[Review] Tales of Phantasia – Cross Edition

JP title: テイルズオブファンタジア クロスエディション
Opening

Here it is: the grand ancestor of all Tales games. The one JRPG that started it all. Well, more specifically, this is the PSP remake of Phantasia that comes bundled with Narikiri Dungeon X. At its core, it’s more or less the same game, though it does feature some enhancements and additional content, including a brand new character. (no, not Suzu)

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[Review] Kuroinu Gaiden: Elf Mura no Kanraku – Chijoku to Kairaku no Utage

https://vndb.org/v19857
JP title: [黒獣外伝]エルフ村の姦落 ~恥辱と快楽の宴~

NTR and busty elves.

Yes, I know you’ve literally just stepped through the door and we haven’t even introduced ourselves, but I’m a guy who likes to get to the point. So allow me to reiterate…

NTR and busty elves. That’s what’s on the menu today.

And if you’re reading this review, you’re likely interested in those two things. Well, you’re in luck, because Elf Mura no Kanraku has you covered, with equal portions of pointy ears and loose morals squeezed carefully into one wholesome cup of eggnog that may not even be eggnog at all…

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[Review] Jingai Makyou

https://vndb.org/v400
JP title: 塵骸魔京
OP: 孤高之魂魄

I think it’s safe to say that Jingai Makyou is one of Nitroplus’ lesser known, or at least less often talked about, visual novels. I mean, there’s the fact that it doesn’t have an English translation, but even putting that aside, it’s not really the first game you’ll think about when you hear the word Nitroplus. And probably not the second or third, either. Most people will mention their Muramasas and their Sayas and maybe even their Demonbanes, but this one rarely ever seems to get much recognition other than a quick “oh yeah, that VN is a thing that exists I guess, now let’s get back to discussing why Saya taking it up the ass is central to the plot”. Anyway, Jingai’s apparent lack of presence in the general VN consciousness was actually one of the main reasons that pushed me to finally read it. That, and the artwork. And the soundtrack. And Ignis. Yeah.

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[Review] Kansen – Clipping Chronicle

https://vndb.org/v18650
JP title: 姦染 Clipping Chronicle

Hello. How are you? It’s me, your friend Gare, here to announce that spring has kinda-sorta arrived! And that means… well, a lot of things, actually. But it also means that love is once again in the air. And by love, I mean a highly contagious sex virus that turns you into a sex zombie.

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[Review] Fate/Extra CCC

https://vndb.org/v12369

Man, people weren’t joking when they said CCC was way better than Extra. Like, I’m trying to think of the best way to illustrate how true that statement is. Okay, so basically… this isn’t “just” an alternate version or a sort-of-sequel. It’s more like… the real story of Fate/Extra. No, I mean, seriously. If you were to ask me, I’d say the entirety of the original Extra exists for the sole purpose of serving as a prologue to CCC, which then goes on to use it as a stepping stone in order to tell the story Nasu truly wanted to tell. At least that’s the impression I got, considering how utterly unremarkable vanilla Extra feels in retrospect now that I’ve finished CCC.

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[Review] Fate/Extra

https://vndb.org/v7602

Somewhere on planet Earth, in a fictional apartment shared by two fictional roommates…

“Man, it’s getting late. Think I’m gonna hit the sack. …Oh, what’re you playing?”
“Fate/Extra.”
“You mean like Fate/stay night? Dude, I loved Fate/stay night! So is that girl Saber? Whoa, wait a sec, why is she wearing red all of a sudden…?”
“She’s not that Saber. It’s a different Heroic Spirit. Look, I’ll explain. She’s actually–”
“What do you mean she’s not that Saber? Then why does she look almost exactly li–“

…Neither of them slept that night.

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