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Please Be Happy – Review

Please Be Happy is an English language yuri visual novel developed by Studio Élan, who you may know for their previous works Highway Blossoms and Heart of the Woods. The story follows Miho, a fox girl with unusual magic behind her existence, as she settles into a new life in a fictionalized version of Wellington, New Zealand. Please Be Happy promises a […]

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The Spanish Privateer – Review

The Spanish Privateer first came into view in 2018, when it was a prologue-only demo submitted to the Otome Games Jam. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in May 2021, it has since been expanded into a full game and sailed forth into the world. Released for the PC (Windows, macOS, Linux) in September 2022, this […]

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Top Visual Novels Of 2022 / Upcoming Visual Novels Of 2023

2022 has seen quite a few visual novels released in English. While we can’t claim to have played every single one, we have checked out quite a few! As we finish off 2022 and start 2023, the NookGaming team wants to take a look back and highlight some of our personal favorites. KuroKairin, Wes Playfair, […]

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Untold Atlas – Interview With Nochi Studios

Nochi Studios is a game development team, consisting of three women creating romance games. They’ve previously come out with Somnium Eleven and Sifting Thyme which are both on mobile devices, but now they’re launching something new – Untold Atlas. Untold Atlas describes itself as a choice-driven, expedition-themed spin on visual novels (GxB/GXG), featuring in-game group […]

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Enigmarella – Review | A Different Birthday Surprise

Within Enigmarella’s 19th-century nautical steampunk universe, a passionate romance along with a deep-seated mystery entwined around a dreamy fiancé and a thorny suitor blossoms. Released on 28 February 2022 for PC (Windows), Enigmarella is an indie otome Original English Language Visual Novel (OELVN) by Metal Dragon Studio. It tells of a heartfelt tale of love and hate centered […]

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Ballads at Midnight – Review | Dancing on Dark Mists

A NaNoRenO 2022 entry by Synstoria, Ballads at Midnight sings of a dark and romantic tale involving a sarcastic bard who was exiled to an abandoned castle and a bored vampire living in the said castle. Updated with its last ending and more voiced lines among other features, the full version of Ballads at Midnight […]

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Reimei no Gakuen – Review | Dawn of a New Hope

Featuring six love interests, more than 30 side characters, and approximately an 80-hour long playtime, Reimei no Gakuen is easily one of the most ambitious indie otome Original English Language visual novels (OELVN) I’d come across to date. Developed by Raikon Kitsune, Reimei no Gakuen was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2018 and released for PC (Windows, Linux, macOS) […]