Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (50-30)
44. Acting Lessons (DrPinkCake)
Despite my promise to myself to stay far away from adult titles in visual novels, time proved to be the great equalizer. More developers started making better works and, as a result, I found myself pulled further in. Acting Lessons is the capping point for this massive heel-face turn as it is a game that nails the prime time, soap opera world it wants to live in while finding a way to humanize most of its expansive cast. While, yes, sex does play an important role in the story, it is only as important as discovering something more tangible: connecting beyond just the moment. This leads to some solid melodrama and even a few legitimately funny moments that are more than worth the price of admission…and the uncanny valley you will dive into with the 3D models.