The Russian Katawa Shoujo” is how Everlasting Summer was nicknamed by the visual novel community upon its English release in 2014, mostly due to how it originated as if spontaneously from an imageboard. Little by little, the ordinary tries to swallow the extraordinary: having to deal with a card game tournament becomes more important than looking for the bus that brought you to the camp; the embarrassment from running into a naked girl becomes more prevalent than the suspicion about that girl not existing at all in the first place.
However, even though the more lenient players will not mind the character art, it must be said how different it is from the background art in style: the outlines are thicker, the colouring is completely different, and, as a result, it stands out like a sore thumb among the rather delicate landscapes.
As developer Dmitry Nozhnin recalled in a 2013 article, shadier stores used to sell some Russian games packed in boxes carrying the English version cover designs, as Russian-language titles hurt sales. Animesque : Although set in Russia and originally released in the Russian language, the style of game play and visual design of the characters clearly take influence from Japanese visual novels.
Played through it the first 2 times without a guide and the used a guide to get all available endings and scenes afterwards. Now, as with much else in life, the focus shifted over into romancing the pretty girls, but it still carries a lot of those elements the whole way through.
One of those shooty-spelly-upgradey-grindy defence games that you'll end up playing for hours on end without realizing when you were supposed to be doing something important. There are actually multiple endings to the game for most of the characters you can romance.
This is supposed to be a list of 101 games, but let's cheat a bit and technically inflate the number by an order of magnitude or so. Internet Archive's virtual living room includes dozens of emulators for old game systems, from icons like the Sega Genesis to esoteric oddities like Atari's Starpath Supercharger.
Usually the Manic Pixie Dream Girl as a storytelling trope serves to romance a reserved, closeted man, such as Semyon exactly, and allows the male character to take the more passive, traditionally quote-feminine-unquote role in pursuing the relationship that just FunnyGameplay feels so much safer and allows him to comfortably grow out of his shell.
I played the Steam version, and felt very impressed to have played a free game with many features and a great soundtrack. Everlasting Summer is a visual novel. Even the plot reveals that Sovyonok is the setting of a multiverse in which multiple versions of different people exist and so on barely offer much more in the way of a solid explanation for everything that happens.
It could have benefitted from more depth, considering games like Recettear that expand on this kind of gameplay, but sometimes simplicity is just enough to help you wind down for the day. Cat Girl : Yulya, who's the primary heroine of sorts in the game's final storyline branch.
In addition to being a visual masterpiece, the title offers a good range of games, although a few multi-player options would be a welcome addition. All of the above + Access to beta versions, exclusive forums, and ability to give your feedback and participate in the game's development.