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Princess Maker 5 Review

Title: Princess Maker 5 Platform: PC Release Date: May 2018 Developer: Gainax Publisher: CFK Genre: Raising Sim/ Life Sim / Dating Sim Geeky: 3/5 Sweetie: 5/5 Overall: 61/80 76% C "Good Game for Girls" Gameplay: 8/10 This is the last Princess Maker game in the series, aside from some online and mobile spin offs that were released later. As such, you can expect that the gameplay is much more advanced than previous Princess Maker games. Princess Maker 5 brings back the adventure system, previously seen in Princess Maker 2, allowing you to fight in simplistic rpg battles and search for treasure. It does not unlock until later in the game. It is also the first time that you can select a female character to be the parent - Although if you play as a female, you cannot

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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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Imagine: Figure Skater Nintendo DS Retro Videogame Review

With the 2018 Winter Olympics well under way, I've been thinking a lot about games and anime (such as Yuri on Ice which I reviewed here) that showcases the dedication that a skater must possess. I remembered fondly an NDS game from "a few" years ago that I played that allowed you to take on the life of a professional skater, competing in various events, training, dating, and dealing with drama. This game, as it turns out, was Imagine: Figure Skater for the Nintendo DS. The game first came out in 2008 (at least in North America), making it "retro" by my definition (I consider anything greater than 10 years old to be retro.)  I'm thinking about digging out my cartridge and playing it again this weekend. I've also been thinking about rewatching Yuri!! on Ice. First, you might look a

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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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Sekai Project Visual Novels Featured in New Humble Bundle

Sekai Project is one of many companies localizing Visual Novels into English. And for the next 2 weeks you can get 17 Sekai Project Visual Novels for $12. That's less than $1 a game. (or pay less and receive less games) And it supports charity too! Feel good and score some awesome Visual Novels with the new humble bundle. https://www.humblebundle.com/sekai-project-bundle Pay just $1 to receive: Fault Milestone 2 KaraKara NekoPara Vol 0 Ame no Marginal - Rain Marginal Beat the average (currently $10.16) to receive: All of the Above PLUS... NekoPara Vol 1 Idol Magical Girl Chiru Chiru Michiru Part 1 Marcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology Project, Plus Season PASS DLC Fault Milestone two side:above Sound of Drop -fall into poison Highway Blossoms (a Yuri game (girl x girl

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Stardew Valley Review

As mentioned in another post here, I spent much of this past weekend playing Stardew Valley on the PC. Stardew Valley is a game that harkens back memories of popular retro games such as Harvest Moon and Rune Factory. The game is fun and relaxing... however, like most games in this genre, the gameplay can get tedious and repetitive at times. Stardew Valley also suffers significant development delays and setbacks, which is not surprising considering the entire game, from the graphics, to music, to programming, was all made by just one person. It doesn't get anymore "indie" than that. Despite these few small flaws, the game is one of the highest rated Steam games of all time with nearly 50,000 Overwhelmingly Positives since its release in February 2016. If you're still wondering if Stardew Va

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Princess Maker 2 Refine – Now Available in English on Steam

I reviewed Princess Maker 2 awhile back, one of my all-time favorite games. You can check out my review of Princess Maker 2, here. In that review, you will see that I say the game was never released in English - because at time of my writing that review, that was true - although the game was fully translated and a leaked copy could be found online -- with age and technology, it became increasingly difficult for some people to get that old dos copy of the game to run on their newer machines... It seemed Princess Maker 2 was destined to just fall into obscurity - although many similar games (typically by English speaking fans) both indie and commercial have come out in recent years... Princess Maker 2 never saw the light of day.... Nor did any of the sequels.... Until this happened.

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Sonicomi Communication with Sonico English PC Game Review

Title: Sonicomi Communication with Sonico Genre: Visual Novel / Idol Simulation / Rhythm Game / Photography Simulation / Dating Sim / Raising Sim Platform: PC Developer: Nitro+ Publisher: JASTUSA Where to Buy: Jlist - use Coupon Code: MOE-22Y-E8BNV5 to get 5% off! Geeky: 4/5 - High quality anime style graphics. This version of Sonicomi is the original PC version; however, for the US release, they integrated the new improved graphics from the Playstation version which adds a lot more visual appeal to the game. Sonicomi comes to life with fully animated and expressive movements. Unlike other visual novels which show only static images, the graphics in Sonicomi definitely do impress. There are multiple game modes and tons of achievements to unlock as well. Like most visual nov

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Cat President – a More Purrfect Union – Visual Novel PC Game Review

I received this game for free in exchange for writing an honest review. I played through Frisky's route and received his Normal Ending. Title: Cat President Genre: Otome Visual Novel Platform: PC Developer: Oh a Rock! Studios Where to Buy: http://store.steampowered.com/app/474980 Geeky: 3/5 - On the fence with this score... Production values are fairly low and it shows, also not much "gameplay" as is the nature of visual novels. But it does earn a few points for geeky internet "meme-like" humor. Sweetie: 5/5 - High marks for being an otome game (a game with a female protagonist) and for having cute cats. Also has pretty good character development and surprisingly good writing. Concept: 8/10 Cat President is an otome game in which you get to help one of 6...

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Talos Principle Game Review

Title: Talos Principle Release Date: 2014 Genre: Puzzle Solving Developer: Croteam Publisher: Devolver Digital Platform: PC, Mac, or Linux, also available on PS4 and Android Where to Buy:   Geeky: 5/5  Sweetie: 4/5  Concept: 8/10 Many people have compared this game to Myst, but not me. In my opinion, this game is much closer to Portal than it will ever be to Myst. The nature of the puzzles, at least in the first many, many hours of the game bears a striking resemblance to the gameplay in Portal. It's also these early hours in which I feel the game begins to fall apart, because the puzzles become so much the "same" throughout the first several "worlds" that you explore. However, looking past the often tedious gameplay, this game has a truly amazing story, especially

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Humble Narrative Bundle Features Great Games For Girls with Emphasis on Story and Branching Plots

This week's humble bundle is a great one. I already had many of the games but I picked it up because Shadowrun Hong Kong looked interesting to me - and 80 Days was a game I was really excited about when it first came out for mobile devices, and I'm looking forward to playing it on the PC. I already gave away a copy of Broken Age on my blog here a few months back and gave it a full review, and I gifted the copy in this humble bundle to one of my online friends. I have a lot more duplicate keys, both from this bundle and others, so I may try hosting another give away in a few weeks. Read Only Memories is an excellent indie visual novel game which I already have, so I will probably try to rehome that game first. Maybe this weekend :) *hint: check back to this blog throughout June for steam ke

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Pixel x Pixel Games Announces Guardian of The Rose Action RPG With Branching Plot and Multiple Endings Based On Your Choices

If there's one thing that I love in a game, it's a branching plot and multiple endings, as you'll see from many of the games reviewed or news given here on this website. So I was really excited when Pixel x Pixel Games emailed me yesterday to promote their new Action-RPG. This game looks really great for retro game lovers. It was clearly made with a lot of love and fond memories of someone growing up in the 90s playing all of the classic games. I'll just include the message I received from Pixel x Pixel Games below because it pretty much highlights all of the features that I would want to highlight about this game. I've bolded the bits that I thought were the most exciting. Check out what Pixel x Pixel Games has to say about Guardian of the Rose below. Guardians of the Rose is a sto

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