[VN Review] Sweet Clown ~Gozen San-ji no Okashi na Doukeshi~

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SWEET CLOWN ~午前三時のオカシな道化師~

Sweet Clown is an otome game produced by Takuyo released in July of 2015 for the Playstation Vita. I thought I wasn’t going to get this or review it since it didn’t really seem like my type of game, but in the end, I gave it a shot, because why the heck not. The premise looks interesting and I thought Sweet Clown would be a quick replacement for my thirst for tragic VNs for the time being.

The opening of the game is basically what sold Sweet Clown to me—it’s eerie with a faint childhood mystique with music box melancholic melody. As the title suggests, sweets and a clown is apparent throughout the entire game, but there’s much more than just sweets and a seemingly fun wicked time, Sweet Clown has a hint of tragedy accompanied with some mental thinking. None of the guys appeal to me and I was mainly looking forward to the protagonist and how she develops over time, thus she’s one of the main focus in this review.

Now, shall we begin with tea and have a sweet, sweet time?Read More »

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[Drama CD Review] Fata Morgana no Yakata -The story of the sound with you-

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サウンドドラマCD ファタモルガーナの館 ~あなたに寄り添う音の物語
Sound Drama CD  The house in Fata Morgana  –The story of the sound with you-

Not a VN Review, but it’s Fata Morgana related! This time I’ll be reviewing the Fata Morgana no Yakata drama CDs. If you didn’t already know, the Fata Morgana games are all non-voiced. When I first heard news of drama CDs, I wondered how will the characters sound like. Will they be good enough? Is it better non-voiced? I wasn’t sure which I preferred, but I looked forward to them either way, and here they are. Now that the characters in Fata Morgana no Yakata have a voice, how does the drama CDs fare?

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[VN Review] Flowers -Le Volume sur Printemps-

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Flowers -Le Volume sur Printemps- is my first Innocent Grey game, played on the Playstation Vita. The original PC version was released in spring of 2014, with the Vita port released a few months afterward. The ladies, shoujo-ai setting, and art is what lured me into this game.

Flowers begins in spring with Suoh Shirahane, our protagonist, entering Saint Angraecum, an all-girl school that’s both religious and prestigious. The school has an Amité system where she will form bonds and friendship with other members in the school.Read More »

[VN Review] Kagerou

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Kagerou/Kagero

Instead of a Western-style VN, how about a historical Japanese one?

Kagerou is a Meiji era doujin visual novel developed by kamomile. The trial version was released in Comiket 82 of 2012 and the complete edition was released in Comiket 86 of 2014. So why did I pick up this obscure looking doujin VN? Novectacle promoted Kagerou several years ago and it also won a doujin game award in 2014. I was hesitant on playing Kagerou, but one day I noticed the game on the shelf in Toranoana and I thought, hey, why not give it a try? This review will have some spoilers. To avoid it, you can skip to the last paragraph to see my impression of the game. Read More »

[VN Review] Mujou no Erasmus – The Erasmus two-faced stories

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Mujou no Erasmus – The Erasmus two-faced stories

Happy Halloween! What a great time to start off with a spooky thriller game. 

Mujou no Erasmus – The Erasmus two-faced stories is a side game by Novectacle made after Fata Morgana no Yakata. The game was released in May of 2011 and became free to play on Valentine’s Day of 2014. Although Mujou no Erasmus is not related to Fata Morgana no Yakata, just like Seventh Coat, it uses the same characters, but in a different story and setting. It can be played as a separate game, but it’s recommended to play Fata Morgana before Erasmus, same goes with all the other side games. There are two sides of the story, the first with Mell as the protagonist, the second with Michel. Read More »

[VN Review] Seventh Coat

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Seventh Coat

Seventh Coat is a free side game by Novectacle released on April Fools’ Day of 2013.

Dark†Knight (nickname), who’s ridiculed and frowned by society, is a game creator, particularly free indie games. One day, a young girl who’s a fan of his work sends him an ardent e-mail. At the age of 27, living on the brink of society, his life changes once he meets that bright young girl, and as she expresses her feelings about his games, he begins to give birth to a new game in the year 2013.Read More »