117 Posts for Features Category

Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (10-1)
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Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (10-1)

Habibis, we are here (and if you’ve gotten all of the ‘Habibi’ references, Jazaka Allahu Khairan). Ten years of reading hundreds of Visual Novels codified into 40 recommendations so far. We’ve covered a lot of subgenres, characters and preferences. And while I talk about the games mentioned so far a fair deal, I can confidently […]

Written by JP3 - June 26, 2021

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Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (50-30)
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Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (50-30)

Over the years, more than a few have asked me for recommendations for visual novels. Usually, I just point to whatever game I was happy playing with at the time and said list tends to build up when you have been giving those recommendations since 2011. For our Ten Year Anniversary, I have done my […]

Written by JP3 - June 11, 2021

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A Quick Look At: College Kings
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A Quick Look At: College Kings

For months now, I’ve noted some mild progress when it comes to ‘adult visual novels. Even though the goal of the games remains the same (porn), some developers are trying to make interesting games around their core conceit. It has led to a few projects now that I’d argue are decent for what they are. […]

Written by JP3 - February 28, 2021
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What Went Wrong (For Me) With Sierra Ops, Episode 1
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What Went Wrong (For Me) With Sierra Ops, Episode 1

Sierra Ops was a title with a long development history: originally getting its legs under it as a concept in 2012, achieving a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2014 before a troubled production history put it through the wringer for six years. I’m not here to comment on its development history, although I will applaud Innomen […]

Written by JP3 - January 28, 2021
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What Went Right (For Me) With Suzerain
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What Went Right (For Me) With Suzerain

NOPE! We’re not done yet! Suzerain from Torpor Games is fantastic. It is a fantastic drama, solid alternative history and a great character study of people in power. Oh, and there is the fact that understands how government and politics works. That’s a plus because it allows for a solid narrative mechanic throughout the game, […]

Written by JP3 - January 27, 2021
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Calcutta Club: The Ten Year Exercise
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Calcutta Club: The Ten Year Exercise

Jon Huber (AKA Brodie Lee, FKA Luke Harper) December 16, 1979 – December 26, 2020 Cigar of the Day: Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 It’s Wednesday. You know what that means. I swear if I ever do another convention, I’m bringing sticks with me to do a live Calcutta Club. If nothing else, everyone who […]

Written by JP3 - December 30, 2020
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What Went Wrong (For Me) With Necrobarista
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What Went Wrong (For Me) With Necrobarista

It goes without saying that this feature will contain spoilers for Route59’s Necrobarista. If you’re interested in playing the game yourself spoiler-free, this is your first and only warning to click out. If you want my overall thoughts on the game, I gave it a 4 out of 10 (Below Average) in the December 14th […]

Written by JP3 - December 15, 2020
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Calcutta Club: Please Remain Calm
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Calcutta Club: Please Remain Calm

Welcome to a new corner for my musings and observations. The¬†Calcutta Club¬†is the latest platform for me to speak my mind, only this time while enjoying my favorite vice: cigars. The name for the feature comes from the room where the writers of the 24 television series tossed ideas around and developed the script for […]

Written by JP3 - November 3, 2020
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