[Spoilers] A Hand in the Darkness

Going through my impressions of the three routes, depicting some of the events without going into all the details. Continue reading

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A Hand in the Darkness

Score: 7.0
Ages: 17+
2017

This quite recent boys love visual novel is somewhat rough around the edges, but should still provide plenty of entertainment to the fans of the genre. Continue reading

No, Thank You!!!

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Score: 9.5
(18+)
2013 (2015 English release)

I finally got my hands on this new Japanese boys’ love visual novel, this time officially translated to English and sold by MangaGamer (this title being their first BL project). I have not paid 40 bucks for a visual novel before but it was totally worth it.

The best thing about the game is – hands down – the protagonist Haru. He is a complete airhead, forgetting names, places and even his things, while maintaining an incredibly positive attitude towards everything. He’s also a little perv, constantly coming on to the other characters. Haru is charming and hilarious, and the funniest protagonist I’ve ever played. Continue reading

Herald (Kickstarter)

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Herald is a ‘two-part interactive period drama that plays as a mix between a visual novel and a 3D point and click adventure game’. It currently has two weeks left of its Kickstarter campaign and it’s over halfway reaching its goal of 15 000€.

Herald tells a story of a steward, Devan Rensburg, aboard the merchant ship Herald. The story is based on colonial times in an alternate universe and introduces several non-white characters, including the protagonist. This setting is quite rare for games in general, and I don’t ever remember seeing it in a visual novel (not that I exactly played them all or anything). So my interest was definitely piqued.
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