Nurse Love Addiction
Gameplay 9
Graphics 8
Sound 8

Nurse Love Addiction might look like a typical yuri visual novel at first glance, but it actually has a lot more to offer. The story starts off very light, but depending on the choices you make and route you take it can become quite dark. It is also one of those games where it is better to experience the plot twists and turns for yourself instead of having them spoiled for you, so play the game and find out what all the fuss is about.

Gameplay: Features a branching storyline with plenty of different endings to reach.

Graphics: No animation and limited locations, but the art style is very good.

Sound: Full voice acting and a great soundtrack

Summary 8.3 Outstanding
Gameplay 0
Graphics 0
Sound 0
Summary rating from user's marks. You can set own marks for this article - just click on stars above and press "Accept".
Accept
Summary 0.0 Terrible

Nurse Love Addiction

Developer: KOGADO STUDIO | Publisher: Degica | Release Date: 2016 | Genre: Adventure / Simulation | Website: N/A | Purchase: Steam

Nurse Love Addiction is the latest yuri visual novel to reach Steam and stars Asuka Osachi, a young student who enrolls at the Teito Nursing School with her sister Nao. All her life Asuka has been content just floating from one thing to another without any real purpose, earning the nickname “Leader of the Jellyfish Club” in the process. However, when her fellow club members start to take their future more seriously Asuka is left wonder what to do. Eventually she discovers her answer scrawled in the back of her favorite childhood book in which her younger self expressed a desire to become a nurse.

Asuka is a bit of an airhead, and spoiled rotten by Nao, it is no surprise when her sibling enrolls along with her to keep her in line. There the two also runs into Sakuya and Itsuki, a dating couple, as well as the beautiful Kaede, their homeroom teacher. All of these girls end up playing an important role in Asuka’s life, depending on which of the routes players take through the game. In all there are nine different endings to uncover, four good, four bad and one where she doesn’t end up with any girl.

Initially Nurse Love Addiction feels like a typical slice of life visual novel with plenty of drama and a bit of romance, especially when playing through the Kaede story arch. This is because most of the story takes place at the nursing school and dorms as well as a few surrounding spots. There are school events like festivals, summer vacation breaks and of course, lots of nursing related scenarios.

However, playing through the other story paths reveals a lot more surprising twists and turns. In fact, some of the bad endings, left us with our mouths hanging open due to how dark things can get. There’s not much more that can be said without spoiling any surprises, but suffice to say that Nurse Love Addiction is not your usual fluffy yuri love story. This might disappoint some people as the game features no nudity and the actual yuri scenes are mostly just kissing. The story is genuinely engaging, though, but we recommend playing through all the routes to understanding everything that is going on. Trust us, the neutral ending doesn’t even begin to delve into the really weird that can happen.

Visually Nurse Love Addiction looks really good with some nicely drawn artwork. The game favors a soft, pastel coloring style for the art, which is quite pleasant. Although the cast isn’t very big, they are all well drawn and unique. We would have liked to see a few more locations as apart from a few unique scenes, such as the beach and a convention, most of the story takes place at school or in dorm rooms. In total the game features 54 CGs, and those already seen by players can be viewed again from the main menu after completing the game at least once.

The audio also impresses with about fifteen music tracks in total. From the bouncy and cheerful “Even nurses are just girls” to the eerie and sinister “The Growing Black and Red World” these tracks are a great match for the game. The two vocal tracks “Sunny Place” and “A Future With You” also stand out as really good. The voice acting doesn’t disappoint either as all of the major characters are fully voiced in Japanese. The background music, voices and sound effect volume can all be adjusted independently and you can toggle individual voices on or off. You can even choose any of the girls to do the system sounds, which is a very cute touch.

In typical visual novel fashion you can left-click or press a button to advance through all the text. The interface is straightforward and every easy to use, with the “Skip to next choice” button in particular something we wish more visual novels included. Initially there were some language issues, but this was quickly addressed in a patch.

Nurse Love Addiction is definitely a game that surprised us and we recommend going into it knowing as little as possible about the full story. The characters you encounter all have their own charm and unique backstories that make them interesting. Those expecting a straightforward and feel-good yuri visual novel are probably in for a shock, but overall we recommend that anyone who enjoys a good story check out this game. It features plenty of choices and enough story branches that it kept us busy for more than 20 hours to see everything.

System Requirements

  • OS: windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: 2GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 8.1 capable GPU
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 capable

Related posts

Mushihimesama

Mushihimesama

Mushihimesama is showing its age a bit, but the stellar gameplay is as good as always. The game is a bullet hell shooter, so expect a tough as nails challenge, but it is always fair and remains addictive throughout. Although it only features five levels, the multitude of modes and difficulties ensures that there is plenty of value for money. An online co-op mode would have been nice, but even with just the local co-op it remains a blast. If you are a fan of the genre don’t hesitate to pick it up, but novices beware, Mushihimesama packs a mean challenge. Gameplay: The game doesn’t show any mercy, but practice pays off. Graphics: Definitely not state of the art, but still charming despite the age of the game. Sound: The soundtrack is great, but the sound effects could have benefited from a bit more oomph.

Kana: Little Sister

Kana: Little Sister

Don't play Kana: Little Sister if you expect a typical Hentei game and don't play it if you are not a fan of reading and drama. If you can appreciate a good story with well written characters and a lot of heart ache then I can't recommend this game enough. It's definitely one of the crowning achievements in its genre. Gameplay: It's a visual novel so the gameplay consists of lots of clicking with the occasional multiple choice question. Graphics: Nicely drawn characters but the focus is firmly on the story. Sound: Minimal sound effects, no voices but touching music.

The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom

The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom

Although The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom ditches the time traveling elements of the previous titles, it still offers some solid puzzles, mini games and hidden object scenes. This time the adventures of Sarah Pennington take her to a legendary buried kingdom on a quest to save her friend from the sinister Dragon Clan. The setting for The Buried Kingdom is more fantasy themed than the fourth installment, but features the same imagination and attention to detail that has made this series such a hit with fans. The Buried Kingdom doesn’t really advance the overall plot of the series much, but since it is such a self-contained adventure, it is also more accessible to newcomers who are unfamiliar with previous installments. Gameplay: Plenty of puzzles, mini games and hidden object scenes for players to sink their teeth into. Graphics: Lots of detailed hand-drawn locations that feature plenty of imaginative touches. Sound: The music is good and the voice acting is decent too.

MURI

MURI

If you remember the classic DOS era platformers such as Duke Nukem, Commander Keen and Bio Menace then you will love Muri. Everything from the visuals and sound right down to the frame rate is a homage to these early titles. It is rare to see a title embrace these kinds of limitations so faithfully and still manage to deliver an entertaining experience. Gameplay: Perfectly captures the run-and-gun platforming feel of a DOS era title. Graphics: 16-Color EGA at its best. Sound: Faithfully recreates the PC speaker sounds.

A-Men

A-Men

It will take you a while to conquer the 40 levels of platform puzzles in A-Men but it is worth it if you are up for a challenge. The gameplay feels like something out of the 16bit era, but with a nice coat of modern paint. While some players might relish the challenge it is also bound to frustrate those blessed with less patience. Gameplay: If you are in the mood for a challenging puzzle platformer this is not a bad choice. Graphics: Old school 2D visuals with a unique style. Sound: The music isn't too bad but the voice acting can be a bit hit or miss.

Conarium

Conarium

Even if you don’t know your shoggoths from your Mi-go there is a lot to like about this Lovecraftian horror title by Zoetrope Interactive. They are no strangers to the genre and are clearly huge fans of H. P. Lovecraft, which is very evident in this game. The slower place and lack of combat might scare away some horror fans, but the attention to detail and the way that the game perfectly captures the atmosphere of Lovecraft’s work makes it a must play for fans. It might lack a little polish in some areas and it is over all too soon, but it is still a remarkable effort by a small indie team and one that deserves to be played. Gameplay: Plenty of exploration and puzzle solving in environments that perfectly capture the style of H. P Lovecraft. Graphics: Your surroundings are detailed and quite atmospheric. Sound: The voice acting could have been better, but the rest of the audio is very good.

Leave a comment

thirteen + thirteen =