Summer PocketsHonestly was a disappointment. While the CG were the best Key has ever produced, the music and story were honestly a big downgrade from any other Key VN.
The music is just...not that good this time, nothing to make me feel anything special, it was pretty decent but I came to expect a lot more from Key music.
For the story, it was a mess... the common route doesn't exist, you get 1 introduction scene per heroine and you have to get into a route, I literally couldn't care for anyone on the island before doing any route because of that.
Shiroha route was average while her character just wasn't interesting from beginning to the end.
Tsumugi route was pretty boring(I couldn't feel the synergy with the 3 characters) and her mugyu was beyond annoying. On the other hand, her climax was the best of the VN.
Ao was overally good for her route and character, definitely of the best part of the VN.
Kamome was also one of the best route and character of the VN, the only problem being the ending of the route really.
Finally, Alka and Pocket... oh boy did I not enjoy reading that family, it's so hard to read some 16-17 years old play family with a 12! fking! years! old! Like come on, at least make Umi younger what the heck? I couldn't enjoy it at all. The "tearjerker" of Pocket was also a rehash of Alka and a lot of thing that I wanted to be expanded wasn't expanded.
In the end it just was a "decent" VN. The true route couldn't amaze me.
Nanairo ReincarnationGreat linear story but the other route aside from the main one feels like just a fandisk, there's nothing worth to it except for the ending. The best read is to definitely just read Kotori route and be done. Also best H scene I've read in a VN yet since they are not obnoxious nor are they full of moan and are reasonably long.
Ao no Kanata no Four RhythmDecent VN. Mashiro's and Rika's route are definitely the low point of this VN while Asuka's and Misaki's route were the high point. Asuka's route had pacing problem but was the most exciting route while Misaki's was the overall best. The romance was not to my liking, only Misaki's was decent but she sure got annoying at some point. Finally the OST was definitely good and well placed with great insert songs but the scenes definitely wasn't paced well enough and there was some time where I thought the OST placement was a missed opportunity. In the end it was just decent because the main route had shining moment stuck with boring moment. Definitely would look forward to the sequel to improve if it ever happens.
Majo Koi NikkiWeird VN, it was definitely really good and the way they interwined the story and the reader was amazing. The real problem is the very very open/weird true ending but overall it was really an amazing way to tell a fairy tale.
Muv-Luv AlternativeOverrated imo. I couldn't immerse myself so it just felt long-winded. Also the last chapter was really meh and the recurring characters were the worst, isn't that a major problem?
Muv-LuvEnjoyable slice of life, people who shit on this just don't like these kind of VN final. Definitively enjoyable until lacrosse and the routes. Also a lot of special effects!
Daitoshokan no HitsujikaiGreat visual novel and one with the most effect I've ever seen! Extremely pleased with the common route and the ost and songs. The only problem it has is really that... it doesn't have a satisfying conclusion and the weird last route having like 5 ending with different girls with minimal difference making it really hard to see which I should have done first. Would rank it among Majikoi for one of the most enjoyable VN I've read yet.
Ever17 -The Out of Infinity-Lot of build up and really boring slice of life scene until the reveal which was amazing...and then proceed to conclude with so much stupidy and problems... it was not worth it.
Hello,good-byeDefinitively felt disjointed and had some real problem with maintaining interest in the story. In overall it was average, the good part stick out a little more than the bad part.
Sanoba WitchFeels like just a dating simulator really... Nene's route and Touko's were kinda interesting though.
MaitetsuI mean, I wasn't interested in the lolis...what is left...train? Truly a weird experience. I didn't expect it to be like having a meeting about reviving tourism for hours on end. Also the main character voice was so goddamn monotone all the game it was a big minus.
IslandGreat VN until the final true ending which went WTF but all before it was extremely enjoyable. I kinda didn't like NeverIsland though, it was a litle dragged out in the first part and rushed in the final part.
I would also love to call out how the gametag: "a momentary and eternal fairy tale" is absolutely great?
Sorcery JokersIt is a fine VN, the characters and the story is really interesting. The problem is the end, the final villain was the most cliché character ever and uninteresting. Another of the weak point of the VN is how the fight are boring, unoriginal and dragged out. I have no experience with chuni VN but this one was pretty bad in term of fight. It still get a 8.5 for the amazing story(before the final) likable character and good art/music.
Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura DokiDefinitely one of the weaker VN I read plotwise... the only interesting route was the incest route and everything else out was a mess, what a shame when they have such good ending and opening songs!
Princess EvangileThis is boring as fuck, PS Ritsuko's mom is the worst character I have ever seen
ef - a fairy tale of the two.Really fluctuating as a VN, had some good and bad part and some dragged out part. In overall it was an enjoyable experience with a conclusive and satisfying ending.
Symphonic Rain"Melancholic" would describe this VN perfefctly well. Under it's cute design lies a weirdly melancholy and dark tone. It's a really interesting VN with one great twist. The unique atmosphere is something that is better experienced by reading it yourself.
Grisaia no Rakuen -Le Eden de la Grisaia-It was just fun to read, but nothing more really. Thanatos was super fun, the other character were still quirky and had their time to shine, but it was nothing really impressive. I prefer the original grisaia over this anytime.
G-senjou no MaouAmazing writing except for that dumb plot twist ch5, and all the character's route. If we just take into consideration the main story, it was amazing, the cat and mouse game was great and the relationship between Maou and Haru was intersesting, Maou and Gonzou makes amazing villain and the game had an amazing epilogue too. The MC was interesting too and the other heroine were just ok, only Touka and Tsubaki were good along with Haru, didn't care about Mizuha or Kanon. In all their route in order of greatness is Haru>Mizuha>Tsubaki>Kanon.
Idol Mahou Shoujo Chiruchiru ☆ MichiruI'm actually a little perplexed about this one. The beginning (10-11 first episodes) were so average, almost boring but the ending(2 last episodes or so) was so much better because of my lowered expectation that it made an impact. There was a plot, nice music directing and nicely timed CG and interesting moment in those last episodes. Especially the ending and the scene of the last CG was a perfect closure. In a way the last 2 episodes were the only one worth noting. The rest was average so in total I will give it a score of 7.1 because only the ending was good.
Steins;GateWay too boring at some point, it becomes better when it become serious but it has a lot of predictable stuff happening, most route are predictable and boring. I really liked the true route and the chapters 6-10 were good too. Still, not worth the hype.
Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! SSo bad compared to the first one... the only good thing is the characters and the animation and the art. It lost a lot of his charm, really disappointed.
Neko Para Vol.1 Soleil Kaiten Shimashita!It was alright. Why is there only catGIRL? Is it the male human specie privilege? Either way, it was often boring, the romance and drama was forced and Shigure is the only character that I kinda liked.
D.C. ~Da Capo~Going to start again, Reimu and Sakura's route are a trainwreck
True RemembranceIt started slow and it builded up into something awesome and thrilling! Good free game
Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star-The art is gorgeous, the character are quite good too, the route vary and the last route is insanely bad(Mare's one is even worse). But Komomo's route and Kosame's route are so good, Chinami one had a good conclusion too. Just beware of Chinami at the beginning...she can make you crazy trust me.
ClannadThe story is too slow, too long, the way to enter route's is confusing. Some route's were good, some bad. The comedy was really good though, and the link between all the character are great except most route are too long for nothing and boring. After story was bad. It was boring, too stretched out, a non-voiced MC is really bad in emotional scene and the way to get the real ending is way too weird.