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NaNoRenO 2015 Review

It’s been way too long since I’ve had a major love affair with a quality visual novel, so to whet my appetite while I wait for the next major release, I decided to have a few flings from the array available from this year’s NaNoRenO. My plan is to just sample a few from this appetizing buffet of games, instead of gorging myself on everything that’s available, and here are my thoughts on the first two little morsels that caught my eye.

*****

Speed Dating on the Citadel

Speed Dating on the Citadel

SPEED DATING on the CITADEL??!?!?!?!? Ermahgerd! Sputter! I am nearly incoherent with joy at the prospect!

(Time passes)

Wait.

What?

It’s over already? I played through that in less than 15 minutes. I mean, I read quickly but that was *short.* Continue reading NaNoRenO 2015 Review

Let’s Get It On: Seduce Me Style

Previously: Gettin’ On Pigeon Style, Gettin’ It On Detective Style

If you’re a sweet, innocent young(ish) thing like me, finding out that there is a male counterpart to succubi—the incubi—will make your friggin’ week. And then when you find out there’s a free game wherein you can romance one of said hot, sex-demon dudes—now that made my freakin’ MONTH.

I like to give everybody fun nicknames.
I like to give everybody fun nicknames.

Seduce Me Otome Game is a visual novel/dating sim available as a free download for all three operating systems. It’s probably a 15 or so hour game, depending on how fast you read and how many routes you want to finish. It was funded through Kickstarter and has some great things going for it: decent art, good voice acting, and nine romantic options. It’s open-minded about same-sex relationships, and was created with the belief that consent is key to healthy romantic encounters. Continue reading Let’s Get It On: Seduce Me Style

Let’s Get It On: Romance Detective Style

Hello again, folks! Jen here, your intrepid little visual novel reporter. Today we’re taking a look at Romance Detective, a short little visual novel created by NomnomNami for NaNoRenMo 2014. Let me emphasize short—I think it took me under two hours to play the whole thing—but it’s also free. (I don’t know about you, but I love free stuff. Free’s the magic word.) You can download it from her site and play it on Mac, Windows, or Linux.

Romance Detective is a story everyone can relate to: everybody’s just lookin’ for love. It follows a few days in the life of Officer Chrys, aka Romance Cop, after she’s dropped into an initially unwanted partnership with the game’s eponymous Romance Detective.

Romance Detective has a penchant for the dramatic.
Romance Detective has a penchant for the dramatic.

Continue reading Let’s Get It On: Romance Detective Style