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Lethe by yuni-verse

(This is a dated and archived review. The creator’s website is no longer accessible nor is the game available for download.)

Title: Lethe
Genre: Dark fantasy ADV
Capturable characters: 3+α
Endings: 9
Stills: 32 (doesn’t include variations and the ones that aren’t in CG mode)
Gameplay time: Roughly 3 hours
Form of distribution: Freeware
Game engine: LiveMaker

This is the third work that I have played from this creator and like her previous works I’ve played, this is a dark/serious story.

Before giving you the summary of the story, here’s something from the game to ponder about.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Why can’t I be happy?

Because there are people who want to snatch it away

Why can’t I be happy?

Because there are people who want to destroy it

“I only wanted to be by your side”
-Longing to see you once more-

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Story
On your way to school, “you” met with an accident and woke up to a splendidly decorated room that you’ve never seen before.
A butler and a maidservant appeared before you and says,

-You are a magician-

Feeling nothing but confusion, you couldn’t bring yourself to believe it.
In this world, the person that “you” resemble is a magician. It seems like it’s up to you to be aware of your current situation.

As you find your way back to your own world, there is the past and the truth that will never change.

Thoughts
This was a really interesting and refreshing game for me! It unfolded in many ways unlike most games I’ve encountered, it wasn’t long to get into the story and the art is lovely too.
The overall feel for this game was really nice and gorgeous. I was stuck at getting myself to ED3 and stopped but a lovely user posted the walkthrough so I’m saved \^o^/

I’m glad to actually finish the remaining ends because I’m stuck at the happy end with Edwardo, I liked the end but I want to know the entire story /w\
Some of the CGs are not that polished, perhaps because parts of it were from some time before? :3
I’m very happy to see how the creator finished tying up parts of the story, giving it a solid feel, fleshing out the characters, explaining and revealing the characters’ background at the same time. It’s a great game and I look forward to their new work.

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How to Fool A Liar King on Indiegogo

roseVerTe’s upcoming otome visual novel crowdfunding campaign is now live on Indiegogo!

How to Fool A Liar King is the sequel to How To Take Off Your Mask but is also a standalone story. It stars a catgirl protagonist named Regina, who suddenly finds herself in Eroolia. She then met Juli and his companions when she decided to join them to the country of Laarz, a country of cat people. Will Regina be able to return home? Is there a particular reason why she’s here in Eroolia?

It’ll be fully-voiced in Japanese and available in Japanese, English as well as German.There are a variety of tiers/perks for backers from wallpapers, Indiegogo-exclusive artbook behind the character design, background artworks of the

There are a variety of tiers/perks for backers from wallpapers, Indiegogo-exclusive artbook behind the character design, background artworks of the Eroolia series, the game itself at a special price, DLCs and also the chance to be credited in the game as a patron!

The game has also been successfully Greenlit on Steam! Two character promotional videos featuring Regina and Juli respectively can be found below.

roseVerTe is about $2100 away from their goal so let’s help them get funded!

How to Fool a Liar King Indiegogo

Don’t they sound amazing? I can’t wait for the release (≧∇≦)

So remember to support their crowdfunding campaign!

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Kokorogawari on Steam Greenlight

Kokorogawari (meaning (a) change of heart in Japanese) is Team Precatio’s first game about romance and human drama. It’s currently on Steam Greenlight and needs help being greenlit!

The game features Asami Kobayashi, in present-day Japan who is a 4th-year university student, raised by a single mother. Asami has a cynical view on love and marriage and currently interns at Edo Publishing. Would her views ever change?

Kokorogawari had a very successful Kickstarter and still accepts pre-orders (demo available) at itch.io for regular and deluxe editions!

While it’s full-priced at 25 USD and 35 USD for respective editions, they are still offering pre-order discounts at itch.io!

The game can run on Windows, Mac as well as Linux. There is a 2-chapter demo available on all three platforms. Samples of their soundtrack can be heard on SoundCloud.

Don’t forget to upvote them on Steam Greenlight!

Steam Greenlight
itch.io (demos, pre-orders)
Official blog
SoundCloud
Twitter

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Crimson_Roots by COCOON

When I woke up, I found myself sleeping in a room that I have not seen before.
I wonder why I am here.
–No, I don’t even know who I am.

My eyes met a young man sitting by my bedside.
He tells me that he is a childhood friend of mine.
I can’t decide the truth of his words but to grasp the situation I am in, I chose to believe when they told me,

“You are a magician.”

They told me about Regetonne, a place of research as well as an institution that encourages the study of magic.
And that I am trained to be the next leader of Regetonne.
They also told me I am the reincarnation of a great magician…

– Original text (C) Hachiiro Inko / Translation is my own.

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