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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.
Just a light month of fandiscs and other low-priced games, along with way too many nukige. Palette Qualia’s Otome＊Domain welcomes you to the ojou-sama world as a trap, except all the ojou-samas are pretty useless. Enjoy a heartwarming moment in calme’s KARAKARA or raise your own slime girl in SofthouseChara’s Slime Musume no Sodatekata.
It must suck to be a childhood friend. Either you go missing like in Lass’s Liber_7: Eigou no Owari o Matsu Kimi e or you get murdered like in MOONSTONE’s Sakuranomori†Dreamers. Fortunately, you can escape reality by jumping into the virtual worlds of Heart’s Natsuiro Kokoro Log or mirai’s Hanahime＊Absolute!. Last but not least, Lump of Sugar’s Tayutama2 -you’re the only one- lets you reacquaint yourself with the Tayutai. Maybe you’ll pick up one as a bride!?
Great month in terms of amount of games to write about. Terrible month in terms of games worth playing. Though on the bright side months like these do help us make some progress on backlogs, which is always a nice feeling. It is nice to see some companies trying to spice up the childhood friend type heroines though, now I can’t wait till they start following the trend with those little sisters.
The new D.C. is here! CIRCUS starts down a new (similar) path with D.S. -Dal Segno-, while the staff from Himawari returns for FrontWing’s all-ages title ISLAND. MadoSoft’s love comedy Wagamama High Spec also comes out this month in case the anime piqued your interest. My interest is completely in Tinkle Position’s Onii-chan, Kiss no Junbi wa Mada Desu ka?! My body is 100% ready!
A fairly busy month with lots to choose from and yet only a few worth choosing at all.
It’s a busy month with many hyped games coming out, highlighted by Lose’s RailRoad-love Maitetsu. The game version of Minato Soft’s Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya o Mezasu comes out this month, while ensemble’s protagonist once again finds himself in a skirt in Otome ga Irodoru Koi no Essence. Astronauts Sirius’s Dungeon of Regalias ~Haitoku no Miyako Ishgalia~ should appeal to RPG fans, while SILKY’s PLUS WASABI seeks to match the quality of their previous work with the suspenseful and mysterious Akeiro Kaikikan.
Lots of releases, sure. Some looked forward to? That’s nothing new. Are they any good? Eh, this month? Probably not. There may be some games with unique elements and others with laid back traditional safe zone appeal but they all swing, miss, and hit themselves in the face with the bat in one way or another. I hope that one day the companies which make eroge realize gimmicks don’t make a game better, they often make it worse. Hoping for idiots to not notice and buy inferior products with little effort put into them does not make for a good business model.