Greetings Backloggers! After saving most of Earth’s chicks last week as Duke Nukem, the perfect follow-on would be a visual novel about being lost in the forest with three beautiful girls, right? These delinquents need saving, both from their various situations, and from the woods, so there’s commonality there. Okay, maybe Dharker Studio’s Army Gals wasn’t the most logical palette cleanser from Du...[Read More]
Peanut butter and chocolate. Ice cream and summer evenings. Motorcycles and twisty roads. All great things that go great together. How about Roguelikes and dating sims? That’s exactly what newly founded indie studio Joy Manufacturing Co. aims to accomplish with their debut title Ambition: A Minuet in Power.
There aren’t very many games that combine the visual novel and music genres. One of the best from the early 2000s was Symphonic Rain, which just got a remaster and Steam release! Featuring visuals remastered by the original character artist Siro, and with an official English translation, this HD translation is one fans of visual novels won’t want to miss.
Greetings Backloggers! While I struggle through thirty-five year old shareware classics, this week I also took on one of Dharker Studio’s Visual Novels. Highschool Possession is one of their earlier titles released in 2015, and has been in my backlog since February 2016.
Greetings Backloggers! This week I covered another Visual Novel, Kansei. The sequel to Jisei, Kansei picks up the story of our mysterious protagonist the day after the end of the previous game.
Greetings Backloggers! Thanks to some timely support from the team at Vysoko Anime Productions, I was able to resume and complete Invisible Apartment Zero this week! Huge props to them for diagnosing my game crash and giving me a workaround after seeing my post on the Steam community forums.
With the way games are published today, more and more obscure titles reach world wide audiences. With the market clearly hungry for Japanese culture in gaming, what with sales of the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy reaching the top of the charts on occasion, there has never been a better time to be a fan of JRPGs. There are so many to choose from with a vast array of sub-genres and styles. Fairy Fe...[Read More]
Greetings Backloggers! After a few weeks of old school console gaming pain, I needed a break. Something simple. Something that wouldn’t challenge my reflexes. Something cheerful and uplifting.
Greetings Backloggers! What’s your gaming”comfort food”? When things get weird in life, in the world, or in general, what’s your gaming answer? For me it’s driving games. Nothing like focusing your world down to extracting a few tenths of a second more from your Ring time in Forza, or rumbling around Europe building your virtual trucking empire in Euro Truck Sim 2. I&...[Read More]
Phoenix Wright is a character that has earned his place in gaming, coming out of nowhere to be a unique character that has found his way into the expanded works of Capcom. Many may know him for his signature finger-pointing while shouting “Objection!”, but behind this rather simplistic lawyer is a standout series of games that take the visual novel genre and apply logical decision-maki...[Read More]