The Conveni DS – Sexist? Or realistic? Either way it’s boring

The Conveni DS is a convenience store simulator developed by Hamster and published by Nippon Ichi Software. Like most Nippon Ichi Software games it is a disappointment through and through, though I did derive some fleeting enjoyment right at the beginning before I realized just how bad it was. The problem is that, as the […]

Infinite Loop: Kojou ga Miseta Yume – Fun, but could have been better

Story: Kojou ga Miseta Yume = “The Dream the Old Castle Showed Me.” This visual novel from Nippon Ichi Software tells the tale of a prince who dies right before his crowning ceremony and finds himself cursed (or blessed) to relive the next few days over and over again as a ghost. By silently haunting […]

Antiphona no Seikahime – Sugar and spice but not very nice

I didn’t like Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, so what made me think I’d enjoy its sequel? Answer: nothing. Which is why I didn’t bother giving it more than 2 hours and 30 minutes of my time. I have a poor track record when it comes to enjoying Nippon Ichi Software games anyway, so I find […]

Aoi Sora no Neosphere (1) – Too much talking!

I like item crafting games, the more full-bodied, the better. RPGs with crafting are a dime a dozen, but Gust pretty much has the market cornered on “Here, make items for 40 hours” games. I love Gust and all, but it’s nice to see takes on the genre (if you can call it that) from […]