avid console player | fan of rpgs and visual novels | always open to suggestions
September 04, 2020 @ 10:56 pm
Highway Blossoms is the kinetic novel to end all kinetic novels. I have a hard time scrolling through endless text, but Highway Blossoms was engaging all the way to the end. I was able to play all of it in a two-hour sitting, fully focused on it and nothing else. The game comes with English audio (the game takes place in the United States, specifically the Southwest) that doesn't come off as awkward or out of place at all. The game has only about ten characters but each of them are brimming with life. I enjoyed the various allusions to Southwest life, as demonstrated by the story-relevant soundtrack filled with western tunes. The romance is absolutely adorable, I was really rooting for Amber and Marina to get together. The story flows very smoothly, allowing for their romance to slowly blossom over time. I enjoyed learning about each character's personal struggles...
Momoka is a RPG Maker game made for the 2018 Indie Jam. Moca (the developer of the game) has expressed an interest in making a longer, more in-depth version of Momoka, but as it is, I am very impressed with what they have managed to accomplish in about an hour of gameplay. First off, Momoka is along the lines of pixel horror RPG games like MISAO that rely on the sexual assault of teenage girls to work. I acknowledge this because I feel that your opinion of the game will vary on how you feel about this trope. I personally think it can feel like fetishism, but nonetheless I enjoyed the game, so I'll just keep this here as a warning. The game's sexual assault content is borderline comical in how absurd it is, but it works because of the dialogue. The teenage cast of this game are very relatable and...