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Apr/21/2015   By Joey245

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English Ver. BLUE PORT J - Summer Sky Prelude
FoxEye
$18.20 / 2,052 JPY | 380pt (Point 20%)
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Dive into the beautiful blue waters and explore the 3D island au naturale. Full 3D ADV game + HD illustrations + accessories
Doujin GameAdventureExecutable Filewith Voicewith Music3D artworkwith Trial VersionProtected
  • Release: Apr/18/2012
  • DL: 199
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Blue Port J: Summer Sky Prelude is the story of three girls, an island with a hidden treasure, and mystical insects with curious properties. I bought this game on January 9th, 2014, and fell in love with it as soon as I booted it up. (The game, that is.)

The game offers three different control methods: mouse and keyboard, keyboard only, or gamepad. The mouse and keyboard option is unvable for me. The keyboard only option is a little better, but relies on a control setup that felt awkward for me. The game plays beautifully with a gamepad, however, so that's what I'd recommend.

The levels are detailed and creative, with air pockets placed strategically and tools and skills obtained through the story to bypass obstacles. This game can be fiendishly difficult at times (such as one segment where you need to find your flashlight in the dark and navigate a tunnel maze with few air pockets and starting w/about half your air...drowned so many times), and the puzzles take some abstract thinking and studying to figure out. I even emailed FoxEye himself at one point asking how to solve the last puzzle! (It was incredibly obvious in hindsight. :P)

All in all, Blue Port J is an enjoyable, charming, and interesting little adventure. It all works quite well together, and even after beating the story (~6 hours for me) I spent a lot of time just swimming in the beautiful locales. Highly recommended.

Just make sure you sign up as soon as you buy it. I didn't, and a year after buying, my computer derped and I had to reformat. I need to buy it again.

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Pickup!Great Yuri VN!

Mar/12/2015   By Nin

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English Ver. Lonely Yuri (English Version)
Night-time Sheep
$9.58 / 1,080 JPY | 200pt (Point 20%)
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She gave her love, and tenderness. First with a kiss... Highly atmospheric romance yuri game.
Doujin GameDigital NovelExecutable FileDLsite Official Translationwith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Jul/10/2011
  • DL: 273
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Quite frankly, this is the best translated yuri visual novel out there.

Atmosphere

It's very atmospheric like the description says. Throughout most of the novel, there's a soothing, peaceful atmosphere that is very relaxing. However, at times, when it wants to, it excels at pulling your heart strings by being melancholy. The music does a great job of assisting the writing in creating the atmosphere, even if the number of tracks is sparse.

Art

The art is great and unique. Granted, there aren't a lot of CGs and only 2 character sprites, but they get the job done.

Character/Story

The characters and story are pretty good as well. It's short and takes place almost entirely in one room, but within that short time span and limited setting, the characters are fleshed out to the point that a reader could emphasize with them pretty well. While I would love it to be longer, it does not by any means feel incomplete.

Conclusion

Buy it. I'm confident yuri fans out there will like this VN like I did, even if it's a bit different from the yuri VNs that are currently translated. Perhaps even romance fans who normally are not into yuri will be enamored by this game.

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Pickup!Splendid binaural composition with gentle voice

Mar/08/2015   By Mahe

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Mimikaki Relaxation Shop Michikusaya - Lullaby at the Fire [Ainu Style]
Momoiro Code
$7.66 / 864 JPY | 160pt (Point 20%)
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Two days at a rustic inn in the tranquil countryside.
Doujin SoftwareVoiceMP3 Filewith Voicewith Trial Version
  • Release: Jan/05/2015
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Her voice is very gentle and cute, her soft singing/humming is absolutely adorable. There's also great variety of ASMR sounds (ear cleaning, hair cutting, message, ear nibbling ..) always accompanied by the soft breathing and whispering voice.
The recordings are split into two sound environments: 1) inside with crackling hearth fire sounds and 2) outside with nature/bird sounds. Both environments beautifully add to the atmosphere and have a well chosen sound volume. The length for both environments are about 1,5 h total.
The sound quality is splendid, both mp3 and lossless wav files are provided. There is no constant disturbing/buzzing noise as often noticed in similar products (judging from my hi-fi headphones).

None of the sounds/voices are annoying, too loud or high pitched which guarantees a constant and undisturbed relaxing experience.
This is a lengthy, high-quality masterpiece for lovers of ASMR and gentle voice relaxation.

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Pickup!Wonderful platformer for the price!

Jan/26/2015   By Zeros

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SorcerLand
zaruku
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 20pt (Point 20%)
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Legions of robots are trampling our peaceful kingdom! A (currently) 6-stage Early Access 2D platformer with a kemono otoko no ko protag.
Doujin GameActionExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Oct/12/2014
  • DL: 301
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SorcerLand is quite a spunky little platformer if there was one. Taking cues from things like the 'Megaman Zero' series and the like, you're able to pick from one of 3 base ( and then unlockable and soon to be added extra ) cast, each with their own strengths and weakness, to fight off a horde of robotics causing terror around the land.

The sprite work and animation for this game is really top notch, able to see very tiny details in movement and idle poses, and attacks feel fluid. The content is also rather interesting turn, as it plays off of 'cross dressing' fetish for the main three ( all three are males dressed in feminine clothing/styles ) while the unlockables all seem to be females with more 'revealing' attires.

Otherwise you're getting quite a lot for only a dollar's worth of payment at writing. A plethora of stages, and a growing list of playables. If there's any quibble, it's the locked screen size or somewhat limited controls depending on set up.

Overall it's hard to turn it down at its almost free price tag.

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Pickup!Well written compositions!

Jan/08/2015   By ChiiReviewer Rank: 8

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Orchestra for RPG - Sound Material Collection vol.1 - HOME
Hobby Atelier Carrot Wine
$6.70 / 756 JPY | 140pt (Point 20%)
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Contains 11 classic tracks which can be used for creating RPG. (themes: village, heroine, town, etc. )
Doujin SoftwareMusicMP3 Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Nov/12/2006
  • DL: 7
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I was sold by the trial samples in the description and I have to say that these are really well composed! For those who are curious, here are track types you can get from this piece:

1 Title Song
1 Opening Song
2 Church Themes
2 Character Themes (for Heroines)
1 Elegy Song
4 Town Themes

The title song fits a lot and reminds me of le olde JRPG songs which is a plus! The opening song reminds me of those prologue/intro songs you hear in games before the adventure starts. It can also pass as an ending song or even a drama climax song. It's versatile enough.

The Character themes are the best songs out of this pack hands down. My only gripe is the Church 1 theme had really "meh" choir samples. But the 2nd Church Song is great and reminds me of DQ dungeon boss songs.

The Town themes are great and reminds me of Dragon Quest and Gust music on some areas. Town 3 is probably my favorite out of the set. Town 4 is a snowy village type of song, just stating that if you are looking for one.

Overall, aside from my gripes with Church 1 track, I recommend this piece.

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Pickup!Great reference!

Jan/07/2015   By ChiiReviewer Rank: 8

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Comic Material Selection YouLuck Vol.4 Venezia+alpha
YouLuck-Factory
$24.91 / 2,808 JPY | 520pt (Point 20%)
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Diverse manga materials for free use in your projects.
Doujin SoftwareUtility / ToolImage File
  • Release: Dec/22/2010
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The materials presented in this pack are great references for someone like me. Someone who always wanted to create a Venetian-like setting. This also serves as a great practice material for creating dot/pixel art. It also helps hone your lineart and coloring works for doujin games.

Thank you for this! I highly recommend it especially when source materials for this type of setting is extremely rare.

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Pickup!Great!

Dec/01/2014   By DeXP

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Copyright-free background materials [house]
T.O.P.
$28.74 / 3,240 JPY | 600pt (Point 20%)
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This is a collection of non-copyrighted scenery CGs, which can be used for game and website creation.
Doujin SoftwareCG CollectionBMP Filewith Trial Version
  • Release: Dec/27/2011
  • DL: 40
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This backgrounds are really great! I'd like to do a game with it!
Especially I like the female room, made in pink colours. It can be used not only erotic context, but for everyday use (even, for all ages games/comix!).
There is a lot of halls in the house. I thinks, it is too much of them: hall near the entrance door, hall near staircase, hall near one room, hall near another room... Argh! It will be better, if there was more rooms too.
But anyway, there is a great background pack!

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Pickup!EGS win

Nov/27/2014   By jseahReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Okkotos
Easy Game Station
$7.66 / 864 JPY | 160pt (Point 20%)
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A colorful 1P (or network 2P co-op) action fantasy game. 30 stages + Survival, Attack modes
Doujin GameActionExecutable Filewith Voicewith Music3D artworkwith Trial Version
  • Release: Nov/24/2014
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It's EGS again!

Well, Okkotos is a simple enough game but is really fun to play. Archer girl is hard but cute enough to make you want to really master how to get past those superfast ducks!

Shield girl is easier to play and I'm sure she makes a good partner for the archer in 2P.

Also take a look at Recettear, another game I have lavished much hours on.

*Crosses fingers for Territoire*

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Pickup!A Highly Recommended Purchase

Nov/17/2014   By solaireReviewer Rank: 10

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SorcerLand
zaruku
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 20pt (Point 20%)
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Legions of robots are trampling our peaceful kingdom! A (currently) 6-stage Early Access 2D platformer with a kemono otoko no ko protag.
Doujin GameActionExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Oct/12/2014
  • DL: 301
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I decided to take the time to write a review for this action platformer because i was impressed by its high quality and the incredible amount of content it's packed with, among other aspects it's especially worth mentioning the astounding number of different enemies found in each level.

Each one of the three characters has his own set of moves as well as your choice of three different special attacks. After you've looted enough cash from your defeated enemies, you can visit the towns on the worldmap to buy items and new abilities for your character like blocking, counter, double jump and so on.

It should be pointed out that the currently available version of the game will soon receive a free update with a lot of of new levels, a new playable character (a sexy kunoichi fox), more bosses and new special moves for the 3 characters that are already playable.

In closing, this game is packed with a ton of content, the sprite graphics of its stages and characters are very polished, each one of the playable characters has a very distinct fighting style and basically for less than a dollar you get a game that normally would easily cost ten to twenty times more.

Lastly, i want to point out that this is NOT a hentai game and in reviewing it i held it up to the the same standard and level of scrutiny i would have any non hentai doujin/indie game and as i already stated it passed my examination with flying colours.

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Pickup!Fun Megaman Like Game

Nov/09/2014   By Zennam

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SorcerLand
zaruku
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 20pt (Point 20%)
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Legions of robots are trampling our peaceful kingdom! A (currently) 6-stage Early Access 2D platformer with a kemono otoko no ko protag.
Doujin GameActionExecutable Filewith Musicwith Trial Version
  • Release: Oct/12/2014
  • DL: 301
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This game is an action platformer that reminds me of the megaman/zero/zx games.
Each character comes with her own set of moves as well as your choice of three different special attacks. As you earn money by defeating enemies, you can visit the towns on the map and purchase items as well as new skills (such as blocking, counter, doublejump, etc).
What's interesting about this game is that at the end of every normal stage, there will be a "enemy rush" section, where you're in a small confined part of the screen and you have to kill all of the enemies before the stage gets cleared. Some of these have actually been rather challenging, and makes the game more fun in my opinion.

There are some things I would like to point out as disappointments though. For one, you can't seem to edit the screen size. The other, and perhaps more frustrating thing about this game is that the controls aren't very responsive, often causing you to get hit by enemies even though you're telling your character to jump.

All in all though, for something under a dollar, this game is great fun and should be a definite get if you like action platformers.

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