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 →
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 →
Herald is an adventure/visual novel hybrid set in an alternate history of colonial times. The genres mix nicely and the story is truly engaging. It will be hard to wait for the two remaining chapters.
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Penny Dreadful already finished its second season last summer but I’ve only seen the first. I’m terribly behind in most of the TV series but I’ll try to put a word or two for some of the better shows anyway. This show is wonderfully bleak and gritty compared to the many beautiful, almost fairy tale like stories out there. There’s sex and blood and death. Continue reading →
The last year. Sorry about being lazier the further I got with the decade. But aren’t we going out with a bang? So much good stuff that I just want to weep. Fight Club and The Matrix are in the IMDb top20. Sixth Sense, The Green Mile and American Beauty a bit further down. Even skipping all these, I have a lot of issues limiting things down to 5. And I shouldn’t skip them really, they’re all great psychological movies, albeit from very different angles. Continue reading →
“Everyone” should have heard about Junjou Romantica created by Shungiku Nakamura. It’s the boys’ love 101 title these days. Junjou Romantica anime is currently airing its 3rd season (and I’m watching it) but earlier this year I checked out Hybrid Child which is already the 3rd anime adaptation made from Nakamura’s manga titles. Continue reading →
1995, one of the worst years – to pick a favourite that is. So, so many good movies. There were big hits like Se7en that impressed the audiences as well as the critics, and silly yet excellent comedies like Clueless and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. And more obscure cult movies like the unconventional vampire flick The Addiction. But I had to narrow it down, so none of these made my list. But what’s in it is pure gold. Once again all these titles are considered to be more or less cult movies. Whatever the “it factor” is in these movies that makes them “cult”, it also seems to appeal to me. Continue reading →
Now we’re starting to approach the years when I actually saw movies in the cinema. I went to see two of this list already. Indeed, when I was younger I watched tons of movies in the cinema and most of them alone. It was magical. Continue reading →
This was a good year, but I think I didn’t end up having much difficulty narrowing things down.
I’ve been using and abusing IMDb for my posts, but why not, since the site is so useful. I still remember times before it. We had one of those Microsoft Cinemania CD-roms, with short reviews and pictures, I wonder how many hours I spend scouring through that data. It was something truly awesome before we started the daily internet use. Continue reading →
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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