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  1. Tamayura 魂響 [Akabei Soft2]

    Foreword: I'm quite excited to see the first professional Akabei Soft2 work after their doujin past as Akabei Soft. I'm mostly interested in the initial release of the game, so review will be based on that. I'll also compare initial release with the remake Enkan no Kizuna. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v85 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJQFOpc5cs&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv93uWlEWyCml-A4kSkxsz4E Synopsis: Touma busily lives everyday with Kasumi and Nami. One day, they receive an offer. That is to exorcize a monster. And they go hunting at night as usual. But, the monster is too tough to beat, and Touma and Kasumi get injured. Nami tries to beat it up by herself to protect Touma and Kasumi, but she is defeated... Game type: Monster fighting action story Character Design rating: 7/10 Protagonist rating: 5/10 Story rating: 5/10 Game quality: 7/10 Overall rating: 6/10 The evaluation actually changed several times during playthrough. At first it was so-so with the ordinary SOL scenes after the prologue. Then by the end of Kasumi route there's a huge twist that fascinated me enough to consider it a masterpiece for a short time. But in the end I was not persuaded by heroes' motivation and the whole resolution. The absolute passiveness of protagonist Touma also gave a huge dent to the evaluation. The synopsis retells the quite long prologue of the game, so it's pretty much impossible to conceal the fact that Nami is not just defeated by the monster. She is also raped, delivered multiple piercing and tear wounds and then eaten alive limb by limb. It's the most emotional scene of the game that determines the whole flow of the game, so this fact must be stated absolutely clearly to go on. That's why I really appreciate it that that Nami is NOT a heroine for capture in this game unlike PS2 release. But I'll get to releases comparison later. The composition of the game is pretty simple. There are two main parts - prologue till Nami death and the main part where Kasumi has to rely on Touma's help. There are SOL moments in both of the parts. Ai the coffee shop assistant almost entirely governs the SOL scenes and gags. But what surprises me the most is that there is no conflict line in the game. The killer of Nami dies just a few minutes later, so there is no direct antagonist. During the main part we meet a mysterious masked person several times, but short fights never lead to anything serious. We meet shrine maiden sisters who also exterminate lesser demons, but that's it. The greater is the shock of main twist of the game. As for heroines routes, Kasumi one is definitely the best. Shrine maiden routes are kind of paired with a lot of scenes being the same. They are fighting heroines, which is a great plus, but these routes aren't as fun as Kasumi. Ai is the only heroine that kind of does not fight. Her route just develops the SOL and gag concepts presented in the common route. Ok, time to mention the "Enkan no Kizuna" edition. It's so much worse than initial edition. Every change done in it is absolutely horrible: 1) Nami route is introduced. Even if some plot twist allows us to etch a dead heroine, such step is absolutely bad for the structure. From a game with a concept it becomes a cliche game where every heroine must be etched no matter what. It kills the soul of the game. 2) All the extreme or sexual scenes outside the H events are concealed. Well, it's again a horrible step. Those scenes actually contribute a lot to the charm of the game. Sometimes it just becomes stupid. Like when Touma wakes up to see naked Machiru on his bed who urges him not to rise voice or Kasumi might get it all wrong. It makes perfect sense with Machiru naked breast, but it looks and sounds just stupid when Machiru wears a fully closed sleeping gown in Enkan no Kizuna. There are a lot of such scenes. But the most horrible part is that the most emotional core scene of the Nami rape and dissection gets pretty much ruined by the black screen that we see in Enkan no Kizuna. 3) Remake adds a ton of filler choices and stupid meaningless battles with some lower beasts. From a normal story it becomes a tormenting selection of the same 10 choices each game when we need to consequently choose each one and fight 3-4 monsters. I actually remembered that I played remake version like 10 years ago without a walkthrough and those stupid choices and battles absolutely confused me to the point of dropping the game. There are a lot of comments about the game from players who dropped it without seeing the end of any route. It's just so bad. 4) Enkan of Kizuna does not include the Another story extra episode. That episode was voiceless in original version and gave an alternative look at the heroines including Nami. It was done mostly to show an extra H event with each of the heroines, but it's still a little nice thing to have. Those nice things contribute to the individual image of the game. In conclusion, Tamayura is a nice game with a great twist and even midfuck elements. It does not live up to the masterpiece status, but it could easily be one if ending was not failed. But Enkan no Kizuna managed to absolutely devaluate the game to the point that it only brings negative emotions. All the poor votes of the game are probably based on Enkan no Kizuna version. This great action story actually only reestablishes my belief in Akabei Soft brand. I wish I could find the copies of its first doujin plotge - Azazel and Yoru no Kakera. Narumi is not Looseboy, but still a pretty talented scenario writer.
  2. VN of the Month May 2005 - Princess Witches

    Princess Witches is the only masterpiece this month. I'll review first Akabei Soft2 project Tamayura 1. Touhou Kuru Ningyou 2 Alice to Issho -Alice to Eternal- 東方繰人形2 アリスといっしょ -Alice to Eternal- [050504] Coolier 1 You play as an university student. One day you stumbled upon a sleeping girl in the woods. The two of you get acquainted and made a promise to meet again. There is an English review. 2. Heartbreak ~Koi no Triangle Chuuihou~ は~とぶれいく ~恋のトライアングル注意報~ [050520] Patisserie Main character spends his youth days happily in the company of six friends. He finally gathers courage to confess to one of the girls from this group, but his heart gets broken by the reply. Little by little he is able to recover through talking to other girls. It's a week before school festival now. Protagonist is busy with "Maid Cafe" preparations. Will he pursue his initial love interest or fall for another girl as a result? Moege. 3. Ikusabi 戦火-IKUSABI- [050520] Talisman There is secret demon-hunting organization that dates back to ancient times. Its members - though few in numbers - protect peace of each epoch from the shadows. It's year 1707 now. Peace has come to this land with the establishment of Tokugawa Shogunate. However, suddenly a dangerous shadow monster again threatens the world. His name is Oda Nobunaga. Alternative history is a popular genre, as we know. Actually, this time demon soul of Oda Nobunaga infects another human. It's an SRPG with reportedly mechanics with multiple flaws. Can't judge it without playing it myself. 4. Zettai Chikyuu Boueiki Mega Laughter 絶対地球防衛機 メガラフター [050520] Liar-soft Gameplay is based on card battles. Far from the outer reaches of space come the invading aliens called Reticulians. Dr. Tsukitometa claims that the only weakness of these aliens is humor and begins the construction of the giant superrobot Mega Laughter. Shinichi, our protagonist, who could be called a humour maniac and who sports the worst short-time memory ever seen in a protagonist, is recruited by Muramatsu Pasta (Commander of the EDF) to pilot Megalaughter. He is assisted by Nanami, who works in the base, His humourless childhoodfriend Hikari is drawn into the events as well, and soon Liu, one of the elite pilots from the Zeta star system is forced to join them as well after being beaten... It's a light absurd bakage. There are no choices, but there's the need to raise favorability of heroines. So it's more of a gameplay-oriented game which is is not in my field of interest. 5. Tantei Jinguuji Saburou Series No.07: Bouen o Sagase! 探偵 神宮寺三郎 Series No.07 亡煙を捜せ! [050525] WorkJam Kumano gets suspicious about an unmanned office. Reunited with Jinguji and Yoko, they start a small investigation. This series does not need introduction. 6. Hametsu no Mars 破滅のマルス [050526] Idea Factory Co., Ltd. In 2016 a manned probe send from the Earth to investigate Mars explodes in the Earth atmosphere and fragments which contain a dna sample of what is thought as a trace to possible Mars inhabitants fells on Japan. That causes mutations all over Japan. People who are infected by that "virus" are called the Iseki-jin (relic persons). The AAST is founded, obtaining the cooperation of structure Doctor Hiroshi Hyuga they develop a suit, "Mars", as a trump card against the relic persons. The carrier of the suit obtains super powers but only a few people, who are dna compatible with the suit are suited to wear it. Takeru, the son of the doctor was the first person who was able to wear it. When the fragment which fell to Earth is being transported to a laboratory in the USA for an analyze the transport is being attacked by the relic persons, now Takeru has to fight and defend it for a final solution in this incident. Game is based on anime events. It's reported to be a much bigger failure than even anime version was. 7. Amakoi Tenshi ~Sweet Sweet Angel~ 甘恋天使 すい~とすい~とえんじぇる [050527] DisAbel Main character always chooses women who bring nothing but bad luck. But this time it's different, because the girl is actually an angel. She starts to live at his house after signing an angel contract to possess his soul after death. But girls around protagonist won't take things easily! Just a moege, really. 8. Eiyuu x Maou 英雄×魔王 [050527] Escu:de 1 2 You are Felser, lord of the demons. For a long time, your race lived in peace with the humans. One day, your seneschal Galef announced you the dire news: Humans have started to attack your lands! While fighting them, you learned that the humans decided to eradicate your race just because they saw it as a threat. Amused by that, you decided that if that is how they see you, you should as well just go back to your old ways and conquer them all! There is an English review. 9. Gift [050527] 1 2 Gift is a story that revolves around high school student Amami Haruhiko and his strong connection to Gift's mysterious power. The town of Narasaki-chou, where Gift's story takes place, has two distinguishing characteristics: a rainbow that seems permanently fixed in the sky no matter the weather, and an ability known as Gift possessed by all its inhabitants. Gift's power can only be evoked by each person once in a lifetime, and is able to grant a single miracle. To be successful, a Gift must reflect the shared feelings of both the giver and the receiver. If the feelings are not mutual, the Gift is distorted and has the ability to wreak havoc on the surrounding area. When this happens, a black streak appears in the rainbow above town until Gift is used correctly. The story begins as Haruhiko's younger sister, Fukamine Riko, returns home after several years away. Beginning with her appearance, Haruhiko's life starts to change very quickly and feelings of the past begin to surface once more. There are English reviews. 10. Princess Witches プリンセスうぃっちぃず [050527] Pajamas Soft 1 2 The game stages Masaki Midou, a boy who's been craving for one thing: becoming a hero, the kind who would rescue the world. Apart from that, he's quite your usual guy, not really perverted but still interested in girls. When he learns of female students being assaulted on the campus precincts, it was no surprise he'd show up and put himself on the front line. What awaits him is a spectacular sight: a giant dragon has appeared! Equally surprising is the girl with magical powers, who has engaged in combat, Klucienne Roussel (Kururu). In an unexpected turn of events, Masaki confesses to Kururu and they accidently share a kiss during the battle. For some reason, this has the effect of giving him magical powers. The two of them join forces to defeat the monster. The day after, a transfer student is being admitted in Masaki's classroom.. There are English reviews. 11. Tamayura 魂響 [050527] Akabei Soft2 Touma busily lives everyday with Kasumi and Nami. One day, they receive an offer. That is to exorcize a monster. And they go hunting at night as usual. But, the monster is too tough to beat, and Touma and Kasumi get injured. Nami tries to beat it up by herself to protect Touma and Kasumi, but she is defeated... First of all, I'm reviewing this game as I'm interested in AcabeiSoft2 origins. Pretty much all the Japanese reviewers agree that it's a kusoge with painfully bland SOL scenes, tormentingly long battle sequences and senseless story divided in two clear parts. BLOCKED 1. Circus no Butaiura サーカスの舞台裏 [050503] BG Paradise Main character gets entrusted with a boy to train him as a submissive sex slave. He has no choice but to start training. Doujin Boys Love 2. My Pet Alice マイペットアリス [050503] MOON GODDESS 10th episode in My pet Ragnarok series. Alice serves her master. She loves him so much that follows every his order without complaints. But it may be a step towards ruin... Doujin Nukige 3. Order Roid オーダーロイド [050503] Hanerom Main character is a poor designer. He orders a pretty female-type android to help with business, but what he receives is opposite of his expectations - male cat ears type android. The factory persuades him to keep the asset, so strange communal life begins. Doujin Boys Love 4. Ultra Mahou Shoujo Manana vol.4 ウルトラ魔法少女まなな vol.4 [050504] Alice Soft Vol.4 Includes stories №9-12: 第9話 「魔法少女の贖罪。今夜はハードコア」 第10話 「北○○ンは侵略者の国」 第11話 「衝撃!闇の中でどっきり。ぽろりもあるよ。」 第12話 「美少女牧場の決闘」 Anthology 5. Kamikaze Kenshi Rozetta 3 ~Shikabaneto no Maihime~ 神風剣士ロゼッタ3 ~屍都の舞姫~ [050505] Amagasa Higasa Jimusho Main character is appointed as a kingdom swordsmanship mentor. Every day he has to deal with little selfish princess and a shrine maiden proud of her skills. But he meets another girl there that changes his ordinary life. Doujin Nukige 6. My Pet Akiha マイペット秋葉 [050505] MOON GODDESS 6th episode in My pet Tsukihime series. Shiki keeps chasing Akiha. There's a long insult road, but there may be marriage in the end. Doujin Nukige 7. Yayoi☆Private Lesson 弥生☆プライベートレッスン [050506] Clover A very limited release game that was only available to members of the official Orbit fanclub. You play as Kusano Fumiyasu, tutoring a student named Yayoi. Nukige 8. Love Boin [050508] VENUS Main character gets to spend this summer with his large breast sister and wife. It's up to him whether one of them gets pregnant or things play out safely. Doujin Nukige 9. Jinja ni Oritatsu Chiisana Kami-sama 神社に降り立つ小さな神様 [050509] Gyuunyuu Soft The mission of the game is to make three dreams of a boy who like to masturbate more than anything else, come true. Doujin Nukige 10. Nanase Ren 七瀬 恋 [050513] M no Violet Before Ren Nanase was ever a night shift nurse, she was a sexy coed at a nursing school. Hearing rumors that one of the faculty is a rapist, she does exactly what any model citizen would do and confronts him about it. Unfortunately, things go downhill from there, and she winds up being his sex slave, getting a crash course in depravity. But in the middle of that perversion, could there be a hint of purity? Nukige 11. Ai no Gekijou -Hirusagari no Hitozuma- 愛の激情―昼下がりの人妻― [050516] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE Main character is a housewife who has been married for 15 years and has a serious husband and a student daughter. She seeks excitement in this boring life. Will it be door-to-door salesman or daughter's tutor who gets to change her? Doujin Otomege 12. Sweet Hearts ~Sannin Ecchi~ Sweet Hearts~さんにんえっち~ [050517] Sweet Hearts Main character brings has a girlfriend, but as of late she becomes friends with protagonist's co-worker waitress Haruka. One night they book a ryokan room for the three of them, get drunk and enjoy each other to the fullest.  Nukige 13. GAME S.S.D.S. ~Setsuna no Akogare~ GAME S.S.D.S. ~刹那の英雄~ [050520] STACK software The setting takes place within the world's finest medical facility, The JOY Zaburo Memorial: St. Laforet Hospital — A place where the stylish of all stylish doctors (lady doctors included) from all corners of the world provide the best medical care to their patients with love and JOY! Officially named as "S.S.D.S.~ Super Stylish Doctors Story~", S.S.D.S. is an "on-and-off-going" multimedia franchise that started it's run in year 2003, focusing primarily on Drama CDs, and live stage performances. Otomege 14. Koujo Ryouzoku Housou ~Rakuen no Propaganda~ 皇女凌俗放送~楽園のプロパガンダ~ [050520] West Vision A military coup occurs at a small island Balalaika. At the same time in Japan TV producer goes missing. This minister shows up as a military minister of the new island regime with the main aim being capture attention of viewers with any means possible. Public humiliation entertainment program is launched with the members of former king family insulted in the public. Nukige 15. Niku Dorei Keiyakusho ~Joi Dorei Choukyou~ 肉奴隷契約書~女医奴隷調教~ [050524] PichiPichi Gallery R A female doctor Otohara Kyoko made a contact with the hospital director Kamizono Rei. The days as a sex slave had just begun... Doujin Nukige 16. Dorei na Kanojo 奴隷な彼女 [050525] Lilith Soft Your childhood female friend is......a sex slave???? Erotic comedy game of the lead character Mikio and his friend Shizuka. Can you make her your girlfriend? The school sex life of the pair is just begun!! The purpose of the game is to make her your "official" girlfriend by winning her hearts and getting laid with her. Sex in various kinds of situations of over 80 CG pictures plus extras. Walk around in the school during lunch time and do whatever you want! Nukige 17. Inbaku Gakuen ~Houkago ni Saku Chijoku no Hana~ 淫縛学艶 ~放課後に咲く恥辱の花~ [050525] Mega Romance Keisuke Shimizu, upset over the problems in his household, becomes a delinquent and sees women as only sexual tools. His class representative, Orie Yuki, wants to change his beliefs. To show him the power of true love, Orie agrees to be his sex slave for three months. Orie has no idea what her decision will have on her future, especially since Keisuke's attention is away from his former lover. Nukige 18. Elevator Panic ~Misshitsu no Inkou~ エレベーターパニック~密室の淫行~ [050527] Waffle Main character works as a night guard. He watches OL working overtime and returning late from work every day. He decides to have some action and locks himself together with one such womain in the elevator. With escape ways cut out, he is the one to control the situation. Nukige 19. Innocent Blue [050527] LiLiM DARKNESS There is a special "VIP Ward" in Mizuno General Hospital. Main character's sister is chosen as a nurse to work there. Soon protagonist gets in a traffic accident and regains consciousness at this hospital. He learns dark secrets of this place as he is given special treatment by his sister. Nukige 20. Kanojo no Okaimono ~2LDK Pet Tsuki~ 彼女のお飼い者~2LDKペット付~ [050527] Stellar Main character has his apartment burnt down. He meets a senior company female employee who agrees to give him shelter if agrees to become her dog and server. Protagonist repeats sex with her aiming to reverse positions. Nukige 21. Kokuin 刻印 [050527] Haoh Kazuo just starts his career as a teacher. He works hard, and gradually becomes close to female students. One day, he has acute pain and is taken to hospital. After the medical checkup, he is diagnosed with incurable cancer. "I don't wanna be forgotten," he thinks. "I just wanna leave a proof of my life." He decides to leave a mark on each girl to prove his life. He sneaks out of the hospital, and heads for the girls.... Nukige 22. Kourin Tenshi En Ciel Rena 光臨天使エンシェル・レナ [050527] Triangle Rina Kanoe is a diligent girl student who lives alone at the Zero Police artificial city controlled by the largest international corporation. However, there have been a lot of demon appearance incidents lately. One night she witnesses a girl fighting a monster and getting defeated. Rina picks up a card that fighter girl drops and transforms into a pretty warrior girl. Rina manages to beat the monster by following the defeated girl instructions. The girl turns out to be a runaway from another world. No one else is able to use these magic cards, so Rina agrees to stand up and protect justice in the city. Nukige 23. Kugutsume -Saiin Byoutou 24 Ji- 傀儡女-催淫病棟24時- [050527] Guilty Takashi is a medical college student. He also works at his uncle's hospital as a training doctor. He is very interested in hypnotherapy, and studies it hard. One day, he tries to hypnotize a nurse, and she becomes like his puppet. He takes her to a vacant room, and has sex with her.... On the next day, his uncle tells him that his hospital trains female doctors and nurses to become a sex slave, and sends them to his customers. One more sex slave is necessary in two weeks, according to him, and he is ordered to give a nurse sex training using hypnotism.... Nukige 24. Kyonyuu Nurse Ayumi no Momoiro Kango 巨乳ナースあゆみの桃色看護 [050527] Fetish Main character gets into a hospital with and receives a lot of attention from the nurse and the beauty director. Nukige 25. Suisenka 水仙花 [050527] Flady Main character comes from a powerful family and thus has everything he wants. His colorless life gains new palette after meeting a girl who introduces him to the world of sensual pleasures. But one day mansion inhabitants rebel against such life and try to find their own happiness. Nukige 26. Love Fetish ~Love Hen~ らぶフェチ ~らぶ編~ [050527] Erogos Main character gets accused of indecent behavior by a girl and is forced to marry her. But soon his anxieties get swept away by further uproar... Nukige 27. Motto Ijitte Princess ~Mou! Mata Konna Tokoro de 2~ もっといじってプリンセス~もう!またこんなところで2~ [050527] Vitamin Prince lives a carefree life while king is occupied with grand politics. Three princesses are captured after conquering neighboring territories. King gets an idea to pacify nations by arranging a marriage between his son and one of captured princesses. But it's difficult to understand which one to choose without testing them properly. Nukige 28. Onedari Milky Pai おねだりミルキーパイ [050527] Sekilala Main character lives alone in the apartment after his parents go overseas. He has to take a two week break from his part-time job in the cafe because of forced additional lessons. But as he returns to his part-time job he is amazed to notice that all four waitresses now suddenly have huge breasts thanks to new revolutionary medicine. But the drug has side effect of unstable behavior and milk pouring out unless male semen massage is done. His childhood friend comes to him in tears as she can't return home with such huge breasts. After the shameful procedures her breast shrinks to the normal size. However, part-time job waitresses learn about this efficient cure and demand their share of treatment. Nukige 29. Oshiete Onee-san ~Aniyome no Midara na Hirusagari~ 教えてお義姉さん ~兄嫁の淫らな昼下がり~ [050527] Zero Main character stays at his brother's house in Tokyo for a week before the final university entrance test. Older brother works till night while his young wife remains in frustration. Protagonist witnesses her masturbating alone and can't hold his desires. Nukige 30. Rinkan Byoutou "Yamete... Sensei, Minaide!" 輪奸病棟 「やめて…先生、診ないで!」 [050527] Lune Team Bitters Hero who is aiming at director in hospital for the next term. The woman is made degenerate to expand a present position and networks further and it uses it as a tool of politics. The appearing woman such as women doctors who call the beginner nurse and the clinical study raped in turn by VIP patient's grandfathers and are raped in turn by the young man doctor becomes the catch of the group humiliation everything. There is no troublesome work in this game that draws the flow of the series of raping in turn. It can easily enjoy "Group humiliation H scene". Nukige 31. Rosarium ~Tsunagareta Shounen~ Rosarium~繋がれた少年~ [050527] Optim Isolated from the world, a dark basement where the light doesn't reach... The boy's screams and panting echo through the room again today. He woke up here suddenly one day, unable to remember anything no matter how hard he tried. He had no clue about his own name, or what his life was like up until now. While he was lost in thought, a girl came up to him. She explained to the boy that he was sold to this place to pay off debts left by his late parents. He's being trained as a slave to be sold off to the highest bidder... ...but is that really the only thing going on here? Nukige 32. Ryoujoku Idol Mesu Dorei ~Higyaku no Tokubetsu Lesson~ 凌辱アイドル牝奴隷~被虐の特別レッスン~ [050527] Nomad Main character is a president of a small entertainment production company with a firm standing. He acquired this position by training idols into sex slaves and presenting them to powerful people. Now he receives a new request, so he starts looking for a suitable prey. Nukige 33. Shinshoku ~Inma no Ikenie~ 侵蝕~淫魔の生贄~ [050527] Touchable Girl Nana Serizawa suffers from excessive libido, and thus undergoes a counselling. But she faces temptation from the world of immorality, corruption and perversion. Eventually she sells her best friend to the devil in exchange for further pleasure. Nukige 34. A Trunk [050529] TNK One night, a big trunk was delivered to my apartment. I opened the trunk, finding inside a young, beautiful girl. As soon as she awoke, she wanted to have sex with me right away. I was embarrassed with the unexpected situation, but became gradually obsessed with her.... Dildo, Anal beads, Vagina, Anal..... Enjoy having some fun with the beautiful chick! Doujin 35. My Pet Len マイペットレン [050529] MOON GODDESS 7th episode in My pet Tsukihime series. Len wants to protect the world of dreams, but gets trapped in its darkest corner with insults repeated over and over. Doujin Nukige 36. Marriage [0505] dydy Sanae and Toru are childhood friends who live next door. They were very close friend at a young age, but as of lately there have been signs of mental retardation in Toru. Doujin
  3. Ojou-sama Kumikyoku お嬢様組曲 [Symphony]

    Foreword: I only had to choose this game, because the only other somewhat curious game from April 2005 Gakuen Kaiketsu Kururi! turned out to have a horrible engine for auto-reading with voices getting constantly cut even with the latest patch, at least with win10. I want to ask sincere forgiveness from all those who like vanilla pure love visual novels. Depending on your likes, game can get even couple points more in the overall evaluation. I'm only conveying my sincere impression of this game even though I'm ill suited for that purpose. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v703 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j0yAzjfXI0&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9FMXe5w9pSH_a01QqO_8qb Synopsis: Protagonists name is Kaoru, it is a name used for girls normally, he has no idea why his parents decided to name him like that. And just because of that when he was changing schools he gets enrolled to a girls high school by mistake. Unhappy with this turn of events at first, he soon grows to like the new school. Game type: Pure love story in vanilla girl school setting Character Design rating: 6/10 Protagonist rating: 4/10 Story rating: 4/10 Game quality: 6/10 Overall rating: 5/10 It's insufficient to say that I did not like this game. It was a torture that is painful to remember, actually. There are so many poor elements in it that I don't even know what to start with. I'll try to focus on positive sides in conclusion as well, though. Game quality gets a penalty for poor heroines design, lack of CG and occasional lack of voicing. The setting is kind of stupid and oh-so-super-convenient. 1). Parents sent Kaoru's papers to a girl's school. Quite possible, just a simple mistake. 2). Kaoru is the only boy on the entrance ceremony, but he stays there till the end and gives out his voice like everyone else. That's ok, boy's probably confused. 3). He wants to transfer to the nearby normal school, but he is not allowed to by that school. Girl's school does not force him out. Well... that's weird behavior on behalf of girl's school, but maybe they did not want to ruin boy's school year during the already started term. Really stupid, but ok. 4) Kaoru is denied dormitory room in the normal school dormitory, so he pretty much becomes a homeless bum. Hinako asks him to make her a company on her way to girls' dormitory. It's strange that school authorities have no concern for boy's living space in such an extraordinary situation, but overall feels almost natural. 5) Hinako asks girl dormitory caretaker to look for a room for Kaoru to stay for one night. But all rooms are taken, so Hinako asks dormitory caretaker to have Kaoru share a room with her. Wait a minute, that's just super wrong. The fact that caretaker girl so eagerly agrees with the condition that divider should be set at the center of the room is increasingly alarming. In reality half of girls would be against that, but no one seems to ask their opinion at all considering the fact that there are no facilities for men in the dormitory. 6) So Kaoru starts to live at the same room with Hinako. Wait, what the hell? Did not he want to find a normal place the next day? What happened with the allowance to stay for just one night? 7) Pretty much the very first day Kaoru relaxes at the bathroom and encounters naked Hinako going to take a shower. REALLY? Freaking boy is allowed to stay for one night and he just occupies a huge bath all by himself without noticing anyone and locking the door? There's total irresponsibility at all levels in this dormitory. 8 ) Kaoru and Hinako set alarm clock for 8 o'clock, but only Hinako is able to wake up on time. She has to trespass to the other side of the room in order to wake Kaoru up. The decision to allow or not allow Hinako to get to this side of room in the future determines whether we enter Hinako or other girls's routes. We already know that Kaoru is a terribly irresponsible boy, but if he actually allows Hinako to get to his side then it pretty much means that he does not care for alarm since is a person to abuse with waking him up. Ok, we get it, he's an absolute failure as a responsible member of society. 9) Roommates decide to hide the fact they live at the same room, but Hinako admits that she is pretty bad with concealing anything, because she is super-naive, and everything is written right at her face. Of course she constantly blushes, stutters and mumbles whenever Kaoru is mentioned in any context. The story gets revealed in no time, but the whole class only encourages Hinako. It looks weird to me that whatever route we enter, everyone is so supportive with any choice made. There is absolutely no room for conflict in this school, so bring in the cakes. At school we meet other girls, but for some reason the only lively and sharp-tongue girl who basically moves the whole plot by playing jokes on Hinako - is not available as a heroine. Instead, we're offered absolutely isolated stereotypical random girls as heroines. For some reason, neither of the girls was able to interest me. I ended up choosing yet another super-naive and this time also a loli heroine Maria for the second heroine playthrough just because hoped for more lively CG of this small idol girl and because she is voiced by seiyu Naruse Mia in a pretty funny way. How horrible should heroines' personalities be for me to pick a naive loli girl just based on seiyu? And of course I got burned with this decision, because all the funny events of Maria were reserved for the common route. Should personal route always be so miserable to make poor kid cry for three times? I'm not even mentioning disgusting etching. Since this game is only about the looks and fuwa-fuwa atmosphere, I don't feel guilty for revealing the main drama in Maria route. And it's about Kaoru loosing sight of Maria and starting search only to find her around the corner so they could happily reunite. What the hell... And I'm even so shameless that I want to reveal the main drama of Hinako route (because this game is NOT about drama). It's about Hinako being forces to marry an unknown man that her yakuza father has chosen for marriage. Pretty decent conflict, right? I bet Kaoru steals the bride just at the altar and marries her somewhere in the woods hiding from hired goons. But reality is so much worse. The young people just come the the yakuza father and ask him to throw away clan interests and let Hinako be with the total failure that Kaoru is. I can only guess what harsh measures yakuza father is going to undertake. Wrong guess, as usual. Father does... nothing at all? Hinako just goes to their dormitory room to spend the last time at this school. At the same room with a boy. Holy crap. Why everything in this scenario is so ridiculously stupid? Why any attempt of analysis is inevitably doom to be crushed by the wall of absolute amateurism and irresponsibility? If you possess analytic thinking, please keep out of this game. It does not succumb to any rationalization attempts. Ojou-sama Kumikyoku is not a bad game. It's a nice romantic story in inspiring atmosphere of rich and fabulous girl school. If features mild humor and supportive environment. Hinako is so innocent and straightforward that she will most probably charm you. Get your expectations within a warm romantic comedy content, and you probably won't be disappointed. It's a pure coincidence that such romcom genre hater as me got to play this game.
  4. VN of the Month April 2005 - Sanarara

    Sanarara is the only masterpiece of the month. I'll try to hold back while reviewing Ojou-sama Kumikyoku 1. Meitantei Conan: Akatsuki no Monument 名探偵コナン 暁のモニュメント [050421] Banpresto 1 2 Akatsuki no Monument is the second Detective Conan game for Game Boy Advance and features scenario mode as well as various mini-games. The main game story kicks off with Conan, Ran and Kogorou on their way to ceremony of a newly built resort by the sea. Kogorou Mouri, as a renowned detective (thanks to Conan), was invited to the opening ceremony, while Conan and Ran are just tagging along. As they arrive, the owner of the luxury resort asks them to look into the rumors about the land where the mansion was built on. The rumor is known as the so called "village of suicides". Later that evening, as they check the buffet and meet many other invited guests, pleasantries are exchanged and small talks reveal little to nothing of interest... until, a body falls down on a sports car that was on the display in the lobby area. Coincidence, or is there really some truth to these rumors... Conan is taking up to find out the truth and discover the mystery behind this death as well as the rumors that are plaguing the area. There is an English review. 2. Gakuen Kaiketsu Kururi! 学園怪傑くるり! [050422] Troy Main character is a school troublemaker who finds himself in a pitch. His father accumulates a large debt and flees from creditors. Son tries to involve six classmates and teachers to help him raise the money. It's basically a bakage with a fun protagonist and hyper-stereotypical heroines. At the very least SOL scenes are funny. Then game delivers fantasy development without explaining anything, so there are questions to game's integrity. The setting is quite fresh as school is actually a huge autonomous study ground with 12,000 students fulfill every social role there, even firefighters and police. It's still a moege, but at least a funny and lively one. 3. Jun'ai Shoutengai 純愛商店街 [050422] Honey Soft Main character attends an elite school with shy personality. There are four shopping girls in the neighborhood who see admire him, but don't have a chance talk to him. One day his sister asks him to take private tutorship over neighboring shopping girls. Life changes 180 degrees for him. He who must teach others has to learn many things about deep love himself. Game lasts a month with a week for each girl, plus one extra week for the girl of interest. It's a pure love story with some comedy mix. There are only 2-3 H scenes per heroine, but pretty sure this game can also be called a moege with a lolicon scent. 4. Ojou-sama Kumikyoku お嬢様組曲 [050422] Symphony 1 2 3 Protagonists name is Kaoru, it is a name used for girls normally, he has no idea why his parents decided to name him like that. And just because of that when he was changing schools he gets enrolled to a girls high school by mistake. Unhappy with this turn of events at first, he soon grows to like the new school. Basically all the three impressions are short, belong to same person and written in the same words, so I guess I'll play this "hidden gem" myself. Just mind it that I'm not good with pure romance games and choosing this one just because there is nothing of interest to me this month. 5. Boku wa Tenshi Janai yo 僕は天使じゃないよ [050428] 130cm 1 2 3 After the Great Kanto Earthquake and the World War people are living in difficult times. The main character, Kitami Ichizou ran away from his wealthy home along with his maid, and took up a job as a novel writer. One day he receives a mysterious letter about an invitation to a dubious secret club called "Masquerade" where he meets Zakuro, the performer there. On the other hand he also received another letter from Sister Yurino, a nun working at the orphanage which Ichizou donated in the past to. Yurino's letter gradually reveals a troubling confession about her own hidden side. What will Ichizou do about these two peculiar cases, what point will he end up? Find out and relive the old times in this S&M novel. There are English impressions. 6. Cartagra ~Tsuki kurui no Yamai~ カルタグラ~ツキ狂イノ病~ [050428] Innocent Grey 1 2 3 4 5 6 The hero of this story is Takashiro Shugo - an ex-police officer, now unemployed and freeloading at a brothel. From time to time he takes on detective work from his former superior. A missing persons case is dumped onto him one day. Kohzuki Yura... the girl he had an intimate relationship with before being sent off to war. A brutal series of killings begins. As they occur closer and closer to home, Shugo can no longer turn a blind eye, and is dragged into the spiraling web of missing people and murders. Game is localized and has plenty of English reviews. 7. Kami-sama no Iu toori Kujibiki Ai-biki Scramble 神様のいうとおりッ くじびきAI-BIKIスクランブル [050428] Rune There is a weird class at our school where people from first to third grade are gathered for some purpose. I never expected to have anything to do with it, but here I am, a new class member surrounded by seven girls. As it turns out, there is a mysterious social study lesson where relationships are determined with a lottery. The theme of first lesson is "slave". Roles are pretty much predetermined by the lottery and do not change with the routes. Another reason why it doesn't feel interesting is that it ends halfway as experiment is cancelled. Girls are pretty cute and nice to talk to. Erotic content is not much dense, but rather fetishist with things like footjob dominating. Not sure what Rune was planning to do, but result is not bad, whatever it is. 8. Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~ らぶドル 〜Lovely Idol〜 [050428] Princess Soft 1 The Lovely Idols are a group of young idol singers who have become very popular. The player takes the role of Fujisawa Tomohiro, managing the girls' schedules and helping them improve their skills. The player also talks to the girls about their troubles and can date them. The game could be considered a part of the raising sim sub-genre due to its focus on training the idols. I'm not the target audience for this another Princess Soft fluke. 9. Mabino Style マビノ×スタイル [050428] KID In this magical love simulation, you get to know six young witches in training as you yourself study at a magic school set in a different world. Your goal in studying is to return to your own world. At the start of every in-game month, you set up your hourly schedule, choosing from six different forms of magic to practice with one of the girls. Between learning, you go out with the girls on dates. Based on your responses in conversation, the girls' feelings towards you change. Another SIM game that I don't care about. 10. Milkyway 3 [050428] Witch Over 20 years have passes since events of Milkyway 2. Cafe owners migrated overseas leaving the establishment for Sakuya to inherit. Once again he returns to the cafe in attempt to try to revitalize it with new workers and fight debt. Young entertainment genius Koibun buys crumbling Milkyway from Sakuya. Both descendants of former heroines and new girls flood the coffee shop once more. There's a long management part that determines heroine, then it moves to ADV part. Game has improved greatly in scenario composition and personality depth, but still lacks in comedy description and game design refinement. 11. Nusunde MyHeart 盗んでMyHeart [050428] Lover Soul Tokyo, 21st century. City drown in a long recession is shocked by a series special theft crimes. The swiftest of those phantom thieves is red-haired girl Kaito Bunny the Taker. Main character is an orphanage boy adopted by Fujinomiya family. His acquaintance with Ryoko girl from this family strangely coincides with the beginning of thefts. Information is fatally missing. Neither character descriptions, nor motivations are given properly. It's a very painful to read bakage with jokes being funny only in the head of scenario writer. 12. Oni Kagura 鬼神楽 [050428] Studio e.go! Main character finally hunts down the demon who killed his whole family. But fight proceeds unfavorably, and on the brink of defeat he tears off demon's arm and devours it becoming half-demon himself. The demon flees, and protagonist's wounds get treated by shrine maidens. But that's only a small delay on the road of revenge. Compared to Natsu Kagura, development system is severely cut. Upon defeat protagonist turns into a demon gaining new abilities and contributing to game's insult scenes. Difficulty level is quite low, so collecting defeat HCG is still difficult due to weakness of bosses. 13. School Days [050428] 0verflow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 In the school the three people met. Their relation had been changed in the season, and turned into three love stories. Makoto has been admiring a girl he has seen on the train. That girl is Kotonoha Katsura, and he even managed to take a photo of her with his cell phone. Due to new seating in his class, he ends up next to Sekai Saionji, a nosy, but sweet and sincere girl. As she snoops for his cell phone while talking to him, she discovers his crush and vows to help him until Kotonoha agrees to go out with him. When Sekai finally gets them together, she realizes her own feelings after finding out that the person Kotonoha liked was, in fact, Makoto. While waiting for her train next to Makoto, who was waiting for Kotonoha, she has him talking about how he can repay her for all of her help. Before leaving for her train, she kisses him and cries when she boards the way home. Kotonoha happily arrives for her date with Makoto shortly after. With all three main characters carrying different expressions on their faces, the story begins. Game is localized and has many reviews. 14. Tears to Tiara [050428] Leaf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1,200 years after the Demon King Arawn was sealed, a priest of the "Holy Empire" conspired to free him, using the young oracle Riannon as a sacrifice. However, the appearance of Riannon's brother Arthur, striving to save his sister, put his plan in peril. In the ensuing chaos, by a twist of fate, Arawn is unwittingly released by Riannon. So begins their tale... Game is localized and has English reviews. 15. Wagamama Capriccio WAGA魔々かぷりちお [050428] Unison Shift 1 The protagonist, Hatase Hibiki, meets a young girl in the yard of an abandoned house next door, who is lost and crying. Little Hibiki tries to comfort her, and notices she is hurt, so he licks the blood from her wound and bandages it. Then the guardian of the young girl appears and takes her away, as she tells Hibiki that she will not forget him. Now Hibiki is in high school, and one day as he's walking to school with his neighbor and childhood friend, Miu, a girl suddenly falls from the sky before them: she is Melissa, princess of the demon world, and she claims that Hibiki is her fiance, because in the demon world tradition, when one drinks the blood of another it is a proposal for marriage. It's not long until Melissa's rival from the demon world, Emile, follows her to the human world, determined to steal away Hibiki from her, and Melissa's dense chosen fiance, Alfred, also appears, set on getting his honey back. There is an English review. 16. Sanarara サナララ [050429] NekoNeko Soft 1 2 3 4 It was something that could happen to anyone — a tale with a tinge of mystery... One day, a girl I didn't know approached me; she told me she would make true any wish I desired — but only one. "Really?" I thought to myself. She didn't exactly look dependable. She started explaining how it would work as I listened on in disbelief. "Let's see, according to the manual..." 1. Once and but once in your life, one wish shall be granted. 2. This opportunity will be given to all who live in this world. 3. One cannot know when it will be offered ahead of time. 4. The one notifying you of the opportunity shall be known as the Navigator; until the wish is fulfilled, they shall not be freed from their position. 5. The Recipient of the Navigator's aid shall later become another's Navigator. 6. Once their duty is complete, the Navigator shall lose all memory of the event. [or both, unclear] (1). When a Navigator, you are as insubstantial as mist to anyone but the Recipient. (2). You will not be able to tell anyone else of this. (3). If a wish is deemed obviously impossible to grant, it may be disregarded; be careful. (4). You must decide what to wish for within one week. Well, that was certainly an explanation. I wasn't about to believe her based on her testimony alone, but she did strike me as... subtly different, in some way. There are English reviews. BLOCKED 1. Itsuwari ~Ingyaku no Bijin Shimai~ いつわり~淫虐の美人姉妹~ [050401] Marry Bell Main character is a powerful conglomerate heir, but lives a modest life with his twin sister. One day he receives a task from his father to enslave and train half-sisters who are also group successors able to lay claims and pose problems in future. Nukige 2. Sore ga Bokura no Ren'ai Seikatsu Fandisc それが僕等の恋愛生活 Fandisc [050401] Opera House Three months later main character finally gets used to the life in dormitory. Today he feels lonely and starts walking around the campus to try to find the soul mate. Boys Love Fandisc 3. Temptation -Saiin no Naraku- Temptation -催淫の奈落- [050402] Parthenon A male student Yu has a special ability to hypnotize people by using his mysterious eyes and voice. Yu has set his eyes on a beautiful chick Kirihara Mana, recently transferred to the school... Nukige 4. Tanetsuke Kankin Ryoujoku Desu 種付監禁陵辱です [050407] Studio-74 Commander of the Independent Special Forces interrogates captured female enemies on the matter of new weaponry. Doujin Nukige 5. Joi Dorei Byoutou 女医奴隷病棟 [050408] Cybele Main character gets fraudulently fired from a major trading company. He catches some disease resembling cold and is treated in the hospital by a doctor who used to be abused a lot at school. The prescripted medicine does not help, so protagonist blackmails doctor to reveal fact of misdiagnosis and ruin her reputation. This way he makes her his slave during hospitalization period. Nukige 6. Kosutte Gingin コスってギンギン [050408] Poashara Miyashita Kurou is a professional photographer with money problems. When he obtains pendulum that grants him hypnotic powers, he decides to use it to have sex and sell photos for money. Nukige 7. Pancho de Bravo! ぱんちょDEブラボー! [050408] Raccoon Main character accidentally steals a golden brassiere displayed in the museum. He is captured by a thief band and forced to cooperate. He learns the technique to steal underwear while it's being worn and practices new knowledge on the female band thieves. The training goes poorly, so female band members set special training sessions to master this skill. Nukige 8. Shinseki. Chinpira... Kaze, Sanada Ani. 真跡。チンピラ...風、真田兄。 [050409] Toriaezu Neru A very short story of main character meeting Sanada's brother. Boys Love Doujin 9. Yume Goshi no Sora 夢越しの空 [050409] 17 This is a fairy-tale type novel game in two parts, each part written independently -- one by Yuki, the other by Ritsu. The Caged Vagrant -Yuki's story- (branching) The story of an amnesiac who slowly comes to reconstruct the world through conversations with a very strange and special friend. Plumerai -Ritsu's story- (linear) The Plumerai, which stretches out from the sky like some gargantuan hand. And the countless number of birds who attack this cloud... Doujin 10. Yokubou ~Shokushu no Amai Wana~ 欲望~触手の甘い罠~ [050411] Gyuunyuu Soft Dark sexual-violation tentacle novel produced by Shirase Ryuichi, featuring 5 voice actresses. One day, unknown eggs showered down on the premises of the school. Several years past, monsters were hatched from the eggs and begun to nail girls in the school ... Nukige 11. Kaitou L☆lita & You ~Shimai Kankin Nikuasobi~ 怪盗L☆lita&you~姉妹監禁肉遊~ [050415] Valkyria "Lita and You" is a mysterious thief group. They had an eye on a golden statue that was said to grant any wish. With various traps, catch the thief girls and give some punishment! Take the virginity away! Then penetrate anus! Gangbang! And creampie! What will become of the young girls in wrong hands of lustful men!? Nukige 12. Maid-san wa Hitozuma ~Miyako-san no Yuuwaku Nikki~ メイドさんは人妻~美弥子さんの誘惑日記~ [050415] Heart Bringan Main character's parents have died in an accident leaving him in custody of maid Miyako. He has just graduated from university, so decides to continue his father's career in writing. One day uncle's maid Saeko shows up demanding to determine which of girls is better as a maid. They decide to compete in sex techniques, and protagonist is chosen to judge their skills. The third maid rival interrupts the race and demands equal opportunity for her to display her prowess. Nukige 13. Mama Mama!? ままママッ!? [050415] Black Package Yasuhiro father suddenly dies leaving his mother unable to take care of family. Having no choice but to move back in with grandfather he didn't know existed. He quickly see's that his grand father is a wealthy successful man. He belittles Yasuhiro mom for not being able to care for child as a parent. Then proceeds to call in three women telling Yasuhiro that over following weeks one of these women will be his new mother and he has to decide. Nukige 14. Mayonaka wa Owaranai 魔世中ハ終ワラナイ [050415] Touchy 1 This is a sequel to Mayonaka wa ware no mono (also by Touchy) and as such, takes place not too long after the first game. In this game, we once again play as the main chara of the first Mayonaka, Ogata Seishirou, the man who consumed a demon lord and thus gained his powers and who is now trying to conquer the world, starting with Japan. In the path this game follows from the previous one, the "Special group" the government assembled to crush Ogata's organization was more or less obliterated - or so it was believed! Later information came into the hands of Ogata's organization, suggesting that the "Special Group" was not destroyed, rather lying low, but still remain in existence, led by their mysterious leader, "Ishtari". Setting his sights on some people with mystical abilities who could be members of the Special Group in hiding (or training), he sets out to pull up the tree - that is to say, the special group - with the roots this time. And woe to those who would dare to block his path... Nukige 15. Tokusou Tenshi Shellsaver 特捜天使シェルセイバー [050415] TinkerBell Main character Yuichi is a university student who lives a normal life till he gets fatally wounded by the criminal organization “Duon” executive confronting Space Sheriff Shellsaver. However, he manages to survive through assimilation with the reinforced clothing provided by Space Sheriff. Shellsaver loses a huge portion of her power through this act, so Yuichi swears to make up for his salvation. Two heroes of justice will fight side by side! Nukige 16. Yumemite Night! 夢みてナイト! [050415] Studio Ring Shutaro is a uni student, who lives peacefully. But one day, a girl suddenly appears in front of him. She calls herself a probationary devil, and tells him that she can help him have a dream whatever he wants. It all depends on him what dream he will have.... Nukige 17. Onii-chan to, Futago to, Imouto to. おにいちゃんと、ふたごと、妹と。 [050418] G-Work@mi As parents remarry and go overseas, older brother stays in charge of unprotected twin girls. He tried to date older girls, but failed at intercourse due to complexes. He has no special affection for loli characters, but there are just too many situations in communal living to fire a spark. Doujin Nukige 18. Doll [050420] Soft Circle Astarte Kyoko is longing after love since her childhood. Her family was rich, but the love between her mom and dad fell out long time ago, and her mom not taking care of her anymore ... Kyoko had become a woman who cannot love anybody ... except one person ... Doujin 19. Makai Tenshi Djibril -Episode 2- 魔界天使ジブリール-episode2- [050422] Frontwing Otonashi Meimi is walking alone in an empty park when the demon Rococo suddenly appears. Rococo users her Eternal Worm attack on Meimi in order to separate the power of Misty Mei from within her body. Meanwhile, at Naoto's house, Hikari, Naoto's stepsister who was studying abroad, returns home. She starts going to the same school as Naoto, and it worries Rika, Naoto's lover, a little. "I love you the most in the world." - With these words, Naoto makes love with Rika in the school's nurse's office. However, Misty Mei appears and spirits Rika away. Then, the angel Loveriel appears saying that Naoto has no choice but to have sex with Hikari so that a new Djibril can be born to save Rika. Lolicon 20. Ano Ko wa Ochi Girl あの娘は○痴Girl [050422] Tryset A beautiful woman suddenly sticks out her crotch in front of main character's face in the middle of asking a way. Then protagonist acquires his first sex experience with her in the park nearby. The next morning mother introduces him new neighbor, and she turns out to be that sex obsessed lady. Nukige 21. Urasettai Choukyoka 裏接待調教課 [050422] Black Lilith The lead character Takashiro Kazuyuki who works for a large pharmaceutical company was deceived and taken in by a colleague Numata asahiro and his fiancee Mizutani Mio. Worse, he was relegated by his female boss Wakamiya Kyoko He was so in despair, but found that the division was something unusual...... The division was established to provide secret sexual service to politician and bureaucrat. Takashiro made up his mind to take revenge on the women. I'll have them impregnated right before their fiances..... Nukige 22. Zettai Fukujuu Meirei 絶対服従命令 [050422] Langmaor 1 Welcome, one and all, to our little Agency. I'm sure that at one time or another, you've felt frustrated by the actions of a certain troublesome individual, who always seems to make your life more difficult. You know the feeling -- through no fault of your own, your every step is hindered by the actions of someone who's been born onto this Earth just to trip you up? That's where our Agency comes in. With just one word from you, our special volunteer staff will happily lay a complex trap for the individual who causes you so much frustration, and exact sweet revenge on the troublemaker for you, turning their life into exactly the kind of living hell you want. We'll make them surrender totally to our will, force them into absolute obedience while we punish them for the crime of tormenting you. Of course, we use the word "volunteer" loosely. Payment is always required for our services, but don't worry -- we'll never ask you for money. Boys Love 23. Kochou Yuukaku 胡蝶遊郭 [050424] Nekomarudou There is a fountain in the back of a dark forest ... Black butterflies dance and invite me, and I walk as if fascinated. There is a small pavilion there - the museum that no one knows about. Doujin Nukige 24. Nani yo!! Shojo Ageru wa yo 何よっ!!処女あげるわよっ [050424] STARWORKS There is an old castle with vampires ... But some day hero appears and defeats the monsters. But surprisingly he undergoes a metamorphosis. Wizards, tentacles and vagrants welcome this sudden change. Doujin Nukige 25. Purupuru Shirts! ぷるぷるシャツ! [050424] Chain-Reaction Main character meets a childhood friend after a long time, and their relations begin anew. Natsuki often climbs from the neighboring window to play together. One night she comes while wearing nothing but a shirt. And that incident launched chain reaction. Doujin Nukige 26. Yami Koto ヤミコト [050424] Kakusan Fuudou It is a story about darkness existing since ancient times. It pierces four epochs from Heian to Taisho. Is there despair or hope beyond that darkness? Doujin 27. Love Death ~Realtime Lovers~ らぶデス~Realtime Lovers~ [050427] Teatime 1 2 3 Hiroki Yanase is a young boy whose mother has died a while ago. His father entrusted him with a small inn, but the two do not keep contact. Hiroki goes to school and enjoys the quiet life of an ordinary Japanese teenager. But this changes when a new student named Nanami is transferred to his school. Hiroki soon discovers that Nanami harbors some deep secrets in her past. As their relationship develops, Hiroki realizes that Nanami is not what she seems to be, and discovers a world of supernatural beings that exists alongside ours. Nukige 28. Boku no Koe ga Todoku Nara... 僕の声が届くなら… [050428] KIT Main character goes to another town to start life anew. But old memories don't let him go easily. He witnesses light in the classroom at midnight. Inside school idol girl is insulted by a masked stranger. Who is behind that mask? The wall of darkness engulfs him. Can he defeat that inner darkness and save the girl? Lolicon 29. Gakuen 2 ~Ingyaku no Zushiki~ 学園2~淫虐の図式~ [050428] Bishop 1 This is the direct sequel to Gakuen. In this game you play as Kawamura who likes to take advantage of girls and have sex with them at school. Eventually his foul practice is caught, so he's basically going to be expelled. Well Kawamura has other plans. He's going to get to school principal by getting to her daughter. Nukige 30. Itazura 0 -Zero- 悪戯0-ZERO- [050428] Interheart Showa era with economic growth blooming after the war. Railways start to stretch around the towns. In the time of great change crimes also undergo a metamorphosis. Molester. Delinquents disappeared from the night town streets and moved to the trains as there was enclosed space and no police around. It seemed like a heaven for molesters ... However…. Nukige 31. Jokei Kazoku ~Inbou~ 女系家族~淫謀~ [050428] Silky's 1 2 An evil politician Arimori Kamoshige have been a local governor for 40 years,. Abusing his power, he has gained wealth and women. The protagonist’s father has managed Arimori’s black money as a right hand person, but later, he was expelled being charged false crime. He got discouraged and called his runaway son, Tatsuya. He asked Tatsuya his revenge on Kamoshige. Soon his father died, and Kamoshige hired Tatsuya as the third secretary. However, Kamo also died 3 months later. Just before his death, he changed the pass code of a safebox which hidden black money was in. Then, the power balance of Arimori Family changed. The person who obtains the hidden money will get become the next ruler. While Arimori Family is conflict for the hidden money, Tatsuya begins his revenge. Nukige 32. Joumuin ~Sora no Seidorei~ 乗務淫 ~空の性奴隷~ [050428] Girl's Software Main character dreamed of becoming a pilot and got a job at an airline company. However, he also turned out to be a playboy to set sex traps for stewardesses and pilot candidates. As his schemes are revealed, he is only gets transferred to another plane. As his boss explains, company wants to nurture stewardesses to provide sexual entertainment and thus save the company from rivals' damping. Nukige 33. Katei Kyoushi no Onee-san ~H no Hensachi Agechaimasu~ 家庭教師のおねえさん~Hの偏差値あげちゃいます~ [050428] Atelier Kaguya Touya started to live with four tutors during the summer holiday. His father has gone abroad for business and his life has become a paradise with four beautiful women. Erotic lessons by four teachers have begun!!! Nukige 34. Kyoudai ~Futari~ 兄妹~ふたり~ [050428] Deep Blue Main character's parents go overseas leaving him in charge of his sister for holidays. He wants to cheer his little sister up, but she urges him to fulfill old promise and treat her as an adult. These two weeks before her birthday get painted with the color of lust. Nukige 35. Kyouhaku 2 ~Kizu ni Saku Hana Senketsu no Aka~ 脅迫2 ~傷に咲く花 鮮血の紅~ [050428] Ail Saki Akehime is a beautiful girl who has an English mother. She has a secret. She is going out with her teacher, Akito Tsuge, and holding such an immoral secret makes her exited. However there is a figure looking at their acts. One day, Saki receives a phone. Although she is suspicious about the phone, she goes out with Akito not knowing there is a trap full of shame waiting for her... Nukige 36. Love Fetish ~Maso Hen~ らぶフェチ ~マゾ編~ [050428] Erogos Main character starts to perceive unexpected pleasure when his genitals are operated by someone else. But his partner starts to act without following his instructions with her explosive temperament. Two more girls join the fun as they can't accept defeat that easily. Nukige 37. Mafuyu Gaiden 真冬外伝 [050428] Winters Mafuyu needs to spend a week in the village where relatives live, away from her lover. Strange and dubious stalkers spy after her there. She needs to contain herself to return to her true love after this week. Nukige 38. Mama ni Oshioki ~Boku Mou Gaman Dekinai~ ママにおしおき~ボクもう我慢できない~ [050428] Zero Main character is a male student living in a dormitory. This winder he returns to his estate for the first time after his father gone missing. He loves mother tenderly and gets aroused with her embrace. What kind of winter vacations will he have? Nukige 39. Tonarizuma 隣り妻 [050428] Caligula Soft Expert system engineer Yosuke stumbles upon an AV on the net. The woman on it looks exactly like newlywed wife next door. One day he rapes his neighbor when they stay alone. She wants to stay loyal to her husband, but body accepts Yosuke eagerly for some reason. The forbidden insult story takes place at all kinds of locations without awareness that they are being watched. Nukige 40. DISCODE reverse [050429] Soft Circle Courreges You play a horny girl Izumi Kyoka to meet many types of characters and have sex with them. Doujin Nukige 41. Mayohiga no Ori 迷家の檻 [050429] Marine Heart Main character lives in a closed village blocked from the outer world by the mountains. One day he discovers a legendary lost house in the woods on his way back from school. The discoverer becomes the first captive of this place without knowing what harsh destiny awaits him there. Boys Love 42. Tousui Kitan 灯穂奇譚 [050429] Mizukagami There is a mysterious ancestral ways in the village. Don't speak loudly at night, Don't fight against others at night, Don't show up at night if you are a woman..... All the people in the village has the same surname..... Doujin 43. Heikou [050430] Grey Into the life of a normal college student comes a mysterious midnight visitor... EVN
  5. Foreword: I liked character designs and wide use of weapons first of all. The story looked promising. Palette is also a notable player on the visual novel scene. I ignored its first clumsy works, but it's high time for it to make a stand. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v2921 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI4V5pl8mts&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8VGk_kffrtrok065Qddm24 Synopsis: Main character is an agent of a space development company. He receives a task from his assassinated boss to attack a certain laboratory and destroy girl Theta who represents an important research. He executes this will, but only escapes with the girl instead of killing her. Organization issues a bounty for their heads, but Theta has a strong determination to follow protagonist. Three bounty hunters set a trap, but one of them is saved by protagonist in the end, so they form an alliance. There can't be peace until new organization boss is defeated. But what secrets does Theta hide with her silence? Game type: SF action story Character Design rating: 7/10 Protagonist rating: 5/10 Story rating: 5/10 Game quality: 6/10 Overall rating: 6/10 Well, I'm not impressed. It's actually a weak game that should get 5/10, but heroine Holly (Takumi's lover prior to fleeing from organization) mends things to a certain extent. There are five heroines each with neat character designs. But somehow Saki and Meifeng get only horrible CG and even poor sprites, so they just don't feel right. Rea is a maid archetype, and she does not stand out much of her comfort zone. Theta is our loli main heroine, but she comes right from the laboratory, so she represents naive trait. Only Holly has an interesting background, conflict and development. She's got perfect looks in her leather suit and glasses as well. Game could be saved with characters alone even with such simple story if other heroines were at least half as cool as Holly. That inevitably brings us to the story itself. But actually almost the whole story is given in the synopsis. Half of the game is taken just to cover the synopsis events. The other half we fight the poor new boss armed only with katana with our squad of experienced fighters with firearms. And the same fight with the same backgrounds and flow happens twice in the game which provokes a strong deja vu feeling... There's a lot of questions to boss motivation and reasoning. Presenting antagonist as a fanatic is a very poor thing to do in any scenario. The first screenshot in the review actually represents how stupid the story can be (but mind it that Theta is not quite herself there). The worst part is that 99% of the story is exactly the same in every heroine route. I wanted to cover all five heroine endings, but the story is just the same, so there's little point in doing so, so I just covered two heroines, plus Holly. There's very little change apart of H event and ending scene. One detail is different, but it's already in the spoiler league. Not everything is bad with the story, actually. I liked the world view of space colony and wicked space development organization pursuing its interests. Three heroines form a bounty hunter unit and fulfill missions together. Both Meifeng and Theta are kind of hackers supervising the missions. So there is its share of goodness. Game resembles D.U.O. ~Song for All~ a lot, but with less mature characters this time. There is even also bar that plays center role in the game. It's hard to talk about the game that fails to inspire. So let's just look at something that inspires me much more in this game. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome Holly!
  6. Tenshi no Nichou Kenjuu 天使ノ二挺拳銃 -Angelos Armas- [Nitroplus]

    Never thought of Henri end as a bad one. For some reason I liked it the most. Oh, well, maybe I just favor angels over humanity I have pretenses to the conflict resolution, but theater presentation and much more involving dialogues than in previous Nitroplus visual novels impressed me a lot in this game. Unevenness of the routes also pleasantly surprised me compared to very similar heroines routes in the previous Nitroplus titles. There aren't many games that I like, so I treasure each such occurrence when I can really enjoy reading a story.
  7. Parfait ~Chocolat Second Brew~ is the only masterpiece this month. I'll try to find some merit in the less known game MERI+DIA ~Maria Diana~ 1. Blue Flow ブルーフロウ [050304] Kogado Studio You can't learn the value of piece unless you experience war. World war breaks out after hundreds of peaceful centuries. The starting point is invasion of Allied Planetary Forces to the planet Nectal controlled by the Earth government. The defenders put up a fierce fight using giant robots as main weapons. Main character gets trapped with his two friends during this invasion and is saved by the giant robot unit with 14 female soldiers as operators. Boys take this chance to join the defense forces. But outside the battle machines pilots are just frail girls with youth complexes and problems. Genre is RTS limited to battles. The mix of tactical parts and girl events is nothing new, we've seen it all in many games starting from Foxy. But really - 14 heroines for capture? Developers must be very proud of the gameplay part to repeat the game so many times. 2. Samurai Jupiter 侍ジュピター [050304] Mosaic Main character returns to his home town for the first time in many years. He helps Jupiter to repel enemy attack and gets involved in the struggle. Every day is different in the company of mysterious classmate Waruru and girl Rikako who Jupiter brought from the future. What awaits him? Scenario is short and branches off early. Heroines' drama is laughable. Game has a good share of insult scenes. Volume is too low and H oriented to talk seriously about this game. 3. Tantei Jinguuji Saburou Series No.06: Rokumai no Hankou 探偵 神宮寺三郎 Series No.06 6枚の犯行 [050309] WorkJam A famous photographer asks her daughter to be guarded. The day after Jinguji Temple was laid, a murder occurred in the apartment where Sayaka Kuju was located. The series does not need explanation. 4. Gadget ガジェット [050311] Black Rainbow You're playing as an average schoolboy. He's the usual bright and cheerful fellow, and hangs out with his best friend and fellow classmates. He now lives with his cousin since the death of his parents. Turns out the cousin is some kind of inventive genius... Only one heroine remains a loli after growing up, so I'll let it slip. There are three periods in the game - childhood, school and grown-ups. First two parts feature bright romantic development while the final one is a devilish one. First two parts proceed as a royal road. There are 5+2 heroines able to develop in two ways, so there are 14 heroine archetypes overall. The text is good and overall feeling is satisfactory, but game does not feel special. 5. Kimi ni Tomoru Hi 君に燈る灯 [050318] Emu After quitting a job he's been working at for a few years, the protagonist, Kaito Akutsu, wandered to a small town named Otaru in Hokkaido. "What is it that I want to do...." Being sick of the city life, the protagonist fled his hometown. There's no particular reason for picking Otaru. He simply headed off to Hokkaido after deciding to leave; Otaru is simply town that the ferry arrived at by chance. Not knowing where to go, the aimless protagonist starts a new life in this town with a mysterious atmosphere. While looking for a way to make a living, 3 mysterious girls appears in front of the protagonist and offers him a job. This encounter forever changes the protagonist's destiny. Atmosphere is the selling point here as each of three heroines has a serious dramatic story behind their backs. Quiet, relaxing, romantic. It's a small, but delicate and beautiful love story. 6. Tantei Kibukawa Ryousuke Jikentan The Masquerade Lullaby 探偵・癸生川凌介事件譚 仮面幻影殺人事件 [050324] Genki A detective and his agency is tasked with solving murder mysteries across Japan. Console detective novels is not my thing at all. 7. Angel Type [050325] minori A "minori feat. Aeris" interactive novel. Fujishiro Nao had to drop out of school and stay in hospital for a while due to a mental breakdown. After getting better, he now attends to an evening school. This story is about his experiences meeting three girls that are wounded like him. Maybe in each other, they can find the cure for the loneliness and sorrow they felt so deeply... Brand Aeris dissolved just before releasing this work, so minori is basically publisher, but not developer. Game boasts of unusual and unique atmosphere. There are four heroines each having a story about one and a half hours long including bad endings. The process leading to confession scene is super short and thus unsatisfactory. H events can issue tears at best. With such volume and art it's difficult to expect anything better. 8. Aoi Sora no Neosphere 蒼い空のネオスフィア [050325] Kuma-san Team 1 A sequel of Tristia of the Deep-Blue Sea from Kogado Studio(Kumasan Team). Set in the Neosphere kingdom that fly in the air by ancient E technology. Neosphere kept going to ruin after world union war. And then, Nanoca was called to rebuild the kingdom. There is a small English review. 9. Maou to Odore! - Legend of Lord of Lords 魔王と踊れ!─ Legend of Lord of Lords [050325] catwalk 1 You wake up in your room and find a woman, whom you don't know, standing there. She says that you are the reincarnation of her liege. The Demon Lord who was sealed away centuries ago by the goddess of the land. She tries to give your memories back but fails and gets upset. Then she decides that to awaken you, she must take you to the places where parts of your sealed power should be. Threatened by her, you follow her. In the first dungeon, you save a priestess who thinks you're the Messiah coming to save the lands from evil... There is a small English review. 10. MERI+DIA ~Maria Diana~ MERI+DIA ~マリアディアナ~ [050325] Palette Main character is an agent of a space development company. He receives a task from his assassinated boss to attack a certain laboratory and destroy girl Theta who represents an important research. He executes this will, but only escapes with the girl instead of killing her. Organization issues a bounty for their heads, but Theta has a strong determination to follow protagonist. Three bounty hunters set a trap, but one of them is saved by protagonist in the end, so they form an alliance. There can't be peace until new organization boss is defeated. But what secrets does Theta hide with her silence? Should I even mention that I'm reviewing this game? It must be clear as day by now. 11. Parfait ~Chocolat Second Brew~ パルフェ ~ショコラ second brew~ [050325] Giga 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Six months ago, Takamura Hitoshi watched Famille, the cafe his deceased brother established, go up in smoke. The employees and the memories they shared might have survived, but without a building there can be no cafe; Hitoshi and co. are left with no choice but to abandon Famille. But as luck - or perhaps fate - would have it, Hitoshi gets a second chance when he receives a phone call from a new mall asking him to open a branch of Famille inside their building. Hitoshi can't refuse the offer to carry on his brother's will, and after a few twists and turns a new Famille is born with Hitoshi as the manager. Of course, life never quite goes that smoothly. Things are a mess both in the kitchen and on the floor because two key staff members refused to return. Hitoshi himself had to take a break from college in order to make opening the new cafe a reality. But perhaps the biggest problem of all is staring Famille right in the face - Curio, the popular cafe that Famille was "inspired" by in the first place, happened to open a branch in the same shopping center directly across from Famille... And thus the new Famille's battle for survival begins. Over ten reviews for an untranslated Giga game? World must have gone mad. 12. Sengoku no Imouto Shichinin no Imouto 戦国の妹 七人の妹 [050325] Ja no Michi wa Hebi Soft 1 Your village asked you to go and hire bodyguards to protect it against the bandits, so you went with your younger-sister-like-childhood-friend Suzu-chan and hired six (technically five) people, all girls. When you came back, the villagers become suspicious of those people they didn't know, even more since they were all females and they couldn't imagine them being bodyguards at all. In the end, you lied and persuaded the villagers that the girls were in fact... your sisters, whom your father left everywhere... (your father had such a reputation...) There is a small English review. 13. Usotsuki wa Tenshi no Hajimari ウソツキは天使のはじまり [050325] Saga Planets Main character miraculously survives in several certain death situations. He starts to see invisible to other people angel and demon fight each other at such times. Both angel and demon become weakened due to human awareness about them, so they decide to live together with protagonist till their powers restore. There are five heroines overall including our celestial friends who exist mostly for H events. Genre is absurd comedy. The development is vague and not really explained. The London trip feels especially uncalled for as it fits within the story poorly. Writing lacks power. There are too many irritating factors to enjoy the game. 14. Virginia ~Hontou no Sekai~ バージニア ~真実の未来~ [050325] Unicorn-A Main character is a captain of knights returning with his subordinates to their kingdom after winning a tournament. Their vehicle gets attacked on the way while horizon gets dyed with fire. What's happened to their kingdom during their absence? Game is an RPG with easy battles and insult scenes at defeats and some wins. Bad ends are actually hardest to see since it's very difficult to lose. Neither gameplay nor H events are decent enough to recommended here. 15. Virgin Snow Ura ~Yukifuru Oka de Anata to~ Virgin SNOW 裏~雪降る丘であなたと~ [050325] Runrun Soft In addition to remastered previous game content and full voicing there is new male main character perspective in addition to Mizuki Narumi perspective at former female perspective scenes. Cool story, bro. But not good enough reason to discuss an alternative version of the old game. 16. Yunohana ゆのはな [050325] Pulltop 1 On his winter vacation away from University, Kusatsu Takuya was travelling around on his motorcycle with his guitar when he lost control outside the rural town of Yunohana and crashed into a small shrine on the side of the road. When he regained consciousness, a strange looking girl was floating in the air above him. With a smile on her face, she introduced herself as Yunoha, the guardian of this area, and told Takuya she has healed his wounds with her powers. In order to repay Yunoha for "saving his life", Takuya has to take care of the repair fees to fix the shrine - a grand total of about 2,350,000 yen. Now Takuya has no choice but to head towards the town of Yunohana to find a job, where this heart-warming fairy tale of winter unfolds... There is an English review. 17. Kono Hareta Sora no Shita de この晴れた空の下で [050331] Cromwell 1 The game takes place in the near future where so-called "Mimic" robots work in place of humans. Playing as Reichi Kuroha, a member of a government investigation team, your job is to investigate the mysterious suicide of a Mimic -- a strange occurrence, since Mimics are not supposed to kill themselves. The game includes a number of heroines, both Mimic and human, with whom you'll get involved as the story progresses. The story is frustrating with all development clustered in the end. It's something between a fine and a bad work suitable probably only for SF enthusiasts. BLOCKED 1. Mou Hitotsu no Mizu no Kioku もうひとつの水の記憶 [050302] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE Main character enrolls to a new school to escape from pianist past. He meets both old and new acquaintances there. Will he get caught by his past or find true love? Doujin Otomege 2. Lust ~Saiin Joutai~ LUST~催淫常態~ [050304] Trust As one's intention of heroines who came into rut by the effect of entertainments obscene medicine. The heroine doesn't put out her hand to the hero who doesn't like violence until hoping. However, there is no pardon if the other party requests it. Nukige 3. Mahou Shoujo Twinkle 魔法少女Twin☆kle [050304] feng Main character gets invited to a rooftop after school. After a casual conversation Yayoi confesses that she is a magical girl. Of course protagonist takes it for a joke, but only for a minute till Yayoi repels a sudden attack of a monster. Yayoi is injured and needs to have the wound treated, so they come to protagonist's house. This day an unbelievable story of dating a magical girl begins. Lolicon 4. Souten no Tobira 蒼天の扉 [050304] Marine Heart It's a world where science is worshiped. The privileged class concentrates all the money and power. With the genetic manipulation a creation of human beings has become possible. But these people are denied humanity and treated as toys to satisfy needs of the aristocrats. Main character is one such person who is created by a mad scientist and sold to a rich buyer. Is he doomed with this sad fate or can break free and find his Heavens? Boys Love 5. Mitama no Yuki 御魂のゆき [050305] LiFox Main character's sister is invited to participate in a shrine maiden festival by an anonymous letter. As siblings arrive to the spot, mysterious events start to unfold around his sister. Village girl dies, and ancient powers come into action. Lolicon 6. Hitozuma Senshokutai 人妻染触体 [050308] PichiPichi Gallery R Tentacle-violation CG novel of a big-breasted married woman. Sex feast in a dream that the big-breasted woman Futaba Sayuri had one day. Gets violated breasts, penetrated with tentacles...she had become obsessed with ecstasy.... She had a monster baby in her uterus after all. But the dream begun to melt into reality.... Doujin Nukige 7. Bad Name [050309] SilveredSteel It's a father and daughter incest story told from the perspective of the victim girl. Doujin Nukige 8. Caduceus no Noroi カドゥケウスの呪い [050310] Mugen Kidou A Dragon Quest III-based, transsexual-themed visual novel. Doujin Nukige 9. Chikan Yuugi 痴漢遊戯 [050311] Marry Bell A school city project is realized with the help of private companies. Main character runs a website "OZ" to coordinate molester actions targeted at girls coming to school by train. Nukige 10. Senpai ga Fiancee!? 先輩がフィアンセ!? [050311] HeartBring Our protagonist is in for a rude awakening once he starts another year at high-school; his mother tells him that she has arranged a marriage for him with a fellow classmate. The girl’s name doesn’t ring a bell until he realizes that she is the student infamous for being a hard-assed class-rep! To ensure the fact that the parents are insane, they arrange their cohabitation together as a sort of “husband & wife training”. While the parent’s retain their blind idiocy and leave them alone in a house, we can all imagine what could happen when you stick a man and a woman together under one roof (and under such pretenses). Nukige 11. Kakka to Ma no Tsuku Present!? 閣下とマのつくプレゼント?! [050313] GEKKOKU Yaoi adventure game. Tomorrow is the birthday of the second son (you). You'll have a nice time in the big mansion. Your boyfriend want to play hide-and seek in there with you. Can you find him? Doujin Boys Love 12. My Pet Kohaku マイペット琥珀 [050313] MOON GODDESS 5th episode in My pet Tsukihime series. Kohaku is trapped and tortured in the ruins. Only Shiki can decide her future. Doujin Nukige 13. Tengu no Yachimata 天狗の八衢 [050313] sum The Tengu mountain people are rumored to live long and possess magical power enough to jump over the hills. A series of mysterious deaths occurs at the mountain people village. These events intertwine fates of two people. The first is a villager Ayahiko who gets preceded by his younger brother as the head of the family and thus has a freedom of action wandering with his dog able to spot monsters. The second is an exiled monk Samon who gets a vision about these deaths in the mountains. Doujin Boys Love 14. Nana NANA -ナナ- [050317] Konami The game focuses on the lives of Osaki Nana and Komatsu Nana, two girls who moved to Tokyo to make their dreams come true. Komatsu Nana is a small town girl who goes to Tokyo to follow her boyfriend and college friends, with the hope of having her dream life. Osaki Nana was in a popular punk band in her home town. She goes to Tokyo with the goal of making it big as a singer. The two Nanas meet on the train ride to the city. Later, they run into each other again when they happen to check out the same apartment, and the girls decide to become roommates. The series chronicles their friendship and their lives as each chases her dreams. Although they are prominent characters, the game gives the player their own character who lives next to the Nanas in Apt. 708. There are five choices of characters, all are uniquely designed by Yazawa Ai, the original creator, for the game. The player gets to experience the storylines of volumes five through eight. Additionally, the player can meet other characters like Honjo Ren, Ichinose Takumi, or Okazaki Shinichi, and the player can even date them. They can also experience Tokyo life, for example getting part-time jobs, buying clothes, and decorating their room. Otomege 15. Henshin! 2 へんし~ん!2 [050318] May-Be Soft This time a new protagonist gains the ability to transform himself to objects, again thanks to the powers of the magical cat Niniko. And the comical situations continue... Nukige 16. Invisible Sign -Isu- Invisible Sign-イス- [050318] lapin Fifteen years ago main character's older brother Rin got kidnapped. As a result mother went mad and father lost interest in life, so family's private psychiatrist had to care of the young Shun. Boy starts to attend school with his only friend. A dreadful murder of student occurs there one day. Shun starts to see visions of the killed student and nightmares where some man wants to catch him. Overcome with fear, he occasionally loses control over his consciousness. A police investigator finds a lot of similarities of this murder with the case fifteen years ago. People around Shun get involved in the investigation, including a classmate girl with the same name as his disappeared brother. Will the mystery be revealed? Boys Love 17. Minyo! 2 ~Kondo wa Shamusho~ みにょっ!2~今度は社務所~ [050318] Take Out Main character takes a part-time job at the shrine in his hometown with his childhood friend during summer vacations. However, this shrine is rumored as evil. Priest gets hospitalized after an incident with spirit exorcism. Protagonist becomes the only man among the cheerful and lovely shrine maidens. But evil spirits still loom above the shrine. Main character finds his own way of exorcism - sex ritual. Nukige 18. Shinku no Soiree - Cardinal Soiree 深紅のソワレ cardinal soiree [050318] Art Main character finds himself on an island as wakes up. He only has knowledge of his name and circus. A strange girl falls down next to him. The two people find no help with the villagers, so they join a circus company. Protagonist gets instructor position and can train participants any way he wants in order to attain the best results. Nukige 19. My Pet GM マイペットGM [050319] MOON GODDESS 9th episode in My pet Ragnarok series. Lear and Cyan have been captured by the dark merchants. They fall victim to various indecent practices like bestiality, humiliation, orgy... Doujin Nukige 20. Oo! Imouto no Ana Kyun ~Gakkou no Youmuin mo~ おおぉ!妹の穴キュン~学校の用務員も~ [050319] BANANA BLUE SOFT An adventure game with female voices in which you are to have sex with your young sister in school. The story can be played from both brother's side and young sister's side. It also features 2 stories of the sister getting penetrated by a school janitor. Doujin Nukige 21. Ten ni Takaku Chi ni Fukaku 天に高く地に深く [050321] nuko Tokyo, 2019. After the earthquake city decays, and capital gets transferred. In the empty streets there is a 150 meters height skyscraper that stays unmanned. Eight young people get an invitation to gather in this unique location. Somehow, they decide to stay here. Why do they choose something that has lost its meaning? Doujin 22. Animal Half あにまるは~ふ [050325] Doll's One day main character's peaceful life gets interrupted by arrival of Maya and Kira girls with cat ears. They are maids dispatched by protagonist's uncle to live together for a week. The clumsy, but sweet cohabitation begins. Doujin Nukige 23. Chichikuri Nurse 24 Ji ちちくりナース24時 [050325] West Vision Main character is an ordinary youth who frequently visits his hospitalized sister. One day he gets into a traffic incident on his way to the clinic, and breaks his legs as a result. He is distributed to the same room with his sister. At the same time, he is nursed by his lover who works there, and also by her older sister. One night his sister forces herself on him as he lies unmovable. Protagonist gets angry at her, but accepts her feelings. His lover keeps coming to have sex regularly, so situation gets awkward as his sister lies in the same room. Life turns into a complex mix of jealousy and carnal pleasures. Nukige 24. Crime Rhyme 2 クライミライ2 [050325] FlyingShine Black A beautiful and popular girl who lives with her boyfriend becomes a toy for the students right at the school grounds. She endures this situation as she is tenderly loved at home by her boyfriend. However, more and more boys enter master-slave relations with her... Nukige 25. Dark: Shitsuraku no Shimai Ningyou DARK †失楽の姉妹人形† [050325] Supple Medieval kingdoms world. The struggle between humans and other races ends with the victory of human beings with the other races getting oppressed. Main character is a dark elf who makes a fortune in the slave trade by supplying humans with peculiar species. He swears revenge on the elf race who destroyed his homeland. This time he makes elf girls his slaves and humiliates them for the sins of their race. But it's only a mistake... Nukige 26. Hinatarte ~Hinatabokko Fandisc~ ひなたると~ひなたぼっこファンディスク~ [050325] Tarte Hinatarte is a fandisc for Hinatabokko. It includes 4 afterstories (Koharu, Hinata, Koori and Shizuma) and one bonus story about Nanase. Also disc contains wallpapers and screensaver. Fandisc 27. H na Jorei Puzzle! Ikitai Ikasete Reibaishi Kanata no Onegai Hな除霊パズル! いきたい いかせて霊媒師 かなたのお願い [050325] Tetra Pot Kyousuke is a private detective and (unofficially and reluctantly) an exorcist of ghosts, but since encountering Kanata, a long lost childhood friend, the number of ghost hauntings around him grows to dangerous levels. What's happening? And why all these paranormal events also have erotic overtones? Nukige 28. Joyuu Nanako "Shutsuen Jouken wa... Omae no Karada da" 女優・菜々子「出演条件は…おまえの肢体だ」 [050325] Lune Let's train the beautiful actress "Saisai Co" of the former gravure idol who is the heroine of this "Beautiful actress shame humiliation ADV" work in the spectacle society as one's intention by the use of producer's standpoint, and bring up the new work of Lne to M woman. The stage of TV station is made the best use of, and H is possible by various situations such as movie sets and dressing rooms. In addition, women who put her body in the spectacle society such as idol, announcer, old-timer actresses, and woman AD besides Saisai Co also hang to corruption producer's hand. The act of the drama of the name of M woman training goes up now. Nukige 29. Kimi to Issho ni Dekiru Koto 3 Married Woman -Miho- キミといっしょにデキること3 married woman -miho- [050325] Haikara Kissa Orishiro Mio is a beautiful woman with a heavenly body, who has a kid. I met her by pure accident....though her children Akari who is one year my junior. I am now alone with Mio in her home, Akari is away from home attending a crammer.... Doujin Nukige 30. Kyunkyun Katei Choukyoushi ~Sei no Tehodoki A to Z~ キュンキュン家庭ちょー教師~性の手ほどきA to Z~ [050325] Tomato Main character is a lazy high student who is not interested in anything including study. But his precious summer approaches its end without producing memories, so he confesses to his childhood friend just because she was cute. As he arrives home, he is greeted by new neighbor nephew dispatched as his tutor. The girl teaches him a lot about sex. Finally fun life begins as he gets private lessons and experiments with his childhood friend lover. More experienced older girls also start to pay attention to him. Is it possible to live happily together? Nukige 31. Love Fetish ~Sado Hen~ らぶフェチ ~サド編~ [050325] Erogos Main character is in love relations with both Suzuka and Miku, but with time it loses excitement. An evil scheme crosses his mind. He decides to oppress them and stir jealously feelings in them. For that he invites a third party... Nukige 32. Mareido ~Choukyou no Yakata~ 魔隷奴 ~調教の館~ [050325] Padlock Demons and humans coexist in this world. There is a legend that bloody red moon shall rise when there is a big change in the world. Main character is a human who lives with his new wife at the mansion. One day he gets ordered by his wife to train a girl brought to the mansion. During intense training the two people discover that they share something that is missing in their hearts. Can love arise during such relations? And then crimson red moon rises covering the whole sky. Nukige 33. Osananajimi na Kanojo 幼なじみな彼女 [050325] E.G.O. Main character has a female childhood friend who can not convey her feelings. Their parents go together on a trip leaving kids to take care of each other under one roof. How will young people change during this week?. Nukige 34. Osananajimi no Nukumori 幼なじみのぬくもり [050325] Love Potion A couple is on the verge of breaking up. But they realize one day that love is something you do. They regain cheerful spirits then. Childhood friend is so beautiful when she lies on the bed. I wish this day lasts forever. Nukige 35. Project Sex Shuudan Ninshin ~Athlete o Haramasero!~ プロジェクトSEX 集団妊娠~アスリートを孕ませろ!~ [050325] Acme X In this country of this era, the party's power is absolute and no one can go against it. Those who disagreed would be lost in less than a month. On the contrary, for those who have pledged to the party and who are fond of the party leaders, they receive various preferential treatment from the country. In this poor country, in order to complete Tenju, we have to swear the party's allegiance and absolutely obey the order from the party. Any unreasonable order can only be obeyed. There is no freedom at all, and the unintended pregnancy forcing in a desperate situation is the theme of this work. Nukige 36. Ryoujoku Gakuen ~Bukatsu Choukyou Chigoku Seme~ 凌辱学園~部活調教恥獄責め~ [050325] Ryoujokudou Main character is a human resources teacher who reports directly to the underground training council. His job is to find promising women to obey their bosses and turn into slaves. He selects three student girls and promises them an overwhelming bureaucratic career if they follow his training course obediently during a month. Their parents sign a written agreement, and severe training starts. Nukige 37. Sis x Miko シス×みこ [050325] Xanadu Main character's is the eldest son in the family that run a shrine. He is destined to inherit the business, but he is very worried about one thing. His twin sister-in-law shrine maidens temp him every day with their looks and occasional initiative signs. What future will he choose? Nukige 38. Fantasia [050326] DIGICLA Our nameless hero wakes up injured, with no memories and a unfamiliar pissed off young lady by his side. Agreeing to stay in the nearby mansion, while trying to regain his memories…what kind of answer will await him at the destination? Doujin Otomege 39. Tokumu Sousakan Rei & Fuko ~Jusei Machi no Kachiku Choukyou~ 特務捜査官レイ&風子~受精街の家畜調教~ [050326] Black Lilith Year 2054, Tokyo Kirisawa Rei and Izumi Fuuko are the capable special agent, commonly called Mayaku Tokuso, whose task is drug-crime investigation and to take down the drug syndicate in Tokyo. They were a perfect pair, getting over numerous bloodbaths together. One day, they had an information of 12 Angels, a drug syndicate that they had been searching for years, sneaking into the most dangerous city in Tokyo, Shinjuku, where is rumored that their secret base is located. But it is a clever trap set by the boss Kiryu for the revenge on them..... Nukige 40. Mesemedi ~Tsundere Ichaicha AVG~ めせメディ ~ツンデレイチャイチャAVG~ [050327] CARYO Main character experiences envious looks each day because the sits at the same desk with lovely student council president. One day he sneaks to an abandoned school building to unleash his desires when he notices another girl masturbating in the area. And it turns out to be student council president! Doujin Nukige 41. Trance Kiss TRANCE キッス [050328] Nanasenchi A collaboration between Visual Art's and Betsucomi's best-selling author Nana Shiiba. An adaptation of the one-shot of the same name published in Deluxe Betsucomi in February 2005. Otomege 42. Transfer Teacher [050328] ATP Projects Into the snowy season, into the uneventful life of Lee comes she, the exchange professor from J-Country. Not only beautiful, but also passionate... about teaching. EVN 43. The Garden Society: Kykuit [050329] Ren'ai Games Recent transfer student and new member of the Garden Society, will you be able to fit in? Make friends? …Or something more? EVN 44. Reconstruction 01 [050330] Allugic A futuristic sci-fi story set in a world where space travel is as common as plane travel is now. It's a story of a man, the ups and downs in his life, and an unusual secret he discovers by chance... EVN 45. Amatire [050331] Gloranor A lone ranger meets a young woman who wants to be his apprentice in the woods. EVN 46. Hoshi no Yakusoku 星の約束 [050331] Mirai "But there are still people that I have to meet somehow..." The protagonist Mirai can't throw away the thoughts of the people she left behind in the modern world. Depressed that she couldn't go back, Amaterasu decided to return her. Mirai finally got back to the friends and happy school life that she missed so much. That time in the world of gods is like a page of a sealed dream. Otomege 47. When I Rule The World [050331] Chronoluminaire "My name is Selena, and I have been chosen to be the future ruler of the world." She might look like an ordinary schoolgirl, but a secret organisation called The Agency are going to overthrow the world and institute her as ruler of the new world order! EVN 48. Kuraku Naru Made Machiyagare! くらくなるまでまちやがれ! [0503] SALULU Nakashima had reluctantly had sexual relationship with his classmate Kaiji these days. One day, Kaiji suddenly visited his home. Nakashima hated having sex with him at first, but by the repetitive petting, he was gradually getting turned on.... 11 main CG pictures plus 11 alternates (w/5 endings). This is a silly, but upbeat hentai boys-love game. Doujin Nukige 49. Zutto Te o Toriatte Iketara ずっと手を取り合っていけたら [0503] EAG Main character is a third-year high school student who is preparing for the exams. It's a girl who has lived as a man till now as a result of brother's long-lasting joke. She tries to adapt to her new life as a girl in the company of male friends. Doujin
  8. Seven-Bridge [Liar-soft]

    Foreword: Liar-soft games are always absurd and somewhat fun, but of varying quality. Seven-Bridge actually has the same scenario writer as Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~ (at least one of the three authors) , so I see all the reasons to give it a bite. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v597 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdLAzm2uTvw&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=30&t=0s Synopsis: In a parallel world, the history takes a different turn at the start of the 20th Century. Black death plague ravages the European Countries, death toll is so high that when the Ottoman Empire strikes from the east they are powerless to resist. In the name of Jihad, Europe burns. Kuu Klein is the only survivor of black death in his village in Germany and he flees all the way to Beijing to survive the war and the plague. He has the ability to read minds but it brings him only more suffering. Ten years later, when the World War starts chaos and poverty spreads to Beijing. He decides to go back to his hometown, better to be at home if the war will be everywhere... But there are no trains to Europe except the rumored "Black Train Joan". He tries to get on that train but the only people with the "Black Ticket" are allowed to board. Unable to find a way to get abroad he gives himself to alcohol, later that day on the street he meets a girl who offers him a black ticket. Somehow he can't read the thoughts of this particular girl. She can't speak a word either, an another strange thing about her is that she covers her hands with long dark gloves, never taking them off for any reason... After some difficulty in conversation, he learns that her name is Emma and she would give him a ticket if he agrees to travel to Europe as her companion. They board the train together and take of on a journey that will take them over seven bridges and many ordeals... Game type: Absurdist road movie story Character Design rating: 6/10 Protagonist rating: 6/10 Story rating: 6/10 Game quality: 7/10 Overall rating: 6/10 First of all, I was really surprised by the length of the game. Half of the same day I was recording second half of Steel's epilogue, but the whole playthrough of Seven-Bridge fit into the remaining half of the day. Game has only one route and only one ending. I call genre a road movie story, because we never get far from the black train. Sometimes it runs at full speed of 800 miles an hour and sometimes makes stops, but it always remains at the core of the game. The story begins in a normal manner, but very soon strange legends of golems, ghosts and flying trains show up, and it would not be Liar Soft if things weren't turning mad very soon. There has been a big number of space expresses in Japanese anime (Galaxy Express 999), literature (Night on the Galactic Railroad) and even in visual novel genre (D ~Sono Keshiki no Mukougawa~), so it's a safe bet where it's also possible to insert multiple references to previous media. I believe genre can also be called a parody for the vast number of different genre parodies involved. Maybe it's the result of three different scenario writers working together. What surprised me even more than the length is the abyssmal number of H events in the game. They begin pretty much spontaneously and get the same craziness momentum as the absurd scenario. What I appreciate is that these scenes aren't always isolated from the other world. By the end of the game they involve more and more characters and - ehm - spectators. They give out a lively integrated with the story feeling. World view is eccentric, and story becomes ridiculous as well. Basically, protagonist from german origin ends up on a black train where Christians go from China to Europe to start a war with Muslims there. Game is divided into three chapters. First one is pretty normal travel from China to Siberia across lifeless landscapes. But captain of the train spontaneously decides to take a day off, so protagonist somehow finds himself in the machine room trying to drive. Only he can see button of various colors, and those colors actually have supernatural powers. The marks the first supernatural event. The second chapter is about getting away from Novonikolaevsk in Siberia towards Tashkent in order to get to Samara from there. The reason is supposedly Bolshevist attacks. Characters hope that Muslims are peaceful during Ramadan, but they get a good share of adventures in the prairies and Istanbul. The third chapter is about arriving to Prague and is something absolutely different with sanity vanishing without a trace. Humor is quite to my liking. It's either situational or absurd. For example, it's nice to see how conductor Joel tries to speak broken English in extreme situations and then asks everyone around whether she said something bad. Same as in Sapphism no Gensou every character presents a different country, so their interaction is amusing to read. Overall, I was not expecting much from this game, but it proved to be an enjoyable ride. It's definitely not a place to seek a serious story. It lacks integrity and finishes as soon as Emma's story is finished. But Liar-Soft charm is seen in many parts of the game, so company fans should not miss it.
  9. Steel [Graviton]

    Foreword: I never expected a 80 hour long race out of this "episodic" story. How much time should pass till opening? What about length of the epilogue? Should there be some lines after the final credits? Believe me, Steel will surprise you with each answer. I knew that scenario from Kadokura Keisuke would be enjoyable. But it took me a full week to be able to digest it. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v6416 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Nc368AlSs&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9jHMWwIIkzFPiTpLJ-eMP7 Synopsis: The protagonist, Tomoya, was abandoned by his mother at a tender age. He was taken in by Honjou Arisa after a chance meeting. Four girl adoptees who had joined the Honjou family home for similar reasons also lived there. Though they were not related by blood, Tomoya treated the girls as if they were his siblings. They lived peaceful lives at the Honjou residence... but one day, he encountered a strange woman in town. She was wreathed in something that looked like iron – and upon seeing her figure, he remembered that he, too, had once harbored such a metallic augment. "Is that... your Anima?" A right arm turned to metal... A peculiar corpse discovered at school... A transfer student exuding dark mist... And a foreign warrior wreathed in thick steel armor... Tomoya's peaceful life would soon begin to crumble as disaster came to visit him and his sisters. To protect them, he shall have to once again wreathe his right arm in Anima. Game type: Supernatural abilities chuuni story Character Design rating: 8/10 Protagonist rating: 7/10 Story rating: 9/10 Game quality: 4/10 Overall rating: 7/10 Basics first. This is a story of a big and powerful Honjo clan. Main character Tomoya is an adopted child who lives in the family for the last five years. Only few families possess the anima ability to turn their body into weapons. They have rivals, but don't show their powers to the outsiders. Tomoya only starts to master his anima. That brings us to structure. There are four chapters. Three first chapters have similar shape. Each of them is devoted to Honjo sisters and their anima - first Misaki, then Ayano, finally Iori. These three chapters have two endings each - initially the true one when the heroine comes off the stage in some way and then the side happy ending with each heroine. After each of four chapters there's a short explanatory chapter which is devoted mostly to past events and Honjo Alice heroine. The fourth chapter has only one ending and is devoted to the most mysterious heroine Nishinomiya Akizuki. It also covers most of the loose ends of the game. Epilogue chapter (with a small Final chapter which finalizes Explanatory Chapters) is very different from the other chapters and presents after-story for the different characters that remain on the stage up to the point. Phew, with that covered - almost - without spoilers it's possible to go on. Story is thrilling, and text is really rich. Characters are quite developed despite having no voicing thanks to whole 15-hour long chapter devoted to each of them. What I liked the most is that there are very few SOL scenes. Protagonist Tomoya starts off pretty well with all his powers awakening gradually and evolving with more emotional experiences. But game really lacks a good conflict. There are some goons (including elite ones) from the rival family, but that's it. So in result Tomoya just does not have opportunity to actually fight since we constantly need to show battle prowess of our chapter heroines. Thus he gets from cool to passive losing charm. Due to the lack of conflict some fights happen even between heroines out of trifles. But on the other hand, some antagonists jump to the stage out of the blue. Momentum never gets lost. Time to get back to story since it's the main flavor of the game. Each chapter is actually very different, so we can't stop being surprised. Misaki chapter is our straightforward nakige with personal drama and focus on the heroine alone. Ayano chapter suddenly changes focus from heroine to her anima. Iori chapter is totally different again since Iori actually can't fight. Maid Noriko has to fulfill that function, so Noriko actually gets her own ending as well. Third chapter also marks the main conflict of the game and uncovers Honjo clan secrets. Fourth chapter has the most straightforward conflict between main heroines Alice and Akizuki against their own antagonists. As for epilogue, it gives off too much of Clannad scent which is a great minus for such Clannad hater as me. Each chapter is named after anima name and explanatory chapters are called Shizoid because of the very different perspective presented. The saddest part is graphical presentation and absence of voicing. That gives a huge penalty to the quality evaluation. I can't really imagine many persons to be able to read such a huge story with such poor presentation. But - on the other hand - how many real modern masterpieces are there without voicing? Can't really remember even one out of the blue. That's an enormous feat by itself.
  10. Abandoner - The Severed Dreams [Unknown]

    Foreword: Abandoner is the second winner of poll for the extra review in 2004. There are actually two reviews already (1 2), but it does not hurt to give it a fresh look. Clephas recommends not to read this visual novel unless we are really hard masochists, but every visual novel reader is at least a bit of masochist for reading such long stories while normal people can't endure even director's cut movie versions. As for me, such question does not even stand - it's enough to look at the number of visual novels I played without really enjoying them. So let's start. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1182 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eGicIWOOlw&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_qT6p_Y5f1XbwJYUu2TCCe Synopsis: A cross between fantasy, science fantasy, and mystery. The protagonist is a former detective who is living in virtual exile in a walled-off city occupied by foreign military forces. It is a lawless city, where just about anything can happen... Game type: Superhuman experiments story Character Design rating: 6/10 Protagonist rating: 7/10 Story rating: 6/10 Game quality: 7/10 Overall rating: 6/10 First of all, let's observe the plot since it's so vaguely drawn in both reviews. The stage is an imaginary city that resembles Italian city of the first third of the 20th century. It's under occupation of Tristian forces for the last 30 years. Main character Neil Fox is a former detective who now works independently and takes bounty hunter jobs. This time he is promised an outstandingly generous payment for rescuing some girl from a kidnapper and protecting her. But kidnapper turns out to be girl's guardian. The place gets ambushed by the military police. What makes this girl so important? That's what'd described in the first 30 minutes of the game. We successfully rescue that Helena girl and conceal her in the hideout. The girl is as if from another world since she has a poor grip on the reality. But then the problems start. Or, rather, nothing starts. Instead of returning girl to the request giver, Niel tries to find Helena's father and find out more about her past in the mysterious laboratory. In the meantime he just hangs around mafia bar and participates in some of their activities that COINCIDENTALLY bring him closer to Helena and Abandoner mystery. Even when Helena disappears at some time of the story, nothing really changes. He just continues to do jobs for the mafia. If even feels like he totally forgets about Helena in the second (longest) chapter. Game has neither an aim nor the conflict. Just for that reason I can't consider Abandoner a masterpiece. There is also a problem of main character Neil Fox. He takes a job to rescue the hostage and protect her, but he has absolutely no weapons. He carries some rusty gun just as a means of threat, but that's it. He is unable to win any fight. All he does is run away and hide. And thus he can't really influence the outcome of events which - only by some incredible luck - develop in his favor. That's realistic, but kind of boring for the main character. I rated heroines even lower than protagonist, because they aren't loveable. Helena is our out of this world girl who whispers trivial things all the time. There's little of interest in her. Next is mafia daughter Hilda Lutz. To tell the truth, I can't take girls seriously if their single boob is bigger than their head. She's very knowledgeable, but that's it. She hardly plays any important role in the story. The last heroine is military police sergeant Cecilia. Well, she's the most irritating character in this whole game. She's stubborn and pushy as she considers herself to be the only representative of power in this city. She's that character who does not listen to anyone and just tries to force her opinion everywhere. So I see it why Clephas blames this game of characters not listening to each other, but I don't see any other characters with this trait. Cecilia position and personality is to blame, but not everyone else. The mafia guys are all simpletons and can't be judged harshly. The first time we meet them, one 50-year looking guys cries because he's afraid of BOOKSHELVES. Yeah, stupid, but just treat them as comical characters. The poor Tony eventually just goes into reckless rage crying out "I'm Antonio Beltamo!" over and over. Well, I just did not pay much attention to mafia guys who are evidently just cannon fodder. I kind of lowered BGM level too much in the video so that music can hardly be heard, but BGM is actually rarely plays in this game. It's the sound of constant rain that plays most of the time instead. Music is nice, but its sudden cut offs irritate. What I especially want to point out is that there are NO fantasy elements in the game. All the alterations presented can be addressed to the results of human experiments. Just science is very advanced for the corresponding time period taken. There's no fantasy scenes, no magic, no resurrections - nothing. It's an atmospheric hard boiled realistic story that should not be really compromised with fantasy elements. In conclusion, this is a good story for the story's sake. But in order to like it you need to put up with senile mafia characters, not exactly lovable heroines and passive sneaky MC. This game is not about characters, thus each heroine has just one H event that happens kind of spontaneously at any point of the story when it's convenient - not necessarily in the end. Girls don't really have after-stories and actual roues, because it's not a charage. It's a single road story. If you're interested in the Abandoner mystery and can tolerate the cast, then you can enjoy the story even without being a really hard masochist.
  11. The truth is that recording and rendering 3days videos took so long that the pause would last for a week or so without such move. Abandoner comes next, then Steel, then Seven-Bridge.
  12. Foreword: It's requested as extra review, so I'm pleased to tell what kind of masterpiece this game is. It does not mean I'm not reviewing Abandoner, though. Both games stood so close in the poll that I could not make my mind in any way. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1085 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDJG1UQavYg&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-73f48qzUpNIceFnIA8Mot Synopsis: The game revolves around the main character's 3 days repeating over and over again, where he is constantly being killed in the third day of the story (in various ways) but magically being brought back to life in the first day to repeat his 3 days. Your goal here is to solve the mystery behind the death of your sempai and also to find the identity of the murderer. Game type: Horror looped murder story with fantasy elements Character Design rating: 8/10 Protagonist rating: 7/10 Story rating: 8/10 Game quality: 6/10 Overall rating: 7/10 I only found one impression (1), and it's not very elaborate, so let's dissect things properly. 3days is a classic loop game, but for me it's the same kind of classic as To Heart for galge - boring and exhausting. The same loop of three days goes on for some 15 laps (maybe less if some alternative branches are skipped) and finishes with more and more elaborate ways of killing and sometimes raping. But the worst thing for me is that specific scene needs to be triggered in all of three heroine initial roues. I had to do much more loops, because I triggered only one Tamaki H scene while I needed to find another one for her item to show at the main screen indicating her route fully done. That being said, first half of 3days is of little interest to me. Watching the same events over and over and girls die over and over in different situations is not really what constitutes for fun pastime. However, the second part actually manages to present a favorable impression by cleverly mixing past, present and future Ryou stories. We get acquainted with the new charming heroine Miyu who has to bear all the positive intentions of the game alone just because she's the only heroine that we don't see dying miserably with torn apart body and face distorted with fear. Magic finally comes to the stage, and game turns into a fantasy battle from a pesky contemporary murder story. But I don't suffer from short memory, so horrible first part gets a huge evaluation penalty from me. There are also other negative factors. Basically, game is a royal story. That goes for both first and second part. The individual heroine endings take really like a few minutes astray from the main story. Another negative factor is poor CG representation and occasional lack of voicing. I can remember very few CG after playthrough, so it's constant character sprites hell. Also, I can't really stand Harry Potter, so second part is rather repulsive with all the magic domination and stuff. At the same time Tsukiko as the best starting heroine never receives her route in the main game and plays mostly a comical role. There are too many deficiencies to neglect in the overall evaluation. In the raw outcome, 3days is a masterpiece, but only thanks to the main concept and true route in the second part. It occupies a firm position among classics as one of grandfathers of loop visual novels. Tsukiko and later Miyu don't let the game to turn into total despair. But as to my recommendations... I'm not so sure. Game fails as a detective story and suffers a lot whenever it tries to advance romance. Would I really play this game if I knew that it'd total to magic battle? I'm pretty sure that I would not, although such turn of events was really unexpected. Game really feels old and lacking production quality. It's still a good game at the core, but who would want to get to the core when there are so many better quality stories nowadays.
  13. VN of the Month February 2005 - Steel

    I consider only Steel to be the only masterpiece as of now. But things may change as I review both Steel and Seven-Bridge 1. Rozen Maiden ローゼンメイデン [050202] WorkJam Anime story is relayed to mobile phones. If game is finished with good results, there is also an original after-story scenario. I really need to devise a way to block such "games". 2. Kurokami Shoujotai 黒髪少女隊 [050204] Honey Pot Kaoru enters a high school and he moves to the school dormitory. But actually it is a girl's high school.... The school principal says, "I'm sorry. We thought you were a girl because your name is Kaoru." He reluctantly starts his school life there and the principal introduces him four girls to take care of him. Their name is "Kurokami Shoujotai"! Kaoru's hectic school life starts... Slightly old-fashioned fantasy youth comedy with clever use of graphic and sound effects. Scenario is unexpectedly serious itself, but with slapstick comedy scenes. Ending clearly suggests a sequel, but it's hardly a genre that can afford one... 3. Ichigo 100%: Strawberry Diary いちご100%ストロベリーダイアリー [050210] Tomy Based on the hit manga series and its anime adaptation. Strawberry 100% chronicles the school years of Junpei Manaka, a student and aspiring movie director, and his relationships with the girls that enter his life. At the start of the series, he encounters a mysterious and beautiful girl on the roof of his middle school, but does not remember anything about her other than that she wears strawberry-print panties. She leaves before he can talk to her, but he finds a notebook nearby, belonging to Aya Toujou, an ordinary-looking glasses-wearing girl who is a gifted writer. The two become friends with the common ambition of turning great stories into movies. Thinking that Tsukasa Nishino, the most popular girl in his school, might be the mystery girl, he asks her out in a bold confession at the chin-up bar, and is surprised when she accepts. He later realizes Tsukasa is not the mystery girl but chooses to continue their relationship anyway. He places into Izumizaka High, but learns that Aya has given up an offer to the prestigious Oumi Academy to attend Izumizaka with him and that she is the mystery girl. At Izumizaka, Junpei encounters a feisty girl named Satsuki Kitaoji. The two become friends because of common interests, but Satsuki falls in love with him. Junpei tries to join the film club but learns it has been disbanded. He revives the club thanks to Aya, Satsuki, and his high school friends as members. Junpei also discovers that his childhood friend Yu Minamoto is moving into his family's home, but she ends up attending Oumi Academy. The film club make one film each year, each written by Aya and directed by Junpei, which is screened at the school festival. Satsuki stars in their first film, Tsukasa is the heroine of their second film, and Aya is the heroine of the third movie. Over the course of his high school life Junpei experiences many awkward moments involving the four girls in his life. Again, I wish I had a way to block games repeating anime story completely. 4. Pure x Cure [050211] ChuableSoft As the male nurse at a co-ed school, you are viewed with suspicion. Can you gain the students' trust? Game has clear structure - prologue, episode 1 and episode 2. Because of that tempo feels very good. Dialogues are funny. In the second half of the game each heroine has a serious problem to deal with. Another good feature is that upon entering individual route other heroines still persist and support to their best ability. Protagonist is unreliable, but characters are lovely enough to get affected with. 5. Steel [050211] Graviton The protagonist, Tomoya, was abandoned by his mother at a tender age. He was taken in by Honjou Arisa after a chance meeting. Four girl adoptees who had joined the Honjou family home for similar reasons also lived there. Though they were not related by blood, Tomoya treated the girls as if they were his siblings. They lived peaceful lives at the Honjou residence... but one day, he encountered a strange woman in town. She was wreathed in something that looked like iron – and upon seeing her figure, he remembered that he, too, had once harbored such a metallic augment. "Is that... your Anima?" A right arm turned to metal... A peculiar corpse discovered at school... A transfer student exuding dark mist... And a foreign warrior wreathed in thick steel armor... Tomoya's peaceful life would soon begin to crumble as disaster came to visit him and his sisters. To protect them, he shall have to once again wreathe his right arm in Anima. Game is not voiced, but scenario is really great and crazy. Kadokura Keisuke wrote scenario for many good games like Brayon Veda, so I'm going to see his rise with my own eyes. 6. Tonari no Maou Tsukai となりの魔王使い [050211] Beenyan There is a house, burnt down and left for a long time, next to Haruto's house. One day, two girls come and repair it with magic, and start to live there. They are Sion and Amy. They make trouble involving Haruto.... Synopsis is neutral, so it would be bad to block it without explanation. But game is pretty much a nukige. All the magic and devil king are just accessories. The witch girls need to gather enough magic to restore house and garden, and we know the best way to gather magic energy. Story wants to be pure love one, but actually includes insults. 7. Nangoku Dominion 南国ドミニオン [050218] SofthouseChara 1 You play as Aloha, a young man with amnesia who is stranded on a volcanic tropical island with nine other people (six girls and three men), and the objective is to survive on the island, and perhaps regain your memory or gain the love of one of the girls and escape with them. To survive on the island, you must gather food for yourself and the colony, which are gained in mini-game type commands (such as a memory card game or target-shooting), and build helpful structures on the island. You also must interact with the other people on the island, by talking to them, learning more about them, and building their affection -- or disaffection, as you can actually fight and kill other members of the island, or they can kill you! After gaining enough affection with one of the ladies, you can get H events with them, and try to escape the island with them if you have the appropriate means to get their ending. There is kind of English review. 8. Oshikake Osanazuma 3 おしかけおさなづま3(3乗) [050218] Roll Main character is a high school student who lives alone after losing parents in a traffic accident. He finally regains joyfulness supported by his aunt, childhood friend and classmates. One day an he is visited by and old man claiming to be his grandfather and owner of a huge conglomerate. In order for protagonist to inherit this business, he needs to marry first. Grandfather chooses a bride candidate to live together in one house. However, protagonist's friends rebel against this decision, so three more girls join them. Thus, a lively cohabitation of five people begins. As a harem comedy, there's little room for the story, but the interactions are quite fun. It might be called a moege, but the slapstick part really makes this game stand out. 9. Seven-Bridge [050218] Liar-soft In a parallel world, the history takes a different turn at the start of the 20th Century. Black death plague ravages the European Countries, death toll is so high that when the Ottoman Empire strikes from the east they are powerless to resist. In the name of Jihad, Europe burns. Kuu Klein is the only survivor of black death in his village in Germany and he flees all the way to Beijing to survive the war and the plague. He has the ability to read minds but it brings him only more suffering. Ten years later, when the World War starts chaos and poverty spreads to Beijing. He decides to go back to his hometown, better to be at home if the war will be everywhere... But there are no trains to Europe except the rumored "Black Train Joan". He tries to get on that train but the only people with the "Black Ticket" are allowed to board. Unable to find a way to get abroad he gives himself to alcohol, later that day on the street he meets a girl who offers him a black ticket. Somehow he can't read the thoughts of this particular girl. She can't speak a word either, an another strange thing about her is that she covers her hands with long dark gloves, never taking them off for any reason... After some difficulty in conversation, he learns that her name is Emma and she would give him a ticket if he agrees to travel to Europe as her companion. They board the train together and take of on a journey that will take them over seven bridges and many ordeals... I believe I'm destined to review this Liar-Soft chunige. Some even call this work a spiritual sequel of Kusarihime... 10. Another Code Futatsu no Kioku アナザーコード 2つの記憶 [050224] Cing 1 2 3 4 The game's protagonist is Ashley Mizuki Robbins, a 13 year old girl who has been raised by her aunt, Jessica, because her parents vanished when she was three years old. She believed that they were dead, but two days before her fourteenth birthday, she received a package. Inside, was a letter from her father and a small machine. The letter said that he would be waiting on Blood Edward Island, an island located off the coast of Washington in the United States. The next day, the day before her birthday, Jessica and Ashley ride over to Blood Edward Island on a boat, but Ashley's father isn't there to greet them. Jessica goes to look for him, but when she doesn't return, Ashley ventures out to search for both of them. While exploring the island, Ashley also befriends "D", a ghost who has lost his memories. Together they enter the Edward Mansion, each looking for answers to their own questions. There are English reviews. 11. Akiiro Renka 秋色恋華 [050225] Purple Software 1 Recently having both of his parents leaving the house in order to take jobs abroad; our hero leads a solitary, invalid existence. Even his sister-in-law cannot lend him a hand because she’s not living with him either. Thankfully, a neighbor (and fellow classmate) takes it upon herself to help the kid out. Furthermore, a World-Class tennis player (whom our hero idolizes) is injured while touring the globe. She now attends the same class as he, until she gets better. With all these cute women surrounding him--and he having a place for himself--how will he take action? There is an English review. 12. Argonauts アルゴノーツ [050225] Fairytale Main character Naoki decides to have a space travel experience during his summer vacations. Somehow, he is assigned to a team consisting only of girls who are all musicians. It's supposed to be a fun youth voyage, but spacecraft route is crazy and full of surprises. First, the vehicle gets damaged, then spice pirates attack. Will the young people finish this journey safely? It's a simple SF themed orthodox love story. Game is basically a one way story divided in 11 episodes. There's little development in first 8 episodes, so last three episodes get packed with events tightly to an extent if feels rushed. Depending on chosen heroine events vary very little. If feels like a cheap work only suitable for SF enthusiasts due to lots of SF elements and gadgets. 13. Daisy Chain ~Terminator Girl~ でいじーちぇーん 〜TERMINATOR GIRL〜 [050225] Kisu Class idol and rich girl Reiko finds an interest in an average boy Mamoru. When he tries to confess to Reiko, the whole place gets drawn in a flash where girl Ibrize stands. She is an android who comes from future to change Mamoru's fate. She is constructed in such a way that at any time and place she can can take off her clothes and coerce Mamoru to sex. At the same time another girl calling herself Mamoru's daughter Mana arrives from future to prevent the change in history. The situation is aggravated by the attacks of "Lilith" type androids. Which side will protagonist take? Game's described as “Slapstick Robot ADV”. The story only becomes serious towards the end. Such story does not impress me at all, but tastes vary. 14. Dyogrammaton ジオグラマトン [050225] Clock Up team Dyo 1 2005 A.D., Tokyo. Monsters have appeared, destroying any human traces indiscriminately. As a counter-measure, a special intercepting force called DAKT was created. This is the story of these urban fighting robot units. There is a small review that describes game well. Robot battles have little to do with tactics here as there's not much to control. Moe anime girls are able to create surprisingly nice atmosphere. Individual routes feel too short, but common route is good enough. 15. Kohitsuji-tachi no Rakuen 子羊たちの楽園 [050225] Ignition A peaceful town "Uraisgau" where magic coexists with steam engine technology. For the last years it focuses on education to improve sacred magic skills through studying technology. The best students become Holy Knights, but on a peaceful continent it becomes a honorary profession. This year there are a lot of problem students, including main character who can't stand theology, but has to obey his uncle priest. A new transfer student is an oriental girl Aina who comes to study other types of technology. She invites protagonist to her study group and says they already know each other from the childhood when they were separated... Game begins with comedy development and explaining the basics of this world. There are only three heroines for capture, so it feels fresh that there are very strong heroines without their love line. So game is about chasing girls in a unique setting, and that's of little interest to me. At least game is not nukige as many other Ignition games (the number of H events per heroine is still high - five). 16. Last Story wa Anata e. ~Gift For You~ ラストストーリーはあなたへ。~Gift for you~ [050225] Panda House One winter day main character logs in to Hypersense Network's cyber shopping mall to buy new memory. It is the so-called “Cyber Akihabara”. As soon as he punts in his ID and starts walking on the main street, his protocol is hijacked and screen distorts with poisonous colors. This illusion feels like a real Akihabara even though the weight of mouse and just bought memory can be felt in hands. With a lightning strike electronic machine starts to act up, and protagonist finds himself dragged into a dream-like twilight world. Scenario is subtle even though it gets divided into distinctive 12 episodes. Game starts with helping a fairy attacked by a bug. An important item is stolen by the bug, so we need to find it to help fairy return to her world. Next we walk around Akihabara and experience various stories while gathering items. Stories vary in genre a lot, but have a distinctive surreal color. Each story is from 10 to 30 minutes, so overall play time is just 3-4 hours. Game is a kusoge unless you're interested in multiple surreal Akihabara stories. 17. Yakitate Croissant ~Autumn Leaf no 3 Shimai~ やきたてクロワッサン ~Autumn Leafの3姉妹~ [050225] Giga Main lives with his aunt and three cousins after losing mother and sister. Aunt runs a cafe, so protagonist has to help around the place. As one cousin starts to have feelings for protagonist, the other two become really jealous and join the race. Another stupid moege from Giga BLOCKED 1. Hiru to Yoru no Kao 昼と夜の顔 [050201] M's CLUB Main character is graduating student. With his father's mediation he gets a position of a secretary in business partner company. He is busy every day and prone to making mistakes. Doujin Boys Love 2. Goshujin-sama Taiken Tour ご主人様体験ツアー [050202] ProjectSAKURA A pretty maid is at your beck and call. It is up to you if you want to choose the true love route or the sexual abuse route. Doujin Nukige 3. Okite no Mura 掟の村 [050203] Makura Cover Soft Main character lives in a small village and goes for sports. He can't marry his love interest girl till he passes the adulthood ritual that starts soon. If he is in top 10 winners, he can finally marry his childhood friend. Otherwise, she becomes other man's bride. Doujin Nukige 4. Kanojo wa Anal Dorei ~Fukushuu no Shiri Ana Sekkan~ 彼女はアナル奴隷~復讐の尻穴折檻~ [050204] Valkyria The answer that he found to take revenge on the stuck up girl who dumped me is......violating her anus!!! Before experiencing sexual pleasure with p**sy, I'll let her have orgasms with anus!! Nukige 5. Sango [050207] Allugic You play as a guy who wakes up to find himself lost in an creeped out forest. With Sango you must figure out how you got there and why. Really, the game's better then how I word it. EVN 6. Houkyou Sensei @ Rika Junbishitsu ほうきょう先生@理科準備室 [050208] Hanjuku Nora Breast augmentation experiment makes chemical teacher's breasts huge. Now she is much more interested in boys than observing boring chemicals reactions. Doujin Nukige 7. Kangoku ~Injoku no Jikkentou~ 姦獄~淫辱の実験棟~ [050210] Black Package Try Yuki Miyagawa usually conducts intelligence activities for government organizations, but this time she is ordered to conduct an internal investigation inside a pharmaceutical company. She needs to find evidence of illegal drugs production. Her identity leaks to the company management, and unimaginable humiliation hell begins for her. Nukige 8. Nihao! Shoukou ニイハオ!称好 [050211] Curious team 2 There is a legend that it's possible to become a witch upon reaching 25 years and remaining virgin. Main character witnesses magic abilities of a 47-year office worker, so decides to become a wizard as well. Besides, he is 24 year and 11 months old already. However, he develops really promising relations with a girl he likes, so he has to choose which path to take. At the same time three maidens appear who want to stop protagonist from becoming a wizard and thus try to seduce him with all means possible. Can he protect his precious virginity !? Nukige 9. Sumomomo Fukufuku Hot Station すももも ぷくぷくホットステーション [050211] Studio-74 Main character finds a strange envelope on his way to employment center after graduation. He is suddenly invited to live in the place he was born together with many girls. This is like an entertainment district, but not money is needed! Doujin Nukige 10. Yurine ~Onee-sama ga Oshiete Kureta~ ゆりね ~おねえさまがおしえてくれた~ [050211] Cage One day, the protagonist's older sister died. Upon hearing this, his mother went mad and began referring to the protagonist by his sister's name, "Natsuki." The protagonist slowly accepted this role to make his mother happy. His mother even went as far as to enroll him in the school she used to go to, Momoyuri Academy-- an all-girls school. Momoyuri Academy is a famously prestigious school, where the daughters of company directors, politicians, bureaucrats and the like attend. Within the student body lies the descendent of the Kamikura zaibatsu, Kamikura Sayaka. A graceful young lady excelling in schoolwork and sports, Sayaka is the object of every student's admiration, including those of the so-called "Natsuki." A few months after Natsuki transferred to Momoyuri Academy, his secret came out to his beloved Sayaka that he's a boy. Natsuki began to panic, but Sayaka promised not to tell, as long as he would do everything she said, starting with calling her "Onee-sama." Before he knew it, Natsuki was caught up in Sayaka's orders... Lolicon 11. Boku-tachi no Asobikata ぼくたちのあそびかた [050212] Canitz Naughty Shun and a straight-A student Itsuki are friends. They do anything that would be fun together. One day, a DVD made them to do a bad thing....It escalates gradually, and then..... A simple, relaxed story. Doujin Boys Love 12. Innocent World [050213] Reverv There is no snow again this winter. Main character lives together with father busy at work and two sisters not connected by blood. He spends days aimlessly a year before graduation. He starts to have nightmares about earth suddenly shake, bullets kill people and poison fill the oxygen. The world he takes for granted is destroyed in a flash on an eye with no one knowing the reason. Doujin 13. Kare to Kare no Hazama De ~White Labyrinth~ カレと彼の間で ~ホワイトラビリンス~ [050214] Amedeo 1 High schoolers Mizuho and Wataru are going on a kendo club trip, but because nobody apart from them can go, Wataru decides to invite his younger twin brother Kakeru as well. He decides to go with a woman called Ayumi who is in love with him. Once they arrive at the hotel, they discover a virus inside of it. To make matters worse, the hotel keeper Kamishiro-san and his ten year old daughter Koyuki both have it and are insane, but they can't leave because there is a big snow storm outside... Otomege 14. Kita no Mori no Majo 北の森の魔女 [050214] Nostalgic Garden A witch living in the forest helps a lost prince of a great country. What will become of them and will their fairy tale have a happy ending? Doujin 15. Cleavage [050218] Empress 1 Cleavage features fantastic art from Sei Shoujo, the creator of the popular Bible Black and Discipline, and takes the protagonist on an adventure of courtship by two assertive women - his stepsister and his teacher. The player must choose how to withstand the onslaught of their affections in this erotic love sim. Nukige 16. Futago Niizuma Haruka to Setsuna no Momoiro Shinkon Seikatsu 双子新妻はるかとせつなの桃色新婚生活 [050218] Fetish 1 Everyone knew Kazuki loved two women - twins to be exact - and they fiercely loved him in return. When the trio graduated from high school together, people began to wonder who he would marry. No matter whom he choose, Kazuki would never truly be happy, and the heart of someone he held dear would be devastated. Then a miracle happened: polygamy became legal. The true answer found, Kazuki entered holy matrimony with both sisters, and the pair happily accepted. It had always been the three of them; and now it seemed it always would be. Nukige 17. Nikutai Kinyuudou 肉体金融道 [050218] Interheart Main character starts his money lender business. He is unrivaled women enthusiast able to find approach to any woman in order to get the money back. He won't hold back now that he's independent. Nukige 18. Only One 2 ~Bijin Casino Dealer Hitomi~Sei no Roulette~ オンリーワン2~美人カジノディーラー瞳~性のルーレット~ [050218] Globe Hitomi is a №1 card dealer and bartender at the "Testament" casino. One day she hits a man on her car. Man has no injuries, but loses memory upon awakening. Since he has no identification, he gets name "Kenta" and starts to live under the same roof. Eventually Kenta gets attracted to Hitomi and receives a job at the same casino. Soon he becomes aware of the hidden emotions of his everyday life in Testament. Nukige 19. SukiSuki Onee-Chan スキスキおねえちゃん [050218] Studio Ebisu Main character begins happy and forbidden school life with my sisters the first year school becomes co-educational. This school is men's paradise. Protagonist eagerly offers his badminton coach skills to get close with different girls. Nukige 20. Tenshi no Scanty 天使のすきゃんてぃ [050218] Sweet Hearts Main character works at Moriyama Country Club together with his childhood friend Ayano. But enterprise is on the brink of bankruptcy, so it's hastily re-branded into a lingerie restaurant. Protagonist remains a waiter here, but he could not have hoped to work with so many girls wearing nothing but sexy lingerie! Nukige 21. Yuugu ~Nyomitsu Gangu Adesugata~ 遊具~女密玩具・艶姿~ [050218] Marry Bell Our hero is a sophomore and member of the Occult Study Group at his school. One day he is handed a book that changes his world... Nukige 22. Ane Hara Mix ~Ane & Shinigami Onee-san to Isshukan~ 姉☆孕みっくす~姉&死神お姉さんと一週間~ [050219] Lilith Soft Since the early death of his parents, Takami Akitoshi has lived alone with his beautiful elder sister, Hitomi, while concealing his dirty desires for her. One day, a mysterious girl named Mina enters his room. She introduces herself as Death and explains that she came to take his soul because he had reached the end of his lifespan. Hearing his screams, Hitomi runs in and, after the situation is explained to her, asks Mina to spare him. Mina, moved by her earnestness, tells them that if Takami fathers a child within a week, she will let him live another 10 years. Hearing her condition, he turns his face to Hitomi… Nukige 23. Hell's Gate [050220] Paralyze Poison Long ago there were angels and demons in this world. However, a conflict over a trivial matter divided the world into Heaven and Hell. At the border only gatekeeper Elle protects the shaky peace. One day angel Yuu shows up before her. Elle tries to catch Yuu, but... Doujin 24. Roy-san Jiken Desu! ロイさん事件です! [050222] Uten Chuushi Colonel Roy Mustang investigates a series of mysterious crimes. He can either look into them alone or ask Hawkeye, Havoc, Maes, or Ed for help. Boys Love 25. Roshutsu de Asobou 露出であそぼう [050223] Sol-fa-soft This is a story about two young schoolgirls. They enjoy playing a weird game together from time to time, which includes partially and fully exposing theirselves outdoors and at school. Doujin Lolicon 26. 120 En no Haru 120円の春 [050224] NekoNeko Soft 1 A collection of four short stories produced by Nekonekosoft. Each story describes how two people come to know each other through something meager amounting to 120 yen. Anthology 27. Gakuen Heaven Okawari! 学園へヴン おかわりっ! [050224] Spray This is more like a fan disc than a sequel as the game is very short. It takes place three months after the first game. This time, Keita picked up a cursed ring that would take away his major ability - luck. The characters are the same as in the PC Game and the objective this time is to find the way to release Keita from the curse of the ring. Boys Love 28. Chibusa Byoutou 乳房病棟 [050225] Mixwill Soft Asahigaoka Breast Ward is the only institution focusing on breast problems in Japan. Main character is a doctor who insults his patients. Everyone tolerates him because of his unrivaled technique. This time three women become his prey over a period of one month. Nukige 29. Dokidoki Sister Paradise 2 ドキドキしすたぁパラダイス2 [050225] light Main character lives alone as his father goes to establish some business abroad. One day father suddenly returns as the richest main the world! He marries a Japanese woman who is 2nd richest person in the world. She has eight adopted children, and if protagonist marries one of them he lays a foundation for world domination. He attends the same school as the new brides in question. Nukige 30. Dr. Peko Himitsu no Shinryoujo ~Hito ni Ienai Sei no Nayami Kaiketsu Itashimasu~ Dr.ペコ 秘密の診療所~人に言えない性の悩み解決いたします~ [050225] Vitamin This clinic offers sexual counseling and treatment with full confidentiality. Dr. Peko runs this secret clinic and excels in solving all kind of problems thanks to his ability to change the shape, hardness, smell and taste of genitals including components of semen. Nukige 31. Futago Hinyuu x 3 双子姫乳×3 [050225] SQUEEZ 3 refers to the three sets of twin princesses you’ll have under your power. To save you from the politics of the plot--which are both hard to translate and rather boring—I will just say that the three countries surrounding your kingdom are being jerks (or were you the first to be a jerk, who cares). Upon acquiring each set of twins, you’ll be able to train them in SLG style gameplay. If successful, you should at least have one foreign country at your beckon, but there has to be a way of getting all three. Nukige 32. Iinari い・い・な・り [050225] Riddle Soft Main character is a student council president with excellent results in study. But the more is is loved by girls, the more distorted becomes his mental state. He enjoys insulting submissive girls at the rooftop. One day he notices someone witnessing his rooftop route procedures. He chases his classmate girl and commits her right in the classroom. That marks the changes that come to his everyday life. Nukige 33. Kidou Shoujo Pretty Gear 機動少女プリティギア [050225] Maika Pure Main character is a manga artist waiting for his debut. One day he accidentally obtains a mysterious "Realize Note" with tremendous powers. As a justice warrior "Mobile Suit Gun***" enthusiast, he transforms three girls into justice warrior units. An evil genius plots schemes to acquire these suits. Can hero prevail the the battle, find his true love and finally debut? Nukige 34. Magical Witch Academy ~Boku to Sensei no Magical Lesson~ マジカルウィッチアカデミー ~ボクと先生のマジカルレッスン~ [050225] Atelier Kaguya TEAM HEARTBEAT 1 In a fantasy world, magic exists and is pretty common. Tsukasa is a young, shy boy with a beautiful and delicate face. He also suffers from a strange curse: he can make any girl who looks in his eyes feel sexually excited and jump on him. In order to find a way to get rid of this curse, he uses a pair of magic glasses to block its effects while he studies magic at the witch academy. The problem is, his class is filled with beautiful girls and hot female teachers who can't get their hands off him... Nukige 35. Mikogaku みこがく [050225] Yumesta Miko Gakuen is a school for demons and demon maidens who want to protect the world. Main character works as an instructor there, who is in charge of three problem demons. His only needs to get them to the average level, but it's much more difficult than it sounds. Nukige 36. Puraneko: Planet of the Cats ぷらねこ PLANET OF THE CATS [050225] An*tique Near future. The people has colonized the Space. The protag is an average doctor, he travels around the numerous planets on his own starship. He and his cat Nery is the only "crew" up there. Because of onboard AI system malfunction, the ship crashes and lands on a strange planet populated with nekomimi humanoid race, and his lovely pet suddenly transforms into one of the same kind... Lolicon 37. Riko-tan wa Oji-chama ga Suki♪ リコたんはおじちゃまが好き♪ [050225] Gyuunyuu Soft Rico-tan loves uncles and does a lot of pleasant things. What will she do today? Doujin Nukige 38. Sankaku Matsuri Vol.2 さんかく祭 VOL.2 [050225] Triangle Among other goodies fan disc includes three mini-stories: 1. "Sakura Kikou - Aftermath" 「サクラ紀行」~その後~ 2. “Mahou Senshi daily life” 「麻耶せいんせいの日常」 3. Mahou Senshi Princess Tear mini-scenario that did not get to the main game. Fandisc 39. Seiai Gakuen Fechika 性愛学園ふぇち科 [050225] Sekilala 1 My name is Ryouji, and I'm just an average student at Seiai Academy. I live my days happily with my twin cousins Shana and Yuuki who are staying at my house to go to the Academy as well, but one day at the end of summer vacation our lives are changed for ever. Stopping by the shrine where Yuuki worked part time as a miko priestess after my own part time job, we were about to go home together when suddenly thunder roared through the cloudless sky. Looking up I gathered Yuuki and Shana under me and ducked - promptly passing out! When I came to I felt fine, but my cousins were looking around with worried expressions. The shrine was near several girls' schools, and as usual many of the students were walking down the street nearby - but they were wearing the most outlandish costumes! Some were in bondage gear, some in aprons with nothing underneath, others in bunny suits and still others in swimsuits you wouldn't see even on the most radical Brazilian beach. Even stranger, the girls seemed as if what they were wearing was perfectly normal! They were looking at Shana and Yuuki in their regular uniforms as if they were the ones out of place. At first I thought it was a prank, but no - there were too many people involved. I realized that this was in fact a gift from the gods, a boon to the luckless fellow that I had previously been, a world surrounded by the beautiful mystery of women! Nukige 40. Shuugyou Ryokou ~Koto Meizou Chizu~ 修業旅行~古都迷走地図~ [050225] MERRY BOYS Nanbu Shouhei lives and attends a high school in Tokyo but in his childhood, he briefly attended kindergarten in Kyoto while living with his mother and maternal side of the family there. He started playing an online fantasy RPG called Fang of Ouroboros three years ago and met a player who rescued him when he was a newbie. The other player claimed to be Senke Tomonari, who had been one of his kindergarten classmates in Kyoto. They became close buddies through the game though they never met or talked over the phone but only communicated online because of the distance. When Nanbu's high school organized a study trip to Kyoto, Nanbu and Senke made a pact to meet up in the flesh since they have not met since their kindergarten days. Nanbu duly appears at the meeting-place arranged by clues from the online game but Senke does not turn up. Instead he keeps getting puzzling mails from Senke and he is assaulted by a bow-gun when touring Kyoto. Is the "Senke" Nanbu met online really Nanbu's childhood classmate or an impostor? Who is behind these assaults? Boys Love 41. Studio Idol studioアイドル [050225] Yumesta Main character gets fired from the entertainment production and finds a job as a manager in a rival company where idol body training is considered the main element of success. Nukige 42. Togainu no Chi 咎狗の血 [050225] Nitro+Chiral 1 2 3 4 5 After being devastated in the third World War (known as The Third Division), Japan was divided in two. Several years after the end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo, Japan's capital city), where they are holding a battle game known as "Igura". The game's main character, a young man named Akira, is falsely accused of a crime. Once arrested, a mysterious woman appears before him, offering him freedom if he agrees to participate in Igura and defeat Igura's strongest man: the king, or "Il re". The story follows Akira's life in the harsh, lawless Toshima as he fights both to survive and to unravel the mysteries developing around him. Boys Love 43. Togainu No Chi: Typing 咎狗の血タイピング [050225] Nitro+Chiral One of 3 preorder extras for Togainu no Chi. In TogaType, you play through select scenes of Togainu no Chi and must type the words to progress the game. Can be played from multiple points of view. Fandisc 44. Tsukushite Ageru no! ~Datte Onii-chan no Oyome-san ni Naritain da Mon~ つくしてあげるの!~だっておにいちゃんのおよめさんになりたいんだもん~ [050225] PeasSoft Main character is a student who suddenly gets assaulted by many girls who he promised marriage as a child. Girls decide to choose the bride in a fair competition. Nukige 45. Wakaoku-sama Misaki ~Dakarete Modaete Nagasarete~ 若奥さま美咲~抱かれて悶えて流されて~ [050225] Honki Shiru Heroine is a married lady who was forced into an arranged marriage by her family after she graduated college. The man isn’t a cruel man, but he’s more into his job than his married life. She put on her best face and did what she felt was best for the family. Nowadays she’s not become bitter woman, but she is finally feeling trapped by the loveless situation. One day she was being mugged/kidnapped when a man happened upon the scene and fought the thug off. Her hero (and the hero of this game) has become injured from the scuffle and she takes him home to tend the wounds. Will this be her shining knight? And is there more behind this seemingly random attack? Nukige 46. Wakazuma Mangekyou 若妻万華鏡 [050225] Yellow Pig 1 Shirozaki Takafumi is a security guard at a grocery store who uses his position to frame housewives and then blackmail them for sex. Apparently that works. Kogure Mayumi is his latest victim. On the pretense of her “stealing” a container of pepper Shirozaki begins to associate with her and eventually basically makes her his sex slave. Nukige 47. Watashi no Kuroneko 私の黒猫 [050225] Natukusa A mysterious black cat who can speak the language of humans. The lone girl he met one day. “I'm Aki Fujita. From now on I'm your master!” With his newly-bestowed name “Don-kichi”, from that day forth the pair began their life together. The master, strong-willed but with an easily wounded heart. The black cat, who strove to protect her from sorrow. The black cat, whose every thought was of his master. The black cat, who would always be at her side. But... Doujin 48. Yuukyou Gangu Rebirth 遊狂玩具リバース [050225] Nigred Lawyer agrees to abandon her suit if the girl under trial agrees to be her "slave" for a month. There can't be slaves in the 21st century, so girl understands it as doing chores and driving to the work, and thus agrees. Soon she will know the true meaning behind being a slave. Nukige 49. Amgine Park [050227] Ren'ai Games Out for your morning walk at the local park, you meet someone unexpectedly... EVN
  14. Answer Dead [Le.Chocolat]

    Foreword: Protagonist looks cool and badass, so I hope for a worthy chunige. Title: Answer Dead Developer: Le.Chocolat Date: 2005-01-14 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v1903 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2A2CAW3OmY&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_iAzf5N3n7qQx-aG-JlXpl Synopsis: Main character is a weak quiet student who is bullied at school. But one day he meets a girl who wakes up Black King soul sleeping in him. The White King quickly notices the rival appearance and sets control over the school with the help of magic. The school grounds turn into blood bath, and the royal battle approaches. Game type: Semi-cliche chunige Character Design rating: 4/10 Protagonist rating: 4/10 Story rating: 5/10 Game quality: 6/10 Overall rating: 5/10 I did not expect to find another cliche chunige so soon, and this time there's no freshness already, so no remorse. Protagonist Kou is high school student, as usual. But what's much worse this time is that he's a puny hetare who cries and whines all the time looking for someone to save him. One day he just unexpectedly gets control over dark king spirit, so it's just another wonder waffle. All he does in the game is defeats several lower demons one by one, then faces main enemy White King, Game over. What the hell? Heroines are sickeningly one-sided and cliche. Of course he gets a childhood friend and classmate Yuu, then imouto Misaki, ojousama classmate Mimi, mysterious transfer student looking for protagonist Miki, teacher Hitomi. The other heroine archetypes are less beaten, but are hardly any different. It's tarot cards lover gothic loli Michie, some undercover agent Ran and cat transformed into a human Benie (for those who wanted to do it with their cat?). Eight heroines that are included in such number just to extend useless plot as much as possible. The only route that stands out is actually mystery transfer student Miki. She has deep ties and history both with White and Black king. She has a very nice retro story included, and only her ending includes Solomon as character. All the other heroines end up the same - affection towards certain heroine is never explained - then said heroine gets raped by the tentacles - bingo - we love her head and heels. It's done in such a random manner that only deserves facepalm. There is zero story in all the other heroines routes. What annoys me the most is that pretty much all heroines get brainwashed and violent in other routes. It's really hard to see ojousama in what was succubus in previous route. Answer Dead fails at character design, at CG and even at H scenes due to very primitive low range animation. So let's try to find something actually good in it. Well, Black kings starts out pretty well with the only will to "korosu" not matter who. Be he kind of gets re-educated by our whiner and looses his charm. Well, action scenes are nice. The shooter part is stupid, but can be skipped after the first lap provided that patch is used. Again, the only worthy route is Miki. Even agent Ran's route ends up same stupid as everyone else. Let's face it - Answer Dead is just a nukige with some B-rate plot and flashy cool protagonist just for the looks. It can't offer quality, so tries to deal with quantity that is repeated over and over in every route. It's the worst type of fake and pretentious chunige.
  15. Foreword: I could not ignore Nitroplus work, especially one without reviews. Date: 2005-01-28 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v429 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcC4Wki3bo8&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-rllhpCe9B1ueL5w0Uubdn Synopsis: When people die with hearts filled with negative feelings, they turn into 'ghosts', haunting the world. To send those souls to the other world, angels exist, using their guns to 'kill' them. You're playing one of such angels, Wim. Game type: Eschatology dystopia action story Character Design rating: 10/10 Protagonist rating: 10/10 Story rating: 9/10 Game quality: 9/10 Overall rating: 9/10 Rating comments: It was a perfect game for me during the whole common route. The second half was less fascinating, but it's still one of the best games I played. Protagonist: Wim is mature and cool, but at the same time his consciousness is blank enough to be able to write any story. His earliest memory is white, and then he sees himself with wings and two guns beside same looking angels. He starts to hunt down ghosts of recently dead people just like everyone else. But as game unfolds, he starts to question his life... Characters: All three heroines feel alive here. Two of them are siblings. Komaki is the older sister. She is a researcher obsessed with the angel theme. For some reason she sees angels. Fuuko is the younger sister. She can see angels as well. The first time she sees Vim, she asks to kill her. But Fuuko is also lying in coma at a hospital simultaneously... Henri is the only orthodox angel heroine. She has wings, gun and follows angel style of life without asking questions. She's tsundere'ish and hates all the ghosts of the dead people. But actually the most important character of the game is rapist and killer Jay. The whole story is based around him. Fuuko and Komaki are his blood sisters. Henri has shared memories with Jay to such an extent that Henri is stumbled every time she sees him. Assassin Issei is the father of Fuuko/Komaki/Jay. But the most cool character in the game is the oldest angel Peter. He witnessed the judgement day and afterwards taught Vim everything. By the genre's laws Peter is just destined to betray Vim at some point, but to my greatest surprise things are much more complicated here, and Peter becomes a most reliable partner. Story: Actual story is quite complicated. 18 years ago children stopped to be born on the Earth. Most people go to work by inertia, but suicides become a common place, and streets are full of all kind of filth. Angels just patrol in search of recently dead souls - ghosts - and kill them with their guns. Game starts with a suicide and continues at a hospital with many deaths incoming. Two sisters can see angels, and in communication with them Vim starts to get interested in humans. Thoughts: 1) Game poses a huge number of questions. Why there are people who can see angels? What's the identity and past of angels? Why only Vim and Jay have double guns? Why Fuuko wants to die and what's wrong with her other self in coma? What's so special in Jay? Is there a way for humanity to recover? Finding answers for all those questions is the most fascinating part of the game. But the mid-game we more or less find the answers, so second half full of action does not feel as exciting. 2) Game is organized in the same theater manner as Project-μ games, and considered the action nature of the game a strong presence of Gin no Hebi is felt. Such directing is superb in comparison with other normal games. 3) Unlike other Nitroplus games that I played, dialogues play bigger role here than action scenes. It looks like self-irony to me when Vim tries to explain why he kills ghosts of dead persons and does not try to resist. The only answer he finds is that "gun calls" him to do so. Nitroplus provides so many action scenes, because cool guns call them, but it's not always the case that story must be inferior. Overall comments: It surprises me greatly how Angelos Armas got so little attention in the West. The Japanese reviews are more or less modest in their impressions, but I've learned it the hard way that the Japanese understand nothing in plotge. It's the best Nitroplus game that I've played so far, so I denounce all my accusation that Nitroplus can produce only stupid action games.