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What should you expect from a new year of eroge? Perhaps more of the same, with popular artists Korie Riko and Chikotam lending their craft to Cabbage Soft’s Hoshikoi＊Tinkle and Parasol’s Kanojo to Ore no Lovely Day, respectively. There’s also NekoNekoSoft’s Lamune 2, a continuation of their series dating back to 2003. It may also be the year of the osananajimi, with two mid-priced titles where they are the sole heroines: Campus’s Fu’un to Kou’un to Koi Uranai no Tarot and Azarashi Soft’s Aikagi.
A new year. Though to be fair at the time of writing this, it is still December. So I guess with thoughts of the future I’ll say this much. Someone needs to tell the Japanese in general, though especially the eroge industry to change things up year to year. We get it, your copy paste abilities are truly unparalleled, please level up your other skills.
It has felt like there haven’t been as many games out lately, but 2016 is ending with a bang with enough for every day till Christmas. There’s detective stories like MiTi’s Hoshifuru Yoru no Farnese and Azurite’s Shinsou Noise ~Jushin Tantei no Jikenbo~. There’s ‘romance comedies’ like Sumikko Soft’s Akiyume Kukuru and Windmill’s Hatsukoi Sankaime. There’s death and trauma galore in Lass’s Liber_7: Eigou no Owari o Matsu Kimi e and MOONSTONE’s Honoguraki Toki no Hate Yori. Enjoy your holidays indoors!
A month of quantity over quality. I guess we were all bad children in 2016 and are getting coal in our stockings. With this being the last month of the year I can only reminisce and think that all in all it was a rather disappointing year. Ah well better luck next year guys.
A pretty short list of games, but it’s still much better than last month. Look beyond the beautiful exterior in SWEET&TEA’s Karenai Sekai to Owaru Hana. There’s even more lies in Studio Ryokucha’s Natsuiro Koi Uta and Campus’ Aki Uso -The only neat thing to do-. If you’re looking for some straight-up slapstick comedy, ASa Project’s Suki to Suki to de Sankaku Ren’ai should fit the bill.
Good month by modern standards. Sure all the best games are essentially pretty generic in concept, but compared to the majority of games these days I’ll not look a gift horse in the mouth. Point being nothing groundbreaking or special, but should be plenty of solid enjoyable eroge to play this month.
There’s a lot more games this month, but many are of arguably lower quality. The ones which stand out would be RASK’s Re:LieF ~Shin’Ai Naru Anata e~ and COSMIC CUTE’s Sora no Tsukurikata -under the same sky, over the rainbow-. There’s also the free light visual novels Tsukikage no Simulacre and Hi no Nai Tokoro ni Kemuri wa Tatanai, from Applique and Akatsuki Works, respectively.
What a painful month. The only thing more painful than a lot of boring titles is having to write about them as fast as humanly possible. Honestly I can’t think of anything I actually want to play this month, at best I may glance at a few out of sheer boredom. At least I can finish some of the games I’m in the middle of I suppose.
The highly anticipated Sen no Hatou, Tsukisome no Kouki from August highlights this short month, edging out the sequel many years in the making for Lump of Sugar’s Tayutama 2 -you’re the only one-. key has also released their latest kinetic novel Harmonia on Steam in English. Then of course, there’s more D.C. from CIRCUS: D.C.III With You.
Dull month of mostly bad games, but at least it’s slightly better than last month I guess. Thank god for a month we were so late on that the games already released, not like anyone was missing anything important.
Why is this summer so hot? Maybe it’s because people are getting fired up for GIGA’s BALDR HEART or mirai’s Hanahime＊Absolute!. For me, I’d rather cool down with a slow title like tone work’s’ Gin’iro, Haruka. There’s not too many titles to choose from this month, but that’s why they call it lazy summer days.
A month of downs, and… more downs. In fact we have a veritable syndrome of downs to deal with this August. Not only are there few games, the few games there are make me wish I was a Timenaut that could go back and abort these walking proofs as to why siblings do not work as heroines responsible for this month before they had the chance to kill my brain cells and waste my time. Also yes, it is too bloody hot here.
It’s the lowest number of releases I’ve seen in a month, but anytime there’s both YuzuSoft and SAGA PLANETS games, I’m a happy camper! Floral Flowlove and Senren＊Banka promise to be good reads, while Purple Software’s Amatsutsumi may also be a nice pick-up. All three seem to have a surprisingly strong story.
The timing for a slow month couldn’t be better with Micchi in MMO land. If there were not so few releases the games would probably have been out for a few weeks by the time this post went live! Good kids manage their addictions.