I most recently finished 紅殻町博物誌 (Bengarachou Hakubutsushi), the second title released by Liar-soft‘s often misrepresented and even more unknown sister brand raiL-soft. This marked my first experience with both this maker and its flagship author, the enigmatic Mareni. He’s probably most widely known in the west for being the guy who wrote Albatross Koukairoku, and as the writer whose work has ended up at the top of many eroge difficulty charts of questionable veracity throughout the years thanks to his high vocabulary level and distinct style.
I started reading this by accident, truth be told. I needed a change of pace for the night while in the middle of the final entry in the Akatsuki no Goei trilogy, so I opened Bengarachou Hakubutsushi and there was simply no turning back. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen before in eroge, with lines exponentially longer than what I was used to and absolutely spellbinding text that made me feel like I was reading something beamed in from over a century ago. A shame for AkaGoei (forgive me Kaito), but seeing this one through turned out to be the right choice as it quickly became one of the best experiences I’ve had in the medium. Continue reading “紅殻町博物誌”
I finished 機械仕掛けのイヴ ～Dea Ex Machina～ a few months back and still haven’t quite recovered. To this day, I’m not sure what possessed me during those 8 days of 10+ hour reading sessions but it’s one of the coolest experiences I’ve come across in the eroge medium; I consider it a kind of landmark in my journey. I was recommended this game rather enthusiastically for some time prior to reading (thanks Moogy and Metarail) so I was decently excited for it right off the bat, but I did not expect to fall in love with it the way I did. I was hooked from the first scene, and with the exception of some technical issues on my end it never really let up. Continue reading “Kikaijikake no Eve – Thoughts”
I imagine many of you have questions. “What is Mushi no Me?” you might be wondering. “Is it a game I’d like?” you may be pondering. “What exactly is fear and trembling?” you could be puzzling over. Alas, I am here to only answer two of those three inquiries. I must refer you back to Kastel’s post for extensive rereading if you are of the puzzled disposition. But for those who are wondering or pondering, look no further. I have decided to take time out of my busy schedule (of doing absolutely nothing) in order to inform the masses of this relatively unknown little doujin game, in the hope that I can get one or two more people to give it a shot. So for the curious sort who can read Japanese, or the curious sort who can’t and are either bored and killing time or just like knowing about random untranslated games, I hope you enjoy.
Continue reading “A Massive Multitude of Monitors – Mushi no Me”