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Fureraba ~Friend to Lover~ – Review

Fureraba ~Friend to Lover~ is a little unusual for a visual novel. With mechanics closer to a dating simulator in some ways, NekoNyan’s first published title tells four romance stories of friends to lovers. But while each heroine’s route is on the same theme, they all start in very different places. Dreaming of a Beautiful […]

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Dōkyūsei: Bangin’ Summer – Review

Dōkyūsei: Bangin’ Summer brings us back to the early 90s of adult gaming, with this remake of a classic dating simulation game. Some credit the original Dōkyūsei by Elf as establishing the concept of pursuing a single heroine in dating sims and visual novels, so it’s interesting to experience a piece of the history of […]

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Rune Factory 5 – Review | Tilling the Fields

You’re never in short supply when it comes to farming games, there’s usually always a new one just around the corner. This is especially true of publisher Marvelous, who have put out many over the past half-decade via their Story of Seasons series. However, one spin-off series called Rune Factory fell into dormancy—that is, until […]

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Ambition: A Minuet in Power – Review | A Dance with Revolution

I’m not too keen on history as a subject but whenever a visual novel with a historical context rolls around, it tends to pique my interest nevertheless. Maybe it is the allure of imagining what it would be like to live in that time period, or in the case of Ambition: A Minuet in Power, the […]

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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – Review

Our world has taken a curious new form – one that resembles a rather deformed waffle. A usually tasty snack that now makes you feel a tad uneasy as you navigate its uneven, slightly disturbing peaks and troughs. Getting through each day when the world is so bleak can be difficult. I find myself seeking […]

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Gal*Gun Returns – Review | A Shot to the Heart

I love IntiCreates! With 25 years of history in the gaming industry, they’ve established themselves as masters of 2D action platformers! From classics like the Mega Man Zero series, modern reimaginings like Azure Striker Gunvolt and Blaster Master Zero, or love-letters to gaming’s history like Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and much, much more! But […]

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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town – Review

Welcome (Back) to Mineral Town Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town may look familiar to some. It’s a remake of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town for the Game Boy Advance, which itself is a remake of sorts of Harvest Moon: Back to Nature for the PlayStation 1. Then there’s Harvest Moon: More Friends […]

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Monster Prom XXL – Review | An Upcoming Promposal!

BACK WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL… Monster Prom XXL is a Visual Novel/Dating Simulator that’ll have you flirting with your classmates. Whether it’s male or female, there’s no discrimination. I’ve got to applaud this. Not many titles are LGBTQ+ friendly, and it’s a criticism that’s plagued gaming. That’s a thing of the past as they’re […]