Monday, October 17, 2016

Illusion reaches out to English fans with Steam trial of VR Kanojo

Rapelay developer Illusion boldly promotes its upcoming virtual reality sex simulator VR Kanojo with a Steam Greenlight for the non-adult trial version.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sekai Project fails to secure nearly finished Baldr Sky fan TL

Seiha reveals that negotiations with Sekai Project for their nearly complete Baldr Sky fan translation have floundered due to gross communication failures.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sekai Project launches Kickstarter preorder store for Chrono Clock

Sekai Project has boldly launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund merchandise for upcoming title Chrono Clock. I discuss my initial reaction.

Monday, August 29, 2016

LewdGamer's Interview with Nutaku: Highlights and Analysis

LewdGamer's interview with Nutaku was at times oblique and opaque. I cut through the smoke and mirrors with highlights and critical analysis.

[Feature image from Usabilla]

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Why I didn't buy If My Heart Had Wings

MoeNovel censored If My Heart Had Wings to circumvent the porn stigma in Western culture. I cut through the hyperbole and explain the opposition stance.

[This is an update of my original article on Fuwanovel. Some reference links were removed because the sites are no longer online.]

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Nutaku caught abusing DMCA takedowns to censor evidence of censorship

Nutaku has a long history of undisclosed censorship, but this is surprisingly little known among eroge fans. DMCA abuses suggest a deliberate cover-up.

Disclosure: One of my image galleries was affected by these DMCA takedowns. I have an active affiliate marketing relationship with Nutaku (and Nutaku knows this) and thus I have an incentive NOT to report this.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

[In-Depth Review] Seinarukana + Info Hub

Seinarukana is an ambitious visual novel / SRPG hybrid that should appeal to fans of anime-style JRPGs like Ar tonelico and Agarest War.

PSP version OP, English subtitled by me

Product page (18+)
Official website
Official trailer
Gameplay video
Similar games

Publisher: JAST USA
Voice: All major characters fully-voiced except protagonist
Genre: Strategy RPG, visual novel
Tags: fantasy, comedy, harem protagonist

Mission SS rank requirements
Game manual
Hard mode clear data (LV55 characters, Narukana route and Eternal difficulty unlocked)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lost in translation: How errors slip into professional VN releases

Translation errors in English releases often go undetected. Join me as I investigate how such errors arise and how they affect the experience.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

[In-Depth Review] Sakura Dungeon

Winged Cloud's girls-love focused dungeon crawler Sakura Dungeon packs in solid gameplay, decent characterization, and ample ero into a 20+ hr experience.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Perspective: Nutaku and the difficulties of marketing adult games

Nutaku comments on the difficulties of marketing and distributing adult games. But is their upcoming adult gaming store the silver bullet they say it is?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

[Review] 3D Action H-RPG Sangoku Musou -Empress of Tragedy-

Sangoku Musou -Empress of Tragedy-, now available in English, is an ambitious erotic action-RPG with pretty 3D visuals.  But does the rest of the game match up?

Product page (includes the unsubtitled 18+ version of the trailer)
Japanese title: 三国夢想 王元姫無惨
Developer: Red Dragonfly
Language: English, Japanese, Chinese
Voice: Title heroine is fully-voiced in Japanese
Genre: Action-RPG
Tags: 3D, sex sim, defeat rape, single heroine

Monday, February 29, 2016

Ask sanahtlig: Answers to Common Issues and Concerns in the VN community

I address frequently encountered issues in the visual novel community, with a focus on pragmatic solutions rather than long-winded explanations.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rock-paper-scissors eroge Strip Battle Days 2 to release in April

Overflow returns from the grave with Strip Battle Days 2, a rock-paper-scissors eroge with interactive touching scenes and fully-animated H-scenes.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Censored English Hentai Games List

An ongoing project to document eroge with various types of censorship in an easily browsable and sortable spreadsheet

(Google Form) Eroge with a censored official English release, a comprehensive list

Feature image courtesy of Censored Gaming on Twitter

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Introducing Disqus for Commenting

I'm trialing a widely-used commenting system known as Disqus. Disqus allows you to manage comments across multiple websites, much as forum users can track responses across multiple threads on a forum. It even notifies you when you're browsing comments on one site that you have replies on another site.

I think it's pretty neat. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I'm hoping that implementing a commenting system like this will encourage actual discussion rather than just one-off comments when people have a problem.

To comment without registering:

Click in the comment text box > click on "Name" under OR SIGN UP WITH DISQUS > checkmark I'd rather post as guest > fill in a Name and e-mail address.
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To comment without registering using Disqus:

Click in the comment text box > click on "Name" under OR SIGN UP WITH DISQUS > checkmark I'd rather post as guest > fill in a Name and e-mail address.

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