Idol Magical Girl Chiru Chiru Michiru Review

Idol Magical Girl Chiru Chiru Michiru serves as a spin-off to the Grisaia series, which are arguably among some of the best modern visual novels around. Taking a hard left turn from the school life that perpetuated in those games, here we find one of the main protagonists in a standalone experience.

While many of the important characters from Grisaia make an appearance, you won’t need to have played any of those titles to enjoy your time here. They take on completely different roles during the story (other than Sachi, who still acts as a maid to Michiru and is still a consistent source of silly one-liners). Continue reading

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Machina of the Planet Tree: Planet Ruler Review

While Sekai Project has made a real name for itself in localizing visual novels,Machina of the Planet Tree: Planet Ruler marks the first time the publisher has made a stab at the traditional RPG space.

Developed by Japanese indie studio Denneko Yuuki and built on the RPG Maker engine, Planet Ruler attempts to stand high above its peers, but only manages to fall flat on its face in the process. Continue reading