Criminal Girls: Invite Only (PSP/Vita/PC) – A Hell of a Lot of Wasted Potential (Detailed Review)

Criminal Girls | title image

Well I finally got around to linking the last of my game reviews from Oprainfall. Surprisingly, I did not care for this game. I actually had fairly high expectations for it given that I am a fan of ecchi titles like Hyperdimension Neptunia and Senran Kagura, but this one just didn’t grab me. Well to be fair, it DID grab me eventually… during the second to last area of the game. The character backstories were strongly emotional and engaging, it is just s shame that the game tells you next to NOTHING about these characters prior and leaves you little to get invested in. Most of my disappointment came from its premise though and how it was executed, as I do go over in the review.

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Standard Review: Poof Vs the Cursed Kitty (PC)

Poof VS the Cursed Kitty | title screen

I think this is the second to last game review written for Oprainfall that I need to link. Anyway I really don’t think much of this particular game.

http://archive.is/ievyZ

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Oprainfall VGM of the Week Directory

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So, since I was too busy to put together an Amazing VGM article this week, I figure the next best thing is to put together a directory of all the installments of its predecessor, VGM of the Week, that I wrote for Oprainfall back in 2015. I feel it would be cheep to post them individually since they are shorter pieces, so here is a link to each one.

Radiant Historia – The Red Locus

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows – Morishige’s Theme of Love

Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 4 – Tycho

Shadow of the Colossus – Demise of the Ritual

Luigi’s Mansion – King Boo’s Theme

Sonic Adventure – Azure Blue World

Wonder Boy 3: Monster Lair – The Ice World

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My Name Is Addiction (PC): Poetic Horror at its finest (Detailed Review)

eighteen days | My Name Is Addiction

There are two more Oprainfall game reviews left after this. Anyway, this is a severely underrated game. It was on Steam Greenlight since about 2012 but never got accepted, which pisses me off considering the kind of garbage that did. I’m pretty sure the problem was that people thought that the premise (a psychological horror visual novel… about pornography addiction) meant it would be another half assed effort along the lines of Depression Quest, and thus that it would be shit. Well I will put it this way; I’ve suffered from suicidal depression my entire life and Depression Quest could not get a serious reaction out of me. Despite what some may think though, I’m hardly a porn addict, as I literally don’t even masturbate. It doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy it, but only in short bursts. That did not stop this game from having a very strong effect on me despite never suffering from any kind of addiction. I would be tempted to say it’s Depression Quest done right (see also, Actual Sunlight).

http://archive.is/vzF2W

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Quick Review: 99Seconds (Wii U/DS)

99Seconds | horseshoes

This is one of the last three game reviews from Oprainfall I have yet to post here. Admittedly, the game itself is pretty  uneventful, although fairly fun. It’s one of those games that I found myself forgetting exists multiple times over the years, and only remember it because I reviewed it.

http://archive.is/QqUgO

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Standard Review: Fenix Rage/Fenix Furia (PC/PS4/Xbox One)

Fenix Rage | Cutscene

This is the second Oprainfall game I reviewed that I got a code for. I am starting to notice that I seemed to be a bit more harsh on the games I reviewed when writing for Oprainfall, although I still feel these reviews were accurate. I do remember having some fun with Fenix Rage, and I didn’t really find it to be as hard as so many of the reviewers were saying aside from a few points where it’s just bad due to shit design. Really the problem comes from the lack of variety and the “quantity over quality” approach it has. Generally, most people who enjoy these types of games will like it at first, but it makes it hard to keep the momentum going the further you make it.However, there are two things that I can give this game though.

1: Including cookie recipes is pretty cool

2: It’s GOTY worthy when compared to Green Lava’s other title Dream Tale: The Golden Key. That one was just flat out trash.

http://archive.is/u2PdO

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Detailed Review: Tales of Hearts R (Vita/Ios)

Tales of Hearts R | special attack

The 2nd to last review I did for Oprainfall. I unfortunately had a lot of trouble with this review due to a mix of being a few weeks late since I registered the PSN code to the wrong account and couldn’t access it on my Vita, and taking longer for me to finish due to my depression being at its worse around that time. Thinking back, I ma y have been a bit harsher on this game than I should have, and my depression may have worsened it. Granted I stand by most of what I said in the review, it’s just the score that would be a little higher. This is why I don’t do scores on my own site.

http://archive.is/l1tFY

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Standard Review: The Counting Kingdom (Steam/Ios)

Yes I’ve been putting a lot of re-posts here lately. This is another one from Oprainfall, and was the first game I received a review code for that I reviewed. Unfortunately, I received a code for Depths of Fear: Knossos but was unable to run it on my computer. If I ever get a better computer, I will at least put out a review here as I feel I owe them that since they gave me the code.

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Standard Review: Broken Hearted: A 9/11 Story (PC)

This is another Oprainfall review, and probably of one of the most obscure games I reviewed. I would highly recommend this visual novel if you like sad stories.

http://archive.is/ycVgQ

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Detailed Review: Phantasy Star (Master System/Genesis/Saturn/PS2/Wii/360/PS3/Switch)

This is an Oprainfall link, and an old review of mine for that site. Back in 2014 in fact.

http://archive.is/WuRA9

I should note that I incorrectly stated that Hoshi Wo Miru Hito was the first JRPG with a future setting, as there were obscure PC RPGs that had them before it. So Hoshi Wo Miru Hito doesn’t even have that going for it.

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