On a rainy night, some people enjoy getting comfy, grabbing their beverage of choice, and curling up with a good book. Some others like doing the same exact thing, but with a game. I say, “why not both?” Visual novels are the perfect genre of game to curl up with. Here’s our collection for the ten best visual novels.
Long Live The Queen
4 months ago
4 years ago
A childhood in the hands of Hanako Games can be filled with love and joy, but is always perilous. Long Live the Queen can make decisions like avoiding PE class into deadly mistakes, and procedural detective procedural Black Closet exposes teens to something far more vicious - a private girls' school. Hanako's latest, A Little Lily Princess [official site], sends a spoiled girl to boarding…
5 years ago
Being a child ruler is pretty tough, I should've known, but the number of ways everything can go horribly wrong in Long Live the Queen was a surprise and a delight. Developers Hanako Games are now working on a game about being student council president and surely that can't be nearly as difficu- oh, no, it can. Black Closet [official site] will have players solving…
6 years ago
Hanako Games' sweetly brutal fantasy monarchy sim came out last Summer, and sadly I missed it at the time. Pray allow me to rectify that before ordering off with my head. If the art style puts you off, how about this: Long Live The Queen is a Sansa Stark simulator.
7 years ago
After gargling on Broforce! for a while, I had to sit down and look for something more sedate. Long Live The Queen is a game about being a princess, or bringing up a princess, I'm not entirely sure which. Am I the princess, I wondered as I prodded the demo with my cursor, or is the princess a sort of Tamagotchi that I am responsible…