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Plk_Lesiak’s Shovelware Adventures: free Sakura games

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On a few occasions I’ve stated that I do now wish to give too much space to bad OELVNs, as it goes directly against the idea behind this blog: showing the real value within the Western VN industry and disproving negative stereotypes held by JP-oriented readers (and people less familiar with the formula altogether). There’s, however, no way to reasonably deny that the OELVN scene is full of games of questionable quality – many of which I, as someone exploring all corners and shady alleys of the VN world, end up playing. And while a large number, maybe even a majority of those games can be excused for their failures, considering they’re purely amateur, freeware projects (such as quickly-put-together game jam entries), many other are commercial products that, by the sheer fact of asking money from their audience, are fully open for scrutiny and even straight up shaming, if they deserve that.

            This new format will be focused on the exactly that kind of games – titles from most notorious, shovelware-spewing developers and all kinds of unfortunate, misguided failures that plague the OELVN industry. Torturing the games and their creators is not my main intention though – I want to both keep a lighthearted tone in my coverage and not forgot the humour, intentional or not, that can be found in bad games. For this reason, the mini-reviews presented will be at best semi-serious and to make that point clear, they’ll be made using a custom, 3-point scoring system:

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Golden Poo: Awarded to games that, while still definitely bad in many aspects, are either amusing with their absurdity or present some kind of trashy charm that make them, in certain contexts, a worthy experience.

Read the full article at evnchronicles.blogspot.com



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15 minutes ago, bakauchuujin said:

Would be fun to see how the rankings would be if you had gone through all the Sakura VNs. Would expect golden poo for all yuri and smelly poo for all that has a male MC.

Should just make a new badge, for sakura stuff. 

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59 minutes ago, Akshay said:

you just gave the yuri ones golden poo.....

22 minutes ago, bakauchuujin said:

Would be fun to see how the rankings would be if you had gone through all the Sakura VNs. Would expect golden poo for all yuri and smelly poo for all that has a male MC.

I actually have more Winged Cloud-themed episodes ready (I plan to cover them all eventually) and I wanted to ensure you both that while the theme is not without its significance (for an actual reason - yuri Sakura games sometimes have protagonists that aren't just the hollowest, blandest self-inserts possible), it's not really that important - it's just that the free straight ones were particularly crappy, with no entertainment value whatsoever (beyond the porn itself, of course). :P

Edit: Also the next episode will be pretty much all about shitting on yuri games, so the bias is not that strong, I mostly joked about it here. :P

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