The MangaGamer Winter Sale is still in full swing, but for something a little extra naughty over the festive period they now also have an XXXmas flash sale. Between now and December 26 2014 you can grab some of their nukige titles at a discounted price. Check out the links below for more information about these titles (obviously VERY NSFW!)
Visual novel fans will recall that a while back we reported on Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque almost being ready to ship. In case it doesn’t ring any bells check out the preview HERE for more information. Unfortunately, the game suffered a few delays in production and will now be going out a week later than originally planned. While this means players won’t have the physical copy in their hands yet, JAST USA promised that the download codes for everyone who pre-ordered the package version will be sent out on Monday, the 22nd of December
After announcing the limited edition hard copies of EF – The Fairy Tale of the Two last month, MangaGamer is back with some more great news for visual novel fans. This time it is Chou Dengeki Stryker that is getting the limited edition treatment. Although the all ages version of the game is already available on Steam, this hard copy comes complete with the full adult version of the game along with some other physical goodies
Great news for fans of bishōjo games as the tongue twisting Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque has gone “golden master” and is in the process of being duplicated. This means that genre devotees will soon be able to get their hands on the “Editio Perfecta” (perfect edition) of the game
Steins;Gate started off quite interesting, and had me hooked with its unique story, but by the end I was literally on the edge of my seat. Although it is quite a long game, there is literally never a dull moment. The use of a mobile phone to make choices, and branch the story is a stroke of genius, and with six different endings there is a lot of replay value. If you want to experience a visual novel with plenty of action, drama, suspense and outstanding characters, then don’t miss out on Steins;Gate.
Gameplay: Not only is the story excellent, but there is actually a surprising amount of choices for a visual novel.
Graphics: The artwork and character designs are beautiful.
Sound: The original Japanese voice acting is very good, and the music is equally great
As far as visual novels go, Ef: The First Tale is one of the best that I have played to date. There isn’t much in the way of choices but the story is engrossing and kept me hooked until the end. Ef is also one of the longer titles I have played in the genre but remains polished and charming throughout. For a feel-good story with likeable characters and some great dialogue you can do far worse than Ef.
Gameplay: A visual novel with very little choices but a touching story.
Graphics: Beautiful artwork and plenty of scenes.
Sound: Original Japanese voice acting and an amazing soundtrack
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