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Detailed Review: Nekopara Vol.1 (PC/Switch/PS4) (NSFW)

Nekopara is certainly interesting. Despite me generally being a fan of a lot of ecchi titles, Nekopara was the first full blown eroge I have played. For those unaware, eroge is the official term for hentai game. Eroge are not always strictly pornographic though. An eroge, quite simply, is any game that features an uncensored sex scene. However, most of these games will still try to focus on having a storyline or decent gameplay mechanics in addition to erotic content (although Nekopara is a visual novel so gameplay may not really be the right word for it). As such, eroge are not intended solely as masturbation fuel, even if it may be an element of it. The term for something that IS intended solely for pornographic purposes is Nukige. So it should be noted that Nekopara’s storyline can still be enjoyable without its sexual content.

Disclaimer: Some versions of Nekopara Vol.1 are pornographic, and should not be played by anyone under 18 or their countries legal age. Additionally, some images in this review may be considered NSFW.

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Steam Greenlight Landfill: Darconika: The Cube of Soul

I must admit that I have a fair bit of interest in the indie visual novel scene. I often have a difficult time getting into the larger visual novels made by more professional teams for a variety of reasons. These reasons are oftentimes due to their length and the fact that they tend to be paced very slowly. Indie visual novels, on the other hand, are usually about the same length of a movie so they are easier to digest, and are more likely to get straight to the point.

Also there is the fact that you are more likely to see raw creator expression that is not hampered by corporate interests, although the same could be said of most indie products. Unfortunately, Sturgeon’s law greatly applies to a lot of these visual novels. For every brilliant gem like My Name Is Addiction, you have about twelve mediocre, poorly written and drawn visual novels that are just not interesting. Darconika: The Cube of Soul fits into the latter category.

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Detailed Review: Rosenkreuzstilette (Steam)

This is the last review of mine written for Brash Games so every new review from here on out will be written and edited for this site, unless I get hired by a site with actual pay.

Rosenkreuzstilette Review

Also since the person who edited the review for Brash forgot to include a picture of the glitched screen (even though I left a note specifically asking them to include it and the fact that they left a line referring to “the screenshot below” in the published version), I will include it here.

Rosenkreuzstilette | glitched screen

Yes, that’s an actual in game screenshot. “[erka:es],” “Active Gaming”, whoever was in charge of the Steam port, please test Freudenstachel more thoroughly for Steam. I am greatly looking forward to it, but I also don’t want to have the same complaints when I inevitably review it.

Update: The screenshot has now been edited into the review.

 

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