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Finished updating old posts. Nothing really interesting is added, so added games comments are very scarce. Main changes are mostly about descriptions for games that did not have one, over 500 new descriptions. Some review/opening/image links changed. Finally, I can move on now. This is the early draft of changes, stopped updating it midway.  VN of the Month December 2005 - Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni https://vndb.org/v22685 - Power Pro Kun Pocket 8 https://vndb.org/v23599 - The Nor

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VN of the Month April 2004 - Realize

Realize is the biggest surprise and win of the month. I'd also call Uminomichi a masterpiece. And no, I hate Clannad too much to enroll it here. 1. Hanakyuu はなきゅ~ [040402] Megami 1 The main character is Toshiaki Uemura, a typical university student living alone in the big city. The story begins in Christmas night, when Toshiaki and his girlfriend Sumomo fulfill physically their love for the first time. Their future seems now firmly set, but the next morning, while Toshiaki

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Toki no Kairou 時の回廊 [White Cyc]

Foreword: Toki no Kairou wins marginally in the joint poll of the year. It's quite curious to see what White Cyc first game is like compared to games of the big brother Black Cyc. Synopsis: Main heroine Izumi is an ordinary student. But peaceful daily life starts to crumple with the visit of a boy in school uniform. Brutal murders and signs of supernatural forces pierce the reality. At the same time the story of girl Saya begins. She is saved from death by a man, so she fulfills

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VN of the Year 2005 and POLL for EXTRA review

Year 2005 was awesome. It's the golden age for plotge. Plots have become so diverse and complex that a lot more time is required to crack them up. My new approach to pick up all the titles I like doesn't help to move faster either. In addition, my base corresponds VNDB base of 2017, and it's time to synchronize. There are 230 new titles to add from 1980 till 2005, plus a dozen of old titles that I found out over time and finally can describe properly, let alone the need to refresh openings links

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Yatohime Zankikou 夜刀姫斬鬼行 [Terios]

Foreword: Yatohime Zankikou has an absolutely starry staff, great chuni story, astonishing visuals and lots of fighting girls. Everything promises the ultimate score, but why average scores are just between 7 and 8 then? Synopsis: A god called Yatonokami who is worshiped by men is now sleeping. Or is he? Somewhere, somewhat, something arose and its manifestations are possessing people and turning them into 'oni'... You're Nagamine Yuuma, an ordinary student, the one who is woken

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Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni あえかなる世界の終わりに [Caramel Box]

Foreword: Finally a Caramel Box game with a plot that I can actually enjoy. But online RPG development took me by surprise, so I'm totally sold here. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7fKvuknkmk&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9n5v_LWmKrdNPv96DDFnW6 Synopsis: The protagonist, having lost his family because of the faulty A.I. of a machine, makes his living as a professional player of a game called CQ shot. Suddenly your friend requests you to be a bodyguard for a strange girl who is ge

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Dragonia ドラゴニア [Hirameki International]

Foreword: Dragonia remains in obscurity while being localized. That's a strange situation, so I wanted to check why. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40ois_GrS5w&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=31 Synopsis: In ancient Dragonia existed five orbs that could be used to make dragons do one's bidding. However, as time passed, the stories of these orbs faded from collective memory becoming mere legend. However, one day a man appeared and hatched an evil plan to t

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VN of the Month December 2005 - Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni

New December brings over 100 titles again. I consider Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni  to be VN of the month, while Yatohime Zankikou and Yume Miru Kusuri are masterpieces. I'll review the first two as well as Dragonia 1. Kino no Tabi II -The Beautiful World- キノの旅 II -the Beautiful World- [051201] Tycoon Kino travels the world looking for his friend. Game continues to cover material from the light novel series and includes a new scenario "Various stories" written specifically f

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Terrible Future てりぶるフューチャー [CoreMoreco]

Foreword: I was choosing between a moege and a nakige in November, so just went for the first SF looking work which by chance turned out to be Terrible Future. I wish I chose anything over it, really, like anything. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2mluk-y9Bg&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9k1HWgnRrjgH1amhusrT-d Synopsis: Main character Ikki Minakata is a student who aims to become a civil servant to have a stable life. On the summer vacations he is suddenly attacked by a girl who comes

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VN of the Month November 2005 - Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo

Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo is VN of the Month. Nursery Rhyme and Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ are masterpieces.  For some weird reason I chose Terrible Future for review. 1. Hime Musha 姫武者 [051104] Tomato Main character is a student who has to babysit three sisters after parents' death. The mysterious beautiful girl trio called "Hime-hime" becomes the talk of the world as they are rumored to prevent the assassinations of government officials every time. But

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AYAKASHI アヤカシ [Apricot]

Foreword: Could only find one small impression (1), and it covers main points. I'll try to provide some novelty by comparing the game with the anime version. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v25 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o19Xvg1cMhE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-J7-CHaWYlOWzwXgTG0uAE Synopsis: Kusaka Yuu is a student that lost his will to live after the death of a dear childhood friend, until the day a mysterious girl, named Yoake Eimu, appears. From that moment on, his life would nev

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Heaven's Cage ヘブンズケージ [Art]

Foreword: Heaven's Cage is a very curious find for me due to its fresh, uncommon view on MMORPG. It pleasantly surprised me on more than one occasion. Here are the results of this experience. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1355 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4rkHG8K-TE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_nMwz1VgZtn0zheAWpoWfO Synopsis: This game is about a group of classmates and an online game called “Heaven’s Cage”. As they go forth and explore the virtual landscape, battling monsters and

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VN of the Month October 2005 - Ayakashi

Memories Off #5 Togireta Film , Ayakashi and Heaven's Cage are masterpieces of the month, and I'm reviewing the latter two. The winner is Ayakashi. I refuse to acknowledge any spin-offs or sequels of Fate/Night like Fate/Hollow Ataraxia . 1. Shirogane no Torikago: The Angels with Strange Wings しろがねの鳥籠 The Angels with Strange Wings [051013] Cromwell 1 Shirogane no Torikage takes place in the city of Roddo Town. Two hundred years ago, a great war lead to the near destruction

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Gunjou no Sora o Koete 群青の空を越えて [light]

Foreword: Whenever a war story is covered, I always expect something like Saishuu Heiki Kanojo anime story. But in fact Gunjou no Sora o Koete is a normal charage in an unusual setting. There are enough good English reviews (1 2 3 4 5 6), so address them for a more favorable review. Game does not live up to my expectations, so I can't stop being critical about it. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1069 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxgPzBYzKUg&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-E2DXYizsP4bmQoMlHuSS

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VN of the Month September 2005 - Gunjou no Sora o Koete

Probably only Gunjou no Sora o Koete deserves to be called a masterpiece this month. Not really sure about Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na and Hanachirasu . 1. Princess Maker 4 プリンセスメーカー4 [050901] Gainax 1 2 The story begins when the player is a soldier. The player falls in love with a mysterious woman. However, she disappears, only to be found by the player few years later. She hands you the child along with Cube (The butler). And so the journey to fatherhood begins...

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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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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 Month August 2005 - Saihate no Ima

Summer Comiket month still produces less than 100 VNs per month, but that does not make it easier. Saihate no Ima is the VN of the Month. Narcissu is another masterpiece. I'm reviewing both the winner and Tsuyokiss just to follow the trends of charage. 1. Narcissu [050802] Stage-nana 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 The anonymous protagonist is diagnosed with a terminal illness shortly after his twentieth birthday, and is admitted to a hospital in Mito, Ibaraki. There he meets Setsumi, a w

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Tashika ni Kimi wa Koko ni Ita 確かにキミはココにいた -You were certainly here- [Undel]

Foreword: I just like everything that has to do MMO. Game has a curious enough concept. The only question is how it's going to be realized. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v5344 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V6sLsNyHhw&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_IUvdEluOx80SPFgHQF99e Synopsis: A boy addicted to internet games starts to search for his disappeared companion wizard Ken in the real world after finding some traces on the net. Will guild-mates and enemies in the game have the same pe

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VN of the Month July 2005 - Swan Song

Swan Song is the only masterpiece of the month. Things may change as I review Tashika ni Kimi wa Koko ni Ita -You were certainly here- . 1. Moero Downhill Night -Touge Saisoku Densetsu- 萌えろダウンヒルナイト -峠最速伝説- [050701] TOP 1 2 3 My name is Daichi Shou, and I'm nothing special. I tell my folks back at home that I'm a big shot, but I'm really just working a part time job delivering soba (buckwheat noodles) for a shop on the Himeda mountain ridge - I drive the route morning and e

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Jingai Makyou 塵骸魔京 [Nitroplus]

Foreword: Again, there are already enough English reviews of this game (1 2 3 4 5). But what I noticed is that the most thorough reviews are based on the Chinese version of the game by the speakers of Chinese language. My impression presents more of a Westerner approach. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v400 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mmQ92JtDpQ&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9MFhOSzB2n_xIyVbArHXgt Synopsis: The main character is a Japanese college student, who lost his parents in

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Ayakashibito あやかしびと [Propeller]

Foreword: This is a formal shameless review just to present a video and give score / personal impression. There is an abundance of reviews of this game in untranslated review sources (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8), and I did not even include reviews in the translated review sources.  VNDB: https://vndb.org/v646 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkfbKBF3PZE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8HOd7D19oHjX9NAj_dJRkF Synopsis: In face of human technological advancement during the Meiji Restoration,

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VN of the Month June 2005 - Ayakashibito

Both Jingai Makyou and Ayakashibito deserve to be called masterpieces this month, and I'm reviewing both. But my personal preference goes towards the latter Ayakashibito 1. Rainy Town -Eien no Basho- Rainy Town -永遠の場所- [050603] Frau Do you remember the promise made in the rain? One small hope may grow into something more... Orthodox school romance. Main character is so useless that he leads a boring life waiting for a miraculous encounter with one of six

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Tamayura 魂響 [Akabei Soft2]

Foreword: I'm quite excited to see the first professional Akabei Soft2 work after their doujin past as Akabei Soft. I'm mostly interested in the initial release of the game, so review will be based on that. I'll also compare initial release with the remake Enkan no Kizuna. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v85 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJQFOpc5cs&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv93uWlEWyCml-A4kSkxsz4E Synopsis: Touma busily lives everyday with Kasumi and Nami. One day, they receive

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VN of the Month May 2005 - Princess Witches

Princess Witches is the only masterpiece this month. I'll review first Akabei Soft2 project Tamayura 1. Touhou Kuru Ningyou 2 Alice to Issho -Alice to Eternal- 東方繰人形2 アリスといっしょ -Alice to Eternal- [050504] Coolier 1 You play as an university student. One day you stumbled upon a sleeping girl in the woods. The two of you get acquainted and made a promise to meet again. There is an English review.  

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