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BIFRONTE~Kugaitou Kitan~ ~公界島奇譚~ [Lapis Blue.]

Foreword: I was impressed with art and dark atmosphere of the game, but chose it because wanted to know the plot. Synopsis:  There is a small island called Kugaitou. Several decades ago, a man moved there and secretly formed a religious group. He was soon revered by people on the island and the group got bigger. Souichirou, the main character, was born and grew up there.... Time passes.... Souichirou is about to move to Tokyo. Just a few days before he leaves, he and his fr

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Chrono Belt クロノベルト -あやかしびと&BulletButlers クロスオーバーディスク- [Propeller]

Foreword: Never faced crossovers in visual novels before, so expectations ranged from weird fandisk to something like Soukou Akki Muramasa since I rated both original games high. Synopsis:  Depending on which route you choose, you start out as either Alfred Arrowsmith, after his united front with Rick against Gustave, or Kuki Youkou after his final confrontation with Soushichi. Ungaikyou (literary means the mirror beyond the clouds), a youkai made from the failure attempt o

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VN of the Month May 2008 - G-senjou no Maou

G-senjou no Maou is VN of the Month. Aoishiro , Chrono Belt ~Ayakashibito & Bullet Butlers Crossover Disc~ , Bifronte ~Kugaitou Kitan~ are also masterpieces. I'll review Chrono Belt and Bifronte ~Kugaitou Kitan~ 1. Aoishiro アオイシロ [080515] Success 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The Seijou Girls’ Academy Kendo Club is traveling to Shoushinji for a Summer training camp. Near there is an island, Urashima, where legend has it a demon extermination took place long ago. They

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Gouen no Soleil 鋼炎のソレイユ-ChaosRegion-[SkyFish]

Foreword: Could not miss probably the best game in the series. All conceptual things are given in a different review (1), so I'll slack with just an impression. Synopsis:  There are two different worlds... They are quite similar, but conflicting with each other. One of the world is called the World of White Silver that exists independently. However, the other world coexists with other worlds, closely affecting each other. People of these worlds hate to be invaded by others.

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VN of the Month April 2008 - Gouen no Soleil -Chaos Region-

Gouen no Soleil -Chaos Region- is VN of the Month that I take for review. 11eyes -Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shoujo-  is another masterpiece. I consider Chaos;Head so bad that it's nowhere near masterpiece material. 1. Boku Dake no Kajitsu 僕だけの果実 [080403] JIN Products The story of a man and three women and the training they partake in... "Come on, I will teach you true love". Just R15 PSP short romance SIM   2. Hyouka no Genya -

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Tri☆Stars とらい☆すたーず [Clock Up team Lilac]

Foreword: Fighting heroines are inspiring, but I also wanted to pursue possible connections with Zwei Worter. Synopsis:  Luinstellar High School is a prestigious high school located in a magic world. One day, Kazuma, a student of the school, accidentally finds three statues of the Magi. He takes off jewels embedded into a chest of the statues. At this very moment.... The jewels go inside his body and three girls appear from the statues. Also, space-time suddenly strains and

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Princess Frontier [AXL]

Foreword: Fantasy AXL work. Of course I'm in. Synopsis:  Ryu is a practice knight. One day, he accidentally stumbles during an important ceremony and his life turns around 180 degrees. He is degraded to a boss of a security group stationed on the edge of nowhere. A few days later, when he arrives the village, his coworkers welcome him. And he somehow enjoys his country life there through various troubles and accidents. One day, a boy comes to the village. He is arro

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12Riven -The Ψcliminal of Integral- [CyberFront]

Foreword: I fell in love with this game after reading a long French review a long time ago (1). Imagination went wild back then, but only now I can finally play it. Synopsis:  The story of 12Riven takes place on May 20, 2012 with Renmaru Miyabidou biking his way speedily towards the abandoned Integral building after receiving a message on his cellphone that Myuu, an old friend of his, would die at the building's top level today at noon. When he gets there, he checks his wri

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VN of the Month March 2008 - 12Riven -The Ψcliminal of Integral-

12Riven -The Ψcliminal of Integral- is VN of the Month. I'll also call Princess Frontier and Tri☆Stars masterpieces. Reviewing all these . As for Akatsuki no Goei , it does not bear much value in isolation, just an incomplete story leaving mostly disappointment feelings. 1. Naraku no Shiro Ichiyanagi Nagomu, Nidome no Junan 奈落の城 一柳和、2度目の受難 [080306] FOG 1 After solving the Amagoushi no Yakata case, Ichiyanagi Nagomu receives an invitation from his friend Hiori to go to the R

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Aster [RusK]

Foreword: I'm not really good with nakige and you want me to play an utsuge? Oh, well, I'll try. Synopsis:  Aster tells the story of four young men, whose lives are connected by one incident. It all begins with Hiro Sakaki. He is a high school student, and enjoys his life with his old friends, Saki and Saya, twin sisters. Under the summer sun, their relationships change little by little... "There is no miracle but hope..." Youtube:https://www.youtube.

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Switch!! ~Boku ga Natsu ni Omou Koto~ すいっチ!! ~ボクがナツに想うこと~ [Colon]

Foreword: Battle CG and presumption of some other dimension made me choose this game. Synopsis:  The main character is a university student. One day, when he is asleep, he feels something strange. And when he wakes up, he finds some girls standing in front of him. What leads the girls to his room...? For what...? Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-PRbf5MgThNHI6HBeSjdkg Game type: Mindscrew moege Character Design rating: 6/10 Pro

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VN of the Month February 2008 - Switch!! ~Boku ga Natsu ni Omou Koto~

Why are there only six unblocked games? Guess it's just a quiet month since February 2007 had nine. Switch!! ~Boku ga Natsu ni Omou Koto~ is the only game with actual twist and somewhat curious plot. 1. Switch!! ~Boku ga Natsu ni Omou Koto~ すいっチ!! ~ボクがナツに想うこと~ [080208] Colon The main character is a university student. One day, when he is asleep, he feels something strange. And when he wakes up, he finds some girls standing in front of him. What leads the girls to his room..

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Garden [CUFFS]

Foreword: Was a difficult choice, in the end just chose Garden because it had slightly better scores and impressions than competitors within the month. Synopsis:  When I regained consciousness, I was lying on the bed. I didn't know what happened to me, but I felt terrible. "Are you alright?" There was a girl in front of me.... After one week, I've been transferred to a new high school. Due to some certain events, I started to distance myself from everyone. I just wa

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VN of the Month January 2008 - Fortune Arterial

Don't want to call anything a masterpiece this month, but Fortune Arterial fits the best to be VN of the Month 1. Lucky Star ~Ryouou Gakuen Outousai~ らき☆すた~陵桜学園桜藤祭~ [080124] Vridge Inc. 1 Have you ever wanted to play one of those games that Konata plays? Well now you can! Take control of a transfer student and join Konata and the others. Anime Spin-Off   2. Fortune Arterial [080125] August 1 2

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VN of the Year 2007 and POLL for EXTRA review

Year 2007 is great for bringing two full 10/10 masterpieces Draculius and Dies irae and many more very nice visual novels. You all know that winner is Dies irae as it's probably main visual novel of all times. First version from 2007 was quite raw, and there are some funny negative reviews from 2007-2008, but light found inner strength to polish this version and even freely give away it to original buyers. New portion of Visual Novel Openings 2007 with songs. My list of masterpieces in 20

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Love & Dead [Liar-soft]

Foreword: Chose this game just because of the brand. Synopsis:  An omnibus story set around private school that attracts death incidents featuring three different male protagonists - student Fuuta, recently appointed teacher Romio and young actor Kai. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yuh1wmaEMRs&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8GBElexuVepAAZj0c4HA-2 Game type: School horror moege Character Design rating: 6/10 Protagonist rating: 4/10 Story rating: 4/1

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VN of the Month December 2007 - Dies irae

Dies irae is VN of the Month. Oh, well, now there won't be intrigue about VN of the Year. Himawari is another masterpiece. For review I chose Love & Dead by LiarSoft in hope for absurdist comedy. 1. Fair Child [071214] ALcot 1 Pure and fair, I wanna deliver this feeling. Kazuki's parents passed away when he was a kid. But he lives a peaceful life at his aunt's house, and somehow enjoys it with Kotori, his cousin, and Kokoro, his friend. He hopes thi

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Demon Parasite ~Akuma no You na Tenshi no Kanojo~ デモンパラサイト~悪魔のような天使の彼女~ [Ocelot]

Foreword: It's the only chunige of the month, so an obvious choice. Synopsis:  Demon Parasites..., the ones who can transform themselves into soldiers by holding a mysterious parasite inside. One night, Juzo meets Mizuki, who is a demon parasite, in the park, and gets to know that he is also a demon parasite. Now that he is a demon parasite, he gradually gets involved in a battle against monsters. Will he be able to defeat them...? Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/wat

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VN of the Month November 2007 - Demon Parasite ~Akuma no You na Tenshi no Kanojo~

Wow, there are as many as six masterpieces this month - Aster , Kira☆Kira , Sekai de Ichiban Dame na Koi , Sekien no Inganock -What a Beautiful People- , Soshite Ashita no Sekai yori , Demon Parasite ~Akuma no You na Tenshi no Kanojo~ . I'm choosing the last one as VN of the Month, and will explain this choice in its review. 1. Aster [071109] RusK 1 2 3 4 Aster tells the story of four young men, whose lives are connected by one incident. It all begins wit

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Boku ga Sadame Kimi ni wa Tsubasa o. 僕がサダメ 君には翼を。[Akatsuki Works]

Foreword: Akatsuki Works first game can't be missed. Synopsis:  The main character is Touya. He works for a big company, and belongs to a special mission section. Through his missions, he meets various girls and gradually gets to know the secrets of the world. The boy who didn't know anything learns the facts, falls in love and grows up through tough experiences... What will he get when he learns all the secrets...? Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3czfZbrkwo

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Xvain エクスヴァイン ~Devil Out~ [Studio e.go!]

Foreword: Why is there only like two Japanese reviews for a game with this classy setting? The Japanese must have overlooked another great game, and I'm restoring it to due glory. Or so I thought. Synopsis:  There is a city filled with crime. The police can do nothing, and a big conspiracy is now being planned. To protect his beloved, Rex rises up... He has a secret that he is actually a battle hero, Xvain. His decision to use his power is triggered by meeting with

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VN of the Month October 2007 - Boku ga Sadame Kimi ni wa Tsubasa o.

Boku ga Sadame Kimi ni wa Tsubasa o. is VN of the Month. I'm reviewing it as well as Xvain ~Devil Out~. There is another masterpiece this month - Happy Margaret! 1. Ar Tonelico II ~Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica~ アルトネリコ2 世界に響く少女たちの創造詩(メタファリカ) [071010] Gust 1 2 3 Taking place in the desolate land of Metafalss, a tiny continent built upon the rim of a tower much like the first game's Ar tonelico, it revolves around two opposed factions: the ruling Grand Bell, whic

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Tsurugi Otome Noah 剣乙女ノア [Tail Wind]

Foreword: It's the only fantasy battle game of the month, so it's a natural choice to play. Synopsis:  The main character is Haruto, a soldier. One day, he loses his life during a battle. To get back to life, he'll need to get the energy of other people. However, it's hard to do so.... Just when he gives up, Noah and Firia stop him. They decide to offer their bodies to him.... Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2b9TvxnBQI&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8XAUhTcdaTO60VfvBT

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8665^2 Haruruko no Jijou 8665^2 ハルルコのジジョウ [Rune]

Foreword: There have been a lot of H parodies of Haruhi Suzumia, but this one seems to be a mild absurdist parody developing on the themes of the anime. Or do I expect too much from a game by Rune? Synopsis:  Akio is an ordinary uni student. But, there is one thing different from others. That is his great olfactory system. He somehow hides it, and lives a peaceful life. One day, Haruruko, his classmate, finds it, and his life suddenly turns around 180 degrees... Yout

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VN of the Month September 2007 - Tsurugi Otome Noah

Second month without masterpieces. I'll probably settle with Tsurugi Otome Noah as VN of the Month. Reviewing it, as well as 8665^2 Haruruko no Jijou . 1. Dear My Sun!! ~Musuko Ikusei Capriccio~ DEAR My SUN!!~ムスコ★育成★狂騒曲~ [070906] HuneX 1 You play as the mother of a pair of twins, whose father has left on an expedition to Egypt. While raising the twins the mother can seek help with their careers from other characters, and maybe even choose to partner up wi

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