Review: The Mysteries of Ranko Togawa: Murder on the Marine Express

Fresh off the high from the spectacular Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, I've been in the mood for more mystery. So the recent release of The Mysteries of Ranko Togawa: Murder on the Marine Express, a short murder mystery visual novel from 1564 Studio, caught my eye. The title brings to mind Agatha Christie's Murder on … Continue reading Review: The Mysteries of Ranko Togawa: Murder on the Marine Express

Review: Gloom and Doom – Welcome to the 90s

For me, Clerks is the quintessential 90s slacker movie. Dante gets called in to work the convenience store on his day off, and he and his buddy Randall do everything from yak about pop culture to screw with customers to play rooftop hockey. But underlying the references and quippy dialogue is Dante’s mantra: “I was … Continue reading Review: Gloom and Doom – Welcome to the 90s

Review: Aquadine – At the Water’s Edge

Since we recently talked about original English language visual novels (OELVNs), I thought it might be nice to take a deeper dive into Aquadine, an OELVN from developer SoftColors that I recently read. I mentioned I'm interested in OELVNs with a non-Japanese identity, and Aquadine impressed me not only with its stories and characters, but … Continue reading Review: Aquadine – At the Water’s Edge