Archive for the 'Visual Novels' Category

The Filler Before The Storm II

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Even if you’re blind and suck at Japanese, taking a whole year to finish a visual novel generally means it’s terrible. Muv-Luv Unlimited was no exception. Muv-Luv Unlimited picked up where Muv-Luv Extra left off—and went little farther. Our main character is transported to an alternate universe where his lines are suddenly voiced, making you […]

The Filler Before The Storm

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

My latest foray into learning Japanese has been reading the Muv-Luv Visual Novel series. This was the confluence of five independent factors: My reading speed sucks. I wanted a fun and convenient platform for practicing reading. Looking up words in a dictionary sucks. My first reading project in Japan was reading the Higurashi no Naku […]

Umineko: Final Thoughts

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Still better art than the VN Best Chapters Chapter 3: A survivor?! A real Beatrice?! Capping the number of suspects?! Mo√©trice?! Sheer number of bombs being dropped in a non-solution arc make this the best chapter. Chapter 7 Tea Party: An actual solution?! Beatrice x Battler scene from the Magic Ending: Ryukishi07 can really write […]

Umineko (anime) > Umineko (VN)

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Remember how everyone was always bitching about the Umineko VN being SO much better than the anime? (Yeah, I know you could replace “Umineko” with any VN adaptation and hear the same bullshit.) I watched the anime. Then I read the VN. Then I rewatched the anime. Here’s the red truth: 1. The Anime was […]

And Then There Were None > Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

And Then There Were None by¬†Agatha Christie is the best-selling novel of the best-selling novelist of all time. (For those of you who whine about female writers facing discrimination, please choke on Agatha Christie’s enormous strap-on.) More importantly, ATTWN is the classic mystery novel that inspired Umineko no Naku Koro ni. ATTWN is the mystery […]

Fate/stay night Death List

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Fate: 1. Quit the Holy Grail War Given my extensive Choose You Own Adventure experience, I didn’t expect to ever die, so I impulsively picked the game’s most obvious wrong answer just to experience one of those BAD ENDs I’ve heard so much about. Dying turned out to be pretty cool, so I intentionally did […]