Category Archives: NaNoRenO

{Otome Review} When I Rule The World~chronoluminaire

Selena is convinced that The Agency, an organization with spies, has picked her to rule the world one day. This leads her to ignore those around her and hyper-fixate newspapers for messages from The Agency.

General Information:

  • Where to get: Creator’s website
  • Cost: Free
  • Love Interests: Two (male)
  • Endings: 4
  • First play through time: About 20 minutes
  • Time to get all endings: About 40 minutes

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{VN Review} Dante’s Wrath~mangokiwi.com

Gen is a thief who feels like he has stolen everything, and Dante is a boy who has a llama friend named Ringo who can talk. Dante finds a special sword, and Gen wants to steal it.

General Information:

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{Bishoujo Review} The Garden Society: Kykuit~Rio

Arthur is a transfer student who joins The Garden Club. Apparently the club is somewhat exclusive, and the group is visiting Kykuit. While there, he comes out of his shell a bit and makes friends, and maybe even finds mildly implied eventually romance.

General Information:

  • Where to get: Ren’Ai Archive
  • Cost: Free
  • Love Interests: Three (female)
  • Endings: At least 6
  • First play through time: About 20 minutes
  • Time to get all endings: About 30 minutes assuming I got all the endings

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{VN Review} Reconstruction 01~Allugic

Hundreds of years in the future, humans live on other planets because Earth became uninhabitable due to pollution. A plan to help Earth heal, called Reconstruction 01, has been put in place so Earth can start to recuperate. James is a black market dealer who flies down to Earth against the law in order to sell Earth artifacts. He heads to an oil rig that his black market contact says has some form of energy/life on it.

That was a big description for a 20ish minute game XD.

General Information:

  • Where to get: Ren’Ai Archive
  • Cost: Free
  • Endings: 2 (and a generic game over)
  • First play through time: About 15 minutes
  • Time to get all endings: about 20-25 minutes

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{Bishoujo Review} Amatire~Gloranor

Ranger Torvan is out on patrol and a girl named Amatire comes to him hoping he can teach her how to become a ranger.

General Information:

  • Where to get: Ren’Ai Archive
  • Cost: Free
  • Love Interests: One (female)
  • Endings: 5
  • First play through time: About 4 minutes
  • Time to get all endings: About 13 minutes

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NaNoRenO Self-Challenge Because I’m Insane

I decided that in order to help me get motivation to function and actually do things, I thought a goal or challenge might help. So I present to myself the NaNoRenO challenge. I’m going to go back all the way to the first NaNoRenO in 2005 and slowly work my way up to the present, playing most/all of the games each year. I intend to go relatively in order, but I might skip around a bit based on length and such.

Goals

  1. Force motivation to do things to counter my clinical depression
  2. Get through some backlog (though this is also drastically increasing my backlog, so)
  3. Increase amount of blog content
  4. Live-tweet about it. I want more Twitter interaction and follower interaction in general, so I thought live-tweeting while I’m playing might help, and it just sounds fun
  5. Attempt to play one a day, but accept that probably won’t happen

Rules

  1. Actually do it

Stipulations

AKA, stipulations I am adding on for my own well-being

  1. Skip most demos. I don’t like playing demos really. If it’s a game I want to play, why play a demo for it? Just get the full version lol. And some of these older NaNoRenO games are so old, the demos mean they just aren’t going to get done. No sense getting invested in part of a story with no hope of finishing
  2. I maintain the right to skip over games with content I don’t like. I don’t plan on doing this often, but if something is insane to me, I’m not going to play it. I might skip very NSFW games as well
  3. Free games take priority cause your girl is poor

*The image is the 2018 NaNoRenO logo that I removed the words from then actively tried to make it look like it was edited in 2005 in paint.

{Otome/Bishoujo Review} Dear Devere~Katy133

Dear Devere is an epistolary visual novel, meaning that it’s a story told through letters. Here, Angela writes a letter to herself as a way of venting, and she hides it in a rock outside of town so nobody will find it. Instead, the mysterious Devere finds it, and they start a loving correspondence.

This is an otome game, at least in that it’s GxB, though the narrator isn’t always the girl. The game download page doesn’t make it clear there’s any otome elements or romance, but there is. So I guess it’s otome/bishoujo?

Full disclosure: I was asked by the creator if I’d play the game and review it, though I’ve had a link to Katy133’s games in my sidebar a while, so I was going to play the game anyway XD. But yes, being asked to review it didn’t sway my opinion and I wasn’t compensated or anything.

General Information:

  • Where to get: itch.io
  • Cost: Free
  • Love Interests: One (male), one (female), but they get together without the reader’s interaction, so it’s confusing lol
  • Endings: 2
  • First play through time: About 30 minutes. This is with me listening to about…70%? of the spoken dialogue. Namely Devere’s parts LOL.
  • Time to get all endings: About 32 minutes (so maybe around 45 listening to all dialogue)

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{Otome Review} Summer Paradise~Ran + Summer Paradise Redux~Godline

Original title screen
Redux title screen

Summer Paradise and Redux follow Casey, a girl coming back to her home town on vacation after having been gone for years. There, she has to try to find a date for a party going on. Could one of her childhood friends be her date? Or could someone else?

Summer Paradise was created by Ran, a visual novel writer and creator. The game features free assets. Later, for NaNoRenO 2017, the visual novel group Godline picked the game up and made an updated remake of the game called Summer Paradise Redux. They consulted with Ran and added bonus scenes, CG’s and a CG gallery, and sprites made for the game.

General Information:

  • Where to get original: Itch.io page
  • Where to get redux: Itch.io page
  • Cost: Free
  • Love Interests: Four (male)
  • Endings: 11 (one is broken in both versions of the game though)
  • First play through time: Roughly an hour
  • Time to get all endings in either version: About two and a half hours

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{VN Review} My Magical Divorce Bureau!!~GB Patch Games


My Magical Divorce Bureau!! follows a nameless divorce paper…filler…outer? In this world, all marriages are valid, so people kidnap others and force them into marriage so much, a new department was created to solve it, the “Magical Divorce Bureau.”

General Information:

  • Where to get: itch.io page
  • Cost: The game is free
  • First play through time: It depends on the combinations you get and how easily you understand the logic
  • Time to get all endings: About an hour, but it depends on your luck with randomly generated routes

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{Otome Review} A Troll’s Fairy Tale~S.K.Y. Art and Designs

A Troll’s Fairy Tale follows Acacia, a very abrasive troll, as she kinda-sorta tries to find love.

General Information:

  • Where to get: lemmasoft page
  • Cost: Free
  • Love Interests: Two (male)
  • Endings: Three
  • First play through time: I can’t remember
  • Time to get all endings: I…I really can’t remember |D

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