VN of the Month October 2022
Don't feel like nominating any game at all.
1. Aquarium. あくありうむ。  Entergram, Inc.
A visual novel starring VTuber Minato Aqua.
Player plays the role of Aqua's employer and falls in love with his maid. Set in a world that resembles western Europe.
The heroine is a new maid hiding a secret in service of the heir of the noble Francois family, who has lost his memories and has nightmares every night in which an unknown girl who says she hates him.
One summer day the protagonist is told by his sisters that he needs to practice leadership for when he’ll have to take over the reins of the family. To do so, he needs to give guidance to his clumsy maid and give her advice from time to time.
While the hero is attracted to Aqua, she is unable to fully open up to him about her secret and they’re divided by the insurmountable status wall that they cannot overcome despite their feelings for each other.
What is the shadow that looms upon them as they face opposition from everyone around them? The is a pure love story of a summer despite social differences.
2. Criminal Border クリミナルボーダー  Purple software
It doesn't change whether you're an otaku or not―――
Ninomae Itsuki, a boy who doesn't really have any particular skills, enjoys making clichéd MAD videos.
One day, after a series of coincidences, he ended up creating an "electronic drug video" which gives strong sexual arousal just by looking at it.
"I wonder what would happen if I showed this to that girl who looks down on me."
A dark desire stirred up in him.
In the end, he succeeded in showing the video to his childhood friend, Akinashi Rin, and also discovered her secret hidden behind the mask of an honors student.
"Let's do business using this electronic drug"
Rin proposed this "business" to him.
Papakatsu, yakuza, criminal gangs――
In the underworld that he shouldn't be a part of, Itsuki found himself swept away.
Why, Purple software? Why making an ugly partial release nukige?
3. DraPri Guu-ta-life 3 竜姫ぐーたらいふ３  Whirlpool
Some more time passes, and a new threat arises in the form of enemy faction princess Mei.
As the third part in the series, no illusions should remain
4. Kiss kara Hajimeru Egoism キスからはじめるエゴイズム  Satsuki
Android girl acknowledges her existence as something more than just a bug. Is egoism that bad?
Vanilla nukige with a bit of usual Key-like android self-awareness
5. Study § Steady 2 スタディ§ステディ2  Marmalade
Meeting with you.
That is the beginning of her "love" study. Encounter turns into friendship, showing various sides of each other, and eventually, friendship turns into affection.
By chance, she might start to call you by your nickname.
Just by that alone, the relationship between you two will begin to change in a big way. Under the summer sky, on the beach, watching the fireworks together... will surely make you feel closer to her.
By chance, she might wear an attire that is different than usual. Instinctively, you may be thrilled to see her in a different feel than at the school.
As you two spend your days together, you will eventually become true lovers.
A new love study that begins in the summer. Sparkling days like hot sunshine. Just for you and her, an irreplaceable story is surely out there.
If you liked prequel