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It seems that many bloggers have had plenty to say about Katawa Shoujo, pretty much all surprisingly positive. What I haven’t expected from such a title though is an equal outpour of personal stories to go along with this strange visual novel. From startling confessions of people who witnessed the development to heartfelt anecdotes comparing the girls of Yamaku to those that have been crushes or romances in the past, the blogosphere has churned out a shocking number (More than zero) of personal posts related to this oddly enchanting little game. And, with me being the trend-whore that I am, I figured I’d hop onboard the bandwagon and put my own twist on it. (more…)

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So I don’t know if anybody follows the news or not, but Katawa Shoujo came out this week. Just yesterday, in fact, as far as Pacific Standard Time is concerned. It’s been five long years, many promises, and as far as I remember a retracted idea of actually selling the game, instead deciding to give it out for free. The background story is as convoluted as the relationship threads in this game (Which is to say not really that complex at all, just a bit long-winded), but here it is now, and I’ve had the joy of playing through to completion. Or rather partially to completion, but I think getting one good ending is enough to warrant a review of the entire thing, because laziness is sometimes a valid reason not to get through the rest of something. (more…)

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