Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (50-30)
49. Princess Battles (Nekomura Games)
While certain aspects of this game have definitely aged, Princess Battles remains one of the best hybrid concepts in visual novels: tying together the narrative structure with the beloved, if not stereotypical battle shounen tournament arc. It’s often ridiculous plot and larger-than-life, literally chewing the scenery characters are helped out with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master card system that will hook you into the larger game. My only regret is that we never got a sequel, or multiplayer.