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Viper-RSR is the only masterpiece of the month

1. Psychicer Mimi サイキッカー美々 [020705] Soubi Kenkyuujo
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Main character is a genius young man. One day he has his psychic powers awoken in front of a female classmate. She agrees to help him train these powers with a series of exercises, but others think of them as usual lovers. Strange incidents start to happen at school - is it possible to investigate them with newly acquired powers?
Training is a form of H. There are three fields of supernatural studies, and investigation of the incidents depends on what power is mastered. Borderline half-baked game.

 

2. Shiroi Kiseki ~White Spur~ 白い軌跡 ~White Spur ~ [020705] Modern Times
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Main character starts to live alone to attend a university in Tokyo. However, his mother asks his childhood friend who came to Tokyo one year earlier to take care of protagonist. When protagonist sets to go to a snowboard training camp, his childhood friend volunteers to accompany him.
It's a game with "Beginner", "Intermediate" and "Advanced" ski courses, so players are supposed to start over and over. But - luckily - they can't because of a critical bug that prevents reaching ending. Cool times.

 

3. Shirotsume Souwa -Episode of the Clovers- 白詰草話 -EPISODE OF THE CLOVERS- [020705] Littlewitch 1
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Tokyo, year 2008. 
There is a mysterious group that experts from various fields gather. And Souji is the most outstanding researcher in the group, who researches about combat androids. He has produced three androids, Ema, Sayu and Toka. They adore Souji, and live a peaceful life. But one day, combat robots invade into his laboratory, and the battle to the end starts....
There is an English review.

 

4. Soukoku no Tsuki ~Aoku Kagayaku Tsuki no Yoru ni...~ 蒼刻の月~蒼ク輝ク月ノ夜ニ・・・~ [020705] Sight
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Main character's parents die in a traffic accident, and he is invited to stay at his grandfather's place. One day girls arrive to live in the same mansion. Girls have the same circumstances as protagonist and, according to grandfather, are invited to live as protagonist's wife candidates.
This supposedly nice game has zero Japanese impressions, because zero originality moege from an unknown company can not be a nice game.

 

5. Alfred Gakuen Mamono Daitai アルフレッド学園魔物大隊 [020712] SofthouseChara
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The protagonist is a resident of devil's world and wanted to became a teacher.
He finally managed to became a teacher and started teaching at Alfred Academy while living inside its night duty room. However, various mysterious cases started appearing one-by-one inside the academy, and he couldn't get a peaceful sleep. The source of this is that the academy is unnaturally overflowing with magic power. He called his subordinates from the devil's world and ordered them to recover the overflowing magic power. He feels the need to defend his position as a teacher.
Will he be able to resolve the mysterious cases while still remaining as a teacher?
Simulation game from Softhouse Chara.
Defend the academy at night, scare and exorcise the evil spirits that's possessing your students.
SofthouseChara keeps making weird mix of genre games. I need at least a normal RPG or tactical strategy to look into it.

 

6. Silvern ~Gin no Tsuki, Mayoi no Mori~ Silvern ~銀の月、迷いの森~ [020712] G-clef
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Main character admires manly men, because he is often take for a slender a cute girl. He gets a job of female dormitory caretaker for a week by mistake. How will this week go?
New scenarios show up after each clear. First part is comical, second - serious. Scenario is inconsistent. Did you expect of trap moege something better?

 

7. Kamaitachi no Yoru 2 ~Kangokujima no Warabe Uta~ かまいたちの夜2 ~監獄島のわらべ唄~ [020718] Chunsoft 1 2
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Abiko Takemaru, the creator of "Kamaitachi no Yoru" decides to invite all of the people he has based his characters on to his mansion on the otherwise deserted island of Mikadzuki. When they arrive they find themselves stuck on the island with their host inexplicably missing and an unknown culprit hunting down people according to an old song.
There is an English review.

 

8. Guren Tenshou -Shura- 紅蓮天衝―修羅― [020719] Zone 1
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Guren Tenshou: Shura continues directly from where the original Guren ended. After the fateful battle with Yasha, a new threat appears: a blond young man who has apparently come from another time. Lee Rekka and his girl-only Guren brigade (now fully assembled) have to figure out why and how such a man ended up in medieval Japan, defeating more demons on the way.
Despite being a direct sequel story-wise, the gameplay in Shura has been greatly simplified, to the extent of not being a RPG any more. There are still turn-based battles, but they occur only against "boss" enemies, when the story dictates it, and involve little strategy but choosing the strongest attacks for all the characters. There are no experience points, no equipment, no items, and even no movement of any kind in the game - it just takes the player from place to place, allowing him only to click on the only available location on the map and occasionally slightly branch the story by making a decision.
Scenario was not a strong point of Guren, and now it's even more obvious when RPG part is excluded. Noone took responsibility for the scenario, because it's just a scam - full of inconsistencies and bad moves. It's also surprising that only 3 out of 5 heroines have H events. Game is sometimes called the main kusoge of 2002.

 

9. Kikou Juu Yuushi Sakigake 機甲銃勇士サキガケ [020719] Digital Monkey
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22nd century. Global self-defense organization "the Outer Space Defense Force" is launched. 
Main character is its officer. He leads a happy yet slightly boring everyday life, but everything changes with the assault of unidentified "Seeker". By chance he takes command over battleship and starts his crusade.
There's strategy part and tactical land battles. Difficulty is moderate and can be lowered. Scenario is usual anime stuff. Some heroines can't be captured without latest patch.

 

10. Tantei Shounen A 探偵少年A [020719]  Foster 1
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Many people are in trouble in the big city. "Shirokuma Investigations" set up office here years ago, and it has helped numerous people with their problems.
Akira is a student. He admires his energetic aunt, who runs "Shirokuma Investigations," and he's learned a lot from her. One day, his aunt suddenly disappears, leaving behind a note, "I'm going on a trip. Akira, please take care of my business." Suddenly, he's become the head manager in the investigation office!
With the assistance of two cute girls, Akira manages to solve cases. Will he be able to become a full-fledged investigator, in whom his aunt would be proud of? What kind of cases will he and his assistants encounter?
Game only takes 10 days, and there's small volume. The number of H events is high as usual, some 20 while the overall number of CG is just 65.

 

11. Aoi Umi no Tristia 蒼い海のトリスティア [020720] Kogado Studio 1
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Tristia was a beautiful seaside town which slowly fell to ruin and dilapidation, following the invasion of the dragon ten years ago. The people of the town tried rebuilding the city in the hopes of attaining its former glory, but they failed. Hopeless, the people decided to send for Prospero Flanca, a legendary inventor who was well-known for revivifying many cities that were dying out. They received an answer from Prospero, but to their confusion, it was a girl who arrived to the port of the town. That girl was Nanoca, Prospero's granddaugther, and she is the one who was assigned to do the renovation project.
There is an English review

 

12. Rhythmic Rev リズミック・レヴ [020725] Extreme 1
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The hero of this story was a former champion of the RRGP125cc class. He moved onto the 500cc, but suffered a serious accident that took him out of racing. Still having a passion for the sport, he now happily works as a motor sports journalist. RRGP stands for “Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix”…Yeah there are a few letters missing in that anagram. In any case, it’s a motorcycle race, and he’s been covering/supervising an all-girl race team on their way to the final race. They are actually a sub-division of his old race team that helped him win his races before the accident. They go by the name of “Brain Palette Junior Team” (don’t ask me where “brain palette” came from *shrugs*), and they’re staffed by many a hottie. Will these ladies be able to achieve what he could not?
AVG with three branches, each for two heroines. Six heroines overall. Polygons used to show race in order not to feel bored. Heroines lack personality.

 

13. Blue [020726] Caramel Box
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The protagonist was a star basketball player, looking forward to a bright future as a sportsman.
But then he injures his right knee and the doctor's diagnosis turns out to be for him to refrain from hard exercise.
Two years later he has overcome the odds and partially recovered, once again being able to play basketball.
Even so, because of his measly height he isn't able to pursue a career in the sport he loves.
He regrets nothing and continues to attend school, hanging out with his friends.
What will happen the first summer he spends since quitting basketball...?
Six heroines with most being weak. Atmosphere is relaxed and overall pleasant. Quitting basketball depiction takes a lot of game time, but it's hardly relevant at all for the course of the game. Love comes suddenly, same as drama.

 

14. Court no Naka no Tenshi-tachi 2 ~Softball Hen~ コートの中の天使達2~ソフトボール編~ [020726] Pinpai
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Main character is a gentle-minded lecturer who is ordered to supervise "Woman Softball Club" immediately after his arrival. He has to deal with withdrawal of almost all members after last coach spring training camp incident. Is restoring such club even possible?
AVG + raising SIM. Special training and games increase the bond. It's time to let franchise rest in peace already.

 

15. Ebenbourg no Kaze エーベンブルグの風 [020726] Studio e.go! 1
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Claude was a poor scholar living in England, but is called back to become the Lord of Ronsard by a counselor known as Sophie. Claude's life begins anew with the fate of the city in his hands. But the exiled former lord Eric wants his power back and plans to assassinate Claude.
At his new home, Claude meets the lovely maid of the mansion, Mylene.
There is an English review.

 

16. Knot ~Kizuna no Mahou~ knot~絆の魔法~ [020726] feng
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Main character became director of "The Study Group on Magic" school club. He needs to figure out why "magic" begins to intervene in this world.
It's a normal charage with the exception of mechanism of paranormal activity used in the later part of each route. When heroine is chosen, it goes down the single road. Climax comes too suddenly after series of everyday life scenes. So it's a moege without a normal story.

 

17. Mist -Second Edition- MiST-second edition- [020726] Regrips
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Main character goes out on a trip with his five friends during summer vacations. In this picturesque mountain landscape he gets to know many secrets about his friends.
System is poor. There are three heroines with individual routes, but only main heroine route is somewhat impressive.

 

18. Musume Sanjou!! Doubutsuen. 娘³動物園~むすめさんじょう!!どうぶつえん。~ [020726] Panda House
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Main character loses parents, but inherits a zoo after them. Soon he finds three cradles with girls on his doorstep. Girls grow up and help around the zoo even under constant danger of its closure.
Mostly a comedy with some incest vibe ("father" in H events).

 

19. PRIMO ~Amore e l'ordine di arrivo?~ PRIMO ~Amore e l'ordine di arrivo?~ [020726] Active 1
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Takuma Hasebe is really unlucky! He loses his parents in an accident and his grandparents end up taking care of him. This might be a common tragic story, but it's not over yet! Even worse, his grandparents pass away! 
Fortunately, his lawyer informs him that a really nice person wants to adopt him. Of course, he takes up the offer. His new guardian is Grandma Machiyo. He enters Kuregashi School and finds out that Grandma Machiyo is a director at the school! 
One day, he asks her, "Why did you adopt me?" but she just says, "Don't worry." Full of anxiety, he ends up being the manager of the school. The job sucks; he's just a janitor! 
His busy schedule of school life and managing the school begins... 
There are three months to trigger all kinds of events as a classmate and as a janitor. Game's very short. There are large chunks of text common for multiple heroines. Only couple heartwarming heroines save the game to some extent.

 

20. Senkou Yuugeki Oukatai Yuri ~Denshi no Seirei-tachi~ 先攻遊撃桜花隊・YURI~電子の聖霊たち~ [020726] Ape & Frog
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Continent is a battlefield between states. 
Alliance Forces defeat Imperial forces in decisive battle. Imperial army girl trained in secret arts becomes the last trump card for disjointed forces.
Training SIM, strategy, rpg-like growth and probably more. Story is attractive to some extent, but still weak. Rough system and bugs deteriorate the impression.

 

21. Sultan ~The Lovesong is Forever~ [020726] light 1
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In a semi-fantasy world set in a sort of medieval time; our protagonist grew with his siblings and friends after their parents died. After many years surviving on the streets, they are met by a couple of people of soldiers who take them straight to the king. The king, upon reviewing them, tells our hero that he’ll be next in line to succeed the throne! It turns out the hero is the old man’s lost grandchild. Now the royal court is either up in arms about the new prince or frantically trying to find him a suitable candidate to be the future princess. Who of the lovely ladies will be chosen by you--or will you pick his childhood friend?
Good dialogues, but scenario is just ordinary court romance without originality. Since it's a charage, some girls are just better than the others. 

 

22. Sumeragi no Miko-tachi すめらぎの巫女たち [020726] D.O. 1
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Tokyo, year 35 Taisho era. 
The organisation "Fuuma", established to maintain peace in the mortal realm, becomes aware of an aberration borne into the world. The evil god who once led a great army into battle with the holy gods but was thought to be defeated has revived once again. The identity of the reincarnated evil god's vessel is...
The protagonist Kitagawa Daisuke, an otherwise ordinary young man is abducted by a beautiful girl Kuroba Saya who then has sexual intercourse with him, which awakens Daisuke regarding his status as the evil god's incarnation as well as his abilities. Saya pleads with the awakened Daisuke to join her in crushing Fuuma, the holy god's shock troops. Now the millennia-old battle between light and darkness is about to reach a decisive conclusion
7 episodes with 5 being common route and the rest branching off to "god", "human" and "truth" routes. RPG part is unbalanced. Sumeragi looks up to Sakura Wars, but manages to create a thrilling story that's highly recommended for RPG enthusiasts.

 

23. Unicchi! ~Weenie Witches~ うにっち! ~Weenie Witches~ [020726] Tactics
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Fokrim Magic Academy studies magic for over 100 years. One spring day President Rivade-Fokrim dies, and lots of teachers and students leave academy afterwards. Only director's widow and three poor female students stay. Protagonist becomes teacher for these girls.
Raising SIM with the period of one year. How come this genre is not dead yet...

 

24. Viper-RSR Viper-RSR [020731] Sogna
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A game that blends old school dungeon crawling along with animated cutscenes.
It is a dark age in the kingdom of Alitalia. Monsters ransack cities, slaughtering the men and taking the women as their slaves. Four adventurers set out to end the rampages...
For me and many others this game is the last farewell of the ancient era of visual novels. The highest Sogna masterpiece still makes breath stop in awe. I can't miss such opportunity to say farewell to the legend with a gratitude review.

 

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1. Natsu no Hi no Resonance 夏の日のレザナンス [020701] Kagura Saitoh 1
A delicate tale of coming-of-age, with cell phones, and friends in far-off places, and the first blush of unrequited love ...
Doujin

 

2. Ikihaji@ -Haha Ane Imouto no M Lesson- 生恥@-母・姉・妹のMレッスン- [020705] BOM
Main character notices that his family is addicted to dating sites. So he joins such site in order to drown them into the world of lewdness.
Nukige

 

3. Onna Kyoushi -Nikutai Jugyou- 女教師 -肉体授業- [020705] Guilty 1
Misaki Nagasawa is assigned as a new teacher for the new school term. She witnesses one of her colleagues being raped by one of the schoolboys. Misaki is also nearly raped; Yukie the school nurse saves her. An honor student named KIYA, protects her from perverts on the train. Both KIYA and Yukie provide her with moral support. One day, Misaki finds TAKAYA calling her name out while masturbating. KIYA ends up confessing his true feelings for her. Will his love for her mature into anything? What will become of Misaki's future as a teacher?
In sensual novel circles, this female teacher game is really becoming popular. During the course of the semester, this new teacher is molested in every way possible. The story depicts how this young woman grows through her tribulations. The game is set up with Misaki as the heroine. Through a third person narration, this story develops into a truly sensual novel. 
Nukige

 

4. Shura no Fude ~Kyouki ga Ai ni Kawaru Toki~ 修羅の筆 ~狂気が愛に変わるとき~ [020705] Marine Heart
A popular novelist discovers he can cure his writer's block by unleashing his sadistic side.
Boys Love

 

5. Gakeppuchi Kakeibo 崖っプチ家計簿 [020712] Waffle
Main character works at a company that goes bankrupt. In order to provide for his three cousins and sisters he needs a quick solution - he decides to win a mahjong tournament. 
Card game

 

6. Nakanai Tsuki 泣カナイ月 [020712] Vega
With mother remarriage, main heroine starts to feel more and more lonely. She runs from the house to his new brother-in-law apartment. Soon they become lovers. But happy days do not last forever. Human desires break the peaceful life. Can heroine be happy?
Nukige

 

7. Shimai Soukan ~Kindan no Kakeizu~ 姉妹相姦~禁断の家計図~ [020712] Analog Factory
Shunsuke Kobayashi live with his imouto Mayu at their parents home, while his elder sister Natsumi live with his husband, the rich heir Kimishima Yohey and Yohey younger sister Yoko.
Indebted after the death of both parents in an accident, Shunsuke and Mayu where asked to move to Yohei mansion, Natsumi seem to be worried for that but Shunsuke accept and move in with the help of his girlfriend and classmate, the fatherless Yuki Kawai; at the dinner Yohei tell everyone "Never enter to the room at the ground", but it's clearly a invite to enter.
And in the evening Shunsuke hear moaning from that room; "That's normal because Yohei and Natsume are married" but he can't restrain to peek and see Yohei having sex with his own sister Yoko.
In that moment Natsume came from the back and introduce Shunsuke to the room and undress; but Yohei treat Natsume like a toy, having her masturbate, drink his pee and give a blowjob to the terrified Shunsuke.
It seem that Natsume in past gave sex services in a soapland to pay same debt, and there killed a man that was threatening her, Yohei blackmailed and married her, and turned her in to a masochist, also that man she killed was....
Now Yohei want to involve Shunsuke as his companion in this crazy sex life.
Nukige

 

8. Pokopoko Imouto 2 ぽこぽこ妹2 [020713] Soft Circle Courreges
Play sensual game with sister and enjoy various situations in school and at home.
Nukige

 

9. Boku no Atarashii Sensei 僕のあたらしい先生 [020719] Guilty 1
Takao Nanase is a senior at a well-known high school. It's Friday, and he has his eyes on the new English teacher, Michiko Utsumi. Takao gets his friend Tsuyoshi Mishima to take pictures of her in leotards. Takao is obsessed with her looks.
He returns home, where his cousin Miho greets him. She tries to seduce him, but with Michiko on his mind he ignores her.
Tsuyoshi is secretly in love with Sana Dojima. A few days later, he follows her and learns an amazing secret! He discovers that Sana and Michiko are lesbians and are really hot on each other. Michiko also has her eyes on Takao as a new pet.
One day, while Michiko and Takao are alone together after school, she seduces him. Later, Miho calls and asks him to come home. As he enters the house, Miho confesses her infatuation towards him. His stalwart reasoning begins to crumble.
Tsuyoshi gives Takao a key to the girls' locker room. Takao goes in, finds Michiko's panties, and starts masturbating with them. Michiko walks in and finds him in the middle of the act. She yells at him, but he confesses his love for her and begs for mercy. Surprisingly enough, she accepts him and their days of carnal pleasure begin.
A few days later, Sana tells Takao that he is simply a pet for Michiko. Takao bursts into rage and questions Michiko. He later finds out about her relationship with the chairman of the school board and?
Where is this story going? Just how will these love-crazed fiends end up?
Nukige

 

10. From M [020719] Black Rainbow
The main character starts working at a hospital as a security officer. Thanks to his friend from college, the director of the hospital. But his life changes when he meets Murakoshi, a doctor....
Nukige

 

11. Sakura Kikou ~Dorei Choukyou~ サクラ紀行~奴隷調教~ [020719] Triangle
Main character attends literary arts club. The whole club goes to hot springs resort. He intends to make all the girls his slaves during the trip. But he can't risk with half-baked crime - he needs to go all way through with as many girls as possible under limited time conditions.
Nukige

 

12. Shi Shi Syndrome しーしーしんどろーむ [020719] Yamikumo-Communications 1
Toya Hayami works as an art teacher at a prestigious school. However, Toya and his art lessons are looked upon coldly because the school is just too busy with students cramming for tests.
One day, Toya becomes close to the school idle Sayuri and invites her to his studio. A few days later, Toya is suddenly laid off because people have spread rumors about his relationship with Sayuri. Needless to say, Toya is depressed and furious about the treatment and begins to take out his frustrations on Sayuri and his successor, Noriko...
The player will become the despairing art teacher and violate the girl who used to adore him. He will also get his kicks out of raping the female teacher who has replaced him with a bunch of sexual tools.
Nukige

 

13. Tain Shoukougun 多淫症候群 [020719] TinkerBell Nanigashigumi
Main heroine is a college student who performs indecent acts as a hobby. She repeats actions seen in adult magazines.
Nukige

 

14. Cage ~Toraware no Kioku~ Cage ~囚われの記録~ [020726] May-Be Soft
Near-future women-only prison facility. Main character works as inspector here. He tries to facilitate prisoners corrention and regain memory lost after fire accident. He investigates insult incident in prison and finds out illegal underground facility and mysterious drug use.
Nukige

 

15. Gakuen ~Nerawareta Chitai~ 学艶 ~狙われた痴態~ [020726] Riddle Soft
Main character belongs to the photography club. One day he receives a news of a cute foreign student girl coming to this school. He starts to burn with desire to make her his own no matter what means it takes. 
Nukige

 

16. Garasu no Yakata ~Kimi ga Inai Yoru~ 硝子の館~キミがいない夜~ [020726] Liddell
Your car breaks down in the middle of the woods, and you and your girlfriend find shelter at a remote mansion.
Nukige

 

17. H ~Itsuka Tadoritsuketa Ano Basho~ H ~いつかたどりつけた場所~ [020726] F&C FC01
Main character injuries his food during club activities. He is forbidden to run, so he spends days in frustration. At that time childhood friend approaches to comfort him. Protagonist does not mind, and dark passion pierces his stagnant heart.
Nukige

 

18. Kojin Taxi 3 股人タクシー3 [020726] Xuse
This time protagonist is a pure villain. He kidnaps girls using fake taxi and confines them in the basement of his house. What's the fate of six girls unlucky enough to get on his way?
Nukige

 

19. Oshiete Goshujin-sama! 教えてご主人様ぁッ! [020726] Studio Tako
Main character sees an advertisement of a new maid android version and makes an order. As manual says, maid can perform all human functions with the only difference that she can't age or die.
Nukige

 

20. Owari naki Maid-tachi no Yoru 終わりなきメイド達の夜 [020726] Crowd 1 2
Our hero is the son of a district lord. His dad is a greedy and arrogant playboy. 
His mom is from a good family, but she gets fed up with his dad and runs away. 
Even now, his dad's attitude doesn't change. Our hero vows never to become like him.
Upon entering an elite private school, our hero finally gets to move out of the house, away from his dad! Before he even graduates, his father passes away; there aren't many tears shed. He receives a letter of appointment to be the new lord of the now vacant district.
Childhood friends, classmates and maids are waiting for him. He now has the power to control all of them!
Nukige

 

21. Shucchou♪ Shirogane Gakuen Maid-bu 出張♪しろがね学園メイド部 [020726] Aqua House
Maid club had to dissolve when one of its three members quit it. But now there's an energetic newcomer whose presence allows to revive the club. Club does "field training" activities with all school's boys as customers.
Nukige

 

22. Silent Moon [020726] Swallowtail
Rock band "Black Teresa" loses vocalist just before its debut. There is a talented vocalist around who refuses to cooperate, but time and effort can help to change his attitude.
Boys Love

 

23. Silver Chaos [020726] Vivid Color
The story of Silver Chaos is set in an hypothetical fantasy role-playing game world, which once was menaced by a cruel demonic entity called Hadeus. The terrible war which followed had left many orphans, and one of them is Might. Raised up without his parents, with the only company of his older friend Adonis (another orphan), Might became an ambitious teenager training for his dream to become a soldier of the royal army. One day, though, Might found himself terribly wounded after falling off of a cliff while training. Adonis, who loved Might over anything else, used a forbidden dark spell to save his life. So Might's life was saved... but Adonis mysteriously disappeared.
Might will then go on a quest to find out what has happened to his beloved Adonis, meeting a rather wide range of handsome characters – each one with a peculiar personality – who will either join him in his quest or become an obstacle to it. The player, after making the appropriate choices, will be able to pair up the protagonist with one of the characters he will meet.
Boys Love

 

24. Tanpopo ~Everything Nice~ たんぽぽ~Everything Nice~ [020726] Ichigo Milk 1
Our hero belongs to a volunteer club at his school. He enjoys the club activities with his friends, however misfortune strikes them, and they start having sex in order to comfort each other...
This is the newest adventure game from Ichigo Milk, the company responsible for the acclaimed adventure game "Close2U," back in June of 2000. The serious yet warm story depicts four heroines going through a variety of ordeals in search of happiness. Come and experience their sentimental journeys and help them find what they're looking for!!
Nukige

 

25. Yakin Jantou 夜勤雀棟 [020726] Mink 1
This game is another mahjong-tournament. 
In the story-mode player takes role of the doctor of the original game and challenges all nurses of the hospital in a strip-mahjong tournament.
The game offers also a single or multiplayer option for playing against characters without strip element or against other players by LAN.
Card game nukige

 

26. Ojou-sama no Himitsu! お嬢様のヒミツ! [020727] Sol-fa-soft
Little lady does various challenges to kill time.
Doggy play on physical examination, and of course exposure.
■ Episode 1 "Dad and Ojou-sama"
Ayana's dad returned to the residence, where Ayana lives, after a long absence. While checking Ayana's growth, they play with a souvenir.
■ Episode 2 "Maid and Ojou-sama"
Ayana was brought to the river by the maid Takagi and the latter suddenly goes missing.
■ Episode 3 "Visitors and Ojou-sama"
Ayana is alone in the garden, and has started playing with herself. Visitors to the mansion also want to play with her.
Anthology nukige

 

27. Manatsu no Tobira 真夏の扉 [020731] Dennou Oroshidonya
Main character has a wrote a story book to read for his ill sister Nanami. Today sister is totally healthy already and protagonist approaches graduation. One day Nanami brings unfinished continuation of that story book. When did you stop creating? When did you forget how to dream? With that feeling new brave world starts for main character.  
Doujin
kivandopulus

Foreword: I was wondering what FC experimental branch (Dreamsoft) was capable of. Synopsis is quite fantasy-ish and girls with katana are featured, so I'm sold here.

Title: Asa no Konai Yoru ni Dakarete -Eternal Night-

Developer: DreamSoft

Date: 2002-06-28

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1205

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooV-q4jSD9A&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-k2sH-Gg8wOnLUF96lDXAB

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Synopsis: Main character dates his childhood friend. Days pass happily till a deformed body appears from the "gate of the other world" and kills childhood friend. Protagonists makes a contract with the evil god to revive her, but it's only beginning of the battle that approaches. Will night ever end?

Structure: 5 chapters

Length: 10 hours

Game type: Fantasy adventurer story

Difficulty: Very easy, branches are either dead ends or entrances to routes.

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 5/10

Story rating: 4/10

Game quality: 9/10

Overall rating: 6/10

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I like honest games where cover and synopsis generally tell me what to expect from the game. But Eternal night is not such a game. Cover shows a girl with katana, and synopsis prepares us for battle with demons. So, what's this game actually about?

First of all, it's not about battles in any way. I gathered here all CG of characters with weapons. The only action scene of every chapter is at the end and takes roughly a minute. Katana is featured for the most time at the very beginning when young Misora sits in the warehouse hugging katana and not knowing what to do. That's your battle scenes.

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So it must be a game about mystics and mythology? Not really, very few monsters ever show up, usually during the same battle scenes. The demon who kills Misora and who revives Misora upon establishing pact with Tatsuto is the VERY SAME demon. So there's same amount of mystics as of battles.

Oh, then it must be charage! There are four nice heroines in here! Not really. There's osanajimi main heroine Misara, absolute pervert who adores bullying Tamaki, mysterious weirdo librarian with supposedly magical powers Miyako and free-spirit experienced and lustful teacher Patricia. There are basically only one and a half normal characters to even start with!

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So what's this game? Freaking nukige. First signs of it I noticed at getchu page. Non-nukige titles almost always have non-HCG on the game page, but this game did not. Masochist pervert as one of heroines kind of strengthened this idea. But final fifth chapter put all dots at the right places. Demon totally absorbs protagonist's personality and he just insults everyone everywhere for as long as he wants. What makes him come to senses in happy ending? Freaking deus ex machina. It just happens, what kind of explanations do you expect?

But I should not focus on negative sides only. Game has high production values, and I noticed it in game quality score. Lips are synched, CG are mostly beautiful, and there's a huge use of special effects, including some animated ones. Auto-reading is called "drama mode" not just because it's a cool name. The whole game is based on dialogues. And only Tatsuto is not voiced when he is the protagonist. I say "when", because a lot of scenes are seen from different than Tatsuto perspectives.

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Let's touch game concept even if it's a bit late for that after all the conclusions have been made. There are five chapters with first four chapters focusing on each of four heroines. And nothing that happens during those chapters actually means anything, because at the end of those chapters gates open and we move forward. Intro ends with the same door opening. And fifth chapter basically starts with it. So why not just watch intro and then fifth chapter if nothing else matters? Oh, then we'd miss H events with each of the heroines, right.

I can't call "Eternal night" a bad game. It just deceived my expectations and failed to produce any significant story development. I hoped to see some scenario-centered narration, but I received something that's two grades worse than I expected - a nukige.

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kivandopulus

There are no masterpieces this month AGAIN. I hate D.C. ~Da Capo~ series so much that I'd literally prefer any game over those. It's time to pay credits to Purple Software and nominate Kanade as game of the month. For some reason I picked Asa no Konai Yoru ni Dakarete -Eternal Night- for review. Why? Oh, Why?

1. PINK PANZER [020607] Liar-soft
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After decades of anarchy and dark times humanity regains its nation and civilization, but science, technology and cultural maturity return to basic levels. 
It's 50 years after the start of the "New World history", but Japan still has war with "Continental Union". Situation reaches stalemate after two years of active action, and only technological innovation can cause a breakthrough. 
Main character is appointed as platoon leader of the new weapons experimental unit. The subordinates are five amateur soldiers who are all women. The mission is to spread the new weapons technology with province regions, oppose guerilla forces and get the real picture of the battlefield spots. Protagonist has unlimited authority over his team, and it's up to him whether he brings up soldiers in spartan conditions or harasses his subordinates to satisfy own desires.
Scenario is quite fun in Liar-Soft way with multiple gags and serious moments, but bugs and horrible combat and strategy realization - it's basically a card game with parameters. Game idea remains unclear till the end, and the ending is forced.

 

2. Utakana うたかな [020607] Prima
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Main character meets an unusual student who introduces herself as an angel.
After a while strange incidents involving girls start to happen at school. Then the angel girl comes to class as transfer student and joins the investigation. What's happening in this school...
It's a dark occult story. But protagonist awakens as spirit master and, to tell the truth, he becomes kinda OP. Period is relatively short, so it's surprising to see girls fall in love this fast. One playthrough is just 4 hours. There is cosplay and 3 H scenes for each heroine.

 

3. Yuki no Hana 雪の華 [020607] Raptor 1
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During the sixteenth century, Japan is experiencing civil war. Even worse, monsters attack the Shimizu castle, where Seishiro Tachibana, a low ranking samurai warrior, serves. After barely escaping from one of these fiends, he hears that the princess of the castle, Natsu, has had a curse placed upon her. She is to become a sacrifice for reviving other monsters. Seishiro sets out on a journey to find a way to remove the princess's curse. During his trek, he encounters girls who help him find clues. He'll meet up with Shion, Rindou, and Kikumo. They learn that the ultimate monster, "Azami," is looting the entire country, in search for sacrifices to revive his fiendish clan.
The powerful daimyo "Tobusa" rises against the monsters to end the sacrifices causing all this turmoil.
Natsu has only two months to live. With the help of his comrades, will Seishiro be able to remove the curse and save her?
It's actually a story of fight against youkai with maximum of 4x4. Balance is ridiculous and luck-dependent, and losing main character is game over. There are four heroines and all bear flowers names. Story is orthodox and sober.

 

4. Bistro Cupid ビストロ・きゅーぴっと [020613] Success
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The player takes control of a bistro in the Cinnamon Kingdom. During his job, he'll meet several girls.
Just some generic crappy SIM to fill the spot of the first XBOX visual novel.

 

5. Ama Tsumugu Norito 天紡ぐ祝詞 [020614] Hooksoft
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People and gods live alongside each other, but gods start to lose their meaning. God hunters show up to destroy old gods.
Main character is born in such family and continues god hunting tradition even though the reason for it is drowned in time. One encounter with a girl makes him doubt his ideals.
Game is about main character questioning his society ideals and looking for answers independently by leaving the community. The scale of the story is limited to one usual person hesitations. The setting turns out to be much grander than realization, so game lacks impact.

 

6. Machine Maiden Next マシンメイデン・ネクスト [020621] Evolution
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Development Company "Spiritual Enterprises".
Many android models have been created here, but research and development costs have risen enormously to go on on one's own. In such circumstances company receives a request from the military to produce battle robots.
If you had any doubts, military models are same good in sex as social models, so it's another pointless SIM-related development to beat around the same bush.

 

7. Yuibashi 結い橋 [020621] Windmill
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A small town that has a legend about "angel coming down to this land" which serves as tourist attraction. This town is notorious for its stable climate. There is a festival here that happens once every 12 years. But as preparations get busy suddenly snow falls even though it is summer season. This year festival must be special...
Game takes place during the festival days. Twin sisters story is quite touching, but two remaining heroines stories are short and unimpressive.

 

8. Triangle Again トライアングル・アゲイン [020627] Kiki Co., Ltd. 1
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Triangle Again games are often referred to as music adventures rather than typical visual novels in a way that when the branching in the story occurs, choices are presented in a way of notes rather than text. The game story is centered around young Akari Tateshina and her debut as a pop singer.
Some shoujo story, out of my league.

 

9. Asa no Konai Yoru ni Dakarete -Eternal Night- 朝の来ない夜に抱かれて -ETERNAL NIGHT- [020628] DreamSoft
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Main character dates his childhood friend. Days pass happily till a deformed body appears from the "gate of the other world" and kills childhood friend. Protagonists makes a contract with the evil god to revive her, but it's only beginning of the battle that approaches. Will night ever end?
Game follows anime pattern presenting five episodes each starting with an opening. First four episodes are individual stories linked with the fifth episode. Thanks to this composition, intrigue persists till the end. Overall game feels short.

 

10. Brave Hearts ~Yuusha no Tamago-tachi~ Brave Hearts~勇者の卵たち~ [020628] Asobell
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Main character enjoyed his life as second royal prince in a small country, but devil's assault changed everything. Protagonist lost his whole family and avenged them in battle with demon king.
Since then he lives in solitude in a remote forest. One day his former companion persistently invites protagonist to become teacher in his adventurers school.
We bring up girls as heroes in multiple disciplines, and make them participate in RPG-like battles. But weekends are free for chasing and dating girls. Boring stuff.

 

11. D.C. ~Da Capo~ D.C.~ダ・カーポ~ [020628] Circus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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The game is centered around the protagonist, Asakura Jun'ichi, who lives on a fictional japanese island named Hatsunejima peacefully attending the local Kazami Academy. His childhood friend and cousin, Yoshino Sakura, returns to the island Hatsunejima after moving to America several years ago. Most of the main stories revolve around the magical unwilting sakura tree, it's powers and mystical connection to the main characters.
Game is localized and has many reviews.

 

12. I-Doll [020628] Image Craft
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Main character joins an idol producer company to realize his old dream to make his childhood friend an idol. However, that childhood friend dies in an accident. He promises himself to realize some other girl's dream of becoming an idol instead.
Game widely uses animation and for this reason does not have CG gallery, just as Viper games. Game is surprisingly long and includes both good and bad endings. There are three main heroines and several side-heroines.

 

13. Innocent Hearts -Hitotsu ni Naritai- innocent hearts -ひとつになりたい- [020628] Aquarium
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Unknown sealed letter arrives. It only contains a travel ticket for one person with the destination being the place protagonist's only childhood friend went out for a trip. A rural town visited only once. What's the truth about this invitation?
Game does not have impressions, but according to opening it's just a rural love story with strong ties to traditional culture like kimono, festivals etc. Aquarium presents "unique" in its ugliness character design, as always.

 

14. Kanade 奏 ~カナデ~ [020628] Purple Software 1
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Yukiya Tanigawa was born with a weak constitution, and his doctors said he wouldn't reach his twentieth birthday. After his parents died in a traffic accident, his relatives thought of him only as a burden and became estranged to him. Only his cousin Kanae Mizumura and her father stayed to support him.
When Yukiya reached his 10th birthday, his condition started to change, and within a year, he was able to walk outside the hospital room. He was sent to "Kisaragi Hospital" to undergo rehabilitation.
With a new doctor, Masami Kisaragi, and a new nurse, Haruka Fujisawa, he begins his ordeal. Kazumi is Masami's little sister and Yukiya's classmate. She really helps him out a lot.
With the support of these people, Yukiya gradually becomes healthy. It's spring now, and he bids farewell to his long hospital life and sets out for college. He wishes he could help someone now...
Heroines routes open one by one, and only the last one is really fun. The main attraction point here is characters and dialogues. A decent charage in a while.

 

15. Lost Passage [020628] Deep Blue
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Kyoto, the ancient capital.
A heavily traditional Japanese city separed from modern society. Akira Misaki, the hero, is a fourth year university student who is homecoming for teaching practice.
In his old town he meets many familiar faces. After some meeting and reunion with girls from his past, a big story begins to move, quietly .......
Work is prominent for a kind touch to Japanese history and mythology. Game resembles Campus the most. Overall scenario does not feel complete even though it has unique appeal. Just don't expect "education practice adventure" as box suggests, only two routes have this theme. 

 

16. Milkyway 2 [020628] Witch
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Three years have passed. Main character falls in love with a girl who happens to be a clerk in coffee shop "Milkyway". He gets chosen out of 1200 competitors as the first male part-time worker here.
Game progress is very much similar to the prequel. If you liked the prequel, will like this one as well.

 

17. Shinkirou 心輝桜 [020628] Carriere 1
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A sleepy little town in a remote corner of Japan is actually the front for a secret society devoted to the protection of a Sacred Tree capable of granting wishes to special people.
The male protagonist, Yuuya Furusaka, is a member of this group but, although blessed by the Tree with a healing power, the side effect of this gift only worsened the suffering that plagued most of his life.
But maybe even Yuuya can hope for lifelong solace and love by sharing his hidden torment with another distressed soul, if his own power doesn't destroy him first....
Setting is unique enough. Each of three main heroines has completely different route. Main character is a donkan here. Common route takes 3 episodes out of 8. A light work with cooperation as one of main themes.

 

18. Sore wa Maichiru Sakura no Youni それは舞い散る桜のように [020628] BasiL 1
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Maito came back to his hometown and started living alone one year ago. He had spent his childhood there and was back for the first time in several years. He enjoyed his school life with his friends and the story starts when his new school year begins.... He will get to know something, lose something, and find something.... 
Game is famous for gags, but reaction to its humor can be different from person to person. Game's good at showing its best size to appeal to big number of players. However, heroines routes development is almost the same. Not sure modern player would be able to enjoy such kind of game same as in 2002.

 

19. Spiritual Bind ~Rakuen no Gen'ei~ Spiritual Bind~楽園の幻影~ [020628] Tryset
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Main character investigates old school building with his friend to find the source of "curse mail". He is joined by some other students who want to find lost dog. Together they encounter paranormal activity that they need to oppose somehow, and strangers help them to overcome the danger. However, on the way back from building they get engulfed in darkness and appear in another world inhabited by hostile demons.
Some kind of board game with card battles. It's usually possible to either escape the trap or defeat boss in it.

 

20. Trouble Captor! とらかぷっ! [020628] Pulltop
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Yomoyama town is an old spa town and has been developed recently. There is a traditional festival called "Yomoyama Dai Taisai" taken place once every sixty years. However, this festival has another aspect called "Kuro Harai", it is said that the God comes to smash monsters called "Kuro". The protagonist has just moved to this town and he is chosen to play a role of God's partner at the festival. He doesn't know what is happening but is forced to take part in the festival...
AVG with "easy SIM" part. In fact it's easy only when you get to understand it already. Before that it's hella confusing - it's fighting battles on bigger and bigger maps with more and more enemies. First half is a comedy while latter half is serious.

 

21. Yu-u-e-n-chi ゆ・う・え・ん・ち [020628] Custom Software 1 2 3 4
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In Amusement Park you play as the main character who is left to manage an amusement park after the late owner had passed away. The amusement park is unprofitable, and its your job along with a workforce consisting of highly motivated girls to bring the park, “Fantasy Gardens” back to its former glory.
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

BLOCKED

 

1. Haitoku 背徳 [020607] rúf 1 2 3
Koichi lost his mother as an infant, and his father remarried a woman with three daughters: Misaki, Haruka, and Ayano. Unfortunately, Koichi's stepmother is killed in a traffic accident, and because of his job, his father is constantly on the road. Koichi and his stepsisters help each other and build a relationship that is even stronger than if they had been real brother and sisters.
One summer day, Misaki suddenly disappears. Later, they receive a mysterious videotape. They play the tape and see Misaki being violated. The attached blackmail note says, "If you want to save Misaki, rape the other sisters." With nothing to lose, Koichi decides to train his sisters as sex slaves.
Now, their summer vacation turns into a sexual training camp. Who is threatening them? What does the person want? What will happen to this family?
Under the theme of 'immorality,' witness our hero raping his sisters. By raising parameters, such as 'affection,' 'sexual feelings,' and 'immorality,' the varieties of sexual training will increase dramatically.
Nukige

 

2. Maids in Dream [020607] Lune featuring D
A young man wakes up in an unfamiliar room. He has no memory about anything and can’t even remember his own name.
When he first wakes up there are six maids waiting and worrying about him because he is their new master. One of them tells him his name is Akio. He then learns that he is in a special mansion and will be able to leave only after he manages to resolve his personal issues. The maids are supposed to help him do so, however with no memory he has no idea what personal “issues” he needs to resolve…
Nukige

 

3. I’m ~Kokoro no Mukougawa ni~ I’m ~心の向こう側に~ [020612] Studio Tea-room
Main character is a shy high school student. One day he awakens at school because of the voice in his head. From this day he decides to make many memories with someone. Once he gets in peculiar encounter and starts to wonder which girl participated in it.
Doujin

 

4. Triangle Heart Gaiden とらいあんぐるハート 外伝 [020614] Ivory
Contains three mini-scenarios
Anthology Fandisc

 

5. ERO Ragnarok Offline ERO Ragnarok Offline [020616] PERCEPTRON
Mini AVG containing girls of different professions in horny situations.
Nukige

 

6. Tsuki no Sabaki 月ノ裁 [020616] PsG System Laboratory
A parody game using the characters from Tsukihime to tell a courtroom drama story in the style of Gyakuten Saiban. Most of the background is used only loosely, and no supernatural elements are involved at all.
Doujin Fandisc

 

7. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side ときめきメモリアル Girl's Side [020620] Konami 1 2 3 4 5
The player is the main character, a new student at Habataki High, Habataki City. The goal of the game is to create a relationship with one of the ten males that are available to you, so that on the last day of your high school, you will receive his confession of love at the chapel in the school. 
Otome

 

8. Chijoku Kaigishitsu ~Onna Buchou ga Chi ni Ochiru Toki~ 恥辱会議室 ~女部長が地に堕ちる時~ [020621] Chiffon
Main character is a security company employee. One day he notices that his female director has exhibitionist habits. From this day work becomes more fun.
Nukige

 

9. Chijoku Shinsatsushitsu 恥辱診察室 [020621] Atelier Kaguya
Dr. Shinji Ishida is a doctor working at a hospital on the brink of ruin. People have heard that this doctor has brought many hospitals back from financial ruin, however his methods are what you might say "unorthodox". After his sessions the patients can't seem to get enough of being treated by him which naturally causes the hospital to be full of money again.
Nukige

 

10. Immoral Sister Reo Immoral Sister玲緒 [020621] Tristar
Main character is an extremely self-centered narcissist and a lewd guy who considers himself   "God's guardian deity". He has a habit of using "ultimate means of loving women". There's been rumor of a bewitching woman lately. Such evil should not remain unpunished. 
Nukige

 

11. Shippo no Kimochi しっぽのきもち [020621] Cage
Main character is approached by a daughter of father's director. She claims that it makes her protagonist's boss as well and invites him to become her pet. There's no particular rejection of the idea, but what kind of life will now start for him?
Nukige

 

12. Burumania ぶるまにあ [020625] Digital Aniki
A Gunparade March fan-fiction VN featuring the sub character Moe Ishizu.
Nukige Doujin

 

13. Fukuramikake ふくらみかけ [020628] Trabulance 1
Shutaro Shina has returned to Japan after a year as a foreign exchange student. In return for college funds, his father tells him he must go to work at his restaurant, Lavieen-Rose. Yukino Kiyose manages this restaurant. Shutaro actually told her that her was in love with her just before she got married.
Once he arrives, many familiar faces welcome him! Tsubomi Kiyose, Aika Izumi, Hiyori Takano, Chimari Shina. On top of everything, this is a lingerie restaurant!!
This is how his heavenly (?) time begins.
Nukige

 

14. Immoral Emotion インモラル・エモーション [020628] Prima
Two main characters enjoying their sensual life with new mother-in-law and sisters-in-law from different viewpoints.
Nukige

 

15. Innai Kansen Shinya ni Hibiku Pon Chin Kan 淫内感染 深夜に響くポン・ちん・カン [020628] ZyX 1
This game is a Mahjong tournament against girls (most of then doctors/nurses) from the games of the popular Innai Kansen series. This game has no big own story. Simply challenge one girl after the other and enjoy the graphics as well as their voice-acted embarrassment.
The game offers two modes of playing: 
1.) VS-MODE, that lets you each time challenge only one out of ten girls and play against her a one-on-one-mahjong with japanese rules. In addition to that, this game offers also a system of "magical (or rather medical)" items that could be bought at the beginning of each challenge. Those items could been used in game as "magic attacks", that modify the coincidental factors of the game to the players advantage.
2.) TRIAL MODE, that lets you select three out of twelve girls for a regular 4-players mahjong with japanese rules. By beating all 10 girls in the VS MODE, the TRIAL MODE becomes unlocked.
Card game

 

16. Ubawareta Yuugure ~Hamidashi Bukatsudou Ryoujokukei~ 奪われた夕暮れ~はみだし部活動・凌辱系 [020628] Toikiya
Main character is invited as adviser to "Petit Cross" club just before its abolishment. He tries to rebuild this small sport club, but he also has a habit of assaulting women secretly ....
Nukige

 

17. Yami Choukyou Sin 闇調教SIN [020628] Merlot
Main character is a student who is secretly a "trainer" for nasty women. For him women are just tools to make money. However, one day he encounters a woman at school that he passionately lusts for...
Nukige

 

18. Rakuyou 落陽 [0206] Ritz software
Kaoru, a university student, loses his father to suicide, although he feels suspicious about the circumstances. He is worried about living expenses, and he considers moving to an apartment and working part-time so he can continue studying. As a strange coincidence, an attorney from his dead mother's estate shows up and states that he inherited a house in the countryside. He is allowed to live off the estate and not worry about the expenses, but only if he changes his last name to his mother's last name. He agrees and moves there. People living in the village act very cold and scared towards him and he is asked to avoid the mountain and its temple. As he finds out more about the secrets of the mountain and his family line, something is just waiting to happen in this strange place......
Boys Love
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Foreword: Voiced protagonist has become deciding factor to choose Fearless] over Shitai o Arau. Fearless] also is a mystery to me structure-wise and story-wise.

Title: Fearless]

Developer: Active

Date: 2002-05-10

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v2360

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsCMKS_aJ5M&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=22&t=0s

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Synopsis: Azumi Shizuhara is an orphaned student attending Rakuryo Gakuin.

One rainy night, he finds a girl in the rain, soaked to the skin. The girl has scratches all over her body and blankly stares out at nothing. Azumi tries to ignore her, but suddenly realizes from the girl's uniform that she attends his school. He simply tells the girl to call police with her cell phone and leaves...

Later, this girl, Yuzu Sakurai, pleads with Azumi to help her search for her lost brother. Azumi turns her down once, but he finally agrees because Yuzu resembles his cousin, Nanao. The search for Yuzu's brother begins.

With the help of Sayoko, their search seems to be going fine until Azumi begins to feel the presence of someone else...

The story progresses with the mixed emotions of a girl with a lost brother and a boy who wants to protect his little sister.

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Structure: 10 days

Length: 10 hours.

Game type: School occult horror mystery

Difficulty: Structure is difficult, but there aren't many choices, so it's average difficulty.

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 7/10

Story rating: 6/10

Game quality: 5/10

Overall rating: 6/10

Fearless] is one hell of a weird game. Let's count its distinguishing features.

1. It's imouto game in the way that two only heroines are imoutos - Nanao is yours, and the other one Yuzu is looking for her lost onii-chan. 

2. It's a horror game since spontaneous horror scenes make up for the main attraction of the game, and there is Cthulhu element as monsters are really weird.

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3. Main character is OP. When he asks Yuzu why she chose him - she answers that he's the only guy with fighting capabilities. She actually just listened to Nanao describing her onii-chan as the best, but protagonist is indeed one hell of a fighter - whether it comes to half a dozen of armed guards or primal beasts.

4. It's not really a game about girl appeal or about girl chasing. And that's what makes it different from other games. Nanao as imouto does not trigger any interest from her brother. And Yuzu... she's far from attracted. When she offers herself for the first time to protagonist, he's disgusted by her body engulfed in darkness. He asks himself why he is even doing it. Quite sure that H scenes can't be enjoyed in this game.

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5. Structure is complex, but it all goes down to one same root that I recorded. Then it's possible to go towards trashy route with lots of insults. There are a lot of bad endings, but good ones include us with Yuzu alone, Yuzu recovering her onii-chan (not sure it's a good one though) and Nanao and Yuzu become sisters with us all a big family. But the gad endings are much more sophisticated up to the point everyone becomes sex slave or killed in lots of ways.

So Fearless] is totally weird. It does not have an intriguing integrative plot or appealing characters. What it only has is imouto stuff, OP protagonist who defeats any monster from Abyss in an instant, spontaneous horror/insult scenes and endings to fill everyone's wishes. Protagonist is voiced, but he does not talk that much. Backgrounds in this game are really simple. If that all manages to produce some kind of special atmosphere for you - it may be a curious game to play. But if not - it's utter trash.

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There aren't masterpieces this month. I could not decide what to review myself. But in the end Akane Maniax has enough English reviews and Shitai o Arau is of quite familiar Silky's signature to me. I decided to play Fearless] . Akane Maniax is VN of the month even though I don't consider it a masterpiece either.

1. Akane Maniax ~Nagareboshi Densetsu Gouda~ アカネマニアックス~流れ星伝説剛田~ [020501] Age 1 2 3 
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Jouji Gouda is a new transfer student at Hakuryo High School. On his first day of class, he fell in love at first sight for Akane Suzumiya and boldly proposed to her on the spot. The two characters conflict with each other greatly, but Jouji never gives up and would do anything to express his love towards Akane.
Although his attempts to win Akane's love at first do nothing but anger Akane, he gradually starts to make an impression on her, inspiring Akane to be more honest about her own feelings.
There are English reviews.

 

2. Fearless] [020510] Active 1
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Azumi Shizuhara is an orphaned student attending Rakuryo Gakuin. 
One rainy night, he finds a girl in the rain, soaked to the skin. The girl has scratches all over her body and blankly stares out at nothing. Azumi tries to ignore her, but suddenly realizes from the girl's uniform that she attends his school. He simply tells the girl to call police with her cell phone and leaves...
Later, this girl, Yuzu Sakurai, pleads with Azumi to help her search for her lost brother. Azumi turns her down once, but he finally agrees because Yuzu resembles his cousin, Nanao. The search for Yuzu's brother begins.
With the help of Sayoko, their search seems to be going fine until Azumi begins to feel the presence of someone else...
The story progresses with the mixed emotions of a girl with a lost brother and a boy who wants to protect his little sister.
The synopsis is quite normal, so I should elaborate on what's wrong with it instead of just blocking. The whole brother investigation is sneaking and triggering insult situations at times. But there are a lot of unusual events encountered, including comical ones. There's a lot of mystery, and scenario is actually a strong side here. Game gets fairly high scores from the Japanese, so I'm reviewing it myself.

 

3. Shin Ai 神愛 ~Shin ai~ [020510] Cyc 1
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Every night, the hero has a strange dream.
"Help me ... Help me please ..." - says a mysterious girl on your dream.
Her voice looks familiar. You think you know that voice, but can't remember. A friend gives to you an incomplete album. Somehow, the photos were removed. Looking every page in a hurry, you find three attached photos of strangers on the last page. There is a different landscape on each photo. The last one is one of a flowery desert garden, and one of a green meadow.
When you picked up one gently, ... suddenly everything flashes.
Stories are unfolded in two worlds. In real world, Toru falls in love with a girl, and in the other world, he protects the heroine. 'Pictures' are key items. You'll be able to enter the other world by using them. Try to collect pictures in the real world! You also have to be careful about the timing because if you miss getting a picture at the right time, you'll miss some events! In the real world, you'll up meet with four girls: 'Minori' and 'Aya,' your classmates, 'Sara,' your senior, and 'Yuri,' a younger student. In the other world, you will protect four girls: the maiden 'Minori,' 'Iris,' the fighter, 'Sara,' the religious girl, and 'Lily,' the nun. Why does Toru have to live in two different worlds? Who's the girl calling for help in his dream? Solve the mysteries by going through lots of adventures!
Game is about constant travel between real world where pictures are gathered and three different worlds where events are triggered. Setting is good, but walkthrough is quite painful. Cyc is known for introducing fresh game elements each time, so it appeal to those who like experiments.

 

4. Akagawa Jirou Mystery: Tsuki no Hikari ~Shizumeru Kane no Satsujin~ 赤川次郎ミステリー月の光  ~沈める鐘の殺人~ [020523] Victor Interactive Software 1
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Based on the novel by Akagawa Jirou, the story puts you in a role of a high-school teacher who due to a painful breakup leaves his old workplace and comes to a far away place to start a new job at Bell Garden school. While taking a stroll, a woman's scream is heard... you run to see what is happening, and the mystery begins. You can select main character to be a man or a woman, which slightly influences the game scenario (when the player is a man, his partner will be a woman and vice-versa).
Game progress advances as a mystery novel. As the case becomes obvious you will investigate and use deductive skills to find out the culprit and the motive behind the crime. During the gameplay you can visit various places and check the map of the Bell Garden school and its surroundings. During investigation and story progress, you will use a character correlation diagram to connect a certain person with the matter at hand. Also, the diagram can be used to make relations between characters (for example to mark them as lovers). Story can have more endings, depending on the player's deduction and skills to solve the case. After a solved case, if available, a new scenario will open.
The third work in the series of book adaptations. Those who liked previous works would probably like this one.

 

5. Ethos ~Tenshi no Furu Basho~ Ethos~天使の降る場所~ [020524] Forte
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Main character meets a mysterious girl in strange clothes during his part-time job. She turns out to be an angel who now sheds her light to the people. So their unusual cohabitation begins. 
Game period is from 1 month to 2 months, and simultaneous capture is possible up to middle stages. Game is focused on the angel girl, so other routes feel redundant.

 

6. Hayashi Meisaku Gekijou ハヤシ迷作劇場 [020524] Hayashigumi
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The protagonist is a young shepherd in a certain rural village.
One day, while he was feeding the lambs on his daily duties, he discovered a girl unconscious on the mountain trail and nursed her back to health. After a while, this girl, named "Lina", finally awoke. She had apparently become separated from her mother and was searching for her. The protagonist took pity on poor Lina, and let her stay at his home until she felt better...
After several days, Lina decided to set out on her journey again. Feeling that he couldn't leave her alone, the protagonist decided to go with her. Will Lina be able to safely find her mother?
The feature of the game is that choices determine personality of Lina, and the essence of the game in the violent Lina. There are also other characters that usually show up and disappear as single episodes. Story development is good, but ending is abrupt. H scenes are quite frequent.

 

7. Hissatsu! Satomi Attack! 必殺!さとみアタック! [020524] TinkerBell
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In 20XX mysterious creatures "Noum" start to invade the Earth from space. These are virus-like micro-organisms that can turn into various forms depending on affected creature.
Main character attends a his health teacher Natsuki dojo to compete with his childhood friend Satomi. Natsuki is the only survivor of battle with Noum that happened 10 years ago. His extraordinary skills are passed to his students who must oppose new invasion.
Never expected to ever unblock a TinkerBell game, but here it is. Battles are difficult since favorite girls needs to be hit as little as possible and should possible stay close to protagonist to gain favorability. HP can only be recovered with help of one one character, so no ruthless actions are allowed. But there's very vague story - all girl choices are evident.

 

8. Itsuka, Dokoka de ~Ano Ameoto no Kioku~ いつか、どこかで ~あの雨音の記憶~ [020524] BeF 1
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Spring of 2002.
Naoto Sodeyama is an Interviewee of a research company. At the time of joining, his first job is to make a research for a travel company. 
His destination is the very village from where he lived and fled from, the place where something bad happened to him when he was a kid.
Now is the time to go face to face with his past at that small mountain village. 
Bef is true to itself - character with phobia is featured, plus new elements introduced like this "Behavior selection" and "Call-out-mode" system which enables to call out characters at certain points in the game. So overall there are cases of different behavior prepared, but one playthrough becomes very short. But who would want to check out outcomes of different behavior?

 

9. Nursery Song [020524] Cronus
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20 years ago, a boy (our hero) was sent to a hospital. While hospitalized, he met a nurse and became completely indebted to her in the short time that they were together. He then made a promise to himself to become a doctor so that he could one day work alongside her. Now our hero has just graduated, and now works at the very same hospital. However, the nurse from long ago is nowhere to be found. On the other hand, he now works alongside a trio of beautiful new nurses, as well as the surprisingly attractive senior staff. You can actively explore the hospital to pick which of the various women our hero will meet. Perhaps, within his coworkers, you'll find hints of the lost woman from his memories.
Borderline game with some 60% being pure love moege and 40% nukige. Most H scenes are delusion ones. Chiharu mystery is hidden in different heroines ED, but some have nothing to do with Chiharu.

 

10. Konohana 2 ~Todokanai Requiem~ 此花2 〜届かないレクイエム〜 [020530] Vridge Inc. 1 2
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Meguru Momoi, a second-year student at Konohana high-school returns in another murder mystery adventure. He gained status of recognition after the infamous Grim Reaper murder mystery in the original game. Everything's back to normal, or so everybody thought, until one morning on their way to school, Meguru Momoi and his partner, Miako Tachibana, arrive only to see police cordoning the area of what appears to be a murder case. Thus they end up entangled in yet another series of murders case.
New bullet in the low cost series. However, cost has jumped from 2800 yen to 3800 yen while the quality remains roughly the same. Same mystery killings, same comedy in interaction. Relatively easy and short.

 

11. Natsuiro no Sunadokei 夏色の砂時計 [020530] Princess Soft 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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The story revolves around a Japanese sophomore named Kotaro Makimura. As the school year ends and summer vacation approaches, he decides to admit his feelings to his crush, the beautiful Kaho Serizawa. As hopeless as the situation looks to his best friends Ai and Takeshi, he is determined to make Kaho his girlfriend by the end of summer vacation. However, on his way home, he has a collision with a mysterious stranger, and ends up getting covered in a strange multi-colored powder. When he wakes up the next day, he finds himself waking up on September 1st - the first day of the next school year. He also learns that Kaho, who had been his girlfriend, had died in a car accident. Eventually, Kotaro discovers that he has begun day-dropping, in which he skips days, and goes back and forth in time through different days of the summer vacation. With the help of Ligene the Time Patroller (also translated as Lee Jane), Kotaro must win Kaho's heart and prevent her tragic death before he runs out of time.
Game is localized and has lots of reviews.

 

12. Floralia Floralia ~フローラリア~ [020531] Xuse
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Our protagonist Yosuke Tachibana is a kind second year in Aohisashi Academy who likes to take care of flowers.
However, his average life is turned upside down when his sister-like childhood friend Suzune Asou is appointed as a teacher in his school. What's more, she'll live in his house?
Soon they'll be joined by director's daughter Maki Izumi and chemistry teacher Shino Sakurai. 
Will he succumb to his teachers' temptation...?
Three classmates and three teachers are available for seduction. Work famous for moe eroticism. Eroticism is achieved by borderline situations and horny voicing while there aren't too many orthodox H events. It all ends in a harem route, so it fits pretty much all the modern moege stamps.

 

13. Genome ~Shinka no Idenshi o Sagase~ GeNOME~進化の遺伝子を探せ~ [020531] Ast
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Main character is the third year student of agriculture faculty. General education process ends, and it is finally time to enter the laboratory. Under guidance of the laboratory adviser he will need to repeat genetic research with partners from the same laboratory to create new life.
There are 7 routes, but each contains only three events. It's enough to combine 8 pairs to trigger credits. With such length it's hardly a game, more of CG collection.

 

14. Shitai o Arau 肢体を洗う [020531] Silky's 1 2
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~The smell of formalin that tempts you into the world of ero~
Yasaka was a poor student who wanted to become a doctor but couldn't afford medical college. He was studying for the entrance exam next year while working part-time in a university hospital. However, he was suddenly fired from his part-time job by the vice-director, Tsuyuzaki Chigusa. He was shocked by this sudden event, so she gives him the only option he has left to continue working in the hospital. The work she prepared for him is called… “Corpse Washing”. 
He will learn based on real experience and mental shock at work. In normal life, it's not possible to understand what “Corpse Washing” is. It is only possible by “being thrown out of daily life, into an unusual life, and having his mental state change”. That is “Corpse Washing”.
New experimental work of Silky's is based on real experience by author ... corpse washing. But the content is of horror and madness. The second half gets to do much more with the drugs and pretty much nothing with corpse washing. Dark and unusual work.

 

15. Trouble Busters トラブル バスターズ [020531] spiel 1
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Shuichi is a new history teacher at Mitarai. The story begins as he is suddenly put in charge of the school's mystery club. The club used to be called the occult research club but was forced to downsize because of numerous scandals. 
Shuichi feels something is fishy about the club and regrets being called as the advisor as he starts hearing rumors. The vice principal also threatens Shuichi that if something bad happens, he must take full responsibility! Shuichi feels extremely uneasy about his career. One day, a student shows up and tells that she has a request to the club...
This is a slapstick comedy of problematic students and a new teacher, who struggles to gets his normal life back. This game is an orthodox adventure game, however, the first and latter parts have completely different stories. In the first half, the player tries to get close to girls. Later on, you choose one of the girl characters and explore a story, which is tailored to each specific character.
School love comedy. The main part is really funny. The girl stories are too monotonous to try other ones. H events show up suddenly which ruins atmosphere. Game is pretty much impossible to find now.

 

16. Univ ~Ai Omatase~ univ ~愛・おまたせっ~ [020531] Cocktail Soft
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Student life enters its climax period - third and fourth years of university. This is your chance to find true love!
As usual, Cocktail Soft games don't bother with a synopsis presenting the very generic story that anyone can sympathize to. First work included 1st and 2nd years, this work - 3rd and 4th years. System is is typical dating SIM - stalk girls, talk to them, bring them presents etc. As usual with Cocktail Soft - game for those who likes the process, girls or CG.

 

17. Tears 9, 10 [0205] Team D.T.R. 1 2
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Tears - "Nine, ten" is a visual novel that tells the story of a girl with nine fingers and a boy with ten fingers. A story about our lives, human rights, laws, relationships, and dreams in the face of economic imbalances. Their short but intense encounters and stories will impress you a lot. 
Game's released on Steam, so has abundance of reviews.

 

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1. Elfeena ~Yoru e to Urareta Oukoku de...~ エルフィーナ~淫夜へと売られた王国で…~ [020503] Ail 1
Elfina lived a life of luxury as a member of the royal family. She was waited on hand and foot and had a team of servants. That was until her country was invaded! Now Elfina must comply to the sexual demands of her new masters and it doesn't matter how humiliating or intimate the favors! 
Nukige
 
2. First Anchor FIRST ANCHOR ~ファーストアンカー~ [020503] Forst 1 2
In the near future, human beings managed to reach Mars and to colonize it. However, during the last 25 years the relationship between Earth and Martian colonists has worsened. An expedition is sent to Mars for scientific and training purposes, with the crew consisting of young students. On the way, they discover an abandoned warship and decide to investigate it. This is where their adventure begins...
First Anchor is a Japanese-style adventure game, without puzzles. Unlike most games of this kind, there is real time movement in a 3D environment here. However, most locations and events are displayed as still pre-rendered images. Only the sex scenes are shown as animated 3D movies. The gameplay consists of navigating your character through the ship. The choice of the next location you go to might influence the story line.
Nukige
 
3. Kawaisou na Kotori かわいそうな小鳥 [020505] Eno Yamamoto Ten
A little songbird goes on a journey in search of his friend who abandoned him ...
Doujin
 
4. Mizu no Kaina 水の腕 [020505] Green Tea Milk
Main character returns to his nostalgic home town by the village. Through the revived ritual of old festival everyone is engulfed in strange events.  
Doujin
 
5. Kokan Hunter 3 ~Chikyuu Saigo no Hi~ 股間ハンター3 ~恥丘最後の日~ [020510] Usagi Software
Main characters stalks a girl in the town and gets kidnapped by an organization aiming to conquer the world. Will the ambition of organization's mad scientist be crushed?
Nukige
 
6. Kuro no Tsuki Gaiden ~Maboroshi Yoru no Sho~ 蒼黒の月外伝~幻夜の書~ [020510] Moon Parrot
Four years after events of Kuro no Tsuki. 
The slowly regains peace. The towns are revived, and those who lost relatives learn to nurture new love.  
One day Altraud gets a letter saying “I want you to leave my church”. Once again he sets to the Black Kingdom to uncover the mystery... 
Boys Love
 
7. Roshutsu Choukyou Doukoukai 2 露出調教同好会2 [020510] Sekilala
Main character works as a pediatrician in a general hospital. One nurse really hates him. He tries to consult with senior doctor about that, but ends up losing virginity as a result. The next day he finds nurse masturbating at his own desk...
Nukige
 
8. Suzune-tan to Ofuro 鈴音たんとお風呂 [020510] Ichigo Milk 1
The fan disk for our 2000 release of Close2U -Saigo no Natsuyasumi is finally here!
The original game was released two years ago. In the original, our hero meets different people and experiences new and exciting things during his last summer. The story is pretty good, and our characters are even better! You can do just about everything with these cute girls!!!
Just as the title indicates, the heroine of this game is Suzune. She is our hero's first cousin. They're so close; they seem like brother and sister. However, their relationship is a bit more complicated. Suzune is extremely shy and quiet and always looks lost with her smile. The story takes place a year after the last episode. Their relationship is on fire! Why don't you try this game out before the end of the world comes!!
Fandisc
 
9. In'yaku ~Haitoku no Kojin Jugyou~ 淫薬~背徳の個人授業~ [020517] Mireille
The protagonist has a pretty normal life living with just his sister. He's the sole member of the chemistry club. One day, he finds a notebook with a formula for an aphrodisiac written in it. He starts doing experiments on various girls...
Nukige
 
10. Mahou Senshi Sweet Knights ~Heroine Ryoujoku Shirei~ 魔法戦士スイートナイツ~ヒロイン凌辱指令~ [020517] Triangle 1
The depths of our planet hide a subterranean, magical world named Roa currently in the grip of a terrible war between the all-female knight corps of Queen Gloria and the monstrous troops of the evil syndicate Zerou.
The game starts when Metzer, a young and brilliant Zerou officer, gets official approvation from Zerou's high command to try a new plan suggested by the protagonist himself. Secretly relocated to the surface of Earth, his mission consists in gaining the trust of the Sweet Knights, the two japanese girls invested by Queen Gloria with the power to protect the surface world from the monsters of the syndicate. Next, once discovered their weak points, Metzer will use his monsters to defeat, kidnap and brainwash the Sweet Knights into sex slaves devoted to Zerou's cause.
However the syndicate do not know (yet) of Metzer's great ambitions...
Nukige
 
11. Mikogami Aventure 巫女神あばんちゅーる [020517] Trabulance 1
Toru Hazuki is a student of divinity. His family manages a shrine, where he will someday become the priest. One day, he is invited to 'Moegi Shrine' as a substitute priest and falls in love with the Moegi priest's second daughter, Aoi. She used to be shy, but once she experiences pleasure, she becomes very sexually active. Toru is ecstatic about it, but he doesn't know what he's go to be put through
Aoi's sisters, Midori and Akane, and their stepmother, Ayano, keep asking Toru questions about his sex life. Further more, Aoi's best friend, Ai, who happens to be a lesbian, tries to steal her from him. Will Toru be able to stand these energetic girls and be happy with Aoi!?
Nukige
 
12. Web no Naka no Tenshi-tachi Webの中の天使達 [020517] Chiffon 1
Is this a nightmare or what? Just an hour ago, Kyosuke Takei's girlfriend up and dumped him! He feels so hopeless and depressed, but he soon finds access to a new dating service website. To his surprise, he finds all different types of girls, from housewives to students. This is paradise; they all listen to him and help mend is wounded heart. 
Our hero really gets into talking with these girls, and he becomes addicted to the website. However, simply talking through the Internet doesn't satisfy him anymore. "I want to see the girls!! Yes, I will!! I have to!!" And so, our hero sets out to meet up with the girls. Will he be successful in meeting them? Come find out!
Nukige
 
13. Destiny Destiny ディスティニー [020521] Touchable 1
The protagonist, Sumeragi Jin, and his sister, Ai, lost their father in an accident a year ago and now live by themselves. One day, a classmate, Yanase Megumi, warns Jin, Ai, and Ai's best friend Edajima Takano, to be careful. Since then, the fates of the people around them are accelerating.
Nukige
 
14. Dark Ages -Asa no Konai Basho- Dark Ages -朝の来ない場所- [020524] Optim
The dark ages where powerful people rule. 
Main character loses his home and family due to the war and gets to live as a bounty hunter, but via friend acquaintance jumps at a chance to train slaves for rich people. 
Nukige
 
15. Gakuen no Shuryousha ~Noroshi~ 学園の狩猟者 ~烽火~ [020524] Empty
Revenge never felt so good!
After Noelle's parents die suddenly in an accident, her older stepbrother Shuuichi returns to take care of her - in ways she could never have imagined. Noelle is horrified when, on the very night of her parents' funeral, the stepbrother she remembered so fondly cruelly rapes her. Then, without explaining why, Shuuichi forces Noelle to transfer to the prestigious Takamine College.
Each night as he ravishes her body, Shuuichi pumps Noelle for information about the women on campus. Women like the curvaceously timid Haruko, the sexually talented Shirone, and the beautiful blond-haired bombshell Elena... Women who will be able to satisfy his insatiable desires - and provide him with the information he needs to avenge the death of his mother. 
Nukige
 
16. Kuro to Kuro to Kuro no Saidan ~Kodoku~ 黒と黒と黒の祭壇~蟲毒~ [020524] C's Ware 1
There is a land called Rayark. It is called a holy place, chosen by gods. 
However, there are two religions dominating in this land with a long rivalry history. The one controlling the holy place is considered favored by gods.
One religion holds the spot for six decades straight, but some day prophet demands execution of the current guardian of the holy place. Her brother is labeled as rebel by prophet, and he starts his revenge.
Nukige
 
17. Monologue [020524] Libido
32 stories with 32 heroines. The secrets of girls that can not be spoken out loud are revealed here. Can such cute heroines really have such big secrets?
Nukige
 
18. Osen Byoutou 汚染病棟 [020524] Cross 1
Takuya works at Shiratori General Hospital, the biggest hospital in town. One day, he unexpectedly discovers a secret in his work place. The hospital is actually an underground membership whorehouse! The members consist of politicians and lawyers, who come to purchase trained sex slaves.
Once Takuya finds out about the hospital's dark secret, he's forced to help the club as a sex trainer. As he begins tormenting various girls, he realizes that he really enjoys it.... His acts of violence escalate day by day. He starts out with nurses, but soon moves on to female patients, as well. Takuya quickly begins losing his sanity. The quiet and peaceful days will never return. What awaits him beyond the doors of this dark pleasure!? 
Nukige
 
19. Pandora no Bikkuribako パンドラのびっくり箱 [020524] Pajamas Soft
Fandisc for Pandora no Yume. 
The main content is Pandora no Yume - Another Story, two after stories for the main game. Yume is set several years after the main story, with Yuito studying robotics. In Gokuraku the characters give a party half a year after the story.
It also includes mini-games and user apported illustrations and stories, along other extras.
Fandisc
 
20. Realize Me [020524] Mink
Main character is a nerd who attends a vocational school, but aims at becoming a scenario writer. He wants a girlfriend, but is afraid to confess his feelings, so he becomes obsessed with game girls instead. One day he starts to play a trial version of a new game and manages to call the heroine to his room. She seems to have an ability to open the gate between fictional and real world. She looks very friendly, but she's a heroine from a 18+ game, right?
Nukige
 
21. Ryokan Shirasagi 旅館白鷺 [020524] Studio Jikkenshitsu 1
Yuriko is the proprietor of the financially challenged Swallowtail Inn. The death of her husband deprived the Inn of his culinary skill, which was the main source of the Inn's prestige and income. Unwilling to shut down, Yuriko has turned to exploiting her body to keep the Inn solvent. But her sexual skills are limited, and that, along with the Inn's degradation, spell trouble. The discovery of an unconscous man allow Yuriko the opportunity to be both a good samaritan and the recipient of a blessing in disguise. Although he suffers amnesia as a result of his injury, the man, whom Yuriko names Kenji, proves to be the answer to all of the Inn's problems. Kenji does everything from maintenance to cooking. He is clearly a skilled chef, but there is another area he is equally adept: sex. Kenji coaches Yurika and her ex sister-in-law Fuyuka in the varied arts of sex and eroticism. Revenues and passion rise, but Kenji's forgotten identity may prove to be the Swallowtail Inn's true salvation.
Nukige
 
22. Ryoujoku Hishoshitsu 凌辱秘書室 [020524] Maika
Main character is a very ordinary office worker. But he has a secret to manipulate other people bodies freely. This ability is being limited by the organization and his colleague on lookout. One day company's president dies under mysterious circumstances. Protagonist gets unlimited authority to interrogate office members who are all beauties.
Nukige
 
23. Shuugaku Ryokou ~Yume no Naka~ 襲学旅行~夢の中~ [020524] Infinity
Main character goes to a school trip for 5 days. He is not interested in the shrines and temples at all, but what excites him is the prospect of naughty games with girls. 
Nukige
 
24. Virgin Trigger ヴァージントリガー [020524] Soup
One day a girl appears from the window. She asks main character to fight together to protect the Earth. She starts to train together with protagonist until the day of decisive battle.
Nukige
 
25. Tsuma x Tsuma 1.5 ~Koko wa Niizuma Paradise!~ 人妻×人妻1.5~ここは新妻ぱらだいす!~ [020530] Discovery
Sequel to the first game.
Yusuke Oshima, the protagonist, is forced to marry his former classmate Akira Orisaku by his father for all the help she gave to save the apartment complex.
Yusuke film was made to the film festivals, and he receives a prize effort, thanks for the recommendation of the manager of the apartment Shizuma Fujimiya who served as assistant director.
Now as a newlywed couple, Yusuke and Akira move no a new house to start their new couple life, and spend their first honeymoon night. Can you really satisfy Akira? 
Nukige
 
26. AZ no Rakuin AZの烙印 [020531] Piyopiyo-Gumi
Kilts' country loses the war, and he is shipped to the winning country as a slave. A brand called 'AZ no Rakuin' is carved to his neck, marking him as a slave and also serving as a first class deadly curse in the case he rebels...
Shortly after, he is bought for 30000 gold, a sum that is never been paid for a slave before, by an elven woman. And taken to a mansion where he is treated like a guest much to his surprise. But he soon learns that this is a house of pleasure that only serves to high class woman...
While he briefly considers death instead of being a prostitute, he also realizes that he'll have a much better life working here than any other slave outside. He accepts his fate and his training begins...
Nukige
 
27. Chijoku no Kankei ~Inkou Kyoushi~ 恥辱のカンケイ~淫行教師~ [020531] Interheart 1
Toya Hayami works as an art teacher at a prestigious school. However, Toya and his art lessons are looked upon coldly because the school is just too busy with students cramming for tests.
One day, Toya becomes close to the school idol Sayuri and invites her to his studio. A few days later, Toya is suddenly laid off because people have spread rumors about his relationship with Sayuri. Needless to say, Toya is depressed and furious about the treatment and begins to take out his frustrations on Sayuri and his successor, Noriko...
The player will become the despairing art teacher and violate the girl who used to adore him. He will also get his kicks out of raping the female teacher who has replaced him with a bunch of sexual tools.
In this game, you will be able to use a remote controlled dildo. You attach the dildo to girls and enjoy watching their reactions whenever or wherever you activate it. When the game switches to the Dildo Mode, you will see a switch gauge and the girl s heartbeat monitor on the screen. You observe the rate of her heartbeat and control the on/off on the dildo. You will also enjoy seeing a girl's thoughts during this mode.
Nukige
 
28. Fall Down ~Ochita Tenshi no Monogatari~ Fall Down ~堕ちた天使の物語~ [020531] Lust
Main character is forced to live a haunted life in a certain mansion. One day he meet a mysterious girl who suddenly comes down from the sky. The girl does not remember anything. They start to live together in the mansion to find their true self.
Nukige
 
29. Happy Bell Lovex2 Honeymoon はぴベルラヴ×2ハネムーン [020531] Terios
Includes a quiz game, a "visual story" (NVL style visual novel), and six minigames.
Fandisc
 
30. Honoka ni Mieru Zetsubou no Memento ~Remember that I love you.~ 仄かに視える絶望のmemento~Remember that I love you.~ [020531] FlyingShine
Two girls lose memories in an accident. Two men volunteer to cooperate to try and return memories to them. But since girls forget everything every few hours, this time is mostly used for insults. With this pieces of memories start to come together. What lies ahead - truth or despair?
Nukige
 
31. Itami no Umi イタミノウミ [020531] Devil's Works 1
Yuya Azuma has been continuously bullied since he started school. However, he manages to hold on through it all. One day, his foster sister, Yuka, whom he secretly loves, attempts to kill herself.
Bullies Michiru Ota and Aina Shindo unexpectedly calm down after Yuka is hospitalized. Yuta feels the change in their attitudes, but he doesn't know why until Yuka regains consciousness in the hospital. She doesn't recognize him, and she suddenly grabs his dick and starts sucking on it!
Yuya is terribly shocked at the sudden change in Yuka. He goes home and finds her diary in her room. Even though he feels guilty, he opens the diary and begins to read. He finds out the horrible truth: Yuka was gang raped in her efforts to help him!!
Yuya swears revenge on the bullies and his teacher who didn't try to help...
Our hero swears revenge for his foster sister, who has become mentally deranged because of the gang rape.
Nukige
 
32. Jangyaku 2 & 3 ~Ryoujoku no Gakuen Janki-tachi~ 雀虐2&3~凌辱の学園雀姫たち~ [020531] Puchiyu~mi 1
Tekka Private School is filled with an evil presence. Guys who like to gamble, cause problems, and sleep with girls tend to gather here.
In our prequel, Agaru Yasuda raped all the beautiful girls in the tea club, and as a result, it was closed down. Now, he returns once again on a new stage! What will happen this time...?
The popular series is back with two sequels on one disk! "Jan Gyaku 2" is "The Chapter of The Evil Tournament!" The story starts off when Hotaru Tendoji, Agaru's mentor, visits the school festival. To find out who's king of the hill, an underground mahjong tournament is held. The battle of the fittest now begins...
"Jan Gyaku 3" is "The Chapter of True Red Revenge." Agaru finally does the unbelievable! He shows his true colors in front of his stepsister, Hanae Yasuda.
Nukige
 
33. Kazoku Doreika Keikaku 家族奴隷化計画 [020531] Zero
Main character is adopted to a family that caused his father's death.
Protagonist waits till his foster father goes to a business trip to start his domination plan over his new family members.  
Nukige
 
34. Mori no Kioku 森の記憶 [020531] Marine Heart
Takumi and Jun are two students who find an abandoned bomb shelter in the forest behind their school, a secret they keep between them. One day they hear, noise, and upon investigation find a secret lab within the shelter, and a young boy, Tsukasa, being held prisoner there. They decide to try to free Tsukasa and try to solve who is responsible for his kidnapping. They suspect it is someone within their school that knows about the place, and decide to hide out at the school at night to see if they can find their answers...
Boys Love
 
35. Riru Meru Shimai no Motto x 2 Oshiete! Onii-chan-sensei 璃瑠・瑪瑠姉妹のもっと×2 おしえて!お兄ちゃん先生 [020531] Jewelry 1
Our hero leads a pretty normal life, but one day, a family with 2 daughters moves into the house next door. He becomes close friends with the new neighbors, and the parents ask our hero to tutor the daughters because their grades are slipping. He's more than happy to help out. He starts out being a serious tutor, but these two babes do their best to seduce himc Will our hero be able to remain stalwart and withstand their seductive tactics?
This is the game you guys have been waiting for! You'll find three completely different routes: "Tell me about girls," "Please treat me kindly," and "I'll hold out." You'll really enjoy the different personalities of these two sisters!! If you like to be called "Bro," this game is perfect for you!!
Nukige
 
36. Shukketsubo ~Senaka no Oetsu~ 出血簿〜鮮赤の嗚咽〜 [020531] ZyX 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
One day in May, a new chemistry teacher assumes his duties at a Junior College. He is Kengo Inui, a man blessed with a sharp mind, great athletic skill, and handsome looks. In spite of these gifts, or perhaps because of them, his heart is that of a black devil. It was some months ago that he let the devil come out and work its skills on the beautiful women around him, but he had crossed a line then. Now at his new posting, he is finally free to explore his evil passions once more.
The hunt is beginning again...
Nukige
 
37. Trouble Triangle とらぶる☆とらいあんぐる [020531] Ripe
Calm and gentle protagnist Erisaki invites a girl to live together after two years of dating.
Free spirit Daisuke protagonist gets fired from a company and needs a place to live for a week with his girlfriend till their new place gets renovated. Erisaki can not let his former school friend stay outside. So starts two couples memorable week of co-habitation.
Nukige
kivandopulus

Foreword: A bad-ass cover and cyberpunk setting is all that it took to interest me.

Title: D.U.O. ~Song for All~

Developer: Panda House

Date: 2002-04-26

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v2235

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ttjs7mdDS3Q&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_0xb07WK6DgqoNosWs_kET

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Synopsis: It happened on December 25, 2001, right after the new century began.

It was the biggest and worst disaster in human history, "Apoptosis Crisis."

A virus called "apoptosis" begins to destroy human cells. 80% of the Earth's population is killed and the people who survive try their best to revive civilization.

A century has passed, and it is now the year 2099 in Tokyo. Something is happening in this big city, where many kinds of ethnic groups reside. The network junkies, called "jugglers," suddenly die an unnatural death. The cause of death is still unclear. However, it is apparent they were all on computer networks when they died.

Takuya Takahashi, who is a professional investigator, a "Runner," is asked to investigate the case, and he starts investigating this dangerous disease, without even knowing much about it?

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Structure: 12+1 chapters.

Length: 7 hours for one route, but second route is almost the same.

Game type: Cyberpunk detective mystery

Difficulty: Easy, we move on if exhaust all options

Character Design rating: 9/10

Protagonist rating: 10/10

Story rating: 9/10

Game quality: 10/10

Overall rating: 9/10

Rating comments: The only question for me is whether it's 9 or 10. I totally like the game, but story overall and the heroines in particular appear to me with flaws.

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Protagonist: Takuya is great. He has face and hard-boiled personality. At the same time, not everything is clear about his personality that happens to content quite the depth.

Characters: Hitomi and Itsumi are main heroines of the game. These is also mysterious girl Sophia that exists for plot purposes. Can't say anything bad about Hitomi or Itsumi, it's just sad that the difference in their "routes" is just choice of who to H, not much character development.

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Story: Synopsis actually covers all I could tell. I can only hint that story tackles genetic and cyberspace a lot. I'd really like it to be more focused on actual  virus and deaths, but most of the time we just hang around with girls stumbling upon important events at times, so resolution feels forced.

CG: Loving CG here. Lots of motion in the interface. I especially appreciate those several animated moments used for underlining charm of the heroines, and NOT in H events.

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Sound: Game is called "song for all" not for nothing. There are a lot of vocal parts in here. Very enjoyable. Everyone but protagonist is voiced, and that includes all the male characters.

Thoughts:  The title "D.U.O. ~song for all~" contains two spoilers itself, but luckily you only get to know why late in the game, so there is that "a-ha" moment. No idea what "D.U.O" stands for, but the word "duo" already gives an important hint. I really appreciate when title gets to say so many things about the game.

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Overall comments: Absolutely magical game. Great direction and use of interface make an impression of a futuristic world, can't really believe game dates back to 2002. I was treating Cat's Pro quite favorably, and it's joyous for me to see Heart Heat Girls concept being reborn in such way by the successor Panda House. Game's very nice while it lasts, but it's quite gentle-minded and lacks impact, so it gets average or poor scores by the Japanese. I absolutely can't understand how the Japanese manage to bury the best representatives of the genre with their own hands.

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kivandopulus

D.U.O. ~Song for All~ is the VN of the Month Among masterpieces are One 2 ~Eien no Yakusoku~ , Suigetsu and Utawarerumono

1. Trans' ~Boku to Atashi no Kyoukaisen~ Trans’~僕とあたしの境界線~ [020404] Catear 1
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Main character has to wear his lover's clothes after Christmas Eve night. Somehow he likes wearing that dress and starts to improve his makeup and clothes to become more beautiful. This way can bring him to wearing a wedding dress, a SM outfit or even become an idol.
I have not invented a category to block Trans all-age games, but it does not mean I'm going to look into it because of that.

 

2. Ripple ~Blue Seal e Youkoso~ Ripple~ブルーシールへようこそっ~ [020405] Giga
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Main character looses a job and applies for an internet ad vacancy to work at a huge leisure park "Blue Seal" with multiple facilities including restaurant. There are many curious girls working around.
A SIM game to raise protagonist's parameters and set dates. Combined to Giga failure as VN maker, game's a total crap.

 

3. Wish ~Owari Yuku Sekai de~ Wish~終わりゆく世界で~ [020405] Selfish 1
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The year is 20xx... A new life form called a "Mamono" has suddenly appeared in Japan.
With great sacrifice, the Japanese government finally succeeds in retrieving a part of this "Mamono." Of course, it's kept secret from the general public and all evidence is eliminated...
Soon after, the government takes a few civilian scientists and begins a top-secret mission called "Project HI" (Project Human Infinity). The project's purpose is to somehow inject the unknown virus from the "Mamono," which will give the subjects super powers. The goal is to create a human that will withstand any kind of environment, which will then be used as a lethal weapon. Knowing the project might fail, the government simultaneously creates a militia known as the "Witch Hunters."
Minoru Yamanashi's father was one of the scientists involved in this project. He's so crazy that he submits not only himself but also Minoru's sister Chisa to the "Project HI" experiments. Unfortunately, the experiment on Chisa fails, and she falls ill with the virus. Not having the kind of money to save his sister, he decides to join the "Witch Hunters." He ends up killing his beloved sister. Losing the will to live, he wanders aimlessly around the streets and eventually crumbles with hunger. A girl named Yukari Arisa saves him from the streets...
Heroines are unique and lively. The first half is hero gradually healing his mind wounds with a touch of comedy, but in the second part there is serious development. There is only common scenario during first play. From the second play there are heroine scenarios that show up. Surprisingly well done scenario-oriented suspense adventure.

 

4. Koi Suru Science 恋するサイエンス [020412] Complet's 1
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Hiroshi Koizumi is a student at Oshima Private School. One day, he receives an invitation to the science club from a girl named Sakura Sakura. Hiroshi's shy but falls madly in love with Sakura at first sight and visits the club, which is located on the outskirts of the school property. However, as soon as Hiroshi opens the door to the club, he loses consciousness...
When he comes to, Hiroshi finds himself on an operating table. He sees a small girl holding an old book. She's trying to experiment on him! What's going to happen on him!? 
You will witness mysterious experiments, battles over the old book, and expectations of love in this love comedy.
This game might look like a comedy... but in the end it's still a nukige with everything whirling around it. There are hardly any other advantages.

 

5. Maid Hunter Zero One ~Nora Maid~ メイドハンター零一~のらメイド~ [020412] Studio Jikkenshitsu 1
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Reiichi Satsukido is a noncareer public employee, leading a peaceful life. One day, he is suddenly assigned to become a special national agent called 'Maid Hunter!' His mission is to hunt down and rehabilitate aliens called 'Nora Maids' (Stray Maids), in accordance with Special National Health Regulations.
However, a secret organization named 'Kampfgruppe Nora Maid' stands in his way. This organization is formed to free the Nora Maids, and they are willing to fight in order to accomplish their goals. 
The Special National Health Regulations are only in effect for the next thirty days. Reiichi must capture and rehabilitate four Nora Maid renegades within this time. Otherwise, he will be demoted and sent to an uninhabited island. Will he succeed in his mission and avoid spending the rest of his life on a deserted island...!?
Parody is the dominating feature of this game. But there are a lot of confusing systems in this bakage, including battle system. 

 

6. Wasurenagusa ~Forget-me-Not~ 忘レナ草~Forget-me-Not~ [020412] Unison Shift
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A story about a boy that is destined to die, a shinigami that is given the task of taking his soul and the people he is connected...
Period is 2 weeks. During daytime we deepen relations with the chosen heroine, during night time we entertain the heroine. Period feels too small, relations develop untruthfully, with sudden climax.

 

7. Dennou Yousei Elfan 電脳妖精エルファン [020419] Noa 1
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Elfans are cyber fairies, which live in the "Net World," which exists inside of the Internet. One day, our hero is sucked into this Net World and is forced to fight against evil monsters. With the help of Elfans, he must bring peace back to the Net World!!
The evil Net Kizer sends his monsters and Elfans to attack our hero. He must defeat these monsters and persuade the Elfans to join him. Some of the Elfans will change shapes during the journey! Our hero must gather 30 Elfans from all over the Net World and defeat the evil Net Kizer!!
This cyber battle adventure game consists of an adventure part and a battle part.
The player chooses one of three Elfans as a companion:
The gentle and kind Mei Nyuang
The strong-minded Fairy Ann
The energetic, yet sad Bloomer Rabbi
These Elfans occasionally change shapes. For example, Mei Nyuang sometimes becomes the martial artist, Mei China, or the fighting nurse called Mei Nurse. You'll really enjoy bringing them up! Not only that, but you'll also meet up with more than thirty different Elfans, who have been designed by a variety of artists. What does this all mean? You will definitely find an Elfan to suit your tastes!!
Befriend the Elfans and defeat the evil Net Kizer!
Quite a strange bakage with battles and lolis.

 

8. Hanketsu 2 ~Forget Me Not~ 判決2~Forget Me Not~ [020419] Noctovision 1
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The case is not over yet...
A half naked woman is taken into protective custody at Jissoji Park around midnight. She has been assaulted and drugged. Her name is Tomomi Sawada, and she was participating in a 'Blue Aqua' ritual prior to the incident.
Blue Aqua is a cult seminar, led by Kirara Rendaiji. It is quickly spreading among the young female population at Jissoji. There is also a rumor that Blue Aqua uses drugs in their rituals, and Tomomi's case seems to back it up.
The drug is called 'Blue Seal,' a love potion that shines in blue. The town of Jissoji once suffered from a drug called 'Blue Misty,' but Blue Seal is taking over now. Yura Tojima is the man behind this case, and he tries to reach out to a young female singer, Chiaki Aikawa. 
Yuji Akagi is a district attorney at Jissoji. With help from his beautiful assistant Misa Sugasawa, he is about to try wiping this blue drug out of his town!!
This is a sequel to the real legal adventure "Hanketsu," and more realistic court trials are depicted than ever before.
The street musician from the first title, Chiaki Aikawa, is now a professional singer, but she is having problems with her career and with a band member who uses Blue Seal.
Aya Shirahama is a lovely girl, who happens to know Yuji, but she often causes trouble for Yuji. 
Misa Sugasawa is a sharp and beautiful legal officer, who has experience in foreign legal services.
Players will find many other beauties, along with many hot scenes. Get the bad guys and bring peace back to the town of Jissoji!!
Of course game is better than it predecessor 4 years ago, but it does not mean it's good. Main character and realism are praiseworthy, but concept, scenario and realization aren't.

 

9. Nanji, Sono Muku Naru Tamashii de Yoru o Samayou Nakare 汝、その無垢なる魂で夜を彷徨うなかれ [020419] NeoUme
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If you walk alone on the moon night, you will meet the witch of the moon. 
Such city legend flows in the city of Mahoroba. 
Main character is a freelancer who also has part-time work at convenience store "New Life". One night he meets a witch...
There are a lot of heroines including moon witch. Each of them has some kind of problem to settle. Characters here are very weak.

 

10. Wind -A Breath of Heart- Wind -A Breath of Heart- [020419] minori 1 2 3 4 5 6
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That summer day. Makoto Okano and his younger sister Hinata sit across from each other in the box seats of a local express heading to that town, underneath a blue sky that seems to stretch out to infinity. The town they are heading to is the very one that they were born in and were separated from long ago -- Kazune City. In the midst of the midsummer wind, bathed in the wind that rushes in from the train window, they head to that town, which they only have vague memories of.
"Say, let's promise to meet again."
"I'll keep playing this harmonica, okay? Because even if I can't reach you, the sound of the harmonica surely will."
The harmonica, which was handed over together with the promise to that girl.
And within the shaking cabin of the train, Makoto wakes up, dimly but surely recalling that memory ... 
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

11. Yuki no Tokeru koro ni... 雪のとける頃に… [020419] Studio e.go! 1
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Your character, Dr. Hoshino, iis transferred from central Japan to the New Hokkaido General Hospital, where he reunites with his underclassman, Mikage Ayumi, and academy days nemesis, Shinowara Tsukasa. As a doctor in the late 20's (he is 28 years old), he faces the trauma situations of the E.R. (Emergency Room) and treats his own clique of long-term patients.
Every successful man must have his woman behind him, and Masato's wife, Hoshino Mizuki, supports him in every way.
Life seems to be the usual...or is it? In this foreign part of Japan, covered in snow and ice, what will happen to Masato and his surroundings?
There is an English review.

 

12. Ouma Petit ☆ Kaitouden 逢魔ぷち☆怪討伝 [020424] Sakuraneko
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Demons are actually real. They can take human form and infiltrate human society. 
Main character studies at a mission-based school in Yokohama that's rumored to contain hand of a legendary demon in its basement. There are various forces trying to revive the demon. Can protagonist prevent that?
School love bakage. Scenario is of not high quality, gags are rarely funny and heroines lack attractiveness.

 

13. My Merry May [020425] KID
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This VN tells the story of Kyosuke, a high school student, who lives a normal student's life in a dormitory until one day he receives a strange device from abroad. Inside the device is a female replis, an artificial human being. Kyosuke decides to awaken her, but before her personality is fully loaded, a thunderstorm briefly cuts the energy in the dormitory, creating a bug in Leu's system. Instead of his own personal servant, Kyosuke now has to take care of a teenager with a childlike mind. The remaining cast of heroines include Hitoe Haruna, Yasusuke's childhood friend, Motomi Agatsuma, the girlfriend of Kyosuke's best friend, Ryo Hagimoto, 21-year old Tae Kizuki, and her friend, 13-year old high school student Misao Yuki.
Careful character depiction is the main attraction in this work. Even though it's love comedy, it's explained why and how each girl starts to love protagonist.

 

14. Shine ~Kotoba o Tsumuide~ SHINE~言葉を紡いで~ [020425] Vridge Inc. 1 2 3
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One day, the protagonist decided to chase after the dream of becoming a cameraman. To become the student of his famous upperclassman (senpai) cameraman in his university, he headed towards an island in Okinawa area where his upperclassman cameraman lived. On the way to the island, the protagonist met his senpai luckily and was given a very hard assignment to complete. If he complete the assignment, then he could become his senpai's student. That assignment is taking a picture of all SIX girls who he met on the ship by chance. And for some reasons, all SIX girls hate camera. But, there is nothing he can do about it because if he doesn't take their photos, his road to become a cameraman is closed.
With that, the protagonist met and parted with those girls repeatedly at the island. And with each of them, conversations are being spinned into stories.
There is enough English information.

 

15. Azrael アズラエル [020426] Frontwing 1
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After being saved by the god of death, our hero becomes a messenger of death for girls who are destined to die. Working as a messenger, he has to go through a lot of heart-rending experiences and anguish.
Most of us enjoy our lives and don't think about death until something happens to us. Through this game, you'll realize that death is always just a step away...
The best scenario out of three 426 works, but it suffers from the lack of volume, so it's difficult to empathize with characters that weren't given enough screen time. There are several endings. Game was sold for just 1/3 of normal price.

 

16. D.U.O. ~Song for All~ [020426] Panda House 1
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It happened on December 25, 2001, right after the new century began.
It was the biggest and worst disaster in human history, "Apoptosis Crisis."
A virus called "apoptosis" begins to destroy human cells. 80% of the Earth's population is killed and the people who survive try their best to revive civilization. 
A century has passed, and it is now the year 2099 in Tokyo. Something is happening in this big city, where many kinds of ethnic groups reside. The network junkies, called "jugglers," suddenly die an unnatural death. The cause of death is still unclear. However, it is apparent they were all on computer networks when they died. 
Takuya Takahashi, who is a professional investigator, a "Runner," is asked to investigate the case, and he starts investigating this dangerous disease, without even knowing much about it?
Looks like my type of game. I'll review it myself.

 

17. Happy Breeding はっぴ~ぶり~でぃんぐ [020426] Purple Software 1
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Our protagonist (Takashi) has taken the opportunity of working away from his parents home and started living by himself.
One day, a strange girl enters his house and eventually comes to stay with him since the house is too big for one person to live in. 
The girl seems to be searching the person who tended an injury of hers when she was a child, and the protagonist offers his help.
New girls gradually show up and starts living in the protagonist's house, each with their own purpose that he will try to help them fulfill.
Nice heartwarming story, but short - 5 hours is enough to clear. Only one heroine route is special, all the others are unnoticeable.

 

18. Kin no Hitomi x Gin no Hitomi 金の瞳*銀の瞳 [020426] Uncanny! 1
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The latest title from UNCANNY! This is a fantasy adventure game, where the stage is set in a world of swords and magic.
The story unfolds following the war between humans and monsters. The humans are lead by a brave man with golden eyes. Eventually, they win the war against the monsters, but humanity is still far from peace. The player will become a boy named 'Cych.' He is a 'gladiator' with no memories of the past, and he will challenge the death tournament at the coliseum. 
The tournament will last two months. Going through many things, such as the training to survive and encounters with various heroines, a player will become strong and learn about love. Will you choose to pursue physical strength, or will you choose to go after girls? It's all up to you!
Self-training SIM with parameters. Period is 8 weeks. Every 1st and 7th day of the week there is event and every 4th day there is combat. The overall difficulty is low.

 

19. One 2 ~Eien no Yakusoku~ ONE2~永遠の約束~ [020426] BaseSon
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I was away from home during the summer vacation, when I returned I found out that my father has moved away. No one in the school knew my name, not even my classmates. I started my new life like that.
I never expected those things, to miss the everyday life, going to school... and to love...
BaseSon had a difficult task to make a remake worthy of famous original, and they actually succeeded at it. There are 5 + 1 secret heroine routes, and each route has something to do with vanishing or loosing. The whole concept of eternal world is focused too much here and there are questions about length, but it's definitely a masterpiece as a pure love game with a good scenario.

 

20. Sekai no Subete 世界ノ全テ [020426] Tama-Soft 1
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Hiroshi returned to his hometown after 8 years in Tokyo trying to attain his childhood dream and failing to do so. Feeling powerless and lacking support from his family, he could only think about giving up. He felt that a poor student like him was unneeded and there was no longer any place for him. That was before he met Tomoko at the light music club and realized that he was not the only one in the same situation.
Main features of this work is depressed protagonist, kansai dialect girls and great music. There are many heroines, but only Tomoko route is deep enough.

 

21. Suigetsu 水月 -すいげつ- [020426] F&C FC01 1 2
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On a summer afternoon, I woke up in a hospital bed without any recollection of the past. I was suffering from severe amnesia, and the ones who saved me as I trembled with doubt and fear through the night were my friends and my maid, Yuki. Through their kindness, my life began once again. A new life filled with joy and happiness. 
However, the nightmare that haunted me ever since I woke up that day continued to torment me. In my dreams was a woman with pure white skin and black hair so lustrous it seemed to fade into the dark night. And within a few weeks, on the night of the Star Festival, I would meet this beautiful girl.
Makino Nanami...
The girl whom I killed with my arrow each and every night ...
There are English reviews.

 

22. Sweet Legacy スイートレガシー [020426] Frontwing 1
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Satou Mamoru has always dreamt of becoming a famous patissier. However, the famous school he wanted to enter in... is actually an all-girls school! Mamoru will have to disguise himself as a girl in order to enter and starts meeting some interesting girls.
Game's short and of relatively low quality, that's why it's sold several times lower than normal price. Still as a charage or a game about shemale it's quite good.

 

23. Utawarerumono うたわれるもの [020426] Leaf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Hakuoro, a man who wakes up in a tiny backwoods village near the mountains with heavy injuries, no memory, and a mask he cannot remove. After being nursed back to health by Eruruw, the girl who found him lying at the point of death in the forest, he starts to view the village as his new home. But when an oppressive ruler threatens the peaceful life of Hakuoro and his newfound friends and family, they find themselves hurtled towards war, chaos, and a destiny far greater than any of them imagined.
Game's localized and has lots of reviews.

 

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1. Fukushuu no Susume ~Gyakuten no Catharsis~ 復讐ノススメ~逆転のカタルシス~ [020405] Kamen Shoukai
Main character and his sister are adopted by Kamishiro family after loss of parents. Kamishiro family abuse siblings to the point that sister gets destroyed and brother gets daily humiliated and insulted. One day the head of Kamishiro family dies leaving huge debts. Now it's time for protagonist to have his revenge.
Nukige

 

2. Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai III アイドル雀士スーチーパイIII [020405] Harvest 1
The third arcade entry in the Suchie-Pai series, Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai III brings more strip mahjong with Misaki Kyoko, better known as Suchie-Pai. But things get strange when a second Suchie-Pai appears. 
This game features some returning opponents and some new opponents. Graphics are vastly improved over those of its predecessors, released several years earlier.
Card game

 

3. Itaike na Tenshi-tachi ~Akumu no Byoutou~ いたいけな天使たち ~悪夢の病棟~ [020405] Megami
Hospital full of desires of rich and powerful people. Girs are being insulted here in exchange for promises of bright future or money. But playing with innocent girls proved not enough. The clients  started to catch and drug enthusiastic idol fans to make them dirty their paragons with their own hands.
Nukige

 

4. Onna Kyoushi Nijuusan-sai 女教師二十三歳 [020405] GuiltyN
English teacher is attacked by a molester on the way home from work. She cries for help, but molester has a menacing look and turns out to be from a powerful family, so no one dares to interfere. But that is only an overture to the tragedy ...
Nukige

 

5. Suki Suki Onii-chan ~The Pretty Little Sister~ すきスキお兄ちゃん ~The Pretty Little Sister~ [020405] Aqua House 1
A girl named Miyuri lives near you. She looks so young that she can almost pass as your little sister. Miyuri seems like the strong type, but she is a super, shy girl, who is very naive. For some reason, Miyuri has total trust in you and calls you, "Brother." Even Miyuri's mother has total faith in you.
One day, Miyuri sneaks into your room, and you later find her taking a nap. You try to wake her up, but she tells you, "I love your blanket. Every time I wake up, I can see you." Miyuri tells you this and blushes.
Then you have dinner together and watch T.V. Well, this is what you guys go through on a normal, routine basis. What kind of relationship will this turn into? Since this is an 18 and over game, it's obvious where it's heading, if you get my hint...
Nukige

 

6. Maimu まいむ [020411] Squadra D
Apparently, Tomoe Misaki is just another nerd mysteriously popular with beautiful women, in the true eroge tradition.
But maybe he's hiding something...
Nukige

 

7. Deep 2 [020412]  Selen
Main character is dormitory supervisor of a girls academy. He makes one room a punishment room where he sends girls suspected of impure heterosexual exchange. 
Nukige

 

8. Kyousou no Nie 狂想の肉宴 [020412] West Vision
One day protagonist receivers a letter from his sister-in-law inviting him to ryokan "Mykoshi".  
The encounter reminds him of forgotten past events, and gets overcome with lust. Black desire pushes him to make a feast of insult in this inn. 
Nukige

 

9. Mayonaka wa Ware no Mono 魔世中ハ我ノ物 [020412] Touchy 1 2 3
Ogata Seishirou is a man whose power exceeds more than mere wealth or temporal holdings: his might and influence dominates the supernatural. Demon Lords bow before his presence, and it is even whispered the Devil himself fears Seishirou’s authority. Yet for all the power at his command, there remain threats deadly enough to unseat him. Nonetheless, Seishirou is not one to avoid danger, and the same individuals who would dare remove him from power, could easily serve as tools to cement it… but only if the opportunity is seized.
Nukige

 

10. Pine House ~Onii-chan Oshiete!~ ぱいんハウス ~おにいちゃん教えて!~ [020412] Tomato 1
There is a dorm called "Pine House," filled with dropouts who need to be straightened out before they return to regular academic activities. Unlike previous years, the dorm is now filled with lots of cute girls! 
You are hired as a tutor for the students at Pine House. The girls start to call you "Bro" as you become close to them. Not only that, it seems they really like you a lot! Will you be able to hold out on these flirtatious babes?
This is an ADV+SIM game, in which you'll have to discipline girls who have taken wrong turns. First, you'll try to talk with them and make good impressions. Once they start calling you "Bro," take their virginity away and train them to become your sex slaves!
Nukige

 

11. Ryoujoku Salesman ~Akutoku Shouhou Toranomaki~ 凌辱せぇるすまん~悪徳商法虎の巻~ [020412] Interheart
Main character gets experience at a trading company and then becomes a self-employed salesman. He gets excellent in skills to sell something even if it is not needed to the potential buyer. When confronting women, he uses their weaknesses and desires to come to a beneficial result.
Nukige

 

12. Siesta ~Susuki Nohara no Yumemonogatari~ Siesta ~すすき野原の夢物語~ [020412] Amedeo
Our protagonist is a mundane high school student, but suddenly she develops an uncontrollable habit of sleeping at random times... and it interrupts her daily life to a large extent. She lives in a fairytale in her dreams, sometimes she is a princess, at other times she is a magician or a nun. One common aspect that is always present in her dreams is that she encounters men of all kinds.
Furthermore, what's bizarre about this is that in reality, she knows men who are very similar to the ones she have met in her dreams, and if she arranges a date with one of them to a particular place in her dream, she will run into him at a similar dating spot that they had agreed on in reality.
Is this merely a dream?
Or is it a premonition?
Maybe, a memory from the past....
Although it seems extraordinary, the protagonist develops feelings for "him" in her dreams, and naturally starts to get closer with his counter-part in reality.. Eventually, she discovers that he shares her dreams....
One day, the protagonist and he enter the dream together, becoming one with their counter-part in the "dream" world...
What will their future be like in such a surreal world?
Otome

 

13. Toga ~Kegareta Shizuku~ 咎~ケガレタシズク~ [020412] Ankh
Main character's past of abuse by his father keeps pursuing him. One day a girl who claims to be his sister shows up, and they have a confrontation. Then his former tutor who is also his first sexual partner, shows up. Protagonist's heart gets violently disturbed - what will he do?
Nukige

 

14. NekoNeko Soft Okaeshi CD 3 ねこねこソフト おかえしCD3 [020413] NekoNeko Soft
A collection of short stories:
■つばめママと理沙美沙 
■カンナねーちゃんの春 
■由梨子さん腐女子伝 
■??? 
■佳奈子ちゃん○6才 
■三重野サイドストーリー 
■対の片方 
■その他いろいろ
Fandisc

 

15. Tamayura たまゆら-霊響- [020414] Studio Air
Main character lives with two cousins and their appointed teacher.
At school he is forced to join sorcery club to study occultism. There he undertakes a dark-hearted supernatural case pushing him in the middle of two forces.
Nukige

 

16. Yukibana -Kira- 雪花 -きら- [020415] Tinsmith 1
A town covered in snow, a man, a mysterious little girl, and their entanglement.
Doujin

 

17. Eguchi Kenkyuushitsu エ口研究室 [020419] Rasen
Main character is a volunteer to text a machine that makes dreams real. He will need to hold many experiments to help with the research.
Nukige

 

18. Himekagura ~Kurutta Jouen~ 姫神楽~狂った情炎~ [020419] Chiffon 1
Takato wakes up in a female's room, and he has no recollections coming here. Why is he here? It seems he has lost his memory. He tries to remember about his past, but a voice keeps bothering him, saying, "Rape girls..." Not being able to resist this voice, he begins to rape a girl. As he is raping her, he suddenly remembers a piece of his past: a scene where he is brutally killing someone. He learns that he's from an assassin group called the Kagurazaka.
He remembers his past as he rapes girls... Who or what is the mysterious voice!? What will become of Takato?
Nukige

 

19. Hitozuma Mahjong 人妻麻雀 [020419] Rouge
Main character participates in multiple mahjong tournaments to get money from men and get intimate with women. He's only interested in married women.
Nukige

 

20. Kango Shichauzo 2 ~Joshi Ryou wa Moeteiru ka~ 看護しちゃうぞ2 ~女子寮は萌えているか~ [020419] Trabulance 1 2 3 
Eiji is a priest at a catholic school for young nurses. Well, he's not really a priest -- while traveling in Europe, he learned how easy it was to impersonate the clergy and what fun it could be. Ever since those days, he's enjoyed the unique life in the Church, even after returning to Japan.
When a panty thief helps himself to the underwear in the girls’ dorm at a school for young nurses-in-training, Maria asks him to help put a stop to it by moving into the dorm himself. Although he tries to be the best person he can be, the thought of living alongside all those young nurses-in-training is enough to really get his juices flowing.
Nukige

 

21. ShiKing Kimusume no Chisui 失KING 生娘の恥水 [020419] Tamachi Yudou
Main character suffers from mysterious disease. He can only suppress these attacks with virgin pee. His daily quest for survival begins now.
Nukige

 

22. Warudakumi Nugi Nugi Nen Shooting 悪だくみ ぬぎぬぎ念シューティング [020419] Arkham Products
Fan disc includes 24 games in variety genre and also a story mode.
In Story Mode girl clothes get stripped and “Evil” parts of body get cleansed with psychic power. 
Fandisc

 

23. 501 [020426] Frontwing 1
This is a violence adventure game made by the tag-team of "Frontwing" and "Soft House Dew."
"501" is the name of a popular darts game. In this title, the name refers to the murder game, which looks a lot like the "501" darts game. Three guys and one woman make a team, and to win, they have to capture a woman from another team. It sounds like a simple game, but what you will find is unbelievable! They can kill to catch a woman, and they can rape a woman they capture. Our hero happens to take part in the game. Is he going to choose to kill his enemy? Will he rape the girl after the victory? This game will shake a player's sense of ethics.
Nukige

 

24. Hajimete no Oisha-san はじめてのおいしゃさん [020426] Zero
Main character has maid fetish, but he does not mind hospital examination of two twin girls as well.
Nukige

 

25. Harumi Sou Monogatari はるみ荘物語 [020426] Studio Neko Punch
Main character takes a part-time job to get residents out of their homes prior to building demolishing. He pretends to be apartment keeper and uses any means possible to expel residents who are all pretty girls.
Nukige

 

26. Kiss x 200 To Aru Bunkou no Hanashi KISS×200 とある分校の話 [020426] Winters
Main character is a new teacher who just graduated from college. He gets directed to a village with just 32 inhabitants and only 4 school students. These four students are all cute girls, and they don't even know what "kiss" means. But with protagonist arrival that's bound to change.
Nukige

 

27. Make Love! ~Slave Love~ メイクLove!~SLAVE LOVE~ [020426] Kiss next 1
Our hero has always dreamed of becoming a high school teacher. With his internship[ close at hand, his girlfriend suddenly breaks up with him. He heads to the high school buried in grief. The story begins as one of the female students confesses her infatuation with him
This is our newest title from the custom slave series. With our Make Up! System, you can customize the heroine, choosing her hairstyle, shape of eyes, her boob sizes, eyebrows, hair color, eye color, skin color, her personality, and even her profile. Have fun with your dream girl and fulfill all those desires you've been hiding!
Nukige

 

28. Obbligato オブリガート [020426] Crowd
Main character falls in love with a girl and starts dating her. One day he hears an outrageous humor about her sleeping with anyone willing. Still... can protagonist love her and change her mind?
Nukige

 

29. Onii-chan Yamete お兄ちゃんやめて [020426] Gaia
Main character lives with his female relative who calls him onii-chan. They live alone, because his parents travel a lot. Protagonist is an ordinary young skeptical man who has discovered a loli fetish in himself recently... 
Nukige

 

30. Oni Isha 鬼医者 [020426] Saga Planets
Main character works in a large hospital with 22 females co-workers or patients. His distant uncle is the director of the hospital, so protagonist decides to act on his free will when personnel starts to criticize him. He searches for his next prey... 
Nukige

 

31. Ouma no Mori ~Inouja no Gakuen~ 逢魔の森~異能者の学園~ [020426] Marine Heart
A boarding school for boys in secluded forest has an unusual committee. 
Main character in invited to participate in this committee by a bad friend and a mysterious transfer student. One day a request comes to investigate a rumor about disappearances in the dormitory
Boys Love

 

32. Shoka no Miko 初夏の巫女 [020427] Soft Circle Courreges
A revival of spending five perverted weeks with a shrine maiden, brought back to life again in this SLG novel. Doing things to the horny shrine maiden, becoming lovers, everything depends on your actions!
The status depends on your actions with the shrine maiden and others, and it goes up and down depending on how you go about your business and go out and play.
Purchase various items with your "money" earned from your job, and set all kinds of events into place with different items and by adjusting the status level.
Nukige

 

33. Imbalance アンバランス [020428] Strawberry Argyle
Main character participates in occult school club. When rumors start to spread about strange events at night, he volunteers to investigate them.
Boys Love

 

34. Lolikko Ryoujoku Club ロリっ娘陵辱くらぶ [020430] Sol-fa-soft
A short novel collection focusing on rape.
■ Episode 1 "The price of forgetting"
Kawamura Natsuki forgot her homework, making her teacher angry. As a punishment, she has to stand naked in the classroom. After that, she's called to the teacher's room...
■ Episode 2 "145500 yen"
I lent 144500 yen to a man named Kijima Yohei. When demanded a repayment, he gave me his sister Yuuko instead of money. Well, what shall I do...
■ Episode 3 "Adventure is not over"
Aikawa Yuka has a exhibitionist habit. One day, when she came back from her "adventure", her brother Takashi was waiting at the front door with a a digital camera...
Nukige
kivandopulus

Foreword: Girl with a gun and concept similar to EVE from FlyingShine - that's a curious thing to investigate provided that only a year later the same brand will create Cross Channel!

Title: Donor - Onna Tantei Ryoujoku

Developer: FlyingShine

Date: 2002-03-08

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v6542

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlZTV0b7nLY&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-uWqueJwenXF1BJZOgphqE

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Synopsis: Futaba Kawana is an attractive American detective, who recently uncovered the whereabouts of her sister, who disappeared in Japan some few years ago. Once she arrives to Japan, Futaba hurries to the hospital where her sister was last seen. The hospital is one of the best hospitals in Japan, but many strange rumors are floating around. People have seen dead people coming back alive, lost people found, and so on. As our heroine searches for clues, she finds out that the hospital is actually a huge whorehouse controlled by some organization. To find out about the organization, our heroine becomes a nurse at the hospital, but...

This game runs on a system called, "The Buddy System." This means that there are multiple characters and multiple scenarios, where each character has it's own story. In order to understand the complete story, you have to go through each character's story. Besides our heroine, you will meet Chiya, Aya, Shihomi, and Mio. Take out your sexual desires on these beautiful but strong girls.

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Structure: None

Length: 32 hours

Game type: Futuristic erotic detective mystery

Difficulty: Kinetic novel

Character Design rating: 2/10

Protagonist rating: 2/10

Story rating: 6/10

Game quality: 1/10

Overall rating: 4/10

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Game got only two votes on VNDB - that's 2 and 4, but that's probably some haters or trolls, right? Or perhaps they were disappointed by H scenes - but we're here for the story, so we move on.

The start up to the opening is usually the most lively part of any visual novel, but it was not that much lively for DoNoR. It was mostly dialogues with just couple of CG with people, the other CG were blurry zoomed in versions of real time photos of some objects like door bulb or telephone. Then happened pretty cool opening featuring as many as four different people armed with guns.

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But then I understood that the biginning WAS the most lively part in DoNoR as well. What awaited me next is over 10 hours of watching horrible blurry CG of real life photos, walls of NVL text and and almost total absence of dialogues. It's been four years since FlyingShine first amateur attempts of Sadistic medicine and Revolver, but not that much has changed since then! It's same blurry real life photos, same NVL, same absence of sprites and CG with people. Hell, even HCG look exactly the same - disgusting and from the same angle in order to take as much screen space with body parts as possible. What's only changed is engine that can actually run on modern OS, rare non-HCG with people and introduction of "Auto pilot" reading mode. And even that they managed to screw - at the lowest speed auto reading is too fast and absolutely not comfortable for the absence of delays between the lines.

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But let's drop these technical issues and enjoy the fabulous plot... yet we can't do that. The "Buddy system" makes the story jump to and fro between a lot of people without showing them on the screen or giving their names or at least anything to identify them apart of rare female voicing and location and time announcements. I don't really know how to rate the story. For 10 hours pretty much nothing happened, then couple hours of constant gunfire with very random H evens inserted here and there. Game provides a lot of cool CG, but they have very little to do with reality as 99% of the time you see only some hyper-zoomed blurry CG of rendered object from reality, and that's a very depressing sight. Gunfire keeps ringing, and you only see the corner of some table or just one of car lights. Story is absolutely kinetic, so no interactivity is prepared as well. In couple words, DoNoR is an organization that is involved in illegal transportation of organs and genetic studies. And most of the game is about the detective agency conflict with DoNoR organization forces shown from the sides of different detective agency members.

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But when the painful 12 hour narration finally ended... it turned out that there are two more same length episodes. The first episode only covers only mostly Shoichi story, and that story features a variety of female partners. The second episode focuses on female detective Futaba, and that's the route full of insult scenes of Futaba and earlier kidnapped girl. The third final episode features only a Tower, and that's a bit shorter route that has just one H scene and that puts all the points of views together and presents the culmination and the end of the story.

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As a short summary, game looks really bad not because of H scenes, but because of direction, pacing and graphic aspects, as well as poor systems. It's very painful to read and follow due to the mess that's set on the screen. It manages to ruin all the benefits of visual novel as medium and provides a "B" rate book novel with rare voiced lines instead. Oh, yeah... the theme of guns is really well covered in here. And that passion is really stunning. If only blurred images did not make my eyes peel off...

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kivandopulus

Kikokugai - The Cyber Slayer and Subete ga F ni Naru ~The Perfect Insider~ are masterpieces, but only the former is the winner. I'll be reviewing Donor - Onna Tantei Ryoujoku

1. Sister Angel しすたぁエンジェル [020301] TerraLunar
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Main character loses his memory in an accident. After being discharged from the hospital, he starts to live with his self-proclaimed sister. Hero regains his memory while in contact with her. 
And at some point the feelings of the two go beyond the scope of the brother and sister. 
However, their peaceful life gets interrupted when a girl from the rich family and a Maid Robo girl move in...
A very funny comedy. Routes with all four heroines move in a light fantasy way. There are four heroines and six endings. There is not much seriousness in the game. A must have in sister lover collection and a worthy candidate if you like comedy.

 

2. Donor - Onna Tantei Ryoujoku DoNoR 女探偵凌辱 [020308] FlyingShine 1
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Futaba Kawana is an attractive American detective, who recently uncovered the whereabouts of her sister, who disappeared in Japan some few years ago. Once she arrives to Japan, Futaba hurries to the hospital where her sister was last seen. The hospital is one of the best hospitals in Japan, but many strange rumors are floating around. People have seen dead people coming back alive, lost people found, and so on. As our heroine searches for clues, she finds out that the hospital is actually a huge whorehouse controlled by some organization. To find out about the organization, our heroine becomes a nurse at the hospital, but...
This game runs on a system called, "The Buddy System." This means that there are multiple characters and multiple scenarios, where each character has it's own story. In order to understand the complete story, you have to go through each character's story. Besides our heroine, you will meet Chiya, Aya, Shihomi, and Mio. Take out your sexual desires on these beautiful but strong girls.
I know it's an early FlyingShine game about insults, but it's woman with a gun! That rule can not be easily overlooked, so I'm reviewing it myself (party because it's EVE like world and system) 

 

3. Sakura no Ki Shita de 桜の木下で [020308] Words
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Main character loves to watch Hanami - Sakura petals fall - with his mother every year. But his mother dies, and he sits under sakura tree alone in grief.
A girl approaches him asking what he was doing. From that encounter protagonist's mind started to heal
Ten years have passed. He and that girl Suzuna attend the same class. He receives a letter from Suzuna telling "I want to love". He's puzzled by the contents and former sadness returns to him. It's time for new memories to be forged under a sakura tree.
Four heroines. Each route is smaller than usual. Scenario is slippery in words and leaves only dissatisfaction and weirdness feeling. At least it's not a full price game.

 

4. Maokko Crisis まお~っ娘クライシス [020315] Scramble House
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Main character was relaxing on the grass when a girl descended from the skies. 
"I'm a demon, can I destroy this world?" 
It was his first encounter with Miu.
Love comedy with four heroines. Each day demon king Miu gives girls artifacts of the doomsday. Successful intimacy with the needed girl in the night allows to acquire artifacts and destroy them preventing the end of the world. Such situations continues eternally until clear conditions are meed, and those conditions are very severe, so not many players were able to fulfill them.

 

5. Valentine Memories ~Mai Furu Yuki no Naka de~ Valentine Memories ~舞い降る雪の中で~ [020315] Sight
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Lively main heroine studies diligently in order to enter the same school as her beloved calm brother-in-law. Finally she succeeds, and it's time for rest on Valentine's day.
Lots of typos and no voicing, so it's usually not clear who's talking. Horrible system and low quality graphics (though event CG are good). It's easy to get in endless loop. Text render speed is slow, so common route gets tiring, then there's sudden climax and the end.

 

6. Sakura Taisen 4 ~Koiseyo Otome~ サクラ大戦4 ~恋せよ乙女~ [020321] Sega 1 2 3 4
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Oogami Ichirou returns to Japan after having defeated the evil that threatened Paris. Something is once again wrong in the Imperial Capital, as two street cars go berserk without any reason, saved only by the mech-commanding girls of the Hanagumi Brigade. The girls from Paris Kagekidan return to join forces with the original cast, to help Oogami Ichirou to defeat evil one more time.
There are English reviews.

 

7. In White [020322] LiFox
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Main character returns to his hometown for the first time in three years. He could not save a favorite girl in the traffic accident, and that wound lingers since then. His wish to get back to past is so strong that he is able to get there guided by a voice in the cherry blossom. This time he needs to protect the girl no matter what.
Five heroines with an average play time of two hours per route. Standing character sprites are great, but event CG quality is unstable. There is no voicing. BGM quality is low. System is bulky and stressful.

 

8. Senryaku Musume 戦略娘 [020322] Blue Gale
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Continent drowned in battle for territory. In this world only women can become military personnel since men are intelligently and mentally inferior to a women.
But one day a savior appears in one country, and the problem is that he is a man. That savior is you. Good luck!
Strategy + H scenes. There are only 38 CG. There are seven heroines - two in allied country and five in enemy countries. However, protagonist is an elder brother from a good family, so H events aren't dark. Strategy part is quite simple, and there's no need to worry about supplies.

 

9. Subete ga F ni Naru ~The Perfect Insider~ すべてがFになる ~THE PERFECT INSIDER ~ [020328] KID 1
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The player has to investigate and discover who was the murderer of a genius that was murdered in her private laboratory isolated from the outside world with the doors closed and the only clue was a mysterious message that was left.
The player controls Kiryuu Wataru, a young fourth year university student in the faculty of engineering and architecture who is into mystery novels. To solve this case he will have the help of Nishinosono Moe (a first grader girl in the University Department of Architecture & Engineering) and Saikawa Souhei (University Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture) and other characters.
This game might resemble both Ever17 and Never7 that came later, but actually this work is based on a novel, and game scenario is created together with the author. Mystery is good, and there are 11 endings. Price tag is higher than usual. The only strange thing in the game is that there is there is no tension among the characters even though there are murders occurring nearby.

 

10. Angel Core ANGEL・CORE [020329] Rune
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A young military officer, Captain Ralph Maskenval, was sent to Nortland, to fulfill a mission, which was to keep a close watch over the Angels. The Angels were coerced into believing they needed to have sex to nurture the "Angel Core" inside. Ralph starts to feel awkward about his mission. Then Ralph learns the reason behind the Angels' sex-craved behavior. Ralph will have to make a big decision... 
Unique game with a solid military world view. Heroines are diverse and each root demands that you both interact with the favorite heroine and get information about her from other heroines. Development is a bit hasty in the second part of each heroine route, but still each story is quite long. Erotic part is not as strong as the story.

 

11. Angelic Serenade AS〜エンジェリックセレナーデ [020329] Kuroneko-san Team 1
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You are a teenage boy traveling to find the angel that stopped you from aging. You don't remember it very well since it was what, ten years, twenty years ago? Maybe even longer. Other than the clothes on your back, you carry a magical, musical instrustrument and the feather of the angel you are searching for. One day, you come across a girl. This girl is very different. She can't talk and has different colored eyes. Her left eye is dark blue and her right eye is fire red. This is how the game begins.
There is an English review.

 

12. Comic Cafe コミックカフェ [020329] Girl's Software
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Main character is a regular of a certain manga cafe that hires only cute cosplay girls to work here in maid outfits to rise the sales. There is a ticket system here that allows to exchange tickets for a cosplay event of the favorite girl. 
Until the middle of the game the shifts of girls aren't known, so it's all about save and load. There's no real common route, just individual routes. System is quite painful, so the further you go, the more stress you accumulate.

 

13. Gaia -Save the Earth- ガイア -Save the Earth- [020329] Xai
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Pollution levels hit their limit in the 21st century causing water, air and soil contamination, as well as global warming.
At such time goddess Gaia appears in the sky with the power of love to save the Earth. She chooses a savior who must bring together powers of heroines from five different countries. And that savior is you.
You're not explained anything, so it gets confusing what to do - that hurts pace a lot. Even though you need to travel, you need to choose destination among choices, not on the map. There's only very painful skipping. Volume is small.

 

14. Genmukan ~Aiyoku to Ryoujoku no Inzai~ 幻夢館~愛欲と凌辱の淫罪~ [020329] Aias
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You play as Satoru, a detective that smokes 40 cigarettes a day. He and his lovely lady assistant come upon a mysterious parcel at work with an address and the single request of "Protect this family". When he scouts out the address he finds an enormous estate with an equally breathtaking European-style mansion. He heads to the building to further investigate. There he finds the steward, the maid, the manservant, and even the young-lady of the house along with her tutor. However, the master of the premises is nowhere to be found. He then realizes that he's in too deep, but finds out that he's locked within the pavilion. He will soon witness the wicked perverted secret behind the mansion.
Actually an eroge with mystery stronger than H motives. Tony's art is a great plus as well - I adore detective assistant Nakayama Mei for a long time, actually. All routes can be beaten in 5 hours overall. Difficulty is easy as there are almost no branches.

 

15. Hyakki ~Inmoku Sareta Haikyo~ 百鬼 ~淫黙された廃墟~ [020329] Elf
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Once, "Ohka Island Island" I had ... a vibrant.
But a little one kilometers surrounding islands, flourished by coal production, building a 10-story Class line the heyday,
I was proud enough to surpass the population density of Tokyo.
Includes parks and shrines, to schools and hospitals, but small scale, "Ohka Island" is a splendid town.
However, by main force of energy has shifted from coal to oil, the closure of coal mines of the island.
Because there is no other than the coal industry, the island residents would no longer have much in months. Now the buildings became ruins .......
Story unfolds on the ruins of "islands Ohka" that has been sealed ...... even the weathered storage.
Stunning hidden truth and eternal love ......... the drama joy, anger, and sorrow is! ?
There are 15 routes hidden inside the island, but they demand exploration and thus are easy to miss. Routes are absolutely different varying from pure lot to erotic, from mystery to ghost stories. Each route takes only one day. Too many elements are introduced at once - exploration, 3D animation, point-and-click during H events etc. Boring conversation kills the middle game.

 

16. Kikokugai - The Cyber Slayer 鬼哭街 The Cyber Slayer [020329] Nitroplus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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A tale of revenge set in future Shanghai, where crime syndicates and cyber-warriors rule the city.
The schools of martial arts can be largely divided into two styles - Waijia, the external schools that concentrate solely on the development of speed, strength, and powerful forms and techniques - and Neijia, those that use control of breathing and blood flow to master the internal energy - qi - that flows through the body's meridians. Because of these methodological differences, the two styles have vied time and again for supremacy.
Although practitioners of Waijia were far greater in number, in the end not one of them could stand up to a warrior who had truly mastered the secrets of Neijia. For centuries, this was the unchallenged law of the martial arts world. However, the advent of cybernetics changed everything. Freed from the yoke of their physical limitations, Waijia schools discovered an entirely new world of possibility. The Neijia schools that had reigned over the martial world with their secret techniques, suddenly found themselves obsolete.
In this age where technology is changing the face of combat, heirs to the ancient martial traditions have developed anti-cyborg techniques for the sole purpose of defeating cyborgs with one's bare hands - at great cost to the wielder. 
Kong Taoluo, one such master and former asssassin in the Qingyun Society, returns to Shanghai from a year in recovery after being betrayed by the syndicate and assumed dead. Discovering the horrible truth of what has happened to his sister during his absence; Taoluo swears an oath of vengeance and sets out to murder those responsible.
Game is localized and has lots of English reviews.

 

17. Mayu ~Yuki no Knife~ 繭~雪のナイフ~ [020329] Gipsy
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A letter arrived to main character from a childhood friend asking to return to his hometown. At the station he is met my a maid and guided to the mansion.
At night one of the guests of the mansion is found dead. Then another one. What's the motive of the criminal? 
Period is 7 days. Lots of mystic concepts are piled together in this game. Lots of hints are scattered around in cryptic notes. Thin scenario and small number of CG are the main weak points.

 

18. Missing Link -Actual Facts- [020329] Altacia
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A middle-aged man's dead body is found on the rails at Nakano Station in Tokyo. Is it a suicide, murder or an accident? 
Ukyo meets with the widow with three children and starts to move. However, during investigation he starts to feel that the family is about to be incorporated into a “multi-edged whirlpool of organized crime”. 
Can Ukyo protect the family from the impending crisis?
Case is based on real events, but according to the genre rules there's a proper ending here. During game release in 1996 such ending was not possible since lawsuit was still not finished. This particular works deals with sufferings of Ukyo as a human being rather than focuses on women. Realist and feelings depiction shine here.

 

19. Mugen no Zero 夢幻のゼロ [020329] Studio B-Room
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Main character is blown into a mysterious space one day leaded by the voice of the girl asking for help. He has no other option but take the sword and slay monsters in this ever-changing labyrinth to recover his memories.
RPG part is quite easy and fun. Text is quite rich, and there's some loli girl waiting by the end. Lots of meaningless battles, but it does not irritate too much.

 

20. One Night Heaven ~Aka to Kuro no Hitobito ni Sasagu Hommage~ One Night Heaven ~赤と黒の人々に捧ぐオマージュ~ [020329] Black Butterfly
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High school at Shinjuku, Tokyo, but in imaginary world created by human brain. 
Fates of 18 people are intertwined there.
A girl is in love with a boy, but he only plays with her heart. One day illusion of the girl appears at school, and rumors about her suicide start to spread.
At the same time Ryusei creates "Misuzu" and tries to infest people's minds with "Misuzu" through the internet. 
Nagase starts to investigate the connection between the illusion girl and the "Misuzu"...
Game is sometimes called Odeon 2, because of the same developers and no less difficult world. It's really difficult to identify the words of all 18 people without the portraits and relations chart given in the game manual. The wall of text and absence of voicing don't help either. The outcomes here can be absolutely bizarre like resurrection of Christ that triggers destruction of nuclear power plant with the whole world. There aren't real reviews for this modernistic thing.

 

21. Pokopoko Gunsho 2 ~Its a Real World~ ぽこぽこ軍将2~いっつ・あ・りある・わ~るど~ [020329] Yui Koubou
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Select opponents in military shogi game and defeat cute girls! There are both familiar faces of heroines and new ones. Difficulty is up due to doubling the board size.
Surprising... but still not interested.

 

22. Seishun 18 Radio 青春18ラヂオ [020329] Ark
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There is a community radio station "Seishun 18 Radio" located in the former elementary school building in Kubota. It is a radio station loved by the youth for its sincerity. However, hospitalization of the leading producer forced the station to shut down due to confusion and financial difficulties. 
Protagonist starts reconstruction of the station. Will he be able to overcome difficulties and build human relations with his colleagues?
First half is ADV, but the second half is a board game. There are 15 game episodes and, sadly, they are disjointed. In order to move to the next board round it's needed to expand your team and fulfill a certain condition. The development is sudden, and no conclusions are prepared. There's no such thing as mutual help - just individual H paths with some girls. Game's a total mess.

 

23. Sky SKY ~スカイ~ [020329] Cherry Soft
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The sun darkens and casts shadows, and the wind clears her hat. 
Summer sea glimmers. 
White clouds run across the blue sky. 
She waves to me a lot. 
That's something I like in her.
Period is one month. You need to solve various troubles in your studies and grow love feeling with some heroine. Thanks to introduced hint system walkthrough is not really needed. Everyday sweet talk helps the relations. Weekends are for date events. There are multiple animated H scenes for each heroine totaling over 30 minutes of real time. Development is without any ups and downs, so feels boring. Surprisingly ordinary game for Cherry Soft.

 

24. Mukou no Yume 向日の夢 [0203] Treasures 1 2
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For reasons completely unknown, Chisato Mikogami kills herself. She comes back as a ghost and wanders the earth, meeting the many interesting spirits and ghosts that make up the afterlife. Like Fishman, a fish spirit with a grudge against Chisato; Chisato's crazy sister who experiments on her, Chiyu; and their insanely powerful Mom.
There are English reviews.

 

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1. Kannagi 巫~かんなぎ~ [020301] Black Rainbow
Two families with psychic abilities fight each other since ancient times.
Main character is from one of those families. He is brought up as a God. His human part gradually fades away, but continues to pursue him. Unknown past, mysterious child and woman that must have died.
Nukige

 

2. Private Room [020301] Jelly Bean
Private Room is an animated chat simulation.
Nukige

 

3. Pure Drain ピュアドレイン [020301] Chiffon
Main character is suddenly fired. A fairy appears in front of him promising to fulfill a wish in exchange for finding fairy world's treasure "Jousyu". This treasure is cultivated inside woman body, and making love is required to excavate it. Protagonist decides to infiltrate theater club of a certain academy as adviser to get the required results. Will he keep to his plan or find true love there?
Nukige

 

4. Tenshi ni Dakarete Shousetsu "Tenshi ni Dakishimerarete" Yori 天使に抱かれて 小説「天使に抱きしめられて」より [020301] Gaia
Main character is an angel apprentice who is given task to find the true love on the Earth to become a full-fledged angel. Protagonist borrows a certain male body and starts his quest. He tries domination, destruction, coexistence, dedication, subordination and even has relations with a demonic woman - will that all help him find true love?
Nukige

 

5. Tokubetsu Settai ~Gokuraku Joudo e Youkoso~ 特別接待~極楽浄土へようこそ~ [020301] Waffle
Main character graduates from the National University and has all doors open before him, but he actually has to inherit hot springs resort after his father. On his hidden side he likes to prey on women. When a family of four people - mother and three daughters - arrive to the resort, he makes sure to prepare all his devices and traps to provide an enjoyable pastime.  
Nukige

 

6. Tsukikagerou -Senshuu Renka- 月陽炎 -千秋恋歌- [020301] Studio Miris
Tsukikagerou's fandisc. Requires the original game to be installed.
Includes 2 side stories, 2 new songs, a new character voice system, mini-games and desktop accessories.
Fandisc

 

7. Nana-chan to A-so-bo ななちゃんとあ・そ・ぼ [020314] Sol-fa-soft
Nana-chan is your childhood friend and classmate.
One day you went to play at her house.
Nana's family is not home and you and Nana are alone.
This is a story of that one day.
■"Playing House"
I will be playing house.
■"Food, Bath or Me"
Which one do you choose?
■"Playing Doctor"
You must be a doctor and see Nana-chan.
Palpations, tongue diagnosis (?), And injections.
Play with Nana-chan as you wish.
■"Taking a Walk"
We both go out to the neighborhood park.
Nana-chan is running around and does not wear any clothes.
Please look at the unprotected Nana-chan as much as you want.
Nukige

 

8. Himitsu 秘密 ~ひみつ~ [020315] Dark Side
Main character is a temporary lecturer who picks up girl's notebook and photo at school. When he tries to return them to the girl, she asks his cooperation to avenge bully girls in class in exchange for her body... 
Nukige

 

9. Kaitou Apricot 怪盗アプリコット [020315] Takuyo
You take control of Anzu. She is a high school girl during the day, but she becomes a mysterious thief, Apricot, at night. Your mission is to steal someone's heart...
Otome

 

10. Tsumamigui 妻みぐい [020315] Alice Soft 1
What can a widowed woman do when she gets that itch? Invite a nubile man over to help her decorate! It has been a year since Chiho became a widow and the nights are getting lonely. It’s a good thing that her friend Kanae is there to help. Kanae is experienced, she’s been married for eight years and she knows just what Chiho needs. A little spice, a little color and some new scenery is what’s missing from Chiho’s life.
Nukige

 

11. Yuuwaku 2 Tsume Ato 誘惑 第二章 爪痕 [020315] Scoop
Main character is a new teacher at a girls' school. One of his students Masaki sets up perversity situations around protagonist and records them on video. Then she blackmails teacher into insulting her classmates...
Nukige

 

12. Bokura no Triangle ぼくらの三角形 [020316] Dennou Oroshidonya
Three boys have been friends since elementary school. Even though they attend different clubs now, their friendship is the most precious thing in their hearts.
Boys Love

 

13. Maiden☆Breeder めいでん☆ブリーダー [020321] Teatime
Main character is a trainer of girls with beast ears called "maidens". He's limited in resources, so he needs to train them a few tricks fast so that they could bring money home soon.
Nukige

 

14. Haitokusha no Serenade 背徳者の小夜曲 [020322] Deep Blue
Main character is the second son who is jealous of his excellent older brother. He has a sympathy towards his music tutor, but soon she announces engagement with his brother. Seeing their happiness, black desires start to overflow protagonist...
Nukige

 

15. Jaku-Niku 弱肉~Jaku-Niku~ [020322] Berserker
Main character is locked up in old school building. He needs to interact with girls and find items in order to find a way to escape. However, monsters lurk in the dark...
Nukige

 

16. Mahou no Shippo na Dai Ichi wa 魔法のしっぽな 第一話 [020322] Sith 1
In this cutesy world of fantasy and magic lives a young woman named Emiru. Emiru has come from a long line of magicians and she’s dreams of getting to the best magical schools. She has mastered several difficult spells spent many a night on the roof of her house; dreaming of better things. That is, until she fell off! Upon colliding with the dirt she used powers she never even knew she had. She then begins her adventure on discovering these untapped powers. The first in this fully animated Hentai adventure.
Nukige

 

17. Onna Kyoushi Saeko ~Biniku Jugyou~ 女教師冴子~媚肉授業~ [020322] Riddle Soft
New English teacher Saeko, 20 years old. She is enthusiastic to become a good educator, but faces merciless violence from men very soon. Saeko is stripped of pride and dignity... Is this the only future that awaits her now? 
Nukige

 

18. Saiinjutsu 2 催淫術2 [020322] Beenyan
A boy bullied by women receive a pendant that can produce a distorted hypnosis, the saiinjutsu, sexually-charged hypnosis.
With it he takes revenge on those that harmed him.
But will he stop there?
And what will happen when a girl come to get back the pendant whose original owner has mysteriously disappeared?
Nukige

 

19. Seisai ~Hakudaku no Misogi~ 性裁~白濁の禊~ [020322] Blue Gale
A horrible murder has been committed on the grounds of Nankai Academy. Professor Yuko, one of the school's most popular teachers, died when she was pushed off of the roof of one of the school's buildings. Her death has left her students with feelings of confusion, pain, and above all else anger. Four of her male students, Masayoshi, Daisuke, Mitsuru and Shinya, are determined to uncover the truth. They soon discover an important clue: Professor Yuko's planner had been marked on the very night she was killed... marked with the names of seven girls. With this evidence, the boys begin their investigations and they'll use any method required in order to find the murderer. Through rape, manipulation and torture, they uncover important details, but piecing the puzzle together won't be easy. And the longer their search draws on, the more they feel themselves being overtaken by their own dark desires...
Nukige

 

20. Aoi no Kokuin ~Blue Tempest~ 蒼の刻印~BLUE TEMPEST~ [020329] Marine Heart
Boys all over the country yearn to join Saint Sirius' Knights and Saint Capella's Knights. Alf, who wants to be a knight, traveled to the Holy City from the country in order to take the test to become a knight which is held once a year. But he's had a childlike face since birth and is small, so he's turned away at the door. The tests begin while he disputes it with reception, and just when he doesn't know what he's going to do one of the leaders of the knights calls over to him. Wanting to become a knight by any means possible, he's told that if he helps the five leaders with their official duties and improves his skills under them, they will add him in the next year's test.
Boys Love

 

21. Dennou Gekidan Muu Ichiza Dai 4 Kai Kouen Geten no Hikari wa Subete Hoshi 電脳劇団ムー一座第4回公演 下天の光はすべて犯人 [020329] Artifact
Main character with short-term memory problems is invited to a detective office. Woman Machiko, who seems to be director here, listens to his problems and goes to another room. She calls protagonist to proceed there, and there sexually assaults him. She explains that he was possessed with evil spirit and needed ejaculation to get rid of it. Now they need to restore memory about where that evil spirit could be contracted.
Nukige

 

22. Dennou Yousei ~Cyber Fairy~ 電脳妖精 ~サイバーフェアリー~ [020329] Apple Pie
Main character is a student in a pubertal period. He saves money for an erotic game, and from the disc box pc fairy shows up. She asks what wish he's willing to fulfill. He has only one wish... 
Nukige

 

23. Hime Zanmai ~Ochiiku San Shimai~ 姫三妹~堕ち行く三姉妹~ [020329] Tomato
Main character lives with his three sisters happily at daytime, but at night time training goes on. Depending on the progress of this training, new items and cosplay costumes are revealed.
Nukige

 

24. Ingyaku Joshi Kangoku 淫虐女子監獄 [020329] Vega
2020 AD. Population has bursted increasing crime level. Prisons are functioning at 180% capacity. Government issues Article 59 called "Prison Private Property Law", according to which prison personnel can take prisoners home to take care of them. Main character is a part of this experiment giving shelter to five women prisoners.
Nukige

 

25. Inran OL ~Modae Naku~ 淫乱OL 〜悶え泣く〜 [020329] 13cm
Three hot ladies work in this trading company. They have different personalities, but what unites them is desire for indecency.
Nukige

 

26. Onna Kyoushi 女教師 [020329] Atelier Kaguya
Yuichiro Dake intervenes in his teacher's rape, but gets framed as rapist himself and is expelled as a result. He changes schools, but this time does not want to see kind-hearted nurse bullied and double faced teachers ignoring this fact. Protagonist makes three female teachers his sex slaves to fight the injustice at school.
Nukige

 

27. Raspberry 1/3 Stay With Me ラズベリー 1/3 Stay With Me [020329] Momo Gumi
One day main character returns home and sees a pretty girl waiting for his return. She introduces herself as celestial being who needs help in collecting "happy power" from seven girls by having intimacy with them.
Nukige

 

28. Love Impact [020330] Akane
In this game, you play Tsuzuki-san and you must spend a day in Hisoka-kun's house.
EVN

 

29. Milkyway 1.8 [020330] Witch
A kinetic mini adventure to show what happens between Milkyway 1 and Milkyway 2 
Fandisc
kivandopulus

Foreword: I already chose another game for review in February... but in the end just could not ignore this huge pillar of today's visual novels. Without Kusarihime there would not be Saya no Uta, Cross Channel, Fate/stay night and Higurashi, so it's significance for the history can not be overerestimated.

Title: Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~

Developer: Liar-soft

Date: 2002-02-08

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v37

Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J_joeqKri0&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9h7u5e_7ePpWZ28i2PWbxd

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Synopsis: After the mysterious death of his father and his younger sister Juri, Itsuki, now suffering from amnesia, moves back to his hometown with his stepmother. There he meets an enigmatic young girl dressed in a crimson red kimono named Kurame, and the two soon become friends. The strange thing is, Kurame looks exactly like his younger sister Juri...

On the surface, Itsuki's family and friends all appear to be rooting for his full recovery. However, deep inside, they also seem to be burdened with secrets and guilt about the past. In the span of four days, Itsuki's memories will slowly return as he struggles between his loss and his fear of the truth, until the fourth night, when the whole world becomes blanketed under a red sheet of snow and wrapped up in the silence of death....

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Structure: 10 cycles x 4 days

Length: 10 hours

Game type: Mythology rural human drama mystery.

Difficulty: It's easy to get some ending, but not so easy to get the desired ending

Character Design rating: 10/10

Protagonist rating: 10/10

Story rating: 10/10

Game quality: 10/10

Overall rating: 10/10

There are as many as 5 reviews, plus reddit impressions, plus very curious spoiler theory-crafting thread (1 2 3 4 5 6 7), so pretty much everything is said there already. So what I intend to is to tell you without spoilers what this visual novel is about and why you must read it. And it's very difficult to talk about Kusarihime without spoilers. Let me present an imaginary dialogue of my consciousness after reading Kusarihime trying to persuade my skeptical other self reluctant to try it.

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- So, first of all, Kusarihime is neither a horror nor a nakige. It's a rural story about a boy who looses memory and comes to his home town to try to regain his memories.

- How convenient! We've seen dozens of such stories by 2002 already! What's special in it this time?

- One thing is that game is looped over the same four August days

- That's not exactly a new thing. I remember at least three games with loops before 2002.

- But the second thing is that it's not a game about chasing girls. No heroine gets her separate end.

- That's weird. Is it some all ages game or something? What is there if there aren't heroine routes?

- Each heroine actually gets one of those 10 time loops to focus attention almost exclusively on her. That provides ample opportunities for presenting H scenes.

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- So there ARE actually heroines routes, they are just hidden inside some of the loops. What makes it different from usual nukige or charage?

- Heroines here are not isolated inside their stories. They pierce all the loops, and each heroine story only helps to reveal the mystery behind the protagonist past.

- Oh, the "mystery". Something about the promise made 10 years ago?

- Absolutely not. First tier of mystery is about stray girl Kurame who looks just like protagonist's deceased sister Juri. Second tier of mystery is about protagonist's family overall - he had a father, a mother, a sister and a dog - all dead by now. The third tier of mystery is about the loop itself that ends with red snow falling, usually after some impactful violent events.

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- Oh, so people die in here? Any guro as well?

- Thanks to loop concept it's possible to introduce any number of deaths here and then rewrite everything with another loop cycle. There is no guro.

- Pff, so even deaths happen not in the real world. Why should I bother reading 10 imaginary stories?

- Well, deaths actually affect same characters in next loops greatly. And count the characters - only half of the stories are loosely focused on some character. The rest of loops are focused on past or give hints to the listed mysteries.

- Oh, the "mysteries" again. Btw, what does this weird title Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~ mean?

- Kusarihime is translated as "rotting princess", it's the local legend about a girl in red kimono that causes certain people die. That girl's name is Kagame. And the stray girl that's found in the forest is given name Kagame by protagonist, but he can not explain why. As for "euthanasia", it's also a mystery. Here's dictionary definition: "Euthanasia is the termination of a very sick person's life in order to relieve them of their suffering".

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- I know what it means, thank you. So I get the concept of the game more or less. But what makes this game so special?

- Soundtrack, unique graphics style, great directing with lots of flashbacks and insertion of sudden scenes from other times, use of frequently moving figures on the screen instead of sprites, stunning stories of each girl, mystery plot loopholes as basis for replay-ability or theory-crafting.

- Ok, enough! Might give it a look if I find the time in my busy schedule. No promises, though.

Overall comments: I consider Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~ to be the first intellectual visual novel in history. It attracts not thanks to thrilling plot, great characters or superb visuals. It creates a multiple layer mystery where different parts move in their own pace cross-referencing each till sudden resolution. Reader is required to remember or re-read early scenes to fill some parts of the puzzle and make his own guess about the rest. In that way it can also be called the first interactive visual novel.

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The sweet goddess of February 2002 is Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~

1. Ame ni Utau Tanshikyoku ~A Rainbow After the Rain~ 雨に歌う譚詩曲~A rainbow after the rain~ [020201] Emu 1
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Throughout the game you are presented with various flashbacks of a psychiatrist talking with a girl named Ame. 
At the start of the story the protagonist lives with Chinatsu due to various happenings in his childhood that caused him to become an orphan, and as such mainly sees her as an older sister. The prologue basically starts out with Chinatsu telling the protagonist that 3 of her patients will come live with them for a few weeks as a part of their rehabilitation.
There is an English review.

 

2. Boku to, Bokura no Natsu 僕と、僕らの夏 [020201] light 1
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A secluded place in the rural mountains. Takao returns to the village where he grew up. However, this summer will be the last time, for a dam is being erected and is to submerge the entire valley.
For the first time in 3 years, Takao is to reunite with comrades from his former school. He remembers about a certain treasure they buried a long time ago.
Typical nostalgic pure love story, but thanks to change of psychological portrayal it can be read to the end without getting tired. Development is serious, with few gags. Quite satisfactory game for those who like village slice-of-life.

 

3. Love Letter [020201] Mu
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Takuya works as an assistant professor in a medical school, and with his talent, he shows promise not only in the academy, but also in the medical society.
One day, Takuya receives a letter from an unknown sender. Though he thinks it's suspicious, he still opens it and finds a piece of human skin inside.
Then afterwards, the bewildered Takuya continues to receive letters written by "The woman who loves you the most in the world". The contents of the letters gradually continue to escalate, and finally it reaches a point where video recordings of women close to Takuya being brutally murdered are sent to him.
It's another brand of Mink, so ero-tilt is inevitable. But such bizarre atmosphere is not something expected. Guro scenes are mostly disgusting rather than appealing, and for that reason game can't be called a nukige.

 

4. New ~Maid-san no Gakkou~ new~メイドさんの学校~ [020201] Succubus
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"Maid" has become a profession girls look up to. To nurture maids special school is created. Main character needs to find his love in this maids school. 
Seven different people wrote the scenario routes, so each route is very different. Some even have only sad endings. There are only 10 days given. Quite original moege.

 

5. Talk to Talk [020201] Clear
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Main character is a clone without emotions. As he leads the school life, he gradually deepens friendship with five girls. Will emotions manage to show up in this interaction?
Normal school love story. Every heroine gets a good ending, although there are questions about how relations can remain good with such poorly adapted protagonist. Role of protagonist varies greatly from route to route - he can be both proactive and passive pushover. So it's quite an unusual moege, but unusual setting delivers many problems as well.

 

6. Ultimate Hunter アルティメットハンター [020201] Xuse
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You are Keith, a hunter of the Hunters Guild and who dreams to become the Ultimate Hunter. In truth you are one of the worst, because you're very lazy, to the despair of your partner Elena. One day, you meet a girl, Serika, who asks you to help her take back a rosary that the bandits stole from her. You help her, she thanks you and goes away just like that... Thats how you start your real hunters life...
There are 37 stages that include battles - satisfying winning condition ends battle. Multiple capture is possible and almost all heroines can be flagged with just one playthrough. Second playthrough on a higher difficulty adds new location with several battles prepared. The density of H events is higher that in typical ero rpg. And such scenes are animated.

 

7. Waitress-san Hai! ウエイトレスさんハイ! [020201] Evolution 1
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Our hero, who is really into uniforms, wants to buy a bike and decides to work part time at a restaurant called "The White Plum." The White Plum is well known among uniform groupies. Most of the customers are here to see the girls, so there are hardly any males working here. Our hero luckily has a friend employed at the restaurant, who helps him get a job. However, the manager says, "You cannot have a relationship with any of the waitresses."
Our hero refuses to give up. He waits for the right time to get close to the girls. As he protects the cute waitresses from other guys, just what will our hero find awaiting him?
A mediocre moege.

 

8. Himawari no Saku Machi ひまわりの咲くまち [020208] Fairytale
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Main character is asked by his grandfather to come to home town run a boarding house with a public path for some time. This boarding house is inhabited only by girls. Protagonist starts his everyday chores in hope to find his childhood friend he fell in love many-many years ago. 
Again a cliche setting and again inviting Carnelian to try to sell the result. Comedy in the main part and short heroine routes. Moege with clear character patterns.

 

9. Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~ 腐り姫 ~euthanasia~ [020208] Liar-soft 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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After the mysterious death of his father and his younger sister Juri, Itsuki, now suffering from amnesia, moves back to his hometown with his stepmother. There he meets an enigmatic young girl dressed in a crimson red kimono named Kurame, and the two soon become friends. The strange thing is, Kurame looks exactly like his younger sister Juri...
On the surface, Itsuki's family and friends all appear to be rooting for his full recovery. However, deep inside, they also seem to be burdened with secrets and guilt about the past. In the span of four days, Itsuki's memories will slowly return as he struggles between his loss and his fear of the truth, until the fourth night, when the whole world becomes blanketed under a red sheet of snow and wrapped up in the silence of death....
There are many English reviews.

 

10. Memorial. めもりある。 [020208] Bell-Da
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Main character serves as director of visual media research department of a certain university. He has recently moved in with his lover. One day he is asked to investigate frequent spirited away cases in same section of Rena. He gathers his fellow students and begins investigation.
From the start we choose two girls to investigate cases with. Night H events depend on progress and interactions during daytime. Daytime comedy does not really fit regular, but short H night scenes. All the elements feel incomplete. Story is absolutely trampled in favor of ero scenes.

 

11. Chocolate Kiss チョコレートキス [020214] DigiCube 1 2
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The player is a high school student that begins the game in 15th of January. He wants a girlfriend that can give him chocolate on Valentine's Day and has one month to complete his mission. There are 9 different girls to date: Marie, Sachi, Saeko, Yayoi, Miko, Anju, Natsuki, Yuka & Kira. 
Each day is divided in 3 sections: Morning, Launch break & After School. The player decides what he wants to do in each section of the day. Depending of his decision he will meet one girl or another in that day. 
Realistic moege.

 

12. Re.verse ~Kioku~ Re.verse~記憶~ [020214] KIT
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Main character loses his job and follows a newspaper vacation for a vaguely depicted job. The next day he is picked up by woman Kaoru and taken to a mansion where he needs to overcome girl Elena's phobia of men.
Only Elena route is well done. Genre can be described as nakige. Average playthrough per route is 4 hours. Just a single H event per heroine.

 

13. Daimon ダイモン [020215] LiLiM
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The "people of the universe" suddenly attack a peaceful town from space! 
The powerful armored machines are opposed by a colorful bunch of strange girls. 
Genre is gag comedy with parodies. There are five heroines each presenting some kind of trope. First half determines the heroine, the second half is the actual battles, and this second half is pretty much the same for every heroine. There is just one H scene per heroine.

 

14. Flugel ~Yakusoku no Aozora no Shita e~ フリューゲル~約束の青空の下へ~ [020215] Tactics
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Humans divided into two categories - those who could use magic and those who could not. After invention of internal combustion engine the need in magicians waned and two factions began living isolated. 
One day a certain witch visits technology world...
Story is one way road with three endings for each of three heroines. World is depicted well, but second half of the story is forced. 

 

15. Masquerade ~Kamen Yuugi~ Masquerade~仮面遊戯~ [020215] Spiral
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Main character has the power to manipulate personalities in the direction desired by clients. Among other cases one day he gets a request to get rid of multiple personalities in young man's lover. So starts his adventure to the labyrinth of girl's heart.
There are three cases, but protagonist knows exactly what to do right from the start, and that irritates. Game definitely has ero-tilt due to dark personalities of characters. Story is weak.

 

16. Binary Pot バイナリィ・ポット -Binary Pot- [020222] August
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Connection with a famous network game "a world", delicious coffee, and network cafe Binary Pot with a famous girl. As a young chief of the shop, a hero will experience various tales with a regular customer etc. Since girls are the players of a network game, respectively, after closing can also meet them on on-line. And the tale which becomes entangled in both of the worlds, the tale which is not involved. Is a hero how to make it put the body on which world?
Moege comedy. World is of near future and is described vaguely. There are five heroines, but only three scenarios. All scenarios are basically the same.

 

17. Flutter of Birds 2 Tenshi-tachi no Tsubasa flutter of birdsII 天使たちの翼 [020222] Silky's
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The miracle happens again... in another country-
The son of an Englishman and a Japanese woman, our main character is Shin'ya. Having grown up in his father's native land, he wanted to visit the homeland of his mother, who died when he was young. White snow covers the town of Kuramachi. His other hometown, the last trace of his mother. That is where his father and mother met and were married. And the time comes when Shin'ya's wish is granted. His aunt Miyu says she'll look after him at her church..
In his mother's hometown, Shin'ya injures his leg and goes to a clinic. As Shin'ya stays in the small, snow-covered town, waiting for his leg to heal, he encounters various young women. His encounter with the girl in the clinic who likes to read, Narumi, becomes one he'll never forget..
Nakige. Each heroine has just one H event in the end. As an individual game it's not particularly interesting. But for those who played the prequel it delivers a lot through references.

 

18. Juusou Koujo Metal Princess 重装皇女メタルプリンセス [020222] AniSeed
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School is over for you... Time to look for a job... But what to do now? You realize you are good at nothing. Strangely a double opportunity shows up... 
A strange group named "The secret society of Evil" seems completely amazed by your shoulder where a hot cup of tea burnt a shape that looks like a dragon... They don't give you a single chance to reject their offer and you are now their leader! The same day, your grandfather, just before dying at the hospital, obtains from you the promise to accept the position of Commander in a secret "Earth defense army"... Soldiers in both groups appear to be lovely girls, pilots of 'mechas', with very different characters and it's clear they are completely opposite groups and fighting each other... 
Survival implies to play both roles simultaneously in a very subtle way... but for how long can you hide the truth and avoid casualties?
Battle is done once a week. Battle difficulty is quite low as it's mostly about gauge control. Developer is famous for wide use of animation, especially in H events. There are 9 endings overall - 6 individual endings, one bad end and two true endings.

 

19. Kamine no Mori 神音の森 [020222] Active
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"Paranormal Study Group" university club includes two men and three women. They don't have any regulations - just to visit strange places and have fun. This time they investigate a spirit legend in the hot springs resort. The state of the village is strange - it looks like the group witnesses the past of the village. They investigate it to return to the present age, but the village legend starts to reveal itself...
A bakage to the bones. The story is the the same in each route apart of animated H event. Good news is that all male characters including protagonist are voiced. Bad news is that all males voicing is done by the same person. The actual playthrough time is one hour initially and just 30 minutes for consequent ones.

 

20. Yadokari Typhoon! やどかりタイフーン! [020222] Orbit-Cactus
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Main character Ricardo is a captain of a pirate ship. His crew is full of energy in search of riches. The jewel stuck in the ship deck hints a way to the legendary pirate paradise with tons of gems. All directions are available for new adventures.
The travelling mode is very troublesome since visiting a lot of harbors is required for flagging. Game suffers from the lack of strong vivid characters. There's no violence, and it usually looks more like a comedy tea-party. Four heroines have their endings, plus there is one sub-heroine.

 

21. Milky Season ミルキィ・シーズン [020228] KID 1
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As the newly appointed manager of a female students' dormitory, the player interacts and potentially finds love with 12 beautiful girls.
Light comedy. It's a charage, so plot is non-existent.

 

22. Piece of Wonder ピースオブワンダー [0202] Studio Crossfire 1 2
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When the new century arrived, so did they. Until now, the Japanese government has managed to keep the mass media from exposing the fact that the future of humankind hangs in the balance... that people are being reborn as a new, evolved form of life.
Exactly what triggered the birth of this creature known as "Evolution" is unclear...
Kazuya Fuwa, a less-than-perfect university student, and his childhood friend Amane Saionji were leading perfectly happy ordinary lives. But beneath the peaceful surface of their town, Evolution was waiting...
There are English reviews.

 

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1. Virgin Oil バージンオイル [020201] Sekilala
Main character is a teacher in a girls school. Transfer student Yura confesses her feelings to him, and their relations begin. One day another student Chitose witnesses their flirt and confesses to protagonist later. The next morning main character wakes up to see Yura and Chitose making breakfast together. That was the beginning of their strange relationship.
Nukige

 

2. Lolikko Roshutsu Club ~Mebae Hajimeta Kimochi~ ロリっ娘露出くらぶ ~芽生えはじめたキモチ~ [020207] Sol-fa-soft
A short novel collection focusing on the "exposure of girls".
Three girls confess embarrassing experiences.
■ Episode 1 "One Night's Adventure"
Takes place during a hot summer evening.
Aikawa Yuka noticed that the cola she wanted to drink after bathing was gone.
Yuki just wanted to drink a Coke right now, and goes out with only a bath towel ...
■ Episode 2 "Sex Education"
Takes place at school.
Sakuragi Mikari is left alone with the boys and the teacher told her to take off everything ...
■ Episode 3 "Train Person"
Takes place on a train.
A kind man who was touching Tomoko starts to make her feel good...
Nukige

 

3. Mahjong All Night! Sisters 麻雀オールNight!シスターズ [020208] K'Night!
It is a game where you can play mahjong with 6 characters from k'Night games! 
Card game

 

4. Nyan Nyan Shichau! ニャンニャンしちゃう! [020208] Trabulance
Main character awakens on a fluffy bed in a cat country after breaking up with his girlfriend. It looks like he has a relatively good position of a soldier in here. Thus started his exploration of the cat land and its inhabitants.
Nukige

 

5. Doki! Doki! Oisha-san Gokko Doki!Doki!お医者さんごっこ [020215] Candy Soft
Main character is a student who aims to become a fine doctor. Healthcare practitioner suddenly quits, and protagonist is asked to temporarily take his place. Will he be able to treat sick people well and prevent all of the seduce attempts?
Nukige

 

6. Kussetsu 屈折 [020215] Tomato
Your reputation is in the gutter, but your best friend has the perfect life, even though he doesn't deserve it at all. This irritates you to no end, and you decide to take every girl and woman from his life, one at a time, to expose what he really is.
Nukige

 

7. Doreijou 奴令嬢 [020222] Cadath
Main character lives alone and has too much spare time on his hands. A certain company has a huge debt to protagonist father's company, and in order to repay the debt they send president daughter of the debtor company to use as he desires. And father brings the girl to protagonist's flat to live with him as a pet.
Nukige

 

8. Gedou Gakuen Iinkai 外道学園委員会 [020222] Night Mare
Ten years ago there was a rumor of prostitution organization inside the school that never spared its members who leaked its secrets. At present time such rumors have revived with mysterious suicide of one of the girls.
Main character who is school president is set to uncover the secrets of the organization. In this war he needs to use his own libido to break mind control of the girls.
Nukige

 

9. Raven ~Inoru Shoujo o Otosu Jutsu~ Raven~祈る少女を堕とす術~ [020222] Aqua House
Main character studies black magic at school. An angel sends computer virus from heavenly world and disturbs research. Protagonist becomes an access point thanks to the virus. With that he captures a devil and with her help they beat the angel and inject her with "Anti-Mercy Virus". 
Nukige

 

10. Ryoujoku Chikan Jigoku 凌辱痴漢地獄 [020222] Anim
Main character is a molester who can change the patterns to reach different endings.
Nukige

 

11. Ura: Jinzai Haken Center 裏 人材派遣センター [020222] Megami
Three girls are contacted from the temporary staff center. During the training period girls are being sexually harassed inside the company. After that they hope for a decent job, but is it really what expects them at a new workplace?
Nukige

 

12. Kamineko 噛猫 [020223] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction parody VN based on the manga/anime Azumanga Daioh.
Fandisc

 

13. Magical☆Canon まじかる☆キャノン [020223] Digital Aniki
A fan-fiction parody to VN Magical Kanan
Fandisc

 

14. Pearl na Kibun de ~Ashita ni Mukatte Arukou~ パールな気分で~明日に向かって歩こう~ [020228] Jewelry
Main character works for a top company in the mids of recession. He's desperate to increase sales. But after work he has meetings with 40 beautiful girls. Working hard doubles his charm! He wants to get both work and love!
Nukige

 

15. Shikkaku Ishi 失格医師 [020228] MBS Truth
Dr. Shinji Ishida is a doctor working at a hospital on the brink of ruin. People have heard that this doctor has brought many hospitals back from financial ruin, however his methods are what you might say "unorthodox". After his sessions the patients can't seem to get enough of being treated by him which naturally causes the hospital to be full of money again.
Nukige
kivandopulus

Foreword: I won't lie, Sollunea is the only game from January 2002 that has nice fantasy setting and is available. So, is it any fun?

Title: Sollunea

Developer: Luchs

Date: 2002-01-25

VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v3189

Youtube walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cGFnvGrDnA

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Synopsis: An adventure novel set in a medieval European fantasy world. A remote village in engulfed in war flames. Village is visited by traders who say that they were attacked by female thieves who kidnapped accompanying daughter of the priest. Main character decides to rescue the girl and leaves the village.

Structure: None

Length: 4 hours

Game type: Fantasy adventurer story

Difficulty: Very easy, branches are either dead ends or entrances to routes.

Character Design rating: 5/10

Protagonist rating: 6/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 4/10

Overall rating: 5/10

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Rating comments: Game's too short. It desperately tries to prolong screen time, and these efforts are felt by reader. It has nice comedy moments and quite worthy protagonist, but heroines and the story aren't inspiring.

Protagonist: Blitz looks a lot like Rance visually, and he's quite a pervert even though his actions are actually usually pretty innocent. He cites wisdom of his father all the time, and he's the only bright spot in this game.

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Characters: There are three heroines in this game - supposedly main heroine priest daughter Muse, kidnapper chieftain Klenadia and actually the main baddie of the game - sorceress Somua. There's no voicing, no story depth and no time to even start any heroine development. They remain just actors in this very short unenthusiastic story.

Story: Story can be described in just one sentence. Blitz saves priest niece Muse from kidnappers, accompanies her to the city and then opposes new kidnappers of Muse. That's it - can such story really be carcass of a game? It certainly can, but don't expect that game to be good.

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Humor: I mentioned nice conversations with heroines, but humor mostly exists only in the first third of the game, and it's quite crude humor about nudity. Second third is very boring with heroes just travelling in the woods. Then travelling the new morning. And same goes for many days. The last third is supposed to be serious drama, but it's impossible to take this game seriously at this point.

Overall comments: Quite naive attempt to produce a fast bright erotic fantasy story and get something from this new pie. But it looks like it did not go well, so they just produced nukige from then on. Bye-bye, Luchs.

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kivandopulus

Princess Knights is the only masterpiece of the month. This short month has literally nothing of interest, so I'm reviewing Sollunea

1. Princess Knights [020111] Mink 1 2 3
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In a kingdom faraway… the royal family was dethroned overnight by its own general. The king tried to escape with his son, whereas the princess who was left behind was captured by the enemy. Alone, the general gave chase and managed to catch up to the king and the prince. The king fought the general, telling the prince that he had to run away, otherwise he’d be killed and the lineage of dragon would be eliminated. When the prince hesitated to run away, the king was mortally struck… and used his last energy to teleport the prince elsewhere, so that he was saved from the general.
The prince was found by a girl and her father, and was nursed back to health. However, everything that happened had crippled his spirit, and he didn’t have any wish to go and reclaim his kingdom. He was content to live with the girl and her father.
But the general’s soldiers were still looking for him. One day they happened upon the house, and the girl’s father tried to protect the prince… and was killed. Before the soldier could go and kill him and the girl, he unleashed a power which killed all of the soldiers. This power was something he had for being of the dragon lineage, and is not something he could freely control.
Afterwards, they buried the girl’s father… and the girl begged him to travel together. She wanted to get revenge for her father. Soon after, girls from various places and status joined him in his quest to reclaim the kingdom… to ultimately fulfill an old prophecy. Because there was an old prophecy that said that when the kingdom was in peril, it will be saved by someone of the dragon lineage and his queen….
There is an English review.

 

2. MissingParts the Tantei Stories [020117] FOG 1 2 3
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Missing Parts is a detective game that drives the story through logical deductions and natural plot developments. Unlike games where you figure out the culprit by debating over all the evidence available, your job is to talk to people, gather evidence, and remember not only what people say but pay attention to small things that you are expected to remember.
There is an English review

 

3. Gakkou ni Ikou!! -Lose One's Heart- 学校に行こう!!-lose one’s heart- [020118] Sight
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Main character works for a personal computer division at work, but there are only enough devices for one third of workers, so protagonist is sent to the school with personal computers. He needs to prepare for qualification tests or he's going to be fired. It's a nice time to go to school again! 
Not a single comment is found.

 

4. Ikinari Happy Bell いきなりはっぴぃベル [020118] Terios
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Main character is a student who has just received inheritance from his deceased father. But instead of huge assets all he gets is a mansion bought with mortgage and many debts. When he attends the mansion, there is a maid who claims to be here to handle his engagement and five girls that are prepared by father for his son...
There is both pure love and devil route for each girl, but both feel half-baked. Story is comical, with a good tempo.

 

5. Exor ~Maria no Yurikago~ EXOR ~マリアのゆりかご~ [020125] Digi Anime
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Player becomes an instructor in a demonicist school for six new students with the purpose of bringing up fine demons.
It's not a SIM, just the girl you teach the most gets an ending. There is some comedy. Every girl follows the same pattern, so it becomes boring very fast.

 

6. Fortuna フォルトゥーナ [020125] ZyX
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You're a man now. You want to become a 'free person'.
Free people are adventurers, fighting monsters around the world for their own pleasure. They defend innocent people but don't have to obey orders from anyone. Rena, is quite upset that you decided to leave your village... But she understands you are extremly bored and she gives you a few healing potions she stole from her father's shop. You will make friends and enemies on your journeys... Of course, Rena won't resist the temptation to leave village as well, in order to join you... 
Some strange side scroller view RPG with wide use of animation in H scenes. Battle system is very easy, but there's almost no story, so there's little satisfaction as RPG.

 

7. Mei☆Puru めい☆ぷる [020125] 1 2 3
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This game tells the story of a family that lost the mother in an accident when the daughter was a young child. The father of the child is a robot technology genius. Time passes and the young girl (Hiiragi) goes everyday to study at school, and someone hires her father to make a maid robot so first he decides to create a prototype and see how it will work in his own house. 
He got one month to collect the data for the job, so this is where the game begins. The player has to educate the robot maid or even help her with the housework. The robot maid will react different depending of the player choices and he can also choose to go to the town and make different activities with her. 
Pure love game with very carefully drawn characters. But despite heroic work of voice actors, game is desperately boring. 

 

8. Sollunea ソルネア [020125] Luchs
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An adventure novel set in a medieval European fantasy world. A remote village in engulfed in war flames. Village is visited by traders who say that they were attacked by female thieves who kidnapped accompanying daughter of the priest. Main character decides to rescue the girl and leaves the village.
There are three heroines, but their routes are very short. Scenario overall is not too interesting, but conversations with protagonist are quite fun.

 

9. Matica マティカ [020126] eelcom
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Castle floating in the sky is the place to worship goddess Matika. 
Main character is a worshiper who sets on a journey with a friend who receives a curse mark to save the world. They are accompanied by a colorful bunch of adventurers. Protagonist has doubts about his mission, but the world is in danger, and it's no time for hesitations.
Did not find any comments.

 

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1. Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi. 本当にあった怖い話。 [020107] freeidea
A collection of 12 ghost stories experienced by real people.
Antology

 

2. Zaiakukan "Onegai... Konna Sugata Minaide" 罪悪感 「お願い…こんな姿見ないで」 [020111] Lune
Main character is a young businessman who can only get excited with someone else's wife or bride. So far he has never been caught, but these occasional acts can not satisfy him. His relative is getting married, and protagonist decides to trample the bride in front of the groom. To do that he invites the couple to his luxury liner for honeymoon... to the place with no escape...
Nukige

 

3. Asa made Issho ~Dousei Monogatari~ 朝までいっしょ☆~同棲物語~ [020118] Trabulance
Main character is a university student who just succeeded in finding a room to rent nearby. One day older sister Mari just comes there with a big luggage claiming that she needs to live here as a part of social studies. But why her hands tremble so much then...
Nukige

 

4. Eraburu ~Erabu + Love x Double de~ えらぶる~えらぶ+らぶ×ダブルで~ [020118] May-Be Soft
Main character is a freelance editor. He is forcibly brought as an employee to a company where he needs to edit adult works. With his new female manager he needs to finish each piece with good results. Whether he can find his love at such work or not, depends on the player.
Nukige

 

5. Bondage Game ~Shinsou no Reijou-tachi~ ボンデージ・ゲーム ~深窓の隷嬢達~ [020125] Ail
Yuu is a girl who has lost her memories. She is mailed into a sadistic house of bondage where she and others are forced (or not) to serve their master, but there are serious consequences for those who fail.
Nukige

 

6. Capsule Maid Alice カプセルメイドありす [020125] Adonis
Main character is hired as a temporary clerk of antique shop "LA SAISON". When he throws a capsule from this shop against a wall during an argument, maid girl appears from it...
Nukige

 

7. Gakuenjuu ~Ryoujoku Shidou Youryou~ 学園獣 ~陵辱指導要領~ [020125] Pochette
Main character is a part-time lecturer. There is a female teacher there who allows to anything with her body. But he grows tired of it and starts to gather information about weak sides of girls in order to insult them.
Nukige

 

8. Genjuu Ijiri 幻獣いぢり [020125] Pinky Soft
Phantom Beast Ichiri is a card game using "Breast feeding system" from the previous works.
Nukige

 

9. Ikenai Kankei いけない関係 [020125] TinkerBell
Main character is a newly appointed science teacher. He happens to see female student Saeki being bullied, and helps her. From that day she trusts protagonist and seeks his attention. Whether he wants do develop pure love or insult relations, depends on him.
Nukige

 

10. Kuro Mahou Shoujo Sadistic Youko 黒魔法少女サディスティック妖子 [020125] Hayashigumi
Yuko is a weak girl with black-magic study as a hobby. One day a transfer student protects her from a bully. Yuko falls in love with the boy and summons a demon to insult all the girls that seek transfer student attention. Main character is that devil who preys for these girls.
Nukige

 

11. Negapoji Fandisk ~Hitotsu Yane no Shita de~ ねがぽじファンディスク~ひとつ屋根の下で~ [020125] Active
Among other goodies there are three short stories:
● Scenario A: 「ひとつ屋根の下で」 Under one roof. 
● Scenario B: 「やり方を教えて」 Tell me how to do it.  
● Scenario C: Too late.
Fandisc

 

12. NekoNeko Fan Disc ねこねこファンディスク [020125] NekoNeko Soft
Contains omake (bonus) material related to NekoNeko's earlier games.
Fandisc

 

13. Nikuyoku Gangu Takuhainin 肉欲玩具宅配人 [020125] Cromwell
Working for a moving company, Shouji is invited to a party by a girl named Yuika. However, he is drugged, and multiple women take advantage of him, and rape him repeatedly. When he recovers his memory, he finds himself stuffed in a cardboard box on the railroad tracks, with a suicide note stuffed inside. Shocked, he frantically escapes from the cardboard box. Vowing revenge, he sets off to Yuika's residence. He pretends to be a delivery man, and enters her apartment. There, he stuffs her in a box and takes her to a hideout where she will be used as a lure to contact the other party members that violated him. Watch the depravity of Shouji's revenge as he hunts down and boxes up the women for his carnal revenge
Nukige

 

14. Ryoujoku Saiban 陵辱裁判 [020125] Chiffon
Certain girls school is chosen as a place to grow up ladies responsible for tomorrow. At the third year of study competition grew stagnant, and co-ed with male students was introduced.
Main character is a seemingly great boy and football player, but he also serves at the ethics committee that insults girl students caught up in sexual disorders.
Nukige

 

15. Shi-Ka-E-Shi シ・カ・エ・シ [020125] Foster
Main character is forced to dress as female since the childhood. Now he attends girls school. One day his classmate discovers his manhood, and three girls start to bully him each day. Eventually he explodes and swears revenge over his offenders as well as mother and aunt who made him dress as a girl.
Nukige

 

16. Yuugenjikkou Angels 有言実行エンジェルス [020125] Vega
A certain private school has an unusual club that exercises real experiences. There are five girls with distinct personality. In the last club activity before the winter vacation director sets the task to have sex with at least two males in unusual situations. As the vacations end, they start confessing the results of their studies...
Nukige
kivandopulus

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

My list of masterpieces in 2001:

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

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

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kivandopulus

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

Title: Virus

Developer: Celt

Date: 2001-12-07

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

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

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

Structure: 17 days

Length: 8 hours.

Game type: Mystery investigation

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

Character Design rating: 5/10

Protagonist rating: 4/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 5/10

Overall rating: 5/10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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kivandopulus

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

Title: Faust

Developer: Tail

Date: 2001-12-14

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

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

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

Structure: 7 chapters

Length: 7 hours

Game type: 19th century vampire murders story

Difficulty: Moderate

Character Design rating: 6/10

Protagonist rating: 5/10

Story rating: 5/10

Game quality: 5/10

Overall rating: 5/10

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

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

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

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

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

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kivandopulus

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

BLOCKED

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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