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2021-05-114.5FinishedMusicus!I wanted to like Musicus more because there's good sides to it. When I'm caught in its pace I can dig it from time to time, but I don't know what the fuck Setoguchi was thinking with all the crass emotional manipulation. Every god damn thing you read in this game, all of the repetition, is to set up for some cheap and forced "point" later on; it has the subtlety of a damn sledgehammer and destroys all semblance of integrity as a result. This is best exemplified in its otherwise most interesting Route (Sumi's). Musicus isn't a bad VN, it just has bad tendencies which ultimately bogs it down. The biggest problem, I think, is its milquetoast nature which is what makes Mikazuki's route, the one I did last, especially average. This game simply is not philosophically relevant for people above the age of 14, and doesn't offer enough else of value to be any more than a thoroughly average VN.2019-12-20
2020-12-282DroppedRiddle Joker2018-03-30
2020-10-277.5FinishedSekai de Ichiban Dame na KoiGreat mixture of comedy and drama. Lots of entertaining dialogue and there's even some legit points about the nature of men and women. On the other hand, the protagonist is too stupid for my taste. As well as various minor flaws.2007-11-22
2020-08-022DroppedMarco to Ginga Ryuu2020-02-28
2020-07-157FinishedAdabana ItanOoishi Ryuuko knocks it out of the park with art that is outstanding even by liar-soft standards. As for the writing, I appreciate its straightforward elegance, but I expect something more to chew on from liar-soft. It's good, but it is rather basic; the story does about everything you'd expect and not much else. I find myself more stimulated by Cannonball, Inganock and Forest. This game is still really beautiful and well worth playing.2020-06-18
2020-06-151.5DroppedKimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi.2013-06-28
2020-06-023.5FinishedMetal Slader GloryThis is obviously noteworthy in terms of craftmanship. It truly pushes the system to its limits. However, it is not very engaging as a piece of interactive fiction. The narrative is slow, predictable, and even somewhat dimwitted. There is nothing particularly entertaining or artistic about the narrative.1991-08-30
2020-05-158.2FinishedRei-Jin-G-Lu-PThe most entertaining time-loop VN I know. It's such a joy and thrill to follow the werewolf game itself. I was hooked on this, but I have to drop the score due to the true route not living up to the previous routes, which is IMO a pretty big deal. Don't get into this expecting a deep game. Expect a fun game.2015-12-03
2020-05-117.5FinishedLittle Busters!Refrain & Haruka routes really moved me, and Rin & Kud are unbelievably adorable. Most of the routes are nothing special, though.2007-07-27
2020-01-306FinishedBaldr Sky Dive2 "Recordare"2009-11-27
2020-01-086FinishedGyakuten Saiban 42007-04-12
2020-01-046.8FinishedBaldr Sky Dive1 "Lost Memory"I expected more from the gameplay. A progression system is used to hide its mediocrity. The truth is that little to no thought was put into things such as stage composition and respecting the player. When for the 500th time you fight the usual haphazard zako combinations, I doubt you'll be getting anything new out of it. The game's length might be warranted story-wise, but gameplay-wise it's not carried by any kind of thoughtful design, but rather by enticing players with the potential for spectacle, by unlocking late-game abilities and stringing together a cool-looking combo. Lots of style, but little substance. (Played on Hard & Very Hard for BSD2)2009-03-27
2019-12-138.8FinishedCrescendo ~Eien da to Omotte Ita Ano Koro~Brilliant melodrama. All characters are written from a serious point of view; the psychology is always legitimate. The highlight is Yuka's somehow both ugly and beautiful route. It's still an eroge so everyone is in love with the protagonist simultaneously, but I don't care.2001-09-28
2019-10-224.5FinishedNanairo ReincarnationA somewhat mediocre effort, all things considered. There's a decent amount of fun character interactions to keep you reading, but the overall story is underwhelming.2014-09-26
2019-09-291FinishedI Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin' Good Dating Simulator2019-09-24
2019-08-013.5FinishedImouto ga Ji ni Natta no de Zayaku o Irete Yatta KenSilly and entertaining little game, but not sexy enough.2016-12-29
2019-07-243FinishedNewton to Ringo no KiThis game wants to do it all, but it doesn't really succeed in any particular area. There's some fun content such as the Lavi Lab song, still.2017-05-26
2019-06-014DroppedFureraba ~Friend to Lover~2013-06-28
2019-05-146.5FinishedDaitoshokan no HitsujikaiCute feel-good game with a vibrant, giddy cast and an adorable artstyle. The highlight of the game is Kana. It is quite a bit longer than necessary, but there is some great stuff in here.2013-01-25
2019-04-045.5FinishedKagetsu TooyaThe whole structure of the game is very nice to me. It is more consistently enjoyable than Tsukihime, but also never as great as Hisui's route.2001-08-13
2019-03-255FinishedTsukihimeI was impressed by Hisui's route, and charmed by Arcueid, but the rest of it is hit or miss. It should've had quite a bit of its fat trimmed. It has an unique atmosphere, nonetheless.2000-08-11
2018-11-278.5FinishedRemember11 -The Age of Infinity-2003
2018-11-093FinishedButterfly Soup2017-09-16
2018-11-034FinishedSoundless - A Modern Salem in Remote Area -I'd rather read its inspirations. The story is a mixture of good and bad with some interesting subtext and good ideas, but bad writing. The final stretch has potential, I'm sure of that, but for me it's like "been there done that"2017-09-29
2018-10-214FinishedBishoujo Mangekyou -Norowareshi Densetsu no Shoujo-2011-12-29
2018-08-092.5FinishedNeko Para Vol.1 Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!I like catgirls and I like moe, but this is just the definition of whatever. I don't mind this being the poster child for VNs in the west. It's just a safe moege with catgirls. It sucks, but it has no pretense whatsoever. You know what you're getting.2014-12-29
2018-06-297.2FinishedChaos;HeadSurrealism & Psychology in a Lynchian vein. Paranoia & Fear are the main emotions worked with here. It is a solid character study, and a very atmospheric read.2008-04-25
2018-06-152.5DroppedNetorare Otoko no Ko ~Ore no Osananajimi no Mujaki na Otoko no Ko g...2013-07-05
2018-06-152.5FinishedOctoberWEEN Special 20172017-11-02
2018-05-302DroppedYou Left Me.2018-04-24
2018-05-303.5FinishedThe Nagatoro Saga2012-04-04
2018-05-232.5DroppedSakura Dungeon2016-05-31
2018-05-154.5FinishedChuusotsu! 1st Graduation ~Chuusotsu no Time After Time~A decent somewhat resonating story, but nothing that sticks with you2016-08-14
2018-04-2910FinishedSeaBedA confounding magical realist work entirely grounded in psychology. The whole thing is written in monotone; this is to allow you to connect with Sachiko. A rare work that even moved me to tears. The reason it works is because it is educated, genuine, and passionate. For those that are lost in life, and for those that seek art not just to fill a void, but also to nurture that void... you should really dive into the world of SeaBed.2016-01-25
2017-12-053StalledIkinari Anata ni Koishiteiru2011-07-29
2017-12-054.5StalledZanmataisei Demonbane2003-04-25
2017-11-263.5FinishedWe Know the DevilI love the soundtrack, and I'm intrigued by the endings... but the characters are so obviously foils for the author and the chit chat is obnoxious.2015-09-12
2017-11-107.2FinishedSteins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram2013-04-25
2017-11-031.5Finished1000 Words2009-06-22
2017-11-026FinishedEdelweissA fantastic comedy that shines in the common route, but the overall story goes into a very lackluster Nakige direction. This sadly makes the game a mixture of great and mediocre. Still worth playing for some hilarious hijinks.2006-12-15
2017-09-241FinishedDoki Doki Literature Club!Embarrassing edgy meta VN that fails completely at everything it tries to do. It's never engaging, but always boring.2017-09-22
2017-09-161.5DroppedGrisaia no Kajitsu -Le Fruit de la Grisaia-2011-02-25
2017-09-019.5FinishedSubarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~2010-03-26
2017-08-276FinishedPlanetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~2004-11-29
2017-08-185.5FinishedHanachirasuA respectable story with profound moments and a fine understanding of its characters, but the whole thing lacks a strong flow and is sometimes unnecessarily indulgent.2005-09-30