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VN of the Month January 1993 - Mamono Hunter Youko: Tooki Yobigoe

June 21, 2017

There are no masterpieces this month, but I rate Mamono Hunter Youko: Tooki Yobigoe above others and thus it's VN of the January.

VN of the Year 1992 - Phobos

June 20, 2017

Year 1992 was much to my liking with few eroge and a great number of elaborate plots. 

VN of the Month December 1992 - Koroshi no Dress 3

June 20, 2017

Doukyuusei and Koroshi no Dress 3 are the masterpieces of December 1992, but I just can't rate a good story game lower than a very good, but still nanpa game. Koroshi no Dress 3 is the VN of December 1992.

VN of the Month November 1992 - Dracula Hakushaku

June 15, 2017
Dracula Hakushaku is the only masterpiece game of November 1992.

VN of the Month October 1992 - Ginga Ojou-sama Densetsu Yuna

June 15, 2017

Ginga Ojou-sama Densetsu Yuna is the only masterpiece game of October 1992.

VN of the Month September 1992 - My Eyes!

June 12, 2017

My Eyes! is the only masterpiece game of September 1992.

VN of the Month August 1992 - Kiss

June 11, 2017
Kiss is the only masterpiece game of August 1992.

VN of the Month July 1992 - Phobos

June 08, 2017

July 1992 has some fierce competition. I consider all of Armist , Phobos , Shinjuku Monogatari and Can Can Bunny Premiere as masterpieces. But since I rate serious SF stories above the others,  Phobos is VN of July 1992.

VN of the Month June 1992 - De-Ja 2

June 03, 2017
De-Ja 2 is the only masterpiece game of June 1992.

De-Ja 2 / デ・ジャ2

June 02, 2017
Foreword: I liked De-Ja a lot so sequel was a natural choice.

Title: De-Ja 2

Original Title: デ・ジャ2

Developer: Elf

Release Date: 1992-06-25

Summary: After events of De-Ja you're the winner in life. You have fame, respect, money and the love of pretty Gachako. What else to wish for? New adventures and unveiling new mysteries, of course. You get intrigued by the story of "crystal skulls" and one mad archaeologist knows exactly how to find them...

VN of the Month May 1992 - Kurutta Kajitsu

May 31, 2017
Kurutta Kajitsu is the only masterpiece of May 1991.

VN of the Month April 1992 - The 4th Unit - Wyatt

May 31, 2017
The 4th Unit - Wyatt is the only masterpiece game of April 1992.


VN of the Month March 1992 - Sotsugyou Shashin / Miki

May 27, 2017

Sotsugyou Shashin / Miki is the VN of March 1992.

VN of the Month February 1992 - Joker II

May 26, 2017
Joker II is the only masterpiece game of February 1992.

VN of the Month January 1992 - Himitsu no Hanazono

May 26, 2017
Himitsu no Hanazono is the most curious game of January 1991.


VN of the Year 1991 - ELLE

May 23, 2017

Year 1991 was the first with monthly issues and for that reason the hardest. Let's first try to determine its prominent features for VNs:
- Number of adult games increased greately to some 100 titles overall
- PC-98 era arrives with mouse support and the older systems finally lose support
- RPG percentage remains high at some 20% while ADV grows significantly to  some 50%
- New sub-genres appear - point-and-click, quiz, board game.
- Some games start to use action icons instead of command selection thanks to mouse use.
- It's the last year without any government regulation. After November 1991 shoplifting incident regulations being created.


VN of the Month December 1991 - Gidyy

May 22, 2017
Gidyy is the only masterpiece of December 1991.

VN of the Month November 1991 - Psychic Detective Series Vol. 5: Nightmare

May 22, 2017

Psychic Detective Series Vol. 5: Nightmare is the only masterpiece of November 1991.

VN of the Month October 1991 - Rance III - Leazas Kanraku

May 20, 2017
Rance III - Leazas Kanraku  finally gets solid mechanics and is worthy to be called VN of October 1991.

VN of the Month September 1991 - Cosmic Psycho

May 19, 2017

Cosmic Psycho is the only masterpiece of September 1991.

VN of the Month August 1991 - Kimi Dake ni Ai o...

May 18, 2017

Kimi Dake ni Ai o... is a very curious game and is worth being VN of August 1991.

VN of the Month July 1991 - Nike

May 15, 2017

Nike is the VN of July 1991. I also value Cybernetic Hi-School Part 4 ~Ape Hunter J~ high, but in the end it's just a bakage with quiz mixes.


VN of the Month June 1991 - ELLE

May 12, 2017

ELLE is my favorite in June 1991.

ELLE / エル

May 11, 2017
Foreword: I just had to try Elf adventure title. Now I joined the army of Hiruda scenario fans.
Title: ELLE
Original Title: エル
Developer: Elf
Release Date: 1991-06-23

Summary: Postnuclear world last survivors dome city. "Black Widow" organization is trying to obstruct plans for human survival while anti-terror organization along with lady sniper Elle oppose them.

VN of the Month May 1991 - Ginsei Senshin Guynarock

May 10, 2017
Ginsei Senshin Guynarock is the VN of May 1991 by default - it's the closest thing to a visual novel this month.

VN of the Month April 1991 - Psychic Detective Series Vol. 4: Orgel

May 07, 2017

I put Psychic Detective Series Vol. 4: Orgel above other games in April 1991 even though there are also such masterpieces as CAL II  and Nostalgia 1907.

VN of the Month March 1991 - Jesus II

May 06, 2017
Jesus II is the only masterpiece of March 1991.

VN of the Month February 1991 - Akagawa Jirou no Yuurei Ressha

May 04, 2017
Akagawa Jirou no Yuurei Ressha is VN of the February 1991 by default - Prontis is too much of a half-baked game.

VN of the Month January 1991 - Dragon Eyes

May 04, 2017
There are no masterpieces in January and Dragon Eyes becomes the winner by default since it's the closest thing to a normal visual novel.

VN of the Year 1990 - De-Ja

May 02, 2017
My masterpieces list:
1. Can Can Bunny Superior
2. De-Ja
3. Illumina!
4. Misty Blue
5. Sekai de Ichiban Kimi ga Suki!
6. Slope 
7. Suijaku Sakusen 2 Moeyo Dragon
8. The 4th Unit - Merry Go Round
9. Toushin Toshi
10. Yami no Ketsuzoku
11. Urotsukidouji
12. Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You

1990 is the year of RPG. Their number and diversity put interactive adventures VNs to shame. 1990 is a revolutionary year in many aspects. First doujin works, first nsfw covers, first explicit sex scenes, first lgbt game, first strategy and SIM VN mixes.
The big three candidates for the VN of the year are De-Ja, Toushin Toshi and Misty Blue, but De-Ja exploration and humorous nature is much to my liking and thus De-Ja is the VN of the year 1990.
 
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