Five Visual Novels You Must Play, Even If You Don't Like Anime

When you think of the term "visual novel," you probably think of dating simulators stuffed full of anime tropes and hentai scenes. I am here to convince you that this is wrong. » 8/20/14 6:00pm 8/20/14 6:00pm

Sakura Spirit, As Told By Steam Reviews

Maybe you haven't heard of lewd visual novel Sakura Spirit, which is currently available on Steam. That's OK, because Sakura Spirit's Steam reviews are here to help. » 7/14/14 6:00pm 7/14/14 6:00pm

Mean Girls Would Make For An Action-Packed Visual Novel

When the fine folks at 8-bit Cinema remade a movie as an 8 or 16-bit game, they never really left side scroller or adventure game territory—until now. Here's Mean Girls, the now ten-year-old Lindsay Lohan movie which keeps reminding us of how old we are, as a Japanese visual novel. » 6/12/14 9:40am 6/12/14 9:40am

Visual Novel Ripped Off By Adult Game

To Heart is a landmark in Japanese adult PC gaming. Released in 1997, the game is a visual novel and showed how adult themes could be woven into a moving story. It influenced a generation of visual novels. » 6/03/10 5:00am 6/03/10 5:00am