Ramble Ral: AI: The Somnium Files

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Yet another Visual Novel from Uchikoshi on the completion list and I’m sure many people have questions about it.

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Game Spotlight – Shinsetsu Mahou Shoujo (新説魔法少女)

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Chiyoko and Haruka live the ordinary lives of schoolgirls, punctuated by strange dreams of fighting terrifying monsters while dressed in strange bodysuits.

One day, a strange talking cat creature appears before them, pleading for them to become “magical girls” in order to save the town they live in, as even the Japanese military will be unable to take on the challenges they are about to face. The girls initially ignore his pleas, only to realize that the monsters they’ve been fighting in their dreams have appeared in real life – now wreaking havoc within the vicnity of their school.

Left without a choice, they accept his offer, receiving a spinal injection and a transformation tool that grants them superhuman abilities and successfully fight off the monsters. Being told that this is but a sign of things to come and to search for more allies for the battles ahead, their lives are about to change from here on…

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Ramble Ral: Danganronpa 2

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I beat DangitRonpaul 2 recently (timely!!!) so let me see if I can make this short. Obviously there’s probably spoilers ahead.

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Ramble Ral: Stone Story RPG

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Stone Story RPG is a game that probably should have just removed the “RPG” part from its title.

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Night Slave – Fantranslation Released!

UPDATE: Unfortunately, recent developments have revealed that the NS translation is a machine translation (i.e Google Translate) rather than a proper one and has been taken down. This post will remain for posterity’s sake.

One of the most famous mecha eroge for the PC-98 now has a translation, courtesy of translator Roguelike.

While listed as partial, this only pertains to mostly less important elements such as CGs with baked in words and certain UI elements – the main bulk of the plot has been translated.

The translation can be found here.

I have written about this game here

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Game Spotlight – Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest

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In 2012, company Almost Human released Legend of Grimrock, triggering a slight resurgence of interest in party-based first person dungeon crawlers, but by the time Grimrock 2 hit the scenes, the fad died out and thus the company had to return to the drawing board. With the main devs splitting off into their own group named Ctrl Alt Ninja, a new project named “Druidstone” was started.

Originally pitched as an “procedurally generated, open-world game”, the final product ended up being none of those things. What remains is an interesting Tactics game with lite-RPG elements (with absolutely zero procedurally generated elements). Continue reading

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Game Spotlight: Berwick Saga

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“The Berwick Alliance, housed in the centre of the Kingdom of Veria, clashed with the Raze Empire at the country’s borders. Veria’s King Mordias IV fought against the imperial forces, but died heroically in battle. The Verian forces, defeated by the superior imperial soldiers, retreated to the Narvia region, along with their surviving Prince and Princess. Each passing day, the lands before Narvia fall to the Empire and a resistance force begins to grow at Narvia. Meanwhile, Reese, the young Lord of the poor Sinon region, heads to Narvia to assist the new King and the story begins.”

Berwick Saga is a tactical RPG released in 2005 for the Playstation 2.

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