Damn. It's September. Everyone's going back to school/university/work and I'm just drowning in research papers and work assignments. I have been playing the same visual novels since the last time I posted. It's Red Spider Vengeance and I also picked up The House in Fata Morgana. I'm kind of getting tired of Red Spider Vengeance? It has a bangn' OST that matches with it's Noir concept, but damn it's kind of slow for being Noir and it's all dialogue. Yes, I get it, VNs are about dialogue. But there's nothing stylish about the writing. It's just plain old talk. And I usually like minimalist prose. But there's no...no... punch to it? No vivid descriptions, very little emotional expression, and I'm not saying that because the character models look like Slenderman, but the writing is kind of basic and there's no color to it. Just like my blog post.
While The House in Fata Morgana is a wonderful experience, I've always been a sucker for gothic victorian stuff. The music just gives me chills, the bleakness, and the elegant English prose, it's great. It reminds me of classics with a bit of a modern twist. Which yes, some of the prose is a little too modern for the time period, but what can you do? It's a visual novel? There has to be a balance where it isn't too wordy for the reader to get tired, but enough to fill in the box and make it opulent, especially for this genre, where it's all about that fancy. And I also know that this VN is pretty popular, so I don't think I will say much since it won't be different from anyone else. Although, this Bestia part is kind of a drag, not as suspenseful as the first chapter, and it's killing me. Maybe, the school work is giving me a funk?
The other VNs I haven't touched in a long time. So I guess this is the end of my post.