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9.1FinishedACE AcademyThis is an English VN (I was shocked at first when I heard the English voices because I usually play Japanese VNs). But I really, really liked this game. It avoided so much of the wierdness that often goes on in other VNs. By that I mean that your sister is simply your sister and not your lover, your uncle is a nice guy instead of a secret perv and the main character is not the only one who can get a girlfriend. I liked all the routes, and although the end seemed a bit rushed and the story is nothing super thrilling I simply enjoyed the lightheartedness of it all. I guess I will check out other games by these DEVs2020-10-29
7.6FinishedAi Suru Tsuma, Mariko ga Rinshitsu de Dakareru Made ~Anata ga Shira...Not as good as NTR Homestay but still not bad. There is not too much of a buildup, and the scenes kinda lack real juiciness, but the 'afterstory' (which is more of a prestory) that you can access from the extras is quite well made and exciting. Also a bit short...2022-04-19
5.8FinishedAMNESIAThe story didn't make a lot of sense to me and the MC not talking made the conversations pretty weird sometimes2019-01-31
3.2FinishedBakunyuu Hitozuma Senshi Pure Maiden ~Gen'eki Fukki shita Bishoujo ...It's always such a shame that as soon as older (aka not teenage) girls are invloved, VN titles tend to degenerate completely. This VN is unfortunately no exception and while the heroines are beautifully and sexily drawn it's the only thing that keeps me from giving this VN an even lower vote. Dominance as part of an erotic story can be interesting, but this is simply ridiculous. I hate it when there is not a trace of respect for women left. Good riddance! Towards the end I simply skipped most of the scenes.2021-09-16
7.9FinishedBALDR SKY Dive1 "Lost Memory"see under Baldr Sky Dive2 "Recordare"2021-03-16
7.9FinishedBALDR SKY Dive2 "RECORDARE"This one is really difficult. I mean there is no doubt that this is an epic VN. And a lot of love and work was put into it. The first problem is that the story itself has many holes and open questions. Then there is the fact that the last and true route is the worst imo. Without it my rating would have been definitely higher. There is just too much of Deus Ex Machina in it. And last, but not least, I think that the 'main heroine' ist the least suitable for the mian character. I liked most of the other heroines way more than her. Still, it was not a waste of time and had lots of good moments in it. And since it's such a classic, a true VN fan must have read this ;-)2021-03-16
6.8FinishedBoku to Koi Suru Ponkotsu Akuma.An overall very light hearted Ecchi visual novel. There is not much going on really but the characters were all sweet and also the MC is a good guy. So if you like slice of life VNs there is nothing to complain about really.2020-09-11
7.5FinishedChuSinGura 46+1An extremely long VN with a huge character cast that centers around the story of the 47 ronins (which are female in this VN). It has a huge character cast and an enjoyable story with good plot. Nicely drawn characters also. But if you buy the Steam version be aware that the translation is truly horrible at times!2019-02-21
9.8FinishedCLANNADA wonderful VN! I lived through so many emotions while reading this. But they were not only sad but also incredibly funny at times. A really awesome up-and-down ride... favorite heroine: Kotomi2019-01-31
5.9FinishedCLANNAD - Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi delittle side stories for various Clannad characters. Nice but nothing special2019-01-31
5FinishedClosed GAMEIt is a pity how this game went completely the wrong way. It started off really well with quite a good intrduction of the situation an the characters which made me very curious. Unfortunately in THE CLOSED GAME it is all about rape and many of the scenes really turned me off and made me skip. And then in the end there is the TRUE route which I won't spoil, of course, but which made me deduct even more points for my final opinion on this game.2021-08-03
9FinishedCoμ - Kuroi Ryuu to Yasashii Oukoku -I really liked this VN. The character cast was cool, music was awesome and the fights very exciting. Perhaps a bit repetitive at times but it was well worth my time. It's a bit sad that you do not have much of a choice concerning the route order2019-01-31
7.2FinishedCupidA touching not too long VN with a very calm atmosphere and special artwork that I found very likable and fitting. It's a bit hard to get all the endings without a guide though2019-02-18
3.5FinishedDate A Live: Arusu Installsee under Rio Reincarnation2020-11-26
4.5FinishedDate A Live: Rinne Utopiasee under Rio Reincarnation2020-11-26
6.1FinishedDate A Live: Twin Edition Rio ReincarnationI watched the Date A Live anime and found it quite charming. But these visual novels are nothing but boring. I am still proud of myself that I read through them until the end. The reading order is Rinne Utopia --> Arusu Install --> Rio Reincarnation. There is just NOTHING going on in these stories and even the SOL scenes are soo boring. Honestly I have no idea who could find these VNs a good read. Only the Rio Reincarnation part got me half interested, but perhaps I had the most positive impression of it because it was way shorter than the other 2 parts. Worst was the second part where even the dating scenes were totally out of context. Honestly, what a waste of time!2020-11-26
8.8FinishedDies irae ~Acta est Fabula~Probably the VN with the best group of villains. They are just so scary! Epic soundtrack that I still listen to sometimes. Very nice CGs. Don't expect much in the romance department though. At certain times the story seemed to drag on longer than needed. And I was also sometimes frustrated how predictable the events were but the end made up for it and showed me why that was so. UPDATE: The longer I think back on this VN the better it seems. It's just such a unique story that I need to rate it higher.2019-01-31
8FinishedDoki Doki Literature Club!Very interesting read. The sudden turn this VN takes took me totally by surprise and from then on it was just outright scary. Very experimental but a piece of art IMO2019-01-31
2FinishedeuphoriaNot sure why this VN is so hyped by some. I fought my way through many disgusting h scenes always hoping the story would make up for it in the end. But it never did. The story makes no sense either. Might be enjoyable if you are a fan of all kind of fetishes but was a total waste of time for me.2019-01-31
9Finishedfault - milestone oneI only picked this up because I got a voucher for it. But I am really glad I did. It is a not very long but touching story that brings up some interesting topics. I got involved in the story and had a hard time putting it away for a break which is of course a good sign! I liked the more western style of the characters and how much love was put into this VN. This is a very positive example of a kickstarter project. I will definitely read the next part soon. But beware: there is an evil cliffhanger at the end!2021-05-11
7.6FinishedFind Love or Die TryingThere is nothing really wrong with this VN, it's simply not outstanding in any aspect. But the heroines are likable, the story gets quite exciting at the end and the slight mystery feeling accompanies you throughout the game. In the end I see this as an enjoyable quick read for when you just want to relax. The 'different routes' (cough, cough) are a bit of a joke though. You will know what I mean when you get there.2021-09-27
9.2FinishedFriendship with BenefitsHa! I still can't believe I played this game. I am usually not into Ecchi games but the reviews on Steam were so good that curiosity won me over. And I don't regret it at all! This game is very special and I will always look back at it warmly. Yes, no doubt this game is ecchi but it's such a happy world with happy characters that it just doesn't feel like it! It's an ecchi game that is just a lot of fun to read with a very relaxed attitude towards sex that I found really enjoyable. And new characters keep popping up and lots of things are going on. You can feel that this game was made wih love. A clear recommendation (if you are over 18)!2021-03-16
9.6FinishedGrisaia no Kajitsu -LE FRUIT DE LA GRISAIA-Awesome character buildup; very likable characters; no bad routes (in my opinion); and most important: finally a capable, interesting main character! This Visual Novel makes everything right! A clear recommendation from me2019-04-05
7.8FinishedGrisaia no Meikyuu -LE LABYRINTHE DE LA GRISAIA-While this VN was still good and fun, it lacked a serious story line. The background story of the protagonist was the best part imo. The girls afterstories were ok and a good idea but they were too short really. The epic feeling of the first Grisaia just never kicked in2019-06-03
-PlayingGrisaia no Rakuen -LE EDEN DE LA GRISAIA-2022-05-18
8.4FinishedG-senjou no MaouVery intriguing and story-wise unusual VN. Many plot twists and a nice character cast. Recommended for mystery fans but not necessarily romance fans2019-01-31
6.5FinishedHakuouki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~After reading Hakuoki - Kyoto Winds: I just couldn't really get into this VN. It is high quality and all but it feels more like a history lesson than a story. Time goes by so fast and hardly anything happens. I had a hard time finishing it. Also the heroine is very colorless. After reading Hakuoki - Edo Blossoms: I slightly upped my vote. I liked the second part more than the first one because there was some variance due to the different routes. Some of the routes were quite good (Sanosuke, Okita, Sanan) while others were pretty colorless. The heroine was a bit more interesting in this part than in the first one. All in all I am not enthousiastic about this VN though.2020-02-19
8FinishedHanachirasuA VN with a very unusual (because not at all likable) MC (a sword fighter) that has a quite dark flair. If you are not totally disinterested in sword fighting and like a good but not too long story you will like this. Good soundtrack!2019-01-31
4FinishedHaremKingdomI really have my problems with visual novels by SMEE. While I appreciate that the women are never treated badly and that they are lighthearted reads they are also really boring because nothing ever really happens except the main character being adored by his girls all the time for no reason. I mean he is nice, but still... I doubt that the girls would be so constantly happy in a harem life. It all seems too much like fantasies of a teen boy with very little self esteem. Even the h scenes were so boring that I skipped most of them. And another thing: the routes were no real routes imo. You could have switched the content of one route with another and it would hardly have mattered (except for the very end of each route). So I am pretty sure this was my last SMEE VN2022-02-07
7.3FinishedHimawariThis one was a bit strange in many ways. While it starts off a bit boring (route 1) it gets a lot better later on. The part on the space station is cool although Daigo is a bit too much of a freak for my liking. I thoroughly enjoyed the Aqua and Asuka routes. And then there are 2 after stories that are pretty cool but totally different from the rest of the game! :-O2019-01-31
5.2FinishedHitozuma Hime ClubUnfortunately there are not many VNs out there treating the topic of mature women. So I tried this one. But I got what I saw coming - in a sad way. There is just no depth in this VN, just one H scene following the next. And I realized once more that I am just not much into fetishes. I don't mind such scenes but in VNs I always want a story, too. And that was where this VN was seriously lacking. So, if you are into that you might like this but for me it was all too shallow2020-11-26
3.1FinishedIe o Tamariba ni Suru Dekapai Gyaru-tachi o Kyochin de Wakarase! ~M...It is really my fault for reading another Cherry Kiss novel. Just like in Bakunyuu Hitozuma... it's a totally degenerated story obviously written by the same author with a really bad hate for women. Reminder: stay away from VNs of that company!2022-01-25
7.7FinishedI/Oa very long VN with a unique story, special artwork and lovely music. The story was way too complicated for me though and is the main reason why I took off so many points. Still I don't regret reading it.2019-01-31
7.7FinishedKaori After StorySince I liked Ace Academy so much I thought I might as well play Kaori After Story. It was a sweet short read with some funny and some romantic parts. I did a second playthrough and was a bit disappointed that the choices you get to make hardly have any consequences (except for 2 I think and even those do not really change the story, they just give you some extra pics). And it is REALLY short. Nevertheless, if you like a little Chistmas romance VN you will like this (and if you have read Ace Academy before)2021-05-18
5.8FinishedKenzen! Hentai Seikatsu no SusumeWell, this is simply a VN with one H scene following the next. Once again I realized that I really need a little bit of story and romance to enjoy a VN. But, of course, picking up a novel with such a name, I should have known better and consider it my own fault. At least I have to admit that it is pretty high quality and women are largely treated with respect. And there was one side route that had a bit of romance in it.2021-04-22
8FinishedKono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo YU-NOThis is a really long VN, although a lot of the time you will be spending on how to progress in the game since you have to examine the right objects at the right time and must use your save crystals wisely. Honestly, even with a wakthrough it is still hard enough to get to the real ending. It is more or less a mixture between a VN and a point&click game. Though with that out of the way it is a fantastic story that I enjoyed until the end. And there were quite a few surprises in there. especially at one point I thought I was near the end of the game but I was in for quite a surprise ;-) It was very worth it!2020-02-19
7FinishedKyonyuu FantasyYes, of course this VN is pretty ecchi, but I still liked the MC Lute Hende and for an Ecchi game the story was actually pretty good. I will probably read the sequels sooner or later.2020-09-11
8FinishedKyonyuu Fantasy GaidenSo I decided to play the sequel to Kyonyuu Fantasy. And I must say I enjoyed it a lot more than the first part. One reason is that I knew all the characters already, another is that the characters now have a totally different attitude towards Lute Hende than in the first part. And it was an overall pretty funny story. I somehow love the vibes of that series. Well, the boob obsession goes a bit overboard sometimes but I guess Lute Hende is Lute Hende after all ;-)2021-09-03
8.8FinishedLove SeasonThis was the first 'photorealistic' VN that I have played, meaning the characters and background are not manga style. At first this was very unusual for me. But I quickly got into the well written story. The characters were interesting, diverse and well introduced. There are many choices you can make, some of them change the story slightly, some only lead to other dialogue. I do get the feeling that the VN started out as a romance VN and then the author decided halfway to make it more ero, as those scenes gradually increase. But the number of these scenes is not overwhelming and they are pretty good in my opinion and the story keeps progressing steadily. Then, all of a sudden, the story ends unexpectedly with a cliffhanger and you find out there will be a sequel. This was a bit of a shock for me, as I had read NOWHERE that this was only part 1 of a series. If I had known I wouldn't have bought it as I hate waiting for seuqels. But still I can't deny that the VN was very enjoyable and that I will definitely buy the next part when/if it comes out. I just hope that the story does not drift off to become ero only, that would be a shame and a waste of potential!2021-10-06
-PlayingLove & Sex: Second Base2021-10-14
8.5FinishedMaid MansionFor a long time I ignored this on Steam because the title made it seem like a pure H game (and I am not much into the maid theme anyway). Then I read a few reviews which all were very positive so I gave it a try. And it was worth it! This is a very good example of an erotic game with an interesting story. You get quite a few interesting characters, a nice story that keeps you involved and many different endings (22). All the while you are not attacked by one h scene after another but they are strewn in between, not too long and absurd but still pretty sexy. And there is cuteness, too, especially in the true endings. A lot of work was put in this VN. The only thing I would criticize is that it is not obvious at all how you get to the different endings. It's more or less just trial and error and for the last 5 missing routes I had to look up a walkthrough.2021-09-16
8.4FinishedMaji de Watashi ni Koishinasai!!A very huge and likable character cast. Funny moments and funny stories. And finally an MC that is not a total dumbass but instead takes action when needed!2019-01-31
7FinishedMaji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! SI have mixed feelings about this. The huge cast from the first part got even bigger (perhaps too big?) and they were nice and good additions and pretty cool overall. On the other hand I think that especially the After routes of the heroines from the first part were only about the h scenes, and some so boring and horrible that I simply skipped them (with only one route a surprising half-exception). The whole game was really lacking in story and depth. The only exception to that is the final true route that was a lot of fun to read. With such a good cast the game could have been better, but I also wouldn't call it a waste of time. Oh, and the Kokoro story was kinda sweet in my eyes :-)2019-01-31
7.5FinishedMaking * LoversIt is not that this VN is bad, but the problem for me was that there was just not anything going on at all. Each route has (not unsurprisingly) the MC fall in love with a different girl, they get together and after that it's just chapter after chapter of happiness. There are never any real troubles arising or side events going on. I appreciate how this is a romantic game and the h scenes were very ok as well and not story-breaking like in many other VNs. But I guess VNs where it's just all about the happiness and nothing else are just not really my thing. I liked the Karen route most because it was pretty funny, at least.2021-06-08
7.5FinishedMoero Downhill Night 2The best way to describe this VN is to say 'it's ok'. There is nothing wrong with it. It's NOT the typical school setting and the topic of car racing is pretty unique. The characters are likable, there is more focus on the story than on the h scenes (of which there are not too many and they are pretty vanilla which I like). But the way the story is told is just not very exciting for some reason and the worst part is that the heroine parts are completely separated from the story which means that the heroine routes don't influence the story in any way and in order to see all the heroines endings you need to play through the complete game 4 times where the story is completely the same and only the strewn in heroine scenes differ. That was pretty annoying and lame.2019-05-14
7.7FinishedMotto! Haramase! Honoo no Oppai Isekai Ero Mahou Gakuen!What you see is what you get. Of course, this game is missing a story. But at least the h scenes are all pretty vanilla and kinda sexy. MC is pretty much an asshole. not much more to say...2021-07-26
8.4FinishedMuv-LuvWhile nothing outstanding the first 2 parts in the Muv-Luv series are crucial to get you acquainted to the many characters. Even without the famous sequel this would have been an enjoyable read. And I love how the side heroines routes are just as good as (if not better than?) those of the main heroines.2019-01-31
10FinishedMuv-Luv AlternativeWhile this will always be a fantastic read, to get out the most of it I really recommend reading the first 2 parts before starting with Alternative. I have never grown so fond of characters as in MLA and even though it was a very long read I would have liked to continue. And the BETA are sooo scary opponents. And after the (incredible) showdown I found them even scarier. My absolute favorite VN!!!2019-01-31
8FinishednarcissuI enjoy reading visual novels that have a serious topic. And THIS is definitely a serious topic. It makes you think a lot. I found the little story really good but it might be too depressing for some people. I would have voted a bit higher if the translation wasn't so bad.2021-12-23