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Detroit Become Human PS4 Review

Detroit Become Human is Quantic Dream's best game yet. From the stunning visuals, excellent voice acting and music score, emotional and engaging story, and gameplay that puts the player in full control of the lives and deaths of their characters, Detroit Become Human is one of the best games available on the PS4. Details: Title: Detroit Become Human Developer: Quantic Dream Platform: Playstation 4 Exclusive Genre: Visual Novel / Interactive Fiction / Interactive Movie Where to Buy: Amazon Geeky: 5/5 - The topic of androids is one that is fascinating to me. I think many other geeks are also fascinated by the thought of robotic humans and what would happen if those robots became self aware. From films such as Robot Cop to Bicentenial Man, or the science fiction works of

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The Best Upcoming & New Release 2018 PC Games for Girls

Back in the 90s I barely played PC Games, because so few existed that appealed to my tastes. There were exceptions of course, Torment, Fallout 1 and 2, Baulder's Gate, Icewind Dale, King's Quest (and other Sierra titles), Ever 17 (and anything else by Hirameki International), Petz, Black and White, Creatures, Graduation 95, and a handful of other gems that weren't available on my consoles. But largely, console gaming was the highlight of my childhood. That's where all the anime games or JRPGs or story rich games were, especially in the 16 and 32 bit eras, which still remain my favorite gaming period of all time. Genesis, Sega CD, SNES, Saturn, PS1, PS2, and Dreamcast, the majority of my favorite games, still to this day, lived on one of those great consoles. But nowadays, I barely pl...

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Atlus Confirms that Catherine Full Body Remix for PS4 and Vita Is Getting an English Release

Atlus has confirmed that their cult classic and fan favorite, Catherine will get a new makeover in 2018 - along with an English release in North America and Europe. Catherine is a visual novel and puzzle game with gorgeous breath taking cel-shaded 3D artwork sprinkled in with some equally gorgeous 2D anime cutscenes. I reviewed the original release of Catherine here. And as of this write up, the original Catherine is currently the highest rated game on my site. Catherine is not my favorite game of all time, but it does almost EVERY-thing right! It's hard to find any flaws at all which makes it continuously at the top of my list for the Top 10 Best Games for Girls. It has some of the best graphics and character designs I've ever seen, and that includes even standing up also against ne

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Curious Expedition – Indie PC Game Review

Title: Curious Expedition Genre: Adventure Game, Rogue Like Developer: Maschinen-Mensch Platform: PC, playable over Steam and also right in your web browser, stand-alone DRM free client coming soon Release Date: May 19th, 2015 Retail Price: $14.99 Where to Buy: Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/358130/The_Curious_Expedition/ or Direct from the official website at http://curious-expedition.com/ Overall: 58 / 80 73% C "Good Game for Girls" Overview: 8/10 Curious Expedition is a rogue-like adventure game with retro style pixel graphics. It puts you in the role of one of several famous explorers from history and lets you compete for fame and fortune. If you become the most famous explorer, you win, and are honored with a large statue in your likeness. That

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Third-person Action RPG *Anima: Gate of Memories* due June 3 on Steam (Windows/Linux), PS4 & Xbox One, North American PS4 launch to take place June 7

The folks at Badland Games just emailed me their press release for their upcoming title: Anima: Gate of Memories which is based on a series of books. It is being developed by a small team and heavily involving the author of the novels. This looks to be a really fun, story-rich RPG with multiple endings, choice-based dialogue system, beautiful graphics, and fun combat system. I'm seeing if I can get a key so I can share some more details and possibly stream or upload some videos for you guys - but until then, enjoy the press release and official trailer below! Third-person action RPG *Anima: Gate of Memories* due June 3 on Steam (Windows/Linux), PS4 & Xbox One, N. American PS4 launch to take place June 7 https://youtu.be/nimAxpPBoVY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Action

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Sonicomi Communication English Preorders Begin. Game Release Date Scheduled for Summer 2016

Sonicomi English Preorder is now live on JLIST. Up til now, the game has only been available in Asian regions. This new English release is the original Sonicomi Game from 2011 for the PC; however, JLIST has licensed the visuals from the much improved 2014 PS3 version. Preorder Sonicomi Communication - and use Coupon Code: MOE-22Y-E8BNV5 to get 5% off! Gameplay puts you in the role of a professional cameraman as you photograph a "Gravure Idol" (which loosely translates to Magazine Model), the busty, pink haired, Sonico. You get scores and combos for taking better photos. Outside of the photography element, you interact with the model in visual novel fashion. The game features a ton of customization with well over 100 items to dressup in. The replay value is also very high, because depen

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The Letter, a New Horror Visual Novel Kickstarter Campaign Half Way to Funding With 5 Days Left

The Letter Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yangyangmobile/the-letter-2?ref=project_tweet I got an email today about a kickstarter campaign for a new horror visual novel inspired by Japanese horror films such as Ringu and the Grudge. It's currently half way to funding with only 5 days left. It features 6 playable characters, fully animated sprites, and quick time events similar to telltales gaming mechanics. There's a playable demo also on the kickstarter page. There's a number of trailers and visuals for this game, and it looks great. So if you like anime, visual novels, or horror, please consider donating to this project so that we can all play the finished game when it comes out. There are numerous bonuses for those who back the project on kickstart...

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School Days Visual Novel PC Game Review

I was asked by a reader that I met on crunchyroll's forums today if I would please review the School Days visual novel, from which the popular yandere anime is based. I actually picked this game up a few months ago in Groupee's Visual Novel 2 Bundle sale. And I'm glad I did. Now before we go on, this is an adult game, or hentai game as they call it. I won't be putting any adult screenshots or going into too much detail about these scenes. There is a lot of REAL story elements and it's more than just all about sex, but you should know that there is still a fair amount of Hentai in this game. With that out of the way, the single coolest thing is that unlike visual novels that you click and read, Playing School Days is more like watching an anime. You only have precious few seconds to m...

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Sometimes Always Monsters Preview Sequel to Always Sometimes Monsters

While trying to promote my recent review of Always Sometimes Monsters over here I came across exciting news on destructoid that a direct sequel is in the works titled Sometimes Always Monsters. As a little aside, that title drives me crazy. I always forget if the first game is titled Sometimes Always Monsters or Always Sometimes Monsters. The only way I can keep it straight now is by reminding myself that A is the "first" letter in the alphabet "Always" and S is the first letter of "Second" or "Sequel". Anyways, it aims to preserve the continuity of the first game and be a "direct" sequel. You can import your saved data from Always Sometimes Monsters and your decisions, ending, etc all carry over to the new game. The main gist of the story appears to follow the "good end" of the first ga

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Catherine PS3 Xbox 360 Visual Novel RPG Review

Screenshots: Title: Catherine Genre: Action-RPG with Platformer and Visual Novel Elements Publisher: Atlus Release Date: July 2011 Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360 Where to Buy: Amazon: 360 Click here; and for PS4 Click here There is a special Love is Over edition that included a pillow case, men's boxers, a pizza box, tshirt, and some other goodies. I have this version and took some pictures when I got it a few years ago at release. There's also special box art for the 360 version, but I don't have that, it is however, available, as well as the Love is Over edition, via the Amazon links above. The standard edition of the game costs about $12. And for PS3 you can also get the digital version. The limited edition will cost about $95. Geeky:  Sweetie: Concept 10/10: The...

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Review Shira Oka 2nd Chances Indie Visual Novel

Update: It's been a few weeks without an update to my blog. I've been very busy with work, including traveling out of state for work and I haven't had time lately to write any new reviews. But I'm back. Today I'm reviewing Shira Oka 2nd Chances. I played this game last year and really enjoyed it. Let's take a look at it together below! // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> Title: Shira Oka 2nd Chances Publisher: Okashi Studios Genre: Visual Novel with Dating Sim and Stat Raising Elements Platform: PC Where to Buy: http://www.okashistudios.com/ Geeky:  Sweetie:  Overall: 62/80 78% C+ “Good Game For Girls” Story: 10/10 Note: One really cool thing about this game is all the stuff it teaches you about Japan;

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Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side (Franchise) Review

Note this series was never released outside of Japan, however, it has been fan translated by some great people in the otome community. Check out the patch releases below. // < ![CDATA[ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ]]> Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1 (Nintendo DS) Patch from https://sites.google.com/site/tokimemogs1/home Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2 (Nintendo DS) Patch from https://gokusaishiki.wordpress.com/ Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3 (Sony PSP) Patch from https://sites.google.com/site/otomeundercover/otome-projects/tmgs3-psp#TOC-Patch-Download Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3 (Nintendo DS) Patch coming soon at https://gokusaishiki.wordpress.com/ For help patching your copy of the game please contact the patch providers above; they have written ver

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Life is Strange Review

Title: Life is Strange Genre: Point and Click Adventure Game (With some Visual Novel Elements) Publisher: DontNod Entertainment & Squaresoft/Square-Enix Release Date: Life is Strange is an Episodic Game, where your decisions made in each episode carry over to the next, the first episode was released in January of 2015. There are a total of 5 episodes, and we are still waiting (at time of this review) for episode 5 to be released. Geeky Factor:  Sweetie Factor:  Overall: 65/90 72% C- "Good Game for Girls" Concept: 10/10 Life is strange is a Point-and-Click adventure game with a heavy focus on story telling. It also includes branching plots and decision trees similar to those found in visual novels. The story is set in the 90s, and follows a young woman attending an art college wh

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