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Sayonara o Oshiete さよならを教えて ~Comment te Dire Adieu~ [Craftwork]

Sayonara o Oshiete has a good number of English reviews (1 2 3), plus reddit comments (4), but what strikes me is that all of them are positive despite some noticed flaws. But as a plotge fetishist and pragmatist to the bones, I demand demolition of fake idols. This bastion shall fall today. Video playthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh8pCRc3CEs&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw 1) Sayonara o Oshiete has a synopsis, but does not have a story. Deal with it. Not

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VN of the Month January 1998 - Machi - Doukoku Soshite...

There are no masterpieces this month. My subjective choice for VN of the Month January 1998 is Machi - maybe it's the impact of 428 sequel. I've very difficult history with Divi-Dead as both times I tried it I fell asleep. No true ending is worth such boring gameplay. And I just can't appreciate dating SIMs without impact on story to evaluate Sentimental Graffiti properly. 1. Blood Seed 2 ブラッドシード2 [980114] Arkham Products 1 Space cruis

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Haruka ni Aogi, Uruwashi no 遥かに仰ぎ、麗しの [Pulltop]

Foreword: Every time I start a slice of life charage I really want to like it. But too many companies follow the same trends and present the same product. For praising reviews please refer elsewhere 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. Synopsis: Tsukasa starts to work at a girl's high school after graduating from university. But the school is located at the edge of peninsula, no house around. On his first day of work, he gets out of a bus and walks to the school. And he is surprised to see the school bu
 

VN of the Month February 1997 - Yatsu no Na wa Diamond

The only masterpiece game of February is Yatsu no Na wa Diamond 1. Let's! Pirates Trouble Vacances Let’s!パイレーツ とらぶる・ばかんす [970207] ZyX Two female pirates earned lots of money and are came to a resort. They get interested in rumors of a mad scientist experimenting with monsters creation and look into the matter only to get caught themselves. Les SM H bakage story. The interaction between the main heroines is pretty fun

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DiaboLiQuE / -デアボリカ- [Alice Soft]

Foreword: I don't believe Alice Soft - they can only make eroge and bakage. But this game was highly praised overseas. Who knows, maybe it's the game that can overcome my aversion.   Title: Diabolique Developer: Alice Soft Date: 1998-05-28 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v2261  Synopsis: In this world, here are two kinds of intelligent beings. One are humans and the other are Diaboliques. Diaboliques possess power, violence, intelligence, and eternal life. Their l

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Subarashiki Hibi alternative version - Tsui no Sora 終ノ空 [KeroQ]

Foreword: Game first arouse my interest as alternative version of Subarashiki Hibi. Then I tried to get the glimpse of it by watching hentai OVA... and it was the worst hentai OVA I ever seen, so I was really infuriated since it did not say much about the game. Finally I've picked it up while investigating year 1999 and it struck me as something more serious than a nukige, especially after seeing those demon mind-screw CG. And it's been a while since I enjoyed a visual novel that much.

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Shizuku 雫 [Leaf] VS Kizuato 痕 [Leaf]

Foreword: Who does not know of Leaf company? Who does not know that its games Shizuku and Kizuato are considered the first modern type visual novels? But how many of us actually played those? There are some good English reviews of those (1 2 3 4 5 6 7) and I initially only relied on those as well. But the historical significance of Kizuato made me change priorities. Throughout the rest of 90-s and the first half of 2000-s I encountered quite many story-focused visual novels that are described by

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Rocket no Natsu ロケットの夏 [TerraLunar]

Foreword: Absolutely unknown game in the West that has overwhelmingly positive evaluation in Japan. Which side would I take? Title: Rocket no Natsu Developer: TerraLunar Date: 2002-10-11 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v4190 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_HLI2A5oFE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_3lP089VAcjTRvabUf9dJf Synopsis: There used to be a season called "Rocket summer"... The Earth has become a member of the Galactic Federation and has acce

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Ashita Deatta Shoujo あした出逢った少女 [Moonstone]

Foreword: May had zero interesting releases without review for me, so I chose one with the English review already (1). My hope in nakige is crippled, so I wonder if it can be restored with this game, just as it affected this review's author. Title: Ashita Deatta Shoujo Developer: Moonstone Date: 2003-05-30 VNDB link: https://vndb.org/v464 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSo0XrcBv54&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_DLXni9hleM4mOM7gpQmjf Synopsis: 

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Saihate no Ima 最果てのイマ [Xuse]

Foreword: The reviews we have are pretty vague (1 2 3 4 5 6 7), so the impression of a very difficult work is created. I'm going to put all the dots so that there was not fear to read it. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1278 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyO6B82c_GE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9G-VbjOXlAvQZqm-u8F497 Synopsis: This game tells the story of seven long-time friends. How they grew closer or further apart as they got older. The story is presented using a blog-like inte

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3days ~Michiteyuku Toki no Kanata de~ ~満ちてゆく刻の彼方で~ [Lass]

Foreword: It's requested as extra review, so I'm pleased to tell what kind of masterpiece this game is. It does not mean I'm not reviewing Abandoner, though. Both games stood so close in the poll that I could not make my mind in any way. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1085 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDJG1UQavYg&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-73f48qzUpNIceFnIA8Mot Synopsis: The game revolves around the main character's 3 days repeating over and over again, where he is constantly

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Tsuyokiss つよきす [Candy Soft]

Foreword: I took up Tsuyokiss blindly hoping for a decent charage akin to Majikoi (same writer and also girl with katana) due to the high score this game gets. Moege equals trash for me. With such a high vote Tsuyokiss can't be a moege, right? VNDB: https://vndb.org/v397 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFHoqzMOFDY&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-zA1QgYUTcnldJqEqo1lT5 Synopsis: Tsuyokiss is about the lives of a group of high school students and the often comedic events that occ

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VN of the Year 1984 - Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsk ni Kiyu

The masterpieces of the year are:1. Miko to Akemi no Jungle Adventures ,2. Salad no Kuni no Tomato-hime ,3. Eiyuu Densetsu Saga4. Again5. Jigoku no Renshuu Mondai6. Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsk ni Kiyu7. Corridor8. Wingman9. Time Tunnel10. ZarthFirst of all, Death Trap is not included in the masterpieces list because it does not feel exciting to me. But we're still left with as many as 10 masterpieces on our hands! Lots of novelties and good stories this year, but the VN of the year 1984 is H

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VN of the Year 1980-1983 - Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken

The masterpieces of the year are:1. Joshi Ryou Panic,2. Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken,3. Star Arthur Densetsu I ~Wakusei Mephius~,4. Mio no Mystery Adventure,5. Dezeni Land.The VN of the year 1983 is Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken, because it introduced command selection that was used for many years to come. It's a huge step from text parser. There was another revolutionary game Star Arthur Densetsu that introduced point-and-click elements for the first time, but the main part remained with t

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Blog purpose and Review of Cosmology of Kyoto

Blog purpose  Well, I've been around VNs for about 15 years. As far as I can remember, my first game was MS-DOS Three Sisters Story, what we know now as San Shimai. At that time such games were the first erotic games along with Snake games and Poker ones and were referred as forbidden fruit. That game was a shock - what should have been a light experience turned out to be a really difficult story. All the characters were so nice that I really did not want to blackmail their father and lo

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VN of the Month October 1995 - Trouble Chaser Dai 4 Wa - Saishuukai

There aren't masterpieces this month, but among more traditional visual novels Trouble Chaser Dai 4 Wa - Saishuukai definitely stands out, it's also the most interesting episode in the series being the final one. 1. A Hard Day's Night 吉永サユリがやってくる ヤァ!ヤァ!ヤァ! A Hard Day's Night [951006] Hard Teacher instructs the class that at summer vacation textbooks are prohibited and only erotic journals are ok to read. And then he visits students at

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VN of the Month November 1995 - Eve: Burst Error

Youjuu Senki 2 -Reimei no Senshi-tachi- and Eve: Burst Error are the masterpieces of the month, but the upper hand is naturally with the legendary Eve: Burst Error   1. Moon Gate ムーンゲート [951102] Fairytale 1 Zion is an adventurer who lives with girl Lina. One day a mysterious person brings him a shining gem and calls it a present to his excellency Zion from his majesty. His best friend Tolland appears from t

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VN of the Month May 1997 - To Heart

To Heart is the only masterpiece of May 1997 1. Chiyomi-chan for Me ~Kateikyoushi Seikyouiku Hen~ ちよみちゃん for Me ~家庭教師 性教育編~ [970502] Ume Soft What a lucky guy, he has a beautiful girl to help him study for his exams. She even accepts him when he ask her to be his girlfriend. From then on, it's study and fun times. He will be happy, if he doesn't get distracted by his classmate or the ghost of his first love. Girl is

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VN of the Month February 1998 - Doukoku Soshite...

Doukoku Soshite... is the only masterpiece of the month and thus is VN of the Month. 1. Kunoichi Torimonochou くのいち捕物帖 [980205] Polestar Co. 1 2 Long ago, during the Edo period, those chosen to become ninja train in secrecy from youth, living in an isolated village to become a secret agent for the shogun. Here, a young girl is training to become such an agent; her name: Ran Sagajo. Along with her talking ninja squirrel companion Sasuke,

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Exodus Guilty エクソダスギルティー [Abel]

Foreword: This is Kanno-san's scenario and I could not miss on it. There are a lot of good English reviews on the game so I'll try to just add some additional thoughts I have on top of those reviews. Title: Exodus Guilty Developer: Abel Date: 1998-07-31 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v172  Synopsis:The year 2000. Kasumi Shindo is at first glance a run-of-the-mill high school student in modern-day Japan. However, beneath his normal appearance, Kasumi is in fact a top-n

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VN of the Month July 1999 - Mamatoto ~a record of war~

Wow, there's a mortal combat between such titans as Team Baldrhead, Alice Soft and Studio e.go this month. Well, Men at Work is the first RPG offspring of Studio e.go and it's just too simplistic to compete yet. Baldrhead is also the first part in the series and suffers from some technical problems and short duration. Mamatoto ~a record of war~ on the other hand is quite a polished RPG that even has English patch and it is the VN of the Month July 1999. 1. Gakuen Hyouryuu Senki 学園

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Rabyni ラブィーニ [C's Ware]

Foreword: A C's Ware game at the mature period of company development, past DESIRE, Xenon and Eve:Burst Error. That's already enough to hook me. It has other attractiveness factors like title mystery that is Russian word Рабыни for "female slave". But why bother with Russian title in a nukige? Another reason is that cover has absolutely no premise for slavery. So mayhaps it's a sly puzzle that the company prepared for us? I'm more than willing to discover. Title: Rabyni Developer: C's

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Hello, world [Nitroplus]

Foreword: With script size of around 4.5Mb Hello, World is one of the largest visual novels ever created. Cyberpunk, Nitroplus and positive reviews (1 2 3 4) all promised a great time. However... Title: Hello, world Developer: Nitroplus Date: 2002-09-27 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v431 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsNedut_3eE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-KYrXbyAGXRCg720guyMwo Synopsis: Set in Akihabara in the near future, "Hello, world." is a he

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VN of the Month December 2004 - To Heart 2

I believe it's the first time when the number of games in one month exceeds a hundred - 108, to be more precise! And this month can boast of multiple masterpieces - Eigou Kaiki , Sorairo no Shizuku , Peace@Pieces and To Heart 2 . Can't say I'm excited about plotge of the month, so I'm giving the first prize to To Heart 2. 1. D -> A: White [041202] Tonkin House 1 Taking place two months after the events of D→A:BLACK, the player once again takes control of Tōya Shinjō, a

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VN of the Month June 2008 - Rui wa Tomo o Yobu

I'll call Rui wa Tomo o Yobu the VN of the Month for now. Reviewing it as well as Nidaime wa ☆ Mahou Shoujo and Samayou Mitama ni Yasuragi no Toki o . 1. Nanashi no Game ナナシ ノ ゲエム [080603] Epics Inc. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rumors have been circulating about a cursed role-playing game; anyone who plays it and does not complete it dies seven days after starting. You are one of the victims playing the game; having started playing it several days after your friend recommended it to you.

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