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

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

Celestian Tales: Old North Review

Celestian Tales: Old North takes place in a heavily theocratic society in an old-fashioned land, where law breakers are met with swift persecution. Six individuals from different backgrounds all yearn to become knights for different reasons, like helping the poor or proving their worth in the eyes of another.

While going through their squire training, they must face the ever present threat of the World Enders, an invading barbaric tribe from the north that seek to wipe out the human populace. Separate in their endeavors, a key event unites them to face this lurking malevolence. Continue reading