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428 ~Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de~The use of actual photos instead of character sprites makes it one of the few VNs with actual art direction going beyond picking a sprite. Also great when it comes to setting up payoff.Finished0/08.5
Analogue: A Hate StoryThe concept of reconstructing an extinct civilization and the reasons for its downfall through reading left behind documents is intriguing and implemented very well. The endings and gameplay feel a bit disconnected from the rest though.Finished0/07.5
Aviary AttorneyFun and more mature Ace Attorney clone with a great artstyle, but too short to leave a lasting impression.Finished0/06.5
Chaos;ChildAw man, a great setup gets ruined by whatever that last 30-40% of the VN was. At least it never never got boring, only incredibly convoluted.Finished0/07
ClannadHas more flaws than I could name here, but the great parts make more than up for it, especially the comedy and feels. Favourites were Kotomi's and Fuko's route as well as After Story.Finished0/09
Cooked with LoveNot really my cup of tea.Finished0/06
CupidHas quite a few very well executed scenes and ideas. The overall narrative didn't convince me though and the choice system feels arbitrary most of the time.Stalled0/06.5
Dangan Ronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no KoukouseiThe Battle Royale scenario isn't the most original one, but the it's mixed with mystery elements and over the top characters and sense of humour makes Danganronpa incredibly enjoyable.Finished0/09.5
Dengeki StrykerGood action-manga parody that goes the extra mile to tell a compelling story on its own and give a good moral. At times it even gets pretty dark.Finished0/07.5
Dies iraePretty fun, but the pacing gets a bit too formulaic too keep my interest for such a long time. I'm still planning on finishing it sometime though.Stalled0/07
Doki Doki Literature Club!Does perfectly what it sets out to do.Finished0/07.5
Eden* They Were Only Two, On The Planet.1/1-
2015-01-30  eden*Obtained
Eien no Aselia Expansion -The Spirit of Eternity Sword-1/1-
2011-11-13  Aselia the Eternal - Download EditionObtained
Eien no Aselia -The Spirit of Eternity Sword-1/1-
2011-11-13  Aselia the Eternal - Download EditionObtained
Fatal TwelveA nice spin on the Battle Royale scenario focusing on its well developed cast. The finale was kind of meh, but it didn't take away too much from the rest of the VN.Finished0/08
Fata morgana no YakataUnlike anything else. If I had to criticise one thing, it's that while all individual stories were very well executed, I didn't like the "backstory of a backstory of a backstory" structure that much.Finished0/08.5
Fault Milestone 2 Jou (Side: Above)Visually stunning. Also manages to tell an inspirational story without ever becoming too melodramatic or corny.Finished0/08
Fault Milestone OneNice but nothing special.Finished0/06.5
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~retrieved from a Humble Bundle; probably never going to read it1/1-
2011-09-30   Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~ Downlo...Obtained
Grisaia no KajitsuI have really strong (negative) feelings about this VN. It's still good enough by any more or less objective criteria that I would feel bad rating it any lower than I am doing now.Dropped0/06.5
G-senjou no MaouThe best paced longer VN I've read. Sadly the writing isn't as clever as it thinks it is all the time and the protagonist's character arc didn't really convince me.Finished0/08
Gyakuten KenjiSolid spin-off.Finished0/06.5
Gyakuten SaibanFinished0/08
Gyakuten Saiban 2Finished0/07.5
Gyakuten Saiban 3Finished0/08.5
Gyakuten Saiban 4Finished0/07.5
Hate PlusVery similar to Analogue in both setup and quality.Finished0/07.5
Hatoful Kareshi HolidayStarMore of the Hatoful sense of humour and feels.Finished0/07
Hatoful Kareshi ~Kibou no Gakuen to Shiroi Tsubasa~Way better than a dating-sim parody about talking pidgeons has any right to be.Finished0/07.5
Heart of the WoodsStarts out very strong, but the fantasy elements in the second half just didn't work for me.Finished0/07
Highway Blossoms1/1-
2016-09-17   Highway Blossoms - All Ages EditionObtained
HimawariIt's pretty solid, but nothing mindblowing. Dropped it during the last route because I didn't care enough about the few remaining mysteries to go through the amount of SoL it was probably about to throw at me.Dropped0/07
Just Desertsretrieved from a Humble Bundle; probably never going to read it1/1-
2016-07-25  Just DesertsObtained
Karakararetrieved from a Humble Bundle; probably never going to read it1/1-
2016-06-27   KARAKARA - All-ages EditionObtained
Kara no ShoujoFinished0/08
Katawa ShoujoThe way this VN handles the topic of disabilities is pretty amazing. Other than that it's a solid romance VN, at least the 1.5 routes I've read so far.Stalled0/07
Kokonoe Kokororetrieved from a Humble Bundle; probably never going to read it1/1-
2018-03-03   Creature Romances: Kokonoe KokoroObtained
Kyokugen Dasshutsu 9-Jikan 9-Nin 9 no TobiraMy first VN, and I still love it.Finished0/010
Kyokugen Dasshutsu ADV Zennin Shibou DesuMore epic than 999, but less dark and with some serious pacing issues as well as one or two pretty stupid twists.Finished0/09
Ladykiller in a BindPretty clever for a sex game. I also really liked the choice system.Finished0/07
Little Busters!It's just so much fun to hang around this circle of friends. My main criticism is that the third acts of nearly every route are sloppily executed.Finished0/08.5
Lucid9Not exactly innovative in any way, but damn solid for a free title. Also I always appreciate it when a story manages to actually get pretty dark without it feeling forced.Finished0/07
Monochrome BluesSeems like the opening chapter to a longer story. The setup reminds me of DDLC, though it takes a wildly different direction later on.Finished0/06.5
Muv-LuvI aprreciate how much it foreshadows Alternative, but Extra is just soo cringy, and while Unlimited's scenario is way more interesting, it's still kind of lame overall.Finished0/05
Muv-Luv AlternativeThe most epic VN I've read. Has some pacing issues and I didn't care too much about the discussions about the nature of patriotism and a soldier's sense of duty, but holy shit, is (almost) everything else in this beast amazing!Finished0/09.5
NarcissuVery sad and good.Finished0/07.5
New Dangan Ronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai ShingakkiWhile still a Danganronpa game, and gameplay-wise the best one in the series, it just didn't work as well for me as in the other two. The cases were too long and the story just felt a little off, especially the big twist.Finished0/08.5
Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~Key doing Key things, only in 5 hours instead of 60.Finished0/08
Purrfect DateBland. Which is just sad considering the ridiculous premise.Dropped0/05
Roommatesretrieved from a Humble Bundle; probably never going to read it1/1-
2014-03-07  RoommatesObtained