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kivandopulus

Foreword: Routes gets 5 votes cumulatively while closest rival sits at 3 votes, so here is review  of this game.

Title: Routes

Developer: Leaf

Date: 2003-02-28

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v204

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV1wg2BZOpM&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8K_WdeDpxSgGZzjGORqw_b

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Synopsis: The story takes place in 21st Century Japan (approximately at the end of April 2010). The main character Nasu Souichi is a perfectly ordinary high school student, who tries to do as little as possible everyday, and sleeps though most of his classes, only ever to be woken up by his friend Yuasa Satsuki. They believe they are living in a peaceful time, where no large wars are occurring.

However, these peaceful days are destroyed, when a number of large ships disappear at sea, almost instantly, and with no explanation as to why. A strange woman named Lisa=Vixen suddenly appears and attacks Souichi... however Souichi also has his share of secrets.

Game type: There are two different games here - spy thriller and medieval rural mystery

Character Design rating: 8/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 8/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 8/10

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There is already a good review of this game (1), so I'd better present personal impressions acquired during the course of the game. There WILL be spoilers, although I don't consider them to be big enough to really spoil anything - they are needed to present the structure of the game.

Game starts with Lisa Vixen route, and she is the real main heroine of the game. She is both stunning blonde beauty and a great super-agent. There is great teamwork and unexpected resolution there. But unfortunately only this route really resembles spy thriller. Next four routes required to reach true route are less impressive. From second playthrough there is a hint about a strange medieval-looking man as well as two choices - whether to go to school or stay home. Going to school leads us to our osnajimi Yuasa Satsuki route or her best friend Fushi Yukari route. I decided only to play thoroughly through Satsuki route. There is an attempt to fill it with SOL and humor, but it works out so-so. The worst part of it was how it ended up being so much overextended. I was hoping to get a fast H event and move to story already, but this route had as many as three (!) unsuccessful attempts of etching pushing story further and further. In the end, story development stars without getting into intimacy stage, but ends up a degraded version of the same Lisa route, just without the unexpected twist.

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The other three heroines routes are even worse, a total bore-fest. Two of them are just an average town girl and an average town lady with their stories having NOTHING to do with the spy theme. The true route is the shortcut of the same Lisa route AGAIN, just with all three main heroines at support - Satsuki, Lisa and Fushi. There's nothing really special about it, and game just could not be called a masterpiece at this point after all the routes and the True route.

But then right after true route a totally another game kicked in - "Roots". That's a samurai rural story about the powerful sword and fighting the greater evil. This story has a bright cheerful scenery and a cast of funny characters with numerous memorable moments. Then the connection between "Routes" and "Roots" was revealed, and game finally could be seen as an integrative complex story above the giri-giri masterpiece level up to the point of firm masterpiece level, or 8/10.

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I can't evade discussing technical difficulties here. Only console versions are voiced. But console versions can't be hooked - I tried all the variants possible. Without voicing this game does not really worth the effort. So I ended up running recording high resolution PC version screen and text acquired through hooking, but at the same time running PSP version to get voicing from it. PSP version has auto-reading, but PC version does NOT. So I had to manually click through every phrase following PSP auto-reading tempo. This causes all those un-synchronized lines. As if it's not enough trouble already, PC hooking is same clunky as both Kizuato and Shizuku, which means that lines appear consequently on the screen making hooker tools see it backwards. There was a special hooking script developed for Kizuato and Shizuku making lines be translated in the right order, but not for Routes, alas. That's why translation must be read from the end sentences to the first sentences properly. Leaf games really suck for hooking. Moreover, since I had to manually click through 30 hours of gameplay, I made text appear in full blocks skipping some mid-line animations. Just wanted to noted that, because actual PSP version looks much more alive than what I got as a result.

Routes turned out to be a real challenge for me due to really poor systems of PC version. I spent so much time recording it that it may even affect the pace of my next publications since none are left prepared. Unfortunately, only Lisa route, True route and Roots are really worth playing making the leftover heroines routes feel redundant. Game has a really decent "Roots" story which is difficult to get to due to numerous technical difficulties encountered. I just hope that more people will be able to appreciate the game through my video of it.

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kivandopulus

Foreword: I got on the hook of some reviews praising the story. Now I'm mad.

Title: Sora-iro no Organ

Developer: The Lotus

Date: 2004-03-26

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v962

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX7seUlNpmE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8-QvoBMKw8KIUTf1tEqOdw

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Synopsis: In order to save your cousin, who's been sucked into a mirror, you decide to jump into the mirror yourself. You find yourself in a strange, beautiful world of fairies. As you work through the game's storyline, you'll take part in interactive conversations. The game includes an "encore mode" which allows you to view previous event scenes and listen to music that you encountered on your adventure.

Game type: Some strange moege in fairy entourage

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 3/10

Story rating: 3/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 5/10

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This "review" ain't gonna have a structure, because it does not deserve one. And I'm accustomed to just retell my impressions in the way they progressed in such cases. Spoilers are inevitable, although it's needed to be something good to spoil it.

The first thing that struck me is that game is not voiced. REALLY? What cruel joke is that not to give voicing to a charage? And I don't have spare 120$ to get voiced ps2 version.

The second thing that enraged me is the protagonist that comes right from BL games, it's a typical seme. I can't hide my irritation by this fact.

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Game starts with what I see as protagonist Tomoya flirting with his cousin Sarasa and getting a slap on the face because of that. Sarasa runs away in tears and gets sucked into a mirror followed by Tomoya. And here we should start experiencing the great story. But it does not come. For the half of the game (10 chapters) Tomoya just flirts with all the girls he finds scoring with two of them. Then he finally finds Sarasa. So is it time for development now? Not so soon, lads. Sarasa is in vegetative state which lasts for 6 more (!) chapters. So what do we do in these next ten chapters from 11 to 20? Well, we kinda don't care about our cousin, but score with two more girls. Well, we're finally out of heroines and need to get closer with Sarasa. She's engaged, but is almost kidnapped on the ceremony day. She is saved by some sticky ice mass from the ice-cream (???). Short awhile she kinda throws herself on Tomoya. He asks "Do you understand you'll betray your fiance this way"? Her answer is as pathetic as stupid "I want to betray the whole world now". Then in some time they both get to original world. So what the hell is this? Where is my supposed great story? So I though till saw the writer's list of works. And those are all generic moege without even a glimpse of the story. So it probably is a great story compared to those total failures.

I'm greatly dissatisfied with artist here. CG and character sprites of uneven quality here, but males are the worst. All of them either come directly from BL or Otomege.

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The only things that I liked in this game is that it had auto-reading mode and that both lolis were spared from trampling. Game had some chibi CG which were supposed to add humor to it, but the only humorous part for me was how game zoomed on the hips and breast of Stella - the most skinny boy-ish type heroine. Just laughable.

In the raw outcome we get a weird single road story with zero interest but with lots of pretentious motives, pictures and BGM. It looks like a decent game, but scratch it and it will rot.

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kivandopulus

Remember11 -The Age of Infinity- is VN of the Month. Symphonic Rain is an honorary masterpiece. I got tempted by Japanese reviews praising story of Sora-iro no Organ , so I took it for review.

1. Oshikake Princess おしかけプリンセス [040305] Giant Panda
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Warring states era. 
Local daimyo Asakawa is killed in an enemy state assault. His real daughter manages to secretly escape with five vassals. But she fails to give birth to a boy, and hopes for house revival remain only hopes. When boy with Asakawa blood finally is born, it's already modern times. The descendants of the largest five vassals are all girls studying at one school. It's finally the time to fix historical injustice!
The setting looks super funny to me. But since girls are vassals and not rivals - they all easily start to live under one roof together. The individual scenarios are above average, and history parallels are thought of seriously. The whole revival thing gets lost as individual scenarios start, but there's no clear emphasis on either scenario or routes. Most of game's elements are good, but there's no integrity to produce an impact.

 

2. Remember11 -The Age of Infinity- [040318] KID 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Fuyukawa Kokoro, a third-year sociology major, boards a plane bound for Hokkaido to meet a research subject in the Specified Psychiatric Hospital for Isolation and Aegis, or SPHIA. For unknown reasons, her plane crashes in the mountains in the middle of a snowstorm. Of the 31 passengers, only she, Kusuda Yuni, Yomogi Seiji, and Mayuzumi Lin survive unharmed. Unable to establish communication with the outside world due to the fierce snowstorm, the four decide to take shelter in an empty cabin and wait until the storm passes.
Yukidoh Satoru, a graduate student in the field of quantum physics, falls from the SPHIA clock tower. He later awakens with some memory loss and the realization that someone is out to kill him. Unable to leave the SPHIA facility due to a snowstorm, Satoru's only chance at living is to find that person among the three other residents (or perhaps the hidden culprit) of SPHIA.
Shortly after, Kokoro and Satoru realize that they are somehow exchanging bodies and Yuni appears to be at both of their locations...
There are English reviews.

 

3. Angel Maid エンジェルメイド [040319] Carriere
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Main character wakes up in an unfamiliar house and with no memory. He is taught the work from the maids and starts to work on a regular basis. However, his judgment ability is lacking and he ends up creating more work for the maids to tackle. He spends his days in such activities while trying to regain his memory...
Scenario is a mess, mostly for maid-lovers... H element is strong. Even a small mistake leads to a bad ending, but you need to get to the end to learn it

 

4. Fortune Cookie フォーチュンクッキー [040319] Smart
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Main character is an ordinary boy with a pretty face. Mother is extremely unlucky, so it's elder sister who supports the family.
One day mother gets premonition of "a great misfortune" during next month. Is it possible to avoid it? Can it really get even worse?
Full-scale incest game with mother and two sisters. There is a complex explanation of family circumstances in order to show it as non-blood related incest. There are 7 to 10 H scenes for each heroine, which is A LOT for a pure love game.

 

5. Happy Planning ~Shiawase no Souwa~ Happy Planning~しあわせの総和~ [040319] Juno
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The amount of happiness on the Earth is always kept constant, and becoming happy makes a lot of people unhappy. So says the cheerful childhood friend of main character. 
Protagonist loses track of her, but reunites with her at school. Her personality becomes grim as she does not want to steal other people's happiness. Is it possible to break out from this depressing theory and bring light to her heart?
The rapid development in the latter heart and the stupid resolution as "miracle  of love" really drag this game down. Character settings are slightly different from one route to another just for the sake of writer's convenience. That all puts Happy Planning in the kusoge area.

 

6. Jewels Ocean ジュエルスオーシャン [040319] Escu:de 1 2
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On a cold and mysterious night, five precious stones fell from the sky, each unintentionally discovered by five innocent girls. Unbeknownst to them, chaotic forces seek to retrieve these jewels, for they are the Demon Stones: apocalyptic artifacts capable of imbuing great power, yet at the cost of one’s sanity and soul. But all is not lost, for there is an individual who seeks to protect these gems and their bearers from these antagonists, regardless of the cost.
There is an English review.

 

7. Steady x Study ステディ×スタディ [040325] Idea Factory Co., Ltd.
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You play as Makoto, a transfer student attending a school in Harajuku. You're not sure of what you want to do with your life and are given many choices, from entering the performing arts club, to going hardcore with your studies. Your choice will determine the path the game's story follows.
Steady X Study makes use of the "ASV" (Around Search View) system that allows you to look around your environment. While sitting at your desk in class, you can press a button on the D-pad to look at the girls sitting next to you. While waiting to meet someone at the train station, you can look around and will likely find new things, including secret movies and events.
Yet another console generic SOL visual novel with some another revolutionary system for only additional frustration. Scenario is a mess, and I can't think of target audience of this fraud.

 

8. Filnansis フィルナンシス [040326] Emu
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Mother warns main character to return home straight from school on his birthday day. Day passes just as usual, but he is delayed on the way home by the conversation with his childhood friend.
He find only wreckage on the place of his home with a note that makes no sense. Three girls suddenly appear and claim that protagonist is the successor of their country Grandfold where only girls live. He does not believe them until they take him to this country... 
Bakage with a meaningless scenario, horrible sound tracks and useless protagonist. Game is universally marked as a kusoge.

 

9. Sora-iro no Organ 空色の風琴 [040326] The Lotus 1
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You and I are an octave apart. Will we be able to harmonize...?
The night the ocean wind blew, your organ reflected the moonlight. 
Our fingers came apart, a four-leaf clover broke into pieces, and I saw a lamp shining
through the door...
Our hero tutors his cousin Sarasa, a beautiful young girl.
One night, as Sarasa begins to play the organ, they are covered with a strange light. 
When our hero comes to, he finds himself in a small town called Alcio.
He learns that any stranger discovered in town will be executed.
Can our hero find Sarasa and return where they belong?
Will he succeed in filling the emotional gap between Sarasa and himself?
The story progresses with a variety of colorful scenery and beautiful organ sounds. The scenario contains painstaking details of the strange world of Alcio, such as festivals and religious ceremonies. Utmost attention has been paid to character creation. You will experience the fantastic, yet realistic world of Alcio and the relationships of characters there
A decent-looking game. There is no better candidate for review this month, so I'm taking it up for review.

 

10. Symphonic Rain シンフォニック=レイン [040326] Kuroneko-san Team 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Symphonic Rain takes place in a fictional city of apparently Italian heritage, where rain falls everyday. The locals there have adapted to this peculiar phenomenon, and carry on with their lives as if the rain was never there. No one takes an umbrella, no one wears a rain coat.
The main character of the story is 17 year old Chris, a Fortelle student of the famous Piova Communal School of Music (Scuola Comunale di Musica Piova, in Italian). Separated from his childhood sweetheart Arietta when he left his home town for the city, he keeps in touch with her through the means of weekly letters. Penning their thoughts on those letters, Chris treasures and keeps her weekly writings, for he had promised her that should his drawer become totally filled with them, he would return to her.
The game starts during Chris's third year as a student, a few months before he has to take the school's final graduation examination: a staged performance. As an instrumentalist, he is required to search for a vocalist partner before he is eligible for the examination.
There are English reviews.

 

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1. Goth ごす [040305] Meta-Doll
Main character fails to enter university of Tokyo and stays there to go to preparatory school. Parents object to this idea and cut the funding. Protagonist sees an advertisement that provides a job in a Western style mansion just because free meal is included. However...
Nukige

 

2. Kyouran ~Kurutta Seikatsu~ 狂乱~狂った性活~ [040305] Oume Seisakusho
Reiko lives a happy family life, but it eventually gets boring. One day she sees an advertisement on the site she frequents, and that pushes her back to the days of masturbation with toys.
Nukige

 

3. Kuroyuri no Yakata 黒百合の館 [040312] Black Package
Postwar turmoil. Millions are driven to extreme poverty. However, there is a place of a dream-like luxury that exist as a mockery.
Main character is the second son who returns to this place - a western style mansion. What awaits him there?
Nukige

 

4. Last Trick ~Saigo no Sakuryaku~ Last trick ~最後の策略~ [040312] Promised Message
Main character lost belief in God together with his mother's death. At the same time a new person appeared in his life - Sphere. He calls himself a God who only needs a final license. He urges protagonist to make a wish. As incidents start to happen around protagonist, Sphere only laughs casually. What's left to protagonist. Only pray and make a wish. And his wish is...
Doujin

 

5. Make Love Junkies メイクラヴ・ジャンキース [040312] Ignition
Imagine a miracle drug that can turn any self-respecting person into a sex-crazed deviant. Furthermore, imagine the drug has a name as ridiculous as “Make Love Junkies”. In this H-game, this drug is real, and it was mailed to our protagonist after ordering it off TV. It has such a peculiar potency that those affected still retain their mental faculties, but they are hardly in control of their starving bodies. That being said, our hero decides to make a harem consisting of a few women he’s had his eyes on, whether they’d like to or not. Two of these intended are classmates; those two also work as waitresses with another target; and finally there’s the literature teacher. At first our heroines aren’t so keen to get it on with our hero, but soon they’ll be giving themselves into the pleasure. That is, if you play your cards right (not too difficult with a miracle aphrodisiac). 
Nukige

 

6. My Pet Dancer マイペットダンサー [040312] MOON GODDESS
Main character is robbed of the belongings and is helped by a merchant who turns out to be involved in human trafficking. There are beautiful dancers at the bar that are treated like property. Is it possible to set them free? 
Doujin nukige

 

7. Shampoo [040312] Ume Soft
Is your daily life enjoyable? Don't you overwork? Are you a bit tired? 
In modern society everyone has some weariness to heal. There is a place that lifts stress when cute girls shampoo your head. It's not about shampoo itself, but about the healing effect it all produces.
Nukige

 

8. Six Pieces ~Tajuu Choukyou~ Six Pieces~多重調教~ [040312] Juraku
Main character is a magic doctor who performs indecent experiments on his patients with the use of various instruments and even creatures. It's possible to imbue girls with one of six personalities.
Nukige

 

9. White Birthday [040314] TOKOTON-LOVERS
Atobe x Sakaki fan game.
Boys Love Doujin

 

10. 24-ji, Kimi no Heart wa Nusumareru ~Kaitou Jade~ 24時、君のハートは盗まれる~怪盗ジェイド~ [040319] Pink Clover
'The Phantom Thief Jade will be paying a visit this evening!'
After having magic powers suddenly awaken in him, Makoto is enrolled into the Magic Department at Hakuou Academy. He soon learns of a rumour stating that his cousin Yuki will be the target for an elusive thief whose creed is, "there is nothing that cannot be stolen."
While pursuing the mysterious phantom thief, Makoto becomes involved in solving various riddles in an effort to protect his precious cousin Yuki.
And so the true identity of the Phantom Thief is...?
Boys Love

 

11. Asuka Josou Bishounen Ryoujoku Story あすか♂女装美少年凌辱ストーリー [040319] Mocking Soft
2nd installment of Mocking Soft is a sexual humiliation story of a transvestite handsome boy. Kotono Asuka (boy) never settled at a school, because of bullying against him everywhere. He recently transferred to a notable private girls' school, but.... The contained 5 episodes in which the girls totally take the lead on him. Don't you feel like getting dominated for now?
Nukige

 

12. Clock Up Fan Disc 1GHz くろふぁん1GHz [040319] Clock Up
Among other goodies there are short stories about three heroines of game "Presence" - Sasakawa Ai, Hoshino Kasumi, Mizusawa Kiriko.
Fandisc

 

13. Dolly Night [040319] Puppet
Shibuya. Boy Junna wakes up in the alley dump with a memory loss. Girl Hina floats before him asking to look for something and disappears. A silver-hair man in the black veil Arstad passes by revoking nostalgia feelings. 
Detective Tagami chases puppet master Arstad suspected of murder. 
What's the truth behind the murders, the memory loss and the object searched by Hina?
Boys Love

 

14. Henshin! へんし~ん! [040319] May-Be Soft
Sakagami's life was going downhill, especially his love life. Until the day he gained the ability to transform himself...into anything he can imagine. He decided to take this chance and fix everything that was wrong with his life...
Nukige

 

15. Kakure Ecchi かくれエッチ [040319] West Vision
Main character hurries home from university to read new erotic manga and accidentally steps into his sister-in-law room. She is in the middle of masturbation and invites him to join. Their secret relations begin on daily basis. Soon a lot of relatives arrive for the New Year's Eve, and they join the fun.
Nukige

 

16. Majokko de Go Go ~Pole to Miracle Daisakusen~ 魔女っこ de’GO♪GO♪~ポールとミラ☆クル大作戦~ [040319] Lucha!
Main character is a normal student with one special ability to see heart marks whenever situations can lead to love. After he confesses to a classmate with a heart mark, time stops and two girls jump out of the alternative dimension. They say that these dimensions are linked, and they need to supervise protagonist with the power to move love between the worlds.
Nukige

 

17. Shikkoku ni Nureru Seijaku ~Jisatsu Shigansha~ 漆黒に濡れる静寂 ~自殺志願者~ [040319] Haoh
No one knows the pain of the other people. Such decaying souls gather in the virtual space. One day main character reads a post on the forum "I hope to find a person to die together". Protagonist decides to come in contact with such girls and try to use or heal them, depending on situation.
Nukige

 

18. Shojokyuu ~Kurige no Shiofuki Shoujo-tachi~ 処女宮~栗毛の潮吹少女たち~ [040319] Mini
Main heroine is a mascot-like girl in a catholic girls school. Just before graduation ceremony a new transfer student suddenly approaches and kisses her. There is also a rumor about virgin examination at the graduation. Will heroine be able to graduate safely?
Lolicon

 

19. Oshigoto → Shachou (Honjitsu Tsuke) お仕事→社長(本日付け) [040321] Ritz software
When Yuuto's father dies in a car accident, Yuuto must take over his company. But he's just an average college student, and feels lost in this new world. With the help of his father's secretary and others in the business, will Yuuto be able to succeed?
Boys Love

 

20. Sotonure ~Haruka no Roshutsu Ecchi Days~ そとぬれ~はるかの露出エッチDAYS~ [040322] Lilith Soft
Main character is a college student with otaku hobbies. He is visited by a female cousin undergoing exposure training on the internet. Protagonist takes patronage over her with the aim to present her wearing a super exposing dress at the next cosplay event.
Nukige

 

21. Hitozuma Dorei Kyoushi 人妻奴隷教師 [040323] Team-Tanabe
The car accident happened in the rainy night triggered everything.
Loads of sexual violation in the school! But, Honoka's body was awaken of the sexual perversity.
Nukige

 

22. Ai Shimai Tsubomi... Yogoshite Kudasai 愛姉妹・蕾…汚してください [040326] Silky's
The sister of Miyatsuji Kotono and Suzuyo went to the Ikaruga High School where her mother Kasumi acted as a leader of the trustee. The two beautiful girls adored Kaneshiro Shoichi. However, he gave his concern only to the school doctor, Morisawa Maiko, and he was captivated by her body.
Because he would be expelled from school if he didn’t pass the examination, he was tempted by Maiko to break into the principal’s office, and stole the disk that contained the examination.
Nukige

 

23. Assassin Lesson ~Tsuioku no Youin Shoujo~ Assassin Lesson~追憶の妖淫少女~ [040326] Glastonbury
Girl kills her mother and just sits outside in despair. Main character is a British intelligence agent who offers her to become assassin agent in exchange for protection. Her training includes various techniques including sex ones.
Nukige

 

24. Cherryblossom チェリーブロッサム [040326] Takuyo
Ouse Satsuki, a second year student of Sakurazono Gakuen receives one day on his cell phone a message from a stranger. The address of the sender is from a student on campus, but in the school there isn't any student with that name. Is the sender someone from the student council, or is it someone else?
Boys Love

 

25. Deepblue Fandisk ~11Nin no Mune Kyun Love!~ DEEPBLUEファンディスク~11人の胸キュンLOVE!~ [040326] Deep Blue
There are five short stories featuring eleven heroines from Lost Passage and 3LDK 
・「僕が目指した理由(わけ)~LostPassage 序文~」
・「Transparent human being~千寿シナリオ後日談~」
・「HAPPY☆DAYS~のえるシナリオ後日談~」
・「ロスパ丼おかわり!~コスプレマンシリーズ~」
・「メデューサの恋~3LDKハーレムエンド~」
Fandisc

 

26. Enkaku Sousa ~Mitsuniku ni Umekomareta Remocon Vibe~ 遠隔操作~蜜肉に埋めこまれたリモコンバイブ~ [040326] Guilty
Remote controlling woman vibrator is main character's fetish. Only he chooses the time and place for pleasure outbursts.
Nukige

 

27. Gemini ジェミニ [040326] Sekilala
Main character lives together with cute twin sisters-in-law. The girls are obsessed by taking care of their onii-chan. They wish to give him their first time.
Nukige

 

28. Guisard Fandisc ~Bokura no Omoi o Tsumekonde~ GUISARD Fandisc~僕らの想いを詰め込んで~ [040326] SandalDash
Among other goodies there is mini-story collection where heroes talk about their past, future and their feelings towards the series.
Fandisc

 

29. Hitou Meguri ~Yokujou Juurin Onsen Ki~ 秘湯めぐり~欲情蹂躙温泉記~ [040326] Riddle Soft
School idol has fan clubs and total protection at school. But she goes to the local hot springs resort alone - and it's the perfect place for protagonist to assault her.
Nukige

 

30. Imohori ~Onii-chan no Funtouki!~ いもほり~お兄ちゃんの奮闘記!~ [040326] Take Out
Main character is half-engaged with another university student, but for formal engagement he needs her father's approval. Alas, father went on a business trip for a week. Protagonist wants to take advantage of his fiance at the winter vacations, so he is limited in time. He decides to live this week at their house. But he could not foresee all the seduction attempts from the members of the family...
Nukige

 

31. Kashoku no Wana 花蝕の罠 [040326] Ferret
A beautiful guy enrolls at main character's school club. He accepts protagonist's confession with the condition to get an affair with his brother first. Protagonist clenches teeth and agrees as this is the only way to get access to the body.
Boys Love

 

32. Kuro Niji Short Story 黒虹ショートストーリー [040326] Black Rainbow
Contains a short story for Saiminjutsu & Saimin Gakuen.
Fandisc

 

33. Love Fetish ~Tekoki Hen~ らぶフェチ ~手コキ編~ [040326] Erogos
Kouji is a fairly average student living a normal life with his childhood friend Suzuka. One day at the pool, he is suddenly grabbed from behind by a mysterious woman and given a handjob. Kouji can't get the experience out of his mind and yearns for more. What will become of him... 
Nukige

 

34. Mayaku no Renkinjutsushi ~Misa~ 魔薬の錬禁術師~ミサ~ [040326] Red Signal
Misa is a rare witch who researches black magic in the 21st century. It deals not with curses, but with body parts transformation. She helps her friend in the same girls' school to get a huge rack. From now on she helps any girl in need to eliminate her body defects. As a result school gets drowned in lust.
Nukige

 

35. Mousou Nenpa Tsuushin 妄想念波通信 [040326] Zero
Main character sees an unidentified object from the sky. From this day he gains a special ability to see girls naked and experience sexual delusions. The ten girls around him are doomed to become part of his fantasies.
Nukige

 

36. Omae no Natsuyasumi おまえのなつやすみ [040326] FlyingShine Black
For summer vacation family plans to go to Hawaii. But selfish parents depart alone leaving main character to stay home with his two cousins. Protagonist takes out his anger on his cousins.
Nukige

 

37. One~san Day by Day おね~さんDAY☆BY☆DAY [040326] Azurite
Main character lives alone and attends art lessons at a vocational school. One day a cousin suddenly arrives to help him around the house. Protagonist has a faint memory of a loving sister doing the house chores, so he reluctantly lets her in. But then four more girls arrive saying absolutely the same. Who of them is his real cousin from the past? His life turns in a mess while he tries to figure it out.
Nukige

 

38. Rinkan Gakuen "Yamete! ...Okaa-san, Minaide!" 輪奸学園「やめてっ!…お母さん、見ないで!」 [040326] Lune loves K
Main character is in charge of the elite class in the prestigious school. He uses his chemistry knowledge to drug students and turn them into meat slaves forming his harem. This spring there's a new beautiful student who transfers together with her mother as health teacher. Protagonist welcomes a new challenge.
Nukige

 

39. Shin Keraku no Ou 新けらくの王 [040326] Merlot
Main character lives alone after this parents death. The mysterious sunglasses left by his father allow protagonist to see the aura of females in estrus. A woman in such state is easily deceived and coerced to sex. He finds himself a rich girlfriend and spends days in luxury. One day a group of women is transferred to the male school protagonist attends. He can't stand the new female teacher pride, so he waits for the day of her estrus to have his revenge.
Nukige

 

40. Suiei Kyoushitsu ~Fuyu de mo School Mizugi~ 水泳教室~冬でもスクール水着~ [040326] Waffle
Main character excels in sports. One day he returns home forgetting about his sister-in-law birthday. He swears to fulfill one her wish as a birthday present instead. She asks to teach her swim and train her in swimming. A promise is a promise, so swimming pool lessons begin.
Nukige

 

41. Tsui no Yakata ~Futatsuboshi~ 終の館~双ツ星~ [040326] Circus Fetish
Released under the Circus brand division 'Circus Fetish', the Tsui no Yakata series mainly focuses on maids.
Since a long time ago, the protagonist Masaki has been living without his mother. The difference in social standing between her and his wealthy father has always caused people to slander his mother and because of his father's inability to defend her honor, Masaki has never had a good relation to him.
Now, a pair of twin sisters, one innocent and the other precocious, visits the household and eventually gets hired as maids.
Lolicon

 

42. Wakan Kazoku 和姦家族 [040326] Hayashigumi
The protagonist's real parents died in a car crash when he was too young to remember. The family he lives with now is actually the family of his late parents' close friends.
Nukige

 

43. Nozoki Banzai! ~Zenpen~ 覗きマンセー!~前編~ [040328] Trinitron CG
Main characters uncovers the secret of a woman's school with the power of charisma.  
Doujin Nukige
kivandopulus

Foreword: I awaited a high fantasy story with very mature and curious looking characters. What I got was...

Title: Schrei-Ten

Developer: Pisckiss

Date: 2004-02-20

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v14455

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3bALNSl9Nk&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=28

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Synopsis: Shrei-Ten is the name of a huge donut-shaped continent dominated by the kingdom of Schleiten. The holy king Schultz Engel defeated his bitter enemy Zusain fifty three years ago gaining supremacy and bringing eternal peace. Main heroine is an adventurer who accepts bounties to get rid of robbers, pirates and monsters. This is a story told from the viewpoint of seven different adventurers..

Game type: What the hell have I just read aka "Mindfuck"

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 2/10

Story rating: 2/10

Game quality: 4/10

Overall rating: 3/10

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Rating comments: Well, you see the numbers. The only thing I liked in this game is fancy male characters and kinky manga-like drawing. I'll list all the numerous fallacies of the game in the technical difficulties section.

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Protagonist: There are seven protagonists, really. sword-wielding heroine Elisia Groundbell, her love interest two-handed sword wielder Yukito Howard, tank with a huge shield Richard Hackney, tinkerer and scout Mark Speedster, magical shop owner and former adventurer Silky Goldberg, alchemist Morgan Zimarson, legendary thief Gasutam Lionet. It's a great cast of really funny characters, so it's sad to see the game kill all the fun.

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Characters: There are some side characters, but they mostly serve for H-scenes since there are only two female protagonists, and the demand for H-scenes is high. The majority from these 70 mini-stories can be described by the same core - a boy and a girl go to investigate some ruins and have fun together.

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Story: Story is elusive and absolutely vague. There 70 (!) mini-stories told from different points of view happening in parallel. The worst point that you can't access them sequentially. Instead you start with the story 10, then constantly have to jump around 10 stories ahead and 10 stories back. But when you reach story 70 nothing really happens. Because the ending is behind story number 63! That's the most stupid structure I ever seen. The story itself is... weird. By the middle of the game we get to story number 1 where we get to know about explosion in the palace cellar, and the tunnels are revealed together with some vague threat over the kingdom. For the main course of the story characters mostly spend time at the town or investigate these ruins. That eventually brings them all separately to the source of trouble - the monster on the island. That's the whole story, really. More than that, some stories have forks, and it's never explained which one is real. Some forks are just for fanservice, as Elisia becoming futanari. But with some others it becomes really confusing. Person can die in one story and be alive again in the following stories.

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Technical difficulties: There is no auto-read. The "no wait" option only appears after patch is installed. Before that it was pure torture to read. BGM only appears from time to time and for a very limited time. There is NO voicing. Had to rely on good old AGTH to tackle the flush problems. Only HCG and a handful of non-HCG take the whole screen size. Normal events only take some 2/3 of screen space, and background are squeezed to some 1/5 of screen size. But the worst of all, game continued to force close every 10-15 minutes at different PCs and OS.

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Overall comments: The horrible game structure, weak story, no voicing, poor game system and impact at H-events absolutely ruin this game in my eyes. I see such structure as the result of impotence of the writer covering plot loopholes with short individual stories format and abuse of H-events. But the same writer created Kansen ~In'yoku no Rensa~ that's reported to include worthy story. I look forward to reviewing it.

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kivandopulus

Forest is the only masterpiece of the month. I'm choosing lesser known Schrei-Ten for review.

1. Colorful Heart ~12 ko no Kyururun♪~ カラフルハート ~12コのきゅるるん♪~ [040206] Giga
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Main character 's parents go overseas living him alone. With the help of the childhood friend he becomes accustomed to such life. On the day of graduation ceremony he learns that he needs to marry a woman. 12 bride candidates move in to his house to live together for one month.
I have not invented a reason to block such a game yet, but it's an ero-tilt moege from Giga, so it lost before it was even issued.

 

2. Kenshuui Tendo Dokuta 研修医 天堂独太 [040212] Spike 1 2
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Kenshuui Tendo Dokuta is a medical drama that focuses on challenges of a young new doctor, Dokuta Tendou. He is a 25-year old training rookie, fresh out of the University, and low on experience. In this hospital-themed game the player won't just plunge in and focus on treating ailments. The protagonist has to talk to patients and, based on the clues they give him, try to find out what is wrong with them, if they can be treated, and if so, how.
There is an English review.

 

3. Amaenbou ~Mou! Ikenai Ko ne~ あまえんぼう~もう!イケないコね~ [040213] Speed
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Main character is a spoiled young man bathing in attention since childhood. One summer he is invited to a family as a tutor. All the women here are sweet beauties. They accept protagonist as he is and even allow him to advance further than that...
Moege

 

4. Cherish Pizza wa Ikaga Desu ka♥ チェリッシュピザはいかがですか♥ [040213] F&C FC02
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The story of a college student who was decides to work part-time at a pizzeria "Cherish Pizza". What kind of life will he have at this part-time job?
Generic moege. It's F&C, after all.

 

5. Forest [040213] Liar-soft 1 2 3 4 5
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"I am Alice. Do let me hear a story."
Here and there - in the space between buildings, in back alleys, perhaps even in the underground - the Forest bleeds into our world. The Forest is a forbidden place where the rules of our world do not apply.
Our heroes must struggle against the Forest, without so much as the hope of assistance or understanding from the outside world.
They do battle against the "riddles" the Forest imposes upon them with the aid of superhuman abilities known as "gifts." 
And should they know defeat in their battle against the Forest, they will face that which they fear most - expulsion from Shinjuku.
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

6. Shuka 朱華 [040213] LiLiM
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The Chinese-style world of Shenhua. Young queen rules the country of Shonan where spirits worship is practiced and theater plays are main means of entertainment. 
Main character is an actor who appears in this world after following a disappeared actress in his dream.
Boy investigates a new world as he can't return to the previous world. Scenario remains on ordinary level instead of promises of epic magnificence, so it remains an average game.

 

7. Schrei-Ten [040220] Pisckiss
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Shrei-Ten is the name of a huge donut-shaped continent dominated by the kingdom of Schleiten. The holy king Schultz Engel defeated his bitter enemy Zusain fifty three years ago gaining supremacy and bringing eternal peace. Main heroine is an adventurer who accepts bounties to get rid of robbers, pirates and monsters. This is a story told from the viewpoint of seven different adventurers..
Elysia is only nominally main heroine. Story is told from seven different perspectives. All the stories develop in parallel. I'll review it myself since there aren't games this month that interest me more than this one.

 

8. Hurrah! Sailor ふらせら~HURRAH! SAILOR~ [040226] Datam Polystar
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Konika, Ichino, Mareta, Shoya, and Ensign Kurie find themselves stranded on a planet whose inhabitants have developed virtually no technology at all.
The Two United Empires and the Federation Kingdom have been at war for centuries and entire galaxies have been turned into war zones. With neither side ever achieving a decisive victory, the conflict has been dragging on so long that both sides have even forgotten the reason why the war originally started.
But now, for Konika of the Federation Kingdom, and the others from the United Empire, they must put aside their differences to find a way off the planet together. During this process, they find that perhaps there are no differences between them and some of them begin to wonder if they wouldn’t be better off not returning to the war.
It's a casual galge on a tropical island and - despite the synopsis - almost without SF elements. It's not a game for everyone, but a good change of pace from romantic games.

 

9. Tentama 2wins てんたま 2wins [040226] KID 1
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The story takes a couple of years after the original game and the main protagonist is Akira Ichinose, a high-school freshman who is staying at your relatives' place until graduation. The life seemed without any particular problems until one day, out of the blue, twin sisters, Kae and Momi, apprentice angels, no less, crash landed on top of Akira in his room.
It's a SIM, because there are parameters to develop. There's a good mix of gags and traditional console KID boredom.

 

10. Ai Cute! Kimi ni Koishiteru 愛cute! キミに恋してる [040227] Palette
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Sakurai high school is build around a stone that used to be a guidepost for transportation. At school it becomes a place for confessions. When main character confesses by the monument, love cupid Chocolate appears. If he develops real love feelings, this love cupid can become human. Protagonist tries his best to get a girlfriend, but will his efforts be rewarded?
The number of heroines is big, and we need to memorize their tastes to raise favorability level in conversations by the right choices. The development of Chocolate route is unexpected, but not sure other heroines are worth the trouble.

 

11. Moe Love ~Natsuiro Moegi Ryou~ MOEラブ~なついろ萌黄寮~ [040227] Giga
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While aimlessly walking around after loosing his apartment in a fire, the homeless Shuichi met a girl in housemaid attire. Apparently, that girl was his younger sister separated from him after their parents' divorce. She offered him shelter. He accepted it of course... only to find out that they'll be living together in an all-girls inn managed by his sister. The boarders were against it, however, they granted him a month of probational stay after some twists and turns. And his cohabitation with the girls began.
Two horrible Giga moege in just one month? Their productivity is getting out of control here.

 

12. Silent Half [040227] LimeLight
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Main character regains consciousness at the hospital. His last memories are about a girl that got into an accident together with him.
Time passes, and one day that finally arrives. Protagonist wants to hug and kiss her, but she does not remember him. What will he do?
There's little sense in the game. First half is the story of meeting and reminiscence. The second part suddenly branches to three different heroines. There's no charm felt.

 

13. Sora o Miagete Omou Koto そらをみあげて想うこと [040227] Black Light
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In 2005 an artificial object flew into the Earth orbit. At the same time people with different supernatural powers started to appear on the planet. A research team was sent to the object and exploded together with the object.
In 2015 main character with the power of "possibility expansion" enrolls to a private school on a solitary island. This power helps to create the 3rd option when facing a fork. He communicates with teachers and students possessing different abilities without knowing that it's going to draw him closer to revealing the mystery of the space cube artificial object...
Game turned out to be surprisingly decent. Main character's ability relies on quantum mechanics and is cleverly used in the game. There are a lot of SF elements, some are even difficult to accept. True route puts all the dots at right places, but it's easy to trigger, so it's easy to miss on other heroines routes. Romantic element is a bit thin, and story can just through weeks - that allows to extend game period to eight months. Game is mostly about SF and can only be enjoyed as such.  

 

14. Towakoku 永ワ刻-トワコク- [040227] PeasSoft
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Main character starts to live alone after entering university. One day he watches girl Setsuna dying in a traffic accident. He uses his awakened ability to turn back time to help the girl and discover what's hidden behind disappearances in the town. Protagonist's important people start to get involved. At the same time all these crimes push him to commit atrocities himself...
Time Jump System is featured in this work. It's needed to return to the past with the learned information and rewrite it. And it's important to do it at the right time - dwell too long and protagonist gets killed instead. Scenario is weak per se, but together with this system it gets rather interesting.

 

BLOCKED

 

1. Chijoku Kakeizu 恥辱家系図 [040206] Fukurou
Main character has to flee from his house and find a modest room nearby. However, feels jealous of a warm relations family that moved into his house, so he decides to break that family. However, he gets so exhausted from starving that he is found unconscious by that family members. Only women live in this house, and he takes this chance to spread his poison.
Nukige

 

2. Fetish: Omote no Kioku フェチ 表の記憶 [040206] Ume Soft
Main character returns to his alma mater. Memories overflow him. The sound of laughter draws closer. Even his distant memories pushed at the back of the consciousness start to show up with unprecedented liveliness.
Nukige

 

3. Fetish: Ura no Kioku フェチ 裏の記憶 [040206] Ume Soft
Main character returns to his alma mater. He starts to remember his obsession with girls wearing school sport costumes.
Nukige

 

4. Imouto ~Sweet & Bitter~ いもうと~Sweet&Bitter~ [040206] Anim
Saint Valentine's day approaches. Mind and body get unbalanced. Boys and girls in various places get to become adults on this day without giving it a second thought.
Nukige

 

5. Ojou-sama Ikemasen! お嬢様イケませんっ! [040206] Red Signal
Main character became a sex teacher in a millionaire's house. The girls of this house are diligent students and quick learners. After theory course it's finally time for practical exercises.
Nukige

 

6. Kasuka [040209] Grey
You're spending the weekend at a resort with fellow students. How will you spend your time? Lounging around or meeting new friends? 
EVN

 

7. Harem Days ハーレムDAYS [040213] Black Package
Main character is an ordinary student who often skips classes in favor of club activities and part-time jobs. One day his childhood friend Haruka barges in and decides to live at protagonist's house. Then Haruka's elder sister Chiaki comes to persuade Haruka to return home, but stays to live together to protect her sister from man's advances. Is this the beginning of a harem?
Nukige

 

8. Himekoisou 姫恋荘 [040213] Fukurou
Main character is asked by his grandfather to manage a boarding house. Only beautiful girls live there. They all try to use their charms and seduce protagonist for various reasons.
Nukige

 

9. Houkago ~Nureta Seifuku~ 放課後~濡れた制服~ [040213] Bishop 1
In this game you played as a perverted teacher that happens to find one his students trying to steal a test paper to cheat. He ends up black mailing her and force her to have sex with him. Eventually he use her to help him screw all of the hottest girls from the school.
Nukige

 

10. Onna Kyoushi Chijoku no Senritsu 女教師 恥辱の旋律 [040213] GuiltyN
Kasumi is a 25-year-old music teacher at a boys private school. During private lesson photo club member has a moment of passion with her and manages to make indecent photos of her body. That was the start of a long chain of atrocities and humiliations aimed at teacher.
Nukige

 

11. Pink Style [040213] Curious
Sex stream is a form of sexual dance that gained popularity underground. Mysterious voice leads main character to a school facility facility where teachers and director put him in charge of sex stream department to train girls. It remains in a sleeping state with zero girls as members. But it's bound to change very soon.
Nukige

 

12. Shukujo no Tsuyagoto ~Hitozuma Miboujin no Nureta Kuchibiru, Karada no Uzuki~ 淑女の艶事~人妻・未亡人の濡れた唇、身体の疼き~ [040213] TinkerBell
The protagonist is a teacher at a prestigious school; Sae is a widow, she is the head teacher and is organizing the upcoming graduation ceremony, three other married women will help with the ceremony: Reiko who recently had a child and her husband does not make love to her ever since; Kaori who is a policewoman and its also sexually frustrated and Minori who was Sae's pupil and is the protagonist's friend.
One day the protagonist walking at night in the park witnesses Sae having sex with a man...will he use this opportunity to intimate with the hot head teacher....He also begins developing good relationships with the graduation committee, who consists only of sexually frustrated married women, who are more that happy to have a man that is interested in them...
Nukige

 

13. Crossfade ni Ochita Yume クロスフェードに堕ちた夢 [040214] More More Entertainment
One year ago main character suddenly lost his memory. One day he meets a girl in need for help. He takes his gun and protects the girl chased by a mysterious organization. With that the memories of the past gradually start to recover revealing unpleasant truth...
Doujin

 

14. Karaoke no Ouji-sama カラオケの王子様 [040214] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE
Main heroine is a first year tennis club member invited to karaoke. Her behavior will increase or decrease the intimacy level with each character. 
Otomege Doujin

 

15. Kagome かごめ [040215]
A browser-based Flash visual novel.
Doujin

 

16. Reijou Marie ~Boshi Jutai Bansankai~ 令嬢マリー~母子受胎晩餐会~ [040219] Black Lilith
Beginning of the 19th century, Maria Eruban, the only daughter of the house of the Baron Eruban, loses her father to disease. Her mother has already passed away, and she remain in the mansion with Charlotte, the second wife of her deceased father, and Ellis her daughter.
After her father is gone, fear has taken over Maria as there's no ties of blood with Charlotte. So Maria began to orchestrate something, however the mother and daughter .... 
Nukige

 

17. Kami Tama ~Kami-sama no Tamago~ カミ☆たま-神様のたまご- [040220] An*tique
Main character manages a coffee shop after his parents' death. One day he finds an old shrine that he used to play as a child. He hears a voice there that promises to make one his wish come true, but can not say a word in response. The next day two girls come to his place to fulfill his wishes as their fate depends on it. Their communal begins. Soon a strange little girl with dark hair approaches the door with ominous intentions...
Lolicon

 

18. Koneko Doumei 仔猫同盟 [040220] Sekilala 1
I am Tachibana Eiji, a regular transfer student. Everything was going fine at my new school, but I was in for a shock one day when I discovered the class president Rumi and my classmate Natsuki having sex in the school infirmary! Not only that, it turned out that Rumi was a futanari - a hermaphrodite with something between her legs I wasn't expecting to see. That evening when I got home and got a call from Rumi to come and meet her, I knew it couldn't be good - but the first thing she said was, "won't you join us?"
According to her story she'd been a futanari from birth, and because of this had an unquenchable curiosity regarding the ways of sex. She'd gotten to the point where having Natsuki as a sex partner wasn't enough... she told me she was planning to train our classmate Shizuko as a sex slave! Shizuko, a neat freak famous for her dislike of her male classmates, had let it slip to Rumi that she was secretly very curious about sex as well...
Faced with no other options, I had no choice but to accept Rumi's request to join her and her comrades in their erotic schemes... and from that moment I was bound to these cute and "ecchi" kitties in their catgirl alliance!
Nukige

 

19. OL Shimai OL姉妹 [040220] Selen
Main character is an engineer in a big IT company. He is secretly in love with his subordinate Ayaka. But one day he learns that Ayaka got engaged with another person from the same company. Protagonist is enraged and wants to quit this job, but first he decides to lure Ayaka to a remote country house and abduct her there to get his revenge.
Nukige

 

20. homeless, the vagabond [040221] Wosakana Soft
Boys and girls linked with vagabond life style and love for musical instruments talk about various things. The impression on the talk determines the ending.
Doujin

 

21. Lost Colors [040222] Jitensha Sougyou 1
This is a world without colors - the world of lost colors.
Main character spends his life killing colored human beings "Colors" there. However, one day he becomes such being himself - and thus the hunter becomes the hunted. He needs to travel the colored world to uncover the mystery behind world creation and revert the disease of colors that he contracted.
Doujin

 

22. Artificial Mermaid -Silver Chaos II- Artificial Mermaid -Silver Chaos II- [040227] Vivid Color
In the future, the world is heavily polluted as the aftermath of a war that used chemical weapons. If a person is overly exposed to this polluted air, they could die within a month: unless they have a "Life Microchip" (LMC) implanted into their body. Because of this, there is a lot of crime surrounding LMC use. Therefore, the government has set up a special team to handle these crimes: The Lifemicrochip Crime Commando (LWC).
Yuuri Mimori, prompted from his childhood friend Ibuki, decides to join the LWC with him. Despite the extreme danger involved as a member of the LWC, Yuuri feels no qualms about it, thinking that as long as Ibuki is there too, he can endure the severity of the job.
On their first day, Yuuri and Ibuki are guided by Roy, the leader of the LWC, to meet the various members of the team that they will have to work with. That night, Yuuri returns to his room, a bit tense from the first day, and begins to lose consciousness. The minute his eyelids started to close, he felt a horrible pain in his chest.
Yuuri has suffered from a terrible illness since he was young. If he does not take medicine regularly, this disease will cause his body to deteriorate. As he starts to lose consciousness, he feels a warmth on his lips, and a voice at the edge of his senses is telling him to hang in there. Something cool passes into his mouth, and when Yuuri begins to return to consciousness, he sees Ibuki's worried facing looking down at him.
Since then, when Yuuri sleeps, he sees the same dream every night, where he feels submerged in water, like a fish, and a voice gently calls out his name from a deep darkness. Whenever he tries to confirm who it is, he wakes. What is the meaning of this dream...?
Boys Love

 

23. Cradle Song ~Kinou ni Kanaderu Ashita no Uta~ くれいどる そんぐ~昨日に奏でる明日の唄~ [040227] Windmill
The city is filled with excited people. There is a legend that "Dragon" defeat monsters that used to live there and saved humans in the long past. The bones of "Dragon" are found and there is a message on them. One day, Tania meets a girl, Rea Teata. She holds a tiny animal, actually it is a child of "Dragon".... Tania starts to feed it with Rea and he starts to find something he lost before....
Lolicon

 

24. Daisuki na Sensei ni H na Onedari Shichau Omase na Boku no / Watashi no Puni Puni 大好きな先生にHなおねだりしちゃうおませなボクの/私のぷにぷに [040227] Rune
The protagonist Takayuki (default name, can be changed) is working as a home tutor for various children. It's all rather casual at first, but when his students start wanting more of a "reward" when they do well...
Short quiz-game segments that determine how well you've managed to teach your pupil. You can choose at the very beginning who you want to teach, but later on in the game you have to work with more than one student each month.
Nukige

 

25. Fruit Punch [040227] Cronus
“Fruit Punch” is a late night TV program where idol girls cosplay and report from various places. Considered the airing time some spicy scenes are possible, but no one expected girls to be deceived and sexually assaulted for real.
Nukige

 

26. Itsuka Furu Yuki いつか降る雪 [040227] Deko Pon!
The protagonist is a doctor that's got a new job at a small out-of-the-way sanatorium for the terminally-ill. He goes there but is surprised to find the place is practically empty, except for a handful of patients and one other doctor (the doctor that hired him is busy and doesn't even bother to come say hello).
The title comes from the main heroine, who has a debilitating brain disease that's in the end stages and is losing her long-term memory. She's going through the days in the hope that before she passes away she'll get to see the snow again, because in her diary she wrote that the snow was beautiful and that she really loved it, but she can't remember what snow is like anymore.
Lolicon

 

27. Kikou Shoujo Tai Girls Force 機甲少女隊ガールズフォース [040227] ZeroCool
Mankind is attacked by aggressors from outer space. Through the godlike devotion of the female emperor, the already desperate human race gains the courage to squeeze the last strength. The research of revolutionary weapons allows to revert the situation. The invaders retreat leaving their destructive weapons all over the universe. This is a story about a military academy where future protectors of the galaxy are being brought up.
Nukige

 

28. Mahokoi ~Ecchi na Mahou de Koi x Koi Shichau~ まほこい~エッチな魔法で恋×濃しちゃう~ [040227] Atelier Kaguya
Seiji is back to his hometown and Aoi, his old friend, Akane, his classmate, and Hinano, his younger sister help him move to his new house. All of a sudden, a girl falls down his room. Her name is Chocolat and she is a magical girl, according to her. She casts magic to repair the roof of his house, but it fails and all of them become able to use magic instead.... Also, Seiji's body changes and he can't stop chasing girls. To get back to normal, he needs a full-fledged magical girl, but there is none. Seiji finally makes up his mind to train one of them to become a full-fledged magical girl....
Nukige

 

29. Majokko a la Mode Majo no Natsuyasumi 魔女っ娘ア・ラ・モード まじょの夏休み [040227] F&C FC01
Short story takes place after the events of the original game.
First morning of the summer vacations after the tiresome exam. New heroine Leylis appears in the bed of the protagonist. She slips away as he rubs his eyes. What's her true identity and intentions?
Fandisc

 

30. Naburi Yuugi 弄り遊戯 [040227] Marine Heart
The protagonist, Riku, is a plain, uninteresting student. He's never had a girlfriend, only devotes himself to his job, and even in school he doesn't have a lot of friends.
One day, he recieves news of a meetup of alumni from his old middle school. Riku remembers the bad memories he had of middle school, being bullied by three of his classmates. But, bored with his unchanging daily life, Riku decides to go to the reunion anyway.
Without realizing it, he opened a world for himself full of despair and violation...
Boys Love

 

31. Naburi Yuugi Tokubetsu Hen ~Aitsu ni Shuuchaku Suru Riyuu~ 弄り遊戯 特別編 〜あいつに執着する理由〜 [040227] Marine Heart
Short prequel stories for the main four heroes of Naburi Yuugi.
Boys Love

 

32. Reverse Desire ~Uragaeru Yokubou~ Reverse desire~裏返る欲望~ [040227] TOP
The hero of the story is Murayama Shuuji. A football elite of the Soccer Club and the best player on the team. With his perfect career and image, he is the future of the prestigious Mitakadai School. Many girls admire him for his talent.
Among the admirers is Miyamori Toone, the student council president. Hozumi Yuina, his quiet childhood friend. And the sweet and kind kouhai, Natsuki Mana. Surrounded by beautiful girls, all who love him so much.
It's a perfect life of a boy and a group of girls who admire him...But there is a ghastly figure staring from among the shadows...
His name is Tatsukawa Takeshi, the hero of the "dark side" of the story. The unpopular physical education teacher, in fact hated by the school. As he sees Shuuji with his growing popularity, makes him burn with envy as his fame grows out of control.
He detests Shuuji's popularity. And with dark ambition, he wants to turn the school into a sea of despair...
So, who will they prey? Which will they devour? Will you lead them into the road of serenity? Do you make them cry and scream? Will you bring hope for those who care the most? Or will you turn everything inside out into a twisted fate?
It is all up to you which way the wheel turns......
Lolicon

 

33. Torikago 鳥籠 -TORIKAGO- [040227] Actress
In the beginning of this story, protagonist's mother lies on her deathbed. Before passing she tells her son that her father holds a position of great power, and that he must seek him to gain what is rightfully his. He goes in search of this man named Danda, and finds him soon enough. Danda accepts his son’s claim, but only with open-arms held halfway back. Out of all the rooms in this grand palace, our protagonist is stuck living in a room little more than a servant’s quarters. While exploring the palace he meets his sisters-in-law and their mother who has recently married Danda. Eventually he comes across a mysterious singing girl trapped in a birdcage. This is where Danda’s true motives are shown: our hero has been assigned to care of this girl. But as the days go by in care of her, the questions surrounding Danda’s “most precious treasure” abound!
Nukige

 

34. Tsui no Yakata ~Koibumi~ 終の館~恋文~ [040227] Circus Fetish
Released under the Circus brand division 'Circus Fetish', the Tsui no Yakata series mainly focuses on maids.
The first game in the Tsui no Yakata series, tells the story of second lieutenant Mori, a wounded soldier returning from a war in Russia.
Nukige

 

35. Yokujou Kyonyuu Youkai-tachi no Meikyuu 欲情巨乳妖怪たちの迷宮 [040227] Pinky Soft
Main character is born into a family that domesticates monsters. He is requested to go to the border village and help put the monster threat down. 
Nukige

 

36. Hoshi no Oujo 2 星の王女 2 [040229] Mirai
"My little sister who is more important to me than anything... I want you to promise me. I'm sure you will be happy."
It is two years after her beloved parents as well as her older brother die. The protagonist Mirai is now in her third year of university.
"I have to be happy. I have to smile a lot and make my dream come true ...because, I promised big brother."
With sadness still in her heart, she tries to earnestly live.
The people supporting her are her increasing school friends and a number of men.
Her childhood friend who is back from being a soccer player in Italy, Kouhei.
Her dead brothers physician who has now retired from medicine, Hayato.
Her cool headed but somehow shadowed teacher, Shuuji.
"I... like those people."
Gradually the protagonist awakens to her feelings.
--But soon she has an unforeseen meeting, is it a dream or reality?
Worlds are intersecting and something is happening.
"I want to meet that person again once more."
With that strong wish her frozen heart begins to thaw.
An adult love story weaving the tale of two worlds.
"Please, embrace me."
Who will you fall in love with?
Otomege
kivandopulus

Foreword: I just could not pass by without seeing with my own eyes one of the best cyberpunk'ish visual novels.

Title: Paradise Lost

Developer: light

Date: 2004-01-16

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1951

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9UUudO0wufPK3KqL-YaTUD

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Synopsis: Paradise Lost takes off in a dystopian setting that comes off as much more blatantly dark than its successors’. The stage is in a city known only as Sodom, which is separated from the outside world known as “Zoar”. Ruled by the gang known as the Infinite Viper, the law of “the strong eat the weak” is rampant throughout Sodom to the point that if you’ve lived beyond the age of 20, you most likely have murdered someone in order to do so. It is widely believed that outside lies a peaceful world free of the everyday violence so frequently seen in Sodom, but there is a closely guarded Gate that prevents residents of Sodom from leaving so no one has actually left and returned to confirm.

Game type: Dystopia epic confrontation

Character Design rating: 10/10

Protagonist rating: 10/10

Story rating: 10/10

Game quality: 10/10

Overall rating: 10/10

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Rating comments: Game has few perfect ratings, and I really tried to find any flaws in it as well. But I could not find any. I absolutely love all the protagonist, heroines and even side-characters. Story is second-to-none and without any fillers. Quality hits over the roof for me. 

Protagonist: Ryle is totally awesome with his split personality and coolness, but I was worried about Know a lot after reading reviews on the game. He was described as a jerk associating with the worst moments of the game. That's partly true, but Know is not a one-sided character. He's a kind-hearted loving brother in the beginning of the game. He is reflexing about having to lose his left hand to buy food. When he is put into conditions to lose his right arm, he's at the brink of despair. He's so weak, but he chooses to protect Sophia and Ril even at the cost of his life - and only miracles save him several times. Masada writing manages to imbue Know with a lot of empathy which colors his less rational actions with different shades of grey.

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Characters: All three heroines are charming and possess a unique story of survival in this unpredictable world. But side-characters and enemies also make this game shine. Ennis appearance makes every scene better. Moral choices and hesitations of Lilith make this heartless scientist feel alive. It's rare to meet such charismatic (and voiced!) negative character as Judas Strife. 

Story: The only thing I want so say about the story is that it's fast-paced, breathtaking and without fillers. Each chapter has its title which seems a bit off from the start, but each chapter manages to perfectly describe its meaning.

Prologue

The 1st. God Forsaken Sodom 

The 2nd. A Contest For Belzebub .

The Intermission. Criminal Fire Works.

The 3rd. Guilty Guilty Guilty

The Final. God Save The Zoar

The Final Godless A God Knows

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Thoughts:

1) One of the best features of the game is sex scenes filled with talk and meaning. And it's not just one Ast blowjob scene. Half of H events are made this way, so I feel sorry I have to cut them out of the video. I only encountered this feature in Coμ so far, and it really adds up to the evaluation.

2) I only know Dies Irae by the anime so far, but I'm sure that Paradise Lost is its spiritual predecessor. It has a lot of God motives as well concept of an omnipotent Deity messing with lowly creatures fates.

Overall comments: This is the first Masada game that I've read.  I'll try to play every game where he has something to do with the concept or writing.

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kivandopulus

Paradise Lost and Fate/Stay Night are the only masterpieces of the month, but Paradise Lost wins almost almost in every field in comparison.

1. Paradise Lost [040116] light 1 2
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Paradise Lost takes off in a dystopian setting that comes off as much more blatantly dark than its successors’. The stage is in a city known only as Sodom, which is separated from the outside world known as “Zoar”. Ruled by the gang known as the Infinite Viper, the law of “the strong eat the weak” is rampant throughout Sodom to the point that if you’ve lived beyond the age of 20, you most likely have murdered someone in order to do so. It is widely believed that outside lies a peaceful world free of the everyday violence so frequently seen in Sodom, but there is a closely guarded Gate that prevents residents of Sodom from leaving so no one has actually left and returned to confirm.
There are English reviews.

 

2. Gyakuten Saiban 3 逆転裁判3 [040123] Capcom 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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This game is the last of the series featuring Phoenix Wright as the main character, and through its course, gives more details on the past of important characters such as Mia Fey and Phoenix Wright, while tying up the loose ends on the storyline set up in the previous games.
The gameplay in Trials and Tribulations remains the same as both previous titles, including the use of Psyche-Locks introduced in Justice for All. A minor change is that the player will take on the role of different people other than Phoenix Wright for certain cases within the game, but this does not alter the game mechanics.
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

3. Marebito ~Soshite Sekai wa Hairo o Ushinau~ マレビト~そして世界は色を失う~ [040123] Juno
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1980s. Main character Kensuke lives a normal school life and prepares for a cultural festival. However, one day he starts to see a mysterious man hiding from him, and that changes his peaceful life. He remembers tales of Marebito which is either a production of unshaped human fantasies or a demon. Will Kensuke get it all from his youth or get trapped in a strange incident?
We basically must determine what nature Marebito has and get development depending on that. This whole concept felt weird to me. 

 

4. Moke Moke Taishou Dendou Musume Arisa もけもけ大正電動娘ARISA [040123] Mixwill Soft
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A strange android girl falls from the sky and crash-lands into Shinichirou's cafe, causing her to register him as her new master. Helping with chores isn't Arisa's niche, but she manages to fit in with his sister, Kotomi, until a new girl shows up looking for "Fire Bee". Through a series of sexual encounters, Arisa is found out to be the weapon "Fire Bee" Shinichirou's father was working on before he disappeared. Now the military is desperate to get her back at any cost.
A slapstick comedy with absolutely useless scenario, because of contradictions and bakage direction. It may be a curious game among kusoge, but it is still a kusoge.

 

5. Ensemble ~Maioriru Hane no Ensemble~ ENSEMBLE~舞降る羽のアンサンブル~ [040130] DreamSoft
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Fifteen years ago, Hiyoshi Kaede got separated from his sister after the divorce of his parents. They planted a maple tree on their house's garden as a way to remember each other. Now, he returns to the tree once again...
Game is quite long, but without any twisted scenario turns or excitement. Some heroines from previous F&C games are featured casually. A typical F&C game without individuality.

 

6. Fate/Stay Night [040130] Type-Moon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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----The one who obtains the Holy Grail will have any wish come true.
The Holy Grail War. A great ritual that materializes the greatest holy artifact, the Holy Grail. There are two conditions to participate in this ritual: to be a magus, and to be a "Master" chosen by the Holy Grail.
There are seven chosen Masters, and seven classes of Servants; beings akin to superhumans with incredible fighting abilities. There is only one Holy Grail. If you wish for a miracle, prove that you are the strongest with your powers.
Emiya Shirou is a high school student who has learned rudimentary magic from his father and uses it to fix objects. He finds himself engaged in the Holy Grail war as he gets attacked by a Servant. As he gets cornered, he somehow summons his own Servant and manages to stay alive long enough to compete against the other Masters.
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

7. Ouritsu Nekomimi Gakuen ~Anata No Tame No Hatsujouki♪~ 王立ネコミミ学園~あなたのための発情期♪~ [040130] Dress
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There is a mysterious school far to the east that is attended by students and teachers with animal ears. These are fake ears, but it's an important tradition of the school. But protagonist recognizes in a new transfer student a real half-human girl. He gets culture festival executive committee member position to get to know various student girls better.
Game is a moege with neko-girls. Truth be told, girls are strangely realistic. Scenario is usual humorous one. It's only uniqueness of characters that makes the story and the jokes passable.

 

8. Shuffle! [040130] Navel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Shuffle! follows the romantic life of Tsuchimi Rin a Japanese high schooler, who finds himself being sought after by a variety of girls. The world of Shuffle! consists of humans living in harmony with gods and devils. Despite their respective positive and negative connotations, both races are equally kind and good-natured. Your task is to choose a lover from the five girls the game offers.
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

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1. WW&F ~Taishou Teito Denkitan~ WW&F~大正帝都伝奇譚~ [040109] MBS Truth
Taisho era. Main character is a detective who gets a strange request - to replace water in the body where water level decreases. At the same time an incident happens in a mansion concerning philosopher's stone. What's the relationship between the two incidents?
Lolicon

 

2. Tsuki no Nai Michi 月のない路 [040112] Suisen
Consequent disappearances start to happen in a neighboring town. Four people witness a suspicious person on the way home from school. Main character decides to investigate this incident.
Doujin

 

3. Black Pencil [040115] ATP Projects
You are Kiyoshi. Living a normal life, only a dream has been haunting you for a long time. In it, you see the death of a young woman. You then find out that she really exists.
Doujin

 

4. Yakin Byoutou Ni 夜勤病棟・弐 [040115] Mink
The elite doctor Kuwabara couldn't forget his feelings towards Nanase Ren, whom he had loved in his youth. He changed the hospitals he worked at, one after another, to look for her, and finally he met her again at the St. Cattleya Hospital. However, her attitude was remote and his love couldn't be fulfilled. To make matters worse, he received photographs depicting Ren being molested. Ren had been turned into a lewd woman by Hirasaka through the woman body experiment when she was at the St. Julianna Hospital. He was disappointed and he lost his mind...
Nukige

 

5. Eden Final [040116] Forst
Glen's capture puts an end to the war, and "Caucus" returns the the Earth's orbit. However, aliens sitting in Glen's body manage to separate from the body and infiltrate the ship. Ship's crew forces Glen to collaborate to find and eliminate the aliens on the ship.
Nukige

 

6. Komokyun!! ~Heart ni Yureru Tamashi no Fandisc~ こもきゅん!! ~はぁとに揺れる魂のFANディスク~ [040116] Unison Shift
Crossover fandisc with side stories featuring heroines from Komorebi ni Yureru Tamashii no Koe and Mune Kyun! Heart de Koi Shi-te-ru ~Onii-chan Motto Daisuki~. 
There is also a mahjong minigame and Uno-styled card game where the points earned can be used to unlock extra CGs and BGM mode, as well as various other extras including wallpapers, system voices, desktop icons and a clock application from the in-game shop.
Fandisc

 

7. Honoka-chan no Abunai Orusuban 穂乃花ちゃんのあぶないお留守番 [040119] Studio-74
School suddenly announces closure for a week, and a group of children get to stay at home taking care of each other while parents are at work. What kind of experience awaits Honoka-chan?
Doujin

 

8. Hard Love ハードラヴ [040123] D.O.
Main character grows a strong distrust for women after losing mother as a result of divorce. But living with a beautiful aunt and younger cousin gradually helps him to open his heart. However, a shocking incident happens that strengthens his distrust again. Protagonist starts to fantaically seek his cousin's love as the only person he can ever trust.
Nukige

 

9. Kateinai Choukyou 家庭内調教 [040123] Guilty
Main character lives alone after losing his parents. But one day his less than lover more than friend Tomomi's parents go bankrupt. To save his friend from sacrificing herself he needs either a huge sum of money or fulfilling several creditor's conditions. One of them is to train girl of the family as masochist in just two months before her marriage.
Nukige

 

10. Kurobara wa Yoru ni Saku 黒薔薇は夜に咲く [040123] D-Angel 1
It is the end of the 19th century in the British Empire. Nefas is the last of an influential and wealthy bloodline that has slowly perished from an incurable hereditary illness. Growing evermore jealous of the generous health others take for granted, his anger once threatened to selfishly lash out and harm everyone it could reach, a situation suddenly changed upon his chance encounter with a young girl named Malizia. Feeling emotions he thought long forgotten, Nefas now faces the dilemma of giving the object of his desire everything he can… both in pleasure and misery.
Nukige

 

10. OL Gari ~Nureta Office~ OL狩り~濡れたオフィス~ [040123] West Vision
Main character is an ordinary employee in a fashion company. He is denied promotion and eventually fired. He finds a job at a rival company, and this time he intends to use his grim experience to mercilessly manipulate co-workers and get to the top.
Nukige

 

11. Succubu ☆ Soon! さっきゅば☆SOON! [040123] Score  1 2
The protagonist's father makes a deal with a devil. Shortly thereafter, a succubus visits the hero's home. She was there to fulfill his father's contract. However, she falls in love with our hero at first sight, and decides to live with him and his sister-in-law instead. Soon the succubus' mother comes knocking, and even she wants to move in on the action! Of course, being succubae, they need to get laid once in a while to keep going--might as well give them what they want!
Nukige

 

12. Sweet Hearts [040123] Sweet Hearts
Main character is a second grader who leads a decent school life with his three female friends and one male friend. He starts dating Haruka, but relations develop slowly. One day the whole company decides to go on a hot spring trip. However, only Haruka comes to the meeting place. Overcome with shyness the two people start their romantic vacations.
Nukige

 

13. Under Ground ~Chikarou de Naku Kohitsuji-tachi~ Under Ground~地下牢で泣く小羊たち~ [040123] Deeper
Main character starts to live with his uncle after parents' death in a traffic accident. Uncle is a pastor who has close ties with the underworld. Under threat of losing life protagonist follows uncle training for three years, and now it's time for him to teach cute lambs the teachings of God by himself... 
Nukige

 

14. Yuukyou Gangu 2 遊狂玩具2 [040123] Nigred
Main character has reputation of a hooligan in a school of free spirits. He insults his home teacher and makes her sex slave. Under threat of breaking up he forces her to lure female students to his net...
Nukige

 

15. Mai Season 妹し~ずん [040124] Haikara Kissa
Main character spends his day lazily when the door bell starts to ring. The visitor is his younger sister who comes to live together with him for a while. What a bother... but maybe it turns out fun.
Doujin

 

16. Wings Innocent [040126] Blue Crescent Moon
A story about dormitory students that share a room and gradually get closer without being able to convey their feelings. Until one day...
Boys Love

 

17. Gimai - Hitomi 義妹・仁美 [040130] Mercure 1 2 3 4 5 6
Things were going just fine until my father suddenly announced he was getting re-married, and his new wife and daughter were going to live with us. What am I supposed to do now?
My new step-mother is beautiful, but my new step-sister, Hitomi, is fascinating. She is so fragile and gentle. The way she smiles at me and tries to please me….I think she wants me. I….I think I want her. Whenever she is around me, I just want to possess her.
How far can I push her? What will she allow me to do to her?
“Please, Brother, I'll do anything for you. Just please don't hate me…..”
Nukige

 

18. Haa Haa Telepath ~Hajimete na no ni Chou Binkan~ はぁ・はぁ・テレパス ~はじめてなのに超BINKAN~ [040130] Saga Planets
Main character crashes with a transfer student Mio at the staircase, and after that he starts to hear her voice. One day he hears her calling to come to the backyard, and that encounter makes them lovers. He decides to try his acquired knowledge on other girls as well.
Nukige

 

19. Himitsu no Houkago ~Abunai Dousei Seikatsu~ ひ・み・つの放課後 ~危ない同棲性活~ [040130] Vitamin
Main character works as a teacher. Director's daughter crashes to his new mortage flat and suggest cohabitation. Protagonist can not go against director's will with all the debts acquired, so two young people start to live together.
Nukige

 

20. Kyrie ~Blood Royal 3~ Kyrie ~Blood Royal 3~ [040130] Cherry Soft
After the beginning of the age of the white princess, in this world is always snowing. The protagonist has lost the momories of his past, after having joined to the army he is soon called "Silver Wolf". He receives the order to go the capital of the celestial maidens to rape the white and the blue princess. The white princess is the actual virgin consecrated to the deity and the blue princess will be the next one. Will the snow go on falling? What will the protagonist do to make the summer to be back?
Nukige

 

21. Maple Colors H [040130] Apricot
Compared to the original, Maple Colors H is more for fun (i.e. “H”) than character development and gameplay. You play with the familiar characters from the original in a series in some random plots.
Nukige

 

22. Midorigafuchi Yotogi no Mura no Oyome-sama 碧ヶ淵 夜伽の村のお嫁様 [040130] Nel
Main character's mother dies, and relatives arrive for her funeral. That evening niece comes to his room and starts hugging. Due to special air in the room protagonist can not resist and robs her of virginity - that in addition to an affair with another relative he was having. Then comes the third girl, and all of them turn out to be bride candidates. Protagonist needs to live with the for seven days to determine the best bride for himself.
Nukige

 

23. Nyuukan Nurse! 乳感ナースっ! [040130] SQUEEZ
Main heroine is a rookie nurse. Her main problem is A cup breast size. One day she confuses orange liquid in the laboratory for juice, and her breast becomes G cup due to excessive development of hormones. That transformation also affects her sensuality.
Nukige

 

24. Oshiete Agechau 2 教えてあげちゃう2 [040130] Trabulance
Main character is a first grader with no confidence to confess to the loved one. While his brother is away, he starts to live with brother's wife who soon invites another girl to the flat. One day brother's wife proposes to use her body to practice and gain confidence. As naughty lessons start, more people get involved.
Nukige

 

25. Pink Haze [040130] Hanjuku Nora
Main character wakes up from fever symptoms in the middle of the night. He makes a call to the nearby clinic in search of consultation, but doctor unexpectedly suggests coming over. What will happen at this six tatami space at night?
Doujin Nukige

 

26. Puriimo ~Please Teach! My Sister~ プリいも~Please teach! My Sister~ [040130] Petit Pajamas
Main character witnesses an angel coming down from the sky in a nearby park. Surprisingly, she turns out to be the new school teacher who needs teaching practice on Earth to become  a full-fledged instructor in Heaven. If her angelic heritage is revealed, she is going to be disqualified, so she suggest to live together with protagonist and his sister. Teacher is a disaster at doing house chores, and sister wants to make memories with her brother before going to study in Vienna. Another summer story starts here.
Nukige

 

27. Ryouki ~Midara ni Hibiku Fukushuu no Rondo~ 凌姫~淫らに響く復讐の輪舞曲~ [040130] Psy-chs 1
he main character is Van Renbork, a fallen noble that, together with the elder sister, was abused throughout his youth for the pleasure of the royal consorts of Estoul, a 1700's France-like kingdom.
It's only after causing the horrible suicide of Van's sister that the royal family decides to definitely shut Van into the palace dungeons, under the (true and proved) charge of conspiracy against the Crown.
Ryouki's story begins many years later, after the death of the royal consorts, when a truly unusual visitor goes to see Van: Eldia, the late king's arrogant and snobbish elder daughter. Plotting against her own little sister for the succession to the throne, Eldia reaches an evil agreement with Van, freeing him.
But Eldia (and many others, too!) will be VERY sorry for this foolishness, because Van, driven from a lifetime of hatred, can now implement his own plans, turning the royal palace into a den of iniquity and causing the ruin of the kingdom.
Nukige

 

28. Soshite Bokura wa, そして僕らは、 [040130] Spray
A group of people goes to an island to shoot a video. While filming, they discover a mystery about the island.
Boys Love
kivandopulus

Year 2003 proved to be profound in every way. Great variety of masterpieces suiting everyone's taste.

New portion of Visual Novel Openings 2003 with songs.

My list of masterpieces in 2003:
  1. Ashita Deatta Shoujo 
  2. Clover Heart's
  3. Cross†Channel 
  4. Eien no Aselia -The Spirit of Eternity Sword-
  5. Gin no Hebi Kuro no Tsuki
  6. Interlude 
  7. Konata yori Kanata made
  8. Kurenai
  9. Lovers ~Koi ni Ochitara...
  10. My Merry Maybe
  11. Moekan 
  12. Natsuyume Yawa
  13. Routes 
  14. Saya no Uta
  15. Sayonara
  16. Tenshi no Inai 12-gatsu
  17. True Remembrance
  18. Uchi no Imouto no Baai (Heart)
  19. Yukizakura
  20. Yumeria 
  21. Zanmataisei Demonbane

I consider only a handful of visual novels to be 10/10. And among this whole list only Cross†Channel has an honor to be present in it. It's an eternal masterpiece. The rivals are prominent, but only worth 9/10 at best for me.

I intend to make the poll for extra review of the year a good tradition. There are always more games that I'd like to review, but can't due to review per month limitations or a very strong opponent in particular month. I'll try to limit the choice to 5 untranslated candidates at max to not water down the results (since there are plenty of videos and reviews on translated ones already). So I kindly ask to choose among the following visual novels:

  1. Daikuuji Kiki Ippatsu!
  2. Kattobi!
  3. Lovers ~Koi ni Ochitara...~
  4. Routes
  5. Shiki to Hitsuji to Warau Tsuki ~Cry for the Moon~

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kivandopulus

Foreword: My first thought was that berserk was remade as a visual novel. How is it even possible that such game remains in obscurity?

Title: Gin no Hebi Kuro no Tsuki

Developer: Project-μ

Date: 2003-12-19

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v10059

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpnPjFUxVuQ&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=27

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Synopsis: Main character is an unrivaled masked swordsman who takes up killer jobs and searches for a swordsman stronger than himself.

In the same world there is a girl Mari used in experiments by her father searching for immortality.

The fate connects these two people in their constant struggle.

Game type: Decadence dark world fantasy adventure

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 7/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 7/10

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Rating comments: Guts-like protagonist and dark story with lots of violence really made my day. But it's felt that Project-μ is on the brink of dissolving already - no voicing, short length, poor systems, lack of BGM.

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Protagonist: Kai the Silver Snake is perfect. Lone wolf and unrivaled master of the sword piercing through armies of humans and monsters alike. He does not care about Mari at all - she drags after him even though he tries to abandon her again and again. I wish there was such protagonist in every game.

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Characters: Can't really say much about other characters. Game is made as manga strips, so performance takes preference over developed characters. Mari is the only heroine of the game. There's also the spy girl Catina who features in quite a few battle scenes, but that's it. The cast of villains is much more diverse.

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Story: Story is quite simple, sadly. Kai just happens to teach some bastards a lesson, and freed Mari tags along. They barely make it to the town where Kai abandons Mari at a tailor's house. She goes after Kai and finds more trouble, but in the end manages to help Kai in a hopeless battle. That's the point they get closer. But tougher enemies already await them.

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Thoughts:

1) The theater performance is great, really. Text constantly flies around, enlarges, shrinks, explodes and whatever. There's an abundance of visual and sound effects. Those small manga strips getting on top or side of each other really add up to the mood. The whole theater idea is nice, but it can only bloom applied to a hardcore violence story.

2) The deficiencies of the game are numerous. Pretty much everything is sacked to produce good visuals, tempo and action. I realize that game can hardly pretend for masterpiece status, but the hardcore setting and protagonist give evaluation a boost.

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Overall comments: This game does not have a clear and understood development. Yet it manages to produce a semi-magical impression thanks to all the introduced effects and setting. Unique games such as this one are pushing industry forward. And I can only hope that both Masada's PARADISE LOST main hero and heroine were inspired by this small charming adventure story.

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kivandopulus

 

December equals flood of visual novels, and for once in a while of good quality. Saya no Uta is unrivaled VN of the month. Konata yori Kanata made makes for another masterpiece. I'm reviewing the mysterious Gin no Hebi Kuro no Tsuki

1. Colorful Box カラフルBOX [031205] Sound Tail
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A "comical story" set in a school. You play as main character Narumi Morizuki who's been selected to work on the school festival committee. The game takes place over a one month period and has you interact with six different girls.
Pretty usual school pure love story. Scenario is weak, so overall impression is thin. Heroines have their own charm, but it's difficult not to get bored after couple same looking routes.

 

2. Gakuen Senki Muryou 学園戦記ムリョウ [031205] M²TO
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It is an adventure game in which players transfer students to unravel the mysteries around Amano City and Ottsu Junior High School, which is the stage of the story. 
By collecting information from various characters as partners, the truth of an event that initially appears to be mysterious and fragmentary will gradually become clearer as it unravels threads. And the stage is from school to space .... 
The end of a magnificent story is waiting for you.
GBA exclusive for fans of some ancient anime.

 

3. Kuwai na Shock! くわいなしょっく! [031205] Megami 1
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Sakaki Arima is a private detective. He only works on cases related to youkai. He has ability to strengthen himself by having sex with female youkai, but he need to do it regularly. One day, he received a strange letter with only one sentence: "I want to see the sun". At the same time youkai catgirl came to his office and forced him to take this task...
There is an English review.

 

4. Roommate: Asami -Oku-sama wa Joshikousei- ルームメイト・麻美 -おくさまは女子高生- [031211] Datam Polystar
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As the newlywed husband of your student Onohara Asami, you live with your student bride and help her with homework as well as the rigors of living together and keeping the marriage a secret in school. 
Usual console repeating soap opera. Game for those who like cuteness and getting bored.

 

5. Anonono. ~Kimi to Sugoshita Ano Hi Ano Toki Ano Mirai~ あののの。~君と過ごしたあの日あの時あの未来~ [031212] Spirit Speak
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The protagonist suddenly returns to those bygone days of three years ago ...
Leading a life choked with regret, just wishing that he could have one chance to set things right ...
The protagonist is an ordinary college student, living out his tedious days in relative peace. But even through his college life, he feels a kind of disquiet that is hard to place -- the root of which comes from the incidents of a certain failed school festival three years ago. After that time, the life and the friends that he had known were scattered to the winds, leaving him with the life he knows now.
But if he had the opportunity to do things over again, to set things right, what would he do? 
Another beaten school setting. This time both gags and drama are poorly done. Both girl's fall in love and problem solving are forced. Not really a kusoge, just a very low quality level game.

 

6. Konata yori Kanata made こなたよりかなたまで [031212] F&C 1 2 3 4
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Kanata Haruka lost both of his parents and is left alone in the world without any relatives. On top of this he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and told that his remaining time on earth would not last long enough for him to see springs cherry blossoms again.
The only pillars of support in his life are his two childhood friends: Kousuke and Kanae. Kousuke heard about Kanata's illness and started helping him with all kinds of chores as these became increasingly more difficult for him to complete on his own because of the immense side effects brought on by the anticancer drugs. However, Kanata could not bring himself to also tell Kanae about his condition who he noticed was in love with him.
The seasons gradually become colder moving from late autum to early winter, when suddenly a blonde haired girl makes an appearance in Kanata's house. She introduces herself as Christel, an immortal vampire...
There are English reviews.

 

7. Level Justice レベルジャスティス [031212] SofthouseChara
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The world is in recession. It's a given that various criminals whether big or small increases. Because the citizens insistently annoyed the government to do something about it, the government established "special defense agency SAFE" specializing in using very lawful-like actions against criminals.
"Special Defence Agency SAFE"
Their main headquarters are veiled in secrecy, their main goal is the quick extermination of crime. Their authority is higher than the police. By the way, "Special Defence Agency SAFE" starting budget is 380 billion. The recession sufferring citizen's call to lower the taxes instead of spending money lavishly went unheard. The world is like that.
At the same time, in the midst of reccession, a new organization came into existence. This organization is composed of jobless college graduates and people fired from their jobs due to corporate downsizing. Them brittle, delicate and fleeting existance met with, if I had to say it, a genius person by chance. By his participation, they decided to make noise upon this world. This organization would be later known as the avatar of evil. "Valkyrie".
I don't care for simulation games.

 

8. Pizzicato Polka -Suisei Gen'ya- PIZZICATO POLKA-彗星幻夜- [031212] Pajamas Soft
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The game takes place in a town where a series of homicides have taken place. You play as main character Tatsuya Tsuzumi who has come to the town as an exchange student in order to search for his friend, whose whereabouts are unknown. While in town, you get close to a group of girls and begin to learn the true nature of the case plaguing the town. 
A mystery story with fantasy elements, like appearance of the witch, and pseudo-historical elements like world war II, Nazi, Holocaust. There are four heroines, but the flow is almost the same, and questions get answered only in main heroine Stella route. Game's not a masterpiece, but with good atmosphere. The main complaint is lack of text and volume. 

 

9. Tail Tale ている・ている [031212] Clover
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Ginta is a veterinary doctor at a large hospital. One day, he's appointed to treat six patients, who much to his surprise aren't animals... but people!
Moege with a decent atmosphere. All characters are of unique breed, and are quite cute at that. Actual story is confusing with all the weirdness of setting lacking explanation and unreasonable protagonist.

 

10. Kanojo no Densetsu, Boku no Sekiban 彼女の伝説、僕の石版 [031218] D3 Publisher
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The protagonist travels to a fantasy world where he must retrive a legendary sword with the help of five girls.
11 chapters about 30 minutes each. There are 5 heroines, but hardly any change in the story in individual endings. Setting is beaten, and realization is simplistic. Absolutely uninteresting work.

 

11. Daibanchou -Big Bang Age- 大番長 -Big Bang Age- [031219] Alice Soft 1 2 3 4
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In the year 200X, a giant hole erupted in the middle of Japan. Called the Hell Hole, its appearance caused the sea to split and the lands to bend. The entirety of Japan was twisted out of shape, and dark B-crystals appeared everywhere, bestowing special powers to some people, mostly the younger generation. Special Students, as those people were soon called, became the object of fear. Japan became ruled by violence and terror and was cut off from the rest of the world.
A year after the appearance of the Demonic Hole, a Special Student with extraordinary strength and will managed to unite the Special Students throughout Japan. He formed the Student Union (S.U.) to bring order back to Japan, and Japan entered a peaceful time, but it was not meant to last.
Now, the land is more split than ever between the military of the PGG, the horrifying vampires of the Nightmare Eyes, the disciplined ninjas of the NPI, the fanatical Holy Flame knights, and the violent Skull Serpents sky pirates, with no end to the hostilities in sight. However, one man appearing in the Tokyo school may just change Japan forever...
There are English reviews.

 

12. Genrin no Kishougun 2 ~Michibikareshi Tamashii no Keifu~ 幻燐の姫将軍II~導かれし魂の系譜~ [031219] Eushully 1
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Four years after exacting revenge for the murder of your character's family (first game), now you are the ruler of the kingdom, but there are still those who want to get in your way. Blockades have been set along enemy borders, and--although you've pressed for peace talks--people in your court are ending up murdered. Now the remaining members of your court, along with your people, are pressing for war. You now have no choice but to fight. Thankfully, lady magicians and soldiers will come to your aide, in more ways that one.
System is almost the same as in prequel, and overall quality level is high, but game lacks uniqueness now. There are both pure love and devil parts.

 

13. Gin no Hebi Kuro no Tsuki 銀の蛇 黒の月 [031219] Project-μ
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Main character is an unrivaled masked swordsman who takes up killer jobs and searches for a swordsman stronger than himself.
In the same world there is a girl Mari used in experiments by her father searching for immortality.
The fate connects these two people in their constant struggle.
Wow, a dark violence story from Project-μ. I'm so intrigued that I'm taking it up for a review.

 

14. Katayoku no Tenshi 片翼の天使 [031219] Witch
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Title means "One-winged Angel"
The hero, Kazuya Takase, is a third-year at his local school. He's doing so well that he's getting job offers, but he's refusing them all, because he wishes to follow his dream of becoming an actor.
His little sister Mai thinks his dream is unrealistic.
Even by November, with graduation approaching, Kazuya has not found an answer. Should he believe in himself, or should he rethink and follow the stable path laid out for him like his little sister wishes him to? 
Meanwhile, Kazuya meets various people...
Main genre is school SOL. Story is short and not particularly interesting, but with enough fun moments. Gamy system is poor. Quite an average game.

 

15. Machina no Kiseki ~Ogeretsu Daihyakka Gaiden~ マシーナの輝石 ~オゲレツ大百科外伝~ [031219] West Vision
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Main character is a skilled steam mechanic engineer living in the town of Greenock. He lives in the local church orphanage with autonomous android Iris. 
One day they learn that church is about to be demolished. Protagonist needs to raise a large sum of money to save his home. Together with Iris and nun Unia they take up a job of deciphering the contents of ancient books and create devices by the sketches.
It might be unclear from the synopsis, but game is a SIM about developing all kind of sex toys and testing them.

 

16. Soko ni Umi ga Atte... そこに海があって… [031219] Silver Co., Ltd.
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You, the young son of a fisherman on a remote island, find a naked girl collapsed on the beach. A doctor nurses her back to health. She seems to have amnesia.
Two men, claiming to be servants of her household, come to take her away. She appears afraid of them, but what can you do about it? Nothing.
The next day, she transfers to your school.
Just a moege with poor scenario this time. The development in 2nd part is spontaneous and leaves a bad aftertaste. Zapping system is introduced just for a check, it does not contribute.

 

17. V.G. Neo [031219] Giga 1
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The latest visual novel returns the series to its roots as a fighting tournament and features an entirely new cast.
There are 9 chapters, and 8 heroines participate in a tournament, so almost every chapter has a fight in it. All winners and losers are predetermined, and losers are being insulted in an animated scene by the clerk before the audience. Story is actually nice as we're being told the beginnings and reasons of the V.G. organization.

 

18. Yukiuta ゆきうた [031219] Frontwing 1 2
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The town has a local legend, "A big tree on the hill makes your wish come true." The main character lives a peaceful life with his classmates. One day, a transfer student comes to his class....
There is an English review

 

19. D -> A: Black [031225] Tonkin House
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High-school student Tōya Shinjō is what's known as a "Shinigami" -- an envoy of Hell who guides wandering souls, or "Creeps", who linger in the human realm. Each night, he hunts Creeps along with his partner Yuriel Arlencloyn, a white-winged Angel of Heaven. However, one night during their hunt, they happen to rescue a girl named Natsuki who recognizes Tōya as her classmate. Normal humans are not meant to know of such things as Shinigami and Creeps; with Tōya's own past shrouded in mystery to even himself, and Natsuki also interested romantically in Tōya, things quickly become complicated...
D→A:BLACK is a so-called "active novel" -- a visual novel-style adventure game with realtime battle sequences, divided into six chapters. The story unfolds from Tōya's point of view, largely through voiced dialogue sequences with still images. The player must occasionally make choices that will affect how the story plays out and which of the 11 endings are reached; some decisions are timed, and in many cases not answering at all is also a valid option.
At certain points in the game, the player will be attacked by Creeps. Controlling Tōya, his partner Yuriel, and his familiar Rin, the player must defeat the attacker and defend their team in a real-time battle. Each of the characters has various actions they can perform; Tōya and Yuriel can attack, defend, and use special moves, while Rin can defend or recover the other two characters. Each character has an affinity; Tōya's attacks are Dark, and work best against Light enemies, while Yuriel's attacks are the opposite, and Rin can switch between alignments. If any character's HP reaches 0, the battle is lost and the game is over.
Scenario feels not long enough and does not really change with different routes. System remains poor with no skip function. Active novel is a new genre and feels fresh.

 

20. Saya no Uta 沙耶の唄 [031226] Nitroplus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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Fuminori Sakisaka has a traffic accident which kills his parents and leaves him heavily injured. When he has a brain surgery to save his life, his perception of the world changes: everything he sees becomes blood and guts, people's looks and voices seem like monsters, and food that normally appeals to him tastes disgusting.
As he contemplates suicide in the hospital, Fuminori meets a beautiful girl among the flesh-covered walls. She introduces herself as Saya, and is apparently looking for her father. Fuminori does not want to be separated from Saya, and asks her to live with him. She agrees.
It's 3rd most popular visual novel of all times at VNDB, so not a single word about it.

 

21. Shin Mikagura Shoujo Tanteidan 新・御神楽少女探偵団 [031226] Elf
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"Shin Mikagura Tanteidan" is an inference trigger system ADV! It is a game to use the power of reasoning to consider and solve a series of incidents.
Almost no novelty in here, but spirit of prequels is maintained fine.

 

22. Vagrants [031226] Studio e.go!
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Hundreds of years later than our present age humanity is an endangered species. Endless wars and extraordinary natural phenomenon brought ruin to the mankind.
Civilizations gone, mutated flora and fauna spread all over the world, lands ruined and mutant monsters are terrorizing the surviving humans.
An Empire called Bizantia rose in a small region and expanded in no time. Humans that haven't joined the empire became nomads, living in the wilderness among the mutants and other non-humans.
The protagonist is a war-orphan, a wanderer, a thief out of necessity. Who meets some people by chance and together they change the worlds destiny...
3D field is used everywhere. Game is full of minor flaws, but nothing that can't be tolerated for the sake of the story. Somewhat average game of E-go.

 

23. Natsunone -Overture- 夏音-Overture- [031228] Breeze!!
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In the quiet seaside town of Yurigahama, Suzuna Kirisaki starts her first day at high school...
Youth yuri comedy. Lots of SOL and stupidity ensues.

 

24. Magical Unity マジカル☆ユニティー [031228] 0verflow
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Master got caught by bad guys! Main heroine needs to help him fast by lifting the laid curse. With her magical beam she can pacify any number of enemies one after another. 
Not a visual novel, just a quiz

 

BLOCKED

 

1. Atobe wa Ouji-sama 跡部は王子様 [031202] TOKOTON-LOVERS
Atobe x Sakaki fan game.
Boys Love

 

2. Christmas★Present クリスマス★プレゼント [031205] Ail
Suddenly a girl wearing Santa Claus clothes falls from the sky. She does not remember who she is, so main character takes her home. The next day girl comes to senses, but her source of power - the emblem - is taken away by protagonist. He agrees to return it one one condition - if girl becomes his slave until Christmas.
Nukige

 

3. Eisai Kyouiku 英才狂育 [031205] Kuzuryuu
Certain subjects being taught these days at college aren't always on the curriculum... Sex education is one of them. Here at our all-girls school, one male teacher takes it upon himself to best educate students in the ways of carnal knowledge. Using (and abusing) his authority, he lures the hottest students into his lair and has his sleazy way with them. In the end, these girls will learn some lessons they'll never forget.
Nukige

 

4. Hobo-san Chu! 保母さんちゅ! [031205] Triangle-delta
Main character works at a nursery school. New beautiful nun gets a job here, but she is not used to handle children at all. Protagonist develops a training course for her, but it can only be undertaken at night time when there are no children.
Nukige

 

5. Shikkan ~Hazukashimerareta Karada, Oreta Kokoro~ しっかん ~辱められた躰、折れた心~ [031205] X[iks]
Main character works as an inspector for a large conglomerate. He is dispatched to a secluded island as a doctor to investigate local hospital. Nurse who patrols empty rooms at night, girl hospitalized with mysterious disease and rumors about insults happening there - he will need to get to the bottom of it all.
Nukige

 

6. Yoi Ko no Nayami Soudanshitsu ~Mousou Sekai no Haitokuteki Shidou~ よい娘の悩み相談室~妄想世界の背徳的指導~ [031205] Collection
Main character operates a consultation web-site. There are some invitations to give consultations in person. If recommendations are useful and enough trust is generated, things may start getting intimate.
Nukige

 

7. Guisard Shuffle ~Bokura wa Omoi o Tokihanatsu~ GUISARD・SHUFFLE~僕らは想いを解き放つ~ [031212] SandalDash
The battle between young masked warrior Guisard and remodeled human Kuroudo is over. But peaceful days come to an end with the appearance of the shadowed man and a mysterious girl. And Guisard starts to question the meaning on this fighting again.  
Boys Love

 

8. Hageshiku Bote Hara! Senpai, Watashi no Ko, Mitomete Kudasai!! 激しくボテ腹! センパイ、私のコ、認めてくださいっ!! [031212] Acme X
"It is vaginal cum shot without contraception!"
The devil group aiming for the girl "Nami" who entered the same school as a longing senior ....
A pure and innocent girl "Nami" with only a good spirit and a little fancy
I start to go to the same school as my longing senior with my hopes inflated.
Nami, such as a girl's cartoon heroine, has lived without knowing the fear of men at all.
However, in the school where Nami came to attend, only men and women were devils.
Volleyball club members, classmates, etc.
There are roommates and custodians in the dormitory, and even vagrants in the neighborhood.
I always aim at the fresh body of Nami ....
In fact, can Nami be able to offer purity to longing seniors?
Nukige

 

9. Ingoku no Yakata 淫獄の館 [031212] Girl's Software
Main character can not find a job after graduating from college and has to do part-time jobs. But eventually he comes upon a notice inviting for a job with extraordinary wage at a remote Western style mansion. He starts working there with newly employed maids. But at the night of the fourth day he hears screams that reveal the true nature of this mansion - it's a polygon to train maids as sex slaves for powerful people. It's up to protagonist whether to resist or collaborate.
Nukige

 

10. Jam n' Limit ~Mitsu/Shitsu/Kan/Kin ジャムアンリミット~密/室/監/禁 [031212] Studio Jikkenshitsu
Main character questions institution of morality. Delivering and sharing pain is the only thing that makes him feel alive. He wants to introduce this feeling to various girls...
Nukige

 

11. Kanaete Ageru ~Fuyu ga Kureta Okurimono~ かなえてあげる~冬がくれた贈り物~ [031212] High Soft
Main character spends three years helping Santa who is actually a cute girl. But something changes with this fourth year, and this holy night is the time when his dreams will come true.
Nukige

 

12. Kizumono no Shoujo -Kizumono no Gakuen Gaiden- 傷モノの少女-傷モノの学園・外伝- [031212] Rasen
A terrible group insult case happens at this college. A lot of victim students changed school after that. Main character finds photos with scenes A lot of students of this school get trapped after coming to a school party. Main character finds insult images in transferred girl's laptop and starts to blackmail her - and she can not say no. With time surrounding girls get involved as well... 
Nukige

 

13. Liar Taisen Janmagedon ライアー大戦じゃんまげどん [031212] Liar-soft
Main character Ueda installs new Liar Soft CD to the pc in the living room while his sister secretly watches him from a distance. Suddenly girl introducing as a new heroine appears on the screen asking for help in their fight against a nasty beast. The monster threatens to turn a pure love game into tentacles rape feast. As Ueda agrees to help, both he and his sister get transferred to the Liar Soft world.
Fandisc

 

14. NekoNeko Fan Disc 2 ねこねこファンディスク2 [031212] NekoNeko Soft
Contains omake material from NekoNeko's earlier games.
Fandisc

 

15. Ryoujoku Hishoshitsu 2 ~Midou Shirou Hen~ 凌辱秘書室2~御童志狼篇~ [031212] Maika
Main character is an orthodox successor of prequel game protagonist. He learns to manipulate women spirit at will. He is asked by mysterious head of the audit department to resolve the conspiracy case in the office at his workplace.
Nukige

 

16. Shinshoku 浸蝕 [031212] Black Package Try
The protagonist, Kokubo Toshiya, is adopted by the loving Kitagawa family. In truth, he was in cahoots with the orphanage's director, and aimed to turn the women of this family into his prey.
Despite conducting himself as a mature and overly polite child, Kokubo Toshiya secretly harbors dark thoughts, this twisted personality being a result of a traumatic childhood experience.
Gradually, he starts to show his true personality just before starting his plans on his stepmother and stepsister.
When his stepfather is away from home, Toshiya starts putting his plan in practice. Using a photo of his stepsister shoplifting, he starts with her stepmother, and soon he also reaches his hand on her stepsister.
Nukige

 

17. Yarasete! Teacher やらせてっ!てぃーちゃー [031212] Tryset
Ishibasha Yuuta is young, but already way too much interested in erotic things, to the point that at school he is considered a pervert!
There is a new temporary teacher at school: her name is Riko Okamoto and she's there to assist the actual teacher during 2 weeks.
She makes the perfect target for Yuuta to tease...
Nukige

 

18. Nestle Close III [031213] Haikara Kissa
A pretty girl who is a daughter of your apartment house's owner is asked to take care of the building during the owner's two weeks absence. How do you get along with her?
Doujin Nukige

 

19. Hitozuma Dorei Kissa 2 人妻奴隷喫茶2 [031216] Black Lilith
A group of three people choose married coffee shop manager and a class committee member as their prey to sexually assault them.
Nukige

 

20. Nanami to Konomi no Oshiete ABC ななみとこのみのおしえてA・B・C [031216] Studio Ring
You're a college student on summer vacation.
In your neighbourhood live two extremely friendly cute twin girls, Nanami and Konomi Nishimura.
One day their mother asks you to tutor the two of them.
"Nanami wants to study with onii-chan!"
"Onii-chan, will you teach Konomi?"
Of course, onii-chan immediately replies.
"Sure, if you want me to, it'd be my pleasure."
"He didn't say no... thank goodness."
"Yay!"
And thus begins your summer "lessons" with Nanami and Konomi.
Nukige

 

21. Natsu no Owari ni なつのおわりに [031217] milkcat 1
At summer's end, we change our grades; the season changes into autumn; the leaves change color; but what of our friendships and our loves?
Doujin

 

22. After... -Sweet Kiss- [031219] Ciel 1
Among other goodies there are five episodes not included in the main game:
Episode 1 「香奈美 〜Crazy for YOU〜」
Episode 2 「渚 〜Anytime be with me〜」
Episode 3 「陽子 〜Touch me, Touch my heart〜」
Secret Episode 1 「Harem ♥ Party」
Secret Episode 2  「おにいちゃんといっしょ♥」
Fandisc

 

23. Akarui Mirai ~Wet And Messy 2nd time~ アカルイミライ Wet And Messy 2nd time [031219] FlyingShine Black
In Azami High School, the stage of this game, there is a rumor about a ghost. According to witnesses, that ghost is surprisingly beautiful and her scent is luscious. Masaki starts to examine the fact about the ghost and one day, he happens to talk with a girl who exists in the past, Sakura. But the fact is that she doesn't exist in the present. She was killed in the past and Masaki tries to change her future to save her....
Nukige

 

24. Akibako ~"Shiritsu Akihabara Gakuen" Fandisk~ あきばこ~「私立アキハバラ学園」ファンディスク~ [031219] Frontwing
Among other goodies there are five mini-ADV horny stories about each heroine.
Fandisc

 

25. Matty まってぃ [031219] Complet's
Main character is a photographer who lives along while his parents are abroad. That is until the day his apartment is taken away. He is allowed to live at his relatives in the neighborhood. The house is full of women, and protagonist becomes a toy in their hands.
Nukige

 

26. Oira wa Bandai ~Heisaku & Kenta no Yume Monogatari~ オイラは番台~平作&健太の夢物語~ [031219] Interheart
Several months have passed since Kotaro got arrested. But his two friends retain freedom and continue his initiative. They choose public bath as a place for their operations.
Nukige

 

27. Puchi Puchi☆Majo Sensei! ぷちぷち☆魔女先生! [031219] TerraLunar
Main character transfers to a new school which turns out to be a school to give education certificates to witches. Protagonist gets in love with wizardry practitioner wizard and looks forward to his days full of fun.
Lolicon

 

28. Pururun Jugyou ぷるるん授業 [031219] Trabulance
Main character is invited to a cabaret by a bad friend. He gets drunk and participates in a fabulous foursome, but as a result gets in debt with the enterprise.
Nukige

 

29. Saishuu Chikan Densha 2 最終痴漢電車2 [031219] Atelier Kaguya 1 2
Some towns have legends of haunted houses or underground communities in the sewers. But in Takumi’s town, the ultimate urban legend is the Midnight Sleazy Train. Desperate for a spot on the train, Takumi waits by the station after hours. But he finds that you can’t just buy a ticket. Only by bringing the perfect female guest can you ensure permission to come aboard.
Nukige

 

30. Yami no Koe III ~Gobou Sanyoku Mahoujin~ 闇の声III ~五芒三欲魔方陣~ [031219] Black Cyc 1 2
K is trapped within the academy, and recruits a passerby to find girls in various locations outside the academy in order to break the barrier. To accomplish this, she lends him her bag containing clothing and apparel with a degenerating influence.
Nukige

 

31. Yarippanashi 犯放 [031219] Gaia
Main character has a hobby to train women, but while using others to achieve that. The ultimate aim is to reach fiancee and mother. The cycle of endless subjugation begins.
Nukige

 

32. H na Oisha-san Hなお医者さん [031220] Sol-fa-soft
A somewhat naughty doctor has come to take medical examinations.
He is supposed to inspect their bodies, but all he's doing is touching the young girls all over.
Nukige

 

33. Puchi Idol ~ Chijoku no Fan Kansha Day ぷちアイドル~ちじょくのファン感謝デー [031220] Black Lilith
It's time for fans to punish these two little selfish idols !
Nukige

 

34. Kadowakashi 拐 ~カドワカシ~ [031225] ZyX
Main is a lecturer at a girls school. One day he gets to help a bullied girl. However, the witnessed scene awakens sadistic feelings in him, and he gets into physical relations with the girl. He has a choice to develop pure love relations or to set a system of control over other girls.
Nukige

 

35. Dokidoki Closet どきどきクローゼット [031226] Pianissimo
The tests are over, and summer vacations begin. Suddenly a girl falls from a closet before main character. She turns out to be from a spirit wold. Her intention is to help people with the power of changing clothes. 
Lolicon

 

36. Inmai Baby 淫妹BABY [031226]  Image Craft
The protagonist is a young man. He lives with his younger stepsister Mana in the same house, together brother and sister discover a lot of games (with sometimes interesting toys) and they have a lot of fun.
Nukige

 

37. Kaze no Satsui 風の殺意 [031226] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE
The members of the broadcast club gather at a villa in the mountains to set up a farewell party for a fellow member leaving on a journey. And that night an "incident" happens ... 
Doujin

 

38. Keoni 華鬼 [031226] Ferret
Sengoku. Main character belongs to the Iga clan and gets a mission to kill his brother who abandoned Iga. Among Kyoto forces, Koga clan assassins, prostitutes and all kinds of shady characters protagonist discovers the darkness of this world.
Boys Love

 

39. Last Order ラストオーダー [031226] 13cm
Many things happen at a family restaurant. The boss of this restaurant tries to have a sex with every waitress. Another waitress starts to work here and he finds her secret.
Nukige

 

40. Say Yah! 2003 [031226]  Authoring Heaven
After old Klaus retirement prostitute Aria acquires Santa license. Together with her helper Reindeer they visit various people and bring joy and excitement.
Nukige

 

41. Stray Sheep ~Chijoku no Zangeshitsu~ STRAY SHEEP ~恥辱の懺悔室~ [031226] Panda House
A missionary women's school is located in deep forests and is forbidden to men. Main character infiltrates it as a priest to investigate death of a girl. He gets swallowed into the feast of lust governing there.
Nukige

 

42. Teri ☆ Mix テリ☆みっくす [031226] Terios
Fan disk includes four short stories among other content about:
1. Magical Kanan
2. Ikinari Happy Bell
 
3. Elysion ~Eien no Sanctuary~
 
4. Angelium -Tokimeki Love God-
Fandisk

 

43. Hanakisou 花帰葬 [031228] HaccaWorks*
A young man awakens in the snowy wilderness with no memory. The boy watching over him informs him that his name is Kuroto, which means the winter that announces the end. Claiming to be a traveling companion, Hanashiro reassures Kuroto and says he will help him regain his memory. More questions arise once they reach the nearest town and are soon confronted by the military. While Kuroto attempts to grasp the quickly developing events around him, snow quietly continues to fall.
Boys Love

 

44. Kakera Fandisc かけらふぁんでぃすく [031228] Io
In-game trash (made in the flash player).
Fandisc

 

45. Masquerade [031228] Soft Circle Courreges
Under the strong duress that was succeeding my father's legacy, my life resumed itself to dedicating myself to my work. Finding absolutely no joy to this monotous, repetitive routine, I soon found myself to be a mere husk of a man, caring about nothing but maximing profits and running a successful business. But then, there she was.
Elena Garshis. Following the death of her mother, she was taken into my household, working as a maid. 
I want to see her scream and shout, to dye her pure white skin with my jet black desire. Yes, the very same Elena who does not lose her perfect, radiant smile, no matter what the task...If it's her, she will accept me with no protest.
Over time, I came to be consumed by such feelings, and finally, I was able to satisfy my desires. 
Taking shelter from the coldness of Winter, a small story took place in a certain mansion. And with it, so did develop a pure yet depraved love that taught me the warmth and true meaning of Christmas, together with the one most important to me.
Nukige

 

46. Moeten モエてん [031228] KeroQ
Fan disc includes two mini scenarios:
1. "Betryer ~Kaori~" is about Kirishima story that takes prior to original game
2. "Dog Life ~Fuyuha~" is a fan-service story about betrayal
Fandisc

 

47. Petit Fleur ~Kaze Fuku Machi no Melody~ Petit Fleur ~風吹く街のメロディ~ [031228] Black Box
A small city of windmills at the edge of the world... 
Mizuk is an orphan who works at a local bakery. One day she helps traveler Dandelion who comes from the West Desert. They start to live together while being visited frequently by a local girl. A small love story develops in this magical atmosphere. 
Doujin

 

48. Sukumizu no Uta スク水ノ唄 [031228] Milksoft
It's a peaceful seaside town. It's habitual for girls to wear school swimsuits under uniform there. Main character's hearts starts to burn with passion at the sight of swimsuits.
Lolicon

 

49. ERO Ragnarok Offline 4 [031230] PERCEPTRON
Chris breaks out from the jail, but gets in adventurers trap, which triggers another cycle of revenge. She summons monsters attacking adventurers and insulting women. 
Nukige

 

50. Kodomo Milk Parfait こどもみるくぱふぇ [031230] Shiritsu Sakuranbo Shougakkou
You're a college student and while you love the many beautiful girls you see around you in college you prefer elementary school girls. Your girlfriend is 10 year old 5th grade elementary school girl Ai Hasegawa. She's happy to be your girlfriend but discovers that her best friend Aya Sakurai has a crush on you too!
Ai loves both you and Aya so she decides it's ok to share! She brings Aya to your apartment and asks you to take her first kiss. Where will you go from there?
Nukige

 

51. M.C. [031230] #define
The hero is Takesato Masaru.
He's the last member of Cucumber study group, a school club that research a big variety of things.
One day, he get a book with a special power causing hypnosis to those reading some special pages.
Using it and researches on hypnosis by his senpais, he will try various experiments on his girl classmate Mashiho.
Doujin

 

52. Natsu Yami 夏闇 [031230] Amecyan
Love starts to sprout between characters of Tsukihime
Boys Love

 

53. Nudist. Project Black: Love Island Tour [031230] Bunny Hole Studio
Main character, his lover and friend's boss get a tour to an uninhibited island. A fierce love battle begins as night falls. 
Boys Love

 

54. sol-fa-soft Mafuyu no Otoshidama CD sol-fa-soft真冬のお年玉CD [031230] Sol-fa-soft
This is sol-fa-soft Variety CD 2nd bullet.
■ Quizz
It's just a quiz with questions from three genres of movie - "entertainment", "trivia" and "geek". CGs are seen based on the correct answer rate.
■ SOLITAIRE GIRL
A short story.
Chihina explores imaginary situations of confessing her feelings to her older brother who is leaving home soon.
■ Karen-chan's own business!
It is dress up & a short story.
In the clothing change part, you can change clothes freely. You can go out depending on the chosen clothing.
■ Drawing Course
This is a CG lecture by Mr. Tanaha, depicting the original images of sol-fa-soft works.
Fandisc

 

55. The Wind from Rixcall [031230] Ritz software
Main character has a mysterious ability to hear voices of spirits. One day a person wearing Greek mythical costume approaches and attacks him. Mysterious events start to happen around him. To get to the source of all mysteries he needs to go to the world "Rixcor". 
Boys Love

 

56. Tokyo Kizoku 東京貴族 [031230] Fusyro
This is the fan disc of Moon Shade. It included full-color booklet of size A5 with the game's disc.
Fandisc

 

57. Hitori ni Shinaide... I Want to Be Together 一人にしないで… I want to be together [031230] sky hope
Main character is a freeter. He meets two boys in his casual everyday life. One lives in the neighborhood, and the other one is met by chance. Protagonist feels loneliness in their hearts and does not want to let them go.
Boys Love

 

58. I'll Be Back [031230] Meisou Koukoku
On a dark night a person in white suit and forehead dripping with blood appears before a boy. No one knows where they are going to.
Boys Love

 

59. Juusha to Yukai na Nakama-tachi 従者とゆかいな仲間たち [031230] Action Film Theater
A year after the battle of Ulnelis. 
The Lucius kingdom regains its peaceful days. But second prince Canaan-Lucius is not happy with current situation. He orders to send a message to the neighboring country Sanastia and sets off to pay it a visit.
Boys Love

 

60. Love Game ラブ・ゲーム [031230] TOKOTON-LOVERS
Choose either Ryoma and Fuji and try to win the heart of Tezuka or Sanzuka without getting into friend zone.
Boys Love

 

61. Neverland ni Ikou!! ネバーランドに行こう!! [031230] ANGEL/CIRCUIT
Two people confess to each other before the summer vacations. More than friends, less than lovers, they take tickets to an amusement part.
Boys Love

 

62. Orange Heart [031230] TOKOTON-LOVERS
Become the head of a newspaper and interview the members of Emperor Tennis Club!
Boys Love

 

63. Tsuki no Nai Yoru (episode 1) 月のない夜 第1章 [031230] A-10 no Yukue
Boy gets in a storm and finds shelter in a mountain cabin. He starts to remember grandma's stories about demons wandering in such weather. Suddenly door opens...
Boys Love

 

kivandopulus

Foreword: Setting, guns and blood were the things that attracted me.

Title: Kurenai

Developer: light

Date: 2003-11-14

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v5367

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHAT2UfXhxM&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_1zimd4jO7eJ4LHc5DnPcj

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Synopsis: The world is breaking apart. City is full of suicides, murders and bizarre crimes. City is full of shadows, and main character hunts down such "crimson shadows" that used to be persons. His abilities are trained by a woman of a mysterious identity. Love only exists in fragmentary form in this eternal whirlpool of death.

Game type: Err... bloody?

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 6/10

Story rating: 7/10

Game quality: 7/10

Overall rating: 7/10

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Rating comments: I spent quite some time deciding on how much I like his game. The first and second chapters were really impressive, of masterpiece level. Next three chapters lowered overall estimation. But final 6th chapter remained true to itself and managed to surprise me - for that I want to give it its due. And that's especially notable because of overall weak plot and characters in the game. Kurenai manages to find other approaches to the reader.

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Protagonist: We get to see Touya, and we only know that he's a student and a kurenai hunter who fights with a bamboo sword. We also constantly read his thoughts - or rather someone's stream of consciousness. It sometimes falls into philosophy and sometimes into madness category, but it remains amusing to read.

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Characters: Nominally there are four heroines - found doll Alice, detective partner Mutsuki and two acquaintances Yuri and Himeno. But Alice is definitely the main heroine here - she's also the only one who gets two endings instead of just one. I've actually only seen her two endings since discovering other heroines is quite confusing in this game as it needs backtracking. I tried to do it once and I failed, so just settled with the main heroine. All heroines but Alice and Mutsuki only make a cameo appearance and are absolutely not memorable. Basically all the heroines have almost the same face, and that does not help either. Alice is a doll who we find on the street. She is loyal to main character as her goshuji-sama. She's the only fighting heroine. She seems to be of such simple personality that last chapter of the game becomes shocking.

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Story: There's not much happening in the game, actually. In first chapter we get in our first fight and find doll Alice on the street. In the following chapters there's usually one main perpetrator Kurenai that we need to take down. In the third chapter we get from the streets to the school and meet a whole lot of heroines. Not sure we need school at all in this kind of game. These chapters pay less attention to fights and more attention to spontaneous H events. And I call them spontaneous, because it happens exactly like that. There is no love line or flirt or anything at all. Just at any moment of the narration some girl may instantly get horny, and 10 lines after that there's H event, easy as that. I understand the need of H events for a game to sell, so I actually welcome such approach. This way we don't need to waste time for love. I cut all the H events from the video, and game only became better after that.

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Thoughts:

1) I mentioned that this game has other means of attractiveness besides traditional ones. The first is the stream of thoughts. Both philosophy and madness are mixed here. I'd really rather read such thoughts as time fillers instead of some lovey dovey pursuits. The second one is the number of efforts given. Game has FOUR different omake with the last one divided in five parts. The third thing I'd mark is Alice scary monologues. I'm still under impression here, scary as hell.

2) I liked that we get the answers in this game. One strange thing is how protagonist even manages to survive and recover with such serious wounds. His limbs barely remain linked to the body, but in the next scene he's all right again. And game actually gives a very elegant explanation to that later. For the whole game we try to uncover what it means to be Kurenai. We don't get a clear answer, but we get more than just an answer.

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Overall comments: This game remains memorable and alive for me. It's quite simple in structure, but impactful. Game is about blood, and it remains true to itself. Heroine's True End does not mean it's a good end, it's just another ending about blood. Blood is main character of this game, and that's what makes it absolutely hilarious. Game is crazy, but rather crazy good than crazy bad like BM0.

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kivandopulus

Clover Heart's , Eien no Aselia -The Spirit of Eternity Sword- and Yukizakura can all be considered masterpieces from certain angles, but they can't beat a real violent story Kurenai

1. Haken Seifuku 派遣制服 [031107] BlueJelly
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Main character owns a bar. One day he receives a letter urging him to avenge his dead parents and defeat Kagura group that controls the underground business of the city. But he does not have to fight alone - bar is full of girls suffered from the Kagura group. The power of their cosplay will infect the other shops of the city.
Some mix of board game and SIM, and that's enough information for me to forget about it.

 

2. Minyo! -Miko- みにょっ! -巫女- [031107] Take Out
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Main character lives alone. One day before university exam, shrine maiden cousin of his childhood friend visits him in the apartment. She exclaims that boy is a powerful medium able to summon even Satan-class demons. And she also mentions he has one month to live, so she is here to prevent that and save him. Girl is very cute and easygoing, so they start to live together. But what's the deal with the evil spirits?
Now SIM with card battles. And I say SIM because there are repeatable actions that must be exercises each day like morning and evening conversations, prayers etc.

 

3. White Princess [031107] feng
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The game begins at the start of the second semester of your second year of high school. You play as Keisuke Shibahara and work on your relationship with nine heroines. Gameplay is focused on conversations, with interactive selection points and a backlog that keeps track of the text in case you missed out on anything.
It's a weak moege and I laugh at vndb scores. Just because it's Feng does not automatically mean it's good. Protagonist is a donkan who is not interested in girls at all till some very sudden and unrealistic choice. Characters lack emotions. Feng catch phrase for this game "It's ok if you cheat" is a total lie as there is nothing like that in the game apart of very vague triangle relations if it can be called relations at all. All routes look the same in the individual part - girl has trouble and she conveys it to main character. And our guy only cares to answer at the very last moment so that the game can finally end. First Feng game can be excused as a debut work with original motives, but this second work is a total shame.

 

4. Aiiro no Kyoushikyoku ~Deep Blue Rhapsody~ 藍色ノ狂詩曲~Deep Blue Rhapsody~ [031114] Noctovision
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Main character attends a music school to become professional pianist. However, for presentation he needs to find a partner playing another musical instrument. He gradually starts to get attracted to a mysterious transfer student who plays contrabass. His childhood friend starts to feel jealous and decides to fight for his love. Where will this three people relations come to? How will their musical careers fare?
Unlike rather logical synopsis, actions and thoughts of characters are very inconsistent. Protagonist is not just a weirdo with lots of strange habits, but his behavior is totally different in various parts of the game. Is it split personality disorder or something? Insult and madness dominates the game with very few normal endings. Characters are weak to begin with and do not play any significant role in the game. The supposed jealousy hardly exists at all. It's a deeply broken game

 

5. Arabica [031114] Active 1
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Main character encounters a woman falling off the window and getting hospitalized as a result. In order to help her he agrees to start a part time job in her coffee shop. However, it turns out to be a maid cafe with triplets as waitresses! The look and sound absolutely alike, so protagonist can never guess who he's talking to. But girls personalities are different - one likes to make fun of protagonist, the other one is a free spirit while third one shows almost motherly love.  
There is an English review.

 

6. Kurenai 紅 [031114] light
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The world is breaking apart. City is full of suicides, murders and bizarre crimes. City is full of shadows, and main character hunts down such "crimson shadows" that used to be persons. His abilities are trained by a woman of a mysterious identity. Love only exists in fragmentary form in this eternal whirlpool of death.
Wow, another trashy game, but with guns and moon! Damn it, I'm weak to such crazy games, I'm taking the bait. 

 

7. Tantei Jinguuji Saburou Series No.01: Shinjuku Chuuou Kouen Satsujin Jiken 探偵 神宮寺三郎 Series No.01 新宿中央公園殺人事件 [031126] 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Police inspector Kumano Sanzou has asked Jinguuji Saburou for help when the strangled body of a popular hostess was found in Shinjuku Central Park. Jinguuji accepts the case, but first he needs to find witnesses that are willing to speak out. 
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

8. Arishi Hi no Uta 在りし日の歌 [031128] Mercurius
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Tomoru Hibino lives a placid life in a placid town, and even the sudden appearance of a mysterious, self-named 'sister' in his own house doesn't change overmuch the quiet emptiness that his life has become.
But maybe there is still hope...
Very orthodox pure love story of boy meeting a boy in a rural landscape. Chapters are called by the lyrics of a Japanese poet of early 20th century. Protagonist is difficult to empathize with, because the cornerstone of his personality is being empty. There's no voicing, so it's inevitable that we try to read faster at the expense of atmosphere. Overall quite a poetic game.

 

9. Clover Heart's [031128] ALcot 1 2 
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"Clover Heart's" is not different stories of the same protagonist, but one story of two different protagonists, two twins, living in the same house, meeting the same people.
It's not a game about learning about a girl's story, it's a game about growing up, about maturing in order to fall in love or in order to learn the difference between falling and being in love, together with the girl.
And it's also a game about a family, what it means and what problems it may bring: sister-brother problem, brother-brother, parents-children, parent-parent and even no family related people living under the same house.
There is an English review.

 

10. Doujinshi Sokubaikai o Yarou! 同人誌即売会をやろう! [031128] Cyc 1 2
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A talented artist with dreams and charisma, the protagonist has strived to lead a doujinshi circle towards success. Sadly, despite his ambition and drive, he lacks the financial resources and experience to break the barriers… until a beautiful woman offers both, expecting nothing in return except his best effort. Her future is now intertwined with his: can he prove to be the success she believes him to be?
There is an English review.

 

11. Eien no Aselia -The Spirit of Eternity Sword- 永遠のアセリア-The Spirit of Eternity Sword- [031128] Xuse 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Yuuto has been taking care of his step-sister Kaori since the passing of both of their parents. Their life is hard, but they are happy together - at least until the day they are transported to a parallel world that they will later come to call Phantasmagoria...
In this world where he can't even understand a single spoken word, his sister is taken prisoner and her captors, calling him an 'Etranger', force him to fight wielding a sword that tries to control his mind instead...
Although he first accepts this fate only to protect Kaori, with passing time Yuuto starts to care for the fate of the 'spirits', the girls that fight alongside him, and other inhabitants of this world as well...
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

12. Hello Good-bye! ~Otoko Tomodachi Onna Tomodachi~ Hello Good-bye! ~男ともだち女ともだち~ [031128] Fairytale
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Main character is a college student who has a lover. They finally decide to live together for a month. But one day protagonist goes to a drinking party where he meets his former girlfriend. Suddenly his college female friends start to show signs of attention. There are also encounters with new girls. So what does "real love" mean?
Fairytale is famous for introducing weird systems that are difficult to grasp and that prevent game capture sometimes. This is exactly such case. There are dozens and dozens of choices, so it's easy to get some ending, but almost impossible to get all the endings. For the same reason no one bothered to make a walkthrough.

 

13. Karen 夏恋 ~karen~ [031128] Purple Software
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While his parents leaves on a sudden business trip the protagonist, Yousuke, goes to stay at an acquaintance house. This "house" is actually an old Shinto shrine which he will manage together with the three sisters living there.
Yousuke's struggle to revive the run-down shrine begins and so does his search for love...
A very orthodox scenario. Add to that childhood friends and lost memories that stand in the center of the game and you get a game like hundred others. Among five heroines three are childhood friends. Whether such setting can shine or not depends on quality, and here it's very mediocre. Protagonist is passive, and he does not encourage self-investigation, so he's difficult to empathize with. There's only one notable event of preparation to the festival. And it's quite stupid how shrine can get bankrupt. There's nothing outstanding in this game, so it pales in comparison to such games as Kimi ga Nozomu Eien.

 

14. Presence プレゼンス [031128] Clock Up
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Main character is an ordinary young man who dreams about unrealistic adventure. But his everyday is a normal boring one. One day wakes up only to know that he needs to pass exam that he already passed last week. He gets into time distortion and has to repeat the same uneventful week over and over again which turns his life into nightmare. Can he find his way back by mending other people's lives?
As developers call it, pure love shame adventure. Heroines have pure love route where accident is prevented and also an insult route. It's a shame that reasons for entering time loop remain unclear. The same conversations really wear up, it's not really a good configuration. There's a whole bunch of scenario writers for this game, so routes are quite variable. Game's hardly a masterpiece, even with insult routes avoided.

 

15. Yukizakura 雪桜 [031128] D.O. 1 2 3 4 5 6
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My name is Tachibana Yuuji, a regular student with no particular plans for the future - until my parents left for Hawaii on a business trip last fall, leaving me in the care of my uncle in the wintry countryside of Hokkaido.
Small-town life on Japan's northern island didn't have time to get dull, as from the moment I got there I was reunited with my cousin and childhood friend Saki. She's pretty demanding, but when I'm hanging out with her and her school friends I don't mind; as I get close to them I feel like I'm finding meaning in life that I didn't know I was looking for.
Legend says there is a flower that blooms here in the depth of winter... as the twilight deepens and a snowflake melts in the palm of my hand, I stand with a beautiful girl by my side. Will we be able to uncover its mystery in this fleeting moment?
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

26. Vision [031128] Wing
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Main character Liam longs for becoming a writer, so he moves to city school. Soon his father dies as a result of an accident, but relatives continues to support him with money. As Liam graduates, he moves back to his family estate where nothing remains the same with master of the house absence.
Did not block Inspire games, so should not probably block this one as well. Routes are short and nothing out of the expected range. Content is typical museum game. System is poor. No voicing. An average work for Inspire graphics fans no matter how you look at it.

 

BLOCKED

 

1. Joou-sama to Koakuma 女王様と小悪魔 [031107] ilex
Main character is sandwiched between cute childhood friend and appeal of a grown woman who compete over him vigorously.
Nukige

 

2. Mind x 2 マインド×2 [031107] Tablet
Main character is a devil who is expelled from school and exiled to the human world to wander in sorrow. His classmate invents a computer program that programs protagonist to forget about his extraterrestrial origin. That makes protagonist start insult spree at this school of high tech and sorcery.
Nukige

 

3. Natsuiro ☆ Communication ♪ 夏色☆こみゅにけ~しょん♪ [031107] Terios
Main character has been in distant love relations with his childhood friend Chinatsu for a year. This summer he receives a letter inviting him to spend summer vacations together on a beach side. There three weeks are supposed to be paradise till father imposes prideful tutor to take care of protagonist in the absence of parents. Then suddenly distant relative who is like sister crushes in. Finally, there is a perverse wife living next door giving her embarrassing advice. Is it even possible to have time for Chinatsu in such circumstances?
Nukige

 

4. My Pet Priest マイペットプリースト [031108] MOON GODDESS
Ragu and Roku insult game controlled via pc.
Doujin Nukige

 

5. Onegai ☆ Teacher おねがい☆ティーチャ [031108] Pham!
A collection of three animated short stories based around heroines of Onegai Teacher anime.
Nukige

 

6. Sister Princess 2 Premium Fan Disc [031113] STACK software
Fans of all things Sister Princess may find comfort in the new SisPri 2 Premium Disk which features the original Sister Princess 2 game and a bounty of material from the popular series spread out over two CDs. The game portion of SP2 takes place in two parts during the spring and the summer and features a number of new cinemas and artwork to freshen up the interaction. 
The bonus material is split into an art gallery section and a BGM sound selection where gamers may view the twelve sisters in nicely rendered artwork and listen to tunes, event jingles and other sounds from the game. Fan favorite Sakuya shines in her gallery turn. 
Fandisc

 

7. Hobo-san to Issho! ~Futago to Dekirumon!~ 保母さんといっしょっ!~双子とできるもん!~ [031114] TinkerBell 1
Reunited with a cheerished mentor and her adorable twin daughters, Yuuji hopes to repay his newest employer’s kindness with devotion and outstanding performance. Yet to successfully embrace the future, he must first settle the past. Feelings old and new, hidden and exposed, have begun to surface in Yuuji and his friends: emotions that have long been waiting to be satisfied and laid to rest.
Nukige

 

8. Miko Shimai ~Shokushu Jusei Jigoku~ 巫女姉妹~触手受精地獄~ [031114] Black Lilith
The Dark Age where darkness dominates the night.
Shrine maidens family lives peacefully on an isolated island till the family is assaulted and assassinated. The two surviving girls seek a way to survive. What they don't know is that God already abandoned this land.
Nukige

 

9. Shikon no Toki 紫紺の刻 [031114] Black Package
Luxury liner Lily Marlene. It's not known to the outside world that many girls aboard are sex slaves. Main character is a gossip writer. His sister dies on board this ship under mysterious circumstances, so his investigation leads him there. Is it only revenge that drives him?
Nukige

 

10. Feel For You [031120] Hanjuku Nora
Main character is a salary man. One day he finds a strange promotional flyer in his mailbox showing off various costumes. After making a phone call, he gets to know he can order a girl in any of these costumes...
Doujin nukige

 

11. Himitsu no Bara 秘密の薔薇 [031120] GAM
School boys love adventure game "The Secret Trap" that incorporates angels and demons confrontation. 
Boys Love Doujin

 

12. Fukuramikake 2 ~Bra Kaemashita~ ふくらみかけ2~ブラかえました~ [031121] Trabulance
Main character is a student who helps out at a public bath. He looks back at his indecent relations with five girls over the last few years and dreams of a harem. But now with his sister matured, she  controls her brother's behavior relentlessly. Now there's a chance to meet former lovers if sister is handled somehow.
Nukige

 

13. Hajiyome Osanazuma Oshioki Adventure はじよめ 幼な妻おしおきアドベンチャー [031121] Alster
Main character is a university student with parents away from home for a few weeks. Knowing it,  childhood friend comes to the house claiming herself wife of onii-chan. She performs various household chores and tries to get liked by protagonist. Where will this strange cohabitation lead? 
Nukige

 

14. Innyuu Joshikousei - Ryoujoku Shidou Youryou 淫乳女子校生・凌辱指導要領 [031121] May-Be Soft
Main character is a new physical education teacher in a private girls school. He has his own education guidelines picked up from night adult DVDs. 
Nukige

 

15. Master & Slave ~Goshujin-sama to Mesu Dorei~ Master & Slave~御主人様と雌奴隷~ [031121] EXtry
In medieval world people start studying magic. In remote forests of a kingdom there is an educational facility for girls practicing magic. Main character holds a laboratory there, but he has a reputation of a sadist, so students avoid it. This year there are four girls who enroll to the laboratory. It becomes a great surprise for protagonist. Well, now time's for fun.
Nukige

 

16. Sister Contrast! シスターコントラスト! [031121] Acacia Soft
The main character has no sister. His parents divorced when he was a boy, and he lived with his mother since then. And his mother passed away last year. One day, he receives a letter from his father, and goes to his house. On his way to the house, a flash of lightning strikes him. When he wakes up, there is a girl looking at him. It seems she is his younger sister. He doesn't know what is going on, and goes to his father's house. There isn't his father at his house, just three girls await him. He starts to find out that the world he is in now is another world, and he is supposed to live with the girls in another world. His new life with the girls starts now....
Lolicon

 

17. Heisa Byoutou 閉鎖病棟 [031127] Dennou Club
The main character, who loves taking a sneak shot, starts working at a hospital. His target girls, Satsuki and Noho, cause various troubles due to the eternal triangle with Hideyuki, the director's son. He, who takes a sneak shot of the girls, approaches them with a video tape in his hand....
Nukige

 

18. Batou ~Real Summoner~ 罵倒~リアルサモナー~ [031128] Sign
Main character is about to graduate from college. He dreams to find a job in eroge company and write lustful masochistic scenarios of his own making. He goes to Tokyo to find new love and make his dream come true.
Nukige

 

19. Imouto Watashi Donna Koto Datte... 妹 わたし、どんなことだって… [031128] Moonstone
In a single night, the protagonist Himuro Kenichi learns how strong ones libido can really be. 
When their parents are out of town, Kenichi gives in to temptation and sleeps with his step-sister Suzune, taking her virginity. This naturally creates a crack in their good relationship which Kenichi the morning after, in deep regret, try to repair.
However, Kenichi's abnormal sex drive makes him continue to sleep with Suzune every night. Will he manage to overcome it?
Nukige

 

20. Kusari to Ai to Goraku o 鎖と愛と悦楽を [031128] Ritz software
Itsushi moves in with his boss, Kouji, after his mom marries Kouji's dad. Kouji also has a brother named Shinji. On the day he moves in, Koji calls him to his room at night and then takes him to a secret room. Itsushi is then raped and forced to become his pet. Will Itsushi ever find his freedom or give into being a pet?
Boys Love

 

21. Miko-san Daisuki! 巫女さんだーいすき! [031128] Score
Protagonist was killed by a female shinigami, but it was a mistake. To fix this she took him to three miko sisters, whom can revive him. But the reviving ceremony went wrong too, and protagonist's sexual desire became very high... Sisters took it upon themselves to cure him... by serving him every night...
Nukige

 

22. Onedari Sweetie ~Koi no Oironashi wa Nando de~ おねだりSweetie~恋のお色直しは何度でも~ [031128] Hadashi Shoujo
Main character is a cute boy who stimulates maternal instinct in women. He comes to a new school just to find himself in relations with a teacher, a classmate, a cosplay maniac and a neighbor who are all big bust oneesan type girls. Fierce competition with the heavy use of cosplay begins.
Nukige

 

23. Only One ~Hikari to Haruka no Dai Undoukai~ オンリーワン~ひかりとはるかの大運動会~ [031128] Globe
Main character comes to school as an apprentice teacher. He is asked to give private athletics lessons to a girl participating in athletic competition. However, her twin sister comes to the lesson instead. Protagonist is delighted with such improvement in sports and kisses the girl as a reward. The next day both girls start their bold love advancement...
Nukige

 

24. Only One ~Minano Sensei no Poolside Lesson~ オンリーワン~美奈乃先生のプールサイドレッスン~ [031128] Globe
Main character belongs to a swimming club. He is asked to give special training to his childhood friend from the same club. However, protagonist involuntarily trespasses skinship boundaries and insults the girl. The training sessions continue, but with a different emphasis.
Nukige

 

25. Only One ~Sayaka Futari Dake no Kyuudoubu~ オンリーワン~さやか二人だけの弓道場~ [031128] Globe
Main character is a manager of an archery club. There is a genius archer Sayaka in the club, but she's unable to show her talents in full because of emptiness in the heart. Even physical intimacy can not unseal it. But gradually things start to change...
Nukige

 

26. Shiritsu Rape Jogakuin 私立レイプ女学院 [031128] Anim
After School, R girls high school...
Ishizeki Kaoru, a lovely and beautiful girl, getting a sermon from the devil-rapist-teacher Nishijima.
Due to poor academic performance, Kaoru had to accept obscene treatment...
-- however, that's just a prelude for much more humiliation and pleasure.
At first, she shows resistance to the humiliation she received, the humiliation which takes in wherever and whenever. But Kaoru, slowly drown into pleasure, bewildered while covered by shame-juice and dripping love nectars.
Furthermore, Kitagawa Harumi - the beautiful homeroom teacher, Arisawa Miki - the school nurse, Ishizeki Yuko - Kaoru's stepmother,
and finally Kusama Mana - Kaoru's classmate, also indulged and lost in the ongoing night of rape.
Nukige
kivandopulus

Foreword: Sword apprentice protagonist and two fighting heroines (short swords and bow) were all that it took to lure me to this game.

Title: Ochiba no Mau Koro

Developer: Noa

Date: 2003-10-24

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v5367

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuf4kv1b9hg&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv--j9jctcdQ0zRtWU4dw7pU

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Synopsis: Amami Kouji lost his parents in an accident when he was a child. After that he was adopted by his father's friend Kusanagi Keisuke, the chief priest of the Shinto shrine of Misaka City. Since then he has lived with Keisuke and his daughters, Makoto and Minato.

In the accident he didn't lose only his parents, but his left eye as well. Now he is learning the art of swordsmanship and he's too good for someone with only an eye: even though his left eye can't see anything, it allows him to “see” impending dangers and other people's killing intent as “lines”. He calls them “death lines”.

One day he's having lunch on the rooftop of his school with Makoto, Minato and his friend Kaiji, when he notices a girl, Hirasaka Suzuka, getting bullied by three girls. After rescuing her they make friend.

Two days later he meets a girl, Haruka Lichtenbein, who recently moved from England to Misaka and got lost on her way home, and decides to help her.

As the time passes by, strange events happen in his city. Strange monsters appear and attack girls on night. And a strange blond-haired guy seems to have something to do with all these events...

Game type: School SOL with some demon extermination ancestry

Difficulty: Relatively

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 5/10

Story rating: 4/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 5/10

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Rating comments: Story hardly exist here, while composition and shortness deliver finishing blow.

Protagonist: Kouji is supposed to be our great sword fighter, but we never see his face, only yellow hair in a ponytail couple times. He wants to become more powerful to protect everyone... all the usual stuff.

Characters: There are four heroines, but I only played fighter heroines routes - that is main heroine shrine maiden Makoto with a bow and mysterious half-foreigner Haruka fighting with short swords. Haruka is quiet and intelligent, so I at least could enjoy her personality. Makoto is all the usual genki osanajimi way.

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Story: Synopsis actually tells the whole short story that happens in the game. There's a transfer student and just two fight scenes at school against the same opponent - not so successful at first, and the final one. That's it, game only takes some 4 hours to beat each route, so there's not enough time for anything more serious. Story is a total sham. All this fighter entourage is just to attract some chunige folks. Game is much more about SOL than action scenes. It shames the whole fight concept and has long ways to go for real representatives of the genre like Heart & Blade. It's sad to see such frauds presented as a real thing.

Technical difficulties: 

Hooking this game is a world of pain. Normal memory threads aren't found, and word-by-word threads differ at different parts of the game. It can go well for an hour with the current thread, but then there is 5-minute scene that needs searching for a different memory thread, and return to the previous one afterwards. As a result, a few scenes in the video remain without hooking.

Overall comments: Everything in this game just scratches the surface and goes on. I really detest such shallow games unable to concentrate on anything. No good story, no good drama, no good SOL, no developed characters. I'm going to rate such fraudery as low as possible.

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kivandopulus

Most of the candidates already got an English review, so I'm choosing the one with the most swordplay Ochiba no Mau Koro . I guess Lovers ~Koi ni Ochitara... is the only game worthy of masterpiece status this month.

1. Chocolate Days ちょこれ~とDays [031003] Xuse
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The protagonist is Mogami Takuya, your basic cliche average high school student, whose mother is passed away and father is away on business. There are five very cliche women in his life: an older friend from childhood who calls herself his sister and takes care of the household, a Kansai-ben beer-loving older cousin who lives with them, a nymphomaniac teacher, and two twin sisters who are students a grade above him. The game basically follows his life surrounding one of the heroines for the month of February, with several different text choices on each route.
First half of the game has fun in it, but there's also feeling that we saw all that somewhere. Fuka scenario and ending is the only impressive one. Everything feels half-baked, even the devil route. 

 

2. Tenshi no Kakera The Lost Article of Memory てんしのかけら the lost article of memory [031003] Io
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Memory keeps binding people... 
Main character acquires teacher's license, but is unable to find proper job. For half a year he only reads lectures and gives tutor exercises. Finally a vacancy at a municipal girls school in a small town opens up, and protagonist jumps at the opportunity. A silent girl with a mysterious presence, a class representative and a reliable person, an inspiring fast-runner girl, a former classmate to accidentally meet here - they all resemble angels.
Various encounters await main character. The thread of memories will finally be repaired - but in which way?
Atmosphere is great, and each of four heroines has a big number of endings - 3 or 4 - ranging from very good to very bad. Teacher behaves here almost like detective investigating troublesome past memories of each girl. That makes scenario a bit heavy. There is such thing as "memory repair shop" - that basically means that we don't just investigate bad memories, we're also able to cut them off the girl. That's kinda crazy and has SF or occult feeling, but it is what it is. Game's quite nice, but it runs of flash engine with all its awkwardness and poor systems.

 

3. 2 x 4! -Hitotsu Yane no Shita de- 2×4!-ひとつ屋根の下で- [031010] Mu
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Main character attends cooing school and lives in a boarding house. Next to him there are rooms of a prank-lover girl, loli cosplay maniac and cute owner girl who loves sweets.
Laughter sounds there all day long. Can protagonist find his love there?
Just an ero-tilt moege. There is a schedule and various systems to trigger H events including harem ones.

 

4. Lovers ~Koi ni Ochitara...~ LOVERS~恋に落ちたら…~ [031010] Jellyfish 1
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One day, Wakiya, the main character's close friend, tells him that he loves Rie. She is the main character's old friend, so he promises to support him. But Rie and the main character actually love each other... And they finally begin to date in secret...
There is an English review.

 

5. Folklore Jam [031024] Hermit 1
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The story places the player in the shoes of one Momose Yuuichi. Our protagonist is an ordinary member of the Shotou Academy's student council that is forced to join the school's new up-and-coming Occult Study Group (Occult Kenkyuukai, or OkaKen) after he loses a bet with his childhood friend, Yaotome Itsuki. Though he is a realist, Yuuichi is easily scared when faced with the eerie and unexplained, but chooses to remain with the OkaKen in order to carry out his terms of the bet. As such, the game introduces the player to Kannagi City, its denizens, and the misadventures of the OkaKen as they face mysteries and challenges from the living and those beyond the mortal coil.
There is an English review.

 

6. GakuPara!! ~Gakuen Paradise!!~ がくパラ!!~GAKUEN PARADISE!!~ [031024] Studio e.go!
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Inoue Seiji was experimented on by his friend Momiji, and now his bodily fluids act as a love potion. He attracts females just by sneezing or sweating. Because of the experiment, Momiji was kicked out of science club. If he wants to return to his normal self, they need to recruit five people to form another club.
Quite silly comedy that inevitably falls into harem state.

 

7. Hi no Tsuki 緋の月 [031024] Milksoft
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End of Edo period.
Main character travels with a master of the sword searching for Kanzaki who killed protagonist's adopted father. In the middle of the trip they get caught up in a case in a small port town. In the mids of investigation the name of Kanzaki shows up, but in a new context - linked to gods, opus and castle lord. The hour of revenge draws near.
Story looks deep and serious, but in fact it's a surprisingly light scenario. The second part is darker, but still the game is more about atmosphere than the story. In different routes plot remains almost the same, but viewpoint changes, and the tempo is good, so it does not get boring. There is just one H event per heroine. For a masterpiece it lacks volume and re-readability.

 

8. Kimi no Omoi, Sono Negai 君の想い、その願い [031024] Tumugi
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Main character moves to Tokyo to pursue medical career. 
One day he learns about his former lover death. That makes him return to home town for the first time in six years. He meets a lot of acquaintance girls there. What salvation does he seek? What salvation can he give? He does not want to lose the loved ones anymore...  
There are five heroines, plus one hidden scenario that shows up after everything else is cleared. First playthough is just 3 hours while consequent ones can be done in two hours. That's not really enough time to solve all love and death problems. And while scenario lacks behind, eroticism is on the rise.

 

9. Ochiba no Mau Koro 落ち葉の舞う頃 [031024] Noa
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Amami Kouji lost his parents in an accident when he was a child. After that he was adopted by his father's friend Kusanagi Keisuke, the chief priest of the Shinto shrine of Misaka City. Since then he has lived with Keisuke and his daughters, Makoto and Minato.
In the accident he didn't lose only his parents, but his left eye as well. Now he is learning the art of swordsmanship and he's too good for someone with only an eye: even though his left eye can't see anything, it allows him to “see” impending dangers and other people's killing intent as “lines”. He calls them “death lines”.
One day he's having lunch on the rooftop of his school with Makoto, Minato and his friend Kaiji, when he notices a girl, Hirasaka Suzuka, getting bullied by three girls. After rescuing her they make friend.
Two days later he meets a girl, Haruka Lichtenbein, who recently moved from England to Misaka and got lost on her way home, and decides to help her.
As the time passes by, strange events happen in his city. Strange monsters appear and attack girls on night. And a strange blond-haired guy seems to have something to do with all these events...
Modern fantasy. Setting has multiple plot holes. Routes are very different from heroine to heroine.

 

10. Kita e. ~Diamond Dust~ 北へ。~Diamond Dust~ [031030] Hudson Soft
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The story is about six different girls, each living in a different city on the island of Hokkaidou. Each girl believes in a myth of snow turning into diamond dust, and if one makes a wish on the diamond dust, the wish is 100% guaranteed to come true. Another myth about diamond dust is that if a boy and girl meet under the dust, they're guaranteed happiness and marriage later in life. Each of the six girls have some stubborn moments and awkward stages in their lives, but looking into themselves and others will help them get back on their feet. When these six girls meet, their lives will change dramatically for the better as the snow begins to fall.
As expected, game's only good for Hokkaido atmosphere and opening song. Don't expect a story or strong scenario here.

 

11. Amatsumiyo 天ツ澪 [031031] Soubi Kenkyuujo
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Main character is a student who has a goal to become teacher. He transfers to a school with ancient roots. Some girls here inherit ancient powers of ancestors. Protagonist is curious and starts to investigate. Future holds multiple possibilities from here.
There are three heroines, and treatment of some heroines looks very odd. There are just two choices in the game - first one for deciding the branch, second one for deciding the heroine. Game emphasizes atmosphere in expense of the pace. The flow is the same for all heroines even if individual problems are different. H element is a bit too dense, but overall it's a decent atmospheric game.

 

12. Gaku Love ~Wagamama na Ponytail~ 学らぶ~わがままなポニーテイル~ [031031] Anim
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The reunion had arrived on the day after a long time in the company that you served every day.
View your postcard while confirming that you attend as the ''let's also graduated Toriao contact!''
Although recalled the words that you promised to a fellow on the day of the graduation ceremony, not the promise to be fulfilled in the course of such, utmost to that we continue to live each day...
And ''have everyone healthy?'', try to read over the wind that was on the shelf, recall the friends who now meet after a long time has pulled the school 3 years 11 sets of graduation proceedings.
Who beat the Thailand Camp went to Colombia to fight the anti-government guerriallas.
With a bitter smile on your face, watching something that you haven't seen in a long time, also in order towards the reunion, and after the room to close the proceedings.
And the journey... but before that remember that day.....
Game moves in chapters, and heroine must be decided for each chapter. Each chapter is a story of the heroine with different than protagonist males. Game mostly is of comical nature, but there are couple villains that are responsible for the bulk of dark scenes in the game. There are four chapters, and one playthrough takes roughly four hours. H degree is high.

 

13. Ishika to Honori イシカとホノリ [031031] Azurite 1
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You are Araka, a Dispatch Coordinator for the Paranormal Defense Force (PDF). You support PDF agents Ishika and Honori, twin priestesses with tons of shamanistic talent and an even larger penchant for trouble.
Together Ishika and Honori are as cute as they are clumsy. Ishika is far too sweet a girl to ever effectively use her stupendous skills at spell-casting. While super strong Honori jumps blindly into battle before ever knowing what she’s getting herself into.
Help Ishika and Honori regain the totem spirit creatures that fuel their psychic powers and defeat the masters of paranormal evil!
Game is localized and has review in English.

 

14. Kisetsu no Hanayome 季節の花嫁 [031031] CDPA 1
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Osamu, the protagonist, is an orphan who lives happily with his adopted family Seppaku. His older sister Natsumi, his mother Asuka, his younger sister and his friends at school.
One day, at the traditional festival in the village, he meets a mysterious girl in the hills of the village, Maki, a girl without memories who wants nothing else but to become his bride. 
There is an English review.

 

15. Manatsu no Tobira ~Kimi to Tsuzuru Monogatari~ 真夏の扉~君と綴る物語~ [031031] Harbor 1
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You play as a character asked by his sick sister to share with her a picture book that he made. Inevitably, this leads to romantic entanglements with a group of young girls, including Yukina Sakura, Yun Kitami, Nanami Mizuhara, Kaori Kashima, and Mayuko Hatuse. 
Although it's the story that seems familiar from somewhere, it's quite steady and has good connections between the heroines. Slice of life scenes are boring. Protagonist is no good. Overall it's a siscon cheap game with average values.

 

16. Natsuiro ~Hoshifuru Kohan no Natsuyasumi~ なついろ ~星降る湖畔の夏休み~ [031031] Actress
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After the death of his father, Naoki, the protagonist, came back to the hometown he was born after a long time to visit his mother's grave. 
At the village owned by his father, he meets four girls, and his interaction with them will change his mind and heart little to little...
Story is slow and relaxing similar to ToHeart, but bad endings return you to senses fast. First half is comical, second one is serious one with one of four heroines. We need to overcome girl's problem. Heroines are attractive, but game lacks integrity.

 

17. to... [031031] Ankh
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Main character visits a seaside town in search of a long-term part-time job. In such unstable state he meets various girls in the town. In interaction he starts to feel his senses awakening. And that changes people around him as well.
In the end it's an ordinary moege with a normal content. Each of five heroines has some trouble of mind, and of course we need to settle that. Story goes in a hasty manner lacking descriptions and setting the mood. Dialogues are light, but there's nothing else to praise.

 

18. Tsubasa no Uta つばさのうた [031031] Octave
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A beautiful angel Rutiel suddenly appears before the main character. She confesses that she is expelled from Heavens for losing her wings. The search does not bear fruits, so they decide to  live together for the time being. A sick younger sister and a mischievous devil girl will keep them company.
Period is three months, but story moves in a very fast face with lots of sudden events, so is too short. Scenario is really weak. 

 

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1. DARK MAKER [031001] A-10 no Yukue
Remorseless age of near future. Far East branch. Students need to work and still accumulate debts. Assassination and sabotage become commonplace. This is a story that unfolds in such times with two different protagonists.
Boys Love

 

2. Hitozuma Dorei Kissa 人妻奴隷喫茶 [031002] Black Lilith
A secret married women party that all men dream to get to.
boys hope for. Main character sneaks in to this party and witnesses carnal madness happening there.
Nukige

 

3. Karaoke Memorial [031002] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE
Main heroine is a college student invited to karaoke. There are a lot of nice men in the karaoke box. Depending on her actions she can get into more serious relations than just flirt.  
Doujin otomege

 

4. Kon'yaku Hajimemashita 婚約はじめました [031002] ilex
Main character studies and earns his living at part-time jobs due to opposition to over-protection of parents. One day parents insist on marriage in a telephone talk. Protagonist wants to choose his bride himself. His employer encourages him to choose among the two daughters. One of the sisters is protagonist's teacher, and the other one is a classmate. Where will it take him?
Nukige

 

5. Aru Fuyu no Monogatari ある冬の物語 [031003] Endou Kenji 1
Jun is an average student who lives with his mother. During winter holidays his childhood friend Kaede Sakurai helped him with his homework. By that time Jun realized his feelings for Kaede and due to some misunderstandings their ways separated.
Doujin

 

6. Oitsume ~Ryoujoku no Utage~ 鬼爪 ~陵辱の宴~ [031003] Ponytail Soft
Main character as well as a number of other participants are thrown into an old abandoned school building. With traps set everywhere, nine people have to compete for food, shelter and trust on their escape survival path. What's the purpose of this madness? Who's the mastermind? What's the fate of the winner and losers?
Nukige

 

7. Pastel Kitchen ~Blue Bell e Youkoso!~ ぱすてるキッチン ~ブルーベルへようこそっ!~ [031003] Giga
Main character is trusted to run restaurant while owner is abroad. But it turns out that master also applied to participate in the cooking competition contest, and now it's also under full protagonist's responsibility. The problem is that he's only good in washing the dishes, but not cooking. So he has to rely on his childhood friend. For that he organizes special training sessions at nights. Now that there are new part-time workers arrived protagonist extends his training sessions further.
Nukige

 

8. Aria [031005] Lover Soul
Includes six short stories on the CAROL main story. 
Doujin Fandisc

 

9. 714 [031007] COLORS
Shou Kazamatsuri's dream has always been to become a professional soccer player, but he has one problem: he's not very good at the game. He was accepted to the prestigious Musashi no Mori Junior High, known for its top rate soccer team, but he was never able to rise beyond the rank of third stringer. After transferring to Sakura Jōsui Junior High, he can finally play soccer. And, with the support of his new friends and teammates, his strong determination, and lots of hard work, his soccer skills are developing rapidly and setting Shō well on his way to achieving his dream.
Boys Love

 

10. Kimagure Strawberry Cafe きまぐれストロベリーカフェ [031009] Vingt-et-un. Systems Corporation
A dream trip around the world!
...Is a trip the protagonist, Mizuhara Ichigo's parents are taking without her.
She's busy in her 3rd year of high school and preparing for graduation and university entrance exams.
She wants to fall in love too, what should she do?
She wants to play around, but she's too serious at her core, so she asks her friends for advice but all they can say is that she has some bad luck.
Taking a year long trip and leaving their daughter in charge of the cafe they run, how selfish of her parents.
The shop is important to her too, but what about their cute only daughters precious youth.
Now for the next year she has to take care of the cafe, still go to school, and prepare for university. 
Even more she wants to just once in her youth live like a maiden in love.
Where are those guys that should be watching over her in this town?
A love cafe simulation game with bittersweet guys.
Otomege

 

11. Another Green World [031010] Puchi Zou
With the power of science inhabitants of the Earth planet went off to colonize other planets. Only Nihon nation had to remain on the planet because of catastrophic recession, so the star was renamed to Nihon.
New civilizations often look back to the Nihon star as source of ancient culture and traditions, so Nihon starts to export its culture in exchange of trade benefits. Among the other offerings Nihon provides specially trained prostitutes.
Main character is a young man who is entrusted to teach new prostitutes special techniques and refine their skills.
Nukige

 

12. Futago Ecchi ふたごえっち [031010] Hotchkiss
You, as the protagonist, receive a letter from your kinsman asking you to take care of your small cousins, both of who think of you as a big brother.
The twins' names are Mii and Yuu...
Lolicon

 

13. Kagerou 華夏楼 [031010] Rateblack
Taisho era, year 12.
The Great Kanto Earthquake causes a great disaster. Main character loses his family and house acquiring huge parents debt at the same time. An unknown person starts to send him money every month. Finally, a year later the mysterious benefactor sends a letter inviting protagonist to come to the western mansion in the mountains. It turns out that his help is needed in the ugly and fierce battle over inheritance.
Nukige

 

14. Kyoushuujo no Onee-san 教習所のおねえさん [031010] Ume Soft
Main character enters prestigious driving school to obtain a long-awaited car license. Beautiful female instructors, unique stuff and attractive women students wait for him there - a dozen of girls!
Will he be able to concentrate and get his license? Or is there something here to gain apart of license?
Nukige

 

15. Migawari no Yakata 身代わりの館 [031010] Marine Heart
Jun is a young orphan trying to survive in the city by doing part-time jobs. One day after work, he is attacked by an unknown person, who kidnaps him and forces him to live in a house. The owner of that house had a little brother, You, who had the same face as him but he was lost in an accident. The owner and other people of the house think that Jun is "You" and are a little too glad to have him back. The other people are his cousin, doctor/lover, butler who knows the truth and few others. When Jun complains that he is not "You", they think that he just lost his memories in the accident. He feels suffocated in the house and waits for his chance to escape.....
Boys Love

 

16. Ryoujoku Katei Kyoushi 凌辱家庭狂師 [031010] Serene
Main character can not find a proper job after graduation. One day he happens to be at a traffic accident spot. Suddenly, victim's phone starts to ring and voice requests a tutor. However, he does not want to limit his services to daughter alone, he intends to aim at mother as well.
Nukige

 

17. Tabegoro ~Hitotsu Yane no Shita de~ た・べ・ご・ろ ~ひとつ屋根の下で~ [031010] Matsuri Kikaku
Akito is a second year student from highschool who is living alone since his parents went live overseas. One day he meet by chance a beautiful woman having problems with her heavy shopping bags. He decides to help her to carry them.
As an expression of gratitude she invites him to her house. There he meets two girls, a senpai and a junior from his school.
These girls are not really related, but they decided to live together as a family. And they invite him to stay and live with them, too... specially because that two girls are in love with him.
Nukige

 

18. The Guts! 5 The ガッツ!5 [031010] Authoring Heaven
One year after events of Guts 3.
This time there's large scale road construction that passes through the mountain. Multiple companies participate in this plan realization. If workers from different companies shared responsibilities, then construction would not be done in time. And this is where protagonist with his management skills shows up.
Nukige

 

19. Yori Shiro よりしろ [031010] Hachimitsu
The battle between Athos and Khama tribes lasts for hundreds years.
Khama dominate over the area with the springs of life granted by the gods, and Athos oppose their influence.
But there is a festival village where both tribes co-exist to perform breeding ritual.
Main character is in charge of the ritual. He does his instructor job despite the brink of war situation and the rivalry between the tribes
Nukige

 

20. Big Magnum Harimoto-sensei ビッグマグナム・張本先生 [031017] Vitamin
Main character is dispatched to investigate mysterious secret society that hides inside St. Eric's high school. The granddaughter of the director, Elina, notices that she is being targeted by a secret society. Protagonist protects her, and gradually relations start to develop. Eventually Elina gets kidnapped in order to get some "treasure" sleeping in the school. Who will be victorious?
Nukige

 

21. Hidamari no Kage de 陽だまりの陰で [031017] TinkerBell
Main character attends school, but education is not what interests him. Instead he decides to train his childhood friend in SM manner, and seek other victims.
Nukige

 

22. Kago no Tori: The Caged Bird カゴノトリ THE CAGED BIRD [031017] Anemone
Main character decides to be a tutor after millionaire's request "please teach my daughters-in-law love". What kind of love will protagonist teach in this secluded mansion?
Nukige

 

23. Kegasareta Natsu -10 Bon no Te de Naburareta Shoujo- 汚された夏 -10本の手で嬲られた少女- [031017] Klein Syrop
Miho was promoted and moved to campus in asuburb from Tokyo city. There was so much urban city that she imaged. The life feeled good for her and She live with a roommate who is an upper. She thought everything goes to better. But, someday, She was about to fall a victim to temptation.
Nukige

 

24. Minna de Nyan Nyan みんなでニャンニャン [031017] Yamikumo-Communications 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
A young man named Ibuki is a college student living on his own in an apartment complex. He is also a real cat lover who can't resist taking care of any random kittens he ever comes across of. One night he got visited by a Cat God, who wanted to reward Ibuki for his kindness towards cats. Ibuki wasted no time in his reply: "I want a cat girl!" - he said. The Cat God immediately announced that his wish will be granted and then vanished, leaving Ibuki to wonder if it was all just a dream.
Several days later, Ibuki is on his way home from work when he discovers that a cardboard box was left near his apartment. A meowing kind of sound could have been heard coming from the box which prompted Ibuki to open it up. Ibuki is shocked to see a beautiful naked cat girl sleeping inside. As she started waking up, she looked up at him and purred: "I've come to serve you, for all the kindness you've shown to my kind." The next thing he knows, his apartment is suddenly filled with all different types of animal girls, all eager to do whatever they can for him.
Nukige

 

25. Morekabe ~Komorebi no Namikimichi Kabegami Shuu~ もれかべ ~木漏れ日の並木道壁紙集~ [031017] F&C FC01
Disc contains mini adventure:
Even though indecisive main character gets seduced by apartment residents, is it possible for him to deepen relations with Ayase Shion and take her to the altar? 
Fandisc

 

26. Nie Yami 贄・闇 [031017] Vega
Three traditional Japanese women get dedicated to main character. He needs to make them suffer physically and mentally till pain changes into pleasure. A world of darkness unfolds here.
Nukige

 

27. Nozokimi Yuurei!! のぞきみユーレイ!! [031017] Studio Ebisu
Main character dies in an accident. However, he is not allowed to the heavens under pretext that not all ties with earthly world have been cut yet. He is given two months. He asks himself what he always desired to do most of all - to lose virginity! He is going to use all his powers as a ghost to reach his goal.
Nukige

 

28. Shoujo Settai 娼女接待 [031017] Ignition 1 2 3 4 5 6 
I'm Yujiro, an average student at an average private school. On the surface, our school is a reputable one, with some of the smartest students in all of Tokyo. I've recently learned a secret though: the girls who win the annual Miss Twilight beauty pageant are secretly being trained as sex slaves to be sent out to service VIP members of society. The dream of every girl at our school is to be chosen as Miss Twilight: she's beautiful, charming, and liked by everyone, but the three lovely contestants for the title this year have no idea what awaits them if they should win. Now that I know the secret of the Slave Pageant, I can't just leave things well enough alone. After stripping the student council president of his authority, I decided to train the lovely girls myself...
Nukige

 

29. Tsuukin Kairaku 2 ~Chikan de Go! Go!~ 通勤快楽2~痴漢でGO!GO!~ [031017] Haoh
Main character is an office worker who has to get to work by the second most popular train line among molesters.
One morning he gets in a packed train with his hand pressed against his colleague body. He withdraws his hand, but feels body sensation from the move. From that moment life of an ordinary salary-man starts to change.
Nukige

 

30. Elevator of Horrors [031018] Jewel Box
A 10-minute story with two endings about simulated experience of horror in an elevator-type theater installed in the amusement park. 
Doujin

 

31. Kochuuten 壺中天 [031020] Sumisumi-Dou
Maid is trained with the help of tentacles.
Doujin

 

32. Twinkle Little Star [031023] Project Lips
Main character goes to the southern island and meets mermaids there. Where will it lead to?
Doujin

 

33. Akibakei Kanojo アキバ系彼女 [031024] G.J? 1 2 3
Nikita Shindou loves the world of animation more than anything; he puts his life into it. He has never fallen for a real, living girl, until the day he meets Ren Aoi. What can he do to make her notice him, even fall in love with him? "I know, I will make her an Akiba Girl!" Now the question is, how will he make her an Akiba Girl? Let the games begin!
Nukige

 

34. Ayumi-chan Labo あゆみちゃんLABO [031024] Tenshindou
Main character receives a request to find out a demon among girl students of a private school. That is best done by defeating a girl possessed with demon in a card game. Girls include all stars from previous games.
Nukige

 

35. Ippai Shimasho いっぱいしましょ [031024] M de Pink
Main character is asked to replace his younger sister in a girl university. It's embarrassing, but it is also such a chance! Now he can freely enter skinship relations with girls and maybe learn their weaknesses to get to know them closer.
Nukige

 

36. Itaike na Kanojo いたいけな彼女 [031024] Zero 1
As part of punishment for a losing a bet, Takumi Akiyoshi is told to confess to the class bully victim as a joke and become a couple with her. He thinks of it as annoying but she ends up responding to it very seriously and clings to him with desperate determination.
Nukige

 

37. Love Love H-Maid ラブラブHメイド [031024] Lilith Soft 1 2
A cute and ecchi story depicting the sweet everyday life of a boy and his maid. Enjoy their lewd and loving daily existence!
Nukige

 

38. Mama-san Volley ((Chichi Yuremansee)) ママさんバレー((乳ゆれまんせー)) [031024] Lucha!
Main character gets to coach a small weak volley team consisting of adult women. For two weeks he's going to supervise three lagging behind members in private training sessions. Is it even possible to win with such team?
Nukige

 

39. Oshiri Princess ~Koujoku ni Chiru Setsuki Reiki~ お尻ぷりんセス~肛辱に散る拙き隷姫~ [031024] Xai
Poor girl becomes bride candidate for the prince. However, she can't enjoy samurai wife life just yet. Prince makes her undergo a harsh bride training involving tentacles every day.
Nukige

 

40. Ryoujoku Tonari no Onee-san 凌辱隣のお姉さん [031024] Fukurou
Main character is a university student who lives alone. In the room next to him there lives an office lady from a trade company. One day protagonist abducts her on the way home from work to release her worries, but he can not restrain the whirlpool of desires awakened.
Nukige

 

41. Sister Mermaid シスターマーメイド [031024] Lazycrew
Main character is suddenly told to transfer to girls school without explaining reason. He becomes swimming club advisor even though club captain hates him. How will his new life fare?
Nukige

 

42. Tanoshii Choukyou ~Mikan to Sugosu Natsuyasumi~ たのしいちょうきょ~♪~ミカンと過ごす夏休み~ [031024] Triangle-τ
Main character is forced to spend summer at his relatives place in the countryside. But he changes his mind when he sees cute girl to live with him under one roof. Their relations reach physical intimacy fast enough, but it turns out that girl has same curious and easygoing friends...
Nukige

 

43. Akai Yoru, Hoshi no Sasayaki o Kike 紅い夜、星の囁きを聴け [031025] Moon Parrot
Akito's mother left when he was young and went to Europe. She left because his father only focused on work.
Not wanting to be separated, Akito left his home to enter a university. The only condition his father made was that Yahiko go with him.
He began living alone for the first time for several months, until that day, when he happened to notice a leaflet for a foreign language school in town.
With a vague purpose Akito decided to go to that school for the sake of being with his mother.When Akito went out that night he found an old Japanese house at the edge of the town. He paused in the garden.
An unbalanced young foreigner in that house greeted Akito's eyes.
When he met Akito's glance, the man smiled gracefully, sweetly.
Confused by his fascination, Akito panicked and turned on his heels.
He couldn't forget that scene with the strange man for some reason---.
And on the first day of the foreign language school, a man calling himself Noel Sydow arrived in class.
He thought the scene from that night must have been false when Noel was bright, funny, and everyone in the class liked him.
But Noel---
was a vampire.
Boys Love

 

44. Anata ga Hoshii... あなたが欲しい・・・ [031025] Soft Circle Astarte
A sweet heartbreaking love story between girls.
Doujin

 

45. Nestle Close II [031025] Haikara Kissa
The summer fades away and the leaves begin to change, but his way of living hasn't got any better. One day, he finds a live-in part time job to take care of his childhood friend's house. 
Doujin

 

46. Iku mono e no Komoriuta いくものへの子守唄 [031026] Flat
A small island in the South Sea a few hours away from Honshu by boat on a good weather.
Population has deteriorated greatly in recent years, so the last school on the island is about to be closed.
Main character returns to this dying island to fulfill his promise given to the loved one...
Doujin

 

47. Cosmamania こすままにあ [031031] Discovery Mars
Shuya Yamazaki, the protagonist, is a highschool student. His mother died when he was a kid so his father, a famous archeologist and adventurer, remarried the beautiful maid of the family, Midori.
Shuya has a girlfriend, Wakaba, but they never had sex. One day, he is coming back to home after school when he sees his father and his mother-in-law having sex in the living room! Shocked, he runs to his bedroom.
In the next day is Wakaba's birthday. As a gift she wants to finally have sex with Shuya. But because he was still shocked for what he saw the day before, he couldn't do it, making her mad.
Depressed, Shuya tries to talk with his father, but he traveled again in other of his adventures. Without choice, he asks Midori advice.
"Maybe you don't have confidence and experience enough with women..." - she says.
And so, Midori decides to train her son-in-law in the arts of sex an teach him how to satisfy a woman...
Nukige

 

48. Mainichi Suki Shite まいにち好きして [031031] Sirius
An accident put Mutsumi into a coma. One year later, he miraculously awakened, but he had lost his memory. He was released from the hospital immediately since he had fully recovered in the meantime.
Two girls came forward and claimed that they were responsible for the accident that he got hurt in. These girls - sisters, he learnt later - promised to take care of him until he recovered his memory. He decided to go back to school right away but since it was the summer vacation he had nothing to do, so he decided to allow the girls to do as they want. 
But is it OK to spend the summer vacation with these two girls not seeing anyone else?
Lolicon

 

49. Ryoujoku Costume Play 凌辱コスチュームプレイ [031031] Future
Net idols swarm the internet. Main character discovers their private information and blackmails them into indecency.
Nukige

 

50. Seichou Nikki ~Onii-chan to Yobasetai!~ 性徴日記~お兄ちゃんと呼ばせたい!~ [031031] Euros
Main character needs to foster and grow customizable heroines throughout the year.
Nukige

 

51. Slot Shite kara ne スロットしてからね [031031] Fukurou
School slot club is on the brink of survival after getting in debt. School director organizes a competition between slot clubs of two schools. The winner gets both finances and ability to treat loses in any way desired.
Nukige

 

52. Classic [0310] LaplusCube
Main character wakes up on the bed of a strange clinic...
He gets visited by assistant detective who investigates a case and needs protagonist's cooperation. 
Doujin
kivandopulus

Foreword: I only picked this game because it has no reviews and scenario writer is Kanno Hiroyuki. Just can't believe he can write some total crap.

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v2028

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lXxwzu3BJc&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=26

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Synopsis: Naomi Yuiki, 21 years old single, college student. Though her parents died, because of the inheritance she and her brother, Kouta Yuiki age 18, can live without much trouble.

Even though she is 21 she is still a virgin because secretly in love with her younger brother. Even her attempt to get over him by sleeping with Takuya Yoshizawa, a genius surgeon and once a subordinate of her fathers didn't work and that depressed her even further.

At that time she met with an accident. A traffic accident so severe that her whole body except her brain is ruined beyond salvation. Just as doctors were about to give up on her an another patient at the same hospital, Akane Kitahara suffers brain death. Taking this chance, Yoshizawa who was working on advancing the research on the brain transplantation decides to transfer Naomi's brain to Akane.

Naomi's new life as Akane Kitahara stats. This time Naomi is not restricted by morality of a brother and sister relationship, but things don't go as easy as she hopes because being Akane brings her own relationship problems. Chaos ensues...

Game type: Brain transplant sibling love story

Character Design rating: 3/10

Protagonist rating: 3/10

Story rating: 3/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 4/10

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Rating comments: I do not see anything appealing in this game, really. Ero-tilt outweighs any attempts to sustain the believable story.

Protagonist: Yuki Naomi is supposedly our main heroine. I say supposedly, because protagonist position shifts frequently, and we sometimes even see Naomi from someone else's point of view. At the very beginning of the game Naomi is already head-over-hills over her younger brother. Then she gets into an accident and her brain gets transplanted into Kitahara Akane body. And there starts the madness, actually. Akane had a very degenerate and brute sex-addict boyfriend... and Naomi just can't say a definite "NO" to him. That was a total BS and I lost that little faith in character that was left.

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Characters: There are three male characters, three female characters and 18 endings. So you can guess that pretty much everyone gets to hook up with everyone from the other gender. Add to that some yuri and some 3P. And there is no time for any sort of romance, so H events happen pretty much spontaneously, absolutely disgusting. What was only a bit relieving for me is that that brute ugly sex-addict boyfriend Kobayakawa is not really that bad guy in the main flow of the game. He basically helps Naomi with her embarrassing requests and even kind of protects her. Apart of that everyone behaves like animals. Younger brother Kouta is the most disappointing in this regard, because he gets to hook up with all the heroines of the game despite having childish look and still attending school. His voice defect is absolutely irritating. Well, game is irreparable at this point, anyway.

Story: So all the problems arise from the fact that Naomi inherits Akane sexy body and ugly brute boyfriend. She also has to pretend Akane and live at Akane family while seeing her beloved brother only at school. At school she's always several steps late, so her brother gets to hang out with all the other female cast beforehand. She gets to do homework at her brother's place, but that's probably the only encounter in the game that does not lead to sensual scene. And during that visit Naomi is so stupid that she continues her diary in her former room. That diary is eventually found with these recent notes, and that totally reveals her identity and brings us to confrontation in the final scene. That's the whole useless story that is presented here. It took me quite some time to figure how to trigger True end - for that you need to exit the game just after yellow lines in the closest to True route ending. The hints corner at the bad ending says that since it's the closest to True End ending no hints can be revealed. 

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Thoughts: 

1) Incest motives were alien to the visual novels at this point. There was just one game that slipped through the censorship which had blood-related sibling as capturable heroine. So - as I see it - the whole point of this game is to show forbidden sibling love while inventing a scheme of brain transplant to avoid blood-related incest. From today's point of view the whole concept looks absolutely irrelevant and useless.

2) This is the weakest Kanno Hiroyuki scenario by this point. His famous zapping is abused here just for sex scenes. Characters are bleak and plot is full of irritating loopholes.

Overall comments: Nothing stays at the same place, not even Kanno Hiroyuki. It's evident that plot outline and ero-tilt are dictated by Red Label developer. So if the game looks like poo, feels like poo and smells like poo - it's indeed poo, and no brilliant text writer can fix that.

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kivandopulus

Cross†Channel is VN of the Month. Tenshi no Inai 12-gatsu is among masterpieces as well. I'm choosing Thanatos no Koi ~In Ane Otouto Soukan~ for review.

1. Sacred Plume セイクリッド・プルーム [030905] Teatime 1 2
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Hero Kane returned to his hometown after a long two years of wandering. I met new friends and got into the maelstrom of events. The beginning was the meeting with Rita. Kidnapping women infected with the field near the capital. Behind all this there was the ominous shadow of the city and metroplita namestgnika King Song. You come into confrontation with the organization for peace, or a completely different motives?
300 years of holy wars behind and to the world once again wanted to experience the pain ....
Game's not blocked for lolicon issues just because it's a decent enough RPG. Difficulty level is high, especially for boss, so grinding for best equipment is mandatory. Battle system is crippled, but there's high degree of freedom during battle and for distributing stats on lvl-up. From the second lap play is much easier, and some battles can be skipped.

 

2. Umi kara Kuru Mono 海からくるもの [030905] FlyingShine 1
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It's a world of artifacts left from prehistoric sea civilization that sometimes give birth to supernatural abilities. Such humans are called "Lef" and over-watched by the state. Two people with such powers just awakened drown the school in terror.
It's depression plus insult SF game. We play from the viewpoint of one of the protagonist, but the link between them becomes hinted only in the ending. I'm still not over BM0 to get into another game like that.

 

3. Minato Gensou ~Venice Fantastica~ 水都幻想 ~Venice Fantastica~ [030912] Wing
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The protagonist is the son of a noble family, who, unable to agree to be part of a political arranged marriage, runs away. Without a place to go, he eventually arrives at a place of a baroness who is a long associate of his father. Hearing his story, the baroness offers him room and board. In return, she requests that he take over the worldly education of three girls under her care. Two are merchant and noble daughters preparing for marriage; the third is a prostitute from a foreign country.
Text is good and forms unique worldview and atmosphere. Protagonist here is quite a normal more or less shy boy, so game does not fall into training game as synopsis wants us to believe. Volume is lacking, and simultaneous capture of three heroines is possible leaving very little time for individual ending.

 

4. Utau Tumbling Dice うたう♪タンブリング・ダイス [030912] Emu
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In order to pay off the 1.1 billion yen debt that you accrued as you attempted to help a dying elderly man, you've decided to manage a karaoke facility that also doubles as your place of residence. You manage the facility with the three lovely granddaughters of the old man (who also live there) and attempt to increase your earnings by attracting new customers. You'll have to make advertisements and commercials and set a work schedule that doesn't push the girls too hard.
SIM of very average quality.

 

5. Kissing!! ~Under the Mistletoe~ Kissing!! ~Under the Mistletoe~ [030919] Valhalla 1 2
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Christmas might be doomed! As chance would have it, only an unassuming Japanese student can save the winter holiday - but in order to do so he must first discover true love and receive it in turn. Yet such a task might prove impossible, for how can Koutaro find romance, when he’s always been oblivious to it?
There are English reviews.

 

6. Shiawase no Katachi しあわせのかたち [030919] Angel Smile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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Minamo is a pure and romantic girl who can be quite clumsy at times, and she's in love with the handsome Satoru, a boy in her class. While working at her part-time job, Minamo spies Ryo and his girlfriend Mio as they eat together, their love for each other clearly visible in their eyes. She wishes she could sit like that with Satoru, but she knows she's too shy to ever come out and confess her feelings to him.
Soon after, Minamo is killed in an accident. Filled with remorse at not seizing her chance for love while she was alive, she visits Ryo and asks for his help. If he'll lend her his own life force, she'll be able to tell her feelings to Satoru. Ryo doesn't know until it's too late that lending Minamo his life energy will turn him into a lifeless spirit!
And so the wheels of fate turn, winding the destinies of everyone together: dead Minamo and her reluctant helper Ryo; the pure Mio and her carefree twin sister Mao; the competitive Kokoro, who won't give up Satoru without a fight; the lonely spirit Izumi; and the perplexing Soul Collector. What twists and turns await this cast of characters before the final act is played?
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

7. D.N. Angel TV Animation Series ~Kurenai no Tsubasa~ D・N・ANGEL TV Animation Series 〜紅の翼〜 [030925] Takara 1
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In the PS2 game, players take control of Daisuke Niwa and juggle the personalities of a teenager in love, a master thief and the search for something called the Crimson Wing. As an added treat for fans, the voice actors and actresses from the television series provide their vocal talents in the PS2 video game.
Puzzle filled console release that's very difficult to get into if you have not seen the anime.

 

8. Cross†Channel [030926] FlyingShine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Gunjo Academy is a facility designed to gather and isolate those students who got a high score on an adaptation exam (scoring high on this exam indicates that the student is less likely to be able to be adapted to the society) mandated by the government.
After a failed summer vacation with other members of the school's broadcasting club, Kurosu Taichi and some of the other club members return to the city, only to find that the world had completely changed.
Only a small portion of reviews is included. With that all the intrigue of game of the year completely vanishes.

 

9. Doki-Doki Beach ~Munasawagi no Yokan~ どきどきビーチ ~胸騒ぎの予感~ [030926] Aiai
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Main character attends private boys school. At summer he gets a part-time job of a guard on the beach. Summer experience awaits! And he already meets cute girl Rina Matsubara there and swears to capture her heart.
Game's mediocre and ero-tilt. Sub-heroines are relatively easy to capture, but main heroine is super difficult to reach, if possible at all. There is no walkthrough around, so we might never know.

 

10. Flowers フラワーズ [030926] Aaru
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Main character attends high school in an old town. One day he goes to a local musician to by his first musical instrument. Just one encounter changes the color of his world completely. This is how his modest love story begins.
Game presents a variety of scenarios to cover as wide range of tastes as possible. There's sitcom, traditional Japanese nostalgia, eroticism, moe. gag, drama, nekomimi elements. It's all presented as a film from different angles. Story has no beginning and no end and is just directed shots of everyday life with various techniques involved. I can't appreciate such scenario neglecting game.

 

11. Heartful Days ~Hi no Ataru Basho e~ ハ~トフル・デイズ~陽のあたる場所へ~ [030926] Heroine Maker
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Main character enters university and finally starts to live alone. Three girls are of special interest to him. As he gets closer with them and solves their problems, something missing in the heart starts to fill in.
Quite an ordinary moege with some comedy and obvious development. Volume is small. Some conversations are funny, but nothing of notice besides that.

 

12. Meguri, Hitohira. めぐり、ひとひら。 [030926] Caramel Box 1 2
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Asou Tomo is an unpopular painter. He often travels to sketch. One day, he visited the Yukari Shrine in the rural town. Then, he came across a girl who called herself a goddess, his younger sister-in-law who died three years ago, his fiancee, a ghost of woman servant and a taciturn girl.
There are English reviews.

 

13. Princess Bride プリンセスブライド [030926] 130cm
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One day protagonists father tells him that he is actually from a royal family and to be able to claim his right to the throne he must pick his future princess before he graduates.
He proposes five girls from his class but none accepts him outright. But slowly they all begin to get close to him, and when they find out about each other they even get more agressive. 
Suddenly he finds himself living together with five girls. Everyday is a battle to win him over. Now he must chose one of them to be his future wife. Who will receive the princess card and achive her dreams ?
A typical moege.

 

14. Ricotte ~Alpenbul no Utahime~ Ricotte ~アルペンブルの歌姫~ [030926] Rune 1 2
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Quark, a once-prosperous airship building town. If people are scarce nowadays, that's because there are only a few factories still in business.
In a pub in a corner of that declining town is a pianist acting as our protagonist and because of strange circumstances, a young lady calling herself "Ricotte" has ended up living together with him.
Innocent and willful, and furthermore being ignorant of the ways of the world means Ricotte is a severe torment to our protagonist, but notice that Ricotte has an unexpected skill in song.
On just a pub's stage the two of them gain acclaim for their performances.
And then, Ricotte's confession--.
"Have you heard of the 'Songstress'? That is me, that is what they called me."
There is an English review.

 

15. Seikai no Senki 星界の戦旗 [030926] Gainax
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Three years after their adventure, Lafiel becomes captain on the brand new assault ship Basroil and Jinto finishes his training to become a supply officer and joins Lafiel's crew. They set out to join a large fleet with the mission to defend the strategically important Aptic Gate from a force 15 times larger than their own. And to make matters worse, their new fleet commander is from the Bebous family, a family notorious for their "Spectacular Insanity".
As for me, Gainax is much better at anime than at games. Space strategy is not my thing, anyway.

 

16. Tenshi no Inai 12-gatsu 天使のいない12月 [030926] Leaf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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Tenshi is about a senior high school boy with relationship problems; he's got few friends and perhaps because of his bothersome kid sister, is averse to any steady relationship. That is, until he has a sexual encounter with Kurihara Touko. Touko, a classmate of his, is a sensitive, simple girl desperate to make an impression on others, and willingly offers herself to the protagonist. He runs away from a relationship; Touko clings to him hoping to find one. This unusual relationship soon leads them on a long soul-searching journey.
There are English reviews.

 

17. Thanatos no Koi ~In Ane Otouto Soukan~ タナトスの恋~淫姉弟相姦~ [030926] Red Label
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Naomi Yuiki, 21 years old single, college student. Though her parents died, because of the inheritance she and her brother, Kouta Yuiki age 18, can live without much trouble.
Even though she is 21 she is still a virgin because secretly in love with her younger brother. Even her attempt to get over him by sleeping with Takuya Yoshizawa, a genius surgeon and once a subordinate of her fathers didn't work and that depressed her even further.
At that time she met with an accident. A traffic accident so severe that her whole body except her brain is ruined beyond salvation. Just as doctors were about to give up on her an another patient at the same hospital, Akane Kitahara suffers brain death. Taking this chance, Yoshizawa who was working on advancing the research on the brain transplantation decides to transfer Naomi's brain to Akane.
Naomi's new life as Akane Kitahara stats. This time Naomi is not restricted by morality of a brother and sister relationship, but things don't go as easy as she hopes because being Akane brings her own relationship problems. Chaos ensues...
Kanno Hiroyuki is back, so scenario complexity is guaranteed. But contents is rather heavy, so it's not for everyone. I'd really opt out for something else, but only this game and Umi kara Kuru Mono don't have reviews, and both are rather dark. Please, Kanno Hiroyuki, don't let me down.

 

18. Tsuki wa Higashi ni Hi wa Nishi ni ~Operation Sanctuary~ 月は東に日は西に ~Operation Sanctuary~ [030926] August
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The girl that fell out of the blue.
And the protagonist's life, which began to take a turn little by little into the realm of the extraordinary starting from that very day.
「Nao-kun, if you don't get up soon, you're going to be late.」
The new school term started today. The protagonist's childhood friend, Honami, has kept telling him that he's not a child anymore, and yet continues to come to wake him up. They proceed as they always have to 『Hasumidai Academy』, which stands atop a hill ... but this time around, as second-year students.
「Naoki, I'm going on ahead of you!」
And the protagonist's cousin, Matsuri, zips past the two of them. After having lost both parents in a terrible accident 5 years ago, the protagonist Naoki Kuzumi was taken in by Matsuri's parents. And now, Matsuri herself -- who had been so opposed to Naoki's moving in back then -- has become a freshman at Hasumidai Academy.
These ordinary, ordinary days, stretching on forever.
... but then, one day, up on the roof of school 
August starts to have its definite style - in this case it's cute characters in unusual setting. And falling from the sky definitely is unusual. There are no complaints about graphic or the first comedy part. But second part is weak, so overall impression suffers a lot. Unfortunately it can not rise above usual moege level yet.

 

19. Zaishuu -The SiN- 罪囚-The SiN- [030926] Tactics 1 2 3 4
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Following the death of their parents, Akira made it a solemn duty to ensure his sister could live a normal existence, doing everything within his power to bring happiness into their inconstant lives. As Akira’s bond to Aya inevitably grew closer, others began to jealously whisper how the siblings were forging a relationship that went beyond the accepted conventions of brother and sister; allegations neither showed particular concern towards. Yet this idyllic innocence was not meant to last, and the devotion between Aya and Akira would be sorely tested by an incomprehensible world they never knew existed – a reality that threatens to smother both in malicious darkness.
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

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1. Koi no Mannaka 恋のまんなか [030904] Dennou Oroshidonya
Main character spends school days peaceful till his till arrival of a new transfer student. Their paths start to bring them closer...
Doujin

 

2. Gyakushuu ~Seiheki no Bigaku~ 逆醜~性癖の美学~ [030905] Curious
Main character loses his parents in an accident and lives in his relatives family - uncle, aunt and their three daughters. He remains cold to the family and eventually starts to be treated as a housekeeper. The only joy for him is internet. One day he molests a weak girl in the train. With first crime remaining unpunished, he sets up insult hell for his three new sisters...
Nukige

 

3. Hime Ichiya 秘女一夜 [030905] Aiai
Main character receives an invitation letter from an unfamiliar sender to "Secret women overnight festival" on isolated Inaba island. His sister-in-law behaves strangely after receiving the letter and soon disappears. Protagonist decides to visit this event on the island to find his sister.
Nukige

 

4. Koyoi mo Meshimase Alicetale 今宵も召しませAlicetale [030905] Rune
Suspicious baggage arrives from the parent of main character. Inside is a small girl who claims to be a vampire. Their strange communal life begins on that day.
Nukige

 

5. Ryoujoku Kangofu ~Jigoku Seme~ 凌辱看護婦~地獄責め~ [030905] Ryoujokudou
Main character is a former doctor who works for a medical-related foundation. He's in charge of a special medical ward where powerful people hide from the media attention or law enforcement authorities. What they need is good service, not a good doctor. So protagonist trains special medical stuff to satisfy any customer needs.
Nukige

 

6. Angels Blue [030912] LiLiM DARKNESS
Uncle and nephew start a "game" to insult Miki and Miku sisters-in-law over the period of 10 days. Any means of winning is allowed, except for hurting opponent directly. Will protagonist choose to protect sisters, score as fast as possible or eliminate his rival?
Nukige

 

7. Asylum [030912] Eve
Women are imprisoned here for their sins. They experience mental pain and pleasure every day. Main character is the person to deliver punishment.
Nukige

 

8. Fake フェイク [030912] Witch 1
Main character has Nayu and Yuma childhood friends. Now he is supposed to help at the shrine where two girls live. Will he develop relations with his Nayu who he knows from elementary school or with Yuma who treats him warmly?
Fandisc

 

9. Giin Oyako Celeb ~Kegareyuku Soukyuu no Bara~ 犠淫母娘セレブ~穢れゆく双宮の薔薇~ [030912] Studio Jikkenshitsu
Main character wins government post, but lawmaker assassination investigation can put him in dangerous position. He develops a plan - to insult the women of the family.
Nukige

 

10. Ikenai Shutter Chance! いけない☆シャッターチャンス! [030912] Black Package
Main character has nothing particular to do all days long. His life changes when he finds adult magazine. He applies for a job of photographer to perform discipline and training in a semi-forceful way. Somehow he's asked to do photos of landscapes instead. But protagonist does not give up. He only needs one chance...
Nukige

 

11. Kagami no Naka no Orgel - Mittsume no Monogatari [Haensel und Gretel] 鏡の中のオルゴール みっつめの物語 [Haensel und Gretel] [030912] Fairytale
Handel and Gretel are abandoned by their mothers due to food starvation. After several days of travelling in the forest they find a funny house to rest inside. As Haensel wakes up, he sees Gretel captured by the witch. What if Haensel was not able to save Gretel as in original? Here is how it might look if both got captured...
Nukige

 

12. More & More (Moremore) MORE&MORE(漏々) [030912] Berries
A formerly prestigious theater club is in danger of dissolving now. Main character becomes club's adviser and organizes recruiting, but in the end club is left with only two members. The dreams of setting Shakespeare play become impossible, so they have to settle with Red Hat imitation. However, both member girls are so bad in acting. Protagonist needs to give them individual training sessions to attain relaxed scene behavior.
Nukige

 

13. Sex Partner セックスパートナー [030912] Lipstick
Main character gets a job in the "Island" family restaurant on the beach. During this summer he will need to form relations with the owner and the waitresses.
Nukige

 

14. Maid Sangekikan ~Mesuinu Rinkan~ メイド惨劇館 ~メス犬輪姦~ [030917] Black Lilith
Kyle is one of a couple of servants to an eccentric aristocrat. Being new to the whole servant thing, there was a gentle and dainty housemaid that showed him the ropes. Over time he came to look upon her in a very honorific light. However, one evening he witnesses the seemingly willing violation of his idol by several men. Completely shocked by the event, he does nothing but watch. With his vision of her purity shattered, what will he do now?
Nukige

 

15. Chijoku Yuugi 乳辱遊戯 [030919] West Vision
Main character barely escapes rape charges by hiding in the lodge that stays abandoned at this season. One day owners of the lodge come by. They are two girls. They want to call police, but get captured by protagonist before they succeed at that. He can fulfill all his desires now. 
Nukige

 

16. Keibiin 2 警備員2 [030919] Interheart
Main character gets a security guard job at a huge mall. Security system is fully electronic, so only two guards are enough to maintain it. Protagonist's partner can not handle computers, so protagonist gets full authority of using this system in his malicious intents.
Nukige

 

17. Kin'iro no Corda 金色のコルダ [030919] Koei 
Kahoko Hino is a student at a Seisou Academy, one with an ordinary life. One day, Lili - the mischievous musical fairy who had blessed the original founder of the school - finds Kahoko running late to class. Delighted that she is able to see him, Lili grants Kahoko a magical violin, and a place in the school's annual musical competition, which many students in the music department vie to partake in.
Kahoko refuses, only to be pressed on by the fairy, who constantly nags her until she finally gives way to his pleads. She reluctantly accepts the instrument. As she practices her pieces, Kahoko is amazed that she can play any piece on the violin as long as she knows the tune and plays it with her heart.
Otomege

 

18. Miboujin ~Numeriau Nikuyoku to Midara ni Nureru Mitsu Tsubo~ 未亡人 ~ぬめり合う肉欲と淫らに濡れる蜜壺~ [030919] MBS Truth
Now here’s something a little dark; it involves getting it on with a widow, her daughter, and/or the daughter’s tutor. You can also play as two different protagonists too: the brother of the recently deceased, or the college student who is a classmate/childhood-friend of the tutor. Both of these men would be stand-up guys and would have been supportive in other ways than blindly lusting. However, upon the death of the husband, both soon came upon a mysterious video of a woman bound and with face obscured; getting violated and loving it. They couldn’t recognize the face, but they certainly could recognize the voice--it was of our recent widow. Spurred on by the footage the two men came up with separate plans to reach the same lustful goal.
Nukige

 

19. Milk Junkie MILK・ジャンキー [030919] Blue Gale ON DEMAND
Yuusuke has a problem that any guy would want and most guys wish for. A girl named Rena wants him to be her supposed "private tutor". Rena's an extremely well endowed girl, which is probably what drives Yuusuke into agreeing to be her "private tutor". This is where his problem begins. It's obvious that tutoring is one thing that they will surely not be doing. When Yuusuke comes over for Renas lesson he runs into her mom. Wow is one word to describe her breasts. Renas mom is blessed with a Triple-F Cup, even bigger than Renas. She really lays it out there and climbs all over Yuusuke. Here's the big problem. The fight over Yuusuke is now going to begin as mother and daughter get ready to show off their sexual skill in order to win. 
Nukige

 

20. Ohime-sama o Otose! お姫様を落とせ! [030919] Sekilala
Prestigious girl academy is in the middle of student council and presidential elections. Three factions compete over the seats. As things heat up, administration gets afraid of losing other faction
parents donations, so mediator is hired. Main character is the guy who can solve any problem as long as he is given full authority over the means. He will handle these three faction leader girls as he thinks fit.
Nukige

 

21. Onii-chan Yamete 2 お兄ちゃんやめて2 [030919] Gaia
Main character gets a job to sit with children and answer phone calls. He can play in doctor examination, but decides to set up athletic competition to look at girls in bloomers.
Nukige

 

22. Shiosai no Himei しおさいの悲鳴 [030919] Riddle Soft
The protagonist finds himself as a lowly janitor on a luxury liner when the company he works for after graduating from college goes bankrupt and a friend's betrayal leaves him with 20 Mil yen debt. When he hears that a class of girls from a rich private school charters the liner he schemes to lock some of them up, have sex with them and extort money from them to pay his debts.
Nukige

 

23. Zoku Maid Sangekikan ~Semen Kichiku Choukyou~ 続・メイド惨劇館 ~ザーメン鬼畜調教~ [030922] Black Lilith
Kyle works at the residence of the noble. One day he witnesses maids attacked by men. He just stands and watches in a shocked state. This cruel night destroys those pale love feelings he was holding in his heart.
Nukige

 

24. Towa mo Nakaba o Sugite 永遠も半ばを過ぎて [030924] I-Raf-You
By taking a pygmy medicine, the boy's height is reduced to only 3cm. He is teased in sexual ways by childhood friend and his juniors, dives between the breasts of a girl, and so on.
Doujin

 

25. Cox-Bax [030925] Gizmo
The main character came back to his hometown a while ago, but he makes a living by street performance because he has no relatives there. He is back to his hometown just to meet that man..., his "first" man.... He met the man at the park several years ago. He spoke to him, but he didn't say anything. However, the man suddenly tore off his clothes and entered his finger into the anus.... When he regained his consciousness, the man wasn't there.... He can't forget it.... He just wants to meet the man again.... He just keeps looking for the man....
Boys Love

 

26. Amaori no Ningyouhime ~Tozasareta Tobira, Mesu Ningyou no Shikyuu~ 雨檻の人形姫~閉ざされた扉、牝人形の子宮~ [030926] Optim
One day she quietly appeared in front of me. 
What I am only allowed to do is to repeat sexual intercourse over and over every day.
I do not know why I am locked up... I am not allowed to ask...
And the next day will come again.
Nukige

 

27. Bara no Ki ni Bara no Hanasaku Fandisk 薔薇ノ木ニ薔薇ノ花咲ク ファンディスク  [030926] Cyc Rosé
Short Story Collection delivering 20 extra episodes featuring heroes of original game. 
Boys Love Fandisc

 

28. Erocon ~Erotic Controller 4U~ えろコン ~Erotic Controller 4U~ [030926] Zero
Main character is a university student who lives alone, but at the request of uncle his cousin Yumi gets to live with him. Somehow she gets in the "Electronic Psychology Research Group". One day they are invited to dance, but Yumi suddenly starts to do something sexual while dancing. It turns out that it was due to controller that controls human desires, an experimental invention developed in her club. Main character starts to use this controller to manipulate Yumi lust.
Nukige

 

29. F&C Fandisc in 2003 nen Natsumatsuri えふあんどしいファンディスクin2003年夏祭り [030926] F&C
Among other goodies there is mini AVG "Summer Return".
Main character returns to the home town and participates in the summer festival with a girl. The girl knows him, but he has no recollections of her. Is he able to remember the past and solve the mystery of the spirits festival?
Fandisc

 

30. Futarijime ~Osananajimi to Natsu to Gimai~ ふたりじめ~幼なじみと夏と義妹~ [030926] Marine
Last summer the hero of this game went on summer vacation and got to know a beautiful classmate of his better. Whether or not the attraction was mutual; within the short time they spent together he confessed his love to her. Now the hero is in his senior year in high school when his parent (don’t know which one) remarries and lo and behold; his new step-sister is the same girl he confessed to just a year ago--awkward. Now summer vacation has come again and our hero is considering his feelings not just for this girl, but her sister as well--despite the taboo.
Nukige

 

31. Inukko Punipuni ~Hatsujou Keihou Hatsurei Chuu~ 犬っ娘ぷにぷに~発情警報発令中~ [030926] Cronus
One day a volcano erupts on the island where demi-humans live. Female cousin is allowed to stay at the relatives place in the mainland till danger passes. Demi-humans constitution changes depending on climate. Female cousin in particular starts to get horny periodically. 
Nukige

 

32. Melty Märchen メルティ・メルヘン [030926] Panda House
Remake of Mel Mel Melty Märchen with improved graphics and extended dialogue. The original version required solving "guesstures"-type puzzles in order to continue reading the tales, but in this port they have been replaced by "Simon"-type puzzles.
The main story is about a horny nerd who gets all his porn collection stolen by a goddess, and she won't return it to him until he saves the fantasy kingdom. The goddess requires him to help a fairy to retrieve all chapters from classic fairy tales, which seem to have been affected by a computer virus.
Nukige

 

33. Mode MODE~モード~ [030926] Error
Main character works in a promotion company, but due to recession each division starts to act separately and finance itself from the revenues. He gets a task to supervise mobile site. Wait, but it's an adult site! He has three months to attract 10,000 paid members or he gets broke.
Nukige

 

34. Momikucha ~Kemono ga Hisomu Rush Hour~ 揉みくちゃ~獣が潜むラッシュアワー~ [030926] Zero
Takuya is on a business travel and standing in a full train. His sexual desire arouses and he touches a woman's bottom. He can not stop his sexual desire any more and he is getting bold. Can he go back to the office safe and sound from a business travel or is he going to be put in a jail?
Nukige

 

35. Natural Another One [030926] F&C Co., Ltd.
The protagonist (default name Kazehaya Souhei) is a teacher. One day his student Minao Kogawa confesses that she's in love with him but he already has a fiancée Haruka Makise. Realizing she's desperate he gives her a proposal to become his property. In her desperation she agrees ...
Nukige
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Foreword: It looked like a semi-historical plot-centered game, so why not sample it, really.

Title: Salem no Majo-tachi

Developer: Daiginjou

Date: 2003-08-08

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v3679

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P53wX3hGx64&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-sUBbx3VBtkjZ8QS4wiJk4

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Synopsis: Year 1699. A young priest, named Kevin, sailed to the peaceful town in the British colony in the New World. This town's name was Salem. He is yet to know all of the horrors of the Salem's witch-hunt.

Game type: Semi-historical drama

Difficulty: Easy, very few choices

Character Design rating: 7/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 6/10

Overall rating: 6/10

Rating comments: Story became a major disappointment for me dragging it all down.

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Protagonist: Kevin is actually really nice. His identity is complex - English pastor of indian origin fighting with knuckles. He is always shown with face. He does not really move the plot, but he's still a cool guy looking naturally in this environment.

Characters: There are four heroines - naive main heroine Meg, free-spirit Julia, pretentious Emily and genius Sophie. I played only the routes of the first two - main heroine and gun-wielding girl. And these are two dead-serious boring heroines. All the comedy relief is created by the other two heroines. The problem with characters is that routes are pretty much the same - first some incident happens which is resolved by particular heroine special skill - love blooms - then it moves to the actual witch-hunt.

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Story: Such pseudo-historical setting is quite disadvantageous, as for me. It is overcrowded with all kinds of one-sided grotesque characters. Even prior to playing the game reader already has a very good image of what's going to happen - there's going to be a witch trial and a happy end. So the only thing that should surprise to create an impact is process and plot shifts. Game introduces two humorous heroines to lighten up the mood, but it still remains overextended historical SOL with just two notable events. Main heroine Meg route tries to tell a more involving story, but too little too late.

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Thoughts: 

Somehow much older Dorei Ichiba produced a better impression on me. That were easy to grasp single heroine stories with interesting individual lines and plot shifts. Much shorter as well. Salem no Majo-tachi is a much more complex game containing dozens of characters, but heroines fail to charm, and lots of filler scenes both distract and irritate.

Overall comments: Game is of very high quality and made with much effort and skill, but neither story, nor heroines manage to grasp attention, and without it any game is worthless for me.

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It's the month of summer Comiket, so let's try to make it through piles of Doujins together. I consider Natsuyume Yawa the masterpiece and winner by default. I'm reviewing Salem no Majo-tachi , but I've yet to develop my opinion on it. 

1. Boku to Kanojo to Kokoro no Kakera 僕と彼女とココロの欠片 [030808] Milky Kiss
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Father gets an urgent work appointment leaving main character in charge of his imouto and niece.
He has a lover, but something misses in his heart. He starts to see strange dreams more and more frequent. As summer vacations draw close he hears in his dream "The day of the appointment is about to come ..."
Development and characters are good enough, but story is basically one road scenario and player will is ignored. Lack of depiction is often encountered, and endings are quite disappointing, as for me.

 

2. Love Split ~5 Banme no Kisetsu~ Love Split ~5番目の季節~ [030808] Rouge
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Main character has crush on two very different girls since school. Pass a psychology test and start your way to happy college life with one of them.
Story itself is serious and last for a year with all the complimentary year holidays, but quite ero-centered.

 

3. Salem no Majo-tachi セイレムの魔女たち [030808] Daiginjou
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Year 1699. A young priest, named Kevin, sailed to the peaceful town in the British colony in the New World. This town's name was Salem. He is yet to know all of the horrors of the Salem's witch-hunt.
Game resembles Slave market the most, especially that additional chapter of Slave market that was added in remake version. Creators are virtually the same. There is more solid history foundation here and overall more interesting development, but you probably won't like this game unless you liked Slave market.

 

4. Galaxy Angel Moonlit Lovers ギャラクシーエンジェル Moonlit Lovers [030822] Broccoli 1 2
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Moonlit Lovers, revolves around the battles with remnants of Eonia's forces led by General Rezum and later a mysterious woman named Nefyuuria who claimed to be a member of a race called the Val-Fasq. A new member of the Angel-tai, Karasuma Chitose, is also introduced.
There are English reviews.

 

5. Natsuyume Yawa 夏夢夜話 [030828] KID 1 2 3
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The story centers around a young boy by the name of Reiji Oumi. When his sister suddenly dies, Reiji, along with Kotori and Ryouko each withdraw, not wanting to accept the fact. Years have passed, and the three of them reunite bac