Visual novels are all about choice. Your choices determine where the story goes and how it ends; there are all sorts of possible outcomes based on what you pick. Now imagine if there were an RPG that took this idea up to eleven, and that's kind of what you get with Always Sometimes Monsters. Your protagonist is a down-on-their-luck author who's lost the love of their life and is close to getting kicked out of their apartment. Upon finding out that their ex is getting married
I don't only play visual novels, after all; I also really enjoy free games in general! This one is a horror RPG made in RPG Maker, originally created by kouri in Japanese and translated to English by vgperson, who translates quite a few RPG Maker games (some more of which will probably be reviewed at some point).
Ib is about the titular girl, a girl whose parents probably should have hired someone else to give her a name. On her ninth birthday, she and her parents visit an
At A-Kon 26 this year, I had the chance to meet the fine folks of sakevisual at their table. It was quite a fangirl moment for me, although I did my best not to gush too much. (We chatted a bit about Backstage Pass and how it got pushed back by the studio in favor of some little indie b-film for some Dragon Ball franchise.) And while I pray that Backstage Pass goes down a bit in price on the Steam Summer Sale, I thought I'd pay some tribute to the first sakevisual game that I
In some sort of honor of those like me who can't afford to spend too much on the Steam Summer Sale, have a review of a free visual novel instead. This is another NaNoReNo game, meaning it was done in a month, although it is still being updated a bit. Once again, I have to commend developers who undertake this; I know I certainly couldn't.
Fairly Dangerous follows a group of five fairies who are tempted by the world outside their Great Tree and skeptical of their elders' cla