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VN of the Month May 2022 - AMBITIOUS MISSION


According to late tradition there is only one release to compete for the game of the month and that's AMBITIOUS MISSION 
 
1. Category I ~Shisenjou no Survivor~ カテゴリーI ~死線上のサバイバー~ Vol.1 [220526] Animal Herb 
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Ten girls and boys died in explosion and regained consciousness in VR . It's not possible to prepare surgery for all of them , so they have to compete in "Infection game". There are three rounds of competition between two camps with winning side getting 100 points, plus points  can be added or substracted for conversation.
Console exclusive.
 
2. Enzai Shikkou Yuugi Yurukiru 冤罪執行遊戯ユルキル [220526] IzanagiGames
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Accused of arson and the murders of 21 people, protagonist Sengoku Shunju is forced to fight for his freedom and prove his innocence. As one of six Prisoners, he must pair up with one of five victims, referred to as Executioners, within the confines of the strange and secluded amusement park known as Yurukill Land.
Together each of the five teams—Mass Murderers, Death Dealing Duo, Crafty Killers, Sly Stalkers, and Peeping Toms—must face and overcome the entertainment venue's so-called "attractions" in order to attain what they desire. Should the Prisoners succeed, their crimes shall be pardoned. But if the Executioners win, they will be granted revenge for their loved ones.
Console exclusive.
 
3. AMBITIOUS MISSION  [220428] SAGA PLANETS
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Sahoro City――
In this city, there is a legend.
It is said that all those who have obtained all twelve stars called "Ambitious" can have their ambitions granted.
And there is one of the people pursuing the "Ambitious" will appear in Sahoro City tonight――
"A Letter of Warning
Tonight, I will take the beautiful starry sky of this city.
Miss Arte, the phantom thief."
The main character, Nezu Mikage, happens to be at the crime scene.
By chance, he discovers the phantom thief true identity.
He can tell that the phantom thief is the ojousama of his class, Kaguya Arise.
She has to eliminate every possibility of being found out by those around her. So――
I will steal... your heart and your sigh.
Kaguya, who didn't want her identity to be exposed, tried to draw Mikage into the Phantom Thief Club, which she had created to fulfil her ambitions, but... it does not seem to be working well.
That's when the orphanage, where Mikage was born and raised, fell into a predicament.
Miss Arte, who appears there, expose the hidden "truth" and easily protected the orphanage.
"Is it different from a thief?"
"Yes, steal the hearts of those who see it, and steal everyone's sigh. That's the Phantom Thief."
"Fine. I'll help you and your 'ambitions'."
'Miss Arte the Phantom Thief' and 'Midnight the Phantom Thief'
Just as the two phantom thieves joined forces, the curtain rose on the hidden "truth" in the night of Sahoro City――
All the elements are seen elsewhere already, but tempo is good, mysteries pile up and get revealed in the grand route, heroines are charming enough. OK, but not genius for sure. 
 
4. Neko to Wakai Seyo! ネコと女子寮せよ! [220527] CUBE
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Main character Yuuki reveals concealed in his bloodline magical power and saves a girl about to be run over by a car. Girl happens to be working as a student maid in the cafe of prestigious school where protagonist's twin sister is a caretaker. By a twist of fate Yuuki starts working at this cafe too.
Despite all the magic twist, game is mostly H-oriented and not actually outstanding. 
 
5. fault - SILENCE THE PEDANT [220528] ALICE IN DISSONANCE 
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fault - SILENCE THE PEDANT takes place 5 years before the events of fault - milestone one. After her grandfather, the Royal Guardian to the king, loses his life in the line of duty, Ritona starts to become disillusioned with the notion of honor and duty to serve one’s country.
Why would one devote their life to a King or a Princess that ultimately has no emotional bearing to their lives?
What is honor, and what is devotion?
What does it mean to be patriotic?
A 14-year-old successor to the title of Royal Guardian struggles with these questions.
Yet another partial release in fault series.

Edited by kivandopulus

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While you didn't mention Aokana EXTRA 2 because it's the fandisc, it's still worth a mention because it has very high production value and that it's one of well received VN in May 2022. That said though even with the hard work on the graphic, sprite somehow still not manage to add Music Gallery in the menu so if Nekonyan will (Probably) inevitably localized EXTRA 2 they obviously will port the VN into Unity engine again in order to add the Music Gallery. Anyway EXTRA 2 aside I'll comment some of the releases below.

Lightkravte - Good to see that we finally have a release from Alice in Dissonance, although obviously nowadays people have been waiting for side below in that it's still not released yet even after their supposed estimation release at September 2022 (Although to be fair they not list the release estimation of it on Steam store page). While admittedly the company did suffer several unfortunate circumstances, seeing that their effort to have high production value only cause the delay I think it should be okay if the developer keep what they did in the past because even their first fault VN graphic is already good enough. In the end I guess at least the result of (Unnecessary) hardworking can be seen in the good graphic that Lightkravte had, along with some animation that some may think it's very necessary feature to have.

Ambitious Mission - The latest Saga Planet release with same writer as Kirikoi, although looking from the three primary color scheme that resemble Tsujidou I think the writer here is more focused on writing it like Tsujidou so don't expect same level of drama as Kirikoi. Anyway the VN here has sexy phantom thief along with the ninja, and the story here did resemble phantom thief manga with female MC (ie Jeanne and Saint Tail) although the MC being phantom thief along with supernatural element make this closer to Jeanne. Seeing that Nekonyan managed to get two Saga Planet VNs, it's more than possible that Nekonyan will get Ambitious Mission although it's obviously too ambitious (Sorry for the pun) to see it translated as of now.

That's all for what I can write in regard of May 2022 releases.

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