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  1. Toki no Kairou 時の回廊 [White Cyc]

    Foreword: Toki no Kairou wins marginally in the joint poll of the year. It's quite curious to see what White Cyc first game is like compared to games of the big brother Black Cyc. Synopsis: Main heroine Izumi is an ordinary student. But peaceful daily life starts to crumple with the visit of a boy in school uniform. Brutal murders and signs of supernatural forces pierce the reality. At the same time the story of girl Saya begins. She is saved from death by a man, so she fulfills missions for him now with the current one being watching after Izumi. She witnesses human sacrifice ritual to resurrect the evil god. She has only five days to find the key point of the ritual and prevent it from happening. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Fv9Rl3y1M&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=32&t=0s Game type: Horror mystery with sword fights Character Design rating: 2/10 Protagonist rating: 2/10 Story rating: 2/10 Game quality: 2/10 Overall rating: 2/10 I did not know how to evaluate this game, so I asked myself what I appreciated in here. Well, sword fights were ok. And that's it, all the elements of the game are flawed. The best feature about this game is small length. First, plot and structure. Game has clear division to five days. First two days are just intro about characters discovering the bodies here and there. We learn about the ritual that will be held on the fifth day, and demonic "he" demands Saya to bring victims each day before that. Third and fourth day kind of forget about the whole murders thing as there is a need to insert H events and at least some prelude to them. Fifth day is confrontation that's too short and too unsatisfying to matter. Each day there are from one to three characters to choose perspective, and many same scenes are shown even reusing CG from other character perspective. There's not much sense in that except for artificially prolonging the game. And game is in dire demand of volume since with H events cut game only totals 3.5 hours... Game quality is really low. There is no voicing. Graphics is poor, BGM monotonous and disappearing (and we're back to Midi-CDDA choice), text chaotic. External config in addition to in-game one, small volume and sloppy drawing really resemble visual novels of the end of 90s, so it might be that Toki no Kairou lay on the shelf for some time. There is no joint narration due to constant viewpoint shift. Moreover, each viewpoint starts at the middle of the scene usually, without really explaining anything, and ends in the same abrupt way, so there is constant stress just following these shifts. Characters are absolutely not developed, and not likable. The main baddie tentacle demon looks as a prototype for future extravaganza visual novels with his larvae sticking out of the body. There's not too much guro, but even the one dissected corpse image is able to disgust. There are only three tentacle rape scenes in the game with just one CG per scene, so it's ok to stomach. I always try to translate the title and check whether it fully describes the gist of the game. Here title can be translated as "Corridor of time". And it looks to me that it does not suit the game at all. Yes, game begins and ends with the horrible event of the past. Yes, there are scenes from the past about main male character Takuya and especially main female character Kyouko who appears to have fake identity in present. Yes, the same evil connects the past and the present. But still past does not occupy much in-game time. I see it that title is chosen just to attract Sci-fi fans. The ending is abrupt and same dark as the game itself, so aftertaste is really bad. That's the real reason behind very small number of Japanese reviews. If you feel worse after reading a visual novel than you felt before, then we don't need such visual novels.
  2. VN of the Year 2005 and POLL for EXTRA review

    Year 2005 was awesome. It's the golden age for plotge. Plots have become so diverse and complex that a lot more time is required to crack them up. My new approach to pick up all the titles I like doesn't help to move faster either. In addition, my base corresponds VNDB base of 2017, and it's time to synchronize. There are 230 new titles to add from 1980 till 2005, plus a dozen of old titles that I found out over time and finally can describe properly, let alone the need to refresh openings links. So Till January of 2020 there will only be Extra review of the year, then I'll be updating old articles. 1983 and 1984 years already received an update. New portion of Visual Novel Openings 2005 with songs. My list of masterpieces in 2005: Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni Ayakashi Ayakashibito Gunjou no Sora o Koete Heaven's Cage Jingai Makyou Memories Off #5 Togireta Film Nursery Rhyme Parfait ~Chocolat Second Brew~ Princess Witches Saihate no Ima Sanarara Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo Steel Swan Song Tenshi no Nichou Kenjuu -Angelos Armas- Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Yatohime Zankikou Yume Miru Kusuri Nothing can rival Saihate no Ima this year for it's the only 10/10 score visual novel for me of this time period. There is a number of curious games without reviews that I'd like to present for the Extra review of the year. Festa!! -Hyper Girls Pop- Fuuraiki 2 Himesho! Moon Childe Toki no Kairou
  3. Yatohime Zankikou 夜刀姫斬鬼行 [Terios]

    Foreword: Yatohime Zankikou has an absolutely starry staff, great chuni story, astonishing visuals and lots of fighting girls. Everything promises the ultimate score, but why average scores are just between 7 and 8 then? Synopsis: A god called Yatonokami who is worshiped by men is now sleeping. Or is he? Somewhere, somewhat, something arose and its manifestations are possessing people and turning them into 'oni'... You're Nagamine Yuuma, an ordinary student, the one who is woken up by his cute female neighbor friend every morning... But in truth Yuuma isn't really a normal guy, his body has the power to produce electricity (that he only has some limited control), which made him considered as freak for most of his life. He moved in a new town 3 years ago though, and now he is enjoying that new life a lot, because at last he found friends who aren't bothered by his 'abnormality' -- in fact, his neighbor Sakurako has an obvious crush on him. But he also has weird dreams about... being someone else... Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCFoeng74Do&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-7GaQiAmbz7XVCKGErvE-a Game type: Chuni with a lot of katana fights Character Design rating: 7/10 Protagonist rating: 6/10 Story rating: 5/10 Game quality: 10/10 Overall rating: 7/10 That's one of the weirdest scores splits that I set. Game is of great quality made by all the canons of the genre. But nothing really touched me here. First about the advantages. There's a huge number of CGs. There is no shortage of cool and charismatic characters. Everyone but protagonist is voiced. Battles are full of special effects. The last, but not the least, heroines show a lot of sex appeal, especially Tou that almost comes to the level of Cala from Viper RSR. Girls have very long and varied individual routes each written by different authors. As for the shortcomings, let's start with the story, as usual. It's a normal school chuni, but with events actually unwind really fast. We get attacked by a huge monster very early and saved by Tou. The next day there's a new monster attack, and this time it's Tsukiko turn to save us. But Tou shows up as well, so they have a clash. Yuuma electricity ability gets known, so Towa moves to his class to observe him closely. Then the priestess with her pets shows up, followed by evil spirit attack etc... What I hated the most in all this mess is that nothing is explained. There's no firm backstory, no build-up. Right away random action events get thrown in your face. A huge number of characters with special abilities show up one after another with no time to digest anything. And when I think it's time to shed some light to this or that character, just more extravagant characters get thrown into the mix constantly. There's no time to really create affection for characters. Only in the middle of individual heroine routes we're shown the mad scientist and the shady figure that seem to be experimenting by sending these monsters, but nothing complex at all. Story does not really try to go deeper and develops only externally. There is some explanation given later, but pretty unsatisfactory one. The protagonist. He seems like a normal guy, but I absolutely hate him for the passiveness and blandness. He does not really have anything but his electricity trick. He can't defeat even a single weak monster alone. But every girl gets to love him instantly - because there's no time to spare here! He sparks electricity which is a sign of ancient great ayakashi power, so let's try to stay close to him. That's all the explanation we get. Heroines... We have one standard genki red-haired childhood friend Sakurako, a massive samurai tsundere (sic!) Tou, a quiet serious shinobu Tsukiko and side-heroine Hainrike who is a European girl who travels together with Loup-Garou. There are actually also short branches for priestess Himiko, Ayana, Yuika, but I did not care enough to record those as well since they basically are considered bad endings. When Tou blushes I'm ready to fall beneath the earth from shame... it's so lame. There's absolutely not enough time for the heroines. It's not enough that they basically all love Yuuma from the start. The whole bonding equals Yuuma just coming in during girl masturbation as a rule. Super convenient and super stupid. Girl endings failed to impress me. Tou/Tsukiko endings are almost the same since they are similar-background main heroines. Other heroines endings are ok at best. Actual fights. They are so unreasonably long that it looked to me like boxing rounds. Some clash, then constant exchange of dialogue lines, then some clash again... and a lot of rounds this way. And the saddest thing is that dialogue lines are used in an absolutely stupid manner. We get to know nothing new. Heroines do not try to understand the other party motivation and personality. First fight - then talk. It's the rule everyone follows. And there are so many CG that they get to be used really wastefully. Like there are CG just for couple seconds scenes without dialogue lines. In conclusion, Yatohime Zankikou is still a masterpiece, but of the most hated genre by me - Shounen. Shallow characters and themes deprive the game of the adult atmosphere turning it into a tasteless show of prowess. Seven is the absolute top score this game deserves, polarization can be only downwards. And that's very sad, there were all the chances to get the ultimate masterpiece. If Yatohime Zankikou saw light in 2004, I'd have very few questions, but this very theme was explored in Ayakashibito and Ayakashi with much more depth let alone other great serious masterpieces showing up in 2005. I need a real deal, not something done just for show.
  4. Foreword: Finally a Caramel Box game with a plot that I can actually enjoy. But online RPG development took me by surprise, so I'm totally sold here. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7fKvuknkmk&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9n5v_LWmKrdNPv96DDFnW6 Synopsis: The protagonist, having lost his family because of the faulty A.I. of a machine, makes his living as a professional player of a game called CQ shot. Suddenly your friend requests you to be a bodyguard for a strange girl who is getting stalked. The protagonist doubt whether or not there actually is a stalker but since the girl seems very afraid, he takes on the job and she starts living with him. Game type: Future mystery with virtual reality elements Character Design rating: 8/10 Protagonist rating: 8/10 Story rating: 8/10 Game quality: 6/10 Overall rating: 8/10 I believe that Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni deserves to be called a masterpiece. I rate quality as mediocre here, but it's a rare feat to encounter a serious story with developed characters. It does not try to imitate past examples of success stories. Instead, it follows its own path and catches attention with its sincerity. This game is unique in so many ways. As for the story, it's not that straightforward as it looks. The actual stalker twist occurs quite late. Before that it's a futuristic school story running alongside runaway artificial intellect Ripple line as she finds shelter at Natsume flat. During the stalker incident Ripple uses her analytic and hacking capabilities to avoid casualties, so her existence becomes known to other characters. But stalker incident develops into something else entirely. Game has an unusual structure as stalked girl Chifuyu route manages to run before the real conflict is even drawn. Other girls follow the same plot-line different only by the end. Yes, they don't have individual routes, but this common route is so long and saturated that there is no real need to go elsewhere. After all, it's mostly the mystery and the enjoyable dialogues that determine this game. All the heroines (apart of Chifuyu, in part due to her ending that feels like a bad ending) are really nice, serious and pleasant to watch and read. Some conversations may seem to take unreasonably long time, and there may be a feeling that nothing happens, but - again - Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni does not try to force things and appeal to everyone. It moves at its pace, and with enough patience structure starts to form eventually. My biggest complaint is about lack of CG and unvoiced male characters. There are two male friends and quite a few guys out there talking to Natsume with no girls present, and during these long conversations it's easy to forget that game is voiced at all. Character design may feel weird and similar looking at first, but heroines get fleshed out really well, so this first impression soon dissolves. The world is created with a lot of detail. There is so much talk about different technologies that it can even be considered info-dumping. Virtual reality, CQ Shot and Magic paradise add three more layers on top of that. Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni is a rare case of a real masterpiece that does not brag around about its strong sides, but presents a really solid reading experience with great text, mystery and characters. There are few games that I really enjoy reading, so I cherish every occasion when I encounter one.
  5. Foreword: Dragonia remains in obscurity while being localized. That's a strange situation, so I wanted to check why. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40ois_GrS5w&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv8rKP5oDa1nzt0KevjFrmhw&index=31 Synopsis: In ancient Dragonia existed five orbs that could be used to make dragons do one's bidding. However, as time passed, the stories of these orbs faded from collective memory becoming mere legend. However, one day a man appeared and hatched an evil plan to take control of Dragonia using these very orbs. Yet the powers of the orbs could only be harnessed by certain, special individuals. Thus, only another person capable of controlling the orbs can stop the orbs' powers from being abused. But are Ryu, Jamka, Fiana or Tran capable of hunting down and controlling the orbs in time? Game type: Classic fantasy adventurer story Character Design rating: 4/10 Protagonist rating: 3/10 Story rating: 3/10 Game quality: 3/10 Overall rating: 3/10 I really was initially quite optimistic for this youth fantasy story. But there is really hardly anything worth praise in here. First of all, the story. Ryu's father Roi disappeared, so boy goes to search for him. Scenes are rushed mercilessly. Most of the so call developments are introduced just for the sake of showing several Bad endings. Some events are pretty random, like when there are two choices - one gaining a sword and the other not gaining one. But in the situations when we need a sword we just have one despite of the previous choice. Another example is girl bathing in the pond naked and getting caught by a bad guy - in the next scene she has her normal full outfit... The whole plot can be described very shortly - we meet some girls and gather orbs of different elements to oppose the baddie with the ultimate Steel element. I need to focus on length separately. It's under 2 hours. Seriously, what kind of story can we fit into 1 hour 45 minutes ? Actually, game can take a bit longer if we look into all the (four) Bad endings and (two) normal endings. These additional endings bring pretty much nothing to the story. And there is also a really bad "maze" introduced for the very same reason - to prolong agony. And I'm even omitting all the 10 second pauses before each choice becomes available. Game is virtually about nothing. The ending deserves a few words. Without spoilering anything I can say that ending is really disappointing due to two reasons. The first is breaking the 4th wall. Heroine shouts at newsbringer for ruining her after-story minute of fame. The second reason is this horrible "To be continued..." instead any kind of conclusion. The time between the final battle and credits is just a minute or so. The pause of several minutes of black screen before the credits is just stupid. Finally, the quality of the game is really poor. Few CG, horrible animation, translation (we all remember the case of horrible translation from Phantom of Inferno, but this "The sword of a phantom was got." just beats everything) really don't add this game any points. There is a mystery linked with this game - it's about the original Japanese version of this game. Many people tried to find its traces. I myself spend an hour checking all the names in the credits. And as a result I believe that this game never had a Japanese version. The credits stay that Planning&Original Story are done by Jun Tsubaki (T2Planning). This guy is not an author. It's a staff member of this normal Japanese planning firm doing a subcontract for Hirameki International. The early Hirameki International site also had recruitment page in Japanese for different kind of staff. Moreover, none of the voice actors actually have Dragonia in the list of their voiced works, because there's nothing to be proud of - it's work for money for some strange American folk that pay. The other people mentioned in the credits have no relation to the game world. They all do their small thing well like character design, backgrounds, music and so on, but it's freelance work, not industry thing. Pretty much everything in this game is fake. So throwing in some disk with 100 anime girl CGs together with Dragonia for the 26$ looks just beyond any understanding. I consider this game to be the first EVN with Japanese voicing, and not really a good EVN.
  6. New December brings over 100 titles again. I consider Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni to be VN of the month, while Yatohime Zankikou and Yume Miru Kusuri are masterpieces. I'll review the first two as well as Dragonia 1. Kino no Tabi II -The Beautiful World- キノの旅 II -the Beautiful World- [051201] Tycoon Kino travels the world looking for his friend. Game continues to cover material from the light novel series and includes a new scenario "Various stories" written specifically for the game by the original author. Story is good since it's literature adaptation. The number of puzzles only increased from 12 types to 15 types... and not everyone is ok with such puzzle obsession. 2. Joukyou Kaishi! 状況開始っ! [051206] Kogado Studio In 1992, the World War began from the conflict between federations of civilism and republicism. It lasted for 13 years. 50 years after the Great War the Cold War is still pending with occasional skirmishes happening. Zhengzhou, a marine nation located in the east of the world, pumps up its military while remaining hostile to both factions. Eventually it provokes a large-scale backlash. Inside the country the militarization is spread even to the schools. This story takes place in the oldest preparatory school that has a big number of excellent graduates, but even bigger number of war idiots, so students of this school are often called "war fools"... Story is really short, just 2-3 hours per route. Protagonist does not have weight. The majority of heroines are tsundere. Pretty usual galge, just in military setting that poses some restrictions on flirt etc 3. Galzoo Island GALZOOアイランド [051209] Alice Soft 1 2 3 Leo is called a genius in using basic magic spells. But he is still learning the spells for monster capturing and he can't even tame weak monsters yet.One day he meets with a monster girl 'Captain Vanilla' and she teleports him to a mysterious island saying this will help him master his magic. This island is taken over by Baron Squid and turned it into his personal paradise. Now he is abducting monster girls from all over the world to chose one to be his wife. Confined to this island with the angry humiliated monster girls Leo with his ability to capture monsters decides to trust his mastery in basic spells and lead the monster girls to fight against the squids. There is enough information in English. 4. Last Song ラストソング [051209] Berkana Marina is an ordinary girl student with only special ability to play guitar fast. As graduation approaches, boys and girls want to create good memories of their study. They all think of love, but need to give their expectations some form. "Why don't we form a music band?" - someone asked, and everyone agreed happily. It is unusual, but main heroine is a girl, and three remaining members of the band are also girls. But game goes into a lesbian department only occasionally, there's no girl for the ending.Game feels weak as there is nothing but school and training sessions. Girl's view and a circle of friends are the only attraction points here. 5. Moon Childe [051209] Siesta What is there for us in future? What if you could predict the future? What if you knew in advance what would happen? Is it possible to avoid the "Worst future" after foreseeing it? A story of a boy who has the power to see the future. Main character transfers to the school where diseased patients called "moon child" study. One girl there promises to show the truth behind the "moon child" and the worst variant of hatred and conspiracy unveils. Is it possible to evade this fate? Game is notorious for being the last work by Hisaya Naoki who wrote Moon, One and Kanon. But there are two more writers, so there is a feeling that individual scenarios don't share the same setting. Kanata and Mizuno routes are written by Hisaya Naoki, but it's best not even start other routes since too many things differ - protagonist qualities, concept of curse and "moonchild", heroines presence... too many inconsistencies arise. 6. Blaze of Destiny III -The Tears of the Blue Sea- Blaze of Destiny III -The Tears of the Blue Sea- [051216] Talisman Alfred is a soldier from the empire of Kias. While on a naval transport they encountered a massive storm and our hero was taken by the sea. Strangely, he saw a vision of a mysterious woman before passing out. When he awoke he found himself on an island where monsters roam freely. There he witnesses the one in his vision being taken by a pack of monsters and he quickly decides to save her and everyone else on this island. It's mostly an action game. 7. Festa!! -Hyper Girls Pop- [051216] Lass Our protagonist Takahiro Kuroda returns to his hometown, Mahoroba City, after several years. Much to his surprise, the city is now divided in two districts: Mitsurugi and Kagami. The traffic of people who cross the barrier is strictly regulated. Will Takahiro be able to meet again with his childhood friends, whom he promised to see again, despite the troubles the barrier gives? We get to choose the side of the town and then become friends with the heroine on the corresponding side. All the initial routes are just one big prologue, after which routes of the main part open up. It can be described as an action story since things quickly turn chaotic with appearance of bloomers girl with a sickle. Game feels fresh while the mystery of the world lasts. It's nice to see Chikami Nanako from 3Days and Ao to Ao no Shizuku as one of the heroines. Her route is layered with bad endings, but with enough patience a way will be found. She actually brings order in this chaotic world and tries to explain things to the reader. The plot is good, but the coating and directorship aren't. 8. I-ki-na-ri Iinazuke! ~Hime-sama no Okoshiire~ い・き・な・り・許嫁!~姫様のお輿入れ~ [051216] HeartBring Main character lives alone and spends his days in the company of his childhood friend. One day a girl barges in declaring that she was chosen to be protagonist's bride by the parents long ago. The girl decides to live together for three months and try to reinstall the marriage plans. Game feels short with random poor tempo conversations, redundant descriptions and instant changes of mornings and evenings. Pretty much everyone loves main character from the start. Too many factors fail resulting in a boring narration. 9. Quilt きると [051216] Clover 1 2 3 There was an island in the middle of beautiful blue waters and this island was really magical. Takumi came to this island in order to participate in a contest. The contest is about bringing out the true beauty of the girl you have chosen from the island by designing her a dress that will match her perfectly and surpass all the rest. But to win Takumi also needs to do whatever it takes to increase the girls' natural charm. There are many girls and many designs to chose from, but there is also a lot to do to turn a simple girl into a charming lady... There are English reviews. 10. Ren'ai Byou 恋愛病 [051216] C-Side Population starts to decline rapidly due to unknown reasons, and many people lose hope for tomorrow. With time a rumor starts to circulate that people in love have much bigger mortality rate than those who aren't. Main character loses a bet with a bad friend and confesses to his classmate, and their shy relations start to develop. But with rumors circulating a shadow of death hangs in the air. Game fails to depict depression properly due to lack of overall quality. The relations are lazy. The actual drama with the rumors starts only in the middle of the game. 11. Yatohime Zankikou 夜刀姫斬鬼行 [051216] Terios 1 2 3 A god called Yatonokami who is worshiped by men is now sleeping. Or is he? Somewhere, somewhat, something arose and its manifestations are possessing people and turning them into 'oni'... You're Nagamine Yuuma, an ordinary student, the one who is woken up by his cute female neighbor friend every morning... But in truth Yuuma isn't really a normal guy, his body has the power to produce electricity (that he only has some limited control), which made him considered as freak for most of his life. He moved in a new town 3 years ago though, and now he is enjoying that new life a lot, because at last he found friends who aren't bothered by his 'abnormality' -- in fact, his neighbor Sakurako has an obvious crush on him. But he also has weird dreams about... being someone else... There is an English review (discuss.jastusa.com review is rip with no archive copy, sadly), but I can't pass it myself, so reviewing it. 12. Aekanaru Sekai no Owari ni あえかなる世界の終わりに [051222] Caramel Box 1 2 The protagonist, having lost his family because of the faulty A.I. of a machine, makes his living as a professional player of a game called CQ shot. Suddenly your friend requests you to be a bodyguard for a strange girl who is getting stalked. The protagonist doubt whether or not there actually is a stalker but since the girl seems very afraid, he takes on the job and she starts living with him. Guess I'll have to review it properly myself. 13. Candy Girl [051222] Le.Chocolat Main character is a normal office worker , brother or trainer - depending on the choice.But in every path your opponent is a doll with a soul. Can dolls really pursue the same way of life as people? A particular manufactured doll got popular at that time, thus the result. Three stories are surprisingly solid, but short. A unique and impactful game. 14. Miraroma ~Miracle Romance Strawberry Scramble~ みらろま ~Miracle Romance Strawberry Scramble~ [051222] Marmalade 1 2 The protagonist is happily living with his parents and his younger sister. One day a nun throngs into their house explaining that he is cursed because of the mirror he accidentally broke a day before. Apparently, the curse put the whole world into danger. The nun insist that he should be monitored 24/7 and will therefore start living in their house. So as to not to be a freeloader, the nun, who happens to be a super rich ojousama, put up a large sum of money which overjoyed and caused his parents to go into a around-the-world trip leaving behind their children. On the very next day, some more girls throng in for the very same reason. The cohabitation to save the world begins as he wave goodbye to peaceful life. There is an English review. 15. Shinobi Kokoro 忍ココロ [051222] Saru Koubou The protagonist, Takumi Maeda, is in his second year at Shiranuiouka School. It seemed like it was just a normal school, but it turns out that part of it is a ninja training school! Scenario is cheap. It's a normal school setting for the most part. There's basically one one heroine, plus two sub-heroines with routes as long as one hour. 16. Yume Miru Kusuri ユメミルクスリ [051222] rúf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 I am just an average student, living an average, colorless life. I study, I work my part-time job, I get through my day just like everyone else, trying not to stand out from the crowd. But suddenly, almost before I realize it, the winds of change have blown into my life. They come in the form of three girls, girls who have been around me for some time, but who I never noticed in this way before. They are most definitely not living a colorless life like everyone else in postmodern Japan. They seem to float above society, strangely unaffected by it. Instinctively I know I should avoid getting involved with them, and yet before I know it, my destiny is bound with theirs. Where will it all lead? Game is localized and has English reviews. 17. Wasuremono to Otoshimono 忘れものと落とし物 [051225] LANGuex 1 2 3 When I went to the game center, I catch sight of "her", playing that game alone. I wonder when was it that I fell for her. There are English reviews. 18. Dragonia ドラゴニア [0512] Hirameki International 1 In ancient Dragonia existed five orbs that could be used to make dragons do one's bidding. However, as time passed, the stories of these orbs faded from collective memory becoming mere legend. However, one day a man appeared and hatched an evil plan to take control of Dragonia using these very orbs. Yet the powers of the orbs could only be harnessed by certain, special individuals. Thus, only another person capable of controlling the orbs can stop the orbs' powers from being abused. But are Ryu, Jamka, Fiana or Tran capable of hunting down and controlling the orbs in time? Despite having an English version, game lacks some love. Guess I need to review this as well. BLOCKED 1. Memories ~Kioku no Subete o...~ MEMORIES ~記憶のすべてを…~ [051202] Sage In the facility called “Farm” main character is allowed by his father to have one girl who he calls La Nina. Girl's actual name is Make. She is a cheerful girl who very soon becomes protagonist's friend and then lover. But when he tries to ask her about the meaning of "La Nina" name, she suddenly falls in the state of shock and only whispers about her "fate". Nukige 2. Nakadashi Teatime ~Meshimase Cream Pie~ 中出しティータイム・召しませクリームパイ [051202] Authoring Heaven A merry coffee shop during daytime offers special exclusive menu at night called "Cream Pie set". Main character gets to know about this secret and starts to treat waitresses differently. Nukige 3. Ni~Zuma wa Sailorfuku ~Darling wa Tanninkyoushi~ に~づまはセーラー服 ~ダーリンは担任教師~ [051202] Puzzlebox Main character used to be a handsome guy prior to the accident. He is still loved by his childhood friend, and they start to live together. He works at a girls school due to his aunt's invitation. There are three problem, but unique and beautiful students at school. Which girl will he end up with? Nukige 4. Shoujo Rensa ~Heart of the Distortion~ 少女連鎖 ~Heart of the distortion~ [051202] Zero Main character is invited to a mansion as a tutor for a girl. There he is forcibly restrained and deprived of virginity. Gradually, the hidden M nature starts to bloom... Nukige 5. Kokuhaku Yuugi 告白遊戯 [051203] Prototype version of "Koibito Yuugi." Doujin Boys Love 6. Mesu Dorei no Tane 牝奴隷の種 [051204] PichiPichi Gallery R A fan-fiction novel of GUNDAM SEED and DESTINY. The horny babes seduce the crews with their heavenly bodies. Doujin Nukige 7. Setsunasa ni Hanataba o せつなさに花束を [051207] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE There are two stories. In the first one main character becomes a member of the High School Residents' Association to participate in the school trip. Five people go on a trip including the chairman, but protagonist is only interested in this special someone. In the second story main character changes schools to escape from the painful past. But he meets an old acquaintance there as well as a person who revitalizes all the past memories with a new force. Doujin Boys Love 8. Furin Kazoku ~Goriyou wa Keikakuteki ni~ 不倫家族~誤利用は計画的に~ [051209] Ume Soft The main protagonist has just married. In the day of the wedding his wife's mother Michiko tells him "why don't you live here", and thus he decide to live with his wife's family which include her Mother, younger sister and elder sister. A few months have passed and the couple is feeling the pressure of marriage...Michiko and her other 2 daughters Kirara and Sekka decide to help out... a world of immorality is open before the protagonists eyes... Nukige 9. Futago Mono Twin Pack 双子モノ Twin Pack [051209] Psycho Minoru has had better days. Both his parents are dead and he’s been living by himself for some time now. Things soon change as he comes across a video that shows his mother holding him and another child! Soon thereafter, two girls show up claiming to be his twin sister and younger sister respectively. They all decide to live together. Then somehow the teacher and a couple of his female classmates become potential prospects. Now there are two versions of the same plot; Pure and Dark. Pure follows the pure love route while the Dark version goes into S&M and bondage. Nukige 10. Gohoushi Bakunyuu Waitress ~Midara na Service~ ご奉仕爆乳ウェイトレス~淫らなサービス~ [051209] Under Lip Rina is a high school student and her first part time job is a waitress at a coffee shop. Actually that shop is a brothel. She does not know the fact but works hard with her face covered with semen. Nukige 11. Mechiku ~Injoku no Shuuyoujo~ 牝畜~淫辱の収容所~ [051209] Black Package Try Public prisons are overcrowded, so private prisons are called to answer this challenge. There is a new type of prison with 0 a 0% recidivism rate - none of its visitors ever harm society again. It's a concentration camp on an isolated island where prisoners have no rights but to obediently follow any director orders. Nukige 12. Noise NOISE-ノイズ- [051209] Carmine 1 Main character Inu ("dog" in Japanese) was left by his father when he was very young. He was adopted by a sadist couple who gave him daily beatings. One day he suddenly starts to read the thoughts of the old couple and learns that he can be killed any second, so he dares to rebel. He kills both of them and runs away. From that point and on, he lives the life of a vagabond, stealing food and money to survive - and often raping women as his only enjoyment in life. One day he follows a girl he suspects of having witnessed a rape he committed last night. Following the girl, he eventually reaches a big mansion where he sees the girl together with another girl, entering the mansion. At that point, Inu prepares to leave, when he suddenly senses someone behind him! Some boy asks about purpose and easily defeats protagonist. When Inu regains consciousness, he’s in a mansion room looking much like an office - with the boy who beat him next to him. After some talking between the two of them, a look in a mirror, the showing of a secret diary and secret room, it becomes clear that the two of them are brothers and twins! Boy Kagura Yoshiaki then offers Inu to join the family, but Inu convinces Yoshiaki to let go of that thought, since that would mean that they'd have to tell the rest of the family of some of their father's... more dark secrets, which might break the family or at least, not make them very happy. However, he lets himself be convinced into staying at the mansion, living mainly in the secret room plus the office he was brought into in the first place, watching Yoshiaki and his family from afar. Through his watching, he learns to know Yoshiaki's family and those closest to him. Nukige 13. Osu Mesu Time Slip! おすめすたいむすりっぷ! [051209] Beenyan 1 Because of a birthday present from his best friend, Masumi finds himself as the opposite gender in a different time period the day after his birthday. In order to return to his former time and gender, Masumi needs someone that is fully convinced that he is male as his girlfriend. Lolicon 14. Pascha C++ ぱすちゃC++ [051209] Alice Soft Fandisc includes over 15 short Pastel Chime stories and a quiz game among other goodies. Fandisc 15. Ryoujoku Rensa 凌辱連鎖 [051209] Supple Entertainment School's student council president is a universally respectable leader, but behind the cover he heads underground prostitution organization "bonds" to collect money for father who is school's president. Different girls with different stories all become victims here. Nukige 16. Seidorei Shiiku Manual 性奴隷飼育マニュアル [051209] H Soft Man demands a girl who does not know yet what pleasure is. Woman brings him a girl to molest on the train. Nukige 17. Seiin no Meikyuu 聖淫の迷宮 [051209] Marry Bell Cremar Kingdom. There are many ruins of prehistoric civilizations that provide treasures for the government. Therefore, the kingdom has a school for adventurers. One particularly successful adventurer found a “forgotten god” at an archaeological site - it was a dark god of "sleepless recklessness". For satisfying his sleep desires god promisses huge power. The finder becomes an instructor in the Royal Adventurer School of Cremar only to lure girls into a trap for the god... Nukige 18. Yakin Jantou Ni 夜勤雀棟・弐 [051209] Mink This time we will play mahjong with the nurses of “Yakin Byoutou Ni”. Main character is a patient who is introduced a new service one day. If he wins in mahjong, he can humiliate the loser nurse all the way he wants. Nukige Card Game 19. Dienst ~Hakoniwa no Mesu Dorei-tachi~ Dienst ~箱庭の雌奴隷達~ [051210] Blame Main character is invited to a mansion of his never acquainted father. Protagonist receives a condition to train four maids within a week and fulfill certain criteria in order to receive the inheritance. Nukige 20. Sakura Biyori 桜日和 [051214] Aozora Youchien Main character is accepted as a teacher to the school of his dream - the school where he studied with his childhood friends. The students there are as cheerful as ever. But a black shadow aims at the school. Can protagonist protect the students! ? Doujin 21. Aoi Sora no Neosphere Doki Doki Adventure Effective E 蒼い空のネオスフィア  どきどきアドベンチャー Effective E [051216] Kuma-san Team Contains story and mini game of Neosphere of the Deep-Blue Sky. Fandisc 22. Kiss x 400 Natsukashiki Hibi no Renzoku KISS×400 懐かしき日々の連続 [051216] Winters Main character lacks contacts with women. He belongs to a certain university circle with a vague purpose. One day, a female student from the same circle asks him about the first kiss, but he does not remember anything like that. Different girls start to approach him with questions about past relations, but he is unaware of that either. So girls decide to have sex with him and awaken those memories. Is it really possible to get memory back this way? Nukige 23. Mome! Chichi Shimai Katei Kyoushi 11nin もめっ!乳姉妹かていきょうし11人 [051216] MBS Truth Main character is a student who is honest about his desires - he practices voyeurism and eavesdropping targeting the neighboring girls. One day a mysterious meteorite arrives and destroys the house where 11 girls were living. Protagonist suggests his own house as a temporary solution. But just eavesdropping is not enough already. He organizes private tutorship in order to be left with individual girls alone. Nukige 24. Nyuu wa SHOCK!! ~Pai o Torimodose!~ 乳はSHOCK!! ~パイを取り戻せ!~ [051216] Studio Ebisu A Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star parody eroge. Nukige 25. Ohime-sama wa Tokkun Chuu!! 2 Uketsugareshi Seinaru Majutsu お姫様は特訓中!!2 受け継がれし性なる魔術 [051216] Lusterise Monsters start to appear at a peaceful town. Magicians investigate the case and find out that the source of invasion is a dimensional distortion. Princesses with royal power are sent to deal with the situation. They are gifted with powers to control distortions, but need protection on the road, so main character is chosen to accompany them. Elfarina is the princess with the least magical power, so she seeks ways to be useful. She finds a book about sexual magic that raises power, but now she requires a male to undergo a full-scale study course. Nukige 26. Underbar Summer Life _Summer Life [051216] Hooksoft Fandisk to _summer and LikeLife. Fandisk 27. Vampanera ~Zetsubou no Chikarou~ VAMPANERA ~絶望の地下牢~ [051216] Distortion The lord of the land lies dead from illness and his wife is chosen to be the successor. Soon into her reign she is told of a demonic text which--with the proper ceremony--can grant the reader immortality. With this she could bring back her husband. There's just one key element that is missing--the blood of a virgin. A "Virgin Hunt" is soon instated and the higher-ups begin looking for the best candidates. Who will be sacrificed to the demons for the "greater good"? Are they tampering with forces beyond their control? Nukige 28. .fuck dot fuck [051217] Black Rainbow 1 2 Kazuma Takahara, the male protagonist, is an unparalleled computer genius with too much free time on his hands. He plans to infiltrate the servers of four specific mega-corporations and, after some creative hacking, to have fun and virtual sex with the wildly popular female AIs who basically serve their respective corporations as PR staff/testimonials/etc. And later... Nukige 29. Mon Puchi モンプチ [051217] Kotama Yuri You're a genius magician that lives in an out of the way town making medicine and leisurely studying magic. One day an adventure comes to visit you. "I want you to look after them for a while." They say, and leave a half elf child in your care. Doujin 30. Juu - Kanki no Otakebi 獣・姦喜の雄叫び -じゅう・かんきのおたけび- [051220] Gyuunyuu Soft Wild dogs and horses attack beautiful girls! Gangbang, humiliation, urination, anal, impregnation...... Various kinds of beautiful females are violated! (teacher, office assistant, housewife, high-school girl, etc). The way they reacts to sexual humiliation varies from girl to girl. Doujin Nukige 31. Ma cherie ~Bijo to Yajuu to Mitsumeru Hitomi~ マ シェリ ~美女と野獣と見詰める瞳~ [051220] S Style This is a story of a stalker Demon Asmodeus based on the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast". It's a pure love, but dark story. Doujin 32. Boku no Mama wa Jusei Niku Dorei ~Tomodachi no Hahaoya Choukyou~ ボクのママは受精肉奴隷 ~友達の母親調教~ [051221] Studio-74 A band of brutes lust after a married wife who has a curvy, voluptuous body. The wife is treated like a dog bitch, degraded and used for sex... The son of one of the brutes turned men is brought along for the ride, And what he sees is that the bitch his classmates have been fucking, and turning into an obscene sex toy is no other but his own mother. And he himself also... Nukige 33. Ane Hara Mix 2 姉☆孕みっくす2 [051222] Lilith Soft Impregnate-older-sister adventure game! The purpose of this game is to have lots of sex and impregnate the older sister within a week. Like the previous work, the story will not end easily even though you have a good ending (succeeded to impregnate). Nukige 34. Chichi Celeb 乳セレブ [051222] West Vision Seiichi is an ordinary uni student. His father is a famous social dancer in the world and Seiichi has a great ability and experience about social dance even though he doesn't like it. One day, his father tells him to teach social dance to students at his father's dance lesson. He starts it reluctantly but there comes two married women with big breasts. They follow anything Seiichi commands and his dance lesson turns to.... Nukige 35. Debo no Subako でぼの巣箱 [051222] Studio e.go! Debo no Subako is a fandisc for three Studio e.go! games. Featuring new stories minigames and fanmaterials for each. Those Games are; Ama Kagura 天神楽 Jan Kagura 雀神楽 Izumo 0 Castle Fantasia 2: The Sacred War Fandisc 36. Gibo to Oba ~Soshite Yuujin no Haha~ 義母と叔母~そして友人の母~ [051222] Guilty The main character's mother eloped with someone in the past, and he can't trust women since then. But he longs for mother's love.... One day, his father gets married to Aiko, and his new life starts. But Aiko's younger sister, Kaori, appears in front of them, and their peaceful life changes gradually. Kaori says to him, "You want to shag with your mother, don't you?", and gives him a blowjob. He is confused, and finds out there is a secret desire deep inside his heart. What does he want from his mother...? Nukige 37. Hitozuma OL -Chijoku no Gyoumu Meirei- 人妻OL-恥辱の業務命令- [051222] Guilty+ Main character gets under restructure and seeks reemployment at Apparel Trading Company “Emission Co., Ltd.”. President puts a special entrance condition - to execute special orders on phone's call. Before being accepted to the sales department there needs to be training period in the administration department, and co-worker girls with lesbian ambitions harass protagonist all the time. Then comes the first task from the president - to get a photo of colleagues lesbian activities at night office. Nukige 38. Naisho no Yorimichi ナイショのよりみち [051222] Cage You (the protagonist) are a young man who works from home, and your two younger cousins often come to your house after school. They love you very much. But summer's coming soon...your cousins, who have been busier with school activities-- "We might not be able to stop by much anymore...", they tell you with lonely faces. This is a very sad turn of events for you. From then on, the twins come to your place less and less, but you're trying to enjoy your life nonetheless. But one day...one of them comes to you with a confession of love. Although you were hesitant at first, their sincerity won you over. After that, the one that confessed starts visiting you again, keeping it a secret from everyone else... Nukige 39. Natsukashi 夏菓子 ~なつかし~ [051222] Mini Main character is called by the teacher in summer and asked to persuade girls spending time in the abandoned school building stop whatever they do there. There are all kinds of girls in there putting up individual conditions for retreat. Some want to have a person bullied, others want to practice bold sex experiments. This hot summer vacations won't be easy to forget about. Lolicon 40. Tennis no Ouji-sama ~Gakuensai no Ouji-sama~ テニスの王子様 ~学園祭の王子様~ [051222] Konami The Atobe group has decided to sponsor a school festival which involves the local schools’ tennis teams. You are a 14 year old heroine who is in charge of managing a team and the festival. Your duties include arranging activities, and organizing people. You’ll have to get in contact with the members of the team so they can lend a hand, get to know one another, chat with them, and maybe even develop an intimate relationship with one of them… Otomege 41. Imouto Rape ~Imouto no Konamaiki na Biniku~ 妹レイプ ~妹の小生意気な媚肉~ [051223] Under Lip Main character is being bullied by his younger sister. She walks the house in underwear not considering brother a man. Finally he bursts out and half-way insults her. But why does she not actively resist? Was all that teasing on purpose? Nukige 42. Misshitsu -Situation Elevator- 密室 -Situation Elevator- [051223] Mugen Kidou Screams, fearful cries for help...there is no hope in this locked jail... One day you get stuck in an elevator. There is not only you in the small space, but a pair of sisters, big-boob milf, and... Doujin Nukige 43. Saishuu Shiken Kujira ~Departures~ 最終試験くじら ~Departures~ [051223] Circus This is a fandisc of Saishuu Shiken Kujira, which includes some after-stories with the same characters (+YunYun), involving Moe, Nyaaa, and SEX-SEX-SEX!!! Fandisc 44`+. Onna Kenja Elena ~Yokoshima Naru Majutsusha no Soukutsu Hen~ 女賢者エレナ ~邪なる魔術者の巣窟編~ [051224] STARWORKS Elena is an adventurer just finished initial training, but her abilities surpass normal adventurers greatly. She does not need a party of weaklings, so she gets on a journey alone without real experience. Direct monsters attacks are no problem for her, but cunning lures her in a trap... Doujin Nukige 45. Fuyuiro no Muffler 冬色のマフラー [051226] Makura Cover Soft This story pictures an innocent girl who a man (lead character) had been in love with since their childhood is humiliated by other men and ends up being married with someone else by force. But she soon began to enjoy sex....... Doujin 46. Temptation 2 [051228] Parthenon Makoto Agata is a school physician. As part of psychologic treatment, he studies hypno therapy, and finds that his voice and accent have something unusual which affects the mental state of his patients. There is a girl who often appears at his sickroom, her name is Sayaka Kusumiya... Doujin Nukige 47. Tokudoku Series - Toubousha Dokujima Nero ~Yawahada no Naka ni Nemure Hen~ 得々シリーズ 逃亡者 毒島音露~柔肌の中に眠れ編~ [051228] Waffle Main character escapes the remote island and finds refuge in the mountains with beautiful nuns. But the assaulted girls don't grudge for some reason. The plan is to abuse these girls for as long as he pleases and run further. Nukige 48. Dual Hearts [051229] Radical Dreamers 2002 You have lived all of your life inside "The Facility", where you hone your special abilities. Jarel tells you of the vicious cruelty that abounds in the outside world, but Lia longs to go back there. Something's not right. Lia shouldn't be here. Can you save Lia from the facility? From yourself? EVN 49. Getsuyoubi no Pan to Gyuunyuu 月曜日のパンと牛乳 [051229] Fusyro Mini Monday morning looks painful after night's hangover. But the voice of Katsuragi-san is so inspirational that for a moment the headache disappears... Doujin Boys Love 50. Last Lass ラストラス [051229] ONE'S BRAND Game pictures a few days of Innocentrea after-story. It's an exciting time since popular voting is to be held in April... Doujin Otomege Fandisc 51. Shirogaku Misuken Manyuutan ~Kyoto Yoru Genshou~ 白学ミス研漫遊譚~京都夜幻抄~ [051229] AB complex There is a rumor about ghosts inhabiting the place in Kyoto where school trip stays for the night. Members of the Mystery Research club try to explore these mysteries. Doujin 52. Sister Scheme ~Onee-chan to no Shikata ni Tsuite~ しすたー・すきーむ~お姉ちゃんとのシかたについて~ [051229] M de Pink Anjou Sakito is a normal high school student. He is in love with the president of the public morals committee, Kusaka Isami, who is also a classmate. His blood related sister Anjou Marine is in love with him though. One day at school she gets horny while talking to Sakito, and she ends up masturbating in the toilet. Later that day Sakito gets a letter containing a picture of this event and instructions he has to follow if he doesn't want the pictures spread. The first instruction is to take a picture of him kissing his sister in front of the school's gates. Nukige 53. Tonarizuma Mini Fandisk Featuring Hayakawa Hiromi Kouzu Ryouko 隣り妻ミニファンディスク feauting 早川裕美・国府津涼子 [051229] Caligula Soft Fandisc features episodes on the sub-heroines of Tonarizuma that did not get much spotlight in the original game. Fandisc 54. Visukio [051229] Gear Kite A fan story of Togainu no Chi. The main coupling is Gunji x Akira. Doujin Boys Love Fandisc 55. Akiba, Moe, Imouto 秋葉、萌え、妹 [051230] Aozora Youchien Main character is a nerd. He sits at the computer or hangs around Akihabara all days long and seriously can't understand his sister who diligently attends the college. Childhood friend invites him to the university Akiba Circle where members share passion for Akihabara and sisters. This actually may be more fun that sitting at the PC. Doujin 56. Black & White [051230] Babel In this world cat-girls are inferior to people, but only rich persons can afford one. Main character gets a chance to train such cat-girl for a limited time to get a huge reward. Doujin Nukige 57. Chuppa Chappsu! Okuchi no Koibito ChuッパChaップス! お口の恋人 [051230] Blow Job Junkies At an early age younger sister makes a promise to make a fellatio whenever protagonist desires, but it's the older sister who imbues main character with the love for fellatio. His days are full of chuppa sounds from morning till night. Doujin Nukige 58. Demiparadoxia ~ Hookerstic Nanka Hen デミパラドキシア∽フッカスティック 南下編 [051230] Autobahn Main character finds an inn at a snow mountains. The maid here has a gorgeous body and no recollection that her true identity is Miss Sophia, a former luxury widow. Doujin Nukige 59. Enmusubi 恋結~えんむすび~ [051230] Haikara Kissa The hero's father has to go abroad. In the mean time, the hero will be living in a house in a quiet neighborhood. However, the house is too large for a student to live in all by himself, and the hero finds himself at a loss. But then, a petite girl clad in a maid uniform appears at his door. The girl claims his father has asked her to serve as a live-in maid. However... Doujin Nukige 60. Ever17 CrossOver Impression [051230] VR Express Protagonist - the brother of Sara, Hokuto. The action takes place two months after the events of "Ever17 ~the out of Infinity~". Life Takeshi returned to it's normal, peaceful course. In a quiet and measured life burst hot summer, however, is not bringing anything new in it. However, this daily routine collapsed after a strange incident. It all started with the fact that in a nearby street, was found dead of a woman with signs of violent death. The air at the scene soaked unusual smell of rot ... from the decaying corpse. In the chest - a huge hole, and internal organs turned out. Strange murder suddenly roused harmonious life of the city. This event has attracted the attention of Sara, and she decided to conduct their own investigation. "Why do not we organize a duet <Ninja and Detective> !?." This is the phrase Sara identified developments. So, the duo Ninja-Detective got its birth. In the process of searching for them will be new facts of this mysterious case, and then the secret will be revealed. What unites this event from the past and present heroes? ... It was a period of time, slightly changed the course of the boring summer vacation. Doujin 61. Eye's Complex [051230] Yuzusoft (Doujin group) There are lots of lovers around at Christmas, but hero is alone after his third failed sex attempt with the girlfriend just a few hours ago. Everything goes fine half-way till the secret part is uncovered that is followed by manhood shrink. Sayaka calls him to drink together and advises him to wear a blindfold as a solution to his problem with seeing the crotch. Protagonist turns out to be M while Sayaka is an S, so their fun days begin. Once Sayaka brings a guest, and it changes relations between the two. Doujin Nukige 62. Fukigen na Ane 不機嫌な姉 [051230] Stray Moon Sister is so beautiful and cool, but at the same really selfish and naughty. When the secret word is murmured, it's the time to become a dog for her. Doujin Nukige 63. Hitozuma Onna Kyoushi Seiyoku no Kyoushitsu 人妻女教師 性欲の教室 [051230] Mocking Soft This is an adventure game where the lead character Takahiro sexually dominates his teacher Kaori who is recently married. A great item for those who are into married woman, female teacher, milf, big ass, and big breast! The story later a beautiful widow Kyoko, who is the administrative director of the school. Doujin Nukige 64. Iinchou wa Kesseki Chuu! 委員長は欠席中! [051230] Sol-fa-soft The class president is off sick today. Like to have masturbation more than anything, she begins to masturbate despite the fever.... In the middle of masturbation, one of her friends comes to the house to see her.... Doujin Nukige 65. Ingoku no Reiki 淫獄の麗姫 [051230] Cybele The oppressor Cryde, the general of the Kingdom of Mathea have done many bad things by force. He eventually plotted a rebellion, captured the beautiful princess of the kingdom Elena and her female servant Rosette... Forced masturbation, gangbang, animal sex, conception, etc...... It is the fate worse than death...... Nukige 66. Jigyaku no Uta Another Birthday 自虐の詩 AnotherBirthday [051230] Katsudou Mangaya Seven years ago a large number of patients, nurses, doctors and other staff members got killed in a national hospital. The detective who investigated the case found death from a spear. Main character is detective's relative who wants to abandon school to continue investigation. At his class there is a girl who continues to cut her wrists because of the hell she lives in. What will be the consequences of their suffering and battle? Doujin 67. Kimi o Kazaru Shiro ~like a snow feather~ 君を飾る白 ~like a snow feather~ [051230] milkcat What do I desire What do I wish for What have I obtained? I just... only wish for happiness. Is this for my own sake? Or for the sake of the one I treasure most? The answer is like the dancing flakes of the first snowfall held in the palm of your hand, Their shapes melting away... The winter of my freshman year of high school. I lost the person I treasured right before my eyes. I stayed in my dark room with nothing to do at all. When I closed my eyes, I could sense them smiling there again. What just happened was only a bad dream, I thought. The door suddenly opened, and someone entered the room. It was my younger sister, who was living with me. I'd wanted to be alone. I didn't want to think about anything anymore. She spoke to me. "Calm down, Onii-chan..." This girl, who wasn't related to me by blood, held me gently. Her feelings would torment me too. Everything has become such a mess, I thought to myself... Doujin 68. Kodomo no Himitsu こどものひみつ [051230] Shiritsu Sakuranbo Shougakkou Kirara and Chinatsu are best friends together in the 5th grade. One day they discover an adult book after school. In it they read about masturbation but they don't understand it. Kirara decides to ask her teacher for an example . . . Doujin Nukige 69. Mahou Shoujo Kirara to Sarara 魔法少女きららとさらら [051230] Pandadanpa Two twins wield the power of the gods to protect what they love from the gods themselves. Doujin 70. Maria-sama ga Gyakuten ~Etape de l'hiver~ マリア様が逆転~Etape de l'hiver~ [051230] Seventh Heaven Maxion The continuation of Maria-sama trials brings two new episodes - one for the school festival and another one for Christmas. Doujin 71. Oni no Warau Koro 邪ノ嗤フ刻 [051230] Nekomarudou Main character fights evil every day and searches for his relative. One day he helps to an attacked girl, and shortly after the whole city starts to overflow with evil and people moving upon commands. The key to the tragedy seems to be hidden in the mysterious girl. A red flashback pierces protagonist's mind. The tragedy repeats itself. This time he won't allow to lose everything again. Doujin 72. Shinigami Shugyou Hajimemashita. 死神修行はじめました。 [051230] Le.Chocolat de Monoceros Sorato, a highschooler, wakes up and discovers he is out of his body and there is a strange guy in his room. The guy introduces himself as Ophiel and explains to Sorato that he is a shinigami sent to collect Sorato's soul...since Sorato is actually dead. Sorato freaks out at first, but slowly accepts it. Ophiel takes Sorato's spirit to the land of dead. But on the way, there is a some kind of skirmish and Sorato loses his memories. When they reach the land of dead, Sorato meets up with an old friend who is receiving training to become a shinigami. Seeing as he has no place to go, Sorato also chooses to become a shinigami and begins his interesting "training" from an eccentric Shinigami, Clef..... Boys Love 73. Shiranui ~Mashou no Ingoku~ 不知火~魔性の淫獄~ [051230] Borneo PARA.SITE Shiranui Mai had been training in practice field back in the mountains. One day, she is attached by a sub-human monster Genan. She ends up beaten, and humiliated with tentacles. Rape, gangbang, impregnation, childbirth, tentacle! Doujin Fandisc Nukige 74. Shouyon! Kodomo Challenge しょうよん!コドモ☆ちゃれんじ [051230] Team-Exodus In the middle of summer vacations main character gets introduced to his two new cute classmates. He gets very inspired to do naughty things to these two girls. Doujin Lolicon 75. Sora to Kioku no Kanata 空とキオクの彼方 [051230] RIFF*RAFF Main character has memory loss. A female childhood friend moves in together to reinstall those memories. Doujin 76. Wataoma Extra わたおま えくすとら [051230] Blue Devil Rina and you were not supposed to know each other living in different parallel worlds, but one day ... Doujin Nukige 77. Shoujo no Michikusa ~Ura Akiba Hen~ 少女の道草~裏秋葉編~ [051231] Sage Akihabara is gorgeously decorated, but it also contains darkness for the unaware girls. Numerous events start to happen with the girls there instantly. They participate in obscene cosplay and competitions, get punished for shoplifting or just become targeted in the park. Doujin Nukige 78. Kubi ga Nai Ko no Hanashi 首がない子の話 [0512] Jewel Box Main heroine is a fifth grade student. She collects horror stories with her friend, and then they tell stories to each other and cry together. Today friend brings a new story. “Have you ever heard of a child without a neck?” Doujin 79. Letter [0512] EGOIST One Monday morning there was an anonymous love letter in the shoe box. Letters start to be sent every day. Is this a prank or a true feeling? Doujin Otomege 80. Come, Ye Disconsolate [0512] UNITE Projects Main character wakes up in a hospital with the whole body in pain. He survived in the accident, but Mitsuki died. What does memory hide? Doujin Boys Love 81. Endless Sky [0512] Ruten Fan-fiction fantasy about Tennis no Ouji-sama characters. Boys Love Doujin 82. Other Side [0512] Hollowings At the beginning of the war robots were used just for medical and logistical purposes. But as struggle continues, firearms got displaced by electrified weapons better suited for robots. At this time main character makes a scientific breakthrough and develops the latest defensive weapon S.A.D. Non EN/JP Doujin 83. Prince Maker - Endless [0512] Alfagame The first attempt to reinstall Princess Maker series with boys as characters. You are allowed to choose background and a boy to nourish in the competition with other seven boys with tutors for the first prize of becoming the king. Non EN/JP Doujin Otomege 84. Tale in Bliss 快樂的童話 Tale in Bliss [0512] Mela en'coiamin Princess was rescued from the court by the prince never met before, and they have a wedding. Throughout four chapters they will embrace the joy of happiness, but will also face death and sadness. Non EN/JP Doujin 85. Tegami 手紙 [0512] P.o.l.c. Takahiro Watanabe comes home to the countryside a young college student. He leaves a different person altogether. Doujin
  7. Foreword: I was choosing between a moege and a nakige in November, so just went for the first SF looking work which by chance turned out to be Terrible Future. I wish I chose anything over it, really, like anything. Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2mluk-y9Bg&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9k1HWgnRrjgH1amhusrT-d Synopsis: Main character Ikki Minakata is a student who aims to become a civil servant to have a stable life. On the summer vacations he is suddenly attacked by a girl who comes from the future to kill him and prevent inventing of the device that put the world to chaos. However, Ikki is protected by an android girl Michelette who also comes from the future to defend Ikki and the future regime. Protagonist ignores the girls fighting and goes home only to find both girls from future come to his apartment several days later having exhausted their fighting capabilities... Game type: Acutually, a moege Character Design rating: 4/10 Protagonist rating: 4/10 Story rating: 4/10 Game quality: 5/10 Overall rating: 4/10 There is one famous plot in moege. Devil girl wants to kill protagonist, but she is stopped by some angel girl. For some weird reason they start to live together with protagonist and usually couple other girls who are usually jealous. This plot is well known and easily recognized. But there is also a fork of this plot that I call "Japanese terminator". It's when some girl comes from future to kill protagonist, but another girl from future comes to protect him. And since it's all Japanese, both terminators are cute and just get to live with protagonist. This fork is more rare, but we've seen it already in Daisy Chain ~Terminator Girl~ and even in Game ni Natta yo! Dokuro-chan ~Kenkou Shindan Daisakusen~ from the same November month. Actually, Terrible Future is an ardent follower of this subgenre. Tsukune comes from future to kill Ikki. Mislet is an android girl who comes from future to protect Ikki. Madoka is just a childhood friend and a proud bearer of Fujiwara surname. Kuu-chan is imouto. The whole story is in the synopsis. After first SF minutes we dive in the thickest ugliest moege and never get out of it. There's hardly any development and hardly any ending - we just get to tag along some girl, each time - hopefully - turning the tide so that Ikki does not destroy the Future. Game's ugly because of horrible character design. All the girls are plump, same face-looking and never wearing a bra. None of them emanates even the glimpse of sympathy. Personalities are not better. Tsukune is just a total genki baka, or rather o-baka. Mislet just plays her senseless android role most of the time. Madoka is Fujiwara, so she poses her nose to every conflict and solves it since no one dares to argue with her. Kuu-chan is our pretty normal (but very plump) imouto. Humor in this game deserves special attention. Tsukune generates pretty much all of "humor" situations just by barging in and shouting something stupid, as usual. The rest of the "fun" moments are about who has the bigger boobs and how each of them would seduce Ikki. Another layer of disgust is created by intimacy scenes just in the course of the determining the route. And if getting in the bathroom while girl is taking a shower is pretty much a norm, a friendly BJ or rectal insertion of medicine are so freaking not. I really wanted to finish the playthrough after the two heroines from future routes, but some Japanese review deliberately asked not to play Madoka route as first since it has some answers to some "puzzle". Well, we only get to know the story behind Osawa who is met in some other routes as well, but the course and the resolution and nothing outstanding or revealing. I'm definitely too strict to moege, but Terrible Future has no future, and it's terrible, indeed. It was the last nail in the CoreMoreco coffin.
  8. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo is VN of the Month. Nursery Rhyme and Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ are masterpieces. For some weird reason I chose Terrible Future for review. 1. Hime Musha 姫武者 [051104] Tomato Main character is a student who has to babysit three sisters after parents' death. The mysterious beautiful girl trio called "Hime-hime" becomes the talk of the world as they are rumored to prevent the assassinations of government officials every time. But main character himself becomes that target of attacks of a girl in battle suit. He can't hide his surprise as his sister transforms into Himehime to protect him. Protagonist appears to come from a powerful clan himself and adopted by Fujiwara family, thus he requires protection as an important person of power. Pressed between lovely sisters and enthralling transfer student, who will he choose? Scenario is short, heavy and not even H-attractive despite the huge number of H scenes. Battles are arranged in a janken fashion, so it's easy to lose. Heroines love protagonist from the start, so learning that there is no blood connection is all it takes to advance things. Story is largely the same with only ending differ for individual heroine. 2. Fuuraiki 2 風雨来記2 [051110] FOG In Fuuraiki 2, you play as a reporter traveling through the southern island of Okinawa (the original was based in the far northern Hokkaido region, making for a dramatic change of setting). As you travel through 100 different Okinawa locations, you'll meet a number of female characters who'll of course fall in love with you and so on and so forth. It's a rare type of the game with locations really presenting in tourist guides. Mechanics is simplified as it's enough to just click at the map now instead of riding the bike. The romance element is improved, especially with the favorable location shift from Hokkaido in prequel to Okinawa. Game can be considered a masterpiece, but for a very narrow number of players and only for PS2. 3. Game ni Natta yo! Dokuro-chan ~Kenkou Shindan Daisakusen~ ゲームになったよ!ドクロちゃん〜健康診断大作戦〜 [051110] Idea Factory Co., Ltd. Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan tells the story of 13-year-old junior high schooler Sakura Kusakabe, who twenty years in the future develops a technology that causes all women to stop physically aging after they reach twelve years old in an attempt to create a "Pedophile's World". However, this act accidentally creates immortality amongst humans, thus offending God. Dokuro Mitsukai, a member of an order of assassin angels that are called Rurutie, has been sent from the future to kill him. Believing that Sakura can be redeemed, Dokuro decides instead to keep Sakura so occupied and distracted that he can never develop the immortality technology. Due to her impulsive nature and super-human strength however, she frequently kills him with her gigantic spiked kanabō (club), Excalibolg, on a moment's impulse, but returns him to life moments later with angelic power, typically reciting her personal chant "Pipiru-piru-piru-pipiru-pi" (which has no meaning at all and is just a habit of hers). Sabato, another assassin of the Rurutie order who uses her feminine wiles along with her electric baton to do her job, is dispatched to complete Dokuro's original mission: Sakura's assassination. It's possible to pursue romance interest with new cahracters and some well known heroines, but the story is the same for all of them. Game is filled with lots of boring mini-games. Some characters aren't voiced, some CG are rough, lots of animations are reused from the anime. Game is only for fans, but even part of the fans feels betrayed by it. 4. Defcon ☆ One でふこん☆わん [051118] Undel Hiroshi is a pervert. when he accidentally saw Tetsuko, he fell in love with her, and jumped to her chest. Of course, he got turned down. Angry, he kicked a trash bin, that flew right to head of passing near girl Sora. Luckily, that saved her from a falling down сonstruction beam. Sora is an army maniac from a wealthy family, and she decided to return favor of saving her life to Hiroshi, so she accepted the "mission" that he proposed to her: get him girlfriend, or "woman that let him touch her ass and breasts". After the first step - transporting Hiroshi's all-boys school classroom to the rich all-girls school by helicopters, their hilarious school life starts... Moege that's fun, but nothing happens. 5. Oose No Mama Ni ★ Goshujin-sama! 仰せのままに★ご主人様! [051118] Ohgetsu Ousuke is a rich businessman living in a luxury hotel suite. At a fancy party, another wealthy man brags to him about his many maids. He says, "A man who can't deal with maids cannot call himself a high-class man." So Ousuke decides to buy a house and recruit some maids... Heroines personalities are different and quite developed. Jokes are ok. Game is among the better representatives of its niche genre. 6. Rune Princess ルーンプリンセス [051124] Princess Soft In this love simulation adventure, ou play as Yuusaku, a student at a Tokyo school who has the strange ability to move objects just by looking at them and make flowers blossom with a mere touch. He hears some weird news: A middle-ages European-style tower has appeared along the Yamanote train line. Taking the train to school, he realized that although it's commute time, there is only one other person on the train with him. This lone young girl turns to Yuusaku and says, "I've been longing to meet you, Mr. Yuusaku." This is the start of Yuusaku's new school life as he finds himself in the company of 12 "rune princesses" who came from the world of "Neo Thirteen" in search of a hero. Usual Princess Soft crap with a traditional dozen of heroines in routes of arguable quality. 7. Bukatsu Kikaku 部活規格 [051125] F&C FC01 Kouya Yamamiya is a second year high school prodigy who excels in almost anything he does. He moves back to his hometown with his family and enrolls in Yukinohara High School. There, he reunites with his childhood friend Shizuru Takiguchi, and also befriends clumsy junior Tsubasa Kakedori and strict senior Kuzuha Takamiya. Kouya soon becomes the target of all the clubs, who desire to use his expertise as a "specialist" to advance their own agendas for the school festival in one month. Divided over whom he should help, he decides to help as many clubs as he can in time for the festival, which attracts the eyes of 14 other girls in various culture and sports clubs. Pressed for time, Kouya gets to work... F&C games never had depth, but with dense SIM elements they lose even the little auditory they had. 8. Close Up! クローズアップ! [051125] PineSoft Main character takes up photographer job in hope to be invited to sister's school that promotes arts. At first he has little motivation with his job, but upon meeting more and more girls he wants to make them even more beautiful and attractive. What kind of romance will he find? Game feels aged and has quality spikes. Overall content is thin and at times boring. 9. Eshi ~Kakusareta Omoi~ 画師~隠された思い~ [051125] Trust Taisho era. Young painter's works suddenly starts to illuminate, and girls' features on the portrait look as if moving. At the same time a disturbing shadow shows up around the models... Story feels half-baked with some girl routes focus on occult and others on suspense. Relations are always both love and hate varying from pure love to humiliation. 10. Himesho! ひめしょ! [051125] Xanadu Our protagonist Yamada Koharu is told two surprising news at the same time: he's transferring to a former all-girls school and he's actually the heir to the throne, so several princesses from different countries will try to become his queen! Main part is slapstick comedy with very lively heroines who all love protagonist from the start. Gags are even present in the H scenes. Second half loses much of the momentum, but it's still one of the funniest games. 11. Koimomo 恋もも [051125] Fizz Kazuki's parents often traveled abroad, so he was raised most of the time with the Tokizawas, distant relatives of his. There he was raised like a son along with Hazuki, the Tokizawa's daughter. However, his peaceful life is about to be shattered when, while he's staying with the Tokizawas during his parents' long business trip, a mysterious girl called Momoka appears and says she will "protect Kazuki's life". Game starts as a school love comedy, but progresses into something else entirely as incidents start to happen outside taking the whole screen time off the school. Empathy is not felt in the ending, but it's hard to expect much from a half-price work. 12. Mankitsu! ~Comic Cafe e Youkoso!~ まんきつ!~コミックカフェへようこそ!~ [051125] Runrun Soft The game is about running a manga cafe named "Orange Chiffon". Your childhood friend's father went out for a long trip and left his only daughter, Yuu, as the manager substitute. But because Yuu isn't good at managing the cafe, plus there aren't much customers coming to the cafe, you were asked by his father to help run the cafe instead. Your goal in this game is make the manga cafe prosper. Some SIM that I don't care about. 13. MoeGaku もえがく [051125] Studio Sagittarius One day, Kyoka Akira told Tukishima Moe he would study in United States. Although Moe wanted Akira to stay, Moe had poor English skills. Responding to Moe's wish Lulue appeared to help Moe. Using the transformation item given by Megamisama, she must battle against rival magical girls, by chanting in English to cast spells. Unfortunately, Moe's English was poor. However, Emily was willing to train Moe with English. In order for Moe and Akira to study together, Moe must prepare for the final battle taking place 50 days later. A moege to learn 50 English idioms in 50 days. Visuals are too simplistic to feel moe. 14. Nursery Rhyme [051125] Lump of Sugar 1 2 3 While his parents are away working overseas our protagonist takes this opportunity to visit his childhood friend (and her twin sister). They live with their mother and are located pretty close to the high school he and the twins go to. So, seeing that he'd be living alone otherwise, they decide to have him live with them in the meantime. There's also a prestigious all-female school nearby; this being the case, several students/teachers live in the same neighborhood as the protagonist's childhood friend; thus the rarely seen male presence begins a bit of an uproar as awkward, hormone-charged interactions begin. There are English reviews. 15. Princess Serenade プリンセス小夜曲 [051125] Studio Ryokucha Main character is a prince and a heir to the king. He barely survives in an assassination attempt with the help of a witch girl and finds shelter in the forest. He spends there several years to recover under guidance of the witch who makes him reborn as an evil prince, but with former gentle personality. Protagonist starts to kidnap princesses, but all four princesses agree to live with him willingly. To cultivate his evil nature he must learn to insult them, but he is so bad at it that girls have to guide him even in that. Will protagonist complete his evil training and have his revenge or just live happily with the princesses instead? Revenge insult story turns into a slapstick comedy with the slight dip into insult by the end. Genre is still training SIM, so H scenes are inserted at regular intervals. 16. School Festa School Festa-スクールフェスタ- [051125] Roll Main character is announced by the student council that only top circles will survive and the rest will have to disband due to low activity. Protagonist was going to set a lazy tea drinking for the culture festival, but now changes plan in favor of coffee shop as it's the fastest and easiest way to popularity. No one has any experience for that, so main character asks his childhood friend and another girl to devise the menu and actually cook. Will the circle survive after the festival? There are different combinations of males + females, but scenario is the same in each case. There's little intrigue with such simple story and clear goal. 17. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo 車輪の国、向日葵の少女 [051125] Akabei Soft2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Early summer. A society which imposes special "Duties" upon everyone who breaks the law. The individuals who oversee these criminals' rehabilitation are the "Special Elite"ーa rank the protagonist, Kenichi Morita, hopes to attain. To do that, he must pass his final exam, for which he arrives at a certain country town. At the school Kenichi attends, he encounters girls bound by various “Duties.” Those obligated "to observe a 12-hour day" are forbidden from being awake for more than 12 hours per day, and those obligated "to remain in infancy" cannot grow up. It is meeting Natsumi Hinata, the girl who "cannot fall in love," that throws him out of gear. Soon, Kenichi makes a series of odd discoveries… his own grave, erected secretly on a clifftop; his patrimony, hidden deep inside a cavern. Kenichi finds that he must search for his own atonement in this dystopian society. What is the truth behind the Land of the Spinning Wheel? Discover for yourself through Kenichi's eyes! Game is localized and has English reviews. 18. Terrible Future てりぶるフューチャー [051125] CoreMoreco Main character Ikki Minakata is a student who aims to become a civil servant to have a stable life. On the summer vacations he is suddenly attacked by a girl who comes from the future to kill him and prevent inventing of the device that put the world to chaos. However, Ikki is protected by an android girl Michelette who also comes from the future to defend Ikki and the future regime. Protagonist ignores the girls fighting and goes home only to find both girls from future come to his apartment several days later having exhausted their fighting capabilities... Taking this game up for review just in hope for some SF. 19. Tomoyo After ~It's a Wonderful Life~ 智代アフター ~It’s a Wonderful Life~ [051125] Key 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tomoyo After's story revolves around Okazaki Tomoya and Sakagami Tomoyo. Tomoya has graduated from high school and is now employed as a garbage collector. He and Tomoyo are now seeing each other in a romantic relationship, though Tomoya lives alone in his apartment. One day it is discovered that Tomoyo has a younger half-sister named Mishima Tomo who had been living with her mother, but was recently abandoned. It is eventually decided that Tomo will live in Tomoya's apartment for the time being. Beside the Adventure part that makes most of the game, Tomoyo After also has RPG elements. In order to complete the game entirely, the player must finish eight of the mini RPGs games called "Dungeons & Takafumis" which are available during certain scenarios as the player continues to play the game. Game is localized and has English reviews. 20. Yousei-san to Issho ~Tooi Sora no Shita de~ 妖精さんといっしょ~遠い空の下で~ [051125] Warabii House Main character is an ordinary student who is in distant love relations with his girlfriend. He gets reunited with his childhood friend that he does not remember. The girl is a fairy who comes to this town to fulfill her promise. Which way will protagonist's life turn? Scenario is really hopelessly thin. There are just three characters in this game, but with such volume it'd be better to get rid of repetitiveness and focus just on one heroine. 21. Tantei Jinguuji Saburou Series No.09: Quito no Yoru 探偵 神宮寺三郎 Series No.09 キトの夜 [051130] WorkJam Jinguuji meets a South American foreigner at the bar and takes up s job to search for his missing wife. Series does not need introduction. BLOCKED 1. Sangeki no Yakata ~San Shimai Sanka~ 惨劇の館 ~三姉妹散花~ [051103] Studio Sepia Picnic in the mountains is interrupted by the sudden rain. Something jumps before the car, and hitting the breaks moves the car to the mountainside. Young people find an old mansion and stay there overnight. But they don't know that host prepares a humiliation feast for them. Doujin Nukige 2. Dr. Peko Himitsu no Shinryoujo 2 ~Mamori no Himitsu Kaiketsu Shimasu~ Dr.ペコ 秘密の診療所2~まもりの秘密解決いたします~ [051104] Vitamin Dr. Peko still runs a secret sex counsel clinic. He is now helped by an assistant girl Narimori who is abandoned by the organization. Three new women arrive to the clinic's door. Nukige 3. Family Sex ~Kazoku Rankou Nikki~ ファミリーセックス~家族乱交日記~ [051104] Under Lip Misa lost her parents in an accident and was taken to the family of her uncle. Her wounds only start to heal when uncle comes home drunk and mistakes her body for someone else's. Misa forgives her uncle, and a different life begins from now on. Nukige 4. Hitozuma Sentai Aisaiger 人妻戦隊アイサイガー [051104] Discovery Main character is equipment salesman now even though he used to be masked superhero enthusiast as a student. One day he picks up a strange card full of blank cards. These cards turn out to be "Holga Card", a cosmic treasure that grants humans delusions in the form of reality. Magic Star Cluster Darakuza starts invasion to the Earth to find the cards. Protagonist meets a masked superhero girl who asks him: "Do you believe in heroes?" Nukige 5. Inyoku Kyoudai 淫欲姉弟 [051104] Studio-Sakura Sister is on top as usual. She moans too loudly. Parents are in bad relations and live separately, but it's still a confusing situation if neighbors are taken in account. So, sister, please keep your voice down. Doujin Nukige 6. Yanezutai no Kimi e 屋根づたいの君へ [051104] Klein Main character sees a dream about a sad girl in the moonlight. A few days later he notices a similar looking woman on the street. The same night he has a dream again. Girl cries as she is being bullied on the roof. Next day woman approaches him with words "Hey, let's have sex". Nukige 7. Tokoyo no Hoshizora 常世の星空 [051105] Team Extra 1 This is how the most selfish girl in the world and the most selfish boy in the world make peace: Bells in the darkness that ensnare Heaven's silver light inside the inscrutable polyphony of far-off constellations. Doujin 8. Abigail [051106] Papillon Abigail. She's the most popular girl in school. Not in any of the usual ways. She's not the prettiest or the smartest or the richest. She's not a cheerleader and not the class president. But everybody loves her. EVN 9. Issho ni Arukou いっしょにあるこう。 [051106] Green Tea Milk Ayumi has lost her important person. She joins the secret festival that takes part on the New Year's Eve. Doujin 10. Quick Click! くいっくCLICK! [051109] Hakutou Main character can't decide between his stepsister, junior and sempai. Three stories unveil in school setting. Nukige 11. Cosplay★Chu コスプレ★チュ [051110] Gyuunyuu Soft The lead character, you, is a rich boy living in a stately mansion, with a fetish for cosplay. One day, a girl named Koharu confesses her love to me!! So I use her as I like.... Get laid with her with many kinds of costumes on! Uniform, maid, nurse...... The content is hard and deep! Doujin Nukige 12. Idol/TYPE [051110] ATP Projects In Idol/TYPE you and your idol, the lesser-known supporting actress Hirae Erishima write letters to each other. At first they were just fan letters. But now, is there something more? EVN 13. Hitozuma Chijoku Hyakkaten 人妻恥辱百貨店 [051111] Stellar There are two stories. First is about an elevator woman assaulted in the process of changing clothes and then blackmailed. The second one is about Kauzya cheating his girlfriend with his cousin. Nukige 14. Hitozuma Swapping Seikatsu 人妻スワッピング生活 [051111] Honki Shiru Tatsuya has a wife, Chizuru. They used to love each other, love passionately. But, their love gradually becomes colder and colder.... One day, when he is on his way home, he sees Chizuru walking with a man. He stops them, and asks them what's going on. Another man stops their quarrel, and tells them that he is a boss of a swapping club. He gets interested in it, and visits the club room with Chizuru... Nukige 15. Ijoku 医辱 [051111] Love Juice The previous hospital director's son is out for revenge on the current director who drove his father to suicide. Posing as an amnesia victim he works as the hospital janitor and works on the nursing staff up to the top. Nukige 16. Itsuwari no Kyoushitsu 偽りの教室 [051111] Dark Side Having refused going along with his parents' overseas transfer, the protagonist is sent to reside with his cousin and childhood friend, Nakamura Yuuri, who also lives alone due to family circumstances. "My cousin Yuuri... It's been ten years already since then." The protagonist arrives at the Nakamura full of anticipation - however what welcomes him is not the bright, cheerful Yuuri of old, but a timid, downcast, albeit beautifully matured girl. Quietly, Yuuri speaks. "We'll be attending the same school starting tomorrow, but... Don't tell anyone we'll related." "We probably shouldn't speak to each other at school, either." "Otherwise... You'll get bullied as well..." Nukige 17. Pakucchau zo!! パクッちゃうぞ!! [051111] Tryset Main character gets a guard job at the local transportation branch. The senior guard suddenly gets ill, and two female police officers become protagonist's guides, but they are known to always cause all kinds of incidents. Will protagonist become a full-fledge guard? Nukige 18. Seraphic Luxion 天衣舞装ルクシオン [051111] Maika Pure Three beautiful girls gain superpowers of different elements with the the help of mysterious substance of "Penjuram" that triggers with strong human emotions. The power can be refined with sex and especially insults. In search of "Penjuram" power deformed monsters start to appear at the school attacking students. Nukige 19. Ore to Imouto no Kankei 俺と妹の姦係 [051114] SCREEN Sex-with-young-sisternovel with a bunch of animation segments. Petting young sister sleeping in the bed, sex in bathroom, making sure the dad does not find out what they are doing there, outdoor sex in payphone booth, incest play involving the young sister and dad, gangbang in school, defloration, anal, internal cumshot ... Nukige 20. Ai no Chikara 愛のチカラ [051118] Silky's Main character is a medical device salesman. He meets a pure innocent girl patient Karen at the hospital. Overwhelmed by her cheerfulness and gentleness, protagonist can't decrease the distance between him and the girl. But one day he becomes shocked by the photo posted in an adult magazine... Nukige 21. Hitotsu ya Monogatari ひとつや物語 [051118] Ein Kojima Kaoru, a restaurant chef, met with some unfortunate events and lost his home and job. He was found unconscious in front of the Sakakibara estate and was picked up by the human & beast-people living there. He was also offered a position as their chef/housekeeper... Boys Love 22. Harukanaru Toki no Naka De 3: Izayoiki 遙かなる時空の中で3 十六夜記 [051122] Koei Alternative version of Harutoki 3, contains new endings and new routes for Shirogane and ending for Taira no Tomomori. Otomege 23. Onee-san ga Oshiete A-Ge-Ru お姉さんが教えてア・ゲ・ル [051122] Bianca Main character's sister becomes unbearable. His childhood friend organizes a special study program for his sister with a tutor. This program is much wider than just school education disciplines. Protagonist gets really curious about these special lessons... Nukige 24. AM 2:00 ~Neko to Tsukiyo no Buranko~ AM2:00~猫と月夜のブランコ~ [051125] Amanatto 3 guys, 3 totally different situations. Unknown to each they all share one similar trait. That is, a hobby to often visit a certain park during the night to feed a stray cat. What would happen if two of them found out about each others existence…? Boys Love 25. Anejiru ~Shirakawa San Shimai no Omakase~ 姉汁~白川三姉妹におまかせ~ [051125] Atelier Kaguya Yuu Shirakawa moves in to his stepfathers house and starts to live with three step-sisters. One day he finds a magic bottle and falls victim to a terrible curse. The only way to break the curse is to fill the bottle with love juice. Living together with beautiful girls while trying to break the curse starts an erotic turn of events in his life. Nukige 26. Crime Rhyme 3 クライミライ3 [051125] FlyingShine Black Main character is torn apart by his feelings for niece and his friends who don't approve it. Soon friends form a new rapist club, and events start to unfold without relation to protagonist's will. Nukige 27. Haitoku Shitei Soukan ~Ane no Midara na Yawaniku~ 背徳姉弟相姦~姉の淫らな柔肉~ [051125] Under Lip Ryota feels sorry for her older sister, Misa. Since their parents died she brought him up by herself. One day, she says to him that she is going to marry a man of wealthy family. Ryota thinks she will marry that man for Ryota entering university. He realizes that she is more than just a sister for him. Nukige 28. Hipparikko ~Shimai ga H Battle?!~ ひっぱりっこ~姉妹がHバトル?!~ [051125] Zero Ten years after the divorce of his parents, the main character returns to his mother's house. There live his two sisters and his mom whom he got separated with because of family circumstances. They have to cohabit once again and... Nukige 29. Invisible Sign -Isu- Nemureru Mori Invisible Sign-イス- 眠れる森 [051125] lapin It is still a story about the mystery of unsolved incident happened 20 years ago having something to do with present suspicious events, but the main difference is in the big number of different endings. There are also new capturable characters with their stories individual resolutions and the possibility to see the true end with the eyes of another protagonist. Boys Love 30. Mahou Shoujo Sae Vol.1 魔法少女沙枝 Vol.1 [051125] Mille Feuille Evil magicians from the parallel universe are invading Earth and sucking out the consciousness from humans, and then use it for power. Our magical girl, Kusunoki Sae, is here to stop them! It's not an easy task, because all of her enemies seems to be nothing but perverts! Nukige 31. Mono Gokoro, Mono Musume. モノごころ、モノむすめ。 [051125] May-Be Soft Similar to the protagonist of Henshin!, Hiroaki gains the power of transformation. But unlike Sakagami's power to transform himself into anything, Hiroaki can transform anything into a girl! He gains this power by opening a strange attachment in his computer. Which suddenly turns his computer into a girl. She tells him that anything he 'Personify' will become his willing servant as well... Nukige 32. Nazunagasuki Nazuna to Wakana no Monogatari 薺ヶ好 なずなと若葉の物語 [051125] Nel Fandisc containing three stories: 1.「-薺ヶ好- 沢渡なずなの一番長い日」 2. 「~わかばの頃~」 3. 「碧ヶ淵&宵待姫 サイドストーリー」 Nukige 33. Nukunuku -ASUMI- [051125] Kagishippo Asumi goes out on date with her boyfriend, and ends up in a love hotel. She looks pretty, but so gorgeous when she is naked! Doujin Nukige 34. Purelover Flavor ~Hajimari no Basho~ ぴゅあらばフレーバー ~始まりの場所~ [051125] TiramisuVilla The protagonist was an office lady, but on Christmas day it came out that her company went bankrupt! And even more, it came out that her boyfriend was two-timing her! It was supposed to be a happy Christmastime, but unluckily she lost both her job and boyfriend in one fell swoop. With the dawn of a new year she was invited to work at the bar Casina by a friend of hers, and still being uncertain of her future she accepted. A variety of meetings awaited her there, with the bartender, her former boss, and other regular customers. "That's right, It's no use thinking about the past. With this new job and new relationships I can find my new self!" Can she concentrate on passionately working? Will she devote herself to having wonderful new encounters? Or maybe... Both? Otomege 35. Sensei wa Joou-sama 先生は女王様 [051125] Lilith Soft By an accident, you have become a sex slave of your teacher Shino who is beautiful and has perfect pair of breasts, and you've had unrequited love for for a long time. She use you as a sex slave and make you cum in many ways: handjob, footjob, titty sex..... One day, a pretty girl student Rinko, carry a grudge against Shino attempts to get him back from Shino. Nukige 36. Time Capsule ~Haru~ タイムカプセル ~春~ [051125] Casino In a depopulated village there happen to be six people of the same age who naturally stick up together. One day they find something behind the shrine and they bury it. They believe that it's a time capsule that must be recovered at a later age. Seven years later they graduate and return to their home village. The existence of time capsule is almost forgotten... Doujin 37. Tokudoku Series - Toubousha Dokujima Nero ~Ritou no Ama Hen~ 得々シリーズ 逃亡者 毒島音露~離島の海女編~ [051125] Waffle Main character flees from the police and finds an isolated house. Two delicious sisters greet him. He understands he needs to go further, but the temptation is too big... Nukige 38. Wings [051125] Lordcloudx A short non-branching anime-themed visual novel created with the renpy engine. Features include full-color original artwork and atmospheric sound effects and music. The story is mostly emotional and psychological drama told from the point of view of the only two characters. EVN 39. Ane x Oto ~Maid Kissa Saiwan Hanjou Ki~ 姉×弟~メイド喫茶細腕繁昌記~ [051126] Parthenon It begun at the end of the summer..... You play a boy named Serizawa Nao whose parents were killed in a car accident not long time ago. Now, my only family is an elder sister Serizawa Saori. Nao and Saori decides to run a Maid Cafe by remodeling a small cafe managed by the parents. Doujin Nukige 40. Kageriyuku Kyoushitsu 翳りゆく教室 [051126] Marine Heart Main character is raised by the brother. He looks up to his brother, so after graduating chooses the same school for practice where brother works as a teacher. He starts to get accustomed to it. But one day protagonist becomes boycotted by students of his class over a trivial reason... Boys Love 41. Kisetsu wa Ma no Tsuku Yume Kibun 季節はマのつく夢気分 [051127] DANDY LION Short stories of a romance between Yuuri and Conrad. A "Kyo Kara Maoh!" fanfic. Doujin Boys Love 42. Monochrome [051127] Nostalgic Garden Main character is a 5th year school student. On a summer day he returns to his grandfather's home. At the station a mysterious boy meets him and proposes to help with carrying heavy baggage... Doujin 43. Minarai Majo no Kenkyuu Nisshi 見習い魔女のけんきゅー日誌 [051128] High-Spirit "What!? For my final examination, I have to do a report on the relationship between magic and sex!?" Luc is a pure girl training to be a witch. Her final exam is a bit of a tough one for her. Educate her in the arts of magic and sex, and turn her into the girl you prefer! Doujin 44. Hare Doki Doki Bunkasai 晴れどきどき文化祭 [0511] EAG Main character is an ordinary high school student. Culture festival approaches, and he is forced to be its executive committee member. His childhood friend assists him with preparation. It may be an opportunity for him to get along with a previously unreachable classmate. Who will he spend this culture festival with? Doujin
  9. AYAKASHI アヤカシ [Apricot]

    Foreword: Could only find one small impression (1), and it covers main points. I'll try to provide some novelty by comparing the game with the anime version. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v25 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o19Xvg1cMhE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-J7-CHaWYlOWzwXgTG0uAE Synopsis: Kusaka Yuu is a student that lost his will to live after the death of a dear childhood friend, until the day a mysterious girl, named Yoake Eimu, appears. From that moment on, his life would never be the same again. Hunted by Ayakashi and their hosts, the power within Yuu awakens and a never ending battle begins. Game type: Chunige with superpower battles Character Design rating: 8/10 Protagonist rating: 7/10 Story rating: 7/10 Game quality: 10/10 Overall rating: 8/10 Some comments on the rating are necessary. I absolutely adore quality here as there is an abundance of CGs here, all male characters are voiced (except for protagonist), a lot of animation is used constantly, writing level is high. But as a whole it's a pretty straightforward action chunige with moderately interesting heroines and normal protagonist. The result is great, but within the expectation boundaries set by the concept. A few words should be added about the story. Yuu has a gift to manipulate items from the start. He meets aggressive gift bearers very soon, and mysterious girl Eimu can't protect him all the time, so Yuu has his power awakened in extreme situation. Alliances between ayakashi wielders get forged and broken as they all try to find their place in the society and protect the world from this curse that drains power with each use. Soon Yuu finds out that his powers come from the incident that happened two years ago and of which he has no recollections... As expected, anime version retells the introduction of the game very thoroughly and vividly (unlike game that tries to limit impact of blood in scenes), but then focuses mostly on action skipping all the build-up and gags. As a result, it feels like a spree of pretty random battles and starts to become boring around the middle of the series. Anime also does not have the liberty of following all the endings, so it focuses primarily on Eimu and her sister Akino endings. Eimu can be called the main heroine of the game due to complex personality (hinting this would be in the spoiler range already), and Akino story underlines the problem and future of ayakashi as species, so it's only natural these themes are developed in the anime. A lot of side characters get scrapped in the anime. What makes me feel awkward in the game is childish sprites of the girls. In CG they look much older, and in HCG even more mature. Anime fixes that by presenting slightly older versions of the heroines. Overall, anime feels forced and disappointing while game manages to provide a unique story while giving enough attention to various heroines. I especially liked that Chinatsu got her ending after being so poorly treated in the main course of the game. Ayakashi remains mostly an action game while the philosophy of ayakashi as species becomes buried in whirlpool of betrayals. Game is highly enjoyable as it is, and my only regret is that age range of main characters and constant shift into action did not let the more serious themes to flourish. Every heroine is likable, and personal stories vary greatly, so I don't really see a reason to ditch this game.
  10. Heaven's Cage ヘブンズケージ [Art]

    Foreword: Heaven's Cage is a very curious find for me due to its fresh, uncommon view on MMORPG. It pleasantly surprised me on more than one occasion. Here are the results of this experience. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1355 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4rkHG8K-TE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv_nMwz1VgZtn0zheAWpoWfO Synopsis: This game is about a group of classmates and an online game called “Heaven’s Cage”. As they go forth and explore the virtual landscape, battling monsters and looting dungeons, they unknowingly start to get to know each other. I appears that the characters can make some interesting online personae in the virtual world; such as seasoned fighters, powerful magicians, mysterious player killers, or a character that hates fighting/killing monsters. It would also appear that this game is more connected to the real world than we’d assume. Game type: Reality linked MMORPG with permadeath Character Design rating: 7/10 Protagonist rating: 6/10 Story rating: 8/10 Game quality: 6/10 Overall rating: 7/10 It took me a long time to finalize the score, but there was not a single doubt that it was a masterpiece. During the whole common route and Melaria route it was a 8/10, but other individual routes are much different and at the same time very much alike among themselves, so evaluation dropped to 6/10, thus the result. Game is pretty chaotic, so will be this review. First of all, synopsis is pure crap, but official synopsis is even worse, so here's my lazy summary. Makoto is a normal high school student. Due to family circumstances he has to help about the net cafe. There is a local mascot girl Nao that he needs to escort to her work in the cafe and from it due to being stalked. But Makoto spends evenings in the "Heaven's Cage" MMORPG as a trader with the naive girl Melaria who seems to be bugged. Strange monsters start to be seen at school. Schoolmates including Nao get to disappear and mysteriously show up at the "Heaven's Cage" as adventurers... Phew, that pretty much covers it all. Just mind it that answers to the mysteries aren't really cool, so upon learning all of them game loses much of its charm. I really liked the common routes because of of pervert cousin Misao and constantly embarrassed Nao. The gags they produce are hilarious. At one moment I even thought that Nao is voiced by Naruse Mia - the voice got same funny. But I was always waiting for virtual world logins as Melaria really managed to grab the attention even while being a naive heroine. Melaria does not exist in the real world (well, except for her route), so she is not stupid naive, just naive about RPG. And that everlasting gag about Melaria hitting samurai bunny with the book and asking to forgive her all the time is just hilarious. I'd also want to notice that game cleverly uses repeats. Like Nao always says "Hai" wa ikkai where Hai can be Hoi, Ai, Ey etc. And then when Nao disappears and someone else says the same it strikes really hard. I'm saying all that in an attempt to explain why common route and Melaria route thrilled me so much. Just add here guildmates, permadeath, grind, time loop, player killer, beasts as if from abbyss, and I get enthralled. Originally there was only one negative point noticed - visuals. CGs are rare and mostly really bad. Then another point was added - eclectic narration that is presented both by Makoto, but also Naoki and Saiko. There are constant dream and interlude pieces as well as virtual logins that aren't really referred to in the real world, so we can't even confirm that Makoto really plays a MMORPG. These multiple protagonists are needed, because Makoto's job in the virtual world is ... trader. Wow, really. He is pretty bad with fighting, so whenever we need a strong character Naoki usually shows up. But the most devastating negative point is the resolution in all the routes apart of Melaria route - very upsetting endings. Melaria is - probably - the main heroine of the game as she is the only one who has multiple endings (all the other are bad ones), but what's most shocking is that her route is the shortest one, it hardly scratches the surface of the virtual world, actually. But it has great resolution and saves mystery for that later, so is really enjoyable. All the other heroine routes are just a bad retelling of Fate/Stay Night. All the alliances keep the attention for some time, but the story fails to be bold and tell anything new. It's just a shame that the most intriguing character Amakawa Koyuki never gets her route. It was a chance to finally find another way out to the different resolution. Game has one curious though that keeps pestering me. What if absolute majority of adventurers are fake ones and are controlled by AI? It's an absolutely shocking discovery that in Heaven's Cage there are only some 10 adventurers overall. The rest are fake ones since they never get interested in the most important news and never try to make any effort towards finishing the game. So, Heaven's Cage is a game that starts really strong, but ends up poorly, and we all know that final impression is what matters the most. There are some really nice characters like Nao and Shion. It's nice to see real world high school girls turn into adventurers of different professions. I enjoyed the combination of elements introduced here. But the core of the game is poor, and I can't argue about that.
  11. VN of the Month October 2005 - Ayakashi

    Memories Off #5 Togireta Film , Ayakashi and Heaven's Cage are masterpieces of the month, and I'm reviewing the latter two. The winner is Ayakashi. I refuse to acknowledge any spin-offs or sequels of Fate/Night like Fate/Hollow Ataraxia . 1. Shirogane no Torikago: The Angels with Strange Wings しろがねの鳥籠 The Angels with Strange Wings [051013] Cromwell 1 Shirogane no Torikage takes place in the city of Roddo Town. Two hundred years ago, a great war lead to the near destruction of mankind. The few people that did remain following the war started off with a clean slate, built new towns and connected the towns via steam-powered train. Soon, airplanes were invented and mankind took to the skies. Mysterious children started to be born in this new world, children with strange powers. So strange and feared were these powers that adults sent all the special children to Roddo Town, which is itself separated from the other towns of the world and is surrounded by a great steel wall. The game's main character is Woll, one such special child. Woll and the other kids of Roddo Town have the ability to read the memories of objects and know their pasts. One day, Woll uses his powers to fix the train station manager's television, and he's summoned to the Roddo Town mayor's place. He expects that he will be punished for having used his powers. Instead, the mayor asks him to fix a plane from 200 years ago and make it so that it can fly again. A great floating fortress called Sky Ray was built 200 years ago and is believed to contain the secrets into long lost pre-war technology. Woll, along with Andy, Bibi, Katie, Mini and the other boys and girls of the town start off on an adventure that will change not just their own lives, but the lives of people throughout the world. Visuals and some fun interactions are the only benefits. of the game. Scenario is pretty much a juvenile boy's growth story that's nothing but plain. Second half is especially bad. 2. Kakuu Shoujo 夏空少女 [051014] Mixed Up 1 After the end of the world war in the near future, every human being is managed and controlled by a computer called "Mother". People who could not adapt to such a system were called "irregular", thus they lived in the educational facility "Reclaim Garden". The main character was sent to the garden as a "guardian" to re-educate its irregularities. Therefore, he will experience a world that he couldn't feel so far. There is an English review. 3. Days of Memories ~Boku to Kanojo no Atsui Natsu~ Days of Memories 〜僕と彼女の熱い夏〜 [051017] SNK Playmore 1 2 Beautiful female warriors and other charming girls from SNK games make their appearances in this innovative dating simulation game. The first game depicts the adventures of the male lead (player character) and the the female cast. During the last summer of high school, the player has a premonition that something will happen between himself and the girls he came to know and became friends with. There are English reviews. 4. Kenshuui Tendou Dokuta 2 ~Inochi no Tenbin~ 研修医 天堂独太2~命の天秤~ [051020] Spike 1 2 3 4 LifeSigns: Surgical Unit (研修医 天堂独太2~命の天秤~, Kenshūi Tendō Dokuta 2: Inochi no Tenbin, lit. "Resident Dokuta Tendo 2: The Scales of Life") is an adventure game for the Nintendo DS set in a hospital. This is the second game in a series that redefined the sim genre to make way for other medical games games such as Trauma Center: Under The Knife. Following the success of Trauma Center, LifeSigns was released in North America on November 6, 2007, and is released in Europe on July 25, 2008 under the name LifeSigns: Hospital Affairs. LifeSigns: Surgical Unit is the second game in the Kenshuui Tendo Dokuta series, but its predecessor has not been announced for foreign release. Game is localized and has English reviews. 5. Urusei Yatsura: Endless Summer うる星やつら エンドレスサマー [051020] Marvelous Interactive 1 In here you will basically find a rather usual Japanese dating simulation in which you will be controlling Ataru and move him across the many screens that compose the town you will be playing in. You can enter some houses, talk to people you find around the scenario and even collect some items, all by simply moving your character to the place where the house/person/item is. When you enter a house or you get in touch with a person you will usually spot a small event sequence, in which your character will talk to someone else and sometimes more things may occur, like you having to play a mini-game (which are always really easy to play) and even increasing how much a specific girl likes you. There is an English review. 6. Aozora Enikki 青空絵日記 [051021] H.W.Lab The last summer vacation in the school life. This is the time when main character gets attracted to two younger sisters. The feeling of guilt for forbidden love can not suppress this wonder from a life-size perspective. Heartwarming and shy comedy. The ending is refreshing, but there is no impact. 7. Born Freaks! ぼーん・ふりーくす! [051021] Liar-soft Cell's sister, Uracil, suffers from an unknown disease since she was born. Cell became a successful medical doctor but he still can't find a cure for her. Together with another doctor, who happens to be his ex-girlfriend Fenyl, that works in the same clinic with him, they devise an unconventional method that might save Uracil, where everything else already failed. The plan is to make changes in her DNA so it can fight the pathogens eating her from inside. To do that, they have to try cultivating different strains in Cell's body and inject them into her body in a way that won't be rejected by her immune system. And the only way to do that is by sex... It's primarily a gameplay game, so no use talking about it without understanding mechanics. 8. CROSS WORLD -Mishiranu Sora no Etatia- クロスワールド 〜見知らぬ空のエターティア〜 [051021] Broccoli Enter Kuros, an average high school student who gets sent into another world after getting into a car accident. Losing his memory and forgetting his name, he became known as the Cross Sword hero. In search of a way to open up the Cross Gate to return his own world, Kuros and one of three heroines partner up to travel across the world of Etatia in search of clues. Meanwhile, a mysterious cloaked figure seems intent on disrupting their journey of getting Kuros back to his own world... It can be called a picture-only game. Enemies show up and get defeated through communication with one of three selected girls. Synopsis basically tells everything already, and there is no twist. An absolute failure game. 9. Happiness! はぴねす! [051021] Windmill Oasis Happiness! centers around Yūma Kohinata, who is a high school student attending Mizuhosaka Academy's regular section of the school, along with his close friends Jun Watarase and Hachisuke Takamizo. The other section, aptly named the magic section, was founded in order to train mages in the art of using magic. The story begins with Valentine's Day coming up in just a few days and there's a rush for all the girls to get the chocolate they want in order to give it to the boys they like, in accordance with Japanese custom. Haruhi Kamisaka, a mage in training, is out with her friend Anri Hiiragi, also a mage in training, in order to do just this. While walking outside in the park, after buying the chocolate she wanted to give to a boy she met when she was a child, Haruhi meets Yūma, who stops some younger boys bullying a young girl, and Haruhi thinks that he may be the boy she's been searching for all this time. The next day is Valentine's Day and at school, all the girls are giving their gifts to the boys of their choice. Later that day, Anri challenges Haruhi to a magic battle in order to take the chocolate she has by force for the reason that Haruhi wouldn't tell her who she was going to give it to. Before long, Anri loses control of her magic and it is flown outside, almost falling onto Yūma and his friends. Ultimately, Haruhi gives him the chocolate she had bought, and in turn Anri does the same, which was her plan - to give her chocolate to the same boy as Haruhi and see who would win his favor more. The next day there is a gas explosion at the magic section of the school and all the mages in training must transfer over to the normal section for the time being. Coincidentally, Haruhi and Anri are placed within Yūma's class. Now Haruhi and her friends must adjust to the transfer into the normal section of Mizuhosaka Academy. Extremely orthodox adventure. Overall, it's a normal moege with a slight tilt into magic. And it loses much charm for being overextended. 10. Heaven Strada ヘブンストラーダ [051021] AniSeed Aleph grew up listening about rare artifacts and adventures in the ancient ruins. As he becomes adult, he joins his uncle who got position of ruins caretaker. When he comes to the duel place in the ruins with his childhood friend, Aleph meets a girl in unfamiliar clothes being attacked by inquisition men in black. As enemies are defeated, Aleph takes girl home. She tells that she comes from the world of the blue sky. They decide to guard the ruins together against the men in black and work towards getting to the world of the blue sky. It's a single road RPG. Contradictions begin in the middle of the game, so game is weak story-wise. RPG part is unsatisfactory, but not bad. 11. Memories Off #5 Togireta Film Memories Off #5 とぎれたフィルム [051027] KID 1 2 Haruto Kawai is an aspiring film director, however, upon the death of his best friend, the boy gave up the dream and settled down for a mundane existence until a strange girl pops up in his life. Life is like a movie, when Mahiro Sendou intrudes into his life, the cameras start moving. With touching storylines and endearing characters, make your own film and experience the climaxes and troughs as well as irreplaceable memories in the newest romantic adventure in the Memories Off series. There is an English review 12. Ayakashi AYAKASHI アヤカシ [051028] Apricot 1 Kusaka Yuu is a student that lost his will to live after the death of a dear childhood friend, until the day a mysterious girl, named Yoake Eimu, appears. From that moment on, his life would never be the same again. Hunted by Ayakashi and their hosts, the power within Yuu awakens and a never ending battle begins. I want to play this game blindly and review it myself. 13. Bin★Can Darling BIN★CANダーリン [051028] Actress Our protagonist managed to enter in the school of his dreams, and prepared himself for a sweet school life after a painful past. He might even find a girlfriend! Thus, he starts interacting with the girls around him, trying to succeed in love... Game has nothing to do with Akikan anime, but it does not help much as moege direction is chosen instead. Basically, main character is invited to the art club with only girls as members. Development for each heroine is very thin, and very little effort is required for heroines to fall in love. H element is dominating here, and 3P scenes are frequent, so can't really understand how IOS and Android versions manage to exist with such a weak story and no H scenes. 14. Fate/Hollow Ataraxia [051028] Type-Moon 1 2 3 4 Bazett Fraga McRemitz, a member of the Mages' Association and a master in the 5th Holy Grail War, wakes on the fourth day of the 5th Holy Grail war with a new servant, Avenger, and no memory of what happened to her beforehand. She and Avenger set off to fight and win the Holy Grail War. Meanwhile, Shirou Emiya lives a peaceful life with all his friends, from the 5th Holy Grail War. After her experiment alters the event-horizon changes time and space, Rin Tohsaka leaves for the Mages' Association in England to fix things. The Servants sense a new danger while dark creatures appear soon afterward. Shirou, as a precaution, sets off to ensure nobody is in danger and instead finds himself frequently meeting a mysterious girl, Caren Hortensia. There are English reviews. 15. Heaven's Cage ヘブンズケージ [051028] Art This game is about a group of classmates and an online game called “Heaven’s Cage”. As they go forth and explore the virtual landscape, battling monsters and looting dungeons, they unknowingly start to get to know each other. I appears that the characters can make some interesting online personae in the virtual world; such as seasoned fighters, powerful magicians, mysterious player killers, or a character that hates fighting/killing monsters. It would also appear that this game is more connected to the real world than we’d assume. I would not be me if I skipped a MMORPG setting visual game, so I'm reviewing it. 16. ShiroKuro ~Shiroi Kokoro to Kuroi Tsurugi~ しろクロ~白いこころと黒いツルギ~ [051028] ALTERNA Akira leaves his town to observe the first and last major meteor shower in this century and gets in an accident. He regains consciousness when he is attacked by some black life form "Zyphos". A girl appears and rescues him. This way Akira makes the first contact with the extraterrestrial life forms and gets involved in the species confrontation. Some girls are more human-like, some are rather exotic. Scenario is a single road with frequent gags inclusion. Gameplay is quite monotonous, but game mechanics and moe tilt help a lot here. RPG part is tolerable, so it's a pity game is in oblivion now. BLOCKED 1. Purepuri Niizuma wa Boku no Tannin プレプリ 新妻は僕の担任 [051001] Haikara Kissa Enari Akane, a new teacher at your school, was recently married with you. She is a close friend of yours since you were kids. She is so curious about sex, wanting to explore sexuality more and more! Doujin Nukige 2. Hitozuma Leotard 2 ~Akage no Bijo wa Inran Tsuma~ 人妻レオタード2~赤毛の美女は淫乱妻~ [051003] Studio Ebisu Let's buy various leotards by using the one like a kind of money that is called RP and dress to married women. It buys of course, and the game progresses by the dressed leotard. The thing always changed while playing a game is possible. The dressed leotard can be reflected even in event CG. Not only default (usually) leotard but also a special leotard was prepared. Nukige 3. Happy Class ハッピークラス [051005] Tabun Osoraku Kitto A short and linear horror sound novel. "Hey, do you know about the happy class?" Doujin 4. Aru Atsui Natsu no Hi no Dekigoto. ある暑い夏の日の出来事。 [051006] αPLACE A collection of three mysterious stories about high school girls in summer. Doujin Nukige 5. Sex & Friend ~Osananajimi no Amai Nioi~ セックス&フレンド ~幼馴染の甘い匂い~ [051007] Under Lip Masaki had known Mitsuru Ebina since they were little. The rumor at school was that they were going out. But in reality, they were always at each other's throats. Even so...Mitsuru was getting prettier each year, and Masaki couldn't help but notice. Then one day she came to give him a love letter one of the other girls had asked her to give him. Masaki had mixed feelings, but Mitsuru was as blunt as ever. And then he told her how he felt... Nukige 6. Komachi Koiuta 小町恋歌 [051009] Circle Mebius Main character has been working in an antique shop for ten years since childhood. He believes that there should be only laughter in this world, but no sadness. One day he overhears a story about a girl living in an old temple outside the town. This very evening he approaches this building and finds young girl inside. Doujin 7. Akuratsu ~Chijoku no Yuri Shimai~ あくらつ~恥辱の百合姉妹~ [051014] Marry Bell This time father orders to train six half-sisters to prevent their claims to the conglomerate. This time he will be assisted by the two previously trained half-sisters. Nukige 8. In'youchuu ~Ryoujoku Gakuen Taimaroku~ 淫妖蟲 ~凌触学園退魔録~ [051014] TinkerBell This is the story of a monster hunter squad consisting of three beautiful girls and the "hardships" they face in their endless fight... Nukige 9. Okaa-san to Na-i-sho ~Bijin Oyako, Bessou Kankin 7 Nichikan~ おかあさんとな・い・しょ~美人母娘、別荘監禁7日間~ [051014] Haoh Yosuke, Yukari, his stepmother, and Natsuki, his stepsister, visit their summer house. Yosuke secretly loves Yukari and he plans to tell her that he loves her. However, a group of bank robbers suddenly comes into their house. "Well, you're now our slaves. Just entertain us...." Like this, they are confined in a separate room.... Will Yosuke be able to save Yukari and Natsuki...? Also, will Yosuke tell Yukari that he loves her...? Nukige 10. Ore no Miko-sama ~Ore Miko~ オレの巫女さま~オレ巫女 [051014] Black Package There is a shrine inhabited only by three maiden sisters after their parents' death. But they aren't allowed to continue like that without a proper priest, so main character is appointed to this shrine. Nukige 11. Subete Ubatteyaru! 全て奪ってやる! [051014] Waffle Ryuya's life has changed completely after Atsuko, his mother, got remarried. Tatsuo, his new father, robs him of his position in his family. Konoha, his younger sister, also depends on Tatsuo. He dislikes Serina, his new older sister, too. One night, Ryuya sees Atsuko and Tatsuo having sex and his anger reaches its peak. Several days later, Tatsuo leaves his home for ten days on business. Ryuya makes up his mind that he will get back what used to be while Tatsuo is out.... Nukige 12. Tomona ~Watashi to Furousha no Oji-san no Kouryuu Jikan~ 智奈 ~私と浮浪者のおじさんの交流時間~ [051014] STARWORKS Main heroine leads a normal school life with friends, but she is missing something... On her way to school she goes past homeless bums. She is confused, but also interested... And these guys are happy to make an acquaintance. Doujin Nukige 13. Coupling Cocktail. [051015] Momoto Ichigo.jp Western mansion humiliation training novel featuring big breasted futanari girls. Nukige 14. Sora no Mayoibito 空の迷い人 [051020] Nokka~ The protagonist finds himself wandering in a world of loss, unable to remember exactly what was missing. Through the help of people in his life, he finally starts remembering... Doujin 15. Aigan Iinchou ~Doukyuusei wa Nikudorei~ 愛玩委員長~同級生は肉奴隷~ [051021] Under Lip Yoji is a transfered student. He is attracted by Miyuki, a class president. She shows him around the school after school and suddenly she induces him to have a sex with her. After that his classmates tell him that she is a "sexual slave" and he is appointed as her trainer. Nukige 16. Fami Fami! ファミふぁみ! [051021] Applemint Main character is an ordinary school student in Tokyo. He returns to his home town in Hokkaido for summer vacations and finds his home being reconstructed into a family restaurant. Moreover, there are two cute twin sisters helping out. Doujin 17. Milk Junkie 3 MILK・ジャンキー3 [051021] Blue Gale Yusuke, the protagonist of the first game who loves big tits, is back. After a few years, he ended marrying Mitsuki, the mother of the girl he was tutoring. Besides a beautiful wife with big tits, now he has a new employment opportunity at the company of the cousin of Mitsuki. A well-endowed wife waiting him in home, and a well-endowed boss waiting him at workplace. His new married life is about to begin... Nukige 18. Taimanin Asagi 対魔忍アサギ [051021] Anime Lilith 1 2 The game stars and takes the viewpoint from a female ninja who is said to be one of Japan's greatest warriors. She's part of an elite ninja squad called Anti-Demon Ninja that fights in the name of justice. The main enemy in this story is the OFA (Oboro Forbearance Army) lead by another female ninja who is also said to be one of the finest in the land. These two female ninjas go at it until one of them is captured and trained/transformed against their will into a sex slave. It's important to note here that the game takes place around 2050 in Tokyo, so technology has become relatively advanced. The world itself seems to be VERY grim. It's also slightly fantasy based as it seems many different races inhabit the world, including vampires, orcs, and various types of evil spirits, which are the demons or "evil influenced" people that are making the world so corrupt. The ninjas also have special, beyond human, abilities as well. Nukige 19. Wana ~Hakudaku Mamire no Houkago~ 輪罠 ~白濁まみれの放課後~ [051021] Guilty 1 2 Misaki Raika's brother, a teacher at an all-boys school, has committed suicide. So Raika decides to disguise herself as a male student to enter the school and find out the truth behind his death... Nukige 20. Have Relations With... 3 ~Junko to Nami to Naoyuki to Ore~ have relations with... 3 ~淳子と奈美と直之と俺~ [051022] Soft Circle Courreges This game is an interactive sex simulation game, where the commands you choose influences the attitudes of those you meet and causes different situations to occur. The game spans 14 days, from September 4th to September 17th. The game continues by the selection of commands, having sex and having conversations. The sex part contains two couples that have sex together: the hero and Junko, plus Nami and Naoyuki. Depending on your selection, the attitudes of the people you meet will change, and different situations will occur, so try out a number of things. Doujin Nukige 21. Honki ni Shite wa Ikenai Uranai 本気にしてはいけない占い [051022] Tabun Osoraku Kitto A joke fortune-telling game. Doujin 22. Tsui no Hi -in the latter half of the 90's- 対ノ日 -in the latter half of the 90's- [051023] Inspire 1 Main character goes to Tokyo to enter a college. A woman that lives next door envigorates his fantasies. He is confused by his feelings and tries to listen cautiously to his heart. This summer the two bodies will overlap. But it takes something more for thoughts to overlap as well. Doujin 23. Ryoujoku Shiokinin 陵辱仕置人 [051024] Haoh Main heroine's father remarries a young woman. She gets both company and mansion after father's death. The girl runs away from the mansion after hearing that she is going to be sold to yakuza the next day... Nukige 24. Dorei Seitokai 奴隷生徒会 [051028] Cybele Main character is a rich bonbon attending a prestigious school. His only hobby is personal computer, so he gathers school geeks around him in the computer club. Since all they do is visit adult sites and install illegal software, the club is crushed by the student council president who is also main character's childhood friend. Protagonist decides to revive computer club with his own means. Nukige 25. Hajimete no Otetsudai はじめてのおてつだい [051028] Studio Ring Landlord asks main character to help about the cafe on the first floor of the building. It turns out to be a maid cafe where two cute twins are working already. It's confusing to be called "onii-chan", but promise needs to be fulfilled. Lolicon 26. Houkago Gekisha Club ~Inyoku no Motif~ 放課後激写倶楽部~淫欲のモチーフ~ [051028] Oz Project Shame is art! Girls humiliation can reach the masterpiece level! This is the motto of main character who heads school photo club. All the five girls in club lead an active sex life with the boys of the same club, so protagonist has no difficulty inviting girls to a private shooting session for a solo exhibition. Nukige 27. Kunoichiban! くのいちばんっ! [051028] Crowd There is a world famous shinobu village that produced a huge number of subterfuge experts. Main character returns to his home village for retirement. He is asked to make full-fledged ninja out of failed ninja candidates. It's a colorful bunch of different girls, but pride of his art is on the stake. He starts to live with the girls under one roof and train them. Nukige 28. Kuro no Utahime 黒の歌姫 [051028] Clock Up In a peaceful kingdom, the country is governed by the five royal sisters who are also mystical songstress. The gentle oldest sister - the diva of the earth, the second sister who is also the leader of the knights - the diva of the fire, the third sister - the diva of the light, the fourth sister - the diva of the water, and the fifth and youngest sister - the innocent diva of the wind. From generation to generation the divas sing the song of peace, leading the nation against the power of the devil. But a man resurrected from the grave. And along with him, the shadow of many demons appear at the peaceful kingdom. Against the hord of demons, the diva of light serving as a guardian of the kingdom sings, and all demons disappear in an instant. The revived man who saw that demonstration of power gets startled. "If I get that power... i can dominate everything!" And beside the man, the figure of a succubus arises. And so the man who is the revived demon king began to move in order to dominate and rape them all. Nukige 29. Mahoutsukai no Tamago 魔法使いのタマゴ [051028] Zero Main character is taken by a 300-year-old magician to the forest. There he has to help apprentice girl Miu to become a witch and also comply with the host orders. The way to produce familiars is to place eggs in Miu's body, and he has to help with that as well. He helps to raise a fine demon and hopes to find a way to return home one day. Lolicon 30. Natural Another One 2nd -Belladonna- Natural Another One 2nd -Belladonna- [051028] DreamSoft Belladonna is the name of a flower that is both beautiful and extremely poisonous. But it's also the name of the goddess who cuts the fate threads with scissors. Main character is asked to fulfill a request if he wants to return former lover and get a billion yen. The request is to persuade former lover to abandon all her claims to her dead husband's corporation. Any means are allowed, so he can choose to cultivate love or lust in mansion girls to reach his goal. Nukige 31. Nymphomania [051028] M no Violet Main character is an ordinary student who lives with a step-mother and a step-sister. He has never had relations with girls, but he starts to show interest. There is a childhood friend with the same fascination who attends the same school. The peaceful everyday is transformed suddenly by a single transfer student girl who starts to live in the same house... Nukige 32. Ryouki 2 ~Ayashiku Ugomeku Inbou no Enbukyoku~ 凌姫II~妖しく蠢く淫謀の円舞曲~ [051028] Psy-chs The main character of this h-game is part of the royal guard in service of the king. However, the king has fallen ill, and there is suspicion that witchcraft is the culprit. Soon the kingdom is in a frenzy to capture any woman suspected to be a witch. The 'hero' has taken this opportunity to get his hands on the trio of princess-sisters. Furthermore, his power over them includes their female servants and court members, giving him a total of 10 girls to interrogate/train/humiliate. Perhaps, if he's successful, he may have the entire kingdom for himself! Nukige 33. Slave Police Michiru & Misuzu スレイブポリスみちる&美鈴 [051028] 1 In this game you play as a perverted teacher who happens to find one his students trying to steal a test paper to cheat. He ends up blackmailing her and forcing her to have sex with him. Eventually, he uses her to help him screw all of the hottest girls from the school. Nukige 34. Tenshi no Himegoto 天使のひめごと [051028] Tactics Hideyuki Inori is an exorcist and a member of a secret Catholic order fighting supernatural evil worldwide, but apparently even Holy Ops from the Vatican need a vacation sometimes, because he suddenly asks for a leave from service and returns to his native Japan. His true motives, however, are terribly serious: his dearest childhood friends, the two daughters of his old teacher, have fallen under demonic influence, a power so terrible that maybe only the death of the girls themselves can banish it. Hideyuki is unwilling to report this situation to his superiors, but what can he do? And what are the real nature and objectives of this mysterious, demonic enemy? Nukige 35. Tutorial Summer チュートリアルサマー [051028] Studio Miris Pellet Hyuuga Ippei is a self-supporting university student. He has to work part-time to finance his studies so he does not have spare time to spend for summer sports, Romance, refreshing summer retreat, not even summer festival. "During this summer, I want you to tutor my granddaughters living in the countryside beach," his professor ask along with the promise of good salary and accommodation. It is also a good opportunity to enjoy summer, on top of that, those girls are known to be cute. "I'll do tutoring! Please let me do it!" Nukige 36. Toki, Tsunagu Yume ~Ano Goro no Sunao sa o~ トキ、ツナグユメ ~あの頃の素直さを~ [051029] Crus-Ade First day of the second semester of high school. Main character is unable to reconcile with his girlfriend for a week. He tries to avoid seeing her on the way to school. At this time a mysterious boy stops him. Doujin 37. Inanimate Alice [0510] Chris Joseph Set in the early years of the 21st century and told through text, sound, images, music and games, Inanimate Alice is the story of Alice and her imaginary digital friend Brad. EVN
  12. Foreword: Whenever a war story is covered, I always expect something like Saishuu Heiki Kanojo anime story. But in fact Gunjou no Sora o Koete is a normal charage in an unusual setting. There are enough good English reviews (1 2 3 4 5 6), so address them for a more favorable review. Game does not live up to my expectations, so I can't stop being critical about it. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1069 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxgPzBYzKUg&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv-E2DXYizsP4bmQoMlHuSS3 Synopsis: You start off as Yashiro, one of the two first rank students in a flight combat school maintained by the army. Japan is split into two factions and the situation is tense, with small battles being held here and there. His father was the one who caused the entire splitting up and tense situation, with the proposal of some yen economic plan. Life isn’t exactly as easy as normal school life over there, with it’s hardcore training. Still, he still manages to talk with friends and just act like a somewhat normal guy of his age should act. But things never go right. Rumors have that a war is starting. That means he’ll have to go out to the frontlines as a pilot killing people. Can he save what his father has caused or can he even survive till the end of the war? Game type: Military academy despair story Character Design rating: 7/10 Protagonist rating: 6/10 Story rating: 6/10 Game quality: 7/10 Overall rating: 7/10 First of all, why a story about war take part in a school setting? It's really just a normal school SOL with some occasional flights. Even uniforms are nothing military! Damn, there is even culture festival in-between the deadly flights! There is no shortage of school settings, so this fact can not but irritate. Next, all characters are voiced, including male characters. But pretty much till the very end of the first route I could not understand who is the protagonist here. Yashiro is just one of male students in here, and he is not focused at all. There is a male instructor with the eye trauma. He's a cool mature guy, and he's the only guy that does not have a sprite. I seriously thought he was the protagonist in here. Only he would be suited to be in relations with the instructor Miki. But there is also Toshiharu boy pilot. There are enough scenes of Toshiharu private dialogues with girls. So it all moves in a messy state till sudden resolution that it's definitely only Yashiro who plays the main part. And I just don't like him, he's nowhere near normal adult level. Well, heroines... There are three main heroines, plus two side heroines. Instructor Miki is the only really fine heroine here. Wakana disappoints a lot with her initial tsundere attitude instantly vanish after boy's return from the flight. Kanako is just horrible as a heroine, as she combines both naive + whiner parts. The side heroines are hardly given enough time, they feel like an excuse to throw in more and more H events. The whole independence war of Kanto against Kansai looks pretty ridiculous. Kanto leaders are in the worse position, but they are pretty much pacifists (what?!). They refuse to shoot directly at planes' cockpits and prepare any serious assault moves. All they can is defend and hopefully make some kind of success to get an advantage at negotiations. This is a full-scale civil war, but despite the war being "flashy" there has been next to none fatalities, some dozen of pilots. Characters themselves compare this number with 10,000 traffic fatalities and 35,000 suicides happening each year and agree that it's almost bloodless war. And I still don't understand how it correlates with the throwing bombs from planes. I'd never believe that all these boy pilots are super precise professionals who only aim at inhabited military objects. But we finally enter this war and witness the breakthrough, right? Nope, we just lose. WTF?! Really, after the first defeat we just surrender with all heroes facing trial. What kind of masochistic game is that? Game ends without really starting. But it's very convenient to show a tragic resolution with each heroine. But luckily there this GRAND True End that mends things and shows the true battle, right? Nope. Can only say that there are NO fights in there and there is nothing but hope projected. It all feels really half-baked. Characters just show off to appear cool. Instructor Miki tries to drill students ... for like 5 minutes, then turns into deredere... Wakana is really tsun at the beginning, but becomes dere after first boy return from the flight. Everyone likes to beat sense into each other and remind about death. It's really depressing when people discuss really grave matters in a forced cheerful voice through tears. Moreover, when these children board the aircrafts, they start to speak only in English and repeat huge rows of senseless numbers... and it's a very horrible crumbled English, as ever. All to appear cool and shock Japanese players. For English speakers it looks ridiculous. Well, as one of reviews states, Gunjou no Sora o Koete is not recommended for people who want action, people who hate depressing stories, people who want simple stories, people who want the protag to be a “hero”. But game is good in presenting a detailed realistic setting and in telling tragic human stories. Basically, game should be called a nakige or even utsuge and evaluated based on that genre. If we look at it this way, it's definitely a masterpiece. And since it focuses on human stories, there is no just one protagonist, all side characters are equally important for the narration. Political dimension can also be a motivation to read this visual novel. Still, you won't lose anything by skipping Gunjou no Sora o Koete, it's a niche product rather than breakthrough in the medium.
  13. Probably only Gunjou no Sora o Koete deserves to be called a masterpiece this month. Not really sure about Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na and Hanachirasu . 1. Princess Maker 4 プリンセスメーカー4 [050901] Gainax 1 2 The story begins when the player is a soldier. The player falls in love with a mysterious woman. However, she disappears, only to be found by the player few years later. She hands you the child along with Cube (The butler). And so the journey to fatherhood begins... Princess Maker 4 is highly drama-oriented. Throughout the game, there are various event scenes that offer clues about your daughter's past, not to mention the war between humans and non-humans and her demonic roots. This is probably what differentiates it the most from previous PM games. There is an English review. 2. Natsunone -Ring- 夏音 -Ring- [050902] Breeze!! The quiet seaside town of Yurigahama is known for its private school that provides female athletes for swimming tournaments on national level. This year school suffers a huge defeat at preliminary competitions, and only ace of girl team Hoshizaki Anon gets a ticket to the nationals. Her childhood friend boy Hibiki dreams of nationals himself, but after three years of training these dreams gets defeated in an instant. He starts to re-evaluate his life and affinity to the sports. At the same time there is a new face - Suzuna - in the girl swimming team. She is very talented and inspires great hopes for the team. This bittersweet summer Hibiki, Anon and Suzuna will spend alongside. There are only two heroines to capture. It's a provincial story with little excitement, so everyday conversations are being focused on. Not bad, but need to be in the proper nostalgic pure love mood. 3. Meishoku no Reiki ~Yuruyaka ni Shisuru Ao Sango no Mori~ 冥色の隷姫 ~緩やかに廃滅する青珊瑚の森~ [050916] Eushully 1 2 3 Welcome to the world of Meishoku no Reiki, Eushully’s conquest SLG title. You take on the role of Ignat, a badder-than-bad dude who’s like a mix between a dragon and some really messed up demon, and who commands a country that’s comprised of orcs, demons, and various other creatures who are definitely not known for their warm-heartedness and willingness to talk problems over. No, these guys are out for blood, and so are you. While you take on the role of Igaat, the story doesn’t really take on his character for the narrative. Most of it unfolds through the eyes of Silfietta, the elven heroine, who decided to willingly bring herself to Ignat’s castle as part of a treaty between Zerf Grace (Ignat’s kingdom) and Lua Gracemeil (Silfietta’s kingdom where she is known as a princess). That was one of the two choices that Ignat gave Lua Gracemeil: to either surrender and relinquish their kingdom’s full control over to Zerf Grace, or to hand over Silfietta to Ignat. Silfietta, at the start of the game, is shown willingly bringing herself to Ignat’s kingdom, but is then treated as a mere slave by both Ignat and Tilly, Ignat’s second-in-command. It is then revealed that the reason that Ignat wanted Silfietta was for her magical affinity, as with it, he could make himself much, much stronger. Silfietta then makes a plea with Ignat, that while he is free to obtain as much “magic” from her as he wants, she hopes he will let her keep her virginity intact. There are English reviews. 4. Tick! Tack! [050916] Navel 1 2 3 4 5 The basic set-up is that Rin, Nerine, Itsuki, and Mayumi find a strange watch that transports them back in time, where they met Forbesii before he is married and has Nerine. While he is engaged to Ai, his maid, Sage, is also in love with him, causing a love triangle. The players actions determine who Forbesii ultimately ends up with, and thus who is the mother of Nerine. There are English reviews. 5. Yumemigaoka 夢見ヶ丘 [050916] FlyingShine This town Yumamigaoka is named after a hill that has a legend about dreams coming true. Town gets largely depopulated, and remaining children have to study elsewhere. But suddenly they get temporally transferred to Yumamigaoka abandoned school. This summer brings nostalgia and hopes for the dreams to come true. It's basically a story of boys and girls trying to protect Yumamigaoka. The story is drawn through photography. Psychological description of the protagonist is expressed well. Writer enthusiasm is felt even though it's still a boring story about nothing happening. Most of endings with heroines are bittersweet as Yumamigaoka can't win against time and progress. 6. Boku no Taisetsu na Mono ぼくのたいせつなもの [050922] TerraLunar Main character is hopelessly ill with many organs not functioning, but he still tries to attend school. He finds joy in watching local idol Yuko smile. But as young people get closer, Yuko reveals a terrible secret that's going to affect protagonist's fate... It's initially a short bonus story with surprisingly heavy content. It's a serious story that provokes reflexion. It may be called the opposite of Saya no Uta as one character thinks of himself as a thing, a monster and the other one tries to reinstall humanity in him. The H scenes are poorly done and feel alien to the concept of the game it'd be best to cut them out. 7. Izumo 0 IZUMO零(ゼロ) [050922] Studio e.go! The year was 1879, 12 years into the Meiji period. The stage was Yokohoma, the gateway of Western influences into Japan. In this era of scientific knowledge and industrialization, an organization of ghost busters was formed. It was the "Police Department Special Squad". The story follows these six young men and women as they fight against ghostly conspiracies, and learn about friendship, purpose, love, war, and the pursuit of happiness. The biggest change in the series is that there is no definite protagonist. All six heroes have roughly equal attention. Just as in other Izumo sequels there is no individual route for each character - it's all one flow. There 7 possible combinations of couples. The story and romance are both thin and mostly of comical nature. 8. Kusari 鎖 [050922] Leaf 1 2 3 The stage of this tale is set inside the high speed experimental ship "Basilisk". Kyosuke Koduki, the game's protagonist, is invited on the ship's maiden test voyage as a guest by his friend's mother. When the ship finds castaway Yoichi Kishida, things go horribly wrong for the voyage... There are English reviews. 9. School Love! ~Soyokaze no Harmony~ すくぅ~る・らぶっ!~そよ風のハーモニー~ [050922] Abel Over a period of one month, you attempt to both discover your life goal and get some Love Love going with one of the game's busty anime chicks. Main character returns to Japan temporarily to prove world-famous painter father that he can follow his inspiration and become a great painter himself. Girls are ok, but the story itself is not. Moreover, main character circumstances really take focus out of girls. 10. Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na 夜明け前より瑠璃色な [050922] August 1 2 3 4 5 The story is set in very distant future, in a time when mankind is just recovering from decades of war fought between Earth and a terraformed Moon. The war was so devastating that it set technological progress back by decades if not centuries, which is why the settings don’t look futuristic. Although the world is now at peace, there continues to be distrust between the Sphere Kingdom (Moon) and the Earth Federation. Travel between the two is restricted for diplomatic purposes and confined to a single spaceport on Earth. So anyway, one day the lunar princess, Feena fam Earthlight, comes to the protagonist’s house for home stay… There are English reviews. 11. Natsu☆Natsu なつ☆なつ [050929] Ankh Main character does not have air conditioner at home this summer, so he decides to take up a part-time job that's applied with one. The workplace he finds is a millionaire mansion, but there is a demand to live there as well - so, it's all for the better. There are also many pretty girls in this mansion... A bright light comedy that never gets serious. Text feels monotonous and long. Routes have too many common parts, so there's little motivation to clear other heroines after first lap except for H scene. 12. Dancing Crazies ダンシング・クレイジーズ [050930] SofthouseChara The protagonist, Minase Akira is living a double life - during the day working as a normal salary man, during the night taking care of criminals as an illegal bounty hunter. His only wish is his daughter to be safe and to save enough money to open his own shop - but all this thrown into into jeopardy when the past he left behind in the States come back to haunt him. There are two winning conditions - either survive for X years or gather 10 billion yen. There's a harsh start till powerful characters join you. Fights is the main flavor of the game, and I'm not confident enough to discuss it.. 13. Gunjou no Sora o Koete 群青の空を越えて [050930] light 1 2 3 4 5 You start off as Yashiro, one of the two first rank students in a flight combat school maintained by the army. Japan is split into two factions and the situation is tense, with small battles being held here and there. His father was the one who caused the entire splitting up and tense situation, with the proposal of some yen economic plan. Life isn’t exactly as easy as normal school life over there, with it’s hardcore training. Still, he still manages to talk with friends and just act like a somewhat normal guy of his age should act. But things never go right. Rumors have that a war is starting. That means he’ll have to go out to the frontlines as a pilot killing people. Can he save what his father has caused or can he even survive till the end of the war? There are English reviews. But that won't stop me for reviewing it myself. 14. Hanachirasu 刃鳴散らす [050930] Nitroplus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 A story of revenge. Hanachirasu is set in a parallel timeline where nuclear weaponry was never developed. As such, Japan continued to fight through World War II, ending aggressions only when Hokkaido and Kyushu were occupied by Russia and America, respectively. The game itself takes place in early 21st century Tokyo, which has been transformed into a haven for Japanese culture thanks to the nationalistic ideals of the charismatic Ishima Kaigen. Strict policies are in place in to enforce a ban upon firearms within the city limits. Thus, though terrorism and power struggles run rampant, swordplay, not gunfire, claims the lives of those not powerful to stake out their claims here. Our protagonist is one Takeda Akane, a swordsman driven by a desire to face his one true rival, Igarasu Yoshia. What will stand in his path to his goal? There are English reviews. I did not find a proper video playthrough of this game, but I'm not doing mine either since I do not wish to jeopardize work of currently working Western publishers like JAST, Mangagamer etc. I guess I'll have a variant of capturing initial fan translation at the end of the year poll. 15. Jinmu - Kamunagara - Ichi Ni San 神武-カムナガラ-壱・弐・参 [050930] Alice Soft Main character dreams of meeting his missing sister again. One day he meets a girl who looks exactly like sister. The next day he returns to that place only to find her fighting another girl with swords... Scenario is short and subtle. The episodic nature of the different parts makes it also eclectic. Cool art, but nothing is really explained. BLOCKED 1. Be Back [050901] WLC Soft Main heroine returns to the home town for the first time in four years since breaking up with her boyfriend and changing school. Town name can be translated as "beyond the field of God". But she is yet to discover that. Doujin Otomege 2. Ai Shi~Kyu~ Bokukko nante Yobanaide あいし~きゅ~ ボクっ娘なんて呼ばないでっ [050902] LimeLight Main character had a close childhood friend, but lost connection with him due to catching a serious disease and undergoing treatment in a distant sanatorium. He finally returns only to find that his close childhood friend is actually a girl! She is considered a boy by everyone else, but when they remain alone passion can't be concealed. Nukige 3. Baku - Midarame no Yakata 縛・淫女の館 [050902] Valkyria A woman and her daughter, living in an country inn Yuraya, are only sex toys of studs, getting bound and violated in any ways they come up with. Nukige 4. Chikansha Thomas II 痴漢者トーマスII [050902] Xuse 1 Unable to control his lecherous ways, Touma Sujio was captured and deported back to Japan after committing a series of widely publicized sexual offenses. Set to serve time in prison, he was rescued by the world infamous Thomas: a molester so skilled, no woman could resist him after a mere single encounter. But for what ends, no one - not even Sujio himself - can say for sure. Nukige 5. Mahoutsukai to Goshujin-sama ~Wizard and the Master~ 魔法使いとご主人様 ~ wizard and the master ~ [050902] QuinRose You're the princess of a magical kingdom. Everything is based on magic, and everyone can use magic...except you! You have been sent on a trip to the nation's foremost magical academy: now you have 25 weeks to choose a personal servant from among its students -- or else lose your status forever. Otomege 6. Roshutsu no Megami-sama 露出の女神さま [050902] Poashara One day main character student meets a fallen woman in an exposing outfit. It turns out that the exposure goddess synchronized with her after seeing her hobby. Now she eagerly arrives to hero's house... Nukige 7. Tottemo Harem とってもハーレム [050902] Ark Shell Although our main character is an infamous slacker due to not having any extracurricular activities after classes or a part-time job; he’s going to have his hands full with a few ways than one. His father is the complete antithesis of him, a man married to his work--which is why the mother left the family. Yet somehow the over-working, non-feeling father bags another wife (who happens to have a daughter of her own). By matters not completely apparent to White Masq; our hero begins to pursue all his crushes and infatuations in both school and at home to build a harem. Perhaps because they all seem to work, he’s trying to leech off of them all? If that is the case, he’s found a way to compensate them! Nukige 8. Ai no Geboku -Hirusagari no Joou-sama- 愛の下僕 -昼下がりの女王様- [050903] Tomo & Yuri GAMEZONE Momoko is the royal princess of the kingdom from king's affair with the castle employee. Momoko attends a normal school till she is contacted by the kingdom secretary. It turns out that king has contracted some disease caused by the demon. Momoko is asked to lead the demon extermination party. Will she aim to fulfill her duty or seek for the common happiness? Doujin Otomege 9. THE Touhou Datsui Hanafuda THE 東方脱衣花札 [050903] Yaoyorozu-Kobo It's again summer national tournament time, so Mahjong Club sets a training camp. But former mentor has graduated, so new director must be elected. There is no common ground in this question, so strip mahjong competition is held to determine the next director. Doujin Nukige 10. September the First [050906] Main heroine meets this first September on board the space training ship. Her actions will have different outcome there. Doujin 11. Fate/Dear Night [050907] O G G The past fades away eventually. What remains is the friend and love connections build up over the time. The Holy Grail War is over, so main characters have time enjoying themselves. Doujin Nukige 12. La neige [050907] Studio-Sakura This is a naughty adventure game starring the most popular characters of Hi**rashi no naku koro ni. Doujin Nukige 13. Boku-tachi no Asobikata 2 ぼくたちのあそびかた2 [050909] Canitz 2nd item in Bokuaso series. The same boys Shun and Itsuki go to the sea on a mid summer day! What will be happening this time? Doujin Nukige 14. Kisekae Fetish! 着せかえフェティッシュ! [050909] Exa A little bit future. Many schools have been closed down due to decreasing number of children. As a result, the schools have become job training schools for various jobs. Of course, Yuuki studies at one of them as well. His classmates include Miko, nurse, waitress and so on. It looks extraordinary, but this game is quite an ordinary school adventure game. Nukige 15. Leaves [050909] Bekko.net 1 2 The protagonist and his childhood friends awake one day to realize that the world is not their own... Doujin 16. Hentai Gichou no Yabou ヘンタイ議長の野望 [050910] Studio-74 The desire to become an idol singer becomes a strong motivation for the girls. Gundam heroines reborn as idol singers in this simulation game. Doujin Nukige 17. Hotaru III 炎多留III [050910] Tarutaru Journey along with Nakayama Makato and find out what destiny has in store for him. Boys Love 18. May Queen [050910] Soft Circle Courreges Our heroine is “Kotori”. By day she’s a bright, cheerful and polite little girl; by night when she’s feeling horny she unleashes the small, wicked and perverted queen within. Dressed in a black gothic lolita outfit, she immerses herself in perverted, sexual acts with our protagonist for the two weeks that she is staying there, coating herself in cum. Doujin Nukige 19. The slave contract [050915] Souju The strange twist of fate made me have the slave contract with a monster. Doujin Nukige 20. Mugen Kairou 夢幻廻廊 [050916] Black Cyc 1 -When he opened his eyes, he found himself in a room in a large antique mansion. He couldn't remember his name, nor how he came to be there. "---So, you don't have a name either, huh?" A fascinatingly beautiful lady was there, clad in a black mourning gown. That deep black color was like floating in the ocean depths, he stared at it as if he were a blind, deep-sea fish, and it seemed to drag him under... "Like myself, you were picked up." Upon hearing the woman speak, tears began to flow from the boy's eyes. Yes, the boy had no relatives. Not only did he have no relatives, he had nothing. The only thing he had was loneliness. "You don't have anywhere to go...?" The woman's gentle words eased the boy's heart. She watched the boy cry -- but she only offered that, a sense of security. Each one of her words brought tearful emotions to the boy. Humanity -- would say without any problem, watching that person, would say he was certainly a human being. "Please...leave me here." The boy realizes something, and entreats the woman while crying. Her expression changes to a smile. "As you wish, I'll leave you in the mansion" The boy didn't know how to refuse, perhaps because of the beautiful sound of her voice, or due to the fanstastic atmosphere of the mansion -- he could only nod his head. And the boy experiences. Various pleasures occur within the mansion. For the first time, he savors the affirmation of existence. Oppressive pleasure. Raw delight. Nukige 21. Tsurupeta Hanyaan つるぺた★はにゃぁん [050916] Moe. Main character is the son of a millionaire. One day twin wizard girls Rika and Erika suddenly come to live together. Together with staff there are now four tiny cute innocent girls to live together! Lolicon 22. Ryoujoku Soukan Zu ~Kyousei Ninshin Seieki Jigoku~ 陵辱相姦図 ~強制妊娠精液地獄~ [050917] elle-murakami 1 2 3 4 This isn't your soft rape story. This is a gripping story about fiery vengeance and a sinister revenge plot. Experience the brutality that unfolds and evil deeds taken to the extreme! Our beautiful maidens are waiting; don't resist the temptation to participate in a unique sexual fantasy. Doujin Nukige 23. Shoujo Mahou Gaku Little Witch Romanesque Bangai Hen "Sayonara, Mauresumo" 少女魔法学リトルウィッチロマネスク番外編 『さよなら、モーリスモ』 [050917] Littlewitch Short, stand-alone side-story available for free from Littlewitch's website. Fandisc 24. Summon Devil -Akuma Shoukan- サモンデビル -悪魔召還- [050918] Hanerom Devils visit the human world in search of a someone with a noble soul to become the next Demon King. Doujin Boys Love 25. Ryuuka 流華 [050919] Blue Forest One summer day main character completes errands given by the teacher and meets a girl in a classroom that should have been empty. She calls herself Asuka and asks to find a book that is family heirloom. She stays at her friend's house who is a shrine maiden. The three young people search for books while suspicious events like students disappearance and animals killings start to occur around them. Doujin 26. Solitaire ソリテア [050920] Jidou Shiki Jidou Ningyou It’s an empty unfamiliar city without a single soul around. The same dream repeats every night. Why am I here? Doujin Boys Love 27. Custom Reido 3 カスタム隷奴III [050922] Kiss The hero lost his memory and was found collapsed on the wayside by a woman. The woman devotedly cared for the hero and they slowly fell in love with each other. - and then they married - Normally they would've lived happily ever after, unfortunately his wife suddenly disappeared. The hero contacted the police but the investigation went nowhere. Fearing an inside job, he decided to contact a detective agency to find his wife. 2 weeks later, a report from the agency came. It seems that his wife was captured by a criminal syndicate running a sex-slave trade. Unable to contain himself, the hero decided to act to personally rescue his wife... Nukige 28. Futa Majo ふた魔女 [050922] Teatime There is a Private Magic School located in the depths of an unknown forest. The students are descendants of the first wave of wizards that flew from their world 400 years ago, driven away by the demon lord. Naoya studies there surrounded by twin sister students. They say that Naoya is the container who now inherits the soul of the legendary Devil. Both white and black witches start a battle over his powers. At the same time, Naoya uses his sudden magic power to do mischievous things to the girls. Nukige 29. Honoo no Haramase Tenkousei 炎の孕ませ転校生 [050922] SQUEEZ 1 2 3 Tatsuya Tagami has an ambition of world conquest and the first step of his plan is to make every one of his female classmates pregnant. Nukige 30. Hoshi no Furu Toki 星の降る刻 [050922] Otomate When the protagonist Hasekura Akane was 10 years old she was given a sparkling jewel fragment by a mysterious beautiful woman. But in the blink of an eye, that women and the jewel both disappeared and thinking it was a dream Akane forgot all about it. And 7 years passed. Akane is now 17 years old and a second year in high school. Whenever thoughts of a boy make her heart flutter that sparkling jewel fragment appears in the palm of her hand. And along with that she feels a strange presence watching her. The cause is the owner of a dark gem that is opposed to the sparkling gem fragment that Akane has. Apparently in two weeks a comet will pass by and the dark gem will unleash it's power and cover the world in darkness. Various mysterious men appear around Akane because of the two gems. Will she fall in love or get betrayed? Will Akane be able to defend the world from the power of darkness? Otomege 31. Koiiro no Enogu 恋色の絵具 [050922] Marine Heart Makoto lives in a dormitory at a certain school. He likes solitude, so his daily life is nothing but pain. One day a transfer student shows up and stirs everyone's emotions. This is a story of adolescent boys who cannot measure the distance of interpersonal relationships. Boys Love 32. Kura 蔵 [050922] Matsuri Kikaku Main character lives in an old large mansion. His earliest memories date back to elementary school 10 years ago. The big scar on his head is said to be the result of a car crash accident. On his graduation day he finds a childhood photo in the storehouse and finally learns the truth... He starts revenge on his current family by drugging the girls and training them in the storeroom. Nukige 33. Megari ~Ryoujoku Houkokusho~ 姦狩 ~凌辱報告書~ [050922] Delta Main character conducts surveys on cheating in relations. He abuses his position to learn personal data of the women and uses his knowledge to turn them into sex slaves. Nukige 34. Oukyuu Yasoukyoku 王宮夜想曲 [050922] Gekka Hyoujin In this game, you play the princess who suddenly lost her parents as well as brother in an accident. The queen could not give birth owing to health reasons after you and your twin brother were born. Your father had been worried should anything happen to him or your twin brother, Cain, the kingdom would fall into the hands of his brother’s family, whose aggressive and military-oriented attitude he disliked. As a result, your father secretly asked the royal doctor Sieg to create a clone of your brother. On the night of the accident, Sieg informed you of the clone and the problem with him – he was like a blank piece of paper, with neither memory nor personality. The only good thing about him was the fact that he had the potential to grow up. Since the king and queen already passed away, the responsibility of educating your new "brother" rested on your shoulder. Otomege 35. Settai Bihin ~Kyonyuu OL-tachi no Midara na Gogo~ 接待媚品~巨乳OL達の淫らな午後~ [050922] West Vision A powerful corporation has a shadow business of training and selling meat slaves on the black market. Main character is the eldest son of the corporation owner and also a vice-president. He develops a new plan of training sex slaves and puts it into action. Nukige 36. Gohoushi Maid Tsuma ~Inran Wakazuma Choukyou~ ご奉仕メイド妻~淫乱若妻調教~ [050923] Under Lip Young wife comes to work to a cafe due to her husband failure in business. She refuses to provide sex services, and as a result she gets punished in various ways. With time her sensitivity increases immensely... Nukige 37. Love Duece! ~Ane x Ojou-sama no Yuuwaku Tennis Gasshuku~ LOVE☆でゅーす!~姉×お嬢様の誘惑テニス合宿~ [050923] Lilith Soft The pretty perfect girls complete each other to win you! It is all depends on you which girl you choose, your big sister or a high-class girl!! Nukige 38. Yureru Kyonyuu Chijo Ressha ~Chikan Saretai Onna-tachi~ 揺れる巨乳恥女列車~痴漢されたい女達~ [050923] Under Lip Main heroine is a mediocre OL. One day she witnesses another woman molested in the train and calls police. However, victim admits that she is perverted and thus got deliberately insulted. This encounter ruins the normal everyday for the heroine... Nukige 39. Momoiro Nurse ~Sensei, O-chuusha Kudasai!!~ 桃色ナース ~せんせい、お注射ください!!~ [050924] DEGTYAREV Seika is a nurse with extra huge tits. She goes to the late-night infirmary, wanting hot throbbing cocks...... This is a visual novel with simple animation clips and exciting sound effects. Doujin Nukige 40. Kirai na Mono キライナモノ [050927] Tabun Osoraku Kitto A short horror sound novel with only a single choice. "So what is the thing that girl hates?" Doujin 41. Love Sexlife [050927] VENUS It has been a few years since my mom passed away. I am living with my dad, sister, and brother. I believed that we are just an ordinary family, but.... One night, the girl finds a "secret" of her older sister.... It made her to have sexual relationship with her teacher.... Who do you prefer, older sister or teacher??? Doujin Nukige 42. Live x Evil -Shakunetsu no Edema- Live x Evil 灼熱のエデマ [050928] EDGE You are a newly recruited Secret Ops member who's sent to a remote desert city to gather information on the activities of a rising terrorist group. Boys Love 43. Kahanshin no Kabe ~ Shin Ryoujoku Chikan Jigoku 下半身の壁~新・凌辱痴漢地獄 [050929] Anim The voyeur video expert asks three molesters to help create a voyeur video. The four of them start to act in cooperation from this day. Nukige 44. Mizu no Senritsu 水の旋律 [050929] KID Shiraishi Hina, a second-year schoolgirl, one day finds strange incidents happening to her, from being pushed down the stairs to having wild dogs attack her. At night, a mysterious elderly woman speaks to her in her dreams. Hina soon finds herself caught in a war between two supernatural human races. Otomege 45. Shishunki 思春期 [050929] Rune The story of a young man and the many girls adopted into his family by his overzealous parents. Lolicon 46. Aku no Gyoumu Nisshi 悪の業務日誌 [050930] Suisen Main character leaves an absolutely ordinary life with his salary-man father, housewife mother and private school student sister. But he suddenly gets appointed to the post of a commander of an evil organization. Huh? Is he even suited for fighting with no unique qualities? Doujin 47. Medorei ~Okasareta Houkago~ 牝奴隷 ~犯された放課後~ [050930] Atelier Kaguya Main character belongs to the family that controls the private school for several generations. One day his beloved sister requests to destroy three women without telling the purpose. But her words are absolute, so it's time to insult and train three female slaves. Nukige 48. Oshiete KissMe おしえてKissMe [050930] Wanko Soft Main character gets invited to visit powerful family just before graduation. Attracted by the girl in the house, he makes love with her spontaneously. After that he has to flee the town. A half year later his whereabouts are discovered, but instead of punishment he is invited to become a private tutor for the very same girl... Nukige 49. Magic Days [0509] ThunderSonia Sarah is a well-known magician. She lives in the forest full of monster with her only cute disciple. But one after another visitors come to her place. After some incidents involving ice rain and summon magic failure she starts to feel something by touching these visitors... Doujin Otomege
  14. Saihate no Ima 最果てのイマ [Xuse]

    Have not played Kazoku Keikaku, to be honest. Somehow I thought it had some SIM elements. I'd start with the game that has more appealing story for you. We all stay for Romero writing in the end, but need something appealing to have a grip at first.
  15. Saihate no Ima 最果てのイマ [Xuse]

    Foreword: The reviews we have are pretty vague (1 2 3 4 5 6 7), so the impression of a very difficult work is created. I'm going to put all the dots so that there was not fear to read it. VNDB: https://vndb.org/v1278 Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyO6B82c_GE&list=PLs4Gp5VU4Fv9G-VbjOXlAvQZqm-u8F497 Synopsis: This game tells the story of seven long-time friends. How they grew closer or further apart as they got older. The story is presented using a blog-like interface. The protagonist, Atemiya Shinobu, who was raised at a certain facility since young, had no one around him that could be called "friend". Being that way, the first thing he started doing after leaving the facility with his sister - Chidori - was to find and make friends. Benio Azusa, a tomboyish girl who lived nearby. Hondou Sayaka, a quiet yet sharp-tongued girl who was in charge of raising the pets at school just like him. Tsukamoto Youko and Itsuki, a pair of siblings who belong to a prestigious family around the area. Higuchi Shouji, a boy he knew by being attracted to by the similarities they both share. Izuki Fueko, a girl he met by chance. Together with Shinobu, they were a group of seven. Just like that, each and every one of them, who had never experienced the joy of having friends, was able to meet each other and become companions. The story begins in a quiet town colored by dusk. Around the seven friends, there were understanding, empathy, conflict, and what's more, fleeting love of adolescence. It was a friendship that could last forever. Such a simple happiness should have... lasted forever. That was until the "enemy" appeared. The "enemy" had disturbed the peaceful relationship of the seven people. Shinobu could not forgive that. He could not forgive the one that injures his companions, nor could he forgive the one that hurts another one's hearts. And when he realized all that, the world they reside in changed, rather then becoming the new world that it should have... they had arrived at the "sanctuary" instead. This is a story that describes the heart. A story that describes the thing located in the farthest end of a heart. Game type: Mindscrew circle of friends story Character Design rating: 10/10 Protagonist rating: 10/10 Story rating: 10/10 Game quality: 10/10 Overall rating: 10/10 I just can't understand how it's possible to give any other score than 10 if game is played to the end. It's the third philosophical visual novel in history after Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~ and Cross†Channel, and it's just a great human story with the magic of Cross†Channel still present, and even on a higher level since childish pranks don't interrupt serious talk this time. But enough vague words. The structure of Saihate no Ima is very simple. There are four girls in the circle of friends - Azusa, Sayaka, Fueko, Youko - and there is a route for each this heroine told in a forced order. In the last Youko route we see a mysterious gothic loli girl Ima who says that Shinobu is not ready yet. And then all the four girl routes repeat again, but with more explanation and depth to the stories as well as the Shinobu mystery. In videos I call this second lap of routes as True heroine routes. After the end of True Youko route there's the True Shinobu route as I call it. It's something absolutely different from the rest of heroines routes. Basically, there are no four main heroines in there, but instead there is a whole new cast of characters. So, there are only nine structural parts in the game. Moreover, True routes generally include all or almost all the scenes from the Normal heroine routes, so I'd advise to skip Normal heroine routes overall and start with True heroine routes if you follow the video. That saves you from the bulk of repetition and allows to have a fresh view. There are actually some scenes in the Normal routes that don't present in True routes. For example, there is a step sister Chidori H scene in Fueko Normal route that does not present in Fueko True route. But it has little influence on the story, so I'd still stronly advise to skip Normal heroine routes or at least watch them after all the heroine routes and Shinobu True routes are finished. Again, the story is simple. Just mind it that heroine routes are not entirely romantic ones as different killer stories often in the core of the routes. Heroines are fleshed out so well that I absolutely adore all four of them. Azusa has a perfect buid-up for her story. Sayaka the sulky ojousama really starts to shine in her route. Fueko has that beautiful a-ha effect upon taking down glasses. Youko is actually my favorite character for her sharp tongue and absolutely enthralling voicing that I can't ever have enough of. All the more difficult parts of this visual novel actually refer to retelling the concepts of modern world philosophy related to the core of the game, namely, the phenomenology of Husserl and Global village concept of McLuhan. Basically, all the spoilers of the True Shinobu route are given in the synopsis. This is a story of the heart, and the main mystery is the identity of the "enemy". Pretty much anything else would be in the spoiler zone already, so I hope you see everything with your own eyes. Basically, Saihate no Ima is an eternal ultimate masterpiece that shares the Olympus of intellectual visual novels alongside Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~ and Cross†Channel. Saihate no Ima deserves dissertations written on it just like George Henry Shaft's 160000-word dissection on Cross Channel. From these dissertations we'd be able to discuss the message of the game, follow all the hints and compare all the additional scenes in Normal and True routes as well as clicked links versions compared to non-clicked versions (since there are couple scenes available only when no links are clicked, actually). But unlike Cross†Channel the other two games are not translated, so we'll see none of those, to my great regret. Let's keep fingers crossed, with Kickstarter miracles are possible like the one with Dies Irae.