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2017-05-01

Village of Nightmare 2 Review


Title: Village of Nightmare
Release date: 2015-11-15
English release date: 2016-05-08
Developer: akuoti
English publisher: Rand (as a fan-standalone)

I'm happy that the developers of the original "Village of Nightmare" game didn't forget the little gem they created and decided to come back to the setting and create a proper sequel. So many games do not tap the full potential of their settings, thus it's heartening to see that VON universe wasn't set aside for some other projects.

2017-04-29

Village of Nightmare Review

Title: Village of Nightmare
Release date: 2011-11-28 (version v1.0)
2012-02-22 (version v2.0)
English release date: 2012-02-15 (version v1.0)
2012-08-16 (version v2.0)
2016-01-08 (Unattended Edition)
Developer: akuoti
English publisher: rabidchibi0 (as a fan-standalone)
duncanmac (Unattended Edition) (as a fan-standalone)

"Village of Nightmare" was a free Japanese doujin game made in RPG Maker XP and using 3D Custom Girl for character creation, thus it's kinda a surprise that there was some good soul, who translated the game to English for mass consumption.

2017-04-11

Netorare Imouto Misaki Review

Title: Netorare Imouto Misaki ~Nagasare Kei Imouto no H na Arbeit Seikatsu~
Original title: 寝取られ妹美咲~流され系妹のHなアルバイト生活~
Aliases: Netorare Imouto Misaki ~Ecchi Arubaito Sex Life~
Netorare Imouto Misaki ~My Drifting Stepsister's Part-time H Life~
Release date: 2015-06-26
English release date: 2016-03-17
Developer: acerola
English publisher: m1zuki (as a fan-patch)

If the title hasn't already clued you in, then surely the fact that the game was translated by m1zuki, the god of netorare, will make it obvious to you, what the story is all about. Yeah, it's another netorare game, and considering netorare is one of those erotica genres, which is loved by everyone, I feel obliged to introduce and review the game to the pleasure of all you, dear readers.

2017-02-14

Phantom Review

Title: Phantom
Release date: 2016-10-31
Developer & publisher: Anaximanes

After being deeply fascinated by Anaximanes' first interactive novel "Slugs and Bugs", it would have been unconscionable for me not to play his second effort "Phantom" - a Halloween themed game that was, very fittingly, released on Halloween.

2017-02-13

Slugs and Bugs Review


Title: Slugs and Bugs
Release date: 2016-03-26
Developer and publisher: Anaximanes

I'm so glad for my recent run in with interactive fiction novels by Anaximanes. I have never heard of him before, even though "Slugs and Bugs" is almost a year old, but I'll be sure from now on to check on his progress once in a while. As if the title wasn't an indication, "Slugs and Bugs" (let's call it S&B, from now on) belongs to the squick sub-genre of erotic mind control fiction.

2017-02-07

Orc Castle Review

Title: Fuu'un! Orc Castle ~Chijoku no Hatsujou Ikusaotometachi
Original title: 風雲!オークキャッスル ~恥辱の発情戦乙女達
Release date: 2014-12-26
English release date: 2016-09-02
Developer: a Matures
English publisher: MangaGamer

"Orc Castle" is an eroge of an unusual genre - a tower defence. It is a pretty short and simple title, which is not exactly a surprise, considering it was originally released by 'a Matures' - a company specializing in short and cheap titles.

2017-02-06

eden* Review




Title: eden*
Release date: 2009-09-18
English release date: 2015-01-30
Developer: minori
English publisher: MangaGamer

I kinda neglected my blog for the last few months, so now I feel it's time to return with a review of eden* - one of the better known kinetic novels to the English visual novel fans. The now nigh forgotten controversy regarding its publisher 'minori' might have something to do with it, or maybe it's just because they had a taste of the fanlated trial and then were left hanging dry for five long years, before MangaGamer finally brought the fully translated game to the West.