Amnesia: Memories is yet another visual novel with amnesia theme. It seems almost silly to say it, but once more there is a good game behind that cliché. This is an otome game and if one is completely turned off by sweet nothings whispered to your ear by androgynous bishounen with soft voices, this game probably isn’t for them. The story also has some serious darker tones which sometimes strongly contradict all the fluffy romance stuff. Continue reading
I wanted to talk a bit more about SoulSet but I’ve decided to keep my reviews spoiler free, so here’s another post that tells a lot more about the characters and plot. With the plot of this game it’s quite impossible to stay vague about certain reveals, so heavy spoilers ahead. Continue reading
The protagonist Mariko.
This somewhat short visual novel has an interesting mystery to be solved with a diverse group of characters. The protagonist Mariko wakes up in a basement of a mansion, with most of her memories gone. There are several other people present too, but everyone seems to be hiding something. A magical barrier surrounds the mansion and the group of people have no choice other than work together in order to get out. Continue reading
Long live the queen!
Long Live the Queen is a visual novel and a princess simulator with RPG elements and a widely branching story line. The life of a princess definitely isn’t easy, dangers lurk around every corner and most people cannot be trusted. There are countless ways for the princess to get herself killed or fail in other ways before the coronation. Continue reading
The brave knight.
Cinderella Phenomenon is a completely free-to-play romantic visual novel available on Steam. It has incredible quality for a free game and I’d recommend it to all visual novel players who don’t outright hate romantic plots. Continue reading
Sometimes life sucks.
Cinders is a visual novel that tells the story of Cinderella with a feminist twist. Cinders does not wait around to be saved by her fairy godmother and the prince, she’s going to change her life by herself. Continue reading
The town full of adventures.
Walkerman is a fantasy visual novel with a rich world and a cavalcade of interesting characters. The first act also includes a short prologue to the story, introducing the protagonist and walkermen in general. They are monster hunters, which is a dangerous job with bad pay and no recognition. But someone has to do it. Continue reading
The Confines of the Crown was mostly a joyride of funny characters and plot twists, but there were still many things that bugged me – things I would have done differently myself. I’ll go through the different main routes in the order I played them myself, commenting on the good and the bad. Continue reading
A grand ball.
A young and resourceful servant of a prince gets tangled in kidnapping, conspiracy, family secrets and romance in this otome visual novel. The story includes interesting themes of gender and human impairments while providing several romantic interests and intriguing enough mystery for the player to solve. Continue reading
The romantic interests to choose from.
Going through my impressions of the three routes, depicting some of the events without going into all the details. Continue reading