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Dead End Junction Review

Dead End Junction is an interesting take on the Wild West. Developed by sole member of 773, Hizuma (with help from others) and published by Culture Select for the Western market, Dead End Junction turns out to be a good visual novel. It centres around Josette, a free spirit looking for adventure. She finds it after discovering her father’s past. There is a good story, great characters, a decent soundtrack and an unique art style, but there are some flaws which are hard to ignore. The visual novel centres around Josette, an orphan living with her uncle in the town of Cow Stone Bell. As with most young protagonists, she is tired with her lifestyle in the small town. Instead, … Continue reading

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Wish -Tale of the sixteenth night of lunar month- Review

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Wish -Tale of the sixteenth night of the lunar moon- is the kinetic visual novel from the doujin developer Migiha. The story revolves around a group of people capable of using a secret energy known as Prana, which has the ability to manipulate objects and do all kinds of magical things. Of course, things are not all as they seem for the main character, Tenka, who has been unable to harness the power of Prana until a chance encounter with his adoptive families cursed katana. The story itself seems to be influenced by Type-Moon’s style of games (think Fate/Stay Night), but with a bit more of a doujin feel to it. Fans of really long kinetic novels may want to … Continue reading

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Flowers -Le Volume Sur Printemps- Review

If there is one world to describe Flowers -Le volume sur printemps-, it would be beautiful. Developed by Innocent Grey and published by JAST USA, the yuri visual novel tells the story of Suoh Shirahane, an introverted young girl who starts attending Saint Angraecum Academy, an all girls school isolated from society. While there, she becomes good friends with her fellow classmates, but she also discovers a mystery that needs to be solved. The story and characters are likable, the art style is beautiful and the music is excellent. There are, however, a few issues with the translation, but that can be fixed in the future. The story is centered around Suoh Shirahane, who is quite introverted and shy. She … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits On The Roof Review (Adult Content Warning)

Kindred Spirits on the Roof was quite the surprise. Developed by Liar-soft and published in English by MangaGamer, Kindred Spirits on the Roof tells the story of two female ghosts who died without experiencing sex for the first time, mainly because they died at different times. With the help of a student, the trio bring together various women in order for the two ghosts to learn how two women have sex. Despite the premise, the story happens to be great, The characters are interesting, the art style is nice and the music is enjoyable. However, it does have a few issues. The visual novel revolves around Toomi Yuna, a second year student at Kokonotsuboshi Girls’ Academy of Commerce. During lunch … Continue reading

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No One But You Review

Sometimes, it’s great to sit down and play a game or experience a visual novel in short bursts and No One But You, developed by new studio Unwonted Studios, is a very enjoyable visual novel with an interesting story and twists and turns worth knowing about. It stars Hideaki, a high school student moving back to his childhood hometown. The visual novel is quite a solid experience. It’s characters is interesting, the art work is nice to look at and the soundtrack is nice to hear. Of course, expect some bugs that should be patched up as soon as possible. Aside of that, it was a pleasant surprise to see a story with a focus on romance be a very … Continue reading

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Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning Review [Adult Content Warning]

There are times where, after a long day at work, the only thought flooding your mind is to sit down in a nice chair, grab the controller (or keyboard and mouse) and just enjoy some video gaming R&R. Sometimes, a visual novel is all it takes to wind you down. In order to experience such a feeling, there must be a compelling story, with interesting characters and excellent dialogue and writing. Beautiful visuals and an inspiring soundtrack are also a must. For Gakhthun of the Golden Lightning, written by Sakurai Hikaru, developed by Lair Soft and published in English by MangaGamer, it seems it’s a big mash up of great moments mixed in with dull and boring moments. The writing … Continue reading

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Muv-Luv Visual Novel Series Coming in English

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A commenter of ours, Nonscpo, alerted us to a Kickstarter campaign to have the English language version of the Muv-Luv visual novels released into English. Not too long ago, this campaign had reached its funding goals, and is now nearly double the original amount. For those unfamiliar with the series, there was a popular anime adaptation of the Muv-Luv Alternative storyline which involved invading aliens and giant robots doing battle against them. Check out the Kickstarter campaign here for more info. Or, check out the English adaptations Tumblr page.

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