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Katawa Shoujo: Shizune’s Route Review: Relationship Issues and Bonds Between Friends

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With schoolwork and the like I haven’t been able to play as quickly as I would prefer but yesterday I finally completed Shizune Hakamichi’s route, leaving me with only Lilly’s.  As I had feared from what I heard about this route, Shizune’s route ended up being my least favorite yet.  Of course, that’s not to say that it’s a bad route, but I certainly enjoyed the others more. Continue reading

Katawa Shoujo: Hanako’s Route Review: The Scars of the Past

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My third route of Katawa Shoujo is complete, which sadly reminds me that I’m getting closer to reaching the end of this adventure.  Two more routes left to go and I hope that they’ll match up to the three I have played.  More importantly though, the latest route I’ve completed is that of Hanako Ikezawa, which was refreshing because she made very few appearances in my previous two routes. Continue reading

Katawa Shoujo: Emi’s Route Review: Shouldering Burdens and Running from Reality

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At long last I have finally returned to Katawa Shoujo, and yesterday I managed to complete the Emi Ibarazaki route.  I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Rin’s route, but it’s still fantastic and appeals in quite a different way. Continue reading

Katawa Shoujo: Rin’s Route Review: An Artist’s Dilemma and Self Acceptance

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So I just finished my first playthrough of Katawa Shoujo, which I have been looking forward to for a while.  Many people have told me that it’s a fantastic story and I certainly enjoyed my first route.  As it turns out, the first route I ended up with was Rin Tezuka’s. Continue reading

Narcissu Side 2nd Review: Setsumi’s Past and the Story of Himeko

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I finished Narcissu Side 2nd a few days ago, though I was too busy to post about it until just now.  Ultimately I enjoyed NS2 even more than the original Narcissu for a number of reasons. Continue reading

Narcissu Review: Terminal Illness and Choosing One’s Path

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So at last I’ve gotten the chance to get to some more visual novels, and Narcissu was the first one of those I decided to play.  I heard it was a short but enjoyable one, and I suppose that it was far from amazing but still worth it overall. Continue reading