Japanese developer Circus attempts to cash in on the foreign market with this English-first release that copies Winged Cloud’s money-making formula. Unfortunately, while the writing is of a higher quality, this short VN has a similarly flimsy story, boring cardboard characters, and lack of anything to get invested in.
No One But You, or NOBY, is a Kickstarted visual novel from Unwonted Studies. Despite some uneven storytelling, it’s a welcome addition to the OELVN scene which brings something new and interesting to the table while still being firmly rooted in familiar visual novel tropes. BEWARE: MAJOR spoilers for the game ahead.
This bittersweet romance set beside the blue, blue sea is a lovely experience, but its stunted length really lets it down in the end.
I had no idea what to expect when going into this Western-developed VN, but what I got was a fast-paced and entertaining, if flawed, read with bonus PG-rated girl-on-girl action.
Always Remember Me is a short and saccharine otome dating sim from Western developer Winter Wolves which is unfortunately lacking in substance. This review contains spoilers.
Available from Mangagamer, Cartagra is the first title from publisher Innocent Grey, also responsible for Kara no Shoujo, to which it bears many similarities. This review will contain spoilers.
Hatoful Boyfriend, or Hatoful Kareshi, is the (in)famous pigeon visual novel/dating sim now available on Steam, and you really should play it.
Dysfunctional Systems Episode 1: Learning to Manage Chaos is a Western-made visual novel from Dischan Media available on Steam.
Analogue: A Hate Story is a Western-developed visual novel that’s available through Steam. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going in to it, since it describes itself as ‘a mystery featuring transhumanism, traditional marriage, loneliness, and cosplay.’ What I got was an intriguing and immersive experience that kept me hooked from beginning to end.…
Sugar’s Delight is a short ‘n’ sweet yuri kinetic novel from an English-language doujin group.