Game Guest Review: Nights of Azure 2 – by NotATsun

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Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon is the sequel of Nights of Azure. You can read the review I wrote on the original here.

If you haven’t played the first one, then I highly recommend starting there for two reasons. The main reason is that the first one is a piece of art, through gameplay, battle system, graphics, and especially the story. It will forever stay as one of my favorite games of all time. Sadly, it by far exceeds the sequel in every aspect. The second reason is that there are some characters and references from the first game that will make your experience in the second game more enjoyable, however the truth is you won’t miss out on any of the story if you don’t. I will try not to make this review solely a comparison with the first game, so I’ll only say one more time that I highly recommend the first game because it is so much better… play it!

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Visual Novel Review: Heart of the Woods

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Spoiler Warning!


Title: Heart of the Woods
Developer: Studio Élan
Publisher: Sekai Project / Studio Élan / Denpasoft
Length: About 8 Hours
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Yuri

Traveling to a remote village in the woods, Maddie and Tara have low expectations. The two run a popular online show focusing on the supernatural, but thus far it’s been nothing but smoke and mirrors. When they receive an invitation to the antiquated village of Eysenfeld, they’re expecting more of the same. But it soon becomes apparent that the locals are hiding a secret. Maddie sees unnatural beasts in the forest that she’s sure are products of her imagination. Lights in the woods flicker and sparkle but disappear if she gets too close.

In time she learns that the lights come from a girl named Abigail. Well, the ghost of a girl. She was sacrificed hundreds of years ago by the villagers to appease the god of the forest. Maddie devotes her time in Eysenfeld to getting to know Abigail, and eventually promises to break the curse that binds her to the woods.


What a visual novel! I know, this is a weird way to start out a review, but what can I say? I was not prepared for what this one had to offer.

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Guest Game Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth – by NotATsun

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Hyperdimension Neptunia is a very famous Japanese video game series of role-playing games. The entire series consists of fifteen games that started back in 2010 and are still in development today! The manga adaptation was created in 2010 as well and the anime adaptation was created in 2013. 

I had no idea what I was getting into when I started. I just happened to find the two games during a PlayStation sale. I have only played Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 and 3 (the remakes of the originals from 2010) and it was a wonderful surprise! These two particular games are dungeon crawling, turn based, roleplaying games. They are easily some of the most well-made, creative, fun, and engaging games I have ever played – not to mention- a HUGE YURI surprise! The graphics are solid, the storyline is interesting (although too much text for me sometimes), the voice acting is superb, and the gameplay is a heck of a lot of fun. The enemies are a ton of fun to battle, they range from large and spectacular, small and cute, to just plain funny and extremely weird looking. I can promise you that you have never seen silly enemies like these!

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Yuri Bingo – The Yuri Drinking Game

yuri bingo layout KopieThere are admittedly quite a few of these games around, but what would YuriReviews be without its own, right?

So we decided to put together some tropes we think happen quite a lot in yuri anime, as well as in yuri manga and make a yuri bingo game.

You can now either play this game as a game of bingo, or let’s make things a little more interesting and add “an alcoholic twist” to it~

Hence, you can play this game as a drinking game.

The rules are simple:

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Yuri News Update: August 2017

Since we’re still in the middle of yet another year packed with yuri visual novels, it would be a crime to go without some fresh news for longer than a few weeks. So here we have some pretty damn awesome info for you. Let’s start right away with my personal favorite~

sono hanabiraOkay, guys, hold on to your seats because what’s gonna hit you now is the best news ever! So MangaGamer yet again listened to our demands and will translate another Sono Hanabira title for us! Though, that is definitely not the best part of it, since it’s not just going to be any of the numerous SonoHana installments. No, it’s gonna be my personal favorite of all of them, A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael. This one is the first all-star title, featuring the first five couples the game series had to offer, as well as introducing one of my favorites, Miya and Risa.

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