Posts filed under ‘Monthly Releases’
There’s plenty of good reading this month! makura’s Sakura no Uta is still at the top of many people’s lists, but for me, it will be Us:track’s atmospheric romance tale Koi-Kakeru Shin-Ai Kanojo. Chuable’s Watashi ga Suki Nara “Suki” tte Itte! and Lump of Sugar’s Kodomo no Asobi also focus on the romance theme, albeit in different ways. Of course, it wouldn’t be a normal month without some magic, and Glacé’s Amanosora Retrospect fits the bill quite nicely.
Mostly bland month filled to the brim with generic titles. Can only hope to skim a layer of goodness off the top of this steaming pile of mediocrity. I won’t ask for much, just please put a teeny bit of effort into more than artwork.
It took 10 years, but makura’s Sakura no Uta is actually coming out. Those that can’t get enough of Sayori’s art can enjoy SMILE’s Boku to Koi Suru Ponkotsu Akuma.. Take initiative and find yourself a girlfriend in GIGA’s Ren’ai Phase. If you still have your Juukishi disc, you can get AkabeiSoft3’s knight maiden drama Seikishi Melty☆Lovers for free!
Another month filled with disappointment, mediocrity, and backlogs. Yet at the bottom of it all there is some hope for a few enjoyable games, at least more than usual that’s for sure. Most will at best be enjoyable time wasters which already makes it a pretty good month, but one or two may actually end up being good. Not that I expect it but hey you never know when a game may turn out to be a diamond in the rough.
Sayori and Korie Riko are busy this Comiket with their personal works Nekopara Vol.0 Minazuki Neko-tachi no Nichijou! and Hakoniwa no Gakuen. ALICESOFT’s Rance03 Leazas Kanraku gets a remake, while chara-ge PRIMAL×HEARTS2 gets a sequel from Marmalade. Karin fans can rejoice as it’s now her turn in BaseSon’s Shin Koihime†Eiyuutan 2 ~Otome Enran☆Sangokushi Engi [Gi]~.
Love it or hate it not a month with much substance. Pick up the one or two games that suit you then carry on with those overflowing backlogs.
What is paradise to you? For me, it’s a happy life with Shinku and Sora in FAVORITE’s fandisc Akai Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai. Perhaps a harem situation such as Chien’s Yakusoku☆Love Harem or surrounded by innocent angels in Shoujo Ramune? Just hope it isn’t a mirage, like in Liar-soft’s mystery-horror Fairytale Syndrome or Tigre’s Maboroshi no Dystopia. Of course, you can create your own in Kiss’s Custom Maid 3D2.
Paradise for me is where looking at Shoujo Ramune makes the creatures come out of the monitor and kill the person who sees them. Mostly a bland month though otherwise, I do have some hope for Dystopia but otherwise the games are all of lower quality.
It has been five years, but key’s Angel Beats! -1st beat- will be the first of six games in a series which will expand upon the events and setting of the anime. This month also shows that there’s plenty of ways to get a harem: dress up as a trap in MOONSTONE Honey’s Ojou-sama to Himitsu no Otome, have your mom set you up in ApRicoT’s Maple Colors HHH ~Class Zen’in Ore no Yome!~, or run a candy shop in Galette’s Lollipop Factory. I’ll have my eyes glued to the viewfinder for ALcot’s LOVEREC.. Oh camera spirit, show me what’s most precious in life!
A month where titles are only noteworthy due to the fame or infamy of their parent company or existing content and not their own merits. Lazy games that rely on a brand name are nothing new, but it is depressing to see so many in a month.
I love sappy love stories and SMEE’s PURE×CONNECT shouldn’t disappoint in this month of games where most protagonists are transferring into new schools. Imagination runs wild in Lump of Sugar’s Rensou Relation, Insync’s Mousou Complete! and PeasSoft’s Chuunibyou na Kanojo no Love Equation. For NekoNekoSoft fans, Sumire promises to reacquaint you with your favourite heroines from the past 15 years.
After a few surprisingly good months it is only fair that in exchange we get a bit of a slow month. Not much here but the standard sampling of eroge. While few may be horrifyingly bad, most are well below the normal standards. Here’s hoping that next month is more pleasant.
Did you know that it’s been almost 9 years since D.C.II came out? Well, CIRCUS is going back to its best title to provide a canon link between the second and third games, D.C.II Dearest Marriage. BaseSon’s Koihime series also makes a comeback with the first chapter of the retelling Shin Koihime†Eiyuutan. On the RPG front, there’s titles from the usual suspects: ALICESOFT’s Evenicle and Eushully’s Kami no Rhapsody. For something that doesn’t turn back the clock, Purple Software’s Chrono Clock promises to be a good read.
So, April fools joke this year is, that there is no April fools joke, ha, ha. Although compared to most months these days there are a few games that might be worth playing, which says a lot. Always nice to see companies like Circus and BaseSon give up on trying and just whore their characters out over and over.