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-Playing12Riven -The Ψcliminal of Integral-Currently on Common Route. Interesting, fast-paced premise, hopefully it keeps this momentum going.2020-12-102021-02-28
6FinishedDangan Ronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no KoukouseiSoundtrack and atmosphere are great, everything else is rather lacking. It's fun on it's own, but don't go in expecting to be blown away.2020-12-102019-10-192020-10-30
-PlayingEver17Currently on Tsugumi's Route. So far it seems like both an upgrade and downgrade to the original, however, I feel that the negatives outweigh the positives so far.2020-12-102021-01-19
8.5FinishedEver17 -The Out of Infinity-The classic that almost everyone seems to love. The atmosphere and soundtrack here are excellent. The cast is pretty memorable, and the twists are an absolute mindfuck. The pacing isn't great, but it's easy to forgive that considering that everything else is very solid.2020-12-102020-05-292020-08-23
-StalledGhost TrickStalled at Chapter 3.2021-02-14
-StalledGyakuten KenjiStalled at Case 2. The style of investigations seems like a nice improvement from the main series.2021-02-152021-02-05
7FinishedGyakuten SaibanVery solid mysteries, and well paced enough that you don't get bored. The soundtrack is very catchy, and the spritework looks very nice for an early GBA game2020-12-102019-05-292019-05-31
6FinishedGyakuten Saiban 2A downgrade from the first game in every way except the ending, which is excellent.2020-12-102019-05-312019-07-06
7FinishedGyakuten Saiban 3I think I like AA1 slightly more, but this is a far grander narrative with broader and more complex mysteries.2020-12-102019-07-072019-12-22
-StalledGyakuten Saiban 4Stalled at Case 2.2020-12-102020-01-14
-DroppedHigurashi no Naku Koro niDropped it at the end of Onikakushi because I didn't have much time. I read the manga instead. It's probably very good and I plan to get back to it someday. In terms of my opinion of the manga: Onikakushi (7/10), Watanagashi (7/10), Tatarigoroshi (8/10), Himatsubushi (6/10).2021-01-27
5FinishedInfinityThis is the original release of Never7, which only featured Yuka, Haruka, Saki, Kurumi and Izumi's routes. While I enjoyed Yuka's route, the other four range from passable to bad. Izumi's route was the original true ending that would later be replaced in Never7, and you can see why they replaced it.2021-02-142020-12-102021-02-20
6FinishedInfinity cure.An alternate version of Infinity featuring two new routes that would later be included in Never7. Yuka Cure and Izumi Cure. Yuka Cure is a retelling of Yuka's route from her perspective, while Izumi Cure is an alternate ending.2021-02-142021-02-202021-03-21
4FinishedKiller QueenGreat concept, but the execution is weak. Characters are bland, the setting seems cool at first but gets old very quickly. The twists are very strange (most of them happen before you even have time to process whats going on). The second half of the game also has a ton of H-scenes that I hate. If you turn them off you might have a slightly better experience.2021-01-212021-01-212021-02-12
-StalledKimi ga Shine -Tasuuketsu Death Game-Stalled at Chapter 2. Very good, only reason I stalled it is that I'm waiting for it to be completed.2020-12-102020-05-06
10FinishedKyokugen Dasshutsu 9-Jikan 9-Nin 9 no TobiraMy favorite VN. | Endings: True > Safe >>> Sub >> Axe > Coffin >>> Knife. | Characters: Junpei > Snake > Ace > Santa > Seven > June > Clover > Lotus > Ninth Man2020-12-102019-12-312020-01-27
8FinishedKyokugen Dasshutsu ADV - Zennin Shibou DesuA downgrade from 999, but still good in it's own right. | Endings: Phi > Luna > Tenmyoji > Dio > K > Clover > Sigma > Alice > Quark. | Characters: Phi > Tenmyoji > Luna > K > Sigma > Dio > Clover > Alice > Quark.2020-12-102020-03-092020-03-28
6FinishedKyokugen Dasshutsu Toki no JirenmaWay worse than the other two games, but still a fun (if meme filled) experience. | Teams: C > D > Q | Endings: C > D2 > Q2 > CQD2 > D1 > Q1 > CQD1.2021-02-142020-03-282020-05-01
5FinishedNever7 -The End of Infinity-The first 5 routes range from good enough to downright bad. The final two are far more enjoyable as they focus less on slice-of-life and more on sci-fi.2020-12-102020-12-102021-02-21
8FinishedNew Dangan Ronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai ShingakkiSomewhere in between the first and second games in terms of quality. Best ending and cast in the series. I would be satisfied if this were the end of the series.2020-12-102020-01-052021-02-14
9.5FinishedRemember11 -The Age of Infinity-Best in the Infinity series. Pacing is on the same level as 999 if not better. The mystery is well layed out, and doesn't give you the answers easily like Ever17. The setting is excellent as well, and the cast, while not having as much development as Ever17, is still great. This is a story that will have you thinking about it long after finishing it.2020-12-102020-08-232020-09-11
-PlayingRoot Double -Before Crime * After Days-Currently on Root A Chapter 2. Very nice setup, but I'm only a couple hours in so I can't judge it much.2021-01-212021-02-18
-PlayingSecret GameCurrently on Episode 1. So far it's a retread of Killer Queen with much slower pacing. While this slower pacing might make the game feel slow, it also makes it feel far more complete than KQ.2021-01-302021-03-06
8FinishedSuper Dangan Ronpa 2 Sayonara Zetsubou GakuenBest mysteries in the series. Plot was very solid all the way through. There are certainly better VNs out there, but DR2 was what made me realize that VN stories could be just as enjoyable as other mediums.2020-12-102019-11-072019-12-17
-PlayingUmineko no Naku Koro niCurrently on Episode 3. It has a classic detective story vibe that I really like. The pacing is quite slow, but surprisingly I haven't been bored once while reading so far.2020-12-102021-01-08
4DroppedZettai Zetsubou Shoujo Danganronpa Another EpisodeI got to the end of Chapter 2 and then gave up and watched all the cutscenes. It's not a terrible story, Komaru is a very bland protagonist who's only real purpose seems to be to react to bad things going on around her. Toko is a much more likable character here than she was in DR1. The main issue with the story is it's poor pacing (which is about the same as DR1 and 2, but it's much more noticeable here since this is a shorter game), all of the villains being plain unlikable with the exception of one, the excessive fanservice (if you thought DR2 was bad... you won't like this) and the overall lack of a central mystery. The real reason why this is so low is the gameplay being terrible. It's a janky, 3rd person shooter style that is done horribly due to Komaru moving so slowly and the fact that it just boils down to shooting an enemy over and over again until it's dead. And even then, you probably spend more time in the VN sections than you do actually playing the game. So there you have it, a mediocre VN, and an even worse game.2021-02-142019-12-192019-12-21