1/10

Game quality: 1/10

Overall rating: 1/10

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Again, can't really write a formal review here. From the start I was kind of worried about NSFW cover and "practicing magician" as one of heroines. What's a magician doing in a cyberpunk'ish setting? But reality is much worse - main heroine is magician. Her teacher is magician. Main enemies are magicians. Main battle is battle between mages! What's even going on here?

But focus on magic is not even the worst thing to happen here. First of all - I completed only Kaoru route, but absolutely could not go forth from here, game is absolutely irreparable at that point. Common route takes 1.5 hours and heroines routes only take 30 minutes. During common part we just get to choose locations about 10 times and stumble upon some girls on the streets. On the day 2 it's H scene! Out of the blue! Protagonist was just walking the girl he saw for the second time in life home! How did they get sitting on the bed? Why heroine just started some stupid imaginary drama with weeping? That looked so stupid that I saw only disgust in it.

So what do we get as a result? Super-short non-existing story, super-short heroines routes. Forced ending with very questionable action. Epilogue that takes less than a minute. Faceless and thin protagonist. Absolutely non-sympathetic and non-developed heroines. Senseless conflict and drama overall. Zero satisfaction as a result. I try to find at least something to raise my evaluation, and fail at that. It's a shameful game, so it only deserves equally shameful review.

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Eve: The Fatal Attraction has no rivals this month. Among other masterpieces I'll call Memories Off 2nd. I'll be reviewing Rije ~Saisei no Ubugoe~.

1. Itsuka no Sora いつかの空 [010907] Sweet Basil 1
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Our hero is a sophomore college student living by himself. He has a childhood friend that is a girl, but he doesn't have a real girlfriend. His hope of finding someone special is fading away when his part time job eats up his time. Then he meets Eri, who happens to have lost her memory. The encounter with Eri leads our hero towards his destiny and forces him to search for his true identity...
System and town real time change impress, but at the expense of game content. Each of seven heroines has only 4-5 events resulting in short individual routes. Voice actors recompensate for that only partially.

 

2. Love Hina Advance ~Shukufuku no Kane wa Naru kana~ ラブひなアドバンス 祝福の鐘はなるかな [010907] Marvelous Interactive 1 2
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In this game, you take the role of Urashima Keitaro, who’s been rejected from entering Tokyo University for the second year running making him, what the Japanese call, a ronin. To make things worse, his parents have kicked him out of his house. Fortunately, his Grandmother owns the nearby inn and Keitaro thought this would be the perfect place to live and work as the landlord. Or so he thought. He finds out that the building is no longer an inn and is in fact a girls’ dorm making him the only guy around! Most guys would kill to live with six cute girls, but if Keitaro’s not careful, this job will kill him…
There are English reviews.

 

3. Furimuite Cool Eye's 振り向いてCOOL Eye’S [010914] Parade
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School manga research club is in pinch! It only has three members and will have to disband unless two more members are found within a month. Main character should also recruit only among the girls in order not to repeat last year's mistake when a lot of people had to quit the club due to romantic problems. Is it possible to save the club?
Unfortunately, scenario is thin, and it's more like fast confession, then H to imbue desire to participate in the club activities. Graphics are beautiful.

 

4. Ichigo-Da いちご打 [010914] Witch 1
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Cafe Milkyway plans to have an event with dessert dishes called, "Strawberry Festival." Remi Tojo designs the special costumes for this event. However, the costumes she designed are very strange, and her co-worker, Sakuya, makes fun of her and her costumes. To get revenge, Remi orders Sakuya to play an evil character called "Ichigon." The Ichigon costume is made of an artificial strawberry, and Remi will eat up the costume every time Sakuya disobeys her orders. This is a story of fighting between Remi, who is nuts about strawberries, and the other Milkyway workers, who hate her strange costumes and try to stop Remi from taking all the strawberries.
In the end everything gets to typing strip battle. 

 

5. Prism Sound プリズムサウンド [010914] Airyu
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Main character tried to gather friends for a band to make "shining sound" together. That dream was forgotten, but now a year later he repeats that attempt. 
There are very few choices. Unique character design is the main appeal point. Scenario is just right in order not to get bored, but it's mostly thanks to support cast and not the heroines.

 

6. Review of Brind Summer Vacation レビューオフ Brind Summer Vacation [010914] Sight
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Main character is an upcoming manga writer with one magical girl story to receive anime adaptation. He organizes a party to meet offline with the fans. Thirteen people have gathered, but even though nicknames are known, noone knows each others faces. What will come out of this party?
It's a pure love story about first experience, so with little H and quite a boring overall. There are as many as 12 heroines. Lots of bugs and graphical glitches even with patch applied.

 

7. Ame Yadori 雨やどり [010918] E.G.O.
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Time starts to flow very fast with every day being busy and without a moment to spare. Main character sees a girl stilling alone in the rain and lends her a hand. Girl's name is Mio.
This is a heartwarming story about three girls with cat ears (plus two normal heroines), but the quantity and darkness of H scenes easily writes this game into nukige department. First five days are given for common route and last five days for heroine route. Quite a specialized work trying to appeal to different players.

 

8. Prism Palette プリズムパレット [010920] Broccoli
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A love adventure simulator that follows the adventures of the main character Masaki Shirai while he lives a peaceful school life surrounded by beautiful classmates.
A normal school SIM with everyday schedule and stuff.

 

9. Igougata Kyokuchi Geigeki Tenshi Nanako ~Kaku Tatakaeri, Otome-tachi~ イ号型局地迎撃天使NANAKO~かく戦えり、乙女達~ [010921] Ape & Frog
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Humans have built a huge defensive city 3000 meters underground to save themselves from mysterious "vector" enemies. However, as resources get exhausted in constant battles, humankind throws last funds into new type of weapon IMA-01 Nanako. This weapon is given to main character as the last hope for survival.
RPG with heroines looking like cosplayers. Each day is divided into four sections to perform commands. And there is also H training of girls ... how else would they learn new magic and skills?

 

10. Little Monica Monogatari リトルモニカ物語 [010921] Rune
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The town of Little Monica is famous for its vast culture of arts, especially music. Will is an orphan who used to live with his three friends in Little Monica, however he has long since moved out of the town. Many years later, Will decides to go back to the town to see his three friends: Celia, Mei, and Tina. Upon arrival, Will is surprised to discover that Little Monica is no longer the very cultural city it used to be. Instead, no music is allowed in the city...
H event triggers the very first day and pretty much every day after that, so it's a nukige under innocent cover. Stupid incidents happen to the sisters like UFO and the like making up for a comedy. In the end it's nothing but an ero-tilt moege.

 

11. Eve: The Fatal Attraction EVE: The Fatal Attraction [010927] C's Ware 1
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"Eve: The Fatal Attraction" is a chapter in EVE series, and is based on the hentai PC game Adam: The Double Factor. Its scenario was expanded in this game up to the point of being a sequel to "Adam". It adds many Eve: Burst Error and Eve: The Lost One references, lots of new events, 2 more days and proper ending to the game.
You control the two main heroes of the game, the young careless detective Kojiroh and the sexy red-haired super-spy Marina. The events of the game are connected to their previous investigation (in Eve Burst Error). Kojiroh's ex-girlfriend and colleague, Yayoi Katsuragi, receives a case: somebody is threatening the life of two young girls, Mika and Miki, the daughters of the owner of the powerful Andou Corporation. Naturally, Yayoi needs Kojiroh's help, and here the investigation truly begins!
Like in other Eve games, you control two characters in two "scenarios", and sometimes the cooperation between them is necessary. The game utilizes the same "Touchable View" that was implemented in "Adam": you interact with the environment and with the characters not by selecting menu options, but by moving the cursor around and clicking on objects, like in Western point-and-click adventures.
I already reviewed the game earlier.

 

12. Memories Off 2nd [010927] KID 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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The protagonist is a 17-year-old student, Ken Inami, a soccer loving dude who aspires to go to film school. His girlfriend Hotaru Shirakawa also has high aspirations; having played piano ever since she was a child, she aims to go to music school. Ken and Hotaru have been dating for a spell and are at a rocky juncture in their relationship. This is where the game gets interesting. You can either make decisions to salvage Ken's relationship with Hotaru or chase after another girl.
There are English reviews.

 

13. Z.O.E. 2173 Testament ゾーン オブ エンダーズ 2173 テスタメント [010927] Konami 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
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The story is set within the Zone of the Enders universe. It is 2173 and humankind, in the search for a valuable resource called Metatron, has expanded its reaches to Mars and the moons of Jupiter, and full colonies have been established. However, Earth keeps a tight reign over the colonials, known by the derogatory term "Enders", and discrimination is commonplace. Food supplies are short, movement of citizens is controlled, and many Mars inhabitants have tried to rise up against Earth, but to little avail.
The game follows the story of a 17-year old boy named Cage Midwell, a worker upon the interplanetary express ship "Bonaparte III" with his close friend (and idol) Ares Enduwa. However, on a routine journey, Cage spots a woman creeping into the cargo holds, and follows her. As he does this, the ship is attacked by a powerful black Orbital Frame. Cage and the girl, who introduces herself as Myona Alderan, climb into a mysterious LEV held within the ship and escape, eventually crash-landing on Mars. They are quickly caught and are accused of being the ones responsible for the crash. On top of this, Myona has completely lost her memory. However, shortly after their imprisonment, they are freed by an "Anti-Terrestrial League" leader called Deckson Geyse. His faction, BIS (Born In Space), quickly come and rescue them, and Cage finds himself caught up in the escalating conflict between Earth and Mars.
There are English reviews.

 

14. Ashita mo Kitto Hare 明日もきっと晴れ♪ [010928] Forte
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Main character goes to school in a small seaside town. Swimming, sunbathing, culture festival... there are many events to enjoy in summer. Tomorrow will definitely be sunny.
Almost zero difficulty, just raising favorability is enough. Genre is comedy. Six heroines overall with short routes and almost no H events. But bonus 7th scenario is unexpectedly good.

 

15. Crescendo ~Eien Dato Omotte Ita Ano Koro~ Crescendo ~永遠だと思っていたあの頃~ [010928] D.O. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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It's five days before graduation, and Sasaki Ryou is in school, making up the hours needed to graduate with the other members of his class. For Ryou, it's a quiet time to sit and reflect on the past year and all that has happened. As he thinks back on the past year, he remembers all his friends ... Kaho, who dragged him into the literary arts club against his will. Kaho's strange friend Kyouko, who was secretly in love with him. The oddly antisocial Yuka, so cheerful and yet secretly ashamed of something. His step-sister Ayame, who took such good care of him after their parents died. And the sexy school nurse Kaori, who always had a healing word for him. Every day held real experiences leaving real memories ... days he thought would last forever.
Now the day of graduation draws near, and Ryou knows that he must prepare himself to make a choice.
There are English reviews.

 

16. Kanojo no Negau Koto. Boku no Omou Koto 彼女の願うこと。ぼくの思うこと。 [010928] Project-μ 1
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Luke lost the vision of his left eye as a child. Although he can't see with that eye, he has the ability to read people's minds. Because of this power, he stays away from society; he gets emotionally disturbed when he reads people's minds. One day however, a young boy named Rickie is reflected in his eye. Rickie is a lost soul wondering around. One day, he meets a girl carrying a black cat. This girl's name is Mikage, and she changes his life. Luke also happens to meet a girl named Mitsuki. He starts to see the world more openly. Luke and Rickie. . .
Two boys from parallel dimensions, who eventually merge into one. This is an AVG game using two characters as a single identity. On Rickie's side, there are other characters besides Mikage. You'll find Keri, the girl who looks like Mikage but has a completely different personality, and the mysterious girl, Tory. The new system in this game is called the, "S-Cube system." It's an evolution of digital comics, and it is a completely new system. This is a "new type" of game, not only because of the system, but also because you're using two characters as one identity. If you're looking for something new, this is the game for you!
Best thing in the game is theater-imitating ever-changing perspective. Protagonist is divided and main aim of the game is searching for oneself. Game also features many comedy elements even though individual stories are quite dark. An experimental work for those unsatisfied with the state of the industry.

 

17. Koumaroku 降魔録 [010928] Tama-Soft
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Legendary spiritual festival "Sekairoko Peak" gathered and sealed a lot of demons in one place. Due to an ancient curse various monster incidents started to occur in the vicinity.
Thanks to existence of "demonist" monks curse never spread outside its initial location. 
Main character is one of demonists who uses his skills to defeat demons. Two women always accompany him in his travels. Any day demon seal may break, and such demon hunters are the only hope of the world.
There are only two heroines to capture, but each has lots and lots of H scene patters, including tentacles. The number of endings is four. The actual atmosphere and contents of the game are inspirational and really about demon fighting. Music is great here. It's a chunige, and I like it  despite the ero-tilt.

 

18. Love Negotiator ラブ・ネゴシエイター [010928] Liar-soft
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AD 2030, place is new capital built at Tokyo Bay. Main character is a romance negotiator who helps shy boys by winning negotiation battles with girls persuading them to pursue romance relations. But one day he gets involved in a huge conspiracy with number of cases piled up and intertwined. 
It's basically a bakage with negotiation battles. Battles usually have three variants of phrases with some being great choices and some poor ones. Poor choices lead to insult endings, great choices to pure love ones. Composition reminds TV dorama with 7 episodes each featuring a short story. Enjoyable game for bakage enthusiasts.

 

19. Miracle Twins: Koi no Mahou o Anata ni みらくるツインズ 恋の魔法を貴方に [010928] Future
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A town engulfed in evil atmosphere. But in the mids of it is a guardian angel girl who protects the town. She is a usual girl who found a magical item to turn into a warrior of justice. For that reason she is targeted by evil forces. Together with main character and another girl able for transformation they fight for the peace of this town.
 
A comedy with crisp H scenes. Battles are made in janken type - attack, defense, magic. There are seven chapters, but overall operation is heavy. First six chapters are complimentary comedies, and seventh is suddenly serious development. Animation is used wisely.

 

20. Rije ~Saisei no Ubugoe~ リジェ ~再生の産声~ [010928] Sarang 1
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Rosu is a sleepless city where many kinds of people gather seeking fame and fortune. Even though the city is losing its main industry, it's still bustling. It is rumored that the city makes its money by drug trafficking as well as from a secret national arms fund. Kyoichi Koga establishes a private police station in Rosu. He used to be a policeman, but he became a private detective after being dismissed from the police force. One day, Kyoichi receives an e-mail, insinuating that a bloody event will occur. He begins research on a 23-year old tragedy without knowing that it is the beginning of the present disappearances throughout the city.
You'll be able to play with four beautiful girls: 'Kaoru,' the daughter of Kyoichi's boss, 'Reika,' an executive member of a religious group, 'Maki,' a practicing magician, and 'Chihiro,' a medical student. Try to clear all the girls by going through various situations, such as pure love, rape, gang rape, and so on! This game has multiple endings. You'll be able to play with another character after clearing the first character. The story has an 'investigation part' and a 'truth part.' In the 'investigation part,' you'll go to many places and talk with many people. You have to be careful with your time because certain events happen at a certain time. As a result of the 'investigation part,' the 'truth part' will appear. Your actions in the first part will directly affect the ending! What tragedy occurred 23 years ago? Will Kyoichi be able to solve the disappearances?
A hard-boiled detective adventure, but with a definite erotic tilt. Somehow it becomes a general thing that hard boiled adventures have to deal with prostitutes and insults which in the end devaluates the story and the genre as a whole. On the positive side game features film technique of zooming and scrolling which also adds up to decadent world atmosphere.

 

21. V.G. Re-birth [010928] Giga
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A visual novel game in which the player plays the part of a reporter working on a story about the V.G. competition. The game also introduces the new character Sakuragi Hiyori. Depending on the choices the player makes, he/she will be paired with Yuka, Tamao or Reimi.
V.G. Rebirth Dash:
An update to V.G. Rebirth which includes nearly every other non-boss character (Yuuki Ayako is absent as she is a lesbian) as an option to pair with the player. It also introduces the new character Hatano Keiko.
For that advances fighting woman theme for sex appeal. It's more like a fan story - to be able to talk to heroines from previous haves. Scenario is very short and is over upon tournament win.

 

22. Odeon [010929] BOKU
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One day a girl starts to awaken to her own fate. Even if that fate may be too harsh for that frail body of hers...
A woman singing in the Roman-era Odeon (circular concert hall).
A secret is now hidden under the remnants of that Odeon that has been exposed to the harsh weather all this time.
A mysterious human race that has come to Earth from somewhere else. Can that girl be a reincarnation of the songstress Mirei?
In the flow of time an ancient phantasm nobody remembers reoccurs again. Where is humanity guided to?
Past and present intersect here...
Game resembling Experiments Lain in concept, design and atmosphere. There are many short stories (memories) in each chapter, and player accesses them in random order. But complex composition and darker themes make game difficult to read. Another experiment that can be treated in both favorable and bashing way.

 

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1. MIU [010905] DIGICLA 1
The story of the girl singing inside a birdcage, and the young man who was captivated by her song.
With only 7 days left till the man faces his ‘end’, will they reach happiness and salvation…?
Doujin

 

2. Nangoku Aventure 南国あばんちゅ~る [010907] Trabulance 1
You are, Kyosuke Mita. You have never had date with a girl in your whole life.
Not only you have never dated before, the girl you ask out dumps you. You're depressed about this incident. Out of nowhere, Aunt Asako Shimura comes to visit you. She is a photographer who travels all the time. You have always looked up to her. Noticing that you are depressed, she asks you to be her assistant and invites you to a tropical island. You go to Hasune Island with her. Your aunt brings along the energetic Mizuki Kasuga, her sister, Yuki, and a girl with a nice body, who is a year older than you, Takami Hibiya. It is up to you to decide if you want Asako or a harem with the three girls. Please fulfill your exotic desires on a tropical island this summer!!
Nukige

 

3. Ohime-sama Dakko ~Tenshi ni Oshioki~ お姫さまだっこ~天使にオシオキ~ [010907] Hadashi Shoujo
There were two very beautiful princesses in a certain kingdom. Suddenly a mischievous witch placed a curse on them. Kind summoned his most powerful magician to try and lift the curse. To amateur eyes the magical ceremony would look like violation of princesses. And so the day of the ceremony has come. Will princess recover and live happily?
Nukige

 

4. Scandalous Rhapsody スキャンダラス ラプソディ [010907] Marine Heart
On a rainy day, Yui was dumped by his girlfriend. A very pretty girl comes along and offers him a handkerchief and even some "comfort". He was very smitten by how pretty she was and went into a lovehotel with her. Only to find out that "she" is actually a "he". Yui also finds out that his name is Runa and he was conceived in secret by a famous actress. Runa knows that his father is a famous actor and he wants Yui's help to meet with him. But if the media finds out about Runa's existence, there will be a huge scandal.
Boys Love

 

5. Tenshi-tachi no Gogo - Season 2001 天使達の午後 SEASON 2001 [010907] Purple
Tenshitachi no Gogo takes place in a Japanese high school. The goal is to seduce the star girl of the tennis club, Shiraishi Yumiko. To do this, the player needs to go around talking with her friends and possibly getting intimate with them as well.
Nukige

 

6. Chobits Adventure チょびっつあどべんちゃー [010908] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction VN based on the anime/manga Chobits.
Doujin

 

7. Shinju no Toiki 唇濡の吐息 [010912] Ichi Hime
Main character receives a letter from his sister saying that she is forced to work at some mansion for three years to return father's debt. Main character never heard of the debt and the debt company, so he leaves the house and hurries to the rescue.
Nukige

 

8. Evergreen Avenue エバーグリーン・アベニュー [010913] Vridge Inc.
In a huge mansion live a gentle boy and an ambitious poor girl who won't be discouraged by her circumstances.
You can choose between these two contrasting characters to interact with the various individual spirits in this raising simulation game.
Man and woman, two girls, and two guys combinations are possible, but there are no love developments, to the end it stays a game about friendship.
Otome

 

9. Cushion Cushion~クッション~ [010914] Seiju
Main character lives together with Yuki, but such situation starts to annoy. Love is what's desired...
Boys Love

 

10. Hai Kamuri Hime no Yuuutsu 灰被り姫の憂鬱 [010914] MBS Truth 1
There is a prestigious ceremony/festival that comes once a year where a young woman is chosen to be the “Princess” of the event. Our protagonist in this game happens to be the one and only judge, and being thus he makes the girls do many unspeakable things.
Nukige

 

11. ~Ikusei Mahjong~ Mahjong Yuugi ~育成麻雀~麻雀遊戯 [010914] Waffle
Main character returns to home town and joins mahjong school club where his old friend presides. They start preparing for the national mahjong tournament. 
Card game

 

12. Level F レベル-F [010914] Uncanny!
A certain facility built in the back of the hospital. Girls with sealed memories are imprisoned there. Main character is summoned to awaken their memories so that truth is born.
Nukige

 

13. Ryoujoku Kikou 陵辱奇行 [010914] Touchy
Main character falls unconsciousness during part-time job and is taken to a hospital. He is announced that he is going to die of incurable disease within a year. After returning home he finds a letter with a special camp trip ticket as a prize won in some magazine. He has nothing to lose, so he sets up a malicious plan how to have fun even if costs his life as a result.
Nukige

 

14. Shizumanai Tsuki 沈マナイ月 [010914] Vega 1
It all started with a brutal rape case somewhere in Tokyo. The chaotic rapists traumatize Akira and Satsuki. The rapists call themselves "the Moon Phase," and are led by Mitsuru, who's obsessed with hurting people. Akira and Satsuki are victimized in simple "playing around."
They don't realize that this incident will change their lives forever. The player can experience this story from a total of eight different points of view. A new character choice will be available every time the player clears the story with one character. By playing the eight different characters, the player can collect missing pieces of the puzzle to solve this erotic, yet, suspenseful event!
Nukige

 

15. Velvet Echo ヴェルベットエコー [010914] Angel Smile 1
Junichi's father was a scientist studying paranormal activities. He unexpectedly passes away, leaving Junichi all alone. Junichi is really depressed, but one day, a demon suddenly appears. This demon promised his father that she would take care of Junichi.
Her name is Celena. She brings her two extremely sexy daughters along. They barge their way in and begin living with Junichi. No matter how pretty they are, the fact is: they are devils, and devils perform demonic acts. How is this going affect Junichi's normal life?
Runa is deeply interested in humans, and Junichi reminds Celena of her long-lost son she loved so much. Soon after the appearance of these sexy demons, Junichi's childhood friend, Itsuki, becomes wild for him. Other characters in the game are Yu, who loves to study paranormal activities, and Runa's little sister, Rona. Junichi and Runa have two totally different personalities, but eventually, the two of them... This game is a "Crazy Love-Comedy Erotic AVG" brought to you by Angel Smile! Please try it out!
Nukige

 

16. Mirai ni Kiss o -Kiss the Future- 未来にキスを -Kiss the Future- [010921] 13cm
Due to certain circumstances, my parents are living in a foreign country, and I'm staying with my rich aunt. I'm getting pretty used to life in a new home. My old childhood friend who I've become estranged from, comes back into my life-- her name is Asukai Kasumi. Kasumi is my aunt's only daughter, and I used to play with her a lot. Even though we were the same age, she always called me "Onii-chan". Seeing her now, she's just as cute as she was back then. She's put in the same class in school as I am, and our everyday life begins...
About six months have passed since then. My aunt and uncle are going on a trip for two weeks, leaving me and Kasumi alone in this huge house. The first night we were alone, Kasumi comes into my room. She asked to sleep together, and while I was still bewildered just from this, she smiles at me and asks me a question.
"Onii-chan, will you make me your slave?"
Nukige

 

17. Under Princess アンダープリンセス [010921] GearProducts
Youichi learns about English architecture. One day, he goes to the underground to do some research. Dank and fetid..., suddenly he is struck by a flash flood. He somehow escapes into a cave, and loses his consciousness. When he wakes up, there is a woman looking down at him. Her name is Anrietta, who has been confined in the basement since she was a girl, and insulted by men every day. He decides to save her in return for what she did to him....
Nukige

 

18. Darling Darling~ダーリン~ [010928] Cherry Soft
Jun is a comic artist who is never afraid to put in a hard day of work. Naturally, he authors pornographic comics. He's been given a monumental deadline, but he has a special power allowing him to work at hyper speed as long as he is aroused. Lucky for him, his assistant Miyuki is also his wife and she's ready to give him a hand with work.
Nukige

 

19. Deep Fantasy [010928] Selen
Island Seasus stays with the southern part cursed and northern part shredded by the dragon. 
Southern part grew and developed while north drowned in conflict and ruin. Rulers of the South searched for a maiden to lift the curse and managed to take two royal blood princesses captive during the first war. But the ritual is going to fail unless princesses cooperate, and to ensure that main character is giving them sexual training.
Nukige

 

20. Detection [010928] eelcom
Main character is a detective who mostly does cheating investigations and inquiries of malfunctioning office workers. One day he gets an unusual request that he solves in just one day. But that was just beginning of this case ....
Nukige

 

21. Escape [010928] Adel
Majima Yamato is a typical high school student. Despite being only in second year of HS, he is living on his own since he couldn't get along with his new step-father. His mother showed no love towards him and his relationship with his kind, older step-brother was awkward. He has been alone for a while. However, there are alot of people out there and a new school year is also starting. Depending on your choice, maybe he will find a new love.....
Boys Love

 

22. Harukanaru Toki no Naka De 2 遙かなる時空の中で2 [010928] Koei
Taking place 100 years after the first game, the country of Kyou is in turmoil because of a power struggle going on between the emperor and the retired emperor, and the people of Kyou are falling into desperation, fearing the coming of the end of the world. Karin, a modern-day high school girl, is summoned to be the Priestess of the Dragon God who will save Kyou. However, there is a priestess who has been recognized by the retired emperor, and the eight men chosen as Karin's Hachijou (her bodyguards) do not believe that Karin is really the priestess.
Otome

 

23. Hina ~Ippai Daisuki~ ヒナ~いっぱい大好き~ [010928] Optim
Main character lives alone while attending part-time work. One day father brings a clone girl to protagonist's home saying that girl is needed for secret laboratory research and should hide at some safe place for a while. Girl does not know anything about life - what are the first things to teach her? 
Nukige

 

24. Kango Nisshi Mania 看護日誌マニア [010928] Chiffon
Main character becomes president's secretary and moves to a Western-style mansion. He lusts for chairman's only daughter Hikaru, but can not openly show his feelings.
Nukige

 

25. Princess Memory - True Typing プリンセスメモリー・トゥルータイピング [010928] F&C
The after-story includes three modes:
1. "Quest mode" is a short ADV story.
2. "Battle mode" to fight monsters at an arena
3. "Quiz mode" typing answers to quizzes. 
Fandisc

 

26. Restrain [010928] spiel
Main character gets a butler's job at a millionaire's pavilion through his acquaintance guidance. He gets an opportunity to walk around the house, study weaknesses and insult the girls there. Can he restrain all the preys?
Nukige

 

27. Ryoujoku★Kazoku System 凌辱★家族システム [010928] Surf
Main character is asked by a certain well-known company to play into a fake family with three women for five days. The only condition he is set is prevent girls from dying. Everything else is allowed.
Nukige

 

28. Venus Rave ~Kuroki Hitomi no Megami~ Venus Rave~黒き瞳の女神~ [010928] West Vision 1
Our hero is requested to visit the country of Laguna Lake by an old friend. He is to investigate the actions of the ruling princess, Tifaris, and if necessary, restrain her. A truly puzzling request! It is well known that Princess Tifaris is a very wise monarch. However, some suspect that she is actually the wicked witch of Laguna, who had been instrumental in getting the country caught up in the previous continent war.
It seems as though our hero is being led by some mysterious force to meet with so many women. During the investigation, he experiences both love and hate situations first hand. Just where will these experiences lead him? What is the real truth behind the princess?
Nukige

 

29. Parfait Fan Box パルフェふぁんBOX [010929] Kogado Studio
A fandisc for the Parfait saga.
Fandisc
kivandopulus

Foreword: I have a very strange history with Bittersweet Fools. I started playing it about two years ago, and finished it only a year later. But the most important question is why this first minori game neglected that much? I believe I know the answer to this question.

Title: Bittersweet Fools

Developer: minori

Date: 2001-08-31

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v164

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CYqHFsKP-M&list=PLEJNtz1D9CPU6cTE85DdrBMeNWyN5EEbX

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Synopsis: The protagonist is Alan, a former mafia assassin. He was required to go into hiding after a job and is now living in Florence, Italy. His days of peace and quiet comes to an end when he meets with the granddaughter of a mafia leader...

Structure: 22 chapters

Length: Some 30 hours

Game type: Mafia in the hiding slice-of-life

Difficulty: Easy. There is just one choice that leads to a dead end, and the rest only determine additional scenes and CG.

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 6/10

Story rating: 7/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 6/10

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After all, I can't write a proper structured review of this game, mostly because I finished it about a year ago and also because I had huge pauses between the chapters. Here's my full story about it.

First I read couple chapters in Japanese back then and was totally confused by this game. It was a horrible experience. Ugly sprites, bad game system, no voicing, lack of action on the screen. I just could not get characters seriously. Then I installed the English patch for the first chapter, and thanks to first chapter in English I actually got some charm of the game and could at least start focusing on ugly drawn characters. I could not force myself to play after several chapters, so it was put on hold at my notebook. Then one day I had power outrage, and there was little else to do but to play the only game I had at notebook at that time - Bittersweet Fools. It was also the game that got me drowsy in no time. Then at the next power cut I went on with the story and so on. Just imagine the number and longevity of power shutdowns at my place if I was able to invest about 30 hours into this game! It's unbelievable, but I was still able to finish the game - but I wouldn't be under normal circumstances, because it's a hellishly long story about nothing. Mafia gang just sits at a conspiration flat, and every time they go out for a walk they find some trouble. That's the plot for 21 horribly long chapters! And in the last chapter they try to run away and face rival gang finally. Sprites drawing is appalling, and CG only happen once per several hours. 

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I read some impression somewhere that it's high literature here, so common folks won't be able to enjoy it. And it may indeed be so! Text here is indeed very well written, slice-of-life scenes are pleasant to read. But I'm absolutely sure that it's impossible to enjoy them in PC versions, because without voicing situations here feel artificial. But then I learned that PS2 and DC versions have voicing, and changed my view on the game entirely. With voicing I can finally enjoy slice-of-life scenes that provide for 95% of the game time. So I tried to play this game again with voicing and translation... but miserably failed at that. PS2 version can not be hooked, since there are text threads, but no memory threads for changing text found, and it's totally not worth it to find each phrase manually. With DC version I was able to get text only with Demul emulator. I perfectly see changing text memory threads here, but there's another problem - Demul just shuts down my pc in 5-10 minutes time. I tried different versions, plugins, overclocking, but pc still shuts down when memory threads are parsed by Cheating Engine + Hook any text. Without memory hooking it seems to work normally (but I did not check for longer times). And that fiasco made me include not my video playthrough link, but some Japanese one. 

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I believe that voice version is the ONLY way this game can be enjoyed, thus there are so few reviews. PC version is plain bad, and Repackage version from 2005 is humiliating since it's not a reverse port from PS2 or DC, but the same 2001 PC zero voice version just with music repacked.

So it's actually a very sincere good game that's never going to be appreciated in the West, because of minori attempts to have nothing to do with the West ever by keeping console releases only for consoles and suing anyone trying to patch their games. Game title really suits minori following policy. 

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kivandopulus

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien , Ashita no Yukinojou and Kagetsu Tooya are masterpieces of the month with Kimi ga Nozomu Eien being the clear winner. But I'm reviewing the lesser known Bittersweet Fools

1. Cast! -Private Heroine- CAST!-プライベートヒロイン- [010802] Bell-Da 1
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Takumi Ogata enters Wakasagi-Gakuin, a school majoring in entertainment, to pursue his career as a writer. He meets three cute and aspiring actresses: The reliable and confident Akane, the shy and childish Saya, and the proud but gorgeous Mitsuru. Takumi decides to form a theatre with these unique and very talented girls.
They begin to prepare a play for the school festival, which will be held in October. Takumi falls in love with one of the girls as he writes and directs the play by himself. Unlike all those "get your favorite girl" games in the past, this is a game of love in progress, which means you have to develop the relationship between your favorite character and the hero. The new feature called "Story Edit Mode" lets the player choose the lines of the female characters in order to make your own storyline. The player also needs to take care of "night life" with the girls as well as daily conversations to get the best results!
There are three heroines, and one playthrough is just 2 hours. Picking right lines for the right scene make the bulk of daytime gameplay, H events occupy night time. Another unsatisfactory game from Bell-Da as it tries to catch mainstream by changing graphics and type to suit more people.

 

2. Kaen Seibo ~The Virgin on Megiddo~ 火焔聖母 ~The Virgin on Megiddo~ [010802] Studio Line 1
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The year is 2013. Powerful companies decide to build a new city on a piece of land that remained from the old times, somewhere on the northeast of Japan. This city is constructed with the help of the most modern industry, based on an operation system that is capable to create the most progressive form of urban life - the so-called "intelligent city". But something goes wrong. It seems like a virus that creates a fire substance inside of human beings' bodies. The disease soon became known under the name "Spontaneous Human Combustion". Particularly one district of the newly built Izanami City seems suspicious. Kento Rando, a high school student and an apprentice detective, is given a mission to investigate the mysterious case. Seigai High School is going to be the principal area of investigation. Needless to say that in order to solve the case, Kento will have to find the best strategy talking to the beautiful high school female students...
Kaen Seibo is a Japanese-style adventure which relies largely on conversations and the choices you make during them. However, the game also contains elements of Western-style adventuring. There are items that must be found, picked up and used at appropriate moments. There are areas where you can move through a 3D-like environment, viewing it from first-person perspective. During the dialogues, you also have commands that are accessible through a menu. There are also segments with a time limit.
Quite simplistic Dreamcast exclusive.

 

3. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien 君が望む永遠 [010803] Age 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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At first, Takayuki Narumi is befriended by Mitsuki Hayase only because Mitsuki's best friend, Haruka Suzumiya has a crush on him; however since then, Takayuki, his pal Shinji Taira, and Mitsuki have grown to be the best of friends. Then one day, Haruka confesses to Takayuki her love for him. Not wanting to hurt her feelings, Takayuki agrees to go out with her. After a few incidents, their relationship gets intimate, even while Takayuki and Mitsuki begin to realize their feelings for each other. But suddenly, when tragedy strikes, things are never the same for these four friends again.
Lots of English reviews.

 

4. Mad Science Love マッドサイエンス・ラヴ [010803] Gazelle
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Who would like to spend days with "normal" girls if there is an option? All kinds of special girls like cat ears, drill, amphibian etc fight with each other and grow up under supervision of a mad scientist.
A raising SIM + battles to gain exp etc stupidity

 

5. Present Present ~プレゼント~ [010803] Softhouse Dew
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Main character is a university student who has a fiancé since promise to marry in early childhood. 
One evening protagonist's cousin appears who promises to make him forget about his fiancé. Will he choose to protect his special relations?
There are three heroines to develop romance relations. There's not a single impression found - and that's says a lot as well.

 

6. Alone Again [010810] BeF
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Main character is a student who has been a friend with a girl for over a year. However, when he confesses, he is rejected with words "I am alone. I live by myself. Forget about it". It does not mean she does not like main protagonist. But is there a way to change her life principle?
Scenario is extremely short and is over in just 1.5 hours. Atmosphere is good, but there's not enough time and story feels incomplete. There are five heroines, each with three H events. BeF is known for its unique graphic style, and this work seems to exist just to take advantage of graphics.

 

7. Fight! Makoto ファイト!まこと [010810] Powered
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Main character enters a theater club "Makoto" at school, but is confused for a girl. He wants to quit it at once, but all the beautiful girls there pique his interest.
Heavy system, SIM elements, puzzles and lots of other elements contribute to the kusoge status of the game.

 

8. Kairyuu no Uzu 戒流の渦 [010810] Raziel
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A young man of Uniconian tribe is running away from humans. He regains consciousness in the church among nuns. He is picked up because resembles a childhood friend of one nun. The young man tries to live in this church to get away from racial prejudice and to atone for his sin of killing a human. 
A story with heartwarming first half, serious heroine routes and surprisingly unhappy ending. Scenario is thin, and one playthrough is over in just two hours.

 

Teito Gensou 帝都幻想 [010810] Dall
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Main character decides to investigate rumors about strange sounds at school at night. As a result he  teleports to a different world and gets involved in a conflict between the imperial army and the resistance.
3D dungeon exploration with lots of H events triggered.

 

10. Kagetsu Tooya 歌月十夜 [010813] Type-Moon 1 2 3 4
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One year after the events of Tsukihime, Shiki Tohno is a victim of an accident. After this accident, Shiki awakens into a strange dream wherein he repeats the same day over and over. There are infinitely many endings to the day, but it always begins anew after each day. Eventually, Shiki discovers that he must find Len, the creator of the dream, if he wishes to escape.
There are English reviews.

 

11. Dousoukai Refrain 同窓会refrain [010824] F&C FC01
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New Year's Eve, one and a half a year after the events of Dousoukai. 
Main character gathers members of tennis club to have the end of the year party. They visit their friend's rock band "XAX" live after the banquet. The gig raises enthusiasm, and just as clock strikes 12, the first snow of the year starts, and old feelings revive in hearts. 
Game is initially issued as a doujin, and that explains the quality of the game. The content is no way on par to Dousoukai franchise. Pretty much just a moege with emphasis on H.

 

12. The Ren'ai Simulation 2 ~Fureai~ THE恋愛シミュレーション2〜ふれあい〜 [010830] HuneX 1 2
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You're a 19-year-old student, that fails to pass the exams to university and starts working as an assistant teacher in a private school. You'll be assigned with the task of helping 5 girls with their exams, who will get closer to you as the game passes.
Cheap simplistic console SIM

 

13. Ashita no Yukinojou あしたの雪之丞 [010831] Elf 1 2 3 4 5
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A lefty, a righty, a liver shot, and the left hand punches the face.
And a left hook, a right body punch, then a right straight.
Another one from the right, blocking the left side of the body, quickly regain stance on the left, press on with the right.
There's one coming on the left side, cross both your hands, and then quickly follow with a left uppercut to decide the match... But then...
Our protagonist, Yukimura Yukinojou, who just completed his transfer to Kashima school, unexpectedly helped his brand new classmate, Kasuga Serina, from the assault of delinquents on her way home. The school festival is just around the corner, the hectic atmosphere is present everywhere, thus Serina and her friends enlist him to help too.
Thankfully, all the effort Serina put into it paid off, brought everyone together in such a short time, and the school festival went by with success. But, just when he was about to think that such a daily life isn't so bad, a girl from his past appeared before him, and before soon started to reveal the reasons he moved away and transferred schools.
Not displaying any emotion openly, Yukinojou has his heart sealed that he blames himself for all those events, and gets driven to the wall. As a matter of fact, a grave accident in the middle of box practice made his best friend lose his consciousness and enter into coma, which resulted in Yukinojou leaving everything behind as he was unable to bear this.
His heart tormented with such sins, would anyone be able to rescue him?
There are English reviews.

 

14. Bittersweet Fools [010831] minori 1
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The protagonist is Alan, a former mafia assassin. He was required to go into hiding after a job and is now living in Florence, Italy. His days of peace and quiet comes to an end when he meets with the granddaughter of a mafia leader...
There is an English review, but I'm making my own.

 

15. Dhampir [010831] Penguin Works
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End of 20th century. Bar "Ayakashi" in an ambiguous town actually serves as undercover base for monster exterminators. Main character gets a job here and drowns into the life of forbidden love and vile monsters.
Game has a long introduction. And when it finally says that now the story actually starts and actually target some heroine, it's only about 30% of content remains which drives you super fast and non-stop to the end. Atmosphere is good though.

 

16. Yuuyami no Warabeuta 夕闇の童詩 [010831] En
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Zashiki Warashi are spirits that have lived alongside humans since ancient times. There is a legend that zashiki can become human if he finds a person who can see and touch him and  who can eventually have sex with him. There lives a zashiki boy in search for such human for a long time.
Gentle urban atmosphere is the biggest attraction of the game. Scenarios are pretty sad. Such mix of warmth and sadness can be appreciated by many people tired of logic and sophisticated stories.

 

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1. Gakuen ~Chijoku no Zushiki~ 学園~恥辱の図式~ [010802] Bishop 1
Masaki's in trouble. His rich father is about to disown him. But he's still got one last chance: if he can collect on some old unpaid debts, then all will be forgiven. Masaki may be a slacker, but he's quick to realize that the fastest way to collect is to go after the debtors' daughters...
Nukige

 

2. Ayatsuri no Kyoushitsu Happy End 傀儡の教室HAPPYEND [010803] FlyingShine 1
Akatsuki Unabara has just transferred to the private Hakunanfu High School, where she has joined the archery club. She already has a boyfriend, and she is really enjoying school. However, this enjoyment doesn't last for long. She has recently realized that there is something in her past that she can't remember. The truth of the matter is that she was put under hypnosis, where a bunch of lustful men raped her and then left her without the memory of the incident ever happening.
We released "Ayatsuri no Kyoshitsu - Another Story" in November of 2000. In this game, our hero was Hyuga Mutsuki, and Akatsuki Unabara had died of unnatural causes. In our new release, the game is staged at a date much earlier than the previous one. The objective is to find a way to change Akatsuki's destiny.
The characters are all comebacks from the previous game. You can make Yuna, Hatsuhi, and Seina your sex slaves. If you love violating girls, you'll enjoy our large-scale game with varieties of sexual plays. It's up to you whether the story has a bad ending or a happy ending!
Nukige

 

3. Jisshuusei ~Kiken na Kyoushitsu~ 実習生~危険な教室~ [10803] Rouge 1
Ryoichi attends a uni-sex (all male) school. Every year, his school hires student teachers. This year, two student teachers arrive for a 3-week training period. A stylish girl named Misaki Todo will be the P.E. teacher, and the big-breasted Nao Kurata will be the classic literature teacher. Kato, the school gang leader, decides to prey on these two young and sexy teachers. However, Kato 's teacher, Kanako Saiki, really gets on his case for trying such things. 
Eventually, Kato gets his hands on Misaki. Soon after, Numada, a teacher with no morals, rapes Nao. She ends up becoming his slave. Kanako notices something different about Nao, and so she confronts Numada... Numada holds a secret over Kanako that she doesn't want revealed, thus resulting in her being forced into sexual acts. 
Student teachers are neither students nor teachers. A new door opens up for these heroines. 
Nukige

 

4. Junketsu Karyuudo 純潔狩人 [010803] TinkerBell 1
This story takes place in a certain Western town, in an all-girls boarding school for rich girls.
During a midnight walk, Erika hears a strange voice in her head. She is hypnotized and lured into an underground chamber, where she meets a vampire that just woke up from his eternal slumber. He rapes and bites her, turning her into his faithful servant - vampire Eris.
From now on, every night Erika turns into Eris and, for the sake of her master's complete revival, assaults and sheds blood of every virgin at school...
Nukige

 

5. Kojin Taxi 2 股人タクシー2 [010803] Xuse 1
You are a taxi driver that hunts for beautiful girls and trains them in the back of your car.
Nukige

 

6. Miracle Heart [010803] Marine Heart
Main character returns to his home town and on the first day accidentally kisses student president that causes body exchange between them. To get back to original form they need to kiss again, but they are interrupted and afterwards student president is not so inclined to change back. What will happen to them?
Boys Love

 

7. Virgin Blue Love! ばぁじんぶるぅらぶ! [010803] Ivory
Main character is asked by android development company to raise skills of new anrdoid prototype. At the same time he's given android for supervision after previous instructor quit. How will he deal with two android girls at once?
Nukige

 

8. Watashi ni Konya☆Ai ni Kite 私に今夜☆会いに来て [010803] Sekilala 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ryoichi doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. A very viable option is dumped into his lap when his parents disappear without warning one day. While he's pondering his next step, a woman from his father's past, Chidori Yuki, approaches him and decides to help out the young man.
“I own a traditional Japanese restaurant,” she tells h
im. “Come and work for me, and you can learn to be a chef.” Having nothing much better to do, Ryoichi can hardly refuse her offer, so he goes along for the ride, although he's a little uncertain that cooking is his destiny.
Things quickly become more complicated when he arrives and meets the rest of the family! Chidori introduces him to her three beautiful daughters, who all work as waitresses in her restaurant. “Get to know my daughters,” Chidori instructs him. It turns out her plan is to have him choose one daughter to marry and eventually take over the restaurant as Head Chef! What's more, the girls are all actively competing for Ryoichi's love, bending over backwards to make him fall for them. Considering he's never had a girlfriend before, he's really in for some interesting times. Talk about pressure!
All day, he is surrounded by Chidori and her three beautiful daughters, as well as another girl training to be a Head Hostess. It's a veritable harem! How will he choose just one?
Nukige

 

9. W/B ~White Rose / Black Lily~ W/B~ホワイトローズ/ブラックリリー~ [010803] Triangle 1
This is the royal city of Metgale in the kingdom of Kestrol. Our hero is a well-known mercenary, and the story takes place when our hero arrives in the city. Our hero meets Prince Shurkal, who snuck out of the castle. To their surprise, they both look alike!
They decide to switch identities. The prince is tired of his royal life, and our hero is tired of his mundane life. As soon as our hero ends up in the castle, he takes the prince's fiance, Lilytess. He takes her to a world of ecstasy. Not only that, the chambermaid, Ephinera, offers herself to him. Our hero also finds the prisoner, Fayren. She is the princess of the kingdom who has been at war with Kestrol. In this game, you can choose to be a "lover" or a "sex-slave trainer." As you progress through the story, our hero will be involved with kingdom issues and power struggles. Will our hero be able to be a prince and live in a world of ecstasy, or. . . .?
Nukige

 

10. Apocripha/0 Platina Disk Apocripha/0 プラチナディスク [010810] STACK software
An angel falls from Heaven to the Abyss, and here he cultivates a kingdom, the kingdom of Hell (Naraku), becoming the King of Hell. He tries to build a beautiful land, but it can never reach the beauty of Heaven: the demons live in troubled times, being attacked by fallen angels who survive the fall to the Abyss, fearing the bloodshed caused by these insane former angels against them. The King starts to become weak and tired, and with his last power, he gave birth to two new hopes: a prince with golden hair born from his red right eye, and a price with silver hair born from his blue left eye.
The King decides that the two twin prices, Alex and Platina, are to fight each other, and the winner who proves his power will become the new king of Hell, while the loser will face death. As such, Alex and Platina, who never even knew each other, are thrust into a battle against each other, and the future will change depending on the outcome. And hiding in the background, another hand plays in to manipulating their fate...
Boys Love

 

11. Being 媚淫颶 [010810] Societa Daikanyama
Main character is shown a mysterious adult toys show one day. Instruments there are of unknown usage and effect. He goes on a trip and uses these items on the girls he meets.
Nukige

 

12. Darling [010810] NEST
There's a musician I respect more than any in this world, Kagami Ryuu.
I got tickets to one of his shows but I lost them!
As I was being depressed I got a mail. Somebody had picked up a notebook that had my tickets in it.
It was a mail from Ryuu himself...
I fumblingly sent mails back and forth, and with every word from him I read I was happy, but also nervous.
Then the mails turned into voice calls, and soon enough he was sending me videos and pictures.
Together the relationship between the two of us quietly but definitely changed.
And so me and Ryuu...
Otome

 

13. Haruboku ~Sakura, Harukaze. Boku, Sensei.~ はるぼく~桜、春風。僕、先生。~ [010810] Kiya-Labo
Main character becomes tea ceremony instructor at a cram school for 10 days. He is in charge of five students with unique personalities. Somehow there is a premonition that these 10 days won't be peaceful.
Boys Love

 

14. Kao no Nai Tsuki Limited Collection 顔のない月 LIMITED COLLECTION [010810] Root
Contains two side stories of Kao no nai Tsuki:
"Affection", about the protagonist's life after the True End of the game.
"Shikaku", about the protagonist's life before the start of the game.
Fandisc

 

15. Kokan Hunter 2 ~Chikyuu wa Marukatta~ 股間ハンター2 ~恥丘はまるかった~ [010810] Usagi Software
Main character is looking for a wonderful crotch. Any success this time?
Nukige

 

16. Kuro no Orpheus 黒のオルフェス [010810] Noctovision 1
A student working the midnight shift, part-time, as a security guard at the number 1 women's dormitory of Holy Orpheus School for Women. Needless to say, the dormitory is full of young nubile women, and many of them have recently returned from living abroad; the atmosphere within the dorm is decidedly lively. Hey, this situation looks very promising. But once the actual work begins, our hero has to deal with problem students that do not follow the rules, students that hate men, strange students engrossed in suspicious rituals, and others like them that cannot be easily dealt with in the conventional way. Despite all this, the students are all extremely beautiful, and can you blame him that he tries anything and everything to become friendly with them? At first, he works to develop some intimacy with the girls, but then, things turn upside down, and the situation progresses to the point where he is in the position of protecting them. Think of a way to protect the girls from the devilish plan of targeting these girls by drawing out and discovering their hidden innermost feelings. As the plot within the school thickens and things gradually transpire, will you be able to protect the girls without succumbing to the great, yet unknown powers? 
Nukige

 

17. Naked Blue [010810] F&C FC01
Fandisc of Canvas ~Sepia-iro no Motif~, it contains the mini-adventures "Koi" and "Ai".
Fandisc

 

18. Net Mania ~Harimegurasareta Kousha~ ネットマニア ~張り巡らされた校舎~ [010810] Interheart
Main character studies diligently and never talks to girls. But he wants to... Fortunately, noone can beats him in the net world. He uses email to get information. It's getting interesting.
Nukige

 

19. Norika-tan to Issho 紀香たんといっしょ☆ [010810] Trabulance
Tsukushite Agechau 2 events are told from Norika-tan point of view.
Nukige

 

20. Satsuei ~Kakushidori~ 撮影 ~かくし撮り~ [010810] Rainbow
Main character is a musician who extends women singing ability. One day he receives a letter from a certain school's director who asks to teach four girls singing in two weeks with any means required. Protagonist agrees to these harsh conditions, but girls distrust him and sabotage lessons. To turn the tides he adheres to insulting methods.
Nukige

 

21. Umi de Onii-chan 海でお兄ちゃん [010810] Chinsoft
Two self-proclaimed sisters approach hero who lost memory and now works at a seaside cafe. 
Doujin

 

22. Oyako Donburi 2 ~Akira no Baai~ 母娘どんぶり2~アキラの場合~ [010811] Beenyan 1
Our hero has traveled all the way to Hokkaido to lose his virginity, only to come up empty handed. His summer vacation has been dragging by, when suddenly; he gets a phone call from his aunt, Kanako. She runs a liquor store in the country and doesn't have enough help. She tells him, "I'll pay you if you come and help out." Even though she is his aunt, Kanakois a young and very attractive woman. Our hero eagerly accepts her invitation and sets outfor the country with high expectations. He is excited to see Kanako's daughter, Azusa. Shejust happens to be the first girl that he was ever in love with.
This is the hot sequence from Oyako Donburi. Besides Kanako and Azusa, you'll find other mothers and daughters waiting for you. We hope you enjoy playing with these hot babes!
Nukige

 

23. C ~Koibito no Shoutai~ C~恋人の正体~ [010815] Strawberry Argyle
Aliens, vampires, killers, thieves, ghosts story that lasts five minutes and leads to one of 23 endings.
Boys Love

 

24. 1999ChristmasEve [010816]
The protagonist and his female partner are driving to the house they reserved for Christmas Eve when suddenly a creepy voice comes through the radio.
Doujin

 

25. Motto Shite Shite Onee-san もっとしてしておねーさん [010817] Ail
Main character has spent his entire life in a hospital due to some health problems. Suddenly father gets an abroad appointment, and protagonist is moved to live with his older age girl cousin. He has no knowledge of girls - how will he fare?
Nukige

 

26. Inda 2002 淫打2002 [010824] Hyperspace 1
This is a sequel of the 'Inda' series, which is made for Bishojo game fans that want to become good at typing, but aren't satisfied with normal typing software. This is the standard for people who love Bishojo-typing-software. The more words you type on the screen, the more moans you'll hear and the more sex scenes you'll get to enjoy. 'Inda 2002' has a better storyline and better systems than the previous 'Inda' episode. You're guaranteed to be satisfied with lots of high-quality sex with beautiful girls! You'll be typing without looking at keyboard in no time at all!
Nukige

 

27. Kizumono no Gakuen 傷モノの学園 [010824] Rasen
The day after the cultural festival is interrupted by a certain accident. Storm of bullets runs through the student conference, and school turns into one big battle royale. It's time for violence.
Nukige

 

28. Shiru Bloomers Natsu ~Aoi Fukurami~ 汁ブルマ・夏~青いふくらみ~ [010824] Momo Gumi
Main character seems to be an ordinary physical education teacher, but he only gets this job because he loves to see bloomers up close. He becomes intimate with a girl who is proud to have a boyfriend. But shortly after protagonist finds a new target!
Nukige

 

29. Tenshi no Hashigo てんしのはしご [010824] Studio Air 1
Nozomi Uchida enrolls in St. Koan to see his god-sister Kasumi Reimei. She welcomes our hero with warmth, and he expects a nice, peaceful school life. However, many freak 'accidents' are happening around her and the campus. What is going on? Why? What is the school's secret?
We've always been dedicated to "Only Lolita," and we're proud to present you with a new "Lolita" game. We categorize this game as an Occult AVG (adventure). This time, we have 15 Lolita characters. Our beautiful young girls will make you happy for sure. Even if you haven't played our previous game, you'll really enjoy this. This is one adventure you won't forget!
Lolicon

 

30. Zutto Issho ずっと一緒 [010828] Dennou Oroshidonya
Main character returns to the home town. Forgotten feelings revive as he meets old friends. Who will he want to stay forever through his life?
Doujin

 

31. Hana no Kioku Dai 6 Shou 花の記憶 第6章 [010831] Foster 1
Players will really enjoy a lot of erotic situations in the 6th chapter of this popular omnibus series. You'll get to see many heroines making fools of themselves. You'll first experience the exciting sex life of the newlywed housewife, Sana Hikawa. This hot chic likes to wear see-through aprons, and she really gets it in the park one night. Next, you'll experience the success story of a bar hostess, Megumi Arisaka and her boyfriend. You'll get to see her in some erotic costume play, along with some heavy lesbian fun with her girlfriend from work. We have also prepared some stories about a hot entertainer named Miku Shido and another one about Risa Kashima, a magazine reporter.
Anyone who has ever played with our previous chapters will thoroughly enjoy this chapter as well. This is one system you'll never tire of! Each of the stories is a separate entity, however the characters are all connected in a variety of ways to produce a very unified compilation.
Antology

 

32. Hina-chan no Utagoe 雛ちゃんの唄声 [010831] Enfini
Main character is a teacher who has just got a licence and found a job in a girls school in his home town. There is a girl who allows him to do whatever he wants, but there is also his ex-girlfriend who demands his attention after all these years. All he needs is choose.
Lolicon

 

33. Motto Love Chu! ~Ren'ai Chu! Fandisk~ もっとLOVEちゅ! 〜恋愛CHU!ファンディスク〜 [010831] Saga Planets
Fan disc that includes among others:
· Each Ren'ai Chu! heroine short story 
· Wallpapers
· Thematic song remixes
Fandisc

 

34. Bisquieholic Eqations [0108] LaplusCube
Time of school festival is approaching. Main character has plans for this event that he shares with his friends.
Boys Love

 

35. Splash Summer -Natsu no Shizuku- Splash Summer -夏の滴- [0108] Ritz software
Main character transfers to another school in the middle of semester. He is invited to enter swimming club. This is a story of a bargain of love with three people he meets in the swimming club.
Boys Love

 

36. Will [0108] Circle Mebius
A female childhood friend suddenly comes with baggage to main character's house running away from parents' remarriage problems. Together with protagonist's sister they all start living together under one roof. They used to spend a lot of time playing the cards here as kids, but now everything gets a cozy, but fresh feeling.
Doujin
kivandopulus

Foreword: It's a non-voiced nakige, so I'm ill-suited to evaluate such game. But it proved to be a masterpiece even in my pretentious eyes. Game does not have a true route, so according to my review codex I only play two routes for such games - one for the heroine that seems to be the main heroine and one for the heroine that I like the most from the rest of the heroines. That's Suzuka and Haruhi routes for me. Three omake side stories are of purely comical nature and are not touched in order not to affect main story impression.

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Title: Cosmos no Sora ni

Developer: Marron

Date: 2001-07-27

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1132

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGwZh6UO_I8&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_pLYRQ-EmpvifHrzh7BvC2

Synopsis: Time of school festival. While most students are eager to show their spirits, main character who lost his memory in the childhood pays all his attention to five girls with scars on their hearts.

Structure: 30 days from 2nd October to 1st November

Length: 5 hours per route, five routes overall + 3 short omake stories

Game type: Comedy school nakige

Difficulty: There are over 50 choices per route. Most are fake ones, of course, but I'd better follow a walkthrough.

Character Design rating: 8/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 6/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 7/10

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Rating comments: After finishing Suzuka route game did not feel like a masterpiece to me. But Haruhi route was a total blast easily skyrocketing the score to 8/10 range or even higher. About that further on.

Protagonist: Niizawa Yasuomi is a great protagonist due to his prankster nature. He keeps on flipping skirts and setting pranks. His memory problems only occur for the last 1/10th of the game suddenly turning a comedy game into a nakige. 

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Characters: Heroines here belong to distinctive archetypes: childhood friend Suzuka, tsundere Haruhi, quiet weak Wakana, teacher Hiyori, shrine maiden onee-san Uiko. I played only Suzuka and Haruhi routes. Suzuka reminds me main heroine of To Heart Akari the most. Serious and caring, she wakes Yasuomi each morning, cooks for him, all that stuff. Her route had several nice humorous scenes, but overall Suzuka is too kind and forgiving to react at pranks. Her drama part is also forced, fast and without any surprises. 

But then I played Haruhi route... and that was totally from a different league. As tsundere, she explodes at even the mildest jokes and starts chasing Yasuomi. She's just superfun to play pranks on. Somehow, I'm not tired of tsundere characters yet, and she's less generic tsundere as she does not uses "betsuni" and the like words. She's also really pretty and has both swimming suit and maid themes to develop. Her serious nakige part had an emotional impact on me, especially because her route has two endings with songs in a row very different from each other. That's all I can hint without spoiling much.

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Story: Just going to school for till some 25th October, then dealing with memory problems. Various events before/during/after school make the bulk of the game. There's just a small touch of madness with mad scientist and his robots.

CG: There aren't many CG, but the quality is adequate. Just one H scene per heroine and one common bath scene.

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Title and Themes:  Title only is being hinted in the opening song, but is not reflected during the game. 

Overall comments: It's a great nakige game with very nice characters, but it's indeed difficult to write about the game. There are couple dozen of Japanese positive reviews, but they are also inarticulate when in comes to explaining why game is good. What I only mean to say is that it's a huge feat to make a masterpiece charage/nakige without voicing, through character traits and jokes alone. Long live Marron and its following two games without voicing...

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kivandopulus

The only masterpiece of the month is Cosmos no Sora ni and YES, I'm going to review a nakige!

1. Nakoruru ~Ano Hito kara no Okurimono~ ナコルル~あのひとからのおくりもの~ [010706] Inter-Let's 1
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This game tells the story of one of the characters from SNK's popular fighting series Samurai Spirits: the girl Nakoruru. She comes from Kamuikotan, a small village on Japan's most northern island, Hokkaido, which is populated by Ainu, a nation with its own culture and traditions. The time of the game is set somewhere between the fighting tournaments where Nakoruru participates. She comes back to her home village, but the village elder sense evil, and her friends are worried about her. This is where you enter the picture - you play Mikato, a little girl who was told by the village elder to keep an eye on Nakoruru. The relationship between Mikato, Nakoruru, and other village inhabitants form the core of the game's story.
Lots of difficult mini-games. Ending does not change despite flags captured. 8 chapters only enough for 5-6 hours of playtime. OVA is pretty much the same story.

 

2. Pure ~Pure~ Pure ~ピュア~ [010706] Psycho
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Main character receives a huge heritage after parents death. He finds a strange girl Yurika in the basement. Girl does not remember anything, and protagonist decides to keep her at his place for the time being.
Bakage with lots of parodies, but certain level of industry knowledge is needed to recognize those. Player needs to select map locations, but it's not show who's present where, so it's troublesome. Story is light and non-memorable.

 

3. Yoshia no Oka de Nekoronde... 吉亜の丘で寝ころんで… [010706] Mesa
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Main character used to be a best-seller writer, but lost ability to write good stories after getting sexual disability. He decides to go to hot springs resort to find his hidden self and try to get rid of his deficiency.
Game is short, and is over after H event with one of seven heroines. What's weird is that heroines are absolutely disposable here, dying on parting afterwards. One route takes an hour, first time slightly more.

 

4. Echeross えちぇろす [10713] Puchiyu~mi
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One day main character gets a request from a girl to defeat the alien parasite on the human brain. He initially refuses, but after seeing the effect with his own eyes agrees to save the Earth together.
Straightforward fighting game that's over in less than an hour. Gameplay is ok, text and H scenes not so good.

 

5. Heart Full Calendar はーとFULLカレンダー [10713] Selenade
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Main character confesses at the time of the graduation ceremony. School bells have marked the beginning of a romance relationship.
Cheap game that lasts for a year to experience all the holidays in a relationship with a girl. Scedule of H events, the absence of story and the mediocrity of the gameplay don't leave this game any chances.

 

6. Nyante Chaton にゃんてCHATON [010719] Rune 1
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You've been a doing nothing ever since graduating from high school. One summer day, your father, the owner of a famous restaurant, "Chanter Chaton," orders you to work there. You comply with his orders. "Chanter Chaton" is famous for its taste, the service, and the waitresses' uniforms. The first floor is a simple cafeteria and the second floor has a very strange feeling to it. This restaurant is so popular; it's hard to approach the girls. One way of approaching the girls is to help them out when they make mistakes. 
This is an adventure game in which you will meet cute girls in cute uniforms working in a restaurant cafe. This game involves using the "Tip" system. Depending on where you (the hero) are assigned to work, you will experience different events. Use the "Tip" system to choose the assignment you want. (Your favorite girl might be there!)
There are a total of six girls in this game: Honami Adachi, an idol in training, her friend, Yoshino Watase, the store manager's daughter, Momo Hikone, a college student, Midori Soya, your under-classmate, Riyo Mochizuki, and the head waitress, Futaba Kakegawa. You have a very short amount of time (until your training is over) to win the girl of your dreams.
Pia Carrot bad clone. Just a moege with this tips system. Period is only 20 days.

 

7. Sayonara no Hohoemi 2 ~Kioku no Tsubasa ni Miserarete~ さよならの微笑み2~記憶の翼に魅せられて~ [010719] K'Night!
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Main characters takes part in a school circle to build a human-powered aircraft for the summer tournament in a month's time. Collision of minds, sour and sweet emotions fill their everyday life.
Game with unique atmosphere and lots of gags. There are 14 normal endings and 2 True endings.

 

8. Tadaima Shugyouchuu! ただいま修行中! [010719] Fish Cafe
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Fantasy world filled with magic. Main character shares griefs and joys with village girls and aims to become a real wizard.
The actual SIM part is very simple here. You just choose contents of lesson and the girl to study with, and parameters grow equally. Game mostly focuses on everyday life scenes which gets quite annoying by the middle of it. There are 3 heroines + 2 hidden ones. Game period is 10 weeks.

 

9. Tenteko Onsen Jidaigeki ~Kameya~ てんてこ温泉時代劇 ~亀屋~ [010719] Lily Bell
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Kenta is the third son who runs a shop in Edo. One day his parents become owners of a bankrupt hot-spring ryokan "Kameya" and insist that Kenta assists them here. Kenta only agrees to leave Edo on condition that he would return if can successfully restore the ryokan in a year's time. 
Management SIM part is the same in each route and quite simple. But there are as many as 16 (!) heroines, so it's a decisive victory of quantity over quality.

 

10. Himitsu ~Yui ga Ita Natsu~ 秘密 ~唯がいた夏~ [010726] Merlot 1
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Childhood friends, a boy and a girl lose touch over their adolescent years, only to meet up once again as young adults. Similar to the broad storyline found in Love Hina, a vow was made in those early years to find each other as they grow older. Five anime maidens supply the romantic interaction and association in this dating adventure.
Wait a minute... it's exactly Tremolo, it even uses same CG. H scenes cut, but it does not make it any different.

 

11. Missing Blue [010726] Tonkin House 1
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At Seiryou high school, second year student Masamura Kouji leads a stready, but busy life, alongside with humble and quiet childhood friend Ritsuki Saya and senior student Nishizuku Ruuna.
One day, a transfer student, Kasuga Mizuki, appears and hands over a mysterious crystal while uttering enigmatic words : "Please remember...".
While being certain the two of them never met, the main protagonist feels they somehow did. A peculiar connection ?
Spiritual successor of L no Kisetsu boasting of up to 100 hours requirement for full completion. But it's academic love story without much excitement or fancy in the plot department. And I wound not want to read the story where hardly anything happens for dozens of hours.

 

12. Only You -Re Cross- Only you -リ・クルス- [010726] Alice Soft 1
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One day an evil mark appears on Magami Yuuji's right arm. To protect the earth from the ancient, world-destroying evil which is honing in on it, the governments send assassins after Yuuji.
To protect eight precious girls, and on advice from his Master Tiger Joe, he decides to fight - against the entire world, if necessary.
Not that much different from original game. There is an English article on changes.

 

13. Cosmos no Sora ni 秋桜の空に [010727] Marron
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Time of school festival. While most students are eager to show their spirits, main character who lost his memory in the childhood pays all his attention to five girls with scars on their hearts. 
A classic nakige with first part being comical and second serious. But the problem here is that serious part dwells not that much on drama or trauma, but mostly just on memory. So it's not really a game that makes cry. Probably the most memorable feature of this game is awesome spoilt imouto.

 

14. Itoshi no Kotodama 愛しの言霊 [010727] Silky's
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Koga Shigemaro is a young man with an extraordinary gift. He can see and talk to spirits. Most of those spirits are deceased people with regrets and because of that, they can't move on to the "after life". With the help of his grandfather, an exorcist, he helps them to fulfill their last desires...
Game difficulty is high as there are different conditions for heroines. Game is troublesome and fails to create an atmosphere. After all it's required to have some occult tolerance to try to enjoy this work.

 

15. My Fair Angel マイ・フェア・エンジェル [010727] Studio e.go! 1 2
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There is an alchemist at a certain place. Great effort and talent are necessary to be an alchemist and there are only a few in one country. This alchemist has a disciple. He is young and talented so that there is nothing left to teach. Therefore, his master decides to make a Homunculus and make him raise it. He is tested not only an ability as an alchemist but also his ability to raise a child as a parent. How will he raise his child...?
There is an English review.

 

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1. American Sexy Channel 3 アメリカンセクシーチャンネル3 [010706] To Be
The story takes place in near future, where the protagonist runs a highly popular TV show called the American Sexy Channel.
Hero of that show, Captain Freedom, chases women in various famous locations in America, while using a special gun that tears up their clothes but does no damage otherwise.
Earning capital by getting high ratings during that show, the protagonist produces three movies, each featuring a different heroine.
American Sexy Channel 3 is a side scrolling shooter with VN style H scenes. These scenes are unlocked by getting money in the shooting mode and spending them to unlock parts of the three stories, scene by scene.
Nukige

 

2. Bougyaku Gakuen 暴虐学園 [010706] Guilty 1
Miyuki Hara is a beautiful 29-year-old music teacher. She comes to a small town to teach at Sobu High School.
Miyuki attracts the attention of a gang leader. His name is Taka. He and other gang members start to disrupt her class. 
She consults with her colleague, Keiko. Keiko invites her to a party that Taka will attend. Miyuki decides to go to create a good relationship with him. When she gets there, she finds out Keiko is actually Taka's mistress. Keiko invites her to become Taka's other mistress... 
Taka and other gang members take pictures of Miyuki when they rape her, and then use them for forcing her to have sex in classrooms, teach class naked, and do more extreme sexual plays. Through these assaults, Miyuki realizes that she's a masochist and starts to indulge in carnal desires. The vice-principal, who is a sadist, finds out about Miyuki and begins to use her as a masochist slave...
Nukige

 

3. Kenkyuu Nisshi 研究日誌 [010706] Red Zone
University laboratory. Main character is a 25-year-old doctor who conducts sex psychology and does laboratory research on dreams and psychology of sex in the laboratory. 
He sets up an experiment sending various images to the dreams of two girls and observing result during daytime. 
Nukige

 

4. Osen 汚染 [010706] Cross
Main character has a terrific special ability to dominate other person's body and mind. He walks on the streets and can have fun with any girl provided that there is no enemy around to disturb them.
Nukige

 

5. Tottemo Pheromone とってもフェロモン [010706] Trabulance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sakuragi Takuya has recently moved to Tokyo in order to start his college studies. Conveniently, his cousin Takashi and Takashi's wife Ms. Silk live in the same area so Takuya has moved in with them while he is attending his classes. In exchange for free accommodation, Takuya started working as a part-time waiter at his cousin's cake shop.
One evening, while they were having dinner in the living room, a beautiful blond woman appeared before them out of nowhere. Soon, it was revealed that her name was Silk, the same name that Ms. Silk had, and that she was a trapped mage that was cursed to travel through alternate dimensions, never being able to return to her homeworld. Silk has informed Takuya and the couple that she needs a large amount of female elemental nature life energy to power up the spell that would return her to her own dimension, so she wants of Takuya to go out and seduce various women around him in order to gather the necessary sexual energy. To assist him in this task she has enchanted him with superhuman charism that will allow him to woo any women he desires.
And so Takuya's ordinary life became ordinary no more.
Nukige

 

6. Uta ~歌~ [010706] Eno Yamamoto Ten 1
A piece about a lonely (and apparently unpopular) young musician and the quiet girl who listens to him sing every day.
Doujin

 

7. Itsuwari no Kizuna 偽りの絆 [010713] Masys
Main character family adopts a girl who lost her family. Protagonist uses his position of older brother to teach the girl indecencies and play mild sexual pranks on her. Where will it take them?
Nukige

 

8. Jii★Spot 自慰★すぽっと [010713] Candy Soft
Main character visits father's small clinic in a rural town during summer vacations. He will encounter different people and experience various situations there.
Nukige

 

9. Maid de Oyuugi めいどdeおゆうぎ [010713] Tristar
Near future. Main character gets to test the final version of a new maid-roid. He will need to test its abilities in competition with the rival company model.
Nukige

 

10. Petit Teens ~Junsui Shoujo Fetishism~ Petit teens~純粋少女フェティシズム~ [010713] Libido
Main character is a gym teacher with the small girls fetish. He invites girls to the health room to take their measurements.
Nukige

 

11. Yuka-chan A-so-bo ゆかちゃんあ・そ・ぼ [010713] Studio Neko Punch
Main character lives with Yuka-chan who treats him like a brother. Depending on protagonist's approach different endings are possible.
Nukige

 

12. Inki no Su 淫鬼の巣 [010719] Clione
Main character is a student who suddenly gets a personality of a rapist. The targets are girls around him. Will he keep this attitude or regain his real self?
Nukige

 

13. Maid Final メイドふぁいなる [010719] Owl
Maid training simulation game.
Nukige

 

14. Shin Gekka Bijin ~Hitori Shizuka 真月花美人 ~ひとりしづか [010719] Studio Jikkenshitsu 1
Taiki Uneme takes over his late stepfather's tea ceremony master position and sexual training job. One day, his uncle, Genzo, asks Taiki to train a girl. He goes to Genzo's house and meets Shiori Yachigusa, Taiki's childhood friend. Shiori tells him of the disappearance of her parents after they went bankrupt, and now she has to shoulder their debt. Her guardian directs her to meet Taiki.
Taiki is disgusted to hear this, yet he feels some weird, spiritual evolution at the same time. He starts to train Shiori with Hinano Kuramata, who lives with Taiki. 
Nukige

 

15. Shuushuusha ~Collector~ 蒐集者~コレクター~ [010719] Mink 1 2
Yuji Kitada is an elite businessman who works for a leading stock brokerage firm. However, Yuji has another face beneath this. The real Yuji hates ugly things and is abnormally obsessed with beautiful things. One day, a mysterious man suggests that Yuji kidnap beautiful girls and enter them in an evaluation show for female slaves. The guy also offers Yuji a luxurious mansion in order to accomplish the task. Yuji accepts his offer and takes Yuki, his co-worker, Marine, a beautiful girl, and Emiko away. He confines them inside the mansion. He starts to create his best collection to satisfy his passionate desires...
Players will have one month to discipline the girls in order to receive the best evaluation at the show. You'll enjoy a variety of girls' costumes. Depending on your training, you will get to enjoy many sexual encounters. The training initially starts easy, but it obviously gets harder and harder. You'll take full advantage of the "Love system," which will enable you to make the girls scream, simply by moving your mouse. You'll enjoy every bit of sexual play with these girls!!
Nukige

 

16. Tsuma x Tsuma 2 ~Motto! Hitozuma Paradise~ 人妻×人妻2 ~もっと!人妻ぱらだいす~ [010719] Discovery
Yamato Sendo is a single 26-year-old businessman who hates females. His mother is Mishio Sendo, a well-known actress. He has been with the company for 4 years, and he is now given the responsibility to rebuild and manage the "Royal Estate Seven Princes."
On his first day of the project, a female he has never met before awakens him. She says her name is Nana Sendo, and claims she is his wife. Yamato's mother has sent Nana to be his wife. 
Yamato has always hated his mom for mistreating him. Will he listen to his mother and remain married to Nana? Will he be successful in rebuilding the Royal Estate Seven Princes? What will happen?
Yamato's apartment (Royal Estate Seven Princes) will be given status on how well he manages it. (Good, Normal, Poor) Yamato will also meet many housewives in the apartment. It is now up to you, the player, to decide how to run the apartment and how to treat these housewives.
Nukige

 

17. Tsume Ato 爪痕 [010719]  Kappadou
Main character lost his memory in a traffic accident. He now wakes up in a pavilion of a mysterious fantasy novelist active during Showa era. He is greeted by manager Misako who requests him to counsel two girls and recover memory this way. He spends more and more days here, but the memory does not return! One day a letter with threats arrives at the pavilion, followed by a phantom "golden mask" that causes mysterious disturbance. And at this point memories of his ugly past gradually start to return.
Nukige

 

18. Ikunyuushu ~Genjuuya Advance Episode~ 育乳種 ~幻獣屋アドバンストエピソード~ [010721] Pinky Soft
Main character is a young man who lives in a mansion in the suburbs of the Highlandy Republic capital. The mansion used to be an enterprise to provide girl escorts from aquatic tribes, and protagonist starts to study aquatic culture. One day a hunter appears and asks protagonist to take care of a mermaid. That was the first encounter with Ryuka.
Nukige

 

19. masher [010726] SilveredSteel
Heroine encounters chikan in the train for the first time in her life. Every next day her torments increase with new assaults.
Nukige

 

20. Apocripha/0 Alex Disk Apocripha/0 アレクディスク [010727] STACK software
An angel falls from Heaven to the Abyss, and here he cultivates a kingdom, the kingdom of Hell (Naraku), becoming the King of Hell. He tries to build a beautiful land, but it can never reach the beauty of Heaven: the demons live in troubled times, being attacked by fallen angels who survive the fall to the Abyss, fearing the bloodshed caused by these insane former angels against them. The King starts to become weak and tired, and with his last power, he gave birth to two new hopes: a prince with golden hair born from his red right eye, and a price with silver hair born from his blue left eye.
The King decides that the two twin prices, Alex and Platina, are to fight each other, and the winner who proves his power will become the new king of Hell, while the loser will face death. As such, Alex and Platina, who never even knew each other, are thrust into a battle against each other, and the future will change depending on the outcome. And hiding in the background, another hand plays in to manipulating their fate...
Boys Love

 

21. Concerto. [010727] Succubus
Main character is a lyricist and a vocal trainer. His uncle leaves the mansion for his care for some time, and inside the mansion in the coffins lie cheerful girls. Protagonist becomes vocal trainer for girls to make the best idol out of them.
Nukige

 

22. Hako no Naka no Etsuraku 2 匣の中の悦楽2 [010727] Gaia
Main character envies the fame of protagonist from the previous game. He intends to surpass his predecessor. 
Nukige

 

23. Hana Yori Dango ~Another Love Story~ 花より男子~ANOTHER LOVE STORY~ [010727] Creative Core
Makino Tsukushi: a girl who comes from a poor family just wants to get through her 2 last years at Eitoku Gakuen, quietly. But once she makes herself known by standing up for her friend to the F4, the 4 most popular, powerful and rich boys at the school. She gets the red card: F4's way of a "Declaration of War". But when she doesnt let herself be beaten by them and is starting to fall for one of the F4; Hanazawa Rui. She starts to see that there is more than meets the eye...
Otome

 

24. Konna Atashi de mo... こんなアタシでも… [010727] Winters 1 2
Atsunori Toi falls in love with Mafuyu Shinonome; she's as pure as snow and as beautiful as a painting. He asks her out, but she tells him her secret. She has had countless sex. She doesn't even know the names of some of them. She asks our hero, "Can you still love me?" Will he or will he not fall in love with her? This is Winters' second masterpiece. It is an adventure game centered around a nymphomaniac girl.
However, there are more girls!! The girls in this game are; our nympho heroine, Mafuyu Shinonome, a tomboy friend, Yuka Hagawa, and a college girl afraid of sex, Yoko Kohoku. The situations in this game will really get you excited!
Nukige

 

25. Mind Crush [010727] Studio Pandora
Europe in the early 1900s. Small poor country is sandwiched between three enemy states.
Main character is from such country. In order for his country to survive he decides to train women as sexual slaves and provide them to high-ranking officials of neighboring countries.
Nukige

 

26. Suika 水夏~SUIKA~ [010727] Circus 1 2 3
Suika is a collection of mysterious love stories that occurred one summer in a silent and remote village of Tokiwa.
Antology

 

27. The Guts! 3 ~Yama de Guts!~ The ガッツ!3~山でガッツ!~ [010727] Authoring Heaven
The construction company workers have decided to go a mountain hots springs resort and they  forced main character who is a part-time worker to go there with them.
Nukige
kivandopulus

Foreword: I spotted No Reality many-many years ago, but I lacked technical skills to play it properly - I had just one monitor back then, and game crashed at even sophisticated attempts to launch it in window mode or minimize in order to hook properly. Now with the help of agth and two monitors it's been a piece of cake. The most mysterious cyberpunk'ish game finally opened its doors for me.

Title: No Reality

Developer: Unknown

Date: 2001-06-29

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v6383

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxqxQhirxgc

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Synopsis: With the violent crime outburst government established "fixer" profession that compensates for security activities. Fixers receive individual cases for investigations, but they aren't given special rights which causes constant conflicts with the police over legality of means used.

Main character Neil Foxx is a fixer who used to be a detective. He has an innate special ability "ecstasy borders" to see with the eyes of the criminal upon touching a corpse. Several prostitutes are killed in a chain, and Neil is given a request to investigate it. It's yet to know that the case is going to develop in a series of terrible murders.

Structure: None

Length: 4 hours

Game type: Point-and-click detective cyberpunk-ish story.

Difficulty: Several times I was at a loss what and where to click, so walkthrough is recommended

Character Design rating: 9/10

Protagonist rating: 10/10

Story rating: 10/10

Game quality: 9/10

Overall rating: 9/10

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Rating comments: I have just one complaint - absence of voicing. Apart of that it's a perfect game with great atmosphere, characters and dialogues. 

Protagonist: Neil Foxx is a hardcore detective. It's a rare mystery game where protagonist really investigates himself at every step and moves the story with just his force. He's got a face, so there's no need to try and take on his boots. He's absolutely separate from the reader.

Characters: I rated characters as 9/10 because game is too short and linear to have the time for heroines. But heroines are all mature and free-spirited. Noone chases after anyone - characters act individually, and only sometimes intersect. Only half of heroines have H scenes at all, because it's a story-focused game. I'd like to specially emphasis existence of hard-boiled men as characters - detective partner Joe Bertran and police chief Bert Randolf. What's most surprising for me is the appearance of protagonist's assistant Ryouko Shinjou at the front of the game cover. She basically just searches her cat for the whole game! Well, she and her cat are the only things mentioned in epilogue, but that does not make her important at all! She's got great looks and costume, that's basically it. Still, a great cast.

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Story: It's hard to say anything about the story beyond the synopsis. We basically just inspect the corpse, talk with everyone gathering clues and progressively getting access to new areas. All these activities are not separate, but just one seamless narration process, accessed via point-and-click. At times unexpected events happen giving more leads, but that's all I can really tell about the story.

CG: Graphics is fabulous. CG are very different giving special angles and focusing on some items sometimes. Great variety.

Sound: General BGM is rhythmic, but special moments and ending BGM is much more pleasant, so there's no bad aftertaste.

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Thoughts: 

1) It looks like company title was chosen just for this one single game they were going to produce. Game actually has allusions to both Unknown and No reality themes, and I really appreciate it when strange title is explained during the game. 

2) Unfortunately game can not be honestly called a cyberpunk. It has its atmosphere, but not attributes. It's a night city with emphasis on night life, and there are computers and lots of screens around, but apart of that no high-tech advances.

3) Game really looks and feels like EVE series. Neil detective office-warehouse is almost exact mirrored version of Koijiro's den. Here and there point-and-click is used. Both are low cyberpunk detective stories (EVE has genetics in the core of the story, so it's more advanced this way). Even graphics looks very much alike. No Reality is a must have for any EVE fan. In my opinion No reality and Unknown are also used to show that visual novel industry has stagnated after EVE series failing to produce same level stories. And this is an attempt to push the industry in the right direction again as it's possible to make high quality story games even without huge budget or voicing.

Overall comments: No reality is a great example that even small company can create a high quality story. It won't sell as good as a game with a famous artist or 12 routes for all the heroines, but it will become the core of the medium, a work that the company can be proud of. 

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kivandopulus

No Reality and Chain Ushinawareta Ashiato are masterpieces of the month, but No Reality is the best.

1. Records of Silfade [010608] SmokingWOLF
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The story revolves around Eshutā, who wishes to be a doctor. He managed to enter the renowned Nōma Academy, and then he starts an extraordinary school life, in which he is surrounded by weird characters and peculiar events thanks to his misfortune and hard luck...
Not sure what it's doing here. Just an RPG Maker...

 

2. Yami no Koe 闇の声 [010608] Black Cyc 1 2 3 4
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A group of six people--two teachers, two male and two female students--rents a yacht, only to find a stowaway, a girl named Tachikawa Nanami. Shortly after, violent seas wreck their ship and force them ashore an island. What are the intentions of the beautiful woman named Sayoko and her maid K, who offer them shelter in her mansion until the ferry arrives in 30 days? What are Nanami's intentions? Time is running out.
There are English review.

 

3. Tomak: Jigu-reul Jikyeora 토막: 지구를지켜라, 러브스토리 [010609] Seed9 1
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The gods want to destroy the Earth because "true love" no longer exists. But the Goddess of Love, Evian, still believes in humans. To prove that "true love" exists, she comes to Earth. However, the other gods only let her bring her head, to prove that what another feels for her is love, not lust. Evian's head is in a flowerpot. You have only three years to get Evian to fall in love with you before the gods destroy the world.
There is an English review.

 

4. Akaki Isakaime 紅き諍い女 [010615] Vega
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Two tribes have been serving their own gods and lived in isolation from each other. But war broke out because of a certain incident. The prince from one tribe and princess of the other tribe were in love, but decided to sacrifice their lives to put an end to the war. At the last moment princess lowered her sword hoping her lover would live for both of them. The prince vowed to resurrect his princess. 
Despite all the high-strung setting, hero just has his fun with pretty much any woman he meets on his way. There are only four choices in the whole game, so the structure is very simple. The branches are also super short up to 10 minutes short and containing a H scene immediately. So there's hardly anything to discuss here.

 

5. Ame Agari no Neko-tachi e 雨あがりの猫たちへ [010615] Hooksoft 1
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This story begins in 1990. Hitomi and Hoshibana lead the lives of 2 ordinary high school girls. Hoshibana, having distrust for all men due to a prior traumatic experience, falls in love with
Hitomi. With these complex emotions, Hoshibana continues seeing Hitomi, until one rainy day, she confronts Hitomi with her feelings. Suddenly, an accident occurs... They're buried alive in a landslide! A monument is built for these two at the school; the sorrow for these two continues...
Multi-site time travel loop adventure. So many curious features! But reality is much more harsh. There is no voicing, no future Hooksoft moe in this debut work. Keeper and Maker views on the story aren't too different. All the looping just makes the same scenario play over and over bringing eternal boredom.

 

6. Cos Para ~Happy Costume Paradise~ コス☆パラ~はっぴぃコスチューム☆パラダイス~ [010615] Black Package
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Main character is the son of a director of a huge department store chain. He is entrusted to hold a beauty competition among store clerks. And in accordance to father's tastes it should be a cosplay competition. The concurs outcome will determine the position protagonist achieves in the company.
Game is actually a training SIM to prepare the best candidate, and thus a disguised nukige...

 

7. Hotaru no Hikari ~Fluorite~ ほたるのひかり ~フローライト~ [010615] Adonis
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Fluorite is a power stone ore that emits beautiful sparkle when put in fire, just as as firefly. But in the end of the day it crumbles, just as Hotaru childhood friend in the nurse room.
She only could say "I'm fine" before fainting, so I brought her to the nurse room.
I gave her flowlight as a present in the childhood, and she was very pleased with it. I was not aware of "fluorite" alias back then.
Hotaru is a regular at the nurse room. I peek at her medical card. Lung cancer. Hotaru only has several months to live.
Game has zero impressions or comments. There are four heroines, including Hotaru. There is quite a lot of H action put into each route, and there are also two bad endings just for that. One of the heroines is actually sex buddy. So overall direction of the game is well seen.

 

8. Private Nurse プライベートナース [010615] Angel Smile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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Young Hiroki has been sick all his life. His father died when he was young, and his mother is distant. Even with all of this, he thinks of himself as a pretty normal guy, except that he's completely dependent on his childhood friend, Ayano, who enjoys taking care of him while his mother is away.
One day, Hiroki's mom calls and tells him, "I'm hiring a 'private nurse' for you", but Hiroki strongly objects. He doesn't even know what a "private nurse" is, but he knows he doesn't want one ... until she's standing in his doorway, dressed in a sexy nurse uniform.
"Hi, I'm Maria. I'm your new private nurse!". She promises to cure Hiroki of his disease within a month. While unbelievable, he tentatively accepts and the treatment begins. Her methods are very "hands on", and Ayano watches with mixed feelings as Maria treats him. As his treatment intensifies so do feelings of love and jealousy. What kind of treatment will Maria use to finally cure Hiroki, and will Ayano just quietly watch and do nothing? 
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

9. Railway ~Koko ni Aru Yume~ Railway~ここにある夢~ [010615] Emu
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A small port town with mountains on the back and the sea in the front. Main character returns to this town for the first time in 8 years after leaving it because of parents divorce.
Now grandmother invites him to help with the coffee shop "Railway" that got its name due to being set up at an abandoned train locomotive on the outskirts of the town. 
Meeting old friends, recovering old memories... it's a place where dreams come true.
First half of the game is a good slice of life example with many unique heroines. But the second half gets really heavy with lots of incurable disease and suicide themes. Bugs and confusing routes outcomes hurt the impression.

 

10. Touch My Heart たっち・まい・は~と [010615] Haoh
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Main character is a prospective newly hired employee in a family restaurant. Besides the beauty manager there are six cute girls working there as waitresses. Learn to work, learn to love and conquer the heart of the girl you like!
Typing games are inserted everywhere here and game develops depending on the outcome of typing practice. Sometimes emphasis is on speed, sometimes on accuracy.

 

11. Yukiusagi ゆきうさぎ [010615] LiLiM
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This game is staged in the town of Chelkiki, nestled in the northern part of Japan glistening like the color of silver. Its picturesque serenity has never existed on a map.Hayato Sanada, the owner of an magnificent villa, is enjoying a ride with his butler in his "Hawaiian Crusher ‡U." It is a continuous summer-like 86 degrees inside the Hawaiian. Suddenly, a girl comes rolling down from the top of the summit in a snowball. She collides with the Hawaiian, and his beautiful car is demolished. What a way to meet a girl! The girl Yuuna helps Hayato return to his villa; he realizes that it was their destiny to meet.This slapstick comedy-adventure is staged in the land of snow, where you'll also enjoy appearances from heroines from our other pieces of work. Amongst the laughter, this game will really make you yearn for your youthful days.
A bakage where main character has different personality according to heroine route. Only one scenario is somewhat satisfying. Game is mostly about gags and animated H scenes.

 

12. Mahou Shoujo Ai 魔法少女アイ [010622] Colors
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In a certain town, there were consecutive phantom assaults. Because the incidents were extraordinary, there was a rumor that a ghost or supernatural creature caused them. The students in the Akitoshi's school were frightened. One day, an unknown girl appeared in the school. However, all the students except Akitoshi thought they had known her. Feeling strange, he shadowed her in order to investigate her but he lost sight of her. At that moment, he heard the scream of a woman from the nearby material yard and went to the place where the scream came from. There he found the beautiful girl of the school, Mikage. Mikage was surrounded by monsters "Yuragi" (fluctuation), and she was hanging naked. Yuragi noticed Akitoshi and began to attack him. Then, the fighter, Ai, appeared and cut them down.
Akitoshi stared at Ai. What was her true character, an enemy or an ally?
I don't think there was a correlation between magical girls and tentacles before this game. But Mahou Shoujo Ai really turned the tides. Story here is weak and without impressive ending, but it has lots and lots of tentacle H events, most of which are bad endings. Battles are quite well done, but besides that game is painful for all but tentacle fans.

 

13. Mitama ~Shinobi~ 御魂~忍~ [010622] Ciel 1
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Ninja super action! Set during the time of the North and South Dynasties in Japan, the chaotic period after the collapse of the Kamakura government and before the formation of the Muromachi government. You must choose, in the beginning, one of two characters and determine whether you will side with the North or the South Dynasties. Depending on how you carry yourself throughout the game, you will actively change the fate of the game. Choose the Southern Dynasty and become Yahiro, the youngest sibling of a noble family, commanded to search and obtain the three sacred treasures handed down from the gods. Choose the Northern Dynasty and become Oboro, the ninja from the Fuga clan, commanded to assassinate the Southern Emperor. The intense portrayal of these two characters living in turbulent times and the mysteries that confront you make this all worthwhile. Also, there are fighting everywhere on this map and events, with intensity burning even hotter.
Quite a serous historical work. Atmosphere of the time is depicted well and graphics are on par to it. There are fixed fighting scenes, and winning in them develops skill and level. Fight system resembles janken as there is attack, defend and art, and guessing enemy action determines the outcome - so it's kinda luck based. There are two routes for two different clans members. And it's quite inevitable that main characters have to fight each other in the end. Some bugs remain even after final patch.

 

14. Toki no Mori no Monogatari ~Tear~ 時の森の物語 ~TEAR~ [010622] Fairytale
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Warran Kingdom in the northern part of the Vorobian Continent. Main character Rex holds accepts various requests for the living. a  is a store anything that deals with various duties. His childhood acquaintance is the princess of the kingdom, and she recommends Rex for a task to find the source of demons. Will Rex be able to protect those he loves from demons and conspiracies?
A moderately difficult to operate action RPG to clear dungeon levels. Not really much from visual novel here.

 

15. Typing Viper タイピングVIPER [010622] Sogna
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Under pressure to improve your typing skills in real life, you find yourself dreaming every night about scenarios from various VIPER games in which proficient typing would be used to solve a particular problem. As your skills improve, the stages get progressively harder.
Only old games scenarios are used, no really fresh content. So it's more like a fandisc, no value for me.

 

16. Chain Ushinawareta Ashiato チェーン 失われた足跡 [010629] ZyX 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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Takeshi Shinonome is a private detective. One day, he meets a girl named Ayumu out in the rain. Ayumu's sister, Marie, and Takeshi went to the same high school. She asks him to investigate rumors concerning her husband. Takeshi finds evidence that her husband is having an affair with Ako Sonomura. Later, Ayumu's father asks Takeshi to investigate her private life. He is a well known politician and is afraid of having a scandal during the upcoming general election. 
Soon after Takeshi starts investigating, Ayumu is confronted with an extremely dangerous situation. Is her father's enemy behind this? As Takeshi tries to find out who is putting Ayumu in danger, he discovers a new drug is behind the entire problem. Murders become rampant. The new drug is constantly tied to the murders, but there is not enough evidence to prove it. Will the beautiful girls he becomes involved with help him solve the mystery?
There are lots of English reviews.

 

17. D.i.G [010629] Aaru 1
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You come upon a village with buildings and everything, except there are no people. The story begins with our hero being led to this village by the goddess "Oferia," who protects this village. According to legend, an evil demon sleeps deep within a dungeon in the village. This demon extinguished the village and sealed the villagers in various parts of the dungeon. 
This is an unusual RPG game, with cave-digging and falling objects. The goddess has requested that our hero subdue the evil demon and free the villagers. The villagers who are freed build houses and stores and provide weapons and tools to our hero. In order to make your adventure easier, it's extremely important to help the villagers to get free. Your objectives are to subdue the demon, free all of the villagers, gather weapons, be endowed with various titles, and enjoy the other fun-loaded elements as well. 
Hole digging RPG... not my definition of fun.

 

18. Eternity エターニティ [010629] Ange 1
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One day, Tatsuhiko finds a strange glowing stone in an antique shop. He gets the feeling that somebody is hailing him as he holds the stone. He decides to look for the origin of the stone. On his way to the mountain village where the stone was found, Tatsuhiko loses his way. A girl called Yuka saves Tatsuhiko and tells him about old folklore of the village. There is a story of a snow woman who was caught and sealed somewhere in the village. Later on, Tatsuhiko, Yuka, and her friend Nagi look for clues about the stone, but they find nothing. In the night, Tatsuhiko is called by the stone again and brought into an old storehouse.
There, he finds a girl named Miyuki. With some feelings of suspicion, Tatsuhiko takes Miyuki out of the storehouse. Once they get outside, Miyuki's face suddenly turns into a devil, and she runs away in the dark. Shocked, Tatsuhiko stands alone in the darkness... The next morning, Yuka finds a dead body covered with blood in front of her house. A rumor spreads among the villagers, "The snow woman's revenge has begun." This is the beginning of a series of murders. Not only by herself, but Miyuki sometimes manipulates Nagi's younger brother to take people's lives. Tatsuhiko might have accidentally started this mayhem, but can he stop it now?
As usual, there is not a single impression for Ange game. This company's weird drawing style, weak stories and ero-centered nature has managed to get them to as far as year 2001, but it's the last year of company's existence. It's hard to find appeal points in these works anymore.

 

19. Mune Kyun! Heartful Cafe 胸キュン!はぁとふるCafe [010629] Unison Shift
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Main character gets a job at a coffee shop. Suddenly twin sisters-in-law arrives there and start to live together with protagonist. A sweet life with cute sisters begins. 
Period is two months. A comedy moege. But at the very end it gets painfully realistic creating a bad aftertaste.

 

20. No Reality [010629] Unknown
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With the violent crime outburst government established "fixer" profession that compensates for security activities. Fixers receive individual cases for investigations, but they aren't given special rights which causes constant conflicts with the police over legality of means used.
Main character Neil Foxx is a fixer who used to be a detective. He has an innate special ability "ecstasy borders" to see with the eyes of the criminal upon touching a corpse. Several prostitutes are killed in a chain, and Neil is given a request to investigate it. It's yet to know that the case is going to develop in a series of terrible murders.
This game is everything why I read visual novels. A detailed cyberpunk world in an absolutely hard boiled novel. Of course I'm making a review.

 

21. Oyakusoku Love お約束LOVE [010629] Hayashigumi
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Main character is an ordinary student. One day a fortune teller claims that there are multiple red threads of fate entangled about the protagonist. In order to break free he needs to spend the night of his next birthday with the special person he likes. The boy does not take it seriously, but a series of fateful encounters makes him think otherwise. He only has three months left till his birthday.
Love comedy. This work has a very loose structure, and for that reason relations advance even with non-targeted heroines, including H events. And H element is strong, 2-4 scenes for each heroine. First playthrough takes only about two hours.

 

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1. Care ~Iyasubeki Fuchi no Kyouki~ Care~癒すべき不治の狂気~ [010601] Radi
Main character is a caretaker of diseased girls in a Western-style mansion. He assaults the girls and feels guilt for that. But as he tries to heal their wounds, he feels hatred and revengeful mood from them. Will he continue the treatment approach or burst out in anger?
Nukige

 

2. Ochiyuku Kyoushitsu 堕ちゆく教室 [010601] Atelier Kaguya
During school tour class visits toy factory and gets lost in its huge labyrinth-like basement. They are able to find food there, but food contains strong aphrodisiacs. Males together with the teacher start insulting the girls one by one. It all turns out to be a trap of a shady organization that transmits the whole breakout run online in the internet and its members bid on girls they like. Will main character be able to protect the girls or fall victim of this madness as well?
Nukige

 

3. NekoNeko Soft Okaeshi CD 1 ねこねこソフト おかえしCD [010605] NekoNeko Soft
Fandisc

 

4. Application Mind あぷりけーしょんマインド [010608] Rave
One winter day game software is born. Main character Michiru is born as a program with its own will inside it. From the fans in the game board he gets to know that he's the creator of the game Michiruki Michiru who died in a traffic incident without telling anyone what kind of game he was making. So he decides that it will be a game everyone can enjoy, so he provides an opportunity for players to finish the software according to their wishes. Every time girl comes to the scene it's possible to control her next actions.
Nukige

 

5. Akagawa Jirou: Yasoukyoku 2 赤川次郎 夜想曲2 [010614] Marvelous Interactive
This adventure game is also adapted from Akagawa Jirou's classic mystery novel Yasoukyoku and this sequel contains three separate detective stories. The stage is set in a Library, a mansion hidden in a small town where a collection of books related to death are stored. 
Antology

 

6. Dokusen 独占 [010615] rúf 1 2
Kaoru wants Kyoshiro's girlfriend, Tsumugi, for himself. He meets Kyoshiro in a chat room and they make a contract. Kyoshiro and Kaoru will take turns training Tsumugi to be a sex slave, and they'll record their progress on a website. At the deadline, all the site's visitors will vote on which one of them deserves to be Tsumugi's boyfriend.
Nukige

 

7. Gibomai ~Haitoku no Kyouen~ 犠母妹~背徳の狂宴~ [010615] Selen
A renown painter dies of heart disease while being married with Megumi, a woman much younger than he is. His son, Kyosuke, never liked that union and wants Megumi out of the house. Therefore Megumi proposes that Kyosuke can do anything he wants with her daughter Yuna, Kyosuke's sister-in-law, if he allows them to stay. Naturaly, Kyosuke accepts.
Nukige

 

8. Iyashite Ageru 癒してあげる [010615] Aquarium 1
Caught up in the middle of a recession with no relief in sight, the only news written about in newspapers are depressing articles about lay offs and bankruptcies. Now the publishing company Ayako has been working for goes bankrupt. She has become a victim of the recession left destitute. On top of that, she has been disowned by her family for breaking her promise to return home after graduating from her vocational college by accepting employment in the city. "If I were to beg for forgiveness, it's not like I couldn't go back to the country, but I have more pride than that. I just can't find any work..."
Being young and innocent, there is one job she can apply for: She can work in a sex shop. Ayako is employed as a sex shop girl for a fashion health club. Can she find the happiness she seeks with her positive attitude? 
Nukige

 

9. Kimi to Koi ni Ochiru Toki 君と恋におちる季節 [010615] Swallowtail
Private school that integrates education from kindergarten to university.  
Educational practitioner Chisato Hirose came to the school around the end of January from the new term. 
For some of his class students it is the name impossible to forget... 
Boys Love

 

10. Shounen-tachi no Byoutou 少年達の病棟 [010615] Singing Canary
Ayase Reiji, used to be his high school's soccer champ. However, he made the choice to give up soccer when he went into his sophomore year of university. On the day he finally comes to terms with himself over his reasons for quitting the sport and decides that he should pursue it again, he gets in an accident on his motorbike.
The accident was bad, and Reiji was rushed to an urgent operation, and was fortunate enough to come through the operation all right. However, he will still have to spend a while in the hospital recuperating from his injuries, with the knowledge that now that he had finally decided to return to soccer, his life as a soccer player is now over.
Now Reiji passes his days in recuperation at the hospital, meeting five other boys that are in the same hospital ward, each with their own troubles. Can perhaps Reiji build up a relationship with one of these boys, and begin a new take on life?
Boys Love

 

11. Doll ~Uroboros ni Na o Tsuraneru Mono~ DOLL~ウロボロスに名を連ねる者~ [010622] 1
The medieval country of Ouroboros is in trouble. An evil earl has been oppressing the population, imposing heavy taxes and establishing an iron rule. This led to tensions with a neighboring country, who thought of a simple solution: send an assassin to the earl and kill him. The assassin they chose is a highly skilled swordsman named Noel. But as Noel arrives at the earl's castle, he realizes killing him won't be a simple matter. He'll need help, and maybe it will come from a certain young lady and from a mechanical maid in the castle.
Doll: Ouroboros is composed mainly of a huge 3D movie, with some interaction between watching the clips. The interaction is confined to making a decision (a wrong decision will usually lead to Game Over), and choosing one of the several available paths for Noel to take.
Nukige

 

12. Jun'ai Girl 純愛GirL [010622] Cage
Secret encounters with girls is the only fun in main character boring school life. He is determined to infuse five girls with pure feelings and train them into sex slaves.
Nukige

 

13. Keraku no Ou けらくの王-快楽の王- [010622] Cromwell 1
No friends, daily beatings by bullies and even his parents have given up on Ryuuichi. However, his life changes one day when a new girl transfers into his class. Chihiro is an old childhood friend, and she remembers Ryuuichi. She is unaware that he has suffered brain damage from an injury he suffered while they were playing as children. Riddled with guilt, she offers to do anything for him. Taking advantage of the situation, Ryuuichi demands sex from her. Her conscience does not allow Chihiro to back out, and she agrees. Ryuuichi quickly learns that he is infallible in bed, that he has a secret weapon. After years of abuse at the hands of his classmates, he only has one purpose... Revenge. He sets out on a carnal, perverse journey to turn all the women that disdained him into his personal sex slaves...
Nukige

 

14. Ouji-sama Lv1 王子さまLv1 [010622] Alice Blue
The protagonist is Canaan, the second prince of Luukius kingdom, a small country. He didn't have a special training, so he has the strength of any average boy.
One day, an adventurers guild is formed. They want to break the seal of a labyrinth that was closed a long time ago. Then, Canaan and his servant Celest join the adventure...
Boys Love

 

15. Seraphim Spiral -Shounen no Ori- セラフィム・スパイラル-少年の檻- [010622] B Works
Kugami Akito, Age 17, is your average socially awkward loner who would lead his life never standing out that much.
However, one day Akito has a sudden scandalous event fall upon him that forces him to drop out of the school he was attending. Thankfully all is not bad as, thanks to his brother Souichirou, Akito gets to attend the newly established school known to have the latest high-tech equipment, Private Yahiro Academy, as a out-of-season transfer student.
After a surprising reunion with a childhood friend he can’t really remember, it doesn’t take long for Akito to stumble upon even more odd things happening around him soon after the transfer. Who is this Mikanagi, who seems to be aiming for Akito’s life? What does he mean by ‘the offering’? And how about Kagami, who claims of ‘protecting’ him?
The answer to that, and many more questions, might not be that pleasant for Akito no matter if he wishes to know or not.
Boys Love

 

16. Shoukoujo ~Watashi o Wasurenaide~ 少拘女~私を忘れないで~ [010622] Atelier Kaguya
Main character is an angel apprentice who got down to the lower world to take the final exam. He possesses the body of just died in accident son of the chairman of the Morioka Group, a major home electronics manufacturer. He gets acquainted with a girl at father's sponsored party. A month later the same girl becomes a new servant at the mansion. Main character has the power to change the fate of the unfortunate girl. But what will he do?
Nukige

 

17. Spotlight ~Senbou to Yokubou no Hazama~ SPOTLIGHT~羨望と欲望の狭間~ [010622] Blue Gale
Saori is cute, perky, and dreams of being a star! Along with the beautiful Yuna and the striking Erica, Saori is part of a new female pop group named Twinkle - and this hot little group is ready for their big debut!
But this tantalizing trio is about to discover that the music industry is ruthless and demanding of its female artists! First, band manager Masaki decides to give Yuna and Erica a special session in pleasure and pain... Then, as lead singer, it's up to Saori to get the band past Kijima, the shady don of the entertainment business. Using his position to fulfill his wildest desires with all of the hot new pop idols, he'll never even consider giving anyone a chance at a big break until after his carnal desires have been satisfied. Saori's mother knows this all too well; to get Twinkle noticed, she's already given in to his erotic demands.
Nukige

 

18. Utage ~Urei no Yakata~ 宴 ~憂いの館~ [010622] Bell-Da
Main character inherits an old hotel on the hill of a small island. A lot of strange people have booking there. According to his deceased novelist uncle will, protagonist will lose inheritance rights unless he finds the unpublished uncle's novel. Main character will need to get along the inhabitants of this place to approach the secret about this place and hidden novel.
Nukige

 

19. Bishimai Kutsujoku no Heya 美姉妹 屈辱の部屋 [010629] Guilty 1
Kasumi's anxiety has been growing ever since her older sister, Mayumi, went missing over a week ago. While looking for clues, Kasumi and her friend Kensuke find a suspicious music tape in Mayumi's room. They realize that the tape contains a recording of telephone sex between Mayumi and a middle-aged man. The content of the tape turns Kensuke on, but Kasumi stubbornly refuses to go along with him, and they start fighting.
Kasumi listens to the tape after Kensuke leaves. She recognizes the man's voice. His name is Fukuzawa, Mayumi's ex-boss. He was having an affair with Mayumi. Kasumi goes to see Fukuzawa at a bar, where he shows his sadistic nature. He forces Kasumi into giving him a blowjob and then ejaculates on her face. This incident makes Kasumi realize her masochistic bloodline...
Where is Mayumi now? Kasumi makes up with Kensuke, and together, they continue searching for her missing sister. The quest reveals Mayumi's masochistic nature and allows Kasumi to experience her sister's sexual journey.
Nukige

 

20. Ryoujoku Kangofu Gakuin 凌辱看護婦学院 [010629] Anim
Yumi Asakura is a young, pretty and naive girl who is making an effort to become, one day, a great nurse. In the hospital where she works, everybody wants to make out with her, even the head doctor and the other nurses, and she is forced to practice unusual techniques to help patients feel better. But she thinks that it is the only way to become a great nurse, so she does not complain much and does whatever she is told to do.
Nukige

 

21. Shimai Kyoushi ~Chijoku no Jikanwari~ 姉妹教師~恥辱の時間割~ [010629] Black Package Try 1
On the surface, our hero is just an ordinary student at Seijo High School. However, he is actually a sadist, who gets his kicks out of violating women. He's already attacked several girls. His next target is a beautiful teacher, Reiko Watase. He takes pictures of her as he rapes her. He then uses the pictures by threatening to use them against her. He forces her to sign a contract that says, "Every time she obeys an order, he will return one picture to her." Reiko's little sister arrives at the school as an intern. Our hero starts to eye Miyuki Otonashi as well." ...
The trademark "user-friendly system" has been carried over in this title as well. Even though this is an orthodox adventure game, it's stress-free for any player, with its easy-to-use interface and full CG mode. In addition to the standard story route, the player can also take very abnormal routes as well.
Nukige

 

22. Triangle Heart 3 ~Lyrical Omochabako~ とらいあんぐるハート3 ~リリカルおもちゃ箱~ [010629] Ivory 1
This is our desktop accessory collection from "Love, Love Omocha Bako." This collection is loaded with even more fun stuff than our previous product. You'll find "Akira's Dynamite Hammer," a mole-hitting keyboard game, Pon, a hyper quiz game, and much, much more! We've also included an alarm clock for your desktop, wallpaper, a screensaver, and even sound drag. Your PC will once again become a very exciting part of your life!
Along with the many exciting accessories, you'll find our special mini-AVG feature, "Maho Shojo: Nanoha Lilikaru." Unlike our previous version, you will find areas where characters can be changed. Not only will you be able to change Nanoha, you'll also be able to change Momoko and Phyllis as well. It all leads up to a very captivating story! As an added bonus, we have provided multiple endings for endless hours of fun. As the story diverges outward, it becomes more difficult with each new stage. You'll never make fun of mini-AVGs again!
Fandisc

 

23. Victim ~Datenshi no Chigiri~ VICTIM~堕天使の契り~ [010629] Aqua House 1
The Demons, (The Race of Darkness) are attacked by the Angels. (The Pure White Race)They face utter annihilation. To prevent this from happening, the young and noble second prince of the demon king sets out in search of the oldest member of his clan to seek advice. He finds an old hag and learns of a legend that the world will be saved by one of the daughters of angel royalty. This young girl must vow to never fall in love. Through having relationships without emotion, her child will become the savior of the demon world. Upon learning of this legend, the prince stealthily abducts a royal princess and confines her in a detached house within the castle walls. From that day on, the prince and the angel begin their unemotional sex rituals on a daily basis.
However, this legend also states, "should their relationship become emotional, both of them will likely meet with disaster." The story proceeds along these fiendish lines. 
Nukige

 

24. XXXXX -Five X- [010629] STONE HEADS
5 mini stories:
X-1: Mago.
X-2: Walkin' the Dog.
X-3: Pink.
X-4: Crazy for You.
X-5: Star Fucker.
Antology

 

25. Chobinove ちょびノベ [010630] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction VN based on the anime/manga Chobits.
Nukige

 

26. WH Heaven/Hell [0106] Ritz software
Detective infiltrates a school as a temporary instructor upon a request to investigate dark rumors about the school. In order to explore the truth of rumors detective needs to select reliable partners and persuade them to cooperate.
Boys Love
kivandopulus

Foreword: I only got sort of interested in Femme Fatale as prequel of Edelweiss and as a part of chaotic production of Inspire company. Detective mystery game should be a safe bet for an interesting story, right?

Title: Femme Fatale

Developer: Inspire

Date: 2001-05-25

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v11647

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEQ3nVwC13A

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Synopsis: Taisho era. Main character is a detective in Tokyo. He returns to hometown to dispose of his father's legacy. Local policeman tells him about a case of girl death from illness at a boarding school, but under suspicious conditions. Detective decides to investigate the incident as he needs to stay at the town for some time anyway.

Structure: 9 days

Length: 6 hours

Game type: Taisho era detective mystery

Difficulty: Easy as each wrong decision immediately delivers a bad end.

Character Design rating: 1/10

Protagonist rating: 1/10

Story rating: 1/10

Game quality: 1/10

Overall rating: 1/10

Rating comments: Should I even continue? I'm gravely offended by this game.

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Protagonist: Yagami Shinobu is faceless, voiceless and hardly with any individuality at all.

Characters: Game does not have heroine routes - just one story with lots of bad ends. Girls are well written and have voice, but when spontaneous H events start to trigger one by one  any charm that's left just evaporates.

Story: There's hardly anything happens during those 9 days. Each day is divided into some 10 phases, so it's roughly 90 phases where you need to check the new information about places, then the new information about persons and then advance the events further triggering some dialogues and coming out of nowhere spontaneous H events. I admit that it might be me who was not attentive enough to see the correlation of arriving information, but absolutely nothing happened till the last 9th day when you come to the dormitory for the 10th time or so and you're greeted by a character who says "Hey, I expected you to come earlier, but still well done" and that character just tells you who is the killer etc... Credits.

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CG: There is on average ONE non-HCG per every girl, and it's CG when we first meet that girl. That's just nothing, an insult. 

Overall comments: The story is absolutely banal and greatly ero-tilt so that every girl showing up on the screen could have her performance. All the important information is compressed into one last day. I skipped all the BAD endings (which are all just H events), but there were still some 6 (!) spontaneous H events incorporated into the story-line. So I really hope Edelweiss would have much to do with weapons, because the kind of story Femme Fatale has is a scam and should be only distributed for free like it used to be done for several months.

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There aren't masterpieces this month, but I evaluate Sapphism no Gensou higher than any other game this month. Wanted to review it myself, but there are too many English reviews already from the yuri army. I'll be playing Femme Fatale since it's the prequel of Edelweiss that I have certain hopes about.

1. Sora no Fudousan 空の浮動産 [010504] Jitensha Sougyou
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Near future. Magic has been invented a year ago, and law faculties now study magic. Magic has become an object of numerous regulations. This is a story of a freshman entering such faculty.
Game uses the same system as Ano, Subarashii o Mou Ichido that we saw in 1999. That roughly means countless restarts and reloads to find items and hints to bring them back to the saved game. It sounds like pain, and it IS pain.

 

2. Love Love Teatime らぶらぶティータイム [010511] Actress
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Main character gets a part-time job at a coffee shop. There are really cute waitresses working there, but is it possible to go out with a girl met at work?
In two weeks it's needed to raise favorability rate with one of seven girls. Moege with 3-5 H scenes per heroine. Surprisingly, there's a quite decent route about time travel that opens only after all the girls are captured.

 

3. Silence ~Seinaru Yoru no Kane no Naka de...~ Silence~聖なる夜の鐘の中で・・・~ [010511] e-Erekiteru 1
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Our hero has been working day and night on preparations for the school festival. He suddenly experiences a blinding headache and is taken to the hospital. He is diagnosed with a brain tumor and is admitted into the reputable Saint Nicola Hospital. There are eerie rumors that ghosts have been sighted. Just what is it with this hospital? Frightened by his worsening condition, our hero is comforted by the various girls he comes across in the hospital. Christmas swings around as death approaches. . .
Choices diverge into various paths as conversations with girls are taken up in this picture novel. As the player, you can decide how our hero's remaining days will be spent to face the approaching end: To leave without regrets. Even with such an overbearing theme, it really is a refreshing piece of work that we know you'll enjoy.
There are nine heroines to capture including secret one that appears after clearing all other good and bad endings. Scenario is thin. One route takes about 1.5 hours. Protagonist is cruel and selfish. No voicing. Game leaves a poor impression.

 

4. Trouble Witch!! とらぶるウィッチ~ズ!! [010511] For 1
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An inexperienced magician has mistakenly sent our hero and Orihime to the dream world. They want to go back to the real world as soon as possible, but it looks like it will take more than a month just to prepare for the ceremony to send them back. Until then, they have to stay with Pastel, the inexperienced magician, who brought them here in the first place. 
This is an orthodox AVG with very cute characters. You will get to meet the following exciting characters: Orihime, Pastel, Milfiyu, Princess Acerola, Chocola, and Maroon. The disagreeable Cacao will also appear, as he tries to capture Orihime. 
Content is boring as there is no real aim in the game, just waiting. Good text and characters though.

 

5. Bunchasai ぶんちゃさい [010518] Jade
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Main character somehow becomes a school festival executive committee member. He gets a task to find participants in cute girls competition as school mascots.
Period is 5 days pre-festival and 2 days during festival. One playthrough takes less than 2 hours, but some heroines have two endings. Since it's a charage, evaluation depends on affection towards the girls.

 

6. Sapphism no Gensou サフィズムの舷窓 [010518] Liar-soft 1 2 3 4
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Story takes place on a fanciful, all-girl educational institution that floats along the oceans. Despite the complete absence of men, there have been incidents of rape among the passengers and crew. No one knows who it is just yet, but there are three candidates that carry the high probability of being the next target. Suspense and mystery await as the women suspect one another to be the perpetrator, and who will be next victim. You play as an idol--a female--of the student body who joins in the hunt for finding who did it. The rub lies in the fact that the ship will disembark in three weeks, and the culprit will have gotten away with it by then.
Game takes 3 weeks. On weekdays it's exploration and information gathering, on Saturday deduction work, and on Sunday date with main heroine -> repeat. The scenario is thin, so the main attraction is full yuri, atmosphere and characters.

 

7. Shinseiki Evangelion: Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 綾波育成計画 [010518] Gainax 1 2 3
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In Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku, the player takes on the role of a NERV officer who has just been assigned to Tokyo-3. Upon meeting with Commander Gendo Ikari, he is charged with taking care of the First Child, the mysterious Evangelion pilot Rei Ayanami. It is up to the player to decide Ayanami's weekly schedule, balancing between education, duties at NERV, and leisure. The game spans approximately one year, and includes the events of the entire anime series, as well as the movie The End of Evangelion.
Game is localized and has English reviews

 

8. Bounty Hunter Sara: Holly Mountain no Teiou バウンティハンターサラ ホーリーマウンテンの帝王 [010524] Capcom 1
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In the year 2060, Neo Tokyo overflows with the criminal element and it's a thug life for many up 'n coming miscreants. The police force can't cope and resorts to doling out mercenary work to enterprising freelance contractors who have the resources to kneecap goons who are dignified only by the warrants on their heads.
As Sara Fitzgerald, you play the part of a bounty hunter who takes on high-risk assignments to earn the almighty dollar. The game focuses on your mission to take down the Lord of Holly Mountain, a feared gangster, by going through his ranks and making the right decisions when facing a dicey scenario.
Movie-ish game featuring lots of exotic vehicles and gunfire. Most of deaths come not from wrong decisions, but exactly from gunfire. Not much story value, as developers are more interested in HOW the justice is going to be done, not why etc.

 

9. Pokopoko Gunsho ~Tana kara Koboreta Story~ ぽこぽこ軍将 ~棚からこぼれたストーリー~ [010524] ainos
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Main character found a strange UFO when cleaning his room. Inside were two aliens who came to this planet to spread military shogi game. Intimacy will be reward for winning. 
Not interested

 

10. 21-Two One- [010525] BasiL 1
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Takuya Kirishima is a brilliant young surgeon who can save anyone with a disease. He spends his days working with his childhood friend Seri Sasaki, who is a nurse in the same hospital. One day, a murder is commited in the hospital and people starts suffering a strange disease not seen before. Takuya starts looking for the answer of these strange happenings so he can protect Seri.
7 heroines, plus one additional. Story focuses on the incident, but psychological description of heroines is missing, so they end up existing separately from the incident. In the end it's a perfectly fine charage, but plot feels not integral enough. Atmosphere is great, though. Additional scenario is actually more interesting than the main plot story.

 

11. Double DOUBLE~ダブル~ [010525] Cherry Soft
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Near future. Winged descendants of angels and demons have appeared on the Earth. A series of crimes break out in the capital Chiba City. Main character is a student who attends Chiba Defense Academy ADAMAS. One day he meets an angelic girl at a crime scene...
Basically it's same setting as Kimon Youitan, and more or less same RPG system. Battles are same repeating and boring, but beautiful CG and same enough to keep going. Scenario is not intriguing enough for me to play this kind of story.

 

12. DT Lords of Genomes DTローズ・オブ・ゲノム [010525] GameStudio
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You are a DT master. 
You can change the substance with the collected data and use it in fights. Governments, 
secret societies, religious organizations all aim to get that ability and attack it's owner. 
There are mysteries you need to understand - what's their purpose, why you became DT master, why each data was developed and what's the secret identity of DT. But first of all you need to survive.
Gameboy exclusive with card battles? Pass.

 

13. Femme Fatale ファム ファタール [010525] Inspire
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Taisho era. Main character is a detective in Tokyo. He returns to hometown to dispose of his father's legacy. Local policeman tells him about a case of girl death from illness at a boarding school, but under suspicious conditions. Detective decides to investigate the incident as he needs to stay at the town for some time anyway.
One road with some bad endings on the way (that include most of H scenes). The most irritating factor is when you get to sleep without perfect investigation during the day - then you are looped backwards till you do it perfectly... System is with lots of little irritations. The atmosphere is inspirational. There are some very interesting mature heroines like your ex wife and daughter you temporarily live with, as long as foreign teacher Freya that seems to be a direct reference to Days Innocent game. So game is more interesting as a part of Inspire flow of works rather than an individual work.

 

14. Night Walker [010525] Arieroof 1
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Monsters, called "Breed", threaten the people of Japan. Tatsuhiko Shibafuji, the proprietor and sole employee of the Shibafuji Detective Agency, possesses great powers that can be used against the "Breed." However, this guy only accepts those cases that attract him. Due to his nighttime activities, people within his industry call him the "Night Walker."
Tatsuhiko receives a request from a private sponsor, Yayoi Matsunaga, who is an inspector on the police force. Our hero sets out to inspect a suspiciously related incident at Saint Michael All-Girls Institute. He comes in contact with one of the friends of the victim, Kazumi Asano. Our hero and Riho Yamazaki find a secret underground room beneath the chapel. Here, they find a pendant, which had belonged to Kazumi. The situation is much more serious that he had expected. 
This AVG is an orthodox command-selection game. A player searches for clues by traveling to different places, meeting different people, and obtaining various items. Throughout this detective story, a player will come upon many obstructions that will have to be cleared in order to solve the case. 
Unfortunately the game is a poor remake of the original game. System remains same old-fashioned look/think/speak/investigate. Basically only graphics improved. Game is released to reap the light of anime adaptation... but isn't it better to watch anime version instead then.

 

15. Susukinohara no Yakusoku ススキノハラの約束 [010525] Kur-Mar-Ter
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Main character attends high school and suffers from nightmares every night. The strange thing in the nightmares is that girls there are from the real life around protagonist. Then one day a girl appears before him asking forgiveness for sending him into these dreams, but also asking for his help...
Dream world and real life world are linked. At daytime hero chases girls in order to proceed the story of the dream world. Real world has more comical approach and dream world is rather serious. The connection between the worlds is thin. The theme of the work feels weak and routes fail to impress. No impact at all.

 

16. Tobi DVine とびでばいん [010525] Abogado Powers 1 2
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Our heroine is an energetic girl named Sakura. For the past few days, she's been having problems being honest with herself and her feelings for her friend, Hide. The two of them are adventurers. Hide fought against the evil spirits at "Ruins 374," also known as The Aveil Ruins. At the request of Patty, deputy researcher at the ruins, Sakura and Hide return to Aveil. "This time, we want you two to check out "Ruins 267", nearly 50 miles from Ruins 374." When Sakura and Hide arrive in town, something happens. Pirates capture Mia, Manati, and Sumaki!
The two of them must go to Ruins 267 and save them!! D+Vine [LUV] has returned as a shooting game! The world and the game system itself follow its predecessor. In this shooting game, there are three different kinds of shots. We have also prepared a charge shot called "Rune Shot" and a bomb called "Rune Bomb." Attacks are extremely colorful. Once you save the fair maidens and return to town, heavenly bliss awaits you! With that in mind, destroy the pirates and return for the fun! Good luck!
There is an English review.

 

17. Univ ~Koi Hajimaru Yo~ univ ~恋・はじまるよっ~ [010525] Cocktail Soft
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A story of college student and his life in the campus.
You have to study to make sure you pass the exam and graduate and find a part-time job to collect money to buy a gift for girls.
Pretty basic dating SIM with lots of efforts required and few events are presented in the form of reward. But the most important feature of the work is that it's possible to set required parameters and time will pass with activities selected automatically, so at least SIM part is simplified.

 

18. Vivre Kokoro kara no Egao Vivre 魂からの笑顔 [010525] Soup
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A common male and female relationship. But she suddenly dies. Main character denies everything with grief and becomes despised. His lover continues to exist in this world as a ghost, and she wishes to see her former partner cheerful again. For that she is determined to get him a partner in school trip to Kyoto with the use of body possession.
Game takes 4 days and 3 nights, and one playthrough is as short as 1-2 hours. It's a zapping adventure, and as a ghost it's possible to possess various people. All this confusing synopsis is just a convenient way to bring upon lots of perverse situations with multiple people - don't really see any other meaning besides that in this camouflaged nukige.

 

19. Weakness Hero Torauman ウィークネスヒーロー トラウマン [010525] Fortyfive
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Secret evil society Black Pheromone has started world conquest! Only one cyborg warrior has risen to oppose that ambition. And his name is Miracle Cyborg Double Nine!
Childish superhero all-age bakage with many gameplay elements! Pass.

 

BLOCKED

 

1. Canon V キャノン GO! [010502] Digital Aniki
Another fan-fiction VN featuring Ka*on's characters.
Fandisc

 

2. Yuuwaku 誘惑 -ゆうわく- [010503] Scoop
Unable to resist his animal urges, a professor is caught red-handed having sex with one of his students! Now under blackmail, he must help his new partner in crime mentor the hottest girls in school... and capture their erotic training sessions on film!
Nukige

 

3. EXodus [010505] Black "H" Box
How do you like the world of no-sex?
What if you and/or your partner would die after your making love?
It's the mysterious story of such a tragic world in the future.
Boys Love

 

4. Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shouganai!! 2 -Target + Nights- 好きなものは好きだからしょうがない!! 2 -TARGET + NIGHTS- [010505] Platinum Label