All posts by Jonathan Kaharl

Freelance games and anime writer, lover of indie games and old point and clicks. Bi, male, will go on forever about existentialism if given the chance.

Princess Maker 2

It’s kind of amazing just how prolific Gainax’s work has been. The studio’s impact in anime goes without saying, but

Little Red Lie

Content Warning: This article discusses poverty, suicide, depression, rape, and other heavy subjects. Discretion is advised. How do you follow up

Magic Circle, The

You boot up the game. Someone is talking about a cold opening of a ring spinning in the void, nobody

Threads of Fate

Threads of Fate is a very interesting title in Square’s history. Not one of its best, mind you. Certainly not

Cherry Tree High Girls’ Fight

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Cherry Tree High

After two successful, down to Earth stories, 733’s next entry in the Cherry Tree series took a MASSIVE swerve into

Cherry Tree High! I! My! Girls!

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Cherry Tree High

With the word of mouth success Cherry Tree High received, 773 decided to try releasing a sequel to the original game. However,

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club!

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Cherry Tree High

The rise of Steam has lead to a lot of obscure Japanese games finding new audiences in the west. While Recettear is

Even Cowgirls Bleed & Magical Maiden Madison

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Christine Love Games

Along with her visual novels, Christine Love has also produced a few Twine games. Twine is a special program made

Ladykiller in a Bind

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Christine Love Games

After Hate+, Love and her collaborators went to work on another visual novel that would take a different direction from the

Analogue: A Hate Story & Hate Plus

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Christine Love Games

Love’s third major release was a more ambitious project than anything she had made up to that point. Analogue: A Hate

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