It’s been 15 years. Was it worth it? (No.)
It’s 207X A.D., and Glitch City is a cyberpunk dystopia. A corrupt Big Brother watches through nanomachines in the very air people breathe. Basic necessities are prohibitively expensive, and the gap between the haves and have-nots only widens with each passing day. Just being outdoors invites the possibility of being mugged or murdered. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and VA-11 Hall-A is all about capturing that feeling.
First released mid 2010 in Japan by Overdrive, Deardrops received a western release from MangaGamer in the early part of 2012.
If My Heart Had Wings is a visual novel developed by Pulltop, first released in Japan May 2012. Moenovel released an all-ages English language version on June 16th, 2013.
A Profile is a visual novel developed by Akabei Soft. It was first released in Japan on 2005 before it received a second release a year later with improved art. It has no official western release, but it received a fan translation in the later part of 2011 from translation group Amaterasu Translations.
If My Heart Had Wings released recently. I bought it, but I am honestly not that excited for it. My primary reason for buying it was any credibility that might add to this blog.
Punk Rock leaves a certain image in my mind, one that I generally associate with loud music from the 90s. I went into this band story expecting punk music, band drama and maybe some odd sexual tensions or drug abuse to top things off. I was right on one count, there is plenty of band related drama.
Ever 17 is a visual novel developed by the now defunct KID or Kindle Imagine Develop as a stand-alone part of their Infinity series. The visual novel was first released in 2002 on Dreamcast and PS2. In 2003 it received a Japanese PC release before finally being released in English by the also now defunct Hirameki International in 2005. Needless to say official copies are nearly impossible to find at this point.
Join me as I dig into Kana Little Sister, one of the more famous English language visual novels on the market.
For my second post I’ve decided to mix things up by reading something a bit newer than last time: Princess Waltz.
Join me as I explore Visual Novels from the newest releases to the oldest things I can get my hands on. For my first post I have decided to start with one the oldest thing I could get my hands on: Runaway City, part of the Jast USA Memorial Collection.