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2020-06-06

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

 
Title: Super Dangan Ronpa 2 Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen
Original title: スーパーダンガンロンパ2 さよなら絶望学園
Aliases: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Release date: 2012-07-26
English release date: 2014-09-02 (PSV)
2016-04-18 (PC)
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
English publisher: NIS America (PSV)
Spike Chunsoft (PC)

In reality I have played the sequel to "Danganronpa" a few years ago, but never got around to writing a review for it. Recently, with an intention to finally play the third part of the trilogy, I have reaquainted myself with the game and decided to write a post regarding it.

"Danganronpa 2" is the middle part in the trilogy (not counting a side action title), thus a review of it will inevitably have some spoilers for the first part, though I will try to minimize them. And thus, without further ado, I invite you to attend the Hope's Peak academy once more... Wait, what?!

2020-01-25

Depraved Awakening Review

Title: Depraved Awakening
Release date: 2018-11-24
Developer & publisher: Philly Games

When you go exploring the dark and seedy underworld of Patreon-funded visual novels, you more keenly than ever start appreciating the Sturgeon's Law. The wast majority of these VNs range from terribad to merely mediocre in quality, with a few good ones with potential hidden here and there. Finding an excellent VN on Patreon is, well, not impossible, but certainly hard enough. I won't be dragging my assessment of Philly Games' visual novel "Depraved Awakening" until the end of the review - rather I will tell you straight away: It's one of the best, if not the best original English language visual novel I have ever had the pleasure of playing. So, here's them apples.

2020-01-22

Oppaidius: Summer Trouble! Review

Title: Oppaidius: Summer Trouble!
Release date: 2018-11
Developer & publisher: SbargiSoft

A while ago an Italian dude named Vittorio (most likely no relation to a certain vampire... most likely) ran a Kickstarter campaign for a short visual novel that banked on the nostalgia for the old school 90's graphics and sound in order to succeed. Surprisingly it worked, which is just showcasing why pixel graphics games are so popular nowadays. Moreover, he used as bait his pledge to hire actual Japanese composers from the appropriate time period to work on some tracks.

2019-08-25

Calibration Error Walkthrough

"Calibration Error" is a free visual novel released by Apollo Seven and available on their website and TF Games Site. The game actually has an in-built flowchart (called Tree) to make finding all the endings an easier task, however if you want a straight to the point walkthrough, this one might be good for you. Moreover, it tells you a few secrets, that are not mentioned in the flowchart.

2019-08-22

Little Red Riding the Wood Walkthrough

"Little Red Riding the Wood" is a short porn visual novel created by Red Bear and published for free on his Patreon. While the game is quite short, it sports 19 endings, thus this guide is supposed to help you get them all with minimal fuss.

P.S. For some reason there is no Ending 15 in the game. I'm not sure if it's a bug or a feature...

2019-05-21

Depraved Awakening Walkthrough

This is a 100 % walkthrough that should allow you to see all the content in "Depraved Awakening" by Philly games, with all the CGs, H-scenes and endings and most of dialogue differences.

2019-02-18

Cult of Corruption: The Summoning Review

Title: Cult of Corruption: The Summoning
Release date: 2018-05-02 (Patreon)
2018-05-08 (public)
Developer & publisher: Anaximanes

I have loved the previous interactive novels released by Anaximanes, and was really eager to play one of his latest offerings "Cult of Corruption". The title especially enticed me, as it basically belongs to the same subgenre of erotica, as the author's first release "Slugs and Bugs". Namely, its biggest draw for me was squick - that particular genre of erotica perfected by Tabico Mallory and combining eroticism with disgust. I'm not gonna go deep into the explanation, but if you want to know more about squick, just read my S&B review.