Here is where I admit I will likely not finish Monster Girl Quest Chapter 2, much less start on 3. The story is funky and different and interesting, but the gameplay is so padded that playing it classifies as some sort of torture.
But, for the good news: Analogue: A Hate Story is getting a sequel called Hate Plus. I will be honest, with just how good Analogue was, the news of this has me basically prepared to run around waving my hands in the air and shouting gibberish at the thought.
It continues on from your Analogue ending, has revamped gameplay, more writing, more story revealed, new art, new costumes, and a new soundtrack. The best news it is is scheduled for summer of 2013. More on it is at Christine Love’s blog.
Really, the only reaction I have is just to shout at anyone selling this to take my money, Analogue was just that good, and if Hate Plus only manages to be as good as Analogue was, then you are still seeing the most probable victor for Game of The Year 2013.
In fact, I’ll predict this: I will be quite surprised if Hate Plus does not meet or exceed Analogue, and quite surprised if something else turns out better in a way that earns the other game Game of The Year 2013.
Other game designers, you now know who to try and beat.
For those unaware, Go! Go! Nippon is a visual novel about a guy who takes a trip to Japan for the first time.
The game is about $15 over at J-List, so I obviously had to check it out, since I was wondering how good it could really be.
Sorry for no reviews recently. I have been working through Monster Girl Quest Chapter 2, and playing it enough in one day to finish the game in a reasonable time is self-flagellation to the point where I would be committed.
However, I do have good news to announce:
JAST USA Press Release: Saya no Uta Goes Golden Master
JAST USA, the leading publisher of adult Japanese PC games in English, has announced the Golden Master status of Saya no Uta – The Song of Saya, the highly-anticipated visual novel by developer Nitroplus and Madoka Magica creator Urobuchi Gen. The master has been sent for printing and the game is expected to ship by early May.
Saya no Uta tells the story of a young medical student who receives experimental brain surgery after a traumatic accident. He survives, but is left with warped senses that perceive the world as a hellish wasteland of pulsating flesh and twisted monsters. His salvation is a mysterious girl named Saya, the one entity he perceives as beautiful and pure. Their love has dramatic consequences — not only for them, but for the entire world.
Saya no Uta is the fourth visual novel by acclaimed writer Urobuchi Gen, whose most recent works include the popular anime Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero. It remains one of his most famous works due to its powerful themes and strong storytelling.
JAST USA president Peter Payne said, “Japan has a highly developed visual novel culture full of interesting games, but some games really stand out. One of these is Saya no Uta, a perfect blend of romance and Lovecraftian horror with gorgeous art, haunting music, and stellar voice acting. We are very proud to bring Saya to our customers, and we hope fans will continue to show their support for this unique and outstanding game by picking up the official release!”
Saya no Uta is DRM-free, uncensored, and suitable for mature adults 18 years of age or older. It is available for preorder now on the JAST USA store (http://www.jastusa.com/shop/song-of-saya.html), as well as at JList.com. More information can be found at the JAST USA developer blog, http://www.jastusa.com/.
I wish I had seen this before I put in for the pre-order, this release means the game is coming soon, and I would have waited to pre-order if I had known how long I would have been waiting.
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Yeah, no, you aren’t getting any more of the cover art, especially since it’s work safety is debatable and my image editor will not save as any sort of standard file, so you get to enjoy a horrible crop.
Custom Maid 3D is a recently released game from Kiss, who partnered with G Project to develop some new idea for visual novels.
Alright, this time I have an extra special treat of a review for you. And by that, I mean a game from a western developer, for various reasons which will be explained after the jump, so as to keep this brief.