Following up my previous post from yesterday, or rather last night/early EARLY morning, I’m adding two more visual novels to the list of planned reviews. And here they are…
So recently, Steam started their Summer Sale, and so I went and purchased a few visual novels that I’ve had in my wishlist for quite some time. I will doing reviews on them all after I finish each one, so let’s talk about them for a bit.
Harmonia is Key’s 12th and most recent visual novel and was made to celebrate Key’s 15th anniversary. Very much like another one of Key’s famous works, Planetarian, Harmonia is a kinetic novel; a type of visual novel that offers no choices and thus no alternative endings, a single and set ending. Harmonia is unique among Key titles in terms of release, as it was first released in English before Japanese. It was released on September 23, 2016 in English and the Japanese release has yet to be announced.
Read the full review here: Link
Since I haven’t seen any available on the web, I’ve made my own. These are the selections I’ve chosen to get the true ending to complete Refrain. I didn’t experiment with other choices, so I’m not certain if some of the other choices in the beginning will change anything or not.
Since this isn’t the review for the entire game, I’ll only do a brief introduction of the information to it:
Rewrite is Key’s 9th and currently most recent visual novel. It was released on June 24, 2011 and a fan disc that is an extension to the game, Rewrite: Harvest festa!, was released on July 27, 2012.
For the longest time, I’ve been dying to play Rewrite. After some serious searching, failing, giving up, re-motivation, rinse-and-repeat-another-10-times, finding, failing again, giving up again, retrying again, and finally acquiring accomplishment, did I get the English Rewrite game at last! Courtesy of Amaterasu Translations. It was certainly well worth all that effort…
and 7.5GB on my laptop… ;w;
Little Busters! is an anime adapted from one of Key’s popular visual novels of the same name. While most Key anime is adapted by Kyoto Animation, they had their hands full with another anime (or so from what I’ve heard) and thus J.C. Staff wanted to try their hands at Key magic. The anime is directed by Yamakawa Yoshiki, produced by J.C. Staff and is 26 episodes in length. Little Busters! started broadcast in Japan on October 6, 2012 and ended on April 6, 2013. It has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks.