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Yousei (Sakevisual.com)

Kangai joined a group of psychic teenagers who are under the watchful eye of the government.  Now a murder has occurred at a college campus that he and his new friends will have to solve.

The story is a mystery and it delves deeper into a couple of the characters’ pasts.  One ending will even reveal the truth about said characters.  The story introduces new characters and one character from the first game returns.  When you unlock the epilogue, you find out that the story’s not quite over yet.  I’m not sure what they’ll do with the next game but I have seen Winter Wolves and Sakevisual talk about a Jisei in Fairbrook game on twitter.  I’m not sure if they’ll go through with it and I don’t think it’s going to be the next game.

The game play is the same as the last two.  You pick a response for Kangai and then you travel through the area asking questions.  You can review your cell phone for hints or review the information you’ve gathered on your notepad.  You also have the option of giving Kangai glasses, which doesn’t really affect the plot.  Getting certain endings will unlock other such extras and pictures for your gallery.  It will also allow you to view the epilogue.

This game is fun and intriguing.  I give it 9 out of 10; I choked up a bit on some parts.

Re: Alistair++ (Sakevisual.com)

Merui’s a huge video game fanatic, especially when it comes to Rivenwell Online.  Unfortunately, a real jerk named Alistair stole a rare item from her.

In order to get it back she has to discover who he is in a month and she only has three suspects.

As I said earlier, there are three people Merui suspects, Travis, Shiro and Derek.  Travis is the geeky loner.  Shiro is the shy classmate.  Derek is the confident jock.  Merui responds to each one differently and they have a different side they keep hidden from everyone else.

During the game, you have to raise your stats to the specific liking of each person.

You also have to spend time with them and give the correct responses.

During lunch, you can choose who you want to hang out with.  You do the same after school.  The difference is that you have to do different things in your after school hours.  You have to spend time with Travis at the schoolwork program if you want to earn money.  You also have to go to the mall and spend time with Derek because there are some things you have to buy if you want to win the heart of a specific person.  Some routes require you to spend time with Shiro so you can work on your project.

When you get home, you can choose to raise your network reputation, social reputation, or intelligence.  You can also check your email.

This game is relatable and fun.  I give it 7 out of 10, a unique take on a dating sim.

Kansei (Sakevisual.com)

Requested by kristi78968.

After accepting a job, our unknown teenager has to solve another murder case.  With the help of his new allies, he’ll have to catch the killer.  He’s just not so sure if his allies can be trusted.

This game continues where the last one left off.  The protagonist who takes the alias Kangai thinks about life with his sister.  What I like about this scene is that instead of saying that it’s unusual for a teenage girl not to be interested in makeup and boys they call it what it is, a stereotype.  Another thing about this game is that not only are new characters introduced, the old characters return.

Detective Gurski acts as a mentor to Kangai and is suspicious of Aki.

It’s a refreshing change from the typical stupid cop who’s only there to make the protagonist look good.  Aki seems cheerful and outgoing yet isn’t entirely trustworthy.  Those are just two of the characters that make up the game.  If I described every one of them, I might as well be writing a book.  Though I will say one thing, this game has many female characters but so far, it looks like none of them are love interests.  As sfdebris once pointed out, when the creator adds women to the story, that’s often their role.

Unlike the last game, this one has three separate endings, five if you count the bad ones.  During the game, you ask different characters questions, investigate different areas and build up each character’s trust level.  It’s kind of like Phoenix Wright in a way.  You can either find the mysterious item or find the killer.  After you’ve done both, you can access the true ending.  When that’s completed, you get to view the epilogue.  I’d hate to give away spoilers but the way the true ending and epilogue play out, it’s obvious that the series isn’t over yet.

The game is intriguing and addictive.  I give it 8 out of 10, can’t wait for the next one.

Jisei (Sakevisual.com)

Requested by kristi78968.

An unknown teenager stops at a coffee shop trying to deal with the burden of his abilities.  Unfortunately, a murder just took place and he’s the prime suspect.

The game is a murder mystery with a detective, three suspects and a mysterious voice inside the protagonist’s head.  No, the protagonist is not crazy it’s a telepathy thing.  The three suspects each have a distinct personality.  Chance is your stereotypical dumb blonde, Miss Bergstrom is a dedicated company employee and Kizaki is a shy college student.

Detective Gurski suspects the protagonist, but is willing to give him a chance to clear his name.  Even when you solve the mystery, you unlock an even bigger one that just gives you more questions.

Like you’re typical visual novel, you have to make choices as the story goes.  In this game, you’re questioning suspects, exploring different areas and reporting everything to Detective Gurski.

As the story progresses your character takes notes of everything he’s discovered.

The choices you make influence how much the characters trust the protagonist.

In the end, you answer questions based on the evidence you’ve gathered.  Answer them correctly and you’ll solve the mystery.

It’s fun, but feels more like a prologue.  I give this game 7 out of 10; the next one shows more promise.

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